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Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:40 pm

Mythology
The ancient Greeks derived the name of this evil sorceress from a verb meaning "to plot".

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Who is Medea? Susan said Hecuba; Karen said Circe; Andy said Hecate.


Andy Axel: $11,400-$9,799=$1,599...now a 1-day champion with $1,599
Karen Ash: $10,600-$10,600=$0
Susan Mackay Smith: $4,800-$4,800=$0
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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alan tiger » Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:58 pm

folks, i have posted a message about paucle in the thread about him.

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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:25 pm

Well, I know what TPH's Lach Trash / SaotD was ...

Blew Final, figured I wouldn't have had much of a shot (would have wagered Venutianally were I on the show), WAGged Medusa (hey at least I was closer than they were! What was the actual Greek root they were hinting at?), I'm guessing there will be a thing or two to say about the wagers.

For some reason our new champ reminds me of the typical 80s era Jeopardy! contestant.
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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:27 pm

Lach Trash: Brad Paisley, elephant, Joss Whedon (note to self: watch Buffy and Firefly)

Paul Simon kept me from the 5/5 in Hit Men.

Somehow I can manage to forget the category within the span of the clue being read, as I locked up on Jekyll vs. Hyde. Pick the one that fits the category, moron.

Although I got it, I thought the elephant clue could've used a TOM.

Cook = Hawaii. Forgot that yet again. Also couldn't remember Ponce de Leon.

What led to Montgomery on Capitols for 800 or Boston on Aviation for 400?

Why should I know those two shoe designers?

TV was a disappointing "name the actor". Was hoping for something more esoteric like You're in the Picture, Pink Lady and Jeff, Cop Rock, Fish Police...

NHO Medea. Had no guess at all.
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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:30 pm

Nice wager by the champ .............

Took me about 5 seconds to get Medea.

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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by heelsrule1988 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:30 pm

:lol: @ second place winning more money than the champ.

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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:33 pm

This was a pretty good game up until FJ. Andy won with only $1,599, but a win's a win. I had 33 correct responses including four triple stumpers: corrosion, attitude, Montgomery, and Oklahoma City. I didn't get FJ; guessed Medusa instead.

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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leander » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:33 pm

dhkendall wrote:Well, I know what TPH's Lach Trash / SaotD was ...

Blew Final, figured I wouldn't have had much of a shot (would have wagered Venutianally were I on the show), WAGged Medusa (hey at least I was closer than they were! What was the actual Greek root they were hinting at?), I'm guessing there will be a thing or two to say about the wagers.

For some reason our new champ reminds me of the typical 80s era Jeopardy! contestant.
My girlfriend said Medusa, I had Circe, briefly second guessed myself with Medea, but stuck with my original. I'm curious about the root too. I don't see anything in the clue other than randomly name a mythological Greek sorceress. I went with what I thought was the best known one.

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Post by cosmos » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:54 pm

I found this etymology: from Latin Medea, from Greek Medeia, literally "cunning," related to medos "counsel, plan, device, cunning."

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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:57 pm

27 right.

Mr. (2), Science (1), This (3), Hit (2), Too (5), "Shoe" (1)
State (4), Award (1), Avia (2), "Ess" (1), TV (4), Nice! (1)

Lach Trash: "elephant", "Montgomery", "Oklahoma City"

I went with Circe as well.

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Post by doihavetoreally » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:03 pm

Found the game surprisingly tougher than last week games. Another circe here~ I already see it as an additional question in weekly poll.
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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by The Talking Mime » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:08 pm

Add me for Medusa. Mythology's a weak point for me, so I figured I wasn't getting it anyway.

Congrats to the new champ for winning a whopping $1,599. For some reason, I always get a kick when champs win that little.

Is it just me, or did Alex say Josh Whedon for that Bram Stoker DD?
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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goforthetie » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:10 pm

Looking at thesaurus.com's entry for "to plot" or "to scheme", I don't see any English word that is derived from the Greek root. I thought of Medea but, having no compelling reason to abandon my first instinct, stuck with Circe.

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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by cinemaniax7 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:10 pm

I said Circe. My daughter said Hecate. I figured it had to be one or the other. Medea is more often referred to as an "enchantress," whereas Circe is usually called a "sorceress."

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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:12 pm

The Talking Mime wrote:Is it just me, or did Alex say Josh Whedon for that Bram Stoker DD?
He said Joss, then Josh, probably thinking Joss couldn't be correct.

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Post by BADuBois » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:16 pm

Confusing a P-51 Mustang with a B-52? Ouch!

I saw the FJ clue in this morning's NYT, and after some time of Googling, could only come up with Circe.

Which was wrong. :-)
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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:27 pm

So disappointed at Karen for losing on a triple-stumper. I thought she would instead be the victim of an easy FJ, once she lost the lead late in the game. It turned out the leader had the game won on either a triple-get or a TS, based on the all or nothing wagers by the ladies. :x
With the No-Ties rule in place, I just can't see going all in from 2nd place any more.

The two bad misses in the aircraft category was what really did Karen in. Since she (obviously) didn't know the difference between a P-51 and a B-52, then she had no business buzzing in on that. And no, aircraft carriers don't fly.

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Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:35 pm

What, the wagering Vikings haven't weighed in yet???

Count me as a Circe. Horrible boards for me; I have no idea why.

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