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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:35 pm

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A more straightforward one that draws on the same trivia fact:

AFRICAN COUNTRIES

Its motto is "Unidad, Paz, Justicia"
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I think the streets one is fine, but avoid the "tres de Agosto", as that is distracting because you focus on what historical event must go with it.

Problem with the motto is the resemblance to Latin. Kind of like "E Pluribus Unum", which is awesome and way better than "In "blank" We Trust".
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

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CATEGORY: Non-Profit Organizations

As a non-profit organization, this team is the only American franchise in one of the big four pro sports leagues to release their balance sheet publicly.
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The non-profit, publicly-owned structure of the Packers is how they've managed to stay in Green Bay, despite Green Bay being the smallest market in all of pro sports.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:14 am

BRITISH MONARCHS

This ruler's grandparents signed the Treaty of Tordesillas to divide the New World with Portugal
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

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NAMES IN THE NEWS

Receiving a new round of attention in 2019, this man with the middle name “Riddle” was last seen in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by talkingaway » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:09 pm

ETYMOLOGY

This word contains synonymous Greek, French, and Latin prefixes, in that order, attached to a root with a Middle English origin that means "to shake tremulously".
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by seaborgium » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:10 pm

talkingaway wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:09 pm
ETYMOLOGY

This word contains synonymous Greek, Latin, and French prefixes, in that order, attached to a root with a Middle English origin that means "to shake tremulously".
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What is hemisemidemiquaver?
I usually hear it in the order Greek, French, and Latin, and Wikipedia seems to agree with me.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by talkingaway » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:27 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:10 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:09 pm
ETYMOLOGY

This word contains synonymous Greek, Latin, and French prefixes, in that order, attached to a root with a Middle English origin that means "to shake tremulously".
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What is hemisemidemiquaver?
I usually hear it in the order Greek, French, and Latin, and Wikipedia seems to agree with me.
Good point - why did I always think of it in the wrong order? Looking it up in the J! archive, your order is there, and now that I think of it, it makes sense...
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considering semiquaver is the eighth note.
I’ll fix it. I did a cursory google and found my old order in the wiktionary, which isn’t a good source, obviously.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by seaborgium » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:05 am

talkingaway wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:27 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:10 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:09 pm
ETYMOLOGY

This word contains synonymous Greek, Latin, and French prefixes, in that order, attached to a root with a Middle English origin that means "to shake tremulously".
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What is hemisemidemiquaver?
I usually hear it in the order Greek, French, and Latin, and Wikipedia seems to agree with me.
Good point - why did I always think of it in the wrong order? Looking it up in the J! archive, your order is there, and now that I think of it, it makes sense...
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considering semiquaver is the eighth note.
I’ll fix it. I did a cursory google and found my old order in the wiktionary, which isn’t a good source, obviously.
I would do away with "in that order" in the clue so that either could be accepted.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by cheezguyty » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:54 pm

LESSER-KNOWN NAMES

In 1944, traveling in a Messerschmitt Komet, German Heini Dittmar set an unofficial world record that stood for three years until it was surpassed by this man
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by mas3cf » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:47 am

cheezguyty wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:54 pm
LESSER-KNOWN NAMES

In 1941, traveling in a Messerschmitt Komet, German Heini Dittmar set a world record that stood for six years until it was surpassed by this man
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Who is Chuck Yeager?
I like that one... it seems like something that could actually have been written by the J! writers

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:48 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:47 am
cheezguyty wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:54 pm
LESSER-KNOWN NAMES

In 1941, traveling in a Messerschmitt Komet, German Heini Dittmar set a world record that stood for six years until it was surpassed by this man
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Who is Chuck Yeager?
I like that one... it seems like something that could actually have been written by the J! writers
+1

Is this event the breaking of the sound barrier? I assumed earlier pilots of the X-10 wiped out any existing jet plane records (as well as some of their asses). Of course Yeager wiped out any intermediate records.

It is a great clue and a reasonable difficulty level for FJ. It's slightly better if it is the supersonic flight, but it doesn't need to be addressed to improve the clue.

ETA - According to Wiki, there's 3 official marks better than the unofficial Ditmar flight at 623 mph and even Ditmar beat it unofficially at 702 mph in 1948. And then Yeager's flight is also unofficial at "only" 670 mph in October 1947 followed by an 891 mph spanking in November.

So, I still like the clue, but purists are going to freak out. Maybe it can be saved?
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by cheezguyty » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:38 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:48 pm
ETA - According to Wiki, there's 3 official marks better than the unofficial Ditmar flight at 623 mph and even Ditmar beat it unofficially at 702 mph in 1948. And then Yeager's flight is also unofficial at "only" 670 mph in October 1947 followed by an 891 mph spanking in November.

So, I still like the clue, but purists are going to freak out. Maybe it can be saved?
Thank you for taking a closer look at this. I was going off the Aircraft records Wiki article, which doesn't include Dittmar's 702 mph flight in 1944 (not 1948). I've rectified the clue by changing the year and adding the word "unofficial" to satisfy any FAI purists.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by cheezguyty » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:50 pm

AWARDS & HONORS

Begun in 2010, the award named for her is given for "excellence in crime, mystery and thriller writing by New Zealand authors"
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:15 am

16th CENTURY BRITS

This 16th century British scientist concluded that Earth has a magnetic field in his 1600 book "De Magnete". Though he did not write any Gondoliers nor any Pirates of Penzance.
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by Ironhorse » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:53 pm

CHILDREN's LITERATURE

This beloved book about an animal was banned in Spain, as Francisco Franco's supporters accused it of promoting pacifism.
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:34 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
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CHILDREN's LITERATURE

This beloved book about an animal was banned in Spain, as Francisco Franco's supporters accused it of promoting pacifism.
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Great clue, but maybe tweak it to ask for the name of the animal rather than the book. That way no one has to agonize about whether just "What is Ferdinand?" will be accepted or if they should write out "What is The Tale of Ferdinand?" and end up getting it wrong.

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:21 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:53 pm
CHILDREN's LITERATURE

This beloved book about an animal was banned in Spain, as Francisco Franco's supporters accused it of promoting pacifism.
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got this on a guess...first and only time i have ever heard of this book was when it was mentioned in the movie "the blind side"

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by talkingaway » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:21 am

CHRISTMAS SONGS

This person recorded a demo of his Christmas song at the St. Regis hotel in New York City in 1971; 9 years later, within two miles of the hotel, he made national news.
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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by davey » Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:31 am

talkingaway wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:21 am
CHRISTMAS SONGS

This person recorded a demo of his Christmas song at the St. Regis hotel in New York City in 1971; 9 years later, within two miles of the hotel, he made national news.
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Made national news is a bit reductive, no?... :o Not even made international news quite covers it...

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Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Post by talkingaway » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:30 am

davey wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:31 am
talkingaway wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:21 am
CHRISTMAS SONGS

This person recorded a demo of his Christmas song at the St. Regis hotel in New York City in 1971; 9 years later, within two miles of the hotel, he made national news.
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Made national news is a bit reductive, no?... :o Not even made international news quite covers it...
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You're right, it is a bit reductive. I actually thought about "international news" right after I hit send, but admittedly didn't bother to fix it. I think "musician assassinated/killed in NYC in the year 1971 + 9" brings it to $200 clue level, so I had to be deliberately vague.

I just discovered an interesting quasi-neg: Donny Hathaway. He recorded "This Christmas" in autumn 1970, but in Chicago, and Donny died in NYC just over 8 years later in January 1979.

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