Spoiler Talk: CotD (Mon)

Here’s Monday’s peek at the NY Times Clue of the Day BEFORE the game airs. This clue may be today’s Final Jeopardy! and you can make a prediction on how many players will get this right and/or leave a hint on the right answer.

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Clue of the Day

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10 clues, about Nicknames: There’s a slight difference in the category names, but these clues all are about folks on the wrong side of the law.

NOTORIOUS NICKNAMES 2/7/2011
$400: Al Capone, or the title of one of his biopics
$800: Benjamin Siegel got this 5-letter nickname because he acted crazy
$1200: Rhyming nickname for John Gotti based on a product used on frying pans
$1600: Menacing moniker of Albert Henry de Salvo
$2000: 2-word canine nickname for Vincent Coll (& it wasn’t Cujo) show


CRIMINAL NICKNAMES 3/9/1992
$100: The nicknames of old west outlaws Robert Leroy Parker & Harry Longbaugh
$200: Jack McGurn & George Kelly were 2 big shots who shared this nickname
$300: It’s the nickname of Jack Diamond, who said no bullet could cut him down
$400: The press dubbed Richard Ramirez, convicted of 13 murders in 1989, this
$500: Reports say Ma Barker treated this gang member nicknamed “Creepy” like a son show

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3 Responses

  1. rhonda says:

    That’s the name that I came up with, too, VJ, thanks for confirming it for me.

    • VJ says:

      You’re welcome, Rhonda. When I was a kid, I thought saying a prayer for someone who died meant they went to purgatory. I thought if they went to hell, nothing would help them and if they went to heaven, they should be praying for us. lol

  2. VJ says:

    idk how easy or hard this one will be for the players. It was easy for me, and really the only pope I have a vivid memory of the day he died because I was in school when the teacher came in and told us and we had to stand up and say a prayer for him. He actually was the third one in the 20th century with this name.

    Idk about the mid-century prompt either. For non-Catholics, I would think he’s more well known for the WWII controversy surrounding him.

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