Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Does Polynesia even have a defined area to know the size of? I was trying to make Oceania fit, but it wasn't. I'm torn between calling it a terrible clue and one that could have been a decent one with better wording.

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Does Polynesia even have a defined area to know the size of? I was trying to make Oceania fit, but it wasn't. I'm torn between calling it a terrible clue and one that could have been a decent one with better wording.
The Polynesian triangle is defined as the area between Hawaii, Rapa Nui, and New Zealand.

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Debbie had such a perfect opportunity to wager twice the difference between her and EJ's score and give herself the best chance (and, given the responses, the win).

The FJ clue would have been much easier if it had mentioned how many countries the region included, or that its name is Greek for "many islands".

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gnash wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:04 pm
Debbie had such a perfect opportunity to wager twice the difference between her and EJ's score and give herself the best chance (and, given the responses, the win).

The FJ clue would have been much easier if it had mentioned how many countries the region included, or that its name is Greek for "many islands".
If you are a miss then I count 3/17 on this board for 17.65% and including the contestants makes it 15%. Tough one.

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There’s been talk recently of recognizing Zealandia as an “8th continent,” so I went with that.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:06 pm
gnash wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:04 pm
Debbie had such a perfect opportunity to wager twice the difference between her and EJ's score and give herself the best chance (and, given the responses, the win).

The FJ clue would have been much easier if it had mentioned how many countries the region included, or that its name is Greek for "many islands".
If you are a miss then I count 3/17 on this board for 17.65% and including the contestants makes it 15%. Tough one.
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mahatma wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:59 am
Wow. I came up with the correct answer, but I can almost guarantee I would not have gotten it on the show. Did anybody else find the clue to be oddly worded?
Clunky, but I guess I'm in the minority who could decipher it. Area almost the size of Africa with its own name over water, has to be a subset of an ocean, odds on Pacific. Oh, Micronesia! Wait, 9 letters, Melanesia? No. Polynesia!

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It was funny when the show did their movie promo and Josh showed he was out of date - then for the easy rebound EJ reached even farther into the past...Maybe not the best way of convincing viewers we need to see another in the series...I had the right name even though I've never seen any of the Spidermans mentioned.

I had Josh's response for FJ, knowing it was doomed but happy that at least it had 9 letters... :roll:

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Pretty competitive game, and I think the best player got the victory (I won't say he "won"). I think he could easily repeat a game or two.

I went straight to Greenland even knowing that Mercator just makes it seem to be 4/5ths of Africa size. The nine letters seemed to help deter from Antarctica, and the phrasing made it sound like un-dry land vs. terra firma. I thought it to be a terrible clue if my answer was right - is permafrost dry land? (and etc..). It's still a bad clue, made good just by saying the rest is freaking WATER, and leave Africa out of it.

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I thought "Kitchen Confidential" was obscure for $400. it only has one other Archive hit as an actual response.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:11 am
I thought "Kitchen Confidential" was obscure for $400. it only has one other Archive hit as an actual response.
No crime if the clue had been $600 or $800 instead. Bourdain's death last year got A LOT of publicity with plenty of mentions of the work.

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After having so many champs with $25K + first game wins, it kinda feels awkward to have a new champion with only $8K... But hey, a win's a win, so congrats to Josh for unseating EJ!

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My first instinct was Amazonia and I had to count the number of letters a couple times before realizing it's one short. Came up with Polynesia with just a few seconds left with little confidence. I have to agree this clue was a stinker.

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I first went to Micronesia but whoops too many letters so I went to the next nesia that came to mind with nine letters... Indonesia.

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twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:07 am

I went straight to Greenland even knowing that Mercator just makes it seem to be 4/5ths of Africa size. The nine letters seemed to help deter from Antarctica, and the phrasing made it sound like un-dry land vs. terra firma. I thought it to be a terrible clue if my answer was right - is permafrost dry land? (and etc..). It's still a bad clue, made good just by saying the rest is freaking WATER, and leave Africa out of it.
Looks as if almost everyone else who has chimed in on this clue AT LEAST went for something water-related, so I'm gratified that at least one other person thought of Greenland. Yeah, my thinking focused on dry land vs. land covered with snow/ice. Dumb, perhaps, but I wasn't coming within 10,000 miles (literally) of Polynesia on this one.

I do notice that with all of these musings about the wording of the clue etc., no one has even noted that other aspect of the end of the game: how Debbie's ill-advised, all-in FJ wager cost her the game. It just never ends. With thousands of games aired, in which leaders rightly make the win-by-$1 FJ wager, some people never seem to get the message that all-in from behind is almost never going to win. If she had bet $3,600 as I urged, she wins the game with $8,200. Oh well.

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harrumph wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:48 am
I first went to Micronesia but whoops too many letters so I went to the next nesia that came to mind with nine letters... Indonesia.
Same thing I did. Mad that I couldn't make the small mental leap from Micronesia to Polynesia.

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I, too, got hung up on Micronesia. I spent way too many of the 30 seconds wondering if I was misspelling it somehow. Then I flailed around with some of the other guesses mentioned: Greenland, Oceania, Antartica etc. none of which satisfied. I could've done without the Africa comparison but don't think it affected my thought process.

Interesting that so many of us went to Micronesia before Polynesia.

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Plactus wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:08 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:50 pm
Bob78164 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:47 pm
This game is a draw for the Intermediate Form of Shore's Conjecture. The second-place player bet "small." --Bob
$13,000 out of $13,000 is big in my book.
Not a Shore's Conjecture game, either, unless I'm misreading the flowchart (EJ didn't have Debbie locked out).
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