Show #7718 - Wednesday, March 14, 2018


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Peter Karamitsos, a software salesman from Elmhurst, Illinois

Allison Berke, a cybersecurity research director from Half Moon Bay, California

Zach Dark, an investment analyst from Hoover, Alabama (whose 2-day cash winnings total $48,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Because they are already questions.)
    $200 16
"Madame Veto":
This queen during whose reign France's upper classes resisted reform
    $200 9
Style of eyeglasses seen here
    $200 1
Stuart Hughes / Selina Meyer; we saw a lot more of one than the other
    $200 10
Abbott & Costello first performed this baseball-themed routine on the radio in 1938
    $200 15
Tres bummer! You arrived at this French city on the gulf of Napoule the day after its film fest ended!
    $200 26
The perception of texture & weight of a wine in the mouth; in a wine with rich & lingering flavor, it's "full"
    $400 17
This British general who got "shelled" by Washington
    $400 5
This word for exceptional skill starts with a part of a boat
    $400 2
Underwood / Underwood, a family values ticket
    $400 11
The song "Over The Rainbow" ends with this 3-word question
    $400 21
You spent $140,000 on a Model S from this electric car maker just before its least expensive model hit the market under $70K
    $400 27
Called "brown bag vino", this brand of wine contains 17.5% alcohol & shares its name with a model of Ford
    $600 18
"'The Patron Saint of American Orchards":
This frontiersman better known by another nickname
    $600 6
Barbara Hutton, seen here, was invariably described as this, in reference to her family wealth
    $600 3
Mellie Grant / Jake Ballard; what could go wrong?
    $600 12
In a Longfellow poem, Priscilla Mullins asks this question of John Alden
    $600 22
That horse you bought for millions after it won this N.Y. leg of the Triple Crown to get a $75,000 stud fee? Sterile
    $600 28
Musical term for the clear glass used for rose or champagne
    DD: $1,200 19
This soldier & lord protector of England
    $800 7
Sarabi or Elsa
    $800 4
You get Bartlet / Hoynes
    $800 13
It's the title question of P.D. Eastman's classic kids' book featuring a just-hatched baby bird
    $800 23
Calling the 2005 paper "Information Loss in Black Holes" by this Cambridge prof. "derivative"? Bad form
    $800 29
It's not just Oman's capital, it's also a variety of grape with a pronounced sweet aroma & flavor
    $1000 20
"Father of the Continental Congress"; also, "Father of the Stove"
    $1000 8
"Follow your" this, said Joseph Campbell, "and the universe will open doors where there were only walls"
    $1000 25
Jeb Bush / Sue Sylvester 2020
    $1000 14
This question from "The Merchant of Venice" mentions a bridge on the Grand Canal
    $1000 24
Hee hee! Discussing Latin legal terms, you got de facto ("in fact") mixed up with this, "according to law"
    $1000 30
This white wine grape appropriately named for a Roman god is found in many German wines

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

Zach Allison Peter
$1,200 $5,000 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Zach Allison Peter
$6,600 $5,400 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
This layer extends down from the surface of the Earth about 30 miles beneath the continents
    $400 6
Walter Isaacson's 2017 biography of him says while painting Mona Lisa, he was studying lip muscles in the Florence morgue
    $400 11
Any suspenseful situation not immediately resolved, it came from movie serials with heroes left in peril
    $400 16
Third in line to the throne, here he is arriving with Dad for the first day of school
    $400 1
The Museum of the Gaucho is an attraction in this Uruguayan capital
    $400 21
Small screen home for Bert & Ernie since 1969
    $800 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) In 1912, Alfred Wegener proposed this theory of geological movement that was an important precursor to the concept of plate tectonics
    $800 7
A 2009 biography of Frances Perkins is called "The Woman Behind" this set of programs to jumpstart the economy
    $800 12
Also meaning the damaging effects of an action, it's radioactive particles carried into the air after an explosion
    $800 17
This ceremony at Buckingham Palace takes place after replacements arrive from Wellington barracks
    DD: $2,000 2
In 1821 it was made the capital of Gran Colombia, it's still a capital today
    $800 22
1964 hit song for Martha & the Vandellas
    $1200 28
2017 seismography revealed it's a hydrothermal reservoir 200 yards wide that supplies this much-visited U.S. feature
    $1200 8
"Star" tells us "How" this star of "Shampoo" & "Bugsy" "Seduced America"
    DD: $3,000 13
It's come to mean immune to criticism; it was discovered by DuPont chemist Roy Plunkett in 1938
    $1200 18
This residence of the queen outside of London is the largest occupied castle in the world
    $1200 3
A proposal for a capital in the interior was made as early as 1789 but work didn't start on this city until 1956
    $1200 23
They back up "The Boss"
    $1600 29
These unexpected craters suddenly occur when an underground cavern is formed by water eroding away soil
    $1600 9
Marquis James' biography "The Raven" isn't about Edgar Allan Poe but about this flamboyant pres. of early Texas
    $1600 14
This cowboy-hatted ad guy was first used in 1954 & became a symbol of the strong, silent American male
    $1600 19
This "is a voluntary association of 52 independent countries", most formerly under British rule
    $1600 4
The Casablanca Valley between Valparaiso & this capital is known for its wineries & tasting tours
    $1600 24
Scorsese feature film from 1973
    $2000 10
This author whose book inspired "Hamilton" had a new bio out in 2017, making some eager for the musical "Grant"
    $2000 15
A European peninsula gave us this word meaning to break up into smaller countries or other political units
    $2000 20
On this sacred day, 3 days before Easter, the queen visits a cathedral & passes out special money
    $2000 5
Fort Zeelandia in this nation's capital of Paramaribo was built to protect the Dutch West India Company
    $2000 25
Popular video game first released by Capcom in 1987

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Zach Allison Peter
$12,600 $8,200 $17,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Each state has as many electors as its total of senators & reps.; D.C. has this many, the minimum for any state

Final scores:

Zach Allison Peter
$17,201 $100 $27,400
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $27,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Zach Allison Peter
$12,600 $8,200 $15,400
21 R,
2 W
12 R,
0 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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Game tape date: 2017-12-12
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