FJs for the 4/1/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 4/1/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:50 pm

In a 1947 collection he solved 12 mysteries, including "The Cretan Bull" & "The Girdle of Hyppolita"
68
68%
These 2 "monarchs" of popular culture both passed away on August 16, one in 2018, the other 41 years earlier
60
60%
From the name of the world capital it serves, DEL is the 3-letter code for the Asian airport named for her
79
79%
The Jordan, Bear & Weber Rivers deposit over a million tons of minerals into it annually, much of that chloride & sodium
91
91%
Remove 2 letters from within the 6-letter name of this capital & you get the name of a capital from a neighboring country
58
58%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
26
26%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
BESTSELLERS $600: Rosie is the seemingly untrainable circus elephant in this bestselling novel by Sara Gruen
44
44%
MAY THE SCHWARTZ BE WITH YOU $800: The line for Schwartz's Deli in this Canadian city may be long, but the smoked meat is worth it
30
30%
18th CENTURY SCIENCE $2000: In 1787, but not a on a midsummer night, William Herschel discovered these 2 largest moons of Uranus
42
42%
Hercules was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
11
11%
I had Elvis Presley though not Aretha Franklin for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
30
30%
I had Aretha Franklin though not Elvis Presley for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
2
2%
Prince or B.B. King was part of my incorrect response for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
22
22%
For the Friday FJ! clue (whether right or wrong) my approach was to try to think of the 6-letter capital.
59
59%
For the Friday FJ! clue (whether right or wrong) my approach was to try to think of the 4-letter capital.
21
21%
 
Total votes: 100

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FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:50 pm

4/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

4/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In a 1947 collection he solved 12 mysteries, including "The Cretan Bull" & "The Girdle of Hyppolita"

4/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MUSIC LEGENDS

4/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
These 2 "monarchs" of popular culture both passed away on August 16, one in 2018, the other 41 years earlier

4/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

4/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
From the name of the world capital it serves, DEL is the 3-letter code for the Asian airport named for her

4/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. BODIES OF WATER

4/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The Jordan, Bear & Weber Rivers deposit over a million tons of minerals into it annually, much of that chloride & sodium

4/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
EUROPEAN CAPITALS

4/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Remove 2 letters from within the 6-letter name of this capital & you get the name of a capital from a neighboring country

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Hercule Poirot
Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin
Indira Gandhi
Great Salt Lake
Berlin
The players were 8/15 (53.33%) with a 1-1-2-3-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have a requested triple stumper sandwiched by two the players had correct.

BESTSELLERS $600: Rosie is the seemingly untrainable circus elephant in this bestselling novel by Sara Gruen

MAY THE SCHWARTZ BE WITH YOU $800: The line for Schwartz's Deli in this Canadian city may be long, but the smoked meat is worth it

18th CENTURY SCIENCE $2000: In 1787, but not a on a midsummer night, William Herschel discovered these 2 largest moons of Uranus

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Water for Elephants
Montreal
Oberon & Titania
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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:51 pm

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

Mother Teresa
A bunch of incorrect cities for Friday when trying to think of countries with 6-letter capitals.
Read the Gruen book and saw the movie on opening day - easy get
No guess on Schwartz's Deli city
Knew Shakespeare for Uranus moons though not the specific 2 largest - Nice get by Satish

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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:51 pm

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

The wrong poll type has been used. :lol:
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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by econgator » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:52 pm

Yeah, it's broken

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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:54 pm

Yeah if I don't change it from one poll choice to twelve it gets messed up. Okay now? Revote as needed.

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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:55 pm

Goose egg.

Monday, Wednesday: no guess
Tuesday: Elvis and no guess. Didn't know Aretha's nickname or death.
Thursday: Forgot to RTFC and said Dead Sea
Friday: Got to Berlin but couldn't backtrack to Bern
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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:06 pm

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

Monday - Hercules
Wednesday - Mother Teresa
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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:25 pm

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


For no particular reason whatsoever, I mentally searched the map of Europe west to east (sort of), rather than thinking of 6- or 4-letter capitals. Lisbon no, Madrid no, Paris, Berlin... -> Bern, done. Dumb, but it worked. *shrug*




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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by Leander » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:32 pm

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

Thought of Elvis and Prince, then realized too late that Prince was wrong. Not sure I would have come up with Aretha.

Tried to connect adjacent capitals that began with the same letter, never got to Berlin.

Used to walk by Schwartz’s once a week, a long time ago.

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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by Lefty » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:39 pm

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

It took me about 45 seconds to come up with Berlin and Bern. I wasn't doing it live, the adrenalin wasn't flowing, and my approach was rather scattershot. When I thought to think of the 4-letter capitals, the first one to spring to mind was Rome. I guess the odds were to start with a country with many neighbors.

It's not my favorite type of question. I might have said the same after that Eastern state capital clue, but I got that one, and I didn't want to come off all Mr. Objective.

I've read just about all of Agatha Christie, and I remembered that book. It's blue.

I have not read (or watched) Like Water for Chocolate Elephants, and had no idea who the author was.

I knew there was something about Montreal bagels, thus my correct guess.

Pyramus and Thisbe.
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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:50 pm

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

I can't say I really had an approach Friday. Bern popped into my head immediately, and from there it was just a matter of checking if it worked (add LI to make Berlin, Switzerland and Germany share a border, done).

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:13 pm

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

I thought 4-letter capitals were probably the better group to pick through, but Rome and Riga were the only ones I could name.

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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by Volante » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:08 pm

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

Tue - Elvis & Michael Jackson (though that second one was just to have a second)
Fri - (Bupkus) Tried running through 4 letter capitals...Kiev, Riga, Rome, Oslo...like Sporcle, there's always one I forget...

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Post by davey » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:40 pm

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

On Thurs, I didn't pay enough attention to the end of the clue and thought minerals was referencing a mineral-rich area, so I said the Colorado...Skunked by another meaningless-coincidence category on Fri...I wish I went the 4-letter route on that one... :roll:
For some reason (maybe the use of the second name earlier in the week?) I said Titania and Hippolyta, 2 parts often played by the same actress in Midsummer, choosing 2 queens instead of the King and Queen of the Fairies...
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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by DBear » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:41 pm

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( and all of these were gettable.
:?: :?: :mrgreen: Never heard of either the elephant or the deli. Honestly, am I supposed to know a famous restaurant in every major city now?
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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by davey » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:46 pm

Lefty wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:39 pm
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I've read just about all of Agatha Christie, and I remembered that book. It's blue.
Yeah, Poirot's like a Belgian Lenny Bruce in that book... :lol:

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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:14 am

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

Both misses came only because of clumsy syntax in the clue.
Mon - I guessed the 12 Labors connection, but took it as a historical compilation or alternative re-telling of the Hercules myth.
Wed - This reads like " This Asian Airport is named for this woman and this city and "might" start with DEL. I guessed Dehli just thinking it might match some Indian heroine of yore.

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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by CasketRomance » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:18 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:14 am
:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

Both misses came only because of clumsy syntax in the clue.
Mon - I guessed the 12 Labors connection, but took it as a historical compilation or alternative re-telling of the Hercules myth.
Wed - This reads like " This Asian Airport is named for this woman and this city and "might" start with DEL. I guessed Dehli just thinking it might match some Indian heroine of yore.

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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by JayK33 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:26 am

2/5, I guess. I kinda lost track on Thursday and Friday.

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Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

Post by morbeedo » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:00 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen:

A great birthday week for morbeedo!

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