Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

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Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Post by James Robinson » Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:16 am

So, it's time to see Dan McColm once again, and hopefully he'll be the 3rd octochamp of the series at the end of the week. :D (Or he could've been, had there not been horse racing on Friday........ :( )

But, let's see if he can at least make half-octochampdom today. He will have a tough game today against fellow Apterite, John Vivian, I'm sure. 8-)

Richard Arnold takes over in DC today.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Post by Dan McColm » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:26 pm

I threw up due to nerves before this episode, hence the VOMITED comment

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Re: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Post by Mark Kudlowski » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:39 pm

3rd numbers alt :

((25 x 6) + (10 - 3)) x (5 + 1)

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Re: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Post by Dan McColm » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:41 pm

Apologies for the "Just a 6 I'm afraid"

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Post by Tony Atkins » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:57 pm

Dan McColm wrote:I threw up due to nerves before this episode, hence the VOMITED comment
Sorry to hear! Thought you looked a bit pale and thought the jacket might be to cover up a stain....
Great score, despite giving me a chance to beat you by missing the getable 8 and 9.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:59 pm

Oh and I forgot that if you have PIROGI and PEROGI then there is a 7 beater (round 12).

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Re: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Post by Dan McColm » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:03 pm

They're all gettable if you know they're there :) I actually picked a vowel to protect CONATIVE, and mentally ended the round early, so didn't even give myself the chance to spot the 9. Turns out picking a vowel to protect it is not a smart move, because a final I would also have given a 9. I actually made a joke about the standard method in this episode but it was cut out!

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Post by John Vivian » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:05 pm

Well, that was me. I normally play a bit better than that online, but it was genuinely consoling knowing that even if I'd played to my best I probably wouldn't have beaten Dan (I would've been disappointed to play like that and lose to a mediocre opponent).
In terms of those two disallowed words, in the UNISEX round, I only had 5's and knew I probably needed a 6 to score so tried the dodgy 7 I was pretty sure I'd just made up (may have been thinking of EXPIATE or something similar). In the GIRLIE round, I wrote down the G as a C! And so was about to play COLLIER, then realised my mistake with seconds to go and panicked. I guess you do funny things under the studio lights.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Post by Mark Kudlowski » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:56 pm

Tony Atkins wrote:Oh and I forgot that if you have PIROGI and PEROGI then there is a 7 beater (round 12).
Spelling PIEROGI in OED online for 7.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Post by Jojo Apollo » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:58 pm

Dan, what was your way of getting 143 in one of the numbers rounds? I misheard what was said.

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Post by Jack Worsley » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:04 pm

Well done again, Dan. Unlucky John, you played well and would have had a good chance of stringing a few wins together on another week. Don't be disappointed with your performance, it is much harder in the studio than at home or online.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Post by Dan McColm » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:06 pm

Jojo Apollo wrote:Dan, what was your way of getting 143 in one of the numbers rounds? I misheard what was said.
I did 100+8+7*5

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Post by John Vivian » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:34 pm

Thanks Jack. Yes, perhaps I was being a bit self-critical. It was a great experience anyway, and I'd recommend giving it a go to anyone. The team were great and did their best to settle any nerves.
I also wasn't expecting to meet so many apto-forumites in the studio! It was great to meet some of the folks I'd been playing online and put faces to names.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Post by Jojo Apollo » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:01 pm

Dan McColm wrote:
Jojo Apollo wrote:Dan, what was your way of getting 143 in one of the numbers rounds? I misheard what was said.
I did 100+8+7*5
Ah cheers.

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Post by Chris Marshall » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:42 pm

Unlucky for John to come up against Dan. You came across really well anyway (John) and glad you enjoyed it which was evident with your regular smiling. Always worth a risk, especially when someone says, "Just a six i'm afraid" which may make you think there would be a seven there. As Jack says, another week you could have been a multiple winner.

Well done Dan. Halfway there.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Post by James Robinson » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:51 pm

Dan McColm wrote:I actually made a joke about the standard method in this episode but it was cut out!
Yeah, I was hoping that would stay in, cos I couldn't see how they could cut that out, but they just about got away with it......... :P

WHENUA in round 2 and TRILOGY in round 13.

3rd Numbers Alt.: (((25 + 6) x 10) + 5 - 1) x 3 = 942
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Re: Spoilers For Monday October 13th 2014

Post by Adam Dexter » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:41 pm

Mark Kudlowski wrote:3rd numbers alt :

((25 x 6) + (10 - 3)) x (5 + 1)
I did it this way too - it was almost like doing a 6s.
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