Show #7637 - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

WE ASKED: Elizabeth Vargas.


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Wilbur Farley, a lecturer from Patchogue, New York

Kiana Nakamura, a graduate student from Corona, California

Eric Maher, an attorney from Epping, New Hampshire (whose 1-day cash winnings total $31,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

20/20 AT 40
    $200 2
In the book of Matthew, to calm his disciples who are on a boat during a storm, Jesus does this
    $200 14
Perhaps Wile E. Coyote knows it's from the Greek for "highest point"
    $200 1
Willamette Valley /
It's not the witch trial one /
A "Lot" to look at
    $200 5
concrete walls,
sewer main
    $200 21
Wirebound college rule these are among the Five Star school supplies from Mead
    $200 26
(David Muir of 20/20 presents the clue.) In 2015 I had the honor of moderating a town hall with this man before his first visit to the U.S.; he asked Americans to pray for him
    $400 3
Used to refer to the first 5 books of the Bible, this Hebrew word is usually translated as "law"
    $400 15
Take a long look; it's the type of photo seen here
    $400 10
The "City of Trees" /
& potatoes! Potatoes! /
Potatoes! 'Taters!
    $400 6
Event horizon,
    $400 22
Wear one star on your U.S. Army uniform & you're a BG, short for this
    $400 27
(Elizabeth Vargas of 20/20 presents the clue.) In 2002 Peter Jennings sat down for a last interview with Hollywood legend Charlton Heston & his wife to talk about acting, the NRA & dealing with this memory-robbing disease
    $600 4
In Genesis he is sold to Pharaoh's officer Potiphar & Mrs. P. tries to seduce him
    $600 18
A synonym for predicament, it's made up of 2 words that together mean "two propositions"
    $600 11
No roads lead to it /
Named for a gold prospector /
It gets quite cold there
    $600 7
vegetable oil,
    $600 23
A deal made by Conn Smythe led to this sport's "three stars" of each game, sponsored by Three-Star gasoline
    $600 28
(David Muir of 20/20 presents the clue.) Some stories we bring you are particularly troubling; in 2016 I reported on a growing epidemic in America, the rise in use of this illegal & deadly opioid, the majority of users having started with prescription pain medications
    $800 16
Many find this N.T. figure foretold in Malachi: "I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way"
    $800 19
From Greek for "world citizen", it describes someone who is worldly & sophisticated
    $800 12
South of Pawtucket /
Founded 1636 /
Best-loved color? Brown!
    $800 8
Nasal plug,
phonic lips,
air sacs
    $800 24
In 2011 NASA announced the discovery of the first known circumbinary planet, meaning it does this
    $800 29
(Elizabeth Vargas of 20/20 presents the clue.) In 2015 I traveled to Iraq to cover the plight of Christian refugees trying to flee the horrors of this terrorist group
    $1000 17
Rembrandt painted this prophet, sad that his book says all the houses of Jerusalem were burned
    $1000 20
This adjective meaning having the same property throughout is from the Greek for "of the same kind"
    DD: $2,800 13
Mark Twain called it home /
Founded 1635 /
Knows Courant events
    $1000 9
grenade trap
    $1000 25
4 stars for BNP Paribas, one of Europe's major banks; Paribas is short for Paris et des Pays-Bas, Paris & this country
    $1000 30
(David Muir of 20/20 presents the clue.) The words mad & unstable came up when Barbara Walters interviewed this Arab leader in 1989

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

Eric Kiana Wilbur
$5,600 $1,000 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Kiana Wilbur
$7,200 $2,200 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 12
Around 1000 A.D. Russia began using this alphabet and still uses a version of it today
    $400 5
Bluesnarfing & bluejacking are different ways of using this wireless technology to hack your phone
    $400 1
"Chaos Monkeys" is subtitled "Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in" this tech region of California
    $400 2
Now common, this TV sports innovation was first used in the 1963 Army-Navy college football game
    $400 18
Tanqueray suggests this libation from a 1993 Snoop Dogg song should include orange & pineapple
    $400 23
Last name of the science guy who "Saves the World" on Netflix
    $800 13
This Icelandic parliament considered Christianity around 999 A.D. & then made it the state religion
    $800 6
The Kérastase Hair Coach, a wireless this beauty item, can help Marcia Brady count to 100 maintaining her lustrous locks
    $800 17
"My Own Words" is her first book since joining the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993
    $800 3
"A community of more than 600 mil. who capture & share the world's moments" is promised by this internet service
    $800 19
The dried bark of this spice makes an appearance on the label of Fireball whisky
    $1200 14
A European first, Leif Ericson may have landed around 1000 A.D. at L'Anse aux Meadows on this Canadian island
    $1200 9
This company introduced Bixby, its new assistant, on its Galaxy S8 phones
    $1200 24
Released on January 17, 2017, "My Life, My Love, My Legacy" is about this woman, a famed wife & civil rights icon
    DD: $1,000 4
It's the ceremonial process of placing a new official in a job
    $1200 20
Diddy has been known to shill for Cîroc, a French type of this liquor that's all the rage
    $1600 15
Fearing a coup, in 1002 A.D. this "unready" English king ordered that all men from Denmark be slain
    $1600 10
You can bother your cat remotely with the Kittyo pet camera with one of these to make the red dot
    DD: $1,400 25
Chapter 5 of David McCullough's 2015 biography of them is titled "December 17, 1903"
    $1600 7
This Kodak camera used an easily loaded drop-in film cartridge
    $1600 21
Also a type of medical emergency, it's equal parts lager & cider
    $2000 16
With about 100,000 people, this city was Europe's most populous in 1000; today it's around number 10 in Spain
    $2000 11
Vivalnk makes a patch you put below your little one's armpit so you can wirelessly monitor this
    $2000 8
Referring to an unsettled situation, this word used in meteorology can be "regional" in political science
    $2000 22
A white cord adorns bottles of this hazelnut liqueur whose name begins with the Italian for "brother"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Kiana Wilbur
$9,200 $9,200 $10,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Hailed as the "greatest album of all time", in 2017 it returned to the top of the charts 50 years after its first release

Final scores:

Eric Kiana Wilbur
$2,200 $10,500 $1,999
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $10,500 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Kiana Wilbur
$7,400 $9,400 $11,600
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $28,400

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Game tape date: 2017-08-22
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