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Spoilers for Wednesday 7th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 130)

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:01 pm
by Toby McDonald
CONOID in R2

R3 Alt.: (75*9)+25
R6 Alt.: ((75+25+7)*4)+5

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 130)

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:05 am
by Howie Myers
r13 alt - LEOTARD
r14 alt - (4*7*25) + (10*10) + 2

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 130)

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:26 am
by Ian Fitzpatrick
Howie Myers wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:05 am
r13 alt - LEOTARD
r14 alt - (4*7*25) + (10*10) + 2
shush not allowed to mention leotard, they're erasing history on channel 4.

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 130)

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:17 pm
by Gavin Chipper
I'm not sure Rachel should give clues by saying "That's a good start" when someone starts their numbers solution.

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 130)

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:14 pm
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:17 pm
I'm not sure Rachel should give clues by saying "That's a good start" when someone starts their numbers solution.
It's not really a clue though is it? Clearly they already think it's a good start or they wouldn't have gone that way.

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 130)

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:17 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:14 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:17 pm
I'm not sure Rachel should give clues by saying "That's a good start" when someone starts their numbers solution.
It's not really a clue though is it? Clearly they already think it's a good start or they wouldn't have gone that way.
Well, they might be unsure, and she only says it when she's seen how to do it with the same start.

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 130)

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:27 pm
by Sam Cappleman-Lynes
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:14 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:17 pm
I'm not sure Rachel should give clues by saying "That's a good start" when someone starts their numbers solution.
It's not really a clue though is it? Clearly they already think it's a good start or they wouldn't have gone that way.
Well, they might be unsure, and she only says it when she's seen how to do it with the same start.
This is a true statement, but I don't see how it provides any assistance to the contestant.

Saying "good start" is equivalent to saying "it is possible to reach the target from this position" and that really has to be your working assumption anyway when you're giving your solution, unsure or otherwise.

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 130)

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:23 pm
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:27 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:14 pm


It's not really a clue though is it? Clearly they already think it's a good start or they wouldn't have gone that way.
Well, they might be unsure, and she only says it when she's seen how to do it with the same start.
This is a true statement, but I don't see how it provides any assistance to the contestant.

Saying "good start" is equivalent to saying "it is possible to reach the target from this position" and that really has to be your working assumption anyway when you're giving your solution, unsure or otherwise.
Yep... Sam has done the heavy lifting here.
Just to add a note of surprise that people can find fault with anything Rachel does on Countdown. I find her presenting / comments / jokes etc. always right on point.

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 7th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 130)

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:32 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:27 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:17 pm
Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:14 pm


It's not really a clue though is it? Clearly they already think it's a good start or they wouldn't have gone that way.
Well, they might be unsure, and she only says it when she's seen how to do it with the same start.
This is a true statement, but I don't see how it provides any assistance to the contestant.

Saying "good start" is equivalent to saying "it is possible to reach the target from this position" and that really has to be your working assumption anyway when you're giving your solution, unsure or otherwise.
I don't think it's the worst thing ever but sometimes contestants are blagging or semi-blagging and correct themselves sometimes so I could imagine someone saying "Plus ... six? No, five?" depending on how Rachel reacts.