FJs for the 2/15/21 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 2/15/21 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:50 pm

This late writer has had 10 plays on Broadway, most of them set in Pittsburgh like "Jitney", which premiered in 2017
46
58%
In 1857 the former Surveyor-General of India objected to giving his name to this landmark as "the natives could not pronounce" it
42
53%
The specific skill that gave this sport its name was eliminated from international competition after the 1990 World Championships
28
35%
The first campaign of this man, who at 36 was the youngest major party nominee ever, was supported by the silver mining industry
43
54%
In 2019, for the first time, this nation allowed for non-gendered last names with the suffix -bur  
60
75%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
7
9%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
4
5%
YUKON $200: Mining is big in the Yukon, including zinc, copper, precious metal & this abundant metal ore from the crest deposit
28
35%
BALTIMORE: NEWS CLUES $1000:  Every 4th of July there are fireworks over this ship, Baltimore's answer to the USS Constitution; her illustrious history includes the capture of three slave ships off the coast of Africa
10
13%
MAD ABOUT MADRIGALS $2000: The music at his funeral left out his sad "Adagio For Strings" but did use a madrigal by his life partner Gian Carlo Menotti
26
33%
I have seen a stage and/or movie production of an August Wilson work and still missed the Monday FJ! clue.
7
9%
YUKON $200: Mining is big in the Yukon, including zinc, copper, precious metal & this abundant metal ore from the crest deposit  - The wording of the clue messed me up for taking a guess.
11
14%
The Taj Mahal was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
19
24%
The wording of the Tuesday FJ! clue made me think I needed to name something in India.
36
45%
I missed the Wednesday FJ! clue with the wrong ice sport.
16
20%
I missed the Wednesday FJ! clue with a snow sport.
20
25%
I missed the Thursday FJ! clue because I thought the last name was Bryant.
1
1%
I missed the Thursday FJ! clue with the wrong man, but if I had known it was him, I would have had Bryan with no "T" at the end.
28
35%
Norway was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
2
3%
Sweden was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
2
3%
I watched all 30 of the Ken Jennings guest host games.
62
78%
 
Total votes: 80

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FJs for the 2/15/21 week

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2/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PLAYWRIGHTS

2/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This late writer has had 10 plays on Broadway, most of them set in Pittsburgh like "Jitney", which premiered in 2017

2/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GEOGRAPHIC NAMESAKES

2/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1857 the former Surveyor-General of India objected to giving his name to this landmark as "the natives could not pronounce" it

2/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WINTER SPORTS

2/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The specific skill that gave this sport its name was eliminated from international competition after the 1990 World Championships

2/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS

2/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The first campaign of this man, who at 36 was the youngest major party nominee ever, was supported by the silver mining industry

2/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORLD SURNAMES

2/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 2019, for the first time, this nation allowed for non-gendered last names with the suffix -bur

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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August Wilson
Mount Everest
figure skating
William Jennings Bryan
Iceland
The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 2-1-0-0-3 success pattern.

The extra clues have one correct by the players followed by semi-requested triple stumpers.

YUKON $200: Mining is big in the Yukon, including zinc, copper, precious metal & this abundant metal ore from the crest deposit

BALTIMORE: NEWS CLUES $1000:  Every 4th of July there are fireworks over this ship, Baltimore's answer to the USS Constitution; her illustrious history includes the capture of three slave ships off the coast of Africa

MAD ABOUT MADRIGALS $2000: The music at his funeral left out his sad "Adagio For Strings" but did use a madrigal by his life partner Gian Carlo Menotti

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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iron
USS Constellation
Samuel Barber
  

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

Shepard
Black Hole of Calcutta – thought it was something in India
No guess on Winter Olympics
John C. Fremont – would have known it was Bryan and not Bryant

No guesses on any of the extra clues
No guess on the iron clue
Saw all 30 KJ games of course

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

Mon - A very unconfident Albee
Wed - Ice Dancing

I have seen zero August Wilson works
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:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

No guesses Monday or Tuesday. Unfamiliar with August Wilson's work and his name was unfamiliar, and thinking of places in India but didn't guess the Taj Mahal.

"Ore" might have led me to saying aluminum instead of iron, but I don't really think so.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:

Total blank on Wednesday, as I was thinking in terms of some animal-shooting sport that became a moving-object-destroying sport without a name change, and couldn't come up with one that sounded definitively like a winter sport.

I didn't guess iron (ore) because it was the last clue revealed in the category and I didn't realize it was a top-row clue until after my dad said iron.

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

Did not think they wanted the name of a metal on the ore clue.

Thought the landmark had to be in India.

WAGed bobsled, so wrong ice sport.

Watched every KJ episode and hope to see many more.

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

No idea on the playwright or the ship (I might have got it with more time), instaget on everything else.

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Friday polling at 104% at the moment, which if it holds, will probably be a record.

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:mrgreen: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:shock: :shock: :mrgreen:

Uneasy start to the weak but strong finish. I won’t miss jennings. Can’t wait for Monday’s show! Plus it’s finally learned league!

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:mrgreen: :( :( :( :o
:( :( :mrgreen:
Yikes! A struggling FJ week. I said Taj Mahal but I knew it couldn't be right...Missing the Iceland clue was a low moment...Thank goodness for August Wilson. I've seen every play in his Century cycle at least once, though I missed the Broadway Jitney. I'd seen an earlier production off-Broadway though.
I wouldn't have hesitated to say "iron ore" if I'd thought of it.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Another vote for Fremont Thursday, but would have spelled Bryan correctly.
No confusion on iron ore.

Liked Ken a lot. I thought he did a surprisingly good job in the interview section of the show and has the knowledge base to be an authoritative host.

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

Curling on Wednesday.

With Everest, I remembered it was half in Nepal and half in...and I stopped remembering there. On the other hand, I had seen a story about the peak being visible in India for the first time in decades, thanks to COVID-related factory slowdowns.

I've been to Iceland and have seen a Wilson play. No surprise that the Boy Orator of the Platte was young when he started.

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I checked "The wording of the Tuesday FJ! clue made me think I needed to name something in India" even though I got it right with "Everest" (only for lack of thinking of a British-named Indian landmark).

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:mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:x :x :x

Should have gotten iron but had a COVID brain fog watching the episode.

I was 30/30 watching the Ken episodes (thanks to the secret penguin) and plan to watch all the other guest hosts.

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

Realized after-the-fact I've heard of both the Constellation and August Wilson, but didn't know enough about either to have a shot at getting either clue correct.

Watched KJ X 30, though not without a couple of delays here and there. I think he set the bar pretty high. I'm willing to look at other possibles, but right now wouldn't be upset if someone tells him, "You're hired."
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:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

Ugh. I was hoping the extra clues might help out this week, but no dice.

Godwin-Austen on Tuesday.

Curling on Wednesday.

I had no guess on Thursday but would've known it was Bryan over Bryant.
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