Tuesday, April 7, 2020:
THE 1990S: At the 1996 Democratic National Convention, Al Gore showed off his version of this trendy dance by not moving at all
SILENT LETTER WORDS: A statue of St. Peter tops the Roman monument known as Trajan’s this
BROADWAY MUSICALS: The title character in this Tony winner for Best Musical is a high school senior with a crush on Zoe Murphy
DON’T BLANK ON THE MENU: Little Caesars: Crazy ____
NAME THE SPEAKER: In 2010, he said, “The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore”
WHAT”EV”ER: Today, the name is synonymous with boxing, but this company started in 1910 by making swimwear
Double Jeopardy! Round:
CLICHES: It’s not “for all intensive purposes”; it’s “for all” these “and purposes”
OK BOOMER: Born in 1959 with the name Karl Anderson Jr., this fashion designer did more than OK with the initials MK
BRITISH LIT: The narrator of this Salman Rushdie novel was born at 12 o’clock on the day of India’s independence
COUNTRIES’ LOWEST POINTS: Zambia’s lowest point is this river
FILM CHARACTERS: Over the course of 6 films, this IMF agent played by Tom Cruise has gone on many impossible missions
HEALTH & MEDICINE: 3 types of this were first identified by Karl Landsteiner in 1901; type AB was discovered a year later
Correct responses for April 7, 2020:
THE 1990S: What is the Macarena?
SILENT LETTER WORDS: What is column?
BROADWAY MUSICALS: What is “Dear Evan Hansen”?
DON’T BLANK ON THE MENU: What is bread?
NAME THE SPEAKER: Who is Fidel Castro?
WHAT”EV”ER: What is Everlast?
CLICHES: What are intents?
OK BOOMER: Who is Michael Kors?
BRITISH LIT: What is “Midnight’s Children”?
COUNTRIES’ LOWEST POINTS: What is the Zambezi?
FILM CHARACTERS: Who is Ethan Hunt?
HEALTH & MEDICINE: What is blood?
Monday, April 6, 2020:
PRESIDENTIAL NICKNAMES: He was known as “The Great Communicator”
TV OF TODAY: Currently streaming on CBS All Access, “Discovery” & “Picard” are part of this TV franchise
COLLEGE ETYMOLOGY: The name of this course outline comes from a misreading of a word for a book’s title label
MAMMALS: Also known as the ratel, this mammal is so named because it loves to raid beehives
ALPHANUMERICS: Car and Driver says the pop-up headlights of this Mazda Miata model gave it the “appearance of a happy, wide-eyed thing”
E-COLLEGE-Y: Bowdoin College got in gear & became carbon this in 2018, offsetting all carbon emissions with carbon savings
Double Jeopardy! Round:
I’M YOUR NEW PERSONAL TRAINER!: Go for a run in the first lane of that 400-meter track! After this many laps, we’ll call it a mile– even though you’ll be 30 feet short
COLLEGE TALES: A liberal arts college in the Reagan era provides the setting for “The Rules of Attraction” by this author of “American Psycho”
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IN COMMON: Barbados & The Bahamas have this official language in common
CELEBRITY LECTURERS: As community service, this creator of the Yeezy fashion line taught at Los Angeles Trade Technical College
ART HISTORY: Soon after entering an asylum in Saint Remy, France, he began work on “Irises”, which later sold for almost $54 million
WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR?: In finance, ROI usually stands for return on this
Correct responses for April 6, 2020:
PRESIDENTIAL NICKNAMES: Who is Ronald Reagan?
TV OF TODAY: What is “Star Trek”?
COLLEGE ETYMOLOGY: What is syllabus?
MAMMALS: What is the honey badger?
ALPHANUMERICS: What is the MX-5?
E-COLLEGE-Y: What is neutral?
I’M YOUR NEW PERSONAL TRAINER!: What is 4?
COLLEGE TALES: Who is Bret Easton Ellis?
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IN COMMON: What is English?
CELEBRITY LECTURERS: Who is Kanye West?
ART HISTORY: Who is Vincent van Gogh?
WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR?: What is investment?
Friday, April 3, 2020:
WEST COAST STATE HIGHER ED: Willamette University is in this Oregon city that shares its name with a city in the eastern U.S.
THE CODE OF HAMMURABI: According to the code, if a doctor kills a patient, or a son strikes his father, these body parts shall be cut off the offender
WEAPONS OF THE WAR: Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters made their first appearance in this war
TV TRANSPORTS: This ’80s hunk auctioned off his replica of KITT, the car from “Knight Rider”
HAVE YOU HEARD?: This bugle melody played at military funerals dates back to the Civil War
THE WORD IS LOVE: Love may be sent to you from afar from a “secret” this person, like a title of a Kelly Preston film
Double Jeopardy! Round:
AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY: Described by an indigenous people as “The smoke that thunders”, this waterfall is on the Zambezi River
ATLANTIS: A Charles Berlitz book calls Atlantis the “eighth” this
YOU’RE QUITE THE PAIR!: This phrase identifying an inseparable & intertwined pair is actually the names of a comic ice skating duo
NOBEL LITERARY NOMINEES: This “War and Peace” author was nominated for the Nobel Prize every year from 1902 to 1906 without a win
SHOOTING THE GODFATHER MOVIES: In “The Godfather Part III”, Vincent Mancini shoots Joey Zasa, played by this “Criminal Minds” actor, 3 times in the back
TIME TO SAY THE “TAB”: The National Enquirer & The Globe are 2 of these publications
Correct responses for April 3, 2020:
WEST COAST STATE HIGHER ED: What is Salem?
THE CODE OF HAMMURABI: What are hands?
WEAPONS OF THE WAR: What is the Gulf War?
TV TRANSPORTS: Who is David Hasselhoff?
HAVE YOU HEARD?: What is “Taps”?
THE WORD IS LOVE: What is admirer?
AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY: What is Victoria Falls?
ATLANTIS: What is continent?
YOU’RE QUITE THE PAIR!: Who are Frick & Frack?
NOBEL LITERARY NOMINEES: Who is Leo Tolstoy?
SHOOTING THE GODFATHER MOVIES: Who is Joe Mantegna?
TIME TO SAY THE “TAB”: What are tabloids?
Thursday, April 2, 2020:
FAMOUS NAMES: For his role in ending the Cold War, this Russian was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
11-LETTER WORDS: This term identifies the bottom number in a fraction
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS: This singer of “The House that Built Me” won Female Vocalist of the Year 9 consecutive times
KIDS BOOKS EN ESPANOL: In Spanish, this Maurice Sendak book becomes “Donde Viven los Monstruos”
THIS & THAT: This 2002 act for education is also known as “An Act to Close the Achievement Gap with Accountability, Flexibility, and Choice”
LET’S SKIRT THE ISSUE: Laura Ingalls Wilder fittingly wore this long skirt with frills over a ruffled petticoat
Double Jeopardy! Round:
THE VIETNAM WAR: After he took over the Presidency, this man said of the war, “I am not going to be the President who saw Southeast Asia go the way China went”
BOOKS OF THE BIBLE: The 10 commandments are revealed to Moses in this second book of the Old Testament
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: As LAPD Detective Carter, this “Rush Hour” actor asks exasperatedly, “Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?”
OLD NAMES ON THE MAP: In 1664 the colony of New Netherland took this “New” stately name
MOVIE MONSTERS: Elsa Lanchester, Helena Bonham Carter & Jennifer Beals have all played the bride of this movie monster
IT HAS THREE “I”S: This colorful, spotted article of apparel is in the title of a 1960 novelty hit song
Correct responses for April 2, 2020:
FAMOUS NAMES: Who is Mikhail Gorbachev?
11-LETTER WORDS: What is denominator?
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS: Who is Miranda Lambert?
KIDS BOOKS EN ESPANOL: What is “Where the Wild Things Are”?
THIS & THAT: What is the No Child Left Behind Act?
LET’S SKIRT THE ISSUE: What is a prairie skirt?
THE VIETNAM WAR: Who is Lyndon B. Johnson?
BOOKS OF THE BIBLE: What is Exodus?
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: Who is Chris Tucker?
OLD NAMES ON THE MAP: What is New York?
MOVIE MONSTERS: Who is Frankenstein?
IT HAS THREE “I”S: What is a bikini?
Wednesday, April 1, 2020:
FBI QUANTICO: The FBI Quantico Training Academy is situated on a Marine Corps base in this state
GOING PRONOUN: You don’t need a doctor’s hammer to know “myself” & “yourself” are both this kind of pronoun
NATIONS IN THE NATIVE TONGUE: In its native language, this country is called Nippon
POTENT POTABLE ANALOGIES: Coors is to Colorado as Yuengling is to this eastern state
DREAM BOATS: The Pacific Princess was the ship on this TV series
HUGH JACKMAN: Hugh Jackman has played this character in 9 different films
Double Jeopardy! Round:
PLANETARY SCIENCE: This planet’s Great Dark Spot was first seen in 1989; when scientists looked again in 1994, it was gone
WE’RE ON A CRUSADE: Upon returning from his failed capture of Jerusalem, this “Lionhearted” King of England was taken & held for ransom
GIFTS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS: Get your pal a T-shirt printed with the image of Pusheen, a cartoon one of this beloved animal of the Internet
RECENT PLAYS FROM REAL LIFE: The musical “Come From Away” tells of planes that were ordered to land in a small city of this country on September 11
AMERICAN WOMEN: In 1904 Helen Keller graduated cum laude from this women’s college that is now part of Harvard
CROSSWORD CLUES “J”: Nervous or skittish (7 letters)
Correct responses for April 1, 2020:
FBI QUANTICO: What is Virginia?
GOING PRONOUN: What is reflexive?
NATIONS IN THE NATIVE TONGUE: What is Japan?
POTENT POTABLE ANALOGIES: What is Pennsylvania?
DREAM BOATS: What is “The Love Boat”?
HUGH JACKMAN: Who is Wolverine?
PLANETARY SCIENCE: What is Neptune?
WE’RE ON A CRUSADE: Who is Richard?
GIFTS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS: What is a cat?
RECENT PLAYS FROM REAL LIFE: What is Canada?
AMERICAN WOMEN: What is Radcliffe?
CROSSWORD CLUES “J”: What is jittery?
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