Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

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Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Post by Thomas Carey » Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:50 pm

Dinos.
cheers maus

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Post by Owen Carroll » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:37 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:50 pm
Dinos.
Do you plan to say anything else until dinos's games are done?

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Post by Judy W » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:58 pm

Dinos was unlucky there with tetragon. A good game though - a closer match makes for more exciting viewing!

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Post by Vince Fernando » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:03 pm

The word "Tetragon" is in my Shorter OED (Fifth edition, 2002) and even in my Concise Oxford (Seventh, 1982).
I wonder why SD did not allow that word.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:27 pm

Vince Fernando wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:03 pm
The word "Tetragon" is in my Shorter OED (Fifth edition, 2002) and even in my Concise Oxford (Seventh, 1982).
I wonder why SD did not allow that word.
Cos it's not in the dictionary Countdown uses!

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:56 pm

Annoyingly I had tetragon and two other words disallowed and missed the 9s, so lost today despite getting the numbers
(first one alt (100+9+1)x(10-6)-10; last one alt 2x75+5x7).

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Post by Vince Fernando » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:25 pm

Gavin Chipper:
What is the official countdown dictionary?
I thought it is the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:27 pm

Vince Fernando wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:25 pm
Gavin Chipper:
What is the official countdown dictionary?
I thought it is the Oxford English Dictionary.
There's different versions though. They use the online one but the subscription version so the free one is only an approximation.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Post by Owen Carroll » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:00 am

Never seen a contestant get a 9 in his first 5 games.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Post by Vince Fernando » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:19 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:27 pm
Vince Fernando wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:25 pm
Gavin Chipper:
What is the official countdown dictionary?
I thought it is the Oxford English Dictionary.
There's different versions though. They use the online one but the subscription version so the free one is only an approximation.
The word "tetragon" is in the printed version of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. I did not use a free version.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th February 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 27)

Post by Ray Wilding » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:51 pm

Vince Fernando wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:27 pm
Vince Fernando wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:25 pm
Gavin Chipper:
What is the official countdown dictionary?
I thought it is the Oxford English Dictionary.
There's different versions though. They use the online one but the subscription version so the free one is only an approximation.
The word "tetragon" is in the printed version of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. I did not use a free version.
Countdown uses Oxford Dictionaries Online. TETRAGON in not in https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/searc ... y=tetragon , presumably because it's rare and QUADRILATERAL is the normal term.

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