FJs for the 12/24/18 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 12/24/18 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:50 pm

The last name of this 17th c. baronet who held many offices is synonymous with the govt. & especially the PM's residence
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92%
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes once referred to this 1857 decision as the court's first self-inflicted wound
98
89%
Most of the land fighting in the first Punic war between Rome & Carthage was on this island
76
69%
At 3,700 miles, the longest ocean trench is named for these 2 nations that share most of South America's Pacific coast
85
77%
The first novelist on Forbes’ list of billionaires, this author fell off in 2012 after giving an estimated $160 million to charity
95
86%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
54
49%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
2
2%
ASIAN GEOGRAPHY $2000: The Camotes sea is a small sea lying between the islands of Cebu & Leyte in this republic
70
64%
AMERICAN HISTORY $2000: In 1933 this new head of the Department of Labor became the first female cabinet member
48
44%
AMERICAN LITERATURE NOBELISTS $2000: The 2nd & 3rd books in Faulkner's trilogy about this family were published almost 2 decades after the first
18
16%
Malta was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
11
10%
I had Chile though not Peru for the Thursday FJ! clue.
20
18%
I had Peru though not Chile for the Thursday FJ! clue.
1
1%
I had Ecuador for the Thursday FJ! clue.
4
4%
I had Colombia for the Thursday FJ! clue.
9
8%
Stephen King was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
9
8%
 
Total votes: 110

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FJs for the 12/24/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:50 pm

12/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BRITISH NAMES

12/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The last name of this 17th c. baronet who held many offices is synonymous with the govt. & especially the PM's residence

12/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE SUPREME COURT

12/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes once referred to this 1857 decision as the court's first self-inflicted wound

12/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY

12/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Most of the land fighting in the first Punic war between Rome & Carthage was on this island

12/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COASTLINES

12/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
At 3,700 miles, the longest ocean trench is named for these 2 nations that share most of South America's Pacific coast

12/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AUTHORS

12/28 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The first novelist on Forbes’ list of billionaires, this author fell off in 2012 after giving an estimated $160 million to charity

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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(Sir George) Downing
Dred Scott decision (Dred Scott v. Sanford)
Sicily
Chile and Peru
J.K. Rowling
The players were 10/15 (66.67%) with a 3-2-2-2-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have one correct by the players followed by two triple stumpers.

ASIAN GEOGRAPHY $2000: The Camotes sea is a small sea lying between the islands of Cebu & Leyte in this republic

AMERICAN HISTORY $2000: In 1933 this new head of the Department of Labor became the first female cabinet member

AMERICAN LITERATURE NOBELISTS $2000: The 2nd & 3rd books in Faulkner's trilogy about this family were published almost 2 decades after the first

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Philippines
Frances Perkins
Snopes
Note: The ASIAN GEOGRAPHY clue is a good one as someone can learn a sea & two different islands to go with the correct response. For those that go through Archive games for study purposes it can be easy to gloss over the clue and make a shorter connection such as Leyte = Philippines and move along if you already know that. Take the time to process all the parts of a clue in case something else in there can be something new to learn.

Many clues have such a benefit. For example the first female cabinet member extra clue is not just her name, but use 1933 to know it's FDR and pause to take in the Dept. is Labor as well.

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Re: FJs for the 12/24/18 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:51 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:51 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 12/24/18 week

Post by seaborgium » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:57 pm

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

The clue spelled out Rome for me, and I overlooked it and remained with my incorrect assumption that the Punic Wars involved parts of what is now Greece, saying Crete.

I've heard of Cebu and Leyte before, but just didn't have the connection to the Philippines. And I'm sure I've read about the origin of snopes.com's name before, but that wasn't a connection I had either.

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Post by Leander » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:57 pm

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

Unfortunately, have never read any Faulkner.

Briefly considered James Patterson Friday before landing on Rowling.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:04 pm

blah blah blah 0/5
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Post by Volante » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:05 pm

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

Compson instead of Snopes

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Re: FJs for the 12/24/18 week

Post by cthulhu » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:13 pm

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

Couldn’t remember “10 Downing Street” in time.
Need to memorize Perkins; she shows up regularly.
Faulkner has been on my list to read for ages, but hasn’t percolated to the top yet.

The rest were instagets.

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Post by Plactus » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:15 pm

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

I considered King, along with Patterson and Clancy (Crichton was dismissed because I was pretty sure he died before 2012), but stuck with Rowling, who was my first thought.

FJ! streak stands at 19, which I think is my longest ever.

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Post by DBear » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:35 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :x :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Chile & Columbia on the missed FJ
No way was I getting the Faulkner clue.

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Post by Peter the accountant » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:08 pm

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

Mon: Never heard of the man, but I know 10 Downing St.
Tues: Sounded like a good description of Dred Scot to me, plus the date was good - just before the Civil War.
Wed: Reduced to wild guessing of islands in the Med. Guessed wrong.
Thurs: Knew Chile instantly. Ran thru So Am countries for the second one and ended up with the right one. Educated guessing has better odds than wild guessing, I guess.
Fri: Rowling as the first billionaire author is a bit of trivia that stuck with me a while ago. Hoped that there wasn't another since her.

Asian country with islands, combined with names that don't sound Japanese led me to The Philippines as an educated guess.
No hope at all on the other two. I clammed.
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Post by sarisson » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:15 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:37 pm

I think the poll is broke. I went 0/5 and didn't click the Tuesday box, yet it's showing 28/28 on the votes for Tuesday.
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Re: FJs for the 12/24/18 week

Post by RJRouge » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:52 pm

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

I didn't actually get to see the 12/25 game because the affiliate in my market was showing something else (same for up to the first commercial break of 12/26. Going to have to go to the links posted on Reddit soon, but I digress), but I did correctly guess which case was being referenced before checking the spoiler box.

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Re: FJs for the 12/24/18 week

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:55 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:( :( :(
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Post by JayK33 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:24 am

I was hoping Tainted Love would be included in the poll since I knew that one.

1/5 on FJ. 1.5/5 if I can get half a point for getting Chile.

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Re: FJs for the 12/24/18 week

Post by twelvefootboy » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:53 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: (are you joking :!: ) :(

M: Instagett-y, just had to make peace to myself that it was Downing, not Downy, and it couldn't somehow be Buckingham. NHO "baronet", but I want one.

T: Nice clue, writers. Too bad it wasn't the worst self-inflicted wound, or the last (see Citizens United)

W: Cyprus. I imagined Sicily to be pretty close to Italy, not halfway to Africa. Another good and informative clue - why didn't we learn this in school?

Th: Chile and Colombia. Forgot about Peru, and not sure of their position so wouldn't have picked it anyway (incorrectly thinking Colombia is larger).
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Peru is around the same size as Colombia. Colombia is approximately 1,138,910 sq km, while Peru is approximately 1,285,216 sq km.
F: WECIB but Rowling. I never thought of books like hers as "novels", but they are just as respectable as Moby Dick IMHO.

Somehow I knew Leyte was in the Phillipines, probably from daughters 8th grade Geography.
Name the Secretary of Labor in 1933? You got to be joking. Obviously is noteworthy as a feminist milestone, but that says more about our misogyny than it does women's capabilities.
I'll get around to reading Faulkner and any other novelists in hell :).

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Re: FJs for the 12/24/18 week

Post by alietr » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:16 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:53 am
M: Instagett-y, just had to make peace to myself that it was Downing, not Downy, and it couldn't somehow be Buckingham. NHO "baronet", but I want one.
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Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:36 pm

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

A downright turble week. Went with Malta and King in the FJ misses with Rowling as a big forehead slap. Knew Perkins, but couldn't pull her name out in time, and had no clue about Snopes. Sigh.
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Re: FJs for the 12/24/18 week

Post by Wpwells » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:33 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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