Show #7840 - Friday, October 12, 2018

Alan Dunn game 1. WE ASKED: Dr. Travis Stork.


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Alan Dunn, a software development manager from Johns Creek, Georgia

Ryan Vesledahl, a catastrophe modeler from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alex Schmidt, a writer and comedian from Pasadena, California (whose 4-day cash winnings total $92,880)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Pushing the CC button on your car activates this, perfect for long trips on the open highway
    $200 25
The USA's 10 highest mountain peaks are all found in this state
    $200 26
In the expressions sack duty & sack rat, heard in the military, sack means this
    $200 12
These public schools with limited enrollment are named for the special contract that governs them
    $200 7
"Perdida" by Gillian Flynn
    $200 2
Bill Russell & this man AKA "The Stilt" didn't talk for 20 years at one point, but ended up fast friends
    $400 21
Sometimes before a TV show, you'll see a "CC" indicating this sort of transcription
    $400 17
This range forms a natural barrier between 2 nations, with a third country among its peaks
    $400 27
As mentioned in the Bible, wearing sackcloth & ashes was a sign of this somber condition
    $400 13
According to its initials, you take the MCAT if you're pursuing a career in this
    $400 8
"El Principito", originally a French fable
    $400 3
Shaq is good friends with this diminutive comedian & once picked him up & rocked him like a baby on Leno
    $600 22
When you CC a coworker on an e-mail, "CC" is short for this, representing bygone technology
    $600 18
This mountain rises to some 19,000 feet above the surrounding plains of Tanzania
    $600 28
In the 1912 British play "Hindle Wakes", the line "I'll give him the sack" means this
    $600 14
You can see why Arizona teachers demanding higher pay & more funds used the rhyming slogan this "For Ed"
    $600 9
By E.M. Forster, "Una Habitación con Vistas"
    $600 4
Kevin Durant left OKC, yet his relationship with this Thunder super-guard is "all love at the end of the day"
    $800 23
Though legal, this blackjack strategy got Ben Affleck booted from a casino
    $800 19
Featured in "Peer Gynt", the highest range in Scandinavia is the Jotunheimen Mountains of this country
    $800 29
With his large belly & his never-empty bag, Hotei is one of the mythical gods of this--aptly, there are 7 of them
    $800 15
A hot debate topic:
Should teachers be granted this, giving them permanent status & protecting them from dismissal?
    $800 10
"Cincuenta Sombras Liberadas", the third in a series
    $800 5
Dennis Rodman once said of this world leader, "I don't condone what he does, but he's my friend"
    DD: $2,500 24
After a "La Fille du Regiment" performance, Pavarotti received 17 of them
    $1000 20
For the first time in 500 years, this volcanic mountain in the Philippines blew its top in 1991
    $1000 30
Part of the ransom paid to free this captured English king in 1194 was 50,000 sacks of wool
    $1000 16
Steel yourself:
This Pittsburgh university's Tepper School of Business has one of the top online MBA programs
    $1000 11
"Por Quién Doblan las Campanas", set in Spain
    $1000 6
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a book about this "50-year friendship" with this UCLA coach

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

Alex Ryan Alan
$3,800 $2,600 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Ryan Alan
$6,200 $3,100 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Travis Stork: I'm Dr. Travis Stork of The Doctors with...) (Travis Stork: Clues about how to stay well amid issues our ancestors never faced.)
    $400 13
Paul Wolfowitz quit this "World" financial institution in 2007 after a promotion for his girlfriend caused a ruckus
    $400 30
Ask the Pope--you can see the Greek seer Laocoon & his sons grappling with sea serpents at this museum
    $400 7
To translate a language between two speakers in real time
    $400 1
It refers to legal services done for free
    $400 9
"If you're lost, you can look and you will find" this No. 1 hit by Cyndi Lauper
    $400 27
(Travis Stork presents the clue.) Athletes aren't the only ones who can get these injuries caused by the brain banging against the skull--If you experience continued headache, nausea, dizziness, forgetfulness or sensitivity to light & noise after a head impact, get to a doctor
    $800 17
Like Davy Crockett, Sam Houston was a politician in this state, but resigned as gov. in 1829 & ended up in Texas
    $800 25
Some 25,000 years old, the stone statuette Venus of Willendorf is fittingly from this period whose name means "old stone"
    $800 6
From the Latin for "seed plot", it's a conference or college course to learn about a narrow subject
    $800 2
In 1862 Lincoln suspended this writ
    $800 10
I hope you're having this, the subtitle of Green Day's "Good Riddance"
    $800 18
(Travis Stork presents the clue.) Chronic bending of the spine to look at a phone can cause the painful syndrome known as "text" this; to help treat & prevent it, stand up with your back flat against a wall & perform the "snow angel" exercise
    $1200 14
In a 1936 radio address this British king said, "I now quit altogether public affairs & I lay down my burden"
    DD: $2,000 26
In Victorian England, a plaster one of these was added to a copy of Michelangelo's David
    $1200 8
A junior law enforcement officer answering to a sheriff
    $1200 3
A decision given per curiam is "by the whole" this
    $1200 11
It's the "Rocky Horror" tune about "a jump to the left" & "a step to the right"
    $1200 20
(Travis Stork presents the clue.) Heart disease causes 1 in 4 deaths in the U.S each year; to reduce your risk, get active, don't smoke & cut down on processed & prepackaged foods high in this element, symbol Na
    $1600 15
In 2000 President Fujimori of this South American country sent his resignation via fax from a Tokyo hotel
    $1600 29
A major clue in "Angels & Demons" involves the Bernini statue "The Ecstasy of" this saint of Avila
    $1600 23
A square & an equilateral triangle are examples of regular these
    DD: $3,000 4
Vanished Nazi Martin Bormann was tried this way
    $1600 12
In 2017 Jon Bellion hit the Top 20 with this downer
    $1600 21
(Travis Stork presents the clue.) To help prevent colds & flu get an annual flu shot, keep your distance from infected people & wash your hands before touching these moist membranes that line the eyelids, nose & mouth
    $2000 16
Pushing 80, this leader with a hyphenated name resigned as prime minister of Israel in 1963
    $2000 28
The blue beastie seen here by Jeff Koons has this simple 2-word title
    $2000 24
In a classic Kurt Weill song, "The days grow short when you reach" this month on the calendar
    $2000 5
Stare decisis means that this, a past decision in a given area of law, should be respected
    $2000 19
"If I could save" this, Jim Croce sang, "The first thing that I'd like to do is to save every day 'til eternity passes"
    $2000 22
(Travis Stork presents the clue.) Put away bright phones & computer screens & turn off the lights at bedtime for a good night's rest--darkness stimulates the pineal gland's production of this sleep-inducing hormone

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Ryan Alan
$10,600 $10,300 $11,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Both "Barnaby Rudge" & this other famous Dickens novel begin in 1775 & deal with mob violence

Final scores:

Alex Ryan Alan
$20,601 $20,399 $21,201
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $21,201

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alex Ryan Alan
$10,600 $14,800 $9,800
18 R,
1 W
21 R,
7 W
(including 2 DDs)
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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Game tape date: 2018-08-14
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