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I was so proud of myself for remembering the forest (Wald), I didn't bother thinking about the tree.
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Volante wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:20 am I was so proud of myself for remembering the forest (Wald), I didn't bother thinking about the tree.
I did the same, but I had no idea 'baum' meant 'tree'.
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Volante wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:20 am I was so proud of myself for remembering the forest (Wald), I didn't bother thinking about the tree.
Same here. The "O Tannenbaum" connection to this time of year clicked as soon as I saw the correct answer.
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Yesterday put the final nail in the coffin for my promotion hopes. I still could have managed a tie had I said Baum instead of Tannenbaum. (Surprised that wasn't the MCWA; 13% said "tree"?)

The 0 was an easy choice as my opponent was a Texan with a high sports score.
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Ironhorse wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:06 pm The 0 was an easy choice as my opponent was a Texan with a high sports score.
Yeah. I LOLed when I saw that listed as 'Geography'. 90%+ a sports question.
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Ironhorse wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:06 pm Yesterday put the final nail in the coffin for my promotion hopes. I still could have managed a tie had I said Baum instead of Tannenbaum. (Surprised that wasn't the MCWA; 13% said "tree"?)
I said Tannenbaum, having assumed all my life that Tannen meant "ever" and Baum meant "green". Don't assume, I guess.
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Ironhorse wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:06 pm 13% said "tree"?
:o :x :roll:
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twelvefootboy wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:35 am MD21 was the only 12 pack of threes by the whole rundle. The rundle had no sweeps or skunks, but had some nice rescues to prevent skunks. Louise Erdrich was saved by teapot37 with a singleton. We had doubletons on Marcus Garvey and Lake Malawi (mahatma and teapot37), and ear (morbeedo and teapot37). (notice the theme on the rescue clues ;))
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morbeedo wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:06 pm
Ironhorse wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:06 pm 13% said "tree"?
:o :x :roll:
I guessed tree. I figured the chance of it being a cognate was higher than the chance of getting it right by typing in random German-looking letters.
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MarkBarrett wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:37 am How to turn a win into a tie? I had tannenbaum instead of baum in wasting a chance to score 3 more points. :oops:
Same response here, even though I figured including Arabic was intended to disqualify the Christmas half. Unfortunately, I did not know which half that was, despite having had a conversation about that very word last week :?

Also had "mogul" on my brain but my fingers typed "slalom." The usual end-of-season ennui, perhaps
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bluejaylink wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:21 am I have several of the very top players on my Player Tracker page and it looks like RautY forfeited for the first time in his LL career.

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morbeedo wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:08 pm
twelvefootboy wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:35 am MD21 was the only 12 pack of threes by the whole rundle. The rundle had no sweeps or skunks, but had some nice rescues to prevent skunks. Louise Erdrich was saved by teapot37 with a singleton. We had doubletons on Marcus Garvey and Lake Malawi (mahatma and teapot37), and ear (morbeedo and teapot37). (notice the theme on the rescue clues ;))
Whaaaaaat?? I feel so dense when I read these recaps
Yeah, I try to be concise and it backfires into opaqueness and more words to explain :( .

So far, our rundle hasn't had an 0 for 12 question. Eleven of us missed Erdrich, but teapot37 saved the day. Ten of us missed the Marcus Garvey, Lake Malawi, and ear questions. Kudos to the players that were able to get them and spare us the shutout. Bully for you for getting "ear", which came in at 30%.
It would help if I recapped more often, at the risk of being blocked/banned :lol:.
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twelvefootboy wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:56 pm
morbeedo wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:08 pm
twelvefootboy wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:35 am MD21 was the only 12 pack of threes by the whole rundle. The rundle had no sweeps or skunks, but had some nice rescues to prevent skunks. Louise Erdrich was saved by teapot37 with a singleton. We had doubletons on Marcus Garvey and Lake Malawi (mahatma and teapot37), and ear (morbeedo and teapot37). (notice the theme on the rescue clues ;))
Whaaaaaat?? I feel so dense when I read these recaps
Yeah, I try to be concise and it backfires into opaqueness and more words to explain :( .

So far, our rundle hasn't had an 0 for 12 question. Eleven of us missed Erdrich, but teapot37 saved the day. Ten of us missed the Marcus Garvey, Lake Malawi, and ear questions. Kudos to the players that were able to get them and spare us the shutout. Bully for you for getting "ear", which came in at 30%.
It would help if I recapped more often, at the risk of being blocked/banned :lol:.
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Volante wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:07 pm
twelvefootboy wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:56 pm
morbeedo wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:08 pm
twelvefootboy wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:35 am MD21 was the only 12 pack of threes by the whole rundle. The rundle had no sweeps or skunks, but had some nice rescues to prevent skunks. Louise Erdrich was saved by teapot37 with a singleton. We had doubletons on Marcus Garvey and Lake Malawi (mahatma and teapot37), and ear (morbeedo and teapot37). (notice the theme on the rescue clues ;))
Whaaaaaat?? I feel so dense when I read these recaps
Yeah, I try to be concise and it backfires into opaqueness and more words to explain :( .

So far, our rundle hasn't had an 0 for 12 question. Eleven of us missed Erdrich, but teapot37 saved the day. Ten of us missed the Marcus Garvey, Lake Malawi, and ear questions. Kudos to the players that were able to get them and spare us the shutout. Bully for you for getting "ear", which came in at 30%.
It would help if I recapped more often, at the risk of being blocked/banned :lol:.
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We finally got the Among Us question I've been expecting for 2 years. Of course I miss it. Turns out I really don't know that much about Among Us except "sus". Blaaargh.
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twelvefootboy wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:56 pm
morbeedo wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:08 pm
twelvefootboy wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:35 am MD21 was the only 12 pack of threes by the whole rundle. The rundle had no sweeps or skunks, but had some nice rescues to prevent skunks. Louise Erdrich was saved by teapot37 with a singleton. We had doubletons on Marcus Garvey and Lake Malawi (mahatma and teapot37), and ear (morbeedo and teapot37). (notice the theme on the rescue clues ;))
Whaaaaaat?? I feel so dense when I read these recaps
Yeah, I try to be concise and it backfires into opaqueness and more words to explain :( .

So far, our rundle hasn't had an 0 for 12 question. Eleven of us missed Erdrich, but teapot37 saved the day. Ten of us missed the Marcus Garvey, Lake Malawi, and ear questions. Kudos to the players that were able to get them and spare us the shutout. Bully for you for getting "ear", which came in at 30%.
It would help if I recapped more often, at the risk of being blocked/banned :lol:.
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The only two lakes named after African countries I could name were Lake Malawi and Lake Chad, and for sure Lake Chad is not 20% of the size of Chad (otherwise it'd be the largest lake in Africa), but that made way more sense for Malawi.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Wed Dec 15, 2021 2:43 am We finally got the Among Us question I've been expecting for 2 years. Of course I miss it. Turns out I really don't know that much about Among Us except "sus". Blaaargh.
Oh noooo. It came up on The Chase recently
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twelvefootboy wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:56 pm
morbeedo wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:08 pm
twelvefootboy wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:35 am MD21 was the only 12 pack of threes by the whole rundle. The rundle had no sweeps or skunks, but had some nice rescues to prevent skunks. Louise Erdrich was saved by teapot37 with a singleton. We had doubletons on Marcus Garvey and Lake Malawi (mahatma and teapot37), and ear (morbeedo and teapot37). (notice the theme on the rescue clues ;))
Whaaaaaat?? I feel so dense when I read these recaps
Yeah, I try to be concise and it backfires into opaqueness and more words to explain :( .
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I finally converted I think my first food/drink Q in two seasons.
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Among Us must be payback for all the questions earlier in the season that only us old farts would know, like Kukla, Fran and Ollie. :)
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