FJs for the 12/12/16 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 12/12/16 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:51 pm

In a 1694 Royal Society lecture, he suggested an astronomical cause for the Biblical flood in Genesis
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31%
Cuba's second-most populous city & a South American capital share this name that refers to St. James
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79%
Nominated 8 previous times, he finally won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, 6 years before his death
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42%
In 2010, in its fourth season, this TV show shifted its primary setting to 6th Avenue, 2 blocks west
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34%
The 2 Central American nations that border only one ocean
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58%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
4
3%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
6
5%
THAT'S A GREEK LETTER $800: Here's a very small clue-- 3 of its 4 letters are vowels
100
80%
THE BROADWAY MUSICAL'S CHARACTERS $1000: Mungojerrie, Mistoffelees, Grizabella
88
70%
WHAT'S THE BIG RUSH? $600: Rushes, aka this "timely" term, referred to the latest printed footage from a film set
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54%
Isaac Newton was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
67
54%
Ernest Hemingway was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
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27%
William Faulkner was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
16
13%
"30 Rock" was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
39
31%
Belize was part of my response for the Friday FJ! clue.
88
70%
El Salvador was part of my response for the Friday FJ! clue.
70
56%
 
Total votes: 125

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FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:51 pm

12/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SCIENTISTS

12/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In a 1694 Royal Society lecture, he suggested an astronomical cause for the Biblical flood in Genesis

12/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CITY NAMES

12/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Cuba's second-most populous city & a South American capital share this name that refers to St. James

12/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN AUTHORS

12/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Nominated 8 previous times, he finally won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, 6 years before his death

12/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NYC TV

12/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 2010, in its fourth season, this TV show shifted its primary setting to 6th Avenue, 2 blocks west

12/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WESTERN HEMISPHERE GEOGRAPHY

12/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The 2 Central American nations that border only one ocean

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Edmund Halley
Santiago
John Steinbeck
Mad Men
Belize and El Salvador
The players were 5/15 (33.33%) with a 0-1-0-1-3 success pattern.

The extra clues have three correct by Cindy.

THAT'S A GREEK LETTER $800: Here's a very small clue-- 3 of its 4 letters are vowels

THE BROADWAY MUSICAL'S CHARACTERS $1000: Mungojerrie, Mistoffelees, Grizabella

WHAT'S THE BIG RUSH? $600: Rushes, aka this "timely" term, referred to the latest printed footage from a film set

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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iota
Cats
dailies

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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:52 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Newton
knew not to guess Hemingway, so blank page miss
30 Rock
Belize & Guatemala

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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:55 pm

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

:( :( :(

Faulkner for Steinbeck. Costa Rica for the complement to Belize.

On "iota" I was a little slow and the contestant got it before I could get to it. On the "Cats" clue I was thinking "Cats" but wasn't confident enough and I stayed clam.

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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by dinghammer » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:17 pm

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

Newton.
It's always Hemingway, except when it's not.
Project Runway, which actually did change one of its locations for the 4th season (but not there, and the wrong year, though).
Belize and Costa Rica. I mean, it's not called Costas Ricas.

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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:26 pm

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

Newton, Hemingway, 30 Rock, and... two of Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:29 pm

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

I had a decent sense of where Belize was, but the rest of Central America west of Panama wasn't so good. I guessed Costa Rica for no real reason, but after the fact I came up with, "Well, if it bordered two oceans, it would be 'Costas Ricas,' right?"

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Post by econgator » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:35 pm

dinghammer wrote:Belize and Costa Rica. I mean, it's not called Costas Ricas.
I did pick Costa Rica because of that.

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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by Volante » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:35 pm

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

Wed - Hemingway
Thu - 30 Rock

...been a long time, I think, since I've checked all three extras.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:39 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:45 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen:

Wednesday was an extremely frustrating miss. The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden even briefly came to mind, but I couldn't mentally switch gears and pull the right name. BAH.

Brain said "Mistoffelees! Cats! Cats!!", mouth said "C-C-C-C-C-ermegrmmmblmm". Oh well.

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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by Leander » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:57 pm

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

Newton Monday
Belize and a guess at Guatemala Friday


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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:45 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Newton on Monday--really should have known better. Hemingway Wednesday. Completely wrong Friday.

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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:56 am

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

Faulkner on Wednesday
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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:09 pm

Horrible FJ week for me. Steinbeck was an instaget, but that was it for my week. Figured Monday was either Newton or Halley, and went with Newton because of his well-known obsession with the Bible and mysticism. Knew El Salvador on Friday but not Belize. No idea on Santiago or Mad Men - I'm still ticked off at AMC for canceling "Rubicon" after one great season. :cry:

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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:43 pm

:( :( :( :( :(

Monday: Newton?
Tuesday: no response
Wednesday: Hemingway?
Thursday: no response
Friday: Costa Rica? Guatemala?

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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by Kenny » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:19 pm

The low percentages of correct responses for Halley, Mad Men and Belize/Guatemala assuage my chagrin. I only batted .200 on FJ's this week.

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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by badgerfellow » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:28 pm

Contestants on the show went 5/15 this week on Final Jeopardy...2/11 without Cindy. This just further proves how impressive her run has been.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:59 pm

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

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Post by BobF » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:28 am

Stunned at how many 0-fers there were this past week. Is that some kind of record?
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Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Post by gobobbygo » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:01 pm

:( :) :) :( :(
:) :) :)
Newton, the Apprentice, Chile & Peru (didn't RTFQ closely enough, didn't cotton to there being so many other possibly-correct answers if it was really South America they were asking about).

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