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by Lefty
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3283

Re: Monday, December 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yet another TDD on the penultimate DJ clue by the player till then in third place to get back in the thick of it with $16,400 by round's end, only for them to bet too much on a TS FJ about the Bible. I guess I should have checked before burying and buying. Anyway, I declare the old clue a fail for ...
by Lefty
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3283

Re: Monday, December 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Robert K S wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Lefty wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:47 pm
So Charlie McCarthy was a "ventriloquism" Who knew?
"Puppet" was in the clue, so presumably an adjective was all they needed. And here "ventriloquism" was a noun-as-adjective.
I thought "dummy" was the right answer. As you say, "puppet" was in the clue.
by Lefty
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3283

Re: Monday, December 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You and me both. Had no idea the Bible mentioned unicorns. The odd thing is that all the references seem to be post-Noah. After all, Old Noah looked out into the driving rain, Them Unicorns was hiding, playing silly games, Kicking and splashing while the rain was pouring, Oh, them silly Unicorns. T...
by Lefty
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

9/12, missing Wagyu (NHO), PG-13 (I did know it was letter letter-number number), and Hawkeye (which on reflection sounds better than leatherstocking). I'm not sure how I defended because I didn't know where to look just now, but I did manage to top my B rundle. Ginza was my proudest get, and I knew...
by Lefty
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/30/20 week
Replies: 29
Views: 1176

Re: FJs for the 11/30/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ---- :( :mrgreen: :( ---- Too slow on Monday. My first thought was a Pink Panther sequel, but I don't think I'd have written it down, even if I had a particular title in mind. I have watched Holy Grail, but only once. I'm sort of familiar with the "elderber...
by Lefty
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

After having just sort of congratulated myself on my musical with-itness, I see the headline "How did Bad Bunny become the world's biggest pop star?" and I realize I still have a ways to go.
by Lefty
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Guggenheim, which I am a bit upset at myself about. I dismissed the guggenheim museum thinking it more of a classic museum (I've never been to any of them). The bit about Guggenheim having lived in the U.S. and Europe was a big hint on that one since her namesake museums are in NYC and Bilbao, Spai...
by Lefty
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2363

Re: Friday, December 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:47 pm
shoulda got The Napoleon of Crime, but blanked. :|
I thought that one could have used a little more clue.

So Fred thought "think" was a four-letter word. I think that underlines a problem in our society.
by Lefty
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2553

Re: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Poll request on 100th day of the year = April 10th. I'm curious to see how many people had that at their fingertips.... Not on the fingertips but easy to suss out in time. First three months: 31+28+31=90, thus April 10. That was my method. I might not have been fast enough, but I'd have surely have...
by Lefty
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2553

Re: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if Morgan has brothers named Wyatt and Virgil.
by Lefty
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 2779

Re: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1000 paces must be a kilometer, right? Wrong. That was ENORMOUS negbait that I'm surprised no one fell for. To the Romans, it was a distance of 1,000 paces It really wasn't a great clue, because they meant the Roman pace, which, per collinsdictionary.com, "measured from the heel of one foot to the ...
by Lefty
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I guessed "boroughs" because I remember reading about the old rotten borough system. They seem to be similar to constituencies but not exactly the same. Anyway, I didn't need it so I can take a relaxed approach to educating myself.

"Riding" I've never head of. It sounds pretty far out.
by Lefty
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Since I knew both answers, I was annoyed to see the word "corvid" appear immediately after the "corvettes" clue. I did manage a lucky win on defense, despite rejecting my overnight inspiration of "breaks the internet". Not sure why but I must have heard it as a phrase without knowing its source.
by Lefty
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2667

Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My first thought was "English Channel" but I was able to dismiss it. Ended up going with the Bay of Biscay That's an in-this-world guess, as the Bay is about 369 miles at its greatest length. Of course, you can reach Spain from France in a single footstep if you choose the right start and end points.
by Lefty
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2667

Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:24 pm
At the Strait of Gibraltar it's only 8 miles across.
We know this today thanks to the courage of men like Roland Garros.
by Lefty
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2725

Re: Monday, November 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Man oh man, I just realized what an opportunity they missed for the AUTHORS' MIDDLE NAMES category: Emmy winner George Trebek. Would they accept "Alex"? Playing from the thread, meta-considerations led me eventually to the right FJ answer, though at rather a casual pace for competitive purposes. 19...
by Lefty
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/23/20 week
Replies: 29
Views: 824

Re: FJs for the 11/23/20 week

Thought about Nambia, but it is neither far enough down the alphabet, landlocked, has a coastline, or exists. Also, they'd never ask about Nambia in FJ because it looks too much like an infamous acronym. Perhaps they never ask about it because there's a sizable risk of having to neg someone for eli...
by Lefty
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/23/20 week
Replies: 29
Views: 824

Re: FJs for the 11/23/20 week

Thought about Nambia, but it is neither far enough down the alphabet, landlocked, has a coastline, or exists. Also, they'd never ask about Nambia in FJ because it looks too much like an infamous acronym. 8/8. I've heard OF billing and cooing, and I've been to Worcester Mass and remembered that Clar...
by Lefty
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1751

Re: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yeah, "California-born" must have a ruler-outer. "Funny Girl" was quite some years earlier, but one might know Streisand as an Oscar winner without remembering which film it was for. A "sojourn" is a stay somewhere, not the journey there. It looks like Ms. Truth was misnamed. I thought the Barton cl...
by Lefty
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2131

Re: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I will end with one last post on this topic as it is not fair to hijack this thread to discuss a game from more than a decade ago. If I were the writer, I would justify the clue as:- The word "jungle" and the phrase "the call of..." are already in the clue, and that should eliminate both Kipling an...