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by mas3cf
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 783

Re: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

'slake' for $400 with 'quench' as very strong negbait? I bet TPH is going to have something to say about this... I answered "quench" and marked it wrong, but looking it up with Dr. Google, quench DOES come from old English. Judges? There's some proto-Germanic before the old English, but honestly, i...
by mas3cf
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 783

Re: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat $45,600 (52R, 0W)*
DD 2/3
FJ :mrgreen:

*giving myself credit for 'quench' instead of 'slake'.

Went in the wrong direction on DD2 with Monroe :( Was proud of myself for running Women Authors; before I started studying, I would have gone 1/5, maybe.
by mas3cf
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: Monday, June 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got FJ from "once the largest state in Germany" but hesitated because I didn't know it lasted until 1947 and thought it was weird to "abolish" it.
by mas3cf
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 875
Views: 138171

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

AFRICAN CAPITALS

These two nations on the Atlantic coast have capitals whose names mean the same thing; one in English, the other in French.
Spoiler
What are Sierra Leone and Gabon? (Freetown and Libreville)
by mas3cf
Sat May 30, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/25/20 week
Replies: 23
Views: 453

Re: FJs for the 5/25/20 week

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

Possibly my worst week ever in this poll. Luckily, it's Teachers Tournament so it doesn't count.... :lol:
by mas3cf
Sat May 30, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1195

Re: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On COOL NEWS $400, what they described was distillation. I would have BMSed desalination. But what do I know, I only have a Ph.D. in chemistry. :lol: Thinking more about this, I'm inclined to say desalinization (or desalination) is the better response. The clue asks for "this process to make ocean ...
by mas3cf
Fri May 29, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1195

Re: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A couple for the judges: COOL NEWS $400 : M.I.T. researchers used a solar still, evaporation & condensation in this process to make ocean water drinkable They accepted "desalinization". I said "distillation". Does the process described stop short of full-on distillation or is that response ok? See ...
by mas3cf
Fri May 29, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1195

Re: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A couple for the judges: COOL NEWS $400 : M.I.T. researchers used a solar still, evaporation & condensation in this process to make ocean water drinkable They accepted "desalinization". I said "distillation". Does the process described stop short of full-on distillation or is that response ok? See ...
by mas3cf
Fri May 29, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1195

Re: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 7:50 pm

I think the get rate for this one will be the lowest in the weekly poll.
My vote is yesterday's for that honor...

ETA: edited by mod for spoiler
by mas3cf
Fri May 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1195

Re: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat $39,200 (50 R, 2 W) DD 3/3 FJ :mrgreen: On COOL NEWS $400, what they described was distillation. I would have BMSed desalination. But what do I know, I only have a Ph.D. in chemistry. :lol: Two expensive negs with Adriatic for Ionian and epitome for quintessential. Was able to get FJ, but I t...
by mas3cf
Fri May 29, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1195

Re: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ had a couple tempting wrong answers. My thought process:

1. How am I supposed to know whether it's Ohio or Virginia?
2. Wait, there are only 15 presidential libraries?
3. Oh, only the most recent presidents have them!
4. What state are 3 of the last 15 presidents from?
by mas3cf
Thu May 28, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1265

Re: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was stuck on "viral" and couldn't make it go away (sign of the times?) I would have never gotten there anyway, because I've always thought of "the bandwagon" as the people who are on board with the thing, not the thing itself as implied by the clue.
by mas3cf
Wed May 27, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 875
Views: 138171

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

MUSIC VIDEOS

The longest song ever to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, this was the first 20th-century video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube.
Spoiler
What is November Rain?
by mas3cf
Tue May 26, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 875
Views: 138171

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

NHL HOCKEY

The games in the series known as the "West Side Story Clash" are played in these two cities.
Spoiler
What are Winnipeg and San Jose? (Jets vs. Sharks)
by mas3cf
Tue May 26, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1351

Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't see the show, but 500 miles seems way shorter than the length of the Iron Curtain: Separating East and West Germany, Czeckslovakia and Hungary from Austria, and Yugoslavia from Austria and Italy is the dividing line from Soviet controlled to Western democracies in the mid 20th century. Tha...
by mas3cf
Tue May 26, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 875
Views: 138171

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

19TH CENTURY FIGURES

His epitaph reads, "A friend to honesty and a foe to crime."
Spoiler
Who is Allan Pinkerton?
by mas3cf
Mon May 25, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2032

Re: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat $23,000 (33R, 1W)
DD 1/3
FJ :(

WTF, was this a Teacher's Tournament game or a TOC final? Tons of stuff I've NHO. Missed my averages by a good $15k and 12 right answers.

Went with NH on FJ. Was sure I had it, ID didn't even cross my mind. BADBADBAD :( :x :evil:
by mas3cf
Sun May 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 875
Views: 138171

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

NAME'S THE SAME

China's is 1,104 miles long, Italy's is 2 miles long.
Spoiler
What is the Grand Canal?
by mas3cf
Sat May 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/18/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 739

Re: FJs for the 5/18/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Who thinks "cheese" and "geese" rhyme!? Someone with a German accent, maybe? My thinking on the SFR one went: 1. 1719 book = Robinson Crusoe. 2. What other book has either "Robinson" or "Crusoe" in the title? 3. Description of the boo...
by mas3cf
Fri May 22, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1485

Re: Friday, May 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

lstone19 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:32 pm
If I were a Yalie, I'd be very upset at those two.
LOL!

Coryat $38,000 (47R, 1W)
DD 3/3
FJ :mrgreen:

Ivy League grad and geography is a wheelhouse subject, so FJ was a dream category for me.

I enjoyed watching Morgan's confident DD wagers, and have been enjoying seeing all 61 clues of late.