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Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by theFJguy » Mon May 02, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORD ORIGINS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
From the Greek for “all views”, this word was first used to describe a large 1787 painting of Edinburgh by artist Robert Barker

Lauren Gilmore: 9200+1800=11000
Dianne Lee: 2600-2500=100
Chris Tempro: 12400+6001=18401 (semifinalist)

Correct response:
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panorama (Dianne - landsc)
Daily Doubles
Chris: 9000-3000
Dianne: 1400-2000
Chris: 14400-2000

Coryats
Lauren: 9200
Dianne: 4600
Chris: 17400

Combined: 31,200

ETA: fixed the wager by Chris - GIGO, sorry.
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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Abraxas » Mon May 02, 2016 7:34 pm

Congrats to Chris on becoming a semi-finalist. I had 46 correct responses including these triple stumpers: Gucci, radon, grapes, dark matter, diacritical marks, Stay with Me, Great Lakes Region, Serengeti, and Khartoum. I also got FJ.

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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Mon May 02, 2016 7:35 pm

I would've bet more. That's all I'll say because I've given up trying to figure out WC cutoffs.

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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Mon May 02, 2016 7:44 pm

For some reason my mind jumped to "Panopticon" immediately, but I got to Panorama easily enough. I might have wagered less in Chris's situation, but I'm not great on wildcard theory.

I thought Great Lakes was an odd stumper, but who knows...

The Hogwarts response is a good example of why you should use the Alex Jacob DD method of reading the question a bunch of times and making sure you have the right answer before answering. I'm sure she knew Azkaban and just was feeling jumpy under the lights.

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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Mon May 02, 2016 7:47 pm

OSXpert wrote:The Hogwarts response is a good example of why you should use the Alex Jacob DD method of reading the question a bunch of times and making sure you have the right answer before answering. I'm sure she knew Azkaban and just was feeling jumpy under the lights.
Yeah. I'd bet she was thinking "detention ... school ... Hogwarts".

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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by sarisson » Mon May 02, 2016 7:56 pm

OSXpert wrote:For some reason my mind jumped to "Panopticon" immediately, but I got to Panorama easily enough.
I did the same thing! Knowing Latin and Greek prefixes definitely helps on "word origins" Finals, so I was shocked the spelling bee coach didn't get it.
I'll be eligible for the Teachers' Tournament next year, provided I get a second swim in the pool. I think my $29,600 was virtually identical to the combined Coryat, although I probably would've bet it all (and lost it all) on that first DD. WLT "plutonium" there?
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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CrunchyTaco » Mon May 02, 2016 7:57 pm

Neville Chamberlain a TS?

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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Mon May 02, 2016 7:59 pm

sarisson wrote: although I probably would've bet it all (and lost it all) on that first DD. WLT "plutonium" there?
Pluto was the god of the underworld, aka Hades.

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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Mon May 02, 2016 8:02 pm

37 right.

Time (2), A-Z (4), Sport (4), Table (1), Seat (3), Metaphor (5)
Lit (3), Produce (1), Africa (3), Song (4), PM (5), "D.M." (2)

Lach Trash: Gucci, dark matter, defense mechanism, Neville Chamberlain, William Pitt, Great Lakes, Harold Macmillan; DJ: Azkaban, Serengeti

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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Mon May 02, 2016 8:03 pm

I didn't get it, but Pluto is the go doc the underworld and the clue mentioned the gates of Hell.

Word origins is not my favorite category, but they have had a number of FJs about the Greek word pan, so I got this one. I was also surprised the woman who mentioned the importance of knowing Greek prefixes missed it, but I think she had a case of the nerves up there. I did like her Carol Burnett tribute in her intro.

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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by skullturf » Mon May 02, 2016 8:03 pm

OSXpert wrote:For some reason my mind jumped to "Panopticon" immediately, but I got to Panorama easily enough.
I also thought of "panopticon", but luckily rejected it in favor of "panorama".

Even though one can see "optic" in "panopticon", I wasn't 100% sure what "panopticon" meant, and I thought: "panorama" is a much more common word, and seems to fit the description given in the clue, even though I had no idea about the etymology of the "orama" part.

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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Mon May 02, 2016 8:04 pm

Golf wrote:
sarisson wrote: although I probably would've bet it all (and lost it all) on that first DD. WLT "plutonium" there?
Pluto was the god of the underworld, aka Hades.
I guess you got that first clue in Sports?

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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon May 02, 2016 8:32 pm

For some bizarre reason, my DVR totally failed to record Jeopardy! today. And there was no pre-emption, either. Help is always appreciated.
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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Golf » Mon May 02, 2016 9:09 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Golf wrote:
sarisson wrote: although I probably would've bet it all (and lost it all) on that first DD. WLT "plutonium" there?
Pluto was the god of the underworld, aka Hades.
I guess you got that first clue in Sports?
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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ron » Mon May 02, 2016 10:01 pm

Golf wrote:
sarisson wrote: although I probably would've bet it all (and lost it all) on that first DD. WLT "plutonium" there?
Pluto was the god of the underworld, aka Hades.
Would have went all in and missed it too. I even paused for a few seconds. Plutonium never even occurred to me, maybe because it's named after the planet, maybe because they had just had a question on transuranics and I was expecting something higher up.

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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by thenextofken » Mon May 02, 2016 10:19 pm

Panoramic for Panorama? Judges?

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Post by dhkendall » Mon May 02, 2016 10:29 pm

Nice to see Dianne saying hi to Carole Burnett's grandmother at the opening there ...
thenextofken wrote:Panoramic for Panorama? Judges?
I'd give it to you but solely for the reason that that was my answer and I credited myself.
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Re: Monday, May 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Mon May 02, 2016 10:32 pm

ron wrote:
Golf wrote:
sarisson wrote: although I probably would've bet it all (and lost it all) on that first DD. WLT "plutonium" there?
Pluto was the god of the underworld, aka Hades.
Would have went all in and missed it too. I even paused for a few seconds. Plutonium never even occurred to me, maybe because it's named after the planet, maybe because they had just had a question on transuranics and I was expecting something higher up.
All I could think of to associate with hell was sulfur...Plutonium means Pluto's Gate? There's a suffix meaning I never knew...

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