Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

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Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:03 pm

Always nice to see a former S64 player doing well the second time round.

Rebecca would have been my fifth opponent if I had lasted that long.

Beaters today CONCHIES in R2 and MODERATE in R4.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:06 pm

Alt 2nd numbers (6+10/5)x50+(7x2)=414
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

Post by Peter Thomas » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:13 pm

Well I don't know how far in advance the conundrums are chosen, but BRIGANDRY was a toughie, especially against two new contestants!

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Post by Tom S » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:48 pm

Peter Thomas wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Well I don't know how far in advance the conundrums are chosen, but BRIGANDRY was a toughie, especially against two new contestants!
You know it's tricky when they have to go to Susie for a definition!

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Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:05 am

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:18 am

Peter Thomas wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Well I don't know how far in advance the conundrums are chosen, but BRIGANDRY was a toughie, especially against two new contestants!
I thought ARCHETYPE the other day was pretty tricky as well!
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:45 pm

Peter Thomas wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Well I don't know how far in advance the conundrums are chosen, but BRIGANDRY was a toughie, especially against two new contestants!
It is better that there is an element of randomness to the Con difficulty (except for in the finals when they are harder by design).
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:29 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:18 am
Peter Thomas wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Well I don't know how far in advance the conundrums are chosen, but BRIGANDRY was a toughie, especially against two new contestants!
I thought ARCHETYPE the other day was pretty tricky as well!
Agreed with both. Although I suppose they had to use CREEPYHAT on that day because Halloween (eve).
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:23 pm

ARCHETYPE had been used as a conundrum twice before and on both occasions it had been spotted.
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