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MarkBarrett wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 2:09 pm Dave was brought back after being incorrectly ruled incorrect on some clue in this game: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8763

I gave him the same played id number instead of making a new one although he went from attorney to lawyer for whatever reason.
My best guess is DJ12.
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AndyTheQuizzer wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 3:15 pm
MarkBarrett wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 2:09 pm Dave was brought back after being incorrectly ruled incorrect on some clue in this game: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8763

I gave him the same played id number instead of making a new one although he went from attorney to lawyer for whatever reason.
My best guess is DJ12.
The white cliffs of Dover are made of chalk and a little search shows chalk in Kansas as well. So he probably should have been given credit for it. But if he has the extra $2000 in FJ I doubt he wins. His prize in that game is interesting given the FJ clue.
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Courtesy games shared with Archivists, #2044, 1993-06-24: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8812

Anthony McCafferty, Jim Maher, Ray Agran

Done way ahead of kickoff.

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I wonder what the serigraph is worth 30+ years later.
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MarkBarrett wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 5:17 pmI wonder what the serigraph is worth 30+ years later.
At most $4,500?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/235225295428?h ... R86jx6qzYw
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#2025 - 1993-05-28: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8813

Nancie S. Martin, Gene Boggs, Brian Donahue #2

Nancie was the one-time editor-in-chief of Playgirl. In her interview, she outright said, "Playgirl has had many famous people. Unfortunately, you weren't one of them." to Alex.
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AndyTheQuizzer wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:54 am #2025 - 1993-05-28: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8813
No one-minute warning given in DJ!; the closest to it was after clue 24 when Alex gave an urgent-sounding "Select."
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AndyTheQuizzer wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:54 am #2025 - 1993-05-28: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8813

Nancie S. Martin, Gene Boggs, Brian Donahue #2

Nancie was the one-time editor-in-chief of Playgirl. In her interview, she outright said, "Playgirl has had many famous people. Unfortunately, you weren't one of them." to Alex.
A while back I confirmed the spelling of a season 1 player's name when I discovered scans of a 1982 Playgirl magazine with her name (Jeanne Frissell) listed among the editorial staff. I just checked again to see if Nancie was there too, but she wasn't. By the time Jeanne appeared on J! in 1985 she was at another magazine (per Alex's interview with her), and Nancie got press in late 1986 announcing as the new editor that the magazine would soon depart from depictions of frontal nudity, so the careers of the two known J! contestant Playgirl editors must not have overlapped there.
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Robert K S wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:28 am
AndyTheQuizzer wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:54 am #2025 - 1993-05-28: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8813
No one-minute warning given in DJ!; the closest to it was after clue 24 when Alex gave an urgent-sounding "Select."
One was given after DJ19.
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AndyTheQuizzer wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:02 am
Robert K S wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:28 am
AndyTheQuizzer wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:54 am #2025 - 1993-05-28: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8813
No one-minute warning given in DJ!; the closest to it was after clue 24 when Alex gave an urgent-sounding "Select."
One was given after DJ19.
Oops. I did watch that clue! I think I was distracted by checking on the form of the correct response. In spelling class in 4th grade we were taught that X-ray has no hyphen when used as a noun. The speller (large softcover textbook) was quietly pointed in this respect, and our spelling tests showed no mercy. I still remember the protests that erupted in the classroom because all the students were sure "X-ray" was always hyphenated. These days, M-W prefers the hyphen for the noun form.
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#2026 - https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8814

Challenger Ira made a couple costly mistakes in DJ! that caused him to dip below champ Brian in score, but he recovered the lead and solved Final to take away the championship, his second that year (he also won a national bluegrass banjo competition). He said he was self-taught on the banjo after being inspired to take it up by seeing the movie Deliverance.
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#2027 - https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8815

Notably, Alex pronounced the Byron Don Juan approximately the Spanish way, "DON WON".

Challenger David was pretty killer on the buzzer. His misspelling in Final was accepted without remark. This was an A = 2B game and would have been a tie game and meant a second return for banjo master Ira if the returning champ had been brave and wagered everything.
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Robert K S wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:32 pm #2027 - https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8815

Notably, Alex pronounced the Byron Don Juan approximately the Spanish way, "DON WON".

Challenger David was pretty killer on the buzzer. His misspelling in Final was accepted without remark. This was an A = 2B game and would have been a tie game and meant a second return for banjo master Ira if the returning champ had been brave and wagered everything.
Any chance on a "not to be confused with" for both challengers on this one?
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AndyTheQuizzer wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:44 pm
Robert K S wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:32 pm #2027 - https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8815

Notably, Alex pronounced the Byron Don Juan approximately the Spanish way, "DON WON".

Challenger David was pretty killer on the buzzer. His misspelling in Final was accepted without remark. This was an A = 2B game and would have been a tie game and meant a second return for banjo master Ira if the returning champ had been brave and wagered everything.
Any chance on a "not to be confused with" for both challengers on this one?
I added one for Dave/David Simpson but being that the surname was different for the other challenger I don't think there is a risk of confusion.
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#2028 - https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8816

Jim Dendy is the first archived player to have an origin of LaFayette, Georgia. He apparently lived in Atlanta or thereabouts at the time of his appearance.

Charli was on fire in the J! Round and for the first part of DJ!, but she ended that round in second place and the game in third place. Maybe contradicting Alex during her interview with regards to her city of residence cursed her. She mentioned a son, Alex, who would watch Jeopardy! with her in the show's early days when she was in law school, so maybe he can make an appearance and avenge her.

David was 0 for 2 in FJ! spelling but still came away the champ.
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Jim Dendy was a quiz bowl maven.

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#2029 - https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8818

Challenger Richard tied the champ David for the trailing position after both J! and DJ!

Richard was 2/3 on DDs. I would say he didn't bet enough on the second DD, but that doesn't matter much when you're the sole Final neg.

Would TREES $800 have gone differently under the standards of today's more stringent host judging? Bernie chewed up all his response time trying to extemporize (and in a way that didn't actually make sense--he meant to say something different than what he said, something to the effect of he would not be able to go home if he had gotten the clue wrong) and then failed to get in his correct phrasing before his time lights extinguished. Alex gave it to him anyway. [In the next game, Bernie did some more extemporizing and almost got away with credit for a clearly wrong response, but the judges leaped on it.]

This Final had its names repeated in a LITERARY POTPOURRI clue in 2016 Teachers Tournament semifinal game 2.
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Robert K S wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 4:32 pm This Final had its names repeated in a LITERARY POTPOURRI clue in 2016 Teachers Tournament semifinal game 2.
Any excuse to relink to this classic:

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Courtesy games shared with Archivists, #2045, 1993-06-25: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=8820

Angie D'Aleo, Phil Filleul, Jim Maher

Why there were four clues unplayed I can't fathom. Every clue in the first 2 rounds got a green except a missed DD. 6W is not atrocious. Clue calling pace was fine. There was not extra jibber-jabber.

The FJ! clue stumped me as well as Robert Rossellini was the best I could think of in 30 seconds.

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You have all been asked multiple times to stop speculating what J! Archive might or might not have.

(This is in reference to two deleted comments.)
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