Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)

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Which of these triple stumpers and other clues did you get?

$400 WORDS & THEIR MEANINGS: It means freedom from narrow restrictions as well as a lined feature on a map
17
25%
$1000 WORDS & THEIR MEANINGS: Like its synonyms joking & joshing, this 7-letter non "ING" word begins with "J"
22
32%
$1000 BROADWAY NAMES: A Broadway theatre is named for this late caricaturist whom the N.Y. Times called "The most celebrated artist in the theater"
26
38%
$800 BROADWAY NAMES: In 2019, the lights on Broadway dimmed in memory of this legend who passed away at the age of 97
43
63%
$800 STATE OF THE LOTTO SCRATCHER: Break Fort Knox (Theodore: What is Tennessee?)
61
90%
$400 IN EXTREMIS: This unit of measure
45
66%
$800 IN EXTREMIS: One of these visionaries
32
47%
$1200 ANIMAL MALADIES: Psittacosis, AKA this bird "fever", can also spread to people from ducks & pigeons
17
25%
$2000 ANIMAL MALADIES: The skin condition mange is caused by these tiny arthropods (Theodore: What are fleas?)
20
29%
$1600 WHEN I WAS SECRETARY OF STATE...: I traveled to 112 countries, the most of any secretary in history
32
47%
$1200 IN EXTREMIS: This quality deserving of esteem
19
28%
$1600 IN EXTREMIS: This bishop topper
57
84%
$2000 NOT-SO-EASY KIDS' TV: This German shepherd was a kids' favorite in the '50s & returned as a "K-9 cop" in an '80s & '90s show (Theodore: Who is Scruff McGruff?)
47
69%
$2000 ALL ABOUT EVE: A 2019 London stage production of "All About Eve" starred Lily James as Eve & Gillian Anderson as her, the Bette Davis role
8
12%
DD1 $600 clue in CLASSIC NOVELS (Theodore wagered $400): Esther Greenwood is a college student & aspiring poet in the 1950s who suffers a mental breakdown in this auto-biographical novel
37
54%
FJ LITERARY NEW YORK CITY: An insider described the scene there: "Just...loudmouths showing off, saving their gags for days, waiting to spring them"
25
37%
 
Total votes: 68

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Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:41 am

Lefty wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:52 am
I just feel like posting this. The Al Hirschfeld Theatre used to be the Martin Beck, which is also the name of the hero in a series of detective novels by the Swedish writers Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. It's the theatre Katharine Hepburn was acting in when she inspired Dorothy Parker (author of this game's FJ quote) to write "...runs the gamut of emotions from A to B". Hepburn recalled this review without bitterness in her memoir "Me". She seemed almost proud to have inspired it.

Btw, I always spell "theatre" the French way. Life-long habit. Sorry if it seems pretentious.
No. Only apologizing for it... ;) I believe all the Broadway theaters except the Vivian Beaumont at Lincoln Center use the -re spelling..

$11,800 from the list...including all the theater references... :)

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Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)

Post by ElendilPickle » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:06 pm

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