FJs for the 12/31/12 week

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Which FJs did you solve for the 12/31/12 week?

Poll ended at Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:53 pm

The town where he was born in 1811 is now in far eastern Austria; when he was born there it belonged to another country
42
43%
Held in 1857, America's first national landscape design contest was for the creation of this place
52
54%
This Major League Baseball team's current stadium was built for a 20th century Olympics
85
88%
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, it's the number of the only one to contain the word "sex"
69
71%
For a 1912 play they were dubbed Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick & Quee; 25 years later, they got new names
89
92%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
15
15%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJs.
0
No votes
IN BETWEEN $800: In the Bible: Between Leviticus & Deuteronomy
78
80%
POETS & POETRY $1600: John Greenleaf Whittier wrote, "Blessings on thee, little man, barefoot boy, with cheek of" this
48
49%
BRITANNICA BIOS "A" $2000: "Pastor and civil rights leader who was Martin Luther King's chief aide and closest associate"
34
35%
My incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ clue was National Mall.
18
19%
My incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ clue was 17, 18, 20, or 21.
20
21%
 
Total votes: 97

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FJs for the 12/31/12 week

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12/31 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
COMPOSERS' BIRTHPLACES

12/31 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The town where he was born in 1811 is now in far eastern Austria; when he was born there it belonged to another country

1/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY AMERICA

1/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Held in 1857, America's first national landscape design contest was for the creation of this place

1/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BASEBALL STADIUMS

1/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This Major League Baseball team's current stadium was built for a 20th century Olympics

1/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
SEX & THE CONSTITUTION

1/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, it's the number of the only one to contain the word "sex"

1/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
IMAGINARY CHARACTERS

1/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
For a 1912 play they were dubbed Blick, Flick, Glick, Snick, Plick, Whick & Quee; 25 years later, they got new names

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Franz Liszt
Central Park
Atlanta Braves
19
Seven Dwarfs
The players were 8/15 (53.33%) with a 1-2-2-1-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have triple stumpers sandwiching one correct by the players.

IN BETWEEN $800: In the Bible: Between Leviticus & Deuteronomy

POETS & POETRY $1600: John Greenleaf Whittier wrote, "Blessings on thee, little man, barefoot boy, with cheek of" this

BRITANNICA BIOS "A" $2000: "Pastor and civil rights leader who was Martin Luther King's chief aide and closest associate"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Numbers
Tan
Ralph Abernathy
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Re: FJs for the 12/31/12 week

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

No guess at at all on Monday-Thursday.

Was going to guess "tan" but clammed.
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

No real guess on Monday.

Heard of Abernathy, but wasn't going to come up with him.

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:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

My first 3/5 in many many weeks. I used to do that consistently.

My incorrect guess on Tuesday was Yellowstone.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen:

Didn't know the cheeks. Perhaps I should have remembered "cheeks of tan" given how often my mom used to tan my cheeks as a child. :mrgreen:

Ralph David Abernathy was in the forefront of my mind because his great-grandson Ralph David IV plays football for the Cincinnati Bearcats, and they'd played a bowl game the week before where his ancestry was mentioned. Six months ago, it might not have come out so readily.

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:| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:| :| :|

Fine Arts, including composers, are a gaping hole for me. Meanwhile, I guessed Fallingwater on Tuesday because I suppose I mixed up landscape design to include architectural landscaping, haha.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(
no
I guessed 15th

It didn't dawn on me until I saw this poll, but I thought that this was a pretty lame set of FJ clues.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

"Cheeks of tan" still doesn't sound right to me.

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Spaceman Spiff wrote: Ralph David Abernathy was in the forefront of my mind because his great-grandson Ralph David IV plays football for the Cincinnati Bearcats, and they'd played a bowl game the week before where his ancestry was mentioned. Six months ago, it might not have come out so readily.
Same here. The family and I even looked him up during the game.

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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Guess it was a better-than-average week for me.

My guess for Tuesday's FJ was a little too stupid to admit to. (But it involves a president who served from 1901 to 1909--hence teh stupid.)

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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

I guessed Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.

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:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:shock: :( :(

"Numbers" was a pure guess, so I actually knew none of the extrees.
Yes to National Mall

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:D :D :D :D :D
:D :( :(

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:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


For the season:
FJ: 40-40
Extras: 23-28
Teacher's 6-4
Longest FJ winning streak: 7 (active 3)
Longest FJ losing streak: 6
5/5:0
4/5:3
3/5:6
2/5:3
1/5:4
0/5:0

M-Poor knowledge of composers and Eastern European geography left me with a desperate incorrect guess.
T-Picked the place designed by God
W-Braves fan here, instaget
T=Thanks to my 12th grade government teacher for making me learn the amendments
F-I was in the play!!!

Bible book was simple
Didn't know, but tan rhymed
No problem with Abernathy
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Mon - Strauss. I interpreted the clue backwards.
No chance on Abernathy.
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

Bartok instead of Liszt; one wrong Hungarian cost me a fiver.

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Thuffrage thuccotash!

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I always have to think long and hard as to which Constitutional amendment is which, vis-a-vis their numbers. As such, I replied "What's the amendment granting women's suffrage?" since there's nothing in the clue that demanded the response be the number of the amendment, only the amendment, itself.

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Sage on the Hudson wrote:I always have to think long and hard as to which Constitutional amendment is which, vis-a-vis their numbers. As such, I replied "What's the amendment granting women's suffrage?" since there's nothing in the clue that demanded the response be the number of the amendment, only the amendment, itself.
You should reread the clue--and you should do it before you post.

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Sage or not so Sage?

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bomtr wrote:
Sage on the Hudson wrote:I always have to think long and hard as to which Constitutional amendment is which, vis-a-vis their numbers. As such, I replied "What's the amendment granting women's suffrage?" since there's nothing in the clue that demanded the response be the number of the amendment, only the amendment, itself.
You should reread the clue--and you should do it before you post.
In his defense, it's not like the full text of the clue is given twice at the top of this thread.

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