FJs for the 12/23/19 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 12/23/19 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:49 pm

In 2016 the OED celebrated his 100th birthday by adding words connected to his writings, including scrumdiddlyumptious
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56%
Damage from Hurricane Matthew in this city in 2016 revealed a plot of colonist graves from perhaps as long as 430 years ago
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51%
Founded by students at William & Mary in 1776; its members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 41 Supreme Court Justices & more than 140 Nobel laureates
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69%
Wanting more French influence in the area he called Latin America, Napoleon III installed an emperor in this country
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61%
The first French museum to buy this type of painting was the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, in 1901  
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52%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five boxes above.
15
14%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
6
6%
MYTHOLOGY $2000: The god of beginnings & ends, this Roman god had a temple in the forum whose doors were open during war & closed during peace
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63%
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA $1600: Dragon Gate Arch on Grant Avenue marks the entrance to this iconic San Francisco district
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74%
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS $2000 box DD: In 1905 this ship sailed into Odessa with a revolutionary attitude, a red flag & a "people's committee" newly in charge
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64%
For the FBI HEADQUARTERS clue that wanted the guy with the long rambling manifesto I had the Unabomber.
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58%
For the FBI HEADQUARTERS clue that wanted the guy with the long rambling manifesto I had Ted Kaczynski.
41
39%
The NBA games on Wednesday preempted J! outright or bumped J! to a later showing on my local affiliate.
30
29%
If the Wednesday FJ! clue had wanted William & Mary instead of Phi Beta Kappa I would have got that right.
13
12%
Haiti was my incorrect guess for the Thursday FJ! clue.
20
19%
During think time on Friday I thought of Impressionist, but missed it by not going with that type of painting.
16
15%
 
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FJs for the 12/23/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:49 pm

12/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
BRITISH AUTHORS

12/23 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 2016 the OED celebrated his 100th birthday by adding words connected to his writings, including scrumdiddlyumptious

12/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HISTORIC AMERICAN CITIES

12/24 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Damage from Hurricane Matthew in this city in 2016 revealed a plot of colonist graves from perhaps as long as 430 years ago

12/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ORGANIZATIONS

12/25 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Founded by students at William & Mary in 1776; its members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 41 Supreme Court Justices & more than 140 Nobel laureates

12/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
19th CENTURY HISTORY

12/26 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Wanting more French influence in the area he called Latin America, Napoleon III installed an emperor in this country

12/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ART FIRSTS

12/27 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
The first French museum to buy this type of painting was the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, in 1901

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Roald Dahl
St. Augustine, Florida
Phi Beta Kappa
Mexico
Impressionist
The players were 6/15 (40.00%) with a 1-0-2-1-2 success pattern.

The extra clues have two correct by the players followed by a missed Daily Double.

MYTHOLOGY $2000: The god of beginnings & ends, this Roman god had a temple in the forum whose doors were open during war & closed during peace

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA $1600: Dragon Gate Arch on Grant Avenue marks the entrance to this iconic San Francisco district

THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTIONS $2000 box DD: In 1905 this ship sailed into Odessa with a revolutionary attitude, a red flag & a "people's committee" newly in charge

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Janus
Chinatown
the Potemkin

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Re: FJs for the 12/23/19 week

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:49 pm

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

Ted Kaczynski would have been my response, while I thought of the Unabomber first.

J! bumped to 9:00 on Christmas night

Yes, could have named W&M

Yes, thought of impressionist and did not go with it. :(

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:50 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: FJs for the 12/23/19 week

Post by Plactus » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:01 pm

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

Cubism. I wasn't entirely sure what kind of response the Friday clue was going for.

I said Kaczynski.
Show aired normal time all week.
I'm honestly not sure where I pulled "Phi Beta Kappa" from. I couldn't have said what university it was founded at, and probably would have guessed Harvard or another Ivy.
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Post by econgator » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:02 pm

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

Not sure which I came up with first, so I just checked both boxes.

J! was pre-empted (I didn't bother to check if they were showing it later or not).

Could not have named W&M.

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Re: FJs for the 12/23/19 week

Post by Volante » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:10 pm

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

Tue - Jamestown
Wed - nothing, most cromulent guess I had was Masons

Kaczynski

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:35 pm

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

I had nothing on the Unabomber clue.

J! was not pre-empted in my market.

No guess on the missed ones.
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Re: FJs for the 12/23/19 week

Post by True North » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:09 pm

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

I had both for the Unabomber question. Haiti for Thursday’s FJ.

I’m lucky that J! NEVER gets preempted in Canada, it’s on a religious channel that never has anything that needs to cut in.

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Post by seaborgium » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:04 pm

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

I forgot about the Christmas preemption and was away from home from Monday afternoon to a little after midnight on Thursday. I hadn't watched Tuesday's J! yet when I saw the Christmas episode was on at my aunt's house; I didn't want to watch out of order, but since the preemption meant it wouldn't be recorded at home, I went ahead. But heavy rains played havoc with the satellite dish, and I only got a smattering of regular clues. Luckily I at least experienced FJ mostly intact, but I basically missed this episode, and the usual suspects on dailymotion are letting me down. I'm open to commiseration via PM.

I missed three gettable FJs this week. The year math in Tuesday's took me to Roanoke and I paid no mind to the fact that colonists' graves there would pretty much be limited to 430 years prior, and not "perhaps as long as" that. On Thursday I thought I was solving a puzzle rather than knowing history (the opposite of what happened in my AFRICAN CAPITALS FJ in my ToC); I know France tried to install an emperor in Mexico, but I just thought "maybe that's how we got French Guiana" and stayed down there. On Friday I thought the clue could be indicating the establishment coming around to Impressionism, but the pull of the nineteen-aughts kept me with cubism (notwithstanding its genesis coming several years too late for the one in the clue).

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Re: FJs for the 12/23/19 week

Post by DBear » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:13 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :x
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Art ruined my perfecto.
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Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:46 pm

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Roald Dahl's oeuvre is not a strength for me as lit goes.

I had both the Unabomber and Kaczynski.

J! was pre-empted in my area on Wednesday. :evil:
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Post by ElendilPickle » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:17 am

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

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Re: FJs for the 12/23/19 week

Post by Leander » Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:51 am

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


Never would have thought of Dahl
Had Kaczynski
Pre-empted in my market (NY)
Would not have gotten William and Mary

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Re: FJs for the 12/23/19 week

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:26 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
First 5/5 FJ in several weeks. Hope I can keep it going into the new year.

Nearly went down the wrong path with the painting, thinking they may have been talking about the type of paint -- spent a brief moment wondering when acrylic paint had been invented.

Had a "duh" moment when the San Francisco district was revealed; the only thing that came to mind immediately was Haight-Ashbury.

Had to check both bomber boxes, since my answer was "Ted Kacynski, AKA Unabomber."
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Post by Carpe Diem » Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:45 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post by cthulhu » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:50 pm

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

Bleah.

Ronald Dahl an instaget; my daughter was a huge Dahl fan when she was 7-12 years old.
Roanoke on Tuesday.
Phi Beta Kappa an instaget also and I could have come up with W&M. I’m not a member, since I’m an engineer and Phi Beta Kappa is for arts & sciences, but I did make it into Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society (humblebrag :D )
Could not make the Mexico connection on Thursday and negged with Haiti.
Count me in with those who thought Impressionism was accepted much earlier than 1901; negged with Cubism although I was pretty sure 1901 was too early.

Got all of the extras. Knew both Unabomber and Ted Kacyzinski, but the wording of the clue led me to go with Unabomber.

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Post by Lefty » Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:31 pm

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

I considered impressionist and Modern Art (1901, right, so maybe January 1 12:01 am?) but settled on cubist. I agree that "Style" of painting was a better choice than "type". And I may be a bad loser, but I am very skeptical about the claim the clue makes.
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Post by Shaquebanisa » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:29 am

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

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Post by davey » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:18 pm

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

I got my worst week in a while for Christmas, including talking myself out of impressionism... :roll: If I'd remembered cubism was a correct FJ just last month, I would have changed it back!

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Post by ilcap » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:16 pm

:mrgreen: :? :? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I always get those Greek letters mixed up.

Came up with "Roanoke" for the colonist graveyard question, which in retrospect was a bad guess for the "historical city" category. It was a good question!

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