FJs for the 2/3/20 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 2/3/20 week?

Poll runs till Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:47 pm

This 150- by 2.5-mile area created in 1953 is now home to more than 100 endangered & protected species
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70%
A drawing of it by John Hunter, naturalist & governor of New South Wales, published in 1802 labels it Ornithorhyncus paradoxus
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76%
At Harpers Ferry, John Brown & his rebels were defeated by troops commanded by this man who 2 years later led a rebel army himself
70
75%
Canada, Belgium & the U.S. are among nations that bestow this artistic title that dates to the Greeks & a tree sacred to Apollo
83
89%
This author "showed that abysses may exist inside a governess", a heroine who was a "commonplace spinster"  
41
44%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked all five above.
20
22%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
STATE OF THE ESTATE $400: The Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, AKA The House of the Seven Gables
46
49%
NEWER WORLD HERITAGE SITES $400: UNESCO mentioned the picturesque & romantic movements when it added this English "district" beloved by Coleridge
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52%
WORLD LEADERS $1000: Popular in 37 A.D., this man whose name means "little boot" was sent walking 4 years later
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58%
ADMIRABLE ADMIRALS $2000: This admiral's tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery calls him the "Father of the Nuclear Navy" - I was correct with (Hyman) Rickover.
23
25%
ADMIRABLE ADMIRALS $2000: This admiral's tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery calls him the "Father of the Nuclear Navy" - I negged with (Chester) Nimitz.
21
23%
I missed the Tuesday FJ! clue with something that is not a mammal.
13
14%
I had just "laureate" for the Thursday FJ! clue .
7
8%
I included "poet" for the Thursday FJ! clue.
59
63%
Jane Austen was my incorrect response for the Friday FJ! clue.
18
19%
 
Total votes: 93

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FJs for the 2/3/20 week

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2/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ASIAN GEOGRAPHY

2/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This 150- by 2.5-mile area created in 1953 is now home to more than 100 endangered & protected species

2/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
MAMMALS

2/4 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A drawing of it by John Hunter, naturalist & governor of New South Wales, published in 1802 labels it Ornithorhyncus paradoxus

2/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
AMERICAN HISTORY

2/5 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
At Harpers Ferry, John Brown & his rebels were defeated by troops commanded by this man who 2 years later led a rebel army himself

2/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
RANKS & TITLES

2/6 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Canada, Belgium & the U.S. are among nations that bestow this artistic title that dates to the Greeks & a tree sacred to Apollo

2/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
QUOTES ABOUT 19th CENTURY AUTHORS

2/7 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
This author "showed that abysses may exist inside a governess", a heroine who was a "commonplace spinster"

Correct responses in spoiler box:
Spoiler
DMZ (the demilitarized zone between North & South Korea)
a (duck-billed) platypus
Robert E. Lee
(Poet) Laureate
Charlotte Bronte
The players were 7/15 (46.67%) with a 1-1-2-2-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have two requested triple stumpers followed by a third one.

STATE OF THE ESTATE $400: The Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, AKA The House of the Seven Gables

NEWER WORLD HERITAGE SITES $400: UNESCO mentioned the picturesque & romantic movements when it added this English "district" beloved by Coleridge

WORLD LEADERS $1000: Popular in 37 A.D., this man whose name means "little boot" was sent walking 4 years later

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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Massachusetts
Lake District
Caligula

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

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: 

Negged with Nimitz and then knew it was Rickover
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Thackeray; I thought of Austen, decided against that, and fumbled for another name to say. (I don't know why I ruled out Austen. It's not like two days before my entire thought process was "Lee? No, too obvious... but who else?")

Nimitz, poet laureate
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Dickens
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

Nimitz. NHO Lake District.

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

Been to the House of the Seven Gables and was in the nuclear Navy, so good choices. :)

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:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
These were all gettable
:| :| :mrgreen:
Nimitz, Poet Laureate, Jane Austen.

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

Thought Lee was too obvious and went with Stonewall Jackson
Knew the laurel connection to Apollo, but somehow got stuck on the Olympics and never got to laureate.

Got Rickover

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

On Monday I said "the no-man's-land between North and South Korea"; I count it as a get.

I know of Nathaniel Hawthorne's family history in Massachusetts, but in the moment the book just felt like New Hampshire to me.

For an alliteration bonanza, I negged with Nimitz and rebounded with Rickover. I would count that against my Coryat if I still kept them, but count it toward Lach Trash, since that is predicated on never being able to get in ahead of the players on the show and one of them took my incorrect response before I could hypothetically give it.

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

Mon - Brain crash; had nothing. Clue just wouldn't process
Thu - Poet Laureate

Spoiled on Rickover...it got put in the Monday thread...
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :(

I had neither Rickover nor Nimitz.

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Picked the wrong Bronte: check.

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

I wrote down "What is the DMZ along the 38th Parallel" just to be sure
I definitely forgot it asked for mammal and said ostrich
I slapped my forehead when I clammed on Caligula.

Looks like I'm the only one so far who just said "laureate". I knew there was more than just poet

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

Said Sherman on Wednesday, Louisa May Alcott on Friday.

Negged with New Hampshire instead of Massachusetts. Knew Rickover.

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


19th century novels are a real weak point for me. Guessed Austen.

Had no idea that Caligula meant "little boot"! And I'm not nearly enough of a Rome guy to get him from the year.

Rickover was not one I knew at all.

I did include "poet" in my Thursday answer, and I was sort of surprised to see that "laureate" was accepted.

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BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:23 pm
I knew there was more than just poet
There is, but the only other one I can think of is Nobel Laureate and that makes no sense in the context of the clue.

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

Weird clue for Caligula. I know they were trying for an elegant tie-in with "boot", but something like "...was showered with stilettos" seems more descriptive of the manner in which the end of his reign was effected.
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(

Mon - Stop the clue at 1953 and it's easy. The nature angle completely befuddled me.

Tue - took 5 seconds to erase the Pavlov Tasmanian Devil to get to the Duckbill critter.

Wed - no way it's just Robert E. Lee. Picked Jeb Stuart.

Th - Poet laureate, of course. Why would you risk answering just "laureate", with the "artistic" adjective in the clue? I don't think the U.S. and Belgium are naming Nobel laureates, as far as the Nobel loophole goes. That is a generous ruling, imo.

Fr- I went with the blank answer. With lines like "showed that abysses may exist inside a governess", I will look this book up for an insomnia cure :). This one would have wrecked my week even if I don't make stupid choices on M/W.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Picking the wrong Bronte as did one of the contestants prevented a 5/5 FJ week.

Wouldn't have been surprised if they had counted just "laureate" as incorrect. Not sure I was surprised when they accepted it. Glad I didn't have to make the decision.

Had no good guess for "Lake District" -- didn't know it was beloved by Coleridge and didn't know it was a World Heritage Site. And that's with a visit to Lake District National Park with a full day at Lake Windermere a couple of years ago.

Little Boot = Caligula is one of those odd factoids that I didn't know I knew until I saw the clue. Don't know where the knowledge came from, but for some reason I did know it. Memory is strange.

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AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:55 pm
Little Boot = Caligula is one of those odd factoids that I didn't know I knew until I saw the clue. Don't know where the knowledge came from, but for some reason I did know it. Memory is strange.
I may or may not have learned that from the movie ...

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