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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #6813, 2014-04-09

CONTESTANTS
Ed Hagar, a director of compensation from Mobile, Alabama
Sandie Baker, a translation coordinator from Eastpointe, Michigan
Derrick Shivar, an environmental compliance manager from Baltimore, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,800)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thanks, Johnny. Obviously, I'm eager to get things going today. Derrick's a good champion, And, Sandie and Ed, happy to welcome you aboard. Here we go into the first round. Good luck to you. Categories are...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE MILLERS (5/5)
SPORTS IDIOMS (5/5)
STATE SCHOOLS (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
SITTING IN JUDGMENT (4/5)
ENGLISH LITERATURE (4/5)
ALBUM FILLER (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Ed: 12 R (including 2 rebounds), 1 W
Sandie: 10 R (including 2 rebounds), 0 W
Derrick: 5 R, 4 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $1,200



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Derrick found the Daily Double on the 10th clue. Derrick had $1,200, Sandie had $1,400, and Ed was at $2,400. Derrick made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,200.

STATE SCHOOLS $1000: This u. boasts "mesas to the west...the banks of the historic Rio Grande (&) the Sandia Mountains to the east"
(Derrick: What is
the University of Arizona?)
(Alex: Oh, no. [*].)
(Derrick: Wrong one.)
(Alex: Yeah. One off.)

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Ed: $4,600
Sandie: $1,600
Derrick: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Ed Hagar was introduced as a director of compensation from Alabama. Does that mean you issue the checks? What exactly does a director of compensation do?

Ed: Not personally, but... well, as most managers, my staff does most of the work, as you can imagine, but we make sure that everyone's pay and benefits are fair and competitive --you know, externally competitive and internally equitable.

Alex: Okay. That means you have to worry about medical and insurance and pensions and all of that stuff, right?

Ed: All that stuff. Yep.

Alex: Okay. It's getting more complicated.

Ed: It sure is, but it's --I love the field. Love it.

Alex: Okay.




Alex: Sandie Baker from Michigan.

Sandie: Mm-hmm.

Alex: Air Force woman...

Sandie: Yes, I was.

Alex: ...met her husband, who was a Navy man. And where did you guys meet?

Sandie: We met at the enlisted club on the air force base, and --

Alex: And what was he doing there? He went there for a specific reason.

Sandie: Yes, he did. A lot of his friends had told him that that was a really great place to meet girls.

[Laughter]

Sandie: Well, it worked out pretty good for him.

Alex: Yeah. [laughs] I love your attitude.




Alex: Derrick Shiver is our champion. He's from Maryland, and he was one of those people who was lucky enough to be in South Africa a few years ago for the World Cup, of soccer, I take it, right?

Derrick: Yep.

Alex: Did you run around with one of those vuvuzelas or whatever they're called?

Derrick: I did. And I brought one home with me, and it scares the dog every time I blow on it.

[Laughter]

Alex: Do you blow it that often?

Derrick: Just enough to keep him on his toes.

Alex: Okay. Good for you.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ENGLISH LITERATURE $400: Last name of Dorothy Sayers' detective Lord Peter

SITTING IN JUDGMENT $800: Robert Jackson took a leave as a Supreme Court justice to be the main U.S. lawyer at these trials
(Alex: Those would be [*] after World War II.)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Sandie: $6,400
Ed: $5,800
Derrick: -$600

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
HINDUISM (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
FUEL (3/5)
SUPPORTING ACTOR OSCARS (5/5)
FLOWERS (3/5)
1901-1910 (2/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
YOUR OWN 2 "Y"S (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Derrick: 7 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Sandie: 9 R, 3 W
Ed: 6 R (including 1 DD), 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 7
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $9,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Derrick snagged the next Daily Double on the 8th clue. Derrick had $2,600, Sandie had $5,200, and Ed was at $7,000. Derrick wagered $1,000.

1901-1910 $1200: On February 8, 1904 the Japanese launched an attack on Port Arthur, this country's naval base in China
(Derrick: What is Great Britain?)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Ed who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 19th clue. Derrick had $1,600, Sandie had $8,000, and Ed was at $11,400. Ed wagered $3,300.

HINDUISM $1200: Hindus rhymingly believe in karma & this, the moral law governing individual conduct

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
FUEL $800: Robert Goddard found the most effective rocket fuel was gasoline combined with this element in liquid form
(Sandie: What is hydrogen?)

FUEL $1600: In the 1840s, Abraham Gesner helped turn the lights on when he refined this liquid lamp fuel from coal
(Alex: You're all too young
to have used [*] lamps.)

1901-1910 $400: Ooqueah & Ootah accompanied this admiral on his journey to the North Pole
(Sandie: Who is Byrd?)
(Alex: No.)
(Sandie: Oh... [chuckles])

1901-1910 $2000: This new labor organization, the IWW, was founded in 1905; its members were known as Wobblies
(Sandie: What is the International Workers of the World?)

FLOWERS $400: In a sonnet, Shakespeare calls this purplish flower a "sweet thief" for stealing its fragrance from his love's breath

FLOWERS $2000: The white lotus is this African country's national flower

YOUR OWN 2 "Y"S $2000: Condition that affects every werewolf

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Ed: $15,900
Sandie: $12,400
Derrick: $6,800

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AROUND THE USA

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Three-quarters for first place.
Ed: Wager $8,901 to cover Sandie.
Sandie: You'll want to wager $3,501, and you'll win the game if Ed wagers enough and gets it wrong.
Derrick: You can't really win on a Triple Stumper, so your best hope is if you're the only one to get Final right. Wager everything but a few dollars.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The Mayo Clinic Mile is a walking path that features 1 mile, 5K & 10K routes within this structure

FINAL SCORES
Derrick: $6,800 - $6,500 = $300 (What is the Metrodome?) (3rd place: $1,000)
Sandie: $12,400 + $10,000 = $22,400 (What is the Mall of America) (New champion: $22,400)
Ed: $15,900 - $8,901 = $6,999 (What is the Metrodome?) (2nd place: $2,000)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $10,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Ed: $13,800, 18 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Sandie: $12,400, 19 R, 3 W
Derrick: $9,000, 12 R, 5 W (including 2 DDs)
Combined Coryat: $35,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Sandie: 20/58 = .345
Ed: 18/59 = .305
Derrick: 12/60 = .200
Team: 50/63 = .794

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
THE MILLERS $800: This British actress has played real-life icons Edie Sedgwick & Tippi Hedren

ALBUM FILLER $200: U2:
"How to ___ an Atomic Bomb"
(Derrick: What is Make?)

ALBUM FILLER $1000: Ray Charles:
"___ Loves Company"
(Ed: What is Misery?)

ENGLISH LITERATURE $800: This "Volpone" author admired his contemporary Shakespeare but did find the Bard sometimes "full of wind"
(Derrick: Who is Marlowe?)

SITTING IN JUDGMENT $1000: 19th century Texas frontier lawman Judge Roy Bean declared that he was the "law west of" this river
(Derrick: What is the Mississippi?)

SUPPORTING ACTOR OSCARS $1600: 2006:
Alan Arkin was the darker side of this film
(Alex: You spend a lot of time going to movies.)
(Sandie: Uh-huh. [chuckles])

HINDUISM $800: (Sarah of the Clue Crew displays a calendar on the monitor.) Months in the Hindu calendar are subdivided into two fortnights; the dark fortnight occurs in this lunar stage, meaning the moon is decreasing in illumination

HINDUISM $1600: Here's a statue of this Hindu deity who sometimes destroys the world so he can create it again

FLOWERS $1600: The beard gives insects something to hold onto when looking for nectar on the bearded varieties of this flower

CORRECT RESPONSES
University of New Mexico
Wimsey
the Nuremberg Trials
Russia
dharma
oxygen
kerosene
Robert Peary
the Industrial Workers of the World
the violet
Egypt
lycanthropy
the Mall of America
Sienna Miller
Dismantle
Genius
(Ben) Jonson
the Pecos
Little Miss Sunshine
waning
Shiva
the iris

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Re: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:21 pm

Around the USA
The Mayo Clinic Mile is a walking path that features 1 mile, 5K & 10K routes within this structure.

SpoilerShow
What is the Mall of America? Derrick and Ed both said the Metrodome.

Ed Hagar: $15,900-$8,901=$6,999
Sandie Baker: $12,400+$10,000=$22,400...now a 1-day champion with $22,400
Derrick Shivar: $6,800-$6,500=$300
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Post by sarah0114 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:17 pm

Boy, Jeopardy! likes Minneapolis all of a sudden.

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Post by dhkendall » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:26 pm

sarah0114 wrote:Boy, Jeopardy! likes Minneapolis all of a sudden.
I sure hope so. #stillwaitingforthemplsauditionemail.
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Post by geolawyerman » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:28 pm

Got FJ this time. I'm a bit surprised about the Metrodome, considering a 10k is 6 miles (and people aren't just going to walk laps around a sports field.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:28 pm

Not a glimmer of recognition in Miller. How was I supposed to get chair out of $200 there?

I hate those college categories because I'm always afraid of that University of X/X State University coin flip biting me in the ass. Clammed on four of them, with Oregon being the only one I had no guess on.

First Base was a stupid miss. NHO "deuce" in either context given, and stupidly had only "Monday _____ quarterback" at $1000.

I couldn't understand what $200 in Judgment was asking for.

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Lach Trash: Kerosene, lycanthropy.

I can never remember whether it was Byrd or Peary at the North Pole, and when I get one ruled out like I did today, I can't remember if it's PeAry or PeRry.

2 "Y"s should've been a run, but I got snagged on "Rom" and couldn't decipher the rest of the clue, then clammed on "mystery" as I found it overvalued at $1200.

NHO any of the films in that Oscar category.

Flower for $400 was easy to overthink. There are about a billion purple flowers — duh, why not pick the one whose name is a synonym for purple?

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Mayo Clinic -> Minnesota -> many malls have a mall walker program of some kind -> Mall of America.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:30 pm

It took a few tries to parse the clue, but then the answer came to me quickly. I get how sports stadiums might make sense to some, but I never even considered them.

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Post by Austin Powers » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:31 pm

geolawyerman wrote:Got FJ this time. I'm a bit surprised about the Metrodome, considering a 10k is 6 miles (and people aren't just going to walk laps around a sports field.
Also, it was destroyed earlier this year.

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Post by esrever » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:34 pm

Picked up Lach trash: "Nuremberg trials", "Robert Peary", "Industrial Workers of the World", "violet"

Didn't get FJ. Guessed the Metrodome instead.

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Post by Leander » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:44 pm

Instaget FJ, using, amazingly, TPH's logic.

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Post by skullturf » Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:45 pm

After two of my highest-ever Coryat scores on Monday and Tuesday, I was back down into "good but not outstanding" today.

However, this time I got FJ.

I had at least four clams in the J round where, if I had just blurted out my gut response, I would have been correct. "Chairs" (I had never heard of those types of chairs, but what's a type of furniture in the top row going to be?) "Jamaica" (I had never heard of the politician in question, but a Caribbean island country where people have English names?) "Difficulty" (in diving) and "Nuremberg" (what's a famous trial that's important enough to draw a US Supreme Court Justice?)

The one gut response I blurted out that was incorrect was Marlowe -- like the returning champ, I figured that's who a "contemporary of Shakespeare" in a literature category would be.

Wanna know my weirdest and most idiosyncratic reason for a clam tonight? I couldn't remember the name of the skier. But I knew it was either "Vaughn Miller" or "Bode Miller" because in my head, he's "the skier who has a similar name to that cartoonist".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaughn_Bod%C4%93

When nobody got "lycanthropy", I shouted at the screen, "You people didn't play enough Dungeons & Dragons!" (I know I've shouted those words at the screen in other games, too, but now I can't remember what those other clues might have been about.)

I was relieved when this FJ "clicked" with me quickly. I guess all three contestants knew to associate the Mayo Clinic with Minnesota, but maybe sometimes one's brain just doesn't meander to the right kind of structure, or maybe they weren't familiar with where the Mall of America is.

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Post by dnbguy » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:06 pm

Started off very strong, did not finish as well. Still, Lach Trash on Nuremberg and kerosene, and an instaget on FJ.

FYI the Eames chair is in the Museum of Modern Art. It is an example of "doesn't look like it was designed" design.

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Post by StevenH » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:09 pm

This was a pretty good board and it seemed objectively easy, but I didn't do very well on it.

I sometimes get the Mayo and Menninger clinics confused, but I had no problem picking up on Minnesota right away. Unfortunately, I completely blanked. This one hurts.

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Post by sherder » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:32 pm

Austin Powers wrote:
geolawyerman wrote:Got FJ this time. I'm a bit surprised about the Metrodome, considering a 10k is 6 miles (and people aren't just going to walk laps around a sports field.
Also, it was destroyed earlier this year.
The Metrodome was open on some weekends for rollerbladers, others for runners. They had certain levels open, and my friends easily put in 10 miles or more when they went, but the view wasn't very good.

I was surprised at how much the view of the city changed when they deflated the dome. Now I don't even miss the dome.
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Post by BADuBois » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:52 pm

Froze on FJ, but my wife, who knows medical centers and such from her earlier career, confidently said "Mall of America" and by gum, she was right.
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Post by jeopardyhopeful » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:13 pm

Strangely, I did well in the first four columns on both boards, and DREADFUL in the last two columns. In English Lit, Album Filler, 1901-1910, and Your Own 2 "Y"s, I scored exactly $200. Clearly I have a lot of work to do.

Picked up the trash with "Nuremberg", "violet", "kerosene", and the $2,000 clue under Flowers (I've forgotten what is was). Also got the DD miss "U. of New Mexico", and got FJ right for a change.

Question: I guessed "armchair quarterback" for "Monday morning quaterback". Would they have given me that?
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Post by Budphrey » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:13 pm

Well, silly me, fixating on the fact that the Mayo Clinic is in Rochester, and blanking because I couldn't think of any notable structures in Rochester.

ETA: Credit where credit is due: the Dear Wife had no such mental block, and having ventured on numerous mall walks in her time, went straight to the correct response.
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Post by naurae29 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:14 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:I couldn't understand what $200 in Judgment was asking for.
Unfortunately, jurors often seem to have the same problem.

Picked up "Nuremberg" because I knew Justice Jackson had been nominated by FDR. Fun facts: Chief Justice Roberts clerked for then-Associate Justice Rehnquist, who in turn clerked for Justice Jackson.

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Post by Johnblue » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:15 pm

Surprised by how badly Derrick played. He was so sharp yesterday. Easy FJ but I thought someone would think Metrodome.

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