Show #7617 - Tuesday, October 24, 2017


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Rod Swain, an AmeriCorps recruiter from Columbus, Ohio

Kristina Witzling, a market researcher from Flemington, New Jersey

Nan Bauer, a writer from Brooklyn, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

"R"2 "D"2
(Alex: Each correct response will contain two "R"s and two "D"s.)
    $200 1
Commissioned during Louis XIV's reign, the sculpture seen here shows Mercury riding this horse
    $200 10
The code for its airport is JAX
    $200 19
University of Tennessee quarterback
    $200 14
Boston Lager & a Rebel family of beers are sold by this maker that says it's "brewing the American dream"
    $200 2
Robotic milkers & strawberry pickers are examples of agbots, short for these
    $200 8
Seen here, it needs to do its thing in a timely way, or disaster ensues
    $400 4
A 16th century painting by Joachim Patinir shows "Charon Crossing This" mythical river
    $400 11
During the Civil War, it was the only Confederate capital east of the Mississippi not captured by Union troops
    $400 27
Princeton basketball player (& future U.S. senator)
    $400 17
A man named Sebastian was actually the 18th c. brewmaster who founded this Belgian "star" brand
    $400 3
A 4-legged robot created by Boston Dynamics to deliver packages has been given this name, like Dick & Jane's dog
    $400 9
Michelle Obama attended Princeton for this type of education, followed by Harvard Law School
    $600 5
On the vase dating from the 5th century B.C., this hero is tied to the mast of his ship to resist the singing of the sirens
    $600 12
A resort-retirement community; its name is from the Spanish for "mouse's mouth"
    $600 28
Female gymnast (& future "Dancing with the Stars" winner)
    $600 18
In the 1960s the head of this Dutch co. tried to make its green bottle rectangular so it could be used as building material
    $600 22
Called Robo-Bees, mini drones sporting sticky horsehair may one day help insects with this vital process
    $600 13
Term for a registered user of the website that hosts Q&As called AMAs
    $800 6
In a painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Persephone holds this fruit that would seal her fate
    $800 15
The Gatornationals is a famous drag racing event in this city
    $800 20
Rodney Dangerfield pitched in every way for the Less Filling softball team vs. the Tastes Great one in an ad for this beer
    DD: $1,500 23
Used to move equipment & supplies, the 55-foot-long Canadarm2 is a giant robotic arm on this facility
    $800 25
Ken Burns' documentary on Prohibition had an episode called "A Nation of" these habitual tipplers
    $1000 7
Cheers to you if you know he's the young Roman god depicted in this Caravaggio painting
    $1000 16
This alliterative city in Broward County has been named one of the USA's best cities to live in--the trees in its name help
    $1000 21
Constellation Brands distributes Modelo, Pacifico y this beer that comes in "Extra" & "Light"
    $1000 24
Robots don't need goggles to do this job of fusing metal to metal with an electrical charge sparking across a gap
    $1000 26
In Native American lore, this winged creature is capable of producing severe weather

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

Nan Kristina Rod
$3,400 $800 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nan Kristina Rod
$2,000 $0 $7,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
Founded in London in 1961, it works to free political prisoners & protect human rights
    $400 26
He sailed from China around 1292, arriving back home in Venice in 1295 at about age 41
    $400 14
Before becoming a Massachusetts senator, she was the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard
    $400 1
The Rembrandts sang "I'll Be There For You", the theme song of this show
    $400 9
In 2012 people paid attention to Philip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman in this Broadway play
    $400 20
Uh oh! You "bought" this tract of land, silo & all
    $800 7
Recent requests granted to sick kids by this org. include sending a teen on a safari & giving a pug puppy to a little girl
    $800 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) To show how ancient America's people could colonize Polynesia, in 1947 Thor Heyerdahl sailed 4300 miles in 101 days, on this raft, named for an Incan god
    $800 17
This Oxford professor is remembered for fiction writing more than for his expertise in Old and Middle English
    $800 2
Surf band The Ventures had a '60s hit with this show's theme; their re-recording for the reboot got rejected
    $800 10
Yalta know this man wrote "The Cherry Orchard" during his Yalta period
    $800 21
When you're "in" them, you're wealthy; cash them in, you're not healthy
    DD: $1,000 8
In 2011 & 2012 it was named the sixth-largest homebuilder in the United States
    $1200 28
In 1595 Sir Walter Raleigh sailed up this river in what's now Venezuela in search of a city of gold
    $1200 18
Moderating a 2017 discussion with Charles Murray at this Vt. college, Prof. Allison Stanger ended up concussed
    $1200 3
John Sebastian had a No. 1 hit with "Welcome Back", the theme to "Welcome Back," him
    $1200 11
A familiar TV & movie face, in 2003 she made her Broadway debut as Big Mama in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
    $1200 22
"Traded to" these, Mike Trout's baseball team
    $1600 15
A staff with a snake coiled around it appears on the emblem of this U.N. agency that's HQ'd in Geneva
    $1600 29
Here's Henry Hudson and a full depiction of this ship of his, sailing on the Hudson river
    DD: $3,000 19
A practicing physician, he became professor of botany as well as medicine at the University of Uppsala in 1741
    $1600 4
This '90s drama about a quintet of orphans helped boost "Closer To Free" on the charts
    $1600 12
Look! Up in the sky! It's not a bird or a plane, but it is this 1905 George Bernard Shaw play about humanity & God!
    $1600 23
The "to be or not to be" speech includes "shuffled off" this phrase
    $2000 16
The largest U.S. organization advocating for people's rights at the end of life is called Compassion & these
    $2000 30
He led the 1608 expedition that sailed from France & founded Quebec
    $2000 25
He came out of UC Riverside (not Narnia) to publish "Zealot", a 2013 biography of Jesus
    $2000 5
Just some "Good Ol' Boys" by this country music star was all "The Dukes of Hazzard" needed
    $2000 13
We would attend this playwright's "Seven Guitars", about a 1940s blues musician, any month of the year
    $2000 24
The Monty Python shop customer says, "This is a late parrot... it's rung down the curtain & joined" this singing group

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nan Kristina Rod
$13,400 $3,400 $15,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This 8-letter word meaning "cultured" or "intellectual" originated with a phrenology concept

Final scores:

Nan Kristina Rod
$6,799 $3,400 $4,900
2-day champion: $21,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nan Kristina Rod
$12,000 $3,600 $15,200
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
8 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
25 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $30,800

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Game tape date: 2017-08-07
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