Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

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Toby McDonald
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Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

Post by Toby McDonald » Tue May 14, 2019 5:12 pm

GEOTIC in R4
RURALITES in R5

Great game today. Sad to see Sandra go. I really thought she would win 8 but Arran seems like a decent player too with ISOPTERAN and his R14 solve. He may be stopped by a certain someone later this week though ;)

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

Post by Owen Carroll » Tue May 14, 2019 5:25 pm

Toby McDonald wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:12 pm
GEOTIC in R4
RURALITES in R5

Great game today. Sad to see Sandra go. I really thought she would win 8 but Arran seems like a decent player too with ISOPTERAN and his R14 solve. He may be stopped by a certain someone later this week though ;)
Yeah a certain bot could go on to do great things here!

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

Post by Neil A Collins » Tue May 14, 2019 8:32 pm

Toby McDonald wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:12 pm
seems like a decent player too with ISOPTERAN and his R14 solve
Took a while to get going, but choices/spots/solves like those do make me wonder if he's a lurker under a pseudonym on apterous

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue May 14, 2019 9:42 pm

Neil A Collins wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Toby McDonald wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 5:12 pm
seems like a decent player too with ISOPTERAN and his R14 solve
Took a while to get going, but choices/spots/solves like those do make me wonder if he's a lurker under a pseudonym on apterous
I thought the same. After going something like 15-0 down, he woke up and started playing really well. But he could be up against someone potentially extremely good in the near future.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

Post by Neil A Collins » Wed May 15, 2019 6:58 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:42 pm
he could be up against someone potentially extremely good in the near future.
Potentially :D Bet Elliott wished he'd been involved in this game. Even matching the contestants as opposed to finding difficult maxes in R2 + R13 would have given a total of 153 - Zarte's record would have been short-lived.

And I really need to remember that EGOTICx > GEOTIC

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

Post by Chris Wylie » Wed May 15, 2019 9:24 am

I said to my hubby that he must be an Apterite with spots like that!

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

Post by Philip Wilson » Fri May 17, 2019 12:53 pm

Chris Wylie wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 9:24 am
I said to my hubby that he must be an Apterite with spots like that!
Did he have spots? I didn't notice any :D
Arran's slow start may have caused Sandra to stick with her 7 in the 'retrials' round, thus helping Arran. The conundrum was pretty exciting. Would Sandra solve it having been given an extra few seconds due to Arran's attempt?

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri May 17, 2019 1:12 pm

I always think it's a mistake not to write the conundrum down if you don't get it after a certain amount of time.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 14th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 80)

Post by Stewart Gordon » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:41 pm

So the whole phrase "on one's Tod Sloan" became rhyming slang for "alone". That's interesting. Usually the rhyme is formed from a phrase that has meaning in itself. But what pre-existing meaning would "on one's Tod Sloan" have had?

According to both Wiktionary and what I recall being taught, the formation is actually Tod Sloan -> own.

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