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by Philip Wilson
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 90)
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 90)

Another alt last numbers: 50 x 5 + 9 + 9 + 6 = 274

Well done James :-)
by Philip Wilson
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 89)
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 89)

Alt r6: (50 x 5) + (75 x 10) - 7 - 2 = 991, but out of time
by Philip Wilson
Thu May 27, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 29th April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 84)
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 29th April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 84)

Alt 368: (10 + 2) * 5 * 6 + 8
Tomas didn't seem too well today! Still won though...
by Philip Wilson
Thu May 27, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 28th April 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday 28th April 2021

Alt 836: ((100 + 10) * 2 * 4) - 50 + 6
by Philip Wilson
Thu May 27, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 28th April 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday 28th April 2021

Alt 531: (2 * 8 + 5) * 25 + 6
by Philip Wilson
Tue May 11, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 12th April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 71)
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Re: Spoilers for Monday 12th April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 71)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:35 pm
Way after the time, but finally got R6:

((((100-1)*8)-6)/6)+50 = 181
Did it eventually also:
((8+1)*50)/6+100+6=181

And a friend's been working on it too and came up with:
((100+50)/6*(8-1)+6
by Philip Wilson
Thu May 06, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 1st April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 64)
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 1st April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 64)

Tough conundrum considering it wasn't crucial I thought - TALKIEGIN
by Philip Wilson
Wed May 05, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Easter Monday 5th April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 66)
Replies: 14
Views: 1511

Re: Spoilers for Easter Monday 5 April 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 66)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:03 pm
R9 Alt.: (75*8)-(50+6-5)/3 = 583
And even: ((75*8)-50)+((6+5)*3) = 583!
by Philip Wilson
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 58)
Replies: 12
Views: 1968

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24 March 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 58)

AKETONS (and AKETON) is valid on Apterous. No sign on Lexico, so maybe an old word needing to be taken out? But there is a lesson in there. Always go for the least obscure available option. Edit - There's already an Apterous ticket to remove it. Google suggests it's a proper word, so maybe seemed s...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How do I know if my word is valid?
Replies: 33
Views: 36088

Re: How do I know if my word is valid?

Just want to check something I probably should know but am not sure. Example, the dictionary defaults to 'agonized' and states 'British = agonised', when typing in 'agonised'. Therefore does this mean 'agonized' is valid as well, as it is implying it is not British, but it is different to how it tr...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: How do I know if my word is valid?
Replies: 33
Views: 36088

Re: How do I know if my word is valid?

Just want to check something I probably should know but am not sure. Example, the dictionary defaults to 'agonized' and states 'British = agonised', when typing in 'agonised'. Therefore does this mean 'agonized' is valid as well, as it is implying it is not British, but it is different to how it tre...
by Philip Wilson
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 23)
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 3rd February 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 23)

Tattooed in round 12. A friend of mine saw it, I have to be honest :-)
by Philip Wilson
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 160)
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18 November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 160)

I know I'm a quarter of a year behind but just came on to see any posts about round 3. I think I remember seeing the 203 trick in the series finals or Christmas specials, (which I've seen) and just wanted to thank that person which lead to me beating Rachel and the contestants :-)
by Philip Wilson
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 141)
Replies: 7
Views: 1679

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 22nd October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 141)

The geezer got 393 by doing 100×4-7. Rachel started her 394 by doing 8/8. Just add it on to his! I wasn't convinced Rachel saw it herself at first because at the start she was shown with her pad. But when Nick even linked to her by asking if she could find the missing 1, and then Rachel starting th...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 132)
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 132)

Managed the last numbers just out of time by an easier way (but not the standard method). (75-10-9)x5-100/50=278 Sorry to upset the order of the episodes but I'm a bit behind! Usually with the really tricky ones I can see why Rachel has gone the way she has, but occasionally there's one where it ju...
by Philip Wilson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: *** EVENT CANCELLED *** Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 44
Views: 15368

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 - Events
Topic: *** EVENT CANCELLED *** Co Blackpool Saturday October 10th
Replies: 44
Views: 15368

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: 1592

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: 2232

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: 2232

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: 2232

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
Wed May 13, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 68)
Replies: 10
Views: 3010

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: 1317

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: 1317

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: 856

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: 1250

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: 20205

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: 20205

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: 1567

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: 979

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: 3898

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: 3898

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: 5485

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: 5485

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: 5485

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: 2978

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: 3285

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: 5349

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: 3363

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: 1531

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: 1085

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: 2340

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: 3076

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: 6199

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: 6199

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: 3152

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: 3635

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: 3785

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: 3377

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: 6075

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: 2672

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: 2105

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: 2143

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: 2143

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: 4488

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: 5397

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: 5397

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!