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, same topic– chocolate. One’s about that good stuff itself and the other is about quotes.

$100: This song begins “Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two?”
$200: Sonny the breakfast cereal spokes-bird is associated with this crazy chocolatey slogan
$300: Langston Hughes described this area of NYC as a melting pot “of honey and chocolate and caramel and rum”
$400: Teddy Roosevelt served as this man’s VP & said that he had “No more backbone than a chocolate eclair”
$500: His play “Arms And The Man” includes the line “Oh, you are a very poor soldier: a chocolate cream soldier!” show

CHOCOLATE – 1/12/1989
$100: The tree from which chocolate is derived grows only within 20 degrees of this line
$200: Neiman Marcus once offered a version of this Parker Bros. game made of chocolate
$300: A top-ten selling candy in the U.S., Nestle introduced this rice-filled bar in 1937
$400: When chocolate is exposed to sunlight or heat, this rises to the surface, leaving a gray film
$500: Campbell Soup owns both the American & Belgian divisions of this expensive “chocolatier” show

Today’s Quote: To err is human, but it feels divine. ~ Mae West

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5 Responses

  1. Jacob Ska says:

    Kudos to you Rhonda & VJ. My teachers were remiss. All of the focus was always on the assassination & the name of the theatre. Although I can’t really use that as an excuse because all my adult life I should have found out somewhere along the way. :(

    I’ll predict 1 correct just to add some variety to our predictions. It will be funny if it’s a triple solve. I just don’t recall the name of this play coming up on Jeopardy frequently.

  2. rhonda says:

    This should be a pretty easy one, since the name of the theater gives it away immediately.

    • VJ says:

      I agree, Rhonda, everyone should know this– American History 101. But I will still give it a 2/3. I can see a possible mistake with a leading pronoun .

    • rhonda says:

      I definitely agree with you on the pronoun, VJ. I had to think about it myself for a second to be sure lol.

      • Jlane says:

        I concur ladies – Unless someone simply doesn’t know the name of the play that Lincoln was watching when he met his demise (which IS possible) OR they screw up the name of the title, as both of you suggested, this should be a fairly easy one… I’ll follow along and also go w/ 2 of 3.

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