FJs for the 6/5/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 6/5/17 week?

Poll runs till Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:52 pm

It traverses hundreds of bridges, the longest stretching 2 miles across the Amur River
63
52%
This man received 2 honorary Oscars in his career, & the actor who played him on film received a 1992 nomination for the role
44
36%
Bearing Roman numeral I, he subdued Wales & was called the "English Justinian" for his legal reforms
39
32%
Credited with saving thousands of lives before his disappearance, in 2016 he was officially declared dead by Sweden
55
45%
The brightest star in Scorpius is named this, meaning “rival” of the god equivalent to Mars
66
54%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
5
4%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
9
7%
AWARDS & HONORS $1000: Canada's equivalent of the Grammy Awards, they're named after the chief Roman goddess
93
76%
BUSINESS NAMES $1000: The name of this Warren Buffett conglomerate goes back to 2 Massachusetts textile companies that merged in 1955
100
82%
PREQUELS & SEQUELS $2000: "Be Cool" is this author's sequel to "Get Shorty"
59
48%
Orient Express was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
18
15%
Henry was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
15
12%
Richard was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
12
10%
Schindler was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
33
27%
"star in Scorpius" was the more helpful part for me solving the Friday FJ! clue.
8
7%
"rival of the god equivalent to Mars" was the more helpful part for me solving the Friday FJ! clue.
58
48%
 
Total votes: 122

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FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:52 pm

6/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD TRANSPORTATION

6/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It traverses hundreds of bridges, the longest stretching 2 miles across the Amur River

6/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE OSCARS

6/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This man received 2 honorary Oscars in his career, & the actor who played him on film received a 1992 nomination for the role

6/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BRITISH KINGS

6/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Bearing Roman numeral I, he subdued Wales & was called the "English Justinian" for his legal reforms

6/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD WAR II HEROES

6/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Credited with saving thousands of lives before his disappearance, in 2016 he was officially declared dead by Sweden

6/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CONSTELLATIONS

6/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The brightest star in Scorpius is named this, meaning “rival” of the god equivalent to Mars

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Trans-Siberian Railroad
Charlie Chaplin
Edward I
Raoul Wallenberg
Antares
The players were 5/15 (33.33%) with a 1-1-1-1-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have two correct by the players followed by a triple stumper.

AWARDS & HONORS $1000: Canada's equivalent of the Grammy Awards, they're named after the chief Roman goddess

BUSINESS NAMES $1000: The name of this Warren Buffett conglomerate goes back to 2 Massachusetts textile companies that merged in 1955

PREQUELS & SEQUELS $2000: "Be Cool" is this author's sequel to "Get Shorty"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Juno
Berkshire Hathaway
Elmore Leonard

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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:53 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Rival of god equivalent to Mars the helpful part

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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by sarisson » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:08 pm

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
My worst week of the season. Friday's was TOC-level. I could've gotten it if it were an LL question, but not in 30 seconds.
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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:30 pm

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

Somehow I spent a lot of time Monday trying to think of a waterway, despite the fact that a waterway wouldn't stretch across a river. Unfortunately, thinking of the Suez Canal got me stuck in that area once I came to my senses. I think I would have come up with the Trans-Siberian railway if I had started out on the right track (ha!). For Wednesday's I came up with Henry first (ha!), considered switching to Edward because Henry seemed too obvious, but stuck with my initial instinct with the historical info in the clue not helping to sway me in either direction.

I knew the Be Cool author's name was one I was familiar with, but I couldn't pull the actual name together in my mind.

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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by DBear » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:31 pm

:? :( :D :( :D I didn't even understand what Monday's FJ was asking for, thought they wanted something like steel cables...
Could've given me all day on the other two misses, I wasn't getting them.
:D :D :( Rush fans should know what the Junos are.
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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by The Talking Mime » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:34 pm

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

Not a great week, but one I'll gladly live with since I was an abysmal 1/5 in each of the past two weeks. At least I got all three extras for the first time in forever.
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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:42 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:49 pm

I did not realize until I posted the poll that the week for the players was 1-1-1-1-1 for five sole solves. I wonder when that happened previously?

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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:57 pm

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

Hitchcock, John, Schindler. John didn't sit right because he's usually just John, non John I, but I didn't try to think of any of the others and probably wouldn't have guessed Edward anyway. I was pretty sure it wasn't Schindler (who's German, and I thought so), but Wallenberg was not a name I knew.

Overall it was a bad week for me, with lots of anti-wheelhouse categories and times I knew what they were asking for but the answer was just beyond my grasp. Berkshire Hathaway was one of the later.

Got Friday off "rival of Mars."
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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by BobF » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:58 pm

Clumsy wording on Friday's FJ! caused my son to miss it and guess Athena (Ares rival).
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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by Leander » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:58 pm

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

Figured the honorary Oscars went to a non actor, so guessed Hitchcock.

Annoying total brain freeze on Wallenberg. Knew exactly who they were looking for, but couldn't pull the name.

No idea Friday, misinterpreting the clue, but obvious in retrospect.


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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by cheezguyty » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:25 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:49 pm
I did not realize until I posted the poll that the week for the players was 1-1-1-1-1 for five sole solves. I wonder when that happened previously?
I could only find one other time when that happened: the second week of the 2007 College Championship.

Also, the current stretch of seven straight sole solves in Final is the longest that I know of (though there were nine straight sole solves in regular play starting with the Season 25 finale and not counting the first game of the MDCI).

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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by Volante » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:31 pm

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

Wed - Henry
Thu - (Blank) I knew it, but I probably needed another minute or two to pull it up.
Fri - '...Mars' was more helpful

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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:36 pm

:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Schindler on Thursday. I'm the first person to check "star in Scorpius" was more helpful (though the other part of the clue was a good check). Antares got me off the schneid for the week. ("Chief Roman goddess" definitely was more helpful than "Canada's equivalent of the Grammys".)

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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:42 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by TreeOfHeaven » Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:17 am

Ugly week until the end... Anyone else guess "Silk Road" for the transportation clue?
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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by Bartleby » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:36 am

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

Kicking myself for Monday and Thursday. Both answers were at the threshold of memory but all I could put down was the obviously wrong "Orient Express" and the half-right-but-wrong-half "Raoul." Possibly could have gotten to one or the other with another thirty seconds.

Puzzled out Antares from rival=anti + Mars=Ares and was pretty confident having previously encountered the name in science fiction (e.g., the USS Antares from Star Trek).

This has proven to be an especially challenging week for finals with the highest polled currently topping out at 55%.
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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:40 am

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

Avoided the golden sombrero!

Orient Express Monday; realized it was probably TSR around the 28-second mark but didn't have time to change my response
WAGged John Wayne Tuesday; forgot all about Chaplin
James I Wednesday
Schindler Thursday
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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by dinghammer » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:53 am

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

My first conebox of shame! But I also got my first 5/5 this season. And then 2 or 3 more. It balances out. Anyway:

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Re: FJs for the 6/5/17 week

Post by alietr » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:26 am

sarisson wrote:
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:08 pm
Friday's was TOC-level. I could've gotten it if it were an LL question, but not in 30 seconds.
Seeing as how it is polling the highest of the week's FJs, I'm going to disagree about the difficulty. It, like many things on Jeopardy, is all in your perspective.

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