Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Discuss anything that happened in recent games. This is the place to post any words you got that beat Dictionary Corner, or numbers games that evaded Rachel.

Moderator: James Robinson

Post Reply
Ray Wilding
Enthusiast
Posts: 258
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:32 pm

Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Ray Wilding » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:24 pm

POSAUNE in R5

samir pilica
Acolyte
Posts: 102
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:30 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by samir pilica » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:32 pm

R8 ORINASAL

User avatar
Johnny Canuck
Kiloposter
Posts: 1083
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:44 pm
Location: Atlantic Canada
Contact:

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:34 pm

2nd Numbers Alt.: (25 + 1) * (2 + 3) * 5 + 7... expected someone to do it that way!
Q: What's black and white and 3D?
A: A zebra in Blender.

Tom S
Enthusiast
Posts: 368
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Tom S » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm

My play was off today- but thankfully Chris did not take me to a crucial. It was a game with 2 solid players, with Ann not being quite able to keep up in the end with Chris. He does need to up his game though from today, as his letters could have been more consistent in places (though I am being quite hypocritical as he did beat me 4 times in the numbers :D ) Anyone freak out with the letters selection at the beginning of R4?
My scores:
Me:75-69 (Chris)
Me:93-65 (Ann)

User avatar
Johnny Canuck
Kiloposter
Posts: 1083
Joined: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:44 pm
Location: Atlantic Canada
Contact:

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Johnny Canuck » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:23 pm

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Anyone freak out with the letters selection at the beginning of R4?
Nope, but now that you've spotted it it's pretty remarkable -- the first six letters were identical to those in the previous letters round! I'm sure Graeme could tell us if that's ever happened before.
Q: What's black and white and 3D?
A: A zebra in Blender.

Elliott Mellor
Enthusiast
Posts: 433
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:42 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:27 pm

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm
My play was off today- but thankfully Chris did not take me to a crucial.
It would have been an absolutely disaster if he had I'm sure, that really would have tarnished the reputation of everyone here.

Tom S
Enthusiast
Posts: 368
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Tom S » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:22 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:27 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm
My play was off today- but thankfully Chris did not take me to a crucial.
It would have been an absolutely disaster if he had I'm sure, that really would have tarnished the reputation of everyone here.
Haha lol- good sense of personality ;)

Elliott Mellor
Enthusiast
Posts: 433
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:42 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:29 pm

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:27 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm
My play was off today- but thankfully Chris did not take me to a crucial.
It would have been an absolutely disaster if he had I'm sure, that really would have tarnished the reputation of everyone here.
Haha lol- good sense of personality ;)
Sarcasm is my middle name ;)

Philip Wilson
Devotee
Posts: 506
Joined: Tue May 07, 2013 6:41 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Philip Wilson » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:49 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:34 pm
2nd Numbers Alt.: (25 + 1) * (2 + 3) * 5 + 7... expected someone to do it that way!
I did! Well almost, I just added the 1 to the other 25.
Difficult letters again I thought today, but it got easier later on. Riptides jumped out at me too, spirited I saw but wasn't sure if it had 2 ts and stupider just sounds stupid!

Martin Hurst
Acolyte
Posts: 113
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:50 am

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Martin Hurst » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:52 pm

Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:27 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm
My play was off today- but thankfully Chris did not take me to a crucial.
It would have been an absolutely disaster if he had I'm sure, that really would have tarnished the reputation of everyone here.
Haha lol- good sense of personality ;)
I must say Tom, I admire your perseverance in telling us your scores every single day, but I am struggling to see who it benefits or who would be remotely interested. No offence meant. Kudos for effort though :)

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 8187
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:13 pm

Kirk used to do it and he became a series champion.

(There can be no other explanation for him winning the series.)

Actually I'm not sure how often he did it, but I remember Stewart Holden arguing for the pointlessness of it when Stewart's own run was being televised.

Philip Wilson
Devotee
Posts: 506
Joined: Tue May 07, 2013 6:41 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Philip Wilson » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:19 pm

I like Tom's reports and think I would miss them if they stopped.

Toby McDonald
Acolyte
Posts: 101
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:23 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Toby McDonald » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:24 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:23 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Anyone freak out with the letters selection at the beginning of R4?
Nope, but now that you've spotted it it's pretty remarkable -- the first six letters were identical to those in the previous letters round! I'm sure Graeme could tell us if that's ever happened before.
Yeah, me and my mum noticed it too. We thought it was a recording error. xD

Tom S
Enthusiast
Posts: 368
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Tom S » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:37 pm

Toby McDonald wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:24 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:23 pm
Tom S wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:58 pm
Anyone freak out with the letters selection at the beginning of R4?
Nope, but now that you've spotted it it's pretty remarkable -- the first six letters were identical to those in the previous letters round! I'm sure Graeme could tell us if that's ever happened before.
Yeah, me and my mum noticed it too. We thought it was a recording error. xD
Or perhaps they just didn't shuffle the letters very well :)

Martin Hurst
Acolyte
Posts: 113
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:50 am

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Martin Hurst » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:22 pm

Philip Wilson wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:19 pm
I like Tom's reports and think I would miss them if they stopped.
Oh, don't get me wrong, it's good that he comments nicely on the game in general terms and would encourage more people to do this - I just think that publicly displaying every day that he (more often than not) beats both players while he is sitting on his sofa against them with studio pressure a bit odd, that's all :)

I know no harm at all is meant, but I'm just thinking of people who perhaps lose narrowly as a challenger to a "lesser" champion and are proud of how they did looking on here and seeing someone say they would have obliterated them by 80 points. I just don't see what it achieves.

Maybe it's just me though :) I'll just ignore it from now on :)

Tom S
Enthusiast
Posts: 368
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Tom S » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:40 pm

Martin Hurst wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:22 pm
Philip Wilson wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:19 pm
I like Tom's reports and think I would miss them if they stopped.
Oh, don't get me wrong, it's good that he comments nicely on the game in general terms and would encourage more people to do this - I just think that publicly displaying every day that he (more often than not) beats both players while he is sitting on his sofa against them with studio pressure a bit odd, that's all :)

I know no harm at all is meant, but I'm just thinking of people who perhaps lose narrowly as a challenger to a "lesser" champion and are proud of how they did looking on here and seeing someone say they would have obliterated them by 80 points. I just don't see what it achieves.

Maybe it's just me though :) I'll just ignore it from now on :)
Highly understandable Martin. I admittedly do not think about that it may be of offence to some, solely the reason why I have uploaded them is as a result of that I'd believe that personal game reports would be of interest to this particular section as this would be the sort of things that people would upload in this area. I don't intend to offend, and shall remove any scores from now on, but will continue to voice my opinion on the shows in that sense. I don't mean to be arrogant about it but understand this can be perceived as that way. Many thanks.

User avatar
Ian Fitzpatrick
Enthusiast
Posts: 430
Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:23 pm
Location: Wimborne, Dorset

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:48 am

Tom S wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:40 pm
Martin Hurst wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:22 pm
Philip Wilson wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:19 pm
I like Tom's reports and think I would miss them if they stopped.
Oh, don't get me wrong, it's good that he comments nicely on the game in general terms and would encourage more people to do this - I just think that publicly displaying every day that he (more often than not) beats both players while he is sitting on his sofa against them with studio pressure a bit odd, that's all :)

I know no harm at all is meant, but I'm just thinking of people who perhaps lose narrowly as a challenger to a "lesser" champion and are proud of how they did looking on here and seeing someone say they would have obliterated them by 80 points. I just don't see what it achieves.

Maybe it's just me though :) I'll just ignore it from now on :)
Highly understandable Martin. I admittedly do not think about that it may be of offence to some, solely the reason why I have uploaded them is as a result of that I'd believe that personal game reports would be of interest to this particular section as this would be the sort of things that people would upload in this area. I don't intend to offend, and shall remove any scores from now on, but will continue to voice my opinion on the shows in that sense. I don't mean to be arrogant about it but understand this can be perceived as that way. Many thanks.
Please don't stop quoting your scores. It is of interest in that when you get to go on we'll see if you any better than when sitting at home. I enjoy reading peoples comments on each show and if their scores are added then it just adds to the interest. I'm amazed that you go to the trouble of working it out every day. I don't even use a pencil and paper :)
I thought I was good at Countdown until I joined this forum

Gavin Chipper
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 8187
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:37 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:30 am

I say carry on.

George Pryn
Acolyte
Posts: 156
Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:55 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by George Pryn » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:56 pm

Is this forum guarded by angry unemployed people with anti-enthusiasm guns or something jesus christ

Martin Hurst
Acolyte
Posts: 113
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:50 am

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Martin Hurst » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:35 pm

George Pryn wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Is this forum guarded by angry unemployed people with anti-enthusiasm guns or something jesus christ
Who's angry? Seemed a level-headed conversation to me which was amicably discussed and is now resolved!

Elliott Mellor
Enthusiast
Posts: 433
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:42 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:13 pm

Tom S wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:40 pm
Martin Hurst wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:22 pm
Philip Wilson wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:19 pm
I like Tom's reports and think I would miss them if they stopped.
Oh, don't get me wrong, it's good that he comments nicely on the game in general terms and would encourage more people to do this - I just think that publicly displaying every day that he (more often than not) beats both players while he is sitting on his sofa against them with studio pressure a bit odd, that's all :)

I know no harm at all is meant, but I'm just thinking of people who perhaps lose narrowly as a challenger to a "lesser" champion and are proud of how they did looking on here and seeing someone say they would have obliterated them by 80 points. I just don't see what it achieves.

Maybe it's just me though :) I'll just ignore it from now on :)
Highly understandable Martin. I admittedly do not think about that it may be of offence to some, solely the reason why I have uploaded them is as a result of that I'd believe that personal game reports would be of interest to this particular section as this would be the sort of things that people would upload in this area. I don't intend to offend, and shall remove any scores from now on, but will continue to voice my opinion on the shows in that sense. I don't mean to be arrogant about it but understand this can be perceived as that way. Many thanks.
Please don't berate yourself over this, mate - opinions are always going to be divided on things. It's great that you're keeping scores actively - I myself admit to having a spreadsheet where I record this information. I have to agree with Martin, however, that if someone who had gone on the show and felt proud of themselves happened across this place - which does happen - they might feel quite demoralised to see that someone had posted that they beat them by 53 points.
Just my sentiments, mind, I guess I could just ignore it and stop being a grump :)

Tom S
Enthusiast
Posts: 368
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Tom S » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:47 pm

Is there a good place on here to record results for personal use, as it is probably the best place for me to do so?

Elliott Mellor
Enthusiast
Posts: 433
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:42 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:51 pm

Tom S wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Is there a good place on here to record results for personal use, as it is probably the best place for me to do so?
I use an excel spreadsheet if that's what you're referring to :)

Tom S
Enthusiast
Posts: 368
Joined: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:38 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Tom S » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:59 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Tom S wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Is there a good place on here to record results for personal use, as it is probably the best place for me to do so?
I use an excel spreadsheet if that's what you're referring to :)
Ah cool thx for that! :)

Elliott Mellor
Enthusiast
Posts: 433
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:42 pm

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 24th January 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 12)

Post by Elliott Mellor » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:02 pm

Tom S wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:51 pm
Tom S wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Is there a good place on here to record results for personal use, as it is probably the best place for me to do so?
I use an excel spreadsheet if that's what you're referring to :)
Ah cool thx for that! :)
It's actually very fun, you can organise it in all sorts of ways - scores against contestants and dictionary corner/Rachel, words declared, average score, maxes etc. Endless geeky fun :)

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ryan Lam and 4 guests