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Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:30 am

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Double Jeopardy! Round

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Postby theFJguy » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SCIENCE & MATH VOCABULARY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
These 2 words are just 1 letter different; one is a whirlpool & the other a geometry term for a meeting point

Michael Borecki: 25400-0=25400 (Finalist)
Antonio Karides: minus 4200
Apurva Kanneganti: 8600+8600=17200

Correct response:
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vertex & vortex (Michael – gg guys)


Daily Doubles
Michael: 0+1000
Michael: 9400+2000
Michael: 14200+4000

Coryats
Michael: 22000
Antonio: minus 4200
Apurva: 8600

Combined: 26,400
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:14 pm

Is there some reason I should have known to go with FedEx on that Business clue?
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:27 pm

I woke up incredibly sick, and still don't feel too much better. First time I've ever had to call in sick.

Antonio kind of self-destructed, didn't he?

I thought Business for $600 was a coinflip on UPS/FedEx, and "office superstore" above it a 1/3 on Staples/Office Depot/OfficeMax.

Why didn't just "brittle" get a BMS?

Ran Peanut Butter Jelly Time, but got only $200 in South and Business.

0/5 in Contemporary Authors. NHO Percy Jackson that I recall.

I think the BMS on radiation only led the contestants farther away from X-rays instead of helping.

Don't recognize "golden calf" either.

Category is Bible and you say "Schweitzer"?!? SMH.

I got hung up on "eddy" + ???. I wouldn't have ever made the connection of whirlpool = vortex.
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:27 pm

econgator wrote:Is there some reason I should have known to go with FedEx on that Business clue?


Seemed like a good guess to me.

I wish I had a good guess on FJ.
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:29 pm

Bamaman wrote:
econgator wrote:Is there some reason I should have known to go with FedEx on that Business clue?


Seemed like a good guess to me.


Why not UPS, though, which is -- by far -- the larger company?
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby xxaaaxx » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:37 pm

Wasted 10 seconds trying to think of whirlpool synonyms (eddy +...? maelstrom +...!? swirl...screw it), then switched tracks and got to vertex (+ vortex) almost immediately. Sheesh.

econgator wrote:Is there some reason I should have known to go with FedEx on that Business clue?

I'd need to see the wording again. I clammed; at the time it seemed like a UPS/FedEx coin flip and like any good 50/50/90 I would've gotten it wrong :lol:
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby opusthepenguin » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:37 pm

Bamaman wrote:I wish I had a good guess on FJ.

Me too. I think back when I was that age, I would've gotten it. I'd forgotten the word vertex. Vortex, though, I should've been able to get; and I definitely would have gotten to vertex from there. I spent the whole 30 seconds feeling as though the synonym for whirlpool was just on the tip of my tongue.
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Vowela » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:48 pm

I totally went with jellybeans instead of peanut brittle on the candy legume clue. I was surprised it was wrong, but that's what I get for forgetting peanut brittle was a thing. How often do these word categories have such a seemingly perfect, yet completely wrong answer, anyway?

There was no way I was getting FJ! from the vortex side, but I'm ashamed of not being able to come up with vertex, which probably would've led me to vortex. I must've come up with every other math term relating to geometry and angles, but vertex just slipped my mind.
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:55 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:Wasted 10 seconds trying to think of whirlpool synonyms (eddy +...? maelstrom +...!? swirl...screw it), then switched tracks and got to vertex (+ vortex) almost immediately. Sheesh.

econgator wrote:Is there some reason I should have known to go with FedEx on that Business clue?

I'd need to see the wording again. I clammed; at the time it seemed like a coin flip with FedEx and like any good 50/50/90 I would've gotten it wrong :lol:



This delivery company says it "covers more than 220 countries and territories" and links "more than 99% of the world's GDP"

Hell, the UPS Fact Sheet (https://pressroom.ups.com/pressroom/Con ... 563187-193) even says:

"Service area More than 220 countries and territories; Every address in North America and Europe"

Seems like a very-poorly pinned clue.
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:01 pm

Vowela wrote:I totally went with jellybeans instead of peanut brittle on the candy legume clue. I was surprised it was wrong, but that's what I get for forgetting peanut brittle was a thing. How often do these word categories have such a seemingly perfect, yet completely wrong answer, anyway?


I wouldn't say that jelly beans fit the "Caramelized sugar" or "easily broken -- but that's the point" part of the clue.
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:13 pm

Sounds like they would have to take UPS. But the girl who got the clue is from Memphis so that is probably why she went with them.
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby OSXpert » Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:38 pm

whoops - I said Intersection and Intersuction, because of course a whirpool sucks things up. If only Intersuction was a word....
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:33 pm

Congratulations to Michael/geolawyerman for an excellent performance and brutal lock. Nice wagering on all three DDs, too.

I had a horrible game playing from home, recording only a single TS, my lowest of the season, with X-Ray. Got FJ, but kind of hate the clue.

Anyways, should be a fantastic final, with three very strong players. Looking forward to it.

OSXpert wrote:whoops - I said Intersection and Intersuction, because of course a whirpool sucks things up. If only Intersuction was a word....


Don't feel bad. I'm a mathematician by education and immediately went with intersection, pondering over "intersuction" before switching to vertex and vortex midway through.

Edit- Also like Michael's continued DD hunting.
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:56 pm

I was stuck trying to think of a mate for intersection or angle.
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MarkBarrett » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:53 pm

Tonight was the opposite of last night as I was certain there would be no reversal on the misses on the x-ray clue.

The FJ! category had me sniffing trouble as I never expect to go 10/10 on the clues, so at the first 7 right I was past due for a miss.

Working the whirlpool angle I had eddy & waterspout as they only things occurring to me. To complete a response I created a math term of addy. I work enough crossword and other type puzzles to have filled in VORTEX plenty of times. From there I would have had no problem with VERTEX for the other word.

With Learned League thinking time I would not have submitted until I solved it. 30 seconds tonight was not enough to get it.

Michael: You are 2-0 playing from the champ's podium. With the high score of the semis that gets you back at position 1 for the finals, right? Well done in your two games that aired this week.
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Johnblue » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:12 am

Impressive game! It's hard to see how he doesn't win later. I'm certainly rooting for him!
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:23 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Michael: You are 2-0 playing from the champ's podium. With the high score of the semis that gets you back at position 1 for the finals, right? Well done in your two games that aired this week.


I'm actually curious; how do they determine this? And for that matter, how do they determine which quarterfinalist winner and wildcard plays in which semifinal?
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Re: Friday, November 18, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby This Is Kirk! » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:24 am

IronNeck wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:
Michael: You are 2-0 playing from the champ's podium. With the high score of the semis that gets you back at position 1 for the finals, right? Well done in your two games that aired this week.


I'm actually curious; how do they determine this? And for that matter, how do they determine which quarterfinalist winner and wildcard plays in which semifinal?


Gotta think it's a random draw, but I'm not positive.

For tonight's FJ I thought of vortex before finishing reading the clue, so vertex was pretty simple from there. These vocab clues are always dicey. Seems like if you go down the wrong path from the beginning you're doomed.
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