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by Lefty
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 263
Views: 15584

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I had "wickets" for about 21 hours, but then I remembered they were in croquet, and why would be in both games? They aren't very similar.
by Lefty
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1385

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ETA--Apparently India is the only right answer to Asian Literature & Drama $800, as Tagore wrote only the words/not the music to Bangladesh's national anthem. Still, that seems pretty deep for a second row clue. I'm curious how teapot37 fared with it. Is teapot37 an anthem expert? Thought another b...
by Lefty
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1385

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ETA--Apparently India is the only right answer to Asian Literature & Drama $800, as Tagore wrote only the words/not the music to Bangladesh's national anthem. Still, that seems pretty deep for a second row clue. I'm curious how teapot37 fared with it. Mention of the year it was written also pinned ...
by Lefty
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1385

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought the FJ was fine and was shocked but not surprised when it proved a TS. I also thought Savannah did very well to keep her equilibrium amid such a shambles, considering it was her own debut. ETA--Apparently India is the only right answer to Asian Literature & Drama $800, as Tagore wrote only...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 68
Views: 1683

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

Woof wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:33 am
The only thing that was at all offputting was her reminding us repeatedly that she’s a PhD neuroscientist.
By saying so explicitly?
by Lefty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/7/21 week
Replies: 18
Views: 348

Re: FJs for the 6/7/21 week

I've taken the liberty of posting that "first crossword puzzle". In the words of Rufus, they do get better.

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by Lefty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/7/21 week
Replies: 18
Views: 348

Re: FJs for the 6/7/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: "Hour" sounded more like a time period. The number 10,000 is not especially significant in the culture I was raised in. Sotomayor<--Souter was my first thought, but I thought some more. It was annoying to see "key" come up in FJ, but ...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1153

Re: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:17 pm

Buzzy was the schizzle, but we already had a white man for 35+ years.
Pretty sure you mean "shiznit". Shizzle means "sure", as in "fo' shizzle."
by Lefty
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 1177

Re: Friday, June 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Missed DD3 as my French is no bueno, Or 'maladroit'. I wonder if they pulled out the stylebook after Mike's "Could I get...?" clue request. Anyway, I hope it doesn't start a trend. Funny that just two of those baseball clues came with pictures. Barry Bonds became a lifetime .300 hitter only after t...
by Lefty
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1153

Re: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I missed cyberspace and guessed World Wide Web. Should I be reading William Gibson? How revered is he on this forum and what should I start with? All I knew about him was that he wrote sci-fi and apparently coined "cyberspace", but that has kept me in pretty good stead so far. Wikipedia tells me he...
by Lefty
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1353

Re: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On the one hand, I wouldn't call Northern Ireland a "country". On the other, I'm glad "Ireland" was (I gather?) outright negged, as I can remember it being BMSed in the past. England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are called "constituent countries" or "home nations" in the UK. Yes, that is ...
by Lefty
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1353

Re: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On the one hand, I wouldn't call Northern Ireland a "country". On the other, I'm glad "Ireland" was (I gather?) outright negged, as I can remember it being BMSed in the past. In what way are orchids "exotic"? Wikipedia tells me they constitute 6-11% of all seed plants, and they can be found almost e...
by Lefty
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1372

Re: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Johnblue wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:27 pm
Yeah I’ve never heard of story telling coach either.
Nor I, but I guess that's why some people get rich and some don't.
by Lefty
Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1346

Re: Monday, June 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

teapot37 wrote:
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:13 pm
I knew that the whole "10,000 steps a day" thing stems from the fact the character for 10,000 in Japanese (万) supposedly resembles a man walking.
I knew the number 10,000 was a big deal in the Far East, but "manpo-kei" doesn't sound a whole lot like "banzai".
by Lefty
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/31/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 599

Re: FJs for the 5/31/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( ---- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ---- I thought of Pilgrim's Progress on Friday, and the quote seemed like it might describe the Slough of Despond. I would have got Hobbes if they'd asked simply "he wrote Leviathan", if that's what you mean. On the other hand, t...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 263
Views: 15584

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I guessed illegal man downfield, though I felt that would be a very tough get for transoceanics. "Friends" was my in to the Bing clue, though I've only ever seen bits of the show. I recognized the girls' names, so I was going with "Geller" until the lack of chess players or spoon benders gave me pau...
by Lefty
Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 2320

Re: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO the frog hair expression. :? I'd never heard of that or "one swallow does not make a summer" (which seems like a good candidate for a "that's what he said!" quip). I'm more used to "one swallow doesn't make a spring", but apparently the summer version goes back to ancient Greece, before spring ...
by Lefty
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 263
Views: 15584

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I'm curious what others guessed for the station wagon question. I put limousine. Same Went with hearse over limousine. What led to station wagon? Is there a specific cultural reference I’m missing? I don't know about culture, but "estate" is almost the same word as "station" and "car" has almost th...
by Lefty
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 292
Views: 31835

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

In a more trivial vein, BJ Thomas's "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" is the longest-titled Billboard #1 ever if (a) you don't count medleys, and (b) you do include any parentheticals in the title (the medley, by the way, is Stars on 45's 1981 “Medley: Intro Venus/Suga...
by Lefty
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2373

Re: Monday, May 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nietzsche is pietzsche, but Sartre is smartre. "Fifth Avenue outpost" put me off the Met. I know the Cloisters is great, but Fifth Avenue is the main building, certainly the most visited. It's weird to call it an "outpost". It shouldn't have been too hard to come up with a clearer "i" team than the ...