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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
ALL KINDS OF TV (4/5)
CLASSICAL MUSIC (5/5)
10-LETTER WORDS (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
SIX FEET UNDER (4/5)
A HISTORY LESSON (4/5, including 1 missed Daily Double)
GET A JOB! (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Viraj: 14 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W
Hannah: 8 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Jennifer: 4 R (including 1 rebound), 1 W (including 1 DD)

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 2
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,000



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Jennifer snagged the next Daily Double on the 15th clue. Jennifer had $7,000, Viraj had $14,200, and Hannah was at $7,600. Jennifer wagered $2,500.

10-LETTER WORDS $1200: "Madam, I'm Adam" is a famous one
(Jennifer: What is an anagram?)
(Alex: Oh, no.)
(Jennifer: What is [*]?)
(Alex: Yep, but you didn't get it right the first time.)

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Hannah who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 27th clue. Jennifer had $6,100, Viraj had $22,200, and Hannah was at $12,000. Hannah wagered $3,000.

A HISTORY LESSON $2000: In 1910 Louis Botha became this country's first prime minister, a post he held until 1919
(Hannah: Uh, Germany.)

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
SIX FEET UNDER $2000: Killing weak trees (good) but also healthy ones (not good), the pine engraver is this alliterative type of beetle

ALL KINDS OF TV $2000: MeTV has a pairing of Matlock & this other TV attorney, first name Perry
(Hannah: Who is White?)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Viraj: $23,000 (lock game)
Hannah: $7,000
Jennifer: $6,100

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WRITERS

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; three-quarters for second place.
Viraj: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $8,999 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Hannah: Wager $5,201 to cover Jennifer.
Jennifer: Risk between $901 and $4,300, covering Hannah's $0 bet.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A New Orleans literary festival in his honor includes various panels, a walking tour & a Stanley & Stella shouting contest

FINAL SCORES
Jennifer: $6,100 + $6,000 = $12,100 (Who is Williams?) (2nd place)
Hannah: $7,000 - $6,999 = $1 (Who is Miller) (3rd place)
Viraj: $23,000 - $0 = $23,000 (Who was Toole?) (Automatic semifinalist)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $6,000

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Viraj: $22,600, 27 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Hannah: $10,000, 16 R, 3 W (including 1 DD)
Jennifer: $8,600, 11 R, 1 W (including 1 DD)
Combined Coryat: $41,200

BATTING AVERAGES
Viraj: 27/59 = .458
Hannah: 16/59 = .271
Jennifer: 12/59 = .203
Team: 55/63 = .873

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
"FR" $600: The one seen here appears on the wall of a basilica in Italy

GOTTA CRAM $800: In 2016 El Pollo Loco introduced new quesadillas that were called this, something you might say about your fluffy sofa
(Jennifer: What is stuffed?)
(Alex: Be more specific.)
(Jennifer: What is [*]?)

STUDYING ABROAD $600: Your time in Greece would of course include a visit to this ancient temple

"FR" $200: At Christmas, some people go nutty for this

GOTTA CRAM $1000: It's any condition where things grind to a halt, specifically a traffic jam where cars don't clear an intersection

TIME TO PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER $1000: This alliterative country singer went bonkers in 2014 playing 10 shows in 10 cities in 24 hours

A HISTORY LESSON $800: Czar Alexander II signed the 1867 Treaty of Cession that gave this territory to the United States
(Hannah: What is Oregon?)

SIX FEET UNDER $1200: That's no fun! The Indian walking this usually reproduces via parthenogenesis

CLASSICAL MUSIC $800: "Gran Vals" by Francisco Tárrega would still be pretty obscure if it hadn't become one of these, courtesy of Nokia
(Viraj: What is a jingle?)

10-LETTER WORDS $800: Name shared by the decorative device and the bird seen here

10-LETTER WORDS $1600: It describes the circles seen here

CORRECT RESPONSES
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Edge of Tomorrow
crab
a palindrome
South Africa
a bark beetle
Perry Mason
Tennessee Williams
a fresco
overstuffed
the Parthenon
fruitcake
gridlock
Hunter Hayes
Alaska
a stick
a ringtone
a nutcracker
concentric

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:02 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WRITERS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A New Orleans literary festival in his honor includes various panels, a walking tour & a Stanley & Stella shouting contest

Jennifer Katz: 6100+6000=12100
Viraj Mehta: 23000-0=23000 (Semi-Finalist)
Hannah Whisnant: 7000-6999=1

Correct response:
Spoiler
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Tennessee Williams (Jennifer – Williams) (Viraj – Toole) (Hannah – Miller)

Daily Doubles
Viraj: 1000+1000
Jennifer: 7000-2500
Hannah: 12000-3000

Coryats
Jennifer: 8600
Viraj: 22600
Hannah: 10000

Combined: 41,200

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:18 pm

Perry White instead of Perry Mason was a classic miss. Loved it.

Hannah hit her DD with 12000 and it seemed like one of those spots where any wager would be wrong no matter what she did. Losing 3000 by not knowing Botha = South Africa forced her to bet in the FJ! round and another big miss all but eliminated her from the championship.

When I saw the FJ! clue my reaction was it was a lot easier than the Monday one. Shows what I know as it went 1/3. New Orleans = Toole by Viraj I can understand. Miller by Hannah had me wondering if she got to "Streetcar" and had the wrong playwright or had some other thinking path for the guess.

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by floridagator » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:27 pm

I empathize with the contestant who said A. Miller because I inadvertently said E. O'Neill for the recent FJ that was going for Miller.
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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Lefty » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:28 pm

It isn't Miller time.
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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:29 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Perry White instead of Perry Mason was a classic miss. Loved it.
NHO Perry White.

What is an anagram? No. What is a palindrome! Awkward.

Classical Music felt like the toughest category tonight. Need to keep at this until it sticks. But why viola?
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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:33 pm

morbeedo wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Perry White instead of Perry Mason was a classic miss. Loved it.
NHO Perry White.
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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:36 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
morbeedo wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Perry White instead of Perry Mason was a classic miss. Loved it.
NHO Perry White.
Great Caesar's ghost! That's the editor of the Daily Planet that Clark Kent works for in the world of Superman.
Ahh. But the name's still not ringing any bells!!

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:46 pm

I wondered if they would give her credit for palindrome since he hadn't ruled her wrong yet but they didn't.

I also loved the Perry White miss. It was really super.

FJ took a bit but got it with time to spare in the first verse of the song. I've never seen or read any of his plays, but I know Stella.

The FJ bets were fine, just hope that $100 doesn't bite Jennifer in the butt,

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:53 pm

I don't know if FJ could get much easier.

And a tough break for Hannah in that last minute. Germany wasn't a terrible guess (all things considered) but did she even form it as a question?

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:56 pm

Another fancy-pants food category where I'm stunned that anyone knows ANY of this.

So Rhodes Scholar = Oxford, eh? News to me.

WLT Portugal at $400? There's more than one country that borders Spain, last I checked.

Oddly, "Accomplice" was my only miss in 10 Letter Words. Weird when the top box denies me the run.

0/5 in Sci-Fi. Don't think I even recognized whatever $200 was.

Lach Trash: Perry Mason.
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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:13 pm

35 right.

Abroad (5), Sci-Fi (1), Ingredient (2), "FR" (4), Cram (4), All-Night (1)
TV (4), Music (2), 10-Letter Words (3), Six (2), History (3), Job (4)

Lach Trash: bark beetle, Perry Mason; DD: palindrome

Instaget FJ because of Stanley/Stella.

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mfc248 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:14 pm

Bamaman wrote:I wondered if they would give her credit for palindrome since he hadn't ruled her wrong yet but they didn't.
An "oh, no" from Trebek is clearly audible between Jennifer's two responses, so she had indeed been ruled wrong.
TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Portugal at $400? There's more than one country that borders Spain, last I checked.
Indeed there is, but "Alfonso" doesn't have a particularly French or Moroccan ring to it.
MarkBarrett wrote:When I saw the FJ! clue my reaction was it was a lot easier than the Monday one. Shows what I know as it went 1/3. New Orleans = Toole by Viraj I can understand. Miller by Hannah had me wondering if she got to "Streetcar" and had the wrong playwright or had some other thinking path for the guess.
"Stella" rang familiar to me, but I didn't know the connection. I was fortunately able to connect "New Orleans" and "writers" to "streetcar" and thus to the correct response, thanks perhaps to vaguely recalling the Final Jeopardy! in one of Kerry Greene's games.

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:16 pm

Bamaman wrote:I wondered if they would give her credit for palindrome since he hadn't ruled her wrong yet but they didn't.
He sure did. He said "oh no", although a little softly. Anagram also popped into my head first but I realized immediately it wasn't 10 letters then moved quickly to palindrome. She should have taken that extra beat to be sure.

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Maven » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:11 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Perry White instead of Perry Mason was a classic miss. Loved it.
Me too! And in the same game that mentioned the New 52 to boot! :lol: :mrgreen: Don't let my overall Marvel preference* fool you, for I know and like some DC (particularly Batman, Firestorm, Swamp Thing, John Constantine, and The Question) too. :ugeek:

Instagot FJ...STELLA!!! = A Streetcar Named Desire, nuff said (speaking of Marvel :mrgreen:).

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:20 pm

I think my sister-in-law gets credit for the best FJ response tonight with Tennessee Ernie Ford! :lol:

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:26 pm

Strong play by Viraj. I half-jokingly claimed he was sandbagging and lulling future opponents into a false sense of security with his incorrect FJ response before recalling that quarterfinalists aren't allowed to watch other games. And to his credit, John Kennedy Toole IS a famous New Orleans writer.

LT: palindrome, South Africa, Perry Mason

FJ: Instaget.

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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:37 pm

Coryat: $30,800
43 R/4 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: crab, palindrome (DD), South Africa (DD), Perry Mason

Earlier tonight, I watched Saturday's episode, which contained Pranjal's impassioned response of "Who is STELLA!?"
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Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:11 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Another fancy-pants food category where I'm stunned that anyone knows ANY of this.
Yes, eggs over easy, chicken ala king, pasta primavera and crab cakes - all food that only Rockefellers eat.

Or anyone who has had breakfast, been to a diner, an Olive Garden or a Cheesecake Factory.

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