Season 30 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (230 clues archived)

#6895, aired 2014-08-01AWARDS & HONORS: There were no winners for this award from 1939 through 1943; in 1944, it was won by the International Committee of the Red Cross the Nobel Peace Prize
#6894, aired 2014-07-31BESTSELLING BOOKS: This novel is dedicated to Esther Earl, who died of thyroid cancer at 16 & never got to read it The Fault in Our Stars
#6893, aired 2014-07-30GREAT MOMENTS IN 19th CENTURY SCIENCE: Matthias Schleiden found plants are made up of these; at dinner he told Theodor Schwann who said, hey, so are animals cells
#6892, aired 2014-07-29DAYS OF THE WEEK: In Spanish & French, the word for Friday comes from the Latin for "day of" this goddess Venus
#6891, aired 2014-07-28HISTORIC TRANSPORTS: Its principal mast is at Arlington, its foremast is at the Naval Academy & a monument to it, restored in 2013, is located in Havana the U.S.S. Maine
#6890, aired 2014-07-25WEBSITES: A slang term for Harvard's freshman register gave this website its name Facebook
#6889, aired 2014-07-24NOVEL WORDS: This word for a person without certain abilities has made it from the realm of fantasy to the OED a muggle
#6888, aired 2014-07-23LITERARY HEROINES: Fittingly, this character is named for a plant also known as arrowhead that belongs to the genus Sagittaria Katniss Everdeen
#6887, aired 2014-07-22WORLD LANDMARKS: Built for a World's Fair in 1889, its visitors that year included the Prince of Wales & Buffalo Bill; it still gets 7M a year the Eiffel Tower
#6886, aired 2014-07-21RELIGIOUS HISTORY: This term comes from a 1529 event in which a group of Lutherans formally disagreed with a decision by a Catholic council Protestantism
#6885, aired 2014-07-18FAMOUS HOMES: Purchased in 1957 & called "the second most famous home in America", it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006 Graceland
#6884, aired 2014-07-1716th CENTURY SCIENTISTS: It is often said of this man that he "stopped the sun and moved the earth" Copernicus
#6883, aired 2014-07-1620 YEARS AGO IN ENTERTAINMENT: In 1994 this comedian starred in a No. 1 sitcom, the No. 1 Christmas movie & had a No. 1 non-fiction bestseller Tim Allen
#6882, aired 2014-07-15U.S. GOVERNMENT PEOPLE: A committee chaired by the official in this job released the influential 1964 report "Smoking and Health" the Surgeon General
#6881, aired 2014-07-14LITERARY TITLE WORDS: It was Giovanni Boccaccio who added this adjective to another Italian author's work divine
#6880, aired 2014-07-11AMERICAN LITERATURE: Published in 1925, it still sells 500,000 copies a year & was on the bestseller lists in 2013 The Great Gatsby
#6879, aired 2014-07-10IN THE DICTIONARY: This adjective can mean "delicate", "heavenly" or, in chemistry, "related to C4H10O" ethereal
#6878, aired 2014-07-09CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHIES: The constitution of this country allows the monarch to abdicate, which has happened in 1948, 1980 & 2013 the Netherlands
#6877, aired 2014-07-08SCIENCE WORDS: Appropriately, this word from Latin for "unfold" isn't in the first edition of "Origin of Species", but does appear in later editions evolution
#6876, aired 2014-07-07GOVERNMENT: "Features" at the website of this agency include "Protection", "Investigations" & "Know Your Money" the Secret Service
#6875, aired 2014-07-04FICTIONAL LOCALES: Featured in a 1933 novel, it may have been inspired by the 1920s Tibetan travel writings of explorer Joseph Rock Shangri-La
#6874, aired 2014-07-03FAMOUS OBJECTS: In 1950 the England-Scotland border was closed for the first time in 400 years to try to recover this stolen item the Stone of Scone
#6873, aired 2014-07-02U.S. GEOGRAPHY: 2 places called Point Udall, referred to as the USA's easternmost & westernmost points, are in these 2 territories Guam & the Virgin Islands
#6872, aired 2014-07-01THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE: The first official use of this 4-word term is at The Declaration's beginning, immediately after "The thirteen" "United States of America"
#6871, aired 2014-06-301970s FILMS: In 2013 Mario Cuomo said he finally saw this film, which he had boycotted for personal reasons, & called it "maybe... a masterpiece" The Godfather
#6870, aired 2014-06-27BRITISH AUTHORS: The Pharmaceutical Journal praised her 1920 first novel, saying it dealt "with poisons in a knowledgeable way" Agatha Christie
#6869, aired 2014-06-26SCIENCE & INDUSTRY: In 1891 this European said, "Perhaps my factories will put an end to war sooner than your congresses" Alfred Nobel
#6868, aired 2014-06-25WORLD LEADERS: Since 1953 5 consecutive siblings have been this country's head of state Saudi Arabia
#6867, aired 2014-06-242004: Watching the Super Bowl halftime show, the head of this government agency kept saying, "My day is going to" be lousy "tomorrow" the FCC
#6866, aired 2014-06-23BROADWAY: In 2013 this musical based on a movie became the first show to gross $1 billion on Broadway The Lion King
#6865, aired 2014-06-20DOGS & GEOGRAPHY: In 2001 the names of these 2 breeds came together in the new official name of a Canadian province Newfoundland & Labrador
#6864, aired 2014-06-19BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: Founded in 1908, this big company was removed from the S&P 500 in 2009 after filing for bankruptcy but returned in 2013 General Motors
#6863, aired 2014-06-18MUSIC IN AMERICA: Established by Congress in 1798, it's the oldest continuously active U.S. professional music ensemble the Marine Corps Band
#6862, aired 2014-06-1719th CENTURY NOVEL CHARACTERS: His "spinal column was curved"... the "head was between the shoulder-blades and... one leg was shorter than the other" Quasimodo (the Hunchback of Notre Dame)
#6861, aired 2014-06-16WORD ORIGINS: This noun meaning a secret plan comes from the Latin for "to breathe together" conspiracy
#6860, aired 2014-06-13FOREIGN AFFAIRS: William Sullivan retired from the Foreign Service in 1979; he was the last U.S. Ambassador to this country Iran
#6859, aired 2014-06-12CURRENT TELEVISION: George Romero declined to direct a few episodes of this series, calling it "basically... just a soap opera" The Walking Dead
#6858, aired 2014-06-11CAPITAL CITY WORDPLAY: Ending in the same 2 letters, these 2 are capitals of a nation that covers a continent & of a nation reaching onto 2 continents Canberra & Ankara
#6857, aired 2014-06-10SCIENTISTS: As a humorous tribute, an astronomical term equivalent to at least 4 billion has been named for him Carl Sagan
#6856, aired 2014-06-09THE MEDITERRANEAN: It's the only U.N. member country in the Mediterranean where English is an official national language Malta
#6855, aired 2014-06-0620th CENTURY AMERICANS: In 1911 Glenn Curtiss received this document Number 1 a pilot's license
#6854, aired 2014-06-0519th CENTURY U.S. HISTORY: A dignitary at the dedication of this said it was "keeping watch and ward before the open gates of America" The Statue of Liberty
#6853, aired 2014-06-04THE BEATLES: Of the Beatles' 20 U.S. No. 1 hits, this song has the shortest title "Help!"
#6852, aired 2014-06-03COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: Team nicknames of the 8 Ivy League schools include 4 animals, 3 colors & this Christian denomination the Quakers (of the University of Pennsylvania)
#6851, aired 2014-06-02OSCAR-WINNING WRITERS: Winning for 1999, this New England writer is the last person to win an Oscar for adapting his own novel John Irving
#6850, aired 2014-05-3019th CENTURY POLITICS: A Senate seat from this Southern state sat vacant for 4 years; when it was filled, its ex-occupant had become U.S. president Tennessee
#6849, aired 2014-05-29FRUIT: It's the only commercially important edible fruit of the Bromeliad family pineapple
#6848, aired 2014-05-28OPERA: In a bit of foreshadowing, the title character's dad has committed suicide before the action of this 1904 opera Madame Butterfly
#6847, aired 2014-05-2720th CENTURY PLAY TITLES: This play's title comes from the name of a Greek king said to have carved a statue of a woman & fallen in love with it Pygmalion
#6846, aired 2014-05-26TITLE MOVIE ROLES: In 1984, in the first of the films featuring this character, he only has 21 lines, for a total of 133 words the Terminator
#6845, aired 2014-05-23THE 1960s: In his last speech, he mentioned local newsmakers of the day, including his friend Cesar Chavez & Don Drysdale Robert F. Kennedy
#6844, aired 2014-05-22TECHNOLOGY: When Apple sued for iPad patent infringement, Samsung cited this 1968 movie as the originator of the design 2001: A Space Odyssey
#6843, aired 2014-05-21ORGANIZATIONS: The full name of this scholarly group founded after a lecture in 1660 includes "of London for Improving Natural Knowledge" the Royal Society
#6842, aired 2014-05-20BRITISH NOVELS: Stephen King borrowed the name of his fictional town Castle Rock from this 1950s novel that greatly influenced him Lord of the Flies
#6841, aired 2014-05-19BOARD GAMES: In the classic version of Monopoly, the only 2 improvable properties without Avenue or Place in their names Boardwalk & Marvin Gardens
#6840, aired 2014-05-16SECRETARIES OF STATE: Serving 160 years apart, these 2 secretaries of state are the only ones who never married Condoleezza Rice & James Buchanan
#6839, aired 2014-05-15THE ACADEMY AWARDS: 1 of the 2 movies in the last 30 years, one a drama & one a comedy, to win Oscars for Best Actor & Best Actress The Silence of the Lambs or As Good as It Gets
#6838, aired 2014-05-14NAMES ON THE MAP: Visited by Jacques Cartier in 1534, it was later renamed for Queen Victoria's father, the Duke of Kent Prince Edward Island
#6837, aired 2014-05-13MONARCHS: 2 teen Hashemite cousins officially took the thrones of their respective countries May 2, 1953: Faisal of Iraq & him King Hussein of Jordan (the Hashemite Kingdom)
#6836, aired 2014-05-1219th CENTURY POEMS: Written about the U.S. occupation of the Philippines, a Kipling poem said, "take up" this now-controversial phrase "the white man's burden"
#6835, aired 2014-05-09FAMOUS BOOKS: It was published March 26, 1830; a very popular work with the same name premiered March 24, 2011 The Book of Mormon
#6834, aired 2014-05-08BRITISH THINKERS: His works include "The Economic Consequences of the Peace" in 1919 & "The End of Laissez-Faire" from 1926 John Maynard Keynes
#6833, aired 2014-05-07SUPREME COURT DECISIONS: On Dec. 20, 1956 the Court's ruling on Browder v. Gayle went into effect, bringing an end to this 381-day event the Montgomery bus boycott
#6832, aired 2014-05-06U.S. STATES: Between 2006 & 2013 it went from 39th to 6th in per capita income & its unemployment rate dropped to the nation's lowest North Dakota
#6831, aired 2014-05-05WORD ORIGINS: This word for a timid person comes from the last name of a character in a 1920s newspaper comic called "The Timid Soul" milquetoast
#6830, aired 2014-05-02BUSINESS HISTORY: In 1945 this product added a plaid design to its "snail" dispenser Scotch Tape
#6829, aired 2014-05-01U.S. STATES: Other than Q, these 2 letters appear the least in the names of states, each appearing only once J & Z
#6828, aired 2014-04-30ALBUM COVERS: This band used a picture of the Hindenburg disaster on the cover of its eponymous debut album Led Zeppelin
#6827, aired 2014-04-29U.S. HISTORY: Messrs. Gusenberg, Gusenberg, May, Weinshank, Clark, Heyer & Schwimmer famously died on this day in 1929 February 14 (or Valentine's Day)
#6826, aired 2014-04-28NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHORS: Due to injuries suffered in 2 plane crashes in Africa, he was unable to accept his 1954 Nobel Prize in person Ernest Hemingway
#6825, aired 2014-04-25COMPUTERS: The creator of this computer command called it "a 5-minute job"; in 2013 Bill Gates called it "a mistake" Ctrl-Alt-Delete
#6824, aired 2014-04-24DIARIES & JOURNALS: This archaeologist's diary for November 26, 1922 mentions 2 "ebony-black effigies of a king, gold sandalled" Howard Carter
#6823, aired 2014-04-23HOLIDAYS IN OTHER COUNTRIES: William Tubman's nearly 3 decades of leadership is celebrated on his birthday, November 29, in this country Liberia
#6822, aired 2014-04-22BASEBALL: Vine Line is the official magazine of this Major League Baseball team the Chicago Cubs
#6821, aired 2014-04-21HISTORIC GROUPS: With fewer than 10 member cities in attendance, this association based in Lubeck held its last assembly in 1669 the Hanseatic League
#6820, aired 2014-04-18CHARACTERS IN NOVELS: One of this man's "most priceless memories" is of "a delicately nurtured Southern belle with her Irish up" Rhett Butler
#6819, aired 2014-04-1719th CENTURY PRESIDENTS: Good looks weren't enough as he became the only full-term president rejected in a bid for his party's 2nd term nomination Franklin Pierce
#6818, aired 2014-04-16TV MUSIC: "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James & the Shondells was heard in this drama's "Gliding Over All" episode Breaking Bad
#6817, aired 2014-04-15THE ANCIENT WONDERS: Far apart alphabetically, they're the 2 deities in the names of the 7 ancient wonders Artemis & Zeus
#6816, aired 2014-04-14SIGNS & SYMBOLS: Meant to evoke a person with arms outstretched & pointed downward, it was designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom the peace symbol (or sign)
#6815, aired 2014-04-11HISTORIC IRONY: Theodor Herzl was inspired to begin the work that's the foundation for modern Zionism by an opera by this composer Richard Wagner
#6814, aired 2014-04-10FOREIGN LEADERS: In 1964 he was convicted of sabotage & conspiracy & served over 20 years in prison Nelson Mandela
#6813, aired 2014-04-09AROUND THE USA: The Mayo Clinic Mile is a walking path that features 1 mile, 5K & 10K routes within this structure the Mall of America
#6812, aired 2014-04-08MUSIC MAKERS: Salisbury Cathedral's dean said this man, via his 2013 album, "is creating a huge awareness of" an historic document Jay-Z
#6811, aired 2014-04-07FOOD & DRINK: The corporate website for this product says it leaves its container at .028 miles per hour Heinz ketchup
#6810, aired 2014-04-0420th CENTURY NOVEL QUOTES: "It was one of those pictures... so contrived that the eyes follow you beneath" the picture was this 5-word quote Big Brother is watching you
#6809, aired 2014-04-0319th CENTURY POLITICS: In 1884 George Pillsbury became mayor of this city Minneapolis
#6808, aired 2014-04-02MONARCHS: In 2005 the Kul Sharif Mosque of Tatarstan was reopened 453 years after it was destroyed by this man Ivan the Terrible
#6807, aired 2014-04-01FAMOUS WOMEN: This crusader, in 1906: "More than 60 years of hard struggle for a little liberty, & then to die without it seems so cruel" Susan B. Anthony
#6806, aired 2014-03-31LITERATURE & OPERA: An aria in this Shakespeare-based opera says, "Di scozia a te promettono le profetesse il trono... Che tardi?" Macbeth
#6805, aired 2014-03-28OSCAR NOMINATIONS: Prior to "Silver Linings Playbook", the last film to get Oscar nominations in all 4 acting categories was this film partly set in Russia Reds
#6804, aired 2014-03-27ADAPTED FROM ANTIQUITY: It begins with a vow to an ancient god & ends with "if I transgress it & swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot" the Hippocratic Oath
#6803, aired 2014-03-26AGRICULTURE: Prunus dulcis, this snack high in calcium & vitamin E, is native to the Mideast, but 80% of the world crop comes from California almonds
#6802, aired 2014-03-25MEDICAL ETYMOLOGY: Because of where in the body it is produced, this hormone's name comes from the Latin for "island" insulin
#6801, aired 2014-03-24HISTORICAL NICKNAMES: Nickname shared by George Armstrong Custer, Native American chief Crazy Horse & a member of a 1930s comedy act Curly
#6800, aired 2014-03-21CURRENT REALITY TV: On learning what his series would be called, the star of this reality show said, "That sounds like a Chinese food place!" Duck Dynasty
#6799, aired 2014-03-20OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES: In 1908 this animal appropriately became the mascot of the Prohibition Party the camel
#6798, aired 2014-03-19THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: She beat out newcomers like Bieber & Gaga to top Forbes' list of the highest-paid people in music for 2013 Madonna
#6797, aired 2014-03-18BRITISH AUTHORS: The author of more than 50 books, he won 6 Hugo awards & was nominated for a 1968 Oscar Arthur C. Clarke
#6796, aired 2014-03-17BODIES OF WATER: More than 1/5 of all the world's people live in countries bordering this, the world's biggest bay the Bay of Bengal
#6795, aired 2014-03-14ACTORS & OSCARS: He was nominated for Oscars in 5 consecutive decades; the last nod was for his 1978 role as a Nazi hunter Sir Laurence Olivier
#6794, aired 2014-03-13WORLD CAPITALS: At 4,000 miles, the farthest-apart capitals of bordering countries are these 2 cities, one on a peninsula Moscow & Pyongyang
#6793, aired 2014-03-12BRITISH ROYALTY: He was the last male monarch who had not previously been Prince of Wales George VI
#6792, aired 2014-03-11NOVEL TITLES: The title of this 1951 novel comes from the hero's fantasy of rescuing children falling from a cliff The Catcher in the Rye
#6791, aired 2014-03-10AMERICAN COMPOSERS: A protege of Oscar Hammerstein, he's won Grammys, an Oscar, a Pulitzer Prize & the most Tony Awards by a composer Stephen Sondheim
#6790, aired 2014-03-07BIBLICAL NAMES: In Genesis 4 this name is chosen because God "hath appointed me another seed" Seth
#6789, aired 2014-03-06PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHORS: He's the most recent winner of 2 Pulitzer prizes for fiction, winning in 1982 & 1991 for books in the same series John Updike
#6788, aired 2014-03-054-LETTER WORDS: New research says this word that has become ubiquitous dates back to young men also called "macaronis" dude
#6787, aired 2014-03-04BORDERS: Twice as long as Hadrian's Wall, Offa's Dyke was the traditional border between these 2 lands England & Wales
#6786, aired 2014-03-03PRESIDENTS: He is the only 19th century president to serve 2 complete terms with the same vice president James Monroe
#6785, aired 2014-02-28MODERN DAY SUFFIXES: Dating from 1973, this 4-letter suffix indicates a person or thing that has become associated with public scandal -gate
#6784, aired 2014-02-27LANDMARKS: From 1936 to 1987, the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power helped operate this facility in another state Hoover Dam
#6783, aired 2014-02-26SINGERS: The only solo artist to have 5 Billboard No. 1 albums before the age of 19 Justin Bieber
#6782, aired 2014-02-25BUSINESS: "The Everything Store" is a book about this company that in 2012 was home to 1% of all North American Internet traffic Amazon.com
#6781, aired 2014-02-2419th CENTURY PEOPLE: Frederick Douglass said this man's "zeal in the cause of my race was far greater than mine" John Brown
#6780, aired 2014-02-21THE BRITISH EMPIRE: 1713's Treaty of Utrecht concluding the War of the Spanish Succession granted this small 2.3-square-mile area to Great Britain Gibraltar
#6779, aired 2014-02-20AUTHORS: On his death in 1862 a Massachusetts paper said, "No man ever lived closer to nature, and reported her secrets more eloquently" Thoreau
#6778, aired 2014-02-19SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS: He has the most speeches of any character with 471 in 3 plays, of which 2 are histories & 1 is a comedy Falstaff
#6777, aired 2014-02-18PHYSICS: The name of this theory is from viewing sub-atomic particles as 1-dimensional objects, not as 0-dimensional points string theory
#6776, aired 2014-02-1719th CENTURY NAMES: In preparation for a work he published in 1828 that was over 20 years in the making, he learned 26 languages Noah Webster
#6775, aired 2014-02-14GETTING A "D" IN COLLEGE: The USA's oldest endowed chair is a Harvard chair of this subject, given in 1721 when that was largely what Harvard taught divinity
#6774, aired 2014-02-13HISTORIC PLACES: Administered by the Army, its first graves were dug by former slave James Parks, the only one buried there who was born on the site Arlington National Cemetery
#6773, aired 2014-02-12BIBLE CHARACTERS: "Take care of him", says the man called this in Luke 10 after giving money to an innkeeper the Good Samaritan
#6772, aired 2014-02-11SOCIAL MEDIA: The most retweeted tweet of all time happened on November 6, 2012 & started with "four" & ended with these 2 words more years
#6771, aired 2014-02-10ISLANDS: In a satellite photo, volcanic activity can be seen on this 10,000-square-mile island Sicily
#6770, aired 2014-02-07WORLD POLITICS: When these 2 men swapped jobs in 2012, their country's media described the move as "castling" Putin & Medvedev
#6769, aired 2014-02-06COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Once a poor British protectorate, in 2012 this peninsular country ranked as the world's richest per capita Qatar
#6768, aired 2014-02-05THE PERIODIC TABLE: Of the element symbols that don't match the element's English name, this element's symbol is alphabetically 1st silver
#6767, aired 2014-02-0420th CENTURY WOMEN AUTHORS: Readers' letters to this author about her 1948 short story asked where the title event was held & if they could go & watch Shirley Jackson
#6766, aired 2014-02-03PRESIDENTS & FIRST LADIES: The only foreign-born First Lady was the wife of this man who served in the diplomatic corps from age 14 John Quincy Adams
#6765, aired 2014-01-31INVENTORS: In an 1854 demonstration, he said, "Cut the rope"; his invention kicked in, then he said, "All safe, gentlemen" Elisha Otis
#6764, aired 2014-01-30COMEDIC ACTRESSES: She's won Emmys for 3 different TV shows & in 2013 she broke Lucille Ball's record for most nominations by a comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus
#6763, aired 2014-01-29CAPITAL CITIES: One of the 2 world capitals that end in the letter "Z"; one is in Europe & one in the Americas (1 of) La Paz & Vaduz
#6762, aired 2014-01-28LITERARY QUOTES: A maxim of Ayn Rand was "Man's ego is" this "of human progress" the fountainhead
#6761, aired 2014-01-27THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT: This office is named for a tablecloth imprinted with squares that was once used as an abacus the Chancellor of the Exchequer
#6760, aired 2014-01-24GROUNDBREAKING NONFICTION: Chapters in this 1962 classic include "Earth's Green Mantle", "Needless Havoc", "Rivers of Death" & "And No Birds Sing" Silent Spring
#6759, aired 2014-01-23NOTABLE NAMES: During a jubilee celebration in 2003, he became the first foreigner to be made an honorary citizen of Nepal (Edmund) Hillary
#6758, aired 2014-01-22LITERARY TITLE CHARACTERS: Lord Henry tells him, "What an exquisite life you have had!... It has not marred you. You are still the same" Dorian Gray
#6757, aired 2014-01-21INTERNATIONAL SPORTS: Twice the host country, this nation of 4 1/2 million leads the world in total winter Olympic medals Norway
#6756, aired 2014-01-20GOVERNMENT SITES: Begun as part of a 1930s project to reclaim Maryland mountain land, it's officially "Naval Support Facility Thurmont" Camp David
#6755, aired 2014-01-17AMERICAN THEATER: This 1949 drama that ends with a requiem asks, "Why did you do it? I search & search & I search, & I can't understand it" Death of a Salesman
#6754, aired 2014-01-16SHAKESPEARE: This 5-letter name appears 7 times in Shakespeare titles, more than any other name Henry
#6753, aired 2014-01-1516th CENTURY PEOPLE: This non-Brit said in 1532, "I advised (Henry VIII) that it would be better for him to take a concubine than to ruin his people" Martin Luther
#6752, aired 2014-01-14OCCUPATIONAL FIRST NAMES: It's once again in demand repairing old stone infrastructure, & is 1 of the 5 most popular U.S. boys' names today Mason
#6751, aired 2014-01-13ASIAN NATIONS: Since 1991, it's the only former Communist nation to restore its monarchy, which it still has Cambodia
#6750, aired 2014-01-10COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: It's the largest country in area completely south of the equator that has a female president Argentina
#6749, aired 2014-01-09MAGAZINES: This title, launched in early 1930, seemed at odds with the Great Depression in subject & $1 cover price Fortune
#6748, aired 2014-01-082013 OBITUARIES: She was called a "savior", a "heartless tyrant", a "trailblazer", "intimidating" & a "real toughie" Margaret Thatcher
#6747, aired 2014-01-07THE TITANIC: A member of Parliament said, "Those who have been saved have been saved through one man", this Italian Marconi
#6746, aired 2014-01-06BROADWAY ACTRESSES: She originated 2 famous Broadway roles: one later played on film by Marilyn Monroe, another by Barbra Streisand Carol Channing
#6745, aired 2014-01-0320th CENTURY QUOTATIONS: In 1947 Churchill called it "the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried" democracy
#6744, aired 2014-01-02ACTORS: In the '50s he won a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical & a Best Actor Oscar for playing the same role, a monarch Yul Brynner
#6743, aired 2014-01-01NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: This intellectual forum started in 1984, bringing together people from 3 different industries, hence its 3-letter name TED
#6742, aired 2013-12-3119th CENTURY VICE PRESIDENTS: Woodrow Wilson said this man had enough genius to be immortal & "unschooled passion enough to have made him infamous" (Aaron) Burr
#6741, aired 2013-12-30WORD ORIGINS: When evidence was lacking, juries of yore would reply with this Latin word meaning "we do not know"; now it means a dunce ignoramus
#6740, aired 2013-12-2718th CENTURY AMERICA: There were just 13 of these, the title of an historic document; one offered admission to Canada the Articles of Confederation
#6739, aired 2013-12-26TECH TERMS: In a July 1990 post Yisrael Radai called this 7-letter term "a word I just coined for Trojans, viruses, worms etc." malware
#6738, aired 2013-12-25AUTHORS: "The American Tolkien" was what Time magazine called this author with the same 2 middle initials as Tolkien George R.R. Martin
#6737, aired 2013-12-24GEOPOLITICAL HOT SPOTS: On the Grand Trunk Road, the Wagah border separating these 2 countries since 1947 is called the "Berlin Wall of Asia" India & Pakistan
#6736, aired 2013-12-23PRESIDENTS & FILM: Jimmy Carter held 480 screenings at the White House; his first was this film set in 1970s Washington, D.C. All the President's Men
#6735, aired 2013-12-2020th CENTURY LITERARY TERMS: The writer who named this U.S. movement said the term referred to supreme blessedness, not exhaustion the Beat movement
#6734, aired 2013-12-19TV CHARACTERS: Jerry Jones, Mark Cuban & Mayor Mike Rawlings were 3 of the real folks at the 2013 memorial for this TV character J. R. Ewing
#6733, aired 2013-12-18CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: Joy, Nellie & Aranea are 3 of the many children of this title character Charlotte
#6732, aired 2013-12-17CLASSICAL MUSIC: "Royal March of the Lion", "The Aquarium" & "The Aviary" are thematically related 1886 works from this man Camille Saint-Saens
#6731, aired 2013-12-16COUNTRIES FOR SHORT: North Korea is the DPRK; this country is the LPDR Laos
#6730, aired 2013-12-13HEALTH & MEDICINE 2013: There's news of the first lab test for this 10-letter condition the NIH calls the leading cause of disability for Americans 15 to 44 depression
#6729, aired 2013-12-1221st CENTURY NOVELS: In a letter to the author, President Obama called this "a lovely book--an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling" Life of Pi (by Yann Martel)
#6728, aired 2013-12-11SPORTS TERM HISTORY: After throwing a long, last-second touchdown in 1975, Roger Staubach said, "I closed my eyes & said" this Hail Mary
#6727, aired 2013-12-10STATE CAPITALS: It's the Southern city in which the building seen here is located; counting the panels may help Austin
#6726, aired 2013-12-09U.S. PRESIDENTS: Although born in the United States, he was the only president who spoke English as a second language Martin Van Buren
#6725, aired 2013-12-06HISTORIC LETTERS: In April 1865 she wrote to Mary Lincoln, "I cannot remain silent... brokenhearted by the loss of my own beloved husband" Queen Victoria
#6724, aired 2013-12-0520th CENTURY ARTS: Pretending to be a tree is an exercise in a key textbook of this system that spread from Russia to Broadway & then to Hollywood method acting (the Stanislavski system)
#6723, aired 2013-12-04ASIA: Consisting of a peninsula & 2 islands, it was the longest-lasting European colony in Asia: 442 years, ending in 1999 Macau
#6722, aired 2013-12-03THE INTERNET: The inventor of this image format said the OED wrongly has 2 pronunciations of it--the right one is with a soft "G" gif
#6721, aired 2013-12-02POP GROUPS: In 2012, 22 years after their first album, they released a new one that includes "Good Vibrations" & "Monday Monday" Wilson Phillips
#6720, aired 2013-11-29COLLEGE SPORTS MASCOTS: In 1947 Walt Disney made a handshake deal to let this university use one of his major characters as its mascot, still in use today the University of Oregon
#6719, aired 2013-11-2820th CENTURY NAMES: In 1942 Winston Churchill said, "I can handle this peasant"; historians aren't sure things turned out that way Joseph Stalin
#6718, aired 2013-11-27GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: Over 8,000 people have been saved from harm by this program authorized in a 1970 law, but we're not allowed to name any the Witness Protection Program
#6717, aired 2013-11-26AUTHORS: An international airport in Jamaica is named for this author who set many of his stories of the 1950s & 1960s there Ian Fleming
#6716, aired 2013-11-25NOBEL LAUREATES: The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner from this country was under arrest at the time of the award Myanmar
#6715, aired 2013-11-22COUNTRY NAMES: In England in 1933, Choudhry Rahmat Ali coined this name, a country that wouldn't be formed until 14 years later Pakistan
#6714, aired 2013-11-21U.S. PRESIDENTS: The second man to become president who was never elected to the job, he twice ran for the position unsuccessfully Millard Fillmore
#6713, aired 2013-11-20NOVEL TITLES: These are not found in the Koran, & the angel Gabriel told Muhammad that they were not revealed by God the Satanic Verses
#6712, aired 2013-11-19THE 2012 OLYMPICS: NBC reported that in the first days of Olympic coverage, this sport seen in recent books & on film was the most watched on cable archery
#6711, aired 2013-11-18BUILDINGS: Charles Evans Hughes laid the cornerstone for this building on October 13, 1932 & got to work in it for about 6 years the U.S. Supreme Court Building
#6710, aired 2013-11-15PLAY CHARACTERS: In Peter Roach's phonetics glossary, this alliterative guy is "the best-known fictional phonetician" Henry Higgins
#6709, aired 2013-11-14SYMBOLS: One legend says Clovis, king of the Franks, adopted this symbol after flowers revealed a safe river crossing for his army the fleur-de-lis
#6708, aired 2013-11-13MYTHOLOGY: Rich with electrum, the Turkish river Pactolus is where this legendary man was said to have washed off his curse King Midas
#6707, aired 2013-11-12HISTORIC OBJECTS: In 1802, 3 years after it was discovered, it was moved to London under the terms of the surrender of Alexandria the Rosetta Stone
#6706, aired 2013-11-112013 NEWSMAKERS: The name of this woman who achieved a long-held goal in 2013 is a homophone of a word for a water nymph Diana Nyad
#6705, aired 2013-11-08OLYMPIC HISTORY: In London in 2012, judo & the 800m run included the first female Olympians ever from this Mideastern country Saudi Arabia
#6704, aired 2013-11-07LITERARY INFLUENCES: The "Gossip Girl" series of books was inspired by this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel also set in New York City but 120 years earlier The Age of Innocence
#6703, aired 2013-11-06ON THE GLOBE: Of the 5 named circles of latitude on a standard Earth globe, it's the one with the longest name the Tropic of Capricorn
#6702, aired 2013-11-05FIRST FAMILIES: Sasha & Malia Obama are the first presidential children who were not old enough to vote for Dad since this one Chelsea Clinton
#6701, aired 2013-11-04FOOD & DRINK: This soft drink was named for a digestive enzyme & a native African plant Pepsi-Cola
#6700, aired 2013-11-01NATIONS OF THE WORLD: The only 2 countries in the Americas that border each other & begin with the same letter Brazil & Bolivia
#6699, aired 2013-10-31THE TUDORS: "Alone in prison strong / I wail my destiny" & "let pass my weary, guiltless ghost" are lines from a poem attributed to her Anne Boleyn
#6698, aired 2013-10-30INTERNET FIRSTS: A broken laser pointer for $14.83 in 1995 holds this distinction the first item sold on eBay
#6697, aired 2013-10-29MOVIE COMEDIES: The hero of this 1993 comedy says he's "been stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted & burned" Groundhog Day
#6696, aired 2013-10-28LITERARY CHARACTERS: This 19th century character talks about his own writings about tattoo marks & on the tracing of footsteps Sherlock Holmes
#6695, aired 2013-10-25EUROPEAN LITERATURE: This 1922 novel's first chapter is titled "The Son of the Brahman" Siddhartha
#6694, aired 2013-10-24ART IN THE U.S. CAPITOL: Members of the Hungarian, Swedish & Israeli parliaments spoke when a bust of this foreign diplomat was unveiled Raoul Wallenberg
#6693, aired 2013-10-23FOREIGN CURRENCY: Iran's 50,000 rial note includes an international symbol for one of these, featuring 3 well-defined orbits an atom
#6692, aired 2013-10-22THE CARIBBEAN: Pico Duarte & Lago Enriquillo in this country 650 miles from Florida are the highest & lowest points in the Caribbean the Dominican Republic
#6691, aired 2013-10-21AFI's 100 FUNNIEST FILMS: These 2 films were No. 1 & No. 2 on the AFI's list of funniest American films; both involve cross-dressing Tootsie & Some Like it Hot
#6690, aired 2013-10-18CARS: Introduced as a 2-seater & later celebrated in song, it was Motor Trend's Car of the Year for 1958, 1987, 1989 & 2002 the T-Bird
#6689, aired 2013-10-17TRADEMARKS: Facebook & TiVo have both claimed trademarks for an icon representing this gesture thumbs-up
#6688, aired 2013-10-16FEMALE SINGERS: In 2013 she became only the third female singer after Aretha Franklin & Madonna to chart over 40 Top 40 hits Taylor Swift
#6687, aired 2013-10-15NOVELS: Chapter 1 of this 1952 book ends, "This is about the way the Salinas valley was when my grandfather... settled in the foothills" East of Eden
#6686, aired 2013-10-14BIG COUNTRIES: In area, it's the largest former Soviet republic after Russia & the largest nation that doesn't border an ocean Kazakhstan
#6685, aired 2013-10-11WORLD CAPITALS: It's the capital city of the only country that borders both the Mediterranean Sea & the Black Sea Ankara
#6684, aired 2013-10-10LITERARY ILLUSTRATIONS: Emile Bayard's illustration of this character seen here first appeared in the 1860s Cosette
#6683, aired 2013-10-09LITERARY LOCALES: The creator of this title place said its name came from the letters labeling the last drawer of his file cabinet Oz
#6682, aired 2013-10-08PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION HISTORY: In 1948 he won South Carolina with 72% of the vote & 3 other states but finished a distant third overall Strom Thurmond
#6681, aired 2013-10-07TOYS: A caveman-themed game in which "rocks" were thrown at other players led to the creation of this product in 1969 NERF Ball
#6680, aired 2013-10-04COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: By population, it's the largest country in the world without nuclear weapons Indonesia
#6679, aired 2013-10-03CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES: The impetus for these books came from a vision the author had "of a faun carrying an umbrella & parcels in a snowy wood" (The Chronicles of) Narnia
#6678, aired 2013-10-02INVENTORS: Last name of the man whose 1934 patent application for a tool is seen here Phillips
#6677, aired 2013-10-01THE ACADEMY AWARDS: With 3 each, "On the Waterfront" is tied with this film & its sequel for most Best Supporting Actor nominations The Godfather
#6676, aired 2013-09-30MOUNT RUSHMORE: 2 of the 4 men on Mount Rushmore were born in Virginia; these 2 states were the birthplaces of the other 2 men New York & Kentucky
#6675, aired 2013-09-27EUROPEAN CAPITALS: Since a national split in 1993, it's the only world capital that borders 2 other countries--Austria & Hungary Bratislava
#6674, aired 2013-09-26THE INTERNET: The animal for which this computer program is named is actually a red panda Firefox
#6673, aired 2013-09-2520th CENTURY NAMES: Since his 1988 death, he's been inducted into the U.S. Hockey, World Figure Skating & National Inventors Halls of Fame Zamboni
#6672, aired 2013-09-24NEWSPAPERS: On July 23, 2013 this bestselling British tabloid re-spelled its name on its masthead to honor big British news The Sun
#6671, aired 2013-09-23CLASSIC FILMS: The first scene of this movie was shot on the first day of filming, Oct. 2, 1960 at 5 A.M. at 727 5th Ave. at 57th St. in New York City Breakfast at Tiffany's
#6670, aired 2013-09-20FRENCH GEOGRAPHY: 8 countries border mainland France; its smallest border, at 2.7 miles, is with this country Monaco
#6669, aired 2013-09-19CLASSIC ALBUMS: This 1960s album ends with the line "I'd love to turn you on" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
#6668, aired 2013-09-18WORLD WAR II: Because time was short, only this ship's starboard side, used for boarding, was repainted September 1, 1945 the USS Missouri
#6667, aired 2013-09-17U.S. PLACES: A logo on this town's website includes its incorporation date, 1981, as well as the historic date December 17, 1903 Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
#6666, aired 2013-09-16POETS: Funds provided by his widow were used to set up a literary charity called Old Possum's Practical Trust T.S. Eliot
The J! Archive is created by fans, for fans. The Jeopardy! game show and all elements thereof, including but not limited to copyright and trademark thereto, are the property of Jeopardy Productions, Inc. and are protected under law. This website is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or operated by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. Join the discussion at JBoard.tv.