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FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ODD WORDS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A homophone of a letter in the alphabet, this 5-letter word sounds the same if you remove its last 4 vowels

Leah Caglio: 17200+13000=30200
Colin Beazley: 17200+7000=24200
Emily Sands: 18600+18000=36600 (New Champ)

Correct response:
Spoiler
queue

Daily Doubles
Colin: 1000+1000
Leah: 13000+2200
Emily: 9600+9000

Coryats
Leah: 16600
Colin: 16600
Emily: 11200

Combined: 44,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
Leah: 4200
Colin: 5200
Emily: 8000

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Another extended credits roll and not surprising considering how good today's game went.

Funny about the HISTORIC GOVERNORS category and the "Austrian Oak" clue being relevant with Gavin Newsom up for recall and names like Randy Quaid and Caitlyn Jenner on the possible replacement list.

Emily took more than full advantage of DD3 by making it work for the lead and a huge pay day.

I joined the players for the solve as I have done enough crossword puzzles to be familiar with the word. My precall list was short with syzygy and knowing it would not be Supercali...

The article that Kirk linked in the media thread has these lines:

Faced with the same scenario as Neumann, she also lost in her second game to "a person who was amazing. It was the last game of the day, so I don’t know if she went on to win other games. But I hope that she did because she was great."

Last game of the day? That has to be some kind of recall lapse by Leah. Nothing else can make sense. Or Leah stayed to watch the Friday game and...

That tipped me off to today's result though the path there was unexpected. Emily won the J! round with 8000 though needed $9000 on her DD to have the slim $1400 lead. I thought I was going to see a more dominating demonstration yet Emily's Coryat in the DJ! round was only 3200.

Yes, Emily's opponents were quite good, but 11200 Coryat does not move the needle. The end result was certainly worthy of posting a contestant picture six days ago on Reddit to announce a contestant appearance though.

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It's done: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7012

DICE ROLL NAMES - I was not sure whether to go with numbers or to spell them out

For DJ! 30 I went with what the CC had of "Sweet Generous" although I can't find that nickname with a quick Google search and it seems strange to go with "one of a kind".

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Having spent way too much time in poker rooms and casinos in a lucrative former life, I have never heard the term Jimmy Hicks. And as a third row clue above a natural 7 and acey deucy? That’s just goofy.

If it were me, I’d move acey deucy to the third row and put “centerfield” at the bottom.

Mark, I agree with numbers for the dice rolls.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:13 pm
"Sweet Generous"
sui generis

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Golf wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:35 pm
Having spent way too much time in poker rooms and casinos in a lucrative former life, I have never heard the term Jimmy Hicks. And as a third row clue above a natural 7 and acey deucy? That’s just goofy.

If it were me, I’d move acey deucy to the third row and put “centerfield” at the bottom.

Mark, I agree with numbers for the dice rolls.
I'd actually put acey-deucy in the top box. In my view, it's the easiest one of the bunch to figure out if you've never heard it before (with snake eyes a close second).

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Figured Out final Basically at the buzzer. didnt think to go through the alphabet until like halfway through.

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Robert K S wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 4:01 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:13 pm
"Sweet Generous"
sui generis
Thanks. Fixed it.

And thanks Golf for the thumbs up on the dice rolls.

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Speaking of the dice rolls, it blows my mind that the player(s) answered with the sums of the numbers, instead of saying what's on the 2 dice, i.e. snake eyes is double ones, boxcars double sixes, et cetera. I suppose it's the case where 2 has to be 1-1, so it's always snake eyes, 12 has to be 6-6 so it's always boxcars, etc. It never would have occurred to me to say it that way, though.

What if you said "four" for "Ballerina"? Would that be counted right? Ballerina has to be 2-2 (Tutu, get it?) so there are some cases where a roll of 4 isn't ballerina, like 3-1.

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The only clue where that mattered was the TS and the answer given after was 6. So perhaps the contestants were advised off camera that would be the case. Otherwise, technically a ballerina clue would require a BMS needing either 2-2 or hard four.

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Today's MASTERPIECE/THEATER category was long enough that it was irregularly widening that category in the J! Archive display of this game. In the past I've said "please don't hyphenate [or in this case, add a line break]" too-long words (or strings, as may be the case) because it affects search functionality. But I just had the epiphany that I can handle special cases like this one in the presentation logic of the Archive backend code so that the category heading renders with a line break even though there is no line break in the database entry. Best of both worlds, basically.

Can you help me find other instances of too-long words/strings that would benefit from the same treatment?

I seem to recall that there was a recent category or clue with the same problem, and in the thread for that game, a few other instances were mentioned.

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Robert K S wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:35 pm
Today's MASTERPIECE/THEATER category was long enough that it was irregularly widening that category in the J! Archive display of this game. In the past I've said "please don't hyphenate [or in this case, add a line break]" too-long words (or strings, as may be the case) because it affects search functionality. But I just had the epiphany that I can handle special cases like this one in the presentation logic of the Archive backend code so that the category heading renders with a line break even though there is no line break in the database entry.

Can you help me find other instances of too-long words/strings that would benefit from the same treatment?

I seem to recall that there was a recent category or clue with the same problem, and in the thread for that game, a few other instances were mentioned.
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That FJ! was super easy. Am I going to get my second ever 5/5 tomorrow?
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That's the first time I can recall the word "potty" coming up on Jeopardy.

I got Final Jeopardy as soon as I could run through the alphabet as far as Q.
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:03 pm

What if you said "four" for "Ballerina"? Would that be counted right? Ballerina has to be 2-2 (Tutu, get it?) so there are some cases where a roll of 4 isn't ballerina, like 3-1.
Also known as four the hard way.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:36 pm
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Thanks, that one's done. What else?

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floridagator wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:42 pm
That's the first time I can recall the word "potty" coming up on Jeopardy.
Outside of the "potty mouth" context, there's just this clue:
#6298, aired 2012-01-25 IN THE MAGAZINE $1600: Feline Groupie, Potty Anxiety

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:39 pm
That FJ! was super easy. Am I going to get my second ever 5/5 tomorrow?
Not if you whammy yourself, you won't. My advice is delete your post before anyone responds to it.

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:03 pm
Speaking of the dice rolls, it blows my mind that the player(s) answered with the sums of the numbers, instead of saying what's on the 2 dice, i.e. snake eyes is double ones, boxcars double sixes, et cetera. I suppose it's the case where 2 has to be 1-1, so it's always snake eyes, 12 has to be 6-6 so it's always boxcars, etc. It never would have occurred to me to say it that way, though.

What if you said "four" for "Ballerina"? Would that be counted right? Ballerina has to be 2-2 (Tutu, get it?) so there are some cases where a roll of 4 isn't ballerina, like 3-1.
In the J!6 clues this morning, one of them was "dog's paws" (or something like that and I said "double 5s" and it was like "nope... 10."

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