Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017

Discuss anything that happened in recent games. This is the place to post any words you got that beat Dictionary Corner, or numbers games that evaded Rachel.

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Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:32 pm

I thought this was a very solid game for two new contestants. I know it's a bit early, but I think the winner could become an octochamp.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017

Post by Philip Wilson » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:22 pm

Good to see there's life after last Thursday ;)
Anyone else think Rachel should show the nearest available in the impossible numbers games? It happens sometimes but not usually.
I imagine (((1 + 2) x 3 x 9) + 2) x 7 was her way for 581.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:24 pm

They were both pretty great.

TRUNDLED in Rd2 was quite a spot...
Very unusual to have two new players that good face off after the departure of an Octochamp.
I played along with it, and by Rd7, the Michelle Pfeiffer chap was beating me by 21pts. The other fella was 3 ahead.
Beat them both in the end... but it wasn't easy. (The 6s in Rd14 was a Godsend.)
Solid performances.
:arrow: :arrow: :arrow: S:778-ochamp

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017

Post by Neil A Collins » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:18 pm

Surprised Susie didn't spot OPTICIAN in R5. Missed all 6s in R7 :oops: and CALENDAR, although did get TRUNDLED, RIPOSTES + SUNDIAL. In agreement the contestants were of a higher average calibre than a lot who have appeared this series - how often do both post 80+ before the finals, and both without a 9?

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017

Post by James Laverty » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:37 pm

Philip Wilson wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:22 pm
Good to see there's life after last Thursday ;)
Anyone else think Rachel should show the nearest available in the impossible numbers games? It happens sometimes but not usually.
I imagine (((1 + 2) x 3 x 9) + 2) x 7 was her way for 581.
It's quite inconsistent. She does it occasionally but most of the time they seem to just leave it. I'd suspect it's down to time constraints and if they don't have to show a solution they can allow the DC guest to talk for longer
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 31st July 2017

Post by Philip Wilson » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:13 pm

James Laverty wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:37 pm
Philip Wilson wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:22 pm
Good to see there's life after last Thursday ;)
Anyone else think Rachel should show the nearest available in the impossible numbers games? It happens sometimes but not usually.
I imagine (((1 + 2) x 3 x 9) + 2) x 7 was her way for 581.
It's quite inconsistent. She does it occasionally but most of the time they seem to just leave it. I'd suspect it's down to time constraints and if they don't have to show a solution they can allow the DC guest to talk for longer
I guess it's easier and quicker for DC to just say their longest word than for Rachel to explain a numbers solution, but sometimes the nearest, specially in a 6s, is a multiple of 10, which she could just refer to as 54 x 10 or whatever. Or just take the time from the opening chatter.

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