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March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Alex Navissi has won two games from behind. What will he do on his third night?

Unless Gautam wagers improperly, Alex’s run will end tonight; he has less than the difference between first and second.

Alex

Navissi

Cindy

Gardner

Gautam

Mukunda

6,200 12,200 18,800

Gautam and Cindy will tussle on this category:

THE SCULPTOR SPEAKS

Uh… what the hell? That’s the dumbest name I’ve seen in a long time. Just call it “SCULPTORS” or something.

No neurgery involved here.

First-order calculations

Second doubles up

If Cindy doubles her score, she’ll have 24,400.

To cover this all-in wager, Gautam will need to wager 5,600.

Alex
Cindy
Gautam
6,200 12,200 18,800
12,200 5,600
24,400 24,400
min max min max min max
5,600

An incorrect response with that wager will leave Gautam with 13,200.

To get above his total, Cindy must wager at least 1,000, so we’ll make that everything.

Alex
Cindy
Gautam
6,200 12,200 18,800
1,000 5,600
13,200 13,200
min max min max min max
1,000* 5,600

Third doubles up

A successful doubling will put Alex at 12,400, so Gautam could wager at most 6,400.

Alex
Cindy
Gautam
6,200 12,200 18,800
6,200 6,400
12,400 12,400
min max min max min max
1,000* 5,600 6,400

Here’s where things stand after the first order; we don’t need to go any further.

Alex
Cindy
Gautam
6,200 12,200 18,800
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
1,000* 5,600 6,400

What actually happened

Alex Cindy Gautam
6,200 12,200 18,800
6,000 6,600 5,601
12,200 5,600 24,401
min max min max
5,001 12,200 5,601 6,399

Good wagering from Gautam, master of the index-finger buzzing. We’ll see if he can start a run of his own tomorrow.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

THE SCULPTOR SPEAKS
“CHASTE WOMEN REMAIN FRESHER” WAS THE REASON HE MADE A MOTHER LOOK BARELY OLDER THAN HER SON
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3 Comments
  1. If this question had occurred during the game, Alex probably would used an Italian accent.

  2. HuskerC permalink

    Love your site. Checked it out before I went on. BTW it’s Garner. Thx!

  3. RainMan5678 permalink

    Keith, Cindy’s last name is Garner, not Gardner.

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