Show #7353 - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Pranjal Vachaspati game 7.


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Barbra Resnick, a social worker from Altamonte Springs, Florida

Zlatan Hodzic, a research lab manager originally from San Jose, California

Pranjal Vachaspati, a Ph.D. student originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio (whose 6-day cash winnings total $137,088)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: All of the clues were recorded at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where they were having a very special baseball exhibition.)
(Alex: You tell us.)
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with a form of the verb "to be".)
    $200 11
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.) In San Diego on August 4, 2007, Barry Bonds hit this ball 382 feet to tie the all-time home run record of this man, technically
    $200 26
Golden pippin & Ambrosia are types of this
    $200 22
In 2015 Steve Martin & Pete Seeger were inducted into the Hall of Fame for this instrument
    $200 29
2004: "For reshaping the rules of politics to fit his ten-gallon style"
    $200 30
    $200 28
In Roman amphitheaters, trap doors led to numerous passageways beneath this fighting space
    $400 12
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.) Here's the ball hit by this Yankee legend who broke a 44-game hitting streak record, held by "Wee Willie" Keeler
    $400 27
Texas developed the Ruby type of this citrus fruit
    $400 25
It must have been magic; a platinum one of these woodwinds with silver keys sold for $187,000 in 1986
    $400 23
1995: "Speaker of the House spearheaded G.O.P.'s sweeping Congressional victory"
    $400 9
    $400 6
Last name of Geoffrey, the first American fashion designer to open a Milan show
    $600 14
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.) No Major Leaguer will ever again be permanently assigned the number of the jersey worn by this man
    $600 1
Get anatomical with a cluster navel or Moro blood one
    DD: $2,200 7
“Pipedreams” is a public radio program devoted to this keyboard instrument
    $600 5
1958: "Crisis in Algeria brought WWII hero back to power in France"
    $600 16
    $600 17
This powdered root is mixed with water & adds spiciness to sashimi
    $800 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.) Here's the 1957 MVP Award for this Yankee, but that was a bit of an off year for him: he'd won the Triple Crown the previous year with 18 more home runs & 36 more RBIs
    $800 3
There's a giant type of this lime named for islands
    $800 20
This instrument used for military calls has no valves or keys; tones are made by changing the tension of the lips
    $800 2
1981: "Solidarity leader struck first blows against Kremlin's empire"
    $800 19
    $800 10
A narrow strip of land; Greece has one of Corinth
    $1000 21
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.) Check out the incredibly rare 1909-11 T206 card of this "Flying Dutchman"; in 2013, one went at auction for $2.1 million
    $1000 4
The halawy is a sweet type of this palm fruit
    $1000 13
Alisa Weilerstein & Mstislav Rostropovich are famed players of this stringed instrument
    $1000 8
1935: "Ethiopia's king fought an incursion by Italy's strongman, Mussolini"
    $1000 24
    $1000 18
Yes, Miss Earhart, this 10-letter word means "to improve"

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

Pranjal Zlatan Barbra
$6,200 $0 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Pranjal Zlatan Barbra
$8,600 $2,400 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: "J-A-M" coming up in each correct response, those letters.)
    $400 28
The real Boone favored beaver hats, not these alliterative items, which he is said to have thought uncivilized
    $400 29
In 2015 a California man paid $2.5 million (or 250 million of these) for just one of these made in 1792
    $400 7
How do you stop police from tailing you in L.A.? Get Damon Wayans to give you bananas, like Eddie Murphy did in this '84 film
    $400 22
She's Blanche DuBois' sister
    $400 30
The venom-packed stinger of the Arizona barbed variety of this desert arachnid can deliver a fatal dose to humans
    $400 26
Let's have one of these alliterative 2-word sleepovers
    $800 15
Born in 1734, Daniel was turned down when he volunteered to serve in this conflict at the age of 78
    $800 20
In 2012 this former Argentine first lady was honored on that country's 100-peso note
    $800 6
This late, great comic said, "Nice guys finish first. If you don't know that, then you don't know where the finish line is"
    $800 25
In books by Beverly Cleary, Ramona's older sister is Beatrice, nicknamed this
    $800 18
To eat, snails extend a digestive organ called a radula covered with thousands of denticles, their version of these
    $800 16
I'll skip the crawfish pie & file gumbo, but pass me this rice, meat & seafood dish
    $1200 27
After Boone's death in 1820, this Brit made him the subject of 7 stanzas of "Don Juan"
    $1200 4
Lady Liberty used to be on the obverse of this coin until a president began getting face time in 1946
    $1200 5
In standup specials this "D List" comic "Does the Bible Belt" & was "50 and not Pregnant"
    $1200 10
Jessica & Elizabeth are the twin blonde sisters introduced in this "Sweet" series of young adult books
    $1200 2
On animals like lizards, autotomy is an evasive defense mechanism that lets them do this
    $1200 8
Slang for money, particularly in $100 form
    $1600 23
In 1775 Boone bought his family to this settlement that still bears his name
    DD: $4,600 14
It’s the basic monetary unit of Gibraltar
    $1600 1
Lucille Bluth, on this show: "That coat cost more than your house!... Oh, that's how we joke. She doesn't even have a house"
    DD: $4,000 11
Suellen & Carreen O’Hara are a flighty pair of sisters in this novel
    $1600 13
The 22 bright pink appendages of this uniquely "nosed" mole are used to identify prey
    $1600 9
The first part of the name of these krazy klassic komic "Kids" is from an old word for a hangover
    $2000 24
In 1775 Boone & about 30 companions built this "Road" leading from Virginia into Kentucky & points west
    $2000 21
A 2007 Portuguese 5-euro coin honoring the Boy Scouts depicted this Brit
    $2000 3
Luther was President Obama's "anger translator" on this Comedy Central show
    $2000 12
Last name of Elinor & Marianne, the sisters who embody the "Sense & Sensibility" in Jane Austen's novel
    $2000 19
These lesser apes have 5 toes on each foot just like us, but the big toe is opposable
    $2000 17
It's paired with "Kashmir" in the name of an Indian state

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Pranjal Zlatan Barbra
$13,200 $4,800 $10,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In Africa on Nov. 26, 1922, he anxiously asked Howard Carter, “Can you see anything?”

Final scores:

Pranjal Zlatan Barbra
$4,799 $1 $8,399
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $8,399

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Pranjal Zlatan Barbra
$8,600 $4,800 $14,800
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W
14 R,
4 W
17 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $28,200

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Game tape date: 2016-04-28
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