Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

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Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:03 pm

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:33 pm

FOCUSSED?

EDIT: I think I may have spelt this wrong.
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Michael Wallace » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:33 pm

FOCUSERS?

(not that I'd've risked it, of course)

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Stewart Gordon » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:34 pm

Joseph Bolas wrote:FOCUSSED?
Yes, it can be spelt with one S or two. How they found only the 7-letter spelling, I don't quite get.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:53 pm

smjg wrote:
Joseph Bolas wrote:FOCUSSED?
Yes, it can be spelt with one S or two. How they found only the 7-letter spelling, I don't quite get.
They did the same a few days ago with MALATE and MALEATE :roll:.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Richard Brittain » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:27 pm

I really liked David Sandbach and I am shocked and disgusted that this annoying woman fluked victory against him.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:31 pm

Richard Brittain wrote:I really liked David Sandbach and I am shocked and disgusted that this annoying woman fluked victory against him.
I am glad she beat him, as David knocked out Matthew so David got his comeuppance :D :lol:.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Matt Coates » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:49 pm

cheers, Joseph, lol, both people were nice, Julie was just really nervous so im glad she won, just a shame i didnt win yesterday as i played against them both and won quite comfortably???? (albeit thanks to 3 wins on the numbers), never mind

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:14 pm

Matt Coates wrote:cheers, Joseph, lol, both people were nice, Julie was just really nervous so im glad she won, just a shame i didnt win yesterday as i played against them both and won quite comfortably???? (albeit thanks to 3 wins on the numbers), never mind
You did good to get 3 overall wins. You just have to hope that Julie or noone else gets 4 wins or your out of the seed list.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Matt Coates » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:53 pm

i think if someone gets 4 wins, then me and tony are tied for 8th place, dunno how they split it, but i think there will be more than 1 person with 4+wins

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Joseph Bolas » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:59 am

Matt Coates wrote:i think if someone gets 4 wins, then me and tony are tied for 8th place, dunno how they split it, but i think there will be more than 1 person with 4+wins
I would assume that because Tony Durrant was the first to get 3 wins and 389 points that if someone was to get 4 wins, you would be knocked out of the seed list. I could be wrong though.

I'm not entirely sure how long there is left in this series (probably a month?), but you never know what could happen. Alot of good contestants in this series have been ending their octochamp runs very early, so maybe noone thats left will be able to get 4 wins. Anything is possible :).

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by David O'Donnell » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:31 am

Matthew Coates wrote:i think if someone gets 4 wins, then me and tony are tied for 8th place, dunno how they split it, but i think there will be more than 1 person with 4+wins
Not to be the harbinger of doom, Matthew, but I think you are right. I wouldn't be surprised if Richard Priest ended up around the number 8 spot. :(

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Howard Somerset » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:25 am

David was just six out on the first numbers round, and had a 6 left over. I was surprised that Carol didn't point this out.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Jon Corby » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:53 pm

Howard Somerset wrote:David was just six out on the first numbers round, and had a 6 left over. I was surprised that Carol didn't point this out.
Stop nicking observations from my recap :x

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Howard Somerset » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:02 pm

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Howard Somerset wrote:David was just six out on the first numbers round, and had a 6 left over. I was surprised that Carol didn't point this out.
Stop nicking observations from my recap :x
My apologies. :( I hadn't read the recap. Only this spoilers thread.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Howard Somerset » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:42 am

Was Susie correct in offering TREASONS? TREASON is only listed as a mass noun.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:57 am

Howard Somerset wrote:Was Susie correct in offering TREASONS? TREASON is only listed as a mass noun.
This has come up before, and yes she was. Somebody (possibly Corby) expressed their hypothetical outrage if they offered SENATORS and their opponent still got the points for TREASONS when they had taken the time to learn a less dodgy anagram!

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:41 pm

dinos_the_chemist wrote:
Howard Somerset wrote:Was Susie correct in offering TREASONS? TREASON is only listed as a mass noun.
This has come up before, and yes she was. Somebody (possibly Corby) expressed their hypothetical outrage if they offered SENATORS and their opponent still got the points for TREASONS when they had taken the time to learn a less dodgy anagram!
That doesn't answer the question of whether it's a legitimate word. Maybe she made the same mistake twice. On what basis would it be allowed?

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:43 pm

Oh yeah forgot about that. But surely she isn't gonna go back on it now after accepting it twice, so for all intensive Countdown purposes, it IS valid.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday, 10th April

Post by Howard Somerset » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:46 pm

I've found two previous instances of TREASONS being offered, and in both cases it was Susie who gave it. One was in Series 54, and the other was only last month in one of Barry Smith's games. I have a vague recollection of Susie justifying it by saying that there is a high treason and a petty treason, thus two possible treasons. However, if I were to appear on the programme and find that TREASONS is possible, I hope that I'd remember to go with the safer SENATORS, as that would be the day that Susie disallows it.

The earlier one this series is discussed here.

BTW, you mention in that thread, Jim, that you have TREASONS in your dictionary. I understood that it is your dictionary that CountMax uses. CountMax doesn't come up with TREASONS, but does offer SENATORS and a couple of other anagrams - ASSENTOR and SANTEROS.

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