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Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jeff6286 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:36 pm

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Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Someone explain this FJ! to me? I looked up the airport and I don't see what DEL has to do with anything.
It's the airport's IATA code, and represents the city where it is found.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:37 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:36 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Someone explain this FJ! to me? I looked up the airport and I don't see what DEL has to do with anything.
It's the airport's IATA code, and represents the city where it is found.
I get it, I just don't know how it was supposed to lead to Indira Gandhi. What is the connection?
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Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by JayK33 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:43 pm

My thought process: Asia + DEL = Delhi = India = Indian woman who would have an airport named for her = Indira Gandhi.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:06 am

JayK33 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:43 pm
My thought process: Asia + DEL = Delhi = India = Indian woman who would have an airport named for her = Indira Gandhi.
Mine was more like "Uh... I have no freaking clue."

I have this weird hangup where if you say "Gandhi" I think that it refers to Mahatma, which therefore makes me forget that Indira also exhists.
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Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:26 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:37 pm
jeff6286 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:36 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Someone explain this FJ! to me? I looked up the airport and I don't see what DEL has to do with anything.
It's the airport's IATA code, and represents the city where it is found.
I get it, I just don't know how it was supposed to lead to Indira Gandhi. What is the connection?
i didn't get it either...was thinking it could have been some hindu god

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:34 am

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Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by floridagator » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:28 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 pm

Is there a reason anyone should know what city that Montreal deli is in? That clue seemed very devoid of TOM. Poll request?
Schwartz's Deli is far and away the most famous restaurant in Montreal, if not all of Canada. Some celebrities have reported going straight from the airport to Schwartz's. (The airport code for Montreal is YUL, and it is named for Pierre Elliott Trudeau, father of the current prime minister Justin Trudeau. This is sure to come up sometime on Jeopardy.) I have stopped at Schwartz's more than once when I was just passing through Montreal.

The clue also mentioned smoked meat, which is used as the name for pastrami only in Montreal.

Despite its popularity and reputation, Schwartz's once ran afoul of the Quebec language police for using the apostrophe s. Local businesses in Quebec are not allowed to use the apostrophe s. Only national and international chains like McDonald's and Wendy's may. That's why their sign now says Deli Schwartz although everyone calls it Schwartz's.

Almost all of the seating at Schwartz's is picnic table style, where your party might be seated with strangers at a table for 12. There is only one table for two in the place, at the very back. My girlfriend left her purse at that table. A very alert waiter noticed before we were out of the store.

For some reason, it's popular to drink black cherry soda with your smoked meat. It's the same kind of black cherry soda you can buy at the dollar store.
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Post by BRD-98 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:55 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Someone explain this FJ! to me? I looked up the airport and I don't see what DEL has to do with anything.
All commercial airports have a three-letter IATA code, for instance LAX for Los Angeles International Airport, DFW for Dallas-Ft Worth International Airport, etc. If the airport is named after a person, such as the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport that serves Santiago, Chile and surrounds, the IATA code hints at the name of the city (SCL -- Santiago, Chile). Similarly in the case of Indira Gandhi International Airport, DEL signifies New Delhi.

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Post by hbomb1947 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:53 am

BRD-98 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:55 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Someone explain this FJ! to me? I looked up the airport and I don't see what DEL has to do with anything.
All commercial airports have a three-letter IATA code, for instance LAX for Los Angeles International Airport, DFW for Dallas-Ft Worth International Airport, etc. If the airport is named after a person, such as the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport that serves Santiago, Chile and surrounds, the IATA code hints at the name of the city (SCL -- Santiago, Chile). Similarly in the case of Indira Gandhi International Airport, DEL signifies New Delhi.
This part isn't invariably true. For example, the IATA code for JFK International Airport in NYC is . . . JFK (and similarly with LGA for the airport named after the city's former mayor Fiorello LaGuardia). The code for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is CDG. And the code for O'Hare in Chicago, which is named after a person, is ORD - which is based on that airport's former name of Orchard Field.

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Post by BRD-98 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:50 am

hbomb1947 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:53 am
BRD-98 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:55 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Someone explain this FJ! to me? I looked up the airport and I don't see what DEL has to do with anything.
All commercial airports have a three-letter IATA code, for instance LAX for Los Angeles International Airport, DFW for Dallas-Ft Worth International Airport, etc. If the airport is named after a person, such as the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport that serves Santiago, Chile and surrounds, the IATA code hints at the name of the city (SCL -- Santiago, Chile). Similarly in the case of Indira Gandhi International Airport, DEL signifies New Delhi.
This part isn't invariably true. For example, the IATA code for JFK International Airport in NYC is . . . JFK (and similarly with LGA for the airport named after the city's former mayor Fiorello LaGuardia). The code for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is CDG. And the code for O'Hare in Chicago, which is named after a person, is ORD - which is based on that airport's former name of Orchard Field.
I was trying to simplify for purpose of explanation but yes, this is true

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Post by heppm01 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:13 am

The DEL -> India -> Ghandi progression seemed plausible enough that I never seriously considered anything else.

The only good thing about having a Shakespeare DJ! category is that it won't be the FJ! category.

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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:06 pm

BRD-98 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:50 am
hbomb1947 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:53 am
BRD-98 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:55 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 pm
Someone explain this FJ! to me? I looked up the airport and I don't see what DEL has to do with anything.
All commercial airports have a three-letter IATA code, for instance LAX for Los Angeles International Airport, DFW for Dallas-Ft Worth International Airport, etc. If the airport is named after a person, such as the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport that serves Santiago, Chile and surrounds, the IATA code hints at the name of the city (SCL -- Santiago, Chile). Similarly in the case of Indira Gandhi International Airport, DEL signifies New Delhi.
This part isn't invariably true. For example, the IATA code for JFK International Airport in NYC is . . . JFK (and similarly with LGA for the airport named after the city's former mayor Fiorello LaGuardia). The code for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is CDG. And the code for O'Hare in Chicago, which is named after a person, is ORD - which is based on that airport's former name of Orchard Field.
I was trying to simplify for purpose of explanation but yes, this is true
Sadly, there isn't always a simplification for airport names vs. IATA initials. Orlando's primary is MCO, going back to the days when it was McCoy Air Force Base. Then again, there are those who think that MCO stands for "Mickey's Corporate Office," and that works too. :P

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Post by floridagator » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:35 pm

Spaceman Spiff wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:06 pm

Sadly, there isn't always a simplification for airport names vs. IATA initials. Orlando's primary is MCO, going back to the days when it was McCoy Air Force Base. Then again, there are those who think that MCO stands for "Mickey's Corporate Office," and that works too. :P
Airport codes in the continental U.S. cannot start with K, N, or W. This means that some airports have to have somewhat illogical codes:

MCI - Kansas City
BNA - Nashville
ORF - Norfolk
ALO - Waterloo
EWR - Newark
EYW - Key West
LMT - Klamath Falls
TYS - Knoxville
ACK - Nantucket
APF - Naples
HVN - New Haven
MSY - New Orleans
PHF - Newport News
OTH - North Bend
ACT - Waco
IAD - Washington
DCA - Washington
PBI - West Palm Beach
SPS - Wichita Falls
ICT - Wichita
AVP - Wilkes-Barre
ORH - Worcester
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Post by alietr » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:39 pm

Nothing beats Sioux City's code ...


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Post by cinemaniax7 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:12 pm

I said "adroit" rather than "adept." Judges?

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Post by John Boy » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:39 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:43 pm
slash at 2000 was overvalued....they put guns n roses in the clue...how many guns n roses members can the average jeopardy person name?
Let's see: guns and roses...um peter gunn, princess and, axl rose.

there.

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Post by colonialrampage » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:44 pm

John Boy wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:39 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:43 pm
slash at 2000 was overvalued....they put guns n roses in the clue...how many guns n roses members can the average jeopardy person name?
Let's see: guns and roses...um peter gunn, princess and, axl rose.

there.
I'm sure it just shows the strength of my bias but I had that clue from Kordell Stewart and it would have been nothing more than a guess if they'd only given the Guns n Roses half.

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Post by colonialrampage » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:49 pm

Did anyone else notice that Alex's final wager didn't lock out Rose? He only bet enough to get double her score, and if she hadn't held a dollar in reserve (a practice that doesn't make sense as often as it is used) they would have gone to a tie-breaker. It seems like a big blunder that he got away with.

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Post by Caboom » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:53 pm

colonialrampage wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:49 pm
Did anyone else notice that Alex's final wager didn't lock out Rose? He only bet enough to get double her score, and if she hadn't held a dollar in reserve (a practice that doesn't make sense as often as it is used) they would have gone to a tie-breaker. It seems like a big blunder that he got away with.
The math for theFJguy is wrong. She got to 25599, and could have doubled up to 25600, while he finished with 26k.

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Post by theFJguy » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:02 pm

Caboom wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:53 pm
colonialrampage wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:49 pm
Did anyone else notice that Alex's final wager didn't lock out Rose? He only bet enough to get double her score, and if she hadn't held a dollar in reserve (a practice that doesn't make sense as often as it is used) they would have gone to a tie-breaker. It seems like a big blunder that he got away with.
The math for theFJguy is wrong. She got to 25599, and could have doubled up to 25600, while he finished with 26k.
Fixed. My apologies.

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