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“JEOPARDY!” 3/5/19

BB in G2:
WORD HISTORY
PODCASTS
MUSES
A NASDAQ FACT
“M”INENT
DOMAIN

David ($600) catches the $800 Muses for the DD; he & Monica are $200 behind Alan in this game.

Thalia, the muse of bucolic poetry, carries the staff of these workers.

“Who are shepherds?”…they are.

HS:

Monica: $3,200/David: $4,400/Alan: $1,800

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $600 (Word History)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $1K (“M”inent)

CS:

Monica: $3,800/David: $7,400/Alan: $4K

DJ!:
WRITERS ON THE STORM
COLONIAL AMERICA
STARS
POP MUSIC ACROSS THE DECADES
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
ALL “THUMB”S

Brad ($11,800) takes it To the Lighthouse at $1600 for the next-to-last DD of this tourney; Pam has $6K in this game for her team & Ken’s got $5800 in his team’s bank tonight. Brad gambles five.

The ancient lighthouse on this island was so well-known that the island’s name became a synonym for “lighthouse”.

“What is Pharos?”…sounds right & is. Not much longer after that he (18 large) hits the last DD on the $1600 Colonial America clue & 10 large’s at stake:

The 1764 Sugar Act taxed molasses imports to help pay for this recently-concluded war.

“What is the French & Indian War?”…RIGHT! 

DJ! LT: $3200

Pre-Final Scores Tonight:

Ken: $16,200/Brad: $34K (LOCK)/Pam: $9,600
TEAM BRAD’S CORYAT TONIGHT: $22K

CORYATS IN THIS FINAL:
Team Ken: $39K
Team Brad: $41,600
Team Colby: $13,600

FJ! #125: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT MATH

Total of the numbers of the amendments BANNING state-sponsored official religion, ending slavery & repealing prohibition.

COLBY: “WHAT IS 35?” ($7001) + $8K = $24,601
MATT: SAME ($0) + $32.5K = $48,700
LARISSA: EVERYBODY RIGHT ($0) + $36K = $70K

“JEOPARDY!” 3/4/19

First in G1:
WOOD!
WOMEN AUTHORS
MEANINGS OF CELEBRITY NAMES
HOBBIES
EUROPEAN HISTORY
“LET” GO

Fairly early is the DD for Brad ($1K) hid back of the $600 European History clue; Ken’s the early leader w/ $1400 & Pam’s $600 on the bad side.

On Mar. 1, 2007 170 Swiss troops accidentally wanted into & “invaded” this 62-sq.-mi. nation- it was dark, OK?!

“What is Lichtenstein?”…light it up.

SOLE TS: $800 (Wood!)

Scores After J! Rd.:

Ken: $8K/Brad: $7,200/Pam: $1,600

DJ!:
THE SEA’S THE LIMIT
WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER?
FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES
ON BROADWAY
COMPUTER SCIENCE
SPLIT 3 WAYS

DD #1 is found on the 2nd choice of the rd., the $1200 Computer Science clue by Larissa ($8800); Colby & Matt are the other players battling it out in this rd. of competition. She bets four.

In programming these symbols “are standing by” to represent actions; in C++ some are =, * & of course ++.

“What are operators?”…that completes the phrase. Later, for Matt ($12,800) The Sea’s the Limit for $1600 means the sky’s the limit as DD #2’s here; Larissa’s ahead w/ $17,600 & Colby hasn’t moved up much to $2800. Matt’s $3800 answer is coming.

The northernmost part of this island nation ends in the Sea of Okhotsk.

“What is Japan?”…yeah that’s correct.

DJ! LT: $6K

Pre-Final Scores Tonight:

Matt: $25K/Larissa: $22,800/Colby: $4K

TONIGHT’S CORYAT SCORES:
Team Ken: $22,800
Team Brad: $19,600

FJ! #124: ANCIENT WRITINGS

Its principles still used today this treatise has chapters called “weak points & strong” & “tactical dispositions”.

ALAN: “What is the Art of War (DOUBLE) = $8K
DAVID: GOT IT TOO ($13,200) = $36K
MONICA: ALSO RIGHT ($7.5K) = $32.5K

“JEOPARDY!” 3/1/19

First Up in G2:
NAME THAT TUNA
20th C. BESTSELLERS
THEIR IVY LEAGUE ALMA MATER
TV
VOWEL-POURRI
INVENTORS

HS:

Jennifer: 1,600/Alan & Leonard: 4,200 EACH

Leonard (5K) unveils tonight’s 1st DD at the 600 rm. of Their Ivy League Alma Mater & here’s his 2.5K answer.

Brooke Shields (class of ’87 w/ honors) & F. Scott Fitzgerald

“What is Columbia?”…Princeton, actually. 

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 800 (20th C. Bestsellers)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2600
TOTAL LT: 3400

CS:

Jennifer: 2,200/Alan: 5,600/Leonard: 2,100

DJ!:
HISTORY W/ LESSER-KNOWN PAINTERS
ON THE SOUNDTRACK
REFERENCE WORKS
WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR?
TRAVEL
“E”PONYMOUS

Alex (7400) takes away a TDD at the expense of the 1600 “E”ponymous clue; Roger has 4.5K & 4K’s at Pam’s disposal.

The plane truth’s that this 2-word branch of math was named for a Greek who lived around 300 B.C.

“What is Euclidian geometry?”…that’s that. And TDD #2’s coming up for Alex (15,600) too because of the 1600 On the Soundtrack clue; 5200 is the score displayed for Pam & 4900’s left for Roger to look at. For 31,200 or nothing:

1994: “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon”

“What is…’Pretty Woman’?” WILL DEFINITELY NOT DO– it was “PULP FICTION”.

ATTEMPTED LT: 3600
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2400
TOTAL DJ! LT: 6K

Pre-Final S in G2:

Alex: 3,600/Pam: 7,600/Roger: 8,900

G2 CORYAT SCORES:
Team Buzzy: 13,400
Team Austin: 11,400

CORYAT SCORES FOR WC MATCH:
Team Buzzy: 28,600
Team Colby: 23,800
Team Austin: 27K

FJ! #123: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YRS.

Prior to 2016 it was the last election yr. in which the winning candidate had NEVER held public elected office.

BUZZY: “What is 1868? Love u Lucerne” (BUSTS AGAIN)
COLBY: “WHAT WAS 1956?” (101) + 7600 = 15,099
AUSTIN: “WHAT IS 1836?” (Actual Yr.: 1952)(LOSES THE LOT)

“JEOPARDY!” 2/28/19

First Topics in G1:
WEIGHTS & MEASURES
CITIES
FROM THE “PEN” OF WEBSTER’S THIRD
YOU’RE AN ALL-STAR
GET YOUR GAME ON
GO PLAY

As they Go Play Alex (2600) chooses the TDD in the category’s 600 clue; he’s tied w/ Pam, 200 behind Roger.

At Circle in the Square in 1975 George C. Scott earned raves as this Arthur Miller character.

“Who is (Willy) Loman?”…from “Death of a Salesman”, yes.

LT: 2K

Scores After J! Rd.:

Alex: 8,800/Pam: 2,600/Roger: 5,600

DJ!:
UNPHARAOHS
SHOW BIZ
TAXONOMY
IDIOMS DELIGHT
ARTS & CULTURE
TRIOS

On the 1600 Trios spot for Colby is a TDD.

Submerged in China: Qutang, Wu & Xiling

“So, what are the Three Gorges?”- nothing to panic about, Colby. Later he (9600) gets DD #2 behind another 1600 block in Unpharaohs; Buzzy’s part of the 3rd-place team w/ 7600 & Austin’s representing the current leaders w/ 12,800. 4K risked by Colby.

The bible said pharaoh Shishak raided Jerusalem & the temple taking the gold shields this king had made.

“So I’m going to say who is Solomon?”…right name.

DJ! LT: 2400

Scores After DJ!:

Buzzy: 17,200/Colby: 19,600/Austin: 15,600

CORYAT SCORES:
Team Buzzy: 15,200
Team Colby: 16,200

FJ! #122: BRITISH LITERATURE

A chapter of The Jungle Book had this double-talk title echoing the opening line of a Brit’s poem some 100yrs prior.

LEONARD: NOTHING (10,400) = 5,200
JENNIFER: “What is king king” (LOSES IT ALL)
COLBY: SAME AS LEONARD (Correct: What was tiger tiger?)(12K) = 7,600

“JEOPARDY!” 2/27/19

First Up in G2:
FAMILIAR BRANDS IN SONGS
RECENT BOOKS
SHOOTING BLANKS
A WALK IN THE PARK
WHAT A CIRCUS!
4,3,4

In the 800 Recent Book is this rd.’s only DD for Leonard (1200); Seth just got on the board for his team in this game w/ 1K, which is the amt. Leonard’s wagering.

This 3-named historian studied Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR & LBJ for her book Leadership in Turbulent Times.

“Who is Doris Kearns Goodwin?”…right.

HS:

Monica: 400/Leonard: 4K/Seth: 4,400 

ATTEMPTED LT: 1600
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2K
TOTAL LT: 3600

CS:

Monica: 2,800/Leonard: 4,800/Seth: 5,400

DJ!:
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO
ART & ARTISTS
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTRESSES
INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES
DATES
CROSSWORD CLUES “V”

Buried at the bottom of the Art & Artists answers is DD #1 for Ken (16,400); 7200 pts. are sitting at the podium for Austin & the pts. on Julia’s lectern are 7K. 3600 risked by Ken.

In 1504 Durer tried to show perfect human forms in this pair each holding a tree branch.

“Who are Adam & Eve?”…they made up the pairing. And the very next choice’s DD #2 during the 800 International Dispute; K.J. gambles 1/4 the 20 grand.

The self-proclaimed Saharan Ahab Democratic Republic disputes the territory of Western Sahara w/ this nation.

“What is Morocco?”…yes once again.

DJ! LT: 3200

Pre-Final S in This Game:

Ken: 30,200 (LOCK)/Austin: 13,600/Julia: 7,800

G2 CORYATS:
Team Ken: 24,400
Team Austin: 13,400

CORYATS FOR THIS MATCH:
Team Ken: 48,400
Team Austin: 20,200
Team Julia: 19K

FJ! #121: 20th C. HISTORY

Interpreting for Vaclav Havel future ambassador Rita Klimova gave us this phrase for a smooth change of government.

No matter what happens Team Buzzy will be in the WC match starting tomorrow.

BEN: “WHAT IS VELVET REVOLUTION?” (DOUBLE) = 15,600
ROGER: “WHAT OR WHO IS ALEX TREBEK RSTLNE XBKA” (like my bonus puzzle format!)(NOTHING) + 13,600 = 21,600 (they’re the last team in that WC match)
MATT: “What is velvet revolution divorce (538) + 40,003 = 70,741

“JEOPARDY!” 2/26/19

DJ!:
ANCIENT AGRICULTURE
JUST THE FACTS
LAKES & RIVERS
LEADERS
“INTER”
LAUGHING

Matt (19K) reels in DD #1 in the 800 Lakes & Rivers spot leading Seth (10,400) & Roger (1600). 8.5K bet made by Matt:

During monsoon season this river in Cambodia reverses its flow flooding the Tonle Sap River & Tonle Sap Lake.

“What is the Mekong?”…yeah it is.

Scores After a Break:

Matt: 27.5K/Roger: 400/Seth: 10,400

A few answers after that Matt (29,100) gets DD #2 from the middle Ancient Agriculture clue; Roger just padded his team’s score by two grand. To add another four big ones to Team Ken’s score:

The Romans made sure to plant legumes which increased yield by returning this element to the soil.

“What is nitrogen?”…yes.

ATTEMPTED LT: 2800
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 1200 (Leaders)
TOTAL DJ! LT: 4K

Pre-FJ! Scores in This Game:

Matt: 37.5K/Roger: 6,800/Seth: 11,200
TEAM KEN’S CORYAT IN THIS GAME: 24K

FJ! #120: EUROPEAN ARTISTS

His seldom-used last name reflected his birth near the mouth of a river that flows from the Alps to the North Sea.

LEONARD: “WHO is Rembrandt” (1200) = 8K
JULIA: “Who is Michaelangelo?” (LOST ALL PTS. IN THIS GAME)
MONICA: SAME AS LEONARD (2503) = 40,003

“JEOPARDY!” 2/25/19

Team Ken (Ken Jennings, Matt Jackson & Monica Thieu)
Team Austin (Austin Rogers, Roger Craig & Leonard Cooper)
Team Julia (Julia Collins, Ben Ingram & Seth Wilson)

First Categories in This G1:
THE STORE WAS CLOSED!
GREAT NICKNAMES
ANIMAL TALK
CLASSIC MOVIES
RANKS & TITLES
THE BOOK OF THE CENTURY

K.J. (4K) claims that TDD on the 1K Great Nickname while Ben has 800 & Austin’s in the hole for 600.

In his heyday this author was “The Great Unknown” having published his Waverly novels anonymously.

“Who is Sir Walter Scott?”…Ken got him.

Scores After a Recess: 

Ken: 8,600/Austin: -200/Ben: 2,600

PR

CS:

Ken: 9,800/Austin: 2,800/Ben: 5,600