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Bigdogstalfos wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:38 pm
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On the topic of etymology:

THE PERIODIC TABLE

In ancient times, this element was named after a Mediterranean island where it was abundant.
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What is copper? (after Cyprus)
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I really like this one! And I had not heard that bit about its etymology, as my answer of rhodium would indicate.
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Rhodium is a great guess, and one I hadn't thought of when I wrote the clue. I did have an inkling that I should pin it by including "in ancient times" but I wasn't sure why my subconscious was nagging me about it. I think you answered that!

Turns out 'rhodium' comes from the red color of the solutions of its salts, rather than from Rhodes. (That factoid also sounds like potential FJ fodder to me)

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FILMS OF THE 2000s

Set in 1980, this Best Picture Oscar Winner took its title from Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium"
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That's a pretty great clue. I think the show would try to give it just a little tiny bit more of a TOM. "Set in 1980" doesn't help a great deal because there's nothing in the movie that screams that particular year. If I said "Coen Bros. movie set in 1991" or "set in 1958-1959" you'd probably know it right away.

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Three versions of the same clue, each one slightly easier than the last. I hope I remember my research on this correctly.

THE OSCARS

This is the only Best Picture winner set primarily in Hawaii

Slightly easier version:
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FILMS OF THE 1950s

This is the only Best Picture Oscar winner set primarily in Hawaii
And a slightly easier than that version:
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FILMS OF THE 1950s

Set in 1941, this is the only Best Picture Oscar winner set primarily in Hawaii
Correct response:
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What is From Here to Eternity? (set in Pearl Harbor, just before the attack)

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:56 pm
Three versions of the same clue, each one slightly easier than the last. I hope I remember my research on this correctly.

THE OSCARS

This is the only Best Picture winner set primarily in Hawaii

Slightly easier version:
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FILMS OF THE 1950s

This is the only Best Picture Oscar winner set primarily in Hawaii
And a slightly easier than that version:
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FILMS OF THE 1950s

Set in 1941, this is the only Best Picture Oscar winner set primarily in Hawaii
Correct response:
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What is From Here to Eternity? (set in Pearl Harbor, just before the attack)
didn't get it with the initial clue, but got it with the middle clue you provided

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Robert K S wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:54 pm
That's a pretty great clue. I think the show would try to give it just a little tiny bit more of a TOM. "Set in 1980" doesn't help a great deal because there's nothing in the movie that screams that particular year. If I said "Coen Bros. movie set in 1991" or "set in 1958-1959" you'd probably know it right away.
Reading it over again, I would replace "1980" with "Texas" or "West Texas".

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There you go

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Shaquebanisa wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:47 pm
FILMS OF THE 2000s

Set in 1980, this Best Picture Oscar Winner took its title from Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium"
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What is "No Country For Old Men?
My first thought had been
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Argo, which is set in 1979. Sailing --> argonauts --> Argo? The West Texas addition would obviously steer one away.

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MOVIE MATH

It's the sum of all the numbers that appear in the titles of 21st-century Best Picture winners.
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What is 2,000,012? (Million Dollar Baby + Slumdog Millionaire + 12 Years A Slave)

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mas3cf wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:13 pm
MOVIE MATH

It's the sum of all the numbers that appear in the titles of 21st-century Best Picture winners.
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What is 2,000,012? (Million Dollar Baby + Slumdog Millionaire + 12 Years A Slave)
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I went with 1,000,012. I don't think "millionaire" is a number. This is a good clue but I think it's asking for trouble.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:50 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:13 pm
MOVIE MATH

It's the sum of all the numbers that appear in the titles of 21st-century Best Picture winners.
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What is 2,000,012? (Million Dollar Baby + Slumdog Millionaire + 12 Years A Slave)
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I went with 1,000,012. I don't think "millionaire" is a number. This is a good clue but I think it's asking for trouble.
You might be right about asking for trouble. My thinking was:
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although "Millionaire" isn't a number, "Million" is part of the word and therefore appears in the title.

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mas3cf wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:09 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:50 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:13 pm
MOVIE MATH

It's the sum of all the numbers that appear in the titles of 21st-century Best Picture winners.
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What is 2,000,012? (Million Dollar Baby + Slumdog Millionaire + 12 Years A Slave)
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I went with 1,000,012. I don't think "millionaire" is a number. This is a good clue but I think it's asking for trouble.
You might be right about asking for trouble. My thinking was:
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although "Millionaire" isn't a number, "Million" is part of the word and therefore appears in the title.
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that would be like asking about movie titles with animals in them and expecting Slumdog Millionaire for an answer...even though there is no such animal as a slumdog.
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opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:50 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:13 pm
MOVIE MATH

It's the sum of all the numbers that appear in the titles of 21st-century Best Picture winners.
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What is 2,000,012? (Million Dollar Baby + Slumdog Millionaire + 12 Years A Slave)
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I went with 1,000,012. I don't think "millionaire" is a number. This is a good clue but I think it's asking for trouble.
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the word million is in the title, albeit not by itself, but nothing says it has to be stand alone
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triviawayne wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:54 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:09 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:50 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:13 pm
MOVIE MATH

It's the sum of all the numbers that appear in the titles of 21st-century Best Picture winners.
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What is 2,000,012? (Million Dollar Baby + Slumdog Millionaire + 12 Years A Slave)
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I went with 1,000,012. I don't think "millionaire" is a number. This is a good clue but I think it's asking for trouble.
You might be right about asking for trouble. My thinking was:
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although "Millionaire" isn't a number, "Million" is part of the word and therefore appears in the title.
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that would be like asking about movie titles with animals in them and expecting Slumdog Millionaire for an answer...even though there is no such animal as a slumdog.
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There's also a lion hiding in there.

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CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:09 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:50 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:13 pm
MOVIE MATH

It's the sum of all the numbers that appear in the titles of 21st-century Best Picture winners.
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What is 2,000,012? (Million Dollar Baby + Slumdog Millionaire + 12 Years A Slave)
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I went with 1,000,012. I don't think "millionaire" is a number. This is a good clue but I think it's asking for trouble.
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the word million is in the title, albeit not by itself, but nothing says it has to be stand alone
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If "five thousand" were in the title of a Best Picture winner during the remainder of this century, would it add 6,005 to the total because of "five" and "thousand" in addition to "five thousand"?

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Just be glad it isn't 98 in French: quatre-vingt dix huit

quatre =4
vingt = 20
dix = 10
huit = 8
quatre-vingt = 80
dix huit = 18
quatre-vingt dix = 90
quatre-vingt dix huit = 98

sum = 328

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NORTH AMERICAN BUSINESS

The parent company of a department store chain named after this body of water was incorporated by a royal charter from King Charles II of England.
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SCIENCE

While the original and most widely-known version was developed by a Russian in the 1860s, French scientist Charles Janet's alternate rearrangement of this eliminates some gaps.
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What is the periodic table (of the elements)?

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Here's a relatively hard one.

PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS

They're the first and last names of the 1954 Pulitzer winner in Drama as well as the first and middle names of the 2005 Pulitzer winner in Drama.
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John Patrick (John Patrick won in 1954 for "The Teahouse of the August Moon" and John Patrick Shanley won in 2005 for "Doubt, a parable").
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Another made-up one:

THE ANCIENTS

This royal name comes from terms meaning "glory" and "father."
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Who was Cleopatra?

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