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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mahatma » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:30 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:41 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:32 am
SCIENCE
Glenn Seaborg, the discoverer of several actinides including element 97, was a professor at this university.
What is The University of Chicago?
I'm going to guess this one is probably Cal (Berkeley). That or it's time to pull the negbait alarm.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:23 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:41 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:32 am
(made up clues)

SCIENCE

Glenn Seaborg, the discoverer of several actinides including element 97, was a professor at this university.

GEOGRAPHY

Consisting primarily of four main families, this British territory is the least populous national jurisdiction in the world.

THE 2001 NEW YORK YANKEES

Paul O'Neill, not Roger Clemens, is a distant relative of this author.

HISTORY

In 1890, the New York World asked readers to guess the exact second she would return to Newark.

AUTHORS

He said, "Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death."
What is The University of Chicago?
What is Pitcairn Island?
Who is Mark Twain?
Who is Nellie Bly?
Who is Ernest Hemingway?
4/5. Mahatma got the other one (Berkeley).

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by seaborgium » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:58 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:41 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:32 am
(made up clues)

SCIENCE

Glenn Seaborg, the discoverer of several actinides including element 97, was a professor at this university.
What is The University of Chicago?
"element 97" is TOM.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:07 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:23 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:41 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:32 am
(made up clues)

SCIENCE

Glenn Seaborg, the discoverer of several actinides including element 97, was a professor at this university.

GEOGRAPHY

Consisting primarily of four main families, this British territory is the least populous national jurisdiction in the world.

THE 2001 NEW YORK YANKEES

Paul O'Neill, not Roger Clemens, is a distant relative of this author.

HISTORY

In 1890, the New York World asked readers to guess the exact second she would return to Newark.

AUTHORS

He said, "Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death."
What is The University of Chicago?
What is Pitcairn Island?
Who is Mark Twain?
Who is Nellie Bly?
Who is Ernest Hemingway?
4/5. Mahatma got the other one (Berkeley).
I think I got mixed up with Enrico Fermi.
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by Robert K S » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:20 am

I spent more than half the night dreaming about the different possibilities after the Final category came up, DIRTY PLACES TO SPEND YOUR BIRTHDAY. I guess I was hoping there was some really good trivia about a celebrity getting stuck in a sewer on his/her birthday, sitcom-style?

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:31 pm

Another made-up one:

TRAVEL

The world's longest domestic flight is 5,809 miles from an airport named after this former head of state.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by jeff6286 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:09 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Another made-up one:

TRAVEL

The world's longest domestic flight is 5,809 miles from an airport named after this former head of state.
I forgot spoiler tags don't work anymore so I will put some space here
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Logic would tell you this has to be in Canada or Russia but is it Charles DeGaulle? Is there a Paris to French Guiana flight? Is the Atlantic even wider than Russia?

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I've since checked and found Paris to Cayenne is roughly 4395 miles so looks like a no-go.
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by econgator » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:13 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Logic would tell you this has to be in Canada or Russia but is it Charles DeGaulle? Is there a Paris to French Guiana flight? Is the Atlantic even wider than Russia?
Close: CDG to Reunion

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by jeff6286 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:15 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:13 pm
jeff6286 wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:09 pm
Logic would tell you this has to be in Canada or Russia but is it Charles DeGaulle? Is there a Paris to French Guiana flight? Is the Atlantic even wider than Russia?
Close: CDG to Reunion

Haha, I was right! Just not for the right reason

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:30 pm

Nice work! The great thing about FJ! is that often you can deduce the answer without straight-up knowing the trivia. That's what I was shooting for, it makes me happy that you did it.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 am

Another made-up one:

MUSIC

Sixteen years after its release, VH1 played this song continuously for a 24-hour stretch.
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What is 1999?
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:55 am

mas3cf wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 am
Another made-up one:

MUSIC

Sixteen years after its release, VH1 played this song continuously for a 24-hour stretch.
for future clues, how about including the answer in a spoiler?

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:11 am

CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:55 am
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 am
Another made-up one:

MUSIC

Sixteen years after its release, VH1 played this song continuously for a 24-hour stretch.
for future clues, how about including the answer in a spoiler?
Okay, I figured out how to do it. See above...

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:08 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:11 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:55 am
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:36 am
Another made-up one:

MUSIC

Sixteen years after its release, VH1 played this song continuously for a 24-hour stretch.
for future clues, how about including the answer in a spoiler?
Okay, I figured out how to do it. See above...
thanx

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:03 pm

More made-ups:

WEATHER EXTREMES


Other than Alaska, it is the only U.S. state never to have recorded a temperature over 100 F.

PLAYWRIGHTS

His last words on his deathbed in Kristiania were "On the contrary!"
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Who was Ibsen?
EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

With just under 6,000 residents, Schaan is this country's most populous city.
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What is Liechtenstein?
BASEBALL LEGENDS

He went 6-for-8 in a doubleheader on September 28, 1941 after his manager encouraged him to sit the games out.
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Who is Ted Williams?
POEMS

These five words precede, "that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
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What is "beauty is truth, truth beauty"?
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:04 am

What is Alaska?
Who is Henrik Ibsen?
What is Liechtenstein?
What is "Beauty is truth, truth beauty"?

A few guesses on baseball. Either Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, or Joe DiMaggio. I hope it's one of those three. :roll:
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by CasketRomance » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:05 am

mas3cf wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:03 pm
More made-ups:

WEATHER EXTREMES

It is the only U.S. state never to have experienced a temperature of 100 F.
Spoiler
Show
What is Hawaii?
PLAYWRIGHTS

His last words on his deathbed in Kristiania were "On the contrary!"
Spoiler
Show
Who was Ibsen?
EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

With just under 6,000 residents, Schaan is this country's most populous city.
Spoiler
Show
What is Liechtenstein?
BASEBALL LEGENDS

He went 6-for-8 in a doubleheader on September 28, 1941 after his manager encouraged him to sit the games out.
Spoiler
Show
Who is Ted Williams?
POEMS

These five words precede, "that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
Spoiler
Show
What is "beauty is truth, truth beauty"?

have to change the wording of the clue to "over 100f"....the state in question has a record high of 100 on the nose

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:53 am

Good catch. My first source said 99 was the record, but NOAA says 100. Unfortunately, that ruins the clue because Alaska would also fit. Deleted.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by seaborgium » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:33 am

mas3cf wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:53 am
Good catch. My first source said 99 was the record, but NOAA says 100. Unfortunately, that ruins the clue because Alaska would also fit. Deleted.
Or you could do what CasketRomance said and just change "of" to "over."

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:11 am

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:33 am
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:53 am
Good catch. My first source said 99 was the record, but NOAA says 100. Unfortunately, that ruins the clue because Alaska would also fit. Deleted.
Or you could do what CasketRomance said and just change "of" to "over."
Did that, but had to add the qualifier "other than Alaska" because both states have a record of exactly 100.

We've lost the element of "I'd guess Alaska, but would that be too obvious?" which I thought was one of the neat things about that clue.

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