Show #7665 - Friday, December 29, 2017

WE ASKED: Stan Lee.


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Gwynedd Stuart, a writer and editor from Los Angeles, California

Henry Ayoola, a Ph.D. student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Travis Rojakovick, an equity analyst from Nashville, Tennessee (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,450)

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Jeopardy! Round

LIFE IN 1977
    $200 26
Ruddy Spasskaya Tower adorns this Moscow fortress that has come to represent Russia's executive branch
    $200 11
The mouth of a gun, or the mouth & nose of a dog
    $200 21
Families were glued to this miniseries that told the story of a family from slavery to after the Civil War
    $200 6
It's basically a thin, sweet wafer that's folded around a small piece of paper
    $200 1
When you divide 17 by 5, 2 is this
    $200 16
(Stan Lee presents the clue.) In a Reddit Ask Me Anything I revealed that the superhero I would most like to be is this one, because he's rich, handsome, glamorous, the women love him & he's got boats & planes & an iron costume--man!
    $400 27
The walls seen here line this taboo imperial palace complex in Beijing
    $400 12
It's the Italian word for a city square, like St. Mark's
    $400 22
For the Queen's Silver Jubilee, several of these iconic London transports, the Routemasters, were painted silver
    $400 7
Collective term for species like flounder & halibut with one side of their bodies facing down
    $400 2
Favoring extreme political reforms, or the math sign that's an expression for a root
    $400 17
Stan's many movie cameos include one as a mental patient in this deity: "The Dark World"
    $600 28
At night, omnipresent lights give a crimson tinge to a certain district in this European city
    $600 13
Profession of George Woolf, sadly killed in a fall at Santa Anita
    DD: $2,000 23
The American Cancer Society organized the first "Great American" one of these
    $600 8
Spanish for "beans", they are often served "refritos"
    $600 3
In 3x = 5 + y, if x = 4, then y = this; having high school flashbacks yet?
    $600 18
(Stan Lee presents the clue.) In my first published comic book story back in 1941, I introduced this character's famous shield throw, which he still employs today
    $800 29
Resplendent red roofs line Dubrovnik in this Adriatic country
    $800 14
The vicuña is closely related to this South American animal, prized for its fleece
    $800 24
This glass & metal cultural centre named for a French president opened in the Beaubourg area of Paris
    $800 9
Essential to Cajun cooking, this seasoning is made from the ground, dried leaves of the sassafras tree
    $800 4
They're not exchanging mail, but the angles seen here are this type
    $800 19
Stan based this boss of Peter Parker on himself & wanted to play him in the movies
    $1000 30
The blushing walls of Red Fort can be found in this Indian city, also home to the Taj Mahal
    $1000 15
In humans, this tailbone is made up of 3-5 successively smaller vertebrae
    $1000 25
Life in New York City got scarier during the killing spree of David Berkowitz, known by this nickname
    $1000 10
Often confused with salt pork, it runs along the upper regions of a pig & is used to make lard & cracklings
    $1000 5
The 6 functions of this branch of math are each defined by the ratio of 2 sides in a right-angled triangle
    $1000 20
(Stan Lee presents the clue.) In 1961 I teamed up with Jack Kirby & told the story of this group of astronauts who gained superpowers after being bombarded by cosmic rays

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

Travis Henry Gwynedd
$3,200 $2,600 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Travis Henry Gwynedd
$5,000 $6,400 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 4
Several generations of lionesses, their cubs & a few males make up this group
    $400 6
These breeches named for a body part were all the rage in late 18th-century men's fashion
    $400 14
As president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs built a more inclusive AMPAS, short for the Academy of these
    $400 9
"The Wizard of Oz":
It's the capital of Oz
    $400 21
"And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed" in this Bible book
    $400 26
A story on Prince William's leg injury prompted an investigation into News Corp reporters hacking these devices
    $800 5
It's not a G'day when you get mauled by a mob of these largest marsupials, & yes, as a group, they are a mob
    $800 7
The book of Matthew says, "A prophet is not without" this, "save in his own country"
    $800 15
The Paley Center for Media is named for William Paley, longtime honcho of this network
    $800 12
"The Hunger Games":
This country with 12 districts
    $800 22
This magazine that pretty much owns the nude pregnant celebrity cover showcased Serena Williams in August 2017
    $800 27
In "The Insider", Russell Crowe played a real-life whistleblower for this industry
    $1200 1
Sea otters separate by sex & float together in large groups called this--no inflation necessary
    $1200 8
The name of this extinct flying creature means "wing finger"
    $1200 16
This organization, AFI for short, has a conservatory offering MFAs in 6 disciplines, including editing & producing
    $1200 10
"The Handmaid's Tale":
The repressive Christian republic of this
    $1200 23
This almost hairless rodent is also called the naked blesmol
    DD: $3,000 28
Attempts to hide this 1986 accident lasted 2 days before Swedish monitoring stations detected radiation
    $1600 2
Those are orcas, so you're looking at this 3-letter group
    DD: $2,000 19
A male servant; the word has been used to mean a rascal since around 1200
    $1600 17
It's the R in RIAA, the industry association that sued Napster in 1999, upset at free downloads
    $1600 11
"Lost Horizon":
This utopian lamasery in Tibet
    $1600 24
She was first naked in the world sometime around 1912; getting naked later led to a 1959 Broadway musical based on her life
    $1600 29
A 1977 article in Mother Jones magazine reported that Ford knew that this car had fuel tank problems in crashes
    $2000 3
When not destroying their way through the forest, these ants fittingly form temporary camps called bivouacs
    $2000 20
This type of drill is run by compressed air
    $2000 18
American Humane certifies movies & TV shows with this 4-word trademark in the end credits
    $2000 13
In a Samuel Butler satire:
Colleges of Unreason are found in this title land
    $2000 25
"O" my, said viewers at the Salon of 1865 on seeing this very un-romanticized nude by Manet
    $2000 30
One thread that unraveled the LAPD Rampart scandal: cops moonlighting as security for this "morbid" record label

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Travis Henry Gwynedd
$18,400 $14,800 $4,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Following a show's success in 2011, this group began advertising, "You've seen the play... now read the book"

Final scores:

Travis Henry Gwynedd
$7,199 $14,800 $3,601
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $14,800 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Travis Henry Gwynedd
$17,200 $14,800 $4,200
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
1 W
10 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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Game tape date: 2017-09-06
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