IN RESIDENCE $1000: The presidential retreat today known as Camp David was first named this by FDR after a James Hilton novel
Yes, the clue could have been worded better. What I would not concede is that it was a stumper because the players knew Shangri-La, but were confused that it was not a Hilton novel. This and Angler were the no-gets that surprised me.
Yes, I was surprised that those two were stand-and-stares (especially that old J! chestnut, The Compleat Angler
), and I agree that the Shangri-La clue was poorly worded. Other than that, Chandreyi played a hell of a game; congrats to her on a most impressive victory. She had some good gets.
I shocked myself by getting the FJ. I never saw Frozen
, but I figured that had to be the animated film referenced in the clue. I thought to myself, "I have no idea who any of the characters in that movie were; just throw out a Swedish name just to say something." But my unconscious mind must have retained something from the heavy press that the movie received (including the whole Adele Dazeem brouhaha), because the Swedish name I wrote down "just to say something" was "Elsa." (During the think music I was torn between "Ilsa" and "Elsa," as "Ilsa" somehow sounded more Swedish to me, but something was pulling me towards "Elsa," and I stuck with my initial guess.) I was elated when I learned during the reveal that my guess actually turned out to be correct.
And, TPH, that's why you should always guess something
, and never throw in the towel.
On the "tech names" DD, I had NHO a company called "Asus," but I knew that Bellerephon was Pegasus's rider, so I reluctantly subtracted the "Peg" from that horse's name to get to Asus. (My research indicates that it's a Taiwanese PC manufacturer that ranked 5th in sales globally in 2014. Are they that well-known in the U.S., though? Am I the only one here who was unfamiliar with them?)
In the same category, I never knew that hotmail got its name by adding vowels to "html." That's pretty cool, in a nerdy kind of way.