Andy here again today with another title defense of Andy Baggarly; his challengers today are Sue Meloy and Doug Thornton.
J! round categories: ABBREVIATED MAGAZINES, THE 1870s, I’VE GOT A 6-PACK, ON BASS & DRUMS, “GAS” UP, and ODE TRIP.
Doug went to ON BASS & DRUMS just about as soon as he got control, which was nice; I always enjoy seeing the players go to the music categories. At the end of 15, your scores were: Andy $2,200 Doug $2,000 Sue $800
I think I’d be interested in reading Andy’s book about the 2010 Giants. After my own book about the 1916 A’s, though!
It was Doug who got to the Daily Double under THE 1870s $800. The scores:
Doug almost made it a True Daily Double, but only bet $2,000. His clue: On June 16, 1870, this was dedicated in Atlantic City; at the end of the summer season, it was taken apart & stored. Doug, with the “what else could it be?” look on his face, gave the correct answer to move to $4,600.
Impressive get from Sue on the $1,000 clue in that category: On June 21, 1877 10 alleged members of this Irish secret society were hanged in Pennsylvania’s largest mass execution.
Andy did pretty well for himself in ABBREVIATED MAGAZINES to jump back into the lead by the end of the round. After 30, we had: Andy $5,800 Doug $5,200 and Sue $3,400.
DJ! round categories: NASHVILLE, GEOGRAPHIC; LONG-RUNNING BROADWAY PLAY TITLES; BIOGRAPHIES; ___ OF ___; FLORA OF CENTRAL AMERICA; WORDS FROM ARABIC
We got through over half of the clues before we saw the first Daily Double, under BIOGRAPHIES $1200, Andy had just retaken the lead before he got to it. The scores:
He bet $1,200. His clue: Hertha Pauli’s 1942 biography of this man was subtitled “Dynamite King, Architect Of Peace”. His correct response put him at $13,000.
As soon as they went to FLORA OF CENTRAL AMERICA and I saw it was a video category, I figured two things: 1) The length of the clues meant we’d see stuff unrevealed; 2) there’d be a Daily Double there. I was right on Point 2, much to my chagrin, when Sue switched categories and found the final Daily Double in the $1200 slot. Amazingly, she said “Oh no!” (this is your chance to win here; do you not want to win this game, Sue?) Scores:
Her bet, in spite of her consternation about finding it: $3,000. Her clue: the aristolochia vines’ foul odour attracts insects that are then trapped alive inside the flower and later released with a coating of this substance vital to the plants’ reproduction. Sue found the clue about as befuddling as I did; sadly, her incorrect response put her to $7,200.
Awesomely for Sue, she was able to recover very well from her loss, cleaning up on a number of the late high-valued clues in final minute to pull herself into a battle with Andy. The final clue, in ___ OF ___ $2000: As seen on the map, this island lies between England and Ireland and lies about 20 miles south of Scotland. Andy tried for it, but his neg and Doug’s rebound pulled Doug that much closer. Happily, I was wrong on Point 1 above!
Scores going into FJ!:
FJ! category: NEW OLYMPIC SPORTS
FJ! clue: This sport introduced in summer 2000 plays out over a raised area 16 1/2 feet long and 9 1/2 feet wide
Doug $12,000 + $10,000 = $22,000
Andy $12,200 – $11,801 = $399
Sue $15,200 – $9,201 – $5,999
While I got the Final instantly, I really dislike the wording of this Final. Trampoline is not a sport. It is a discipline within the sport of gymnastics.
The Olympics operate under a 3-tiered system of “sport-discipline-event”.
Discipline: Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Rhythmic Gymnastics
Event: Artistic Gymnastics, Women’s Individual All-Around.
In fact, it was worded to the point where the correct response isn’t actually correct as per the strict wording of the clue. Not that I ever think this’ll happen, but I do think that we have a couple of contestants with a beef here!
Jeanie’s got tomorrow’s recap, while I’ll be back next week!