Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

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Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Ben Hunter » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:31 pm

The girls battle it out for Jeff Stelling's burgeoning love.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Hannah O » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:41 pm

Well, I got one of the words that Dictionary Corner proposed right away! It's only gone downhill from there though.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Lisa Thomson » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:44 pm

How I didn't get the first numbers I have no idea!! Doh :!:

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Ben Hunter » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:45 pm

I hope this doesn't turn into the first nil-points...

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Mark Kudlowski » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:59 pm

2nd numbers alt:

25 x (10 + 9) = 475;
(5 x 2) + 7 = 17;

475 - 17 = 458

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Lisa Thomson » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:59 pm

oops, I forgot I did that on the second numbers! :oops:

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Hannah O » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:59 pm

I got within 2 of the first numbers, but I'm disappointed that there aren't any 4 large rounds yet! Still confused how I got NEONATAL right away! The Teatime Teasers are defeating me though.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Ben Hunter » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:05 pm

The lasagne quip was brilliant. Jeff is funny as hell haha.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Mark Kudlowski » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:09 pm

ALGINATES - salts of alginic acid for the LASAGNE / STEALING round

Also 3rd nos alt:

(25 x 4) - (5 + 9) + 50

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Ben Hunter » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:10 pm

Well done Lisa, staved off a good fight back from the challenger.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Ben Wilson » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:10 pm

Final vowel in round 12 would've given an I for GENITALIA...

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Post by Howard Somerset » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:12 pm

Well done, Lisa. Bet you were relieved to get through after that fight-back. Number one on the leader board now. :)

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Post by Lisa Thomson » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:15 pm

Thanks! She had 16 people up from London with her, so a lot of crowd support. I was getting really tired by this point!

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:21 pm

Ben Wilson wrote:Final vowel in round 12 would've given an I for GENITALIA...
Me too :) And we would have got it as the next vowel was an I (unless there was a cut or something)

Scored 12 max today missing SAGAS (saw MSASA too late), POCHARD and ALGINATES. Nice to see 2 attractive faces in competition. Last time that happened was Corby vs Reams. From the sound of it when she got STEALING and the conundrum I reckon Anna had quite a fanclub behind her ;)

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by DaveC » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:44 pm

Lisa Thomson wrote:She had 16 people up from London with her, so a lot of crowd support.
I bet they really enjoyed the first 5 rounds!

Recalled STEALING+A gives a 9, but couldn't remember what it was. Doh!

Has to be the most extendable 8 there is. If you want to... ahem.. make your GENITALS a bit bigger, you can do it with A, B, D, E, G, H, J, M, N, O, R, S, T or Y.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Katherine Birkett » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:10 pm

Letters 1 – TALONED

Letters 2 – POSTIE

Letters 3 – RETAILS

Letters 4 – GUMS

Numbers 1 – 688!! THREE NUMBERS ROUNDS IN A ROW!

Tea Time Teaser 1 – got PROUDEST

Letters 5 – BOASTED

Letters 6 – BANNER

Letters 7 – SALTIRE

Letters 8 – POCHARD (type of duck - Aythya ferina)

Numbers 2 – 459 (1 out)

Tea Time Teaser 2 – got INDUSTRY

Letters 9 – PORKED (errm……. Sorry!)

Letters 10 – GELATINS

Letters 11 – SHIVER

Numbers 3 – 130 (6 off)

Conundrum – Nope!

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:00 pm

Wow - I thought Lisa was fit and then up comes Anna. Awesome smile, nice laugh, lovely eyes and cute as hell. I don't know how I still managed to concentrate on the game particularly when I thought Anna was going to show GENITALS.

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Post by Lisa Thomson » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:12 pm

Yeah, Anna beat me there!!

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:25 pm

Lisa Thomson wrote:Yeah, Anna beat me there!!
But you're married and have kids - that puts any man off. Anna's "status" wasn't mentioned so here's hoping...

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Post by Lisa Thomson » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:30 pm

Ha ha! Not all men!!
Anna was a great laugh, really nice person, felt a little bit bad beating her!

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Post by Richard Priest » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:34 pm

Lisa Thomson wrote:Thanks! She had 16 people up from London with her, so a lot of crowd support. I was getting really tired by this point!
I wondered why there was such a laugh in the audience when Jeff said she was a Celine Dion fan.

Welll done Lisa, didn't know until just that you were on the forum.You beat me with WIMPIEST.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:37 pm

Rich Priest wrote:.

Welll done Lisa, didn't know until just that you were on the forum.You beat me with WIMPIEST.
Ditto. I had a 13/15 max game, missing WIMPIEST/OPTIMISE and the obscure POCHARD. I was happy with getting ALGINATES though.

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Post by Vikash Shah » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:17 pm

Lisa Thomson wrote:Ha ha! Not all men!!
Anna was a great laugh, really nice person, felt a little bit bad beating her!
Don't feel bad, despite the fightback it was a solid win for you. But without wishing to offend your good self, Anna did win my support from the moment Jeff introduced her just by being so bubbly and having that heartwarming smile... HOW DARE YOU DEPRIVE ME OF SEEING HER AGAIN!!! :D

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Post by Vikash Shah » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:22 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:Wow - I thought Lisa was fit and then up comes Anna. Awesome smile, nice laugh, lovely eyes and cute as hell. I don't know how I still managed to concentrate on the game particularly when I thought Anna was going to show GENITALS.
Sorry but THAT word reminds me of (NSFW): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqXi8WmQ_WM

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Post by Martin Gardner » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:34 pm

Just for the record, what was Anna's declaration in round 1? It sounded like DENTLE* to me, but that's not a word and there was only one E. Also it would have been a bit harsh on Lisa if she'd lost, because Anna's numbers solution is technically invalid. I know Carol would have done the same thing (i.e. said +10 instead of -10) but I think in that case, if she's written it down they should look at her piece of paper to see what exactly she's written.
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Post by Dan Vanniasingham » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:39 pm

After today's show, I confidently predicted there'd be references to the attractiveness of the challenger (check), as well as another obvious numbers alternate post (check), and a special "this is what I got" recap (check).

However, unless it's slipped me by, nobody has mentioned the unbelievable incident in numbers round 2, where Anna said "subtract the 10" when she meant add. THIS IS A NATIONAL OUTRAGE PEOPLE - SHE GOT 10 POINTS AND COULD'VE WON THE GAME (if she'd solved the final numbers).

(I actually feel Rachel handed Anna's slip-up ok, I guess Gevin & MG haven't seen the show yet to lay down the law though).

Also, welcome to the forum Lisa. I hope you're not too offended by those who denounce anyone not scoring daily centuries as "rubbish", and that you enjoyed your time in the studio.

(Whilst previewing this I've noticed a post has been made in the meantime - I wonder what it concerns...)

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Vikash Shah » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:42 pm

Martin Gardner wrote:Just for the record, what was Anna's declaration in round 1? It sounded like DENTLE* to me, but that's not a word and there was only one E. Also it would have been a bit harsh on Lisa if she'd lost, because Anna's numbers solution is technically invalid. I know Carol would have done the same thing (i.e. said +10 instead of -10) but I think in that case, if she's written it down they should look at her piece of paper to see what exactly she's written.
DENTAL.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Neil Zussman » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:48 pm

Martin Gardner wrote:Just for the record, what was Anna's declaration in round 1? It sounded like DENTLE* to me, but that's not a word and there was only one E.
Didn't she just say DENTAL?
I guess that at the time of the 'numbergate' round that has agitated Dan, Rachel was well aware that Anna was obviously very nervous and had made a poor start, and so decided to give her a tiny push in the right direction. I can't see anything wrong with it in this instance- I imagine Anna had written down something like '10+4-3=11' or whatever she needed to add on but decided to say it one step at a time, to make Rachel's life easier. Unfortunately she said subtract instead of add.
Though I must admit, I knew there would be letters sent to Channel 4, so I was hoping it wouldn't affect the outcome!
Well done to you Lisa.

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:59 pm

Martin Gardner wrote:Just for the record, what was Anna's declaration in round 1? It sounded like DENTLE* to me, but that's not a word and there was only one E.
Yeah, I noticed that. And also what was John Inverdale on about - saying that JENNATALZ was there for 8? That's not a word, there was no J or Z and it would have been a 9 anyway!

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Post by Chris Civil » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:15 pm

Glad someone mentioned 'optimise' as I armchair declared it and then disallowed it due to my lazy validation methods (google the word, if it offers a definition then I take it as allowed). Sadly my R11 attemp of 'doorkeep' was not valid under either adjudication method.

Was nice to see a spirited comeback from Anna, made for a good game all round.

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Post by Ian Dent » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:17 pm

Anna was very nice.

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Katherine Birkett wrote:Letters 1 – TALONED

Letters 2 – POSTIE

Letters 3 – RETAILS

Letters 4 – GUMS

Numbers 1 – 688!! THREE NUMBERS ROUNDS IN A ROW!

Tea Time Teaser 1 – got PROUDEST

Letters 5 – BOASTED

Letters 6 – BANNER

Letters 7 – SALTIRE

Letters 8 – POCHARD (type of duck - Aythya ferina)

Numbers 2 – 459 (1 out)

Tea Time Teaser 2 – got INDUSTRY

Letters 9 – PORKED (errm……. Sorry!)

Letters 10 – GELATINS

Letters 11 – SHIVER

Numbers 3 – 130 (6 off)

Conundrum – Nope!
Has anyone ever actually passed comments on these ridiculous posts of yours?
If I suddenly have a squirming baby on my lap it probably means that I should start paying it some attention and stop wasting my time messing around on a Countdown forum

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Post by Junaid Mubeen » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:22 pm

Fascinating game to watch, well done Lisa! I got OVERJOYED in Hansford/DoD-esque time so was chuffed with that :)

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Post by Ben Hunter » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:42 pm

Matthew Green wrote:Has anyone ever actually passed comments on these ridiculous posts of yours?
They're not hurting anyone.

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Post by Junaid Mubeen » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:44 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:
Matthew Green wrote:Has anyone ever actually passed comments on these ridiculous posts of yours?
They're not hurting anyone.
Actually my finger slipped when I frantically scrolled down to avoid seeing today's post and subsequently fell onto the sharp end of a pencil. It still hurts.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:28 am

Junaid Mubeen wrote:
Ben Hunter wrote:
Matthew Green wrote:Has anyone ever actually passed comments on these ridiculous posts of yours?
They're not hurting anyone.
Actually my finger slipped when I frantically scrolled down to avoid seeing today's post and subsequently fell onto the sharp end of a pencil. It still hurts.
All together now.....
aaaahhhhhhh
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Post by Ben Hunter » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:55 am

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Junaid Mubeen wrote:
Ben Hunter wrote:They're not hurting anyone.
Actually my finger slipped when I frantically scrolled down to avoid seeing today's post and subsequently fell onto the sharp end of a pencil. It still hurts.
All together now.....
aaaahhhhhhh
Is that a sympathetic 'awww' sound or a terrified 'arghhh' sound?

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Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:09 pm

It's ironic sympathy - if there is such a thing :?:
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Post by Martin Gardner » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:14 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:
Matthew Green wrote:Has anyone ever actually passed comments on these ridiculous posts of yours?
They're not hurting anyone.
I suppose they are a bit annoying, but still is seems an appropriate sort of thing to do on the spoilers forum.
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Post by David Gunn » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:27 pm

Martin Gardner wrote:
Ben Hunter wrote:
Matthew Green wrote:Has anyone ever actually passed comments on these ridiculous posts of yours?
They're not hurting anyone.
I suppose they are a bit annoying, but still is seems an appropriate sort of thing to do on the spoilers forum.
Katherine, most people on this thread seem to be taking the live-and-let-live approach, fair enough, but couldn't you use the same round-numbering convention as everyone else, i.e. 1-15 where 5, 10 & 14 are Numbers and 15 is the conundrum?

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Post by Jon Duncan » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:51 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:Wow - I thought Lisa was fit and then up comes Anna. Awesome smile, nice laugh, lovely eyes and cute as hell. I don't know how I still managed to concentrate on the game particularly when I thought Anna was going to show GENITALS.
That's the 'if Carlsberg made Countdown ... ' scenario kicking in. Right, better get my beer-goggles!

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Post by Matthew Green » Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:23 am

Martin Gardner wrote:
Ben Hunter wrote:
Matthew Green wrote:Has anyone ever actually passed comments on these ridiculous posts of yours?
They're not hurting anyone.
I suppose they are a bit annoying, but still is seems an appropriate sort of thing to do on the spoilers forum.
Its appropriate to do at home on your own on a piece of paper and if you get a word that wasn't mentioned on the show you could come and post it.

Nobody on planet Earth cares if she got the teatime teaser.
If I suddenly have a squirming baby on my lap it probably means that I should start paying it some attention and stop wasting my time messing around on a Countdown forum

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th February 2009

Post by Katherine Birkett » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:13 pm

Matthew Green wrote:Nobody on planet Earth cares if she got the teatime teaser.
If that's the way you choose to conduct yourself and treat people who have an interest in common with yours, I am pleased I'm not your friend and I'm pleased I've overlooked your comments.

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