Friday, February 14, 2020:
WOMEN AUTHORS: She earned an Emmy nomination as Consulting Producer for the adaptation of her “Handmaid’s Tale”
QUOTABLE 21ST CENTURY MOVIES: “I drink your milkshake. I drink it up!” is a quote from this 2007 movie
HISTORIC NAMES: This socialist’s beard can be seen on a 40-ton bust in Chemnitz, Germany
ANIMAL VERBS: The name of this marine mammal is also a verb meaning to fasten or close
20-20: Chester Arthur ascended to the presidency after the assassination of this 20th President
HEINZ SITE: The Heinz website offers a recipe for barbecued hot dogs, recommending this “spell”-binding brand of franks
Double Jeopardy! Round
TREES GROW ON MONEY: A palmetto tree is found on this U.S. state’s quarter
TV VILLAINS: Alexander Skarsgard plays the manipulative Perry Wright on this HBO series
DEFENSE MECHANISM: Used to protect enclosures, this was once called “devil’s rope” by Native tribes
THE BODY HUMAN: Listen, dog–a typical human mouth has this many canines
LONDON BOROUGHS: Hackney was one of the boroughs playing host to the London Olympics of this 21st century year
X MARKS THE WORD: In reference to animals at the top of the food chain, this word precedes “predator”
Correct responses for February 14, 2020:
WOMEN AUTHORS: Who is Margaret Atwood?
QUOTABLE 21ST CENTURY MOVIES: What is “There Will Be Blood”?
HISTORIC NAMES: Who is Karl Marx?
ANIMAL VERBS: What is seal?
20-20: Who is James Garfield?
HEINZ SITE: What is Oscar Mayer?
TREES GROW ON MONEY: What is South Carolina?
TV VILLAINS: What is “Big Little Lies”?
DEFENSE MECHANISM: What is barbed wire?
THE BODY HUMAN: What is 4?
LONDON BOROUGHS: What is 2012?
X MARKS THE WORD: What is apex?
Thursday, February 13, 2020:
FEBRUARY: The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club in this state has eagerly anticipated February since 1887
CAST OF THE TV SHOW: The cast of this ABC sitcom includes John Goodman, Sara Gilbert & Laurie Metcalf–but not Roseanne Barr
THE CIVIL WAR: Of about 270, 2,700 or 27,000, the number of words in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
JUST SAY “N.O.”: I hate scallions & shallots, so I made this request for my hamburger toppings
FOOD & DRINK WORDS & PHRASES: In an alliterative phrase, to compensate someone very little is to pay these
THE HORN OF AFRICA: This Horn of Africa nation has a capital with the same name as the country
Double Jeopardy! Round
3/4 OF AN EGOT: This “She Bop” singer earned major awards “Time After Time”; she’s just an Oscar away from the EGOT
TRELIGIOUS FICTION: essa Afshar’s “Pearl in the Sand” tells of a woman whose house is built into the walls of this Biblical city
TRIAL MIX: This lawyer delivered a 12-hour closing argument defending Leopold & Loeb during their 1924 murder trial
HEAT STREET: With temperatures reaching 870 degrees Fahrenheit, this is the hottest planet in our solar system
SE”V”EN-LETTER WORDS: This kind of dog is specifically trained to perform tasks to help a person with a disability
OPERA ZINGERS: “Open your eyes, you incautious and stupid men”, says this title character to be wed
Correct responses for February 13, 2020:
FEBRUARY: What is Pennsylvania?
CAST OF THE TV SHOW: What is “The Conners”?
THE CIVIL WAR: What is 270?
JUST SAY “N.O.”: What is no onions?
FOOD & DRINK WORDS & PHRASES: What are peanuts?
THE HORN OF AFRICA: What is Djibouti?
3/4 OF AN EGOT: Who is Cyndi Lauper?
RELIGIOUS FICTION: What is Jericho?
TRIAL MIX: Who is Clarence Darrow?
HEAT STREET: What is Venus?
SE”V”EN-LETTER WORDS: What is service?
OPERA ZINGERS: Who is Figaro?
Wednesday, February 12, 2020:
MY JOB IN THE MOVIE: George Clooney has this job in “Gravity”
SNAKES!: It’s the only continent on which snakes are not found
POLITICAL MEMOIRS & BIOGRAPHIES: “I couldn’t get the job done”, wrote this presidential candidate in “What Happened”
A MENU OF RESTAURANTS: These moderately priced “B” restaurants that originated in Paris take their name from French
FROM THE LATIN: This word heard around Thanksgiving time comes from the Latin meaning “Horn of Plenty”
DAYTONA 500 GRAND MARSHALS: This star could have put “Grease” on the track when he was the 2003 Grand Marshal
Double Jeopardy! Round
WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE: This bay is below the Golden Gate Bridge
RAPPER’S DELIGHT: Rapper 2 Chainz turned his promotional pink trap house into a health clinic in this city nicknamed “Hollywood of the South”
REDUNDANT PHRASES THAT ARE ALSO REPETITIVE TOO: Robert Stack knows about these conundrums without solutions
21ST CENTURY JAPAN: Striking Japan in 2019, Hagibis was the largest of these western Pacific storms to hit the country in decades
WALKING: Take a walk on the T series treadmill made by this Scandinavian-sounding company
A FINE LINE: “The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it”, writes this author in “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
Correct responses for February 12, 2020:
MY JOB IN THE MOVIE: What is astronaut?
SNAKES!: What is Antarctica?
POLITICAL MEMOIRS & BIOGRAPHIES: Who is Hillary Clinton?
A MENU OF RESTAURANTS: What are bistros?
FROM THE LATIN: What is cornucopia?
DAYTONA 500 GRAND MARSHALS: Who is John Travolta?
WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE: What is San Francisco Bay?
RAPPER’S DELIGHT: What is Atlanta?
REDUNDANT PHRASES THAT ARE ALSO REPETITIVE TOO: What are unsolved mysteries?
21ST CENTURY JAPAN: What are typhoons?
WALKING: What is NordicTrack?
A FINE LINE: Who is Ernest Hemingway?
Tuesday, February 11, 2020:
TIME ZONE CITIES: Phoenix, Arizona is in this time zone
CRAYOLA COLORS IN OTHER FORMS: Since 1982 this metal has comprised 2.5 percent of a U.S. penny
BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN: Symbolizing the downfall of communism, leaders of Hungary & this neighbor country cut through a section of barbed wire in 1989
FOOD: This McDonald’s sandwich staple was created to give Catholics an option for a Friday meal
“INNA”: Leaves that resemble a feather are identified by this adjective
GOT A DEVITO: Danny DeVito plays a district attorney in the movie based on this Comedy Central cop show
Double Jeopardy! Round
DAY JOB VU: After playing this tall character in the first “Star Wars”, Peter Mayhew went back to his day job as a hospital orderly
MAGIC IN LITERATURE: In “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, the evil Queen reminds this lion of “the magic which the emperor put into narnia at the very beginning”
ITALIAN LOANWORDS IN ENGLISH: MGM & Paramount are 2 examples of this, Italian for “study”
I WRITE A SYMPHONY: This composer wrote 9 symphonies including “Eroica”, his third
POP GOES THE CULTURE: In 2015 this streaming service won its first Primetime Emmy, for “Transparent”
“M”EN OF THE PAST: His “Impression, Sunrise” led to the naming of the Impressionist movement
Correct responses for February 11, 2020:
TIME ZONE CITIES: What is Mountain?
CRAYOLA COLORS IN OTHER FORMS: What is copper?
BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN: What is Austria?
FOOD: What is the Filet-o-Fish?
“INNA”: What is pinnate?
GOT A DEVITO: What is “Reno 911!”?
DAY JOB VU: Who is Chewbacca?
MAGIC IN LITERATURE: Who is Aslan?
ITALIAN LOANWORDS IN ENGLISH: What is a studio?
I WRITE A SYMPHONY: Who is Beethoven?
POP GOES THE CULTURE: What is Amazon?
“M”EN OF THE PAST: Who is Claude Monet?
Monday, February 10, 2020:
COUNTRY DROP A LETTER: Drop the last letter from the largest country of the West Indies to get this cuddly young animal you might find in a den
THE ILIAD: The “Iliad” is written in dactylic hexameter, meaning there’s this many feet in each metrical line
COUSIN EFFECT: Snoop Dogg is first cousins with this single-named R&B singer & her brother Ray J
THE REST OF THE SAYING: If you’re on the wrong path, you need to “straighten up” & do this
NO BELL: On the original iPhone, “Marimba” is this default sound for an incoming call
PRIZE: This sorta talent show of the 1970s awarded a prize of $516.32–union scale for a day’s work–to its winners
Double Jeopardy! Round
WINTRY READING: Kids tilt & turn Claudia Rueda’s interactive book “Bunny Slopes” to help Bunny participate in this winter activity
MEET YOUR WATERLOO: The suburb of Waterloo is just minutes from Sydney in this Australian state
BEFORE & AFTER AT THE MOVIES: Will Smith battles aliens & helps Chadwick Boseman secure the safety of Wakanda
SATURN: Saturn is the second-largest planet in the solar system, just behind this gas giant
PRESIDENTIAL HOMES: The visitor center for this President’s ranch sits on Ladybird Lane
A UNIQUE SYNONYM: When describing someone who commits a crime by themselves, this synonym for unique typically comes before “wolf”
Correct responses for February 10, 2020:
COUNTRY DROP A LETTER: What is a cub?
THE ILIAD: What is 6?
COUSIN EFFECT: Who is Brandy?
THE REST OF THE SAYING: What is fly right?
NO BELL: What is a ringtone?
PRIZE: What is “The Gong Show”?
WINTRY READING: What is skiing?
MEET YOUR WATERLOO: What is New South Wales?
BEFORE & AFTER AT THE MOVIES: What is Men in Black Panther?
SATURN: What is Jupiter?
PRESIDENTIAL HOMES: Who is Lyndon Johnson?
A UNIQUE SYNONYM: What is lone?