Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

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Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:29 pm

RETOSSED and MAINOURS as beaters in the last two letters rounds.
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Post by Tom S » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:43 pm

Had RESTOWED as well. Caught up when I needed to, as through some misses, Phil had a 12 point lead, but I took it in the end. There seemed to be quite a few words which were quite complex maxes. Got 7 maxes which was not too bad. Also nice to see the quality being raised a bit today, thanks to some nice spots.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:04 pm

The champion guy was really taking the piss with his pronunciation of "consonant" today. I'm sure he was even saying "Communist" at one point.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:08 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:04 pm
The champion guy was really taking the piss with his pronunciation of "consonant" today. I'm sure he was even saying "Communist" at one point.
Let's see who can get the most pisstake pronunciation of consonant onto TV. Bonus points for anyone who can get something like "cunt's pants" past the sensors. (Was the best vulgarity I could think of that would sound sort of like it - feel free to do better)
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Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:28 pm

cunts sonnet...sounds like an X rated Shakespeare poem.
Did anyone feel sorry for how the champion was cut off as he Ballard up the second numbers.
He said that he'd written it down.....maybe he's a doctor and couldn't read his own writing
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Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

Post by Philip Wilson » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:59 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:28 pm
Did anyone feel sorry for how the champion was cut off as he Ballard up the second numbers.
He said that he'd written it down.....maybe a doctor and couldn't read his own writing
Yep, when he holds up his paper if you pause it you can see he's written 7x4+3x(?)8, ok so that's 248 anyway so either he misdeclared or was going to do -1-1, or he wrote that down but it's under his fingers.
Definitely harsh as I remember RR asking someone before if they'd written it down when they were having trouble saying it out loud.
Good thing it didn't affect the result but it can't have gained the programme any new viewers!

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Post by Elliott Mellor » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:10 pm

Can see why he might have felt cheated, and he was clearly very annoyed by it judging by his actions after. However, in fairness he was taking the mickey a bit and I can see why Nick thought he was playing for time. The correct action would have been to check his paper I think, and see if it corresponds.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:28 pm

That could have been done before the edit
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Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:06 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:10 pm
Can see why he might have felt cheated, and he was clearly very annoyed by it judging by his actions after. However, in fairness he was taking the mickey a bit and I can see why Nick thought he was playing for time. The correct action would have been to check his paper I think, and see if it corresponds.
I agree, it did affect his demeanour for a couple of rounds, and I'm sure if they'd have checked his writing they, and he, would have seen he wasn't totally correct.
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Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

Post by Countdown Team » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:38 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:10 pm
The correct action would have been to check his paper I think, and see if it corresponds.
Have a bit of faith. We edited out many seconds of indecision prior to the DQ.

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Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th February 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 20)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:02 pm

Countdown Team wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:38 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:10 pm
The correct action would have been to check his paper I think, and see if it corresponds.
Have a bit of faith. We edited out many seconds of indecision prior to the DQ.
Cheers for clearing that up - apologies if I sounded very harsh.

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