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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARKS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Established in 2015, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park has sites in Hanford, Washington; Los Alamos, N.M.; & this Tennessee city

Jennifer Quail: 19400+2500=21900 (6x = $171,400)
Doug Beckner: 4200-4100=100
Denise Page: 6600-6599=1

Correct response:
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Oak Ridge (Doug – Tennessee Valley) (Denise – Nashville)

Daily Doubles
Jennifer: 4600+1000
Denise: 4600-2000
Doug: 6600-6000

Coryats
Jennifer: 19200
Doug: 10200
Denise: 8600

Combined: 38,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Jennifer: 6200
Doug: 1000
Denise: 4600

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Alex loves reading Borat-centered clues.

Alex's opening went right to Jennifer's $1000 wager yesterday in the FJ! round and it was like an early chat session. Alex said Jennifer is a big movie fan. Jennifer said, "I didn't know which Oscar year it was going to be. If it was recent, eh, but if I had known it was my favorite movie, I mean I would've bet more, but...[chuckles].

At DD2 (clue 4)the scores were close with:
Jennifer: 6200
Doug: 4600
Denise: 4600 (lost $2000 on it)

By DD3 Jennifer had earned big separation up to 18200 with Denise at 7000 and Doug 6600. Doug lost 6000 for a repeat of yesterday with an opponent not converting a needed DD.

Runaway it is for superchamp status.

The FJ! category had me reminding myself to check on Hawaii, Alaska and New York if a map run was needed. Instead the clue was kind to narrow down the state. I did two things as first I wrote down the correct response and second knew I should have made it two words instead of the one I made with the fast scribble.

Alex had to sweat it out on his prediction that at least one player would get a correct response. I will never like any such remarks before the reveal of the clue. The host needs to save such comments until later in the round. It does not give anything way by "going out on a limb" as he said though my preference is not to have Alex's words in my head while solving.

Women champs after six wins:
Larissa Kelly $222,597
Jennifer Quail $171,400
Kerry Greene $146,598
Sandie Baker $140,200
Lisa Schlitt $139,100
Julia Collins $124,810
Stephanie Jass $123,970
Cindy Stowell $103,803

Only Julia and Stephanie won a 7th game.

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This is inevitably the time when Julia Collins gets her name invoked. After six games:

Julia's Coryats:
8000
19600
12200
22000
20600
18200
17,767 avg.

Jennifer's Coryats:
29400
14600
20600
18800
25200
19200
21,300 avg.

Julia's Right per game:
16
25
18
26
25
20
21.67 avg.

Jennifer's Right per game:
33
24
28
25
29
24
27.17 avg.

Julia was 5/7 on DDs and Jennifer is 11/11 on DDs.
Julia was 5/6 on FJs and Jennifer is also 5/6 on FJs.



Julia's best for clues right a game was 37 in her 15th game.
Julia's best for Coryat was 28,600 in her 16th game.

Jennifer's best is still her debut with 33R & 29,400 Coryat.

Going into the FJ! round: (L is lock and 1 is first place)
Julia 1+L+1+L+1+1
Jennifer L+1+L+1+L+L

The numbers are on Jennifer's side through six games while Julia has a huge number on her side with 20 wins.

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56 R (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was my only miss today.)
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Bowler Hat, Guard, Business School, Jacksonville, (Foucault's Pendulum), Verismo, Muslin, (Shrapnel)
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Are we "due" for a female superchampion?
Today's game had the answer to that question. ;)
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So is there a reason that my Coryats have gone completely off a cliff again? I'm constantly managing single-digit gets in DJ! rounds and seem to be misfiring a lot more than usual.

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All but Panama in Hats and Citadel in In Full.

I had both Naval History and Italian Authors down as 0/5 before seeing a single clue.

Couldn't get marquee because I parsed the clue wrong and thought they were asking for a fixture inside the theater that holds the posters. I have never seen a marquee that also names the actors.

Got FJ! right away.

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So, "Medici" doesn't even get a BMS? It should never be asked for again.

Instaget FJ.

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I'm guessing Knoxville would be counted as wrong... I think?

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Vowela wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:33 pm
I'm guessing Knoxville would be counted as wrong... I think?
Yep

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Coryat: $32,200 (41R, 0W)
DD: 2/3
FJ: :(
LT: guard, Foucault’s Pendulum (DD)

DJ seemed quite difficult today. Loved how Jennifer seemed to turn on the afterburners halfway through.

No idea on FJ, randomly guessed Knoxville and got my just reward.

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Great, great run by Jennifer. Congrats to you, madam.

And a little aside note: Is it possible, after 35 years of hosting J!, that AT really hasn't learned anything about wagering strategy in FJ? Why else would he ask the champ why she wagered so little in Tuesday's game? Because the answer of course is, to bet large in that situation is, um, well, does the name Clavin ring a bell?

I spent a decade in Knoxville one year, so Oak Ridge was an instaget. Good thing, too. When I was the FJ category was National Historic Parks, I wondered whether they were referring to Rosa or Bert.

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Coryat: $33800 (39R, 0W)
DD 3/3
FJ :mrgreen:

Precalled Foucault's Pendulum this morning from the J!6 categories.

Jennifer is rolling... a very long streak doesn't look out of the question.

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Vowela wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:33 pm
I'm guessing Knoxville would be counted as wrong... I think?
i went with knoxville as well

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mas3cf wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:12 pm
Coryat: $33800 (39R, 0W)
DD 3/3
FJ :mrgreen:

Precalled Foucault's Pendulum this morning from the J!6 categories.

Jennifer is rolling... a very long streak doesn't look out of the question.
she goes too much in order leaving daily doubles up on the board..all it takes is the opponents to get them and capitalize...i don't see her lasting too much longer with the current system she is using

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I believe there was a notable champion from Oak Ridge, TN a few years ago.

I have no idea where I pulled this one from. The only reason I even know where it is is because I passed by it on my cross country move, and it just sounded right for whatever reason.
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CasketRomance wrote:
mas3cf wrote:
Jennifer is rolling... a very long streak doesn't look out of the question.
she goes too much in order leaving daily doubles up on the board..all it takes is the opponents to get them and capitalize...i don't see her lasting too much longer with the current system she is using
She showed some sloppyness in this game, with not staying clam and almost getting negged for phrasing.
She keeps her opponents in the game with those random guesses. She could have been burned in today's game by not looking for the last DD, and the same thing happened yesterday. All it would take is one of her challengers converting a big DD wager and Jennifer getting FJ wrong. It's gonna suck to see a strong player go out that way, but I see it coming.
Also, She has held back on at least three of her runnaway FJ wagers, yet needlessly overwagered on two of her non-lock games. I'm not a fan of this system either.

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The FJ category had me worried, as theirs (sic)* a ton of obscure National parks. So I get a freebie since the company I co-founded is the sole source in the free world for ceramic crucibles too melt Uranium and Plutonium since the '80s. :).

I did wonder if naming the Tennessee city was to easy, but early returns bare out the choice. Naming Hanford would have been a vicious clue, whereas Los Alamos might have been a more friendly clue, and is the central cog in the Manhattan Project.

Jennifer looked vulnerable until DD3 lived up to it's top box billing. She isn't afraid to ring in with a guess, but it may be out of buzzer aggression instead of inability to clam.

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twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:21 pm
Naming Hanford would have been a vicious clue
I'd guess that would poll under 5%.

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