Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

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Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 18, 2015 12:23 am

WAHEY!! AT LAST!! A FULL WEEK OF COUNTDOWN :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

It seems like ages since we first set our eyes on the current champion, David Pooley......, and it was, 13 days ago to be exact...... :shock: :o

Since then, we've had a general election, a secret special episode of Countdown, Huddersfield Town scandalously only given 1 point for the abandoned game at Blackpool, and most importantly, David Pooley becoming a member of c4c.

But since then, we've only seen him win 3 shows, which is probably quite a long stretch for the same series........... Either way, if he wins all 5 shows this week, he'll be in the finals, which start in just 16 days time. (Although, Apterite Steve Redfern is waiting in the wings tomorrow, so he'll have to be on good form..........)

Louise Minchin carries on in DC upto Thursday, before Steve Backshall takes over on Friday.

Join Andy for the recap later. ;) :) :D
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by Tony Atkins » Mon May 18, 2015 1:23 pm

Obscure 8 available in the POLENTA+MT round.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by Tony Atkins » Mon May 18, 2015 1:29 pm

"COMPERE with the double E" - surely that's COMPEER which is also valid!

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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by Mark Mills » Mon May 18, 2015 1:31 pm

DANGEROUS this round
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Post by Mark Mills » Mon May 18, 2015 1:32 pm

wow I got one...
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Mon May 18, 2015 1:35 pm

Tony Atkins wrote:Obscure 8 available in the POLENTA+MT round.
Got this #boom

ISOMERIC in round 8(?) ;) :D :P
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Post by Mark Mills » Mon May 18, 2015 1:37 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:Obscure 8 available in the POLENTA+MT round.
Got this #boom

ISOMERIC in round 8(?) ;) :D :P
Clever wife of mine got that too Jen...
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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by Mark Kudlowski » Mon May 18, 2015 1:38 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:Obscure 8 available in the POLENTA+MT round.
Got this #boom

ISOMERIC in round 8(?) ;) :D :P
Beat me by seconds.
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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by James Laverty » Mon May 18, 2015 1:44 pm

TIEPINS round 11
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by Mark Kudlowski » Mon May 18, 2015 1:45 pm

Chemistry to the rescue again.
STIBINE Round 11.
It's antimony hydride apparently.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 18, 2015 1:46 pm

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:Obscure 8 available in the POLENTA+MT round.
Got this #boom
You can tell us!

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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by Steven M. McCann » Mon May 18, 2015 2:00 pm

Very unlucky David, both PINIEST & SHAPEN are allowed in SCRABBLE and before any one says it.....also Touchy Words!

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Mon May 18, 2015 2:11 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:Obscure 8 available in the POLENTA+MT round.
Got this #boom
You can tell us!
PALMETTO. Plural was one of Dylan's 9 misses in his octorun, in the classic MATE LOTS round.
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Post by szodiac » Mon May 18, 2015 2:13 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:Very unlucky David, both PINIEST & SHAPEN are allowed in SCRABBLE and before any one says it.....also Touchy Words!
Also my attempted beater FORELAYS^, in the FLAYERS round, was also a Scrabble word.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by David Pooley » Mon May 18, 2015 2:57 pm

Yep. Folded like a cheap suit in the end. Of the myriad of mistakes I made today here are a few highlights:

MORCELS: Not sure why I thought this was a word. I had RECOILS written on my pad. Simply declaring the same word and showing it to Len would have maintained my 14 point lead. This was the beginning of the end I think.
PINIEST: OK, I was declaring first and I knew this was marginal. I did have "SPINET" written down as well which would have won the round with 6.
QUEST: I'm starting to panic and so I miss an simple 6.
SHAPEN: At this point I'm desperately trying to get myself back in front. I shouldn't have risked it.
255: Obviously I'm mentally shot to pieces at this point and panicking. A simple enough numbers which I gave to my 11 year old son to solve and it took him about 10 seconds with (3 + 2) x 50 + (4 x 10 / 8). Even without that, (4 + 2) x (50 - 8) + 3 would have been my normal approach.

As previously suggested, mental fragility was probably my downfall. If I'd won this game then at least I would have had lunchtime to recover before the next one. I was never going to be a match for the "apterati" though :)

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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon May 18, 2015 3:59 pm

Unlucky David. You've certainly been a very good contestant these last few games. Unfortunately, you didn't take any of those who practise to a crucial conundrum today! Come on Corby - I'm ready for you!

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Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Mon May 18, 2015 8:11 pm

David Pooley wrote:Yep. Folded like a cheap suit in the end. Of the myriad of mistakes I made today here are a few highlights:

MORCELS: Not sure why I thought this was a word. I had RECOILS written on my pad. Simply declaring the same word and showing it to Len would have maintained my 14 point lead. This was the beginning of the end I think.
PINIEST: OK, I was declaring first and I knew this was marginal. I did have "SPINET" written down as well which would have won the round with 6.
QUEST: I'm starting to panic and so I miss an simple 6.
SHAPEN: At this point I'm desperately trying to get myself back in front. I shouldn't have risked it.
255: Obviously I'm mentally shot to pieces at this point and panicking. A simple enough numbers which I gave to my 11 year old son to solve and it took him about 10 seconds with (3 + 2) x 50 + (4 x 10 / 8). Even without that, (4 + 2) x (50 - 8) + 3 would have been my normal approach.

As previously suggested, mental fragility was probably my downfall. If I'd won this game then at least I would have had lunchtime to recover before the next one. I was never going to be a match for the "apterati" though :)
You played very well you should be pleased with that
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Post by David Pooley » Mon May 18, 2015 8:29 pm

Tracey Anne Mills wrote:You played very well you should be pleased with that
Thanks Tracey. I was pleased overall and happy to win a teapot. It's now on display :D

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Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Mon May 18, 2015 9:10 pm

David Pooley wrote:
Tracey Anne Mills wrote:You played very well you should be pleased with that
Thanks Tracey. I was pleased overall and happy to win a teapot. It's now on display :D
Welcome to the teapot club David, mine sits proudly on my bookshelf along with my 6 mugs !
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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by Mark Mills » Mon May 18, 2015 10:13 pm

Tracey Anne Mills wrote:
David Pooley wrote:
Tracey Anne Mills wrote:You played very well you should be pleased with that
Thanks Tracey. I was pleased overall and happy to win a teapot. It's now on display :D
Welcome to the teapot club David, mine sits proudly on my bookshelf along with my 6 mugs !
Counting me as the 7th Mug missus.. :D :D :lol:
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Re: Spoilers For Monday May 18th 2015

Post by Mark Murray » Tue May 19, 2015 6:58 am

so unlucky there Dave, know the feeling well of trying to get back a game when it all seems to be going horribly wrong. really unlucky on last numbers game too. well done on your solid performances.

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