FJs for the 5/6/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 5/6/19 week?

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

A poem by him includes, "It was grassy and wanted wear;/ though...the passing there/ had worn them really about the same"
74
72%
As a teenager this woman regained her sight thanks to 2 surgeries in 1881 & 1882
81
79%
Used to describe secrecy during WWII, this 2-word term had its psychological meaning popularized by Charles Schulz
25
24%
The Cold War became entrenched in the mid-1950s after the formation of these 2 rival military alliances
73
71%
This state entered the Union in 1820 after separating from another state that began with the same 2 letters
74
72%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
11
11%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
THE PLANETS $2000: This Italian-born astronomer discovered the gap in Saturn's rings & a probe named for him orbited the planet for 13 years
68
66%
QUOTING THE CLASSICS $2000: Aristophanes: "These impossible women...can't live with them, or without them!"
40
39%
EDUCATIONAL GAMES $1000: Mavis Beacon, who has taught this life skill to millions, is not a real person
69
67%
Walt Whitman was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
21
20%
Good Grief! was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
35
34%
I had NATO though not the Warsaw Pact for the Thursday FJ! clue.
18
17%
I had the Warsaw Pact though not NATO for the Thursday FJ! clue.
0
No votes
Something Russia/USSR/Soviet was part of my miss for the Thursday FJ! clue.
14
14%
Missouri was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
15
15%
 
Total votes: 103

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FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat May 11, 2019 7:50 pm

5/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
POETS

5/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A poem by him includes, "It was grassy and wanted wear;/
though...the passing there/
had worn them really about the same"

5/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
TEACHERS

5/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
As a teenager this woman regained her sight thanks to 2 surgeries in 1881 & 1882

5/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORDS FROM THE COMICS

5/8 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Used to describe secrecy during WWII, this 2-word term had its psychological meaning popularized by Charles Schulz

5/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE COLD WAR

5/9 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The Cold War became entrenched in the mid-1950s after the formation of these 2 rival military alliances

5/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
U.S. STATES

5/10 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This state entered the Union in 1820 after separating from another state that began with the same 2 letters

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Robert Frost
Annie Sullivan
security blanket
NATO and the Warsaw Pact
Maine
The players were 7/15 (46.67%) with a 3-1-0-1-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have one correct by the players followed by two triple stumpers.

THE PLANETS $2000: This Italian-born astronomer discovered the gap in Saturn's rings & a probe named for him orbited the planet for 13 years

QUOTING THE CLASSICS $2000: Aristophanes: "These impossible women...can't live with them, or without them!"

EDUCATIONAL GAMES $1000: Mavis Beacon, who has taught this life skill to millions, is not a real person

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Cassini
Lysistrata
typing

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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat May 11, 2019 7:50 pm

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

Walt Whitman
Good grief!
NATO & USSR
Missouri
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat May 11, 2019 7:50 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by Leander » Sat May 11, 2019 7:55 pm

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

No idea Wednesday, got stuck on trying to make something out of “loose lips sink ships”.

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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by Plactus » Sat May 11, 2019 8:03 pm

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

I considered Whitman, but then "The Road Not Taken"/Frost clicked.
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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat May 11, 2019 8:04 pm

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

Not able to retrieve Anne Sullivan, but knew the boardies would wipe it out.
Final answer was NATO/USSR after flailing for something better like Eastern Bloc, etc..

Sabotaged myself on Uranus, no puns forthcoming. ETA - Oops, wrong clue. I don't even remember the Cassini question.
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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by DBear » Sat May 11, 2019 8:06 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Any coincidence that my first perfecto in months comes during the Teachers' Tournament?
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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by Volante » Sat May 11, 2019 8:08 pm

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

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat May 11, 2019 8:21 pm

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


Was trying to pull Whitman Monday but didn't have it.

Knew Cassini = rings but didn't surface in time.
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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat May 11, 2019 8:35 pm

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


On Thursday my dad indicated he had it, and I said, "It's not as simple as North and South Korea, is it?" and with some prompting from him I was able to come up with NATO, but not the Warsaw Pact.

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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by davey » Sat May 11, 2019 8:59 pm

:oops: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(
Just didn't read Monday's clue closely enough...
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Post by opusthepenguin » Sat May 11, 2019 10:08 pm

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

What a disaster of a week for me! I've definitely peaked and should stop taking the online test lest I accidentally get an audition and The Call and take a spot from someone who wouldn't become a national embarrassment. Either that or I could become a teacher and try to get in on the Teachers Tournament. I think I can still perform at or above the level of most of this year's crop.

Robert Frost was easy peasy and I knew the poem title as well. Anne Sullivan was an educated guess (ha ha) that I wasn't surprised to find was correct. After that, things went bad. Couldn't pull security blanket though I definitely knew the term and its association with Linus and it all seems clear in retrospect. I'm too fuzzy on what the Warsaw Pact was to fill in that blank so went with NATO and Soviet Bloc. And I started too far west in Friday's FJ even though 1820 should've prompted me to try the coast.

Recognize the name Cassini but couldn't have pulled it up to get that clue. Would've guessed Galileo if forced. Don't know anything about Lysistrata so no chance there. Would've guessed The Trojan Women if forced, but it turns out that's by Euripedes. At least I knew Mavis Beacon. Yay me.

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Post by cthulhu » Sat May 11, 2019 11:14 pm

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Security blanket an instaget, as was NATO & Warsaw Pact
Missouri on Friday but I knew it was wrong
Cassini, Lysistrata, Mavis Beacon -> typing all instagets

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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by StevenH » Sun May 12, 2019 12:02 am

:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by ElendilPickle » Sun May 12, 2019 1:18 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by Lefty » Sun May 12, 2019 9:32 pm

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

I guess I underthought Monday's. The "grassy"/Whitman connection seemed deep enough for the teacher's tourney.

"Good grief" was the first thing that sprang to mind on Wednesday, but as it didn't make any sense I kept thinking and "security blanket" came quickly after. I remember Schulz citing it as his proudest bit from the strip, having become part of "Americana".

If it's called a "life skill", I probably don't have it. NHO Mavis Beacon.

My first exposure to the Aristophanes quote was from a Justice League of America comic book where the Flash doesn't know who said it, but "whoever it was, he was dead on". Lysistrata has been sort of trending lately, thanks to Alyssa Milano and the state of Georgia.
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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by The Talking Mime » Mon May 13, 2019 12:25 pm

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

Took the grassy negbait on Monday and said Whitman. Misread Thursday's clue as needing two countries and said USSR and North Korea.
This week could've been worse considering security blanket and Maine came to me within the last 10 seconds each day.
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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by Peter the accountant » Mon May 13, 2019 12:57 pm

Knew the right poem on Monday, but had no idea who authored it. NATO and Warsaw Pact was an instaget. The rest was a long, useless jumble with not even a reasonable guess anywhere. Spent my time on Friday running through the South and Midwest in my head, looking for two neighboring states starting with the same letters. Never even thought of checking New England. Probably would have been better to run through states alphabetically, but I don't know them that way. Although I was pretty darn sure that the first ones that came to mind, Alabama and Alaska, wasn't the right pair. :lol:
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Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Thu May 16, 2019 12:51 pm

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

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