Monday, December 23, 2019:
FBI HEADQUARTERS: A bronze sculpture in the courtyard is named for the FBI motto: “Fidelity, Bravery,” this “I” word
RIVERS: This “stately” river contributes more water to the Mississippi than any other tributary
THEIR JOBS IN 2019: There’s never a dull moment for this man whose many jobs include CEO of The Boring Company
LITERATURE: This novel by Miguel de Cervantes is said to have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide
CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARDS: More than just a bill, he’s No. 2 on the NBA’s list of all-time career rebounds
THE “LL”, “LL” YOU SAY!: One of these samples of public opinion found 37% of Americans plan on spending $1,000 on Christmas gifts in 2019
Double Jeopardy! Round:
MYTHOLOGY: In Roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of love, while in this mythology, it’s Freya
BIG WORDS: In the name of a National Park in Kentucky, it comes before “Cave”
FIGURES OF SPEECHES: n a 1952 speech, he laid out all of his debt, including $3,500 owed to his parents, before discussing Checkers the dog
THE NOT-SO-YOUNG SHELDON: Born with the name Sheldon, he lopped off a few letters when he wrote books like 1974’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends”
BIRDS OF A FEATHER: Tumbling & homing are types of this bird
WOMEN ON TV: Her career’s in a good place playing Eleanor on “The Good Place”
Correct responses for December 23, 2019:
FBI HEADQUARTERS: What is integrity?
RIVERS: What is the Ohio River?
THEIR JOBS IN 2019: Who is Elon Musk?
LITERATURE: What is “Don Quixote”?
CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARDS: Who is Bill Russell?
THE “LL”, “LL” YOU SAY!: What is a Gallup Poll?
MYTHOLOGY: What is Norse?
BIG WORDS: What is Mammoth?
FIGURES OF SPEECHES: Who is Richard Nixon?
THE NOT-SO-YOUNG SHELDON: Who is Shel Silverstein?
BIRDS OF A FEATHER: What is pigeon?
WOMEN ON TV: Who is Kristen Bell?
Friday, December 20, 2019:
ALTERNATIVE SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN: Depicted in a Greek cloak & carrying a staff, this “paternal” figure traditionally represents Yuletide in the U.K.
TAKE MY RHYME: On the supermarket shelf, one can be Corn, Frosted or Bran
WORLD STAMP NEWS: In 2019 this country issued a stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of revolutionary Emiliano Zapata
STUFF: Leah & Rachel are the wives of this Biblical patriarch
WRITERS GO WAY BACK: John Gardner’s novel “Grendel” retells this first millennium poem from the antagonist’s point of view
ON A FIRST NAME BASIS WITH THAT SHOW: This show is about Mrs. Conner, who worked at a Lanford, Illinois factory, diner, bar & beauty shop to support her family
Double Jeopardy! Round:
AROUND THE USA: In 2018 this California desert valley again set the record for Earth’s warmest monthly temperature
COMPOSERS & THEIR WORKS: Ahh! Because of a startling chord, Haydn’s “Symphony No. 94 in G Major” is better known as this symphony
BOOKS FILMED WITH DIFFERENT TITLES: The name of 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” doesn’t include this adjective from the original book title
AGRICULTURE: These animals are the most profitable farm commodities of the U.S.
THE MARSHALL PLAN: The Marshall Plan was signed into law by this post-World War II president
THAT’S OXYMORONIC: In her Shakespeare play, Juliet says “Parting is such sweet” this
Correct responses for December 20, 2019:
ALTERNATIVE SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN: Who is Father Christmas?
TAKE MY RHYME: What is a flake?
WORLD STAMP NEWS: What is Mexico?
STUFF: Who is Jacob?
WRITERS GO WAY BACK: What is “Beowulf”?
ON A FIRST NAME BASIS WITH THAT SHOW: What is “Roseanne”?
AROUND THE USA: What is Death Valley?
COMPOSERS & THEIR WORKS: What is the Surprise Symphony?
BOOKS FILMED WITH DIFFERENT TITLES: What is Wonderful?
AGRICULTURE: What are cattle?
THE MARSHALL PLAN: Who is Harry Truman?
THAT’S OXYMORONIC: What is sorrow?
Thursday, December 19, 2019:
ABOUT (TYPE)FACE: The founders of a website urging a ban of this fun typeface says its use is like “showing up for a black tie event in a clown costume”
AROUND THE WORLD: In 2018, the king of this African country formally renamed it eSwatini
1999 TELEVISION PREMIERES: Granting wishes from viewers who wrote in, the short-lived “Dream Maker” was hosted by this excitable fitness guru
CANINE CONVERSATION: “And i’ve been workin’ like a dog” is a line in this Beatles classic
STUPID ANSWERS: The dot-com now known by this name originally allowed you to ask a butler named Jeeves in your search
I’M DYIN’ UP HERE!: Flying team Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappeared & are presumed to have died in this decade
Double Jeopardy! Round:
THE WRECK OF THE F. SCOTT FITZGERALD: F. Scott Fitzgerald based many events in this 1925 novel on his own tumultuous life
THE HALL OF FAME POSITION: Hall of Famers Dan Marino, Warren Moon & Joe Montana all played this position
CULTURE CLUB: A cultural staple, the traditional week of mourning called shiva is observed in this religion
MAMMAL FACTS: This giant black & white mammal is the symbol of the World Wildlife Fund
NATIVE AMERICANS: THE REALITY: This man’s “Wild West” stage show often blurred the lines between Native American history & entertaining summaries of battles
“T” TIME: This solid figure with 4 equilateral triangular faces is a kind of triangular pyramid
Correct responses for December 19, 2019:
ABOUT (TYPE)FACE: What is Comic Sans?
AROUND THE WORLD: What is Swaziland?
1999 TELEVISION PREMIERES: Who is Richard Simmons?
CANINE CONVERSATION: What is “A Hard Day’s Night”?
STUPID ANSWERS: What is ask.com?
I’M DYIN’ UP HERE!: What are the 1930s?
THE WRECK OF THE F. SCOTT FITZGERALD: What is “The Great Gatsby”?
THE HALL OF FAME POSITION: What is quarterback?
CULTURE CLUB: What is Judaism?
MAMMAL FACTS: What is a panda?
NATIVE AMERICANS: THE REALITY: Who is Buffalo Bill Cody?
“T” TIME: What is a tetrahedron?
Wednesday, December 18, 2019:
ON THE FIRST LADY’S IMDB PAGE: This First Lady has an IMDb credit for 1962’s “A Tour of the White House” as “Herself – First Lady & Hostess”
THE SPORTING LIFE: This NFL team moved from Cleveland to Los Angeles to St. Louis & then back to L.A.
BASKIN-ROBBINS’ 31 ORIGINAL FLAVORS: This alliterative flavor of chocolate, marshmallow & nuts is one of Baskin-Robbins’ original 31
PEACEFUL WORDS: The landing site for the Apollo 11 crew was the Sea of this peaceful word
PLACE ON EARTH: Canada’s 5 tallest buildings are all in this city
GOOD WHEEL TOWARD MEN: The Big Wheel is the centerpiece of the Showcase Showdown on this long-running game show
Double Jeopardy! Round:
BRIDE & PREJUDICE: Alexandra, the granddaughter of this English queen, rejected an arranged marriage to wed Czar Nicholas II
WORLD HISTORY: The outbreak of this country’s 1792 revolution led to the end of the European custom of the Grand Tour
MUSICIANS WHO ACT: She won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Moonstruck”
LITERATURE: In this 1998 young adult novel, Louis Sachar wrote about teens digging up mysteries at Camp Green Lake
ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS: In the government abbreviation, the “S” in SCOTUS stands for this
IT’S ASTRONOMICAL: The most common shape of galaxy is this one, like the Milky Way
Correct responses for December 18, 2019:
ON THE FIRST LADY’S IMDB PAGE: Who is Jacqueline Kennedy?
THE SPORTING LIFE: Who are the Rams?
BASKIN-ROBBINS’ 31 ORIGINAL FLAVORS: What is Rocky Road?
PEACEFUL WORDS: What is Tranquility?
PLACE ON EARTH: What is Toronto?
GOOD WHEEL TOWARD MEN: What is “The Price is Right”?
BRIDE & PREJUDICE: Who is Victoria?
WORLD HISTORY: What is France?
MUSICIANS WHO ACT: Who is Cher?
LITERATURE: What is “Holes”?
ACRONYMS & ABBREVIATIONS: What is Supreme?
IT’S ASTRONOMICAL: What is spiral?
Tuesday, December 17, 2019:
CONTEMPORARY REVIEWS OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS: Alison Lurie called this Dr. Seuss grad gift “the yuppie dream–or nightmare–of 1990 in cartoon form”
6-LETTER WORDS: This risky opening chess move has come to mean anything that starts a conversation
THE JEOPARDY! SCHOOL OF ENLIGHTENMENT: These molars sound like they’ve spent a lot of time under the learning tree
NEW MILLENNIUM TV: Amy Poehler’s character devotes her life to serving Pawnee, Indiana on this NBC series
BATTLE LOSERS: This country lost the 1898 Battle of San Juan Hill
INTERNATIONAL YULETIDE: In Norway, it’s a sweeping tradition to hide these household cleaning objects on Christmas
Double Jeopardy! Round:
LIQUOR IS QUICKER: In 1942 the 17-year-old namesake of this luxury brand began distilling tequila
EARTH SCIENCE: Of 4.6 million, billion or trillion years old, the estimated age of Earth
TONY AWARD WINNERS: This future “Seinfeld” star won the 1989 Tony for Best Actor in a Musical for his work in “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway”
FINAL RESTING PLACES: This poet was laid to rest in Lot 27 at Westminster Burying Ground in Baltimore
ASIA: This longest river of Asia has a basin that encompasses 1/5 of China’s land area
“ACK”!: This rock band’s only number 1 hit was “My Sharona”
Correct responses for December 17, 2019:
CONTEMPORARY REVIEWS OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS: What is “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”?
6-LETTER WORDS: What is a gambit?
THE JEOPARDY! SCHOOL OF ENLIGHTENMENT: What are wisdom teeth?
NEW MILLENNIUM TV: What is “Parks and Recreation”?
BATTLE LOSERS: What is Spain?
INTERNATIONAL YULETIDE: What are brooms?
LIQUOR IS QUICKER: What is Don Julio?
EARTH SCIENCE: What is 4.6 billion?
TONY AWARD WINNERS: Who is Jason Alexander?
FINAL RESTING PLACES: Who is Edgar Allan Poe?
ASIA: What is the Yangtze River?
“ACK”!: Who are the Knack?