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by nlw44
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 2842

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

I never considered Vermont, because I knew it became a state in 1791 (the year before Kentucky). So for me, the year in clue was an an anti-TOM. A state capital since 1805 ruled out every state except the 13 colonies, Vermont and Kentucky. I'm usually not so hot with word clues but I had the good f...
by nlw44
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 2299

Re: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If you remember that it was famously said of Byron (by one of his lovers, I think) that he was "mad, bad, and dangerous to know" the "questionable behavior" in the clue points right at him. Lady Caroline Lamb - pretty well-known as one of his lovers. I thought it was relatively easy as an FJ in a T...
by nlw44
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 1782

Re: Friday, October 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It seems that to have any staying power as a Jeopardy! champion, one needs to know something about the history of British royalty extending back several centuries. I am curious; how do successful players know such information? My schooling (large city public and parochial schools) did not touch thi...
by nlw44
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 3010

Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I really like this FJ clue. The hints are all there, with a logical progression from a to b to c (farm girl to cows to cowpox to smallpox vaccine to eradication of smallpox - okay, a to b to c to d to e) without giving too much away. I, too, have been thinking of a faster way to get it down - maybe ...
by nlw44
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 2184

Re: Friday, October 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Seems that Jeopardy! has a big crush on Luther Burbank. I can't say that I've heard much, or anything, about him aside from in Jeopardy tests and the show itself. I'm sure he was a great and innovative man and scientist, but I'd bet a lot of money that way more Americans have an inkling of an idea w...
by nlw44
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 2242

Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

How did Austin get away with saying "Montbatten" instead of Mountbatten?
by nlw44
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: October 3, 2017 College Online Test Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 841

Re: October 3, 2017 College Online Test Discussion

Here is my transcript - later than usual because I completely forgot about the test, not that I would be taking this one for real anyway. It's spoilered just for space considerations. Open it if you want, but if you don't want, you don't have to scroll to far to move on. 1 – AMERICAN LITERATURE IN T...
by nlw44
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 3184

Re: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:36 pm
NHO petrosaur,
Is this a typo? The incorrect guess was pterodactyl and the correct answer was pterosaur. I suppose a petrosaur would be a rock lizard.
by nlw44
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 2452

Re: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Women in IT awards" should have been the tease-out. Oh well. Also, in the Bond books/movies, M is the leader of MI6, so it would be an unusual statement to make about yourself. Yes, exactly. I'm pretty surprised two of three said M for this very reason, and added to the IT TOM, it seemed really ob...
by nlw44
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC instant replay thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC instant replay thread (SPOILERS)

My many thanks also. It's a beautiful thing to see come around every summer, and I know that it involves a lot of work and dedication.
by nlw44
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 6
Replies: 18
Views: 515

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 6

SpoilerShow
2: cricket
4: Thanksgiving
6: circle
8: Sibelius
10: Simon Legree

3: Lazarus
6: Philemon
9: Zebedee
12: Theophilus
15:
by nlw44
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 5
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 5

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2: Hirohito
4: Okinawa
6: NIkkei
8: Treaty of Portsmouth
10: Yamamoto

3: Penny Lane
6: Mary
9: I Want to Hold Your Hand
12: Paperback Writer
15:
by nlw44
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC instant replay thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC instant replay thread (SPOILERS)

I see that I got 59 pts on day 3 instead of my expected 75, and that this is because I made a typo that I didn't catch with my poor vision and proofreading skills. I realize that this is entirely my fault, that the instructions specifically require exact spelling, and that I was never going to win t...
by nlw44
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC instant replay thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC instant replay thread (SPOILERS)

joepozz wrote:
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:22 pm
For those of us of a certain age, naming the original three Charlie's Angels was a gift at 15.
Thinking the same thing as I answered it, lol.
by nlw44
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 4
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 4

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2: JRR Tolkien
4: Bleak House
6: King Solomon's Mines
8: Wife of Bath
10: Tom Jones

3: butcher, baker, candlestick maker
6: Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio
9: Equifax, Experian, Transunion
12: Tinker to Evers to Chance
15: J Smith, F Fawcett, K Jackson
by nlw44
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC instant replay thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC instant replay thread (SPOILERS)

Man...that anagrams category. I spent so much time thinking about it. Ditto. I was so pleased with myself for getting the paean/apnea pair (went down a bad path at first with hymn) but that 15-pointer? Congrats on getting it. I was stuck thinking of spotted as in dappled and getting nowhere fast. I...
by nlw44
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 3
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 3

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2: vise grip
4: level
6: Allen wrench
8: saw
10: putty

3: mean name
6: adder dread
9: rood odor
12: apnea peaan
15: seen esne
by nlw44
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 2
Replies: 18
Views: 596

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 2

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2: JFK
4: Leaving Las Vegas
6: Nashville
8: Mississippi Burning
10: The Right Stuff

3: Freetown
6: Vilnius
9: Antananarivo
12: Port Moresby
15: Nuku'alofa
by nlw44
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC instant replay thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1171

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC instant replay thread (SPOILERS)

Oh man, I wanted to say Raphael so badly, but I just couldn't pull the trigger. On the other hand, I came up with Art Shell for the Browns owner, and nearly used it. But my other self was screaming that he was a coach - could even easily picture him if that was the case. In the end I listened to the...
by nlw44
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 1
Replies: 18
Views: 636

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--TOC Day 1

SpoilerShow
2: state of the art
4: The Art of the Deal
6: How Great Thou Art
8: Art LInkletter
10:

3: Rembrandt
6: chiaroscuro
9:
12: Arles
15: Braque