FJs for the 7/10/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 7/10/17 week

Poll runs till Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:49 pm

Often considered appealing, these features are a genetic defect of the zygomaticus muscles of the face
116
92%
One in Europe & one in Africa, these 2 landlocked countries start with the same 2 letters & end with the same 4
84
67%
A landmark 1957 New York Times story called him "a powerful six-footer, olive-skinned...with a straggly beard"
99
79%
He holds the record for time between acting nominations for the same role, 39 years between 1976 & 2015 films
70
56%
This Pulitzer winner changed his first name to that of an Irish king, avoiding associations with a famous ventriloquist's dummy
86
68%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
33
26%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
WE MEAN BUSINESS $1000: You can get a "Zestimate" of a home's value or search for a new house at this website
100
79%
AVIAN POETRY $800: "And a good south wind sprung up behind"; it "did follow, and every day, for food or play, came to the mariner's hollo!"
96
76%
12-LETTER WORDS $2000: The Latin for "cross" gives us this term for extreme pain
105
83%
For the Tuesday FJ! clue I got Switzerland first and then Swaziland.
57
45%
For the Tuesday FJ! clue I got Swaziland first and then Switzerland.
10
8%
I got Sylvester Stallone on Thursday even though I did not know or was not sure about his two nominations for playing Rocky.
19
15%
I solved the Friday FJ! clue mostly from the Irish king angle.
3
2%
I solved the Friday FJ! clue mostly from the Pulitzer-winning author angle.
9
7%
I solved the Friday FJ! clue mostly from the ventriloquist dummy angle.
76
60%
 
Total votes: 126

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FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:49 pm

7/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE HUMAN BODY

7/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Often considered appealing, these features are a genetic defect of the zygomaticus muscles of the face

7/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LANDLOCKED COUNTRY NAMES

7/11 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
One in Europe & one in Africa, these 2 landlocked countries start with the same 2 letters & end with the same 4

7/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD LEADERS

7/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A landmark 1957 New York Times story called him "a powerful six-footer, olive-skinned...with a straggly beard"

7/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE ACADEMY AWARDS

7/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He holds the record for time between acting nominations for the same role, 39 years between 1976 & 2015 films

7/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN AUTHORS

7/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This Pulitzer winner changed his first name to that of an Irish king, avoiding associations with a famous ventriloquist's dummy

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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dimples
Switzerland and Swaziland
Fidel Castro
Sylvester Stallone
Cormac McCarthy
The players were 10/15 (66.67%) with a 3-1-3-1-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have two correct by the players followed by a requested Daily Double miss.

WE MEAN BUSINESS $1000: You can get a "Zestimate" of a home's value or search for a new house at this website

AVIAN POETRY $800: "And a good south wind sprung up behind"; it "did follow, and every day, for food or play, came to the mariner's hollo!"

12-LETTER WORDS $2000: The Latin for "cross" gives us this term for extreme pain

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Zillow
albatross
excruciating
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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:50 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
No guess for the landlocked countries.
I knew Stallone had the dual nominations for playing Rocky.
Ventriloquist dummy angle was my path on Friday

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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:11 pm

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

Wednesday all I could think of was Khrushchev, which no. Eastwood Thursday, no guess Friday. Never heard of Charlie McCarthy.
Switzerland first Tuesday, and glad I started in the right part of Europe.

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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:25 pm

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Got to Switzerland before Swaziland.

Got Stallone despite not knowing of his nominations.

Got McCarthy from the ventriloquist's dummy angle.

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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:26 pm

Even if it still listed the names under who got what right, I think I'd still be the only one who missed Monday's and got the other four right.
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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by KellyLasiter » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:27 pm

I was stumped on the Oscar question. If I'd played Thursday, I'd have been the inverse of Terry: I'd have gotten the DD and then missed the FJ.

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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:32 pm

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:26 pm
Even if it still listed the names under who got what right, I think I'd still be the only one who missed Monday's and got the other four right. The only thing I could remotely think might have been the right answer was pouty lips.
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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by Leander » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:45 pm

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

Knew my European landlocked countries better than Africa, started there and tried a few before landing on Switzerland which instantly clicked with Swaziland.

Was not sure of Stallone's nominations, but the dates made sense.

Got Friday off the dummy part of the clue first, would have written down Cormac McCarthy.

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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by Caboom » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:52 pm

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

I'll get it one day. Friday also ended my best ever streak of 7 in a row.

Instagets on Monday and Wednesday. On tuesday I can't really say whether I got Switzerland or Swaziland first, they just popped into my head together after a couple of seconds.

Stallone wasn't instant, but I still got it in less than 10 seconds. Didn't know he was nominated for Rocky, but I knew he had to be the correct response after I saw the years and remembered he was nominated for Creed.

No chance for me on Friday.

Mark, it seems the votes for this poll are locked after voting. Not that I need to change mine, but perhaps others do.

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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:19 pm

Caboom wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:52 pm
Mark, it seems the votes for this poll are locked after voting. Not that I need to change mine, but perhaps others do.
It's fixed, thanks, as that one tiny check box to enable re-voting is easy to miss.

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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by InigoMontoya » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:23 pm

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

Precalled Switzerland. I don't think I'd have gotten it at all without the precall.

Wasn't sure on Castro because it seemed a bit early and I didn't think he was that tall. Then I remembered the Washington Senators tryout story and that sealed it. Good thing I didn't know it was false. :)

I knew Rocky was 1976 and it was easy from there. As an Italian teenage boy, I was a big Rocky fan in 1976 and remember being bummed that Peter Finch won the Oscar that year (posthumously).

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:33 pm

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

The best I could guess was Christopher Plummer, who's been around forever and whom I knew to have been recently nominated.

I have previously noticed how odd it is that there should be three countries whose names, despite being unrelated as far as I know, begin with "sw," and the appropriate subset popped into my head fully formed as I pondered the FJ, so I cannot say I thought of one before the other.

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Post by davey » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:01 pm

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

I knew about Sylvester Stallone's double nominations...If only I'd thought about Sylvester Stallone!... Eastwood was my best stab...:oops:
I believe I thought, Famous American writer with an Irish-sounding first name?...oh, yes, Cormac! Yes, he has a Pulitzer for The Road. Dummy? Of course, Bergen's buddy...response confirmed! They should all go so smoothly... :roll:

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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by econgator » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:51 pm

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:26 pm
Even if it still listed the names under who got what right, I think I'd still be the only one who missed Monday's and got the other four right.
I was close. Started 0-for-2 and finished 3-for-5.

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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:52 pm

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

The only suspenseful one was McCarthy on Friday. I only knew the dummy, NHO a writer by the name, but Charlie McCarthy seemed common enough to be duplicated. If forced to guess a first name, I settled on Harold, but I claimed the gimme for only needing the last name.

IMHO the writers dropped the ball on the excruciating clue language. It would not pass muster for a crossword puzzle clue - the parts of speech and conjugations have to match. I can't play guitar notes 12 frets down the neck without peeking and I can't estimate word length of 12 letters without counting, so, lots of wrong notes. I don't like these clues or anagrams but understand the appeal of reaching out for more than just knowledge. Every viewer needs to have an edge in some categories.
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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:01 am

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

I think that's my first-ever 8/8 in regular play
Switzerland
Knew about the first Stallone nomination, but not the second
Charlie McCarthy
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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by Lefty » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:39 am

All but "Zillow". I did guess it started with "Z".

I said "excruciation", as the clue demands a noun, though I can't say I remember ever seeing the word.

I went right to the Alps for the European country. It would have taken a while before I got to Belarus or Moldova (though looking at a map just now, it's not at all clear to me that Moldova is actually landlocked).

I could not confidently have named a single movie from 2015, but I knew 1976 was Rocky, and that seemed promising.

I only considered the interpretation "dummy of a famous ventriloquist" and Charlie Mac came forthwith, and I knew Cormac was an author and that McCormack was a common Irish surname, though Brian Boru was the only king I could have named.
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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:41 am

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

Instagets on Monday and Wednesday, near-instaget on Friday.
Would have taken a lot of time to get the landlocked countries, and no way was I getting the Oscar question - I had totally forgotten the 2015 movie. I said Paul Newman just to say something, even though I knew the years were totally wrong.

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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by dinghammer » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:59 am

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

Named the poem on that one.

Thursday was the surest I've been of a(n) FJ response in a while. I'll usually say something like "I think I know it" or "I have a guess", but that one got an "I know it."

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Re: FJs for the 7/10/17 week

Post by flutist319 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:34 pm

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

I NHO Charlie McCarthy or the Irish king, so Cormac McCarthy was a guess. No idea on Wednesday; Harrison Ford on Thursday.

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