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Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7279, 2016-04-14

CONTESTANTS
Margaret Miles, a librarian from Wilmington, North Carolina
Hannah Gage, an archivist originally from Newport, Oregon
Carter Spires, a law student originally from Birmingham, Alabama (whose 2-day cash winnings total $31,200)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. As you all know, I usually start off the program by talking about our returning champion or yesterday's game. But today, with your indulgence, I want to change all of that for a personal note. I want to send out birthday greetings to a longtime fan of Jeopardy!--a woman named Lucille, who today celebrates her 95th birthday. [Alex chokes up a bit] Way to go, Ma!

[Cheers and applause]

Alex: All right. Margaret, Hannah, and Carter, let's go to work. Here are the categories for you...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART II (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
CLICHES MADE FANCY (5/5)
FEMALE ATHLETES (5/5)
PASTA GLOSSARY (5/5)
HORNS YOU CAN'T PLAY (4/5)
NO-FLY ZONE (5/5) (Alex: These are zones in the United States where private or commercial traffic is not allowed.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Margaret: 15 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Carter: 11 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Hannah: 3 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 1
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $600



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Margaret found the Daily Double on the 15th clue. Carter had $1,600, Hannah had $600, and Margaret was at $4,600. Margaret wagered $3,000.

HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART II $800: A play in 5 acts, or a king in 2 years, 1483 to 1485

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Margaret: $7,600
Carter: $1,600
Hannah: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. Margaret Miles, you are a librarian, and I say this as a compliment--you have the demeanor of a librarian. You're very calm, you're very--and you know a lot. I mean, you're leading now with 7,600 bucks. What do you do for fun?

Margaret: What do I do for fun? [Deadpan] Knit.

[Laughter]

Margaret: And pet cats. I'm hopelessly stereotypical.

[Laughter]

Alex: I love it! I love it!




Alex: Hannah Gage is an archivist--

Hannah: Yes.

Alex: --from Newport, Oregon, who is, obviously, a big Bette Davis fan.

Hannah: Yes.

Alex: Now tell me, where have you seen all of these performances of--is it of Bette Davis, by Bette Davis?

Hannah: By Bette Davis. Um, I've seen 118 at last count. Um...

Alex: I didn't know she made that many films.

Hannah: There's more.

Alex: Really?

Hannah: I mean, I'm missing some. I'm missing some, well, not very important or exciting ones, but I'm missing some.

Alex: And where do you get to see these? Because when we're talking about old Bette Davis films, there aren't that many places. Even Turner Classic Movies will not show all of them.

Hannah: They're starting to kind of work their way through back catalogs and release them on DVD now, which is great.

Alex: Ah. That's--

Hannah: Otherwise you have sort of less legal means.

[Laughter]

Alex: Okay.




Alex: Speaking of legal means, Carter Spires, our champ, is a law student who is also a singer in a group?

Carter: Uh, yes. Um, the--there is an a cappella group at my law school called the Footnotes, which I am a part of.

Alex: [Laughs] How appropriate for a law school. And, by the tone of your voice, are you up there, a tenor? You're not a--

Carter: Uh, baritone.

Alex: Baritone?

Carter: Mm-hmm.

Alex: And what kind of music do you guys perform?

Carter: Um, mostly pop-type stuff. We don't--we only get to practice, like, an hour a week, so we kind of do stuff that's popular and fun to make up for the fact that we're not the most polished group.

[Laughter]

Alex: I guess you don't do Gilbert and Sullivan, then.

Carter: Not exactly.

Alex: All right.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
HORNS YOU CAN'T PLAY $600: It's the most frequently caught fish in the Bighorn River

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Margaret: $13,000
Carter: $4,800
Hannah: -$200

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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
ELEMENTS OF SONG (5/5)
6 CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF THEIR NOVELS (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SYDNEY (5/5) (Alex: Australia.)
ALL YOU CAN "EAT" (5/5)
RANCHING AS IT WAS (5/5) (Jimmy: From George Ranch Historical Park, deep in the heart of Texas.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Margaret: 13 R (including 1 DD), 0 W
Carter: 11 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Hannah: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 0 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 0
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $0



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Carter snagged the next Daily Double on the 4th clue. Carter had $6,800, Hannah had $200, and Margaret was at $13,000. Carter wagered $3,200.

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS $1600: Flags of the Revolutionary War included ones featuring a rattlesnake & this 4-word warning

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Margaret who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 9th clue. Carter had $12,000, Hannah had $600, and Margaret was at $13,800. Margaret wagered $3,800.

6 CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF THEIR NOVELS $1200: Young Civil War soldier Henry Fleming
(Alex: I knew you were gonna get it right. I knew it.)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Margaret: $32,000
Carter: $20,000
Hannah: $5,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Crush for first place.
Margaret: Wager $8,001 to cover Carter, but no more than $21,199 so as not to fall behind Hannah's doubled score.
Carter: You have the hope of surpassing Margaret if you come up with the correct response. Bet at least $12,001 to force Margaret to wager to win; but if you're intent on holding on to second place, wager no more than $9,199 to protect your second place position from being usurped by Hannah.
Hannah: Unfortunately, your score is less than the difference between the scores of the first and second place players, so unless they both blunder, you're competing for second place and have no hopes of first. Wager as much as you desire, but remember, you'll have better chances of advancing to second place if you have a larger sum left over on a Triple Stumper.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Far from New England, it's the state that has the shortest land border with Canada, only 45 miles

FINAL SCORES
Hannah: $5,400 - $5,400 = $0 (What is Michigan Ne Michiu) (3rd place)
Carter: $20,000 + $12,001 = $32,001 (What is Idaho?) (2nd place)
Margaret: $32,000 + $8,100 = $40,100 (What is Idaho?) (New champion: $40,100)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $600

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Margaret: $27,200, 28 R (including 2 DDs), 0 W
Carter: $18,400, 22 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Hannah: $5,400, 9 R, 1 W
Combined Coryat: $51,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Margaret: 29/60 = .483
Carter: 23/59 = .390
Hannah: 9/58 = .155
Team: 61/63 = .968

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART II $1000: The Lex Cornelia Majestatis was the ancient Roman & a Ghostbuster-ish way of saying "Don't cross this stream!"
(Carter: What is the Tiber?)

NO-FLY ZONE $1000: Boundary Waters Canoe Area in this northern state's Superior National Forest
(Hannah: What is Michigan?)

FEMALE ATHLETES $600: Seen here, she's been playing golf since she was four years old

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS $1200: The Bennington flag is also known as this flag, after a family who passed one down; Millard's cousin was one owner

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS $2000: Official for just over a year, the flag seen here was adopted after the admission of this state
(Alex: That's right--seven rows, seven stars each.)

ELEMENTS OF SONG $400: Sweet:
"Love is like ____. You get too much you get too high"
(Carter: What is sugar?)

RANCHING AS IT WAS $400: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, TX.) On a cattle drive that could last months, all of the food & equipment needed to prepare meals was carried on this transport that was likely named for the food served & not for its inventor

RANCHING AS IT WAS $800: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, TX.) Vital to the ranch at the turn of the century was the town blacksmith, whose main job was to make and repair tools, wagons & household items, first by heating iron to over 1,000 degrees in a forage, then hammering & shaping it on this metal block

RANCHING AS IT WAS $1200: (Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, TX.) Today filled with water for demonstration purposes, prior to the 1950s, dipping vats were used as part of a controversial program to eradicate Texas fever ticks using a solution that contained this toxic poison--chemical symbol As

RANCHING AS IT WAS $1600: (Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, TX.) Barbed wire has been called the invention that tamed the west by letting cattlemen keep their livestock in & farmers with crops keep the cows out; it brought an end to the freewheeling era known as "open" this

RANCHING AS IT WAS $2000: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, TX.) After the Civil War, many African-American families rented & tended plots of land in exchange for a portion of the agriculture they grew, a system called "tenant farming", or this

CORRECT RESPONSES
Richard III
a trout
Dont tread on me
The Red Badge of Courage
Idaho
the Rubicon
Minnesota
Michelle Wie
the Fillmore flag
Alaska
oxygen
the chuck wagon
an anvil
arsenic
range
sharecropping

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Far from New England, it’s the state that has the shortest land border with Canada, only 45 miles

Carter Spires: 20000+12001=32001
Hannah Gage: 5400-5400=0
Margaret Miles: 32000+8100=40100 (new champ)

Correct response:
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Idaho (Hannah - Michigan Ne Michiu)
Daily Doubles
Margaret: 4600+3000
Carter: 6800+3200
Margaret: 13800+3800

Coryats
Carter: 18400
Hannah: 5400
Margaret: 27200

Combined: 51,000
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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Carpe Diem » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:08 pm

Choked up when Alex did, not gonna lie.

Margaret is my heroine. I want to be her when I grow up. #gangsta

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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:28 pm

I could watch those three play every day for a week.

Margaret, however, is a rock star. (And congrats to Carter for keeping it relatively close).

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Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:28 pm

We got through both boards without a LTaM warning, eh? *glares at the editors* OK then...OK.

Mentally got lost around the Great Lakes before rereading the damn clue and getting it right.

Great game by Margaret.

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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:29 pm

So a librarian wagered only $3800 (of ~13k) on a middle row DD clue about classic literature? Sometimes you just gotta laugh at all this wagering not to lose.

But she played a most impressive game.

Kind of thinking quite a few armchair score posters are going to claim >50 right, seemed like a much easier game than normal. And FJ was preschool week.

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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:30 pm

Great game by Margaret; congrats to her on the win. I had 46 correct responses including one triple stumper: trout. I got FJ before Alex finished reading the clue.

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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:33 pm

I think this FJ was slightly harder than Tuesdays, but not much.

Margaret is awesome - excited to see her play some more.

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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vowela » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:38 pm

I'd have probably guessed New Hampshire for FJ! if not for the TOM. That might've made it a little too easy, but a right answer's a right answer.

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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by SlickRick87 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:43 pm

Wow. Margaret was pretty great. Congrats to her on her victory, and congrats to Carter on his run!

44R, 4W. 1/3 on DD (bad at Lit, I guess). Instaget FJ.

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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:57 pm

Did they specify land border? Because according to wikipedia, Pennsylvania's maritime border is the shortest.

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Post by silverscreentest » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:00 pm

Got my highest Coryat over the last two seasons.

Pennsylvania has a 42 mile maritime border, but is not too far from New England.
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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:00 pm

I guess Carter was glad it wasn't Central American geography.

Wow, what a performance by Margaret. I usually root for an older player, but she was especially fun to watch with a deep knowledge base. Yes, she should have gone bigger on the Lit DD, but great job otherwise.

The not in New England hint made it a snap.

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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by floridagator » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:02 pm

OSXpert wrote:Did they specify land border? Because according to wikipedia, Pennsylvania's maritime border is the shortest.
Yes, they did.

Margaret was slow-talking, but I wish every librarian I had to deal with was like her. She seems to know her stuff.
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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by skullturf » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:06 pm

Way to go Margaret!

And $20,000 pre-FJ for a second-place contestant is very good too!

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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by pauerpoint » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:24 pm

Margaret was indeed formidable, the audience was awestruck.

I laughed when Alex asked her what she did for fun and she said "knitting" - she had indeed spent every free moment knitting from the time the shuttle dropped us off at the studio that morning.

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Post by CailinGaoilge » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:38 pm

pauerpoint wrote:Margaret was indeed formidable, the audience was awestruck.

I laughed when Alex asked her what she did for fun and she said "knitting" - she had indeed spent every free moment knitting from the time the shuttle dropped us off at the studio that morning.
That does tend to be what we do ;) I was rooting for her from that point onwards, and the talking to cats part was just the icing on the cake.

That was one of the most impressive games I've seen in a long time - not just Margaret's performance, which was jaw-dropping at times (and didn't she run a couple of categories? I was surprised not to hear applause), but that Carter managed to pull back to a point that gave him a chance in Final.

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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by sarisson » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:46 pm

Jeopardy needs more librarian contestants. Imagine this new champ vs. Lampy.
What was the combined Coryat in this game, $50k? I think the $36,800 I had from the fourth tonight was in my personal top 5. For FJ I thought of Michigan first, then remembered the Great Lakes are connected, and got to Idaho in about five seconds. That would've been a perfect Final for Teen Tournament.
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Re: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mfc248 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:07 pm

sarisson wrote:What was the combined Coryat in this game, $50k?
The Archive will eventually confirm or correct my math, but I've got it at $51,000: Margaret $27,200; Carter $18,400; Hannah $5,400.

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