FJs for the 1/20/20 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 1/20/20 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:49 pm

Of the 4 jobs in George Washington's cabinet, the 2 that have been filled by women in the 230 years since
56
55%
This 1939 film was loosely based on Senator Burton Wheeler, victim of a sham investigation for looking into the Justice Department
80
79%
Of the 5 inhabited U.S. territories, this is the only one where cars drive on the left
69
68%
A new Election Day ritual is leaving "I Voted" stickers on the headstone of this historic woman at a Rochester, New York cemetery
97
96%
Now in her 70s, this author splits her time between Paris & San Francisco, often writing 20 to 22 hours a day on an old typewriter 
27
27%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
9
9%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
GRAVESITE OFFERINGS $1000: A glass barrier now prevents visitors from kissing Oscar Wilde's tomb with lipstick in this storied Paris cemetery
38
38%
EARTH HISTORY $2000: Around 300 million years ago, almost all of Earth's continents came together to form one supercontinent known as this
95
94%
NEIL BEFORE ME $1600: 2 years before Neil Diamond was born there, this "Laughter In The Rain" singer-songwriter was born in Brooklyn
57
56%
COME TO YOUR CENSUS $2000: Not exactly a laptop with 5,000 vacuum tubes & weighing 16,000 pounds, this computer was utilized for the 1950 census - I was correct with UNIVAC.
26
26%
COME TO YOUR CENSUS $2000: Not exactly a laptop with 5,000 vacuum tubes & weighing 16,000 pounds, this computer was utilized for the 1950 census - I negged with ENIAC.
37
37%
For the Monday FJ! clue I had Secretary of State though not Attorney General.
41
41%
For the Monday FJ! clue I had Attorney General though not Secretary of State.
1
1%
For the Monday FJ! clue I had Secretary of the Treasury as part of my incorrect response.
15
15%
Guam or America Samoa was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
27
27%
 
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Re: FJs for the 1/20/20 week

Post by mfc248 » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:43 pm

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

Not much of a problem with any of those first four Final clues, but I felt most fortunate to pull that last one out of the fire. Immediately went to Sue Grafton, but discarded it because the clue was clearly worded for a living author. The cities didn't mean anything much to me in this context, nor did the typewriter, but I was able to glean from "20 to 22 hours per day" that it would be someone who puts out a lot of work. Danielle Steel… she seems to churn novels out on an assembly line… best I've got, let's go with it – and it paid off to clean-sweep the week. Heather's MHC was a very good guess.

Something I just recalled about that clue: it ran the day after the premiere of Star Trek: Picard; both Paris and San Francisco made appearances in Thursday's episode, and they're perhaps the two most prominent Earth cities in the franchise. (Paris houses the office of the Federation President, and San Francisco is home to both the Federation Council and Starfleet, stemming from the United Nations Charter having been signed there in 1945.)

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Re: FJs for the 1/20/20 week

Post by cthulhu » Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:47 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Guessed Germaine Greer on Friday; would not have gotten DS if given 30 minutes.

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Re: FJs for the 1/20/20 week

Post by xabe » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:53 am

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:| :mrgreen: :|

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Re: FJs for the 1/20/20 week

Post by Carpe Diem » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:31 pm

:( :?:* :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
*spoiled

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Re: FJs for the 1/20/20 week

Post by billiej » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:21 am

alietr wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:25 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:06 pm
alietr wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:58 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:22 pm
For the supercontinent, I started with The Traveling Wilburys, but I corrected myself quickly enough that I think Alex wouldn't have had time to rule against me.
More like superincontinent given their ages.
What does that make you and me? When they formed, Roy Orbison, the oldest member of the group, was 52 or about to turn that age. When he died, that left a whole group of men in their 40s. Except Tom Petty. He was 38. He did turn 40 before the group disbanded in 1991.
I'll tell you just as soon as I get back from the bathroom. (I would have guessed they were all a lot older when they were in the band.)

This was NOT something I needed to see the day after my birthday. :cry:

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