FJs for the 11/7/16 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 11/7/16 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:50 pm

Oddly, the California gull is the state bird of this landlocked state
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48%
The constitution of this country came into effect on Feb. 4, 1997 & by 2016, 13 parties were represented in its parliament
23
20%
It was constructed in the Paris foundry of Gaget, Gauthier & Co. from 1875 to 1884
108
95%
Roughly half the size of Texas, it’s the largest structure made by living creatures & can even be seen from space
88
77%
This first name of a 21st century activist was inspired by that of a Pashtun heroine known as the Afghan Joan of Arc
82
72%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
10
9%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
FRENCH CUISINE $1000: The traditional salade nicoise includes anchovies & this other fish
36
32%
BODIES OF WATER $2000: The Strait of Tiquina connects the northern & southern parts of this lake in the Andes
94
82%
WHEN IT WAS NEW $1200: This 3-letter dirt-track bicycling event was new at the Olympics in 2008
94
82%
My incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue was Nevada.
39
34%
Even though the category was AMERICANA my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue was Eiffel Tower.
4
4%
The Great Wall of China was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
15
13%
I knew the Friday FJ! clue was about Malala, but I did not know her name.
14
12%
The Tuesday "Jeopardy!" game did not air at its regular time on Tuesday in my market.
52
46%
The Tuesday "Jeopardy!" aired on Monday in my market.
12
11%
 
Total votes : 114

FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:50 pm

11/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
STATE BIRDS

11/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Oddly, the California gull is the state bird of this landlocked state

11/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES

11/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The constitution of this country came into effect on Feb. 4, 1997 & by 2016, 13 parties were represented in its parliament

11/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICANA

11/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It was constructed in the Paris foundry of Gaget, Gauthier & Co. from 1875 to 1884

11/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NATURAL WONDERS

11/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Roughly half the size of Texas, it’s the largest structure made by living creatures & can even be seen from space

11/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FAMOUS FIRST NAMES

11/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This first name of a 21st century activist was inspired by that of a Pashtun heroine known as the Afghan Joan of Arc

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler: show
Utah
South Africa
Statue of Liberty
Great Barrier Reef
Malala


The players were 4/15 (26.67%) with a 1-0-2-0-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have three correct by the players.

FRENCH CUISINE $1000: The traditional salade nicoise includes anchovies & this other fish

BODIES OF WATER $2000: The Strait of Tiquina connects the northern & southern parts of this lake in the Andes

WHEN IT WAS NEW $1200: This 3-letter dirt-track bicycling event was new at the Olympics in 2008

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler: show
tuna
Titicaca
BMX
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:51 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Tuesday game preempted in my market. (Thank you for the bunker.)
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby Volante » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:01 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Tue - Fiji

Tuesday's has not (yet...hope springs eternal...) aired in my area.
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby Leander » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:55 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Lucky guess on South Africa.
Tuesday game shown on Monday in my market, and Tuesday preempted by election coverage.


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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby Plactus » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:53 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Nevada for a landlocked state by California. Don't think I've heard of the Miracle of the Gulls before.
1997 got me stuck on Hong Kong, but I was pretty sure it wasn't Commonwealth. Still said it, and wouldn't have gotten to Africa.
I considered the Great Wall of China Thursday but moved off in time.

I'm pretty sure I was 0/5 on that French Cuisine category.

Jeopardy! airs at 4:30 local, 5:30 Eastern in my area, so before election coverage started taking over the airwaves. More than it had, I mean. So I got Monday and Tuesday's games in their regular times.
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby Vowela » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:58 pm

This was a frustrating week, FJ!-wise. The adult questions were just plain hard (I've never heard the gull story before, and I'm not sure how else I was supposed to get to Utah), and just bad luck on the easier questions, from an easy question Wednesday (I knew the answer, but through my own fault, was a bit confused and went in a totally different direction with the clue), Thursday (stuck on man-made specifically), and Friday (knew the girl, could not remember her name). So yeah. Not my best week.
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby Linear Gnome » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:25 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

Not a good week. Nevada Monday. Got as far as Northern Ireland Tuesday, decided it was probably wrong, but didn't have anything better to substitute. Great Wall on Thursday. I'm going to go back and check the box for the question about Friday--I got as far as "that girl whose name I should know but I don't".

My cable system gets a 4:30 airing of J! on NBC from a nearby city, so I haven't had any schedule interruptions.

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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby xxaaaxx » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:37 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

The less said about Mon/Tue, the better. Nothing like a Teen tourney to pad the numbers.
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby ElendilPickle » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:41 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I might have gotten Thursday's FJ correct, but I saw people complaining about the answer before I saw the clue, so I can't be sure.
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby opusthepenguin » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:58 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: ? :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I still want a ruling on whether I can take credit for Great Coral Reef.
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby davey » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:11 am

opusthepenguin wrote::mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: ? :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I still want a ruling on whether I can take credit for Great Coral Reef.


Do you have a case for it? I don't see the usage except for a reef in the Caribbean.
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby davey » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:26 am

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

Belize would have been my best guess Tuesday, but I couldn't even get that out.. I got as far as Ma on Friday, couldn't remember the rest...
I know salade nicoise, I must have taken a nap on that one cause I know I missed it... :oops:
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby dinghammer » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:23 am

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

My precall Tuesday was Tanzania, thinking it might be mountain-based. Apparently I never knew exactly where K2 is -- it's on the border of Pakistan, another commonwealth nation.

I'm told WABC showed Tuesday's episode on Monday, but I record it on WTNH because they're usually better about interruptions. If I'd known in advance, I would have recorded both, but as it was, I have to thank that puffin-looking guy.
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby alietr » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:02 am

Teen Week to the rescue!
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby opusthepenguin » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:58 am

davey wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote::mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: ? :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I still want a ruling on whether I can take credit for Great Coral Reef.


Do you have a case for it? I don't see the usage except for a reef in the Caribbean.


No, Your Honor. I was just throwing myself on the mercy of the court, hoping for one of them liberal judges.
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby Carpe Diem » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:37 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Monday: Nevada?
Tuesday: Scotland?

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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby dhkendall » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:58 pm

Well I'm 3/3 in the Teen Tournament anyways! (Watch me jinx it)

Thought "tuna", wasn't confident enough to ring in. :/
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby TenPoundHammer » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:54 pm

:( :( :( :( :(
:( :( :mrgreen:

No guesses all around. I'm pretty sure Tuesday did not air at all in my market.
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby earendel » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:45 am

The Tuesday show aired at the usual time but not the usual station. In Louisville J! appears on the CBS affiliate, which has a tie-in with a cable channel that broadcasts MeTV (classic TV shows). When there's a conflict (such as Thursday night football or election night), the station moves J! to the alternate channel. My DVR isn't clever enough to pick this up (and the channel guide doesn't show it) so I have to manually set the recorder.
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Re: FJs for the 11/7/16 week

Postby Lefty » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:11 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

I don't know when anything may have aired around me.

It's probably been said already, but I guess the presence of the Great Salt Lake was supposed to lead one to Utah.
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