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.”