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by Picked Off
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1288

Re: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not the strongest game of all time, but an easy FJ for anyone leading to clinch it and a good payday. Keyword: Greece.

I'm enjoying Savannah so far.
by Picked Off
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1615

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

George AND Ira AND brothers for $2,000?

Surprised the FJ was a stumper; nice to start the week with a solve.
by Picked Off
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1499

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

Check out Otis Redding at Monterey Pop if you haven't seen it. FJ solve for me but I can certainly understand whiffing on this.
by Picked Off
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1597

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

Another for lunch hour. Thought “hour” was the key to unlocking it. Not sure how you would favor coffee break (which I didn’t consider). Alas.
by Picked Off
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1440

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

Impressive performance and solve by Verlinda.

I was up a creek for FJ; too many possibilities to run through and I didn't have confidence in any.

A puzzling wager from third, although Verlinda's wager was also odd.
by Picked Off
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2247

Re: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It wasn't my precall (Moliere), but felt this was a WECIB FJ, and I'm glad the reveal wasn't a surprise. Julia was a bit hammy for my taste, but she knew her stuff, played well on the buzzer, and nailed the Big Bang reference. She deserved the victory. Thought the Gandhi miss was surprising, and so ...
by Picked Off
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2131

Re: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Satellite radio's grunge channel is also called Lithium. Got to the FJ solve early, then doubled back to talk myself out of Sentinel, then went back to the solve. Choppy game with seven wrongs for Lydia, but she was close to a tortoise and the hare potential win if the other two had been tied going ...
by Picked Off
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 2366

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

Pretty rough game. Glad Toni Morrison didn't cost a win given the FJ solve.

There was enough clue history here to get to the solve, although I understand why the J-Galapagos connection may have loomed large in players' minds.

https://j-archive.com/search.php?search ... mit=Search
by Picked Off
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2424

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

Mayim was very solid. Impressive debut.

Got to Bravo quickly, but without any confidence. I had no idea how old it was or what it used to show. But I couldn't think of another possibility.
by Picked Off
Wed May 26, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 4710

Re: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Albany and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palatine_Bridge,_New_York in the same game! Add the Faulkner solve for FJ and it was a good night. I got there the same way Kirk did, and only noticed the county clue on reveal. Not sorry to see Ryan go, and found the golf clap at the end telling, but I do re...
by Picked Off
Tue May 25, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 4800

Re: Monday, May 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Saw "Nighthawks" in person a few years ago, but this was an instaget even failing that if you're even moderately familiar with the J! canon.

Turning point: Gaul.
by Picked Off
Mon May 24, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A compendium of Alexisms
Replies: 20
Views: 1966

Re: A compendium of Alexisms

You ran into a buzzsaw today.
by Picked Off
Sun May 23, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A compendium of Alexisms
Replies: 20
Views: 1966

Re: A compendium of Alexisms

Rabbie Burns
by Picked Off
Thu May 20, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 6585

Re: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Surprised that Ryan bet small on the second DD. I think crosswords (ADEN) helped me to get to the FJ solve here, although I worried it may have been too obvious. I went to the end of the alphabet and worked backward rather than going the Red Sea route Buzzy outlined during the reveal. The FJ wagerin...
by Picked Off
Tue May 18, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 7206

Re: Monday, May 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It will be interesting to see if Jason did enough for a wild card. He certainly made the most of the last few moments to give himself a shot. Did not care for Ryan's exuberance, but he surely backed it up. Nice to start the TOC with a FJ solve, although on this toss-up I always worry about Solon. Th...
by Picked Off
Sat May 15, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 6951

Re: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is one of those FJ outcomes where you just hope the leader solves it and moots the controversy. Alas. That is a brutal way to lose a game but the right decision. While solving at home I did consider how hard it would be to write it all if you got there late.
by Picked Off
Thu May 13, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 5891

Re: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thankful I was on the Space Needle's Wiki page the other day randomly, although I think I would've gotten to this FJ solve either way. Looked like Jeff was rattled by the DD miss and then ran out of runway to build back up. Low Coryats today.
by Picked Off
Wed May 12, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 7104

Re: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Enjoyed the game. Got to the FJ solve with maybe 10 seconds left. Jeff could have won with a less risky wager, but he made it count. Defending against third there makes the *most* sense, although she also bet overbig. I went with "pate" for forehead....thoughts? One thing I love about J is learning ...
by Picked Off
Tue May 11, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 6550

Re: Monday, May 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1789 got me to the correct solve, but I worried there was a trick I was missing. Happily, no.

Juliet has been playing well and benefited from keeping the DDs away in DJ. She made it a runaway by one clue, which ended up being moot anyway.
by Picked Off
Thu May 06, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 10431

Re: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rough watch all around. Enjoying an eight-straight FJ streak, though! I think at DD3 knowing the scores and the time left you have to wager it all. Would’ve meant the rare solo solver, but you can’t assume you’ll get the DD right AND get another clue off AND ring in first AND get it right to prevent...