Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

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Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:53 pm

I thought I might as well do these as we're in the most important part of the series.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:34 pm

Close and competitive game today. John Shaw would have won with the extra points from remembering to declare that QINTAR wasn't written down.

Good to see Chris Marshall getting the conundrum from the audience.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by Chris Marshall » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:52 pm

Thanks Gev.

Yes John was unlucky with that one but seemed to take it well.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by Martin Hurst » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:35 pm

If anyone is wondering, there was no DC spot today as it was an anecdote from Carol Kirkwood talking about this incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMk8KKWAq7c

We were all sat in the audience saying to each other "surely they're not going to broadcast this", and alas, they didn't.......

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:00 pm

Martin Hurst wrote:If anyone is wondering, there was no DC spot today as it was an anecdote from Carol Kirkwood talking about this incident https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMk8KKWAq7c

We were all sat in the audience saying to each other "surely they're not going to broadcast this", and alas, they didn't.......
I was wondering actually. Thanks for the information.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:24 pm

Did Susie disallow TRUANCIES in Rd 11?
What the hell was that about...?
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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:28 pm

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:Did Susie disallow TRUANCIES in Rd 11?
What the hell was that about...?
A mass noun but valid on Apterous. I dunno.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by David Williams » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:42 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:Did Susie disallow TRUANCIES in Rd 11?
What the hell was that about...?
A mass noun but valid on Apterous. I dunno.
It used to be in the dictionary as a derivative of TRUANT, with no indication as to whether it was a mass noun or not, so you would have to allow it. If it now says it's a mass noun, you can't. Validity on Apterous has nothing to do with Countdown.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:28 am

David Williams wrote:Validity on Apterous has nothing to do with Countdown.
No but normally it's valid on Apterous because it's been deemed to make sense as a plural - unless it was just left unchanged from before it was listed as a mass noun.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by David Williams » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:16 am

Incidentally, one of the numbers games

100 75 50 25 7 6 133

There can't have been many quarter-finals with a target achievable by using only three of the numbers, with neither contestant getting it and Rachel going a more long-winded way. To be fair, it took me the full thirty seconds to see it.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by Peter Mabey » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:26 pm

Saw that 133=7x19 straightaway, as I remember factors of three digit numbers

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 20th December 2016 (4th Quarter Final)

Post by Philip Wilson » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:42 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Good to see Chris Marshall getting the conundrum from the audience.
Absolutely! My first opponent at a countdown event :-)
Also good to have a full length spoiler thread!

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