Show #7925 - Friday, February 8, 2019

Contestants

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Rebecca Nowack, a government contractor from Leawood, Kansas

Josh Duggan, a production coordinator from Los Angeles, California

Bif Reiser, a mathematician from Portland, Oregon (whose 2-day cash winnings total $60,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

BY GEORGE
AVENGERS DISASSEMBLE!
CHURCHES & CATHEDRALS
THE NEW JERSEY HALL OF FAME
WHAT'S IN YOUR BENTO?
DROP IT
    $200 1
George W. Bush:
"41: A Portrait of My ____"
    $200 6
Before dealing with the Black Panther, Paul Rudd told this "Anchorman" character about a fragrance called Sex Panther
    $200 25
Bernini designed the gilded bronze baldachin seen here to fill the empty space below the dome in this basilica
    $200 11
Sitting Bull called her "Little Sure Shot' in the 19th century; N.J. called her Hall-worthy in 21st
    $200 15
The bento, a single-serve pre-made lunchbox popular in Japan, always has this staple, glutinous or not
    $200 20
Drop "it" from a robber to get this, a type of musical group
    $400 2
George Eliot:
"The ____ on the Floss"
    $400 7
2014 saw Elizabeth Olsen in a film with this title monster & occasional Tokyo destroyer
    $400 26
Prince William & Kate Middleton tied the knot at this London church on April 29, 2011
    $400 12
This ex-"Daily Show" host "was born in New York City but...was raised in N.J., part of the great Jewish emigration of 1963"
    $400 16
Who cares what's in the box when you have this iconic Japanese character on the outside?
    $400 21
Drop "it" from a numeral to get this verb meaning to understand, man
    $600 3
George Plimpton:
"____ Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback"
    $600 8
In between stints as Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr. headed to the jungle to play actor Kirk Lazarus in this comedy
    $600 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows the Church on Spilled blood in St. Petersburg, Russia.) On the spot where his father was assassinated, Tsar Alexander III built the Church on Spilled Blood; its architecture reflects Russian nationalism & imitates this Moscow cathedral, the country's most famous
    DD: $2,000 13
Alphabetically, this early American pamphleteer immediately preceded Joe Piscopo as 2013 honorees
    $600 17
My angry wife made a shikaeshi bento, meaning "boxed lunch of" this payback term--of course it's served cold
    $600 22
From a departure to get this departed one
    $800 4
George McGovern:
"____ Security and the Golden Age"
    $800 9
He laid the hammer down as race car driver James Hunt in "Rush"
    $800 28
It's the English name of La Sagrada Familia, a church that's been under construction in Barcelona since 1882
    $800 14
The 2016 induction ceremony could have been called "Live! With" this female honoree from Camden County
    $800 18
Bento boxes became popular to eat between acts in Japanese theatre like kabuki or this 3-letter type
    $800 23
Drop "it" from a fulfilled academic course to get this respect-earning quality, maybe on the street
    $1000 5
George Bernard Shaw:
"Mrs. Warren's ____"
    $1000 10
Before being superheroes, Jeremy Renner & Anthony Mackie were everyday heroes in this 2009 Iraq war-set film
    $1000 29
The skyline of this German city is dominated by the towers of its Gothic cathedral
    $1000 30
This 19th century author & creator of Natty Bumppo got the call in 2015
    $1000 19
For color, my box has shiso leaves around the umeboshi, this fruit that's been pickled
    $1000 24
Drop "it" from an official license to get this long-lasting hairstyle

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

Bif Josh? Rebecca
$200 $2,000 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bif Josh? Rebecca
$5,000 $2,600 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

BYE AGAIN, GEORGE!
ISLANDS
ORGANIZATIONS
FAUX AMIS
(Alex: The whole category is about French words that have different meanings than the words they resemble.)
STARGAZERS
THE TITLE PLANET
    $400 26
Since 1896 the Senate has marked Washington's birthday in this month with a reading of his farewell address
    $400 1
The entrance to the Baltic Sea is the location of Zealand, this country's largest & most populous island
    $400 18
Turning 50? You're eligible for full membership in this organization! $16 for a year, & you get discounts!
    $400 21
Someone who says "Bonne journée" isn't wishing you a good journey but a good this
    $400 7
In the 1920s Harlow Shapley concluded this was not at the center of the Milky Way galaxy but 30,000 light years from there
    $400 6
For reasons of his own, W.G. Sebald about a walking tour of England's east coast "The Rings of" this
    $800 27
2000's reader, Daniel Moynihan, noted this king called Washington "the greatest character of the age"
    $800 2
North Andros Island is the largest island of this nation 60 miles off the coast of Florida
    $800 19
According to this 5-letter assn., the number of euthanized dogs & cats has dropped by almost half since 2011
    $800 22
In French C-O-I-N isn't money; coin means corner & coin-coin is what these birds say
    $800 8
In 1705 he published "A Synopsis of the Astronomy of Comets" describing the orbits of 24 comets that had been observed
    $800 10
Rita Mae Brown punningly titled a novel this "Envy"
    $1200 28
In 1862 this Tenn. senator & future president called for a reading "in view of the perilous condition of the country"
    $1200 3
The smallest known vertebrate is an 8-millimeter frog found in 2010 on this second-largest island, near Australia
    $1200 16
"America's largest veterans service organization", it has a magazine exploring travel & health as well as military matters
    $1200 23
La confection isn't candy, it's this trade AKA the schmatta business
    $1200 9
In 1609 this Italian used his telescope to determine that the Moon has valleys & mountains
    $1200 13
Sting took the temperature of the musical world with the album this "Falling"
    $1600 29
In 1956 this Minnesota senator & future VP said the address gives "a renewed sense of pride in our republic"
    $1600 4
Tiberius ran the Roman empire from a hilltop villa on this island & made the Grotta Azzurra his personal pool
    DD: $1,600 17
(Christiane Amanpour presents the clue.) In 2005 I was proud to join the board of the CPJ, the "Committee to Protect" these people
    $1600 24
"Je t'ai blessé" has nothing to do with blessing; it means I did this to you
    $1600 11
This Dane built his observatory Uraniborg minus a telescope--it hadn't been invented yet
    $1600 14
Channing Tatum was spaced out in 2015's this "Ascending"
    $2000 30
This Illinois senator who read the address in 1994 noted she was the first American of African descent to be so honored
    DD: $1,600 5
Larger than Maryland & lying near the equator, the world's largest island in fresh water is in this river
    $2000 20
Started in 2010, an org. named for her helps people who have contributed to medical research & gotten no reward from it
    $2000 25
Une librairie is a bookstore; library is this "B" word in French
    $2000 12
In 1983 this Cornell astronomer introduced the concept of nuclear winter
    $2000 15
In a Rob Zombie song, this "Needs Women", & apparently, they need to be "angry red women"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bif Josh? Rebecca
$10,600 $12,600 $5,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

SHAKESPEARE COMEDIES
At the end of this play: "Why are our bodies soft & weak...but that our...hearts should well agree with our external parts?"

Final scores:

Bif Josh? Rebecca
$8,599 $3,999 $7,000
3-day champion: $69,400 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bif Josh? Rebecca
$10,600 $15,000 $5,800
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,400

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