FJs for the 11/20/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 11/20/17 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:50 pm

She declared, “By blood, I am Albanian… as to my calling, I belong to the world”
118
91%
Hailed as the "greatest album of all time", in 2017 it returned to the top of the charts 50 years after its first release
93
72%
November 2017 is in the year 1439 AH in the calendar that dates from an action of this religious figure
102
79%
Of the 8 countries that border Turkey, these 2 extend the farthest east & west
51
40%
One orphan arriving before him was given the surname Swubble; some arriving later were to be Unwin & Vilkins
112
87%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
34
26%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
WORDS FROM THE GREEK $200: Perhaps Wile E. Coyote knows it's from the Greek for "highest point"
119
92%
REBEL WITHOUT A PULSE $1000: Who? Wat! When? 1381! Where? England! Why? Wat, with this last name, died leading a rebellion vs. forced labor
35
27%
AFRICAN LITERATURE $400: Alan Paton’s novel “Cry, the Beloved Country” focused on the fight for freedom & justice in this country
102
79%
I missed the Tuesday FJ! clue by guessing the wrong Beatles album.
20
16%
I missed the Thursday FJ! clue with Greece and the wrong eastern country.
39
30%
I missed the Thursday FJ! clue with Iran and the wrong western country.
9
7%
I was 0/2 on the Thursday FJ! clue by not having either country correct.
27
21%
I solved the Friday FJ! clue without seeing the pattern of a "T" surname going in between the "S", "U" and "V" names given.
54
42%
J! did not air at the usual time on Thursday and/or Friday on at least one of the stations in my area.
54
42%
 
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FJs for the 11/20/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:50 pm

11/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FAMOUS NAMES

11/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
She declared, “By blood, I am Albanian… as to my calling, I belong to the world”

11/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC ALBUMS
 
11/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Hailed as the "greatest album of all time", in 2017 it returned to the top of the charts 50 years after its first release
 
11/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE CALENDAR

11/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
November 2017 is in the year 1439 AH in the calendar that dates from an action of this religious figure

11/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
TURKEY WITH THE TRIMMINGS
 
11/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Of the 8 countries that border Turkey, these 2 extend the farthest east & west
 
11/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NOVEL TITLE CHARACTERS

11/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
One orphan arriving before him was given the surname Swubble; some arriving later were to be Unwin & Vilkins
 
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Mother Teresa
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Muhammad
Iran & Greece
Oliver Twist
 
The players were 9/15 (60.00%) with a 3-1-1-2-2 success pattern.
 
The extra clues have one correct by the players followed by two requested triple stumpers.
 
WORDS FROM THE GREEK $200: Perhaps Wile E. Coyote knows it's from the Greek for "highest point"
 
REBEL WITHOUT A PULSE $1000: Who? Wat! When? 1381! Where? England! Why? Wat, with this last name, died leading a rebellion vs. forced labor
 
AFRICAN LITERATURE $400: Alan Paton’s novel “Cry, the Beloved Country” focused on the fight for freedom & justice in this country
 
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acme
Tyler
South Africa

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Re: FJs for the 11/20/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:52 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Buddha
Greece & Iraq
Got Oliver Twist off "orphan" and then noticed the alphabet pattern for "T."
J! aired at the regular time on KGO in San Francisco all week.
The 9:30 CT usual airing out of Montgomery, Alabama on Thursday morning was shown later in the afternoon. 
The 1 ET airing out of Cleveland/Greenville, Misssissippi on Thursday afternoon was shown at the regular time.

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Re: FJs for the 11/20/17 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:01 pm

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

Buddha, thinking it was too early for Muhammad.
I was thinking Twist off orphan, but needed the alphabetical names to confirm it.
Preempted both Thursday and Friday.
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Re: FJs for the 11/20/17 week

Post by davey » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:06 pm

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

Should have gotten Wed from the date. On the other hand, I feel lucky to have gotten Greece.
Totally missed the alphabet pattern on Fri. As others have noted, it wasn't necessary...
Couldn't tell you much about Wat Tyler's rebellion, but I'm solid on his name...

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Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:08 pm

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

Don't recognize the name Wat Tyler. Settled on Oliver Twist pretty quickly, then noticed the alphabetic theme. That helped me be sure I wasn't making a silly mistake.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:11 pm

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

Tuesday: Spent the whole 30 seconds brainstorming, couldn't think of anything to put down
Wednesday: No guess
Thursday: Greece/China

Completely gone Thursday.
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Re: FJs for the 11/20/17 week

Post by DBear » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:12 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Thought Iran was too far east to border Turkey, said Iraq.
Orphan, plus the alphabet, gave me Oliver Twist.
College football preempted J!

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Re: FJs for the 11/20/17 week

Post by alietr » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:15 pm

DBear wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:12 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Same. Missed a perfect week by one %&$^! letter.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:22 pm

alietr wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:15 pm
DBear wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:12 pm
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Same. Missed a perfect week by one %&$^! letter.
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Re: FJs for the 11/20/17 week

Post by Peter the accountant » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:27 pm

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

Pretty much all educated guesses this week. Can’t say I was really sure of any of them. Oliver Twist was the most frustrating, since I knew the names were from Dickens. I just couldn’t find the name to solve the clue.
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Post by Leander » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:42 pm

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

Did not notice the alphabetical relationship in the orphans’ names.

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:59 pm

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

Thursday's was the only one that felt hard to me. Friday's I was thinking "It could be any literary orphan!" and then I noticed an implied S, ?, U, V and it got clear quickly.

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Post by clprez » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:24 pm

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

I guessed Dark Side of the Moon for the album.
Went with Greece, but for the eastern country I had Georgia. Turns out it's the second farthest east.
I was among those that went with Oliver Twist on orphan.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:39 pm

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

I saw that not many people on J! Board knew who Wat Tyler was. The Peasants' Revolt, one of the most important events in British history.

I should have gotten "Cry My Beloved Country". I wasn't really paying attention when the question came up.

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Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:23 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry:

It was a perfect week if Friday answer could be "the dirty little ragamuffin that wanted more soup in that old black and white Dickens movie I saw". Unfortunately, starting the mental list of Dicken's titles, I hit David Copperfield and couldn't get the name cleared out to move on. At least I had a 6 game streak thanks to the TOC triple stumpers.

Some luck was involved in the countries - the clue last month led me to Iran, and Greece was just a wingshot hit.

Never got Wat. The syntax of the clue was so mangled to make the wordplay that I might not have got my own name from the TOM.
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Post by threearruda » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:25 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :?: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

Didn't really make an effort on Thursday's so I won't count for or against.. playing off the site and I just looked at the correct response quickly without trying to work it out. I had Thursday pre-empted completely and Friday I had to go to the Rhode Island CBS affiliate due to Patriots pre-game. One of the things I loved about living in Vermont is that WPTZ rarely ever got J! pre-empted regardless of the day.. not so much the case with WBZ!

Negged Tuesday with Abbey Road.. knew it wasn't right but wanted to have something down.

Wrote Twist without seeing the pattern, catching it locked in my answer.
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Post by cthulhu » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:46 pm

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

Southwest Asian geography - not my strong suit. Rest of the week of FJs were instagets.

I've heard of Wat Tyler, but could not connect it up with the clue.

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Post by triviawayne » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:09 am

I had Pet Sounds for the album as that is often cited as one of the greatest albums of all time.
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Post by dinghammer » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:41 am

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

Preempted Friday.

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Post by 9021amyers » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:30 am

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

Got to Oliver Twist my noticing the alphabetical order in the clue

I marked the “pre-empted/different time” option because Jeopardy! had been bumped to the Atlanta NBC affiliate’s sister station the last two weeks due to Thursday Night Football, but a DVR check confirms that the Thanksgiving episode aired at its normal time and channel.

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