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by Tony Atkins
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 31st 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 44)
Replies: 9
Views: 1223

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 31st 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 44)

OBVIATES alt in R1

Alt 1st numbers (75+9)x8-(50/25)
by Tony Atkins
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday March 30th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 43)
Replies: 14
Views: 1575

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday March 30th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 43)

With the talk of mediaeval stringed instruments, shame they missed LUTHIER in R4.

R10: "Not much about there...." actually an 8 and a 9.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday March 30th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 43)
Replies: 14
Views: 1575

Spoilers for Wednesday March 30th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 43)

Sean Cooke now has three wins and if he got enough sleep will be up for getting five more starting with today's show.
And Tim Vine in DC - should be a fun five shows.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4219

Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

COREA Final recap, Saturday 26 March 2016. C1: Tom Cappleman (5 wins, 525 points.) C2: Paul Erdunast (4 wins, 527 points.) Hosts: Tony Atkins and Martyn Neads DC: Hannah McIntosh OT: Other words or solutions. R01: B T G N E A E U E R02: S T O A P L O E N R03: 2, 9, 2, 3, 5, 8, . Target: 929. TTT: D...
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4219

Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Recaps from COREA 2016 COREA recap for Saturday 26 March 2016 - ROUND 1 C1: Alan Styles. C2: Graeme Cole. OT: Other words. NO: Sample number solutions. R01: G N T E E I S U T R02: N S N V E O A N E R03: 100, 50, 3, 2, 8, 4. Target: 866. R04: S T P O E O N R U R05: T B E I D I K C G R06: 50, 2, 5, 8...
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 29th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 42)
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 29th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 42)

Johnny Canuck wrote:Blatantly Obvious 4th Numbers Alt.: 100 + 9 - 50 / 25.
I did (9x8)+25+10 (not the std method), but don't know what the players did as the streaming crashed.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 29th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 42)
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 29th 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 42)

Gavin Chipper wrote:Is this guy an Apterite?
Unless he is Sean D and not Sean C for some reason, then possibly not. Maybe somebody who was there knows?
Good that he has found his feet and gotting a cracking score, which was bad news for Heather though.
by Tony Atkins
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday March 28th 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Spoilers For Bank Holiday Monday March 28th 2016

Nice to see Rachel earning her keep today.

Quicker 603: (100+50)x4+(75/25).
by Tony Atkins
Sat Mar 26, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 4219

Re: COREA16 - Saturday 26th March 2016

Thanks to the 15 people who came today and raised over £200 for charity.

Congrats to Tom Cappleman who got BOMBSHELL as a crucial conundrum to beat Paul Erdunast 94-85 in a close final.

Results at http://www.kisekigo.com/corea16/results.html
by Tony Atkins
Thu Mar 24, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 24 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 40)
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 24 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 40)

Zarte Siempre wrote:(75-6-100/25/4)*10 (R6 numbers, before Rachel if she gets it)
But sadly not a standard method solve.

Alt 3rd numbers ((2+6)x25-3)x3-5
by Tony Atkins
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd March

Well done on that one Conrad, definitely settled in nicely after lunch there.

At least a couple of other beaters around today.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016

I did manage the declared 598 as ((4x3)-1)x9x6+4.
Managed 608 (well) out of time.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016

A 9 available in the CASTLED+II round (my word was an alt SILICATE).
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016

Alt 3rd numbers ((6x8)-4)x10+75
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016

Alt 2nd numbers (100-6+1)x10+2 or (100-6)x10+10+2
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016

PRIMROSES the alt 9
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016

NANOBE alt in R4
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Spoilers For Tuesday March 22nd 2016

If Conrad had picked a last vowel in round 1 then at least 3 nines were available with the A.
by Tony Atkins
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 21st 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 924

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 21st 2016

I wonder how much sleep Conrad had overnight? I suspect none (I didn't get any). The 21:00 finish followed by 09:15 start the next day is really a killer and he did well to struggle through to win, despite all the yawning and head holding. Colin Murray's 5 shows were recorded on Sunday 21st February...
by Tony Atkins
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 14th 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 14th 2016

A couple of beaters about, but I didn't see the TOADLETS in round 7, probably because they are so small...
by Tony Atkins
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th March 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 35)
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th March 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 35)

szodiac wrote:When they say they are "Scrabble players", believe me, 90% of them *ain't* Scrabble players :(
Mauro
All "Scrabble players" and Scrabble players welcome at COREA on 26th March!
by Tony Atkins
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th March 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 35)
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th March 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 35)

Alt 2nd numbers (25+9+10-6)x9 = 342

For an old fashioned alt to HANGRIEST there is INGATHERS of course.

Lots of other alts about such as CAPRINE to CARBINE, ROMAINES to ROMANISE, LIFEBOAT to FIREBOAT.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 34)
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 10 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 34)

Good to see Conrad has found his feet and scoring over 100 now.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 33)
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 33)

Today's game proved that 3L is the easiest numbers - two nice standard method solves there.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 9 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 33)
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Spoilers for Wednesday 9 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 33)

On they day that a computer beat the world champion at Go, relax with some old-fashioned Countdown action.

Will Conrad Teixeira win a second game?
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 32)
Replies: 15
Views: 1535

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 32)

Does anyone ever listen to what Dictionary Corner say? The contestants didn't, as PELAGE was there in round 5
after it was given as an alt in round 4.

Another alt in R13 for all the RETAINS+ fans is ARTESIAN (amongst many other 8s).

Alt last numbers (75/3)x(5x5)-9 for fans of 25 squared.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 32)
Replies: 15
Views: 1535

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8 March 2016 (Series 74, Prelim 32)

I would have thought Conrad with have done (3+4)x8x9 to make the 504
by Tony Atkins
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 7th 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 7th 2016

I stupidly went for INHAULED in R12 but only INHAUL/INHAULS are valid.
by Tony Atkins
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 7th 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 7th 2016

Round 11: I could say I have DYSURIA but I'd have to go to see Dr Phil.
by Tony Atkins
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 7th 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 7th 2016

James Robinson wrote:We have a couple of Apterites on screen this week. Tomorrow we have Conrad Teixeira, and on Thursday, Angus Eady makes an appearance.
Today's challenger James Hogan has played as a trial member on Apterous earlier this year too.
by Tony Atkins
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 3rd 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 29)
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 3rd 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 29)

Tim Down wrote:Dunno where to mention this. Hopefully someone will correct me.

The game summary on the Apterous wiki has a slight error: in round 4, Paul declared BALDIER rather than BALDIES (which would have been allowed).
Fixed.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 3rd 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 29)
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 3rd 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 29)

Beaters available in the BANKERS+UP round.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 3rd 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 29)
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 3rd 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 29)

Does anyone else think Paul looks like series 47 champ Chris Wills?
by Tony Atkins
Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 3rd 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 29)
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Spoilers for Thursday March 3rd 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 29)

I was happy with UPRAISE before the SUPERFAN came along in R1.

MORTAL as an alt to TAILOR in R2.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd March 2016

TAMPIONS one of two beaters in round 11
by Tony Atkins
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Alt std method for 1st numbers 10x75-50-9
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday March 1st 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 27)
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday March 1st 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 27)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Philip Wilson wrote:That last numbers game was such a gift!
This was the first time I had ever been pleased about getting a number more than 10 away, which I did via (75-50)*25+(2+1)*100.
The clue for that one is in your message footer Johnny.

When I saw the selection I guessed the target would be 938 - only 2 out!
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th February (Series 74 Prelim 25)
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th February (Series 74 Prelim 25)

Johnny Canuck wrote:Did Colin declare DARKENS in R7? My computer emitted an error-message "bling" during his declaration.
Yep.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 25th February (Series 74 Prelim 24)
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 25th February (Series 74 Prelim 24)

Jon Corby wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:Alt 1st numbers ((4x75)-5-9)x3 = 855
Nope.
Sorry typo: read 6 for 5 - it's always stressful to be adding the first post for a show when it is already in progress.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 29th 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 29th 2016

Nice one Paul.

An alt to Rachel's standard method 635 (but way out of time): ((50-3)x5) + (4x100)
by Tony Atkins
Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th February (Series 74 Prelim 25)
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th February (Series 74 Prelim 25)

Anyone get the beaters in R5 (FOOLS round) or R7 (DARKENS round)?
by Tony Atkins
Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th February (Series 74 Prelim 25)
Replies: 7
Views: 1038

Spoilers for Friday 26th February (Series 74 Prelim 25)

Paul Erdunast back for his 7th show. Will he survive the week?
by Tony Atkins
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 25th February (Series 74 Prelim 24)
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Spoilers for Thursday 25th February (Series 74 Prelim 24)

Paul is an interesting player. I was happy with RAINOUTS and he comes up with a new 9.
If he was better at numbers he would be hard to beat.

Alt 1st numbers ((4x75)-5-9)x3 = 855
by Tony Atkins
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd February
Replies: 10
Views: 1480

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 23rd February

Alt last numbers: (100-10)x(8-3)+1=451
by Tony Atkins
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 18th February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 19)
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 18th February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 19)

Johnny Canuck wrote:Was it not 12 maxes? (Still way better than I usually do on Apterous, even with an optimal blood alcohol content.)
Seems there is a beater in RIVALISE not reported here (which is one of those "new" words), so 12 max.
by Tony Atkins
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 22nd 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 22nd 2016

At least one word beater around today.

Alt 4th numbers (50-1)x(25-(3x5)) +4=494
by Tony Atkins
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 18th February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 19)
Replies: 7
Views: 1109

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 18th February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 19)

Trust Rachel to have another method to show rather than completing the 14x51+10 method.

Well done to Paul. Tought he was going to max the game, but 13 max is pretty hot.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th February
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th February

And an anagram of the invald "blouts" in the last letters.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th February
Replies: 11
Views: 1239

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th February

(50/2)x7x5-5+3=873
by Tony Atkins
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 17)
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 17)

Also there was a 9 missed in the SPRAINED/DESPAIRS round - but sadly I missed the 8s too....

ORDINALS as an alt to DINOSAUR.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 17)
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 17)

Philip Wilson wrote:Not sure if there was a standard method for 4th numbers. 100/25 x (50+75) - 10 - 2 ?
That will do or ((75+50)/25)x100 -10-2
by Tony Atkins
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 17)
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 16 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 17)

Rachel missed the standard method on first numbers - will she get it after the break?
(9+6/3)x75+7-3=829
by Tony Atkins
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 16 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 17)
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Spoilers for Tuesday 16 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 17)

David Armstrong won yesterday, but how will he get on today?
by Tony Atkins
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 15th 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 964

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 15th 2016

Third numbers ((9+1)x7x3x4) +7 for 1 away.
by Tony Atkins
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 15)
Replies: 15
Views: 1003

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 15)

What a hard show - I think the max was only 107.