FJs for the 10/23/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 10/23/17 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:51 pm

Much of this novel takes place on the island of Despair, off the coast of South America, from 1659 to 1686
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71%
This 8-letter word meaning "cultured" or "intellectual" originated with a phrenology concept
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25%
The tiny town of Cayce, Kentucky was the home & supplied the nickname of a man famous in this job
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41%
An early edition of this game that debuted in 1949 says that it's "the great new Sherlock Holmes game"
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98%
The Mopan River flows about 20 miles from the capital of this country
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44%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
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7%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
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1%
SALT BAY $400: Bulls Bay near Francis Marion National Forest in this state is a source for Boutique Bay salt
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32%
BIRDS OF A FEATHER $1600: Of the ratites, flightless land birds, this down under denizen is the smallest
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53%
ART & MYTHOLOGY $800: In a painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Persephone holds this fruit that would seal her fate
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50%
The use of "down under" in the DD that wanted "kiwi" affected my solving the clue.
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38%
Cerebral was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
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16%
Brainiac was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
10
8%
Baseball player or manager was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
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9%
For the Friday FJ! clue I got Belize with more credit to life experience than to trivia & world capitals studying.
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4%
For the Friday FJ! clue I got Belize with more credit to trivia & world capitals studying than to life experience.
48
37%
 
Total votes: 130

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FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:51 pm

10/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ENGLISH LITERATURE

10/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Much of this novel takes place on the island of Despair, off the coast of South America, from 1659 to 1686

10/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ETYMOLOGY

10/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This 8-letter word meaning "cultured" or "intellectual" originated with a phrenology concept

10/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICANA

10/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The tiny town of Cayce, Kentucky was the home & supplied the nickname of a man famous in this job

10/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BOARD GAMES

10/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
An early edition of this game that debuted in 1949 says that it's "the great new Sherlock Holmes game"

10/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

10/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The Mopan River flows about 20 miles from the capital of this country

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Robinson Crusoe
highbrow
an engineer
Clue
Belize
The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 2-0-1-3-0 success pattern.

The extra clues have a requested triple stumper, a requested missed Daily Double and one correct by a player.

SALT BAY $400: Bulls Bay near Francis Marion National Forest in this state is a source for Boutique Bay salt

BIRDS OF A FEATHER $1600: Of the ratites, flightless land birds, this down under denizen is the smallest

ART & MYTHOLOGY $800: In a painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Persephone holds this fruit that would seal her fate

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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South Carolina
kiwi
pomegranate

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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:52 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(
guessed Georgia
guessed emu
blurted apple
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Belmopan = Belize from trivia & world capitals studying

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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:04 pm

I STILL have the Grateful Dead's Casey Jones stuck in my head. I caught myself singing it at work today.
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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by MattKnowles » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:20 pm

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

I got as far as Casey Jones but didn't think "Crimefighter" or "NInja Turtle Sidekick" was appropriate.
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Post by Leander » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:24 pm

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

Ended my personal record streak of 24 FJs in a row (since missing Crown Royal) on Tuesday.

Belize not a slam dunk, but I was able to relate Mopan to Belmopan, which I was sure was a relatively new capital and figured it was either in Belize or somewhere like Suriname or Guyana, and guessed right.

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Post by Plactus » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:27 pm

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

No guess Tuesday, radio announcer (thinking of Kasem), Panama
I was thinking of significantly larger birds than the kiwi; maybe if they'd specified NZ I might have thought of them but otherwise I wasn't going to get it.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:33 pm

What do you even expect from me in the poll anymore? :P
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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by Budphrey » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:01 pm

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

Well, that terminates my FJ! streak with extreme prejudice.
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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by davey » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:09 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Eggheads and Panama...I've heard of Belmopan, just not enough... :roll: The only place I've worked to memorize capitals was in school. It's served me pretty well...
I doubted Marion was SC, thinking he might be GA, but I came down right. Not sure how I knew pomegranate. I said emu with some confidence, so maybe Down Under confused me.

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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by Volante » Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:13 pm

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

Tue - Nothing; bounced between erudite, skull variants, but I couldn't land on anything I wanted to waste time writing down.
Fri - Panama

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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by bomtr » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:24 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :|

is there a difference between life experience and trivia?

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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by seaborgium » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:54 am

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

Highbrow ("cerebral" was the best I could do) ended my latest FJ streak at 14. My only misses this month have been on Tuesdays; there's one more chance left for that to change.

I think I would have gotten kiwi without "down under," as long as "smallest" and "flightless land bird" were still there.

On the bay salt question, I let the "Bay State" nickname and the existence of a township named Marion convince me to take a wild guess of Massachusetts.

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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by Lefty » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:57 am

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

Pilgrim's Progress on Monday. Isle of Despair seemed like it might be near the Slough of Despond. By the latter half of the clue, I was tired.

Highbrow came to me at once, though I did stop to count the letters in eggheaded (and egghead, though that's the wrong part of speech).

Wrong Carolina for Marion. I knew he liked swamps, and the Great Dismal is in VA and NC (I think), and that's the most famous one I know, aside from the Slough of Despond.

No idea on the fruit.

Spoiled on kiwi bird, but pretty sure I'd have said it for lack of promising alternatives.

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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by MDaunt » Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:58 am

Robinson Crusoe
Cerebral (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 - must be right)
Casey (at the bat) - oops
Clue
? North Korea? Laos? Oh, Western Hemisphere...Guyana?

It's always California, isn't it?
Kiwi, probably
Pomegranate? No, apple, no, pomegranate.

Not a good week.

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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by dinghammer » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:20 am

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

Never made the Mopan -> Belmopan connection, and even after Alex said Belmopan, I thought, "Okay, I've heard of that place... but where is it?" Maybe this time it will finally stick with me.

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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by ClosingTime » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:44 pm

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

I see several mentions of long FJ streaks being broken this week, and my response of "cerebral" on Tuesday ended mine as well.
No guess for me on the Bulls Bay question

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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by goatman » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:46 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

RAILSPLITTER from KY?! :o

NHO Bulls*** Bay SC! :P
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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by davey » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:24 pm

goatman wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:46 pm

NHO Bulls*** Bay SC! :P
You know, TPH suggested the same thing, and asked for the poll. But it misses the point. It was Francis Marion we were expected to know.

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Post by Carpe Diem » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:36 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 10/23/17 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:47 pm

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

Had Robinson Crusoe first choice and flipped to Treasure Island thinking that the geographic TOM might be too hostile a location to survive.
Got highbrow after time ran out when I realized egghead didn't agree with clue.
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Belmopar: to know something or not; third person plural conjugation: Belmopan

I Belmopo'd all over this one.
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