12 Jeopardy! Clues January 1, 2018

Here are 7 triple stumpers from the 1-1-2018 Jeopardy! match.

BEASTLY POETRY FILL-IN ($200) “The time to tickle a ____, is before or right after, a blizzard”

BAND STANDS ($800) Roger Waters, known for using a huge inflatable one of these to convey political messages, had one fly away in 2008

($1000) Run the Jewels, featuring El-P and this Atlanta activist teamed with the New York Times for a Top 10 list of protest songs

MUSIC & LITERATURE BEFORE & AFTER ($2000) A John Le Carre espionage novel hits the “Speed of Sound” with a British band

SIKH ($400) Sikhs refer to their religion as Gurmat, or “The Way of” this type of teacher/leader

($2000) The Sanskrit words Amrta “nectar of immortality”, & saras, “pool”, give us this name for Sikhism’s Holy City

YOU SHALL FIND ($1200) Some of the best photography in the last 120-plus years can be found at this magazine’s “Found” Tumblr site

The players got all these clues in POPCORN:

($200) Legend says in 1621 Native Americans introduced the Pilgrims to popcorn by bringing it to this celebration

($400) Popcorn is mostly this type of carbohydrate that provides energy & also stiffens shirt collars

($600) This product from Orville Redenbacher’s is “a little sweet, a little salty– and a whole lot of yummy”

($800) In 2003 Governor Blagojevich signed a bill that made popcorn this state’s official snack

($1000) In 1914 America got its first commercial popcorn brand, this one with an upbeat name

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