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Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Archivists » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:47 am

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Post by theFJguy » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:03 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE RACE TO SPACE

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In the 1960s this Mideast country had a space program & one of its rocket launches, the Cedar IV, is commemorated on a stamp

MacKenzie Jones: 16000+9601=25601 (4x = $111,202)
Judy Mader: 5400-4600=800
Amal Karim: 12800+9601=22401

Correct response:
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Lebanon (Judy – Jordan)

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Amal: 2800+2800
Judy: 8400-3000
Amal: 12200+3000

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MacKenzie: 16000
Judy: 8400
Amal: 8800

Combined: 33,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
MacKenzie: 6000
Judy: 1200
Amal: 7800

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Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:04 am

MacKenzie was not kidding about that pistachio: https://www.google.com/search?q=new+mex ... Q4_pfMOzoM

Hammer is going to love this top box stumper: The OED defines this phrase that includes a U.S. city as “a very short period of time”

I got it backwards going from second to minute and then recalling an Olsen Twins movie title.

Once again MacKenzie had to close a gap. After DD3 at clue 19 it was Amal 15200, MacKenzie 9600 and Judy 4600.

After clue 28 it was:
Amal 14800
MacKenzie 12400

MacKenzie closed the gap to 800 and today there was time for that all-important clue 30 as Amal negged and MacKenzie rebounded. Ball game.

I take my hat off to anyone who successfully precalls today's FJ! clue response off the category. The clue was a little out of left field while the tree to country connection is a J! favorite. This was definitely a pen down & relaxing 30 seconds.

MacKenzie turned a 7-letter response into an 8-letter one. If you are going to get embarrassed by the host and have to suffer through audience laughter then at least have it be worth $25K+
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Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:47 pm

KNICKKNACK $1600: You don’t see these brass receptacles for tobacco chewers much anymore, at least not used for their original purpose

Any judges have a problem with my counting my "cuspidor" as an acceptable alternate response?

5W worth $6400 was too much for Amal to be able to maintain her lead by the end.

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Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by mas3cf » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:09 pm

How I read this FJ: "blah blah country yadda yadda Cedar"

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Post by Hugo Z » Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:54 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:04 am
MacKenzie was not kidding about that pistachio: https://www.google.com/search?q=new+mex ... Q4_pfMOzoM

Hammer is going to love this top box stumper: The OED defines this phrase that includes a U.S. city as “a very short period of time”

I got it backwards going from second to minute and then recalling an Olsen Twins movie title.

For me, it was the Don Henley song from 1989

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Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Robert K S » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:01 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:09 pm
How I read this FJ: "blah blah country yadda yadda Cedar"
A $200-level clue masquerading as a Final.

Actual picture of Cedar IV on the launch pad:
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Post by ACW » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:44 pm

Okay, I'm not sure that FJ should've been correct. I don't mind the double b, but it's not leb-EH-non, it's leb-AH-non (heck, I think lebb-UH-non would've worked).

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Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:01 pm

ACW wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:44 pm
Okay, I'm not sure that FJ should've been correct. I don't mind the double b, but it's not leb-EH-non, it's leb-AH-non (heck, I think lebb-UH-non would've worked).
Lucky for me you don't score LL since I got three points for "Vasoline".

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Post by ACW » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:06 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:01 pm
ACW wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:44 pm
Okay, I'm not sure that FJ should've been correct. I don't mind the double b, but it's not leb-EH-non, it's leb-AH-non (heck, I think lebb-UH-non would've worked).
Lucky for me you don't score LL since I got three points for "Vasoline".
LL?

Also, Vasoline is a thing. A pretty kickass song.

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Post by MitchO » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:24 pm

Learned League.

And +1 for knowing the Don Henley song. (Oh and growing up in NY helps~)

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:29 pm

I know many of the customers at my store would have gotten Lesser-Known Names for $200 wrong...

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Extremely difficult board for me. First time in forever that I've had a Coryat under $10,000.

0/5 in 5 of a Kind and TV Drama, but ran Silent K.

Vienna -> wienerschnitzel was too big a mental leap IMO.

Didn't know that basketball has centers, keep blanking on where the Caribbean is, didn't know NC-17 was actually still in use, had a brainfart on "dairy", and didn't want to risk butchering the Bumblebee guy's name.

Didn't know Downton Abbey had a movie recently, then blanked on both General Hospital and "telenovela". Also blanked on Ecclesiastes in the Bible category.

Also bombed Establishing Some Borders. Just couldn't get my mental map focused. I thought Argentina was somewhere else and that Vietnam was bigger.

0/5 in Kerouac as well.

No guess on FJ!

Despite MarkBarrett's guesses, I actually got Lach Trash on "new york minute". I do think it was a bit of an "old fogey" phrase for the top box though.
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Post by MitchO » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:30 pm

Also, as much as I think MacKenzie has been kicking ass, I think it was less about her closing the gap and more about Amal guessing her way out of the lead. "Moriarity"? :shock: Ya never know how your brain fires off, huh.

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Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by xxaaaxx » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:36 pm

Middle East + Cedar shouldn't be a FJ. I did spend 20 seconds mumbling "Lebanon had a space program!?" to myself over and over, but I don't know much about their history.

One of these days I'll actually get a Ray Donovan clue right.

New York minute a TS, eh? Hmph. Bunch of scrubs I tell ya :lol:

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:39 pm

Cedars + Lebanon rang a very faint bell after the fact, but too faint for me to hear in 30 seconds. Had it surfaced, i would have immediately dismissed it because I was 9001% certain that Lebanon was too small and obscure to have a space program.
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Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Golf » Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:50 pm

The night visitors will have something to say about Amal’s negs as well as her DJ and FJ wagers. :roll:

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Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by True North » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:07 pm

Coryat: $36,800 (46R, 0W)
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT ($2,600): New York minute, Weiner schnitzel, baccarat (DD), Chile, Niger

Shut out on Kerouac, even with what should’ve been a easy one at the top if I was studying Pavlovs more (beat poet = Allen Ginsberg, always). Still a good DJ despite that, running three other categories.

Just as Alex said, Middle East country + cedar = instaget FJ.

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Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:10 pm

Golf wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:50 pm
The night visitors will have something to say about Amal’s negs as well as her DJ and FJ wagers. :roll:
Other than letting third place back in the game and dropping below the leader’s MSBIW on a miss I don’t see what was wrong with her FJ bet. Did she misread the scoreboard and think she was in the lead?

Instaget FJ based on cedar. Add me to those shocked Lebanon had a space program.

Alex is lucky Judy didn’t demonstrate her kickboxing skills after he said cedar should lead to one country and she had it wrong.

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Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Foretopman » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:23 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:47 pm
KNICKKNACK $1600: You don’t see these brass receptacles for tobacco chewers much anymore, at least not used for their original purpose

Any judges have a problem with my counting my "cuspidor" as an acceptable alternate response?
I have no problem with it. My dictionary defines cuspidor as simply "a spittoon".

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