Season 27 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (229 clues archived)

#6205, aired 2011-07-29LOS ANGELES LANDMARKS: A James Dean memorial can be found adjacent to this structure, located at one of the high spots in Los Angeles the Griffith Observatory
#6204, aired 2011-07-28WORLD HISTORY: Surus was the last known one of these to survive a mountain crossing in the 3rd century B.C. an elephant
#6203, aired 2011-07-27ROYALTY: On the run following the siege of Oxford, he surrendered May 5, 1646 near Newark on Trent Charles I
#6202, aired 2011-07-26THE NEW TESTAMENT: This miracle that happens in all 4 gospels, including Mark 6 & Luke 9, has elements that symbolically represent Jesus the miracle of the loaves & fishes
#6201, aired 2011-07-25BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS: The 2003 bestseller "The Meaning of Everything" is subtitled "The Story of" this reference classic the Oxford English Dictionary
#6200, aired 2011-07-22FAMOUS AMERICANS: In 1909 he sent the message "Stars and Stripes nailed to the pole" Robert Peary
#6199, aired 2011-07-2120th CENTURY LEADERS: Time magazine first mentioned him in 1939, when his father sent him on a diplomatic errand from London to Glasgow John F. Kennedy
#6198, aired 2011-07-20SPORTS MOVIES: Their team colors were yellow & white & they were originally sponsored by Chico's Bail Bonds The Bad News Bears
#6197, aired 2011-07-1919th CENTURY NOVELS: This novel's first epilogue says, "The activity of Alexander or of Napoleon cannot be called useful or harmful" War and Peace
#6196, aired 2011-07-18WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Of the 4 largest Asian countries in area, it's the only one that borders the other 3 China
#6195, aired 2011-07-15TRADEMARKS: In 1987 a maker of fiberglass insulation became the first company to trademark a color--this color pink
#6194, aired 2011-07-14PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES: Opened in 1971, his presidential library is the farthest south Lyndon Johnson
#6193, aired 2011-07-13NAME THE POET: "The spirit who bideth by himself / In the land of mist and snow / He loved the bird that loved the man / Who shot him with his bow" Samuel Taylor Coleridge
#6192, aired 2011-07-12COMIC BOOK HISTORY: On the cover of the 1941 first issue of this comic book, the title hero punches Hitler in the jaw Captain America
#6191, aired 2011-07-1118th CENTURY QUOTATIONS: 2 yrs. before his 1794 execution, he said, "I am no courtier, nor moderator... nor defender of the people: I am myself the people" Maximilien Robespierre
#6190, aired 2011-07-08THE OLYMPICS: If he had been his own country, at the 2008 Summer Olympics he would have tied for ninth in gold medals Michael Phelps
#6189, aired 2011-07-0720th CENTURY HISTORY: On September 2, 1945 New Zealand Air Marshal Leonard Isitt put the final signature on the document that ended this World War II
#6188, aired 2011-07-06U.S. STATE NAMES: Of the 4 states that begin & end with the same vowel, the one that doesn't begin & end with the same letter as the other 3 states Ohio
#6187, aired 2011-07-05HISTORIC AMERICANS: An education center at his historic home includes galleries called "First in War" & "A Leader's Smile" George Washington
#6186, aired 2011-07-04ADVERTISING ICONS: Introduced in 1963, this internationally known character wears a size 29EEE shoe Ronald McDonald
#6185, aired 2011-07-01BRITISH AUTHORS: She described her work as "human nature in the Midland Counties" & involving "three or four families in a country village" Jane Austen
#6184, aired 2011-06-30COINS OF THE WORLD: 50 Cent pieces issued in 2003 by this country depict Frodo, Gandalf, Gollum, Sauron & Aragorn New Zealand
#6183, aired 2011-06-29POETIC SUBJECTS: It was saved from destruction by a poem submitted to the Boston Daily Advertiser in September 1830 the Constitution ("Old Ironsides")
#6182, aired 2011-06-28FAMOUS NAMES: The last time the University of Michigan retired a football number was in 1994, in honor of this center who graduated in 1935 Gerald Ford
#6181, aired 2011-06-27GAMES: In 2007 Robstown, near Corpus Christi, was recognized as the birthplace of this game, now played online too Texas hold 'em
#6180, aired 2011-06-24WORLD CAPITALS: Built about 50 years ago, it's the only world capital to start with the letter "I" Islamabad
#6179, aired 2011-06-23LITERARY SEQUELS: The mirror motif in this 1871 sequel includes 2 characters who are enantiomorphs, or mirror-image twins Through the Looking-Glass
#6178, aired 2011-06-22LITERARY CHARACTERS: His "remarks about the Confederacy... made Atlanta look at him first in bewilderment, then coolly and then with hot rage" Rhett Butler
#6177, aired 2011-06-21DOGS: This alliterative dog breed bears the former name of an African country Rhodesian Ridgeback
#6176, aired 2011-06-20MOVIE CHARACTER NAMES: This last name of the speech therapist in the 2010 Oscar winner for Best Picture is also a suffix meaning "speech" Logue
#6175, aired 2011-06-17MEDICAL HISTORY: In December 1967 Louis Washkansky, a patient in this country claimed, "I am a new Frankenstein" South Africa
#6174, aired 2011-06-1620th CENTURY NOVELS: Penned by a British author, it became a No. 1 bestseller in the U.S. in 1959, 31 years after it was initially banned Lady Chatterley's Lover
#6173, aired 2011-06-15CRUSADING WOMEN: A judge's directed verdict of guilty for her action in Rochester in 1872 was written before her trial began Susan B. Anthony
#6172, aired 2011-06-14FLAGS OF THE WORLD: "L'Unifolié" is one of the names popularly given to the new flag unveiled in 1965 by this country Canada
#6171, aired 2011-06-13SHOW BUSINESS FAMILIES: The car company that sponsored the radio show for which his father worked inspired the middle name of this filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola
#6170, aired 2011-06-10FRANCE: With about 340,000 people today, it's the most populous French city that came under Italian occupation in World War II Nice
#6169, aired 2011-06-09THE PRESIDENCY: From 1792 to 1886 this person, not the Speaker of the House, followed the vice president in the line of succession the President pro tem (of the Senate)
#6168, aired 2011-06-08THE MOVIES: Lt. Col. A.P. Clark played a key role in the elaborate breakout from Stalag Luft III that inspired this 1963 movie The Great Escape
#6167, aired 2011-06-07BESTSELLERS: In the beginning this 2005 novel was simply titled "Forks" Twilight
#6166, aired 2011-06-06COLORFUL TITLES: At its premiere in NYC in 1924 this composition was part of a concert billed as "an experiment in modern music" Rhapsody in Blue
#6165, aired 2011-06-03WORLD HISTORY: Traditionally said to be founded in 421, this city was later built up on islands in a lagoon by refugees from invading Lombards Venice
#6164, aired 2011-06-02THE TONY AWARDS: There has never been a Tony Award winner for Best Musical set on either of these 2 continents Antarctica & Australia
#6163, aired 2011-06-01THE RAILROADS: The railroad founded in 1859 by a Kansas state charter reached this state capital on February 16, 1880 Santa Fe
#6162, aired 2011-05-31ANCIENT WRITINGS: In 170 A.D. Melito of Sardis compiled a list of religious works to be included in this, a 2-word term he coined the Old Testament
#6161, aired 2011-05-30SCIENCE TERMS: This term for the lowest level of the ocean that the Sun's rays can reach shares its name with a classic 1960s TV show the twilight zone
#6160, aired 2011-05-27U.S. CITIES: Alphabetically first among the 150 most populous U.S. cities, it has become the "polymer capital of the world" Akron
#6159, aired 2011-05-2619th CENTURY MUSIC: Lyrics to an 1868 tune by this man began, "Guten Abend, Gut Nacht, Mit Rosen Bedacht" Johannes Brahms
#6158, aired 2011-05-25FEMALE SINGERS: She's tied with Mariah Carey for most No. 1 hits by a female with 18: 12 as a member of a group & 6 as a solo act Diana Ross
#6157, aired 2011-05-24THE 16th CENTURY: Held in 1579, the first Christian service in California was performed by the chaplain traveling with this English captain Sir Francis Drake
#6156, aired 2011-05-23MEDICINE: In 1964 a dean at Tufts' medical school wrote a modern version of this, used at many medical school graduations the Hippocratic Oath
#6155, aired 2011-05-20CANALS: When Sweden's Gota Canal was completed in the 1820s, these 2 seas became directly linked the Baltic Sea & the North Sea
#6154, aired 2011-05-19LONG-RUNNING FILMS: Playing in theaters since 1975, this film has had the longest continuous theatrical run in movie history The Rocky Horror Picture Show
#6153, aired 2011-05-18CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: The longest period in American history with no changes to the Constitution was from 1804 to this year 1865
#6152, aired 2011-05-17FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: The first words he ever spoke to his assistant were "How are you?... You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive" Sherlock Holmes
#6151, aired 2011-05-16COLLEGE: From the Latin for "free", this 2-word term for a type of college refers to the old belief of what a free man should be taught liberal arts
#6150, aired 2011-05-13MONARCHS: In March 2011 he gave his first televised speech in 22 years on the throne, saying he hoped things would get better Emperor Akihito of Japan
#6149, aired 2011-05-12AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: They're the only father & son to receive the AFI's Life Achievement Award--dad in 1991, son in 2009 Kirk Douglas & Michael Douglas
#6148, aired 2011-05-1120th CENTURY NOVELS: "A Girl from a Different World" & "Train to the Urals" are chapters in this 1957 work Doctor Zhivago
#6147, aired 2011-05-10THE NATIONAL STATUARY HALL COLLECTION: In 2009 Alabama replaced a statue in the collection with one of her at age 7, the first child honored Helen Keller
#6146, aired 2011-05-09THE TITANIC: When the RMS Titanic sank in 1912, its cargo included more than 7 million pieces of this, in some 3,400 sacks mail
#6145, aired 2011-05-06U.S. LANDMARKS: It contains over 5,000 tons of steel, rises 630 feet in the air & is in the shape of an inverted catenary curve The St. Louis Gateway Arch
#6144, aired 2011-05-05WORLD LEADERS: Shortly after he received the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize, his country ceased to exist Mikhail Gorbachev
#6143, aired 2011-05-04FAMOUS SPEECHES: Just 10 sentences, this speech is wrong on one point: it is long remembered the Gettysburg Address
#6142, aired 2011-05-03AMERICAN POETS: "Bearing the bandages, water & sponge, straight & swift to my wounded I go", he wrote in "The Wound-Dresser" Walt Whitman
#6141, aired 2011-05-02CANADA: It's the only Canadian province that is separated from the North American mainland Prince Edward Island
#6140, aired 2011-04-29AMERICAN ARTISTS: In 1909 he completed his last painting, a canvas called "Driftwood" Winslow Homer
#6139, aired 2011-04-28U.S. PRESIDENTS: This president was the first to put solar panels on the White House Jimmy Carter
#6138, aired 2011-04-27TV THEME SONGS: A 1984 country hit, "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" is the basis for its theme song Monday Night Football
#6137, aired 2011-04-26PLAYWRIGHTS: This Brit won Tonys for Best Play in 1968, 1976, 1984 & 2007; in the '90s he settled for the 1998 Best Screenplay Oscar Tom Stoppard
#6136, aired 2011-04-25BRITISH LANDMARKS: Completed in 1858, it was to be named St. Stephen, but was nicknamed this, honoring the chief commissioner of the works Big Ben
#6135, aired 2011-04-22BIOGRAPHERS: As many mourned, this minister wrote in a letter, "Washington is gone! Millions are gasping to read... about him" Parson Weems
#6134, aired 2011-04-21SCIENTISTS: At the time of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, his widow said, "That was his dream, sending a rocket to the Moon" Robert Goddard
#6133, aired 2011-04-20HISTORIC AMERICANS: Sharing his first name with the man who took this 1850s photo, he's the diplomat & officer seen here Matthew Perry
#6132, aired 2011-04-19AUTHORS: He died in 1995, the day before the opening of a Glasgow veterinary library named for him James Herriot
#6131, aired 2011-04-18BASEBALL GEOGRAPHY: After Alaska, it's the largest state in area without a Major League Baseball team Montana
#6130, aired 2011-04-15ANCIENT ARTIFACTS: Some of its text says, "The decree should be written on a stela of hard stone, in sacred writing, document writing & Greek writing" the Rosetta Stone
#6129, aired 2011-04-14AUTHORS ON AUTHORS: Faulkner said this writer "has no courage" & "has never used a word where the reader (may need) a dictionary" Ernest Hemingway
#6128, aired 2011-04-13NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS: The 2 Middle East prime ministers of the same country who shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with another leader Shimon Peres & Yitzhak Rabin
#6127, aired 2011-04-12BASEBALL & THE PRESIDENCY: As both vice president & president, he threw out a season's 1st pitch, each time for a different Senators franchise Richard Nixon
#6126, aired 2011-04-11GEOGRAPHIC ADJECTIVES: Of the nations with adjectives in their common names, only this Western Hemisphere one bears the name of a religious order the Dominican Republic
#6125, aired 2011-04-08THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: 64 paintings from the Met's founding purchase are still in its collection; over 1/3 of them are from this current European nation the Netherlands
#6124, aired 2011-04-07LITERARY QUOTATIONS: Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Frost remarked that this is what gets "lost in translation" poetry
#6123, aired 2011-04-06COMPOSERS: His first name means "happy", but 3 of his 5 symphonies are in gloomy minor keys Felix Mendelssohn
#6122, aired 2011-04-05BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS: The latest "Bartlett's" lists quotes chronologically; the first quotes come from this country Egypt
#6121, aired 2011-04-04WORLD GEOGRAPHY: These 3 nations each border the world's largest & smallest oceans Russia, the United States & Canada
#6120, aired 2011-04-01BILLBOARD'S HOT 100: In 2010 they broke The Beatles' record for having had the most songs on the Hot 100 chart by a non-solo act the cast of Glee
#6119, aired 2011-03-31SHAKESPEARE PLAYS: One of the 2 plays whose plots are set in motion by shipwrecks, one off Illyria & one off an unnamed island (1 of) The Tempest & Twelfth Night
#6118, aired 2011-03-30INFLUENTIAL 19th CENTURY THINKERS: At the University of Bonn in 1836, he was wounded in a duel with a member of an aristocratic Prussian fraternity Karl Marx
#6117, aired 2011-03-29COASTAL STATES: With 301 miles, it has the most coastline of current states that were part of the 13 original colonies North Carolina
#6116, aired 2011-03-28SPORTS IN AMERICA: Founded in 1795, this city that hosts a popular annual sporting event has "sport" in its name Williamsport
#6115, aired 2011-03-25PHILANTHROPY: The Pink Pony Fund, for breast cancer care & prevention, is a philanthropic initiative of this fashion company Ralph Lauren
#6114, aired 2011-03-2419th CENTURY LITERATURE: Armor-clad knights face off in a game of baseball in an 1889 work by this author Mark Twain
#6113, aired 2011-03-23BRITISH NOVELISTS: In his journals he described how he once set 2 groups of boys against each other, likely inspiring his 1954 novel William Golding
#6112, aired 2011-03-22GARMENTS OF THE WORLD: The custom of hijab, Arabic for "veiling", can include this garment, mentioned by Kipling the burqa
#6111, aired 2011-03-21COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS ON SCREEN: From 1966 to 1968 this role was played by 2 different actresses in a TV series; it was also the title role in a 2004 film Catwoman
#6110, aired 2011-03-18THE PRESIDENCY: With a combined age of just 90 years, this president & vice president were the youngest team ever inaugurated Bill Clinton & Al Gore
#6109, aired 2011-03-1720th CENTURY NOTABLES: Between April 1909 & March 1910, he killed 296 animals, including 9 lions & 8 elephants Theodore Roosevelt
#6108, aired 2011-03-16VOCABULARY: Pronounced one way, this 7-letter word can mean unjustified; pronounced another, it's someone sickly invalid
#6107, aired 2011-03-15SPORTS & MUSIC: In July 2010 this Rock & Roll Hall of Famer performed at the Baseball H.O.F. induction ceremonies John Fogerty
#6106, aired 2011-03-14AFI's 50 GREATEST FILM VILLAINS: Of the 50 on the list, only one never appears on screen: man, from this 1942 animated feature Bambi
#6105, aired 2011-03-11EUROPEAN CAPITALS: Although capital of its country, it is not the capital of the province in which it's located, nor is it the seat of government Amsterdam
#6104, aired 2011-03-1020th CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: The last time the Democratic & Republican nominees had once been governor of the same state, this was the state New York
#6103, aired 2011-03-09BRITISH ROYALTY: After the death in combat of the previous king, he became the last one to win the crown while on the battlefield Henry VII
#6102, aired 2011-03-08AMERICAN LITERATURE: "The Scarlet Letter" says, "to forbid the culprit to hide his face... was the essence of" this 7-letter punishment the pillory
#6101, aired 2011-03-07OLYMPIC HOST COUNTRIES: 3 of the 6 countries that have hosted both the Summer & Winter Olympics (3 of) United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy & Japan
#6100, aired 2011-03-04SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES: In 1919, barely 20 years after its discovery, it was the world's most expensive substance at $3 million an ounce radium
#6099, aired 2011-03-03BIOGRAPHIES: Michael Foldy examined "The Trials of" this author: "Deviance, Morality, and Late-Victorian Society" Oscar Wilde
#6098, aired 2011-03-02LANDMARKS: Completed in 1869, it has also been known by its nickname "the Highway to India" the Suez Canal
#6097, aired 2011-03-0120th CENTURY AUTHORS: A novel set during the Depression earned this author a 1940 Pulitzer Prize & contributed to him winning a Nobel Prize in 1962 John Steinbeck
#6096, aired 2011-02-28BRANDS: Jack Odell gave his child a tiny vehicle to bring to school inside one of these items, & a toy brand name was born a matchbox
#6095, aired 2011-02-25GEOGRAPHIC TERMS: This area that includes several countries got its name because the colonizers spoke Spanish, French & Portuguese Latin America
#6094, aired 2011-02-24THE 7 WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: The smallest Ancient Wonder, it was the only one ever moved, having been transported to Constantinople around 391 A.D. the Statue of Zeus at Olympia
#6093, aired 2011-02-23AMERICAN LIT: He wrote, "The hellish tattoo of the heart increased. It grew quicker & quicker, & louder & louder every instant" Edgar Allan Poe
#6092, aired 2011-02-2219th CENTURY NAMES: In an 1845 autobiography, he wrote, "You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man" Frederick Douglass
#6091, aired 2011-02-21GREEK MYTHOLOGY: Though Rhea was his mother, in one tradition this god was brought up by Capheira, the daughter of Oceanus Poseidon
#6090, aired 2011-02-18LITERARY CHARACTERS: His "story was soon told, for the whole twenty years had been to him but as one night" Rip Van Winkle
#6089, aired 2011-02-17EVENTS OF 2010: A piece of custom-made equipment called the Phoenix played a key role in an October event in this country Chile
#6088, aired 2011-02-1619th CENTURY NOVELISTS: William Wilkinson's "An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia" inspired this author's most famous novel Bram Stoker
#6087, aired 2011-02-15U.S. CITIES: Its largest airport is named for a World War II hero; its second largest, for a World War II battle Chicago
#6085, aired 2011-02-111930s FILMS: In this classic film, one of the characters tries to quote the Pythagorean theorem but gets it wrong The Wizard of Oz
#6084, aired 2011-02-10THE LAW: Asked in 1966 to write a concise statement for arresting officers to recite, California D.A. Harold Berliner started with these 7 words You have the right to remain silent
#6083, aired 2011-02-09POLITICAL PARTIES: Only 1 U.S. president represented this party, & he said, "I dread... a division of the republic into 2 great parties" the Federalist Party
#6082, aired 2011-02-08ANCIENT QUOTES: He said, "to leave this stream uncrossed will breed manifold distress for me; to cross it, for all mankind" Julius Caesar
#6081, aired 2011-02-0720th CENTURY NOVELS: Chapters in this 1953 thriller include "Dossier for M", "Pink Lights and Champagne" & "The Game is Baccarat" Casino Royale
#6080, aired 2011-02-04BRITISH BUSINESS: For decades Rolls-Royce also owned this luxury brand named for its founder; now both are produced by German companies Bentley
#6079, aired 2011-02-03WORD HISTORY: Since the 1600s this 8-letter word has meant men of letters; a punning form of it refers to celebrities literati
#6078, aired 2011-02-02U.S. PRESIDENTS: Of the 20 presidents elected to a second term, 2 of the 3 who failed to complete that term (2 of) Lincoln, Nixon & McKinley
#6077, aired 2011-02-0120th CENTURY LEADERS: In 1950, 2 years after his murder, some of his ashes were enshrined at the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles Gandhi
#6076, aired 2011-01-3121st CENTURY EMMYS: As 2 different characters, she is the first actress to win lead acting Emmys in both the drama & comedy categories Edie Falco
#6075, aired 2011-01-28DISNEY MOVIES: With special sound equipment needed in the auditorium, this 1940 film was initially released in only 14 theaters Fantasia
#6074, aired 2011-01-27SPORTS AWARDS: In the 4 major U.S. sports leagues, he's won more regular season MVP awards than any other player Wayne Gretzky
#6073, aired 2011-01-26AFRICA: Its Declaration of Independence was signed in 1847 by 11 men in that nation's Providence Baptist Church Liberia
#6072, aired 2011-01-25THE OLD TESTAMENT: In the Book of Job, this name means "accuser", & that was his role in God's court Satan
#6071, aired 2011-01-2419th CENTURY PEOPLE: After meeting him, Hawthorne said he had a "sallow, queer, sagacious visage" warmed by "homely human sympathies" Abraham Lincoln
#6070, aired 2011-01-21MOVIE SEQUELS: Golf carts used by the crew in the production of this 2009 movie bore signs reading "Galileo" & "Bernini" Angels & Demons
#6069, aired 2011-01-20WORLD LEADERS: At his 1994 inaugural, he called for "a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world" Nelson Mandela
#6068, aired 2011-01-19OCEAN LIFE: The deepest-diving sea turtle is this one whose name suggests the flexibility that lets it survive 1,700 lbs./square inch pressure the leatherback turtle
#6067, aired 2011-01-18STATE NAMES: These are the 2 U.S. states with only one consonant in their names Iowa & Ohio
#6066, aired 2011-01-17AUTHORS: This author whose 1st name is also an English word meaning a saying or motto was the 1st president of the Soviet writers' union Maxim Gorky
#6065, aired 2011-01-14THE PRESIDENCY: From the same state, they're the 2 presidents whose occupations are listed by World Book as "planter" George Washington & Thomas Jefferson
#6064, aired 2011-01-13LAW: In 1790 the USA's 1st law governing this protection gave it a term of 14 years; today it can extend well over a century copyright
#6063, aired 2011-01-12COMPUTER SCIENCE: John Tukey coined this compound word in 1958 saying it was as important as "tubes, transistors, wires, tapes..." software
#6062, aired 2011-01-1120th CENTURY ARTISTS: In 1950 he answered a Time magazine article on him, & a common criticism, with a telegram reading, "No chaos damn it" Jackson Pollock
#6061, aired 2011-01-10SYMBOLS: One tale of its origin says that the blind seer Tiresias separated 2 snakes with his staff the caduceus
#6060, aired 2011-01-07WORLD LANGUAGES: Of all the countries with Spanish as an official language, this one is last alphabetically Venezuela
#6059, aired 2011-01-06WORLDWIDE MEDIA: The name for this news agency means "peninsula", referring to the Arabian peninsula Al Jazeera
#6058, aired 2011-01-05COUNTRIES: By area, it's the world's largest country that's named for a river India
#6057, aired 2011-01-04THE HALL OF PRESIDENTS: Of the 9 presidents whose images have a beard or mustache, this late 19th century man is the only Democrat Grover Cleveland
#6056, aired 2011-01-03POP STARS: He was backed by London's Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra on his 2010 tour, which he called "Symphonicity" Sting
#6055, aired 2010-12-31POLITICAL TERMS: A 1912 speech said the Bull Moose Party "comes from" these; "it has grown from the soil of... people's hard necessities" grass roots
#6054, aired 2010-12-30MUSIC & MOVIE SUPERSTARS: These 2 are the only Best Actress Oscar winners to have No. 1 hits on the Billboard Top 40 Barbra Streisand & Cher
#6053, aired 2010-12-29LITERARY LINES: "You have no right to expect me to send you back to Kansas" appears in a 1900 novel & in an epigraph to this 1995 novel Wicked
#6052, aired 2010-12-28CABINET OFFICERS: He was the last Secretary of State to serve in the post under 2 presidents Henry Kissinger
#6051, aired 2010-12-27LANGUAGES OF EUROPE: A mixture of English & Spanish, Llanito is the language of this territory's 30,000 residents Gibraltar
#6050, aired 2010-12-24AMERICANA: Finding the spot for this memorial caused its creator to say, "America will march along that skyline" Mount Rushmore
#6049, aired 2010-12-23SPORTS: In 1744 the first mention of this now popular sport said, "Away flies the boy To the next... post And then home with joy" baseball
#6048, aired 2010-12-22U.S. HISTORY: The day after the 15th Amendment took effect, Thomas Peterson became the 1st Afr. American to do this under its provisions vote
#6047, aired 2010-12-21THE 19th CENTURY: Thomas Huxley & Samuel Wilberforce were among the Oxford Museum speakers debating this theory June 30, 1860 evolution
#6046, aired 2010-12-2020th CENTURY NOVELISTS: A critic said that a character of his, "yearning for the moon... never saw the sixpence at his feet"; he made that into a title Somerset Maugham
#6045, aired 2010-12-17AMERICANA: Riding the subway in New York in 1908, Jack Norworth saw a sign for the Polo Grounds & was inspired to write this song "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"
#6044, aired 2010-12-16SKYSCRAPERS: After a construction boom fueled by oil & gas money, this capital city now has Europe's tallest building Moscow
#6043, aired 2010-12-15BRITISH ROYALTY: From the Latin for "greatest", this form of address was introduced by the narcissistic King Richard II majesty
#6042, aired 2010-12-14OLYMPICS HISTORY: In 1988 this country boycotted the Summer Olympics after its demand to co-host the games was refused North Korea
#6041, aired 2010-12-13COUNTRIES: In only 2 cases can you add 2 letters to one country & get another country: Austria/Australia & this pair Niger/Nigeria
#6040, aired 2010-12-10MOVIES & LANGUAGE: A 2010 article from Slate called this language created by Paul Frommer "the new Klingon" Na'vi
#6039, aired 2010-12-09STATE CAPITALS: Forget Me Not, Glacier Avenue & Glacier Highway are streets in this state capital Juneau
#6038, aired 2010-12-08WORLD HISTORY: After the Royal Family fled to this country in 1807, it became the only one in South America from which a European country was ruled Brazil
#6037, aired 2010-12-07FLAGS OF THE WORLD: In use from 1844 to 1905, a flag representing the union of these 2 countries was nicknamed the "herring salad" Norway and Sweden
#6036, aired 2010-12-06THE BIBLE: This happens several times, as in I Kings 17 & Acts 20; the most famous time, it's done by Jesus in John 11 raising the dead
#6035, aired 2010-12-03THE CABINET: These 2 Cabinet departments both depict 19th century plows on their official seals Agriculture & Labor
#6034, aired 2010-12-02BRITISH WOMEN: It's said that this woman who died in 1976 "made more money out of murder than any woman since Lucrezia Borgia" Agatha Christie
#6033, aired 2010-12-01FRENCH AUTHORS: Published posthumously in 1970, his first novel, "A Happy Death", features a protagonist named Patrice Mersault Albert Camus
#6032, aired 2010-11-30SPORTS: In action since 1917, this sports franchise is now largely owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Toronto Maple Leafs
#6031, aired 2010-11-29THE CIVIL WAR: These 2 cities in the Southeast & Southwest were the only 2 Confederate state capitals not captured by Union forces Tallahassee & Austin
#6030, aired 2010-11-26MUSICAL THEATER: The basis of this show that won a Best Musical Tony & a Pulitzer was a collection of stories that won the Pulitzer in 1948 South Pacific
#6029, aired 2010-11-25U.S. PRESIDENTS: He is the only president of the United States to be awarded the Purple Heart John F. Kennedy
#6028, aired 2010-11-24PAINTINGS: The alternate name of this 16th century Italian painting also means "cheerful" the Mona Lisa
#6027, aired 2010-11-23HORSE BREEDS: This American breed was named for its ability to race a distance of 1,320 feet quarter horse
#6026, aired 2010-11-22COMMUNICATION: It was first transmitted by the USS Arapahoe off Cape Hatteras on August 11, 1909 SOS
#6025, aired 2010-11-19OUR LIVING PLANET: Several species appear in the logo of the U.N.'s International Year of this 12-letter word, vital to the health of "life" on Earth biodiversity
#6024, aired 2010-11-18EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: German is its official national language; Croatian, Slovene & Hungarian are each official in one of its states Austria
#6023, aired 2010-11-17PHRASES: In ancient Rome it was a post where racers changed direction; since 1836 it's meant a moment change occurs turning point
#6022, aired 2010-11-16OPERA: The title character of this opera addresses his son in the aria "Sois immobile" ("hold yourself still") William Tell
#6021, aired 2010-11-15SPORTS IN AMERICA: Seen with a piece of equipment, Bryn Mawr's 1st physical education director brought this sport to the U.S.; it shares part of its name with another sport field hockey
#6020, aired 2010-11-12DOCUMENTS: It says, "The history of the present king of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations" the Declaration of Independence
#6019, aired 2010-11-11THE 1930s: In April 1935 in Oklahoma, when blowing soil darkened the sky, a reporter coined this term for the region the Dust Bowl
#6018, aired 2010-11-10U.S. PRESIDENTS: During his tenure, he never threw out an opening day first pitch, but before he was president, he did it for the Braves Jimmy Carter
#6017, aired 2010-11-09WORDS IN 20th CENTURY NOVELS: Words found in this 1945 fable include brood, baying, bleating, comrade, tyranny & rebellion Animal Farm
#6016, aired 2010-11-08AMERICAN BUSINESS: The mailing address for this company is P.O. Box 57, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15230 Heinz
#6015, aired 2010-11-05TERMS FROM THE BIBLE: In 2010 we heard of the discovery of the fossil of a 12 million-year-old giant sperm whale given this Biblical name by its finders Leviathan
#6014, aired 2010-11-04BURIED AT ARLINGTON: His grave notes his 1842 West Point graduation, his time at Ft. Sumter, Gettysburg & 2nd Bull Run, but does not mention sports Abner Doubleday
#6013, aired 2010-11-03BILLBOARD NO. 1 HITMAKERS: In May 1964 this New Orleans native was 62 years old when he bumped The Beatles' "Can't Buy Me Love" from the No. 1 spot Louis Armstrong
#6012, aired 2010-11-02CHARACTERS IN NOVELS: Debuting in a 1960 novel, this character dies following a heart attack on a basketball court in a 1990 book Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom
#6011, aired 2010-11-01BUSINESS PAIRINGS: The names of 2 men, 1 born in Germany in 1834 & 1 in Kansas in 1875, were joined in this company name lasting 1998-2007 Daimler-Chrysler
#6010, aired 2010-10-29NO. 1 HITS: Topping the charts on Oct. 20, 1962, this novelty song is the only No. 1 hit to have the word "electrodes" in the lyrics "The Monster Mash"
#6009, aired 2010-10-28WORD ORIGINS: This 4-letter term for a religious group that holds distinctive beliefs comes from the Latin for "follow" a sect
#6008, aired 2010-10-27FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: Stieg Larsson created the girl with the dragon tattoo by imagining this fictional Swedish girl as an adult Pippi Longstocking
#6007, aired 2010-10-26SPORTS VENUES: In 2000 the Centre Court Arena in Melbourne, Australia was renamed for him Rod Laver
#6006, aired 2010-10-25FAMOUS AMERICANS: In 1886 he published his first book, "The Trumpet and Drum", an instructional handbook with 8 compositions (John Philip) Sousa
#6005, aired 2010-10-22THE OSCARS: Only Orson Welles & this man have been nominated for Best Actor & Original Screenplay in the same year while in their 20s Matt Damon
#6004, aired 2010-10-21ART & ARTISTS: They are the 2 artists associated with the 1888 work seen here; one is the artist & the other is the subject Van Gogh & Gauguin
#6003, aired 2010-10-20COUNTRY DEMOGRAPHICS: Because of a policy adopted in 1979, this country's young people are collectively referred to as "little emperors" China
#6002, aired 2010-10-19HOLIDAY HISTORY: Cuba removed Christmas from its list of national holidays in 1969 & restored it in 1997 in anticipation of a visit by this man Pope John Paul II
#6001, aired 2010-10-18U.S. CURRENCY: It's the only U.S. coin or bill produced in 2010 that features the private home of a president on the reverse the nickel
#6000, aired 2010-10-15U.S. PRESIDENTS: He was the first U.S. president to be elected in an Olympic year McKinley
#5999, aired 2010-10-14COUNTRY NAMES: The only 2 countries in the world with an "X" in their names, one is found in Europe & one in the Americas Luxembourg and Mexico
#5998, aired 2010-10-13BRITISH AUTHORS: His son Christopher said, my father "got to where he was by climbing upon my infant shoulders" A.A. Milne
#5997, aired 2010-10-12SHAKESPEARE: These 2 "King Lear" characters, 1 male, 1 female, both represent truthfulness; one disappears when the other returns Cordelia and the Fool
#5996, aired 2010-10-11PRISONS: Nazi Rudolf Hess in 1941 & the notorious Kray twins in 1952 were among the last people briefly held here the Tower of London
#5995, aired 2010-10-08BESTSELLING AUTHORS: Since coming on the beat, he's had more N.Y. Times bestsellers than any other author, including over 20 in the last 5 years James Patterson
#5994, aired 2010-10-07MAMMALS: One type of this aquatic animal gives milk that's 65% fat; pups are weaned in 4 days, the least of any mammal the seal
#5993, aired 2010-10-062010 SCIENCE NEWS: The IUPAC named an element for this man born in 1473 to "highlight the link between astronomy and... nuclear chemistry" Copernicus
#5992, aired 2010-10-05BROADWAY STARS: In 1955 she became the first & so far only actress to win a Tony for playing a male role in a musical Mary Martin
#5991, aired 2010-10-04PRIMETIME TV: Now in season 23, its producer says it's the only show with "no script, no actors, no host & no re-enactments" COPS
#5990, aired 2010-10-01WORD ORIGINS: Like the name of a minor Roman god, this word for a caretaker comes from the Latin for "door" janitor
#5989, aired 2010-09-30ALLITERATIVE ATHLETES: In 1998 these 2 baseball rivals shared top honors as Sports Illustrated's Sportsmen of the Year Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire
#5988, aired 2010-09-29GEOGRAPHIC TERMS: As their bordering countries are all this adjective, Liechtenstein & Uzbekistan are considered "double" this landlocked
#5987, aired 2010-09-28BIBLICAL BEASTS: It's the total number of legs on the 2 non-human animals whose words are quoted in the Old Testament 4
#5986, aired 2010-09-27NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES: Built between 1940 & 1942, Moton Field in Alabama has a national historic site honoring men belonging to this famed group the Tuskegee Airmen
#5985, aired 2010-09-24PRESIDENTS: He served the shortest amount of time as president before running for & winning reelection to the job LBJ
#5984, aired 2010-09-23POETRY: A line in this 1863 poem mentions "The eighteenth of April, in seventy-five" "Paul Revere's Ride"
#5983, aired 2010-09-22THE BRITISH ISLES: Britain's oldest known scrap of material called this, sometimes identified as shepherd's plaid, dates from 250 A.D. tartan
#5982, aired 2010-09-21SPORTS & THE MEDIA: On February 8, 2010 the headline in a major newspaper in this city read, "Amen! After 43 Years, Our Prayers Are Answered" New Orleans
#5981, aired 2010-09-20THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: Made up of 1 large & many smaller islands, it's the most populous of Britain's remaining overseas territories Bermuda
#5980, aired 2010-09-17RIVERS: These 2 rivers, each more than 1,000 miles long, rise in the Armenian Plateau in Turkey the Tigris & the Euphrates
#5979, aired 2010-09-16WORD AND PHRASE ORIGINS: Meaning "rapidly", this term began in England, referring to the speed with which the mail was delivered post haste
#5978, aired 2010-09-15MONARCHS: From 1513 to 1972, only men named Christian & Frederick alternated as rulers of this nation Denmark
#5977, aired 2010-09-14LITERARY & MOVIE TITLE OBJECTS: The inspiration for this title object in a novel & a 1957 movie actually spanned the Mae Khlung River "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
#5976, aired 2010-09-13MUSICAL THEATER: A Hollywood venue was renovated & renamed the Aquarius Theater to host this musical in 1968 Hair
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