FJs for the 10/12/20 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 10/12/20 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:48 pm

Around 2010 the state license plate for Michoacan, Mexico featured these insects
23
31%
Thanks to a horror film, this novel returned to the bestseller lists in 2017, some 30 years after reaching No. 1
61
82%
Not an actor, this man who died in 2018 appeared briefly in some 40 mainly action films with a combined $30 billion worldwide gross
53
72%
Physician "Cannonball Mike" Friedman defined this behavioral type & admitted the term applied to himself
22
30%
The composer of this 1944 ballet piece said it "concerned a pioneer celebration... around a newly built farmhouse in the... hills"  
24
32%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
3
4%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
ANCIENT HISTORY $2000: It's the name for the pyramidal stepped temples of Babylon that may have inspired the story of the Tower of Babel
54
73%
A BUNCH OF SQUARES $1200: St. Mark's Square in this Italian city has been called "the finest drawing room in Europe"
48
65%
WHERE HAVE I SEEN THOSE STAIRS? $2000: In "Roman Holiday", Gregory Peck proposes a holiday to Audrey Hepburn on these steps
54
73%
[Requested]  I have heard of "gum trees" (thanks Kookaburra) but I didn't realize that was another name for eucalyptus.
33
45%
I have read It by Stephen King.
8
11%
I have seen the TV miniseries, Stephen King's It.
14
19%
I have seen the movie It and/or It Chapter Two.
5
7%
Appalachian Spring was unfamiliar to me as a ballet title prior to the Friday FJ! clue.
16
22%
Thanks, opusthepenguin. I have voted in at least one of your polls for the 10/12 - 10/16 week
58
78%
 
Total votes: 74

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FJs for the 10/12/20 week

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10/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD LICENSE PLATES

10/12 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Around 2010 the state license plate for Michoacan, Mexico featured these insects

10/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERARY PRONOUNS

10/13 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Thanks to a horror film, this novel returned to the bestseller lists in 2017, some 30 years after reaching No. 1

10/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MOVIE APPEARANCES

10/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Not an actor, this man who died in 2018 appeared briefly in some 40 mainly action films with a combined $30 billion worldwide gross

10/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PSYCHOLOGICAL TERMS

10/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Physician "Cannonball Mike" Friedman defined this behavioral type & admitted the term applied to himself

10/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
20th CENTURY AMERICAN MUSIC

10/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The composer of this 1944 ballet piece said it "concerned a pioneer celebration... around a newly built farmhouse in the... hills"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
(monarch) butterflies
It
Stan Lee
Type A personality
Appalachian Spring
The players were 3/12 (25.00%) with a 0-1-2-0-0 success pattern.

A ton of triple stumpers have been dissected this week so the extra clues have three the players got correct.

ANCIENT HISTORY $2000: It's the name for the pyramidal stepped temples of Babylon that may have inspired the story of the Tower of Babel

A BUNCH OF SQUARES $1200: St. Mark's Square in this Italian city has been called "the finest drawing room in Europe"

WHERE HAVE I SEEN THOSE STAIRS? $2000: In "Roman Holiday", Gregory Peck proposes a holiday to Audrey Hepburn on these steps

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
ziggurats
Venice
Spanish Steps
  
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Read and seen all things It and yet still missed the Tuesday FJ! clue.

Was too slow to solve the tree clue even though I’ve come across gum=eucalyptus clue plus did not need to know that with Tasmanian in the clue. Rainbow listed first messed me up on it.

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

Had killer bees and Rodeo.
Wasn't aware they were the same.
Have read It and seen the minseries.
Have voted.

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

Mexican Jumping Bean on Monday
Daredevil on Thursday

I want to say previous episodes of Jeopardy! led me to connect gum tree to eucalyptus.

Not a scary book/movie person, never read/seen It

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

I have never read or seen It. (never read or seen what?)

As usual, I get all the FJ clues that poll above 50% and miss all the ones that poll below 50%. Can't seem to break through that barrier...

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:? :mrgreen: :( :roll: :x
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Guessed sandwiches for the pizza clue. Too many Subway ads? ;)
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:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :( :(

Never read or seen It.
Didn’t know about gum trees.
Voted in the penguin polls.

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

cockroaches; no guesses the rest of the week.
"Action movies" led me astray Wednesday, both in that I think of superhero movies as their own genre (but of course that would have been a dead giveaway) and was imagining someone doing stunts (which was not going to get me to a man who was already in his 70s by the earliest movie I saw him in).
I knew it was Appalachian Spring, but couldn't come up with the title, just the composer.

Knew gum tree = eucalyptus.
Neither read It nor seen any adaptations.
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:( :( :( :mrgreen: ;)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Didn't seem to be on the writers' wavelength this week, except for getting the most problematic FJ of the week... :roll: Oh, and the pizza clue... :lol:

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
--- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:---


I have at times known that eucalyptus are "gum trees" but at this particular time, it was a distraction as It put me in mind of the sweetgum tree. Tasmania though gave me the confidence to guess.

Voted in most of the Opus polls. Maybe I'll go back to the one I skipped. Haven't seen or read anything. I could only think of hot dogs for July 4, probably because of Coney Island and other eating contests.
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I knew the monarchs wintered in Mexico, but nothing in the clue led me to the correct question. As for the ballet, I had to neg myself for pluralizing the title to "Appalachian Springs."

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

NHOI. Unless you mean the creature from the Addam's family.
Any chance of pulling Appalachian Spring was blown up by the Opera descriptor.

I've been off the grid and only caught two shows this week, so no flattening of the curve for Opus' polls from me. The end of daylight time will put me back on the couch.
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Lee never occurred to me. Never would have thought he was in 40 movies.

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

I've read quite a few of Stephen King's books, but not It, nor have I seen any of the adaptations.

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

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

I knew "gum tree" but didn't know it was the same thing as eucalyptus.

Haven't seen any variant of It.

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

I thought Mexico + butterflies was something almost every trivia buff knew. I guess not.

I disliked Thursday's FJ! clue (said bipolar), and know absolutely nothing about ballet aside from The Nutcracker.

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

"Cicadas" on Monday based on the presence of a specific year in the clue.

"Obsessive Compulsive" as a WAG on Thursday.

"Rodeo" on Friday but knew "in the... hills" was pointing to something else and couldn't pull it. I would argue with Copland's use of "pioneer" to describe anyone living in Pennsylvania in the 19th century.

Haven't read or seen any of It.

Didn't know gum trees were eucalyptus but got it from "Tasmanian" in the clue.

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

Thu - thrill-seeker

I left the eucagum box unchecked, but I'm not sure I could provide that detail unprompted. When it was pointed out in the thread, my brain lit up and went, "Oh, that sounds familiar."

Have not seen nor read It in any form

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