Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

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Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by Jordan F » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:20 pm

Paul Worsley got a win against a tough opponent yesterday, is a second win coming?

Join Anthony for the recap later.

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Post by Jack Worsley » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:05 pm

Today's challenger is newly-joined forumite Colm Byrne.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:26 pm

Nice 9 from both - I was stuck with UNSOLDER, UNSOILED etc

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Post by Tony Atkins » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:36 pm

Anyone done the first numbers yet? - it is doable. Why do folk insist on picking the hard 1L option?

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:41 pm

Tony Atkins wrote:Anyone done the first numbers yet? - it is doable. Why do folk insist on picking the hard 1L option?
(9-9)/(5-3-2)=835. Easy.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by Mark Kudlowski » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:42 pm

2nd numbers alt :

(25 + 8) x (((7 + 8) x 2) - 1) = 33 x 29 = 957

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Post by Jack Worsley » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:48 pm

Tony Atkins wrote:Anyone done the first numbers yet? - it is doable. Why do folk insist on picking the hard 1L option?
I had the standard method.

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Post by Jack Worsley » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:52 pm

FOUETTE in round 13.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by Fred Mumford » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:56 pm

Another great comeback.

If I was playing Paul Worsley I could be 11 points ahead going into the conundrum and still wouldn't feel confident of winning.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:03 pm

Wasn't sure Paul would make that until the Darrenic STOMAS and then coping well enough with another hard, but gettable, 1L.
Well played to both.

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Post by Paul Worsley » Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:08 pm

Fred Mumford wrote:Another great comeback.

If I was playing Paul Worsley I could be 11 points ahead going into the conundrum and still wouldn't feel confident of winning.
Probably not the best tactic to let good players get 10pts+ ahead though!

Interestingly, Susie took her time before allowing GARPIKES, on the grounds that GARPIKE would be the plural. I also had EPIGRAMS and GRAMPIES written down, but thankfully she allowed it.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:31 pm

Paul Worsley wrote:Interestingly, Susie took her time before allowing GARPIKES, on the grounds that GARPIKE would be the plural. I also had EPIGRAMS and GRAMPIES written down, but thankfully she allowed it.
Controversial again! GARPIKES isn't found in the search bar. It doesn't tell you how to pluralise it presumably because it has a minimal entry just saying that it's another term for GARFISH. Maybe we're supposed to make the analogy from PIKE, but it's not clear. Also what if it was an entirely different word that had an irregular plural? Would it tell you then? The ODO is letting us down!

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by szodiac » Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:04 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Paul Worsley wrote:Interestingly, Susie took her time before allowing GARPIKES, on the grounds that GARPIKE would be the plural. I also had EPIGRAMS and GRAMPIES written down, but thankfully she allowed it.
Controversial again! GARPIKES isn't found in the search bar. It doesn't tell you how to pluralise it presumably because it has a minimal entry just saying that it's another term for GARFISH. Maybe we're supposed to make the analogy from PIKE, but it's not clear. Also what if it was an entirely different word that had an irregular plural? Would it tell you then? The ODO is letting us down!
Considering Susie still has to decide which words are allowable and which are not, clearly ODO is very ambiguous with its entries and definitions. Should it not be replaced with a more definitive word judge from OED?

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:12 pm

Did anyone else think the clue for the first Teatime Teaser was pretty lame? It was basically a dictionary definition.
There are three erors in this semtence.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by Fred Mumford » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:37 pm

Paul Worsley v The Opposition

Rounds 1 to 11: 133-143

Rounds 12 to 15: 66-0

If any subterfuge is taking place during Susie's special spot, I think we should be told.

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Post by Heather Styles » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:50 pm

Another good game, well played, Paul.

(In my opinion, GARPIKES is unquestionably fine, regardless of its etymology. No one dictionary can hope to address, let alone resolve, all lexicographical ambiguities. However, the online dictionary seems a more comprehensive resource than the single-volume print version, and if this leads to more words being allowed - hooray!)

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:53 am

Heather Styles wrote:Another good game, well played, Paul.

(In my opinion, GARPIKES is unquestionably fine, regardless of its etymology. No one dictionary can hope to address, let alone resolve, all lexicographical ambiguities. However, the online dictionary seems a more comprehensive resource than the single-volume print version, and if this leads to more words being allowed - hooray!)
I think you overestimate the task. It wouldn't be that much of an achievement to have a dictionary that essentially defines the entire wordlist.

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Post by Heather Styles » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:01 am

I'm not saying it would be impossible to have a dictionary that essentially defines the entire wordlist, but I imagine it would be quite an achievement.

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by Adam Gillard » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:15 pm

Heather Styles wrote:I'm not saying it would be impossible to have a dictionary that essentially defines the entire wordlist, but I imagine it would be quite an achievement.

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C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
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Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:14 pm

Just caught up, unlucky Colm, very well played Paul. Great game!

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Post by Richard Priest » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:32 pm

Also just catching up due partly to holidays and partly to outside scaffolding disabling my Sky Plus :(

The conundrum brought back memories - http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_4623

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Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Post by James Robinson » Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:14 pm

Richard Priest wrote:Also just catching up due partly to holidays and partly to outside scaffolding disabling my Sky Plus :(

The conundrum brought back memories - http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_4623
I weirdly enough was thinking of conundrums to use for COHUD and thought of this one too, so that's one ruled out then :!: :!: :P :P

Nice work again though, Paul. Am having to rush through these ASAP, to make sure I'm back to normality ASAP. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) :lol: :P
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