Got it from The Times Clue-of-the-Day, and didn't notice the change in the actual game clue. The date and the adjusted price were enough, although I actually thought that the Model T was relatively even cheaper. Agree that the clue should have indicated that a specific item was the intended answer.jeff6286 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:27 pmI don't think it's a matter of poorly pinned, more like "hard to solve". The new clue is not any more pinned, as far as I can see, but as I mentioned in my prior post I think the changes could help people figure it out. As far as pinned, there may have been some other item available for sale starting in 1908 for $850 but I can't think of anything plausible. The only thing most people buy that costs more than a car is a house.OntarioQuizzer wrote: ↑Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:34 pmThe New York Times (page C4) showed a category of "Business & Industry", and a clue of "This was first sold..."
To me, this is an acknowledgment that the show knew in hindsight that the clue was poorly pinned and attempted to rectify it for the Times.
"An all-event pass to the London Olympics", was the best hypothetical alternate guess I could come up with. But those could have been sold in 1907 or earlier!
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