Show #7923 - Wednesday, February 6, 2019


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Bif Reiser, a mathematician from Portland, Oregon

Bryan Coyle, a high school English teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Will Dawson, a tour guide from Washington, D.C. (whose 3-day cash winnings total $70,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 17
I'll have mine with ice cream--this way, s'il vous plait
    $200 6
Considered American royalty, this family would include senators, an attorney general, an ambassador & a president
    $200 9
In England a "long" one of these is equal to 2,240 pounds
    $200 1
"I was in the Virgin Islands once. I met a girl. We ate lobster, drank pina coladas...why couldn't I get that day over & over?"
    $200 14
Burundi might be a good place to open a mint, as it's rich in this element that gave its name to a U.S. coin
    $200 22
"Hamlet" uses this verb meaning to talk nonsense; adding -ish to it makes it a nonsense language
    $400 18
I'll take one from this chain, though as I recall it tasted better before they went from fried to baked in 1992
    $400 7
This famous family from Florence included Popes Leo X & Clement VII & Catherine, mother of 3 French kings
    DD: $1,000 10
A quadrant is a unit of circular measure equal to this many degrees
    $400 2
"Donny was a good bowler. And a good man"
    $400 25
Ilam is a tea-growing center of this mountainous country between India & Tibet
    $400 23
These homophones, 1 from Genesis & 1 not, both mean a confused assortment of sounds
    $600 19
You can have this "apple" pie made with Ritz crackers; I'll have the real thing
    $600 8
It's been estimate that one in 200 men are direct descendants of this Mongol ruler & grandfather of Kublai
    $600 11
A gallon is equal to 3.785 of these liquid metric units
    $600 3
Oscar's Best Picture of 2000:
"At my signal, unleash hell"
    $600 28
Need a good scrubbing? The volcanic islands of American Samoa are rich in this porous rock
    $600 24
This rhyming phrase for meaningless ritual ends with the name of an elephant owned by P.T. Barnum
    $800 20
Gimme this alliterative "feminine" dessert, crustless pie with apples & brown sugar
    $800 15
This patriot & founding father was a second cousin of the second president
    $800 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows two thermometers on the monitor.) To convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit, multiply the Celsius reading times 1.8 & then add this number
    $800 4
Spoken by Allison Williams in 2017:
"You know I can't give you the keys, right, babe?"
    $800 29
Botswana has some of the world's largest "pipes" of these, the country's major economic resource
    $800 26
On Pentecost, the apostles received this ability AKA glossolalia that may baffle some onlookers
    $1000 21
Pasadena's Pie 'n Burger will serve you this "national" apple pie with a crumbly streusel topping
    $1000 16
Due to inbreeding, King Charles II of Spain had a prominent jaw, like other members of this European royal family
    $1000 13
Like the shifting sands of time, there are 437.5 of these weight units to an ounce
    $1000 5
About a drummer at "the Isle of Lucy Jazz and Blues was tragic, really. He exploded on stage"
    $1000 30
You'll find plenty of bananas & coffee in this largest Central American country by area
    $1000 27
Change the first 3 letters in "jumbled" to get this word for a message that's so jumbled its meaning is lost

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

Will Bryan Bif
$4,000 $600 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Will Bryan Bif
$6,000 $3,400 $7,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The World Wildlife Fund.)
    $400 7
The snow leopard is facing the loss of its habitat in this Asian range that includes the highest mountains in the world
    $400 11
With its main store at Broadway & 12th Street, Strand Books in this city boasts "18 miles of books"
    $400 1
They're close allies; it's said that "politics makes strange" ones
    $400 27
This queen arrives in Jerusalem packing spices, gold & gems & sets out to test the wisdom of King Solomon
    $400 4
With Tim Rice, "Don't Cry For Me Argentina"
    $400 25
In a 1969 video Jim Henson shows kids how to make a simple one of these
    $800 19
A census of 18 countries revealed a 30% drop in the population of these mammals, mostly the result of poaching for the ivory trade
    $800 12
The square in Square Books is in this Mississippi college town where William Faulkner lived
    DD: $3,000 2
Politicians draw us in with "my fellow Americans" to open a speech, like this 1952 one in which Nixon rejected talk of corruption
    $800 26
In Luke 2 Simeon tells her that her "child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel"
    $800 5
Of the score for "Jurassic Park"
    DD: $6,000 23
It's the full-length clerical garment seen here
    $1200 14
Extinct on mainland Australia, this marsupial is now found only on the island in its name
    $1200 16
Co-founded in S.F. by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, this bookstore says it was the first to sell only paperbacks
    $1200 3
AKA Poputchiks, fellow travelers were writers Leon Trotsky considered to be neutral about this 1917
    $1200 28
This festival honors Esther, a Jewish queen of Persia who saved Jews from the plotting of the evil Haman
    $1200 8
Of "Fig Leaf Rag" & "The Ragtime Dance"
    $1200 22
From 1965, this popular Dr. Seuss work includes the line "Knox in box"
    $1600 13
The World Wildlife Fund is working to double the number of these endangered cats in the wild by 2022 with a program known as TX2
    $1600 17
The Grolier Poetry Bookshop in this eggheaded city in the Boston metro area dates from 1927
    $1600 6
Someone with "FRS" after his name is a fellow of this British science group
    $1600 29
Hannah was the mother of this judge & prophet with a first & second book to his name
    $1600 9
Of "If I Could Turn Back Time" & "Because You Loved Me", this woman
    $1600 21
This red swimmer of the northern Pacific coast can navigate 1,000 miles upriver to spawn
    $2000 20
The WWF's "Living Planet Report 2018" has dire news--plastic debris in all our oceans, even this deepest ocean trench
    $2000 18
Calling itself "the world's largest independent bookstore", this store was once a Portland, Ore. car dealership
    $2000 15
This slain IRA head known as "The Big Fellow" was played on film by big fellow Liam Neeson
    $2000 30
In Acts, after Tabitha dies, this early Christian leader brings her back to life
    $2000 10
Of the song "Weird Science" & the music for the "Fifty Shades" movies
    $2000 24
An industrial city of northern Rhode Island on the Blackstone River

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Will Bryan Bif
$13,200 $14,000 $20,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Germany has land borders with 9 countries & only maritime boundaries with 2 countries, the U.K. & this one across the Baltic

Final scores:

Will Bryan Bif
$0 $500 $28,001
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,001

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Will Bryan Bif
$13,200 $11,800 $19,600
19 R,
2 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $44,600

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Game tape date: 2018-12-05
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