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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:12 pm

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Post by theFJguy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:17 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AGRICULTURE

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Turkey is the world’s largest producer of these fruits; its town of Cerasus was famous for them

Wes Hazard: 13200-805=12395 (2x = $26,795)
Becky Wilson: 18400-8001=10399
Doug Dworkin: 3800-3800=0

Correct response:
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cherries (Wes – figs) (Becky – dates) (Doug – dates)

Daily Doubles
Becky: 2200+1000
Becky: 8000+2000
Doug: 600+2000

Coryats
Wes: 13200
Becky: 18400
Doug: 2600

Combined: 34,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Wes: 3600
Becky: 4000
Doug: minus 200

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Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:18 pm

Becky got half of the clues right in the DJ! round including two category runs. That was more than enough to have the lead though not enough to have a 2/3rds game thanks to clue 30.

ENDANGERED ANIMALS $2000 concluded the DJ! round and Doug went from 5800 to 3800 while Wes went from 11200 to 13200 to change the wagering scenarios.

The FJ! clue had Turkey while I went French for a Hammer special of Cerasus reminds me in its look & sound of cerise. I translated that into English and was done.

Did I know I was right? No. Doug’s dates and Wes’s figs looked like a Turkey fruit as good as my guess. It was not until Alex was done with Becky and gave the correct response that I could relax.

Wes has won twice from a solid second place position being well ahead of the third place contestant. Wes has yet to find a DD or get a FJ! clue correct. To me it seems like Wes is due to demonstrate better mastery on the signaling device, get a DD right, have the lead for the FJ! round and get the clue right.

No matter what happens viewers get to see another outfit from Wes’s distinctive wardrobe.

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Post by Saturnalia » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:09 pm

The Sinclair Lewis DD is my pavlov-to-drill for today. Also negged by saying "Miriam" instead of "Mimi," whoops! Instaget Final; too much time studying romance languages, I guess. LOVE Wes's outfits.

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Post by Wpwells » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:51 pm

I didn't find the TOM, opting instead for a fruit that I know Turkey grows a lot of and thus matching Wes's fig response.

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Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MDCSWildcats86 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:29 pm

I guessed "pumpkins" for FJ!

Tells you what I know about Turkish agriculture.

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Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by StevenH » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:32 pm

I had no clue on FJ. I figured that the best bet on a TOM was to look at Cerasus from the etymological angle, but I got nowhere. I guessed pomegranates.

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Post by Tencent » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:07 pm

Excellent wrong answer for Becky in Double Jeopardy. Perhaps an all time cool wrong answer (in my book).
The answer "riot" she gave was in no doubt a reference to Sonic Youth's "Teenage Riot"

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Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:19 pm

Saturnalia wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:09 pm
The Sinclair Lewis DD is my pavlov-to-drill for today.
That might be good to know. I said Thorton Wilder, thinking it was from Our Town.
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:32 pm
I had no clue on FJ. I figured that the best bet on a TOM was to look at Cerasus from the etymological angle, but I got nowhere. I guessed pomegranates.
Same here on trying to work out something from Cerasus, except I said dates.

Alex did make note of Wes' savvy wagering. I was hoping he would end with a narrow lock over Doug so we could see if he would do it again. Now all we need is a really savvy leader tomorrow taking advantage of Wes' wagering style.

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Post by Ironhorse » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:45 pm

I said apples, thinking of the apples Hercules had to steal during his Labours.
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Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Elijah Baley » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:13 pm

I came up with apricots - and it turns out Turkey is the largest producer of dried apricots. Cherries would have been far down on the list of fruits I'd associate with Turkey - and definitely behind figs, olives and dates. The etymology of Cerasus was Greek to me.

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Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by tiwonge » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:40 pm

I was thinking Cerasus was a varietal of some fruit, and I had never heard of it, so I didn't get that hint. Was waffling between figs and pomegranates, and went for figs because I assumed they'd have a wider variety of type and maybe that was a variety of fig I wasn't aware of.

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Post by Bob78164 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:09 pm

This game is a win for the Weak Form of Shore's Conjecture. The second-place player bet "small." --Bob

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:37 pm

I was 0/29 on the J! round. Those were a bunch of categories in my hammerhouse. Beauty tips, royalty, and sports?

However, I ran Z to A. Got all but the bottom on my wheelhouse of animals, since I couldn't shift gears after the Java neg.

Couldn't grasp the Time Rhyme category since they reversed the category name for no reason, causing me to fail to process it as a Rhyme Time category until $800.

Any reason I should know that king was Louis XIV and not any of the other eleventy billion kings of France?

Vintager = collector of grapes? What was the TOM?

If this clue even had a TOM, then I didn't see it.
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Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Leander » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:58 pm

I thought the reference to the Turkish town was pointing to a mythological connection, so I juggled between apricots, apples and pomegranates. Never thought of cherries, even though I was aware of the French word.
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Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by 9021amyers » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:02 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:37 pm
Vintager = collector of grapes? What was the TOM?

If this clue even had a TOM, then I didn't see it.
In wine terms, the “vintage” stands for a particular year’s grape harvest.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:02 pm

9021amyers wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:02 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:37 pm
Vintager = collector of grapes? What was the TOM?

If this clue even had a TOM, then I didn't see it.
In wine terms, the “vintage” stands for a particular year’s grape harvest.
And for those of us who don't drink wine...?
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Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by 9021amyers » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:06 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:02 pm
9021amyers wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:02 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:37 pm
Vintager = collector of grapes? What was the TOM?

If this clue even had a TOM, then I didn't see it.
In wine terms, the “vintage” stands for a particular year’s grape harvest.
And for those of us who don't drink wine...?
You make an educated guess that a word starting with “vin” is derived from winemaking.

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Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:08 pm

I wonder if more would have gotten FJ if the category was Word Origins rather than Agriculture. When I made that change in thinking I moved on from figs to the correct response, but that was a good 15 seconds in...

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