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SCIENTISTS

This Budapest-born man was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in 1991 for "his lifelong efforts to change the meaning of peace as we know it"
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Inspired by Friday's show:

KURT VONNEGUT JR.

This novel by Vonnegut is "dedicated to the memory of Arthur Stanley Jefferson and Norvell Hardy"
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CATEGORY: ON THE MONEY

From 1929-2006, a car was depicted on the reverse of this piece of US currency.



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From 1929-2006, someone born outside the current boundaries of the US was on the obverse, and a car was depicted on the reverse of this piece of US currency.

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$10 bill
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BASEBALL & POLITICS

This two-word term applied to pitcher Walter ""Big Train" Johnson from 1907 to 1927 and, in a different sense, to Democrat Henry "Scoop" Jackson from 1953 to 1983
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cheezguyty wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:37 pm
BASEBALL & POLITICS

This two-word term applied to pitcher Walter ""Big Train" Johnson from 1907 to 1927 and, in a different sense, to Democrat Henry "Scoop" Jackson from 1953 to 1983
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What is Washington Senator?
I like this one! I spent about 15 seconds assuming it was going to be something insanely obscure, then the right answer hit me.

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WORDS

This 4-letter name for a violent cold wind in the Adriatic can be found in the names of a Pacific Island, a Cave Complex in Afghanistan, and an Indonesian Volcano.
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What is Bora?(Bora Bora, Tora Bora, and Tambora.)

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cheezguyty wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:37 pm
BASEBALL & POLITICS

This two-word term applied to pitcher Walter ""Big Train" Johnson from 1907 to 1927 and, in a different sense, to Democrat Henry "Scoop" Jackson from 1953 to 1983
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What is Washington Senator?
I really like this one as well. It’s one of those you have to figure out the answer as you’re probably not going to get it cold.

I also saw Scoop Jackson and thought of the guy who used to write about basketball for ESPN. Definitely not the same guy as in the clue.

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Category: Music and Literature

This rock band took its name from a 1971 film, which in turn took its name from Don Quixote's stated rationale for fighting against windmills.
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Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

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NAME'S THE SAME

Last name shared by a notable author and the birth name of Jack Palance.
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BANKS

The only state with two of the twelve Federal Reserve Banks.
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In honor of everyone's favorite topic, Canadian geography:

PLACE NAMES

Two of the four most populous cities in Atlantic Canada are named after him.
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Who is (St.) John the Baptist?

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mas3cf wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am
In honor of everyone's favorite topic, Canadian geography:

PLACE NAMES

Two of the four most populous cities in Atlantic Canada are named after him.
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Who is (St.) John the Baptist?
Ed Monton.

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CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY

The Strait of Belle Isle separates this peninsula from this island (Two names required)
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What are Labrador and Newfoundland?

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:58 am
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am
In honor of everyone's favorite topic, Canadian geography:

PLACE NAMES

Two of the four most populous cities in Atlantic Canada are named after him.
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Who is (St.) John the Baptist?
Ed Monton.

Related:

CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY

The Strait of Belle Isle separates this peninsula from this island (Two names required)
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What are Labrador and Newfoundland?
I like the subject matter, but the clue strikes me as a bit YEKIOYD. PEI and NS would be a perfectly reasonable guess unless you know it cold. What about something like this?

On March 31, 1949, the Strait of Belle Isle, which separates this island and peninsula, ceased to be an international waterway.

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mas3cf wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am
In honor of everyone's favorite topic, Canadian geography:

PLACE NAMES

Two of the four most populous cities in Atlantic Canada are named after him.
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Who is (St.) John the Baptist?
I wouldn't pin this based on population.
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Moncton outgrew St. John in the 2016 census or are you not counting the CBRM?

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:58 am
CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY

The Strait of Belle Isle separates this peninsula from this island (Two names required)
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What are Labrador and Newfoundland?
I wonder if this might work better if the category were 'CANADIAN PROVINCES'.

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MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:58 am
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am
In honor of everyone's favorite topic, Canadian geography:

PLACE NAMES

Two of the four most populous cities in Atlantic Canada are named after him.
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Who is (St.) John the Baptist?
Ed Monton.

Related:

CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY

The Strait of Belle Isle separates this peninsula from this island (Two names required)
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What are Labrador and Newfoundland?
I don't like the two "this"es in the clue. (I got it right, though!) I'd rephrase it as "separates these two places, a peninsula and an island".

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Because when you have a Canadian geography question, I always feel you need a corresponding Australian one.

Category: Australian Cities

This is the only Australian state capital not named for a person.
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Answer: Perth

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xabe wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:40 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am
In honor of everyone's favorite topic, Canadian geography:

PLACE NAMES

Two of the four most populous cities in Atlantic Canada are named after him.
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Who is (St.) John the Baptist?
I wouldn't pin this based on population.
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Moncton outgrew St. John in the 2016 census or are you not counting the CBRM?
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Counting cities, not regional municipalities. St. John is still the 4th most populous city in Atlantic Canada: 1. Halifax, 2. St. John's, 3. Moncton, 4. St. John. In any event, the entire CBRM has a smaller population than St. John.

It might be fair to say "two of the five" since St. John and Fredericton (the city limits) are so close. The substance would still be the same, but some debatability would be removed.

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mas3cf wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:16 pm
xabe wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:40 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am
In honor of everyone's favorite topic, Canadian geography:

PLACE NAMES

Two of the four most populous cities in Atlantic Canada are named after him.
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Who is (St.) John the Baptist?
I wouldn't pin this based on population.
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Moncton outgrew St. John in the 2016 census or are you not counting the CBRM?
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Counting cities, not regional municipalities. St. John is still the 4th most populous city in Atlantic Canada: 1. Halifax, 2. St. John's, 3. Moncton, 4. St. John. In any event, the entire CBRM has a smaller population than St. John.

It might be fair to say "two of the five" since St. John and Fredericton (the city limits) are so close. The substance would still be the same, but some debatability would be removed.
For sure - it's a great clue, it's just the nebulous definitions of "population" and "city" mean I can't see it being phrased that way in a FJ.

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Bigdogstalfos wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Because when you have a Canadian geography question, I always feel you need a corresponding Australian one.

Category: Australian Cities

This is the only Australian state capital not named for a person.
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Answer: Perth
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funny how things work out like this...john was the answer to one of the previous clues and i see that perth, scotland used to be known colloquially as st johnstown after that same dude
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Bigdogstalfos wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:07 pm
Because when you have a Canadian geography question, I always feel you need a corresponding Australian one.

Category: Australian Cities

This is the only Australian state capital not named for a person.
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Answer: Perth
Technically, neither is Brisbane. It's named for the Brisbane River (although that is named for a person).

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