Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:39 pm

Coryat: $36,000
41 R/1 W
DD: 2/3; I couldn't quite pull Self-Reliance out of the recesses of my brain and ended up going with Self-Determination
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: garble, time-lapse, Death Cab For Cutie, Christopher Marlowe (DD)
C: volcano, dressing, India, kettle, shamrock

This was a bit of a weird FJ! category for me, as it combines a wheelhouse area (wordplay) with a weak one (literature). I couldn't come up with anything for 20+ seconds and then finally pieced together Nabokov. I couldn't remember his first name and didn't have time to tease it out, but, hey, it's J! First names not required unless specified, Mr. Troublemaker Mark Barrett.

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Post by alan tiger » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:54 pm

re: paucle

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Post by dhkendall » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:59 pm

dhkendall wrote: Judges: Would "craton" be acceptable for "shield" in GEOLOGY $1200?
cosmos wrote:The clue asked for "the Laurentian or Canadian one" which could be Laurentian Plateau or Canadian Shield since they refer to the same thing, but I believe craton should be incorrect even though the shield is the core of the Laurentia Craton. Source: wikipedia.
Anyone else care to give a whack at it? (Sorry, cosmos, but I don't think your stated source is a slam dunk for the neg column)
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Post by fowlerism » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:04 am

The K and the V had me thinking Kurt Vonnegut, before I realized that was plainly wrong. Couldn't get anything after that.

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:45 am

StevenH wrote:I got FJ off the category, thanks to a certain former ToC participant :D
I can think of a certain non–ToC participant who might make one think of Lolita.
Rex Kramer wrote:I could have gotten this FJ if it had read simply "Vivian Darkbloom". Is there a more famous literary anagram?

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Post by willwoodlen » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:44 am

Nice, lively three-way game.

Thought of Death Cab for Cutie just as time ran out and just before AT revealed. Sometimes the little hints slide right by me; in this case I didn't give adequate attention to the "Taxi!" at the start of the clue.

Only other literary use of anagrams I can think of is the Harry Potter one: TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE/ I AM LORD VOLDEMORT

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Post by Judy5cents » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:58 am

I saw the Vs, L and B and immediately came up with Vladimir Nabakov. Wish they were all that easy.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:39 am

Judy5cents wrote:I saw the Vs, L and B and immediately came up with Vladimir Nabakov. Wish they were all that easy.
Hmmm.... Would they neg that for misspelling Nabokov? It doesn't fit the stipulation that the response be an anagram. :)

It took me a few seconds and I did it by running through authors from 1955 that might get asked about on J! On another day I might have whiffed entirely. If I don't get an anagram almost immediately, I start to panic and my mental wheels spin uselessly.

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Post by econgator » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:46 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Judy5cents wrote:I saw the Vs, L and B and immediately came up with Vladimir Nabakov. Wish they were all that easy.
Hmmm.... Would they neg that for misspelling Nabokov? It doesn't fit the stipulation that the response be an anagram. :)
That's tough. I think if you wrote out the whole name, then yeah, they'd neg it, because "Vivian Darkwood" cannot anagram into "Vladimir Nabakov". However, you can get "Nabakov" alone from those letters. Still, I don't know.

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Post by dexterG » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:26 am

Judy5cents wrote:I saw the Vs, L and B and immediately came up with Vladimir Nabakov. Wish they were all that easy.
Exactly how I got FJ.

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Post by mystcmage » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:43 am

I finished with 38R/1W, $32000 Coryat, one of my better games.
For final, I initially thought of Dr. Zhivago, but Pasternak didn't work.
"Lolita guy" popped into my head with about 5 seconds left, but I would not have been able to write it down even if Nabokov had come to me instantly.
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Post by ihavejeoprosy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:49 am

Would they have simply accepted Nabokov or would his first name be necessary?
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Post by econgator » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:53 am

ihavejeoprosy wrote:Would they have simply accepted Nabokov or would his first name be necessary?
I'm thinking full name only.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:03 pm

Volante wrote:
MitchO wrote:(Anyone have any idea why Pride & Prejudice seems to be such a popular target for niche audience remakes?)
Public domain and Austen's had a weird revival lately.
Is that the PC term for getting zombified?

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Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:07 pm

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I think she's adorable. Of course, I was also a Colby fan. That dude rocks. And Gina... skas? I hated to root against her when she made her bad DD wager. But if we don't stick to our principles, what are we? :D

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:45 pm

econgator wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:Would they have simply accepted Nabokov or would his first name be necessary?
I'm thinking full name only.
I disagree. The clue is built around a full-name anagram, but there is nothing in the clue, and there was no guidance from Alex, that suggests that normal J! response rules are not in effect.
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Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:51 pm

econgator wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:Would they have simply accepted Nabokov or would his first name be necessary?
I'm thinking full name only.
I disagree. Just Nabokov would have been accepted. I don't think there's any reason not to.

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Post by ihavejeoprosy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:57 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
econgator wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:Would they have simply accepted Nabokov or would his first name be necessary?
I'm thinking full name only.
I disagree. Just Nabokov would have been accepted. I don't think there's any reason not to.
I got Nabokov when I saw the two V's. I would've just put Nabokov to account for slow writing speed.
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Post by Winchell Factor » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:31 pm

I agree with Kirk and Matty WRT "Nabokov" only.

Not that I am the judges, of course, but there it is.

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