I had no idea on FJ!, so if you can't be right, be funny. "What is Willem's House o' Windmills?" NHO "Dutch East India Company" and I'm surprised this wasn't a TS.
IMHO I was surprised it wasn't an instaget tripleget and amazed that one contestant guessed "Mayflower Compact" although the Pilgrims did spend some time living and working in Holland before they took passage on the Mayflower and Speedwell, I doubt there was any public offering of stock in the "Pilgrim Expeditionary New World Company." And gosh John I totally expected you to get that but anyone can clam anytime, but surprise to see "British East India T.C." in the face of Dutch TOM?! I know you knew that, brother! Sigh, well congrats on a 5-day streak, well-played! Congrats to Amanda, super strong game, came out looking like a champ, good get on FJ! We expect you to prove a worthy opponent!
44 correct from staring at goats with instaget FJ and Lach trash on: Condone, Northwest Passage, Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford. NHO '4' home runs it could be literally any number!!!
Great Med clues: the Balearic Isles include, Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza. These are prime eurotourist destination for beaches. The tiny independent cities Ceuta and Melilla often come up in some context or other as "Spanish Independent Communities" they have their own flags which are often asked under vexillology. THe Bay of Biscay has got to be in the top 20 recurring clues, core know! Wonderful map with flags shown here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous ... s_of_Spain
NIce recurring category on first ladies, know them all & this is gimme material: Hillary Rodham - Jackie Bouvier (Onassis) - Mary Todd Lincoln - Nancy Davis - Betty Bloomer Ford Clinic, lol!
Aladdin was good fun got 3 on 1001 nights, Jasmine and Agraba, I cannot recall these darn songs to save me life! GJ TPH going 5/5!
Odyssey more core clues with gets on all: Argus of 100 eyes > 'panoptes'; 'all-seeing' applied to Helios the Sun >> Ausos >Eos> 'Dawn' Eos was also asked as Greek letters recently (siblings = Helios, the Sun and Selene, the Moon); Hermes = the Messenger; Penelope (often a clue herself) challenges her suitors to string her husband's bow (gotta ask, was it a spare or why the heck did he leave his bow behind when he went off to war in Troy?!); Jerusalem Cross or Crusader's Cross is a big cross with 4 smaller Greek crosses in each quadrant; and Circe, who turned Odysseus' men into pigs and 'enchanted' him so he was 'forced' to live at her palace enjoying her 'hospitality' for a whole whole year... then spends 7 years with Calypso under duress, as if!
Medical nailed all 5 with TB = 'consumption' (entire Bronte family died of it, comes from living in a graveyard); mumps > swelling of parotids 'parotitis' and testes 'orchitis' which hurts real bad... Glaucoma = ^ intraocular pressure (IOP); bovine spongiform encephalitis = mad cow disease, pathogen: prions, which are neither virus not bacteria. Bilious > 'choler' meaning ill complexion >cholera was a tough get and long reach through obscure etymology.
Nice heraldry clues with Eire > Harp (Wales > Leek!); NB also Aer Lingus service to Dublin, again breaking the usual pattern of no combo subjects across categories; the wavy blue line depicting NW passage was a stretch for most but it's the great white north and the way through it comes to mind, thought about MacKenzie River, but that's not across the whole north, so went with NWP. I think we will see this herald again, so much fodder for DDs and even FJ-worthy : the narwhals and compass rose on top, red field for tundra and green for tree line in Rocky Mountains, better have a look at it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_ar ... erritories
Botany: "New Dawn" thorny = rose, codeine is a morphine deriviative drug, morphia come from poppies (remember how Dorothy went to sleep in Oz? >Poppy Fields, she was a user, lol);
NHO Baby's Breath for 'filler flower', Latin genus gypsophila = "chalk-loving"; the wife instagot 'flox' picture though!
Leontopodium Alpinum is Latin for "Alpine Lion's Paw" and the national symbol of Switzerland and Austria (Sound of Music: von Trapp family >
Every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
Bless my homeland forever.