Show #7826 - Monday, September 24, 2018

Contestants

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Nancy Schoppa, a retired high school teacher from Saint Jo, Texas

William Benson, a psychologist from New York, New York

Rob Salerno, a writer-actor from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

GALAPAGOS: PLANTS & ANIMALS
THE COMPANY CAR
IT CAN'T GET MUCH WORSE
FASHION FROM HEAD TO TOE
WORDS FROM THE COMICS
IN THE "FOR" CAST
    $200 26
(Alex presents from the Galapagos Islands.) A 2013 study on diving mammals, like these Galapagos sea lions, found that they contain a positively charged myoglobin; it's a protein that allows them to store this gas, which permits them to stay underwater longer as they hunt for their fish prey
    $200 21
Truck around in its Tacoma
    $200 16
Vividly described in Samuel Pepys' diary, this 4-day catastrophe that destroyed most of the city began on Sept. 2, 1666
    $200 11
urbandictionary.com has harsh words for the hairdo called a "man" this, "used by hipsters"
    $200 1
This substance that weakens or cripples Superman can now mean a substance that affects any particular person
    $200 2
1994:
Sally Field,
Tom Hanks,
Robin Wright
    $400 27
(Alex presents from the Galapagos Islands.) With eyes that are adapted for its hunting time when small fish rise to the surface to feed on plankton, the swallowtail gull is the only gull that can be described by this 9-letter adjective
    $400 22
There's only one consonant in this maker of the S7
    $400 17
Messina was destroyed in a 1908 earthquake that devastated this Italian island
    $400 12
It's the mammalian mustache sported here, flippers not included
    $400 3
This character inspired a suit, a collar & shoe with his name
    $400 7
1992:
Clint Eastwood,
Gene Hackman,
Morgan Freeman
    $600 28
(Alex presents from the Galapagos islands.) Over 60,000 acres of the Galapagos Islands have been set aside for beneficial crops, like this grass of the genus Saccharum; this primitive but very effective press is helping to extract the juices--go Jimmy, go Jimmy
    $600 23
Sail on by in this brand's Armada
    $600 18
In 1887 a flood of this "colorful" river in China flattened 1,500 villages
    $600 13
A sweater with a collar a bit more assertive than a crewneck is called a mock this
    $600 4
This 2-word name for a rich benefactor comes from a "Little Orphan Annie" character
    $600 8
2008:
Russell Brand,
Mila Kunis,
Jason Segel
    DD: $1,200 29
(Alex presents from the Galapagos Islands.) "Darwin's finches writ large" is how Carl Safina describes this soaring bird; the waved type here in the Galapagos is the only truly tropical type, & it has evolved distinct markings that help provide its name
    $800 24
Need some insight on its Insight? OK--the car gets 44 MPG
    $800 19
British kids no longer worked this job after some as young as 7 were killed doing it in an 1838 Yorkshire disaster
    $800 14
Stockings in an open diamond-shaped pattern are called these, which honestly, does not sound sexy at all
    $800 5
This alliterative term for a social misfit comes from the title comic strip character seen here
    $800 9
2006:
Hugo Weaving,
Natalie Portman,
John Hurt
    $1000 30
(Alex presents from the Galapagos Islands.) Portulaca, which is this type of plant named for its water-storing tissues, will turn a bright yellow in the rainy season, & the land iguanas that feast on this plant will eagerly approach visitors, if they happen to be wearing yellow
    $1000 25
Its Mirage from Japan is no mirage
    $1000 20
In 1989 this hurricane that followed Gabrielle caused $3 billion in damage to Charleston
    $1000 15
Sure, you can put dimes or quarters in the slot in the strap of these "relaxing" shoes, but they have this name for a reason
    $1000 6
Lockheed Martin adopted the name "Skunk Works" from a similar name for a backwoods still in this comic strip
    $1000 10
1971:
Sean Connery,
Charles Gray,
Jill St. John

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

Rob William Nancy
$3,200 $800 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rob William Nancy
$2,600 $2,200 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

poetry
RIVER WORDS
"IN", THE MIDDLE
(Alex: Those letters, "I-N", will come up exactly in the middle of each correct response.)
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
PAINTED LADIES
I'M A HUGE FAN!
    $400 2
archy, created by don marquis, writes in lower case; he's a cockroach & can't press a letter & this key at the same time
    $400 19
The land beside a river prone to flooding is called the "flood" type of this flat area
    $400 1
Turndown service leaves one on your pillow
    $400 15
In April 2018 Paul Ryan said he'd leave the House of Representatives & this top post there
    $400 16
His "Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1" is better known as his "Mother"
    $400 18
If you like Phish or this Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, you are a "Phan"
    $800 7
"i carry your heart with me" & "i am so glad and very" are efforts from this twentieth century poet famous for using lower case
    $800 20
A tributary is a river that flows into another river; this 2,540-mile one joins the Mississippi River near St. Louis
    $800 3
Here's the clue: it's a synonym for "clue"
    $800 14
Nominated to be the first woman to head this agency, Gina Haspel said she excelled at dead drops & back-alley meetings
    $800 17
Around 1875 he painted "Dancers Preparing for the Ballet"
    $800 21
If you wanna rock & roll all nite & party every day, you might be part of this group's "Army"
    $1200 8
of the first 65 lines of his "howl", only 2 start with a capital letter: "I" & the "P" in "Peyote"
    $1200 4
To draw back suddenly in fear or horror
    DD: $4,200 11
The govt. reached a milestone in 2018, awarding its 10 millionth of these protections; more than 100,000 have gone to IBM
    $1200 25
Seen here, John William Waterhouse's "The Lady of Shalott" was inspired by this Brit's narrative poem
    $1200 22
Sons of the Desert, a fan society of this comedy duo, is named for the pair's 1933 film
    $1600 9
adjective for the brand of poetry kits created by dave kapell when he moved words at random to try to beat writer's block
    $1600 5
A climber, especially in a European mountain range
    $1600 12
The front of a dollar bill says it's this kind of "note", representing the overseer of our banking system
    $1600 23
Jimmy Buffett's fans are Parrot Heads; children of Parrot Heads & younger fans are known as these little birds
    $2000 10
she says her books like "milk and honey" have no capital letters because her mother tongue, punjabi, doesn't either
    $2000 6
Adjective meaning derived from the language of ancient Rome, or sounding formal & stiff
    $2000 13
On Sept. 1, 1980, the New York Times said "Republicans worry about" one of these events that happen late in a campaign
    DD: $2,000 24
Die-hard fans of this 1975 movie are naturally "Finaddicts"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rob William Nancy
$6,200 $8,400 $7,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

BRITISH ROYALTY
In Sept. 2017 Prince Charles became the longest-serving Prince of Wales, passing the man who became this king

Final scores:

Rob William Nancy
$5 $799 $3,600
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $3,600

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Rob William Nancy
$6,200 $5,400 $8,800
12 R,
1 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $20,400

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