FJs for the 7/20/15 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 7/20/15 week?

Poll ended at Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:51 pm

Wagner's line "Oed' und leer das Meer", meaning "Waste and empty the sea", is quoted in a poem by this American-born man
64
52%
In 1909 this Oxford student surveyed Crusader castles in the Mideast; a few years later he returned for less peaceful activities
87
70%
This country smaller than England was a colonial rival with which England fought 4 wars, the last from 1780 to 1784
74
60%
The mission of this Western university founded in 1875 is "to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life"
111
90%
This small land's airline advertises a "stopover": 7 nights at no extra travel charge to break up a Boston-Brussels trip
90
73%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
29
23%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
1
1%
THE WAY OF THE DODO $2000: Dodos inhabited this small island country just east of Madagascar
58
47%
AMERICANA $1000: The view from the summit of this mountain inspired the song "America The Beautiful"
57
46%
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM $2000: Maugham's first novel had the alliterative title "Liza of" this London district
10
8%
My incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue was Walt Whitman or Robert Frost.
21
17%
My incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue was Winston Churchill or Howard Carter.
5
4%
I went 0/2 this season (Jan. 12, 2015) on the two FJ! clues that wanted T.E. Lawrence.
34
27%
My incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue was Portugal.
26
21%
I have set foot in Iceland.
10
8%
I was 2/2 on the American FJ! clues (Eliot & BYU) and 0/3 on the European ones (Lawrence, Netherlands, Iceland).
3
2%
 
Total votes: 124

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FJs for the 7/20/15 week

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7/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
POETRY

7/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Wagner's line "Oed' und leer das Meer", meaning "Waste and empty the sea", is quoted in a poem by this American-born man

7/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HISTORIC NAMES

7/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1909 this Oxford student surveyed Crusader castles in the Mideast; a few years later he returned for less peaceful activities

7/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MILITARY HISTORY

7/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This country smaller than England was a colonial rival with which England fought 4 wars, the last from 1780 to 1784

7/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

7/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The mission of this Western university founded in 1875 is "to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life"

7/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NATIONAL AIRLINES

7/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This small land's airline advertises a "stopover": 7 nights at no extra travel charge to break up a Boston-Brussels trip

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
T.S. Eliot
T.E. Lawrence
the Netherlands
Brigham Young University
Iceland
The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 1-1-2-1-1 success pattern.

THE WAY OF THE DODO $2000: Dodos inhabited this small island country just east of Madagascar

AMERICANA $1000: The view from the summit of this mountain inspired the song "America The Beautiful"

W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM $2000: Maugham's first novel had the alliterative title "Liza of" this London district

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Mauritius
Pike's Peak
Lambeth
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My apologies to anyone who lost an 8-smiley week because I decided to include the Maugham clue.

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Mon: I guessed Walt Whitman instead.
Tue: T.E. Lawrence was nearly instant.
Wed:: I got the Netherlands after considering Belgium and Portugal.
Thu: Brigham Young University was instant.
Fri: I got Iceland after considering Ireland.
I had 164 clues right and 11 clues wrong for the week.

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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(
Coleridge on Monday (ugh). Portugal on Wednesday.

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

Never heard of the Maugham novel
Got both Lawrence clues
Never been to Iceland
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

Well, that's interesting. Still better than I did last week.
I didn't get the other Lawrence clue. Never been to Iceland.
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All instagets on FJ except Wednesday when I picked the wrong one of two choices.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

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

Mon - Poe, thinking Annabel Lee.

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

0/2 on the T. E. Lawrence clues.
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

Monday: Wrote down Langston Hughes just to have something
Tuesday: "Middle East" cinched it instantly. Fool me once...
Wednesday: Portugal was the only tiny colonial power I could think of.
Thursday: As I mentioned in the daily thread, I'd have to give back my MBA if I didn't get this one.
Friday: Wrote down Iceland instantly. Wavered a bit, but not enough to cross out the second letter in my response.
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Saw "sea" and thought of Vaughan Williams's Sea Symphony (text by Walt Whitman) and forgot to ask myself why they would write American-BORN. #cmonman

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil:
:( :( :(
Lost a 5/5 for one word and one letter...
I did not think "small" applied to Iceland...so I rejected it and said Ireland instead.
My first thought Thurs was Pepperdine...then Oral Roberts...not till I focused on the date did BYU come.
I'm pretty good on Maugham but I never heard of Liza of Lambeth.
Slow on Mauritius...did not know the Pike's Peak fact.

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:| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:| :mrgreen: :|

Mon: Guessed Whitman just to have something
2/'2 on Lawrence
Wed: Portugal
Thu: Knew because I lived nearby and attended 50th anniversary festivities
Fri: When traveling to/from Europe and watching the progress of the plane on the screen, I was surprised at how close we were to Iceland.

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

Thank goodness for those last two FJs of the week to keep me from going 0-for-5. BYU, as you can imagine, was a huge instaget, and Iceland just made sense to me.

Played Monday off the thread, and I can't even remember if I even managed a WAG.

Tuesday, I thought of Lawrence, but I went with Rommel because they had used the former so recently in a FJ! clue.

My WAG for Wednesday was Wales. (That sentence was full of accidental alliteration... :P)

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I guess my best get of the week was pulling "Lambeth" out of the air, mostly because of a song from a musical:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fgKn3SbCYQ

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

I just learned of Lambeth this week because of reading The Professor and the Madman, which talks about it in the first chapter. But even if I had been able to retrieve it from my mind (rather than to merely recognize that I'd heard of it before once its name was given), I'm not sure I'd have been confident enough to guess it based on "London district starting with L" (which, absent knowledge of the Maugham title, was all I had to go on).

Second week in a row I've prevented a 5/5 by thinking of a correct response and not going with it. And a genuine 4/5 this time, without any FJs on which I got spoiled and gave myself benefit of the doubt (as I did for the 7/17 game).

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clprez wrote:Thu: Knew because I lived nearby and attended 50th anniversary festivities
Woah, what!? In 1925? How old are you?

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

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