Hammett: More Jeopardy!

And Hammett-based clews continue to pop up on Jeopardy! as if in a noir salutation to the passing of Alex Trebek.

On December 28 the rerun episode titled “Around the World with Alex: Journey Through Israel” (originally broadcast November 23, 2009).

First round. $600 clew.

Category: Sounds That Kitties Make:

In “The Maltese Falcon,” Dashiell Hammett wrote “‘That will be excellent,’ Gutman” did this

One contestant guessed “snarled.” Nope.

Alex did the reveal: “Gutman purred. Scary.”

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