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by John Boy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2228

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would not have guessed that Jeremiah was the longest book in the Old Testament, but I am familiar with the word "jeremiad," so that was that. I also would not have guessed J was the longest book. I would have guessed Psalms or Isaiah. But I was also familiar with the word, so that hole in my know...
by John Boy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2228

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BMS for Wyeth? Not today. I for one could not believe this omission. But then there are only, what? Three famous American painters named Wyeth to choose from? Not much surprised to see James steamroll this game because, well, that's what he does. I would also like to see Emma make it way more compe...
by John Boy
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 2634

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought they were looking for a food belt because of a reference to a literal belt expansion and for some reason, thought first of the Jello Belt (Mormons). I could not dig myself out of this hole. If it takes longer than two seconds to parse the clue, it's a stinker in my book. Since the categor...
by John Boy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 2702

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I second the motion re Emma and James. I picked her to win this game when I saw the matchup, and she didn't disappoint. For me the highlights of the game: LT on writ of certiori, Blaise Pascal, and Bedrick Smetana, plus (not a TS but a tough one if I say so myself) knowing the full name of diabetes ...
by John Boy
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 2702

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm surprised they spotted "How the" for the FJ. It's a lot easier to write three words than five in 30 seconds. How about because, without being spotted the first two words, the get rate on this would plummet from respectable to catastrophic? I got it after some thought. Without the hint, I'm gues...
by John Boy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 2741

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm honestly surprised at how hard this FJ played. A 20th century art movement named after a description of a shape? WECIB? Well, the match of death lived up to expectations with all 3 players playing well, although props to Emma for standing out even against 2 great opponents. It's a shame that mi...
by John Boy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2524

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Whatever anyone else says about this game, it gets my vote for the toughest pair of boards I can recall in years and years, regular season, tournament, any damned thing. Holy crap!!! I got 10 right, 2 wrong in each of the two boards, along with a total of 36 stand-and-stares. I hang my head in abje...
by John Boy
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2524

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

talkingaway wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:12 pm
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I really wanted Lindsey to go "What is..........stall?" for the top row clue in "ALL" IN, but if I were playing, I'd have my head in the game and not go for comic timing, either.
Thank you. I thought I was the only one to have that thought. Woulda been great, sez I.
by John Boy
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2524

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Whatever anyone else says about this game, it gets my vote for the toughest pair of boards I can recall in years and years, regular season, tournament, any damned thing. Holy crap!!! I got 10 right, 2 wrong in each of the two boards, along with a total of 36 stand-and-stares. I hang my head in abjec...
by John Boy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2595

Re: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thoughts on QF-2: Rob, tough breaks tonight. Thanks for visiting the board in the aftermath. I for one thought the U. of Utah clue was wicked negbait for BYU. My first thought as I read FJ: GREAT! The "New England" part narrows the search from 50 to 6! Then I thought "Can Massachusetts POSSIBLY be r...
by John Boy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2638

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

]obvious. I don't think Anneke should have been BMS'd for her response of Guyana in the $2,000 "To the Stars" clue asking for a South American territory. French Guiana isn't a more specific version of saying "Guyana"; Guyana is an independent country and I think the response should have been treate...
by John Boy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Count me in for 'right author, wrong novel'. Do I smell a poll question? Let's see if I got this right. The clue led many of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus to Steinbeck. It was such an obvious red herring that AT even announced it before the reveal. Nope, you got it half right. The clue led some o...
by John Boy
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Similar to the DNA/double helix issue, I responded "trisomy" to THE SYNDROME SYNDROME for $800. "A person born with the most common type of this condition has an extra copy of chromosome 21 in each cell" For my response to be correct, trisomy 21 would have to be the most common trisomy, which can b...
by John Boy
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2001

Re: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wow, I went for the negbait(is that the right term?) too. IMO, it is not. Negbait tempts a half-informed player to ring in and neg with the obvious response, and has an overall detrimental effect to the show because it tends to cause gun-shyness, thus silence, thus less entertainment for the home v...
by John Boy
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2174

Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Count me in for 'right author, wrong novel'. Do I smell a poll question? Let's see if I got this right. The clue led many of us to The Grapes of Wrath, thus to Steinbeck. It was such an obvious red herring that AT even announced it before the reveal. So probably the writers KNEW that the clue would...
by John Boy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 2293

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I KNEW that one day, if I lived long enough, it would come in handy to know the little factoid that the proper name for the statue known as "Winged Victory" is "Nike of Samothrace." And today it was my only LT of the whole game.
by John Boy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 2293

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In case it's up for discussion later: HALLOWEEN TRADITIONS $200: A Celtic tradition of using hollowed-out turnips with candles inside led to these distinctive & larger Halloween gourds Kris served up a rebound to Steve and I can already imagine Hammer ready to cry negbait on it. No negbait about it...
by John Boy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 2293

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:28 pm
NHO "Kettlebell". Poll request?0

Did anyone else find the Crossword Clues extremely tough? I got only $400 and have NHO the other four.
No (deep sigh), only you....
by John Boy
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2139

Re: Friday, October 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

jeopardy contestants showing once again they are atrocious with sports and they also continue to demonstrate how bad they are with african geography...there are 4 rivers on that continent that everyone should know...one was erased by a wrong answer, the nile was obviously not going to be correct, w...
by John Boy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2202

Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would have been surprised that this was a triple stumper, but you could see it all over their faces. Fatherland? Work? 4 years? Done. The only way they could have made it easier would have been to mention swine traitors. I suppose it's POSSIBLE that one or more figured out that this referred to o...