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by immaf
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 1995
Views: 199462

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Whatever selection process they are using to winnow down all those who pass the quiz (and pick the same audition city) to the manageable number who actually get invited, that process can be pretty brutal. Whether it's absolutely random, luck-of-the-draw, or something else...just brutal. Dating back...
by immaf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3054

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

I can get several of the clues (19 so far) but I simply don't understand how to put them in the grid.
by immaf
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3054

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Gonna stare at this one for a while Notice post-inaugural cult qualified to vote, in a way (5) Got it. Adult. Notice = AD; Post-inaugural cult = ULT (everything but the "inaugural" letter) Adults are qualified to vote. The "in a way" part is unnecessary, and at first I thought the answer would star...
by immaf
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 279
Views: 40955

Re: J! in the Media

The contestants going 0/5 in the "Talking Football" category was mentioned on the NBC Nightly News tonight.
by immaf
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1525

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

It's a good thing the poll lets us revise our results. I said "play action" for the $200 clue. I initially counted it as correct, I guess because in my sad excuse for a brain "play action" became "play option" which seemed close enough to "option play." I only realized my error through reading this...
by immaf
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1525

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: It's a good thing the poll lets us revise our results. I said "play action" for the $200 clue. I initially counted it as correct, I guess because in my sad excuse for a brain "play action" became "play option" which seemed close enough to "option play." I o...
by immaf
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3054

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

These are a fascinatingly odd thing that I've never heard of before this thread. Are we just expected to know all the shorthand/codes? Or is there an "official" primer somewhere? On a trip to England once, I picked up a book that was essentially "cryptic crosswords for beginners." It taught some of...
by immaf
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3054

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:54 pm
State what we'd do if we lost a vowel? (8)

All I can say is it begins with M :?
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I think it's Missouri. But why?
This one is tough. A WAG:
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Michigan? Other than the obvious, "state" can also be a clue that you're looking for a "sounds like" answer. Michigan = "Miss a ???"
by immaf
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3054

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:32 pm
Whisper the name of Bertrand audibly (6)

Um? :geek:
"Audibly" is a hint that you are looking for a "sounds like" answer.
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The "name of Bertrand" made me think of Bertrand Russel. Russel sounds like "rustle," which is six letters, and could be considered a "whisper."
by immaf
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3054

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Where do I even begin with this one?? I know it's 2 words, 4 letters each, that's about it Spiral lock culprits damaged (4,4) I'm thinking 'culprits damaged' means rearrange the letters to get 2 words meaning... spiral lock? Or does 'spiral' mean I should switch up the letters? You are absolutely r...
by immaf
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 366 - FOOD & DRINK - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 2071

Re: TD 366 - FOOD & DRINK - FINAL STANDINGS

So if the redacted word wasn't proteins, what was it?
by immaf
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 366 - FOOD & DRINK - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 2071

Re: TD 366 - FOOD & DRINK - Q4 RESULTS

Eggplant is a fruit, not a squash :(
Ummm? How is eggplant not a squash? What are you defining as a squash?
by immaf
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 3128

Re: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I also missed FJ by saying "You Only Live Once." It was a complete guess, but it never occurred to me to, you know, count.
by immaf
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 366 - FOOD & DRINK - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 2071

Re: TD 366 - FOOD & DRINK

For the Sweeney Todd bonus, are you only going for professions that are *sung*, or are you including the ones mentioned in the spoken parts?
by immaf
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Matchy-matchy???
Replies: 21
Views: 1123

Re: Matchy-matchy???

I think "matchy-matchy" was coined on one of the fashion-oriented reality TV shows. I don't watch them myself, but I have heard the term.
by immaf
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 363 - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 80
Views: 2748

Re: TD 363 - Q3 RESULTS POSTED

Rats on toast! or the Mac OS question, I was all ready to say "sierra," then I had doubts. So I went with a wrong answer instead. Typical.
by immaf
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Geek Bowl 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Geek Bowl 2018

You lost me at "pop culture-heavy". I would not be an asset to your team.
by immaf
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/27/17 week
Replies: 36
Views: 1342

Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

Box O'Shame for me this week.
I had "fringe" but nothing else, so I negged it.
And I negged "Pokemon Go".
by immaf
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 4568

Re: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I grew up in Vermont, so I got FJ pretty quickly.
by immaf
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 358 - Random Trivia - Final Scores
Replies: 36
Views: 1780

Re: TD 358 - Random Trivia - Scores through Q5 and bonus

In my defense, I never made it all the way through To Kill a Mockingbird. Wait... never having read an American classic isn't much of a defense, is it. I should be ashamed of myself.