FJs for the 5/28/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 5/28/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:50 pm

This author whom Helen Keller could identify by his cigar scent was the first to call Anne Sullivan a "miracle worker"
82
69%
Of the 16 Commonwealth nations with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, this one is farthest from the United Kingdom
95
81%
His works are the only ones in the National Recording Registry that are preserved on piano rolls
93
79%
20-Euro notes available in 2015 fittingly feature this mythological mother to some of Zeus’ kids
38
32%
Born the farthest west in the continental U.S. of any president, he would later die farthest from his birthplace
90
76%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
23
19%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
3
3%
WORLD GEOGRAPHY $1600: The capital of the Cayman Islands & the capital of Guyana share this name
68
58%
AWARD-WINNING BOOKS $1200: In 2002 his "American Gods" was both a Hugo & a Nebula Award winner
67
57%
POLITICO $1000: Coleman Young was the longest-serving mayor of this city & its first African-American mayor
40
34%
Australia was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
14
12%
Jelly Roll Morton was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
1
1%
Hera was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
39
33%
Ronald Reagan was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
14
12%
Herbert Hoover was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
10
8%
The NBA Finals affected Thursday's episode airing at the normal time in my local TV market.
12
10%
 
Total votes: 118

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FJs for the 5/28/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:50 pm

5/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY AUTHORS

5/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This author whom Helen Keller could identify by his cigar scent was the first to call Anne Sullivan a "miracle worker"

5/29 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES

5/29 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Of the 16 Commonwealth nations with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, this one is farthest from the United Kingdom

5/30 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN COMPOSERS

5/30 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
His works are the only ones in the National Recording Registry that are preserved on piano rolls

5/31 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CURRENCY

5/31 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
20-Euro notes available in 2015 fittingly feature this mythological mother to some of Zeus’ kids

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6/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PRESIDENTS: BORN & DIED

6/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Born the farthest west in the continental U.S. of any president, he would later die farthest from his birthplace

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Mark Twain
New Zealand
Scott Joplin
Europa
Richard Nixon
The players were 8/15 (53.33%) with a 1-3-2-0-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have three correct by the players.

WORLD GEOGRAPHY $1600: The capital of the Cayman Islands & the capital of Guyana share this name

AWARD-WINNING BOOKS $1200: In 2002 his "American Gods" was both a Hugo & a Nebula Award winner

POLITICO $1000: Coleman Young was the longest-serving mayor of this city & its first African-American mayor

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Georgetown
Neil Gaiman
Detroit

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Re: FJs for the 5/28/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:52 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:04 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
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Post by Plactus » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:15 pm

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

Hera.
Airing not affected.

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Post by Leander » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:52 pm

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

No idea Monday.
Hera, just to have something although I was pretty sure it was wrong.

No effect from NBA in the NY market.

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Re: FJs for the 5/28/18 week

Post by Volante » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:09 pm

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

Mon - Tennessee Williams
Thu - Hera

Thursday's airing pushed to Friday. Haven't actually seen Friday yet, assuming it's still 50m away at time of posting, luckily the FJ was a quick get from the text here so I'm counting it.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:56 pm

Third consecutive goose egg.

I actually recognize the name "Coleman Young" and "African American mayor" should've been enough to lead me to Detroit, but it just wasn't there.
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Post by Carpe Diem » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:56 pm

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

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Post by DBear » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:15 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :( Blanked on the capital, Couldn't pull Gaiman in time, said Atlanta instead of Detroit.

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:24 pm

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

I would have assumed Nixon had also died in California, but with Obama eliminated for being non-mainland and non-dead, WECIB?

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Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:32 pm

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

Bad week. Though of Australia and New Zealand. Went with Australia. Thought of Nixon and Hoover. Went with Hoover. Forgot about Europa and went with Hera, knowing she was probably wrong.

At least I knew Neil Gaiman. "American Gods" came to the small screen last year with 8 episodes on the Starz network. This may have raised its visibility a bit. I haven't seen the show, but I read the book several years back. Most of it was ok, but the end came off as by-the-numbers Stephen King-esque. I'd be interested in seeing the series if they can figure out a way to make it available to viewers like me. (Hint: $2.99 per episode is a joke, Amazon.)

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Post by dinghammer » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:57 pm

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

Georgetown (Guyana) is one of my go-to answers when world capitals come up on Pointless.

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Re: FJs for the 5/28/18 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:03 am

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

Thursday: The "fittingly" was a pretty disrupting TOM imho. I tried to figure out what happened in 2015 that would be commemorated in a design change on a 20 E note. And I could see why other boardies fixated on the 20, instead of the 2015. I couldn't think of any new members to the EU, but the timing seems about right for the Greek financial crisis, so maybe they made notes specifically to bail out Greece that would be toilet paper if they didn't make it? I picked Athena, because I have no idea who boned who in Greek mythology. It seems like they all did each other like a bunch of drunken fratboys.

Friday: Nixon immediately, but worried because he was used already this season in the airplane call sign clue a while back.
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Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:30 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
Thought the date was key for the Euro clue when it was actually a distractor. Went with Hera just to put something down.

Knew Detroit. Blanked on the other two "extra" clues, but Georgetown was certainly a forehead slap.
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Re: FJs for the 5/28/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:22 pm

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Arthur Conan Doyle, Australia, Hera.
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Post by davey » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:27 pm

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

Changed my mind from NZ to Australia...for some reason the Thursday clue didn't make me think of a bull... ;)

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Post by Wpwells » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:12 pm

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

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Post by SenseiCAY » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:02 pm

I thought Hera, but as soon as that was ruled wrong, I thought of Europa.

Pre-guessed Aaron Copland for American Composers before the clue was revealed, thought maybe Gershwin, and then WAG'ed Joplin at the last second after vaguely associating piano rolls with ragtime.

:oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :oops: :oops:

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Post by ElendilPickle » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:05 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 5/28/18 week

Post by IronNeck » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:57 pm

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

Amusing that the only miss which spoiled my perfect week was on a FJ that polled at 81%, higher than any of the others and any of the three questions. In related news, I'm very poor at classical music.

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