Friday, February 21, 2020:
FAMILIAR PHRASES: “The road to hell is paved with” not a steamroller, but with “good” these
OOO, SORRY: This synonym for “sorry” ends with a 5-letter word that means corny or cliche
YOU’RE OUT OF THE HOLE: The “thief” type of this insect is so named because it comes out from its hole to steal from nearby colonies
MAKE A SELECTION: Conspiracies surround the NBA’s first draft lottery, which was held in 1985, when this team picked Patrick Ewing
& FINALLY…: In 2019, in the final moments of this TV series, Jon Snow ventures north of the wall
THE WRITERS ARE TRYING TO BE CLEVER: This “I, Claudius” author said, “There’s no money in poetry, but there’s no poetry in money, either”
Double Jeopardy! Round
PULITZER-WINNING JOURNALISM: Sheri Fink won a Pulitzer for reporting on the life & death decisions made by doctors during this 2005 hurricane
FOOD & DRINK MOVIE QUOTES: When the multilayered Shrek tried to say, “Ogres are like” these vegetables, Donkey replied, “they stink?”
IN THE ARTS WORLD: It’s easy to find this federal agency online; just punch up arts.gov
YOU KILLED ME!: No Americans were harmed when SEAL Team 6 slayed this leader in May 2011
SOUTH AMERICAN PLACES: This ancient city in Peru has a daily quota on paid visitors, but on Sundays, residents of the Cusco province get in for free
3 “M”: In 1950 Henry Kissinger graduated from Harvard this way, Latin for “with highest praise”
Correct responses for February 21, 2020:
FAMILIAR PHRASES: What are intentions?
OOO, SORRY: What is contrite?
YOU’RE OUT OF THE HOLE: What is ant?
MAKE A SELECTION: Who are the New York Knicks?
& FINALLY…: What is “Game of Thrones”?
THE WRITERS ARE TRYING TO BE CLEVER: Who is Robert Graves?
PULITZER-WINNING JOURNALISM: What is Katrina?
FOOD & DRINK MOVIE QUOTES: What are onions?
IN THE ARTS WORLD: What is the National Endowment for the Arts?
YOU KILLED ME!: Who is Osama Bin Laden?
SOUTH AMERICAN PLACES: What is Machu Picchu?
3 “M”: What is summa cum laude?
Thursday, February 20, 2020:
THE BIBLE BOOK TELLS ME SO: This Bible book says, “The lord is my shepherd; I shall not want”
LESSER-KNOWN NAMES: Grab a pencil so you don’t forget to thank geochemist Clair Patterson for this being banned as an additive in fuel & paint
GEOGRAPHICALLY SPEAKING: In a guide to restaurants in this Chicago neighborhood, the Sun-Times touts the baked ziti at the Rosebud
SILENT “K” IS GOLDEN: It comes before “Creek” in the name of a bourbon brand
5 OF A KIND: Journalism’s traditional “5 Ws” are who, what, when, where & this
TV DRAMA: Philip K. Dick earned 1 Hugo for the book & Amazon earned 2 Emmys for the TV show “The Man in the High” this
Double Jeopardy! Round
HISTORY TIMELINE: In 1786, this former Continental Army captain led a rebellion in Massachusetts protesting state economic policies
BODY PART ADJECTIVES: Ocular means pertaining to these
ESTABLISHING SOME BORDERS: This country has Latvia on its southern border & Russia on its eastern one
A ROLE FOR THE DIRECTOR: He played hitman Jimmy Shorts in “Mean Streets”
KNICKKNACK: A birch tree forest adorns the bottom of a “Frozen 2” snow globe featuring this snowman playing in leaves
KEROUAC: Jack Kerouac’s last major novel was 1962’s “Big Sur”, named for a stretch of coastline in this state
Correct responses for February 20, 2020:
THE BIBLE BOOK TELLS ME SO: What is Psalms?
LESSER-KNOWN NAMES: What is lead?
GEOGRAPHICALLY SPEAKING: What is Little Italy?
SILENT “K” IS GOLDEN: What is Knob?
5 OF A KIND: What is why?
TV DRAMA: What is Castle?
HISTORY TIMELINE: Who is Daniel Shays?
BODY PART ADJECTIVES: What are the eyes?
ESTABLISHING SOME BORDERS: What is Estonia?
A ROLE FOR THE DIRECTOR: Who is Martin Scorsese?
KNICKKNACK: What is Olaf?
KEROUAC: What is California?
Wednesday, February 19, 2020:
AROUND THE WORLD: In 2019 police took a crocodile into custody for loitering in this country’s Northern Territory
OFFBEAT HISTORY: Perhaps a match for John Cena, Mongolian noblewoman Khutulun tested her suitors 1-on-1 in this sport
INFLUENTIAL WRITING: A modern review of his “Candide” calls it a satire as “pertinent today as when it was written in the 18th century”
ANIMATED TV CHARACTERS: On “Rugrats”, Tommy & Angelica share this “edible” surname
WEIGHTS & MEASURES: Actor Steiger, or a unit of length equal to 5 1/2 yards
4-LETTER WORDS ENDING IN “O”: To fight the “flu” that comes when starting this trendy diet, stay hydrated & avoid strenuous exercise
Double Jeopardy! Round
FAMOUS TEXANS: Born to Tejano parents in Corpus Christi, this “Desperate Housewives” star is the youngest of 4 daughters
MYTHICAL CREATURES: The minotaur was born after Poseidon arranged for Minos’ wife to fall in love with one of these animals
“B” IN MEDICINE: From the greek for “life” & “sight”, it’s the removal of tissue, fluids & cells from the body to check for illness
POTPOURRI: It’s the only unit of geologic time that’s longer than an era
A DISASTER AREA: With a magnitude of 7.9, a 1906 earthquake started a fire in this city that raged for 4 days
SAME FIRST & LAST LETTER: In a song by Herman’s Hermits, “There’s a kind of” this “all over the world tonight”
Correct responses for February 19, 2020:
AROUND THE WORLD: What is Australia?
OFFBEAT HISTORY: What is wrestling?
INFLUENTIAL WRITING: Who is Voltaire?
ANIMATED TV CHARACTERS: What is Pickles?
WEIGHTS & MEASURES: What is Rod?
4-LETTER WORDS ENDING IN “O”: What is keto?
FAMOUS TEXANS: Who is Eva Longoria?
MYTHICAL CREATURES: What is a bull?
“B” IN MEDICINE: What is biopsy?
POTPOURRI: What is an eon?
A DISASTER AREA: What is San Francisco?
SAME FIRST & LAST LETTER: What is hush?
Tuesday, February 18, 2020:
3-WORD CITIES: In 1950, as part of a radio quiz show promotion, the city of Hot Springs, New Mexico changed its name to this
SHE MARRIED THAT ROCK STAR: Supermodel Iman married this rock star in 1992
BUCKETS: This phrase for a very small quantity traces back to Isaiah 40:15
ARCHITECTURE: It’s not just a part of your jeans; it’s also a type of door that slides along a track & disappears into a recess in the wall
THE 20TH CENTURY: In the U.S., prohibition came to an end in this decade
CONTRONYMS: You can use fingerprints to find the correct response: it means to add fine particles, or remove them
Double Jeopardy! Round
SPEAKING VOLUMES: Before he had us “Waiting for Godot”, he had readers waiting for another follow-up to his novel “Molloy”
CHEMISTRY: Brass is an alloy of copper & this metal
TV-POURRI: At its peak in the late ’90s, this NBC newsmagazine aired on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
THAT USED TO HAPPEN?: Long before brands like Aim & Gleem, people made this using burnt eggshells & the ashes of ox hooves
RELIGIOUS IDIOMS: A soldier’s first experience with actual combat is known as a “baptism by” this
“V” END OF THE RUSSIAN NAME: An arts center bearing the name of this Soviet-born ballet dancer stands at 450 West 37th Street in New York City
Correct responses for February 18, 2020:
3-WORD CITIES: What is Truth or Consequences?
SHE MARRIED THAT ROCK STAR: Who is David Bowie?
BUCKETS: What is a drop in the bucket?
ARCHITECTURE: What is pocket?
THE 20TH CENTURY: What are the 1930s?
CONTRONYMS: What is dust?
SPEAKING VOLUMES: Who is Samuel Beckett?
CHEMISTRY: What is zinc?
TV-POURRI: What is Dateline?
THAT USED TO HAPPEN?: What is toothpaste?
RELIGIOUS IDIOMS: What is fire?
“V” END OF THE RUSSIAN NAME: Who is Mikhail Baryshnikov?
Monday, February 17, 2020:
JACKAL: The jackal-headed Anubis is the god of the dead in this mythology
HYDE: The character Steven Hyde dated Mila Kunis’ Jackie Burkhart on this FOX sitcom
3-WORD BOOK TITLES BY MIDDLE WORD: The middle word in this Colson Whitehead title is “Underground”
SURVIVOR: When Richard Hatch won the first season of “Survivor”, he took home a Pontiac Aztek & this cash prize
BEARD MAN: In addition to devising the absolute temperature scale, this physicist had an absolutely kickin’ beard
RHYME FIGHTER: It’s the pointed hat worn by a bishop
Double Jeopardy! Round
WORLD RIVERS: It was formerly known as the Zaire River
ACT OF CONGRESS AKAS: This 1935 legislation was “an act to provide for the general welfare by establishing a system of federal old-age benefits”
ENTERTAINMENT: Tom Hardy gave his voice the sound of “A James Brown lounge lizard” to play this Marvel character
THE NOT-SO-VICIOUS CIRCLE: This “feminine” name for a rotating, round tray used to serve food dates back to the 1910s
ART SUBJECTS: Near the end of his Rose Period, he foreshadowed his move to Cubism with a portrait of Gertrude Stein
HAWAIIAN CROSSWORD CLUES: The Don of “Tiny Bubbles” (2 letters)
Correct responses for February 17, 2020:
JACKAL: What is Egyptian?
HYDE: What is “That ’70s Show”?
3-WORD BOOK TITLES BY MIDDLE WORD: What is “The Underground Railroad”?
SURVIVOR: What is $1 million?
BEARD MAN: Who is Lord Kelvin?
RHYME FIGHTER: What is a miter?
WORLD RIVERS: What is the Congo River?
ACT OF CONGRESS AKAS: What is the Social Security Act?
ENTERTAINMENT: Who is Venom?
THE NOT-SO-VICIOUS CIRCLE: What is a Lazy Susan?
ART SUBJECTS: Who is Pablo Picasso?
HAWAIIAN CROSSWORD CLUES: Who is Ho?