Show #7723 - Wednesday, March 21, 2018


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Chris Frantz, an on-call office administrator from Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

Rebecca Zoshak, a language specialist from State College, Pennsylvania

Lisa Mueller, a technical services librarian from Naperville, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $33,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We will ask you to decipher an anagram, and keep in mind that each correct response will end in "O-L-O-G-Y".)
    $200 17
The British pronounce this office worker & account keeper to rhyme with "mark"
    $200 22
Betteridge's law states that any headline ending in a question mark can be answered safely by this word
    $200 15
"Merrily We Roll Along" ran just 16 shows in 1981 despite a score by this alliterative king of Broadway songwriters
    $200 12
It's all about star signs:
    $400 16
This retired physician completed the first edition of his thesaurus in 1852 at age 73
    $400 18
Sometimes including insults, to do this other 5-letter "T" word is meaner than just to tease
    $400 23
According to Muphry's law, any written criticism of proofreading will contain these
    $400 8
It's the word blocked out here in the August 22, 2017 edition of a Midwest paper
    $400 1
Based on the lives of Broadway dancers, this musical passed its first audition for 15 years before closing in 1990
    $400 13
It's fossil-fueled:
    $600 9
This celebrated actress was 80 when she won an Oscar for "Driving Miss Daisy"
    $600 19
2-syllable adjective for a comment that sums things up in a few words
    $600 24
Hanlon's (not Occam's) this:
"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity"
    $600 5
After "JFK Jetblue Pilot Goes Nuts in Midair", this Rupert Murdoch tabloid subtly headlined "This Is Your Captain Freaking"
    $600 2
"The Rocky Horror Show" did not last a month in 1975, but this actor was back in the "Picture" as Frank-N-Furter
    $600 14
It's drug-fueled:
    DD: $2,600 10
He was 77 when he returned to space aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1998
    $800 20
A midwife is a medical worker who's there for the birth; this is a supportive counselor before, during & after it
    $800 25
This alliterative principle says, "In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence"
    $800 6
This financial paper tore the lid off Teapot Dome with the 1922 headline "Sinclair Consolidated in Big Oil Deal with U.S."
    $800 3
The first run of this musical with Velma & Roxie lasted from 1975 to 1977; a revival stayed a lot longer
    $1000 11
In 2015 at age 84, this "Beloved" author published her 11th novel, "God Help the Child"
    $1000 21
Used to create little channels in the wood, it's the tool seen here--keep it away from your eye
    $1000 26
His law tells us work always expands to fill the available time
    $1000 7
This metroplex city's Star was founded in 1906 & merged with the Telegram 3 years later
    $1000 4
As the song says, "They'll pass you by", & this musical about former high school pals opened & closed May 6, 2008

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

Lisa Rebecca Chris
$5,200 $1,400 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lisa Rebecca Chris
$5,800 $2,200 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 22
Francisco Pizarro was born around 1475 in this Spanish kingdom that would soon unite with Aragon
    $400 7
Former Navy fighter pilot & attorney Harmon Rabb, as played by David James Elliot
    $400 4
Blackish spot on a hammerhead
    $400 1
In Robert Heinlein's sci-fi novel about a penal colony there, this "Is a Harsh Mistress"
    $800 14
In 1519 Pizarro became mayor of this then-new city that shares its name with an isthmus
    $800 8
Raymond Burr as the title master criminal defense lawyer handling the most difficult cases
    $800 13
Serious stage play about the 44th president & an alpaca relative
    $800 21
In 2011 this European capital's 8.2 million people included 1 million ethnic Indians, Pakistanis & Bangladeshis
    $800 2
"God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" by this author introduced his alter-ego, a sci-fi writer
    $800 18
Freedom 7 & Friendship 7 were both capsules in this NASA space program
    $1200 15
In 1535 Pizarro founded this South American capital where he was assassinated in 1541
    $1200 9
Bridget Moynahan as A.D.A. Erin Reagan, whose dad is NYC's police commissioner
    $1200 26
Improved written correspondence from someone who owes you money
    $1200 10
2 million revelers partied as this NYC borough's 2017 West Indian Day parade wound from Crown Heights to Flatbush
    $1200 3
It's the avian title of Maya Angelou's first in a series of autobiographical works
    $1200 19
A hundred eyes had Argos, a good name for a company that watches the Earth via these
    $1600 16
Before heading north, this Mississippi man served as Pizarro's chief lieutenant
    $1600 24
Portia de Rossi as attorney Nelle Porter
    $1600 11 says this city's metro area is the most Irish in the U.S., & Sully will fight you if you disagree
    $1600 5
This Tom Robbins novel features the beautiful Sissy Hankshaw, a hitchhiker with big dreams & big thumbs
    $1600 20
Canon has a camera that shares a name with this 3-letter dawn goddess
    $2000 17
Pizarro scored big in an agreement with the Spanish crown known as the capitulation of this city 40 miles from Madrid
    $2000 25
Andy Griffith as a Southern lawyer & favorite of Grandpa Simpson
    DD: $3,000 12
Buenos Aires' many people of this European origin call themselves Tanos
    $2000 6
"Never Let Me Go" is by this Japanese-born British writer, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature
    DD: $1,000 23
In 1990 the first of these autos rolled out of a GM plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lisa Rebecca Chris
$7,200 $7,400 $6,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Bernard Herrmann scored this 1960 black & white thriller using only the string section of an orchestra

Final scores:

Lisa Rebecca Chris
$13,201 $14,407 $12,600
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $14,407 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Lisa Rebecca Chris
$6,400 $7,400 $9,600
16 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
2 W
14 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $23,400

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Game tape date: 2017-12-13
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