Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

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Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

Post by Ray Wilding » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:15 pm

OUTASIGHT in R1 :D

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Post by Peter Mabey » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:37 pm

A simpler way : (25-9)x5x6 = 480

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

Post by Mark Kudlowski » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:54 pm

TETRODES in ROSETTED round.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

Post by Ryan Lam » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:13 pm

Loved the way the Audience sighed when they couldn't unscramble HUBREGION for NEIGHBOUR at the end, the only way I solved it was because my Economics Teacher linked all three separate words during the Topic of Globalization...that goes for me for the R6 and R14...misdeclared and couldn't see the 1 for 756 when it was so obvious, maybe I should take Philip's advice and practice for Numbers, I've noticed I kept stumbling for the last few days for the Daily Duel...

Loved the first TTT, I'm learning how to drive an Auto Car and luckily I don't have to worry about that GEARSTICK and the clutch. What a close shave, remember James Kennedy vs Rania Abdul-Wahab? Phew...What a close shave, remember James Kennedy vs Rania Abdul-Wahab? Phew...

(P.S. I won't be on the Daily Chat due to House Renovations cutting off Internet access for up to two weeks, hopefully the workers can finish up before Good Friday and it'll be back to usual for me there! I personally wish for the Monday after GMT becomes BST...:) )

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:37 pm

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:15 pm
OUTASIGHT in R1 :D
I saw that too but assumed it wasn't in. And I thought you were probably joking until I checked just now!

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

Post by Tom S » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:06 pm

Interestingly, John had MODIST incorrectly disallowed- which meant that he should have won the game!

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

Post by Keith Bennett » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:10 pm

Tom S wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Interestingly, John had MODIST incorrectly disallowed- which meant that he should have won the game!
I don't think he did, based on the OED online entry, which says it is the US equivalent of "modiste".

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/modist

That's not the same as declaring a word more commonly used in the US but spelt the same way in the UK.

I got the feeling though that he was a bit peeved after both that and Rachel (quite reasonably) declaring him out of time on the numbers, and allowed himself to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

But it's easy sitting here, I'd have probably done exactly the same.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 16th March 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 49)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:32 pm

Keith Bennett wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:10 pm
Tom S wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Interestingly, John had MODIST incorrectly disallowed- which meant that he should have won the game!
I don't think he did, based on the OED online entry, which says it is the US equivalent of "modiste".

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/modist

That's not the same as declaring a word more commonly used in the US but spelt the same way in the UK.

I got the feeling though that he was a bit peeved after both that and Rachel (quite reasonably) declaring him out of time on the numbers, and allowed himself to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

But it's easy sitting here, I'd have probably done exactly the same.
The entry is quite unclear. It says "US= "modiste"", which looks like it's saying that the US spelling is (equals) MODISTE. It doesn't have a definition given though, suggesting that it might just be a short entry to mention the US spelling. If you go to MODISTE, it has a proper entry with definition, but it doesn't mention any US spelling and it gives a different origin for the word, as well as being two centuries later than for MODIST. Conclusion? Don't ask me. It's an awful dictionary. Like, really bad.

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