Show #7489 - Thursday, March 16, 2017

Contestants

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Steve Pecukonis, a trainer & consultant from Brunswick, Maine

Gretchen Neidhardt, a librarian from Chicago, Illinois

Grant McSheffrey, a software developer from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (whose 2-day cash winnings total $53,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

PRECIOUS GEMS
CABINET DEPARTMENTS
"A" FOR THE WIN
GOT A WIFE & KIDS
IN BALTIMORE
JACK
    $200 4
The Akoya type of these from the waters of Japan have a wide range of hues like pink, peach & cream
    $200 17
It includes the Federal Railroad Administration
    $200 10
A substance enclosed under pressure & then released as a fine spray
    $200 1
If you're going to wed 5 times, you might as well have 5 sons, & then you might as well name them all George, like this boxer did
    $200 16
Baltimore Harbor has 2 links to the Atlantic: a canal &, to the south, this bay
    $200 15
It's the common name for the U.K. flag
    $400 5
The most valuable of these gems, colored ones called fancies, sell for more than $1 million per carat
    $400 27
Timothy Geithner once headed it
    $400 11
5-letter word for a proposition in logic whose truth is taken as self-evident
    $400 2
He was Mad Max beyond parenthood, fathering 7 kids with his now ex-wife
    $400 23
Pimlico Race Course hosts this Triple Crown race, named for a horse that won at the track in 1870
    $400 19
The Sept. 7 2016 announcement that the headphone jack was out on this device was not 100% well received
    $600 6
A pink variety of beryl found in 1910 was named by adding -ite to the name of this financier & gem collector
    $600 28
This department's headquarters were directly attacked on 9/11
    $600 12
An underground permeable body that produces groundwater for wells & springs
    $600 3
This twice-married actor is 7/9 of the way home to having a full "Field of Dreams" baseball team of his kids
    $600 24
"Made it, Ma!" With spectacular views of the city, it's this 4-word 27-story attraction
    $600 20
In 1998 at Lincoln Center, John McDonough was a lumberjack & he was OK as this opera title role & folklore legend
    DD: $800 9
Ancient Chinese scholar Hsu Shen called it "the fairest of stones" & gave it 5 human virtues
    $800 13
A storage place for weapons, it precedes "show" regarding a famous 913 art exhibition
    $800 7
Knowing when to hold 'em in 2004, this country singing legend & his 5th wife welcomed twins just shy of his 66th birthday
    $800 25
In 1893 a $500,000 endowment was raised to help admit women on the same terms as men to this School of Medicine
    $800 21
This sturdy leather footwear reaching above the knee can also refer to authoritarian measures
    $1000 18
Light hitting layers of silica causes the brilliant colors of this gem, including the boulder type
    $1000 14
Continental and colorful variety of parrot seen here
    $1000 8
All about "One Love" & wed at age 21, this late musician ended up having 13 kids
    $1000 26
Elected mayor of Baltimore in 1999, this Democrat ran for president in 2016 but dropped out after Iowa
    $1000 22
Jack cheese is said to trace its origins to the late 1800s & a businessman in this city south of San Francisco

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Grant Gretchen Steve
$2,200 $3,200 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Grant Gretchen Steve
$4,800 $5,200 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

ZODIAC RHYME TIME
CHARACTERS IN BOOKS
CRY ME A WORLD RIVER
ORGANIZED LABOR
ENTERTAINMENT "MORE" OR "LESS"
THE NEW YORK TIMES HEADLINES
    $400 7
Song refrain about a bull
    $400 12
In a 1910 novel a young singer named Christine Daae is the heart's desire of this maniacal title character
    $400 6
The Yongding & the Chaobai rivers both replenish this capital city
    $400 21
In 2016 the NLRB ruled that private university grad students working as these helping professors may unionize
    $400 24
Paul Rudd played Alicia Silverstone's stepbrother in this 1995 comedy
    $400 1
May 22, 1927:
He "Does It! To Paris in 33 1/2 Hours"
    $800 8
Emergency situations for the fishes
    $800 13
Oliver Twist flees a workhouse for London & falls in with the gang of this "old shrivelled man"
    $800 14
Haridwar is a sacred Hindu city as this river there emerges from the mountains onto the plains
    DD: $4,000 22
In 1970 table grape growers in California's Central Valley signed their first contracts with this union
    $800 25
Frank Gallagher's kids on this Showtime series seem to do okay in spite of his presence
    $800 2
May 3, 1986:
"A Top Soviet Aide Details Situation at Stricken Plant", this nuclear power station
    $1200 9
Highly prized violin for a water bearer
    DD: $3,000 16
In a 1719 novel it is the name given to a man who is rescued from a band of cannibals
    $1200 15
Winning the battle of Ireland's Boyne River in 1690 gave this "colorful" king a complete triumph over the deposed James II
    $1200 23
Seen here is the star emblem of the U.S.A.'s largest union of these workers
    $1200 26
Based on a Bret Easton Ellis novel, this 1987 movie features the actors who played Iron Man & Ultron
    $1200 3
June 9, 1987:
"North's Secretary Describes Effort to Hide Evidence" referred to this political scandal
    $1600 10
One who woos the fourth sign of the zodiac
    $1600 17
This name of a hypnotist from the novel "Trilby" now means anyone with a sinister ability to sway people
    $1600 18
The waters of this "black river" of Argentina flow 400 miles through northern Patagonia & empty into the Atlantic
    $1600 27
NBC has been trying to enlighten us for years with star-studded public service messages entitled this
    $1600 4
May 7, 1937:
It "Burns in Lakehurst Crash; 21 Known Dead, 12 Missing; 64 Escape"
    $2000 11
Brand of laminate flooring for someone born between August 23 & September 22
    $2000 19
It's the oddly human name of the tiger character in "Life of Pi"
    $2000 20
Chinese soldiers entered the Korean War in October of 1950 crossing this river in support of North Korea
    $2000 29
Begun by immigrant janitors in 1921, this union has grown to include nurses, security officers & public workers
    $2000 28
Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth star in this streaming show set in the world of high-stakes auctions
    $2000 5
January 21, 1945:
"Roosevelt Sworn in for Fourth Term; Extends" this "Policy to World"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Grant Gretchen Steve
$11,200 $15,800 $6,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE BRANDS
The name of this popular beer brand founded in 1897 is a reference to the 20th century

Final scores:

Grant Gretchen Steve
$15,801 $9,199 $6,800
3-day champion: $69,201 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Grant Gretchen Steve
$15,200 $14,000 $6,800
17 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
9 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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