FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 1/1/18 week?

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

Pravda reported that Khrushchev, on his way to lunch, announced his decision to give this region to Ukraine
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81%
A 2015 BBC list of the 25 greatest British novels included 12 by women, 3 of them by this woman who died in 1941
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38%
This character's famed entrance aria actually introduces him as a handyman, repeats his name & adds "la-la-la-la-las"
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79%
When it was introduced in 1953, this car model's emblem had a checkered flag & a red flag with a fleur-de-lis
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44%
In 1946, MLJ Mags. changed its name to this "Comics", incorporating the first name of its popular teenage hero
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60%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
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14%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
YOU SHALL FIND $2000: "Find a Way" is a memoir by this woman about her grueling 52-hour swim from Cuba to Florida
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49%
STATE OF THE COLLEGE $2000: Transylvania University, Murray State
50
38%
FEAR FACTOR $800: Sometimes I accuse the writers of ergophobia, or fear of this--but it is a serious anxiety condition
50
38%
Agatha Christie was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
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31%
A Bronte sister or Jane Austen was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
18
14%
The Barber of Seville was my response for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
10
8%
Peugeot, Citroen or Renault was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue. 
20
15%
Marvel was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
28
21%
I was 1/5 on FJ! clues this week.
11
8%
 
Total votes: 131

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FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:50 pm

1/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PLACES IN 1950s NEWS
 
1/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Pravda reported that Khrushchev, on his way to lunch, announced his decision to give this region to Ukraine
 
1/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NOVELISTS
 
1/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A 2015 BBC list of the 25 greatest British novels included 12 by women, 3 of them by this woman who died in 1941
 
1/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
OPERA
 
1/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This character's famed entrance aria actually introduces him as a handyman, repeats his name & adds "la-la-la-la-las"
 
1/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CARS
 
1/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
When it was introduced in 1953, this car model's emblem had a checkered flag & a red flag with a fleur-de-lis
 
1/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS
 
1/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1946, MLJ Mags. changed its name to this "Comics", incorporating the first name of its popular teenage hero
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Crimea
Virginia Woolf
Figaro
Chevrolet Corvette
Archie Comics
 
The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 2-0-2-1-1 success pattern.
 
The extra clues have three correct by the players with the third one rebounded correctly.
 
YOU SHALL FIND $2000: "Find a Way" is a memoir by this woman about her grueling 52-hour swim from Cuba to Florida

STATE OF THE COLLEGE $2000: Transylvania University, Murray State
 
FEAR FACTOR $800: Sometimes I accuse the writers of ergophobia, or fear of this--but it is a serious anxiety condition
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Diana Nyad
Kentucky
work

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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:50 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Siberia
Agatha Christie
Aston Martin
Marvel
Could not place Murray State.  Never heard of Transylvania University.
 

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Post by Volante » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:56 pm

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

Fri - Marvel Valiant

Streak over at 19. :(

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Post by Leander » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:00 pm

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

DuMaurier Tuesday, thought Woolf died earlier.
Ignored the “first” name part of the clue on Friday and leapt to Marvel.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:04 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :( :mrgreen:
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Post by davey » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:17 pm

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

Knew I was doomed from the categories only on Thurs and Fri but luckily I was wrong about one of them to start the year out well...
Not so lucky with the extras - blanked on Nyad and needed more time on ergo-, but I have heard of Transylvania U somewhere...

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Post by Plactus » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:19 pm

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

Christie; Porsche (which is of course a make rather than a model; cars really aren't my thing)

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Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:21 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Might've meandered my way to Woolf, but not in 30 seconds.
Figaro was my classic last-second desperation WAG which immediately made perfect sense AFTER I said it, but I had my head up my ass during the Think music.
I know less about cars than the average housecat. If given infinite solve time from the moment the episode aired, I might've just solved it this morning.

There's a Transylvania University!? The jokes write themselves and I'm sure alumni have heard them all. Thankfully I've seen Murray St. in the tournament enough times to remember where they're from.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:21 pm

Total goose egg.
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Post by Bamaman » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:50 pm

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

My first time in a while to click the Box of Shame. I wildly guessed Marvel on Friday.

Not a great set of FJ categories for me this week. Alabama once had a basketball coach they hired away from Transylvania. For that matter, they later hired a coach from Murray State.

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:57 pm

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

Chechnya Monday, Grand Prix Thursday. No guess for Transylvania, guessed move instead of work for ergophobia.

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Post by Ironhorse » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:31 pm

:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:

I am familiar with Murray State, as their basketball team has had success as of late.
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Post by NoWhammies10 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:57 pm

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

Took me long enough but I got my first 5/5. Thankfully got a couple wheelhouses in Archie Comics and classic cars (though I'm more a Mustang person than Corvette). Taking "The Barber of Seville" as correct.

(EDIT: Forgot to put down "ergophobia")
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Post by Peter the accountant » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:40 am

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

Monday: Crimea has been in the news more recently than the 1950s. I took some time to learn a little bit about Crimea, which paid off for this clue.
Tuesday: Ain't happening for me. Avoided way too much literature while in school.
Wednesday: I sort of know one male opera aria, and it fit the clue. Repeated name. La, la, la. Check and check. I would have wagered very little based on the category.
Thursday: I'm not a serious car guy, more like an amateur. There are two dates you learn when becoming a car guy: 1953 and 1964 1/2. You also learn logos so that you can identify cars.
Friday: I can name two comic book publishers. This wasn't one of them. I ticked the "Marvel" box.

Extras: Nope. No way. Not happening.

Didn't Transylvania U show up in a clue recently, like the last month or so? It sounded very familiar when it appeared last week.
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Post by Elijah Baley » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:32 am

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

Barber of Seville and I’m counting it. I really thought at least one of the contestants would say the same, but someone else here? Bueller?

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Post by dinghammer » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:29 am

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

Another Agatha Christie.

I think I've mentioned my tendency to say "I have a guess" or "I think I know it" for most FJs while watching. Friday got the rare "I know it!"

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Post by threearruda » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:16 am

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

Not quite the start to the year I had hoped for. Couldn't get any further than Chechnya on Monday; Agatha Christie on Tuesday. Not a comic book guy at all and was hung out to dry thinking of superheroes on Friday.

Got Murray State thanks to basketball and Kenneth Faried; those two were part of a Final Response in Sports Jeopardy (that I missed :oops: ) about a year and a half ago.

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Post by heppm01 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:02 am

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

Not my best showing.

Never made it around to domestic automakers on Thursday.

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Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:58 am

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

M: I think the failure of Western reporting to educate us about this previous and relatively recent Crimean status is a disgrace. It took the FJ writers to tip me off that this wasn't a 19th Century separation. Still very very bad and wrong.

T: Too intellectual for me. Fake question. Girls can't write so I picked George Eliot. I went to college at the best colleges; very stable; very genius.

W: One of the two bytes of opera knowledge in my RAM. Just waiting to play my "Kill the Wabbit" card at the next opera clue :lol: .

Th: Fortunately, the "introduced" steered me away from negbait like Studebaker, Packard, etc.. I worried about whether to say "Corvette Stingray", but sure I would have KISSed a response.

F: Surprised to learn I could name 3 comic labels thanks to the "teen" TOM. If "Classics Illustrated" isn't a separate publisher, then I'm down to the big 2 for the next FJ. I did wonder if "Mad" or "Cracked" might come into play. (Cracked.com has some decent articles among it's clickbait, but not a viable source of knowledge)

Got Diana Nyad just from the feminist celebrity coverage at the time, I'm not a big fan of stunts. Would have missed ergo with some guess about safety, and guessed maybe Ohio. I thought Dracula's Alma Mater would be closer to Whattsamatter U up by Frostbite Falls.
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Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:01 pm

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

Odd pattern; I think it's my first FJ 5/5 with a total blank on the extra clues. Managed to both close out 2017 and start 2018 with 5/5 for my first-ever two week run during the year I've been on the board. Hope it's a pattern.

Not a huge car guy any more, but a big fan of Chevy in my early-to-late teens (I can still identify, with a two-second glance from any angle, every 1954-1972 Bel Air/Impala/Caprice), so the Corvette emblem was not too much of a challenge. Virginia Woolf was the one that was least sure; I had her name pretty quickly but spent the rest of the time second-guessing and trying to come up with a better answer. Looking forward to seeing how it goes next week. Won't be surprised if I wind up scratching my head on all five.
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