FJ! clues for the 7/17/17 week

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

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

The National Ocean Service says one lethal type of this bone-free creature is the most venomous marine animal
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88%
In a 1905 diary entry, Nicholas II wrote of this man, "We have made the acquaintance of a man of God"
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86%
In June 1986 a bakers union expressed regret for a disaster in this European city 320 years before
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87%
In 1932 a 4,700-pound piece of the object that gave this capital its "small" name was moved to city hall
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93%
This official U.S. government song traces its roots to a song about Roderick Dhu, the leader of a Highland clan
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56%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
55
43%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
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No votes
PLASTICS $200: Plastics are made from polymers; change the first 4 letters in "polymers" to get these smaller units they're made of
44
35%
DOWN TO A "SCIENCE" $1000: Gloomily, Thomas Carlyle coined this phrase describing economics
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47%
THE COMPOSER PROTRAYED $2000: Kevin Kline in "De-Lovely" (2004)
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45%
For the Wednesday FJ! clue I got to 1666, but was not sure which city to guess.
16
13%
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
6
5%
"The Star-Spangled Banner" was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
7
6%
"Yankee Doodle" was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
4
3%
My incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue was a song connected with a branch of the U.S. military.
10
8%
I was 4/5 on the FJ! clues this week only missing the Friday FJ! clue.
26
20%
 
Total votes: 127

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FJ! clues for the 7/17/17 week

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7/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
DEADLY CREATURES

7/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The National Ocean Service says one lethal type of this bone-free creature is the most venomous marine animal

7/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY FAMOUS NAMES

7/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In a 1905 diary entry, Nicholas II wrote of this man, "We have made the acquaintance of a man of God"

7/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HISTORIC EVENTS

7/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In June 1986 a bakers union expressed regret for a disaster in this European city 320 years before

7/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
STATE CAPITALS

7/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1932 a 4,700-pound piece of the object that gave this capital its "small" name was moved to city hall

7/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICANA

7/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This official U.S. government song traces its roots to a song about Roderick Dhu, the leader of a Highland clan

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
jellyfish
Rasputin
London
Little Rock
"Hail to the Chief"
The players were 11/15 (73.33%) with a 3-3-1-3-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have a requested triple stumper, one the players had correct and another triple stumper.

PLASTICS $200: Plastics are made from polymers; change the first 4 letters in "polymers" to get these smaller units they're made of

DOWN TO A "SCIENCE" $1000: Gloomily, Thomas Carlyle coined this phrase describing economics

THE COMPOSER PROTRAYED $2000: Kevin Kline in "De-Lovely" (2004)

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
monomers
dismal science
Cole Porter

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: (Clam on monomers)

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( (2nd week in a row :oops: )
:mrgreen: :( :(

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

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

I could have gotten monomers, but somehow the "change the first four letters in 'polymers'" wording made it impossible for my mind to get a foothold in deriving the response.

"Dismal science" and Cole Porter were responses I half-heartedly mumbled while their clues were still in play, but I think I would have rung in with them.

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

Said dreadful instead of dismal. I knew what I meant.
1666 was easy. Wasn't sure that was when the Great Fire was, but London seemed a reasonable guess.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

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Plactus wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:30 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
I had exactly the same pattern of rights and wrongs.

I don't recall encountering the term "monomer" before, but it makes sense after the fact.

I was unsure between "dark science" and "dismal science".

I got Cole Porter from "De-lovely" more than from Kevin Kline.

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

Never heard of monomers
Had a brain freeze on Cole Porter. Saw the movie and would have probably gotten it with more time.



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

Just blanked on the significance of 1666 and the bakers' union...not familiar with monomers.

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

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

Yeah, I missed the easy ones.
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I'm neither giving myself credit for, nor dinging myself for, the marine creature--I got spoiled for it. I like to think I'd have gotten it, though. 4/5 this week not counting that one.

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

For the first time, I have two 5/5 weeks in a row. Possibly the first 10 get streak as well, although I think I may have had one a couple of years ago.

There was a SHC category named "The Dismal Science" a couple of summers ago. That's how I knew that clue.

Another 5/5 week to end the season would be great, but I'm not holding my breath.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: easiest week of FJs in a long time
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

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I only got 2/5 :oops:

I managed to get jellyfish and Little Rock. I *almost* said London but for the wrong reasons and then i reneged: "bakers" got me thinking of the Great Molasses Flood, which I initially thought was London, but then I realized that it was in the USA and I couldn't come up with the Fire in enough time. (Which I had always thought was in the 1800s? Shows what I know.)

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First FJ 5/5 in about two months, first 8/8 on the poll since I joined the board. Too bad it won't last. Though I may do OK in some of the upcoming rerun games.......
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TenEight wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:05 pm
I only got 2/5 :oops:

I managed to get jellyfish and Little Rock. I *almost* said London but for the wrong reasons and then i reneged: "bakers" got me thinking of the Great Molasses Flood, which I initially thought was London, but then I realized that it was in the USA and I couldn't come up with the Fire in enough time. (Which I had always thought was in the 1800s? Shows what I know.)

I got dismal science thanks to XKCD.
The Molasses flood came to my mind, too. I couldn't think of any fire. London was just a wild guess for me. Only later did I look up and find out that the Molasses flood was in the USA, and the early 1900s.

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Board historians: with 87 votes in, 4 of this week's FJ's are polling at 86% or higher, and 44% of responding boardies got all 5 FJ's correct. Has either of those things ever happened in a week consisting of non-tournament and non-Kids Week games?
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