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Thursday, July 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Game Recap for Show #7349, 2016-07-21

Pranjal Vachaspati game 3.

CONTESTANTS
Kyle Murphy, an I.T. support specialist from Charlotte, North Carolina
Dan Marsh, a supply chain analyst from Corinth, Mississippi
Pranjal Vachaspati, a Ph.D. student originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio (whose 2-day cash winnings total $41,589)

OPENING REMARKS
Alex: Thank you, Johnny. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. In recent weeks on our program, young champions earning a lot of cash. Case in point, Pranjal. You just heard how much he's earned in just two appearances. Dan and Kyle, want to wish you good luck--you're gonna need it against this champ. Here we go, though, into the Jeopardy! Round. And today, you three get to deal with these categories...

JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
THE 1970s (4/5) (Alex: You're too young to remember.)
TV CHARACTERS (3/5)
THE LETTER OF THE LAW (5/5)
PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES (4/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
POETS & POETRY (4/4)
NEW TO THE OED (3/4) (Alex: The Oxford English Dictionary.)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Dan: 8 R (including 1 rebound and 1 DD), 0 W
Pranjal: 9 R (including 1 rebound), 3 W
Kyle: 6 R, 3 W

Clues revealed: 28
Triple Stumpers: 5
Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $4,000



JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Dan found the Daily Double on the 5th clue. Pranjal was in the hole with -$200, Dan had $1,400, and Kyle had nothing in the bank. Dan made it a True Daily Double, wagering $1,400.

PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES $800: The largest U.K. train station at 24.5 acres, it shares its name with an 1815 battle location

SCORES AT THE FIRST BREAK
Dan: $3,800
Kyle: $800
Pranjal: $600

CONTESTANT INTERVIEWS



Alex: Kyle Murphy is from North Carolina. And he is, I understand, an avid woodworker. What kind of woodworking are we talking about?

Kyle: Uh, pretty much anything small I can build in my garage. So I build all sorts of--from like little tiny pieces of jewelry, which, uh, I actually have a piece in my pocket for my grandma, who's in the audience right now. But, um, I make, like, footstools and tables, and I have 25 or 30 shelves I've gotta build for my daughter's daycare next week. So...

Alex: So, obviously, you own a lot of equipment.

Kyle: The only requirement in buying our new house that I put on my wife was that it have a two-car garage, because my old one-car garage shop did not fit everything at all.

Alex: Yeah, you need that second car space for your tools.

Kyle: No, there's--yeah, there's no space, it's all my shop. It's just the two-car garage.

Alex: Oh, okay, all right.




Alex: Dan Marsh from Corinth, Mississippi. Tell me what the name Edna Turnblad means to you.

Dan: I am a community theater actor. I've been in about 50 shows, and that is my favorite.

Alex: Hairspray.

Dan: Yes, yes. I had to shave my beard, and I had more costume changes in that than I've ever had, so when I played the woman, the clothes apparently made the difference.

Alex: Yeah. And it is...

Dan: High heels and everything.

Alex: And it's fun.

Dan: Oh, yeah.

Alex: Okay, good for you.




Alex: Pranjal Vachaspati is our champion. He is from Shaker Heights, Ohio. We keep introducing you as a Ph student.

Pranjal: Yeah.

Alex: In what?

Pranjal: I study computer science, and I use it to study evolutionary biology.

Alex: I see. All right, well, that's good. That's good to know. I don't understand any of that stuff.

Pranjal: Me, neither.

Alex: You, neither? All right, pick up your signaling device.

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES $1000: In the 1930s Wiley Post made record round-the-world flights in this Lockheed model with the same name as a 1970s Chevy
(Pranjal: What is a Mustang?)
(Kyle: What's a Corvair?)

TV CHARACTERS $400: In 2015 fans mourned Yvonne Craig, who played this motorcycle-riding crimefighter on '60s TV

NEW TO THE OED $600: He's hot: "A pitcher with a very fast delivery"

TV CHARACTERS $1000: This somewhat hallucinatory 1990s title character lawyered up at Cage & Fish on Fox

THE 1970s $1000: He was elected president of Egypt in 1970, leading his country until his death in 1981
(Kyle: Who is Mubarak?)
(Pranjal: Who is Nasser?)
...
(Alex: And who came between those? [*].)

SCORES AT THE END OF THE JEOPARDY! ROUND
Dan: $5,000
Pranjal: $3,400
Kyle: $0

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND CATEGORIES
"S" FIRST & LAST (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double) (Alex: That letter at the beginning and the end of each correct response.)
HISTORICAL FICTION (4/5)
MISCELLANEOUS (3/5)
ON BROADWAY (3/5)
WHAT AILS YA (5/5, including 1 correct Daily Double)
A SUMMER COLD (5/5)

THE RIGHTS & THE WRONGS
Pranjal: 12 R (including 2 DDs), 1 W
Dan: 8 R, 1 W
Kyle: 5 R, 1 W

Clues revealed: 30
Triple Stumpers: 5
Double Jeopardy! Round Potential Lach Trash: $9,200



FIRST DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
Pranjal snagged the next Daily Double on the 9th clue. Pranjal had $1,800, Dan had $7,800, and Kyle had a deficit with -$1,600. Pranjal wagered $2,000.

WHAT AILS YA $1200: Muscles slowly waste away, replaced by scar tissue & fat with this disease that Jerry Lewis vowed to destroy

SECOND DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND DAILY DOUBLE
It was Pranjal who snatched up the last Daily Double of the game on the 19th clue. Pranjal had $11,800, Dan had $7,800, and Kyle was at $2,400. Pranjal wagered $4,000.

"S" FIRST & LAST $1600: Hester re-dresses. Arthur confesses--that's a very brief one of these for "The Scarlet Letter"

TRIPLE STUMPERS IN THE DOUBLE JEOPARDY! ROUND
ON BROADWAY $1600: "The Sound of Music" & this 1957 Broadway show each have a song called "Maria"
(Kyle: Oh, hell. [Laughs] Uh...)

ON BROADWAY $2000: "Long" after playwright Eugene O'Neill's death, this tale of family dysfunction returned to Broadway in 2016
(Pranjal: What is, um... Morning's Journey into Night?)
...
(Pranjal: [Upon hearing the correct response, apparently trying to explain to himself where he got "Morning" from] Mourning Becomes Electra.)

MISCELLANEOUS $1600: This "ordinal" term was created to refer to places once under Soviet control

MISCELLANEOUS $2000: New York times crossword guru Will Shortz said this Post product was his favorite cereal, until the formula changed

HISTORICAL FICTION $2000: This second wife of Napoleon is "The Second Empress" in Michelle Moran's novel
(Dan: Who is Josephine?)
...
(Alex: Josephine was the first wife.)

SCORES ENTERING FINAL JEOPARDY!
Pranjal: $20,600 (lock game)
Dan: $7,800
Kyle: $4,400

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RELIGION

VENUSIAN MONOLOGUES/MARTIAN CHRONICLES
Lock for first place; crush for second place.
Pranjal: Wager between $0 (venusian) and $4,999 (martian), and enjoy your victory.
Dan: Wager $1,001 to cover Kyle.
Kyle: You have the hope of surpassing Dan for second place if you come up with the correct response or if your opponent fails to. Bet between $2,400 and $4,398.

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Letters mailed to "God, Jerusalem" are placed in this alliterative landmark

FINAL SCORES
Kyle: $4,400 + $4,398 = $8,798 (What is the wailing wall) (3rd place)
Dan: $7,800 + $1,001 = $8,801 (What is the Wailing Wall?) (2nd place)
Pranjal: $20,600 + $4,999 = $25,599 (What is the Wailing Wall?) (41590-day champion: $25,599)
(Alex: [To Kyle] A rabbi oversees the ceremony, gets the letters into the cracks in the wall.)

Total Potential Lach Trash: $13,200

GAME DYNAMICS
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CORYAT SCORES
Pranjal: $17,400, 21 R (including 2 DDs), 4 W
Dan: $7,200, 16 R (including 1 DD), 1 W
Kyle: $4,400, 11 R, 4 W
Combined Coryat: $29,000

BATTING AVERAGES
Pranjal: 22/60 = .367
Dan: 17/59 = .288
Kyle: 12/58 = .207
Team: 51/63 = .810

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING CLUES
POETS & POETRY $600: Joyce Kilmer's most famous work ends, "Poems are made by fools like me but only God can make" this
(Pranjal: What is song?)

TV CHARACTERS $600: (Hi, I'm Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan.) I was going to kill off this character at the end of Season 1, but once we cast Aaron Paul, we killed that idea instead

THE LETTER OF THE LAW $400: B:
Handgun violence prevention act passed in 1993
(Kyle: The [*] Act.)
(Alex: Say it again.)
(Kyle: [*].)
(Alex: Yes, remember your phrasing, though.)
(Kyle: Oh--oh--what's the [*] Act?)
(Alex: Thank you. [*] Law or Bill. Okay.)

THE 1970s $800: In 1979 the first $1 coins bearing the face of this woman were struck at U.S. mints
(Alex: Yes, with less than a minute now.)

POETS & POETRY $1000: Spawning the Romantic Movement, 1798's "Lyrical Ballads" was penned by Wordsworth & this other poet
(Kyle: Who is Longfellow?)

NEW TO THE OED $400: The practice of financing "a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people"
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

"S" FIRST & LAST $400: Summertime garment seen here

WHAT AILS YA $1600: (Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an anatomical animation of a spine on the monitor.) Girls are more likely to have this disorder than boys; an original abnormal curve can later lead to an additional curve due to compensation

A SUMMER COLD $1600: In July 1960 this city founded in 1796 & divided by the Cuyahoga River was a bit chilly, averaging 67 degs. over the month
[Pranjal gives the response enthusiastically.]

CORRECT RESPONSES
Waterloo (Station)
a Vega
Batgirl
a fireballer
Ally McBeal
Anwar Sadat
muscular dystrophy
a synopsis
West Side Story
Long Day's Journey into Night
a second-world country
Alpha-Bits
Marie Louise
the Wailing Wall
a tree
Jesse Pinkman
Brady (Law)
Anthony
(Samuel Taylor) Coleridge
crowdfunding
a sundress
scoliosis
Cleveland

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Final Jeopardy! Round

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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RELIGION

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Letters mailed to “God, Jerusalem” are placed in this alliterative landmark

Pranjal Vachaspati: 20600+4999=25599 (3x = $67,188)
Dan Marsh: 7800+1001=8801
Kyle Murphy: 4400+4398=8798

Correct response:
Spoiler
Wailing Wall (None of the players or Alex mentioned it, but of course Western Wall would have been acceptable as well.)

Daily Doubles
Dan: 1400+1400
Pranjal: 1800+2000
Pranjal: 11800+4000

Coryats
Pranjal: 17400
Dan: 7200
Kyle: 4400

Combined: 29,000
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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY]
RELIGION

FINALJEOPARDY! ANSWER
Letters mailed to "God, Jerusalem" are placed in this alliterative landmark
Spoiler
What is the Wailing Wall?

Kyle Murphy: $4,400+$4,398=$8,798
Dan Marsh: $7,800+$1,001=$8,001
Pranal Vachaspati: $20,600+$4,999=$25,599

Prajnal is now a 3-day champion with $67,188
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I went ahead and posted FJ for today since it has been getting up late this week due to delays in some areas for the convention.

I thought Dan was going to put Pranjal away early, but the champ was able to cruise to another lock. I thought the category was appropriate since the other two had to pray Pranjal did something stupid. But a slam dunk FJ (for me anyway) left nothing to worry about.

Congrats to Pranjal for moving into TOC contention.

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Judges: Western Wall instead of Wailing Wall? I'd say it should count.

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ACW wrote:Judges: Western Wall instead of Wailing Wall? I'd say it should count.
Yes.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Wall

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Congratulations, Pranjal, on another excellent win. I had 46 correct responses including these triple stumpers: Batgirl, fireballer, Ally McBeal, Anwar Sadat, West Side Story, and Long Day's Journey into Night. I also got FJ.

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Coryat: $42,000
47 R/0 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Ally McBeal, Anwar Sadat, West Side Story, Long Day's Journey Into Night

When Pranjal hit the panic button and decided to go full-speed starting with that first DJ DD wager, I knew we were in for a ride. Well done, sir.

Super-gimme FJ! I put down "What is the Western/Wailing Wall?" as my response, but I would have picked one were I on the show. The one TS that floored me was West Side Story. OTOH, I had NHO Marie Louise.
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Abraxas wrote:Congratulations, Pranjal, on another excellent win. I had 46 correct responses including these triple stumpers: Batgirl, fireballer, Ally McBeal, Anwar Sadat, West Side Story, and Long Day's Journey into Night. I also got FJ.
All of this, plus "second world", minus Batgirl which I had to google.

For someone who is crushing the competition so far, he has the strangest negs sometimes. After the "Morning" Journey into Night neg he was down 6k and I was sure he was done for; instead, he hunts down the DDs and for the next 15 or so clues it seemed like he was playing by himself. Impressive.

Instaget FJ (Western Wall, interesting that they all said Wailing). I can't even think of possible wrong answers for FJ. This one goes over 90% for sure.
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Bamaman wrote:
ACW wrote:Judges: Western Wall instead of Wailing Wall? I'd say it should count.
Yes.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Wall
That sounds like a poll question this weekend.

Anyway, I said "crowdsourcing" instead of "crowdfunding" in the OED category. "Crowdsourcing" was added to the OED in 2013; I wonder if the judges would seem that as new enough.

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38 right.

1970's (4), TV (4), Law (3), Planes, Trains, Automobiles (2), Poets (3), OED (1)
"S" First/Last (4), His. Fiction (3), Misc. (3), Broadway (3), Ails (3), Cold (5)

Lach Trash: Ally McBeal, Anwar Sadat, West Side Story

Instaget FJ (said Western Wall as well).

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I was very surprised they let you wear that shirt, Pranjal. It was moire-ing something fierce! Note to prospective contestants: don't wear pinstripes.
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It's been a few years since I read it, but doesn't Gods and Generals end after Chancellorsville?

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9021amyers wrote:Anyway, I said "crowdsourcing" instead of "crowdfunding" in the OED category. "Crowdsourcing" was added to the OED in 2013; I wonder if the judges would seem that as new enough.
I also said "crowdsourcing".

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skullturf wrote:
9021amyers wrote:Anyway, I said "crowdsourcing" instead of "crowdfunding" in the OED category. "Crowdsourcing" was added to the OED in 2013; I wonder if the judges would seem that as new enough.
I also said "crowdsourcing".
Same here. Just blurted it out. I counted it as wrong.

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Fellow posters, when you say you had "x" correct, does it mean you shouted out (or said under your breath) that many answers before any contestant did?

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sumithar wrote:Fellow posters, when you say you had "x" correct, does it mean you shouted out (or said under your breath) that many answers before any contestant did?
Yes. I was rather surprised that all 3 said Wailing Wall, since even during my visit in '83 it was referred to locally as the Western Wall. I also negged with crowdsourcing. Otherwise a good game for me with lots of Lach trash.

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ElendilPickle wrote:It's been a few years since I read it, but doesn't Gods and Generals end after Chancellorsville?
Let me pull out my copy and check .... :)

The final portion is labelled "June, 1863", so it's at least a month after Chancellorsville and the final line of the book is, "They would crest a long rise and pause at a small cemetery, high above the peaceful farms and quiet streets of a town called Gettysburg."


Also, "fireballer" was just added? The term's been around for decades.

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Anyway for West coast fans to watch last night and tonights episodes because of the lame delays? I expect next week to be bad too.
Wish someone from the East would regularly put it on a torrent or a stream site.

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