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Countdown Alphabet

Post by Bradley Horrocks » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:27 pm

Hi all.
While Apterous is down, have a go at this Countdown Alphabet puzzle I've created. There are 26 conundrums, and each one starts with a different letter of the alphabet. There are some standard ones and some tricky ones, so something for everyone I hope. If you take the 5th letters of the solutions to each conundrum, going downwards, you will uncover an indisputable opinion of mine. ;)
Also, please respond in tiny text so others can attempt. Or warn of spoilers.

1. WHYSKMAIL
2. RATEACOIL
3. GININOLIZ
4. GREATBINS
5. HICHFANFC
6. GANDNLEAF
7. STRAWFATE
8. DANTIQUES
9. PONDTELEX
10. SAVOURILY
11. POKEREZOE
12. AULNAGIER
13. RULEGRAIL
14. QUOILSOYL
15. CINCYPOSI
16. FITRETHIR
17. REYOLKEDH
18. PLAYHOBER
19. CROPINYEX
20. ABMENTULA
21. GAMMITODS
22. STACKPROJ
23. REDOMAXER
24. TREEQUERS
25. RUDECOVER
26. STRAYDICK
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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Toby McDonald » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:07 am

ALEATORIC (2)
BREASTING (4)
CHAFFINCH (5)
DOGMATISM (21)
EXPLODENT (9)
FANDANGLE (6)
GUERRILLA (13)
HYPERBOLA (18)
ISOPYCNIC (15) (Cheeky just writing it backwards ;))
JOCKSTRAP (22)
KEYHOLDER (17)
LIONIZING (3)
MAWKISHLY (1)
NEURALGIA (12)
OVERCRUDE (25) (Quite similar to the scramble, but not sure if you did that deliberately)
PYROXENIC (19)
QUANTISED (8)
REQUESTER (24)
SOLILOQUY (14)
THRIFRITE? (16)
UNTAMABLE (20)
VARIOUSLY (10)
WATERFAST (7)
XERODERMA (23)
YARDSTICK (26)
ZOOKEEPER (11)

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Thomas Carey » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:18 am

yeah, nice one Toby, got the opinion (lmao) but missed a few of the cons, literally just swap the last 4 letters on the one you missed
cheers maus

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Bradley Horrocks » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:23 am

Toby McDonald wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:07 am
ALEATORIC (2)
BREASTING (4)
CHAFFINCH (5)
DOGMATISM (21)
EXPLODENT (9)
FANDANGLE (6)
GUERRILLA (13)
HYPERBOLA (18)
ISOPYCNIC (15) (Cheeky just writing it backwards ;))
JOCKSTRAP (22)
KEYHOLDER (17)
LIONIZING (3)
MAWKISHLY (1)
NEURALGIA (12)
OVERCRUDE (25) (Quite similar to the scramble, but not sure if you did that deliberately)
PYROXENIC (19)
QUANTISED (8)
REQUESTER (24)
SOLILOQUY (14)
THRIFRITE? (16)
UNTAMABLE (20)
VARIOUSLY (10)
WATERFAST (7)
XERODERMA (23)
YARDSTICK (26)
ZOOKEEPER (11)
Great stuff, 24/26 correct! Honestly didn't design 15 like that on purpose :lol:
As Maus said there's one where you need to adjust the last four letters, and the other incorrect is another where you need to adjust the last four letters!
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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Toby McDonald » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:33 am

Oh, right. I feel so stupid now, because I made that much harder than it should have been. :lol:. So I've now got THRIFTIER for 16 but can't figure out what the other one is.

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Bradley Horrocks » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:47 am

Toby McDonald wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:33 am
Oh, right. I feel so stupid now, because I made that much harder than it should have been. :lol:. So I've now got THRIFTIER for 16 but can't figure out what the other one is.
Nah don't, you smashed it :) the other one is the conundrum which you thought was similar to the scramble.
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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Toby McDonald » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:04 pm

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:47 am
Toby McDonald wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:33 am
Oh, right. I feel so stupid now, because I made that much harder than it should have been. :lol:. So I've now got THRIFTIER for 16 but can't figure out what the other one is.
Nah don't, you smashed it :) the other one is the conundrum which you thought was similar to the scramble.
Hehe, cheers Brad. :) is it OVERCURED?

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Bradley Horrocks » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:12 pm

Yep!
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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Ray Wilding » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:16 pm

I'll add my own one of these, with the twist being that they all aren't on Ascension:

1. HANESTONE
2. CONBEALED
3. READWANCE
4. PROGHYLAX
5. SYLLOMISE
6. RECOEQUER
7. LACRYMEAL
8. VESTIGATE
9. UNIPLANAQ
10. TRIENNNUM
11. DARESBAYS
12. ROBOTMUNJ
13. FAIRYWEND
14. AORTOTOMB
15. YTTEZBATE
16. MAKHINULE
17. PIQUANCAO
18. IMVARGOED
19. NEXTISSUE
20. VIAMETERS
21. ZIPSERIAL
22. HEARTFLAP
23. STEEAKILY
24. BEDROGGLE
25. AEROGROPE
26. MMPARTOOK

Edit: Had to change one

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Bradley Horrocks » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:59 pm

Ray Wilding wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:16 pm
I'll add my own one of these, with the twist being that they all aren't on Ascension:

1. HANESTONE
2. CONBEALED
3. READWANCE
4. PROGHYLAX
5. SYLLOMISE
6. RECOEQUER
7. LACRYMEAL
8. VESTIGATE
9. UNIPLANAQ
10. TRIENNNUM
11. DARESBAYS
12. ROBOTMUNJ
13. FAIRYWEND
14. AORTOTOMB
15. YTTEZBATE
16. MAKHINULE
17. PIQUANCAO
18. IMVARGOED
19. NEXTISSUE
20. VIAMETERS
21. ZIPSERIAL
22. HEARTFLAP
23. STEEAKILY
24. BEDROGGLE
25. AEROGROPE
26. MMPARTOOK

Edit: Had to change one
I've had a go at some, some mind-boggling ones there Ray :P

2. ENCODABLE
4. XYLOGRAPH
8. GESTATIVE
13. WAYFRIEND?
14. MOTORBOAT
16. HUMANLIKE
17. AQUAPONIC
18. VIDEOGRAM?
19. UNSEXIEST
20. TIMESAVER
21. SPIRALIZE
23. YEASTLIKE
24. REBLOGGED
26. MOTORKAMP?


Also, I'm getting my 9 letter C words mixed up - my tired mind last night clearly meant Conundrum Alphabet.
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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Ray Wilding » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:02 pm

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:59 pm

I've had a go at some, some mind-boggling ones there Ray :P

2. ENCODABLE
4. XYLOGRAPH
8. GESTATIVE
13. WAYFRIEND?
14. MOTORBOAT
16. HUMANLIKE
17. AQUAPONIC
18. VIDEOGRAM?
19. UNSEXIEST
20. TIMESAVER
21. SPIRALIZE
23. YEASTLIKE
24. REBLOGGED
26. MOTORKAMP?


Also, I'm getting my 9 letter C words mixed up - my tired mind last night clearly meant Conundrum Alphabet.
Close on 13, wrong on 26. The others are all right.

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Toby McDonald » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:24 pm

AQUAPONIC (17)
BADASSERY (11)
CARAMELLY (7)
DANCEWEAR (3)
ENCODABLE (2)
F
GESTATIVE (8)
HUMANLIKE (16)
INURNMENT (10)
JUMBOTRON (12)
KAMPMOTOR (26)
L
MOTORBOAT (14)
N
OPERAGOER (25)
PALANQUIN (9)
QUEERCORE (6)
REBLOGGED (24)
SPIRALIZE (21)
TIMESAVER (20)
UNSEXIEST (19)
VIDEOGRAM (18)
WIFEANDRY (13)
XYLOGRAPH (4)
YEASTLIKE (23)
ZETTABYTE (15)


Assuming all these start with the right letter, I'm left with:

1) HANESTONE - Beginning with N
5) SYLLOMISE - Beginning with L
22) HEARTFLAP - Beginning with F

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Ray Wilding » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:49 pm

Toby McDonald wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:24 pm
AQUAPONIC (17)
BADASSERY (11)
CARAMELLY (7)
DANCEWEAR (3)
ENCODABLE (2)
F
GESTATIVE (8)
HUMANLIKE (16)
INURNMENT (10)
JUMBOTRON (12)
KAMPMOTOR (26)
L
MOTORBOAT (14)
N
OPERAGOER (25)
PALANQUIN (9)
QUEERCORE (6)
REBLOGGED (24)
SPIRALIZE (21)
TIMESAVER (20)
UNSEXIEST (19)
VIDEOGRAM (18)
WIFEANDRY (13)
XYLOGRAPH (4)
YEASTLIKE (23)
ZETTABYTE (15)


Assuming all these start with the right letter, I'm left with:

1) HANESTONE - Beginning with N
5) SYLLOMISE - Beginning with L
22) HEARTFLAP - Beginning with F
Wrong on K and W, right about the starting letters. 21/26 very nice.

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Bradley Horrocks » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:58 pm

W is WAYFINDER.
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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Ray Wilding » Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:10 pm

While apterous is down I made another one of these, they were randomly chosen from about 7000 non-ascension conundrums and are very difficult.

1. GILLENNIA
2. VOLUFIONZ
3. EBILEMENT
4. MONOAAINE
5. COPSEHOOD
6. MANGONIGM
7. STOKERIES
8. XERIVALLY
9. MEETWILLI
10. ENRAPPURE
11. HICCURFHY
12. HYPERTEXO
13. COMINGIDS
14. SUTFACTIN
15. INTERPEDE
16. DIANOETIC
17. AUTOCRAGS
18. NODREPEAT
19. ENPROMATE
20. CRENXTURE
21. DANDELEON
22. SYNGENOUS
23. SUPERLART
24. JAINBOARD
25. CGINIQUES
26. ANIMAFION

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Owen Carroll » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:04 am

I've got some of my own here. Haven't got 26 of them though. Only 9 of them. Got them from the countdown wiki.

1:TRUECIDAL
2: REGGAETAG
3: FIFASLIDE
4: ICURENANS
5: LUVLYRITA
6: CRINXIEST
7: BIBSCURSE
8: PRIMEDROB
9: IMISSBOYS

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Toby McDonald » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:31 am

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:10 pm
While apterous is down I made another one of these, they were randomly chosen from about 7000 non-ascension conundrums and are very difficult.

1. GILLENNIA
2. VOLUFIONZ
3. EBILEMENT
4. MONOAAINE
5. COPSEHOOD
6. MANGONIGM
7. STOKERIES
8. XERIVALLY
9. MEETWILLI
10. ENRAPPURE
11. HICCURFHY
12. HYPERTEXO
13. COMINGIDS
14. SUTFACTIN
15. INTERPEDE
16. DIANOETIC
17. AUTOCRAGS
18. NODREPEAT
19. ENPROMATE
20. CRENXTURE
21. DANDELEON
22. SYNGENOUS
23. SUPERLART
24. JAINBOARD
25. CGINIQUES
26. ANIMAFION
ACTIDIONE (16)
BELEMNITE (3)
CHURCHIFY (11)
DITERPENE (15)
EXCURRENT (20)
FUNTASTIC (14)
GAMMONING (6)
HODOSCOPE (5)
INFOMANIA (26)
JABORANDI (24)
KERETOSIS (7) (Not confident because I'm pretty sure it's KERATOSIS)
L
MISCODING (13)
NONLEADED (21)
OENOMANIA (4)
PONDERATE (18)
QUIESCING (25)
R
SUGARCOAT (17)
TREPONEMA (19)
UNPAPERER (10)
VEXILLARY (8)
W
XEROPHYTE (12)
YOUNGNESS (22)
ZOOFULVIN (2)


Remaining:

1. GILLENNIA - Beginning with L
9. MEETWILLI - Beginning with W
23. SUPERLART - Beginning with R

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Ray Wilding » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:48 am

Toby McDonald wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:31 am
Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:10 pm
While apterous is down I made another one of these, they were randomly chosen from about 7000 non-ascension conundrums and are very difficult.

1. GILLENNIA
2. VOLUFIONZ
3. EBILEMENT
4. MONOAAINE
5. COPSEHOOD
6. MANGONIGM
7. STOKERIES
8. XERIVALLY
9. MEETWILLI
10. ENRAPPURE
11. HICCURFHY
12. HYPERTEXO
13. COMINGIDS
14. SUTFACTIN
15. INTERPEDE
16. DIANOETIC
17. AUTOCRAGS
18. NODREPEAT
19. ENPROMATE
20. CRENXTURE
21. DANDELEON
22. SYNGENOUS
23. SUPERLART
24. JAINBOARD
25. CGINIQUES
26. ANIMAFION
ACTIDIONE (16)
BELEMNITE (3)
CHURCHIFY (11)
DITERPENE (15)
EXCURRENT (20)
FUNTASTIC (14)
GAMMONING (6)
HODOSCOPE (5)
INFOMANIA (26)
JABORANDI (24)
KERETOSIS (7) (Not confident because I'm pretty sure it's KERATOSIS)
L
MISCODING (13)
NONLEADED (21)
OENOMANIA (4)
PONDERATE (18)
QUIESCING (25)
R
SUGARCOAT (17)
TREPONEMA (19)
UNPAPERER (10)
VEXILLARY (8)
W
XEROPHYTE (12)
YOUNGNESS (22)
ZOOFULVIN (2)


Remaining:

1. GILLENNIA - Beginning with L
9. MEETWILLI - Beginning with W
23. SUPERLART - Beginning with R
Very impressive, only incorrect on K and U, another 21/26! The remaining ones are very hard, especially L.

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Toby McDonald » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:48 am

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:04 am
I've got some of my own here. Haven't got 26 of them though. Only 9 of them. Got them from the countdown wiki.

1:TRUECIDAL
2: REGGAETAG
3: FIFASLIDE
4: ICURENANS
5: LUVLYRITA
6: CRINXIEST
7: BIBSCURSE
8: PRIMEDROB
9: IMISSBOYS
1) CURTAILED
2) AGGREGATE
3) FALSIFIED
4) INSURANCE
5) VIRTUALLY
6) EXTRINSIC
7) SUBSCRIBE
8) PREMORBID
9) SYMBIOSIS

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Owen Carroll » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:51 am

Correct Toby. Full marks👍. You be sure of it.

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:40 am

Thomas Carey wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:18 am
yeah, nice one Toby, got the opinion (lmao) but missed a few of the cons, literally just swap the last 4 letters on the one you missed
What is the opinion?

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Thomas Carey » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:32 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:40 am
Thomas Carey wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:18 am
yeah, nice one Toby, got the opinion (lmao) but missed a few of the cons, literally just swap the last 4 letters on the one you missed
What is the opinion?
solve the conundrums, read the op and find out
cheers maus

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:07 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:32 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:40 am
Thomas Carey wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:18 am
yeah, nice one Toby, got the opinion (lmao) but missed a few of the cons, literally just swap the last 4 letters on the one you missed
What is the opinion?
solve the conundrums, read the op and find out
But it doesn't seem to be "live" any more so it's time to post the solutions!

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Re: Countdown Alphabet

Post by Bradley Horrocks » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:01 pm

All of the solutions are in the forum but here they are in order (brace yourselves for this extreme opinion...)

MAWK I SHLY
ALEA T ORIC
LION I ZING
BREA S TING
CHAF F INCH
FAND A NGLE
WATE R FAST
QUAN T ISED
EXPL O DENT
VARI O USLY
ZOOK E EPER
NEUR A LGIA
GUER R ILLA
SOLIL O QUY
ISOP Y CNIC
THRI F TIER
KEYH O LDER
HYPE R BOLA
PYRO X ENIC
UNTA M ABLE
DOGM A TISM
JOCK S TRAP
XERO D ERMA
REQU E STER
OVER C URED
YARD S TICK

From this weekend it's just about acceptable :P
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