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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:30 am

Game Recap for Show #7423, 2016-12-14

CONTESTANTS
Edward Montiel, an astronomer from San Jose, California
Susanna Barron, a law student from Greenwich, Connecticut
Cindy Stowell, a science content developer from Austin, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,801)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. A science content developer and a very smart lady. That's our new champion. Susanna and Edward, you are the challengers today. I welcome you and wish you all good luck. We're now starting the Jeopardy! Round, with these categories in play...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
MUCH BIGGER THAN A BREADBOX (5/5)
LITERARY LINES (3/5, including 1 missed Daily Double) (Alex: We will give you the [*], you give us the literary work they are from.)
THE BROADWAY MUSICAL'S CHARACTERS (5/5)
REPRESENTIN' (3/5)
TREES (4/4)
A TIME FOR "US" (1/3)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Cindy!: 10 R, 2 W (including 1 DD)
Susanna: 5 R, 1 W
Edward: 6 R, 3 W

Clues revealed: 27
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $3,400



SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Cindy!: $4,000
Susanna: $1,800
Edward: $0

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Edward Montiel is from San Jose, California. He's an astronomer who once lived in Louisiana. When you were there, you participated in something--a red dress run?

Edward: In August of every year, about--I think it's the second Saturday, and... you go down to New Orleans in a red dress, and you run a 5k, then you spend the rest of the day walking around the French Quarter, hanging out with your friends and just enjoying that we all are in red dresses.

[Laughter]

Alex: Does the word "weird" ever come up in...

Edward: No. Not in a Cajun dialect.

Alex: No, okay, good.




Alex: Susanna Barron, a law student from Greenwich, Connecticut, who once appeared in National Geographic magazine. Tell me about that, because I was associated with the society for many, many years.

Susanna: Yeah, they're known for going to slightly more exotic locations, but they did once come to my hometown in Connecticut, and I was in elementary school. I was out having a lemonade stand, and the person was driving around, decided it seemed interesting, and stopped and took my picture and talked to me, and I was in the magazine.

Alex: And I bet you your parents have saved that magazine to this day.

Susanna: It's somewhere.

Alex: It's somewhere. Okay.




Alex: Cindy Stowell, science content developer from Austin, Texas. You also knit and crochet, which is good news for your friends, because I'm sure you knit and crochet things for them. But you have, I understand, a problem with proportion.

Cindy: Yeah, it's actually kind of more like a mixed blessing for my friends. I just completed a baby blanket that, um... ended up being probably more appropriate for a queen-size comforter.

[Laughter]

Cindy: Also, it was finished, finally, about a year after the baby was born. So right now, I'm just thinking the baby will eventually grow into it.

Alex: Okay, well... a year after the baby was born is not too bad. But if you said, you know, the baby is now a fullback for the local high school, that would be too much.

JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Cindy! found the Daily Double on the 19th clue. Cindy! had $4,400, Susanna had $1,800, and Edward was at $200. Cindy! wagered $1,300.

LITERARY LINES $800: "In the interior you will no doubt meet Mr. Kurtz"
(Cindy: What is... Apocalypse Now?)
(Alex: No. [*]. [*]. Pick again.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
REPRESENTIN' $400: In 2014 John Conyers won his 26th term for this state & is the first black Rep. to be the senior member of Congress
(Edward: What is Mississippi?)
(Susanna: What is Georgia?)
(Alex: Cindy's not gonna ring in to try to come up with the state of [*].)

REPRESENTIN' $600: In late 1880 he was a Congressman, a Senator-elect & a President-elect, all at the same time
(Edward: Who is Hayes?)
(Alex: Who is [*]? President [*].)

LITERARY LINES $600: A Pulitzer Prize-winning book: "You better not never tell nobody but God"
(Alex: That line from [*].)

A TIME FOR "US" $1000: What's black and white and furry all over? This monkey
(Edward: What is a Rhesus monkey?)

A TIME FOR "US" $800: The line "thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself" first appears in this Biblical book
(Cindy: What is Exodus?)
(Alex: The book is [*].)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Cindy!: $3,900
Susanna: $3,600
Edward: $1,000

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Post by Archivists » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:30 am

DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
DON'T HATE THE PLAYA (4/5)
STICK WITH ME (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
WHAT A TV DRAMA KING (5/5)
HISTORIC AGREEMENT WORDS (5/5)
BELOW ZERO (2/3, including 1 correct Daily Double)
FRANCO FILE (4/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Cindy!: 10 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Edward: 8 R (including 1 DD), 2 W
Susanna: 6 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 4
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $6,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Cindy! snagged the next Daily Double on the 23rd clue. Cindy! had $9,900, Susanna had $9,200, and Edward was at $6,600. Cindy! wagered $2,000.

STICK WITH ME $1200: More than 1 million fossil bones have been recovered at this sticky but popular L.A. tourist attraction
(Alex: And you and Susanna have been exchanging the lead. You're both close to $10,000.)
(Cindy: Um... I'll bet $2,000.)
(Alex: Here is your clue.)
(Cindy: What are the [*]?)
(Alex: You are right. And you add to your lead.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Edward who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 28th clue. Cindy! had $13,500, Susanna had $9,200, and Edward was at $7,400. Edward wagered $2,000.

BELOW ZERO $1600: From sea level, it's 400 meters down to the shore of this landlocked Middle Eastern body of water
(Alex: All right, your chance to take the lead, actually. You have enough money to do it.)
(Edward: Let's do... $2,000.)
(Alex: $2,000 it is. Here is your clue...)
(Edward What is the [*]?)
(Alex: That's it.)
(the end-of-round signal sounds)
(Alex: And that takes you into second place, with $9,400.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
DON'T HATE THE PLAYA $1600: 300 miles off the mainland of this country are muchas playas that are muy lindas en Las Islas Malvinas
(Alex: You know the Malvinas better as the Falkland Islands, and the country they're nearest to is [*[.)

FRANCO FILE $2000: The star clients of irreverent '80s designer Franco Moschino included this princess, Grace & Rainier's oldest
(Susanna: Who is Charlotte?)

STICK WITH ME $2000: The silicone type of this window-sealing material makes an excellent adhesive
(Alex: Talking about [*]. Back to you, Cindy.)

BELOW ZERO $400: Oops! I just wrote a check for $1,100 & my balance is only $522-- I'm this far in the red
(Alex: Do the math quickly, and you come up with [*]. Cindy, back to you.)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Cindy!: $13,500
Edward: $9,400
Susanna: $9,200

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN AUTHORS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Two-thirds for first place. Stratton's Dilemma.
Cindy!: Wager $5,301 to cover Edward.
Edward: You ought to wager to cover Susanna, but since you cannot win on a Triple Stumper if you do so, you should choose between wagering $0 and maximizing your winnings by betting all $9,400. You are in Stratton's Dilemma, calling for a wager of more than $9,000 (to shut out Susanna) or less than $1,200 (risking the possibility of being passed from behind by Susanna). Go with the smaller bet if you believe a Triple Stumper is more likely than a singleton miss by Cindy!.
Susanna: Consider risking between $201 and $1,000. This will top a $0 wager by Edward while still beating Cindy! on the Triple Stumper (should Cindy! wager to cover Edward's doubled score).

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Nominated 8 previous times, he finally won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, 6 years before his death

FINAL SCORES
Susanna: $9,200 - $8,000 = $1,200 (Who is Hemingway) (3rd place)
Edward: $9,400 - $3,600 = $5,800 (Who is Faulkner?) (2nd place)
Cindy!: $13,500 - $5,301 = $8,199 (Who is Hemingway?) (22802-day champion: $8,199)
(Alex: When I first read this clue, there were only two names that came to my mind. Let's see if you thought the same.)
(Alex, to Edward: Oh, you picked somebody I did not think of.)
(Alex: Hemingway and [*] are the two names that occurred to me. [*]. is the correct response.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $9,400

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Cindy!: $14,000, 20 R (including 1 DD), 2 W (including 1 DD)
Susanna: $9,200, 11 R, 2 W
Edward: $9,000, 14 R (including 1 DD), 5 W
Combined Coryat: $32,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Cindy!: 20/60 = .333
Edward: 14/59 = .237
Susanna: 11/58 = .190
Team: 45/63 = .714

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
MUCH BIGGER THAN A BREADBOX $200: Weighing up to 200 tons & growing to nearly 100 feet long, some spend their summers off the California coast
(Alex: [*], right you are.)

MUCH BIGGER THAN A BREADBOX $1000: The addition of the palazzo made this Vegas hotel the world's largest under one roof, with more than 7,000 suites
(Alex: You're on the board.)

THE BROADWAY MUSICAL'S CHARACTERS $1000: Mungojerrie, Mistoffelees, Grizabella
(Alex: [*] is right, for $1,000 more.)

REPRESENTIN' $800: This state has 1 Representative in Congress; it has also sent a grand total of 4 men to fill that seat
(Alex: Less than a minute now.)

REPRESENTIN' $1000: Her four terms representing Minnesota in congress included a presidential run

A TIME FOR "US" $600: Seen here in a museum is an ancient stone one of these
(The end-of-round signal sounds.)

DON'T HATE THE PLAYA $1200: Playa Del Carmen, a luxury resort in this country, offers tours of nearby Chichen Itza
(Edward: What is Peru?)
(Cindy: What is [*]?)
(Alex: [*]--Chichen Itza, correct.)

HISTORIC AGREEMENT WORDS $1200: In a 1941 U.S.-U.K. deal, it follows "Atlantic"; it's also found before "school"
(Edward: What is trans?)

STICK WITH ME $1600: Cyanoacrylates are a family of fast-acting adhesives commonly known by this "demented" name
(Alex: [*], yep, with a minute to go.)

CORRECT RESPONSES
Heart of Darkness
Michigan
James Garfield
The Color Purple
colobus monkey
Leviticus
La Brea Tar Pits
Dead Sea
Argentina
(Princess) Caroline (of Monaco)
caulk
$578
John Steinbeck
blue whale
the Venetian
Cats
Alaska
(Michelle Bachmann)
sarcophagus
Mexico
charter
Krazy Glue

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN AUTHORS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Nominated 8 previous times, he finally won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, 6 years before his death

Cindy Stowell: 13500-5301=8199 (2x = $31,000)
Susanna Barron: 9200-8000=1200
Edward Montiel: 9400-3600=5800

Correct response:
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John Steinbeck (Cindy – Hemingway) (Susanna – Hemingway) (Edward – Faulkner)

Daily Doubles
Cindy: 4400-1300
Cindy: 9900+2000
Edward: 7400+2000

Coryats
Cindy: 14000
Susanna: 9200
Edward: 9000

Combined: 32,200
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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Kenny » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:46 pm

Got FJ by process of elimination: Faulkner won the Nobel in the 1950s and Hemingway committed suicide in 1961, leaving only Steinbeck.

Bizarre wager on DD ($2,000) with < a minute and chance to take the lead.

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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:29 pm

Congrats to Cindy o another strong performance. Yes, it took a bad wager from third to do it, but she still pulled it out. Today she was facing two strong players and got another win.

On FJ, I thought of the one Alex didn't. I did consider Steinbeck, but stuck with Faulkner. I knew Hemingway died in the early 1960s, so I eliminated him early.

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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:34 pm

I said "Steinback" for "Steinbeck". Judges? It was a (mostly) random guess.


Congrats to Cindy again. She's doing great - tough neg on the Heart of Darkness/Apocolypse Now clue.

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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:43 pm

OSXpert wrote:I said "Steinback" for "Steinbeck". Judges?
Going to have to say no on that one.

1968 death to me means MLK or Bobby Kennedy, so I had nowhere to go. I had no clue when any of them died, so I just guessed Faulkner (1962).

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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by doihavetoreally » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:16 pm

I didn't know exactly when Hemingway died, but felt like he is not the right guy.
Half-heatedly went with Faulkner.

Better game than recent ones, good going Cindy.

Yeah, that last DD wager was ridiculous, especially since he figured out enough to hunt for it.
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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by doihavetoreally » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:19 pm

econgator wrote:
OSXpert wrote:I said "Steinback" for "Steinbeck". Judges?
Going to have to say no on that one.

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So it's better to be barely legible or be phonetically correct.
Steinbck?
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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:23 pm

Bamaman wrote:Congrats to Cindy o another strong performance. Yes, it took a bad wager from third to do it, but she still pulled it out. Today she was facing two strong players and got another win.
I'm hoping for more wagers like that from Cindy's upcoming opponents.
I wouldn't exactly call Edward a strong player.

BTY, hIs FJ wager stunk worse than his DD wager.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:26 pm

I never said it before, but rock on, Cindy. I think that even without the knowledge that she did not live to see her episodes on TV, I would have a strong rooting interest in here anyway.

State respresentatives, musicals, literature? Yeah, this was not my J! round. I got nothing right on either board.

I took the rhesus and Exodus negbaits, too.

NHO James Franco.

No guess on FJ! Saw nothing pointing to anyone.

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Also, 1100-522? I see no way to shortcut that. Obviously, I can't borrow from any of those zeroes, so let's try another approach.

1100-500 = 600. 600-22= aw crap, can't borrow from the zeroes again either, I'm stuck.
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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:35 pm

Category 13 wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Congrats to Cindy o another strong performance. Yes, it took a bad wager from third to do it, but she still pulled it out. Today she was facing two strong players and got another win.
I'm hoping for more wagers like that from Cindy's upcoming opponents.
I wouldn't exactly call Edward a strong player. HIs FJ wager stunk worse than his DD wager.
Well, he knew stuff. We'll leave it at that.

TPH....Did you know what state Conyers is from?

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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:38 pm

Bamaman wrote:TPH....Did you know what state Conyers is from?
Probably not. He NHO Michigan.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:39 pm

Bamaman wrote:TPH....Did you know what state Conyers is from?
No. I couldn't name a single representative from Michigan.
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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:02 pm

For 1100-522 my method was 500 gets me to 1022, so 78 more = 578.

4.5/5 in WHAT A TV DRAMA KING as I blanked on how to complete the Jeff Daniels "News" show. :twisted: At least I hit my 50:50 on keeping Bloodline in the singular.

LITERARY LINES $600: A Pulitzer Prize-winning book: "You better not never tell nobody but God"

I created a needless 50:50 with Huckleberry Finn vs. The Color Purple and clammed it by speed reading right past the Pulitzer portion of the clue. :oops:

It was not my night for literature as I blurted "The Lonely Bones" on the $1000 clue.

The capper was somehow failing to even think of Steinbeck during the FJ! clue think time. I dismissed Hemingway knowing 1968 was too late. From there I had no name to write as Faulkner also did not occur to me.

Since I was watching online I paused and took a little more time. My mind wandered into the playwright area and I considered O'Neill. That made foreign-born names like Shaw and Orwell pop in my head. After thinking of Sinclair Lewis and knowing his Nobel was earlier I threw in the towel.

A very nice repeat win by Cindy taking advantage of her leading position on a TS clue.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:08 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:For 1100-522 my method was 500 gets me to 1022, so 78 more = 578.
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500 gets you to 1022 from where?
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Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:08 pm

OMG. It's hard to even find the words to describe how awesome these last two games have been. I can only imagine how dominant Cindy would have been if healthy, but even at far less than full strength she has been impressive. And once again I cheered loudly when she won. I don't fault her for missing a tough FJ (I had Faulkner after going the wrong way on a Dawson's crossin' between him and Steinbeck -- and I suspect we'll get 1 or more poll choices out of this FJ). I also think exhaustion (especially when playing her second straight game when her body was already energy-depleted) led to Cindy missing the DD -- I feel like she probably knew "Heart of Darkness" but couldn't pull it in time.

I'm excited to see how long her run continues!
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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:09 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
It was not my night for literature as I blurted "The Lonely Bones" on the $1000 clue.
If it's any consolation, I said "These Lovely Bones."
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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:14 pm

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MarkBarrett wrote:For 1100-522 my method was 500 gets me to 1022, so 78 more = 578.
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500 gets you to 1022 from where?
There are so many ways to do simple adding and subtracting in your head.

And there have been so many times that we've been over this before.

MB added 500 to 522. Yes, sometimes adding can give you the answer when the question is subtraction.

Let's take it to the other thread, shall we?

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Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by totebags » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:26 pm

The rare FJ that I got because I actually knew it! Thanks, American Lit degree! #overtbrag

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