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Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:43 pm

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Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Archivists » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:43 pm

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Post by theFJguy » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:02 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ISLAND NAMES

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A Portuguese explorer gave this name to an island he sighted off Africa’s coast 40 days after Easter

Diana Hsu: 11600-6001=5599
Deirdre Thomas: 19800-3401=16399 (New Champ)
Jon Brown: 5600-5599=1

Correct response:
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Ascension (Diana – Sey) (Deirdre – Madagascar) (Jon – Madeira)

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Diana: 100+500
Diana: 4500+1500
Diana: 14000-6000

Coryats
Diana: 17600
Deirdre: 19800
Jon: 5600

Combined: 43,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Diana: 2900
Deirdre: 5000
Jon: 2000

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Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:03 pm

Chat time was funny with Jon talking the Yankovic song (losing on J!) and Deirdre dropping the news her dad (winning with Fleming) was in the 1968 ToC.

Here is the Fleming TOC thread if someone wants to try to figure out which one is Deirdre’s dad: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=437p14648

Trying to get the province outlined, well, at least the players did not guess BC or Ontario before finally getting it.

Deirdre’s missing the Howe clue? Here is her assignment :
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Excellent streak by Deirdre of nine right in a row including the run of the TV category.

Clutch by Diana to gets clues 29 & 30 to prevent the runaway.

Terrible job by me on the FJ! clue. First I had to dismiss Madagascar and tell the lemurs to be quiet when I saw off Africa’s coast. No, no, no as it kept trying to stick in my head and distract me.

Then I tried to think of that other geographic name for Easter that I had seen somewhere and could not pull. The next distractor was recalling Pentecost after Easter and getting rid of that for the 50 factor.

Why I failed to match 40 days after Easter for the island is beyond me as it’s not like either are unknown to me.

What I ended up writing was Pascua after I finally dug up the other name for Easter Island I had been looking for earlier. At least thanks to yesterday’s miss today’s bomb did not cost me a perfecto for the week.

If Diana had solved DD3 she would have led for the FJ! round and probably still lost trying to cover Deirdre in a strong second place position.

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Post by badgerfellow » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:13 pm

This was an interesting Final Jeopardy clue. Most Catholic dioceses in the United States celebrate Ascension on Sunday (day 43) instead of the traditional Thursday (day 40). Still, Acts of the Apostles mentions the 40th day, so it shouldn't matter. Otherwise, how many other "holiday" islands can there be?

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Post by MinnesotaMyron » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:27 pm

I said Asunción, which appears to be incorrect.

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Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by boson » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:34 pm

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:27 pm
I said Asunción, which appears to be incorrect.
Yup - I made the same mistake. Wikipedia says the Portuguese name of the island is Ilha da Ascensão.

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Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by evanakm » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:22 pm

Did anybody else say São Tomé? I know there's a story about Christ appearing to Thomas after the resurrection.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:53 pm

evanakm wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Did anybody else say São Tomé? I know there's a story about Christ appearing to Thomas after the resurrection.
Sounds like a reasonable guess. And, it's certainly closer to Africa than Ascension. I doubted whether it was correct because I don't really think of it as "off Africa's coast." But, the 40 days after Easter made it the best guess.

Edited to add that it's a shame Diana misheard that DD; she was an excellent player, cool as a cucumber and not afraid to go big when necessary. Alex oddly emphasized "dynasty" when he should have emphasized "English."

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Post by Saturnalia » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:33 pm

I had Cabo Verde, on the theory that it sounded Portuguese, and it might be green forty days after Easter (or, failing that, there might be some Christian feast then having to do with greenery). Sao Tome crossed my mind, too. NHO Ascension Island...

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:38 pm

Never heard of that island but got it from the description.

Glad the 50 year old won to give me hope. Nice her dad could be there to see her win.
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Post by squarekara » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:40 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Edited to add that it's a shame Diana misheard that DD; she was an excellent player, cool as a cucumber and not afraid to go big when necessary. Alex oddly emphasized "dynasty" when he should have emphasized "English."
Yes, that was a heartbreaker. Her calm assurance was pretty impressive. But I found that entire category pretty trippy. Even after Diana's miss, on the very next question, I thought at first they wanted Mesopotamia rather than Mesoamerica.

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Post by Wpwells » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:55 pm

I had to flip the coin between Resurrection and Ascension. I ended up with ascension because I know that’s what Catholics call it and also Ascension Island tickled something for me.

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Post by Plactus » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:06 pm

I thought I was going to end up identifying the TOM (40th day of Easter Season = Ascension) and not getting the island name right because I'd never heard of it. But I went with Ascension Island rather than trying to puzzle out what it would be in Portuguese, and fortunately that was right.

That is, once I finally got through my head it wasn't Easter Island.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:29 pm

I bit on the "Anachronism" negbait to end up 4/5 in Words About Words.

Couldn't think of anything in a car that would be "intermittent".

Domain was a clever category but I couldn't noodle any of them. Whiffed with "today" on the first one, no idea on the rest.

"Virginia Military Institute" joins the "NHOI in the top box" list.

40 days after Easter = Pentecost. But there isn't a Pentecost island, is there? And dead end. Asencion Island rings a faint bell, but I don't think I'd have made the connection in 30 hours.

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Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:54 pm

I said Pentecost. It's one of those that probably wouldn't be an embarrassing guess even with there not being a Pentecost Island.
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Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bigblue999 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:58 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:54 pm
I said Pentecost. It's one of those that probably wouldn't be an embarrassing guess even with there not being a Pentecost Island.
I said Pentecost also and I was confident that would be the correct answer. In fact a Pentecost Island does exist, but it's located in the South Pacific instead of Africa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecost_Island
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Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:59 pm

I really liked this board.

I got FJ mainly from the geography connection. I hit on Ascension Island and figured that it was some sort of holiday related to Easter.

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Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:04 pm

bigblue999 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:54 pm
I said Pentecost. It's one of those that probably wouldn't be an embarrassing guess even with there not being a Pentecost Island.
I said Pentecost also and I was confident that would be the correct answer. In fact a Pentecost Island does exist, but it's located in the South Pacific instead of Africa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecost_Island
It turns out Pentecost is either 49 or 50 days after Easter (I'm finding tons of sources for both), not 40.
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Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by cheezguyty » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:16 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Here is the Fleming TOC thread if someone wants to try to figure out which one is Deirdre’s dad: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=437p14648
Deirdre's father is Dr. Nicholas "Nick" Rorick from Bridgeport, CT, who finished in either 2nd or 3rd place in the 1969 ToC.

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