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

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

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DJ! Round

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Post by theFJguy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:23 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. PLACE NAMES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It’s the only state named for a woman & whose capital is also named for a woman

Patricia Jia: 1600-1600=0
Alli Ross: 11400+8201=19601 (Semi-Finalist)
Eric Thorpe: 12600-800=11800 (Wildcard)

Correct response:
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Maryland (Patricia – Wyoming) (Eric – Virginia)

Daily Doubles
Eric: 2600-1600
Eric: 10400+1400
Patricia: 3600-2400

Coryats
Patricia: 4000
Alli: 11400
Eric: 14000

Combined: 29,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Patricia: 3200
Alli: 6600
Eric: 0

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

Post by MarkBarrett » 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.

Eric liked 1 of the 3 rounds with 0 after the J! round, 12600 after the DJ! round and a miss in the FJ! round. He gets to play next week as the path does not matter whether top winner or wildcard 4.

The FJ! clue worked for me as the first state I thought of a named for a woman was the right one and with the capital matching the requirement I was done.

A 1 for 3 on this kind of clue is understandable as the map search under pressure is no fun. A logical path would have been to start with the 13 Colonies to narrow the search. As the game and wagers played out Patricia was gone solve or no solve and Eric was through miss or no miss.


The semi-finalists:
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Hannah Sage
Dhruv Gaur
Rishab Jain
Rebecca Rosenthal
Alli Ross

Thatcher Chonka (21599)
William Scott (19999)
Jordan Goodson (12399)
Eric Thorpe ( 11800)

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:37 am

Make it 2 for the Albums as I knew the J!6 without choices.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:04 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:24 am
The FJ! clue worked for me as the first state I thought of a named for a woman was the right one and with the capital matching the requirement I was done.

A 1 for 3 on this kind of clue is understandable as the map search under pressure is no fun. A logical path would have been to start with the 13 Colonies to narrow the search. As the game and wagers played out Patricia was gone solve or no solve and Eric was through miss or no miss.
I don't know if I specifically thought "13 colonies" but figured it was likely an early state, and fortunately, Virginia was the first one that came to mind and Maryland followed. In hindsight, the phrasing of the FJ clue is a bit odd because if you're in a rush, it sounds a little like they're saying there's just one state named for a women and that state's capital is also named for a woman.

When they should be doing their best to keep the FJ clues as even as possible in terms of difficulty, this one seemed quite a bit harder than the other four. But, NHNF (drink!) because it didn't ultimately affect the standings.

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Post by Wpwells » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:33 pm

5/5 this week. Trying to bat 1.000 for the tournament.

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Post by Bamaman » 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.

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Post by Ironhorse » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:01 pm

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.
The word "both" would have been apropos. I did manage to come up with the answer but I was also thrown off by the wording.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:27 pm

All but the bottom in Albums. Can't say I have heard of the Killers.

NHO "ants on a log" either, which seemed ridiculously undervalued. Got everything else in that category.

Still don't recognize Ryan Gosling for anything other than the 15 times I've said I've NHO him.

I usually do well in "We Made That Thing" categories, but somehow I bombed that one.

Of all categories, I ran Aaron, Judge somehow.

Knowing I was facing an 0/5 week, I took a peek at the clue during the commercial break to see if it'd set the wheels in motion. Georgia = Atlanta, nope, try again. Maryland = Baltimore, nope, try again. The gears were still churning after the music ended, with me stuck on Virginia knowing it was wrong. Even if I had gotten Maryland's capital right, I doubt I'd have processed Annapolis as being named for a woman.
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Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:30 pm

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.
Yeah, I spent a few seconds trying to make sure of what they were looking for and that cost me.

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Post by Vowela » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:31 pm

This can be a tricky clue, since there's no real way of getting through all fifty states in thirty seconds. If you hit Maryland early, it's certainly gettable, but if you start in the west, like I did, there's no way you're getting to Maryland in time. Ultimately went with Montana. I blame Disney.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:38 pm

Why yes, I did smile all the way through that Aaron, Judge category. Also an easy 5/5.
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.
:oops: Same here, and I still needed Patricia to neg with Taylor Swift to grab Adele on the rebound. Some day, these music categories won't be an embarrassment for me. Some day...

Instaget FJ, with the phrasing causing me to raise an eyebrow, but the capital left no doubt.

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Post by econgator » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:40 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:38 pm
:oops: Same here, and I still needed Patricia to neg with Taylor Swift to grab Adele on the rebound. Some day, these music categories won't be an embarrassment for me. Some day...
0-fer that category as well, but I'm not the least bit embarrassed.

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

Post by Foretopman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:40 pm

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 understood the clue that way too, at first. I went immediately to Virginia. But then I realized there was no way Richmond was named for a woman and started running through other states. Fortunately I started in the East and got to Maryland pretty quickly.

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Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:14 pm

Vowela wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:31 pm
This can be a tricky clue, since there's no real way of getting through all fifty states in thirty seconds. If you hit Maryland early, it's certainly gettable, but if you start in the west, like I did, there's no way you're getting to Maryland in time. Ultimately went with Montana. I blame Disney.
Tip for the future - an outright majority of the thirteen colonies are named for people, plus West Virginia as a spinoff of Virginia, but only two (Louisiana and Washington) west of there. (By "people" I mean "individuals" - quite a few states are named collectively after Indian nations.)

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Post by MDCSWildcats86 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:34 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:01 pm

The word "both" would have been apropos. I did manage to come up with the answer but I was also thrown off by the wording.

Maybe "Among all US States named for women, the one whose capital city is also named for a woman." would have been clearer?

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

Post by opusthepenguin » 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)?

For the two-word bailiff command when the judge enters, what do you think they'd have done with "Oyez, oyez!"

Add Mrs. P to the list of those who parsed the FJ clue to mean only one state was named for a woman. She went with Virginia. I parsed the clue as they intended (I agree it's ambiguous), but it wouldn't have mattered if I hadn't. Maryland was the first state I thought of.

Kudos to Eric for coming back from $0 after SJ to be in first place going into FJ. He rolled with the punches and kept his head. Further kudos for the smart bet and the well-earned wildcard in consequence. I'd have counseled Alli to make a more cautious wager. But she got FJ right and earned a semi-final berth, so it all worked out. Congratulations to her as well. And condolences to Patricia. Just wasn't her day.

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

Post by DBear » 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.

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

Post by Ironhorse » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:31 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 rumors of Jefferson Davis trying to escape in a dress notwithstanding.

(Yes, I know of course he was not actually the namesake.)
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