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Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:30 am

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Re: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
TERM OF ART (5/5)
AMERICAN HISTORY (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
RELIGIOUS BELIEF (5/5)
ENDS IN DOUBLE LETTERS (4/5)
FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANK SINATRA (2/5) (Alex: And in honor of his 100th birthday this weekend, [*], my favorite singer of all time.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Alex: 15 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 3 W
Donnie: 6 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Shannon: 5 R (including 2 rebounds), 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Donnie snagged the next Daily Double on the 5th clue. Alex had $7,400, Donnie had $3,400, and Shannon was at $6,800. Donnie made it a True Daily Double, wagering $3,400.

AMERICAN HISTORY $1200: This tycoon's Northern Securities company was dissolved in 1904 for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Alex who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 14th clue. Alex had $7,000, Donnie had $7,200, and Shannon was at $10,800. Alex wagered $5,000.

FRENCH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES $1600: Its official languages include German, Italian & French; 20% of its people mainly speak French

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ENDS IN DOUBLE LETTERS $1200: A mixture of liquid & solid food, such as table scraps fed to pigs

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANK SINATRA $1200: Married four times, Frank wed this glamorous actress in 1951

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANK SINATRA $2000: Frank got his first big break when he hooked up with the Three Flashes & they became this quartet named for Frank's hometown

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANK SINATRA $1600: Here's a puzzler: he arranged some of frank's classic songs, including "Love And Marriage" & "Young At Heart"
(Alex Maggio: Who is Cole Porter?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Alex: $22,000 (lock game)
Shannon: $10,400
Donnie: $10,000

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERARY BRITAIN

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
Alex: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $1,199 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Shannon: Wager $9,601 to cover Donnie.
Donnie: Risk between $401 and $9,200, covering Shannon's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
After her death in 1943, the farmland & cottages of this author & animal lover were bequeathed to the National Trust

FINAL SCORES
Donnie: $10,000 - $10,000 = $0 (Who is Agatha Christie?) (3rd place)
Shannon: $10,400 - $10,399 = $1 (Who is Agatha Christie?) (2nd place)
Alex: $22,000 + $1,100 = $23,100 (Who is Beatrix Potter?) (40302-day champion: $23,100)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $9,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Alex: $18,600, 25 R (including 1 DD), 6 W
Shannon: $10,000, 17 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Donnie: $7,800, 10 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Combined Coryat: $36,400

BATTING AVERAGES
Alex: 26/59 = .441
Shannon: 17/59 = .288
Donnie: 10/59 = .169
Team: 53/63 = .841

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
LATIN AMERICAN HODGEPODGE $200: World's poorest president Jose Mujica of this country legalized & distributed pot to disrupt drug dealers' revenue

LATIN AMERICAN HODGEPODGE $1000: Oddly, each year Bolivia chooses a Miss Litoral beauty queen, symbolic of this, which it lost in 1884
(Alex Maggio: What is a seaport or [*]?)

CLASSIFIED "AD"s $400: Don't laugh--this is a black one of these European creatures

CRAIGS LIST $800: Giving it an amber color & a mellower taste, Rev. Elijah Craig is credited with being the first to age this liquor in charred barrels
(Shannon: What is whiskey?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)

CLASSIFIED "AD"s $1000: Another name for fatty tissue
(Alex Maggio: [Blows air, shakes head])
(Alex Trebek: Oh, it's not coming to you.)

PIPES & PIPERS $600: "The pipes are calling from glen to glen" in this traditional song
(Shannon: What is Oh [*]?)

PIPES & PIPERS $1000: This Belgian showed us "The Betrayal of Images"
(Alex: Ceci n'est pas une pipe. It's not a pipe, but it is.)

ENDS IN DOUBLE LETTERS $800: A long lock of hair
(Alex Maggio: [No response])
(Alex Trebek: Oh, you rang in before you could come up with a response.)

ENDS IN DOUBLE LETTERS $2000: In "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", Blue is implored to play this instrument
(Alex Maggio: Oof.)
(Alex Trebek: Oh. You're fast on the button but the brain's not catching up.)

TERM OF ART $800: This chilly-sounding term is used for horizontal sections of sculpture on a wall

AMERICAN HISTORY $400: (Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) On April 18, 1775, this man left Charlestown around 11:00 P.M. but was captured by the British after hitting Lexington, but before he got to Concord

TERM OF ART $1200: The name of this type of art printing comes from the Greek for "stone" & "write"
(Shannon: What is calligraphy?)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANK SINATRA $800: Though still a registered Democrat, Frank campaigned for this friend in 1980 & produced his inaugural gala
(Alex Trebek: With less than a minute, you are correct.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Think Like a Man
Andersonville
Craig Newmark
Hamelin
William Blake
(J.P.) Morgan
Switzerland
swill
Ava Gardner
the Hoboken Four
Nelson Riddle
Beatrix Potter
Uruguay
a coastline
an adder
bourbon
adipose
"Danny Boy"
(René) Magritte
a tress
a didgeridoo
a frieze
(Paul) Revere
lithography
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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERARY BRITAIN

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
After her death in 1943, the farmland & cottages of this author & animal lover were bequeathed to the National Trust

Correct response:
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Beatrix Potter (Donnie & Shannon had Agatha Christie.)
Alex Maggio: 22000+1100=23100 (3x champ with $63,401)
Donnie Edgemon: 10000-10000=0
Shannon Lee: 10400-10399=1

Coryats:
Alex: 18600
Donnie: 7800
Shannon: 10000

Combined: 36,400
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Re: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:05 pm

I did not know she was British. I had no idea when she lived. If you told me she died in 1882, I would have believed you. But I had no other ideas so I went with the right author and got it right.

Oddly, Chrisite did cross my mind but I knew she died in the 1970s. Maybe she wasn't an animal lover, but who knows? Potter wrote about animal characters, but that doesn't mean she loved animals. Was Dr. Seuss an animal lover?

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Re: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MTGcollegestudent » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:24 pm

Bamaman wrote:I did not know she was British. I had no idea when she lived. If you told me she died in 1882, I would have believed you. But I had no other ideas so I went with the right author and got it right.

Oddly, Chrisite did cross my mind but I knew she died in the 1970s. Maybe she wasn't an animal lover, but who knows? Potter wrote about animal characters, but that doesn't mean she loved animals. Was Dr. Seuss an animal lover?
Now that you think about it, I often ask "How many OF Dr. Seuss' books ever had animals?", and I couldn't even imagine counting all of them at one time. I did however find a page of Seuss' book list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Seuss_bibliography

And...I don't remember anything of Christie's books ever having animals in it, as most of it was crime-based.
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Re: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Linear Gnome » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:25 pm

I'm pretty sure that's the least impressive lock game I've ever seen. I don't think CLAM is in Alex's vocabulary.

The only reason I got FJ was because of one of the LL questions this season.

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Re: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:29 pm

Bamaman wrote:I did not know she was British. I had no idea when she lived. If you told me she died in 1882, I would have believed you. But I had no other ideas so I went with the right author and got it right.
I knew she was British, but I also know Anna Sewell was British, so I had a little bit of pondering. Like Ilene, I came down on the right side because of the recent LL question.

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Post by OSXpert » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:32 pm

I guessed Beatrix Potter right away, then my gf said "Anna Sewell" for Black Beauty. They both seemed equally reasonable to me, having no timeline in my head for either of those people.

If you are really into Animals and the U.K., you are loving this week's FJs....

Switzerland felt very easy to me, and was a big game changer.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:34 pm

Nice comeback. I thought he was a goner when he kept ringing in without an answer, but from there he practically scored all the money.

20th c. + British + animals + female? Eh whatever, Potter. Go with the obvious.

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Post by Abraxas » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:34 pm

Congrats to Alex on his third win. I had 43 correct responses including five triple stumpers: Hamelin, swill, Ava Gardner, The Hoboken Four, and Nelson Riddle. I guessed Anna Sewell for FJ.

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:41 pm

Linear Gnome wrote:I'm pretty sure that's the least impressive lock game I've ever seen. I don't think CLAM is in Alex's vocabulary.

The only reason I got FJ was because of one of the LL questions this season.
Potter being fresh in my mind was a definite help.

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Post by alietr » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:13 pm

Yup. Thank you LL!

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Re: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mikeyb » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:21 pm

I visited the lovely Lake District National Park as a teen, so this was an easy FJ for me. It almost makes up for me blurting out Sammy Cahn instead of Nelson Riddle.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:28 pm

Really, WNEM? ANOTHER Time-Life infomercial? If you're gonna do that, at least put it on the schedule.
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Re: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:30 pm

Shannon is the first J! contestant to have green tresses?
Linear Gnome wrote:I'm pretty sure that's the least impressive lock game I've ever seen. I don't think CLAM is in Alex's vocabulary.
He also has the uncanny ability to come up with a correct FJ when the chips are in his favor. I'm waiting to see what happens when his feet are to the fire.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:38 pm

Instaget FJ - dh and I would like to visit the Lake District one of these days, and I've known for years that Beatrix Potter lived there and that her home and farm are now owned by the National Trust.

Agatha Christie's house, Greenway, is also owned by the National Trust, but it was a more recent acquisition. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenwa ... s-greenway

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Re: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mrexley » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:39 pm

Knew it couldn't be Sewell (she died in the late 1800s), however I couldn't come up with Potter in time.
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Post by CailinGaoilge » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:07 pm

mikeyb wrote:I visited the lovely Lake District National Park as a teen, so this was an easy FJ for me. It almost makes up for me blurting out Sammy Cahn instead of Nelson Riddle.
I've been there many times, so it was an instaget for me. Very surprised to see Christie as guesses; Anna Sewell would have been a much better 'write something' alternative.

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Re: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hbomb1947 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:10 pm

Congrats to Alex M., who's getting very close to securing the first berth in the next TOC. His dominance on the buzzer has enabled him to overcome some sloppy play and a lot of negging; we'll see if that continues. He did have some good gets, although there was some surprising LT. I do think it's hyperbole to say this was the "least impressive" lock game; we've all seen people have runaways with a lot less than $22K or whatever Alex's exact total was going into FJ.

The recent LL question (which I got wrong) didn't help me on tonight's FJ; I didn't know Potter was British or when she died. I said Agatha Christie just to say something, even though I knew she was wrong. (I would have guessed Sewell if I could have pulled her name.)
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Re: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:28 pm

Supposedly, Alex Maggio was an LA alternate during one of the Matt Jackson tapings.

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