FJs for the 11/16/20 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 11/16/20 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:51 pm

One eulogizer of this man noted, he "was able to restrain thunderbolts & tyrants"
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85%
An 1862 novel says this character "would have arrested his own father... and would have denounced his mother"
51
62%
This island country was named for a 16th century Spanish king whose name comes from the Greek for "lover of horses"
53
65%
Alpendog was a proposed name for this dog breed
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91%
The word "Practical" was dropped from the title of this hit musical not long before it premiered in 1981 on London's West End  
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83%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
28
34%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
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No votes
U.S. CITY SIGHTS $1000: Carnegie Science Center, Duquesne Incline
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77%
IT'S A FACT $2000: It's the "CN" in CN Tower, a communications tower in Toronto
37
45%
THE ANCIENT WORLD $2000: For the Ancient Olympic games, the hellanodikai were folks chosen to do this, which is what hellanodikai means
4
5%
I got Javert and I will credit it mostly to the Hugo novel.
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18%
I got Javert and I will credit it mostly to a stage production.
18
22%
I got Javert and I will credit it mostly to a film version.
12
15%
I missed the Wednesday FJ! clue even though I thought of "phi" and/or "hip"/"hippo"
10
12%
I do not have a silent L when I say at least one of: calm, salmon, calf, stalk or behalf.
56
68%
I have seen a stage production of Cats.
21
26%
 
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FJs for the 11/16/20 week

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11/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
18th CENTURY AMERICANS

11/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
One eulogizer of this man noted, he "was able to restrain thunderbolts & tyrants"

11/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FRENCH LITERATURE

11/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
An 1862 novel says this character "would have arrested his own father... and would have denounced his mother"

11/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COUNTRY NAME ORIGINS

11/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This island country was named for a 16th century Spanish king whose name comes from the Greek for "lover of horses"

11/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
DOG BREEDS

11/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Alpendog was a proposed name for this dog breed

11/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MUSICAL THEATER

11/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The word "Practical" was dropped from the title of this hit musical not long before it premiered in 1981 on London's West End

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Benjamin Franklin
Javert
the Philippines
St. Bernard
Cats
The players were 10/15 (66.67%) with a 1-2-2-3-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have one the players got correct, a triple stumper and a requested triple stumper.

U.S. CITY SIGHTS $1000: Carnegie Science Center, Duquesne Incline

IT'S A FACT $2000: It's the "CN" in CN Tower, a communications tower in Toronto

THE ANCIENT WORLD $2000: For the Ancient Olympic games, the hellanodikai were folks chosen to do this, which is what hellanodikai means

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Pittsburgh
Canadian National
judge
  

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

Javard – could not recall the name from the Russell Crowe movie
hippo

No guess on the tower or the Greek

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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For the silent L, I think I say it in "calm" and for stalk I suspect I include the L more in nightstalker than in beanstalk. Just stalk and I suspect no L, though not sure. Definitely no L said by me in salmon or behalf.

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

I haven't seen the stage production or the movie or read the book, but I have some basic idea of the plot, and the cast recording was my first exposure to it, so I checked the "stage production" box.

L in calm, but nothing else in the category.

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:oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :| :|

Monday was one I wish I could have back. Wasnt focused, and settled for Patrick Henry. Should been my 3rd brag box in 4 weeks.

I say the L in calm and stalker.

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

Seen Les Miz and Cats on stage. Got Javert from the show/film, never read the book. Checked the stage box.

Faintly pronounce the l in calm, silent in all of the others.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :|

Javert from the book (technically, from studying J! trivia about the book)

Don't pronounce an L in any of those words.

No what the hellanodikai that clue was talking about. Personally, I pronounce the second L in hellanodikai, and the first one is silent.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :| :|

Philippines took a little bit of thought. The others I had either before Alex was done reading or within seconds after. Cats was my only precall for Friday's FJ.

I read an abridged translation of the Hugo novel when I was 15. I'd guess it was around 350 pages. It wasn't until years later that I discovered I hadn't read the whole thing.

It's hard to gauge how I pronounce the listed words when I'm not paying attention to how I pronounce them. There's a whole Heisenberg problem going on here. But I think I use a lightly pronounced half swallowed L in the manner described by seaborgium elsewhere for all those words except behalf. That one's a straight behaff with no trace of an L anywhere.

Mrs. Penguin was watching me fill this out and said, "Yeah, you can check that box" when we got to Cats. I, uh, saw the Los Angeles production of Cats in 1985 or 86 with the girlfriend previous to her. To be fair, she saw Evita in 1981 with a boyfriend previous to me. So we're pretty much even on the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical scale.

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

I think I got Javert largely thanks to TV Tropes. I certainly haven't read the book or seen any adaptations.
I say the L in calm and (usually) salmon.
I've seen Cats.
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:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

I say the L in calm.

I don't even remember Ancient World for $2000 being played.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Cringeworthy category for me, but FJ was gettable.
Don't remember ever reading or seeing Les Mis, probably pop culture osmosis. Since it starts with the book, I'll credit it.
:mrgreen: :| :| Had Canadian National but clammed.
I pronounce the l in "calm".
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

Pronounce the L in calm.
Probably got Javert from a recent PBS miniseries.
Thought the tower might be Canadian News, but stayed clam.
Never seen Cats.

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

Tue - "Russell Crowe"

I think I put the 'l' in 'calm'...at least moreso than the other four, which likely had some weight to my decision of going full Boston and replying "cahm" for that one.

I've seen a recent production of Cats, where Growltiger's Last Stand was swapped out for Pekes and Pollicles.
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All 5 correct, but 3 misses on the bonus clues. That doesn't happen very often.

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:mrgreen: :x :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :x :x

Never read or seen Les Miz.

Forced to guess I would have said Canadian News.

I say the l in calm, stalk, and sometimes salmon.

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

2d week in a row with that annoying bump in the middle...This week was from very poor reading of the clue... :oops:
If I'd hazarded a guess on hellanodikai it would have been translator...
I'll give the stage Les Mis credit since it got me to read the book.
If the J! category is "Silent L," I don't say it... :geek:

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

So close to checking the golden box. It's on me, but I misread Wednesday's clue as having a name that comes from the Spanish for "lover of horses". I was stuck on caballos and amantes. I'm about 99% sure that if I had been speaking out my logic ala Millionaire, and someone had silently tapped on the word "Greek" a few times so I could see it, I'd come around. I know my Greek roots pretty well, and given enough time to Think!, I can definitely separate them from Latin roots (which would be similar to my Spanish dead end of "amar"/"amo") easily. Plus, I know hands that Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love. Although, I did literally just learn now due to curiosity that "Delphi" means "womb", but Google Translate tells me that Greek for brother is "adelfos", which I guess is close enough.

For the bonus clues, the first two I could have guessed correctly, given enough time. Carnegie would be a coinflip between Pittsburgh and Philly, because I'd assume a science building would belong to Carnegie-Mellon and not be related to Carnegie Hall. In the game, I clammed.

With the CN Tower, I said out loud "Canada National", but didn't hit the button, and corrected myself quickly to "...or is it Canadian National?" Again, I rightfully clammed on it.

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

I'd say there's a hint of an L sound in my "calm" and maybe that's all, though I do hear it in "calving", "behalving" and "salmonella".

It often takes me a while to sort Greek and Latin roots, but when I thought about Spanish kings I remembered it at once.

I'd also thank cultural osmosis for giving me Javert. Joubert, by the way, was a French figure skater and (with "syndrome") a genetic disorder. J'ouvert is a street party, part of Carnival, popular in the Caribbean.

Never have seen Cats, but I knew the name of the source book.

Who'd have thought the Greeks had such along word for "judge"? I guess they had a lot of time on their hands, leastways* the upper classes.

* I've never used this word before.
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Monday was a fairly quick solve.
Tuesday, I still have no idea who this Javert guy is. (Edit - OK, read the other posts in this thread and now I at least know what made it gettable for so many.)
Wednesday, played around with hippo and equine. I know very well that philo- is greek-ish for love, but it never crossed my mind. Annoyed me very much when the responses were revealed.
Thurs, made the connection pretty quick.
Friday, lost in the muck. I saw Cats in it's initial run in Los Angeles. Didn't like it much then. Like it more now. I was never very good at hearing the words in music. As an instrumentalist, I tended to get hung up on the notes and chords and harmony and rhythms. I do better now, but have to force myself to pay attention to words.
Only got the CN tower.

I have an l in calm. I've heard many others put the l in salmon. After thinking about the category, a better - but unsuitable for broadcast TV - title might be "L? No?"
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