Show #7672 - Tuesday, January 9, 2018


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Matt Brannagan, a high school history teacher from Bowie, Maryland

Lindsay Resnick, an archivist from Atlanta, Georgia

Brandon Brooks, an HR manager from Chicago, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $27,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 7
It's subject to violent windstorms called pamperos
    $200 6
This word for an Irish accent is also the name of an oxford-style shoe
    $200 1
In 1986 Run-DMC & the Beastie Boys were using this sick adjective as a verb for "to behave badly"
    $200 13
This movie Austin-tagonist says at age 18 he went to "evil medical school" & at age 25 "took up tap dancing"
    $200 18
It's not hooray for hollow wood! A pest control co. says this insect causes $5 billion in damages & repair costs annually
    $400 8
It became independent of France in 1962
    $400 9
This last name of Signor Salvatore, a theatrical-shoe repairman, has long been on dance shoes
    $400 2
Whether to the max or not, this word for disgusting comes from "grotesque"
    $400 14
Played by Rachel McAdams, Regina George was the leader of "the Plastics" in this 2004 movie
    DD: $1,200 19
If an Africanized colony of these is disturbed & in a bad mood, you may meet 10,000 of them in 15 seconds
    $600 10
It borders Macedonia & Montenegro
    $600 26
L.L. Bean sells these webbed-looking waterproof boots with an avian name
    $600 3
If someone wanted you to relax, they might have asked you to take this rhyming medication
    $600 15
When this TV drama premiered in 2011, Regina was innocent, but Rumplestiltskin helped turn her into the evil queen
    $600 20
This tick-borne disease named for a Connecticut town can include M.S.-like symptoms & terrible arthritis
    $800 11
Its capital is Luanda, formerly São Paulo de Luanda
    $800 25
This shoe brand that expanded into handbags & other accessories was named for its original address on 57th St. in NYC
    $800 4
This Biblical word for morally good had a strong decade; Ferris Bueller was described as that kind of "dude"
    $800 16
Calvin Candie in this movie was the first villain Quentin Tarantino said he'd written that he hated
    $800 21
This double-talk fly carries parasites that can cause nagana, a disease fatal to horses & cattle
    $800 27
Luther mocked a friend who could only drink down to the top ring in a special wine mug, representing this, AKA the Decalogue
    $1000 12
Its provinces include Aragatsotn & Ararat
    $1000 24
He apprenticed at the Folies Bergere before enriching his signature line of shoes with red lacquer soles
    $1000 5
This word for "fantastic" describes a hollow cresting wave
    $1000 17
As Victor Kiriakis on "Days of Our Lives", this father of a TV star has put in 30-plus years of all kinds of villainy
    $1000 22
The book of Joel says, "That which" this bug left "hath the cankerworm eaten" & what was still left, hath the caterpillar eaten
    $1000 23
Luther wanted the Bible to be for all, not just the hoity-toity, so he translated it into this 10-letter "native" style

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

Brandon Lindsay Matt
$1,000 $2,600 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brandon Lindsay Matt
$4,000 $3,400 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be made up of some of the letters in the word "tarnation".)
    $400 24
Drive fast with a free conscience--Hitler did not create this road system; he merely added "reichs" to its name
    $400 1
In 2014 Donald Sterling, owner of this California team, was banned from the NBA for life
    $400 3
Despite rumors of a feud, Eminem joined Drake onstage when Drake's tour hit this city
    $400 22
The name of the island in the title of this Dumas novel came from a speck in the ocean off the island of Elba
    $400 5
Since 1972 these Iowa candidate selection events have been a key first contest in the race for the White House
    $400 14
It's Scarlett O'Hara's beloved plantation
    $800 25
Wuppertal's Schwebebahn is from the word "schweben", meaning to do this in the air, like a balloon, perhaps
    $800 2
Before his first stint as Secretary of Defense, he was White House Chief of Staff
    $800 13
This tennis star with 20+ Grand Slam singles titles was onstage in Oct. 2016, twerking to Beyonce singing "Sorry"
    $800 23
Featuring sisters Elinor & Marianne, it was Jane Austen's first published novel
    $800 21
In 1873 near Adair, Iowa, this outlaw & his gang hit the Rock Island line in the "first train robbery in the West"
    $800 15
"Nessun Dorma" from "Turandot" is a famous one
    $1200 26
U-Bahn stations in this city include Neue Donau, Stephansplatz & Schönbrunn
    $1200 4
Remember the Bugs Meanie category? Bugs bullied this supersmart boy detective created by Donald Sobol
    $1200 12
Taylor Swift brought Lisa Kudrow onstage to sing "Smelly Cat" as this "Friends" character
    $1200 8
In 2011 Iowa got its first whitewater rafting park, naturally on this river with well-known rapids
    $1200 17
Legally speaking, it's a wrongdoing for which someone may take civil action
    $1600 9
The "O" in Adelaide's track-guided O-Bahn Busway came from this word
    $1600 6
In "Singin' in the Rain", this song-&-dance man made us laugh with "Make 'Em Laugh"
    $1600 10
At Coachella in 2017, Thundercat did a version of "What A Fool Believes" with this Doobie brother
    $1600 19
To help the war effort, in 1943 Iowa farmers grew 40,000 acres of this 4-letter crop, genus Cannabis
    $1600 18
This stringy material from the stems of certain palms is used to make mats, ropes, baskets & other items
    $2000 27
Depending on the city, the "S" in S-Bahn can stand for Stadt ("city") or for this German word for "fast"
    $2000 7
With college friend Walter Becker, he founded Steely Dan
    $2000 11
Guests of this group whose name is a colorful cocktail include the von Trapps, Carol Channing & Mamie Van Doren
    $2000 16
In 1869 Arabella Mansfield became the USA's first woman admitted to this profession, & later taught at DePauw
    DD: $2,000 20
Named for a son of Poseidon, it's Neptune's largest moon

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brandon Lindsay Matt
$9,600 $7,000 $2,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Letters written by this Roman recount the events of a natural disaster, like the death of his uncle, a famous scholar

Final scores:

Brandon Lindsay Matt
$5,199 $10,001 $5,200
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $10,001 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Brandon Lindsay Matt
$8,800 $9,000 $2,600
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
10 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
6 W

Combined Coryat: $20,400

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