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8 right in the first round. 9 in DJ. FJ stumped me. I was thinking Shakespeare characters and not Holmes and Watson. I have read Holmes before. So I was ashamed at that.

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Nailed FJ off the clue.

Disappointed that 2x4 was timed out. ('Twas hoping to see if Metallica, Van Halen, and Boys II Men were among the quartets listed).

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FJ (or one might say, the Final Problem) was an instaget before Alex finished reading the clue.

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I instantly came up with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, since those are the only literary characters from London that I know. :oops:

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ihsh wrote:I instantly came up with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, since those are the only literary characters from London that I know. :oops:
Yep, same here. I fist-pumped when my wild guess was right. Pretty easy board overall, although the Languages category was harder than I was expecting.

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With three wins & $69,102, David moves into eighth place in the 2011-13 ToC standings.

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zakharov wrote:Losing by $1 has to hurt.
More than by any other amount?

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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bpmod wrote:
zakharov wrote:Losing by $1 has to hurt.
More than by any other amount?

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It would if it were me. So close...
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zakharov wrote:
bpmod wrote:
zakharov wrote:Losing by $1 has to hurt.
More than by any other amount?

Brian
It would if it were me. So close...
He could have wagered to lose by almost any abitrary amount he chose. Would you?

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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I wish that when the clue is looking for Pete Townshend's band, the contestant would ask, "Who?" Just once.

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bpmod wrote: He could have wagered to lose by almost any abitrary amount he chose. Would you?

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zakharov wrote:
bpmod wrote: He could have wagered to lose by almost any abitrary amount he chose. Would you?

Brian
You are seriously overanalyzing a one-line flippant comment.
I'm not analyzing anything. Just making a statement and asking a question.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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bpmod wrote:
zakharov wrote:
bpmod wrote: He could have wagered to lose by almost any abitrary amount he chose. Would you?

Brian
You are seriously overanalyzing a one-line flippant comment.
I'm not analyzing anything. Just making a statement and asking a question.

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I wasn't even thinking of the wager when I wrote that, just noting how it must have sucked to go all in and still lose by a buck. I have no opinion on your question.
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zakharov wrote:I wasn't even thinking of the wager when I wrote that, just noting how it must have sucked to go all in and still lose by a buck. I have no opinion on your question.
But wasn't the wager "go[ing] all in"?

It is clear (now) that you just wanted to see your words in print, not that you wanted to invite dialog by those words. Oh well.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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bpmod wrote:
zakharov wrote:I wasn't even thinking of the wager when I wrote that, just noting how it must have sucked to go all in and still lose by a buck. I have no opinion on your question.
But wasn't the wager "go[ing] all in"?

It is clear (now) that you just wanted to see your words in print, not that you wanted to invite dialog by those words. Oh well.

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Yes, that's exactly what I meant. He went all in (bet everything) and lost by a dollar. Must have been frustrating. The end.
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Losing by a dollar isn't frustrating in that situation, it's almost expected.
A frustrating loss is when you get FJ right but only bet enough to cover the leader if he misses while making his ideal cover bet, but you come up short when it turns out he did actually offer you the tie, finishing with exactly double your score. (I think that makes sense- if I had the Final figures/ wagers I could've made it more clear.)

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Paucle wrote:Losing by a dollar isn't frustrating in that situation, it's almost expected.
A frustrating loss is when you get FJ right but only bet enough to cover the leader if he misses while making his ideal cover bet, but you come up short when it turns out he did actually offer you the tie, finishing with exactly double your score. (I think that makes sense- if I had the Final figures/ wagers I could've made it more clear.)
Pre FJ Scores:
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David Menchaca: 17300
Neil Ashar: 14400
Karen Griffin: $7000
I think the 'frustrating loss" situation wouldn't apply, since Neil has more than 2/3 of David's score. Nevermind, it would be "frustrating" if Neil bet $399 and David only bet $11500

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This was, of course, the very common "suicide wager from 2nd", which usually ends up in a loss by a margin of one dollar. I don't think anybody can be "frustrated" losing by a dollar in that situation when he/she could have maximized his/her potential of winning instead of maximizing potential (but much less likely) winnings.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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