billy pilgrim wrote:I watched the clue. i GOT the clue. i'm NOT an MD. Why are you making excuses for him? MD's are required to be able to read. That was a gift DD for any MD.
How would reading help? It was an audio clue.
Samer wrote:One important thing is that on a video DD, only the first part of the text appears on the clue monitor. So if you don't catch the ask in the question, you're SOL. And that's exactly what happened to Tom.
And I'm making excuses because my hope is, if I ever get on, and I make the same sort of obvious mistake otherwise easily handled from the comforts of home, that maybe someone else will defend my mitigating circumstances. (Incidentally, I did get the clue myself, but I was still worried until the reveal that I may have missed a key word, since the clue seemed to take the scenic route to get to the point.)
RCraig wrote:Bandicoot might be a good poll question. Did they have a crash TOM in it? Ones like that make me wonder what the hardest DDs of the season list would look like.
No Crash TOM, but they gave the name it originated from, Pandikokku.