FJs for the 2/15/16 week

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Which FJs did you solve correctly for the 2/15/16 week?

Poll ended at Thu May 26, 2016 8:58 pm

In one version of a 19th century quote, “there is room and health…away from the crowds” so you’re urged to do these 2 words
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45%
Exhibited in the British Museum since 1802, it was the centerpiece in a 1999 exhibition called "Cracking Codes"
114
91%
This man who was in “The Godfather” & “Apocalypse Now” is the only living actor in 6 or more films on the list
55
44%
This children’s author considered using the anagrams Edgar Cuthwellis & Edgar U. C. Westhill for his pen name
30
24%
In 2015 a street connecting with Frank Sinatra Drive & Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas was renamed in his honor
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72%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
9
7%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
3
2%
THE LOWER 48 $1000: The highest points in both Pennsylvania & West Virginia lie in this range of the Appalachians
34
27%
HOW "OD" $2000: The man seen here is a carrier of this brick container
42
34%
1890s AMERICA $1200: Showcasing the west, the 1898 expo called trans- this river drew 2.5 million visitors to Omaha
41
33%
Marlon Brando was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
24
19%
Al Pacino or Robert De Niro was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
23
18%
Dr. Seuss was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
13
10%
Something about the wording of the Thursday FJ! clue kept me from guessing Lewis Carroll even though I considered the name.
22
18%
Jerry Lewis was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
7
6%
The Platte was my incorrect guess for the clue above that wanted the Mississippi River.
20
16%
 
Total votes: 125

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FJs for the 2/15/16 week

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2/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FAMOUS PHRASES

2/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In one version of a 19th century quote, “there is room and health…away from the crowds” so you’re urged to do these 2 words

2/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HISTORIC OBJECTS

2/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Exhibited in the British Museum since 1802, it was the centerpiece in a 1999 exhibition called "Cracking Codes"

2/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE AFI'S 100 YEARS...100 MOVIES

2/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This man who was in “The Godfather” & “Apocalypse Now” is the only living actor in 6 or more films on the list


2/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PEN NAMES

2/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This children’s author considered using the anagrams Edgar Cuthwellis & Edgar U. C. Westhill for his pen name

2/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LATE ENTERTAINERS

2/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 2015 a street connecting with Frank Sinatra Drive & Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas was renamed in his honor


Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Go West
Rosetta Stone
Robert Duvall
Lewis Carroll/Charles (Lutwidge) Dodgson
Sammy Davis, Jr.
The players were 7/15 (46.67%) with a 0-3-1-0-3 success pattern.

The extra clues have three requests with triple stumpers sandwiching one the players had correct. (Sorry, the visuals are not included for the stumpers.)

THE LOWER 48 $1000: The highest points in both Pennsylvania & West Virginia lie in this range of the Appalachians
HOW "OD" $2000: The man seen here is a carrier of this brick container
1890s AMERICA $1200: Showcasing the west, the 1898 expo called trans- this river drew 2.5 million visitors to Omaha


Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Alleghenies
hod
Mississippi

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(
Nothing for Monday
Clam on Alleghenies & Mississippi
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:

Wed - Brando came to mind first but quickly ruled him out.
Thu - E.B.White, going off the 'E' in Edgar. No 'o' in the names had me rule out Carrol/Dodgson
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Did not know Dodgson's middle name and ran out of time thinking of alternatives.
Blurted out Platte, even though I knew it made little sense to be in the name of a national exposition.

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

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

Brando (got as far as "actor who was in The Godfather and Apocalypse Now" and stopped thinking), CS Lewis (ruled out Carroll because I couldn't pull a "Dodgson" out of either name).
For the Mississippi clue, I clammed on Missouri, and didn't try to pick up the rebound.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

Platte for Mississippi

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:oops: :mrgreen: :(

"Get away" was the best guess I had on Monday...
Alleghenies should have come, considering that's the area I grew up in - I was stuck on Appalachians...Clammed on the river.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:cry: :mrgreen: :cry:

Shenandoah and Missouri.

I guess I have the pub song "Finnegan's Wake" for knowing what a hod is.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

I had never previously heard of "hods."
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:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :( :(

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

Some weeks when I do poorly I just vote and don't bother posting about it. But maybe the fact that I'm on a computer and not my phone right now makes the difference.

I pulled out "go west" halfway through the reveal of the responses, I didn't remember enough of the Apocalypse Now cast to be able to answer that well, actually thought of Lewis Carroll first and moved past him too quickly to think to consider his actual name, and went straight to the Rat Pack member whose death was closest to 2015 (Joey Bishop).

I blanked on Alleghenies, and jumped Omaha -> Nebraska -> Platte without considering the implication of "showcasing the West."

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

Back to my old 2/5s.

For the river one, my first thought was the Mississippi, but when the first contestant answered, I thought, "Oh, they're probably right." I still didn't go back to it after both of them were negged, thinking it might be something even more obscure. I wouldn't say it was overvalued, but I would say its placement made me think it was less obvious than it was.

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

My guess on Monday was "duck and cover."

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Hod must be better known across the pond; both Spouse and I thought it should have been top-box material, and then I was very surprised to see how many people here weren't familiar with the word. Is there a more commonly-used term for the tool in North America?

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First back-to-back 5/5s for FJ!s in a long time, but I've never heard of a "hod" before...

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :(
Rereading Monday's clue, I can see why I didn't interpret it as looking for a 2-word phrase--I was thinking of something like "[verb] and [verb]".

Rereading Thursday's clue, I now see that there are two ways to parse it: one way says that he considered anagrams of <....> as possible pen names, and the other groups "anagrams of <.....> for his pen name" together. I had interpreted it the first way (as intended, I guess), but I didn't see "Dodgson" (nor "Carroll", for that matter), so I looked for greener pastures.

I just plain got lucky on Wednesday--thought of him, didn't think of anything better.

Should have gotten Alleghenies after having lived in central PA for four years. Thought of the Adirondacks, Catskills, and Poconos, but none sounded right so I clammed. NHO Hod. Platte on third clue.

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

NO TOM W/E on Monday's clue. The 'health' bit suggested 'taking the air for TB' so I was headed to the Italian Riviera with Keats and Shelley. Terribly vague clue.
Rest were instagets, including Lewis Carroll, even had "Who's Charles Dodgson?" AT woulda been proud...

HOD was a new word; missed Alleghenies; trans-Mississippi was instant, at least. Foggy week for goats TBVH! :oops:
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
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So darn close to a 5 for 5, I had C.S. Lewis on Thursday (then realized I needed another S). Three straight 4 for 5 weeks.
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