Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:49 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:04 pm
As soon as the clue about a color called "cut the ______" came up, I was crossing my fingers and hoping someone would say "cheese." Thank you, Diana, for entertaining my inner middle-schooler.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by immaf » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:12 am

First thought -- Lyra. Wait, not in the zodiac. Ummm... the one holding the scales, the strings hold the pans and meet in a knot. Libra. That's got to be it.

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Post by Howard » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:48 am

Surprised this was such a dud of a question, considering this was my fastest get of the week.
4/4 this week hoping for perfect 5.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:54 am

38 R
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Armed, and the Final Jeopardy! :D

0/5 in Rhyming Phrases.

Knew Pisces is symbolized by two fish and went with that instinct of there being a knot.
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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Andromus » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:58 am

Another Gemini here.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bartleby » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:13 am

Another with Libra. My seven week 5/5 drought continues.

Cool to see a reference to Cleveland art punk greats Pere Ubu, despite the triple miss. It seemed gettable without knowledge of the song since it's titled for the WWII film of the same name. I'd like to put in a poll request for this clue, please.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vowela » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:23 am

I went with Sagittarius, feeling it was the most likely of the three I considered, along with Libra and Gemini. Which didn't matter, since the answer wasn't any of those three. The answer definitely took me by surprise. Was there a way to "solve" this clue, or was it just something you had to know outright?

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:35 am

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Considered Libra, Gemini, and Sagittarius. Settled on the latter. Once time was up, I thought of Pisces as well. Not knowing that the constellation features two fish, I doubt I would have picked it had I thought of it earlier.

"Cut the cake/cheese/mustard" was fun. Hopefully the middle one isn't a special scratch 'n' sniff paint.

Nuclear sub that shares its name with a fictional submersible? That's some easy DD money right there.
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Post by seaborgium » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:34 am

Vowela wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:23 am
Was there a way to "solve" this clue, or was it just something you had to know outright?
I think "lines (or strings)" was supposed to evoke fishing lines. But a simple change to "lines (i.e., strings)" might have cued it a little stronger.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:14 am

Bartleby wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:13 am
Cool to see a reference to Cleveland art punk greats Pere Ubu, despite the triple miss. It seemed gettable without knowledge of the song since it's titled for the WWII film of the same name. I'd like to put in a poll request for this clue, please.
I said Tokyo from the couch but I don't know if I'd have buzzed in. I mis-remembered the film title as SIXTY Seconds Over Tokyo. Since Pere Ubu changed the amount of time (according to my mistaken memory), I worried that they might have changed the location. So for all I knew the song was Thirty Seconds Over Poughkeepsie. On a DD I'd definitely have guessed Tokyo because, if it wasn't that, the field was wide open.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:16 am

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:34 am
Vowela wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:23 am
Was there a way to "solve" this clue, or was it just something you had to know outright?
I think "lines (or strings)" was supposed to evoke fishing lines. But a simple change to "lines (i.e., strings)" might have cued it a little stronger.
That is a good point that I never even thought of. I was thinking that the TOM was supposed to be knowing what the Pisces symbol looked like, but that seems way too trivial and some of the other signs have symbols that make just as much sense from the clue.

FWIW I'm a Libra, but I felt pretty confident that Libra wasn't the correct response.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by billiej » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:13 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:29 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:27 pm
We're at 0/9 getting it and 8/9 taking a guess.
9/9. I did put down Gemini to have something, figuring "two" was the key word. Right book, wrong page.
FWIW, I had the same reasoning. I did think of Pisces at the last second, thinking maybe it was supposed to be fishing line, but decided to stick with my first instinct. So much for that.

My FJ streak ends at 9. I *think* that may be a personal best for me in regular games. At least during a stretch where some were TSs.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:57 am

Another Libra guess here for the reasons others have mentioned. Pisces would have been my second to last guess. And only partly because I would have mangled the spelling and probably gotten dinged for it.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by kerryoakie » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:46 am

Count another for Sagittarius. I considered Libra, but didn't think the scales technically had a knot. The archer made the most sense to me.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:07 am

DBear wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:01 pm
At least you all guessed a Zodiac constellation. I skipped right over that, figured a good place to find a knot was on a belt, so I guessed Orion. :(
Same here. I saw knot and immediately thought of The Gordian Knot. I spent the rest of the time trying to figure out what constellation had something to do with that.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Saturnalia » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:09 pm

Gemini here; my mother, watching with me, said Libra.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by AFRET CMS » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:12 pm

Libra for the same reason others have mentioned about the pans of the scale being suspended.

Would move for poll question about a couple of wrong answers; from a quick scan of postings it appears that at least a couple of wrong answers seem to be more popular than the correct one.

There was a shooting in a Denver suburb during the late afternoon, and coverage extended about five minutes into Jeopardy's time slot ( or Jeopardy!'s, if you like sequential punctuation). Instead of joining the show "in progress," the local airer started the show a few minutes late, which meant my DVR stopped recording as they came back from commercial before the FJ reveal. Thank goodness for fan sites; otherwise I would have missed a very interesting conclusion to the match.
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:29 pm
I did put down Gemini to have something, figuring "two" was the key word. Right book, wrong page.
Finally, kudos to TPH -- good to see our friend take a shot based on a rational assumption and logical reasoning, even it turned out incorrect. It was the right thing to do.
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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:12 pm

I went with my sign of Gemini. Head slap when I saw Libra because that made sense. Pisces never would have occurred to me.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DBear » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:13 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:40 pm
So far I don't think ANYone has said they even got it. Is this going to poll single digits?
Picking a random Zodiac sign would give 8 1/3 % chance. From what I've seen, it's less than that.

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Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:30 pm

It might have been a little easier if the category had been “The Zodiac”, because you’d at least be able to go over them in your head during the pre-FJ break.

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