FJs for the 12/25/17 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 12/25/17 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:50 pm

A prefatory poem he wrote to one of his novels tells of "the dream-child moving through a land of wonders wild and new"
79
59%
As a response to new developments there, this territory was carved out of the Northwest Territories in 1898
123
92%
Originally called Rural Retreat, this 19th century presidential home has a name that’s a synonym for “retreat”
79
59%
 This list of 12 may have been inspired by a biblical garment decorated in 4 rows, the top being sardius, topaz & carbuncle
89
67%
Following a show’s success in 2011, this group began advertising, “You’ve seen the play…now read the book”
105
79%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
26
20%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
STATES BY COUNTIES $1000: Pulaski, Pope, Champaign
106
80%
ONE-WORD BOOK TITLES $800: In 18th century Scotland, David Balfour seeks the return of his stolen inheritance
37
28%
TIME FOR SECONDS $400: "On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep", begins the second verse of this patriotic song
92
69%
L. Frank Baum or C.S. Lewis was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
16
12%
The 12 Tribes of Israel was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
7
5%
The 12 Days of Christmas was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
21
16%
The 12 signs of the zodiac was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
2
2%
BEGINS WITH A SILENT LETTER $400: These breeches named for a body part were all the rage in late 18th century men’s fashion - I was correct in getting knee breeches.
19
14%
My correct response for the Friday FJ! clue was something shorter than "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints."
91
68%
 
Total votes: 133

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FJs for the 12/25/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:50 pm

12/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AUTHORS
 
12/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A prefatory poem he wrote to one of his novels tells of "the dream-child moving through a land of wonders wild and new"
 
12/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CANADA
 
12/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
As a response to new developments there, this territory was carved out of the Northwest Territories in 1898
 
12/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PRESIDENTIAL HOMES

12/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Originally called Rural Retreat, this 19th century presidential home has a name that’s a synonym for “retreat”

12/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
TRADITIONS

12/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This list of 12 may have been inspired by a biblical garment decorated in 4 rows, the top being sardius, topaz & carbuncle
 
12/29 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BROADWAY

12/29 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Following a show’s success in 2011, this group began advertising, “You’ve seen the play…now read the book”

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Lewis Carroll
Yukon Territory
The Hermitage
birthstones
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mormons, LDS Church etc. (count your shortcut for the poll as long as you had nothing incorrect.)
 
The players were 8/15 (53.33%) with a 2-2-2-2-0 success pattern.
 
The extra clues have two correct by the players followed by a double-miss triple stumper.

STATES BY COUNTIES $1000: Pulaski, Pope, Champaign
 
ONE-WORD BOOK TITLES $800: In 18th century Scotland, David Balfour seeks the return of his stolen inheritance
 
TIME FOR SECONDS $400: "On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep", begins the second verse of this patriotic song
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Illinois
Kidnapped
"The Star-Spangled Banner"
 
Extra requested clue in BEGINS WITH A SILENT LETTER $400: These breeches named for a body part were all the rage in late 18th century men’s fashion
 
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Correct response:
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knee breeches
 

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Re: FJs for the 12/25/17 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:51 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
No guess on knee breeches after rejecting knickerbockers for not having a body part.
Mormons

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:58 pm

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

No guesses on the misses, didn't have breeches.
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Post by Volante » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:01 pm

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

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Post by Plactus » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:11 pm

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

Misinterpreted dream child as star child and said Arthur C Clarke.
Said knickerbockers without considering "named for a body part."
As for Friday's FJ, I said the full name, but if I was writing it down I would have just said "Mormon Church."

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Post by Ironhorse » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:22 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:31 pm

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

Went with Ivanhoe for 18th century Scottish novel
Went with America the Beautiful for the Hymn
Got Knee Breeches correctly.
Correct response, "What are Mormons?"
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Post by Leander » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:34 pm

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

Baum on Monday. No guess Thursday, Twelve Days of Christmas was the only thing that came to mind, but I knew it was wrong.

Mormon on Friday.

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Post by davey » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:39 pm

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

I'll ascribe my poor showing this week to holiday revelry and distraction... :roll:
Some part of me knew there was a better response on Tuesday, but my conscious brain was having Nunavut...
Remembered the Hermitage at about :32...
12 Days of Christmas on Thursday..."The Mormon Church" on Friday.
Perhaps my one coup for the week - I had no problem getting knee breeches... :P

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Post by dinghammer » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:12 pm

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

I don't remember whether I got Illinois. I think I only got one in that category, and it was either that or the $800 one.
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:51 pm
No guess on knee breeches after rejecting knickerbockers for not having a body part.
Same. Maybe if it had been Stupid Answers, I would have considered something that simple.

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Post by Johnblue » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:43 pm

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


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :shock:



Another pretty, pretty, pretty good week.

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:02 pm

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

My mom was talking to my dad during the knee breeches clue, so I missed the category and the fact that the word "breeches" was in the clue, so I just said "breeches." I think I would have gotten it otherwise.

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Post by lisa0012 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:02 pm

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

Mom got Hermitage out before I did, but I'm counting it anyway (gotta love J! during the holidays!). Friday was an instaget, so I would have taken the time to write the whole thing out.

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Re: FJs for the 12/25/17 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:14 pm

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

Monday - picked Lewis Carroll out the gate, and pondered Frank Baum wondering which book would be more "novel-ly". I don't like the term which can be vaguely applied to everything.
Tuesday - Instant thought of Yukon, but tried to remember the new tribal province thinking it was more likely to be event related. My default would have been Yukon but I ran the clock out. I don't want to claim my first 5/5 on a sketchy extrapolation.
Got to the Hermitage with my last arrow in my Presidential homes quiver.
Got birthstones as a low confidence guess, am still surprised how high it's polling with all the negbait around 12 somethings.
Alex heard me groaning at the Broadway category, but after getting off Hamilton due to the recent vintage, Book of Mormon was right there. I didn't commit to a naming identity, bu would not have written a wrong response in any case; I've got lots of LDS friends and been in the church (they do let Philistines in:))

I couldn't make out the garment in the images. They shouldn't have had a guy in a waistcoat, they could easily have picked hundreds of better images. And Alex doesn't know how to pronounce breeches, says someone who's too big for his.
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Post by squarekara » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:37 am

My husband is wearing a Hermitage T-shirt this very minute.

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Post by threearruda » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:31 am

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

I knew Nunavut was about 100 years later but I couldn't shake it. Most embarrassing miss so far this season.

Latter Day Saints on Friday.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:44 am

Yeah, I think we can throw that Breeches clue in the "horribly under valued" pile.
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Re: FJs for the 12/25/17 week

Post by The Talking Mime » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:49 am

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

I said Church of Latter Day Saints and I'm counting it as correct unless someone can convince me otherwise.

I misread Wednesday's clue and thought they wanted the president instead of the home, so my response of Andrew Jackson denied me a 5/5 week.
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Post by seaborgium » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:06 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:44 am
Yeah, I think we can throw that Breeches clue in the "horribly under valued" pile.
"Breeches named for a body part" in BEGINS WITH A SILENT LETTER is not worth more than $400 regardless of how many people get it right.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:45 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:06 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:44 am
Yeah, I think we can throw that Breeches clue in the "horribly under valued" pile.
"Breeches named for a body part" in BEGINS WITH A SILENT LETTER is not worth more than $400 regardless of how many people get it right.
Then why did so few get it right if it was so easy?
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