Show #7394 - Thursday, November 3, 2016


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Sharon Stern Gerstman, an attorney from Buffalo, New York

Rachel Hopkins, a student from Middletown, Rhode Island

Vivek Ravishanker, a freelance consultant from Higganum, Connecticut (whose 2-day cash winnings total $43,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Its name will be within the text of the clue.)
[Alex pronounces the category title like "Oh, okay".] (Alex: Those three letters are going to come up in each correct response, in that order.)
    $200 16
Unlike compote, pie has this; the perfect one has been described as "wonderfully flaky, tender" & golden brown
    $200 3
In Ambroise Thomas' opera version, you'll need a mezzo-soprano to play this queen & mother of Hamlet
    $200 17
Last name of the man who published a reading system in 1829 based on a "cell" of 6 dots
    $200 1
"Every Little Wheeze Seems to Whisper" this Saints QB who threw for 5,069 yards in 2008
    $200 26
Everyone wants a turn gazing at this spectacular planet
    $200 11
Caught demanding a bribe? You have your proverbial "hand in" this 2-word item
    $400 22
This company that says, "With a name like" this, "it has to be good" sells jams & jellies but no compote
    $400 2
Cordelia refuses to flatter Dad just to get a bigger inheritance, unlike these 2 siblings
    $400 18
Take a picture, it lasts longer! In 2012 Mark Zuckerberg paid a cool billion to acquire this photo-sharing app
    $400 4
Let's be "Fiddling While" this Cowboy QB "Burns"; he was hot when he won the D-1AA version of the Heisman
    $400 27
All that we are came from this unmistakable entity
    $400 12
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew demonstrates.) The penalty box awaits an NHL player after the ref makes the signal for this infraction
    $600 23
Compote is often made with apples or berries; marmalade, most commonly from fruit of this genus
    $600 8
She's pictured here in the lawyer's disguise she wears to save the Merchant of Venice
    $600 19
The first primitive form of this device that sends print over a telephone line was made in 1843 by a Scottish inventor
    $600 5
Darn, somebody beat us to this Hall of Fame 1970s Dolphin fullback "& the Chocolate Factory"
    $600 28
I'll bet that more than seven used-up probes will someday orbit this planet
    $600 13
He's the sensational point guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder
    $800 24
Compote is traditional on Rosh Hashanah; this dessert, on Christmas--Mrs. Cratchit even whips some up
    DD: $1,500 9
Bianca must wait for this bad-tempered older sister to wed before she can
    $800 20
This company was founded in 1851 to build a telegraph line from Buffalo to St. Louis
    $800 6
"I'm Just A" him, the Patriots head coach who won at least 10 games a season from 2003 to 2015
    $800 29
Traveling near one of these would be no vacation
    $800 14
7-letter "chess" term for a penguin's breeding colony
    $1000 25
"Compote" can mean a dish for serving it; this layered dessert also has its own glass, but it's taller & narrower
    $1000 10
After being banished, Rosalind runs off to the Forest of Arden dressed like a man in this play
    $1000 21
Claude Chappe's set of arms that pivoted on a post in 1794 was an early version of this communication system using flags
    $1000 7
We'll have this 2-time Super Bowl-winning starting QB for the Steelers "To Go"; enjoy the 240-pounder!
    $1000 30
To see one of these objects, come to the observatory
    $1000 15
It's a rivulet, pretty much

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

Vivek Rachel Sharon
$1,600 $4,500 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vivek Rachel Sharon
$6,000 $6,500 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 3
In 2013 Google commemorated his 85th birthday with a doodle featuring characters from "Where the Wild Things Are"
    $400 15
It's the beach favorite being played here
    $400 1
In 1540 Garcia Lopez de Cardenas found this natural wonder; his men tried to climb down to the Colorado River but failed
    $400 8
Until 1935 Iran was known by this name
    $400 7
Need a lift? Apparently so, as in 2016, this 7-year-old app was valued at nearly $70 billion
    $400 26
Using accepted truths like axioms & postulates, this Greek came up with 467 propositions of plane & solid geometry
    $800 17
Ida Rubinstein commissioned him to compose a work for ballet with a Spanish flavor & he did--"Bolero"
    $800 16
A stern boss or supervisor may be called a "harsh" this
    $800 2
In 1974, over Ford's veto, Congress passed amendments to this act granting public access to government files
    $800 9
2 of the 3 Baltic states
    $800 10
In 2016 this car company said orders for its new Model 3 electric sedan topped $10 billion in 36 hours
    $800 27
The title of this official newspaper of the Communist Party of the USSR translates to "truth"
    $1200 18
Maurice Lucas of the 1970s Portland Trail Blazers inspired this teammate to name his son Luke
    $1200 19
Background info in a novel or movie, or the type of international event seen here
    $1200 4
This Nebraska Democrat lost an 1894 bid for the U.S. Senate but was nominated for president 2 years later
    $1200 12
It covers more than 26,000 square miles, mainly in Tanzania & Uganda
    $1200 11
This ex-Microsoft man has fun with his billions, owning 3 pro sports teams & giving away $2 billion to charity
    $1200 28
The game show "To Tell the Truth" returned to TV in 2016 with this star of "black-ish" as its host
    $1600 22
Sadly, shining star Maurice White, who founded this R&B group, passed away in 2016
    $1600 20
Skill in navigating a boat on the waves
    $1600 5
A 1621 treaty with the Wampanoags gave the Pilgrims protection against this tribe from what's now Rhode Island
    DD: $4,800 13
This dry, windswept region covers almost all of southern Argentina
    DD: $2,000 24
An article about this app was titled "How 3 guys turned renting an air mattress in their apartment into a $25 bil. company"
    $2000 23
Maurice Evans played this wise simian "Dr." in "Planet of the Apes"
    $2000 21
10-letter "cardiac" object of passion, maybe even a "teen" one like Shaun Cassidy or Ryan Beatty
    $2000 6
On April 4, 1891 this brother of John Wilkes Booth ended his 40+-year acting career appearing in "Hamlet" in NYC
    $2000 14
You might say this region of Croatia that extends about 230 miles along the coast has a "spotty" reputation
    $2000 25
(I'm Lara Logan of CBS News.) I conducted a rare interview with Jack Ma, founder of this Chinese Internet company that made a big splash in 2014 by finishing its first day of trading with a market value of $231 billion dollars

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vivek Rachel Sharon
$8,800 $15,300 $7,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In a 1926 book, he "is in a very sad condition, because it's his birthday, & nobody has taken any notice of it, & he's very gloomy"

Final scores:

Vivek Rachel Sharon
$17,600 $21,799 $14,388
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $21,799 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Vivek Rachel Sharon
$5,600 $14,200 $7,200
15 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
11 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $27,000

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