Show #8138 - Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Contestants

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Oishee Shemontee, a tutor from Arcadia, California

Laura Thomason, an English professor from Lizella, Georgia

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a librarian from Portland, Oregon (whose 2-day cash winnings total $52,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

FAMOUS & HISTORIC WOMEN
EASY AS A_B_D
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with an "A", end with a "D", and there'll be a "B" somewhere in between.)
TREES
LITERARY MASHUPS
(Alex: You have to name the two works by the same author that we have managed to mash up.)
TEAM AMERICA
WORLD POLICE
    $200 1
Her grandson said she suggested the use of a 5-pointed star on the flag vs. George Washington's chosen 6-pointer
    $200 6
Aided & this got you in legal trouble
    $200 30
Unusual for a conifer, larch trees do this each fall like deciduous ones
    $200 20
"The Prince of Santini"
    $200 28
The first Olympic Team USA, in this 19th century year, consisted of 14 athletes, who won 11 events
    $200 27
The star of the clue is the logo of this country's police force
    $400 2
She got her JD degree from Yale Law in 1979, and we'd say her legal career panned out nicely for her
    $400 7
Time to get on the ship! All this!
    $400 29
This mighty tree lends its name to a city of about 400,000 on San Francisco Bay
    $400 14
"The Cat and Ham"
    $400 23
There's no "rock" in the name of the U.S. team for this sport that includes bouldering & speed disciplines
    $400 26
The London Metropolitan Police has licensed this "New" name on a forensics kit for kids
    $600 3
This daughter of Ferdinand & Isabella was Henry VIII's first wife
    $600 11
This fabric worn on an extremity as a tribute is also called a brassard
    $600 24
Perennials like mountain hemlock & lodgepole pine are found near, but not above, this natural boundary at about 9,500 feet
    $600 10
"The Iceman Becomes Electra"
    $600 19
Chauncey Billups & former Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo are board members for this sport's governing body in America
    $600 25
The Okhrana's function was to stifle leftist activity in this country, at least until 1917
    DD: $600 4
Let's tell of her & nothing but her--she was born a slave in the 1790s & once freed, sold a book of her "Narrative"
    $800 12
This synonym for ridiculous is derived from Latin: that's completely...
    $800 22
Virginia's state tree is the flowering type of this "canine" tree
    $800 9
"Interview with the Damned"
    $800 18
This 4'8" gymnast carried the flag in the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympics
    $800 21
This Canadian police organization is famous for its musical ride of 32 officers on horseback
    $1000 5
Time Magazine named Corazon Aquino, the first female president of this nation, 1986's woman of the year
    $1000 13
To hastily depart to avoid capture, perhaps with the money, too
    $1000 15
Brought to the United States as an ornamental, this spicy-sounding Brazilian tree has red berries and can crowd out native species
    $1000 8
"Death Comes for the Antonia"
    $1000 16
For the Winter Olympics, luge has its own governing body, while bobsled shares a governing body with this similar sport
    $1000 17
In 1991 the German government allowed access to personal files from this East German secret police force

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

Veronica Laura Oishee
$2,800 $2,800 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Veronica Laura Oishee
$3,600 $6,000 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

U.S. REPRESENTATIVES
COMPOSERS
WHAT TYPE OF MACHINE AM I?
NETFLIX & CHILL
BORDER RIVERS
BACKRONYMS
(Alex: These are acronyms where words are chosen to fit the letters.)
    $400 22
Deb Haaland of the Laguna Pueblo & Sharice Davids of the Ho-chunk Nation are the first women of this group in Congress
    $400 7
Many of the songs of Elizabethan composer Thomas Morley end with these "Deck the Halls" syllables
    $400 26
Hamilton Beach 8-cup with adjustable slicing
    $400 1
"Polar" stars Mads Mikkelsen as a retired one of these professionals, who has relocated to a snowier clime
    $400 6
These 2 rivers form parts of the border between the U.S. & Mexico
    $400 12
SAD says it all when it comes to being a backronym for this type of depression
    $800 24
Joaquin Castro & Louie Gohmert are both in the House from this state, & that's about as much as the 2 have in common
    DD: $3,000 15
(VIDEO DAILY DOUBLE) If you visit this country, you can enter the room where Edvard Grieg did his composing in the home he built
    $800 25
Wheel of Fortune Five-Reel, a progressive type
    $800 2
What could be more chilling than "The Chilling Adventures of" this gal, last name Spellman, of course
    $800 13
The Paz River separates Guatemala & El Salvador before flowing into this body of water
    $800 11
Named for an anesthesiologist, an Apgar score for newborns measures Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity & this
    $1200 27
1/53 of California's House Delegation is this Intelligence Committee Chairman
    $1200 16
One of England's most beloved tunes is the one by Hubert Parry named for this faraway Mideast city [Listen.]
    $1200 23
Germany's U-96
    $1200 3
When Netflix rebooted this sci-fi show from 1965, the Robinson family got stuck on an icy planet
    $1200 14
The Romaine River is a small part of Canada's longest provincial boundary between Quebec and this vast mainland region
    $1200 10
This boy-&-tiger team formed the club called "Get Rid of Slimy Girls", using the last letter in "Girls" to form the backronym "GROSS"
    $1600 17
In 1893 Ruggero Leoncavallo & this other Italian composer had lunch & discovered both were working on "La Bohème" operas
    $1600 21
Vanguard I, Proba-3
    $1600 4
In "Frontier" this "Aquaman" actor gets chilly as ruthless trapper Declan Harp
    DD: $3,000 29
The only river that serves as part of a national border in the Caribbean is the Artibonite River on this island
    $1600 9
Really, 007--SPECTRE is Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge & this blackmail synonym
    $2000 19
This Louisiana Rep. received a standing ovation in 2017 after returning from injuries received from a gunshot wound
    $2000 28
Composer Georg Philipp Telemann was godfather to this composing son of J.S. Bach, hence the Philipp in the young Bach's name
    $2000 18
Chicago Pile-1
    $2000 5
This Netflix show is a chilling reworking of Shirley Jackson's gothic horror tale
    $2000 20
With as many sets of double letters as the Mississippi, this river forms about half the Alabama-Georgia border
    $2000 8
Named for a child kidnapped in 1996, an Amber Alert is short for "America's Missing: Broadcast" these 2 words

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Veronica Laura Oishee
$10,400 $8,000 $6,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
Einstein's theory of relativity & Max Planck's quantum theory inspired this book that won a 1963 Newbery Medal

Final scores:

Veronica Laura Oishee
$16,001 $2,200 $13,199
3-day champion: $68,001 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Veronica Laura Oishee
$11,200 $8,600 $6,600
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $26,400

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