Spoilers for Friday March 27th 2015 (S72 P56)

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Spoilers for Friday March 27th 2015 (S72 P56)

Post by Jordan F » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:01 pm

Tom Cappleman has an extremely impressive run through his six wins so far. Can he end the week with a 7th?

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Re: Spoilers for Friday March 27th 2015 (S72 P56)

Post by Tony Atkins » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:19 pm

Tom had more than a week off since the last show. Dropped three points in R2 so hope he isn't out of practice!
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Re: Spoilers for Friday March 27th 2015 (S72 P56)

Post by Tony Atkins » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:46 pm

At least two 7s and an 8 in the invalid "littler" round.
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Post by Tony Atkins » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:54 pm

Beaters available in the last two letters rounds too - but in practice in the numbers. So well done again to Tom.
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Re: Spoilers for Friday March 27th 2015 (S72 P56)

Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:02 pm

Tony Atkins wrote:Beaters available in the last two letters rounds too - but in practice in the numbers. So well done again to Tom.
Yeah, the audience brigade of me, Tracey, Chris and Zubair got the brilliant 9 of MUSCADINE in round 12 and GIRASOL in round 13. 8-)

Nice little treat knowing that we got to see Tom at the end of his run, as well as being able to see Gerry Tynan too, who will be making his début on Thursday. 8-)

POUSSIN/SUASION in round 1, ADRIFT/DIAPIR in round 4, TRIOLET in round 11.

1st Numbers Alt. (2 away, which was best): ((100 - 1) x 8) - 50 - (75 / 25) = 739
4th Numbers Alt.: ((75 + 7) x 10) + 3 - 2 = 821
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Re: Spoilers for Friday March 27th 2015 (S72 P56)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:34 pm

If Tom were to lose his next match, would he be considered a member of the 800 Club or not?
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Re: Spoilers for Friday March 27th 2015 (S72 P56)

Post by Clive Brooker » Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:05 pm

LITTLER/LITTLEST were explicitly specified in the COD8 and COD9, and derivable as regular forms in the COD7 (a two-syllable adjective ending in -le after a consonant). I think "more little" sounds ludicrous and clearly there are degrees of littleness, so I can understand Susie's obvious surprise.

The first numbers game is one of those that can be solved exactly if you allow the use of fractions.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday March 27th 2015 (S72 P56)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:32 pm

Clive Brooker wrote:LITTLER/LITTLEST were explicitly specified in the COD8 and COD9, and derivable as regular forms in the COD7 (a two-syllable adjective ending in -le after a consonant). I think "more little" sounds ludicrous and clearly there are degrees of littleness, so I can understand Susie's obvious surprise.
The ODO also finds it if you search for LITTLER, but as has been discussed, the search box has been discredited as a reliable arbiter.

Also DC said GUMBOS without saying whether it was GUMBOES (which would have been a contestant beater) or GUMBOS. It's GUMBOS. Bit slack though!

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