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Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Post by theFJguy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NATIONS OF THE WORLD

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A 2011 report said the citizenry of this country included a total of 32 women

Annie Marggraf: 15600+15600=31200 (2x = $51,200)
Rachel Moyer: 16200-15001=1199
Serena Kay Tibbitt: 8600-8599

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Vatican City (Annie – The Vatican) (Rachel – Saudi Arabia) (Serena – Tuvalu)

Daily Doubles
Rachel: 2200+2200
Annie: 2400-2400
Annie: 5600+5600

Coryats
Annie: 14400
Rachel: 14800
Serena: 8600

Combined: 37,800
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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JLJ » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:32 pm

The ladies today ALL CAME TO PLAY.

Love it. Fantastic game, with moments of weird interspersed into an absolute slugfest.

Every Daily Double that was called was a TRUE DAILY DOUBLE. Awesome.

I absolutely loved watching this game.

Our Champ is a BOSS.

(and i now realize there was a lot of probably over-enthusiastic unnecessary capitalization there, so i'll ee cummings this last bit to try to pull it back).

gg all. thanks for putting on a fun show today.
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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:19 pm

I found it amusing that a 3-woman game had a DD that wanted testosterone.

A little better today with 58 clues played before the FJ! round as the pace picked up to close the DJ! round.

The FJ! clue was a lucky guess for me as I worked out what to write after dismissing Greenland.

Annie was fortunate to get the repeat after failing to find the partner for the NYT in the NIXON category DD that cost her the farm.

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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JLJ » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:09 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Annie was fortunate to get the repeat after failing to find the partner for the NYT in the NIXON category DD that cost her the farm.
It was a pretty small farm, more like a garden spot, at the juncture, though.

Admirable comeback work from that early DJ DD dip, though; especially with pulling the much more difficult DD2 in the round for a TDD to get fully back in the mix. So, fortunate, yes, but not just blindly lucky. It was really a very even match, all around.
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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:31 pm

I could picture Princess and the Frog, but for some reason my mouth said Tangled. Oops. All those Disney Princesses blend together anyway.

Ran Scien"T"ific and Mustache.

"Clothing store named for a woman" was a case where knowing too much cost me. Being a retail nerd, I cycled among Lane Bryant, Christopher & Banks, Bon Worth, Jos. A. Bank, Coldwater Creek, Deb Shop, Foxmoor Casuals, Fashion Bug, County Seat, and Jeans West, and never got to Ann Taylor in time.

Tunisia = Arabic, huh?

2/5 in R&B, which is not bad considering I didn't recognize the bottom 3 artists at all.

The DD in Nixon struck me as very YEKIOYD. Just pick two random big newspapers.

Vatican just didn't feel right somehow.
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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JayK33 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:34 pm

Another lucky guess on FJ for me. Logic told me that the Vatican City was one of the smallest, if not THE smallest, identified countries in the world, so I went along with that.

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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:36 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:2/5 in R&B, which is not bad considering I didn't recognize the bottom 3 artists at all.
Two more than I got.

Saudi Arabia ....?

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:38 pm

Not knowing where Tunisia is besides "Africa", I had no idea what language could be spoken there.
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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:40 pm

Rachel looked crushed at the end; it's got to be tough to play well and then miss FJ, but she lost to a good player. I wonder if she misread the FJ clue?

Good game by all, but the fact that no one recognized Carole Lombard was a little sad. Her last movie, To Be Or Not To Be is a classic. Start watching TCM, people! :geek:

And those Nixon clues really threw the youngsters as well.

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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:41 pm

Vatican was near instaget. There have to be at least...... 100 women in Saudi Arabia I would imagine.

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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:52 pm

For FJ I debated between Pitcairn Island and South Sudan, and went with the latter.

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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:02 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
The DD in Nixon struck me as very YEKIOYD. Just pick two random big newspapers.
The NY Times would be a pretty obvious guess as it is the country's best known paper. The Post was the one that broke the Watergate story in addition to being based in Washington and likely having a strong political reporting staff.

Only one person got that FJ?

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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:37 pm

Bamaman wrote:The NY Times would be a pretty obvious guess as it is the country's best known paper. The Post was the one that broke the Watergate story in addition to being based in Washington and likely having a strong political reporting staff.
Several reporters/editors from other papers are mentioned, but only one other newspaper is mentioned by name. Take a guess which one (good luck, you'll need it! :) ).
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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JayK33 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:00 pm

StevenH wrote:For FJ I debated between Pitcairn Island and South Sudan, and went with the latter.
Good guesses, though.

I guess sometimes limited knowledge in a field isn't a bad thing. Had I had a wider range of options in my head instead of just the well-known Vatican City, I would have probably picked the wrong one as well.

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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by zakharov » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:25 pm

Hot take: Saudi Arabia wasn't that bad a guess if you focused on "citizenry." It's not unreasonable to think Saudi women might not be full citizens.
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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by doihavetoreally » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:30 pm

Great game.

When was the last game with all 3 TDDs?

Rachel looked absolutely crushed... Played like a boardie, maybe a lurker.

Other than one song, I have no idea on 4songs in r&b.

Instaget on FJ.

P.S. was jboard always 'not secure'..Or this the impact of last crash?
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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:31 pm

JayK33 wrote:
StevenH wrote:For FJ I debated between Pitcairn Island and South Sudan, and went with the latter.
Good guesses, though.

I guess sometimes limited knowledge in a field isn't a bad thing. Had I had a wider range of options in my head instead of just the well-known Vatican City, I would have probably picked the wrong one as well.
Well, someone has to be the smart aleck to point out that one of those isn't a country and the other has a population of more than 12 million.

This was a good FJ clue because it did require a little thought. And they just had a clue a few minutes before about nuns, too.

Come to think of it, they've been a little heavy with the Catholic clues lately.

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Re: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by doihavetoreally » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:36 pm

zakharov wrote:Hot take: Saudi Arabia wasn't that bad a guess if you focused on "citizenry." It's not unreasonable to think Saudi women might not be full citizens.
Rachel's answer doesn't look that bad now. Too bad.
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