FJs for the 6/4/12 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 6/4/12 week?

Poll ended at Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:58 pm

Very different places, the first 2 African nations to gain independence from a European power were Egypt & this one
1 of the first 2 women in Hollywood to own a studio (according to the official bio of no. 3, Oprah)
Between Jan. 1, 1841 & Dec. 31, 1850 the U.S. had this many presidents, the most in a 10-year period
Formed in 1909, it performed to great acclaim in Paris, London, New York & Monte Carlo, but never in Moscow
In an 1873 Thomas Hardy serial, a chapter ends with a character dangling from an "enormous sea-bord" this
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
KEEPING UP WITH THE CAROLINGIANS $2000: The poet Turold is thought to have penned this chanson about a Carolingian hero at the Battle of Roncesvalles
1960s BESTSELLERS $1600: She had back-to-back No. 1 bestsellers with "Valley of the Dolls" & "The Love Machine"
INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC $600: The Rub al-Khali is a vast desert mostly in this vast peninsular country
Total votes : 93

Re: FJs for the 6/4/12 week

Postby plasticene » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:27 pm

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

I said "precipice" on Friday, and I'm not convinced that it wouldn't have been accepted. (It's more reasonable than accepting "zero hour" for the "eleventh hour" clue.)

The phrase "enormous sea-bord cliff" appears only in the preface of the book, "A Pair of Blue Eyes": "One enormous sea-bord cliff in particular figures in the narrative." The cliff itself is also referred to as a precipice and as an escarpment in the text.

The category name doesn't disqualify "precipice", since it's the scenario, not the word, that's a cliché. The best argument against "precipice" is the use of the word "this" that seaborgium pointed out. Hey, I'm just looking for some piece of vegetation to grab onto as the foothold crumbles beneath me. Maybe some bystander can save me using
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a rope made from their underwear!
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Re: FJs for the 6/4/12 week

Postby heelsrule1988 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:17 pm

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :(
:( :( :mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 6/4/12 week

Postby jkbrat » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:18 pm

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

M: Ghana - had that 1st-sub-Saharan-independence fact stuck in my mind, though I didn't see how Ghana could be "very different" from Egypt
T: Rejected Pickford because momentarily convinced myself that United Artists was a union, not a studio (head slap!)
W: Knew 1841 had 3, added a few more and got to 6
Th: Ballet Russes - J! loves these guys
F: Debated "cliff" vs. "hook" (as in "on the hook" for something), went with hook because thought "sea-bord" meant, like, onboard and didn't think a cliff could be on board a ship :oops:

Missed the two triple gets, then got the two triple misses - seems like that should be profound in some way, but if it is, I'm not seein' it :D

Did the writer(s) really say a "vast desert" in a "vast ... country" :roll:
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Re: FJs for the 6/4/12 week

Postby Lefty » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:59 pm

(continued from last week) .....on Friday I wrote down "cliff" and "precipice" and at the last second crossed out.........

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Re: FJs for the 6/4/12 week

Postby Bamaman » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:46 pm

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

For the season:
FJ: 110-80
First third:46-29
Second third: 40-35
Extras: 56-58
TOC: 5-5
College: 4-6
Teachers: 5-5
Teen: 6-4
Power Players: 4-1
Longest FJ winning streak: 8 (active 1)
Longest FJ losing streak: 5

I'm glad I had no chance on Thursday. If I'd gotten it, I have missed a 5/5 week by changing SA to Ethiopia and forgetting Van Buren was president for the first 59 1/2 days of 1841.
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