FJs for the 7/1/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 7/1/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:49 pm

9-letter name for an area of 10 million square miles--4/5 the size of Africa--but only about 120,000 square miles of it is dry land
18
20%
Meaning cobbled together, it once referred to a temporary fix replacing a broken mast on a ship
54
61%
In Homer there's only one of these, from the Greek for "terrible"; later they became 3 scary sisters
32
36%
This play opens in Vienna in 1823, 32 years after the death of its title character
72
81%
Hoping to stop Dominican Friar Johannes Tetzel from preaching for indulgences, in 1517 he wrote a series of debate topics
85
96%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
6
7%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
HOMELAND $1000: You'll spot a lot of non-canine Dalmatians in Dalmatia, mostly along the coast of this country
45
51%
THE LONG & THE SHORT OF BATTLE $1200: The 1781 Battle of Yorktown lasted for 21 days before this fenced-in general finally surrendered
73
82%
JAZZ $1000: This Gypsy hot jazz genius had only 3 good fingers on his fretting hand, but he could still shred
33
37%
I missed the Monday FJ! clue with more of a water-based guess. (Oceania, Micronesia, etc.)
18
20%
I missed the Monday FJ! clue with more of a land-based guess. (Greenland, Antarctic(a), Indonesia, etc.)
40
45%
I had jury-rigged for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
28
31%
I had jerry-rigged for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
26
29%
BAD-JECTIVES $1600: If someone calls you this, it can mean you are inadequate (or you arouse compassion) - Pathetic was my response.
21
24%
BAD-JECTIVES $1600: If someone calls you this, it can mean you are inadequate (or you arouse compassion) - Pitiful was my response.
14
16%
 
Total votes: 89

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FJs for the 7/1/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:49 pm

7/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ON THE MAP

7/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
9-letter name for an area of 10 million square miles--4/5 the size of Africa--but only about 120,000 square miles of it is dry land

7/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORD ORIGINS

7/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Meaning cobbled together, it once referred to a temporary fix replacing a broken mast on a ship

7/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MYTHOLOGY

7/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In Homer there's only one of these, from the Greek for "terrible"; later they became 3 scary sisters

7/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ON BROADWAY

7/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This play opens in Vienna in 1823, 32 years after the death of its title character

7/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
16th CENTURY NAMES

7/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Hoping to stop Dominican Friar Johannes Tetzel from preaching for indulgences, in 1517 he wrote a series of debate topics

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Polynesia
jury-rigged or jerry-rigged
Gorgons
Amadeus
Martin Luther
The players were 7/15 (46.67%) with a 0-1-0-3-3 success pattern.

The extra clues have three the players had correct.

HOMELAND $1000: You'll spot a lot of non-canine Dalmatians in Dalmatia, mostly along the coast of this country

THE LONG & THE SHORT OF BATTLE $1200: The 1781 Battle of Yorktown lasted for 21 days before this fenced-in general finally surrendered

JAZZ $1000: This Gypsy hot jazz genius had only 3 good fingers on his fretting hand, but he could still shred

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Croatia
Cornwallis
Django Reinhardt

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Re: FJs for the 7/1/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:49 pm

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

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Furies
0/5 in BAD-JECTIVES

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:50 pm

:mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by Volante » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:08 pm

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

Tue - Jerry

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Post by xxaaaxx » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:17 pm

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

"arouse compassion" seemed to be hinting at pity -> pitiful. Not sure why this wasn't the answer they were going for, or why it required a pause. 4/5 in that category, missing only 'lousy', of all things.

jury-rigged. I'll be watching the poll numbers closely.

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:28 pm

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

I said Greenland. On the Dalmatia clue I initially had Croatia but switched to Poland, presumably confusing one doggy coastal area with another (Pomerania).

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Post by davey » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:30 pm

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

Greenland & jerry-built & pitiful...
More time would have helped on Wed...
Couldn't get past Yugoslavia... :roll:

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Re: FJs for the 7/1/19 week

Post by DBear » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:55 pm

:x :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen:
Oceania eh, Faust (movie Amadeus I coulda got)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
knew it was Django someone, couldn't remember Reinhardt
obviously missed with water-based, had jerry-rigged & pathetic.

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Re: FJs for the 7/1/19 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:16 pm

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

I don't know if I would have gotten Amadeus if I'd considered real people. As it is, The Phantom of the Opera popped into my head, and despite general unease that I later attributed to things like "it's set in Paris, not Vienna" and "the Phantom didn't actually die," it's all I was left with.

Had jerry-rigged and pathetic.
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Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:29 pm

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

I hate Mondays. No chance on that FJ. I kept counting the letters in Antarctica to see if they still came out to 10. Jury/jerry-rigged took a little thought but I had plenty of time. Started with Furies, thought of and quickly rejected Fates and Muses, landed on gorgons and was happy with that. Love Amadeus--both the film and the play. Saw the movie in the theater twice and later bought it on VHS. Saw the play in Los Angeles in 1998 with David Suchet as Salieri. I wasn't missing this one. Had Luther as soon as I saw the name Tetzel. I tried to brainstorm other possibilities but couldn't come up with anything other than Johann Eck, which didn't tempt me away from Luther for even a second. I finally said to Mrs Penguin, "Either this is really easy or really cruel". She agreed. So did our three contestants, I'm guessing.

Somehow I thought Dalmatia was in Asia Minor--somewhere in there with Cappadocia and Galatia and places like that. So I guessed Turkey. Cornwallis' surrender is something I remember from 7th grade. Not sure why. I knew Django Reinhardt and have listened to some of his stuff.

Jerry-rigged. I knew "jury-rigged" but thought it was just a less common older variant. I went with jerry- to be safe. I'm glad Alex confirmed that they were prepared to accept that. I doubt we'd have reached a consensus on this board otherwise and I might not have checked the box. As it is, we can argue about whether they should accept jerry-rigged, but not about whether they would have.

Pathetic. Knew they'd have to accept pitiful as soon as it was said.

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Re: FJs for the 7/1/19 week

Post by Leander » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:33 pm

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

Played Monday off the Clue of the Day. Eventually got to Polynesia, but it took a lot longer than 30 seconds. Probably would have gone with Greenland under show conditions.

Jury rig on Tuesday

Said Fates on Wednesday to have something

Thursday and Friday were instagets.

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Post by cthulhu » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:11 am

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

Pathetic and pitiful week for me.

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Post by ilcap » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:32 am

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

Man, that was a tough run of FJs! Missed the gorgon one, I think, because I don't associate the story of Medusa with Homer at all. Completely blanked on the jerry-rigged one, couldn't come up with anything that seemed at all plausible.

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Post by CasketRomance » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:44 am

0 for 5 on final jeopardy clues this week

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Re: FJs for the 7/1/19 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:40 pm

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

Greenland - terrible clue
I just broke the tie of 17-17 for Jerry over Jury which exactly matches my thought process in picking one over the other. I might have answered "Jery - rigged" and hoped for a merciful ruling, lol..
Answered "harpies", in lieu of "Furies" which I couldn't remember. Not familiar with Gorgons at all.
Didn't know Amadeus was a play. I've only seen a little bit of it on a screen in Mozart's home last September. So duh, it had to be a play and they got the DVD player later!
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Post by Ironhorse » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:25 am

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

I don't even remember what I put down for Tuesday. It wasn't even close to correct, whatever it was.
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Post by Carpe Diem » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:09 pm

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

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:10 am

Another goose-egg.
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Post by cinemaniax7 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:07 pm

I'm surprised that the Polynesia get-rate is coming in around 20%. I thought we might see a single digit on this one.

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Re: FJs for the 7/1/19 week

Post by davey » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:21 pm

interesting that jury-rigged/jerry-rigged came out evenly divided.

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