Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:57 pm

Yeah, the Boolean phrasing of the clue wasn't the best. There goes my first Friday attempt at a 5/5.
Unfortunately, I instantly thought of Helena as a nice feminine name and couldn't disconnect and start running states. Louisiana - uh, nope, Red Stick (never mind the sissy named king). I didn't even pick Virginia as I wandered around the midwest with Iowa and Ohio. I was about ready to go with Ester and Ruth, the default for any two women.

Very clever and good clue, except for the syntax imho. Even if I had realized, duh - Maryland, I would have stuttered a second and thought Anna - polis? Not sure that is of feminine origin or not. Pretty coincidental that they had a 2K TS clue with "polis". I wonder if this was deliberate.
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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:28 pm

Wyoming isn't such a strange guess since the capital is clearly named for a woman: Shy Anne.


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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:44 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:24 am
Thank you writers for the album 19 as that kept me from the skunk in THEIR DEBUT ALBUM.
Haha, same here! You have more of an excuse than I do for going 1/5 in that category, though.

Decent game, with the only eyebrow raiser being the TS on "polis". Then again, I do understand that studying Greek and Roman history is largely a thing of the past.

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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:47 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:23 pm
So, would they have accepted Triumph the Comic Insult Dog (my response)? How about Triumph the Comic Dog (Mrs. P's)?
As someone who got the full name, I would have accepted your answer outright, and either accepted or BMS'd your wife's answer. I'm going by the general standards of the show, though.

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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Lefty » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:52 am

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:01 pm
I misunderstood the clue to mean only one State was named for a woman and Virginia was the first to come to mind so I didn’t spend any time trying to think of another state. Oh, well.
I was about to post that the clue was miswritten but perhaps intentionally, for the sake of clarity. But maybe not.
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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:10 am

IronNeck wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:44 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:24 am
Thank you writers for the album 19 as that kept me from the skunk in THEIR DEBUT ALBUM.
Haha, same here! You have more of an excuse than I do for going 1/5 in that category, though.
I got Adele and The Killers. I knew Maroon 5, but couldn't pull it. It seemed like a fairly difficult category for sure.

I wasn't confused by the FJ wording, but in retrospect I can see how it could be confusing. My first thought was Virginia, but realized Richmond didn't meet the second requirement and quickly got to Maryland after rejecting VA.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:11 am

Coryat: 40,200
49 R/1 W
DD: 2/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: The Killers, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Arctic Ocean (DD), polis, Willa Cather, hearsay, docket, nolo contendere, mayday (DD), waylay

I didn't have any trouble parsing the clue, but I agree that it wasn't phrased particularly well. Interesting that they asked the contestants to determine that Anna-polis was named after a woman after the polis clue in the J! round.
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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by pinkfreud » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:41 am

After I discarded Virginia, Helena led me to Montana. At that point, my mind became hopelessly entangled in thoughts of Montana WIldhack, a memorable character from Slaughterhouse-Five. I was unstuck in time.

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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:19 pm

40 R
DD: 2/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Johnson & Johnson, (Arctic Ocean), Polis, Galvanic, Willa Cather, (Mayday)

Knew Heliocentric just from the name Aristarchus of Samos. :ugeek:
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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MattKnowles » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:07 pm

For the Chicago park named after a former President I guessed Lincoln Park instead of Grant Park.

I think the clue syntax for Final Jeopardy was just fine. It's understandable that people read too fast and don't parse it correctly but I don't think there was any misstep by the writers.

I get Proctor & Gamble confused with Johnson & Johnson. I missed the hint where they repeated/doubled the word Visine.

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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by RobW » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:06 pm

pinkfreud wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:41 am
After I discarded Virginia, Helena led me to Montana.
ditto! (but I lost some precious initial time digesting that clunky wording, so I never made it to MD...)
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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:00 pm

The FJ would have been improved just by the removal of the ampersand...made it seem like the clue was in 2 parts rather than one continuous statement.
I'm not sure I would have recognized Annapolis as fitting the clue, even if I'd thought of it and considering the "polis" clue earlier in the game. Helena was as close as I got...

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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by John Boy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:26 pm

I agree this was a harder FJ than the others in week 1 of the tournament. I feel sure I would have gotten it eventually, but certainly not in 30 seconds. Ended up wagging NC, knowing it was wrong.

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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DavidRosen » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:26 pm

DBear wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:24 pm
Instaget FJ, then looked around trying to see what else might come up. Carolinas--Raleigh, Columbia, nope. Georgia--named for King George so nope. Mrs. Ippi and Miss Ouri? Jefferson City and Jackson so nope.
The Carolinas were named after King Charles - Carolus in Latin. So nope on that score as well.

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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Peter the accountant » Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:24 pm

R: 31, W: 3, costing 2200
Coryat: 25,400
FJ: :(
DD: 2/3
LT: Arctic, current, mayday, hearsay, docket, nolo contendere

Ran the legal terminology, stumped in characters & authors. Thanks to previous clues on J!, I knew Adele's first couple of albums were numbers. So that kept me from getting skunked there.

FJ had me starting on the West Coast. That didn't leave enough time to get close to the right answer. Idaho was the best I could do for a woman's name from that direction. Thank to whomever it was that posted the tip about states named after individuals are mainly in the original colonies. That could come in handy.
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