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Before this one gets too badly spoiled...

CATEGORY: Asia

ANSWER: Two of the three nations that border both Russia and China.

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Magna wrote:Before this one gets too badly spoiled...

CATEGORY: Asia

ANSWER: Two of the three nations that border both Russia and China.
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Kazakhstan and Mongolia
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A 4th Best Actress Oscar Winner, LIza Minnelli, was nearly in that retweeted photo, except she was standing in the back of the group and too short to be seen by the camera. She was behind Julia Roberts.

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Part of her hand might be visible at the back.

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ACTORS & OSCARS

He was nominated for Oscars in 6 consecutive decades; the last nod was for his 2002 role as a mob boss
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Who is Paul Newman?

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cheezguyty wrote:ACTORS & OSCARS

He was nominated for Oscars in 6 consecutive decades; the last nod was for his 2002 role as a mob boss
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Who is Paul Newman?
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He wasn't nominated for an Oscar in the 70s. I know because he was my guess for Friday's FJ.

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And even if you slice the decades to be ten-year periods besides ***0-***9, you can only make it five consecutive decades.

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Royals (by Lorde)
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nserven wrote:
cheezguyty wrote:ACTORS & OSCARS

He was nominated for Oscars in 6 consecutive decades; the last nod was for his 2002 role as a mob boss
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Who is Paul Newman?
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He wasn't nominated for an Oscar in the 70s. I know because he was my guess for Friday's FJ.
seaborgium wrote:
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And even if you slice the decades to be ten-year periods besides ***0-***9, you can only make it five consecutive decades.
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1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961
1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981
1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

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ihavejeoprosy wrote:
Magna wrote:Before this one gets too badly spoiled...

CATEGORY: Asia

ANSWER: Two of the three nations that border both Russia and China.
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Kazakhstan and Mongolia
That's correct. The third is
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North Korea

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This is a great dumping ground for not-ready-for-family-hour FJ clues (and thanks to a sporcle quiz for this one).

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Of all familiarly-single-word-name countries, it has the highest point value in Scrabble.
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Mozambique
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Lefty wrote:This is a great dumping ground for not-ready-for-family-hour FJ clues (and thanks to a sporcle quiz for this one).

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Of all familiarly-single-word-name countries, it has the highest point value in Scrabble.
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Mozambique
I thought with the Sporcle reference it'd be
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Kyrgyzstan
, but it seems it loses 31-34.
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dhkendall wrote:
Lefty wrote:This is a great dumping ground for not-ready-for-family-hour FJ clues (and thanks to a sporcle quiz for this one).

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD

Of all familiarly-single-word-name countries, it has the highest point value in Scrabble.
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Mozambique
I thought with the Sporcle reference it'd be
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Kyrgyzstan
, but it seems it loses 31-34.
My guess was
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Kazakhstan, but that loses by a few points too.

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Nope, none of those is worth anything in Scrabble, because they're proper nouns. Turkey is obviously the correct response. :P

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seaborgium wrote:Nope, none of those is worth anything in Scrabble, because they're proper nouns. Turkey is obviously the correct response. :P
Zaire beats it by one dollar.

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legendneverdies wrote:
seaborgium wrote:Nope, none of those is worth anything in Scrabble, because they're proper nouns. Turkey is obviously the correct response. :P
Zaire beats it by one dollar.
Brazil beats it by four [points].

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cheezguyty wrote:
legendneverdies wrote:
seaborgium wrote:Nope, none of those is worth anything in Scrabble, because they're proper nouns. Turkey is obviously the correct response. :P
Zaire beats it by one dollar.
Brazil beats it by four [points].
Am I missing something, or do you both not get Sg's point?

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bpmod wrote:
cheezguyty wrote:
legendneverdies wrote:
seaborgium wrote:Nope, none of those is worth anything in Scrabble, because they're proper nouns. Turkey is obviously the correct response. :P
Zaire beats it by one dollar.
Brazil beats it by four [points].
Am I missing something, or do you both not get Sg's point?

Brian
"zaire" and "brazil" are both valid Scrabble words.

"zaire": a monetary unit of Zaire
"brazil": a dyewood

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lieph82 wrote:
bpmod wrote:
cheezguyty wrote:
legendneverdies wrote:
seaborgium wrote:Nope, none of those is worth anything in Scrabble, because they're proper nouns. Turkey is obviously the correct response. :P
Zaire beats it by one dollar.
Brazil beats it by four [points].
Am I missing something, or do you both not get Sg's point?

Brian
"zaire" and "brazil" are both valid Scrabble words.

"zaire": a monetary unit of Zaire
"brazil": a dyewood
Ditto "japan." (14 points.)

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lieph82 wrote:
bpmod wrote:Am I missing something, or do you both not get Sg's point?

Brian
"zaire" and "brazil" are both valid Scrabble words.

"zaire": a monetary unit of Zaire
"brazil": a dyewood
Yep! That's what I missed.

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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