FJs for the 11/12/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 11/12/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:49 pm

The economic bloc known as the G8 became the G7 in 2014 upon the expulsion of this country
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88%
Chapter 1 of this 1954 British novel is entitled "The Sound of the Shell"
80
73%
In the 1870s he wrote that "man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits"
108
99%
She was disowned by the Quakers after marrying an Episcopalian upholsterer in 1773 & later took over his business
98
90%
Scientific name Mellivora capensis, this 2-word weasel family member was named “most fearless mammal”
67
61%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
49
45%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
IN THE ENGLISH DICTIONARY $1600: Opera is a plural form of this 4-letter word
86
79%
ALLITERATION $800: Latin phrase meaning in reverse order or conversely
76
70%
BODIES OF WATER $1600: The Irrawaddy River flows into this bay
58
53%
I missed the Monday FJ! clue guessing Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, U.S. or U.K.
1
1%
I missed the Monday FJ! clue guessing a country that has never been in the G8.
7
6%
"Shell" in the wording of the Tuesday FJ! clue led me astray to a war-related work.
19
17%
"Mellivora capensis" in the wording of the Friday FJ! was enough to lead me to the correct response.
7
6%
I needed "weasel" and/or "most fearless mammal" to help me solve the Friday FJ! clue.
52
48%
I am 8/8 on the Teen Tournament FJ! clues.
21
19%
 
Total votes: 109

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FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:49 pm

11/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
INTERNATIONAL GROUPS
 
11/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The economic bloc known as the G8 became the G7 in 2014 upon the expulsion of this country
 
11/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY LITERATURE
 
11/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Chapter 1 of this 1954 British novel is entitled "The Sound of the Shell"
 
11/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY NAMES
 
11/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In the 1870s he wrote that "man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits"
 
11/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ERA
 
11/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
She was disowned by the Quakers after marrying an Episcopalian upholsterer in 1773 & later took over his business
 
11/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MAMMALS
 
11/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Scientific name Mellivora capensis, this 2-word weasel family member was named “most fearless mammal”
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Russia
Lord of the Flies
Charles Darwin
Betsy Ross
honey badger
 
The players were 9/15 (60.00%) with a 2-2-3-1-1 success pattern.
 
The extra clues have a triple stumper followed by two the players got correct.
 
IN THE ENGLISH DICTIONARY $1600: Opera is a plural form of this 4-letter word
 
ALLITERATION $800: Latin phrase meaning in reverse order or conversely
 
BODIES OF WATER $1600: The Irrawaddy River flows into this bay

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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opus
vice versa
Bay of Bengal

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:49 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
The Latin alliteration was obvious once I heard it.
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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:53 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by Volante » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:54 pm

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

Fri - Mellivora capensis was no help for me.

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by Saturnalia » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:02 pm

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

Again, aside from the FJs I'm not watching the TT, so it's hard to say on any of the additional clues, but I probably would have been 0/3 on those.

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:04 pm

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

I don't think I could have gotten yesterday's with only "weasel" or Mellivora capensis.

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:05 pm

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

No guess on the 3 misses.

I needed only "mellivora capensis".
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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by davey » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:12 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
If only I'd ever stopped to wonder where mellifluous comes from...
I think I checked out for a second around the vice versa clue... :oops:

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by JayK33 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:56 pm

Oh, I did get one right (Darwin). Well that's good. Yesterday I thought I had a shutout.

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:59 pm

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

I'm not ever going to get a Lord of the Flies clue. The others were instagets as WECIB's, except for a tiny residue of doubt about the honey badger. The "melli" never registered even with our hives of apis mellifera, or my Spanish vocabulary of miel = honey.
I question the anthropization (or whatever word) of the "fearless" description. I think "fear" is a strictly human emotion (or at least primates), but I'm not up on my pop evolutionary psychology these days. And I question they are the most aggressive or persistent - how do you quantify that? Whatever, the honey badger has a good PR agent so sure, they are brave. :roll:

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by DBear » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:47 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
went astray to military
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
needed "most fearless mammal" and knowing the meme.

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by Lefty » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:01 am

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

I figured "mellivora" meant honey eater, but either I didn't think of badger, or it passed through my mind too quickly to register, or I've never heard of the honey badger. I think the last is unlikely though, as looking at its Wikipedia entry, I see it is the same thing as a "ratel", which I used to see a lot in crosswords but seems now to have gone the way of the ani and the anoa.
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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by Plactus » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:25 am

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

"Most fearless mammal" immediately made me think of badgers and wolverines, and with "two-word" in the clue I was able to make the step to honey badger thanks to knowing that honey badger don't care. I don't think I'd have gone from weasels to badgers without fearless.

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:32 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by dinghammer » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:53 am

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

Right before watching Friday's episode, I was having a conversation about Hugh Jackman not knowing wolverines were real animals, and at one point I said every member of the weasel family is adorable. As I said it, I was thinking, "Even badgers?" but I wasn't picturing a regular badger (those are definitely adorable) -- I was picturing a honey badger. Anyway, "weasel" helped there.

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by Leander » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:15 am

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

No idea Friday. Unfamiliar with any internet videos of honey badgers. I have also been trying to learn Italian lately, where mele means apples, so that was leading me down the wrong track.

7 for 8 on teen tournament FJs, and Friday's miss breaks my longest FJ streak ever, dating back to the week of 9/24.

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:33 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Had to check the "misled by shell" response for LOTF; 10th grade was an embarrassingly long time ago and I haven't picked it up since.

When the "fearless mammal" clue popped up, my wife said "how can anyone know that?" I said, "Well, they specified weasel, so be thinking two-named wolverines and minks and badgers and .... oh -- badger .... there it is."
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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by StevenH » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:32 pm

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

There is no way that I would have gotten honey badger without the mention of it being the most fearless mammal.

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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by Euphonium » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:29 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

Post by Wpwells » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:25 pm

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

Needed most fearless but Mellivora confirmed.
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