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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:04 pm 
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Jay tells the story of meeting a younger sister he didn't know he had several years ago who also loved WWTBAM. She has since passed away so this game is dedicated to her.
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If proper nouns were allowed in Scrabble, using only lettered tile values, which of these celebrity names would have the second-highest point total?
A: Zachary Quinto B: Chiwetel Ejiofor
C: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau D: Benedict Cumberbatch

Jay doesn't know the Scrabble letter values but he thinks Zachary Quinto has two 10 point letters, so it's probably in the 30s. He isn't sure on the others but in the end, decides he has to pull the Band-Aid off

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
Jay guesses Zachary Quinto
The correct answer is D: Benedict Cumberbatch (37 pts; A was the most at 39 pts)
Jay wins $50,000

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Jay Alexander
Sherman Oaks, CA
Jay tells the story of meeting a younger sister he didn't know he had several years ago who also loved WWTBAM. She has since passed away so this game is dedicated to her.
Jay has no lifelines remaining.

$100,000
If proper nouns were allowed in Scrabble, using only lettered tile values, which of these celebrity names would have the second-highest point total?
A: Zachary Quinto B: Chiwetel Ejiofor
C: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau D: Benedict Cumberbatch

Jay doesn't know the Scrabble letter values but he thinks Zachary Quinto has two 10 point letters, so it's probably in the 30s. He isn't sure on the others but in the end, decides he has to pull the Band-Aid off

[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
Jay guesses Zachary Quinto
The correct answer is D: Benedict Cumberbatch (37 pts; A was the most at 39 pts)
Jay wins $50,000

First commercial break

I suspect a large chunk of thinking was cut out of the broadcast. It sounded like he started off thinking A was the highest scoring name, and he did read the question correctly, knowing he needed the second highest name, so I was quite surprised when he guessed that in the end.

For completists:
Zachary Quinto = 39
Chiwetel Ejiofor = 33
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau = 36
Benedict Cumberbatch = 37


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BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
Jay Alexander
Sherman Oaks, CA
Jay tells the story of meeting a younger sister he didn't know he had several years ago who also loved WWTBAM. She has since passed away so this game is dedicated to her.
Jay has no lifelines remaining.


BBTranscriptTeam wrote:
$100,000
If proper nouns were allowed in Scrabble, using only lettered tile values, which of these celebrity names would have the second-highest point total?
A: Zachary Quinto B: Chiwetel Ejiofor
C: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau D: Benedict Cumberbatch

Jay doesn't know the Scrabble letter values but he thinks Zachary Quinto has two 10 point letters, so it's probably in the 30s. He isn't sure on the others but in the end, decides he has to pull the Band-Aid off
[Reveal] Spoiler: Answer
Jay guesses Zachary Quinto
The correct answer is D: Benedict Cumberbatch (37 pts; A was the most at 39 pts)
Jay wins $50,000

I suspect this would have been a dream question for our resident Scrabble expert, franktangredi. As for me, I'd have taken the time to try and remember the tile values and would eventually have come up with the right answer.

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