FJs for the 6/12/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 6/12/17 week?

Poll ended at Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:50 pm

Cross the Strait of Bonifacio & you go between the 2nd- & 4th-largest Mediterranean islands & between these 2 countries
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62%
In his 1557 almanac this French doctor predicted, "Immortal I shall be in life, and in death even more so"
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50%
His first novel, from 1920, incorporated some of his pieces from the Nassau, a Princeton literary magazine
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85%
For his portrayal of a famous man born in the 1940s, he was the first actor born in the ‘80s to win the Best Actor Oscar
31
26%
Scholars think this 1810 piano piece was dedicated to Elisabeth Röckel or Therese Malfatti, a student of the composer
92
77%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
10
8%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
STRIKE! $2000: A protest against anti-strike police brutality led to the deadly 1886 Haymarket Riot in this U.S. city
84
71%
BIG TEN SCHOOLS $1000: Founded in 1820, this university boasts the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender & Reproduction
45
38%
AROUND THE WORLD $800: This national capital is on the Chao Phraya River
35
29%
I knew the islands for the Monday FJ! clue were Corsica & Sardinia.
66
55%
For the Monday FJ! clue I had Italy, but not France.
25
21%
Nostradamus was a doctor? News to me.
81
68%
The error of "This first novel" instead of "His first novel" on the J! site's Clue of the Day messed me up for solving Fitzgerald.
4
3%
Benedict Cumberbatch was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
6
5%
You could have spotted me Stephen Hawking portrayed in "The Theory of Everything" and I still would not have got Eddie Redmayne.
50
42%
 
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FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:50 pm

6/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GEOGRAPHY

6/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Cross the Strait of Bonifacio & you go between the 2nd- & 4th-largest Mediterranean islands & between these 2 countries

6/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
16th CENTURY NAMES

6/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In his 1557 almanac this French doctor predicted, "Immortal I shall be in life, and in death even more so"

6/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BOOKS & AUTHORS

6/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
His first novel, from 1920, incorporated some of his pieces from the Nassau, a Princeton literary magazine

6/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RECENT OSCAR WINNERS

6/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
For his portrayal of a famous man born in the 1940s, he was the first actor born in the ‘80s to win the Best Actor Oscar

6/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSICAL MUSIC

6/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Scholars think this 1810 piano piece was dedicated to Elisabeth Röckel or Therese Malfatti, a student of the composer

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Italy & France
Nostradamus
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Eddie Redmayne
"Für Elise"

The players were 3/15 (20.00%) with a 0-0-2-0-1 success pattern.

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

STRIKE! $2000: A protest against anti-strike police brutality led to the deadly 1886 Haymarket Riot in this U.S. city

BIG TEN SCHOOLS $1000: Founded in 1820, this university boasts the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender & Reproduction

AROUND THE WORLD $800: This national capital is on the Chao Phraya River

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Chicago
Indiana
Bangkok
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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:51 pm

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

No guesses all around.
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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:51 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Italy & Greece
Dr. Autopsy in being nowhere close to Nostradamus, doctor or not
I never look at the FJ! clue ahead of time, so the typo on the J! site did not affect me.
Hammered on Redmayne although getting to either the movie or the real person would have been an instaget.
Clam on Bangkok

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:14 pm

I edited the poll choice to correct "Italy, but not Corsica" to "Italy, but not France."

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by Leander » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:28 pm

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


Knew Corsica/Sardinia and France/Italy
No guess Tuesday, did not know Nostrodamus was a doctor, but not surprised either.
Wild guess of Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash on Thursday. Think I would have gotten Redmayne if spotted the title or part.


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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by cthulhu » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:03 pm

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

On the islands, I figured that one of them had to be Italy and that Greece was negbait. So I picked Cyprus. Given how often Mediterranean islands come up in the clues, I need to memorize more about them.

Would never have gotten Redmayne, but instagets on Fitzgerald, Nostradamus (the doctor element in the clue clinched it for me), and Für Elise (which I have played before) including the umlaut.
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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by davey » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:04 pm

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :oops:
:mrgreen: :( :(
Another tough week for me...Luckily, not knowing Nostradamus was a doctor didn't affect my getting the clue right....Just as knowing Eddie Redmayne's work very well - I saw the Hawking movie and I've seen him on stage - didn't help me get that one...
The Haymarket riot was a clue I got wrong at a J! audition a long time ago, so i haven't forgotten it since...

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by Anachronism » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:14 pm

You could have spotted me Eddie Redmayne himself, and I still would have hesitated. AFAIC, that might the most obscure FJ they've ever run. These days, there are more award shows than there are younger actors one might be inclined to award. The only thing Hollywood is good at these days is congratulating itself.

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:53 pm

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

No chance on Thursday. I said DiCaprio, even though I was pretty sure he was too old.

Did not know Nostradamus was a doctor. I think I only got this one because of the few episodes of Reign I watched.
I usually play off the Clue of the Day, but the odd wording made me look for alternate interpretations and I figured out what it was actually asking for and had the correct response for that, so I'm giving myself credit.

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:03 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:51 pm
:( :( :( :( :(
:( :( :(

No guesses all around.
I inferred that you got Friday's from your post in the game thread:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:07 pm
Elizabeth -> Elise -> Für Elise? Sure, why not.
Me:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:09 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:03 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:51 pm
:( :( :( :( :(
:( :( :(

No guesses all around.
I inferred that you got Friday's from your post in the game thread:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:07 pm
Elizabeth -> Elise -> Für Elise? Sure, why not.
My bad. Fixed. It's been a long day.
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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:12 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :( (if pressed, I would have guessed Bangkok, but I clammed)
Correctly guessed Corsica and Sardinia -> France and Italy
News to me
I was pretty sure it was the actor who played Hawking, and I could picture him but couldn't pull his name.
I think that means I should have checked the box. I'll go back and do that.

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by DBear » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:20 pm

:mrgreen: :( (no chance) :evil: (should've got) :roll: (WGAS) :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :( (could've guessed the last one but stayed clam)
2 relatively large Mediterranean islands close enough to have a strait, what else could they be?

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by Volante » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:29 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by Prizes » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:50 pm

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry:

FJs: Worked it out given geography, doctor and 1557 lead to a WECIB?, 1920/Nassau was a bit lucky but figured it fit the timeframe, figured quickly it'd be from ToE and went from there, only thing that sounds like the decided names is the correct response.

Haymarket from previous studies, Kinsey from activism work, should not have (but did!) clam on the $800 ATW.

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by StevenH » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:16 pm

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

My first 5/5 in a long time, I think. And it hurts that I didn't know Indiana, as I visited Bloomington and was near the campus just 2 weekends ago!

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by NoWhammies10 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:20 pm

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

:( :( :(

Fell into the Italy and Greece trap; had Ryan Gosling for the Oscar clue (I know who Eddie Redmayne is not just from the film about Hawking, but also from his role as Marius in Les Misérables).

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by MDaunt » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:43 pm

Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Capote. Oops.

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by dinghammer » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:34 am

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

I wouldn't say Redmayne was an instaget (like
one of the clues this weekShow
"uric acid" -> gout
), but I'm pretty sure I had it before Alex finished reading the clue. Oscars tends to be one of my worst categories.

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Re: FJs for the 6/12/17 week

Post by hbomb1947 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:57 am

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

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

On the Redmayne one, I had a pretty good idea that the movie was the Hawking biopic (which I had just watched a couple of months ago), but I couldn't pull the actor's name within the 30 seconds. It then suddenly came to me just after Alex revealed that the film in question was in fact The Theory of Everything (but before he revealed the actor's name). So I totally would have gotten that clue if it was an LL question, but I missed it as an FJ. And yeah, I had no idea Nostradamus was a doctor.

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