Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

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Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by Ray Wilding » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:47 pm

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:07 pm

Was OUTEARN removed in the last update? If not, its disallowal could have decided the game -- had it been allowed, the score after the conundrum would have been 49-49 and Lawrie would still have had a shot on the tie-break.
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by Ray Wilding » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm

OUTEARN is one of a subset of words that when typed without a hyphen take you to the US version without a hyphen.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:26 pm

RUPTION was a beater in one of the rounds.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by Tom S » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:54 pm

Didn't see today's show, but a very low scoring game altogether. Personally I think Owen Taaffe was quite unlucky to lose as it was really disallowed words which cost him a win, if it wasn't for that then I would imagine he would still be playing presently as the standard hasn't been very high if I'm perfectly honest, and also that he was quite a solid player, too.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:29 pm

ORNATURE in the OUTEARN round.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:31 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:07 pm
Was OUTEARN removed in the last update? If not, its disallowal could have decided the game -- had it been allowed, the score after the conundrum would have been 49-49 and Lawrie would still have had a shot on the tie-break.
Yeah he was very unlucky there, a more thorough look would have shown it to be in - it's a similar scenario to Kirk's HEDARIM - it's in but quite hidden so just a quick check might not yield anything.
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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by David Williams » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:22 pm

Certainly unlucky. A search for SEEDINGS in this forum reveals 207 matches.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:06 am

Tom S wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:54 pm
Didn't see today's show, but a very low scoring game altogether. Personally I think Owen Taaffe was quite unlucky to lose as it was really disallowed words which cost him a win, if it wasn't for that then I would imagine he would still be playing presently as the standard hasn't been very high if I'm perfectly honest, and also that he was quite a solid player, too.
Maybe unlucky to lose this game but in the general scheme of things, I think his days were numbered.

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by Tom S » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:28 pm

I didn't really see him as an octochamp for sure, but I think that he still gave it a good shot, particularly game one:)

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Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th October 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 72)

Post by Philip Wilson » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:03 pm

David Williams wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:22 pm
Certainly unlucky. A search for SEEDINGS in this forum reveals 207 matches.
Seedings must be the most used word to ever be disallowed on Countdown.

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