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by Tony Atkins
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO
Replies: 34
Views: 7395

CO-MSO

There will be a Countdown event at the 2017 Mind Sports Olympiad. For details of all events at MSO see http://www.msoworld.com/events/ This is held in London at the end of August and there is a slot on the Bank Holiday Monday for a Countdown event. Top three places will get the gold/silver/bronze me...
by Tony Atkins
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 8 December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 99)
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 8 December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 99)

A few beaters around today but the only one I got was HEDARIM in the harmed/milder round
by Tony Atkins
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 8 December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 99)
Replies: 3
Views: 552

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 8 December 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 99)

Second numbers but well out of time ((25x10)-(8x8))x4-1
by Tony Atkins
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st December 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st December 2016

First day of Advent. Time to open your calendars. And play Countdown! (And post your spoilers here) That's almost as bad as calling the day before Easter Day "Easter Saturday". Of course it is the fifth day of Advent and the first day of December. I guess they start calendars on the first of Decemb...
by Tony Atkins
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st December 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st December 2016

The first game with 8 letter teaser was on 8th December 2003 (FATNURSE=AFTERSUN), so we have had 8s for 13 years.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:Also out of time (and also not the standard method) ((50+8)x3-7)x5+3
No 8, sorry...
Damn transcribed it wrong when I turned my paper over for more space.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Beaters available in first two rounds and the pergola round I think.

Alt first numbers (10+4)x25+8=358 and 2nd numbers (9-1-1)x75+(6x8)=573 and 3rd numbers (75-5) x (8-2) +4=424
by Tony Atkins
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Also out of time (and also not the standard method) ((50+8)x3-7)x5+3

And why didn't they see GOATISH in the GOATS and AGOUTIS round?

Also at least one beater available?
by Tony Atkins
Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th October 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th October 2016

My stomach told me it was Countdown time at 14:10, but my brain forgot the change and I didn't sit down until 15:10, by
which time luckily they had uploaded the episode.

Nice that all the targets were multiples of 12 today - 77x12 was the neat way to get to 924 after the 73x12 round.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th October 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 5th October 2016

OBLIGES alt in R1
MANTUAS alt in R2
and what was wrong with (5+2)=7 in the first numbers?
by Tony Atkins
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th October 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 4 October 2016

Alt last numbers: (75+8-6)x(10+3)-4
by Tony Atkins
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th October 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 4 October 2016

RUINOUS as a better alt to QUINOAS in R2.

NEARSIDE alt to BRANDIES in R5.

TETRODES alt to ROSETTED in R11.

LOONIEST and PELOTONS to LOOPIEST and POLONIES in R13.
by Tony Atkins
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 29th September
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th September

Of course the players would have had it flip over - our bit of the screen is added in post-production usually - you
will have probably seen then filming the conundrum reveal again after the show.

However maybe it was to go with the very easy numbers rounds?
by Tony Atkins
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 5th 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 5th 2016

Indeed great run, Martin!
by Tony Atkins
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday September 5th 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: Spoilers For Monday September 5th 2016

Alt 2nd numbers (25-7)x(50+9-8)-4
by Tony Atkins
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2 September 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2 September 2016

The awoid to avoid passing paper in 3rd nos: (7-4)x(10+1)x6
by Tony Atkins
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2 September 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2 September 2016

The easier way to 909: ((6x50)+5)x(4-1)-6
by Tony Atkins
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2 September 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2 September 2016

RUBATOS as alt to SAUTOIR and ROBUSTA, but I suspect a beater available in R1?
by Tony Atkins
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2 September 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Spoilers for Friday 2 September 2016

Martin's 7th game...
by Tony Atkins
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1 September 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Spoilers for Thursday 1 September 2016

Martin's 6th show:

Alt 2nd nos (7+8+1)x(50+4)-7
by Tony Atkins
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 31 August 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 31 August 2016

864 is the best on the last numbers, but strangely I too used an extra 2 to clam 900.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 31 August 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 31 August 2016

Seems they have run out of easy teasers...
by Tony Atkins
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 31 August 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 974

Spoilers for Wednesday 31 August 2016

Martin's 5th show.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thusday August 25th 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Re: Spoilers for Thusday August 25th 2016

ROUGHDONG (conundrum) sounds like it was left over from Catsdown!
by Tony Atkins
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thusday August 25th 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Re: Spoilers for Thusday August 25th 2016

Steven M. McCann wrote:I was convinced Martin's "Nine" was DENIALING, fine in Touchy Words, probably illegal everywhere else.
INDEALING sounds pluasible too.

I think Martin started off too aggressively and only showed his strength when he stettled down. Great finish by him.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thusday August 25th 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Re: Spoilers for Thusday August 25th 2016

Alt 2nd numbers 3x4x5x10-3-8
by Tony Atkins
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thusday August 25th 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 1572

Spoilers for Thusday August 25th 2016

Natalie's 3rd v Martin Hurst
by Tony Atkins
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday August 16th 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday August 16th 2016

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:Anyone see the DORMOUSE hiding in R12 or any of the obscure 8s in R13?
No 8s to be had there according to Lexplorer -- sure you had the selection copied right?
Sorry one round out - the dormouse was R11 and the 8s were in R12 - see the wiki recap for details.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday August 24th 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday August 24th 2016

Alt last numbers (100-9+5)x6-50
by Tony Atkins
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday August 24th 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday August 24th 2016

samir pilica wrote:R 11 MIJNHEER
Or HERNIAE for 7.
by Tony Atkins
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday August 16th 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday August 16th 2016

Alt 2nd numbers (100-7)x8+9-4
by Tony Atkins
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday August 16th 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday August 16th 2016

Anyone see the DORMOUSE hiding in R12 or any of the obscure 8s in R13?
by Tony Atkins
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday August 16th 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Spoilers For Tuesday August 16th 2016

If Ben had picked a final vowel in Round 10 he could have made the teaser TOUGHIES.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 10 August 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 10 August 2016

Ah well two for today makes up for not having one yesterday.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 10 August 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Spoilers for Wednesday 10 August 2016

3rd numbers (9x9-4)x10-8 but out of time
by Tony Atkins
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 22)
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3 August 2016 (Series 75, Prelim 22)

Cammy was lucky not to lose after failing to say "plus the other 8".

Alt 1st numbers (7+8)x50 - (7x(9-1))
by Tony Atkins
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August
Replies: 12
Views: 1310

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd August

(9x8) + (4x7) =100, just be awkward
by Tony Atkins
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 25th 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 25th 2016

And Chris Cummins on 15:1
by Tony Atkins
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 18th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 18th 2016

Sorry... two Es, one A. CEASED was the only other max in that round, though I toyed with DECAGES^ for a large portion of the time. Oops Only one 1-away solution to the last numbers game, in either direction -- this is why I've listed it as Rachel's solution on the wiki even though she didn't presen...
by Tony Atkins
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 18th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Spoilers For Monday July 18th 2016

Stephen's fifth show and quite a hard one too.

ACEDIAS to beat cadges, and there is an 8 in the last words round too.

574 is possible, but not by me....
by Tony Atkins
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday July 15th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Spoilers For Friday July 15th 2016

Tony Atkins wrote:Only seven between the three number targets - will the 4th one be in the same range?
Nope 290 - must have confused Stephen. Some alt methods involve 58x5.
by Tony Atkins
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday July 15th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Spoilers For Friday July 15th 2016

CANDIRU for a fishy beater in R7, but there is an 8 there. Also 8s available in the dallier round.

Only seven between the three number targets - will the 4th one be in the same range?
by Tony Atkins
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday July 15th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Spoilers For Friday July 15th 2016

Stephen half-way to octochamp if he wins today, but will yetserday's conundrum solver beat him?
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016

Nice to go back to the old way of showing the next competitor in the audience!
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016

samir pilica wrote:R? PEONAGE(s)
Yep PEONAGES in R7. Another beater avialble in R8 too.
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016

samir pilica wrote:R1 RADIOUS
adjective: Radiant, bright. Now rare .
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Re: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016

Alt 1st numbers ((4x25)-9)x5 -7+4
by Tony Atkins
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 831

Spoilers For Thursday July 14th 2016

Stephen back again. But how many animals will Chris spot?
by Tony Atkins
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 11th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 11th 2016

Philip Wilson wrote:Is (100+10) x3 + 50/25 a standard or non-standard method?
No that's the regular method...
by Tony Atkins
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday July 13th 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday July 13th 2016

(10+4)x2 the quick way to make 28 in the 1st numbers.

BIPLANES as one of the alts to PLAINEST PANTILES.

9x100+75-(7x8)+2 for the std way to 921

(100-9)x9-2-1 for alt 3rd nos

Any one get the other 9 in the CORTINATE round?
by Tony Atkins
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday July 13th 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday July 13th 2016

CAESIUM as an alt to MAGPIES in R2 and presumably he meant GUIMPES not GUMPIES.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday July 13th 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Spoilers For Wednesday July 13th 2016

Will Stephen win a second or will Jonny stop him?
by Tony Atkins
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 11th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 11th 2016

3x100+50-10-8 is the standard method for 332, or (25+8)x10+100/50 for a non-standard one.
by Tony Atkins
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th July 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th July 2016

Further alt (7+8)x10+100+75
by Tony Atkins
Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 6th July 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Spoilers for Wednesday 6th July 2016

Can Andrew be an octochamp today?
by Tony Atkins
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 4th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 4th 2016

Quick way on 3rd numbers (50+8)x10-9
by Tony Atkins
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday July 4th 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: Spoilers For Monday July 4th 2016

RAWHIDES as beater in R1