The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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Golf wrote:
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We’ve been over this many times, you admittedly know nothing about sports, and there’s nothing wrong with that. That being said, because of this you have no idea when a sports clue is easy, difficult, negbait, whatever. So stop worrying and protesting the matter. Let those who know sports lay it out for you if necessary and then accept it and move on.
Exactly. Your only response in this thread should be, "Oh, OK, thanks."

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Fri May 29, 2020 9:14 pm
I would have had no idea how many presidents had libraries. Could have been 30, could have been 10. I know JFK has one, but couldn't really say anything about any of the others. But it was nice of them to toss in the 15 in there - basically asking "What state is associated with 3 of the last 15 Presidents?"
Because everyone knows that presidential libraries are a recent thing right? Why should I not assume that an early prominent president like Washington, Jefferson, or Lincoln had one? 15 is one out of every three Presidents ever. It'd be perfectly cromulent to assume that Presidential libraries have always been a thing (after all, non-presidential libraries have) and that maybe some of the lesser-known Presidents just didn't get one.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
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talkingaway wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 9:14 pm
I would have had no idea how many presidents had libraries. Could have been 30, could have been 10. I know JFK has one, but couldn't really say anything about any of the others. But it was nice of them to toss in the 15 in there - basically asking "What state is associated with 3 of the last 15 Presidents?"
Because everyone knows that presidential libraries are a recent thing right? Why should I not assume that an early prominent president like Washington, Jefferson, or Lincoln had one? 15 is one out of every three Presidents ever. It'd be perfectly cromulent to assume that Presidential libraries have always been a thing (after all, non-presidential libraries have) and that maybe some of the lesser-known Presidents just didn't get one.
Sometimes being able to answer the clue requires knowing something about the clue. Shocker, I know.

That's why I didn't whinge about not getting Swiss Family Robinson: I didn't know it and that's my fault, not that of the writers.

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Abby Wambach is first box famous. It's that simple.

Poll request seen for the court case clue. Even with the 3-letter hint I had no idea.

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:15 pm

What was the TOM for soccer on Monitor for $200?

Someone explain Supremes for $400 to me? That seemed like an extremely opaque clue to me. Poll request?
Abby Wombach, Megan Rapinoe, Hope Solo = Women's soccer. Mark's right, they all are top-box famous. We've won the last two World Cups, and have placed top 3 every year since it's started in 1991. Also had 5 consecutive Olympic medals (4 gold, 1 silver) until we got knocked out in 2016 in fifth place.

A beast + a type of court was all I had for the "kangaroo court" clue. I got it, but I think it was 100% word play. NHO anything else in that clue, which is typical of a J! clue.

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talkingaway wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:30 pm
Abby Wombach, Megan Rapinoe, Hope Solo = Women's soccer. Mark's right, they all are top-box famous. We've won the last two World Cups, and have placed top 3 every year since it's started in 1991. Also had 5 consecutive Olympic medals (4 gold, 1 silver) until we got knocked out in 2016 in fifth place.
I wouldn't have guessed that any women's soccer names were top-box famous.
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A beast + a type of court was all I had for the "kangaroo court" clue. I got it, but I think it was 100% word play. NHO anything else in that clue, which is typical of a J! clue.
The top box was that baffling "tax" clue that was a triple stumper. I would have gotten "kangaroo court" easily on a normal day, but I was just having such a terrible time with this board that I got gunshy.
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I probably would have put a woman soccer player lower on the board than Lord Stanley and Muhammad Ali.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Abby Wambach is first box famous. It's that simple.

Poll request seen for the court case clue. Even with the 3-letter hint I had no idea.
I wonder if the writers thought that quote was more famous than it is. I said "act," which i still think sounds right. (But I did predict the category was not about Diana Ross and Mary Wilson...)
I didn't get Wambach. But I did get "tip off. " And "Hoop Dreams"!

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:36 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:30 pm
Abby Wombach, Megan Rapinoe, Hope Solo = Women's soccer. Mark's right, they all are top-box famous. We've won the last two World Cups, and have placed top 3 every year since it's started in 1991. Also had 5 consecutive Olympic medals (4 gold, 1 silver) until we got knocked out in 2016 in fifth place.
I wouldn't have guessed that any women's soccer names were top-box famous.
Maybe Brandi Chastain or Mia Hamm. I don't think any others are top-fox famous to me. I'm not saying the clue shouldn't have been placed there. I don't know. I'm mildly interested to see how this clue polls if you want to make a poll. (I'd suggest it for inclusion in the weekly poll, but I'm already requesting two slots for the slake/quench clue. I don't want this game to hog too many weekly poll questions.)

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:51 pm
Maybe Brandi Chastain or Mia Hamm. I don't think any others are top-fox famous to me.
Freudian slip? :lol:

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BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:03 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:51 pm
Maybe Brandi Chastain or Mia Hamm. I don't think any others are top-fox famous to me.
Freudian slip? :lol:
Ha! That's a win for my subconscious.

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Not even close to negbait.


#8230, aired 2020-06-05 WORDS COINED IN THE 1920s $800: We got this word from a 1920 play by Karel Capek about mechanical men & women
#8072, aired 2019-10-15 AUTOMATONS $400: Czech writer Karel Capek wrote the play "R.U.R.". short for "Rossum's Universal" these automata
#6251, aired 2011-11-21 THE THEAT-"R" $2000: It's the 3-letter name of Karel Capek's play from which we get the word "robot"
#5187, aired 2007-03-13 LITERARY BROTHERS $2000: He wrote "The Insect Play" with his brother & the robot play "R.U.R." by himself
#5012, aired 2006-05-30 THE MALE IS IN THE CZECH $2000: This writer coined the word "robot" from the Czech word for forced labor
#4520, aired 2004-04-09 "R" $400: Karel Capek coined this word for a mechanical man in his play "R.U.R."
#3624, aired 2000-05-11 WORLD LITERATURE $1,600 (Daily Double): This Czech playwright who invented the word "robot" also wrote the novel "Krakatit", "An atomic phantasy"
#3513, aired 1999-12-08 PARDON MY ROBOT $1000: This Capek play about machine-men premiered in London in 1923
#3365, aired 1999-04-02 THE BIRTH OF WORDS $800: From the Old Slavic for slave, this word entered the language from Karel Capek's 1921 play "R.U.R."
#3295, aired 1998-12-25 PERFORMANCE ART $1000: These creations named by Karel Capek rampage through performances by Survival Research Laboratories
#2126, aired 1993-11-29 DRAMA $600: Sula & Helena are robotesses in this Karel Capek play
#1194, aired 1989-11-09 DRAMA $800: The title of Karel Capek's play "R.U.R." stands for this
#804, aired 1988-02-18 LITERATURE $1000: Inventor of the word robot in his play "R.U.R.", Karel Capek wrote in this Slavic language
#449, aired 1986-05-29 20th CENTURY ART $500: 1920 painting by George Grosz shows one of these machines Karel Capek named the next year

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Not even close to negbait.
Which is why a contestant still said "android" anyway, right?
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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Not even close to negbait.


#8230, aired 2020-06-05 WORDS COINED IN THE 1920s $800: We got this word from a 1920 play by Karel Capek about mechanical men & women
#8072, aired 2019-10-15 AUTOMATONS $400: Czech writer Karel Capek wrote the play "R.U.R.". short for "Rossum's Universal" these automata
#6251, aired 2011-11-21 THE THEAT-"R" $2000: It's the 3-letter name of Karel Capek's play from which we get the word "robot"
#5187, aired 2007-03-13 LITERARY BROTHERS $2000: He wrote "The Insect Play" with his brother & the robot play "R.U.R." by himself
#5012, aired 2006-05-30 THE MALE IS IN THE CZECH $2000: This writer coined the word "robot" from the Czech word for forced labor
#4520, aired 2004-04-09 "R" $400: Karel Capek coined this word for a mechanical man in his play "R.U.R."
#3624, aired 2000-05-11 WORLD LITERATURE $1,600 (Daily Double): This Czech playwright who invented the word "robot" also wrote the novel "Krakatit", "An atomic phantasy"
#3513, aired 1999-12-08 PARDON MY ROBOT $1000: This Capek play about machine-men premiered in London in 1923
#3365, aired 1999-04-02 THE BIRTH OF WORDS $800: From the Old Slavic for slave, this word entered the language from Karel Capek's 1921 play "R.U.R."
#3295, aired 1998-12-25 PERFORMANCE ART $1000: These creations named by Karel Capek rampage through performances by Survival Research Laboratories
#2126, aired 1993-11-29 DRAMA $600: Sula & Helena are robotesses in this Karel Capek play
#1194, aired 1989-11-09 DRAMA $800: The title of Karel Capek's play "R.U.R." stands for this
#804, aired 1988-02-18 LITERATURE $1000: Inventor of the word robot in his play "R.U.R.", Karel Capek wrote in this Slavic language
#449, aired 1986-05-29 20th CENTURY ART $500: 1920 painting by George Grosz shows one of these machines Karel Capek named the next year
Presumably Meggie doesn't do crossword puzzles...

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:07 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Not even close to negbait.
Which is why a contestant still said "android" anyway, right?
Which letter in R.U.R. do you suppose stands for "android"?

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seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:32 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:07 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Not even close to negbait.
Which is why a contestant still said "android" anyway, right?
Which letter in R.U.R. do you suppose stands for "android"?
The clue didn't say R.U.R. though.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:41 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:32 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:07 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Not even close to negbait.
Which is why a contestant still said "android" anyway, right?
Which letter in R.U.R. do you suppose stands for "android"?
The clue didn't say R.U.R. though.
Aha, fair enough; I misremembered the clue. (And anyway, I'm sure if it had been, your retort would have been that no part of the clue indicated that any letter in the initialism stood for the word.)

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seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:45 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:41 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:32 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:07 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Not even close to negbait.
Which is why a contestant still said "android" anyway, right?
Which letter in R.U.R. do you suppose stands for "android"?
The clue didn't say R.U.R. though.
Aha, fair enough; I misremembered the clue. (And anyway, I'm sure if it had been, your retort would have been that no part of the clue indicated that any letter in the initialism stood for the word.)
Hmm almost like you've played this game before, Stefan!

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jeff6286 wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:24 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:45 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:41 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:32 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:07 pm


Which is why a contestant still said "android" anyway, right?
Which letter in R.U.R. do you suppose stands for "android"?
The clue didn't say R.U.R. though.
Aha, fair enough; I misremembered the clue. (And anyway, I'm sure if it had been, your retort would have been that no part of the clue indicated that any letter in the initialism stood for the word.)
Hmm almost like you've played this game before, Stefan!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DGNZnfKYnU

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:58 pm
jeff6286 wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:24 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:45 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:41 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:32 pm


Which letter in R.U.R. do you suppose stands for "android"?
The clue didn't say R.U.R. though.
Aha, fair enough; I misremembered the clue. (And anyway, I'm sure if it had been, your retort would have been that no part of the clue indicated that any letter in the initialism stood for the word.)
Hmm almost like you've played this game before, Stefan!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DGNZnfKYnU
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