FJs for the 3/30/20 week

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Which FJ! clues did you solve correctly for the 3/30/20 week?

Poll ended at Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:52 pm

Jack Keil's team created this animal character rolled out in 1980, the year of the USA's highest recorded murder rate
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84%
A county in England has an ocean coastline roughly twice as long as the 18 miles of this U.S. state named for it
74
76%
Canada's Four Corners monument marks the junction of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut & these 2 Prairie provinces
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59%
Lady Duff Twysden was the basis for a character in this 1926 novel set partly in Spain
58
59%
In 1904 this Hungarian-born newspaper publisher wrote, "Our republic and its press will rise or fall together"
54
55%
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:  I checked all five above.
13
13%
:( :( :( :( :(  I missed all the FJ! clues.
1
1%
BEHIND THE TV & RADIO CALL LETTERS $1600: KOIT--K-O-I-T--is in this California city, home to Coit Tower
56
57%
THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS $800: In 2017, before we met her in the middle with Zedd & Grey on pop radio, she was named ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year
18
18%
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS $2000: An early quiz show, "Doctor I.Q.". gave these, perhaps the Morgan or Peace types, to audience members who answered correctly
21
21%
For the Wednesday FJ! clue I had Alberta & Saskatchewan.
22
22%
For the Wednesday FJ! clue I had Alberta & Manitoba.
7
7%
LET'S SKIRT THE ISSUE: British designer Mary Quant named this '60s skirt after her favorite car - I already knew about the skirt's name connected to the Mini Cooper.
12
12%
LET'S SKIRT THE ISSUE: British designer Mary Quant named this '60s skirt after her favorite car - I knew nothing about the car connection, but got it right with a Pavlov off Quant.
32
33%
I picked the wrong Hemingway work for the Thursday FJ! clue.
24
24%
Hearst was my incorrect guess for the Friday FJ! clue.
22
22%
 
Total votes: 98

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FJs for the 3/30/20 week

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3/30 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
ADVERTISING CHARACTERS

3/30 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Jack Keil's team created this animal character rolled out in 1980, the year of the USA's highest recorded murder rate

3/31 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
GEOGRAPHIC NAMESAKES

3/31 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
A county in England has an ocean coastline roughly twice as long as the 18 miles of this U.S. state named for it

4/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY

4/1 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Canada's Four Corners monument marks the junction of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut & these 2 Prairie provinces

4/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
CLASSIC AMERICAN NOVELS

4/2 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
Lady Duff Twysden was the basis for a character in this 1926 novel set partly in Spain

4/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
HISTORIC AMERICANS

4/3 FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
In 1904 this Hungarian-born newspaper publisher wrote, "Our republic and its press will rise or fall together"

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McGruff (the Crime Dog)
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Saskatchewan & Manitoba
The Sun Also Rises
Joseph Pulitzer
The players were 5/14 (35.71%) with a 1-2-0-1-1 success pattern.

The extra clues have three requested triple stumpers.

BEHIND THE TV & RADIO CALL LETTERS $1600: KOIT--K-O-I-T--is in this California city, home to Coit Tower

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THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS $800: In 2017, before we met her in the middle with Zedd & Grey on pop radio, she was named ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS $2000: An early quiz show, "Doctor I.Q.". gave these, perhaps the Morgan or Peace types, to audience members who answered correctly

Correct responses in spoiler box:
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San Francisco
Maren Morris
silver dollars
  

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

I would need multiple choice from Kimmel to get Maren Morris
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Alberta & Saskatchewan
No guess on silver dollars as generic category with packed clue was not enough to help even though I've heard of Morgan silver dollars. 
Quant was a Pavlov - never knew of the car connection
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Geography, normally a strong category, let me down.
:| :| :| Really picked some winners this week
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :(

Alberta/Saskatchewan (and just glad I didn't say Alberta/Manitoba), Hearst
I checked neither box, but still managed to come up with miniskirt.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

I think this is either the third or fourth time this season I've had a perfect week spoiled on Friday.
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DBear wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:56 pm
:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Geography, normally a strong category, let me down.
:| :| :| Really picked some winners this week
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

Knew the mini car to skirt connection.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :| :|

Silver dollar would've been a DD get but any pre-Anthony are before my time. :lol:
(Though I do keep an Eisenhower '76 with my dice to act as a d2)

DId not know Quant or the connection to the Mini prior to the clue, but all combined made it easy to deduce the car/skirt
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

I had "uhhh" on Wednesday.

I knew Quant = miniskirt.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

Alberta and Sask.
Been to the top of the Coit, so that was easy.
Like Volante, I knew of neither connection, but "British car that shares the name of a skirt" is pretty easy to solve for me.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry: :cry:
:| :| :|

FWtBT on Thursday
Didn't think it was Hearst, so just said Greeley to have something on Friday

3 clams on those 3 clues for me.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :evil: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(
Alb and Sask, and I just drew a blank on the identifiable Hemingway title...Almost blanked on Pulitzer, but it clicked with just enough time to scrawl...
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

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

Went with AB and SK Wednesday.
Knew the skirt was named after the car.

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

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

I matched MB's gets and misses in FJ with New Jersey, AB/SK, but a different Hemingway fail with FWtBT.

The coin clue was indeed cluttered, but I remembered there is a Peace Dollar to confirm the Morgan portion. I would have been reluctant to say "Silver" Dollar and I now wonder if the adjective was in common use at the time. I remember childhood use of the term (pre-1964, when coins stopped being pure silver), so I suppose it was to distinguish from "paper dollar". This is polling lower than I expected, but it is worthy as a bottom box clue.

I NHO Mary Quant and the car TOM just made it more opaque. Follow-on posters please offer if you got it only from the car angle? Once twelvefootgirl said it I knew the car TOM confirmed the guess.
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:| :| :|

Hearst for Friday. Had to think a minute for Wednesday, but realized AB was too far west to border Nunavut.

Didn’t know the miniskirt-Mini Cooper connection previously, but seemed like a reasonable guess.

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
----:mrgreen: :( :(----

Never heard of the country singer, and me thoughtum only of peace pipes. Morgan dollar also rang no bells, but it's nice to read they were named for their designer and not, for instance, JP. I only remember the Eisenhower dollars of those that didn't look like quarters. I had also heard of the "Coolidge dollar", thanks to Cole Porter, but it seems that was strictly abstract.

I knew Mary Quant=miniskirt, the rest was simply confusing.
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:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

Also said Alberta/Saskatchewan.

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