Show #7918 - Wednesday, January 30, 2019


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Joan Dietrich, a Montessori teacher from Sammamish, Washington

Sean Thompson, a library assistant from Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada

Jill Regan, an auditor from Dedham, Massachusetts (whose 2-day cash winnings total $51,602)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
If you practiced "chunking" groups of words, you were probably trying your hand (& eyes) at speed this
    $200 12
In a "seasonal" play, young Mamillius tells us, "A sad tale's best for" this season
    $200 4
After his win for "Wall Street", he thanked dad Kirk for helping him step out of Dad's shadow
    $200 1
One of the 7 deadly sins, it's excessive eating & drinking
    $200 11
President of more than 1.3 billion, Xi Jinping is also general secretary of this party
    $200 17
The Spotted Cheetah was a 2017 pop-up restaurant with dishes like chicken Milanese incorporating this Frito-Lay snack
    $400 27
If you can tell a Mindoro hornbill from a Eurasian wigeon, you've really done your homework in this -ology
    $400 13
This villain says, "Now, sir, be judge yourself whether I in any just term am affined to love the Moor"
    $400 5
He won an Oscar for his turn as Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour"
    $400 2
Monarch, a word for a king or queen, is also slang for this old British coin meaning a monarch
    $400 20
Vicente Fox was the first president of this country since 1929 not to represent the P.R.I. party
    $400 18
In the 1980s, Canadian polymer company executive Steve Hartman made summer more fun by inventing this
    $600 28
Are you ready to write this in-depth treatment of a subject, from Latin for "discuss", & get your doctorate?
    $600 14
In "The Merry Wives of Windsor", this comic character courts both Mistress Ford & Mistress Page
    $600 6
Mahershala Ali won an Oscar for this 2016 film that won Best Picture...eventually
    $600 3
7-letter word for a precociously talented child
    $600 21
In recent years Dilma Rousseff of Brazil & Cristina Kirchner of this neighboring nation left office under a cloud of scandal
    $600 19
During this mammal's hibernation, its heart rate slows from 75 bpm to 5 but could get faster on Feb. 2
    $800 29
Studied Indian history? You know the 1857 revolt known as the Sepoy this type of rebellion against superior officers
    $800 15
These scaredy-cats "die many times before their deaths", says Julius Caesar
    $800 8
This lyricist named Oscar won 2, for Best Song in "Lady Be Good" & "State Fair"
    $800 7
The probably course & outcome of a disease
    DD: $3,600 22
Ex-candy factory owner Petro Poroshenko leads this nation dealing with Russia & rebellion in its east
    $800 24
His life was quieter working in the Justice department's tax division than it was as Deputy Attorney General in 2018
    $1000 30
If you've been hanging in the library, you'll sing the praises of this enclosed private cubicle
    $1000 16
In "Much Ado About Nothing", she & Benedick carry on a "merry war"
    $1000 9
For 1993 Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" won 3 technical Oscars & this other film of his won Best Picture
    $1000 10
It is "a quarrel or squabble" as well as a plant of the buckwheat family "used in making pies"
    $1000 23
Harsh policies toward drug dealers have led to condemnation for Rodrigo Duterte, president of this country
    $1000 25
Last name of Maria & Marjorie, sisters of Osage descent who danced in different Ballets Russes in 1946

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

Jill Sean Joan
$3,200 $2,600 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jill Sean Joan
$5,200 $11,000 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to spell the element whose symbol will be given to you in the clue.)
    $400 2
Crackle's "Supermansion" has this "Breaking Bad" star voice Titanium Rex, leader of the League of Freedom
    $400 4
AKA "Happy Valley", it's the valley where Penn State sits; its athletic teams' name provides a hint
    $400 9
A ceremony for naming an infant or launching a ship
    $400 15
Emmanuel Chabrier traveled through Spain in 1882 & titled this work after what Spaniards call their country
    $400 17
Lamborghini's Reventon was inspired by the F-22 Raptor, this kind of fighter designed to evade detection
    $400 1
    $800 3
On HBO Camille Preaker, a reporter played by this multi-Oscar nominee, must be careful of "Sharp Objects"
    $800 5
In odd-numbered years, Australia's Barossa Valley holds a festival for this, a major product of the region
    $800 10
An adjective in the Boy Scout law, it means not wasteful with money
    $800 16
Claude Debussy titled this work after the peninsula where Spain is located
    $800 21
The U.S. Air Force show squadron rolled off the assembly line in 1953; the popular Fords, a year later
    $800 11
    $1200 23
Title last name of Christine, an Emmy-winning role for Louie Anderson
    $1200 6
We're off to the valley in California named for this succulent
    $1200 12
Before adapting "A Few Good Men", Aaron Sorkin said not only had he never written one of these, he'd never read one
    DD: $6,800 18
Maurice Ravel's Basque mother gave him a fondness for Spain most famously expressed in this 1928 work
    $1200 22
GM added "Le" to the name of the F-86 fighter jet to get the name of this Buick model
    $1200 20
    $1600 24
Disgraced L.A. lawyer Billy McBride has some "huge" issues to deal with on this Amazon show
    $1600 7
Lotsa fuming fumaroles populate the Alaska region known as the Valley of Ten Thousand these
    $1600 13
As a noun, it can be a small strip of paper; as a verb, it's slang for rocking out on your guitar
    $1600 19
Massenet's opera about this medieval Spanish hero premiered in 1885 with "Le", not "El", in the title
    $1600 26
To Dodge, it's a minivan; to Cessna, it's a turboprop; in the desert, it's a group of travelers
    $2000 25
"3 things Titus Andromedon does not do" on this Netflix show--"apologies, drag & calculus"
    DD: $3,800 8
Once part of Thebes, this valley was the burial site of many Egyptian pharaohs of the 18th, 19th & 20th dynasties
    $2000 14
From the Latin for "opening a vein", it's a medical removal of blood as a therapeutic treatment
    $2000 27
Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" uses the rhythm of this Cuban dance that's also a famous aria in "Carmen"
    $2000 28
Giovanni Michelotti designed the Spitfire, a real winner in the '60s for this British car brand

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jill Sean Joan
$13,600 $21,200 $11,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

One of her circle described her as "a lacy sleeve with a bottle of vitriol concealed in its folds"

Final scores:

Jill Sean Joan
$4,799 $15,199 $21,300
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $21,300

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jill Sean Joan
$8,000 $16,600 $11,200
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
25 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
12 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $35,800

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Game tape date: 2018-12-04
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