Spoilers for Tuesday 13th Jan 2009

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Spoilers for Tuesday 13th Jan 2009

Post by Jon Corby » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:02 am

Just thought I'd start this now so that it has a proper title, rather than "CofC AGAIN today!!!"

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Post by Howard Somerset » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:20 am

Bugger. I should've got in first and started it yesterday evening with the title CofC tomorrow :evil:

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Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:20 am

Everyone has predicted a Mubeen victory, but can Warren pull something out of the hat? Hmm, there must be some kind of rabbit pun in there.

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:46 am

Charlie Reams wrote:can Warren pull something out of the hat? Hmm, there must be some kind of rabbit pun in there.
Charlie, you're a bunny guy!

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:43 pm

That was a brilliant joke by Andrew (but we had been told not to mention it :| ).
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Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:45 pm

I beat the contestants with DEIFIED in round 2. Which is much more interesting than DC's EDIFIED, being a palindrome.

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Post by Chris Davies » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:48 pm

I saw RESONATE :P

And BEDTIME! Well done Jeff.
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Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:57 pm

Simpler method for round 10: (100+50)x(9-5)-7x3

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Post by Martin Gardner » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:57 pm

Cuter numbers solution for round 10:

100 + 50 = 150
9 - 5 = 4
4 * 150 = 600
7 * 3 = 21
600 - 21 = 579

Voilà
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Post by Katherine Birkett » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:02 pm

LAST SEGMENT OF SHOW:

I just got 'Bedtime'!

Next round - one letter short of 'galoshes'! :roll:

Next round - Got 'parried'

Numbers - achieved a 900 but time ran out for me to 'minus off' what needed to be 'minused off' 900 to get whatever it was!

Conundrum - didn't get it.

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Post by Martin Gardner » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:18 pm

Re: Octochamps scores, that's two games now that the Octochamp with the highest average score has won. Let's see if this continues through the week.
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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:43 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote:Charlie, you're a bunny guy!
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Andrew Sachs wrote:But this is Countdown not the Russell Brand Show!
:D :D

Well done to Junaid on todays victory, although I think SEIGNEUR was spot of the day. Nice one Tony :)

I lost 77-73 to Junaid having risked DEFIXED in round 2 and MORALES in round 12, both of which are bogus, and beat Tony 77-60, albeit as an armchair hero! Rachel seems more comfortable already but I wish Carol was there to go check on the ghastly triple vowels!

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th Jan 2009

Post by Malcolm James » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:23 pm

R5
10,9,8,6,5,4 Target 921

((6+5) x 10 +4) x 8 + 9 = 921

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Post by Junaid Mubeen » Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:25 pm

I'd like to assure you all that this was, by far, the worst game in CofC. Thank goodness. SEIGNEUR was a terrific spot by Tony though.

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Post by tonywarren » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:03 pm

[quote="Junaid Mubeen"]I'd like to assure you all that this was, by far, the worst game in CofC. Thank goodness. SEIGNEUR was a terrific spot by Tony though.[/quote

My cat Tigger outscored me today. But then he's not in the studio with one opponent and 14 CofC contestants looking on with Damocles clock behind him. And I'm not sure that some of Tigger's words were any more likely than prandize. Thanks to Junaid for not rubbing my nose in it. Definitely the better player won! :D
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Post by Ian Dent » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:05 pm

Well done Junaid. Enjoyed the nervous game. Tony played very well.

Was a bit surprised to see you both though. Was I the only one expecting Steve Briers vs Debbi Flack?!

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Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:17 pm

Ian Dent wrote:Well done Junaid. Enjoyed the nervous game. Tony played very well.

Was a bit surprised to see you both though. Was I the only one expecting Steve Briers vs Debbi Flack?!
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Post by Lesley Jeavons » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:33 pm

Round 10 numbers, ((9-5)x50-7)x3=579

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:07 pm

i beat junaid but forgot by what and can't be bothered to check.

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Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:11 pm

Eoin.V.Monaghan wrote:i beat junaid but forgot by what and can't be bothered to check.
And nobody cares.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:12 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Eoin.V.Monaghan wrote:i beat junaid but forgot by what and can't be bothered to check.
And nobody cares.
That's a bit harsh. Junaid's a quality player and if people feel good about beating him from home, let them come somewhere (and where other than a Countdown forum) to brag about it.

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:21 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Eoin.V.Monaghan wrote:i beat junaid but forgot by what and can't be bothered to check.
And nobody cares.
That's a bit harsh. Junaid's a quality player and if people feel good about beating him from home, let them come somewhere (and where other than a Countdown forum) to brag about it.
I'm trying not to boast i'm just saying, because Dinos said how he got on, that I thought I'd join in. I don't mind if nobody cares. Thanks Kirk for backing me up anyway.

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Post by Kathleen Batlle » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:36 pm

I enjoyed the show today and Rachel seemed a bit more relaxed than yesterday, except when she dropped the number! Congratulations to Junaid, he played very well, but so did Tony. The selection of letters hasn't been very good at all. I wonder if something has changed there. Loved your Clarice Cliff tie Tony. I did manage a 6 when Junaid only got a 5, but didn't do very well anywhere else.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th Jan 2009

Post by Martin Bishop » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:41 pm

Eoin.V.Monaghan wrote: I'm trying not to boast i'm just saying, because Dinos said how he got on, that I thought I'd join in. I don't mind if nobody cares. Thanks Kirk for backing me up anyway.
Well, I'm here to boast. I beat Junaid 76-67. I've got to address my searing bitterness at losing my semi final somehow.

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Post by Junaid Mubeen » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:19 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Eoin.V.Monaghan wrote:i beat junaid but forgot by what and can't be bothered to check.
And nobody cares.
That's a bit harsh. Junaid's a quality player and if people feel good about beating him from home, let them come somewhere (and where other than a Countdown forum) to brag about it.
Not too bothered either way to be honest, although you have to be cautious when comparing against contetants on the show. For example, I chose not to risk BEDTIME in one round since Tony had 5. You would score me as having a 6, but if you declared >5 I'd no doubt have gone for the 7. In other words, the playing safe option isn't taken into account and this often changes the whole complexion of a game.

That said, I thrashed myself today so am feeling sky high :D

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Post by Dan Vanniasingham » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:56 pm

Phil Reynolds wrote:Charlie, you're a bunny guy!
Brilliant
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Eoin.V.Monaghan wrote:i beat junaid but forgot by what and can't be bothered to check.
And nobody cares.
Brilliant
Junaid Mubeen wrote:Not too bothered either way to be honest, although you have to be cautious when comparing against contetants on the show. For example, I chose not to risk BEDTIME in one round since Tony had 5. You would score me as having a 6, but if you declared >5 I'd no doubt have gone for the 7. In other words, the playing safe option isn't taken into account and this often changes the whole complexion of a game.
Precisely! The whole "I beat you/lost to you/would've gone to a tie-break conundrum against you and then beaten you on it because it would've been scrambled as TURROTING and I know what that is straight away" stuff is very tiresome. I can see why scoring against someone from home is a useful way of tracking your progress and ability, but to use that as anything more than a guide is laughable (Martin's excused though as his post was almost worthy of a "brilliant" too).

Anyway, well done to a seemingly nervous Junaid, and also to Tony - you did better than you think (unless your cat is a future series champion). Those two difficult numbers games played into Junaid's hands, and your made-up R13 word was a tactical gamble worth going for (what with beating Junaid on the final numbers rather improbable). SEIGNEUR was quality too! Good effort mate. ;)

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th Jan 2009

Post by tonywarren » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:57 pm

Dan Vanniasingham wrote:
Anyway, well done to a seemingly nervous Junaid, and also to Tony - you did better than you think (unless your cat is a future series champion). Those two difficult numbers games played into Junaid's hands, and your made-up R13 word was a tactical gamble worth going for (what with beating Junaid on the final numbers rather improbable). SEIGNEUR was quality too! Good effort mate. ;)
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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 13th Jan 2009

Post by Howard Somerset » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:53 am

Ian Dent wrote:Was I the only one expecting Steve Briers vs Debbi Flack?!
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