FJs for the 7/13/15 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 7/13/15 week?

Poll ended at Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:50 pm

In 1913 this cleaning item was born when its creators named it from a word meaning "bright" or "shining"
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41%
The debate team at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire is named for this man who entered the academy in 1796
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55%
On the completion of this in 1937, its chief engineer wrote, "At last the mighty task is done; Resplendent in the western sun"
88
69%
Alfred Dreyfus was among the thousands who marched through the streets of Paris in his 1902 funeral procession
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60%
An account of her historic trial noted, "It was conceded that the defendant was, on the 5th November 1872, a woman"
52
41%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
12
9%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
6
5%
FICTION $2000: This Willa Cather novel tells of Alexandra Bergson's life on the Nebraska prairies
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65%
HISTORICAL NICKNAMES $800: "The Father of Rhode Island"
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71%
JULY $2000: On July 18, 1944, after the fall of Saipan, this Japanese prime minister resigned
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46%
My incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue was Henry Clay or Patrick Henry.
8
6%
My incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue was Mount Rushmore.
8
6%
My incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue was Hoover Dam.
25
20%
My incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue was Jules Verne.
5
4%
I have seen the music group Rush play in person.
7
6%
My incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue was Lizzie Borden.
39
31%
 
Total votes: 127

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FJs for the 7/13/15 week

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7/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN PRODUCTS

7/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1913 this cleaning item was born when its creators named it from a word meaning "bright" or "shining"

7/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HISTORIC AMERICANS

7/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The debate team at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire is named for this man who entered the academy in 1796

7/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LANDMARKS

7/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On the completion of this in 1937, its chief engineer wrote, "At last the mighty task is done; Resplendent in the western sun"

7/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN NOVELISTS

7/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Alfred Dreyfus was among the thousands who marched through the streets of Paris in his 1902 funeral procession

7/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY AMERICANS

7/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
An account of her historic trial noted, "It was conceded that the defendant was, on the 5th November 1872, a woman"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Brillo
Daniel Webster
Golden Gate Bridge
Emile Zola
Susan B. Anthony
The players were 8/14 (57.14%) with a 0-2-3-2-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have three correct by the players.

FICTION $2000: This Willa Cather novel tells of Alexandra Bergson's life on the Nebraska prairies

HISTORICAL NICKNAMES $800: "The Father of Rhode Island"

JULY $2000: On July 18, 1944, after the fall of Saipan, this Japanese prime minister resigned

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
O Pioneers!
Roger Williams
Tojo
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Mon: Brillo was instant.
Tue: I got Daniel Webster after a few seconds.
Wed: Golden Gate Bridge was instant; I remembered reading the quote in the clue before.
Thu: Zola was instant.
Fri: I guessed Lizzie Borden instead.
I had 168 clues right and 9 clues wrong for the week.

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Lux on Monday

Borden on Friday, although I was pretty sure the date was too early. Never knew Anthony was tried for voting, and couldn't think of any other famous late 19th century trial of a woman.

Knee jerk answer of My Antonia instead of O Pioneers.
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Hoover Dam on Wednesday
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I am sad to say that I had a complete shutout this week.

Also, minor correction, but the Historic Nicknames clue in the poll was a J! round clue for $800, according to the archive, anyway.

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JayK33 wrote:I am sad to say that I had a complete shutout this week.

Also, minor correction, but the Historic Nicknames clue in the poll was a J! round clue for $800, according to the archive, anyway.
Okay, I changed it, thanks. 4th box, just wrong round.

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Goats on a roll third straight week of 5/5 FJs for a Trifecta of Pentafectae. My longest run 17 Fjs fingers X'd for a personal best new record!
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:roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I have seen Rush three times--for the Hold Your Fire, Presto, and Counterparts tours.

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:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :( :(

Listerene, Panama Canal, Verne, Borden. Borden is the only one I thought had any chance of being right. (I was shocked to learn she was 32 when she allegedly killed her parents. That's like twice as old as I'd always pictured.)

Oh, and I have no idea who Rush is.
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :oops: :oops:

Monday: Lux
Wednesday: didn't decide between MR and HD in time; checked both
Friday: Borden

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I believe this is my first 0-fer ever. Now I know how Tiger Woods feels.

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Mon - Gleem
Fri - Surratt

Had to play Friday's off the archive because stupid KABC didn't air Friday's game on Saturday. :cry:
Likely messed up my Coryat too cause the pacing was all thrown off. *sigh*

Stupid fire...

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Volante wrote:KABC didn't air Friday's game on Saturday. :cry:
Likely messed up my Coryat too cause the pacing was all thrown off. *sigh*

Stupid fire...
I waited for it to appear on YouTube, which was a long enough wait for Jennifer to post about that FJ in a Pavlovs thread and for me to see it. But I'm giving myself credit, which means I denied myself a 5/5 (and an 8/8) by taking Henry Clay over Daniel Webster on Tuesday.

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Vanya wrote:I believe this is my first 0-fer ever. Now I know how Tiger Woods feels.
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I said Sojourner Truth for Friday's clue. ("Ain't I a Woman?") No guess on Willa Cather. Every other question was more or less an instaget.

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I've never seen Rush. One of the worst bands I've ever heard. I'd sooner pay to see Iggy Azalea or that donut licker.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Thursday: Victor Hugo
Friday: Lizzie Borden
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:cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Monday: Only thought of Day-Glo.
Tuesday: Instant.
Wednesday: Brief thought of Mount Rushmore, but went to Golden Gate Bridge after focusing on "engineer" as opposed to "sculptor".
Thursday: Quickly after remembering "J'accuse".
Friday: Case of overthinking; thinking of the woman who ran for president in 1872 (Victoria Woodhull), but I only got to "Victoria Hull", so wrong anyway. Lizzie Borden is a pretty popular incorrect answer for this one, but I knew it wasn't her because it was 20 years before.

I wrote in Tojo in the New York Times syndicated crossword about 15 seconds before the clue showed up. ("Japanese P.M. executed in 1948")

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