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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ISLAND NATIONS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
What’s now this nation resisted naval sieges by the Berbers in 1429, the Ottomans in 1565 & Axis WWII air assaults

Fred Nelson: 11400-9001=2399
Josh Atkins: 10600-5000=5600
Katherine Ryan: 15000+7801=22801 (New Champ)

Correct response:
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Malta (Fred – Cyprus) (Josh – Sicily Cyprus) (Katherine – Cyprus Malta)


Daily Doubles
Josh: 4800-1000
Fred: 6000-1000
Katherine: 8600+2000

Coryats
Fred: 12400
Josh: 11600
Katherine: 14600

Combined: 38,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Fred: 4800
Josh: 3800
Katherine: 2600

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Yikes on Alex having to give correct the sign and the way he delivered it. :(

Katherine was 2/2 on wagering clues while the gentlemen were 0/2. Even better was Katherine wagering for the proper 22801 in the FJ! round. No wonder Coach Brown could make a proud tweet: https://twitter.com/CoachMackBrown/stat ... 36/photo/1

The FJ! category had me once again forgetting about the Mediterranean as I spent most of precall-ville in the Caribbean with detours to Tonga and Fiji.

The FJ! clue had me write the "G" for Gibraltar and stop. Nation not territory had me switch to Cyprus in making an Ottoman to Turkey area connection. I considered switching to the right place as the pen was still in my hand. The angel/demon on the shoulders argued and the bad guy won.

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Another week is complete: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6885

Well, almost. DJ18 would not take until I eliminated the second word "selected". It must be one of those coding things the system does not like. I'll email RKS.

I don't know what Josh had for missing DD1. The CC has Leclee whoever that is. I welcome better ideas.

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trash: canny, wise, New York, Champlain DD, Hundred Years War DD
shoulda got The Napoleon of Crime, but blanked. :|
runs: It Came in a Dream, Mining, "H"istory, 19th C Lit :)
bagel: Actresses
Daily Doubles: :D :D :D
Haitian War in 1453? :shock:
FJ instaget. Island resisting sieges should be Pavlov for Malta. :mrgreen:

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DBear wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:47 pm
shoulda got The Napoleon of Crime, but blanked. :|
I thought that one could have used a little more clue.

So Fred thought "think" was a four-letter word. I think that underlines a problem in our society.
I'm smart and I want respect.

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Archive playthrough:

Coryat $40,400 (47R, 1W)
DD 3/3
FJ :mrgreen:

Missed the FJ clues on Mon and Tues but was able to salvage a 3/5 week. As per usual, did better in DJ than the J round.
DBear wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:47 pm

shoulda got The Napoleon of Crime, but blanked. :|
Ditto. Had they given us "Napoleon of Crime", I could have named Moriarty. There is a lesson in there about studying flashcards in both directions....

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Yikes on Alex having to give correct the sign and the way he delivered it. :(
What sign and what clue was this?

Katherine was 2/2 on wagering clues while the gentlemen were 0/2. Even better was Katherine wagering for the proper 22801 in the FJ! round. No wonder Coach Brown could make a proud tweet: https://twitter.com/CoachMackBrown/stat ... 36/photo/1
Now we know what the Alex photo looks like.
The FJ! category had me once again forgetting about the Mediterranean as I spent most of precall-ville in the Caribbean with detours to Tonga and Fiji.

The FJ! clue had me write the "G" for Gibraltar and stop. Nation not territory had me switch to Cyprus in making an Ottoman to Turkey area connection. I considered switching to the right place as the pen was still in my hand. The angel/demon on the shoulders argued and the bad guy won.
The bit about fending off the Nazis gave it to me.

Here is an article about Fred along with a photo of him in his work shirt. He also mentions this week was filmed on September 15.

http://www.fresnostatenews.com/2020/12/ ... y-airings/

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I said "keen" for Smart Answers $200 and counted it right. Any reason I shouldn't?

As for Final, another Cyprus here to close out my worst week in a couple months.
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Plactus wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:24 pm
I said "keen" for Smart Answers $200 and counted it right. Any reason I shouldn't?
I also had "keen". I see no reason to neg it.

I went with Cyprus for FJ.
Bamaman wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:23 pm
What sign and what clue was this?
The one about the 4th zodiac sig when he pointed at himself and said, "Here we are, Cancer."

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:24 pm
I don't know what Josh had for missing DD1. The CC has Leclee whoever that is. I welcome better ideas.
I'm guessing this guy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Lacl%C3%A8de

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He was a Cancer. (Born July 22).

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Bamaman wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:34 pm
He was a Cancer. (Born July 22).
OK ... let's try this: when person who has cancer and then dies of it points at himself and says what he said, it's a bit disconcerting.

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mas3cf wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:56 pm
Archive playthrough:

Coryat $40,400 (47R, 1W)
DD 3/3
FJ :mrgreen:

Missed the FJ clues on Mon and Tues but was able to salvage a 3/5 week. As per usual, did better in DJ than the J round.
DBear wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:47 pm

shoulda got The Napoleon of Crime, but blanked. :|
Ditto. Had they given us "Napoleon of Crime", I could have named Moriarty. There is a lesson in there about studying flashcards in both directions....
I’ve read all of the original Holmes stories but probably wouldn’t have remembered this if I hadn’t watched the second Downey Jr. Holmes movie last week.

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econgator wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:34 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:24 pm
I don't know what Josh had for missing DD1. The CC has Leclee whoever that is. I welcome better ideas.
I'm guessing this guy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Lacl%C3%A8de
Yikes, that is quite the deep name thrown out by someone who can't name the French explorer who names a lake on the US/Quebec border. Good find though!

Of course if you can't name the state that borders Lake Ontario you probably shouldn't be betting anything above $5 in that category. Definitely shows the West coastedness of the current contestant base when a category like Great Lakes comes up.
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jeff6286 wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:37 pm
econgator wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:34 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:24 pm
I don't know what Josh had for missing DD1. The CC has Leclee whoever that is. I welcome better ideas.
I'm guessing this guy:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Lacl%C3%A8de
Yikes, that is quite the deep name thrown out by someone who can't name the French explorer who names a lake on the US/Quebec border. Good find though!
Appreciate the find, econgator, and I've made the edit.

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So evidently, Fred's wagering theory is to presume his nearest opponent will wager what he himself should wager, in order to cover said opponent. :?

For the nth time this week, 2nd or 3rd place screwed the pooch for any chance to win on a TS.
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Interesting that we got two separate contestants in the same week wearing those weird circle/square glasses. I guess those are a thing now?
Not many people can say they've lost four times on Jeopardy!.

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I happened to be reading the Moriarty story in the Holmes collection earlier today. I doubt I'd have been able to come up with "Napoleon of Crime" otherwise. And I've read the story several times before. Ordinarily I'm surprised at how little most contestants know about the Sherlock Holmes world. For this clue, I'm on their side. I'd say it'll be interesting to see how it polls, but this is going to be a crowded poll week. We'll see if it makes the cut.

Mostly, though
Spoilers for this week's FJs
It's the alternative FJ responses that will hog the space in the poll. There are three FJs that have potential for the popular incorrect response to out-poll the correct one.

Monday: Pink Panther vs Holy Grail
Wednesday: Count of Monte Cristo vs Captain Ahab
Friday: Cyprus vs Malta

And a runner up on Tuesday where I don't think there's any one response that would outpoll Mediterranean but perhaps "I chose a different body of water" would.

I went the wrong way on everything except Ahab, my sole get for this depressing week.

Maybe it's time to expand JBoard's poll question limit from 16 to 24?

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