Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

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Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Ray Wilding » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:28 pm

Looks like DC mistakenly allowed devouts while missing OVULATED/OVULATES in R5.
DRAGSTER in R7.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Tony Atkins » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:08 pm

2nd numbers - 1 away (933) by the standard method, but out of time (100-6)x(8+50/25)-8=932.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Tom S » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:12 pm

Poor Bob- was probably his worst showing, but seems to be a recurring theme for people to lose on their 8th game at the moment. Matthew definitely was the better player on the day, so we will see how he does.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:30 pm

I suspect that Bob could have been weakened by this being the fifth and last game of the recording session, too.
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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Tom S » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:32 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:30 pm
I suspect that Bob could have been weakened by this being the fifth and last game of the recording session, too.
I would agree. I suspect he will come fresh faced in the finals, and as it stands, I still find him a threat to do very well in the finals.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Owen Carroll » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:39 pm

I really feel bad for bob. But I think Matthew could go far. But I'm surprised that Rachel didn't suggest a possible rematch in the finals.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Owen Carroll » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:46 pm

R1: Mediant
R2: rides
R3: made a mistake.
R4: louts. Had loudest but I forgot it.
R5: routier
R6: nothing
R7: tarried
R8: beaming
R9: same as bob.
R10: etalons
R11: molinets. Thanks tom.
R12: adopt
R13: sober
R14: made a mistake.
R15: went for faintedly like Matthew but was wrong

So I woulda lost 86-58 to bob.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Vince Fernando » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:27 am

Tony Atkins wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:08 pm
2nd numbers - 1 away (933) by the standard method, but out of time (100-6)x(8+50/25)-8=932.
What is meant by the "standard method"? Is there a "standard" algorithm to solve the number problem?

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Countdown Team » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:05 am

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Looks like DC mistakenly allowed devouts while missing OVULATED/OVULATES in R5.
DRAGSTER in R7.
Devouts being allowed was a poor oversight on our part, but DC did declare OVULATED though?

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Ray Wilding » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:15 pm

Countdown Team wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:05 am
Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Looks like DC mistakenly allowed devouts while missing OVULATED/OVULATES in R5.
DRAGSTER in R7.
Devouts being allowed was a poor oversight on our part, but DC did declare OVULATED though?
That was a mistake on my part, I missed that DC did get OVULATED.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Toby McDonald » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:32 pm

BADIGEON in R8

2 seven-time winners in the same series already, lol. Matthew seems like he could win quite a few games. :)

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Tony Atkins » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:14 pm

Vince Fernando wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:27 am
What is meant by the "standard method"? Is there a "standard" algorithm to solve the number problem?
Only for 3 large - See http://wiki.apterous.org/Standard_Method

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by David Williams » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:39 pm

Seriously? I always thought "standard method" was just a little joke.

And this method works in 60% of cases, so 40% of the time it leaves you at least 25 away from the target?

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Philip Wilson » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:29 am

So what is it called when you just take a number or combination of numbers to make a multiplier, multiply a large number by that, and then adjust to the target using another number or combination of numbers? Basic method perhaps?
As opposed to adjusting the large number before multiplication, which is maybe a second degree basic method? Or have I gone mad?!

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 28)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:06 pm

David Williams wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:39 pm
Seriously? I always thought "standard method" was just a little joke.

And this method works in 60% of cases, so 40% of the time it leaves you at least 25 away from the target?
It started as Tony's 3-large thing, but it became generally used as a joke.

But I think "working" means getting it spot on, not getting within 25!

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