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Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:11 pm

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Post by theFJguy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:13 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CENTRAL AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
One active, one dormant, Madera & Concepcion are volcanoes in this body of water that shares its name with a country

Kristin Robbins: 8600-5=8595 (2x = $44,994)
Andrews Landsman: 1600+868=2468
Dominick Fiorentino: 3400-199=3201

Correct response:
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Lake Nicaragua (Kristin – Gulf of Honduras) (Dominick – Gulf of Mexico)

Daily Doubles
Kristin: 2600-1000
Andrews: 2600-2600
Dominick: 5000-2000

Coryats
Kristin: 9600
Andrews: 4200
Dominick: 5400

Combined: 19,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Kristin: 3800
Andrews: 1800
Dominick: 2600
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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:14 pm

Andrews negged himself out of the match to waste his chance to win on the sole solve of the FJ! clue. The guess of Lindbergh for the still living famous pilot for minus 1200 and plus 1200 to Kristin on the rebound may be one of several sore spots in the game for Andrews to revisit. The all-in loss on DD2 cost Andrews the chance to win as well.

When I saw the FJ! category I used the break to make sure I knew the countries and to know the neighbors in case it was one of those border type clues. The capital cities were also in my back pocket if needed although silly as it is I ruled out Costa Rica because of the earlier Sharks clue.

The volcano names meant nothing to me so I used the latter part of the clue to match body of water & country name. Done, as even I can handle that one.

2-week break for seeing Kristin go for the threepeat and instead it’s younger folks on Monday. I should use the weekend to study up on music in the 2010s and all those Netflix/Hulu shows I’ve never seen. It’s below my dignity to bother with the text slang abbreviations and acronyms. We can look forward to 61 clues a game x 5.

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:29 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Andrews negged himself out of the match to waste his chance to win on the sole solve of the FJ! clue. The guess of Lindbergh for the still living famous pilot for minus 1200 and plus 1200 to Kristin on the rebound may be one of several sore spots in the game for Andrews to revisit. The all-in loss on DD2 cost Andrews the chance to win as well.
Probably should have been negged for his pronunciation of "nebulae". He made it sound singular.

Missed FJ, going with Gulf of Honduras.

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by StevenH » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:00 pm

Why couldn't I have been up there to play this board? After the hard one last night this one was right up my alley. I am sad though that the pop music category had unrevealed clues.

I got FJ, but was not completely confident on it.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:06 pm

Shot First was ridiculously YEKIOYD. NHO any of those films in the top box that I recall.

Balboa Park = zoo was very obscure. Any way I was supposed to know that?

Billboard Hits and Unusual Animals gave me more hope in DJ! but I still couldn't hack it. Didn't realize Norah Jones had any hits at all, and NHO loris.

Lach Trash: Reynard the fox, Emily Dickinson

Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama... YET AGAIN I pull every country in Central America but the right one.
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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:16 pm

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FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: (Stoics), Cymbeline, Reynard, Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron, (Sudan Plan), Singapore Chore, Rudolph Valentino

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Category 13 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:32 pm

StevenH wrote: I am sad though that the pop music category had unrevealed clues.
When the category was revealed, I was expecting it to be a multiple choice; name one out of three songs. It turned out to be just an identify the group from the song. Not as fun. Then all the songs were gen X or newer so I wasn't going to get anywhere with that.

When was the last game to have all three final wagers less than $1000? Is there a way to determine if the total amount wagered ($1,072) is lower than any previous lowest amount?

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BobF » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:49 pm

I think this is a first for me, for regular competition. Two straight 5 for 5 weeks! I'll have to check the FJ from 2 weeks ago to see if I have an 11 game streak going.

I did briefly consider Panama Canal (what was I thinking) and then Gulf of Mexico just to have something, then just ran through the 6 CA countries in my head and figured out the right one.

ETA: Nope, just a 10 game streak.
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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by cheezguyty » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:04 pm

Category 13 wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:32 pm
When was the last game to have all three final wagers less than $1000? Is there a way to determine if the total amount wagered ($1,072) is lower than any previous lowest amount?
This past March 2, the largest FJ wager was $850. Among Archived games, the lowest total amount wagered in a three-person Final Jeopardy was $80, on December 19, 2007 (like tonight, it was a double lock game). The lowest total in a game with all three players in contention was $1,400, on March 5, 2008.

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by DBear » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:15 pm

another win from fourth podium:
Stoics DD, comebacker, Reynard, Emily Dickenson (this is poetry 101, no way this should be a TS), Lord Byron which they just had a couple weeks ago , Sudan Plan DD, Rudolph Valentino, Dusenberg for 9200 trash.
Given this game , wasn't sure where they were going, but it was a creampuff that only one player got.

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:18 pm

not sure why someone went with gulf of mexico...mexico is not part of central america...the only body of water with a central american country in its name that i could come up with was the correct answer...never knew there was a gulf of honduras...learn something new every day i guess

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Woof » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:12 pm

Painful to watch and lots of Lach trash. Instaget FJ. As AP would say, Subarus.
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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Johnblue » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:12 pm

Andrews reminded me of the guy who got booted from Survivor last night. At least he ended up playing FJ. Surprising that he was the sole solve on Lake Nicaragua. Lots of really easy clues this game so it was disappointing to watch.

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:14 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:29 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:14 pm
Andrews negged himself out of the match to waste his chance to win on the sole solve of the FJ! clue. The guess of Lindbergh for the still living famous pilot for minus 1200 and plus 1200 to Kristin on the rebound may be one of several sore spots in the game for Andrews to revisit. The all-in loss on DD2 cost Andrews the chance to win as well.
Probably should have been negged for his pronunciation of "nebulae". He made it sound singular.
Agreed. I expected a reversal on that.

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by heppm01 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:26 pm

BobF wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:49 pm
I did briefly consider Panama Canal (what was I thinking)
The image of an active volcano in the Panama Canal made me chuckle.

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:56 pm

Not a fun game to watch. While that clicker is behind your back, Andrews, it still counts and you have to answer with wild guesses if you can't CLAM. Kristin just stayed out of her own way and played a comfortable game that was enough for a low rent runaway.

FJ was a complete guess after I racked my brain trying to think of the name of the lake that the Panama Canal is attached to. I finally remembered the "Culebra cut", which helped not at all and I couldn't quite pull the lake name (Gatun Lake per Google just now) so I picked Nicaragua without realizing it had water in the name. Yes, there is a Lake Nicaragua (apparently).

I thought giving Andrews the nebula(e) response was OK. Why BMS the obvious. He got spanked for Roberta Frost which I think was a bit of a trap clue. I would CLAM if you just asked me the female equivalent of Robert, at least until I knew the rules of engagement.

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:59 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:56 pm
I thought giving Andrews the nebula(e) response was OK. Why BMS the obvious.
I don't think it should have been a BMS, it should have been an outright neg. He said "nebula," not "nebulae" and "nebula" doesn't fit the category.

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Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:21 am

Coryat: 35,800
46 R/1 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Stoics (DD), comebacker, Roberta Frost (DD), Emily Dickinson, Sudan plan (DD), Singapore chore, Rudolph Valentino, Duesenberg

Yikes. Since it's Wrestlemania weekend, I think it's fair to call this game "bowling shoe ugly." Andrew's guess of Lindbergh for the guy in the color photo who was the Grand Marshal of the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade took the cake. I was also shocked none of the three of them, including the contestant who gravitated to the Women Poets category, could come up with Emily Dickinson given her most famous poem.

Female + "wit" = Dorothy Parker, every single time.

Likewise, island city-state = Singapore.
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:14 pm
The capital cities were also in my back pocket if needed although silly as it is I ruled out Costa Rica because of the earlier Sharks clue.
Not silly at all. That's a savvy observation.
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