After sneaking in a Hammett ref toward the end of the year, Jeopardy! threw another one out a few months ago.
I made a note at the time, and today seems like a good day to record it:
S39 E139 for March 23, 1923
The category 5-letter literary characters
$200 clew — meaning it ought to be an easy pickup.
“In ‘The Maltese Falcon’ his name is this. Sam this.”
A player buzzed in with “Who is Spade?”
Spade. Sam Spade. (They’d done a James Bond ref to set the tone but that detail might have gone by unnoticed.)