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by Tony Atkins
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 21st 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 815

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: 1172

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: 1045

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: 1045

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: 1251

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: 528

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: 528

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: 1397

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: 1397

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: 846

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: 846

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: 846

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: 1012

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: 1012

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: 1012

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: 1012

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: 772

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: 772

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: 1319

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: 960

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: 742

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: 809

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: 960

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: 960

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: 742

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: 1244

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: 1005

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: 819

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: 1005

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: 1134

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: 1134

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: 648

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: 648

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: 648

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: 648

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: 897

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: 867

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

What a hard show - I think the max was only 107.
by Tony Atkins
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 15)
Replies: 15
Views: 867

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

Rachel did badly on the impossible six small - best is 108 not 96 - you add the 1s to the 2s and not to each other before multiplying.
by Tony Atkins
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 15)
Replies: 15
Views: 867

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

Jack Creswell won again yesterday - can he do so again today to survive until a second week?
by Tony Atkins
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 14)
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 14)

Philip Wilson wrote:Got my 45 by doing 4 x 11 + 1 in the 450 round and made 936 in the 947. What was the closest possible I wonder?
Crossword tools says 936 is best - well done - I could only make 960.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 14)
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 14)

Jack may have been a mimic of Roger Edwards in selecting the 6 in the bottom row (which can only be
done when the board is layed out that way), but missed that 450 is also 5x9x10 (4+1=5 and 7+3-1=9).
by Tony Atkins
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 14)
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Spoilers for Thursday 11 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 14)

Jack Creswell won yesterday - can he do so again today?
by Tony Atkins
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 10 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 13)
Replies: 16
Views: 957

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 10 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 13)

What's the record for most rounds in a row with no score? 3 in a row must be a contender.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th February 2016
Replies: 19
Views: 983

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th February

I went for the invalid "clausing" in R2 which sent me AVULSING.

Also at least one beater available in the the 4-max round.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 9)
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 9)

Std method for 1st numbers: (100+75-10)x5 +10-8
by Tony Atkins
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 8)
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 8)

PROSOMA in R13, then got the numbers same as Rachel, then the streaming jumped to the title credits.....
is it time to get a TV?
by Tony Atkins
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 8)
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 8)

Another beater available in the bathes/beauts/foetus round.

For those who do not like big numbers: (((5x7)-4)x10)-8=302
by Tony Atkins
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 8)
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 8)

Beaters available in R1 and R2 but not got by me sadly.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 8)
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Spoilers for Wednesday 3 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 8)

As apterite (and forumite if he ever gets approved) Tim Down gets "propelled into the future", we get two new
players today.
by Tony Atkins
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 6)
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1 February 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 6)

At least one beater available today, but doesn't seem like anyone watching live got it.

Did anyone else hear the dog yapping before the PERSONS round?
by Tony Atkins
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 29th 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 29th 2016

Didn't realise until yesterday that Tim is on apterous - though mostly just plays conundrum attacks.

RAVIGOTE as beater in the VERTIGO+MA round.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 4)
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 4)

My feed always cuts during Rachel's solves - I guess she did 61x8 in the last one.

Alts for 2nd and 3rd nos: (100+7)x8+75-10 = 921 and 7x50 - 75 + 100/25 = 279
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 4)
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 4)

Johnny Canuck wrote:Feed cut out for no reason during conundrum! What was the scramble? I see that it was unsolved...
LEMONYPIG - and well done to that apterite in the audience for getting it.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 4)
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 4)

Edward Byrne wrote:Weird that they disallowed oxtails today yet it is allowed on apterous.
Just like MAIZES - sometimes it's fine, sometimes it isn't. There was an alt 7 in that round anyway.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 4)
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Spoilers for Thursday 28 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 4)

Tim Down scored over 100 yesterday - how many will he score today?
by Tony Atkins
Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 27 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 3)
Replies: 13
Views: 612

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 27 January 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 3)

Never mind, my Q was A'd. I hope your streaming is smoother than mine - it keeps jumping. I think Rachel solved the first numbers after the ads but didn't see it. She did indeed. My video quality is smooth, but my audio is subpar, possibly due to my having bought my current set of headphones at a y...