DD3 had me at a loss also; I never would have gotten to mummy in time. Cheops + "worm" got me to "nasty Egyptian worm-like creature" and left me floundering with "asp." But I couldn't imagine that being the topic of a novel.opusthepenguin wrote: ↑Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:08 pm
DD3 seemed problematic to me with "worm" pointing toward "dragon" but "Cheops" pointing toward something more explicitly Egyptian. I thought about the correct response ("mummy") but it seemed odd to refer to a mummy as a "creature". I assume the mummy becomes animate and causes trouble, which makes it a creature. But in situ, mummies are just things. So I totally get Alex's guess of "sphinx". I considered it, as well as mummy, before going with dragon.
If anyone wants to make a Fourth Podium Poll for this game, I'd love to take it. This just isn't a week where I can do that. (Especially since there would be SO MANY clues to include.) There were also a couple of games last week where I would have made one of those polls if I'd had time. I'm pretty confident this one could have been won easily from the fourth podium. The only question is whether it could have been one from that position by someone who missed FJ. I'm guessing yes.
I can't do it either, but I agree a 4th podium poll would be interesting. I didn't keep track and don't have the inclination to go back and do the research, but it just "feels" like not only would the 4th podium have been in the lead, a crush might even have been there for the taking. It was one of those games where I spent a lot of time wishing I were playing for real. Okay, there are very few times when I'm glad I'm not playing, but this one I REALLY wanted to be back on stage for.