FJs for the 11/14/22 week

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Which FJ clues did you solve correctly for the 11/14/22 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 22, 2023 8:48 pm

In July 2022 the ousted president of this country fled west across the Indian Ocean to the Maldives
29
42%
Name shared by a Victorian novelist & an 1805 flagship captain whose name is heard in a famous phrase
9
13%
Paul's letter to them is the New Testament epistle with the most Old Testament quotations
13
19%
Ridley Scott's first feature film, "The Duellists", was based on a story by this author to whom Scott's film "Alien" also pays tribute
15
22%
William the Conqueror's son built a fortress on a key northern river in 1080, giving this city its name
26
38%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
1
1%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
17
25%
YOUR U.S. HISTORY TEST $2000: An eyewitness account of the Boston Massacre said this man hit several soldiers with a club before he was shot
53
77%
COLD AROUND THE GLOBE $2000: It's permafrosty in this Russian place that's alphabetically last on the traditional Risk board
31
45%
20th CENTURY FICTION $2000: His 1912 novel "Riders of the Purple Sage" is considered one of the best Westerns
47
68%
Indonesia was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
8
12%
Philippines was my incorrect guess for the Monday FJ! clue.
3
4%
Gridley was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
7
10%
I correctly solved the Tuesday FJ! clue more from the author angle.
2
3%
I correctly solved the Tuesday FJ! clue more from the "famous phrase" angle.
6
9%
Romans was my response for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
10
14%
Corinthians was my response for the Wednesday FJ! clue.
22
32%
My response for the Wednesday FJ! clue was not Romans, Corinthians or Hebrews.
15
22%
My incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue matched a contestant with Lovecraft or Dick or Clarke.
5
7%
Heinlein was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
5
7%
I have seen the movie Alien and still missed the Thursday FJ! clue.
28
41%
Stratford upon Avon or Avon was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
6
9%
 I have set foot in Newcastle.
2
3%
 
Total votes: 69

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FJs for the 11/14/22 week

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11/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GEOGRA-FLEE

11/14 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In July 2022 the ousted president of this country fled west across the Indian Ocean to the Maldives

11/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
NAME'S THE SAME

11/15 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Name shared by a Victorian novelist & an 1805 flagship captain whose name is heard in a famous phrase

11/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE NEW TESTAMENT

11/16 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Paul's letter to them is the New Testament epistle with the most Old Testament quotations

11/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MOVIES & LITERATURE

11/17 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Ridley Scott's first feature film, "The Duellists", was based on a story by this author to whom Scott's film "Alien" also pays tribute

11/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ENGLISH CITIES

11/18 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
William the Conqueror's son built a fortress on a key northern river in 1080, giving this city its name

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Sri Lanka
(Thomas) Hardy
Hebrews
Joseph Conrad
Newcastle (upon Tyne)
The players were 5/15 (33.33%) with a 2-0-1-0-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have a correct $2000 response by each finalist.

YOUR U.S. HISTORY TEST $2000: An eyewitness account of the Boston Massacre said this man hit several soldiers with a club before he was shot

COLD AROUND THE GLOBE $2000: It's permafrosty in this Russian place that's alphabetically last on the traditional Risk board

20th CENTURY FICTION $2000: His 1912 novel "Riders of the Purple Sage" is considered one of the best Westerns

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Crispus Attucks
Yakutsk
Zane Grey
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:mrgreen: :( :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Gridley
Corinthians
Heinlein
Stratford upon Avon

Seen Alien more than once, not that it did me any good on Thursday
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:( :( :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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

No guesses on the ones I missed. Had Hebrews on Wednesday. Friday I was mosly joking with "They called it Newcastle, because they built a new castle?" but I'll take it.

Have seen Alien (but none of the others). Don't remember Newcastle if I visited.
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:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Gridley
Indonesia
Ephesians
Lovecraft

Seen Alien, no help.
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:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:

Tue - Gridley
Wed - Galatians (literally the only one I could name, and even getting that far surprised me)
Fri -

Have not even been to the UK
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :oops:
Gridley, Stephen King, and total disgust w/Cambridge.
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I have seen Alien but never heard of the Joseph Conrad connection.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Corinthians as a guess, not sure I would have remembered there was an epistle named Hebrews.
Ran out of time trying to come up with Yakutsk.

Knew the Conrad/Nostromo/Alien connection
Got Hardy more from the novelist

Never been to Newcastle
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

I missed the word "west" in reading Monday's clue, which would at least have ruled out Mozambique (which seemed like good odds because it has a big coastline).

I knew little enough to be confident about "Hebrews".

I remember reading Roger Angell's account of the 1980 World Series, the last game of which he watched with a long-suffering Phillies fan, who turned to Angell and said "kiss me, Hardy" upon the concluding strikeout.

I had heard the Nostromo thing once, I'm sure, but I forgot.
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:( :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Not to offend anybody, but I should have gotten Wed. "correct." The easiest one of the week!... ;)
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If I get nothing else out of this week, I feel my 'Attucks was overvalued for $2k' remark is vindicated. Also, thank you for polling that one :D
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:| :| :| :| :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Whew! After going 5/5 last week, I have a rough return to earth. Fortunately, Newcastle kept me from getting the golden sombrero of shame.
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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

I got Hebrews with the prior knowledge that there were issues with the clue; without that I would have had to decide whether to rule out Hebrews by the clue's wording or assume the wording was a goof.

I've heard of Yakutsk but was so distracted by Russia + permafrost = Siberia that I couldn't take the "alphabetically last" part to get there.
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:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

Not great, Bob!
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:( :( :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Ugh
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:( :( :evil: :( :(
:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:


Thought of Sri Lanka but talked myself into Indonesia. Didn't recall the news item.

Thought of Hardy but knew no reason to pick him over the several other Victorian novelists I knew. Thought of Gridley, but didn't know any Victorian novelists by that name. Guessed Dickens in desperation.

All the clues the writers got right, I got wrong. And vice versa. I'm checking the box that says "I ruled out Wednesday's 'correct' response because I knew that Hebrews is not generally considered to be by Paul and/or is not generally considered to be an epistle". I instead gave the response that many internet sites say is correct. It depends on how you count quotations, I guess. All I know is Romans is the only possibly correct response to this misbegotten clue.

Have seen Alien at least twice, once in the last two years or so. Could have told you the name of the ship and where it came from. Didn't put that together for Thursday's FJ. I got maybe a little farther than some in realizing the clue didn't have to refer to a Science Fiction author. Having also seen The Duellists, I figured I'd guess an author with some swashbuckle to him. Walter Scott.

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

New Guinea
Nelson
Galatians
Lovecraft
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This may be statistically the worst week for J!Boardies. Yet again, this is the first time(and probably the only time) that the ENTIRE WEEK is ToC Finals.
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opusthepenguin wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:23 am
All the clues the writers got right, I got wrong. And vice versa. I'm checking the box that says "I ruled out Wednesday's 'correct' response because I knew that Hebrews is not generally considered to be by Paul and/or is not generally considered to be an epistle".
Don't you mean "specifically"? By those who have studied? I spent a fair amount of time in Sunday School and church in my misspent youth and shared both misapprehensions until this week. (It's possible that I didn't think of Hebrews because of some buried memory that eliminated it, but unlikely...) The latter might be better modified by "technically." I find the uncertainty with the number of "quotations" far more troubling...
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