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Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:16 pm
by Ray Wilding
OROTATE to beat ROTATE in R1.

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Bizarre teatime teaser - I don't really see the connection between rhythm and vowelless.

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:37 pm
by Tom S
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Bizarre teatime teaser - I don't really see the connection between rhythm and vowelless.
Agreed

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 pm
by Marc Meakin
There are no vowels in RHYTHM

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 pm
There are no vowels in RHYTHM
Thanks. Nick should be explaining these though.

POLICED as the standard method seven in round 13.

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:00 pm
by Ryan Lam
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 pm
There are no vowels in RHYTHM
Thanks. Nick should be explaining these though.
Same here! I had no idea what was the relation until I had a closer look at the word and thought to myself "Oh yeah..."

Alternative to R3 if you want to use all the Numbers: (10 x 7) + 50 + 9 - 6 + 4

Good job on both contestants getting R6 on the dot, I only managed 762..hopefully Dougie can be an Octochamp tomorrow...we haven't had one in 1.5 months!

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:17 pm
by Tom S
Ryan Lam wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 pm
There are no vowels in RHYTHM
Thanks. Nick should be explaining these though.
Same here! I had no idea what was the relation until I had a closer look at the word and thought to myself "Oh yeah..."

Alternative to R3 if you want to use all the Numbers: (10 x 7) + 50 + 9 - 6 + 4

Good job on both contestants getting R6 on the dot, I only managed 762..hopefully Dougie can be an Octochamp tomorrow...we haven't had one in 1.5 months!
Think he can/will do Ryan....

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:50 pm
by Peter Mabey
Although Y isn't in the 'vowel' box it is certainly pronounced as one in RHYTHM :?

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:23 pm
by Elliott Mellor
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 pm
There are no vowels in RHYTHM
Thanks. Nick should be explaining these though.
In case you can't figure them out?

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:38 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 pm
There are no vowels in RHYTHM
Thanks. Nick should be explaining these though.
In case you can't figure them out?
Basically. It's not like there's a second teatime teaser where you have to figure out the meaning. It's supposed to all become clear when it's revealed.

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:14 am
by Elliott Mellor
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:54 pm


Thanks. Nick should be explaining these though.
In case you can't figure them out?
Basically. It's not like there's a second teatime teaser where you have to figure out the meaning. It's supposed to all become clear when it's revealed.
I suppose it wouldn't be too hard to mention the meaning, but then you'd probably get people accusing it of patronising - you can't really win.

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:05 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:14 am
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:23 pm


In case you can't figure them out?
Basically. It's not like there's a second teatime teaser where you have to figure out the meaning. It's supposed to all become clear when it's revealed.
I suppose it wouldn't be too hard to mention the meaning, but then you'd probably get people accusing it of patronising - you can't really win.
It depends how it's explained. If Nick just casually makes the link in a non-patronising way, then it's fine. But I don't think he's given the explanations anyway. I got the feeling he had no idea about this one, and he often goes to Susie to explain the words.

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:18 pm
by Countdown Team
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Bizarre teatime teaser - I don't really see the connection between rhythm and vowelless.
:lol:

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:42 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Countdown Team wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Bizarre teatime teaser - I don't really see the connection between rhythm and vowelless.
:lol:
Yeah, in the cold light of day it looks stupid but when you know the explanation it's always obvious. I know of at least two other people who missed it and that's not including Nick who clearly had no idea.

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:08 pm
by Philip Wilson
Ryan Lam wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:00 pm

Alternative to R3 if you want to use all the Numbers: (10 x 7) + 50 + 9 - 6 + 4

Good job on both contestants getting R6 on the dot, I only managed 762..hopefully Dougie can be an Octochamp tomorrow...we haven't had one in 1.5 months!
My way to 761 was 4 x 6/3 x (100 - 5) + 1.
Guess I was lucky going that way first.

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:07 am
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Countdown Team wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Bizarre teatime teaser - I don't really see the connection between rhythm and vowelless.
:lol:
Yeah, in the cold light of day it looks stupid but when you know the explanation it's always obvious. I know of at least two other people who missed it and that's not including Nick who clearly had no idea.
Make that two more from this household! It isn't often that we don't understand the TTT but this was way off the norm, a few more like that and we'll be getting them straight away I'm sure.

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:35 pm
by Countdown Team
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Countdown Team wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:18 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Bizarre teatime teaser - I don't really see the connection between rhythm and vowelless.
:lol:
Yeah, in the cold light of day it looks stupid but when you know the explanation it's always obvious. I know of at least two other people who missed it and that's not including Nick who clearly had no idea.
It's harder when just hearing it, but when you've typed it out, the connection is staring you in the face. Nick tends to query any he doesn't understand during the ad break. He didn't this time.
You're a disgrace. :D

Re: Spoilers for Monday 16th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 70)

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:58 pm
by Mark Deeks
Yeah to be fair Gev, that was pretty brutal and you need to close your account now.