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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:47 pm

triviawayne wrote:
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came up with "for" going with "A Man for All Seasons"...so that would be four times?
Only these two Best Picture winners have contained the word "for". But if you're simply looking for those three letters in a row, you can add these two.
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A Man for All Seasons
No Country for Old Men

Unforgiven
Forrest Gump

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:00 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:47 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:51 am
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came up with "for" going with "A Man for All Seasons"...so that would be four times?
Only these two Best Picture winners have contained the word "for". But if you're simply looking for those three letters in a row, you can add these two.
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A Man for All Seasons
No Country for Old Men

Unforgiven
Forrest Gump
Man, that is a lot to ask for 30 seconds! I have all the Best Pictures memorized cold and it took me a few minutes to come up with them all.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:07 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:00 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:47 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:51 am
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came up with "for" going with "A Man for All Seasons"...so that would be four times?
Only these two Best Picture winners have contained the word "for". But if you're simply looking for those three letters in a row, you can add these two.
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A Man for All Seasons
No Country for Old Men

Unforgiven
Forrest Gump
Man, that is a lot to ask for 30 seconds! I have all the Best Pictures memorized cold and it took me a few minutes to come up with them all.
Yeah, this was more general trivia riffing off the original clue. For FJ purposes, maybe split it into two separate clues and only ask for ONE of the two correct responses. I.e. give me one Best Picture with the word "for" or give me one Best Picture with the letter sequence "for" as part of a larger word. Or maybe ask for any two that have that letter sequence.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by Foretopman » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:16 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:43 pm

Some of you may enjoy my quiz on a similar subject and/or find it helpful as a training exercise in thinking through Oscar winning film possibilities.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/opusthepe ... ommon-word
Ooh! I had no idea you had created quizzed on Sporcle. Yes, the quiz you linked to was very good. I also liked your Jeopardy! personalities quiz. I did not score 100% on it. :oops:

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by triviawayne » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:57 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:47 pm
triviawayne wrote:
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came up with "for" going with "A Man for All Seasons"...so that would be four times?
Only these two Best Picture winners have contained the word "for". But if you're simply looking for those three letters in a row, you can add these two.
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A Man for All Seasons
No Country for Old Men

Unforgiven
Forrest Gump
as a couple others noticed, i missed the "started with" part in trying to get this in 30 seconds. Probably would've noticed, but after deciding on my answer, and before posting, when I checked for the word "all" and only found the one other instance, stayed blind to "started with"
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:54 am

Recent discussion on the board dictates that I should wait a few weeks for this clue, but I'll have forgotten by then.

NOBEL WINNING AUTHORS

Novel titles by this author borrow lines from Shakespeare, John Milton, Robert Burns, and the Bible.
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John Steinbeck

For extra points, name the titles that correspond to those sources:
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Shakespeare - The Winter of Our Discontent
Milton - In Dubious Battle
Burns - Of Mice and Men
Bible - The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, (and even though there's a literal pearl at the center of the story, The Pearl is also probably an allusion to the parable of the Pearl of Great Price)

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:03 pm

U.S. PRESIDENTS

The only president inaugurated between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice.
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Who is LBJ?

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:58 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:03 pm
U.S. PRESIDENTS

The only president inaugurated between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice.
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Who is LBJ?
This is a great little nugget. Pretty easy for boomers to tease out with the "where were you when you heard.." anchor point, but it still requires knowing the seasonal reference and that in general our assassins prefer the other three seasons. I think for non-boomers, it will be a tougher get.

The best thing about questions like this are the "I didn't know that" flavor to them from the reveal. I think wordplay with architects and writers (or whatever) is too much for FJ time, especially when they are basically NHO's outside of their fields or trivia diehards.
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by econgator » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:02 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:03 pm
U.S. PRESIDENTS

The only president inaugurated between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice.
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Who is LBJ?
Was close. Arthur only missed it by 2 days.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:52 pm

econgator wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:02 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:03 pm
U.S. PRESIDENTS

The only president inaugurated between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice.
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Who is LBJ?
Was close. Arthur only missed it by 2 days.
Dang it! Arthur was my guess. And of course the reveal was a forehead slapper.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:30 pm

I, too, went down the Garfield/Arthur trail and decided that was as close as I was going to get within 30 seconds. Great clue.
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by triviawayne » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:15 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:58 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:03 pm
U.S. PRESIDENTS

The only president inaugurated between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice.
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Who is LBJ?
This is a great little nugget. Pretty easy for boomers to tease out with the "where were you when you heard.." anchor point, but it still requires knowing the seasonal reference and that in general our assassins prefer the other three seasons. I think for non-boomers, it will be a tougher get.

The best thing about questions like this are the "I didn't know that" flavor to them from the reveal. I think wordplay with architects and writers (or whatever) is too much for FJ time, especially when they are basically NHO's outside of their fields or trivia diehards.
Non boomer but instaget.

Love this clue though
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by talkingaway » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:58 pm

Gen Xer, and I got it - but for crying out loud, I can’t tell you how many times this lyric has helped me watching game shows - including as real FJ! this season...
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“He said in winter 1963
It felt like the world would freeze
With John F Kennedy
And the Beatles...”

Neither is wholly correct - JFK was late fall, and Beatles were 1964.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by trainman » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:59 pm

talkingaway wrote:
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Neither is wholly correct - JFK was late fall, and Beatles were 1964.
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Figurative winter, not literal meteorological winter.

Also, The Dream Academy was British, and the Beatles already had two albums out in the U.K. by late 1963 (in fact, their second album, "With the Beatles," was released the day of the JFK assassination).

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by CasketRomance » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:49 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:58 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:03 pm
U.S. PRESIDENTS

The only president inaugurated between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice.
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Who is LBJ?
This is a great little nugget. Pretty easy for boomers to tease out with the "where were you when you heard.." anchor point, but it still requires knowing the seasonal reference and that in general our assassins prefer the other three seasons. I think for non-boomers, it will be a tougher get.

The best thing about questions like this are the "I didn't know that" flavor to them from the reveal. I think wordplay with architects and writers (or whatever) is too much for FJ time, especially when they are basically NHO's outside of their fields or trivia diehards.

non boomer and found it pretty easy...
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kennedy killed in november.
.if there has only been one between those equinoxes, who else could it be besides
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lyndon johnson
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by talkingaway » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:17 am

QUESTIONING SONGS

While on tour in 2015, a British singer born in 1945 projected on the background a quote from an old interview: "I don’t want to be singing" this disco song that hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 in February 1979 "at age 50 and be a parody of myself."
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What is Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?

(n.b.: I'm not invoking Gangsta's Paradise rules. "You" is close enough.)
Admittedly, the clue could use some tightening up - it's a little wordy, but I wanted to provide a good pathway to the correct response.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:32 am

U.S. PRESIDENTS

The most recent decade with exclusively Republican presidents.
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What are the 1900s? (McKinley, T.Roosevelt, Taft)
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:08 am

mas3cf wrote:
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Here's a tougher Presidents one:

U.S. PRESIDENTS

The most recent decade with presidents from only one political party.
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What are the 1900s? (McKinley, T.Roosevelt, Taft)
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What is 1983-1992?

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:26 pm

Am I missing something obvious with the 1940s?
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:38 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:26 pm
Am I missing something obvious with the 1940s?
Wait, Dewey didn't win in 1948?

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