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by Toby McDonald
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)
Replies: 6
Views: 72

Re: Spoilers for Monday 22nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 82)

2 of my 9s came up today, haha! :D

R3 Alt.: ((10+3)*75)-(50-(6*7))

According to Susie, are we now disallowing GOATIER and GOATIEST?
by Toby McDonald
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:21 am
TOBESTER was in round 7. Not valid though as it's a name.
Hehe, good try, but there was only one T. ;)
by Toby McDonald
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Word of Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: A Word of Thanks

Hi Noel, Sorry to see you go so soon, but I guess we all have to at some point. It's been great to see you on TV and to play you on Apterous. And your 4L skills are impeccable! I'm sorry we couldn't meet at CoC, but I hope you got to show off your brilliant skills again. I look forward to seeing you...
by Toby McDonald
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 692

Re: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

PAGETIC in R7
by Toby McDonald
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 24th September 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Spoilers for 24th September 2018

Tom S wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Toby McDonald wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:29 pm
A couple of alts today:

(100*2)+((5+1)*6)+3 in R9
MAROUDIS :D and MAINOURS in R11
NOSEANE in R13
Thought of you when I saw Maroudis :)
Haha, thanks Tom. :)
by Toby McDonald
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 24th September 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Spoilers for 24th September 2018

A couple of alts today:

(100*2)+((5+1)*6)+3 in R9
MAROUDIS :D and MAINOURS in R11
NOSEANE in R13
by Toby McDonald
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Good game. Well done on the conundrum Toby. Give your mother my commiserations
Thanks Owen. I will. :)
by Toby McDonald
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)

It was nice to see Laura make a return on the show after 13 years, commiserations to her but still, a wonderful game with POULETS and FUNDIES from her. Indeed, Countdown runs through your family! Toby, if you're reading this, well done for solving for the conundrum! (Even I blanked out on this one....
by Toby McDonald
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)
Replies: 9
Views: 867

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 56)

It was nice to see Laura make a return on the show after 13 years, commiserations to her but still, a wonderful game with POULETS and FUNDIES from her. Indeed, Countdown runs through your family! Toby, if you're reading this, well done for solving for the conundrum! (Even I blanked out on this one....
by Toby McDonald
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Toby McDonald wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:22 pm
I was in the audience for all Charlie Stayt's episodes and in this one, my only beater was GOODYERAS in R1.
That's still a brilliant 9 though. Well done Toby.
Cheers :)
by Toby McDonald
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Spoilers for Tuesday 11th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 54)

I was in the audience for all Charlie Stayt's episodes and in this one, my only beater was GOODYERAS in R1.
by Toby McDonald
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 10th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 53)
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Spoilers for Monday 10th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 53)

PAGEHOOD in R8 as well.

Can't believe Rachel missed the R9 numbers from Dan's method: ((((25-1)*10)+2)*3)-7
by Toby McDonald
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)
Replies: 9
Views: 847

Re: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)

Came here for ROSARIUM, but Ray beat me to it, so I'll say ORARIUMS.
by Toby McDonald
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th August 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Spoilers for 30th August 2018

LEADWORT for a R1 alt.
R14 Alt.: (75-4)*((100/5)-5-3)
by Toby McDonald
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

Apterous says PELAGES is allowed, but if Susie and Oxford Dictionaries say it's a mass noun, should it be removed?

COLUMNS as an easier 7 in R8.
by Toby McDonald
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 14th August 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 860

Re: Spoilers for 14th August 2018

AVISOS in R10

Came on here for PREDIKANT in R13 but Johnny beat me to it. :P
by Toby McDonald
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 1731

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

BADIGEON in R8

2 seven-time winners in the same series already, lol. Matthew seems like he could win quite a few games. :)
by Toby McDonald
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 16
Views: 3177

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)

I was hoping for an E, but for LLANERO instead. But ALLERION would have been there for 8.
by Toby McDonald
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 19th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 17)
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 19th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 17)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Depends on the aganol word. Can someone please tell me if that spelling's allowed?
No, it's not. AGONAL is a valid anagram.
by Toby McDonald
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 30
Views: 3578

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

VESICANT for a R4 beater.
NEUROPILS for a R10 alt.
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 16th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 14)
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Spoilers for Monday 16th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 14)

Couple of beaters from me today:

PARERGON in R4
OUTWALES in R5
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)
Replies: 16
Views: 3092

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)

Yes, very good job Toby. Also Jason put in easily his best performance. ROMANITES was allowed and is valid on Apterous, but is listed with a capital R in the dictionary - the free version at least. Also, not that it made any difference as it's invalid anyway, but when Toby offered outlain, it would...
by Toby McDonald
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)

MIXITES for a R12 alt.
Slightly easier R14 alt.: (9 * 4) + 10 + 100
by Toby McDonald
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thurs 5th July 2018 (S79, prelim 8)
Replies: 15
Views: 1594

Re: Spoilers for Thurs 5th July 2018 (S79, prelim 8)

HAVENOR for a beater in R8.
POETITOS as a R13 alt.
by Toby McDonald
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 6)
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Spoilers for Tuesday 3rd July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 6)

MITOUT as a R2 beater. (Only remembered because I pencilled it ;))

R3 Alt.: (100-4)*(((75-50)/25)+7)
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Mon 2nd July 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1267

Re: Spoilers for Mon 2nd July 2018

R6 Alt.: ((75*50)-100)/25

Sad to see Jodine go. Disappointed that she didn't become an octochamp. :(
by Toby McDonald
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 2)
Replies: 13
Views: 1638

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 2)

Wow, what a debut by Jodine! Brilliant score, really hope she becomes an octochamp. She seems quite calm and very likeable. :)

She was very unlucky with BOOTLET. That seemed very plausible indeed.
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 25th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 1)
Replies: 17
Views: 2117

Re: Spoilers for Monday 25th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 1)

R6 Alt.: (((7+3)*9)+1)*6
RACEMULE as a R10 beater.
GASOLENE as a R12 alt.
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 5550

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

In the end it wasn't Zarte or Philip that suffered most from them having to face each other in the heats - it was Toby McDonald! Because Philip ended up as the number 7 seed, Toby got knocked out in the quarter finals, whereas he probably would have got to at least the semi-finals otherwise. Cheers...
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 5550

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

Congrats Zarte and unlucky Philip! Incredible game by both! Some of those spots even stumped me when playing in the audience (TITANIC, BENZOATE, COWGIRLS, and 672). It was a pleasure to watch it live from the audience. One of the best finals I've ever watched! :)
by Toby McDonald
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)
Replies: 14
Views: 2136

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)

Tom S wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:57 pm
BTW I didn't spot a Toby McDonald behind the lady who solved the conundrum today, or maybe it was just an assumption... :)
Haha, lol, that was me, and my mum sitting to the right of me. :) :P
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)
Replies: 9
Views: 1765

Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

I remember I actually got R9 playing in the audience, but didn't get it this time. :lol:

Also picked up on a slight little error by Nick. He said that Philip beat me YESTERDAY, rather than FRIDAY.
by Toby McDonald
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 16
Views: 3177

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)

There are actually a couple of things I want to say about this show: 1) In R5, when we both had ALUNITE (you may not have noticed this, but I took a while looking at Philip's paper), I couldn't see where he'd written it. I didn't want to say he didn't have it though because I've never heard of that ...
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 16
Views: 3177

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)

A truly great game. Just a shame someone had to lose. Well done Philip. Yeah, that was a shame, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. I think Philip deserved the win more than me though. :) Well done Philip. I didn't think you'd choose 3l in the final selection though. And well don...
by Toby McDonald
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 7th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 106)
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 7th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 106)

Admittedly also missed the second E in HARKEN like Chris did. :?

R14 Alt.: ((50 + 3) * (10 + 7 - 2)) - 6
by Toby McDonald
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)
Replies: 16
Views: 2814

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)

Jan made my mistake of going for a consonant in R5 when a vowel would have given a 9. xD
by Toby McDonald
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)
Replies: 14
Views: 1770

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:26 pm
NEWBIE to beat PENNE (spotted by my mum as opposed to me, actually).
OZAENAS to beat SEASON.
Came here to post these exact 2 words but you beat me to it, grr. :P
by Toby McDonald
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 14178

Re: While y'all wait...

Answers: 1. NEUROPTER (18) 2. ADNEXED, DUODENA (25) 3. ((8*6*4*10)+6)/2 (35) (88% difficulty) 4. NORMALITY (53) 5. BAOJIA (59) 6. (100*7)+6 (69) (11% difficulty) 7. PAREMIA, PREMIUM, URAEMIA (76) 8. NANOBOTS (84) 9. ((25+1)*4*(7+1))+2 (94) (85% difficulty) 10. TURFIEST (102) 11. OPALEYES (110) 12. A...
by Toby McDonald
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 14178

Re: While y'all wait...

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:41 am
R1: punter
R2: done
R3: (((6+6)*8)*10)+4=964
R4: ration
R5: book
R6: (100*7)+6=706
R7: pair
R8: boast
R9: ((((7+1)*4)+1)*25*)+2=827
R10: fitters
R11: plays
R12: meaner
R13: bunking
R14: ((8*2)*25)+6+1=407
R15: couldn't get it.
How many maxes is that
This is 3 maxes. (R6, 13 and 14).
by Toby McDonald
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 14178

Re: While y'all wait...

In case anyone fancies a bash at some more rounds... R1 - Letters - PROEUNTER R2 - Letters - AUOENDDXE R3 - Numbers - 10 8 6 4 6 2 @963 R4 - Letters - AOIMNRTLY R5 - Letters - AOOAIJFBK R6 - Numbers - 100 2 1 5 6 7 @ 706 R7 - Letters - AEIMRPAUM R8 - Letters - AOOBNTSNN R9 - Numbers - 25 4 7 2 1 1 ...
by Toby McDonald
Thu May 31, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 168
Views: 14178

Re: While y'all wait...

In case anyone fancies a bash at some more rounds... R1 - Letters - PROEUNTER R2 - Letters - AUOENDDXE R3 - Numbers - 10 8 6 4 6 2 @963 R4 - Letters - AOIMNRTLY R5 - Letters - AOOAIJFBK R6 - Numbers - 100 2 1 5 6 7 @ 706 R7 - Letters - AEIMRPAUM R8 - Letters - AOOBNTSNN R9 - Numbers - 25 4 7 2 1 1 ...
by Toby McDonald
Wed May 30, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1976

Re: Spoilers for 30th May 2018

Would have score 140-30 against Jan or 133-7 against Greg.