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Golf wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:28 pm Any game where Gerald Ford is a TS when given Leslie King Jr. does not deserve a winner.

Do not understand the love for Amsterdam in FJ given the French word in the clue. Brussels would seem to be a better wrong answer as at least French is widely spoken there.
I considered Brussels and almost went with it. But Amsterdam seemed better for canals and ice skating and Hans Brinker and everything. I did choose Amsterdam over Brussels despite the French name rather than because of it. Still, it's not implausible that the Huguenots got to name a canal or two. I did not think of Ottawa at all. If I had, I doubt I'd have gone with it.
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mennoknight wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:44 pm given that I live 100 metres from the Rideau Canal, this was a sub $200 clue. my kids feel extremely smart after getting this triple double stumper FJ.
FTFY.
This Is Kirk! wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:15 am I thought Amsterdam would be pretty iffy, but stuck with it just because of the canal association. How often do the canals actually freeze over there?
I think the answer is less than they used to, but they still do frequently. IIRC, they have a very long skating race on the canals each year, but it's been getting harder to have a course since all the canals don't freeze over anymore.
mennoknight wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:48 pm French sounding name, cold, capital.

Winterlude is a truly great experience. I hate winter, I love Winterlude. come visit! next year! you can skate to work with me and we can literally eat maple syrup candy and poutine on the canal. It's a stereotype come to life.
I'd be afraid of eating poutine on a frozen canal lest I fell right through the ice.
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Another Amsterdam here. It's North America bias, but it's hard for me to think of Canada while running through world capitals for a clue like this.
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Volante wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:35 pm I'm pretty sure I had this in the back of my head with my Amsterdam response:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56054975
Ice skating, canals, world capital? That's enough checked boxes for me!
Taking note of the Netherlandic toponyms in that article: Prinsengracht canal, Nannewiid lake.
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alietr wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:09 am
This Is Kirk! wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:15 am I thought Amsterdam would be pretty iffy, but stuck with it just because of the canal association. How often do the canals actually freeze over there?
I think the answer is less than they used to, but they still do frequently. IIRC, they have a very long skating race on the canals each year, but it's been getting harder to have a course since all the canals don't freeze over anymore.
I literally posted an article about it... :(
Robert K S wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:44 am
Volante wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:35 pm I'm pretty sure I had this in the back of my head with my Amsterdam response:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56054975
Ice skating, canals, world capital? That's enough checked boxes for me!
Taking note of the Netherlandic toponyms in that article: Prinsengracht canal, Nannewiid lake.
If I remembered those I also would've remembered the 2018 remark! :lol:
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Sg, can you think of an "eau" combination that isn't French, pronunciation aside?
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Robert K S wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:46 am Sg, can you think of an "eau" combination that isn't French, pronunciation aside?
Just Junior Seau (Samoan), but I wanted to keep my bases covered. Oh, also Nicolae Ceaușescu (Romanian).
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opusthepenguin wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:42 am I considered Brussels and almost went with it. But Amsterdam seemed better for canals and ice skating and Hans Brinker and everything. I did choose Amsterdam over Brussels despite the French name rather than because of it. Still, it's not implausible that the Huguenots got to name a canal or two. I did not think of Ottawa at all. If I had, I doubt I'd have gone with it.
For the future, other than the Singel, pretty much every major canal in Amsterdam ends in either -gracht or -burgwal.
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seaborgium wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:43 am Ceaușescu
That's an interesting example. I tried to see if the name might have come by way of France, but can't find any evidence of that. I did learn that many Romanian -escus who emigrated to France changed their surname to -esco.

As for "Seau", it seems to me that there's close to a 100% chance it's either flat-out the French surname or it's otherwise the result of French influence on Samoa.
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seaborgium wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:28 am That said, I considered Ottawa but went for Bern, just because the whole of Switzerland felt more "winter sports"-y than southeast Canada.
Perhaps other than hockey and curling.
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Robert K S wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:44 am
Volante wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:35 pm I'm pretty sure I had this in the back of my head with my Amsterdam response:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56054975
Ice skating, canals, world capital? That's enough checked boxes for me!
Taking note of the Netherlandic toponyms in that article: Prinsengracht canal, Nannewiid lake.
Did you think we wouldn't expect that?
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Omaha, four of five were triple stumpers. FWIW, I was correct on the bottom two boxes, had no clue on the top 3, stupidly guessing Mississippi for the river. I was amazed Leslie King was a S&S.

Has there ever been a category that had five of five TS's? (I mean truly 5 of 5, all revealed during play with 5 whiffs)
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Rackme32 wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:08 pm Omaha, four of five were triple stumpers. FWIW, I was correct on the bottom two boxes, had no clue on the top 3, stupidly guessing Mississippi for the river. I was amazed Leslie King was a S&S.

Has there ever been a category that had five of five TS's? (I mean truly 5 of 5, all revealed during play with 5 whiffs)
Not an exact match but this is a 4-4TS with a DD stumper so the cat went 0-5
https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5247 , Central American Capitals

Ahh, there it is. The infamous Football category
https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5898
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Rackme32 wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:08 pm Omaha, four of five were triple stumpers. FWIW, I was correct on the bottom two boxes, had no clue on the top 3, stupidly guessing Mississippi for the river. I was amazed Leslie King was a S&S.
Yeah, presidential trivia is easily in the top 5 of things to swot up on when you get The Call. Might even take the number 2 spot. (Number 1, of course, is how to wager from behind.)
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Volante wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:25 pm Ahh, there it is. The infamous Football category
https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5898
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Another one for the rough category list is the 2nd one in DJ! here: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=163
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MarkBarrett wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:57 pm Another one for the rough category list is the 2nd one in DJ! here: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=163
That was the UTOC, where already difficult categories were turned up to 11.
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Full-category TS games (complete list):

Categories without a DD:
TV TITLE PAIRS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses.php?game_id=11
OLD NAMES ON THE MAP in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses.php?game_id=103
QUOTABLE OSCAR HOSTS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses.php?game_id=163
ROYALTY in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses.php?game_id=679
MOVIE DIRECTORS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=2453
STAR TREK: VOYAGER in J!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=2476
WE'RE IN BUSINESS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=2697
POTPOURRI in J!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=3835
HISTORIANS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=3855
BROADWAY LYRICS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=4048
CIVIL WAR LITERATURE in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=5485
TALKIN' FOOTBALL in J!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=5898
OPERA ZINGERS: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=6550

Categories with a DD:
U.S. HISTORY in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses.php?game_id=488
THE MIDDLE AGES in DJ: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses.php?game_id=849
THE ALPS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=1732
20th CENTURY BRITAIN in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=1734
ASIAN HISTORY in J!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=2202
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=2805
BRITISH ART & ARTISTS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=3442
GIVE THE ORDER in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=3758
SONGS in J!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=4604
CAN I HAVE A WORD? in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=4656
C.I.A. DIRECTORS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=4716
McWRITERS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=4731
CANADIAN CITIES in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=4907
WORLD CITIES in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=5015
CENTRAL AMERICAN CAPITALS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=5247
BORDER RIVERS in DJ!: https://j-archive.com/showgameresponses ... me_id=6528
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DBear wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:23 pm
MarkBarrett wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:57 pm Another one for the rough category list is the 2nd one in DJ! here: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=163
That was the UTOC, where already difficult categories were turned up to 11.
Did that category strike you as exceedingly difficult though? I knew the 400, 1200 and 2000 clues cold--then again, I saw the Letterman one on TV (it was excruciating to watch him keep flogging the same joke). The Hope line is pretty well known, and Niven's ad lib might be the best known in Oscar history.
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