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by talkingaway
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 7284

Re: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyone else say "froth" for "This word for the foam formed by soap in water can also mean a state of being upset"? I counted myself wrong on it, and I think I deserve the loss according to J! judges, but it's a bit of a stinker of a clue. Although they did say "word" and not "phrase" - you really h...
by talkingaway
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 7284

Re: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Went with the Joyce distractor on FJ hesitantly - my sixth sense on timing seems to have returned after thinking the WTC was opened in the 1960's on Thursday. I put Joyce down knowing that 1898 sounded just a little too early. Ultimately, it was - Joyce was born in 1882, so he would have been 16. No...
by talkingaway
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 9868

Re: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also had "Sears Tower" and "WTC" on my short list of guesses. I knew both were wrong...but for some reason, the names "Alan John" and "Dennis Watkins" sounded so darn American that I couldn't get myself out of the US, despite the fact that the category was "World Landmarks". Sometimes you have to ...
by talkingaway
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 7533

Re: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Here's one small twist to a question that you might not have noticed, but shows how detailed the writers and researchers can be. One clue was "You can take the T to Logan from State Street Station in this city". As I live in Boston, Logan was a gimmie for me...but as someone mentioned on another unr...
by talkingaway
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 7533

Re: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The mistake only cost him a maximum of $7200 if you compound the $1800 through two DJ! DDs - and that's only if he found both DJ! DDs (unlikely), AND he was forced (or chose) to go all-in for both. "Only...$7200" in a game of J! is a huge deal. More to the point, he missed out on $1800 in a game wh...
by talkingaway
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 7533

Re: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll chalk not going all-in on the J! DD to stage nerves, even if Ted is on camera for his day job - J! is a different animal, and strategy can go out the window if you're not focused every single second. The mistake only cost him a maximum of $7200 if you compound the $1800 through two DJ! DDs - an...
by talkingaway
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 4033

Re: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought I was on my way to a decent Coryat for me - picked up $8600 in the first round, and that wasn't even including the $1000 for guessing but not ringing in with "Gen"oa, which I definitely would have guessed if there were no penalty (ie qualification test). Maybe I should "ring in" more, espe...
by talkingaway
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 7154

Re: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

With "Musical Theater", I thought FJ would be in my personal wheelhouse, but "Inspirations" made me a little nervous. Couldn't think of any good precalls, and was worried that it would be obscure. Given that I had literally gone to the movies two weeks ago to see a documentary on Fiddler on the Roo...
by talkingaway
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 7154

Re: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

With "Musical Theater", I thought FJ would be in my personal wheelhouse, but "Inspirations" made me a little nervous. Couldn't think of any good precalls, and was worried that it would be obscure. Given that I had literally gone to the movies two weeks ago to see a documentary on Fiddler on the Roof...