FJs for the 12/17/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 12/17/18 week?

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

After turning himself into a mare, he gave birth to an 8-legged horse that was later the prized steed of Odin
80
73%
The 1st segment of this was dedicated on July 4, 1930; the next, August 30, 1936; section 3, on September 17, 1937 & the last, on July 2, 1939
60
55%
5 Cwmdonkin Drive was the address of the family home where he was born in 1914
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69%
Composed in 1791, the year he died, & last in the Kochel catalog of  all his works, K. 626 is this work
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42%
Named the first U.S. national monument in 1906, it was featured prominently in a blockbuster movie 71 years later
80
73%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
16
15%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
EUROPEAN CAPITAL CITIES $1600 box Daily Double: You'll find NATO's world headquarters on Boulevard Leopold III in this capital city
85
77%
THE FAB FOUR $1000: The lads honed their craft early on in this German city, sometimes playing 30 sets a week
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58%
INTO THE SPIDER VERSE $1600: John Hollander titled a poem after this rival of Athena who got changed into a spider
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51%
I was not familiar with the Norse myth for the Monday FJ! clue, but I figured out to guess Loki anyway.
56
51%
I could have named Odin's horse, Sleipnir, if needed for the Monday FJ! clue.
22
20%
I have seen the movie, Amadeus.
51
46%
I have seen the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
68
62%
CLOTHES MAKE THE IDIOM $1000: To understand another, try "walking a mile" in these soft leather shoes -  Moccasins? Not familiar to me.
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34%
CLOTHES MAKE THE IDIOM $1000: To understand another, try "walking a mile" in these soft leather shoes - I was correct with moccasins.
50
45%
 
Total votes: 110

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FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:49 pm

12/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NORSE MYTHOLOGY

12/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
After turning himself into a mare, he gave birth to an 8-legged horse that was later the prized steed of Odin

12/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. LANDMARKS

12/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The 1st segment of this was dedicated on July 4, 1930; the next, August 30, 1936; section 3, on September 17, 1937 & the last, on July 2, 1939

12/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
POETS' BIRTHPLACES

12/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
5 Cwmdonkin Drive was the address of the family home where he was born in 1914

12/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE WORKS OF MOZART

12/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Composed in 1791, the year he died, & last in the Kochel catalog of  all his works, K. 626 is this work

12/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GEOGRAPHY & THE MOVIES

12/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Named the first U.S. national monument in 1906, it was featured prominently in a blockbuster movie 71 years later

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Loki
Mt. Rushmore
Dylan Thomas
Requiem
Devils Tower
The players were 8/14 (57.14%) with a 3-2-2-0-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have a correct DD, a triple stumper, and a clue rebounded correctly.
 
EUROPEAN CAPITAL CITIES $1600 box Daily Double: You'll find NATO's world headquarters on Boulevard Leopold III in this capital city
 
THE FAB FOUR $1000: The lads honed their craft early on in this German city, sometimes playing 30 sets a week

INTO THE SPIDER VERSE $1600: John Hollander titled a poem after this rival of Athena who got changed into a spider
 
Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Brussels
Hamburg
Arachne

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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:50 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Loki was a good guess without knowing the particulars
I could not have named Sleipnir without multiple choice.
I have seen both movies.  Once.
Moccasins for that idiom not familiar to me.

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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:50 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by Volante » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:01 pm

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

Couldn't quite get to Sleipnir
Seen both Amadeus and CE3K
:mrgreen: Moccasins

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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:19 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen:

Seen both movies
Never heard of that utter insanity but got to Loki anyway
Heard of Sleipnir; initially thought that's what they were going for before reading the rest
'walk a mile in someone's moccasins'? WTF?

Oh look, you managed to find the one clue that was on the tip of my tongue for the weekend poll. I'm shocked. *sigh*

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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by sarisson » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:52 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(
Thursday snapped my longest FJ streak ever (10).
"What are moccasins?" sounds like "water moccasins," which I definitely would NOT want to walk around with! :lol:
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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:52 pm

lAnother skunk, but I could've named Sleipnir.

Saw Amadeus, I know nothing of CE3K.

Moccasin was unfamiliar.
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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by davey » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:04 pm

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

The only one of these FJs that gave me any trouble (I'll count Loki as WECIB) was Mount Rushmore - once I saw the significance of 4 segments it loomed out of the darkness... ;)
Just blanked on the spider clue...
I assume "moccasins" is a jokey attempt to make the saying a faux-Indian proverb...I've heard it.

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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by Euphonium » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:11 pm

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

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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by JayK33 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:18 pm

3/5 (Mon - Wed)

Yes to Arachne.

I haven't seen Close Encounters but I know about it.

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Post by DBear » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:28 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Knew the Norse mythology, knew Requiem from Amadeus.
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Post by Plactus » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:10 am

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

Interesting week. Loki was the only one I knew for sure (I could have named Sleipnir if asked); I thought the dates were too late for Mt. Rushmore and Thomas, I didn't know if Mozart composed a requiem (have not seen Amadeus), and while I was pretty sure it was Devils (something), I had severe doubts about Tower (have seen Close Encounters).

As for moccasins, I've never heard that version of the phrase. I thought moccasins would be right, but clammed.
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Post by cthulhu » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:29 am

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

Agree with WECIB on Loki; only way I got it.
Slapping my forehead with Mt Rushmore.
Another WECIB with Dylan Thomas; the birth date didn’t confuse me because I remembered he died very young.
Knew the Mozart piece without referencing the movie, but I have seen the movie - not a favorite though.
Took about half the music to come up with Devils Tower; for some reason, I initially couldn’t shake a false conviction that Jaws was in 1977. Once I got the temporal sequence correct, then instaget.

And I’ve heard “walk a mile in his/her moccasins” many times since childhood, and I’ve known what moccasins are since childhood, although I’ve never had any - I’m a tennis shoe maven myself.

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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by Leander » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:09 am

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

Never heard of the Norse myth, but figured there were a limited number of gods they would ask about (and that I knew) and Loki seemed the best fit.

Probably would have gotten the Mozart clue without have seen the movie, but I saw it so long ago, it becomes a bit chicken and egg.

Saw Close Encounters, which definitely helped.

Certainly know what moccasins are, but in my experience the phrase has referenced shoes.

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Post by seaborgium » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:08 am

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

I think "segment" is an odd word to refer to a giant sculpted head. I'm still trying to figure out if there's another word that would have given it to me without giving it away entirely.

I'm not positive I've ever heard "walk a mile in someone's moccasins," but what else could a soft leather shoe be?

I watched CEot3K for the first time just a couple of months ago. I'm pretty sure I'd have missed that FJ without that.

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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:53 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Matched one of the contestants with "Jupiter Symphony." Though I've seen the film version of "Amadeus," it's been many years.

Got Loki due to the shape-shifting.

Actually heard "don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins" with that phrasing from older family members throughout my young life. In fact, it startled me a bit when the Joe South song started playing on the radio; I hadn't heard the phrase with "shoes" until then.
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Post by Linear Gnome » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:33 pm

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

I was one Loki guess :P away from three consecutive weeks of 5/5.

Not sure why I knew Hamburg--just did. I would have eventually gotten Arachne but it was coming too slowly for me to check the box.

I could have named Sleipnir mainly because I incorrectly made that guess several other times and finally decided to look up what it actually was.

I have seen Amadeus (movie and Broadway, Frank Langella as Salieri) and Close Encounters. I was a teenager when Close Encounters came out; for a few months, it was impossible (for anyone up to the age of 17 or so, I think) to be served mashed potatoes without making a little Devil's Tower replica.

I've heard the saying more often with "shoes" than "moccasins", but I'm pretty sure I've heard it both ways, and I would have gotten it from the clue in any case.

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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by bibliophage » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:51 pm

Two for five in FJs, which is my worst record in a long time.

I saw Amadeus about 10 years ago but still didn't get Requiem.

On Tuesday, I was another one fooled into thinking highway. I was torn between Skyline Drive and the Lincoln Highway.

I probably would have gotten Wednesday's if I'd seen it instead of hearing it. My damn video recorder only recorded the audio, so I didn't get the significance of the "cwm" spelling.

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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by Bartleby » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:25 pm

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

Instagets Moonday and Frigeday. WECIB on Thorsday.

Took a few seconds to reject the contemporaneous constructions of the Hoover Dam and Golden Gate Bridge to arrive at something that would logically be dedicated in four parts.

"Cwmdonkin" registered as Dutch/Afrikaans to me rather than Welsh and I spent the whole of think music trying to pull a plausible writer from South Africa, Belgium, or the Netherlands, and came up empty.

Could have named Sleipnir.

Seen both Amadeus and CEotTK.
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Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:18 pm

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

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