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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:31 pm

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:31 pm

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Post by theFJguy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:37 pm

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD LEADERS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice & the Literature prize 7 times, winning for the latter in 1953

Alex Schmidt: 18800+81=18881 (2x = $39,679)
Jen Aronoff: 8900-4701=4199
Greg Antoine: 6800-2101=4699

Correct response:
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Winston Churchill (Jen – Who) (Greg – Elie Weisel)

Daily Doubles
Alex: 600+1000
Jen: 10000+2500
Jen: 12900-4000

Coryats
Alex: 18600
Jen: 11600
Greg: 6800

Combined: 37,000

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Alex: 10000
Jen: 4800
Greg: 2800

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:38 pm

The guaranteed stumper of the day in my book was connecting the boxing match painter to the upscale department store in the B&A category as I would have been floored if that was not LT for me.

The FJ! clue had me immediately know to dismiss Havel and from there it was nice to lock in the correct guy and put the pen down as the category did not have me optimistic. It was nice of the champ to write the full name lest anyone think he was going for Randolph. :)

Jen’s $4000 on DD3 was more than most would bet although with a get she still would have trailed for the FJ! round. Alex would have had a fatter wallet in a closer game.

I’m glad Trebek picked the right story of Greg’s to go for as I appreciated hearing about TV & a school writing assignment.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:28 pm

I was 14/15 at the break, having run Tree and Phrases. My only miss at that point was How to Get Away with Murder.

All but Little Red Book in Books.

Not a chance on any of the Amanpour clues, though.

I'm disappointed that NTSF: SD: SUV:: didn't show up in the TV Initials category.

How was "redwood" a TS? NHO "Alpha Canis Majoris", which I found a much more understandable top-box TS.

Gwen Stefani had a "change" in her life? I thought she ceased to be relevant ages ago. I don't understand what "change" she had at the time, and her Wikipedia article isn't elucidating.

DJ! was insanely difficult for me. I ran the Mall Before & After category and got the 3 Crossword clues that were revealed, but was completely clueless on literally everything else.

No guess on FJ! Winston Churchill also being a writer was not unfamiliar to me, but that information just wasn't there. I had no idea where to even go on this one.

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:35 pm

surprised only 1 got the final jeopardy...thought that was nobel prize 101

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Post by alietr » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:11 pm

Christiane Amanpour worked at the same radio station as I did, but was there right after I left to go to grad school.

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mxc_takeshi » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:00 pm

34 right.

Book by Its Cover (4), Greek Letter, Please (1) What Tree Am I? (2), TV for Short (4), Fill in the Phrase (2), Christiane Amanpour (4)
Facebook of Job (3), People in Science (2), Before & After at the Mall (3), Crossword Clues "Y" (3), Constitutions (3), American Music Awards (3)

Lach Trash: LeRoy Neiman Marcus, Mary Leakey

I remembered that Churchill had been an author, and the year made me think of the Peace Prize nominations being around World War II or slightly after.
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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by JayK33 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:23 pm

Unfortunately for today's FJ, Churchill didn't even come to mind. But once I saw him as the answer, I had a "d'oh" moment.

My guess wasn't much better either. Especially considering that the person I came up with was only 10 in 1953, and still alive today. I clearly misplaced him in the timeline of history. But "Nobel Prize" doesn't give me too many options to think about.

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:42 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:38 pm
The FJ! clue had me immediately know to dismiss Havel and from there it was nice to lock in the correct guy and put the pen down as the category did not have me optimistic. It was nice of the champ to write the full name lest anyone think he was going for Randolph. :)
You mean he's not one of those one named celebs and his last name isn't Downs?

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Johnblue » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:18 am

Easy match today. I was rooting for the middle player but the 3rd DD did her in. Renaissance faires are still a thing?

TPH: Gwen Stefani divorced her husband around then.

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:27 am

Churchill seemed like the obvious choice, but I had no idea "literature" could mean non-fiction.

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:32 am

Coryat: 35,800
48 R/1 W
DD: 2/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: redwood, Alpha, Mary Leakey, Ethiopia (DD)

I considered Vaclav Havel, but the number seemed too high for both awards, so I locked in Churchill with about 75% confidence.

High-dollar Pavlov: Amharic = Ethiopia

OTOH, I had no idea about birch. Is either the canoe part or the fast-growing part common knowledge?
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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Kenny » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:35 am

Surprised that a stickler for correct pronunciation like Alex would pronounce "gif" with a hard g like gift sans t and not the correct pronunciation of "jif."

Once again a celebrity-gives-the clues category in SJ cost us four boxes in DJ. Must we have those so often?

Guessed Dag Hammerskjold on FJ but that's all it was.

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:54 am

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:32 am


OTOH, I had no idea about birch. Is either the canoe part or the fast-growing part common knowledge?
I may not have known the 1987 clue although it seems like the kind of thing that came up in elementary school social studies or a classroom report. By the time of today's 2018 clue? Not a problem:
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#7837, aired 2018-10-09 WHAT TREE AM I? $1,000 (Daily Double): The Algonquin Native Americans made canoes from the bark of me, a fast-growing tree of the genus Betula
#7348, aired 2016-07-20 TREES $400: Native Americans used the white, waterproof bark of the paper type of this for roofing & canoes
#7051, aired 2015-04-20 NATIONAL PARKS $200: For the lakes of Voyageurs National Park, you can rent one of these; the original voyageurs had birch bark ones
#5168, aired 2007-02-14 OO, SORRY! $400: In 1673 Marquette & Joliet explored in birchbark ones of these
#4220, aired 2002-12-27 ON THE GO $1200: (Sofia of the Clue Crew paddling a canoe) Some of the earliest canoes were this type of boat, made from a hollowed-out tree trunk
#4192, aired 2002-11-19 AMERICAN TREES $400: Native Americans made canoes up to 45 feet long from the bark of the paper type of this tree
#4061, aired 2002-04-08 BOATS & SHIPS $800: In 1673 Marquette & Joliet traveled the Mississippi in these made of birchbark
#2843, aired 1997-01-01 FOREST PRODUCTS $800: The bark of the paper species of this tree was once used for canoes; its wood is now used for toothpicks
#1894, aired 1992-11-26 BOATS & BOATING $100: In 1673 Marquette & Joliet explored the Mississippi River in these boats made of birchbark
#1765, aired 1992-04-10 PLANTS & TREES $100: Indians made boats from the bark of the paper or canoe variety of this tree
#1201, aired 1989-11-20 PLANTS $400: The canoe variety of this tree is the largest of its species
#770, aired 1988-01-01 AMERICAN INDIANS $200: Algonquins were famous for their canoes made from the bark of this tree
#570, aired 1987-02-13 TRANSPORTATION $200: The Eskimos stretched skin over a framework to make theirs, while Indians used birchbark

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:57 am

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:32 am
OTOH, I had no idea about birch. Is either the canoe part or the fast-growing part common knowledge?
Native Americans using birch bark canoes is pretty well known. Probably more so in the northern U.S.

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:04 am

Kenny wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:35 am
Surprised that a stickler for correct pronunciation like Alex would pronounce "gif" with a hard g like gift sans t and not the correct pronunciation of "jif."
Alex would've sounded like a doofus if he'd gone with the "correct" pronunciation. I think Steve Wilhite chose the incorrect pronunciation for GIF and we've been correcting him ever since. He's welcome to tell us it should be pronounced "throatwarbler mangrove," but he doesn't get (or jet) the final word. GIF has a hard g. It may have started with a soft one when it was used as jeek (sorry, geek) speak at Compuserve. Those days, like Compuserve, are long gone.

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:12 am

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:32 am

OTOH, I had no idea about birch. Is either the canoe part or the fast-growing part common knowledge?
I remember hearing in grade school about Indians making birch-bark canoes. I don't know if it's common knowledge now, 100 years later. But yeah, it was then.

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by John Boy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:17 am

I had an OK---unspectacular---game. I scooped up only 4 TSs worth $3,200 in LT. Ran categories: trees, fill in the quotes. I will give myself a pat on the back for getting Leroy Nieman Marcus and Mary Leakey, as well as an Instaget on the Churchill FJ. I never knew that he had been nominated for the Peace Prize, but it's not surprising. I did know he was an accomplished writer, so the Lit prize was no surprise at all.

Congrats to Alex for making this game nearly a runaway and bagging a very nice second win.

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Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:36 am

I have no idea how I knew birch bark canoe, personally.
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