FJs for the 2/19/24 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 2/19/24 week?

Poll runs till Thu Oct 24, 2024 8:49 pm

Nova Scotian William Knapp Buckley devised a widely used antitussive, meaning a drug used against this
42
89%
He's the most recent presidential candidate to have officially declared his opponent in that campaign the victor
18
38%
In 1896, 15 years after a famous showdown, this man was accused of fixing a championship boxing match
29
62%
About 30 miles from Florence, a little hill gives this tiny Tuscan town its name, familiar to American visitors
3
6%
Trained as a priest & a physician, in 1532 he published his first novel under the pen name Alcofribas Nasier
11
23%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
2
4%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
NATIONAL STATUARY HALL $2000: Charleston took down a statue of him in 2020, but this pro-slavery VP still stands in the Hall for South Carolina
28
60%
AMERICAN AUTHORS $1600: This alliterative author of Western novels wrote several Hopalong Cassidy books under the pen name Tex Burns
28
60%
FUN & GAMES $1000: In this centuries-old game with a hyphenated name, you throw a knife at your opponent's feet; what could go wrong?
25
53%
Buckley was the more helpful part of the Monday FJ! clue for solving it.
2
4%
"antitussive" was the more helpful part of the Monday FJ! for solving it.
38
81%
I was overly specific on the Monday FJ! and added something to "cough".
4
9%
Mitt Romney was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
19
40%
John McCain was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
3
6%
Doc Holliday was my incorrect guess for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
3
6%
For the Wednesday FJ! clue I failed to make a connection to OK Corral.
13
28%
Although I missed the Thursday FJ! clue I did guess a place with "Mont" or "mont" in the name.
6
13%
Chianti was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
2
4%
Sienna was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
2
4%
Pisa was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
11
23%
The Friday ToC QF game was the first Season 40 game I have watched.
0
No votes
Rabelais was an unfamiliar name to me prior to the Friday FJ! clue.
10
21%
 
Total votes: 47

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FJs for the 2/19/24 week

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2/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CANADIAN MEDICINE

2/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Nova Scotian William Knapp Buckley devised a widely used antitussive, meaning a drug used against this

2/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

2/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
He's the most recent presidential candidate to have officially declared his opponent in that campaign the victor

2/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY AMERICANS

2/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1896, 15 years after a famous showdown, this man was accused of fixing a championship boxing match

2/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ON VACATION IN ITALY

2/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
About 30 miles from Florence, a little hill gives this tiny Tuscan town its name, familiar to American visitors

2/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
FRENCH AUTHORS

2/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Trained as a priest & a physician, in 1532 he published his first novel under the pen name Alcofribas Nasier

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
cough(ing)
Al Gore
Wyatt Earp
Monticello
(Francois) Rabelais
The players were 6/14 (42.86%) with a 3-1-1-0-1 success pattern.

NATIONAL STATUARY HALL $2000: Charleston took down a statue of him in 2020, but this pro-slavery VP still stands in the Hall for South Carolina

AMERICAN AUTHORS $1600: This alliterative author of Western novels wrote several Hopalong Cassidy books under the pen name Tex Burns

FUN & GAMES $1000: In this centuries-old game with a hyphenated name, you throw a knife at your opponent's feet; what could go wrong?

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
John C. Calhoun
Louis L'Amour
mumblety-peg
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Antitussive helpful (Buckley meant nothing to me)
Romney
Chianti
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :|

Mon - 'tussive' bigger help
Tue - FWIW, totally fell into this. Ruling out the two most recent, I concluded it must have been something else weird, so picked 2000's
Thu - Pisa??
Fri - Abelard???

*I decided not to be an incorrigible pedant and check the 'overly specific' box as I wrote 'coughing'

Rabelais????
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Romney, Pisa, blank trying to think of Perrault, although Rabelais is not a stranger to me. "Antitussive" seemed like the only in.
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :( :?:

Romney, Pisa, no guess (worked out it was an anagram, never heard of Rabelais so I had no hope of deanagramming)

Got Monday by connecting "antitussive" with Robitussin.

The two times I heard of that game was when I got my Totin Chip in Boy Scouts and the Scoutmaster said being caught playing "stick-knife" was cause for immediate forfeiture, then this years later. I might have been able to make a case for saying stick-knife based on the latter.
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:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
Ouch!
Knew -tussin should do it, blanked on what it means;
Official didn't do anything for me;
Neither did 1896 - 15;
And little hill left me especially clueless;
Thank goodness for my thin but firm knowledge of 16th C. French fiction writers!... :)
I'm not too bad on 20th C. Western writers, so L'Amour should have been mine too... :roll:
Mumblety-peg was far from the hardest response of the week!
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
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I’m not counting Tuesday as a miss, even though I didn’t check the box as having guessed correctly, because I still do not accept the premise of the clue. Also Friday’s FJ response was a name I had no familiarity with…

So far we’re 1 for 20 on Thursday’s FJ...possibly a record. Like many others I assumed they were referring to an Italian location familiar to American tourists and Monticello never crossed my mind.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(
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DCFan1911 wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:08 pm
So far we’re 1 for 20 on Friday’s FJ...possibly a record. Like many others I assumed they were referring to an Italian location familiar to American tourists and Monticello never crossed my mind.
I think you mean Thursday.
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:( :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

worst week in a long time

Whooping cough, Mitt Romney, Siena
Did not realize Rabelais was as far back as the early 1500's, blanked on his name as a possibility anyway
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alietr wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:37 am
DCFan1911 wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:08 pm
So far we’re 1 for 20 on Friday’s FJ...possibly a record. Like many others I assumed they were referring to an Italian location familiar to American tourists and Monticello never crossed my mind.
I think you mean Thursday.
I did mean Thursday - thanks, I edited/fixed it!
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DCFan1911 wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 10:08 pm I’m not counting Tuesday as a miss, even though I didn’t check the box as having guessed correctly, because I still do not accept the premise of the clue.
That’s the kind of thinking that got me a D in Differential Equations.

Anybody else go with mumbly-peg without the t? Thoughts?
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mahatma wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:00 am
Anybody else go with mumbly-peg without the t? Thoughts?
See the link in Plactus's post above.
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