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Hamilton famously living in New York and knowing Fulton's first steamboat plied the Hudson was enough to lead me to Manhattan. Sort of surprised to see two people so far have said they don't think of Manhattan as an island.
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This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:05 am Hamilton famously living in New York and knowing Fulton's first steamboat plied the Hudson was enough to lead me to Manhattan. Sort of surprised to see two people so far have said they don't think of Manhattan as an island.
To be fair (to me), I said I did not think of Manhattan as an island (during the :30). The other person said "I didn't know Manhattan is an island." Some difference there... :)
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I was offended by how easy the ionization Daily Double was. But then I've been hoping for him to lose for days.

I've been to Hamilton's grave on Wall Street and I was momentarily distracted by him having been born in St. Kitts and tried to remember who the other early treasury secretaries were but decided to play the note I know and went with Manhattan. I also think it's time for the writers to stop obsessing about Hamilton.

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It was a guess, but correct guesses count. Treasury > Hamilton > New York > Manhattan.
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Am I the only one who guessed Long Island? I considered Manhattan but didn't have any compelling reason to opt for it over LI.
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heppm01 wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:22 am Am I the only one who guessed Long Island? I considered Manhattan but didn't have any compelling reason to opt for it over LI.
I did, but only out of desperation as I ran out of time, and as I said above, I just wasn't thinking of Manhattan as a possibility, even though if I'd thought calmly I would have known that I've been to Hamilton's grave... :roll:
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heppm01 wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:22 am Am I the only one who guessed Long Island? I considered Manhattan but didn't have any compelling reason to opt for it over LI.
I didn't have a compelling reason for any island in and around NYC, quickly scribbled Governor's Island at the start, then tried to come up with a reason it would be any particular island. I specifically didn't go with Manhattan because I don't have any memories of walking past any cemeteries whenever I've been there (just like gas stations, I know they exist on Manhattan, but I've only seen one that I can remember).
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triviawayne wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:28 am
heppm01 wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:22 am Am I the only one who guessed Long Island? I considered Manhattan but didn't have any compelling reason to opt for it over LI.
I didn't have a compelling reason for any island in and around NYC, quickly scribbled Governor's Island at the start, then tried to come up with a reason it would be any particular island. I specifically didn't go with Manhattan because I don't have any memories of walking past any cemeteries whenever I've been there (just like gas stations, I know they exist on Manhattan, but I've only seen one that I can remember).
Looks like Manhattan's down to seven gas stations
https://www.google.com/maps/search/gas+ ... 862,11.58z
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floridagator wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:24 am I was offended by how easy the ionization Daily Double was. But then I've been hoping for him to lose for days.
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This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:37 am
floridagator wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:24 am I was offended by how easy the ionization Daily Double was. But then I've been hoping for him to lose for days.
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He was right about the first part. Seriously, on a $1600 clue? As for the second part, even if I thought that, I wouldn't be so crass as to post that publicly.
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Volante wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:27 am
triviawayne wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 10:28 am
heppm01 wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:22 am Am I the only one who guessed Long Island? I considered Manhattan but didn't have any compelling reason to opt for it over LI.
I didn't have a compelling reason for any island in and around NYC, quickly scribbled Governor's Island at the start, then tried to come up with a reason it would be any particular island. I specifically didn't go with Manhattan because I don't have any memories of walking past any cemeteries whenever I've been there (just like gas stations, I know they exist on Manhattan, but I've only seen one that I can remember).
Looks like Manhattan's down to seven gas stations
https://www.google.com/maps/search/gas+ ... 862,11.58z
that map search can be weird sometimes. There is one on 11th (the one I know I've walked past), that isn't showing, and the "BP"...I really don't remember seeing that one at all, from times driving or walking on that street.

ETA: OK, the tunnel depiction can be confusing on the map. I've been all around the BP on 10th, but I now don't think I've actually been at that location on 10th.
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As someone who's never been to New York City, I have to ask: is there anything in the FJ clue to indicate which of the many New York City islands it is, or is this clue another gift for people who've spent a lot of time there?
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ldfghjkl wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:08 pm As someone who's never been to New York City, I have to ask: is there anything in the FJ clue to indicate which of the many New York City islands it is, or is this clue another gift for people who've spent a lot of time there?
I don't frequent NYC but I know enough from the Hamilton musical to know Alexander Hamilton is buried at Trinity Church.
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I was on this particular island on Wednesday, though I didn't watch the T-W-Th J!'s until I got home last night. I did get FJ! correct, though not as confidently as I perhaps should have. It was in the general category of "It's either Manhattan or I have no idea, so let's go with Manhattan". (Why Manhattan? Because of its strong association with banking and finance.)
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Linear Gnome wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:31 am I was on this particular island on Wednesday, though I didn't watch the T-W-Th J!'s until I got home last night. I did get FJ! correct, though not as confidently as I perhaps should have. It was in the general category of "It's either Manhattan or I have no idea, so let's go with Manhattan". (Why Manhattan? Because of its strong association with banking and finance.)
You sure you're not just showing off your knowledge of the Hamilton musical again? :lol:
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ldfghjkl wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:08 pm As someone who's never been to New York City, I have to ask: is there anything in the FJ clue to indicate which of the many New York City islands it is, or is this clue another gift for people who've spent a lot of time there?
Not exactly, but keep in mind "New York City" was conterminous with Manhattan until late in the 19th century. Not to say this makes Manhattan a slam dunk, but it certainly makes it the odds-on guess.
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I'm catching up on missed games and just saw this FJ clue. I object to the writers using the term "island" for Manhattan. If I can drive a car to it, it isn't an island. :!: Maybe there should be a term for mainland split by rivers, but until there is, then don't use the term for functionally contiguous land masses. (Trying to think of possible US states encircled by rivers - South Carolina?). Some other rule can provide for the Florida Keys, which led to my answer of Key West off of my coin toss with Martha's Vineyard. Yeah, I can drive the Keys, but they are surrounded by big water.
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