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by heppm01
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3341

Re: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I latched onto "Guayllabamba" as seeming vaguely Welsh and wondered "does Wales have swales"? Despite the awkwardness of trying to force the square peg swale into the round hole cartographic it was the best I could do.
by heppm01
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 4354

Re: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I gonna be the only boardie who saw this FJ: She published under her middle name; her first name was Nelle, Ellen backward in honor of her grandmother Ellen Finch fixated on the last word, and then thought of... Donna Tartt and The Goldfinch ? :oops: Same, and even though I knew exactly what my ...
by heppm01
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 5088

Re: Thursday, April 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ and then took a lap around Europe to make sure I wasn't missing something. I'm curious how this would have played if the category had been "World Borders".

The only Z store I've heard of is Zappo's.
by heppm01
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1214
Views: 169890

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES The name of this company is a portmanteau of the names of two of the constituent elements of the active ingredient in its original product. What is Clorox? (bleach = sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl) Not quite a portmanteau, but this might be close enough to warrant narrowing the cl...
by heppm01
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1214
Views: 169890

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES The name of this company is a portmanteau of the names of two of the constituent elements of the active ingredient in its original product. What is Clorox? (bleach = sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl) Not quite a portmanteau, but this might be close enough to warrant narrowing the cl...
by heppm01
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 5809

Re: Monday, April 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Panama Canal sprung to mind immediately and I spent the next 29 seconds overthinking it. Suez Canal? Erie Canal? Soo Locks? No, no and no. I was expecting a higher get rate from the contestants. Heck, I would expect a higher get rate for Teen Week contestants.
by heppm01
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 3933

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I the only one who watches Late Night with Seth Meyers? The resemblance to writer and occasional segment host Jenny Hagel is uncanny:
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by heppm01
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 3015

Re: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Had Delaware for FJ. If one does not consider the coast along Delaware Bay as "ocean" then it is not too far off the mark (apart from not matching an English county). NH was obvious in hindsight.
by heppm01
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 442 - 11 Assorted Questions (all questions revealed)
Replies: 31
Views: 3988

Re: TD 442 - 11 Assorted Questions (1-3 revealed)

I had a really hard time deciding how to score the answer of "beer". It didn't fit the theme, the category on the form did specify that there was a theme, and the respondent did get the bonus question right. Still, I didn't explicitly say that the answer had to fit the theme, so I decided to send h...
by heppm01
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3994

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

WHAT AN IDIOM! for $200: "It doesn't affect me adversely, so it's "No skin" from here".
Accepted response: "off my nose".
My response: "off my back".

I assume this is just a regional difference?
by heppm01
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 4459

Re: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:28 pm
60 R
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Lobster, Gulfstream, (Horatio Nelson), Calabash, (New York & Vermont), Florida, Claw
Congrats! Is that 60R a first for you?
by heppm01
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 4459

Re: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm not familiar with that warning but "prejudice" led strongly in one direction.

If the week is not too busy, I would not mind seeing a poll question along the lines of "I would not have gotten FJ! without the word "predudice" in the clue".
by heppm01
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 5189

Re: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another for Condoleeza Rice although I could not tie her to Chile and the timing just seemed wrong. Had to write something though.
by heppm01
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 3853

Re: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In retrospect I find that I have some vague knowledge of the Philippines once being a US territory but it was nowhere to be seen while the think music played.
by heppm01
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 442 - 11 Assorted Questions (all questions revealed)
Replies: 31
Views: 3988

Re: TD 442 - 11 Assorted Questions

Yay, I get to bring up one of my pet peeves! 7) Submit here by 4 PM EST on Tuesday, March 24. https://forms.gle/14C4tbYGrYfp66wK7 The Eastern time zone is currently observing daylight saving time, so you probably mean 4 PM EDT. If not, then wall time would be 5 PM. I usually just say "Eastern time" ...
by heppm01
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 10730

Re: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BEFORE & AFTER $1200: Current slang term for a scornful glance at the optometrist’s test for visual acuity Waseem: Slant eye exam. What is slant eye exam? :o Dewi then had to rebound with the correct side eye exam. I had evil eye test which is probably acceptable. FWIW, I have heard "evil eye" and ...
by heppm01
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 9658

Re: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My prediction for the ones LSV does not get: Garden of Allah Lawrence O'Donnell Birchbox Walk Hard Since four is a lot, I must be wrong on one of them. I like this idea. As a matter of fact, I think we should create a "The Official LSV Education Thread" where we berate him if he doesn't get 100% of...
by heppm01
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 16537

Re: Monday, March 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Add me to the chorus of those who got FJ! but was wondering if there was something I was missing. Apart from all the blah blah blah that is almost the definition of missionary but it seemed way too easy so I considered other options - even a clarifier like Jesuit or Franciscan. Surely the contestant...
by heppm01
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 14918

Re: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can I get a ruling on jasmine vs. basmati? Right number of letter, literally means "fragrant" but the relationship to Hindi seems less clear to me.
by heppm01
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 23866

Re: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Had Cash before Alex finished with the question. Briefly considered Frank Zappa but decided I was thinking of his PMRC testimony and also that he was probably too obscure without a better TOM in the clue.