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by Woof
Fri May 18, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 1550

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I guess I’m in the minority getting FJ as a near instaget. Plumbago sounded vaguely familiar and the plumb- lead connection sealed the deal for me. Larry is sneaky good and I forward to seeing how he fares in a TOC if he can hang on for the win tomorrow.
by Woof
Thu May 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3398
Views: 311202

Re: Reretaken Down

I'm 31 and I don't know what half of these names are even supposed to mean. What the hell is Ximena? I look forward to the 2028 edition, which will no doubt include Bazinga, Toriel, Despacito, Szechuan, Retsuko, Cuphead, something with a hashtag in it, and Yanny. I mean Laurel. I mean Yanny. No wai...
by Woof
Thu May 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2158
Views: 224576

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

WTG, John Boy! You give us all hope.
by Woof
Wed May 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1094

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got FJ, but it took a while. I had to get the image of concentric rings of pine trees out of my mind. Ribs led to ship led to wooden constructs. Combined with the names, that led me to the Trojan Horse.
by Woof
Wed May 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1092

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

No one is surprised that they didn't get basking SHARK?!?! Never heard of a basking shark, so no, not surprised. Me neither too. My off the cuff guess was crocodile. I was focused on the ability to open its mouth a yard wide. But looking back at the clue, see they also specified a 50 foot length fo...
by Woof
Wed May 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1092

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought FJ was rather easy. My train of thought: only cursive => not Latin alphabet => probably Asian alphabet => Chinese use ideographs (not cursive) => likely something from S Asia or Middle East. What would be widely used enough to warrant its use as a UN language? Not Urdu/Hindi, Farsi, Tagalo...
by Woof
Wed May 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2158
Views: 224576

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

DysonSphere wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:53 pm
No Cleveland audition here. And hit it out of the park on the online test. :'(
No correlation, alas.
by Woof
Mon May 14, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Final Results)
Replies: 74
Views: 1734

Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Final Results)

Wow! It's been a while since I've even made a podium, let alone taken the top spot. Thanks for hosting this, Peter, and congratulations to my fellow podiumites.
by Woof
Mon May 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: DHKendall - did you just win $8333.33?
Replies: 28
Views: 1612

Re: DHKendall - did you just win $8333.33?

'Gratz to Jeff (and Hans and Andy). Nice win!
by Woof
Fri May 11, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Final results
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Re: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Game 4 SPOILERS)

And yet again we see the importance of savvy wagering in a tournament setting. Mary Alice must have been kicking herself watching the wild card race play out. Had she made a bet of $3201 to overtake third, she would have ended up with $8799, which is looking pretty good right now.
by Woof
Fri May 11, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 972

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I agree that tonight's boards seemed particularly gettable. I think I got all but 3 clues on the J! board. DJ was a bit tougher for me solely because of the TV category. FJ was tough for me, too. I started with Molly Ivins, but discarded her as too fringe and unlikely to have an Oscar nomination. Th...
by Woof
Thu May 10, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1193

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yes, interesting game dynamics. I got FJ from the Alpine TOM alone.
by Woof
Thu May 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3398
Views: 311202

Re: Reretaken Down

So you admit your original statement was false, then? You notably omitted "nuclear" from Iran's "weapons program" prior to 2015. Good grief! I hadn't noticed that I'd inadvertently left out the word nuclear from that statement. Did you seriously think that I, or any sane person, would argue that Ir...
by Woof
Wed May 09, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3398
Views: 311202

Re: Reretaken Down

President Trump pulls US out of the nuclear deal with Iran, citing continuing efforts on Iran's part to develop such weapons and support for terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and the continuing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. President Trump also specifically cited Israel's recently int...
by Woof
Wed May 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Final Results)
Replies: 74
Views: 1734

Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q4 revealed)

Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 2:17 pm

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Cripes! I came up with 76 words and I choose one that someone else chooses. Go, me.
by Woof
Wed May 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 331
Views: 19482

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

President Trump pulls US out of the nuclear deal with Iran, citing continuing efforts on Iran's part to develop such weapons and support for terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and the continuing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. President Trump also specifically cited Israel's recently int...
by Woof
Wed May 09, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1152

Re: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I’m always interested in gauging the difficulty of the boards in this tourney vs that of a normal J! Game. What I notice is that I’m batting about .900 in bottom row clues these past 2 days whereas I normally get closer to .600 is n normal games. Instaget FJ. Thatched eoof in the ‘90s? WECIB? They e...
by Woof
Tue May 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 15901

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

There was an incident a couple years ago in the middle of a season where the league was shut down for a few days due to a server issue. I believe at the time he said he got a new server. I don't think HE got a new server, I think he got a new hosting service for the site. I think that is what I mea...
by Woof
Tue May 08, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1481

Re: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I rate this FJ as a tough one in any context. I went with the transportation angle but focused on railroads. Stanford? Vanderbilt? Nope. Who else was a famous railroad baron? Crocker? Harriman? Nope, got nothing. Bah.
by Woof
Tue May 08, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 15901

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

There was an incident a couple years ago in the middle of a season where the league was shut down for a few days due to a server issue. I believe at the time he said he got a new server. I don't think HE got a new server, I think he got a new hosting service for the site. That's correct, Kirk. He c...