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by John Boy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 6
Replies: 62
Views: 338

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 6

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2: Munich

4: clam

6: Darwin

8: clam

10: Sapporo


3: Boston

6: Ruth Buzzie

9: Naomi

12: Ruth Gordon

15: Ruthenium

And I found a way finally to run an entire SHC category, even if I did have to write it myself. :D
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by John Boy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 5
Replies: 72
Views: 347

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 5

2: A temporal scanner device by Exergen measures this by scanning the forehead--no need to stick something in your ear or under your tongue. temperature 4: If you have a headache, you might take Bayer (aspirin), Tylenol (acetominaphen), Aleve (naproxen), or this drug sold under names such as Advil ...
by John Boy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 1210

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

I don't know what the intended response was for the batteries clue, but I think "single-use batteries" should be accepted alongside "disposable batteries." I can't say that I've ever heard "old" batteries (non-rechargeable) spoken of as "disposable" or anything else that fits the "Retronym" categor...
by John Boy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 4
Replies: 72
Views: 386

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 4

2: In Ant-Man and the Wasp, he plays Scott Lang/Ant-Man. no ddarned guess 4: From 1996 to 2000, this sitcom starring Brooke Shields aired on NBC. Suddenly Susan 6: Gently- or lightly-cooked eggs are known by this adjective. coddled 8: This Old Norse term refers to the collective of two medieval Ice...
by John Boy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 3
Replies: 79
Views: 400

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 3

2: Fiorello La Guardia campaigned to ban pinball in this city; the ban was lifted when Roger Sharpe demonstrated in a courtroom that pinball was a game of skill. New York 4: This game invented in 1908 has a ramp with an incline at the end to launch the rolled balls into scoring holes. dang. played ...
by John Boy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 1210

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Correct answers are up for R2.D5, R2.D6, and R3, D1...


but not for R2-D4. What's up?
by John Boy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 2
Replies: 81
Views: 551

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 2

2: The presence of a clutch pedal in your car is indicative of this disappearing two-word feature in cars. Manual Transmission 4: This popular soft drink only acquired its retronym after a failed marketing campaign in 1985. Classic Coke 6: People were using these to tell time long before this retro...
by John Boy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 1
Replies: 81
Views: 531

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 1

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2. surge
4. ruse
6. rebus
8. berg, naturlich
10. clam doch

3. clam
6. clam
9. Ikea
12. clam
15. cymbals
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by John Boy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2277
Views: 253502

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

oduguy22 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 am
I just got an email yesterday for an audition in Philly for Tuesday, September 11!!! Super excited, this is my first audition!
Have fun. And when they ask you what would you spend your winnings on if you were to win a lot of money, don't mention cocaine and hookers.
by John Boy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 1668

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criminy. maybe if he had said "anagram" instead of some "signal" for anagram :roll: I might have had a chance. I've been solving NYT crosswords for decades and do not remember ever encountering those "secret words" for "anagram." sheesh. She, for the record. Cryptic crosswords are kind of their own...
by John Boy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 1668

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I have no idea how to solve cryptic crosswords. RIP my score :P Usually, cryptic clues will have two parts: a definition or synonym, and then some sort of word play that will lead you to the answer. 3: Flutist hiding in Mississippi perfume factory (5) This one tells you you are looking for a flutis...
by John Boy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2, Day 6
Replies: 83
Views: 717

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2, Day 6

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2. caste
4. salt
6. Calcutta
8. mogul
10. clam

3. HUH?
6. I'm guessing pirates
9. HUH?
12. HUH?
15. Patina???

either I'm unusually dense today or this is just off-the-wall obscure. 7-letter word for sea criminals I get (I think), but absolutely no clue how "scares a priest" fits into this.
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by John Boy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2, Day 5
Replies: 83
Views: 670

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2, Day 5

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2.
4.
6.
8.
10.

Is this first category some kind of popular culture reference? I have know idea what this even refers to.
Jeesh.

3. iron
6. EPA
9. argon
12.stratosphere
15. Panthalassa
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by John Boy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2, Day 4
Replies: 89
Views: 751

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2. comet
4. javelin
6. Aspen
8. skylark
10. clam

3. Animal House
6. Jack Nicholson
9. clam
12. clam
15. clam

these get tougher and tougher, or maybe I'm getting forgetfuller and forgetfuller.
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by John Boy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2, Day 3
Replies: 90
Views: 717

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2, Day 3

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2. trimester
4. -------
6. bargaining
8. Masters/Johnson
10. -------

3. owl and pussycat
6. ---------
9. ---------
12. --------
15.--------

Pretty lame, I know.
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by John Boy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2, Day 2
Replies: 94
Views: 735

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2, Day 2

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2. Queen Victoria
4. Statue of Liberty
6. Chicago
8. philately
10. inverted Jenny

3. I'm guessing it's free lollipops for the kids, but, probably not...no guess
6. Abraham
9. ---
12. eid
15. Ali
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by John Boy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2, Day 2
Replies: 94
Views: 735

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2. Queen Victoria 4. Statue of Liberty 6. Chicago 8. philately 10. inverted Jenny 3. I'm guessing it's free lollipops for the kids, but, probably not...no guess 6. Abraham 9. --- 12. eid 15. Ali Interesting: I happen to know the answers to the 2- and 6-point clues because they have both appeared in...
by John Boy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2, Day 1
Replies: 94
Views: 748

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(sorry I'm late getting to this...internet connection has been down 2.5 days since bad storm. Finally back on line.)

2. Mr. (Fred) Rogers
4. George Foreman
6. no guess
8. no guess
10. no guess


3. neon
6. maim
9. grog
12. eave
15. fief
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by John Boy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 1, Day 6
Replies: 95
Views: 799

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2. Disneyland
4. ----------
6. (Charter) Oak
8. ----------
10. --------


3. ---------
6. Addams
9. Quahog
12. Jay
15. ---------
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by John Boy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 1, Day 5
Replies: 98
Views: 855

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2. clams
4. Fermium
6. nada
8. let's see..."shitload" is letters, so, um, no guess.
10. Wilson


3. Mexico City
6. Wellington
9. no guess
12. I'm guessing Leopoldville is no more, so let's try Kinshasa and Brazzaville and hope for the best.
15. You-must-be-kidding-gorod
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