Where am I? On the Move #5

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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by The Orange One » 22 Nov 2015, 00:39

DavidC wrote:Are you at or one/two/three stops away from Regent's Park ?
No. (12 - moving)
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At this stage Q3/4: 2 possible stations (Camden Town, Stockwell) were you at Camden Town (as opposed to Stockwell)?

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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by GuyBarry » 22 Nov 2015, 09:25

When you answered Q7/8, were you at King's Cross St Pancras?
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by The Orange One » 22 Nov 2015, 10:11

Yes. (14 - moving)
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by GuyBarry » 22 Nov 2015, 10:39

Are you at a station served by London Overground?
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by A Challenge » 22 Nov 2015, 13:32

GuyBarry wrote:Are you at a station served by London Overground?
I may be wrong, but I think that that is impossible unless you count Liverpool Street?
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by GuyBarry » 22 Nov 2015, 14:02

A Challenge wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:Are you at a station served by London Overground?
I may be wrong, but I think that that is impossible unless you count Liverpool Street?
I wasn't counting Liverpool Street since the rules say that Liverpool Street (LU) and Liverpool St (LO) are separate stations.

As far as I can tell, he could be at one of four LO stations at the moment. Routes from Q7/8 onwards:

KXSP -> Highbury and Islington -> Finsbury Park -> Seven Sisters -> Stamford Hill
KXSP -> Highbury and Islington -> Canonbury -> Dalston Kingsland -> Hackney Central
KXSP -> Highbury and Islington -> Canonbury -> Dalston Junction -> Haggerston
KXSP -> Highbury and Islington -> Cal. Rd & Barnsbury -> Camden Road -> Kentish Town West

(There's also Bruce Grove, but I'm discounting it because it's up a dead end.)
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by The Orange One » 22 Nov 2015, 15:38

GuyBarry wrote:Are you at a station served by London Overground?
No. (15 - not moving)
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by A Challenge » 22 Nov 2015, 17:35

GuyBarry wrote:
A Challenge wrote:
GuyBarry wrote:Are you at a station served by London Overground?
I may be wrong, but I think that that is impossible unless you count Liverpool Street?
I wasn't counting Liverpool Street since the rules say that Liverpool Street (LU) and Liverpool St (LO) are separate stations.

As far as I can tell, he could be at one of four LO stations at the moment. Routes from Q7/8 onwards:

KXSP -> Highbury and Islington -> Finsbury Park -> Seven Sisters -> Stamford Hill
KXSP -> Highbury and Islington -> Canonbury -> Dalston Kingsland -> Hackney Central
KXSP -> Highbury and Islington -> Canonbury -> Dalston Junction -> Haggerston
KXSP -> Highbury and Islington -> Cal. Rd & Barnsbury -> Camden Road -> Kentish Town West

(There's also Bruce Grove, but I'm discounting it because it's up a dead end.)
I had forgetten about Highbury and Islington and Seven Sisters!
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by GuyBarry » 22 Nov 2015, 17:42

A Challenge wrote: I had forgetten about Highbury and Islington and Seven Sisters!
Well it doesn't matter now - he's not on LO anyway. As far I can tell he can only be at one of four stations - Finsbury Park, Tottenham Hale, Liverpool Street (LU) and Bank. This is our best chance so far to pin him down!
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by DavidC » 22 Nov 2015, 20:04

I'm slightly more scared of a move from Liverpool Street (LU) than from Bank, with the others even less scary, so I'll go for :

Are you at Liverpool Street (LU) ?
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by The Orange One » 22 Nov 2015, 21:11

Yes, you found me.

I was attempting to get round all 15 of the stations on this month's Random 15 Challenge, so my route would have been:

Chalk Farm :arrow: Moorgate :arrow: Tower Hill :arrow: Whitechapel :arrow: Highbury and Islington :arrow: Seven Sisters :arrow: Liverpool Street :arrow: Stratford :arrow: London Bridge :arrow: Stockwell :arrow: Victoria :arrow: Embankment :arrow: Piccadilly Circus :arrow: Holborn :arrow: Bond Street :arrow: Green Park :arrow: Earl's Court :arrow: West Brompton :arrow: Willesden Junction :arrow: Paddington (Bakerloo/District) :arrow: Edgware Road (Circle) :arrow: Hammersmith (H&C).

Obviously I only managed to make it as far as Liverpool Street (LU), though!
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by DavidC » 22 Nov 2015, 21:36

Phew !

I was interested by my reaction to the four options. A lot of my questions are crude attempts to reduce the problem space to something more manageable, typically by binary chops. This time I gambled a bit more, and I suddenly realised that Liverpool Street (LU) was a really dangerous location - I wouldn't have regretted it if you weren't there because I felt the potential downside was so bad. Bank would definitely have been a pain too, but slightly less so as far as I was concerned.

As always, thanks to the setter and everyone else, and I'm happy to forego setting the next one.

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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by GuyBarry » 23 Nov 2015, 09:09

Well done DavidC! Good teamwork there I think. We might have been going a lot longer if I hadn't made a couple of lucky guesses!
DavidC wrote: I suddenly realised that Liverpool Street (LU) was a really dangerous location - I wouldn't have regretted it if you weren't there because I felt the potential downside was so bad. Bank would definitely have been a pain too, but slightly less so as far as I was concerned.
Interesting you should say that - there are five possible options from Bank and only four from Liverpool Street (LU). Bank was the one I was scared of.
As always, thanks to the setter and everyone else, and I'm happy to forego setting the next one.
OK, I'll start another if no one objects (I've got a win in hand, I seem to recall).
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by A Challenge » 23 Nov 2015, 11:44

GuyBarry wrote:OK, I'll start another if no one objects (I've got a win in hand, I seem to recall).
You do. Thanks for letting me set instead of you and therefore you deserve second refusal (or acceptance).
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Re: Where am I? On the Move #5

Post by DavidC » 23 Nov 2015, 20:09

Interesting you should say that - there are five possible options from Bank and only four from Liverpool Street (LU). Bank was the one I was scared of.
Subjectively I just felt slightly happier about being able to close down some of the Bank options quite quickly over the next few questions
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