FJs for the 5/14/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 5/14/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:48 pm

In "Gone With the Wind", Rhett Butler says this city named for a monarch "is the South, only intensified"
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58%
Of the 6 official U.N. languages, it's the one that is written in a cursive form only
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77%
Ulysses & Menelaus were among those who emerged from the “womb” of this, called “tall as a mountain, ribbed with pine”
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45%
Adding “P” to a word for a chronic back condition gets you this synonym for graphite or pencil lead
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29%
230 miles long, it defined a boundary between a colony founded by Quakers & one founded by Catholics
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87%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
8
6%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
I NEED A VACATION! $800: No more hot sauce for me after sampling the fare in Cayenne, capital of this French territory
75
59%
MYSTERIES & THRILLERS $1000: "The Thin Man" by this author is about a former detective & his rich wife solving a murder amid high society
70
55%
CITY OF THE NOVEL $1600: “Fifty Shades of Grey” & “The Art of Racing in the Rain”
47
37%
Charlotte was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
20
16%
I got the Trojan Horse right more from the names Ulysses & Menelaus.
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29%
I got the Trojan Horse right more from making a pine to wood connection.
12
9%
I got plumbago even though the word was not something I recalled seeing previously.
28
22%
I missed the Thursday FJ! clue by guessing "psciatica", "pscoliosis" or adding a P in front of some other condition.
31
24%
BIG MOUTH $1200: The basking variety of this creature can grow to 50 feet long & open its mouth a yard wide - I would have been correct with shark.
45
35%
 
Total votes: 127

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by ElendilPickle » Sun May 20, 2018 5:41 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by Lefty » Sun May 20, 2018 5:58 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 2:46 pm
(And Asta shows up as a clue in his own right with some regularity).
And in crosswords, as an answer.
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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by seaborgium » Sun May 20, 2018 7:20 pm

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

Louisville was the only Southern city that was possibly named for a king that I could think of in the thirty seconds. If I had framed the clue in my mind as "name an important Civil War city," I might have been able to pull Charleston.
I was flummoxed by "written only in cursive"; I couldn't begin to think of what that could mean, and it didn't occur to me to try to think of the UN's official languages.
I checked the "pine to wood" box for Trojan Horse, but I think lucking into interpreting "among those who emerged" as referring to a single occurrence rather than to a series of unconnected births was seminal (ha) to my get.
I didn't check the "not something I recalled seeing previously" box for plumbago because once I came up with it I thought it had a vague ring of familiarity to it, which I suspect came from the BotD game where it appeared.

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Mon May 21, 2018 2:12 am

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

I had to read tues/wed/thurs on the board. I totally WAGGED Plumbago as a joke answer, while cognizant of the Plumbum / lead equivalence.
I could not get to the Trojan War as I didn't/don't realize it is considered Mythology. Sure there's plenty of hyperbole, but nobody is breathing fire IIRC. Major props to Big Daddy Matty for the snarky comment about the ribs!
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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by Wpwells » Mon May 21, 2018 9:12 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by jkbrat » Mon May 21, 2018 5:07 pm

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

Knew back pain <-> lumbago; adding the p and seeing "plumb" (lead) quickly confirmed it. Knew Ulysses designed the Trojan Horse, so was pretty confident with that + "pine." NHO basking shark.
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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Mon May 21, 2018 6:26 pm

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

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Post by CasketRomance » Mon May 21, 2018 8:30 pm

:( :mrgreen: ;) ;) :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

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Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Post by Linear Gnome » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:34 pm

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :(
Didn't get any traction Monday or Wednesday. Pscoliosis on Thursday. Did not get shark.

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