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Thursday, January 16, 2020:
“P”ICTURE THIS: Picture this second-to-last letter in the Greek alphabet & you’ll see something resembling a pitchfork
WEATHER: To the National Weather Service, it’s “pellets of ice composed of… frozen raindrops or…partially melted snowflakes”
5-LETTER WORDS: The leader of a marching band is known as a “drum” this
COINAGE: Like Coca-Cola bottles at Christmas, Canada’s $2 coin features this animal
PARK CITY: The largest wooded urban park in the U.S., Forest Park is in this city, Oregon’s most populous
REAL PEOPLE ON SCREEN: This politician was played by Darrell Hammond on “Saturday Night Live” & Christian Bale in “Vice”
Double Jeopardy! Round
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA: In 1804 Lewis & Clark first set off from this city to explore up the Missouri River
ROCK OPERAS: We thank this band very much for “Mr. Roboto”, a song from their rock opera concept album “Kilroy Was Here”
STATES’ COMMON SURNAMES: Motley Crue drummer Tommy isn’t from Hawaii, where this is the most common surname, but he has played there
NATIONAL SPELLING BEE WINNING WORDS: This term for an egg white was the winning word in 1928
MYTH IN MODERN LITERATURE: In “weight”, Jeanette Winterson reimagines the tale of this titan who was sentenced by Zeus to support the heavens
BLUE BY YOU: The blues of the water & sky blend together in his work “Impression: Sunrise”
Correct responses for January 16, 2020:
“P”ICTURE THIS: What is psi?
WEATHER: What is sleet?
5-LETTER WORDS: What is major?
COINAGE: What is the polar bear?
PARK CITY: What is Portland?
REAL PEOPLE ON SCREEN: Who is Dick Cheney?
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA: What is St. Louis?
ROCK OPERAS: Who are Styx?
STATES’ COMMON SURNAMES: What is Lee?
NATIONAL SPELLING BEE WINNING WORDS: What is albumen?
MYTH IN MODERN LITERATURE: Who is Atlas?
BLUE BY YOU: Who is Claude Monet?
Wednesday, January 15, 2020:
FAMOUS & HISTORIC WOMEN: This founder of the American Red Cross once worked as a recording clerk for the U.S. Patent Office, earning $1,400 a year
EASY AS A_B_D: Generally, this type of condensed dictionary has less information on word origins
TREES: Balsam, Fraser & Douglas are types of this conifer
LITERARY MASHUPS: “Bleak Times” is a mash-up of these 2 works by Charles Dickens
TEAM AMERICA: Carl Lewis soared into the record books by winning this event in 4 consecutive Olympics
WORLD POLICE: The flagship publication of the Australian Federal Police is named for this duck-billed creature
Double Jeopardy! Round
U.S. REPRESENTATIVES: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell & Debbie Wasserman Schultz represent this state
COMPOSERS: His comic opera “The Marriage of Figaro” premiered in Vienna on May 1, 1786
WHAT TYPE OF MACHINE AM I?: The Keurig K-Classic is a type of this machine
NETFLIX & CHILL: This “Arrested Development” star is chilling– & not in a fun way– as Marty Byrde on “Ozark”
BORDER RIVERS: The Ganges straddles the border of India & this country to its east
BACKRONYMS: The word “posh” was once thought to come from a phrase describing an ideal journey from England to India: “port out”, this “home”
Correct responses for January 15, 2020:
FAMOUS & HISTORIC WOMEN: Who is Clara Barton?
EASY AS A_B_D: What is abridged?
TREES: What is fir?
LITERARY MASHUPS: What are “Bleak House” & “Hard Times”?
TEAM AMERICA: What is the long jump?
WORLD POLICE: What is the platypus?
U.S. REPRESENTATIVES: What is Florida?
COMPOSERS: Who is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?
WHAT TYPE OF MACHINE AM I?: What is a coffee maker?
NETFLIX & CHILL: Who is Jason Bateman?
BORDER RIVERS: What is Bangladesh?
BACKRONYMS: What is starboard?
Tuesday, January 14, 2020:
ANAGRAMMED U.S. CITIES: “Any dot” is an anagram of this Ohio city
DRAWING QUITE THE CROWD: The 2019 edition of this football game drew 91,853 fans to Pasadena to watch the Buckeyes best the Huskies
MYTHOLOGY: This Greek god of the underworld had a hell of a cap; it made whoever wore it invisible
TV SHOWS BASED ON BOOKS: This Alex Haley novel was made into a miniseries in 1977 & 2016
LET’S GET MARRIED!: theknot.com makes a case for not singling out the single people at a wedding with the traditional toss of the bouquet & this
NOW, THE EXCHANGE OF VOWELS: Switch the E to an A in a church seat to get a part of a dog
Double Jeopardy! Round
ALL STARS: At about twice the mass of the sun, Vega is the brightest star in this constellation, the harp
MUSEUMS: Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” is parked in grant park at the Art Institute of this city
FOREIGN-BORN OSCAR WINNERS: Born in the Canary Islands, he took home Best Supporting Actor for his work in “No Country for Old Men”
THE 11TH CENTURY: 1094 marks the first record of these canal-going boats in Venice
POEMS’ SECOND LINES: The second line of this poem by Robert Frost is “And sorry i could not travel both”
TRIPLE B: This cylindrical part of a sewing machine holds the lower thread
Correct responses for January 14, 2020:
ANAGRAMMED U.S. CITIES: What is Dayton?
DRAWING QUITE THE CROWD: What is the Rose Bowl?
MYTHOLOGY: Who is Hades?
TV SHOWS BASED ON BOOKS: What is “Roots”?
LET’S GET MARRIED!: What is garter?
NOW, THE EXCHANGE OF VOWELS: What are pew & paw?
ALL STARS: What is Lyra?
MUSEUMS: What is Chicago?
FOREIGN-BORN OSCAR WINNERS: Who is Javier Bardem?
THE 11TH CENTURY: What are gondolas?
POEMS’ SECOND LINES: What is “The Road Not Taken”?
TRIPLE B: What is a bobbin?
Monday, January 13, 2020:
RECOGNIZING THE COUNTRY: You can recognize this European country by its distinctive boot shape
BEAUTY BRANDS: Take an “E” off the end of a word describing a forward-looking person to get this brand known for its 3-step anti-acne kit
GLOSSARY OF HISTORY: Predominant in medieval Europe, this political system saw lords grant pieces of land known as fiefs to vassals
HORROR FILMS: Naomi Watts plays a journalist who investigates a deadly videotape in this 2002 film
THE TELEVISION WILL BE REVOLUTIONIZED: Viewers can enjoy deeper contrast & a wider spectrum of colors thanks to OLEDs, organic light- emitting these
THAT’S “SOME” ENDING: Meghan Markle’s friend Jessica Mulroney clapped back at a critic who called her wardrobe this “weary” word
Double Jeopardy! Round
STARCHITECTS: Frank Gehry’s works include an L.A. concert hall named for this legendary filmmaker
COLONIAL AMERICA: From 1654 to 1657, Roger Williams served as President of this colony
TRICKY CLUES: From the latin for “bookkeeper”, it’s a computer at an insurance company
THEIR PEN WENT SILENT: Born in 1932, he got rich from a run of “Rabbit” books before finding himself at rest in 2009
WATER MUSIC: This crooner’s discography is waterlogged with songs like “Lazy River”, “Beyond the Sea” & “Splish Splash”
I LEARNED IT ON YOUTUBE: How to fashion one of these into a half windsor or a four-in-hand
Correct responses for January 13, 2020:
RECOGNIZING THE COUNTRY: What is Italy?
BEAUTY BRANDS: What is Proactiv?
GLOSSARY OF HISTORY: What is feudalism?
HORROR FILMS: What is “The Ring”?
THE TELEVISION WILL BE REVOLUTIONIZED: What are diodes?
THAT’S “SOME” ENDING: What is tiresome?
STARCHITECTS: Who is Walt Disney?
COLONIAL AMERICA: What is Rhode Island?
TRICKY CLUES: What is an actuary?
THEIR PEN WENT SILENT: Who is John Updike?
WATER MUSIC: Who is Bobby Darin?
I LEARNED IT ON YOUTUBE: What is a tie?
Friday, January 10, 2020:
SCIENCE AROUND US: When you put a straw in a glass of water, it might look broken because of this change of the direction of light
WHERE’S THAT CHURCH?: This country is home to Saint Basil’s Cathedral
TOYS: Known for its Family Game Night brand of board games, this toy company was founded by the Hassenfeld brothers
SKATING INTO THE NHL: This NHL championship trophy was named for a Governor General of Canada
#: When referring to tweets about attractive people, the hashtags #MCM & #WCW refer to “Man” this “Monday” & “Woman” this “Wednesday”
“F”OUR-LETTER WORDS: Because it’s easily crumbled, this food of Greek origin is often put in salads & used as an alternative pizza topping
Double Jeopardy! Round
AMERICAN HISTORY: During their 19th century expedition, Llewis & Clark were joined by this Shoshone woman
THE IRISHMAN: Ireland… Navan, Ireland is the hometown of this on-screen James Bond
BOOK MARKS: Conservative commentator Mark Levin authored “Men in Black: How” this body “is Destroying America”
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: The pedal type of this beautiful-sounding instrument typically has around 47 strings
NUMERICAL CHARACTERS: Better known as Thirteen, Dr. Remy Hadley was a feisty member of the team of this TV doctor
BEFORE & AFTER: Johnny Depp film character who can drive & talk on his phone without holding onto it
Correct responses for January 10, 2020:
SCIENCE AROUND US: What is refraction?
WHERE’S THAT CHURCH?: What is Russia?
TOYS: What is Hasbro?
SKATING INTO THE NHL: What is the Stanley Cup?
#: What is Crush?
“F”OUR-LETTER WORDS: What is feta?
AMERICAN HISTORY: Who is Sacagawea?
THE IRISHMAN: Who is Pierce Brosnan?
BOOK MARKS: What is the Supreme Court?
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: What is a harp?
NUMERICAL CHARACTERS: Who is Dr. Gregory House?
BEFORE & AFTER: Who is Edward Scissorhands-Free?