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opusthepenguin wrote:
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LATIN AMERICAN CAPITALS

The international airport serving this city has never recorded a temperature above 80 °F, and has recorded temperatures below freezing in every month of the year.
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What is La Paz? (due to high altitude)
I had the right idea but went with
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Quito, Ecuador - 9,350′ above sea level.
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Quito has another interesting distinction - highest average UV index of any world capital, thanks to elevation and latitude. Its UV index can be as high as 24, which I found shocking because I always thought it was a 1-10 scale!

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AIR TRAVEL

This airline operates domestic flights to four different continents from the same airport.
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What is Air France? (Orly to several places in Europe (obviously), Fort de France and Pointe-à-Pitre (N. America), Cayenne (S. America), Réunion (Africa)

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mas3cf wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:40 pm
AIR TRAVEL

This airline operates domestic flights to four different continents from the same airport.
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What is Air France? (Orly to several places in Europe (obviously), Fort de France and Pointe-à-Pitre (N. America), Cayenne (S. America), Réunion (Africa)
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Doesn’t Delta go to NA, SA, Africa, and Europe from Atlanta?
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triviawayne wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:47 pm
mas3cf wrote:
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AIR TRAVEL

This airline operates domestic flights to four different continents from the same airport.
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What is Air France? (Orly to several places in Europe (obviously), Fort de France and Pointe-à-Pitre (N. America), Cayenne (S. America), Réunion (Africa)
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Doesn’t Delta go to NA, SA, Africa, and Europe from Atlanta?
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The landing spots in the other countries are French territories so you've never left France even though you've left Europe. Thus, domestic flights, not international.
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THE TONYS

Winning for Best Play in 1993 and 1994, he is the only playwright named Tony to win a Tony.
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Who is Tony Kushner?

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THE TONYS

Winning for Best Play in 1993 and 1994, he is the only playwright named Tony to win a Tony.
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Who is Tony Kushner?
Unfortunately, the parallel case for the Academy Awards is way too tough. Maybe the GOAT players could tell you the only person to win an Oscar for playing a character named Oscar. But even for them I bet it's too hard. (And don't even think of Liam Neeson because a) he didn't win, and b) Schindler's wasn't Oscar; he was Oskar.)
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Edmond O'Brien won Best Supporting Actor for playing Oscar Muldoon in The Barefoot Contessa (1954).
I'm betting no Emmys have won an Emmy. Probably a grandma or two who's won a Grammy.

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THE TONYS

Winning for Best Play in 1993 and 1994, he is the only playwright named Tony to win a Tony.
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Who is Tony Kushner?
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Unless you include Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth, 1971). And really, why wouldn't you?... :)

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:49 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:22 pm
THE TONYS

Winning for Best Play in 1993 and 1994, he is the only playwright named Tony to win a Tony.
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Who is Tony Kushner?
Unfortunately, the parallel case for the Academy Awards is way too tough. Maybe the GOAT players could tell you the only person to win an Oscar for playing a character named Oscar. But even for them I bet it's too hard. (And don't even think of Liam Neeson because a) he didn't win, and b) Schindler's wasn't Oscar; he was Oskar.)
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Edmond O'Brien won Best Supporting Actor for playing Oscar Muldoon in The Barefoot Contessa (1954).
I'm betting no Emmys have won an Emmy. Probably a grandma or two who's won a Grammy.
Not sure why you jumped onto character names, but the only Oscar to win an Oscar is actually a pretty cromulent trivia question.

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Not sure why you jumped onto character names, but the only Oscar to win an Oscar is actually a pretty cromulent trivia question.
Sure. Take the easy way.

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For other crossovers...

Name the only show where a guy named Tony won an acting Emmy and, in a different year, his co-star won an acting Emmy for playing an Oscar
If you get this, you get two more down below
The Odd Couple
Name a Tony who's won an acting Emmy
For extra credit, try someone different from the guy in the first clue (two choices, three roles).
Tony Randall (Odd Couple). Tony Hale (Veep). Tony Shalhoub (Monk AND The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) (Extra credit if you thought of Toni Collette even though she doesn't count.)
Name an Oscar who's won an acting Emmy
Don't bother trying
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Name someone who's won an acting Emmy for playing an Oscar
There's only one
Jack Klugman (Oscar Madison)
Name someone who's won an acting Emmy for playing a Tony
For extra credit, name a second. To demonstrate complete knowledge, name a third.
Art Carney (Tony in Terrible Joe Morgan). Robert Blake (Det. Tony Barretta). James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano).

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AWARDS & HONORS

This man won an Emmy as a producer and was nominated for an Oscar for playing a Tony in a film whose soundtrack won a Grammy
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Who is John Travolta?

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cheezguyty wrote:
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AWARDS & HONORS

This man won an Emmy as a producer and was nominated for an Oscar for playing a Tony in a film whose soundtrack won a Grammy
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Who is John Travolta?
Nice! Couldn't put it all together in 30 seconds, but nice!

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AMERICAN CITIES

The name of this city was decided in 1845 by a coin toss between its two founders, each a native of a different East Coast city.
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What is Portland, Oregon?

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ODD OLYMPIC FACTS

In the 1920 Summer Olympics, Canada won the first of its record 9 men's gold medals in this team sport, outscoring its opponents 29-1 in three contests.
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What is ice hockey? (It was introduced in the Summer Olympics because there were no Winter games prior to 1924)

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Carol Spinney won four Daytime Emmys for his work as Oscar the Grouch along with two Grammys.

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AMERICAN CITIES

The name of this city was decided in 1845 by a coin toss between its two founders, each a native of a different East Coast city.
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What is Portland, Oregon?
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IIRC, the other choice was Boston. :geek:

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FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD

This alliteratively-named Best Picture winner had an alliteratively-named director and starred an alliteratively-named actress in the title role.
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What is Mrs. Miniver? (William Wyler/Greer Garson)

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FILMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD

This alliteratively-named Best Picture winner had an alliteratively-named director and starred an alliteratively-named actress in the title role.
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What is Mrs. Miniver? (William Wyler/Greer Garson)
Didn't remember the director but was pretty confident when I came up with a movie and a star that fit the bill.

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If someone wants a writing assignment.

Ken Jennings's Tuesday trivia used the name Olympia Lightning in asking for the father, Usain Bolt. Serena Williams's daughter is Alexis Olympia. There has to be something there with the name sharing that could make a FJ! clue.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:23 am
If someone wants a writing assignment.

Ken Jennings's Tuesday trivia used the name Olympia Lightning in asking for the father, Usain Bolt. Serena Williams's daughter is Alexis Olympia. There has to be something there with the name sharing that could make a FJ! clue.
Well, Alexis Olympia Ohanian. Might make it a bit tricker as a middle name.
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