Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby emccullough » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:13 pm

I believe I knew "rook" from David Copperfield's childhood home -- The Rookery.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Linear Gnome » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:16 pm

kickerofelves wrote:
ElendilPickle wrote:
ComingUpMilhouse wrote:I want to say rooks showed up in the Redwall books from time to time as well, if we want to get even nerdier with this.


Also in The Dark is Rising, to continue with the nerdism.


I knew 'rook' from the XTC song...

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At my watch party, I felt as if I should have gotten "rook", but that could be because I remember it from October. But I didn't get "Patton" yesterday.

Parsing through Alex's comments, I guess they were going for just "fit", but I'm guessing "snit" would have been accepted.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby alietr » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:19 pm

kickerofelves wrote:I knew 'rook' from the XTC song...


When the heck are they going to release more music??? It's been 13 years already!

Linear Gnome wrote:Parsing through Alex's comments, I guess they were going for just "fit", but I'm guessing "snit" would have been accepted.


I said "snit" as well.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby marpocky » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:42 pm

Anybody else know "rook" from the card game?
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby skullturf » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:55 pm

marpocky wrote:Anybody else know "rook" from the card game?


Yup.

I don't think I've even played the game. But my parents had a deck in the house when I was growing up.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby This Is Kirk! » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:09 pm

marpocky wrote:Anybody else know "rook" from the card game?


I remembered the card game, but couldn't come up with rook until I saw the second part of the clue.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Magna » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:23 pm

Got FJ, through a lucky guess. I've never read the novel, but had a vague notion that the title character was kind of similar to Hedda Gabler, except with a train. And I had no better guesses.

Apropos of an earlier discussion of WAGs, this is an example of why even a crazy guess is better than no answer.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby OKlibrarian » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:35 pm

jkbrat wrote:
OKlibrarian wrote:I got murdered on the starts with clothing category

Same here: 1/5 (vestigial).

My brain operates too slowly to do well on wordplay categories (for me it's not "the dreaded opera", it's "the dreaded anagram"). For example, I thought of "HATCHERY" instantly, but rejected it as I couldn't think of any articles of clothing starting with "HATCH" :? . Also stumped by articles of clothing starting with "MIME" :lol: .


I'm actually usually OK with wordplay--comes of being married to a 9th-degree black belt punner (he ran the category naturally). Just wasn't my day for some reason...*shrug*
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby skullturf » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:50 pm

Magna wrote:Got FJ, through a lucky guess. I've never read the novel, but had a vague notion that the title character was kind of similar to Hedda Gabler, except with a train. And I had no better guesses.

Apropos of an earlier discussion of WAGs, this is an example of why even a crazy guess is better than no answer.


Well said.

Even if someone had absolutely no idea on this one, they may as well just randomly guess some novel where (a) the title of the novel is a person's name, and (b) the novel was written sometime after the invention of trains.

Furthermore, maybe the best wild guesses would be not too long after the popularization of trains, so possibly late 19th or early 20th century. Further still, maybe the best wild guesses are novels that have an element of sadness or gloominess and/or where the title character is thought of as a tragic character somehow.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:57 pm

I got rook from the game and said glove.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bpmod » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:58 pm

skullturf wrote:Furthermore, maybe the best wild guesses would be not too long after the popularization of trains, so possibly late 19th or early 20th century. Further still, maybe the best wild guesses are novels that have an element of sadness or gloominess and/or where the title character is thought of as a tragic character somehow.

Of course, if you can put all of that together, it ceases to be a wild guess. :)

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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:58 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:I like Grannie Mole. You could move to Discworld and hang out with Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg and have the time of your life.


Discworld/Redwall crossover. Make it happen.

skullturf wrote:Even if someone had absolutely no idea on this one, they may as well just randomly guess some novel where (a) the title of the novel is a person's name, and (b) the novel was written sometime after the invention of trains.

Furthermore, maybe the best wild guesses would be not too long after the popularization of trains, so possibly late 19th or early 20th century. Further still, maybe the best wild guesses are novels that have an element of sadness or gloominess and/or where the title character is thought of as a tragic character somehow.


And I had literally zero guesses in that field.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Woof » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:03 pm

marpocky wrote:Anybody else know "rook" from the card game?


Yup. I played it a lot with my parents.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby This Is Kirk! » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:03 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:And I had literally zero guesses in that field.


You couldn't think of any books with a character's name as the title? I came up with David Copperfield. Was pretty confident it was wrong, but it was better than nothing.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:04 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:And I had literally zero guesses in that field.


You couldn't think of any books with a character's name as the title?


Certainly none within that early 20th century timespan. Unless I've had it wrong all this time, and it turns out that Wrath really is a person who owned some grapes.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby debramc » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:06 pm

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Glove for me. Could it be a regional thing?

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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby skullturf » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:18 pm

For me, "mitt" was the first word that happened to jump into my head. But then, I corrected myself, thinking "only catchers have mitts", and I said "glove" out loud as my answer.

Judging by Alex's remark, I was overthinking things, and either "mitt" or "glove" would've been fine.

I didn't know until reading this thread that first basemen are said to have "mitts" as well as catchers.
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby silverscreentest » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:31 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:I like Grannie Mole. You could move to Discworld and hang out with Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg and have the time of your life.


Discworld/Redwall crossover. Make it happen.


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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby CyrusChan » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:00 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:
silverscreentest wrote:
CyrusChan wrote:I was surprised that the same case wasn't applied for his last name(Wint).


This is the only other Wint I could think of.

Image\

Mr. Wint, a hitman from Diamonds are Forever.


Just before he says, "Hey, Bond! Get your damn hands off her!"

:)

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That's why that last name stood out to me!!! Haha
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Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby marpocky » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:24 pm

Magna wrote:Got FJ, through a lucky guess. I've never read the novel, but had a vague notion that the title character was kind of similar to Hedda Gabler, except with a train. And I had no better guesses.

Apropos of an earlier discussion of WAGs, this is an example of why even a crazy guess is better than no answer.


No Gabler connection for me, but I also got FJ through a vague impression that AK had something to do with trains. Never read the book and couldn't even remember which Russian wrote it.
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