Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 2 Instant Replay thread (SPOILERS)

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Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 2 Instant Replay thread (SPOILERS)

Post by rjaguar3 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:49 am

You know what's going on in this thread. Have at it.

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Post by KellyLasiter » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:51 am

I feel really good today, woot! The only one that was a guess was Neruda, I thought it was a reasonable guess, and I looked it up afterwards and it's right. I feel less dumb than I did last week :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Woof » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:53 am

KellyLasiter wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:51 am
I feel really good today, woot! The only one that was a guess was Neruda, I thought it was a reasonable guess, and I looked it up afterwards and it's right. I feel less dumb than I did last week :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yeah, I was about 80% sure that it was Neruda (Garcia Llorca, my other thought, had more morose titles)

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Post by KellyLasiter » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:07 am

Woof wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:53 am
KellyLasiter wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:51 am
I feel really good today, woot! The only one that was a guess was Neruda, I thought it was a reasonable guess, and I looked it up afterwards and it's right. I feel less dumb than I did last week :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yeah, I was about 80% sure that it was Neruda (Garcia Llorca, my other thought, had more morose titles)
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Post by Peachbox » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:12 pm

Not sure if this will qualify as correct for the 4-pointer on Day 1, but I thought of excuse as "leave" in "I need to excuse myself" and excuse as "inhospitable" in "What a poor excuse for a hotel."

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Post by KellyLasiter » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:17 pm

I saw "dump" a few times, and I don't think it works because it's pronounced the same in both cases, but I have to admit I liked it. :D Whether it's the literal trash dump or just "my apartment is a dump," it's certainly not a hospitable place!

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Post by dhkendall » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:03 pm

KellyLasiter wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:51 am
I feel really good today, woot! The only one that was a guess was Neruda, I thought it was a reasonable guess, and I looked it up afterwards and it's right. I feel less dumb than I did last week :lol: :lol: :lol:
My only guess was the same question, but I guessed Cervantes. I saw "Spanish" and for some reason I only interpreted that as "Spain-Spanish".

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Post by sillymonkey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:18 pm

I'm posting before entering (because I've got to be able to get the 2 heteronyms I'm missing now!), but I just want to give a shout-out to the correct answer for the 15-pointer. The collection is not for everyone, that's for sure. Very sensual, imagery-laden. But quite lovely, and the poems are very short. There was a fabulous play called Il Postino that I saw back in the 1980's about the poet's (very interesting) life. A movie was also made with the same name.

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Post by KellyLasiter » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:24 pm

sillymonkey wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:18 pm
I'm posting before entering (because I've got to be able to get the 2 heteronyms I'm missing now!), but I just want to give a shout-out to the correct answer for the 15-pointer. The collection is not for everyone, that's for sure. Very sensual, imagery-laden. But quite lovely, and the poems are very short. There was a fabulous play called Il Postino that I saw back in the 1980's about the poet's (very interesting) life. A movie was also made with the same name.
I've always meant to read more Neruda. I had a friend on LiveJournal years ago who wrote stories that were inspired by quotes from his poetry, and the quotes were always gorgeous.

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Post by heppm01 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:49 pm

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I saw "dump" a few times, and I don't think it works because it's pronounced the same in both cases
<raises hand>

Thought on that one for quite a while and eventually came to dump. Realized that it is pronounced the same in both uses but once it got stuck in my brain it was there for good. I figured perhaps it was a bad clue.

I'm usually pretty good with wordplay and all things linguistic but even spotting me two definitions and parts of speech I still had a surprising amount of trouble with that category.

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Post by mujason » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:01 pm

Would appropriate work for the first round's six pointer? With the -it sounding ending, it could mean within reason and with the -ate sounding ending, it could mean something relating to wielding power and thus presiding over something.
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Post by Magna » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:07 pm

The 8-pointer in heteronyms is confusingly phrased, I think: "As an adjective, to be false or unsound; as a noun, to be incapacitated". Although one meaning is an adjective and one is a noun, both definitions are verbs. With the adjective definition, people might guess that the "to be" is extraneous, but it's a bit harder with the noun definition - what noun means "to be incapacitated"? I think it was supposed to say "As an adjective, false or unsound; as a noun, one who is incapacitated". If that's it, I think the intended answer is
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But just in case, a RQ might be in order.

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:29 pm

mujason wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:01 pm
Would appropriate work for the first round's six pointer? With the -it sounding ending, it could mean within reason and with the -ate sounding ending, it could mean something relating to wielding power and thus presiding over something.
I'd say this is a close but no cigar. Appropriate as a verb does not mean to preside over. It means either to take something or allocate money to something.

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Post by TheTabbyWhisperer » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:39 pm

They all seem so obvious NOW.

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Post by doihavetoreally » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:38 am

Heteronyms was an easy category. I had CLam & clAM, CLAM & clam...you get the point.

Took the plunge on 'Neruda' - glad it worked.
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Post by nlw44 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:44 am

Those heteronyms really took some time to come up with, the sort of thing one has to let the mind chew on for a while. This is why "pick the word I'm thinking of" categories on the show are only moderately successful for me, though the J! writers usually give you a bit more to work with to pin it down.
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Post by KellyLasiter » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:12 am

That last Calendar clue was tough. I know of Sontag, but was hung up on months, which of course the category does not say it has to be.

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Post by Foretopman » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:24 am

Magna wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:07 pm
The 8-pointer in heteronyms is confusingly phrased, I think: "As an adjective, to be false or unsound; as a noun, to be incapacitated". Although one meaning is an adjective and one is a noun, both definitions are verbs. With the adjective definition, people might guess that the "to be" is extraneous, but it's a bit harder with the noun definition - what noun means "to be incapacitated"? I think it was supposed to say "As an adjective, false or unsound; as a noun, one who is incapacitated". If that's it, I think the intended answer is
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But just in case, a RQ might be in order.
I'm pretty sure that you are correct as to the intended answer (it's the answer I gave), but I agree that the question is poorly worded, for exactly the reasons you give. I know that it took me a while to make the connection between "a noun" and the verb phrase "to be incapacitated."

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Post by Foretopman » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:28 am

You win some, you lose some. On day two, I ran "Inventions & Discoveries" while clamming on 4 of 5 in "Calendar Women". Ouch.

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Post by KellyLasiter » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:30 am

Foretopman wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:28 am
You win some, you lose some. On day two, I ran "Inventions & Discoveries" while clamming on 4 of 5 in "Calendar Women". Ouch.
Yep. I think I swept yesterday, and then today I stank on wheels. :lol:

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