After the recent use of Hammett on Jeopardy! I thought I was safe for awhile, especially during the currently airing Teachers Tournament. Surely they wouldn’t be posing Hammett-themed clews for the nation’s educators.
But on May 9 during the Double Jeopardy Round, the $1600 clew in the category People on the Page:
The archetype of the hard-boiled detective, Sam Spade was created by this author & featured in “The Maltese Falcon”
The teach named Mary rang in first and asked, “Who is Dashiell Hammett?”
Hammett clews during the Teen Tournament?
Will they expect Celebrities to field deep-deep Hammettian concepts later in the year?