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

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:53 pm
by doihavetoreally
Too many responses to quote.
711-1492 as a phone number is hilarious.
I have put senile..so I'm with Kirk.
Woof is evil or is it EVil? Heteronyms.
NHO Westworld or el Escorial Or the Spanish PM. Tough.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:54 pm
by KellyLasiter
Heteronyms are not evil! Moar wordplay! Wordplay all day errday! :lol: :lol:

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

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:15 pm
by Foretopman
I can't be certain anymore because it would have been 42 years ago, but it's possible I've been to El Escorial.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:57 pm
by econgator
Foretopman wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:52 pm
For the Sen-sational 6 pointer, I said simply Seneca rather than Seneca Falls. Close enough?
Doubtful. They are two separate towns.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:29 pm
by AFRET CMS
Foretopman wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:15 pm
I can't be certain anymore because it would have been 42 years ago, but it's possible I've been to El Escorial.
Well, at least I saved myself a point or two by clamming instead of blurting the wrong answer (if one can blurt at a keyboard). We visited Monasterio Sao Jeronimus last spring and saw several royal tombs. Fortunately, I realized it was in Lisbon, not Madrid, and left it blank. Not familiar with El Escorial at all.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:02 pm
by Foretopman
econgator wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:57 pm
Foretopman wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:52 pm
For the Sen-sational 6 pointer, I said simply Seneca rather than Seneca Falls. Close enough?
Doubtful. They are two separate towns.
That's what I was afraid of. Thanks.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:03 pm
by The Talking Mime
The Talking Mime wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:17 pm
Finally all those Frasier reruns have paid off. I think I finally got my first perfect 75 point day.
Managed to follow this perfecto with a 21 point day, which I'm sure will be one​ of the lower totals for R2D4. The SHC giveth, and the SHC taketh away.

I will say this, at least I'm clamming a lot more this year. It's probably saved me a lot of points already, including a few today. Hopefully I can keep staying clam.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:03 pm
by DBear
After clamming on the 9-12 pointers on Spain, I almost clammed the 15 pointer as I thought "Alaric--Visigoths? It can't be that easy..." :?

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:18 am
by KellyLasiter
Feeling like a gambling woman on this rainy Friday. Guessed some things I should have CLAMmed. Now to survey the damage, haha.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:19 am
by Wpwells
Music bites me again and keeps me from a perfect day :(

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:06 am
by ZachTheRiah
Wpwells wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:19 am
Music bites me again and keeps me from a perfect day :(
Misreading the Route 66 question gets me today.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:52 am
by This Is Kirk!
Four Corners seems awfully difficult for the three-pointer in the "Highways" category.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:56 am
by MarkBarrett
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:52 am
Four Corners seems awfully difficult for the three-pointer in the "Highways" category.
It's the sports angle that eases the difficulty level.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:00 am
by KellyLasiter
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:56 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:52 am
Four Corners seems awfully difficult for the three-pointer in the "Highways" category.
It's the sports angle that eases the difficulty level.
Alas, I suck at sports and so it eased nothing. :lol: I got hung up on thinking the 666 was significant and trying to think of a landmark that sounded "doomy."

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:00 am
by This Is Kirk!
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:56 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:52 am
Four Corners seems awfully difficult for the three-pointer in the "Highways" category.
It's the sports angle that eases the difficulty level.
Yes, obviously, but that still seems awfully obscure for a "top row" clue. I actually watch college basketball sometimes and hadn't heard of that.

I went with The Grand Canyon because it's clearly the most well-known monument in the Southwest.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:04 am
by Woof
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:00 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:56 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:52 am
Four Corners seems awfully difficult for the three-pointer in the "Highways" category.
It's the sports angle that eases the difficulty level.
Yes, obviously, but that still seems awfully obscure for a "top row" clue. I actually watch college basketball sometimes and hadn't heard of that.

I went with The Grand Canyon because it's clearly the most well-known monument in the Southwest.
SpoilerShow
I got lucky, knowing US 666 from Tony Hillerman's novels about Navajo Country. It passes through Shiprock and is quite close to Four Corners
. Of course, it also helps that I've traveled extensively through there, as the Dean Smith clue did nothing for me. OTOH, I had a major RTFQ moment when I somehow overlooked the key phrase "real estate" in the 8 pointer. Arrgh!

ETA: Spoilerized for anyone who's going to play the Four Corners 1DS on LL

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:06 am
by KellyLasiter
Woof wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:04 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:00 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:56 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:52 am
Four Corners seems awfully difficult for the three-pointer in the "Highways" category.
It's the sports angle that eases the difficulty level.
Yes, obviously, but that still seems awfully obscure for a "top row" clue. I actually watch college basketball sometimes and hadn't heard of that.

I went with The Grand Canyon because it's clearly the most well-known monument in the Southwest.
I got lucky, knowing US 666 from Tony Hillerman's novels about Navajo Country. It passes through Shiprock and is quite close to Four Corners. Of course, it also helps that I've traveled extensively through there, as the Dean Smith clue did nothing for me. OTOH, I had a major RTFQ moment when I somehow overlooked the key phrase "real estate" in the 8 pointer. Arrgh!
Zillow actually came up on my episode! Rich got it.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:18 am
by This Is Kirk!
My wife is constantly looking at Redfin and Zillow, so that one was easy for me.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:33 am
by seaborgium
I saw "streaming service" and never got away from thinking of video streaming services. "Netflix doesn't have a P, Crackle belongs to Sony, and Hulu belongs to NBCUniversal [actually it's a joint venture owned in equal parts by them, Fox, and Disney/ABC (and a smaller part by Turner)], so what the heck is left!? Clam."

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:16 pm
by hbomb1947
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:33 am
I saw "streaming service" and never got away from thinking of video streaming services. "Netflix doesn't have a P, Crackle belongs to Sony, and Hulu belongs to NBCUniversal [actually it's a joint venture owned in equal parts by them, Fox, and Disney/ABC (and a smaller part by Turner)], so what the heck is left!? Clam."
I thought of video streaming services and did come up with one that begins with P (Periscope). I didn't realize that it's owned by Twitter. I would have done better to not come up with it and stay clam.