FJs for the 4/22/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 4/22/19 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:50 pm

In a poem Lord Byron, a lover of Greece, calls this diplomat & fellow lord a "plunderer"
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42%
On May 1, 1869 these 2 men met at the White House, 4 years & 3 weeks after a more historic meeting between them
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89%
This term for an area of the Atlantic originated in 1964 in Argosy, a pulp magazine
97
90%
Oddly, mining of this rare earth element with a geographic name, atomic no. 63, is mostly in Asia & with some in South America & Australia
58
54%
The title character of this 1841 novel says he got his name because he kills bucks & does, but not people
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67%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
23
21%
:( :( :( :( :( I missed all the FJ! clues.
0
No votes
MERCURY $1000: Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury was born on this island of Tanzania
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62%
POSSESSIVE BOOK TITLES $2000: This work by Norman Mailer tells of convicted killer Gary Gilmore, who chose death by firing squad
58
54%
ICONIC PAINTINGS $2000: Salvador Dali portrayed the real cliffs of Catalonia with the dreamlike image of melting watches in this 1931 painting
73
68%
For the Tuesday FJ! clue I had one of Grant or Lee though not both.
6
6%
If the Thursday FJ! clue had been in its entirety, “Atomic no. 63” I could have solved it correctly.
5
5%
Americium was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
15
14%
I missed the Thursday FJ! with californium or a place/person associated with California.
12
11%
I missed the Friday FJ! with the wrong Deer-something such as “Hunter”, “Stalker”, etc.
22
20%
Jeopardy! did not air at the usual time in my market on Thursday and/or Friday due to coverage of the NFL Draft.
33
31%
 
Total votes: 108

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FJs for the 4/22/19 week

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4/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY BRITS

4/22 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In a poem Lord Byron, a lover of Greece, calls this diplomat & fellow lord a "plunderer"

4/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN HISTORY

4/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
On May 1, 1869 these 2 men met at the White House, 4 years & 3 weeks after a more historic meeting between them

4/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GEOGRAPHIC NICKNAMES

4/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This term for an area of the Atlantic originated in 1964 in Argosy, a pulp magazine

4/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
THE ELEMENTS

4/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Oddly, mining of this rare earth element with a geographic name, atomic no. 63, is mostly in Asia & with some in South America & Australia

4/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY NOVELS

4/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The title character of this 1841 novel says he got his name because he kills bucks & does, but not people

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Lord Elgin
Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
Bermuda Triangle
europium
The Deerslayer
The players were 10/15 (66.67%) with a 2-3-3-1-1 success pattern.

The players were correct on each of the extra clues.

MERCURY $1000: Queen's frontman Freddie Mercury was born on this island of Tanzania

POSSESSIVE BOOK TITLES $2000: This work by Norman Mailer tells of convicted killer Gary Gilmore, who chose death by firing squad

ICONIC PAINTINGS $2000: Salvador Dali portrayed the real cliffs of Catalonia with the dreamlike image of melting watches in this 1931 painting

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
Zanzibar
The Executioner’s Song
The Persistence of Memory

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

No guess for the element after I eliminated Americium and all things California.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I initially thought americium, but then I realized the word "America" was in the clue and escaped my continent.

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

Misread "after" as "before" on Tuesday and got stuck without a guess.

Wednesday should've been a get, but I was just completely at sea.

I knew the name of the clock painting but couldn't pull it in time.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Germanium on Thursday. Didn't pick up on the TOM that all the other locations mentioned were continents.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
I should have remembered Mercury's birthplace since I have seen the movie. But I didn't like it much...
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Ytterbium. I knew Americium was not it, and never thought of europium.

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

Brutal FJ week.

Missed with Tennyson, Lee/Jefferson Davis, Germanium, Deer Hunter

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

Well that's a fine how do you do...

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

M: Couldn't get it if you spotted me "E _ _ _ N"
W: Got it as most nick-namey place I could pull. Kept trying to make something out of the Tropics, however. Aside - I have read Argosy thanks to a persuasive door to door salesman and my Mom's guile. I think it was supposed to be an edgy mens' magazine.
Th: Rare earth? Asia = China, S.A. = Peru, Australia is a country and I blew right through the easy continent TOM. Picked Holmium as most credible geographic, didn't think of Europium. The boardie who knows the name from the Z number probably knows the 15th digit of pi :roll:

Tanzania has an island? In Cold Blood - nope? Maybe have heard the name of the Dali pic, no idea about the cliffs. No issue with TV schedule.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

So close to a perfect week, but I flubbed the title of the Cooper novel, guessing The Deer Stalker.

Although I correctly solved the "europium" FJ, its atomic number was of no help to me in getting there.
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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:

No guess Monday.
Zanzibar came to me a moment too late.
Just the atomic number would not have been enough Thursday.
I assume there was no interruption to normal airing schedule because of the draft because it airs mid-afternoon here. But I've only played the last few games from J-Archive.
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:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

I clicked on being able to get it by atomic number alone on Thursday, though I'm not sure if 30 secs would have been enough then.

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

Guessed Americium, NHO Europium

Pre-empted for the draft only on Friday in the NY market

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:14 pm
Wednesday should've been a get, but I was just completely at sea.
Well, that's a start :D
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I would not have gotten Europium just from 63, but I wouldn't have been sure of my response without it.

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Monday - Absolutely nothing came to mind. I thought of Lord Carnarvon, but he was 100 years too late for Lord Byron, and associated with Egypt rather than Greece.

Friday - Last of the Mohicans

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I'm surprised Lord Elgin is polling 44% and not, say, 4%. His name has only come up a couple other times before, and the last hit for him is 2006.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:54 pm
I'm surprised Lord Elgin is polling 44% and not, say, 4%. His name has only come up a couple other times before, and the last hit for him is 2006.
If it makes you feel better, I had literally never heard of him before Monday.
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Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:55 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:54 pm
I'm surprised Lord Elgin is polling 44% and not, say, 4%. His name has only come up a couple other times before, and the last hit for him is 2006.
If it makes you feel better, I had literally never heard of him before Monday.
2006 is not fully accurate:

#7604, aired 2017-10-05 ARTS & SCIENCES $600: AKA the Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum, this collection of ancient Greek sculptures can't be "shot" for fun
#7174, aired 2015-11-19 MUSEUMS $400: The new museum named for this Athens hill was built in part to house the Elgin marbles, if they're ever returned
#7092, aired 2015-06-16 BRITISH HISTORY $800: Thomas Bruce, earl of this, went east to Greece to get some marbles; his son James went west & was gov.-gen. of Canada
#6638, aired 2013-06-26 STUPID ANSWERS $1000: Among the holdings of this British museum are the Elgin Marbles & the Rosetta Stone
#6327, aired 2012-03-06 MAJOR TOM $400: Thomas Bruce, Earl of this, got Turkish permission to remove Greek sculptures, or "marbles"
#6160, aired 2011-05-27 EUROPEAN NATIONALITIES $2000: The Elgin marbles helped establish this architectural style, based on 5th century B.C. works
#5166, aired 2007-02-12 BODIES OF BRONZE & MARBLE $1600: Included in the Elgin marbles are statues that once stood in the pediments of this temple in Athens

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To me 44% seems about right for the clue as it's no gimme, but Elgin is not as obscure as the NHOI side may want to believe. J! has had enough repetition over the years to have helped me in 2019.

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