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    Countdown

    8) Md
    7) P
    6) Be
    5) Si
    4) Ti
    3) V
    2) Li
    1) C

    What am I trying to say?
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    Re: Countdown

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">do re mi fa so la ti do</span hide> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Countdown

    John

    It may be worth you checking this puzzle periodically <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>
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    Re: Countdown

    that's a very magmanimous hint... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Countdown

    Yes it was rather mag<big>n</big>animous

    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17>Just in case John Gray spots it

    I have more great clues if you want them <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Countdown

    So you think he would erupt over my spelling...
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    Re: Countdown

    very big [choccy bar] to you Rory.

    A rather fitting eponym in your answer <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>
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    Re: Countdown

    how come I didn't get a [choccy bar] the first time? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Countdown

    oooh I am sorry, it was just the spelling you gave was the most common mispelling of the word and I thought you had made a typo. That clue went <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23>

    Have an extra [choccy bar] for being a very clever moderator <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Countdown

    The answer:

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> The first thing that you needed to do was work out why the numbering was backwards!

    The letters were chemicals in the periodic table...the number next to it was the position of the letter needed within the chemical:

    8) Md mendele<big><big>v</big></big>ium
    7) P phosph<big><big>o</big></big>rus
    6) Be beryl<big><big>l</big></big>ium
    5) Si sili<big><big>c</big></big>on
    4) Ti tit<big><big>a</big></big>nium
    3) V va<big><big>n</big></big>adium
    2) Li l<big><big>i</big></big>thium
    1) C <big><big>c</big></big>arbon

    </span hide>
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    Re: Countdown

    Jezza - the puzzle below would have been soooo much harder ...

    1) C
    2) Li
    3) V
    4) Ti
    5) Si
    6) Be
    7) P
    8) Md
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    Re: Countdown

    It had crossed my mind, but I am not that nasty <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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