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by teapot37
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 1438

Re: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had to laugh at the champ's answer of Menomonie Wisconsin because it's a small college town that they will never ever ask about on Jeopardy. Plus it's nowhere near the 414 area code. As it's been pointed out, there is a Menomonee (Falls) - which is near Milwaukee. Who knew why Meonomonee (or Meno...
by teapot37
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 2195

Re: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't recall ever hearing of the Apologia. I was fairly certain that Ovid wrote the Metamorphoses, but that was all I had.
by teapot37
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 2948

Re: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Xylophones are made of wood? Every one I've seen is made of metal. If it's not wooden, then it's not really a xylophone. Could be a vibraphone or even a glockenspiel. (Yes, the Fisher-Price xylophone isn't a xylophone. It's a glockenspiel.) (And if it has resonator tubes underneath, then it's a mar...
by teapot37
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3043

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Thanks, I was trying to have
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for = PRO and then couldn't make sense of PHETS.
by teapot37
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3043

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Carrying out each mascot standing (12)
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each = PER, mascot = PET, standing = RATING => carrying out = PERPETRATING
Pronounced gains for people in the forecasting business (8)
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PROPHETS is what makes sense as "people in the forecasting business" but I haven't figured out the rest of the clue yet...
by teapot37
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3043

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Polish person with a strong desire (6)
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In this case "polish" being at the beginning of the clue is a trick, it doesn't refer to the nationality but the glow or sheen or LUSTER of an object.
by teapot37
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3043

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

This one was hard because I've never heard of this thing. Got it by filling in other boxes Western prop carried by Maria Tallchief (5) Hmm. My first pass at it would be rifle. It's definitely a western prop. Carried by Maria Tallchief - the letters for "rifle" are in her name. But you say you've ne...
by teapot37
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3043

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

Yeah, afaik British papers almost exclusively publish cryptics rather than standard crosswords. Over there, "setters" (puzzle creators) usually use pseudonyms, as a tribute to the guy who created them, who called himself Torquemada.
by teapot37
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 20260

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

GenX MD 8 I really thought I was right with Alf but I didn't recognize anything else in that clue: 4-Lom; ____ ____; Bossk; Dengar; IG-88; Zuckuss Didn't you notice there were two blanks? Not that it's going to help you much if you didn't recognize any of the other names. The reason I knew this is ...
by teapot37
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 2900

Re: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got stuck on Icarus and tried to think of something with a character by that name or maybe even Ichabod. Headslap on seeing Daedalus!
by teapot37
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Blast From the Past - Grand Slam (Super Tournament)
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: Blast From the Past - Grand Slam (Super Tournament)

Featuring NY1 morning host Pat Kiernan as the unseen Quizmaster. Kiernan was also the questioner on the World Series of Pop Culture.
by teapot37
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 2264

Re: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Unfortunately, I 50/50ed Decoration Day and Remembrance Day. Oops.
by teapot37
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 1887

Re: Friday, January 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I did a TD a long, long time ago that asked for #11-20 most populous countries, and remembered that Ethiopia and Egypt were on that list. (I also remembered Nigeria was #1 in Africa.) And Ethiopia is not 90% desert.
by teapot37
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 3539
Views: 384077

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

See if you can get all three: THE OSCARS 1 of only 3 movies to be nominated for both Best Picture & Best Foreign Language Film in the same year My response would have been the last one. If pressed to guess others, I might have guessed the other response not given. I would have guessed Z but I think...
by teapot37
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 989

Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

5/5, 3/3. I have friends that went to both Transy and Murray State.
by teapot37
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 181
Views: 9660

Re: HQ Trivia

I just removed it from my wife's Iphone. Does anybody want to get credit for an extra death? :lol: I won't be putting it on my Droid. I gather there's a daytime episode with a female DJ? I really can't take the loudmouth bearded guy anymore. I hope he doesn't replace Robert Siegel on NPR :lol: . ( ...
by teapot37
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 2593

Re: Monday, December 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got stuck on L Frank Baum and never got off him.
by teapot37
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 20260

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I initially thought of the Olympics, but by modern scheduling, April is really early to start the Summer games (now they usually start in July or August). So I ended up going with "fog".
by teapot37
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 2073

Re: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

And here I thought this FJ was a gimme! I knew the Netherlands has had a bunch of queens recently (I can tell you they are Beatrix and Wilhelmina and Julliana but I can never remember what their order is) and I knew they tended to abdicate.
by teapot37
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 20260

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Originally had "Sam Hell" but changed it to "blue blazes" since that sounded more like a euphemism for hell to me.