Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)

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Which of these triple stumpers and other clues did you get?

$400 WORDS & THEIR MEANINGS: It means freedom from narrow restrictions as well as a lined feature on a map
17
25%
$1000 WORDS & THEIR MEANINGS: Like its synonyms joking & joshing, this 7-letter non "ING" word begins with "J"
22
32%
$1000 BROADWAY NAMES: A Broadway theatre is named for this late caricaturist whom the N.Y. Times called "The most celebrated artist in the theater"
26
38%
$800 BROADWAY NAMES: In 2019, the lights on Broadway dimmed in memory of this legend who passed away at the age of 97
43
63%
$800 STATE OF THE LOTTO SCRATCHER: Break Fort Knox (Theodore: What is Tennessee?)
61
90%
$400 IN EXTREMIS: This unit of measure
45
66%
$800 IN EXTREMIS: One of these visionaries
32
47%
$1200 ANIMAL MALADIES: Psittacosis, AKA this bird "fever", can also spread to people from ducks & pigeons
17
25%
$2000 ANIMAL MALADIES: The skin condition mange is caused by these tiny arthropods (Theodore: What are fleas?)
20
29%
$1600 WHEN I WAS SECRETARY OF STATE...: I traveled to 112 countries, the most of any secretary in history
32
47%
$1200 IN EXTREMIS: This quality deserving of esteem
19
28%
$1600 IN EXTREMIS: This bishop topper
57
84%
$2000 NOT-SO-EASY KIDS' TV: This German shepherd was a kids' favorite in the '50s & returned as a "K-9 cop" in an '80s & '90s show (Theodore: Who is Scruff McGruff?)
47
69%
$2000 ALL ABOUT EVE: A 2019 London stage production of "All About Eve" starred Lily James as Eve & Gillian Anderson as her, the Bette Davis role
8
12%
DD1 $600 clue in CLASSIC NOVELS (Theodore wagered $400): Esther Greenwood is a college student & aspiring poet in the 1950s who suffers a mental breakdown in this auto-biographical novel
37
54%
FJ LITERARY NEW YORK CITY: An insider described the scene there: "Just...loudmouths showing off, saving their gags for days, waiting to spring them"
25
37%
 
Total votes: 68

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Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:33 pm

Only 14 triple stumpers and we cleared both boards today. Things are looking up. On the other hand, not a good night for women with the last name of Channing. With 16 available slots, I was able to throw in the one missed DD as well as FJ. (I know we'll poll it on Saturday, but I'm curious now.) If we had a 17th slot, I'd probably throw in Mitochondrial Eve to see how many of you knew that one. Alex picked up $3000 on that DD, but it didn't end up being enough.

Here's a reminder of pre-FJ scores and wagers so you can compare how you did:

Alex Damisch: 8800-6412=2388
Stephanie Sumulong: 15000-2601=12399
Theodore Conrad: 5400-5300=100

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$400 WORDS & THEIR MEANINGS: latitude
$1000 WORDS & THEIR MEANINGS: jocular
$1000 BROADWAY NAMES: Al Hirschfeld
$800 BROADWAY NAMES: Carol Channing
$800 STATE OF THE LOTTO SCRATCHER: Kentucky
$400 IN EXTREMIS: meter
$800 IN EXTREMIS: seer
$1200 ANIMAL MALADIES: parrot
$2000 ANIMAL MALADIES: mites
$1600 WHEN I WAS SECRETARY OF STATE...: Hillary Clinton
$1200 IN EXTREMIS: merit
$1600 IN EXTREMIS: miter
$2000 NOT-SO-EASY KIDS' TV: Rin Tin Tin
$2000 ALL ABOUT EVE: Margo Channing
DD1 $600 clue in CLASSIC NOVELS (Theodore wagered $400): The Bell Jar
FJ LITERARY NEW YORK CITY: Algonquin Round Table

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Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:37 pm

:mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :(

(Don't forget to distinguish between your clams :| and your misses :( .)

Only $7600 for me and missed FJ, so no fourth podium win here.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:44 pm

$4600 for me plus the missed DD. Missed the FJ! clue.

Only associated the dog with 1920s and clammed as I did not know/recall the TV info. Knew not to guess fleas, but did not know the pest.

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Post by Volante » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:44 pm

:| :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :( :(

$9k if the math is right, but also an FJ miss.
Mites would've been a DD get but just under the threshold of buzzing in and taking a $2k hit. (I also took 4 other hits elsewhere, probably more gunshy at that point too)

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Post by Plactus » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:46 pm

- Didn't fare so well today, getting only jocular, Kentucky, and miter for $3,400, plus the Bell Jar DD.
- No hope on Final; the category had me trying to come up with a fictional place.
- I wasn't sure between Clinton and Kerry and clammed.
- I might have gotten meter, and maybe smite, if I'd been able to look at the word "extremis" during the clue. The other two I didn't get would have eluded me either way.
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Post by econgator » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:34 am

$7200, missed the DD and FJ.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:50 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by seaborgium » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:57 am

Latitude, Hirschfeld, meter, parrot, merit, miter, and Rin Tin Tin were my gets, while I negged with ticks instead of mites and also made the TN/KY mixup for Fort Knox, giving me a total of $5,000, shy of a fourth-podium win on my Algonquin Round Table get. So let's just imagine I go straight from my latitude get back to CLASSIC NOVELS and get the DD. But that's still just $1,000 more, barely insufficient. However, if Lach Trash requires all ringers-in to beat me on the buzzer, then Theodore would have prevented me from guessing Tennessee, and I assure you I would have come to my senses and gotten Kentucky on the rebound. So now I have $7,600, enough to win in FJ.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:44 am

Am I the only person to notice that there were TWO Channing LT's, and also the fact that Animal Maladies $2000 is also a valid answer in Extremis?
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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:48 am

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:44 am
Am I the only person to notice that there were TWO Channing LT's, and also the fact that Animal Maladies $2000 is also a valid answer in Extremis?
If "and" means you had to notice both things to qualify, maybe. If you're asking if anyone noticed either thing, I alluded to the Channing coincidence in the first post.

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Post by alietr » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:54 am

$10K in Lach Trash for me. Now if I could only borrow some of that to give to my LL responses ...

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Post by True North » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:56 am

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

$9000 for me.

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Post by Robert K S » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:13 am

WHERE IS CHANNING TATUM

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Post by CasketRomance » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:14 am

Robert K S wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:13 am
WHERE IS CHANNING TATUM
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Post by AFRET CMS » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:23 pm

Got all but "latitude" (said "relief" instead) and Margo Channing, for $15,000 using the base value of the DD. Don't know what I would have wagered in the category. Correct on FJ, but again don't know what I would have wagered. With a tie, would have either gone with zero or everything, depending on my comfort with the category and my perception of opponent's comfort level.
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Post by Woof » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:17 am

:| :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

$9000 plus FJ. One bad miss of Jules Feiffer for Al Hirschfeld

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Post by Lefty » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:52 am

I just feel like posting this. The Al Hirschfeld Theatre used to be the Martin Beck, which is also the name of the hero in a series of detective novels by the Swedish writers Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. It's the theatre Katharine Hepburn was acting in when she inspired Dorothy Parker (author of this game's FJ quote) to write "...runs the gamut of emotions from A to B". Hepburn recalled this review without bitterness in her memoir "Me". She seemed almost proud to have inspired it.

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Post by alietr » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:15 am

Seeing as how this is my favorite Grateful Dead t-shirt, I wasn't going to miss Hirschfeld:

Hirschfeld Garcia.jpg
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Post by nserven » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:54 am

7 right for $8,600 plus the DD1 and FJ.

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Post by AFRET CMS » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:14 pm

alietr wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:15 am
Seeing as how this is my favorite Grateful Dead t-shirt, I wasn't going to miss Hirschfeld:


Hirschfeld Garcia.jpg
.... and we're STILL missing the "LIKE" button .....
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