J!6 clue this morning

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J!6 clue this morning

Post by mas3cf » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:33 am

The clue was, "A major pandemic of the plague, the Black Death, devastated England in this century."

Thinking England was TOM for the 1665 Plague of London, I said 17th... but of course, they were talking about the Europe-wide plague of the 14th century. Not sure whether you can call the 1665 plague a "major pandemic". I think so, but the 14th century one was more major. Judges?

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Re: J!6 clue this morning

Post by Robert K S » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:33 am

Who writes these J!6 clues anyhow

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Re: J!6 clue this morning

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:40 am

Robert K S wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:33 am
Who writes these J!6 clues anyhow
Didn't a board member post he has the job now? Or was that just for the summer reruns?

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Re: J!6 clue this morning

Post by Robert K S » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:01 pm

Bit of a joke, yes

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Re: J!6 clue this morning

Post by seaborgium » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:12 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:33 am
The clue was, "A major pandemic of the plague, the Black Death, devastated England in this century."

Thinking England was TOM for the 1665 Plague of London, I said 17th... but of course, they were talking about the Europe-wide plague of the 14th century. Not sure whether you can call the 1665 plague a "major pandemic". I think so, but the 14th century one was more major. Judges?
I don't think the 1665 plague was called the Black Death.

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Re: J!6 clue this morning

Post by mas3cf » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:23 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:12 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:33 am
The clue was, "A major pandemic of the plague, the Black Death, devastated England in this century."

Thinking England was TOM for the 1665 Plague of London, I said 17th... but of course, they were talking about the Europe-wide plague of the 14th century. Not sure whether you can call the 1665 plague a "major pandemic". I think so, but the 14th century one was more major. Judges?
I don't think the 1665 plague was called the Black Death.
Ah, true. I had always thought of "Black Death" as synonymous with "bubonic plague" but it looks like it does indeed refer specifically to the 14th c. event. Thanks!

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