FJs for the 12/19/16 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 12/19/16 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:50 pm

Found in a 1970 Tom Wolfe book title, it's a chemistry term, a math quantity & a drastic word in politics
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21%
If this U.S. state was a country, it would have been in the top 10 in gold medals with 14-- 9 of them by 1 man & 1 woman
55
52%
It's the closest nation to the mainland U.S. where cars customarily drive on the left
47
44%
Seen here, the white city built for Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition is said to have inspired this author who then lived near it
47
44%
Guinness recognizes his 1902 version of Leoncavallo’s “Vesti la Giubba” as the 1st million-selling record
72
68%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
4
4%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
3
3%
THEY SAID IT $1200: "Do. Or do not. There is no try" were words of wisdom form this fictional trainer
88
83%
HISTORY $1200: This Scottish hero was defeated by Edward I at the 1298 battle of Falkirk
67
63%
WHERE $1000: In Australia's Northern Territory, 1,141 feet high, 5.8 miles around its base
89
84%
California or Texas was my incorrect guess for the Tuesday FJ! clue.
30
28%
I solved the Tuesday FJ! clue correctly and I do not live in Maryland or Virginia.
49
46%
Bermuda or Jamaica was my incorrect guess for the FJ! clue.
28
26%
I solved the Thursday FJ! clue correctly and used a White City to Emerald City connection.
31
29%
Carl Sandburg was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
16
15%
Verdi was my incorrect guess for the FJ! clue.
3
3%
 
Total votes: 106

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FJs for the 12/19/16 week

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12/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
WORDS WITH MULTIPLE MEANINGS

12/19 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Found in a 1970 Tom Wolfe book title, it's a chemistry term, a math quantity & a drastic word in politics

12/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
2016 U.S. OLYMPIANS

12/20 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
If this U.S. state was a country, it would have been in the top 10 in gold medals with 14-- 9 of them by 1 man & 1 woman

12/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITTLE COUNTRIES

12/21 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
It's the closest nation to the mainland U.S. where cars customarily drive on the left

12/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
LITERARY INSPIRATIONS

12/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Seen here, the white city built for Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition is said to have inspired this author who then lived near it

Image

12/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RECORDING HISTORY

12/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Guinness recognizes his 1902 version of Leoncavallo’s “Vesti la Giubba” as the 1st million-selling record

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
radical
Maryland
the Bahamas
L. Frank Baum
Enrico Caruso
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The extra clues have three correct by Cindy.

THEY SAID IT $1200: "Do. Or do not. There is no try" were words of wisdom form this fictional trainer

HISTORY $1200: This Scottish hero was defeated by Edward I at the 1298 battle of Falkirk

WHERE $1000: In Australia's Northern Territory, 1,141 feet high, 5.8 miles around its base

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Yoda
William Wallace
Ayers Rock

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:( :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
Dr. Doolittle for Yoda
Kool-Aid
Rob Roy for William Wallace
California
Bermuda
Sandburg

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

No guess M-Th-F.

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

Just like last week. Jamaica on Wednesday — I didn't even think of the Bahamas, but I knew Bermuda was wrong.

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

No guess as always.
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Acid Test for Monday (not reading the clue)


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Answered Uluru for WHERE $1000
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:( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Mon - Stuff
Tue - Colorado
Thu - nada, kept racking my brain til the bitter end
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :mrgreen:

Went with Mr. Miyagi instead of Yoda on Monday
Said 'Uluru' instead of Ayers Rock on Thursday, but it's all the same

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

quantum, no guess, Edison (desperation guess)
Knew the missed extra was the Braveheart guy but couldn't come up with his name in time.

I do not currently live in Maryland/Virginia. Narrowed the choices down to California, Texas, Maryland for Phelps, or wherever Biles is from (which turns out to be Texas), and figured "Maryland for Phelps" is a better guess than "California for sheer odds."
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:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Talked myself out of Maryland and into Texas
Came up with The Bahamas at about the 29-second mark, so I didn't have time to change my answer from Jamaica
Got stuck on The Devil in the White City and never paid any attention to the picture

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:cry: :cry: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen:

Belize for the country FJ.

Knew William Wallace but was just too slow to organize my thoughts.

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dhkendall wrote:Answered Uluru for WHERE $1000
I answered "Uluru", waited for Alex to pause, and then added "Ayer's Rock". Though I would hope Uluru was on his card.

The polling is indicating there weren't any gimmes this week.

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:roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Verdi here. Gets on Ayersrock = Uluru (DNC: Uhuru; Swahili = 'freedom' so hard to keep these straight- recall Lt Uhura > Uhuru, char was Swahili!); Yoda & Wm Wallace > Braveheart (Mel Gibson).
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen:

Ok, I looked at a map. The Bahamas are quite nearby. So why aren't they ours?

Robert the Bruce for Wallace (always mix them up). "White City" helped Thursday, as did the picture and the year.
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Lefty wrote::mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen:

Ok, I looked at a map. The Bahamas are quite nearby. So why aren't they ours?
We lost the War of 1812 :cry:
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:( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Monday: ?
Tuesday: CA?
Wednesday: Bermuda?

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Went with Jamaica.

About halfway through FJ! on the Chicago Exposition clue The Wizard of Oz came to me looking at the picture, but I couldn't come up with Baum in time.

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

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Thanks to the poll I don't feel so bad about batting .200 for the second straight week on FJ.

Said Robert The Bruce for William Wallace because his name is so much cooler.

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