Show #7772 - Tuesday, May 29, 2018


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Tim Young, a filmmaker from Los Angeles, California

Jeffrey Schwarz, a private investor from New York, New York

Virginia Cummings, a geriatrician from Randolph, Massachusetts (whose 2-day cash winnings total $51,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

"I" 4
(Alex: 4-letter words beginning with the letter I.)
    $200 1
One of its national symbols is on its flag, seen here
    $200 3
The finale of this sitcom was not narrated by Bob Saget but by Josh Radnor, who played the title pronoun
    $200 20
This "Greatest" boxer:
"Superman don't need no seat belt";
flight attendant:
"Superman don't need no airplane"
    $200 10
This green stuff that encompasses diatoms & seaweed is the base of the food chain for almost all aquatic life
    $200 9
A revered religious object, or a symbol on a computer screen
    $200 8
Pieces in the 4 corners of the board at the start of a game of chess
    $400 2
Until 1707 it was an independent country
    $400 4
Michael C. Hall played the titular serial killer & narrator of this Showtime series
    $400 21
Challenged by a political rival, Sen. Fritz Hollings said, "I'll take a drug test, if you'll take" this mental "test"
    $400 26
Xylophages, including termites & bark beetles, live on a diet of this
    $400 16
Slangy synonym for "signs", as in "Superstar ____ new contract"
    $400 11
The letter just to the right of "A" on a standard keyboard
    $600 15
While preparing to sail back to America, Pocahontas died there in 1617
    $600 5
(I'm Iain Armitage.) So you don't get us mixed up, on the show "Young Sheldon", I play young Sheldon Cooper, while this actor is the voice of older Sheldon
    $600 22
"May I kiss the hand that wrote 'Ulysses'?" an admirer asked this man, who said, "No--it did lots of other things too"
    DD: $1,200 27
Black bears sometimes prey on the young of this big deer, Alces alces
    $600 17
A foot often written by a poet
    $600 12
The first family member shown in "The Simpsons" title sequence
    $800 24
A village there has boasted the longest place name in Europe, at 58 letters
    $800 6
Mary Alice Young is the omniscient dead narrator of this series about her neighbors on Wisteria Lane
    $800 23
Asked about a run for mayor, Ed Davis, head of this department in L.A. in the 1970s, said, "And give up all my power?"
    $800 29
Turtles, birds & carrion are on the menu for Galeocerdo cuvier, the tiger this
    $800 18
It's Arabic for "leader"
    $800 13
Number of white stripes on the current U.S. flag
    $1000 25
The Trent is one of its longest rivers
    $1000 7
As the narrator of "Arrested Development" he said, "Tobias was a never-nude, which is exactly what it sounds like"
    $1000 28
Boswell quotes him, asked to compare 2 poets: "There is no settling the point of precedency between a louse and a flea"
    $1000 30
These crustaceans don't just stick on boats--the Sacculina genus parasitizes crabs
    $1000 19
Italian company known for upscale coffee makers & espresso machines
    $1000 14
Color of the "Ex" in the principal FedEx logo

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

Virginia Jeffrey Tim
$2,200 $800 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Virginia Jeffrey Tim
$6,000 $3,000 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
Our besieged castle is out of food? Time to "wave" this proverbial symbol of surrender
    $400 26
Named one of the best illustrated children's books of 2017: the story of this artist "and Her Animalitos"
    $400 16
The Compromise of 1850 separated this strip of land from Texas & it later became the western part of Oklahoma
    $400 21
The "Ten" variety of this soda says it has "10 great tasting calories"
    $400 10
Swaziland ships lots of soft drink concentrate; some say this company controls 40% of the land's GDP
    $400 6
This woman joined the Miami Sound Machine in 1975 & 3 years later married its founder
    $800 2
In the ring our boxer is getting pounded; maybe it's time to "throw in" this symbol of surrender
    $800 27
The 2004 Newbery Medal went to "The Tale of" this mouse who falls in love with a princess
    $800 17
This oil boomtown of the early 1900s is today home to Oral Roberts University & 400,000 Oklahomans
    $800 22
A U.S. citizen physically unfit for military duty is classified this
    $800 11
KORUS, the USA's free trade deal with this Asian country, helps keep semiconductors pouring in
    $800 7
Regine Chassagne & husband Win Butler had a hit with "Everything Now" for this Canadian band
    $1200 3
A Jan. 24, 1943 Allied press conference called for this type of "surrender by Germany, Italy & Japan"
    $1200 28
In 2002 his "American Gods" was both a Hugo & a Nebula Award winner
    $1200 18
1/4 of this tribe died on the march from the southeast, but today it numbers about 250,000 in Oklahoma
    $1200 23
In 1988 this hard-rockin' band was alphanumerically yours with "OU812"
    $1200 12
Both Mauritania & Mali export gold, but you can see from the map why only Mauritania is big in frozen this
    $1200 8
This singer had a child with fellow Jefferson Airplane member Paul Kantner
    $1600 4
The B is silent at the end of this word, what you do when you die from severe injuries
    $1600 29
Sections in this 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel are "Mrs. Woolf", "Mrs. Brown" & "Mrs. Dalloway"
    DD: $2,300 19
During the late 1800s, this trail across Oklahoma territory was the major route for moving cattle from Texas to Kansas
    $1600 24
The influenza pandemic of 1918 & 1919 was caused by this alphanumeric virus
    $1600 13
The state of Guanajuato in this country sends the U.S. many shoes
    $1600 9
Christine Perfect married John McVie in 1968 & soon joined him in this, one of the biggest bands of the '70s
    $2000 5
From the Latin for "throw down", to do this to oneself is to lie face down in prayer or submission
    $2000 20
This Duncan, Oklahoma native served as President Reagan's ambassador to the United Nations, the first woman to hold the position
    $2000 25
(Jay Leno presents the clue.) Designed by Rolls-Royce, the Merlin engine earned its reputation as "the engine that won World War II" by giving unbeatable performance to Allied planes like the British Spitfire & this famous American fighter plane
    DD: $4,000 14
Conveniently the port of Gothenburg is home to this car company's main plant
    $2000 15
Now no longer married or as young, Kim Gordon & Thurston Moore started this band together

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Virginia Jeffrey Tim
$12,400 $13,700 $10,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Of the 16 Commonwealth nations with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, this one is farthest from the United Kingdom

Final scores:

Virginia Jeffrey Tim
$24,800 $25,000 $19,000
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $25,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Virginia Jeffrey Tim
$16,400 $14,200 $10,800
19 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $41,400

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Game tape date: 2018-02-07
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