Spoiler Talk: CotD (Wed)

It’s time for a look at the NY Times Clue of the Day for Wednesday’s game. This clue may be today’s Final Jeopardy. If you know it (or even if you don’t), you can take a guess at how many will get it right BEFORE the game airs.

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Clue of the Day

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A whole row: This was the $1000 row in the last round of the match played on 6/30/2000.

WORLD HERITAGE SITES: This 73-mile-long heritage site was built back in 122 A.D. to keep northern invaders out of England
THE SONGS OF THE CARPENTERS: Wait a minute! 14 years after the Marvelettes, the Carpenters topped the charts with this song
“JOY” SHTICK: He also wrote “Anna Livia Plurabelle” & “Tales Told of Shem and Shaun”
ARTHUR MILLER: Play title that completes the line “Sure, he was my son. But I think to him they were…”
LIFE OF A SALESMAN: His name means “coal miner”, but he was a book salesman who started a weekly magazine in 1895 show

Today’s Quote: The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less. ~ Eldridge Cleaver

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13 Responses

  1. Cece says:

    Today’s quote is a beautiful thought—what with all the madness going on this year, specially.

  2. VJ says:

    @Rhonda, I meant to give you this link to that Doris Day song. The Shirelles did a cover of it, too, so maybe you heard it and just didn’t realize they were saying Pollyanna in the lyrics.

    • rhonda says:

      Thanks so much, VJ. You always go above and beyond for us, and you are so very appreciated.
      The song is completely new to me!

  3. Jlane says:

    What is it w/ FJ clues and abbreviations?! Yesterday “C R” and now this!? This is amazingly easy; Thinking quickly from the top of my head, I believe only three states have an “E” in the abbreviation, and it’s obviously not the “Pine Tree” state, nor is it the “First” state, thus it must be the remaining state that is best known for it’s abundant crop of a yellow veggie that grows on tall stalks… (Hey, that reminds me of a joke: (Q) How much does corn cost in Tampa Bay? (A) Oh, about a Buc-An-Ear! Get it?!) ;-)
    I’m going w/ 3 outta 3!

    • VJ says:

      Very clever, Jlane!! Smh at how easy the clue is. The players on Monday really drew the short straw with that minor prophets FJ!

      I was wondering if your area was affected by heavy rains from Irma?

      • Jlane says:

        Great to hear from you VJ, and thrilled that you’re back-at-it now that season 34 is underway. Regarding Irma, yes, our area took a beating. Lots of trees/power lines/stop lights down. I was without electricity from late Sunday night/early Monday morning (9/10) until 5:30-ish on Friday (9/15), plus we were under serious water restrictions because the power outages left about 75% of the water & sewer authority’s lift stations inoperable.
        Personally, my first floor, which is comprised of a garage & “man cave”, flooded with about two feet of water in the rooms. That was due to the storm surge, which came about two to three hours after the winds died down, but it happened during our high tide. The irony of all of this – My wife was out in Carson City, NV working in a FEMA call center helping Houston flood victims while our house was being flooded! Go figure! LOL
        The good news, no one was harmed, including my plethora of pets, so now it’s just a matter of cleaning up, throwing stuff away and fixing the damage. (And BTW – Thank you SO much for asking, VJ…)

        • rhonda says:

          So good to hear that you’re doing ok, Jlane, I didn’t realize that you were affected by Irma. Thank goodness it wasn’t worse for you, and I’m happy to hear that your pets are safe as well. I have a friend in Tampa who had to evacuate for 4 days with her husband and their kitty.

        • Jlane says:

          @ rhonda – Wonderful to hear from you, Ms. Rhonda, and thank you for the kind thoughts! Yup, Tampa got NAILED. As the crow flies, I live about 50 to 60 miles north of Jacksonville, FL in coastal GA, thus our hit wasn’t direct, but close enough!
          It’s funny you mentioned the amt of time away from home due to evacuations… After the storm, they immediately closed off the county where I reside, and they went as far as calling in the GA Nat’l Guard to monitor our borders. Those people who evacuated when they were first told to (Wed., 9/6), had to wait until Friday (9/15) to return to their homes. That’s nine to 10 days!!! That’s a long time to sit idle waiting and wondering what, if any damage took place to your property and belongings. As miserable as the conditions were for me, my heart went out to those who couldn’t return for that extended amt of time…

        • VJ says:

          So sorry that you were hit like that, Jlane, but so glad that you and your family (incl pets!) are fine. I just put an image up here of post-Harvey life for many in Houston that my brother sent me in the middle of last week. Everyone’s whole pre-Harvey life out on the sidewalk. Harvey and Irma were horrible and what’s still going on in the Caribbean and Mexico is just beyond words. Catastrophic doesn’t seem adequate.

        • rhonda says:

          Those poor people, I can’t imagine 9-10 days away from your home, the not knowing and the living conditions in those shelters. I don’t know how my friend and her husband made it through 4 days, let alone the people who were away for more than twice that amount of time.

        • Jlane says:

          @ VJ – yes ma’am! Stacking up all of the “memories” or throwing them into a dumpster because now they’re basically useless trash is the troubling part, but when the dust settles, it is still just “stuff”. Those who lost family and friends to these wicked storms – those are the truly stricken victims of these acts of nature.
          And speaking of pics and videos, when I show people the video of my friend and me wading through knee-deep water in my house, and I see the shock and sorrow in their faces, I remind them (as well as myself, I’m sure!) that when I watch my video, what comes to mind immediately are the recent images of the people standing on rooftops in your town of Houston, waiting for boats and helicopters to come save them. What I endured is NOTHING compared to that…

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