FJs for the 7/3/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 7/3/17 week?

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

The first of these to enter service was christened by First Lady Pat Nixon at Dulles Intl. Airport on January 15, 1970
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44%
A 2016 biography of a children's author is titled "In the Great Green Room", a line from this classic book
43
36%
This tiny island nation 700 miles northeast of Madagascar makes a great addition to a classic tongue twister
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86%
Since 1986, reaching the quarterfinals of this event has entitled you to free tickets & free tea for life
114
97%
Living from Norway to Russia, they’ve been called the only indigenous people of the European Union
90
76%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
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13%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
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1%
UNDERWATER $2000: He's written over 20 books featuring underwater adventurer Dirk Pitt, including 2014's "Havana Storm"
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26%
ON JULY 4TH $1000: Rescuing 103 hostages captured by terrorists, in 1976 Israeli commandos raided an airport in this Ugandan city
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67%
BRIT LIT $400: This 18th c. Scotsman is famed for his diaries as well as for his biography of Samuel Johnson
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42%
Concorde/SST was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clues.
40
34%
LOOK AT THOSE CURVES $2000: On the Lorenz curve, the horizontal axis indicates households poorest to richest, and the vertical shows the percentage of wealth held--both in cumulative numbers; a saggier curve indicates greater this in income distribution - My response was inequality.
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39%
LOOK AT THOSE CURVES $2000: On the Lorenz curve, the horizontal axis indicates households poorest to richest, and the vertical shows the percentage of wealth held--both in cumulative numbers; a saggier curve indicates greater this in income distribution - My response was disparity.
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21%
I have read "Goodnight Moon" and/or have had it read to me.
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47%
My correct response for the Friday FJ! clue started with the letter "S."
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23%
My correct response for the Friday FJ! clue started with the letter "L."
69
58%
 
Total votes: 118

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FJs for the 7/3/17 week

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7/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY TRANSPORTATION

7/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The first of these to enter service was christened by First Lady Pat Nixon at Dulles Intl. Airport on January 15, 1970

7/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

7/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A 2016 biography of a children's author is titled "In the Great Green Room", a line from this classic book

7/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SMALL COUNTRIES

7/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This tiny island nation 700 miles northeast of Madagascar makes a great addition to a classic tongue twister

7/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SPORTS TRADITIONS

7/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Since 1986, reaching the quarterfinals of this event has entitled you to free tickets & free tea for life

7/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PEOPLES OF THE WORLD

7/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Living from Norway to Russia, they’ve been called the only indigenous people of the European Union

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
747
Goodnight Moon
Seychelles
Wimbledon
Sami (or Saami, Lapps, Laplanders)

The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 1-0-2-2-1 success pattern.

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

UNDERWATER $2000: He's written over 20 books featuring underwater adventurer Dirk Pitt, including 2014's "Havana Storm"

ON JULY 4TH $1000: Rescuing 103 hostages captured by terrorists, in 1976 Israeli commandos raided an airport in this Ugandan city

BRIT LIT $400: This 18th c. Scotsman is famed for his diaries as well as for his biography of Samuel Johnson

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler

Clive Cussler
Entebbe
James Boswell

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Concorde
Clam on Lorenz curve
Have read Goodnight Moon
Letter L on Friday for Lapps

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Goose egg. I had nothing

Never read Goodnight Moon
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Fri - Lapps. (I figured 'Sami' was a better answer, but closest could get to before time ran out was 'Savi')

Inequality

Have not read/been read Goodnight, Moon.
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:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Concorde on Monday and expecting tons of people to answer that way

Tuesday I came up with "Goodnight Moon" while discussing the clue with naurae29 but can't take credit for it because I needed a little coaching

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

Air Force One, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
disparity
I'm sure I've read Goodnight Moon. I don't remember it, though.
And Lapps.
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:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(

50/50/90 on both Monday (Concorde) and Tuesday (Harold and the Purple Crayon)
Wrote both Lapps and Sami on Friday
NHO Goodnight Moon until a couple of years ago despite having two children
Negged with Pepys
Income inequality
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:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Samuel Johnson biographer -> Boswell is something I've had in my pocket since Boswell was a correct FJ response in 2009. The diary thing threw me slightly, but it was window dressing on a Pavlov. (I let Danish astronomer -> Brahe escape me this week, though.)

I said Sami with middling confidence.

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

Briefly considered the Concorde, but figured Pat Nixon would not be dedicating an Anglo-French project.

Might have flipped through Goodnight Moon once, never had it read to me.

Knew there was another word for Lapps beginning with "S", but could only think of Suomi, which I knew was wrong, so stuck with Lapps.



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

SST; Sendak's WTWTA - more likely to have read about the Brown biography than to have read Good Night Moon itself...Said Laplanders, thought of changing to Lapps, wasn't even certain they're the same... :roll: Did not know Sami... :oops:
I'd say Boswell is basic trivia and literary knowledge. The name is a colloquialism - Tony Schwartz has been called Trump's Boswell for writing The Art of the Deal-

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

Had to do red faces for Monday and Tuesday's FJs because I so should have gotten those (and made it a 4/5 week instead of a measly 2/5) with my knowing the Boeing 747 debuted sometime around the extreme late 60s/early 70s (I guessed the Concorde) and Goodnight Moon being an utmost staple of my wee-one-hood (guessed Charlie And The Chocolate Factory).

My remembering/nabbing James Boswell was all thanks to Sherlock Holmes..."I am lost without my Boswell.", referring to Dr. Watson and his chronicling Holmes' cases.

Letter S for Slavs on Friday's FJ.

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

Instaget FJs all week. Goodnight Moon was a favorite of my kids, as was another of her books, Wait Till the Moon Is Full. There's also a black humored parody of Goodnight Moon called Goodnight Keith Moon at http://www.goodnightkeithmoon.com/welcome (not for kids).

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Said "What are the Sami or Lapps" on Friday so checked both boxes. :D
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I have never read "Goodnight Moon", but then, I only got around to "Little Prince" in my forties. I'll make "Goodnight Moon" my fifties project.

I'm sorry to see there's apparently no Jacques Cousteau, Jr. carrying on the tradition. Makes me wonder "why bother?"

I'm the right age for "Entebbe". I remember the competing pair of (TV?) movies.

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

Almost precalled Sami but couldn't think of what the clue might be.

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

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:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(
Secret Garden on Tuesday, for lack of anything better--only previous exposure to Goodnight Moon was the recent LL reference. Probably should have gotten Seychelles on Wednesday. Got a bit lucky guessing Lapps on Friday. Clammed on the "curves" clue.

Caught up again, for the time being.

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

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