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Because when you have a Canadian geography question, I always feel you need a corresponding Australian one.

Category: Australian Cities

This is the only Australian state capital not named for a person.
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Answer: Perth
I like that one. The only one that I know for sure is named after a person is
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Darwin
(and yes, it's named after who you think it is, but due to his maritime career).
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Darwin
isn't a state capital. It's the capital of the Northern Territory - which is a territory, not a state.
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THE ACADEMY AWARDS

In a list of film titles for which Jack Nicholson received an Oscar nomination, these two four-letter adjectives each appear twice
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What are "easy" and "good"?
the films are...
Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, A Few Good Men, and As Good as It Gets
i like it...i got them...but i think for a 30 second window, it might be a bit tough for 2...1 of the 2 i think would be decent for such a short time allowance

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PERIODICALS

This London-based magazine-format newspaper concerning the “dismal science” appointed Zanny Minton Beddoes as its first female editor-in-chief in 2015.
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What is The Economist?

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Movie Commonality

The film franchises of Friday the 13th, Leprechaun, and The Muppets have all had a film set in this location
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20th CENTURY FRENCHMEN

These two 20th century Frenchmen, one a composer, the other a novelist, sound like they have the same name, but actually have differently spelled surnames.
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Who are Pierre Boulez and Pierre Boulle?
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20th CENTURY FRENCHMEN

These two 20th century Frenchmen, one a composer, the other a novelist, sound like they have the same name, but actually have differently spelled surnames.
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Who are Pierre Boulez and Pierre Boulle?
don't think i can name more than a handful of french dudes born or historically significant in the 20th century...tony parker, nicholas batum, rudy gobert, andre the giant, richard gasquet, fabrice santoro, yannich noah, jo willifried tsonga, theirry henry, cdg and jacque cousteau..about all i got...going to go out on a limb and say none of those dudes are in the answer to that question

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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
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20th CENTURY FRENCHMEN

These two 20th century Frenchmen, one a composer, the other a novelist, sound like they have the same name, but actually have differently spelled surnames.
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Who are Pierre Boulez and Pierre Boulle?
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"Sound like they have the same name" is too mushy, it needs to be pinned better. Also, they don't sound the same... Boulle is pronounced "bool" and Boulez is pronounced "boo-lay."
Perhaps something like this?

This pair of 20th century Frenchmen, and author and a composer, share a first name and the same first three letters of their last names.

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mas3cf wrote:
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:56 am
20th CENTURY FRENCHMEN

These two 20th century Frenchmen, one a composer, the other a novelist, sound like they have the same name, but actually have differently spelled surnames.
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Who are Pierre Boulez and Pierre Boulle?
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"Sound like they have the same name" is too mushy, it needs to be pinned better. Also, they don't sound the same... Boulle is pronounced "bool" and Boulez is pronounced "boo-lay."
Boulez is pronounced Boo-LEZ. The premise of the clue is wrong, so why protect it?

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the 10,000 dollar banknote of this asian country is the most valuable banknote currently issued in the world

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CasketRomance wrote:
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the 10,000 dollar banknote of this asian country is the most valuable banknote currently issued in the world

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brunei
Need to pin the definition of valuable. Zimbabwe has a $100 trillion note
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:56 am
20th CENTURY FRENCHMEN

These two 20th century Frenchmen, one a composer, the other a novelist, sound like they have the same name, but actually have differently spelled surnames.
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Who are Pierre Boulez and Pierre Boulle?
I have long thought a similar clue would work well involving
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Kurt Weill (German composer, The Threepenny Opera, collaborator with Brecht) and Kurt Vile (American singer-songwriter, "Pretty Pimpin'")

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triviawayne wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:26 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:13 am
the 10,000 dollar banknote of this asian country is the most valuable banknote currently issued in the world

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brunei
Need to pin the definition of valuable. Zimbabwe has a $100 trillion note
Taking advantage of that we could turn the clue around:
This country currently prints the largest-denominated banknote in the world.

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heppm01 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:20 am
triviawayne wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:26 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:13 am
the 10,000 dollar banknote of this asian country is the most valuable banknote currently issued in the world

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brunei
Need to pin the definition of valuable. Zimbabwe has a $100 trillion note
Taking advantage of that we could turn the clue around:
This country currently prints the largest-denominated banknote in the world.
That would probably be too easy for an FJ
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davey wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:50 am
mas3cf wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:45 am
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:56 am
20th CENTURY FRENCHMEN

These two 20th century Frenchmen, one a composer, the other a novelist, sound like they have the same name, but actually have differently spelled surnames.
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Who are Pierre Boulez and Pierre Boulle?
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"Sound like they have the same name" is too mushy, it needs to be pinned better. Also, they don't sound the same... Boulle is pronounced "bool" and Boulez is pronounced "boo-lay."
Boulez is pronounced Boo-LEZ. The premise of the clue is wrong, so why protect it?
It's worth protecting, I think, because both names are Jeopardy Canon as responses, albeit deep Jeopardy Canon. And French names can be tricky to pronounce.

In 1969 PIERRE BOULEZ replaced Leonard Bernstein as director of the NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC.

PIERRE BOULLE is the author of "The Bridge over the River Kwai", which became the film The Bridge on the River Kwai; and "Monkey Planet", which became Planet of the Apes.

Both were triple stumpers on their shows (Boulez stumped Ken Jennings, Boulle stumped ToCer Erik Larsen), and any later references have been within the clues or with additional hints.

LSV is good for bringing up hard stuff that's worth knowing, but he is in danger of joining Will and Ariel Durant and "The Encyclopedia of Women's Myths and Secrets" in Trivia Hell if he doesn't tighten up his accuracy.

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You can't tighten up a cIue based on a false premise. I was saying the clue wasn't worth spoilerizing, not that the 2 names aren't worth knowing.
I suppose it's a good question - would Bool be an acceptable oral (or written, for that matter) response on J! for the conductor? I think not, since it corresponds with neither a French nor an English convention for the spelling, and you lose a syllable. Boo-lay should be acceptable though.

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triviawayne wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:26 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:13 am
the 10,000 dollar banknote of this asian country is the most valuable banknote currently issued in the world

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brunei
Need to pin the definition of valuable. Zimbabwe has a $100 trillion note
does it really? valuable equates to what the note can yield you in return...that note gets you 40 usd...seems self-explanatory as to what valuable means in currency...besides...i have asian in the clue...zimbabwe does not fit into that criteria...also, i have issued...they did away with the zimbabwean dollar and no longer issue them..they now use the rtgs dollar which was set close to the usd and remains relative close

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heppm01 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:20 am
triviawayne wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:26 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:13 am
the 10,000 dollar banknote of this asian country is the most valuable banknote currently issued in the world

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brunei
Need to pin the definition of valuable. Zimbabwe has a $100 trillion note
Taking advantage of that we could turn the clue around:
This country currently prints the largest-denominated banknote in the world.
they don't print it anymore

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CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:19 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:26 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:13 am
the 10,000 dollar banknote of this asian country is the most valuable banknote currently issued in the world

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brunei
Need to pin the definition of valuable. Zimbabwe has a $100 trillion note
does it really? valuable equates to what the note can yield you in return...that note gets you 40 usd...seems self-explanatory as to what valuable means in currency...besides...i have asian in the clue...zimbabwe does not fit into that criteria...also, i have issued...they did away with the zimbabwean dollar and no longer issue them..they now use the rtgs dollar which was set close to the usd and remains relative close

If you don’t already get why this needs better pinning, explaining it sure ain’t gunna help.
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triviawayne wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:02 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:19 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:26 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:13 am
the 10,000 dollar banknote of this asian country is the most valuable banknote currently issued in the world

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brunei
Need to pin the definition of valuable. Zimbabwe has a $100 trillion note
does it really? valuable equates to what the note can yield you in return...that note gets you 40 usd...seems self-explanatory as to what valuable means in currency...besides...i have asian in the clue...zimbabwe does not fit into that criteria...also, i have issued...they did away with the zimbabwean dollar and no longer issue them..they now use the rtgs dollar which was set close to the usd and remains relative close

If you don’t already get why this needs better pinning, explaining it sure ain’t gunna help.
do a search for "most valuable banknote currently issued"...there is no discrepancy and nothing about denomination of the banknote being the basis of being valuable...plus there are only 3 asian countries with the dollar as their currency and the country in question would meet the denomination=valuable tag anyway

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ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

This American singer and songwriter, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and 2019, sang on Billboard's Album of the Year in 1977, which featured a one word title with a British spelling.
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Who is Stevie Nicks?

Inducted as part of Fleetwood Mac in 1998, and as a solo artist in 2019, with the 1977 Album of the Year being Rumours. TOM being the British/American connection, with Foreigner and The Pretenders being perhaps reasonable across-the-pond negs for bands with prominent British and American members.

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