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by John Garcia
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28 March 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28 March 2017

Anyone know why Rachel was giggling uncontrollably in the last letters round?
by John Garcia
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th November 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26th November 2015

I got MIDWATERS, but probably wouldn't have risked it in a game.
Also got the conundrum, though its a good thing Vera Lynn wasn't in the audience.
by John Garcia
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday October 12th 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Re: Spoilers For Monday October 12th 2015

Rachel was smiling wryly (pun intended!) when the word APTEROUS came up.
by John Garcia
Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)
Replies: 27
Views: 4688

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)

Jon Corby wrote:
John Garcia wrote:4th numbers alt:
100+50+10-1 = 159; 75/25=3; 159x3=477. Not as elegant as Rachel's method, but got it within time at least.
Shut your fucking horse you bitter cheating twat.
Ok it was just after the gong! I didn't think another couple of seconds would matter either way.
by John Garcia
Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)
Replies: 27
Views: 4688

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 2nd 2015 (S73 P64)

4th numbers alt:
100+50+10-1 = 159; 75/25=3; 159x3=477. Not as elegant as Rachel's method, but got it within time at least.
by John Garcia
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday June 25th 2015 (S73 P5)
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Re: Spoilers for Thursday June 25th 2015 (S73 P5)

DEGASSED for 8 was a DC beater
by John Garcia
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday April 21st 2015 (S72 P70)
Replies: 7
Views: 1244

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday April 21st 2015 (S72 P70)

Tony Atkins wrote:Couple of beaters around in the LOOTER round.
I only spotted ROOTLET
by John Garcia
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday January 7th 2015 (S72 P3)
Replies: 13
Views: 1771

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday January 7th 2015 (S72 P3)

First numbers game, simplest solution:
(8 x 8)-1 = 63; 63 x 6 = 378. Simples!
by John Garcia
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 30th 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2130

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 30th 2014

OBSIDIAN was a fantastic spot.

p.s. is it just me, but a big part of the show for me was the countdown dictionary. I hate the laptop. It looks awful.

In case anyone from the Coundown Team is watching this, please please please bring back the dictionary!!! Pretty please?
by John Garcia
Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S3, E2 - 13 Jun '14)
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S3, E2 - 13 Jun '

Didn't see it all, but thought I spotted FERROUS for 7 in one of the early rounds.
by John Garcia
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday June 9th 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1455

Re: Spoilers For Monday June 9th 2014

Alt 3rd numbers:
(50x10)-(5x8)=460; 460+6+75=541
by John Garcia
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S3, E1 - 6 Jun '14)
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

Re: Spoilers For 8/10 Cats Does Countdown (S3, E1 - 6 Jun '1

WTF does EUROLAND come up every other episode now, yet I hardly remember it coming up before!
by John Garcia
Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday June 6th 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Spoilers for Friday June 6th 2014

SLOBLOCK in R2
by John Garcia
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday June 5th 2014 (S70 P96)
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

Re: Spoilers for Thursday June 5th 2014 (S70 P96)

Lucky they didn't chose a final vowel in R12.
by John Garcia
Wed May 21, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday May 21st 2014 (S70 P85)
Replies: 12
Views: 1505

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday May 21st 2014 (S70 P85)

Tony Atkins wrote:JUVIES+S gives an obscure 7 In R12.
I got that in the round. JUSSIVE for 7.
by John Garcia
Tue May 20, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday May 20th 2014 (S70 P84)
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday May 20th 2014 (S70 P84)

Gavin Chipper wrote:Cash on the nail? Never heard of it.
You hit the nail on the head.
by John Garcia
Tue May 13, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday May 13th 2014 (S70 P82)
Replies: 15
Views: 1731

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday May 13th 2014 (S70 P82)

Tony Atkins wrote:570 is indeed best on 1st numbers: (10-4)x(100-(10/(1+1))) is one way.
I did (100+10+4)/(1+1)=57; 57x10=570
by John Garcia
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday April 17th 2014 (S70 P68)
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

Re: Spoilers for Thursday April 17th 2014 (S70 P68)

Just one thing to say: AMAZEBALLS!
Sad to see Peter Steggle lose, but what a game!
by John Garcia
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday April 1st 2014 (Surprise Special!)
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: Spoilers for Thursday April 1st 2014 (Surprise Special!)

James Robinson wrote: NOUMENA/REUNION in round 8
Also NEUROMA
by John Garcia
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday March 28th 2014 (S70 P56)
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

Re: Spoilers for Friday March 28th 2014 (S70 P56)

TESTUDO was in there as an equaller.
Tony Atkins wrote:GRAPHEME was a great spot - I foolishly went for HOME PAGE.
It was a great spot, esp as I thought she had misspelt graphene.
by John Garcia
Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 24th 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 24th 2014

UNSHARED as an alt 8 to DC's UNSHAPED
by John Garcia
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday March 20th 2014 (S70 P50)
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: Spoilers for Thursday March 20th 2014 (S70 P50)

I think Tom would have done better it he hadn't been so nervous. Yeah its a real shame. Had he spotted one of the correct 8s (RATIONED etc) instead of his misdeclared 8 (randiest) due to writing the wrong letters down, that alone would have been a 15 point swing in his favour, taking the final diff...
by John Garcia
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday March 17th 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2031

Re: Spoilers For Monday March 17th 2014

RATTINESS for an alt 9 to TARTINESS

4th Numbers:
(75+8) x (4+6) = 830; 830 - 50 - 7 = 773
by John Garcia
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday February 27th 2014 (S70 P39)
Replies: 13
Views: 1893

Re: Spoilers for Thursday February 27th 2014 (S70 P39)

PHONIER for 7 for a round-beater
by John Garcia
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday February 25th 2014 (S70 P37)
Replies: 21
Views: 2617

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday February 25th 2014 (S70 P37)

For 4th numbers I did:
(50x10 + 75 + 3)=578; 578/2 = 289.
by John Garcia
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday February 4th 2014 (S70 P22)
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday February 4th 2014 (S70 P22)

Didn't realize when I posted that Rachel had gotten the last numbers (but out of time).

P.s. just a quick heads up, Rachel will be on the last ever edition of "Who want's to be a millionaire?" on tonight at 8 on ITV.

Good luck to her!
by John Garcia
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday February 4th 2014 (S70 P22)
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday February 4th 2014 (S70 P22)

Last numbers game:
100-25+9 = 84; 84*6=504; 504-1=503
by John Garcia
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 3rd 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 3rd 2014

Tony Atkins wrote:An 8 missed in MALTING+UN selection.
I think even Rachel realized that EMULATING was about to come up for 9 .... until the contestant chose a consonant instead of a vowel. Doh!
by John Garcia
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 27th 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1834

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 27th 2014

Tony Atkins wrote:Was pleased when Josephine selected three large, but sad when Rachel had to show them how.
I did (50+9) x (25-8-7) = 590
by John Garcia
Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 23rd 2014 (S70 P14)
Replies: 12
Views: 1235

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 23rd 2014 (S70 P14)

Anyone else notice that both Countdown and Eggheads had Whovians as contestants today? They lost too.
by John Garcia
Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday January 13th 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1861

Re: Spoilers For Monday January 13th 2014

WAITRONS for 8 in R1
by John Garcia
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday January 6th 2014 (S70 P2)
Replies: 11
Views: 1184

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday January 6th 2014 (S70 P2)

FORSAKE as another 7 in R13
by John Garcia
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 10005

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

Callum Todd wrote:Thank you for all of that Dylan, and thank you also to Zarte and Jen, for their radically different but equally inspiring pep talks before the final.
Maybe it's just me, but I'm visualizing this as Zarte's and Jen's pep-talk:
http://youtu.be/i0GW0Vnr9Yc
by John Garcia
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 10005

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

If Carlsberg made countdown finals they couldn't have come up with one like this!

Wowsers! Congrats to both players for a fantastic show.
by John Garcia
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday December 13th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 5527

Re: Spoilers For Friday December 13th 2013

Great game! I did manage to get the conundrum, but only at 28s or so. Sad to see Jen go! But Callum was a strong player, and much improved from the heats it seems. I hope there are more close contests ahead!
by John Garcia
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday November 29th 2013 (S69 P103)
Replies: 11
Views: 1388

Re: Spoilers for Friday November 29th 2013 (S69 P103)

TARRIEST for 8 as a DC equaller.
by John Garcia
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 25th 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 25th 2013

Some bright posters overcome this by putting the "answer" in white or small type, it would be more appealing if Tony did this. On several other forums there is a [spoiler]spoiler BBcode[/spoiler], e.g. see here: http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/misc.php?do=bbcode#spoiler The text is hidden until hig...
by John Garcia
Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday November 27th 2013 (S69 P101)
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday November 27th 2013 (S69 P101)

Jack Worsley wrote: No idea about the eights in R8. Edit: According to Lexplorer, there's only one eight in that round.
Yeah only one 8 in that round in the current dictionary, though 2 in the new dictionary.
by John Garcia
Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday November 27th 2013 (S69 P101)
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday November 27th 2013 (S69 P101)

Tony Atkins wrote:Couple of 8s in R8 but not "heapings"(+a) that I went for.
Yeah I got fooled by that too!

I got HEROISED for 8 in R1 unlike DC who only seemed to declare HEROISE
by John Garcia
Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday November 26th 2013 (S69 P100)
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday November 26th 2013 (S69 P100)

Peter Mabey wrote:R2 beater: PANTILED
Also DENTINAL
by John Garcia
Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 25th 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 25th 2013

Anyone get the scientific 9 in round 1? I got ENTHRONE, but don't remember what the other letter was? Ok answering my own question, turns out the other letter was an I. So ENTHRONE + I = _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ p.s. just as a general point, I love the "did you get the 9 in round X ..." type questions in ...
by John Garcia
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 25th 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2094

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 25th 2013

Tony Atkins wrote:Anyone get the scientific 9 in round 1?
I got ENTHRONE, but don't remember what the other letter was?
by John Garcia
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday November 22nd 2013 (S69 P98)
Replies: 17
Views: 2054

Re: Spoilers for Friday November 22nd 2013 (S69 P98)

Tony Atkins wrote:Quick way to make the 11 in 2nd numbers: 6+(50/10)
That's the way I did it! Not sure why Rachel used the extra 10.

I can't remember if DC got a 7 in R5, but they missed DOTTIER.
by John Garcia
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday November 12th 2013 (S69 P90)
Replies: 15
Views: 2060

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday November 12th 2013 (S69 P90)

Great game.
SAMPHIRE as an alt 8 in R5

Sadly I went for the hyphenated FOLD-OUT instead of HOLDOUT.
by John Garcia
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 11th 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 11th 2013

4th alt numbers: (50x10)-75=425; (8+1)x3=27; 425+27=452
by John Garcia
Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday November 8th 2013 (S69 P88)
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

Re: Spoilers for Friday November 8th 2013 (S69 P88)

Alt 1st numbers 50x(4-1)=150; 150-6+1=145; 145*5 = 725
PERVIEST for a DC beater in R4
by John Garcia
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday October 30th 2013 (S69 P81)
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday October 30th 2013 (S69 P81)

Tony Atkins wrote:
Andy Platt wrote:Matrices in round 10 to beat the corner.
I got that one, but missed the other beater in round 2, the sonata round.
Yeah Matrices kinda jumped out. Surprised DC dropped the ball on that one.
by John Garcia
Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday October 29th 2013 (S69 P80)
Replies: 21
Views: 3062

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday October 29th 2013 (S69 P80)

Callum Todd wrote:(9x6+6)x8+2
Alternatively 8x9=72; 72x6 =432; 100/2=50; 432+50=482
by John Garcia
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday October 15th 2013 (S69 P70)
Replies: 32
Views: 3330

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday October 15th 2013 (S69 P70)

Dave Preece wrote: Kidding?
No straight up. That's all I remember of the (unique) solution - divide by 25 at the end.
by John Garcia
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday October 16th 2013 (S69 P71)
Replies: 12
Views: 1400

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday October 16th 2013 (S69 P71)

Gavin Chipper wrote:You must all remember Jon O'Neill having SULPHATED disallowed against Conor in the 30th birthday championship thing.
Dang, that hurts. I'd forgotten. I reckon SULPHATED should be put in the dictionary. It would make a great conundrum if nothing else!
by John Garcia
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday October 15th 2013 (S69 P70)
Replies: 32
Views: 3330

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday October 15th 2013 (S69 P70)

Martin Long wrote:Very difficult 4L selection for the 3rd numbers round. I got to 831 using the same method as Mark and spent a fair amount of time after viewing the show trying to get 832 and still couldn't get it.
Hint: The final step in the solution is to divide by 25. :mrgreen:
by John Garcia
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday October 16th 2013 (S69 P71)
Replies: 12
Views: 1400

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday October 16th 2013 (S69 P71)

I don't think SULFATE can be used as a verb, it's just a noun as far as I know. It isn't a verb in the OED, but it is a verb in other dictionaries, e.g.: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sulfated and is a not uncommon word in scientific papers, e.g. many of the first page of a google search are sci...
by John Garcia
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday October 16th 2013 (S69 P71)
Replies: 12
Views: 1400

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday October 16th 2013 (S69 P71)

Callum Todd wrote:R5 identical selection to R12 yesterday! (thanks Zubair for pointing that out)
HEPARIN again as well as that OUTSIDES / SUBEDITS round. Seems some letters need shuffling!

Thought SULFATED might be there for 8 (as an alt to defaults), but apparently not, only SULFATE.
by John Garcia
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday October 14th 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 2091

Re: Spoilers For Monday October 14th 2013

HIDEOUTS for 8 in R4
by John Garcia
Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday October 4th 2013 (S69 P63)
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Spoilers for Friday October 4th 2013 (S69 P63)

Tony Atkins wrote:But I didn't get either available beater in R2...anyone?
Was that the MUQINALEG round? If so yeah I got the ING word. Surprised DC didn't spot either.
by John Garcia
Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday October 1st 2013 (S69 P60)
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday October 1st 2013 (S69 P60)

MIXTAPE in R12 for an alt 7 to DC's APOTHEM
by John Garcia
Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday September 26th 2013 (S69 P57)
Replies: 12
Views: 1134

Re: Spoilers for Thursday September 26th 2013 (S69 P57)

Managed 976 out of time - ((6+7+1)x9)-4)x8 I assume Rachel got the last numbers okay as my picture froze? Yeah she managed it ok. For the 3rd numbers I did: (6x8)+1=49; 4+7+9=20; 49*20=980 to get 2 away from 978 in the other direction. For the 4th numbers Rachel did: 75+2=77; 7+6=13; 77*13=1001; 7-...