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by Lefty
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/8/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 644

Re: FJs for the 2/8/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: --- :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: --- Knew Walt Disney was the all-time Oscar champ, so.... I knew Edina from crosswords, and my check just now shows "twin cities suburb" as a sometimes clue, so I think one can claim credit with St. Paul, though it is clear...
by Lefty
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1459

Re: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:12 am


I'll bet 12 Foot Boy was thinking of the Focke-Wulf 190. That and the Messerschmitt 109 were the two principle German fighters of WWII.
Though Fokker was Dutch, he did design planes for Germany (I hadn't known he was Dutch):
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by Lefty
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Brayden Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 3985

Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

I have no words or I'd share. RIP.
by Lefty
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1326

Re: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wow, I'm surprised no one has yet remarked on the inherent problem of measuring coastline length. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastline_paradox I remember having a problem with this clue for that sort of reason but since here they gave such very different numbers for "shoreline" and "coastline", ...
by Lefty
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1999

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I figured the main hurdle in FJ was understanding that the clue was about Crime and Punishment , and followed the KISS principle to Moscow. Once Alex told Michael he was wrong, I guessed St. Petersburg. Ken Jennings has a new nickname? "Alex" was originally just a personal name but since the days o...
by Lefty
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1999

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

EDIT: Looking up "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" I see that it also involved the murders of two women. So for those not familiar with the death date of Poe, Paris is a really strong attractor. It certainly occupied my mind. But not only is it too late for Poe, and too American for the category, it'...
by Lefty
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/1/21 week
Replies: 28
Views: 519

Re: FJs for the 2/1/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ---- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ---- On Wednesday, I first focused on "nuit" and thought of Hypnos and Morpheus. "Greco-Roman" then steered me to Apollo and sun king was confirmation. "Seuss" looks German and also I'd seen that poem before. I've w...
by Lefty
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1731

Re: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Today's Ken moments: Nothing added on the Scottish poet clue other than, "Right". Tampico not said as "Tam-PEE-koe" but more like "TAM-puh-koe" For Burns, maybe he couldn't decide between these two options. If so, let me recommend the latter. As for TAM-pi-co, it seems to be analogous to PEE-ru Ind...
by Lefty
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1715

Re: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thanks to the dentist numbing my mouth and delaying my lunch, all done early: I had a 9:00 appointment and got home at 10:01 just as Gina was being introduced. It was very close to being the time to send out the Bat Signal for a pinch hitter to archive the game. I think you meant to link this: http...
by Lefty
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1703

Re: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also got all but the DD in There's a Word for That. The wording just didn't mesh for me. I thought that "take the blame" meant "voluntarily accept that you are being blamed", whereas "scapegoat" means "you are the one being blamed, regardless of whether or not you did it". Anyone else have that dis...
by Lefty
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1469

Re: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I legit liked Myrlin's custom monogrammed top. More of us should wear our initials. It used to be a thing, especially for men on their shirt pockets (although usually understated). You don't see it too much anymore. There's the privacy thing Bamaman mentions, but three-word names have also come to ...
by Lefty
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/25/21 week
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: FJs for the 1/25/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ---- :( :( :mrgreen: ---- Algeria and Monaco both helped on the Med clue. So did the recent FJ about the pilot who flew across. We used to have on the wall a painting from a painting, by my grandmother. We weren't quite sure whether it was of Custer ...
by Lefty
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2310

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Robert K S wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:21 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:37 pm
Was there supposed to be an image there?
No, that is a social media thing, where the typer knows that typing a description is enough to evoke in the reader the image of an animated gif, saving the typer the trouble of trying to find the gif.
Yet another miracle of this modern age.
by Lefty
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2310

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not good for me as I sheeped with the contestants in having nothing better occur to me other than common Irish counties such as Clare and Cork. The name I tried to recall, but was nowhere near was Ulster. I realize you didn't mention this to show off your knowledge, but I don't think a county can r...
by Lefty
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2311

Re: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:57 pm

Frida and Trotsky? Who knew! I had no idea so I said Kandinsky
I did, or at least, I had an inkling, thanks to this old FJ.
by Lefty
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1814

Re: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Are there many pop songs about cicadas?...I ask merely for information....I'm not great with pop music...Witness: I had no idea on this clue. Not that I know of but that's not a bad thing, because it means that no one who does know "1999" should be thrown off track, while those who don't know it ha...
by Lefty
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1814

Re: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No TOM, just something you had to know. Seems jarringly out of place in the top box. Poll request? The onomatopoeia in the name is the TOM. Nice. Sure hadn't thought of that. I liked the FJ clue, not that anyone's dissed it here. The symmetry at 17 years on each end, plus the false lead of cicadas....
by Lefty
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25957

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn't there use to be a poster with the handle "playforthetie"? I haven't noticed him around lately.
by Lefty
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25957

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I can imagine this clue in a future "rhyme time" category: Shell-collecting cancer doctor.

This probably wasn't worth another post, but there it is.
by Lefty
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25957

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm not asking anyone else to do research that I'm too lazy to do but at the same time, I am too lazy to research the history of tiebreaker FJs. I suspect they may tend to be easier, to avoid drawing the game out too long. This is a good start for research: http://www.j-archive.com/help.php#tiebrea...