Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:49 am

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After Alex said "Edelweiss", I knew what the musical was, and said Germany before changing it to Austria; during the 30 seconds, I had no idea.

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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bomtr » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:56 am

Wheatley wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:02 pm
I picked up they were hinting "Sound of Music," but forgot that most of it took place in Austria and went "Switzerland." That was a particularly dumb miss for me, because I work at a bank and see international currency names on a daily basis, including "Swiss Frank."

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Re: Friday, June 30, J!6 [SPOILERS]

Post by MattKnowles » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:08 am

Category 13 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:36 am
OK, I got a beef with the J6 clue in State Anagrams.
The correct answer is:
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WHAT IS A MINE
But the nearest state I can correlate with that is one that was used in the actual game, and it takes combining two words to get all the letters. :x
What am I missing?
I don't think you're missing anything. A mine anagrams to Maine. I'm going to forget about that clue and instead remember that the clue writers write hundreds of great clues every week.

How many people picked up nominates as an anagram for Minnesota? That was gettable but seemed a bit tough.

I've never seen The Sound of Music. I definitely missed Final Jeopardy. I suppose I should watch it considering it comes up so frequently.
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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:14 am

OSXpert wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:40 am
Did anyone on the board get "NO GORE" in the allotted time period? That seems like a made up anagram answer.
Concur.
That would have been tough to come up with in less than 30 seconds.

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Re: Friday, June 30, J!6 [SPOILERS]

Post by Category 13 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:26 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:08 am
Category 13 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:36 am
OK, I got a beef with the J6 clue in State Anagrams.
The correct answer is:
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WHAT IS A MINE
But the nearest state I can correlate with that is one that was used in the actual game, and it takes combining two words to get all the letters. :x
What am I missing?
I don't think you're missing anything. A mine anagrams to Maine.
Alright, I now realize that I've been misunderstanding that an anagram can be multiple words. It's still kind of peculiar that they repeated a state that appeared in the five game clues when they had 45 others to choose from.

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Re: Friday, June 30, J!6 [SPOILERS]

Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:42 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:08 am
How many people picked up nominates as an anagram for Minnesota? That was gettable but seemed a bit tough.
I got it from the clue, with maybe 65% confidence, and then while tossing the letters around in my head I just barely figured out the Minnesota anagram in time. Haut -> Utah (which I totally thought was spelled haute) and that Oregon...thing weren't happening.

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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:52 am

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Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:22 pm
Looking at the coin in the image again I now see "ZWEI" that I overlooked when playing the clue in real time. Ugh! That would have been enough to put the pieces together.
That was the key for me: zwei --> German --> German flower from a '50s musical must be edelweiss --> didn't The Sound of Music take place in Austria? I should get around to seeing that movie one of these days.
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Re: Friday, June 30, J!6 [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:56 am

Category 13 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:26 am
Alright, I now realize that I've been misunderstanding that an anagram can be multiple words. It's still kind of peculiar that they repeated a state that appeared in the five game clues when they had 45 others to choose from.
Well, maybe not 45. Iowa and Ohio probably won't figure in, for example. But it does seem they could have avoided a repeat.

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Re: Friday, June 30, J!6 [SPOILERS]

Post by dinghammer » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:04 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:56 am
Category 13 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:26 am
Alright, I now realize that I've been misunderstanding that an anagram can be multiple words. It's still kind of peculiar that they repeated a state that appeared in the five game clues when they had 45 others to choose from.
Well, maybe not 45. Iowa and Ohio probably won't figure in, for example. But it does seem they could have avoided a repeat.
They'd probably also want to avoid the only Arkansas anagram I can think of that isn't extremely grammatically questionable.

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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JayK33 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:33 am

I saw the "Zwei", thought Germany, but figured that would be way too easy for a FJ. Then the Von Trapps came to mind, remembered the flower and a song to be Edelweiss, and had to remember where the Von Trapps were from. Then I correctly guessed Austria.

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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Spaceman Spiff » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:50 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:22 pm
Looking at the coin in the image again I now see "ZWEI" that I overlooked when playing the clue in real time. Ugh! That would have been enough to put the pieces together.
That's what pointed me in the right direction. Germany ->Switzerland->Alps->musical->edelweiss. Then I realized it was Austrian, but it still worked.

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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:56 am

bomtr wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:56 am
Wheatley wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:02 pm
I picked up they were hinting "Sound of Music," but forgot that most of it took place in Austria and went "Switzerland." That was a particularly dumb miss for me, because I work at a bank and see international currency names on a daily basis, including "Swiss Frank."

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Really, you see "Swiss Frank?"
Lotsa counterfeits.

Add me to the instagets without the image.

"NO GORE" was totally bogus.

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Re: Friday, June 30, J!6 [SPOILERS]

Post by nlw44 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:08 am

xxaaaxx wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:42 am
MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:08 am
How many people picked up nominates as an anagram for Minnesota? That was gettable but seemed a bit tough.
I got it from the clue, with maybe 65% confidence, and then while tossing the letters around in my head I just barely figured out the Minnesota anagram in time. Haut -> Utah (which I totally thought was spelled haute) and that Oregon...thing weren't happening.
It can be spelled either way, depending on the gender of the noun it's describing. La couture, feminine, so "haute." I forget what the clue said now, but I remember thinking they were being careful use the masculine form.

I too got NOMINATES purely from the clue, not the anagram, and had the impression that the contestant was also guessing based on that. This one was at least pretty specific, as opposed to NO GORE. That was pretty darned vague to figure out an anagram of a state for it in that amount of time. But then, I'm generally not very good with anagrams and was very happy to get 4/5 in the category.
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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:42 am

I wasn't a fan of the anagrams category, either. I came up with nominates, but spent too much time trying to figure out if it was actually an anagram before the player rang in. I also agree NO GORE was rather lame. Given that they had to repeat a state to do the J6, I'd say this is one category that should have ended up on the scrap heap.

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Re: Friday, June 30, J!6 [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:49 am

nlw44 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:08 am

It can be spelled either way, depending on the gender of the noun it's describing. La couture, feminine, so "haute." I forget what the clue said now, but I remember thinking they were being careful use the masculine form.
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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Wheatley » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:17 pm

bomtr wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:56 am
Wheatley wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:02 pm
I picked up they were hinting "Sound of Music," but forgot that most of it took place in Austria and went "Switzerland." That was a particularly dumb miss for me, because I work at a bank and see international currency names on a daily basis, including "Swiss Frank."

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Really, you see "Swiss Frank?"
I look at transnational records with the currency listed - "CHF" fir "Swiss Franc" is relatively common
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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Foretopman » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:47 pm

OSXpert wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:40 am
Did anyone on the board get "NO GORE" in the allotted time period? That seems like a made up anagram answer.
I got it just a moment before time ran out. So far it seems I'm the only one claiming to have done so.

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Re: Friday, June 30, J!6 [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:32 pm

MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:08 am
How many people picked up nominates as an anagram for Minnesota? That was gettable but seemed a bit tough.
I did get that one. Definitely not the Oregon one.

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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by cthulhu » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:15 pm

Hate anagrams. Hate, hate, hate.

On FJ, I thought musical-flower-1959..."The Sound of Music"...Austria! (Wait, double-check the clue wording, yes they're looking for the country not the flower name, Austria it is!)

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Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:21 pm

bomtr wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:56 am
Wheatley wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:02 pm
I picked up they were hinting "Sound of Music," but forgot that most of it took place in Austria and went "Switzerland." That was a particularly dumb miss for me, because I work at a bank and see international currency names on a daily basis, including "Swiss Frank."

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Really, you see "Swiss Frank?"
I believe he's the Swiss Miss' boyfriend.

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