Show #7926 - Monday, February 11, 2019

Eric R. Backes game 1.


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Eric R. Backes, an attorney and government relations professional from Round Rock, Texas

Karen Bascom Lambiotte, a science writer from Vicksburg, Mississippi

Bif Reiser, a mathematician from Portland, Oregon (whose 3-day cash winnings total $69,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 17
The engagement ring he designed for Meghan Markle included 2 diamonds from his late mom
    $200 11
This dystopian novel opens in April in London, "chief city of Airstrip One"
    $200 6
In 1993 & 1994 Mile High Stadium was this N.L. team's home field
    $200 15
This anatomically named area along the highway is sometimes gravel, but paved is considered safer
    $200 26
Dorothy & her companions, even Toto, wear special glasses to enter here
    $200 1
It means learning to read by recognizing letters & putting them together to understand words
    $400 18
We wonder if Mel Ferrer bought this actress her stackable engagement ring & wedding bands "at Tiffany's"
    $400 12
In this classic Buck is shipped off to the Klondike to be trained as a sled dog
    $400 7
A red seat 502 feet from home plate in this ballpark marks the landing spot of a Ted Williams homer
    $400 22
Scientists found that when doing this with seaside stones, throwing at a 20-degree angle gives you the most bounces
    $400 27
Montserrat is known as the "Emerald Isle" of this sea
    $400 2
They moved to become the Oklahoma City Thunder
    $600 19
In 2013, her diamond & sapphire engagement ring from Napoleon sold at auction for just under $1 million
    DD: $2,000 13
Chapter one of this novel sets the scene:
it is Jan. 6, 1482 & church bells are ringing throughout Paris
    $600 8
Ogren Park, home diamond to this state's Missoula Osprey, has a live osprey nest beyond the outfield fence
    $600 23
It's a small bile-storing organ on your right side & stones in it can be very painful
    $600 28
"Emerald Dawn" is a graphic novel fittingly featuring this ring-bearing D.C. superhero
    $600 3
It's another word for "amateur dramatics"--sarcastic or not
    $800 20
On her 1968 wedding to this tycoon, Jackie Kennedy received the 40-carat Lesotho III diamond ring
    $800 14
Gustav von Aschenbach leaves Munich for Italy in this Thomas Mann novella whose title is a spoiler
    $800 9
A huge apartment complex sits on the Brooklyn site that once housed this historic baseball field
    $800 24
The Browne's Hill Dolmen, with its 110-ton capstone, is an Irish roadside attraction from this "new stone" age
    $800 29
Not actually made of the gem, the statue seen here in a Bangkok temple is called the "Emerald" him
    $800 4
This is the trendier term for aquaculture or tank farming
    $1000 21
Her third marriage, to producer Mike Todd, included a 29.4-carat emerald-cut diamond ring
    $1000 16
This title girl is sent to Trantridge to try to claim kinship with a rich family in a Thomas Hardy classic
    $1000 10
A scaled-down version of the one in Chicago, L.A.'s Wrigley Field was the first home of this American League team
    $1000 25
Quarrying produces a heap of rocks called this "pile", also a word for any large supply for future use
    $1000 30
Emerald Downs is a lovely one of these in Auburn, Washington
    $1000 5
The black box is part of this system on a plane

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

Bif Karen Eric
$2,000 $1,000 $5,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bif Karen Eric
$4,400 $3,000 $10,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the state.)
    $400 3
It's what parents of little ones do to their homes with items like outlet covers
    $400 6
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Preserve
    $400 30
He was France's king as the revolution began, but his reign & a very important body part got cut off
    $400 23
"Who ya gonna call?" This song! No. 1 for 3 weeks in 1984!
    $400 20
Bill Clinton & this VP of his have both gone vegan
    $400 1
Perchik, yes; this 7-letter word originally coined to make fun of 1950s hipsters, no
    $800 13
Of a brassiere, a baseball cap or a belt, it's what a snapback is, saluted by Old Dominion in a country hit
    $800 7
Fort Mackinac Historic Park
    $800 28
Early on, 4 years before the Reign of Terror, was the period of panic called La Grande Peur or "The Great" this
    $800 18
"Everybody cut, everybody cut" this after Blake Shelton & Kenny Loggins sang it at the 2011 CMAs
    $800 29
This vegetarian had the creature in her 1818 book say, "I do not destroy the glut my appetite; acorns & berries" suffice
    $800 2
This type of bag that gave pitcher Leroy Paige his name didn't make it
    $1200 27
The simple bunny ears behind the head evolved into this skill of entering a picture without the subject knowing
    $1200 8
David Crockett Birthplace State Park, with a replica of the birth cabin
    DD: $8,000 24
In May 1793 this bloodthirsty lawyer had a message for the people--"rise in insurrection"
    $1200 16
In 2008 Meryl Streep was ABBA-solutely fabulous in singing this title tune
    $1200 19
She refused to give up her seat in 1955 but easily gave up meat in her later years
    $1200 10
Not quite for this 6-letter word for a human fault that also means the weak part of a sword blade
    DD: $4,800 4
As a "Machine" it's an archive of taken-down web pages; as part of an SUV, it's the third row of seats
    $1600 5
Franklin Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site
    $1600 15
In French law clergy was the 1st this, nobles, 2nd & everyone else, 3rd, who of course paid the most taxes & got real mad
    $1600 17
The Psychedelic Furs re-recorded a 5-year-old song for this 1986 Molly Ringwald film
    $1600 22
He said, "It certainly seemed proper that the author of 'The Jungle' should be a vegetarian, so I became one"
    $1600 11
One letter off for the name of the matchmaker was this colorful west African cloth
    $2000 14
The popularity of St. Germain liqueur may have gotten Merriam-Webster to add this "flower" of a better-known "berry"
    $2000 9
In New England, Moose Point State Park
    $2000 25
The Declaration of these proclaimed, "Men are born and remain free and equal in rights"
    $2000 26
007 was in good musical hands with Adele, who certainly didn't crumble singing this title tune in 2012
    $2000 21
This late leader of farm workers changed his diet after his dog, Boycott, taught him about animals' feelings
    $2000 12
Hodel & Mendel, yes; this company that "invented the high-speed rotary tool", no

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bif Karen Eric
$24,000 $7,000 $27,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

"Complications" was a suggested title for this ABC drama that was renewed for a 15th season in 2018

Final scores:

Bif Karen Eric
$27,801 $14,000 $48,001
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $48,001

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bif Karen Eric
$14,000 $7,000 $26,400
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
11 R,
0 W
27 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $47,400

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Game tape date: 2019-01-15
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