Spoiler Talk: CotD (Tues)
Let’s have a look at the NY Times Clue of the Day for Tuesday’s game. This clue may be today’s Final Jeopardy BEFORE the game airs. You can talk about it– how hard or easy you think it is, for instance — and you can make a prediction on how many players will get it right.
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An Old Category: These clues were are from “Handwriting,” a second round category in the match played on 1/14/1992.
$200: This word refers to anything that’s handwritten, not just a celebrity’s signature
$400: This style of letters that to the right goes back to handwriting used in the Vatican chancery
$600: This 10-letter word for the art of attractive writing has the name of a writing implement in it
$800: In this area of study, handwriting is analyzed to determine personality traits
$1000: It’s a professional copyist, like Bartleby in the title of a Melville work show
Today’s Quote: The day of fortune is like a harvest day, We must be busy when the corn is ripe. ~ Torquato Tasso
Today is the 97th birthday of Jerry Maren, one of the original Lollipop Guild munchkins (the one in green). Here’s the interesting description from youtube, explaining why they show the scene twice: “This is the Lollipop Guild scene from The Wizard of Oz, sung by the original Munchkin actors (Jackie Gerlich, Jerry Maren and Mickey Carroll (singing for Harry Doll)). Afterwards, the dubbed version used in the movie is shown (sung by Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colveg and Harry Stanton).”