Thursday, January 23, 2020:
ENTERING THE LANGUAGE: Since 2008, we’ve been using this term meaning to spoil a picture by moving into the frame at the last second
THE COUNTY LINE: Seattle is the seat of this Washington county with a royal name
NEW ON THE BOOKSHELF: “With All Due Respect” is a memoir by this former U.N. Ambassador & Governor of South Carolina
HEAVEN’S KITCHEN: It’s a popular easter-time raisin-filled pastry dish
THE REST OF THE MOVIE’S TITLE: “Or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” is the rest of the title of this Best Picture winner
THE OPERATING THEATER: In 1982, this dentist became the first recipient of a permanent artificial heart
Double Jeopardy! Round:
GET YOUR “B.A.” DEGREE: It’s the real name of The Flash
NATIONAL COATS OF ARMS: A Maori man is on this nation’s coat of arms
BOOKS ABOUT ANCIENT HISTORY: “The Life and Times of Rome’s Greatest Politician” is the subtitle of a biography about this roman orator
PROVERBIALLY YOURS: “Actions speak louder than” these
PLACE-NAME NAMES: He plays Rycroft, who is not an elf, on Amazon’s “Carnival Row”
THE NON-OPERATING THEATER: This synonym of ridiculous is used to describe the genre of existential plays such as “The Bald Soprano”
Correct responses for January 23, 2020:
ENTERING THE LANGUAGE: What is photobomb?
THE COUNTY LINE: What is King County?
NEW ON THE BOOKSHELF: Who is Nikki Haley?
HEAVEN’S KITCHEN: What is hot cross buns?
THE REST OF THE MOVIE’S TITLE: What is “Birdman”?
THE OPERATING THEATER: Who is Barney Clark?
GET YOUR “B.A.” DEGREE: Who is Barry Allen?
NATIONAL COATS OF ARMS: What is New Zealand?
BOOKS ABOUT ANCIENT HISTORY: Who is Cicero?
PROVERBIALLY YOURS: What are words?
PLACE-NAME NAMES: Who is Orlando Bloom?
THE NON-OPERATING THEATER: What is absurd?
Wednesday, January 22, 2020:
AIRPORT ATTRACTIONS: There are live performances year-round at the airport in this Tennessee “Music City”
RUNNER-UP RUNNING MATES: Lloyd Bentsen was the running mate of this presidential candidate
YE OLDE JOB FAIRE: This man who appears in a Eugene O’Neill title doesn’t cometh as often since the invention of the refrigerator
LAYING THINGS M TO M: It’s the belief that there is one god
BEHIND THE MUSIC: The lyrics to Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” were written by this author of “The Giving Tree”
OOTD: Our outfit of the day is these short shorts popularized by an ’80s TV character played by Catherine Bach
Double Jeopardy! Round
LOCK HIM UP!: In 2013, Kwame Kilpatrick, former mayor of this city, was sentenced to 28 years in prison
EARTH HISTORY: Dinosaurs first appeared in this Mesozoic period named for a 3-part rock layer in Germany
TV SPIN-OFFS: “Boston Legal” is a spin-off of this show
A HIGHER ROYALTY: The Qing Dynasty’s Puyi was the last Chinese ruler with this title
WAYS TO SAY GO AWAY: In “Friday”, Ice Cube says the dismissive phrase “Bye” this person
POUND! SAND!: This title of George Sand’s first solo novel has the same name as “The Hoosier State”
Correct responses for January 22, 2020:
AIRPORT ATTRACTIONS: What is Nashville?
RUNNER-UP RUNNING MATES: Who is Michael Dukakis?
YE OLDE JOB FAIRE: Who is the Iceman?
LAYING THINGS M TO M: What is monotheism?
BEHIND THE MUSIC: Who is Shel Silverstein?
OOTD: What are Daisy Dukes?
LOCK HIM UP!: What is Detroit?
EARTH HISTORY: What is the triassic period?
TV SPIN-OFFS: What is “The Practice”?
A HIGHER ROYALTY: What is Emperor?
WAYS TO SAY GO AWAY: Who is Felisha?
POUND! SAND!: What is “Indiana”?
Tuesday, January 21, 2020:
CHECK OUT THE CRITTER: This tall, flightless bird of South America is related to the ostrich
GRAVESITE OFFERINGS: Ballet shoes are left at the grave of this Ballets Russes founder
WORDS FROM MYTHOLOGY: From the greek for “word”, it’s a symbolic graphic for an organization or company
SPACES: A recessed corner of a room, or the name of a Barnes & Noble e-reader you can use in that corner
SPORTS DEFINITIONS: The term “gridiron” refers to the playing field of this sport
I MISSED THE START OF THAT NURSERY RHYME: “… Have you any wool?”
Double Jeopardy! Round
BOOKS & AUTHORS: Howard Roark is a forward-thinking architect battling the establishment in this Ayn Rand novel
A CAPITAL CITY IDEA: Mount Ararat looms in the backdrop of this capital of Armenia
THE USG: In 2004, the U.S. government’s General Accounting Office became the Government this Office
SPACED-OUT POP CULTURE: Physicists were consulted for the scene in which Matthew McConaughey travels through a black hole in this film
IN SOVIET RUSSIA: Meaning “truth” in Russian, it was an official newspaper of the Soviet Union’s Communist Party
WORDS START WITH “U”: Albert Einstein tried to develop this type of Field Theory that combines theories of gravity & electromagnetism
Correct responses for January 21, 2020:
CHECK OUT THE CRITTER: What is the rhea?
GRAVESITE OFFERINGS: Who is Sergei Diaghilev?
WORDS FROM MYTHOLOGY: What is logo?
SPACES: What is nook?
SPORTS DEFINITIONS: What is football?
I MISSED THE START OF THAT NURSERY RHYME: What is “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”?
BOOKS & AUTHORS: What is “The Fountainhead”?
A CAPITAL CITY IDEA: What is Yerevan?
THE USG: What is accountability?
SPACED-OUT POP CULTURE: What is “Interstellar”?
IN SOVIET RUSSIA: What is Pravda?
WORDS START WITH “U”: What is unified?
Monday, January 20, 2020:
LITERATURE: THE SUBTITLE: This Thomas Hardy Novel is subtitled “a Pure Woman Faithfully Presented”
HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD: In the U.K. & Canada, Boxing Day is the day after this Christian holiday
EMMY WINNERS FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA: As Annalise Keating, she won a 2015 Emmy for giving us lessons in “How to Get Away With Murder”
NIAGARA FALLS: This island between the American & Canadian Falls is named for a horned ruminant
SLOWLY I TURNED: At about 243 earth days per rotation, this “evening star” is the slowest-rotating planet in our solar system
“STEP” BY STEP: “I cannot take this anymore” is the opening line to this Linkin Park song
Double Jeopardy! Round
FRENCH ARTS & CULTURE: “Dancers at the Barre” is a painting by this impressionist
HIDDEN TREASURE: This June birthstone can appear luxurious
LIBRARIES: “My imagination is a monastery,” wrote John Keats to Percy Shelley in a letter housed at this British university’s Bodleian Library
SECOND CITY ALUMNI: He was a “Daily Show” correspondent before being Oscar nominated for playing John du Pont in “Foxcatcher”
THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS: Tikal was a major city of these Mesoamerican people
COME TO YOUR CENSUS: The passing of this amendment ending slavery prompted the removal of the slave questionnaire for 1870’s census
Correct responses for January 20, 2020:
LITERATURE: THE SUBTITLE: What is “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”?
HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD: What is Christmas?
EMMY WINNERS FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA: Who is Viola Davis?
NIAGARA FALLS: What is Goat Island?
SLOWLY I TURNED: What is Venus?
“STEP” BY STEP: What is “One Step Closer”?
FRENCH ARTS & CULTURE: Who is Edgar Degas?
HIDDEN TREASURE: What is pearl?
LIBRARIES: What is Oxford?
SECOND CITY ALUMNI: Who is Steve Carell?
THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS: Who are the Maya?
COME TO YOUR CENSUS: What is the 13th Amendment?
Friday, January 17, 2020:
BANDS, CLANS & GANGS: In the 1960s the Gang of Four rose to power during the Cultural Revolution in this country
YOU BURNED MY FOOD!: Boston Magazine’s report on the burnt food craze included a torched bechamel meant to complement this deer meat
NUMBER THAT BOOK: “The ____ People You Meet in Heaven”
MIDDLE “O”: A chain attached to a pocket watch, or a remote control for locking & unlocking a car
MONEY TALKS: In the U.S., his picture appears on a sawbuck
SITCOMS: Tracee Ellis Ross narrates this latest spinoff of “Black-ish”
Double Jeopardy! Round
NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST: This state boasts Bount Rushmore
A BROADWAY CAST OF CHARACTERS: Sheila Bryant, Paul San Marco & Cassie Ferguson are characters in this Broadway show
WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?: From the Latin for “clean slate”, this concept popularized by John Locke says that our mind starts unformed
NATIONALITY PHRASES: A typical recipe for this salad topper mixes mayonnaise, ketchup, pickles & pimentos
HISTORY, BRIEFLY: In march 1917, this U.S. President was inaugurated for the second time
DEUTERONOMY’S CLEAN & UNCLEAN ANIMALS: After the owl was deemed unfit to eat, this unclean bird was mentioned; sounds like Edward Hopper has another for the diner
Correct responses for January 17, 2020:
BANDS, CLANS & GANGS: What is China?
YOU BURNED MY FOOD!: What is venison?
NUMBER THAT BOOK: What is five?
MIDDLE “O”: What is a fob?
MONEY TALKS: Who is Alexander Hamilton?
SITCOMS: What is “Mixed-ish”?
NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST: What is South Dakota?
A BROADWAY CAST OF CHARACTERS: What is “A Chorus Line”?
WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?: What is tabula rasa?
NATIONALITY PHRASES: What is Russian dressing?
HISTORY, BRIEFLY: Who is Woodrow Wilson?
DEUTERONOMY’S CLEAN & UNCLEAN ANIMALS: What is the night hawk?
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?