Show #7384 - Thursday, October 20, 2016

WE ASKED: Al Franken.


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Hunter Manchak, a product director from Washington, D.C.

Doug Hartman, a consulting engineer from Virginia Beach, Virginia

Debbi Hopkins, an administrative assistant from Charleston, South Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: "Z" is not the last, it's the first letter in each correct response.)
    $200 11
Of next Tuesday, in 10 million years or in 5 billion years, it's when the Sun is scheduled to become a red giant
    $200 21
In Genesis 15 this man leaves the Euphrates city of Ur to found a new nation
    $200 1
Maltaise sauce is made by adding the juice from the blood variety of this fruit to hollandaise sauce
    $200 16
This brand is the official ice resurfacing machine of the NHL
    $200 22
Cottage cheese was part of Michael Fassbender's Spartan diet to prep for this movie set at Thermopylae
    $200 6
Long associated with bloodshed, this fourth planet from the Sun was called Nergal by the Babylonians
    $400 12
Energized particles from fusion in the Sun escape through the corona & create this, not literally a breeze
    $400 27
Acts 9 is about a journey to this city by Saul, later Paul, that doesn't turn out as planned
    $400 2
Hungarian wax is the hot variety of sweet banana these
    $400 17
Often used to describe comedians, it's a synonym for "crazy"
    $400 23
A young woman secretly takes her father's place in the Chinese army & becomes a great heroine in this Disney film
    $400 7
In free fall, many skydivers assume the position named for this fourth Greek letter
    $600 13
"H" is for this model of our solar system that puts the Sun at the center
    $600 28
Built by King Omri as his capital, Samaria is found in what's now often called this directional region
    $600 3
More accurately called crisphead lettuce, it grows in tight, dense heads similar to cabbage
    $600 18
You can tour the campus of this online shoe retailer in downtown Las Vegas
    $600 24
Agu is a child soldier in an African Civil War in this film that earned Idris Elba a Golden Globe nomination
    $600 8
In 1965 "Stop! In The Name Of Love" was this girl group's fourth straight No. 1 song
    $800 14
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an astronomical animation on the monitor.) Taking tens of thousands of years to rise to the Sun's surface & then a mere eight minutes to reach us, they are the most basic light particles
    $800 29
Several towns have been suggested for this Galilee locale where nuptials & miracles took place
    $800 4
This small green vegetable native to Mexico is the essential ingredient in salsa verde
    $800 19
It follows "cubic" in the name of an artificial crystal that resembles a diamond
    $800 25
As the first female trainee in the Navy's elite SEAL program, Demi Moore is determined to succeed in this film
    $800 9
A leading oil & petrochemical center, this metropolis is the fourth-largest city in the United States
    $1000 15
From the Greek for "light" comes this visible layer of the sun, some 300 miles thick
    $1000 30
The Phoenician city of Sidon was home to this wicked queen of the First Book of Kings
    $1000 5
Not as popular as the ruby red, the Duncan is believed to be the oldest variety of this fruit in the United States
    DD: $3,000 20
This outermost layer of a citrus rind contains the color & the flavor
    $1000 26
As General Kuribayashi, Ken Watanabe led the defense of an isolated Pacific island in this 2006 movie
    $1000 10
Robert Schumann called this man's 1807 Fourth Symphony "a slender Greek maiden between two Norse giants"

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

Debbi Doug Hunter
$600 $4,200 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Debbi Doug Hunter
$2,200 $8,800 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
July 12, 1543:
Get married today. 6th time is the charm!
    $400 23
In 1989 Bette scored a No. 1 hit with this song that says, "I can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the..."
    $400 20
(I'm Senator Al Franken.) As a non-lawyer, I'm in the minority on this Senate committee that's much in the news for its key role in the Supreme Court confirmation process
    $400 11
In 2016 Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit this capital of the prefecture of the same name
    $400 6
You use it to squeeze into your Guccis; as a verb it means to squeeze into a small space
    $400 19
The title of this book continues "and What Alice Found There"
    $800 2
July 20, 1969:
Become second guy to walk on Moon; celebrate communion there
    $800 26
In 2017 Bette is set to star in a Broadway revival of this musical in which she'll play the matchmaking Mrs. Levi
    $800 21
At HELP stands for Health, Education, Labor & these, which some laborers get after they retire
    $800 12
The winter Olympics were held in Nagano Prefecture in this year
    $800 7
This type of vinegar is made from white Trebbiano grape juice heated & aged in wooden barrels
    $800 15
He peeped at Polynesian life in 1846's "Typee", his first book
    $1200 3
Sept. 5, 1666:
Begin plan to rebuild post-Great Fire London; hand in to King in a week or so
    $1200 27
On a recent concert tour, Bette sang "I Put A Spell On You" dressed as Winifred from this movie
    $1200 22
Reviewing Medicare on an "almost annual basis", this committee deals with "matters relating to older Americans"
    $1200 13
The Karate Kid's teacher might know the name of this prefecture of Honshu that forms Sendai Bay
    $1200 10
This synonym for sophisticated comes from the French for "of good lineage"
    $1200 18
The idea of this Joyce novel is that history is cyclic; the book begins with a sentence that is unfinished on the last page
    $1600 4
Sept. 3, 1928:
Discover mold juice... No, penicillin, that's a better name
    $1600 24
The Select Committee on these deals with gifts & conflicts of interest
    $1600 14
This prefecture's name is also the name of the popular breed seen here that originated in its mountains
    DD: $2,000 8
When a professor has this adjective after his name, it means he's retired but retains an honorary title & often, free parking
    DD: $2,000 16
Michael Herr wrote in "Dispatches", "I think that" this place "was what we had instead of happy childhoods"
    $2000 5
June 22, 1611:
Make sure mutineers don't set me & my son adrift in the bay named for me; uh-oh
    $2000 25
The Senate committee on these "Affairs" also includes natives from Hawaii & Alaska
    $2000 9
The Latin for "wave" gives us this verb meaning to move in a wavelike motion
    $2000 17
In a novel title, F. Scott Fitzgerald paired them with the "Damned"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Debbi Doug Hunter
$5,400 $12,400 $6,200
(lock-tie game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

She once said that death "is no more than passing from one room into another" but "in that other room, I shall be able to see"

Final scores:

Debbi Doug Hunter
$3,799 $12,400 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $12,400 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Debbi Doug Hunter
$7,000 $10,400 $6,200
10 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
19 R,
6 W

Combined Coryat: $23,600

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