Show #8159 - Thursday, February 13, 2020

Contestants

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Brooke MacKenzie, a lawyer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Meaghan Kaplan, a transformation analyst from Alexandria, Virginia

Josh Gruenberg, a software engineer from Rochester, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

FEBRUARY
CAST OF THE TV SHOW
THE CIVIL WAR
JUST SAY "N.O."
(Alex: The correct response will be two words. The first word will begin with the letter "N". The second word will begin with "O".)
FOOD & DRINK WORDS & PHRASES
THE HORN OF AFRICA
    $200 30
One legend about this saint whose feast day is February 14 says he specialized in performing secret marriages
    $200 5
On NBC...oh man, I'll try to finish but now I'm crying--Sterling K. Brown, Susan Kelechi Watson, Logan Shroyer
    $200 18
About 1,500 Union soldiers received this highest award for valor, instituted by Congress during the Civil War
    $200 6
Avian term for someone who stays up late
    $200 7
Something ill-suited is "not my" this 3-word phrase; I prefer English breakfast
    $200 29
National Geographic called the Danakil this, home to the Horn's Afar people, "the cruelest place on earth"
    $400 23
According to annual presidential proclamations, February is this month--not "Black" anymore
    $400 4
Time traveling on BBC America without the lead actress: Mandip Gill, Tosin Cole, Bradley Walsh
    DD: $2,000 27
Confederate troops used a high-pitched battle cry known by this 2-word name; it may have derived from fox hunting
    $400 9
This gas is used by dentists as an anesthetic
    $400 8
Tread carefully if doing this phrase for being careful not to anger someone (it can use the whole food item or just the shells)
    $400 20
Animals of the Horn include the hamadrayas, among the smallest of these big monkeys
    $600 24
Baseball spring training begins each February, with players at these 2 positions the first to report
    $600 3
Some special FX: Patrick Wilson & Keith Carradine, both playin' Lou Solverson, dontcha know
    $600 17
The first amputee of the war, J.E. Hanger invented a prosthetic this that ones made today are still based upon
    $600 15
It's the delicacy seen here
    $600 10
It's a circular representation of relative percentages making up a whole
    $600 16
The point of the Horn is the peninsula of this country that's earned a reputation as a haven for pirates
    $800 26
John Clare's poem "February" is all about thawing: "eaves in quick succession drop, where grinning" these "have been"
    $800 2
On the CW: Camila Mendes & Cole Sprouse as teens, Robin Givens & Skeet Ulrich as grownups
    $800 21
With Atlanta burning in their wake, 62,000 soldiers under Gen. Sherman marched 300 miles to the sea in Nov. & Dec. of this year
    $800 13
It's a French phrase whose sentiment is that the rich should take care of the poor
    $800 11
To lament a misfortune that can't be changed or corrected
    $800 19
In 1993, this country broke away from Ethiopia to become the Horn's newest independent nation
    $1000 25
It's the big day seen here in the Crescent City one recent February
    $1000 1
HBO gets some very robotic performances out of Thandie Newton & James Marsden
    $1000 22
George Stewart called his in-depth study of this disastrous charge at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863 a microhistory
    $1000 14
This astronomical site in D.C. is responsible for the U.S. time service
    $1000 12
This expression means "earn a living"; in an old commercial, it was followed by "fry it up in a pan"
    $1000 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) The Horn of Africa is bordered by the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and this body of water that gets its name from a seaport on the coast of Yemen

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

Josh Meaghan Brooke
$3,800 $3,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Josh Meaghan Brooke
$5,000 $6,600 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

3/4 OF AN EGOT
RELIGIOUS FICTION
TRIAL MIX
HEAT STREET
SE"V"EN-LETTER WORDS
(Alex: Each correct response will be seven letters and the "V" will be exactly in the middle of each word.)
OPERA ZINGERS
    $400 9
This "Divine Miss M" could still really use an "O"--that'd be Oscar--as her 2 nominations did not lead to victory
    $400 23
Books in this series by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins take place following "the rapture"
    $400 15
A minor character in "The Crucible", the real Martha Corey was tried, excommunicated & hanged for this in 1692
    $400 1
Pasta chefs know it's the common way of saying heat-induced conversion of a liquid to a gas through vaporization
    $400 25
"Any port in a storm" is a popular one
    $400 26
Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda" has lots to say to this other British queen, such as "Figlia impura di Bolena"
    $800 5
Emmy "seems to be the hardest word" for this musician, but he certainly could "feel the love tonight" at the Oscars in '95
    $800 24
Orson Scott Card's "Women of Genesis" series of novels includes one about these 2 sisters & wives of Jacob
    DD: $7,700 16
During the trial of this teacher in 1925, vendors sold refreshments, Bibles & toy monkeys
    $800 2
0 Kelvin is 273.15 below on this scale
    $800 13
A brewski in Barcelona
    $800 22
"Vile intruder who thou art" are the first words directed to this Mozart seducer
    $1200 6
Her life story itself was on Broadway in 2019; yet still somehow this one-named superstar is Tony-less
    $1200 27
"The Fifth Mountain" by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho tells of the "whirlwind" life of this biblical prophet
    $1200 17
On Aug. 2, 1921, 8 members of this team were acquitted of taking money to lose the World Series; on Aug. 3 they were banned from baseball
    $1200 3
It's the transfer of energy from one object to another by electromagnetic waves, like heat traveling from the Sun to the Earth
    $1200 10
Pickles or ice cream for expectant mothers, for example
    $1200 20
This Verdi guy's joking includes suggesting the Count of Ceprano be beheaded since his head is useless on his shoulders
    $1600 7
This actress still needs a Tony, so right now, she will have to settle for having a "Titanic" "EGO"
    $1600 18
In 1982 a federal jury found him not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting of president Reagan
    DD: $5,400 4
Heat is a form of energy: the first law of this says that it can be neither created nor destroyed but can be changed
    $1600 11
A high-ranking college officer
    $1600 21
"You inconsiderate jade" is one of the nicer things said to Polly in this 1728 "opera" that inspired the 20th c. "Threepenny Opera"
    $2000 8
He's the Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy-winning rapper and actor seen here
    $2000 19
Seized in South America in 1960, this high-ranking Nazi was transported to Israel, where he was tried & executed
    $2000 14
Like the desert snake it's named for, this air-to-air missile uses heat sensing to home in on its prey
    $2000 12
Here's a musician, probably Handel, at this, the 18th century word for any keyboard
    $2000 28
The Wagnerian dwarf Alberich calls these "maidens" "bony fish" who should "take eels for their lovers"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Josh Meaghan Brooke
$17,200 $8,200 $16,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
There are reminiscences of branding cattle & lassoing steers in “Martín Fierro”, the national poem of this Western Hemisphere country

Final scores:

Josh Meaghan Brooke
$1,799 $15,200 $17,300
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $17,300

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Josh Meaghan Brooke
$13,400 $6,600 $9,400
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $29,400

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