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Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Philip Jarvis » Fri May 01, 2009 1:17 pm

Although it's not mentioned on the programme, it's actually Hamish's 61st birthday today.

Let's see if he finds todays game a piece of cake!!
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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Martin Gardner » Fri May 01, 2009 2:30 pm

Rachel's trying to disappear into the set again! Do they not employ anyone that thinks about colours?
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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Kai Laddiman » Fri May 01, 2009 2:38 pm

Rd 5 sol: (75+7x4+8/8)x4
16/10/2007 - Episode 4460
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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Matthew Green » Fri May 01, 2009 2:38 pm

75 + (4/4)

x

7 - (8/8)
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 Friday 1 May

Post by Douglas Wilson » Fri May 01, 2009 2:39 pm

1st Numbers:

8/8 = 1
75+1 = 76
7 - (4/4) = 6

76 x 6 = 456

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Mark Kudlowski » Fri May 01, 2009 2:40 pm

Ist numbers : 8 x 8 x 7 = 448; 448 + 4 + 4 = 456
I just heard Gyles give it out !

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Charlie Reams » Fri May 01, 2009 2:42 pm

Alternative for 1st numbers, how about ( 75 + 8/8 ) x ( 7 - 4/4 ) ?

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Junaid Mubeen » Fri May 01, 2009 2:47 pm

Since we're on a roll, I might as well offer

(75-4-((8x7)/4))x8

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Kai Laddiman » Fri May 01, 2009 2:48 pm

Rachels well fick innit
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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Douglas Wilson » Fri May 01, 2009 2:55 pm

2nd Numbers:

(8x5) - (6+3) = 31

31 x 25 = 775

775 + 5 = 782

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Charlie Reams » Fri May 01, 2009 2:57 pm

You could also do (75-4-((7x8)/4))x8, and (75-4-(7x(8/4)))x8, and 8x(75-4-((8x7)/4)). I got all of these within the 30 seconds.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Peter Mabey » Fri May 01, 2009 2:57 pm

Alternative second numbers: (25-8)x(8x5+6)=782

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Michael Wallace » Fri May 01, 2009 2:57 pm

alt: (25*6 + 8) *5 ) - 5 - 3

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Michael Wallace » Fri May 01, 2009 2:59 pm

alt (25 - (5 - 3)) * (8*5 - 6)

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Kai Laddiman » Fri May 01, 2009 3:01 pm

TARDIER
16/10/2007 - Episode 4460
Dinos Sfyris 76 - 78 Dorian Lidell
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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Phil Reynolds » Fri May 01, 2009 4:00 pm

Douglas Wilson wrote:775 + 5 = 782
Who says comedy is dead?

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Steve Durney » Fri May 01, 2009 4:15 pm

Round 1: Is UNBIAS allowed? It's ok with Free Dictionary and Dictionary.com, but not allowed according to apterous.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Oliver Garner » Fri May 01, 2009 4:24 pm

BIOMASS round 1

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by David Gunn » Fri May 01, 2009 4:42 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:Rd 5 sol: (75+7x4+8/8)x4
Kai Laddiman wrote:Rachels well fick innit
Pot, Kettle & Black spring to mind here. ;-)
Perhaps you meant (75+(8x4)+7)x4. :-)

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Kai Laddiman » Fri May 01, 2009 4:50 pm

David Gunn wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote:Rd 5 sol: (75+7x4+8/8)x4
Kai Laddiman wrote:Rachels well fick innit
Pot, Kettle & Black spring to mind here. ;-)
Perhaps you meant (75+(8x4)+7)x4. :-)
:| Yeh, that's what I meant.
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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Kirk Bevins » Fri May 01, 2009 5:38 pm

OK - a sensible suggestion, CATENANE for a DC beater in round 6. If the challenger could do numbers, Hamish would be no more.

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Fri May 01, 2009 7:37 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:If the challenger could do numbers, Hamish would be no more.
To be fair I think Hamish would still continue to exist, just perhaps not in the geographical position of the champion's chair.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Joseph Bolas » Sat May 02, 2009 1:44 pm

Apologies to all for the delay, but I have finally got around to posting the recap (although it's not really impressive :oops:).

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sat May 02, 2009 2:31 pm

Joseph Bolas wrote:Apologies to all for the delay, but I have finally got around to posting the recap (although it's not really impressive :oops:).
Apart from I've just noticed the only two rounds I didn't max were numbers rounds. Grrr....had they been easier it would have been one of those magic moments that crop up rarely - a perfect game.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Kai Laddiman » Sat May 02, 2009 3:55 pm

Note Rd 4, Rd 7 and Rd 1...
16/10/2007 - Episode 4460
Dinos Sfyris 76 - 78 Dorian Lidell
Proof that even idiots can get well and truly mainwheeled.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sat May 02, 2009 3:58 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:Note Rd 4, Rd 7 and Rd 1...
Hahaha, that's great. Well spotted. The psychological effect of playing against Hamish!

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 1 May

Post by Neil Zussman » Sat May 02, 2009 4:19 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote:Note Rd 4, Rd 7 and Rd 1...
Hahaha, that's great. Well spotted. The psychological effect of playing against Hamish!
If the second and third matches, if either Heather or John had added that final letter, Hamish would have lost by just a single point. Close stuff.

Does Hamish have the greatest discrepancy between highest and lowest scores ever?

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