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Season 35 Final Jeopardy Contest

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WEEK 14 — NO asterisks
66. 2-Word World Capitals. From 1936 to 1941 this city was the capital of Italian East Africa.
67. Bible Books. The title of this Old Testament book is from the Greek for “Song sung to a harp.”
68. Sci-Fi TV. One of the twin planets this alien race called home was Remus.
69. 19th Century Authors. In the preface to a book of his stories, he thanks a herpetologist of Upper India & an elephant named Bahadur Shah.
70. Business & Industry. After it stopped U.S. operations in 2018, its website said, “Promise us just this one thing: don’t ever grow up.”

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3 hours ago, Clanstarling said:

Thank you @saber5055 for putting the list up each week - I'd never remember my score if you didn't.

Thank you back, @Clanstarling. I'm always hoping new players will join, or some of the ones who have dropped out (10!) will play catch up and get back in the contest. Any tardy players who want back in, let me know and I will tell you at which week to start.

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Yikes, looks like everyone did well this week, but a bad week here, 1/5. Toys 'R' Us was an instaget, so good thing it came along on Friday to avoid the shutout!

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Week 14: 1/5

Season to date 38/70, 4*

26 minutes ago, DXD526 said:

Yikes, looks like everyone did well this week, but a bad week here, 1/5. Toys 'R' Us was an instaget, so good thing it came along on Friday to avoid the shutout!

I had a bad week also; the one I got was the author.  I was close, but no cigar, on a couple of them.

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3/5 for this week! 

I'm going to have to take a break from the contest for the next couple of weeks, since I'm going to Antarctica!  Damn you, Alex Trebek for introducing me to Lindblad Expeditions....  I'll see y'all again in January!

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Week 1/5

Season 35/75

38 minutes ago, Browncoat said:

 

I'm going to have to take a break from the contest for the next couple of weeks, since I'm going to Antarctica!  Damn you, Alex Trebek for introducing me to Lindblad Expeditions....  I'll see y'all again in January!

You’ll still get more correct then me

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@Browncoat: Christmas in Antarctica ... sounds like a deal to me. Oh, wait, I'm not invited? Boo hiss! I'd love to go, but the only way I could is if I win the Fantasy Jeopardy contest. Yeah, that's the ticket ...

Play catch up on FJ questions here when you come back. You must stay in the contest! Safe travels. Post a pic for us when you get back.

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I had 9 in a row until Friday's Jeopardy.  I had the movie, but could not come up with the monument name.  D'oh!

That's 4/5 with an asterisk for Thursday.

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WEEK 15 — ONE asterisk
71. Norse Mythology. After turning himself into a mare, he gave birth to an 8-legged horse that was later the prized steed of Odin.
72. U.S. Landmarks. The 1st segment of this was dedicated on July 4, 1930; the next, Aug. 30, 1936; section 3, on Sept. 17, 1937 & the last, on July 2, 1939.

73. Poets’ Birthplaces. 5 Cwmdonkin Drive was the address of the family home where he was born in 1914.
* 74. The Works of Mozart. Composed in 1791, the year he died, & last in the Kochel catalog of all his works, K. 626 is this work. *
75. Geography & The Movies. Named the first U.S. National Monument in 1906, it was featured prominently in a blockbuster movie 71 years later.

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Thanks!  I’ll try to keep myself unspoiled for FJs until I get back. My DVR will be faithfully recording for me, so maybe I can at least play FJ.

Oh, and I forgot that I had that asterisk this week.  :)

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Week 15 - 3/5, no *

Season to date - 41/75, 4*

I'll be away next week, but I'll post when I'm back!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and best wishes for whatever your holiday observance may be!

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4/5, with the asterisk!

I had been to Devil's Tower many years before the movie came out, and remember looking at the mashed potatoes, thinking "that looks so familiar!"

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3/5, no asterisk. I saw Close Encounters recently, but didn't realize (or at least didn't internalize) that it was at a landmark of some kind. But it seems obvious now that I know.

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Week 15: 1/5 (Saved from a shutout by Friday's FJ, and I have no idea how I managed to come up with the correct answer.)

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2 hours ago, Clanstarling said:

Not the best week for me, but we're going for average eventually (end of season?)

Not to worry. I have prizes for high/low scores, most/fewest asterisks, then two potluck drawings for participation. Every player has a number on my score sheet; numbers will be drawn for participation prize winners after category winner numbers are removed. "You win a prize, YOU win a prize, you win a prize!" -TM Oprah

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Week 15: 1 for 5.

<cries>

Maybe I'll get my Christmas miracle next week.

7 hours ago, j5cochran said:

I had been to Devil's Tower many years before the movie came out, and remember looking at the mashed potatoes, thinking "that looks so familiar!"

I love that scene.

Alas, I could only come up with the movie, not the monument.

Browncoat, have a wonderful trip.

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