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TIL there was a solo version of synchronized swimming. A website says "the event's supporters claim that the synchronization is with the music."
I feel like this came up on one of the trivia apps earlier this year, because it was my reflex guess. Fortunately I talked myself out of it, en route to my worst Day 1 in a long time.
It's been an HQ question. I might not have remembered it, but HQ's new "Daily Challenge" feature (only available on iOS currently) uses old questions, with a lot of repeating, and many times in the past few weeks I've encountered the question that requires you to know solo synchronized swimming was a thing.

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boson wrote:
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I already mentioned this on the LL message board, but that synchronized swimming Q yesterday was a gimme for me because I'm friends with the woman who coached the first Olympic gold medalists in synchro (solo and duet). She's an outstanding swimmer who holds world records in her age group.

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I went with Richie (Rich) on the adopted sons question, dimly remembering Reginald, who alas is merely a cousin on the Van Dough side.

I think "Rexha" would have sufficed to lead me to Albanian, but I happened to have observed Rita Ora shooting an ad near Times Square a few years ago and so looked her up afterward (on the internet).

My opponent and I defended very similarly, our only difference being our mutual belief that the question we were missing was harder than the one they were missing.
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Off to a rough start with a 6(4)-7(3) loss. My TV blind spot led me to putting a 3 on the Willis question. And I talked myself out of Synchronized Swimming because how could a solo swimmer be synchronized? :oops:

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5 instagets and a miss.

Seems to happen on day one more often than not
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Hi! I'm new to the board and also new to LL. I'm in Rundle R Corridor, WhelchelC.

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One of the only operas I’ve ever been to was Philip Glass’s Satyagraha. A friend of mine worked for the Met and had an extra ticket. My only distinct memories of it are that it was quite long, very repetitive, and generally just not my cup of tea. I’m slightly more grateful to have seen it now, as pulling its name yesterday was enough to put me over the edge for a win.

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I horribly mangled the spelling of it as sadhyagrata, but the Commish was benevolent in accepting it anyway.
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This Is Kirk! wrote:
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boson wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:41 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
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Please don't post - even in frustration - about live questions.
TPH is off to a great start! First he forfeits his first ever match and now he's apparently posting about live questions?
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TPH's blunder was saying he had played the second day's set and had zero right. Completely inappropriate and not allowed here although not as bad as directly giving away material for a question. [Being a wise guy] Hammer was referred by Josh Hill, making me reconsider putting him in the Gold group for the ToC. :lol:

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I horribly mangled the spelling of it as sadhyagrata, but the Commish was benevolent in accepting it anyway.
Wow. And I thought my spelling was mangled! :)

Satyaghara, for the record, was also accepted!

I also got this one from the opera angle. Seeing Glass’s Akhenaten at the Met in Nov

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Not trying for a BWA (because seriously, why bother), but for the meeple question (which I had never heard of), I came up with Carcassapien.

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I was another who got Satyagraha solely from the Glass opera and the Wikipedia rabbit hole it sent me down. :mrgreen:

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One of the only operas I’ve ever been to was Philip Glass’s Satyagraha. A friend of mine worked for the Met and had an extra ticket. My only distinct memories of it are that it was quite long, very repetitive, and generally just not my cup of tea. I’m slightly more grateful to have seen it now, as pulling its name yesterday was enough to put me over the edge for a win.
Nice win. I was surprised by the low get rate on that and exoplanets. I knew "satyagraha" from my social justice class in high school (we had to take four years of religion) and that word stuck in my memory. Never knew it was an opera.
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Not trying for a BWA (because seriously, why bother), but for the meeple question (which I had never heard of), I came up with Carcassapien.
Me either, but my answer was portmanteauken. Not a good guess because it ignores an obviously large component of the clue, but I'm always happier with an answer that makes some sense than one that makes none.

My Gandhi guess was boddhitsava (trying to remember "bodhisattva", which among Buddhist terms I vaguely remembered from Kerouac, seemed to have the best chance to be a compound word).

I might have got "Studio" if my life situation allowed more daily hours to devote to LL, but "exoplanet" was far out of my reach, let alone my grasp.
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sarisson wrote:
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quarterrican wrote:
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One of the only operas I’ve ever been to was Philip Glass’s Satyagraha. A friend of mine worked for the Met and had an extra ticket. My only distinct memories of it are that it was quite long, very repetitive, and generally just not my cup of tea. I’m slightly more grateful to have seen it now, as pulling its name yesterday was enough to put me over the edge for a win.
Nice win. I was surprised by the low get rate on that and exoplanets. I knew "satyagraha" from my social justice class in high school (we had to take four years of religion) and that word stuck in my memory. Never knew it was an opera.
Apparently "planet" wasn't accepted for "exoplanet". Though more confusing is 34% picking -black hole-.
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My bad. I assume it's okay to talk about day 2 now?
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Yes, you can talk about day 2 once day 3 is live. But there is no discussion, no matter how circumspect, of the questions or your performance on them while that day is still live.
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So can I expect to have any more days where all six questions fall into my hammerhouse? I am pretty sure I've never heard of exoplanet, any of those "Studio" shows, satyagraha, Daisy, or meeple and... oh wait, it DID accept just "Fargo". So that's 1/6. Still, what a tough batch of questions to start on!
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Volante wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:00 pm
sarisson wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:53 pm
quarterrican wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:20 am
One of the only operas I’ve ever been to was Philip Glass’s Satyagraha. A friend of mine worked for the Met and had an extra ticket. My only distinct memories of it are that it was quite long, very repetitive, and generally just not my cup of tea. I’m slightly more grateful to have seen it now, as pulling its name yesterday was enough to put me over the edge for a win.
Nice win. I was surprised by the low get rate on that and exoplanets. I knew "satyagraha" from my social justice class in high school (we had to take four years of religion) and that word stuck in my memory. Never knew it was an opera.
Apparently "planet" wasn't accepted for "exoplanet". Though more confusing is 34% picking -black hole-.
How would planet ever be accepted? No planet was discovered before 1989?

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