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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
TRIPLE-“A” GEOGRAPHY

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Home to the Piazza Alberica, this Italian city is better known for what it supplied to works by Henry Moore & Michelangelo

Tom Duffey: 1100-100=1000
Brendan Sargent: 8800-1200=7600 (New Champ)
Wendy Voelker: 3600-1100=2500

Correct response:
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Carrara (Tom – What is ?) (Brendan – Paintbrushia) (Wendy – Alba)

Daily Doubles
Tom: 3000-1500
Brendan: 12000-4000
Brendan: 9200-2000

Coryats
Tom: 2600
Brendan: 14800
Wendy: 3600

Combined: 21,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Tom: 1100
Brendan: 4800
Wendy: 1600

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The highlight of today's show:
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Scores spoiled for that point of the DJ! round.

Katie had other moments of her own in the episode for slightly plugging her podcast, finishing a chat with a Taylor Swift song title and a snap in connecting the actresses for ROLE IN COMMON and clearly not quite believing the players don't know their Mexican diving places.

The game derailed in the DJ! round after being on shaky ground anyway. It seemed like it was either an easy clue and Brendan was in first or it was a stumper and crickets chirped.

The FJ! category had me precalling countries and I was proud of myself to use the break to come up with Albania, Australia, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan. Of any use? Not one bit.

The FJ! clue had me stumped and I knew I was stumped. Even in LL time it's still a miss. Millionaire with choice and all four cities having 3 A's? Maaaybe, though can't know. The right place rings a slight bell due to the previous J! clue appearances.

J! usage:
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#7593, aired 2017-09-20 ART SUPPLIES $400: Pavonazzo & carrara are both popular types of this material for sculpting
#7270, aired 2016-04-01 ROCKS & MINERALS $400: The Carrara quarries in Tuscany are prized for this rock used by Michelangelo for his "Pieta"
#5652, aired 2009-03-17 ROCKS & MINERALS $1600: Carrara, Italy is famous for its quarries of this rock
#5374, aired 2008-01-10 AN ART "C" CATEGORY $2,000 (Daily Double): This north central Italian city has a biennial sculpture exhibit, which we presume features works in marble
#5020, aired 2006-06-09 CITY OF THE DAY: MINNEAPOLIS $1600: City Hall's Father of Waters statue was carved from the largest single block ever of the Carrara type of this
#4552, aired 2004-05-25 DUDE, WHERE'S MY "CAR"? $2000: Tuscan town typified by its famous marble
#4405, aired 2003-10-31 ROCKS & MINERALS $200: Michelangelo used this statuary rock from Carrara, Italy for many of his works
#3553, aired 2000-02-02 MICHELANGELO $200: Until the Pope demanded Pietrasanta, Michelangelo quarried this material from Carrara
#3020, aired 1997-10-17 ART SUPPLIES $400: Carrara is an Italian type of this material popular with sculptors
#2230, aired 1994-04-22 ROCKS & MINERALS $100: Much of this stone used by Michelangelo for his sculptures came from Carrara, Italy
#1299, aired 1990-04-05 ROCKS & MINERALS $200: This mineral used by Michelangelo for his sculptures was supplied by the Carrara quarry in Tuscany
The provenance is there though not enough to help.

I'm curious about the last time it showed up in Learned League or the NYT crossword if someone wants a research assignment.

0/3 by the players was zero surprise after the less than stellar combined Coryat and 0/3 on DDs to complete the skunk day on betting clues.

If Tom was going to have a game like that it's always better to do it on day 2 than debut day.

Brendan was 0/3 on big clues, but the Coryat was respectable on the way to being heard from (right or wrong) on more than half the clues.

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Note to TJF: I've mentioned before that I copy your wording of the FJ! clue to save me from typing it and increasing the odds of an error. I also do a copy of my screen when the FJ! clue is revealed to use it for comparison.

You almost got me today with that extra letter A in the artist's name. ;) You'll probably catch others on other sites that lift your work.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:52 pm
I'm curious about the last time it showed up in Learned League or the NYT crossword if someone wants a research assignment.
I'm your huckleberry.

Carrara shows up 1 time in LearnedLeague, in a question, LL80 Match Day 20 Q5, March 20, 2019, with a much more important hint at the end of the question, so you'd probably gloss right over it:
Parian, Pentelic, and Carrara (Luna) are different types of what specific artistic material? Famous works created in this material (and which include this material in their name) are named after Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin.
https://learnedleague.com/match.php?80&20

It's also appeared 1 time as an answer in a Will Shortz-era NYT crossword, Sunday July 4, 1999:
Michelangelo's marble source
https://www.xwordinfo.com/Crossword?dat ... &g=103&d=A

There are also 12 known hits in pre-Shortz puzzles:

https://www.xwordinfo.com/Finder?word=CARRARA

It's appeared 4 time in clues, once in a Shortz crossword, once in an acrostic clue, and 2 times pre-Shortz. However, those 3 crossword clues were all some variant of the alliterative "Carrara cash" as a clue for LIRE.

All those A's, you'd think it would show up more in crosswords.

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Also, of course I missed this one, spoiling my perfect score for Couric games. Ah well.

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Is it just me or the shows in the last couple of weeks been stale?

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It's finished: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6969

That's a lot of LT available for the 4th podium.

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bigblue999 wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:26 pm
Is it just me or the shows in the last couple of weeks been stale?
Yesterday's game would disagree.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:29 pm
It's finished: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6969

That's a lot of LT available for the 4th podium.
I was able to pull out the 4th-podium victory from just the bottom row of DJ plus Final.

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The closest this FJ comes to ringing any bell is that it sounds kind of like the last name of an actress named Tia.

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Loved those Addams Family Snaps from Katie There. and the Acks.

I dont know Italian Cities well enough to come up with one that has 3 as in it.

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Katie had some good ad-libs, like snapping her fingers on the Addams clue and "shake it off" after the Taylor Swift story.

Mammals for $600 was enormous negbait for "mole", although playing the category in order might have lessened that.

Moles threw me twice in that category, since I didn't know that shrews were moles either; I thought they were their own thing.

I'm curious to see how people did in that Song category. I usually hold my own, but I got only $1,200 this time

Triple "A" Geography was heavy on precalls. When was the last time FJ! spotted you a letter?

However, it didn't help me one bit, and it looks like this one's going to poll low.

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As proven above, I've seen Carrara before, but it certainly never stuck (and quite honestly if this were asked again in a year, I'll still miss it). I couldn't come up with any cities with 3 "A"s in it.
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:29 pm
I'm curious to see how people did in that Song category. I usually hold my own, but I got only $1,200 this time
I got all but the $400.

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I dunno, FJ an instaget for me.

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Also, you can see an earthrise from the moon's surface, but it would be a very long event and not like anything you'd experience from orbit.

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econgator wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:41 pm
Also, you can see an earthrise from the moon's surface, but it would be a very long event and not like anything you'd experience from orbit.
I'm curious, how?

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I've never heard of Carrara in my life. Don't even feel bad for missing it.
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econgator wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:32 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:29 pm
I'm curious to see how people did in that Song category. I usually hold my own, but I got only $1,200 this time
I got all but the $400.
Ditto.
runs: Historic Henrys
DDs: :( :D :D
trash: Acapulco, shrew, Defender of the Faith DD, ermine, hardening of the arteries, Henry Clay DD, Lancaster 9200
FJ: Florence just to have something. Don't recall hearing of Carrara.
answered moles as well. Eclipse for earthrise. At least I didn't fall for saber-tooth tiger... :x

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No clue on FJ so put down Alabaster. (I used to live in Alabaster, Alabama). It fit the category and seemed plausible. Oh, well.

Katie was probably aghast that two players old enough to remember Wild World of Sports didn’t know where the cliff divers were from.

Nice job by Katie today. Her best effort so far.

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mas3cf wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:53 pm
econgator wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:41 pm
Also, you can see an earthrise from the moon's surface, but it would be a very long event and not like anything you'd experience from orbit.
I'm curious, how?
While the moon is tidally locked with the Earth, it does 'wiggle' a bit as it orbits, so if you're near the very edge of where you could see the Earth from the surface, you'd get about a 2-day 'earthrise'.

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