Show #7273 - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WE ASKED: TV host Rachel Maddow.


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Paul Belin, a business development manager originally from Columbia, Maryland

Sabrina Fritz, an engineering student originally from St. Charles, Missouri

Jeff Crosby, a youth ministry consultant from Rochester, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Rachel Maddow: I'm Rachel Maddow with a twist on a favorite feature of mine...)
    $200 17
Welcome to this Oregon city, population 600,000
    $200 15
On January 1, 1660 Samuel Pepys commenced this
    $200 5
Shooting 18 under at the 2015 Masters, Jordan Spieth tied this man for the tourney's all-time scoring record
    $200 27
Last letter Y:
It "breeds contempt"
    $200 19
(Rachel Maddow delivers the clue.) In 1955 the best new thing in the world was Jonas Salk's vaccine for this, which saved hundreds of thousands of children from contracting the disease
    $400 16
Come tour this building where Dickens & Dryden are buried
    $400 18
Falsely accused of treason in 1679, Pepys spent months confined in this place
    $400 1
This team won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907 & 1908... things haven't gone that well since
    $400 29
First letter H:
A small village
    $400 24
This Indian relish containing fruit, vinegar, sugar & spices is a delicious accompaniment to curry dishes
    $400 20
(Rachel Maddow delivers the clue.) Around 1455 the best new thing in the world was movable type, used in a 42-line Bible produced by this German printer
    $600 8
You've reached, the website of this cabinet department
    $600 28
As secretary of this, which he doubled in fighting strength, Pepys "encompassed Britain with wooden walls"
    $600 2
This swimmer's 8-for-8 Olympic performance in '08 included 4 individual world records
    DD: $3,600 11
Third letter V:
The conditional agreement made to humanity by God, as revealed in scripture
    $600 14
In Austria, if you ask for your coffee "mit Schlag", it will be topped with this
    $600 21
(Rachel Maddow delivers the clue.) Im 1990 it was this, created by Tim Berners-Lee & now the leading information retrieval system of the Internet
    $800 7
Welcome to this Chicago landmark
    $800 26
Describing "the cracking of houses at their ruine", Pepys wrote of this event that "it made me weep to see it"
    $800 3
In Super Bowl 50 the Broncos' Von Miller became the second man in 3 years to win MVP playing this defensive position
    $800 10
Sixth letter G: Phosphorescence, or the pleasant remembrance of past glory
    $800 13
This stir-fried Chinese dish of shredded meat & vegetables is mixed with scrambled eggs & then rolled into thin pancakes
    $800 22
(Rachel Maddow delivers the clue.) In 1824 it was this writing system for the blind, developed by a blind teenager
    $1000 6
Welkom op Bonaire, an island in this sea
    $1000 25
As president of this "Society", Pepys put his imprimatur on the title page of Newton's "Principia Mathematica"
    $1000 4
In world team tennis in the 1970s, this 6-time Wimbledon singles champ was one of the first women to coach pro men
    $1000 9
First letter P:
These wavelike contractions move food through the digestive tract
    $1000 12
Cassoulet, a traditional dish from France's Languedoc region, features various meats & this color beans
    $1000 23
(Rachel Maddow delivers the clue.) In 1976 it was Muhammad Yunus' program of these, a credit system to help the impoverished become self-sufficient by borrowing as little as $30

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

Jeff Sabrina Paul
$1,400 $7,200 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jeff Sabrina Paul
$1,600 $9,400 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each hotel beginning with the letter R.)
    $400 22
Harold Allnut, a deaf hunchback, created devices for the Penguin before becoming an ally to this comic book hero
    $400 8
Long, thick hair & a low number of sweat glands help this ox conserve heat in extreme temperatures
    $400 21
We're not puttin' you on: this luxury chain has hotels in McLean, Virginia & Bachelor Gulch, Colorado
    $400 15
In August 1812 General William Hull surrendered his army to the British at this Michigan city
    $400 4
The No. 2 man in the executive branch & "Soul Brother Number 1"
    $800 13
Comments made about him in an 1831 novel include "as vicious as he's ugly" & "he's always on our rooftops"
    $800 9
The highest tree in the Himalayas is a juniper tree found at around 16,000' in this autonomous region of China
    $800 3
This Vegas hotel & casino has samba suites
    $800 19
She had the frame of Gilbert Stuart's Washington portrait broken so that the canvas could be taken for safekeeping
    $800 5
A star in 2 pro sports & an 1860s president of Mexico
    $1200 20
Riff Raff was this doctor's hunchbacked aide in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
    $1200 10
Going to Mount Everest? Book a flight to Lukla with this Nepalese airline named for the abominable snowman
    DD: $2,000 1
In September 1814 major George Armistead resisted an attack by the British navy on this fort
    $1200 2
Bill Todman's game show partner & a perestroika pioneer
    $1600 17
In a Verdi opera, this hunchback jester vows to kill the Duke of Mantua but his daughter Gilda is killed instead
    $1600 26
Closely contested, or minor cosmetic surgery
    $1600 11
In 2007 this tiny, isolated kingdom east of Nepal held the first elections in its history
    $1600 25
When this alliterative chain opened in 1973, it cost $8.50 to stay under its colorful namesake feature
    $1600 14
In October 1814 Congress proposed moving the capital back to this city but the house rejected the bill, 83-74
    $1600 6
A "devilish" orator from New Hampshire & the man who played Sam in "Casablanca"
    $2000 18
It's Igor's 2-word question in "Young Frankenstein" when Dr. Frankenstein tells him he can help him "with that hump"
    $2000 23
An online "Australian English Glossary from A to Zed" translates it as "Well done!"
    DD: $2,500 12
Tea is the main product of this city on the slopes of the Himalayas in West Bengal
    $2000 24
If you've won the lottery, you can afford to sling yourself into this iconic Singapore hotel opened in 1887
    $2000 16
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map-like diagram on the monitor.) Using barricades of earthworks & cotton bales, he set a defensive line on Rodriguez Canal to defend New Orleans; in a half-hour of fighting on January 8, 1815, British causalities were over 2,000; Americans?--fewer than 100
    $2000 7
The original cyberpunk scribe & the tunesmith of "This Land Is Your Land"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jeff Sabrina Paul
$14,000 $10,900 $10,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Its name means "fear", & this moon orbits closest to a planet's surface of any moon in the solar system

Final scores:

Jeff Sabrina Paul
$21,801 $21,799 $12,400
2-day champion: $30,201 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jeff Sabrina Paul
$13,200 $10,400 $10,400
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2016-02-23
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