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by Philip Wilson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 32
Views: 4033

Re: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

Just booked at the Travelodge for 3 nights. Had an email about a deal, stay one night, stay another night free
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 32
Views: 4033

Re: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

Yep I'm in (so long as.. etc)
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday 24th April 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: Spoilers For Friday 24th April 2020

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:52 pm
(50+7)×(5+3)+10=466 for the easy way in the first numbers.

Rachel coaching again...
A bit surprised nobody did 50x10 - ((10+7) x (5-3)) tbh
by Philip Wilson
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 81)
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 81)

She could say something before they make their selection. Materially it might not make much difference but I think it just looks worse if she tries to change their mind. Right, but that would mean Rachel jumping in between Nick inviting the contestant to choose and them doing so. Perhaps it would b...
by Philip Wilson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 81)
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 81)

Rachel at the coaching again today. Would it have left a sour taste if a contestant won because Rachel had helped them specifically? Wasn't far off happening today. I think it's a perfectly legitimate thing to do- it wasn't as if Rachel was saying "PICK 6 SMALL IF YOU WANT A CHANCE OF GETTING A CRU...
by Philip Wilson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 81)
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 81)

Unspoilt in one of the early rounds. Oed seems to default to unspoiled but then it says British Unspoilt. I'm saying yes :-)
by Philip Wilson
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 32
Views: 4033

Re: Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th

Hope so :-)
by Philip Wilson
Wed May 13, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 68)
Replies: 10
Views: 1261

Re: Spoilers for Monday 6th April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 68)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:44 pm
Fiona T wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:06 am
Ah, very unlucky then Sean.

#BringBackSean
Yes - to be explicit, Sean would have won, assuming the rest of the game would have played out as as did.
Thereby exemplifying the case for saying 'not written down' even if you have! :-)
by Philip Wilson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 10th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 49)
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 10th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 49)

Can anyone advise how the following would be adjudicated: Spotted 'wheats' in one of the rounds, but on checking, it's a mass noun. Although a food I can't see it qualifies under the restaurant rule. However, the example sentences of 'wheat' include the words 'other feed grain wheats'. So it has to...
by Philip Wilson
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 10th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 49)
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 10th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 49)

Can anyone advise how the following would be adjudicated: Spotted 'wheats' in one of the rounds, but on checking, it's a mass noun. Although a food I can't see it qualifies under the restaurant rule. However, the example sentences of 'wheat' include the words 'other feed grain wheats'. So it has to ...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 12th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 96)
Replies: 0
Views: 557

Spoilers For Tuesday 12th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 96)

I'm a couple of weeks behind so a bit late, but noticed the last numbers game remains unsolved on here.
I didn't manage to solve it, this was done by my friend Mary :-) (Haven't been to the wiki btw).
(75 - (100/25 x 9)) x 8 + 50 = 362.
by Philip Wilson
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 49)
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 49)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:30 pm
R9 Alt.: ((25*7)-4-1)*3
R14: (((6+2+1)*5)+2)*6=282
Also (6+1)x(6+2)x5+2=282
by Philip Wilson
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COBLA Co-Blackpool 2019 Saturday October 12th
Replies: 14
Views: 17470

Re: COBLA Co-Blackpool 2019 Saturday October 12th

Brilliant, thanks for that Mark. All done! See you in October...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COBLA Co-Blackpool 2019 Saturday October 12th
Replies: 14
Views: 17470

Re: COBLA Co-Blackpool 2019 Saturday October 12th

Hello. The PayPal link doesn't work for me fsr. Last year's does but that's different, lol. Would like to be added if I may.....
by Philip Wilson
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st August 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st August 2019

Titanous came back later but nobody seemed to notice, not even DC. Unfortunately I couldn't think of it in the time, but recognised 'station + u' lol
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 9th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 7)
Replies: 0
Views: 757

Spoilers For Tuesday 9th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 7)

Rotaries in one of the later rounds - looked it up and it comes up 'No exact match' , then look up 'Rotary' and under the Noun entry it specifies 'rotaries' - no exact match indeed!
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Re: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)

Tom S wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:07 pm
For the avoidance of confusion, I am not Tom SIlverlock in case anyone was thinking that :P
Haha, it did cross my mind tbf but thanks for the confirmation :-)
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)
Replies: 9
Views: 2372

Spoilers For Monday 8th July 2019 (Series 81 Prelim 6)

Tom and Marwan would make an excellent Countdown team! Even for the last letters and numbers rounds they just swapped!
by Philip Wilson
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 3802

Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Cathy Summerside wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:15 am
Yes, that's where I was going with it, Philip - having had toddlers with 'painty' fingers there could be a competition for who had the 'paintiest' :lol: Thanks, Fiona
Sounds good to me Cathy, lol. Susie would say it's not used enough, I guess.
by Philip Wilson
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 3802

Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

That used to be valid, but I'm afraid it's been removed (PAINTY must not be specified) -- have tried it multiple times before on Apto! So you're saying that for PAINTIEST to be valid, PAINTY must Not be specified? Just checking..... It's not that simple. e.g. girly is allowed, girliest is not. If y...
by Philip Wilson
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 3802

Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

PAINTIEST? R14 That used to be valid, but I'm afraid it's been removed (PAINTY must not be specified) -- have tried it multiple times before on Apto! MICROXEA in the COMRADE/EXORDIA round, though I still prefer the full-sized xeas. So you're saying that for PAINTIEST to be valid, PAINTY must Not be...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 95)
Replies: 5
Views: 2062

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 95)

Tom S wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Solid stuff by Harry again- letters definitely his forte- 9 maxes- could be a contender to get 8.....
The numbers weren't too shabby either :-) I thought they were quite tricky ones today tbf.
by Philip Wilson
Fri May 31, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 31st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 93)
Replies: 5
Views: 2487

Re: Spoilers for Friday 31st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 93)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:53 pm
That thing Janet Street-Porter was wearing can't go uncommented on.
And now it hasn't :-)
Good close game today. David would probably have won a few matches against different opponents.
by Philip Wilson
Tue May 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)
Replies: 11
Views: 3326

Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Hey, I can do this! Sorry if I shouldn't :)
Just wanted to say 'mumbler' in one of the rounds.
by Philip Wilson
Fri May 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)
Replies: 8
Views: 2373

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

I said to my hubby that he must be an Apterite with spots like that! Did he have spots? I didn't notice any :D Arran's slow start may have caused Sandra to stick with her 7 in the 'retrials' round, thus helping Arran. The conundrum was pretty exciting. Would Sandra solve it having been given an ext...
by Philip Wilson
Wed May 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 10th May 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Spoilers for Friday 10th May 2019

Are contestants receiving a free mug or something these days for picking 2 large?? I'm at the stage now where I try to decide if the new contestant is going to do it when we first see them. Today I was wrong!! I think the extra training is paying off though, because I managed 7x(50/(10-8)+100)+8 for...
by Philip Wilson
Wed May 08, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday 2nd May 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: Spoilers for 2nd May 2019

Also (25-7-2) x 50 + 8-5.
by Philip Wilson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 55)
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 55)

Interesting clue for the 2nd TTT :-) [consonant was the answer]
by Philip Wilson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 25th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 24)
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

Re: Spoilers for Monday 25th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 24)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:01 pm
Well done to Martin for getting one away with that 6s. But Dinos was defo the better player here.
Yes, and after Rachel's comment when Dinos picked 6S too! I 'like' how Nick managed to put yesterday's departing contestant down at the end too, without him even being there!
by Philip Wilson
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 16)
Replies: 14
Views: 4287

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 16)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:30 am
Philip Wilson wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:13 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Wasn't sure if you could pluralise isobar
Probably more likely you can't have the singular tbf. When do you ever see just one? 😂
I wasn't sure if you could pluralise it because I didn't know what it meant.
Oic, sorry for any offence...
by Philip Wilson
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 16)
Replies: 14
Views: 4287

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 16)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Wasn't sure if you could pluralise isobar
Probably more likely you can't have the singular tbf. When do you ever see just one? 😂
by Philip Wilson
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 13)

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:47 pm
The Countdown Wiki has been updated and shows me it was her second time round. Thanksto whoever keeps that up to date.

I still don't know why she seems so familiar to me though!
She looked a bit like Sally James to me.
by Philip Wilson
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1 February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 8)
Replies: 7
Views: 2870

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 7)

Three vowels every time, regardless of what came up - I wish they both could have lost. Great game though! :D Yes, in pretty nearly every round I was shouting ANOTHER VOWEL ! Haha, even I noticed that today! Was waiting for 'romanised'. Pedantics is arguable isn't it - a group of people who are ped...
by Philip Wilson
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th December 2018 (Series 79, SF 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 2744

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 20th December 2018 (Series 79, SF 2)

What was Alan saying after nick showed him his kryptonite? Also, some very good conundrum spotters in these finals. And good luck tomorrow Martin and Mike. Had to put the subtitles on, but it was: He's my kryptonite and I'm not taking him with me! Another way to 889 but after the 30 seconds: ((4+4)...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 112)
Replies: 7
Views: 2484

Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd December 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 112)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:45 pm
NUTRIFIED in R12
Damn! Just beaten to posting it! 8-)
by Philip Wilson
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 26th November 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4437

Re: Spoilers for 26th November 2018

Andrew could have picked 6 small to give a better chance of it being difficult, and thus making Lewis feel better about not getting it than he might have done about missing an easier one.
by Philip Wilson
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for SATURDAY 24th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 106)
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Re: Spoilers for SATURDAY 24th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 106)

Last 3 numbers rounds had 10/5 in the solutions for me. Same as Ray for 322, same as Andrew for 342, and 75 x 6 - 7 x 10/5 - 5 for 431.
Also would have tried 'tippable' in one of the rounds. Dictionary just defaults to tipper, so who knows!?
by Philip Wilson
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 103)
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 103)

I don't mean this in a bad way at all against Andrew or Paul but sitting cosily at home I thought those two 6S's were the easiest ever 6S's! I still don't trust it though, lol.
by Philip Wilson
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 97)
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 97)

Westie in one of the rounds (with a small w). Did Susie once disallow it because the dog is a capital W but I meant it as someone who lives in the west, like me, lol. Anyway now that sense seems to be ok, but in the west of Australian/NZ cities. Anyone confirm it's now OK? It is valid now :), well ...
by Philip Wilson
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 97)
Replies: 4
Views: 1754

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 97)

Westie in one of the rounds (with a small w). Did Susie once disallow it because the dog is a capital W but I meant it as someone who lives in the west, like me, lol. Anyway now that sense seems to be ok, but in the west of Australian/NZ cities. Anyone confirm it's now OK?
by Philip Wilson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)
Replies: 11
Views: 3199

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 93)

Thought that was a great game. Felt like a final or something at the end with both attempts at 967 and then finding it was impossible. Noticed no dc offers in the ardours round, I just had Dross, lol. Worked out another way to 999 but after time was up and before RR's solve, which was ((25-4)x50) - ...
by Philip Wilson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 3865

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

I remember seeing ORATORY immediately after declaring ROTARY and then seeing GYRATORS just as Colin said Susie had found an 8. Shame I didn't get my ton. That 450 numbers game is cringeworthy to watch back and would have meant 108... Did you catch my S-stammered today and my *coughs* COUGHS yesterd...
by Philip Wilson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)
Replies: 15
Views: 3865

Re: Spoilers for Friday 2nd November 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 91)

Always wanted to be on and say 'oratory' like the guy in The Spy Who Loved Me! Today I could have!
by Philip Wilson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 86922

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Countdown just appeared twice on a tribute show hosted by Denis Norden on ITV tonight, previously shown in 2007. First was Carol picking out letters when a hand appeared among them watched by Richard, and later Paul Zenon doing a trick on Des Lynam and saying "oh s**t". Carol and contestants visible...
by Philip Wilson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)
Replies: 7
Views: 3054

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)

Might have risked supremo in the mouse/pauser round, and it's in!
by Philip Wilson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)
Replies: 10
Views: 3394

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:50 pm
After the time, but (75+3)*9+100+50/25 for the last numbers.
Also slightly late but (25-9) x 50 + 100/(75/3).
by Philip Wilson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 17th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 57)
Replies: 12
Views: 3536

Re: Spoilers for Monday 17th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 57)

Not sure if 107 is in the current repeated sequence of targets, but if so and you know it's coming next, 4L is a great choice because whatever the 2 small are, it's possible. (I just checked, lol)
by Philip Wilson
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 49)
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 49)

After the letter D was put up in Round 8 (PLAUDIT round), am I right in thinking that Sam asked for "another" consonant and Rachel mistakenly picked an A from the vowel box? Or did I just mishear him saying "a vowel"? 4th Numbers Alt.: (9 + 6) * 25 + 5 * 4 - 2 Sam asked for a vowel after the D. Jus...
by Philip Wilson
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)

Bradley Horrocks wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:17 pm
Philip Wilson wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:10 pm
I saw mirrors near the end. Not rosarium or orariums, granted! Not certain about mistiest in another round, the OED doesn't mention it, but it doesn't say 'no match' either.
MISTIEST is specified in the Premium version, so would be valid.
Ah, thanks!
by Philip Wilson
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: Spoilers for Friday 31st August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 47)

I saw mirrors near the end. Not rosarium or orariums, granted! Not certain about mistiest in another round, the OED doesn't mention it, but it doesn't say 'no match' either.
by Philip Wilson
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday 30th August 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: Spoilers for 30th August 2018

Alternative last numbers:
(75 - 4) x 3 x 100 / 5 / 5 = 852
by Philip Wilson
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)
Replies: 11
Views: 3252

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 28th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 44)

Ryan Lam wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Geez I had INTERNER and I thought it was in... :(
That's good to know. I would have gone for that too.
by Philip Wilson
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)
Replies: 8
Views: 2576

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:28 pm
Philip Wilson wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Strange unpronounceable conundrum scramble!
I thought this at first too but, being a fan of Van Halen and other classics, I think it might have been intended to spell out "D. Lee Roth".
Oh yes, that's probably it. It had to mean something I suppose!
by Philip Wilson
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)
Replies: 8
Views: 2576

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 38)

Strange unpronounceable conundrum scramble!
by Philip Wilson
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)
Replies: 14
Views: 5284

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

So what is it called when you just take a number or combination of numbers to make a multiplier, multiply a large number by that, and then adjust to the target using another number or combination of numbers? Basic method perhaps? As opposed to adjusting the large number before multiplication, which ...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 8364

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Guess Matt's just an afternoon person, not a morning one (assuming he ended one day and started another). I think this was filmed on a Monday, which would have meant the first filming was afternoon too. Maybe he just prefers being nearer to Nick. I've checked the filming schedules, this was recorde...
by Philip Wilson
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 6th August 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 8364

Re: Spoilers for 6th August 2018

Another player that looks good briefly and then falls away. I wonder what today's winner will go on to achieve. I kind of had a gut feeling that Matthew was not going to go far, even though he put in a very good debut. Bar the blip on the last numbers, Eddie put in a solidly consistent performance ...
by Philip Wilson
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 30th July 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 4011

Re: Spoilers for 30th July 2018

They probably didn't take it too srsly because they do (know their 75 x table). I thought they just didn't see that method. The challenger did 75 x 8 after all, and the champion must have used 75 a few times in his 16 numbers games so far. It did seem a strange thing to say though.