Show #7927 - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Eric R. Backes game 2.


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Ellen Clark, a sales support specialist from Virginia Beach, Virginia

Rob Williams, a renewable energy manager from Portland, Oregon

Eric R. Backes, an attorney and government relations professional from Round Rock, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $48,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
You may find one of these aimed at you from behind a roadside billboard or at a pitcher on the mound
    $200 14
With more than 42,000 citations, this British newspaper is the OEd's No. 1 source for quotations
    $200 5
It got its independence from Portugal in 1822 & abolished slavery in 1888
    $200 17
The "California Double" is skiing & doing this ocean sport on the same day
    $200 1
Bugs Bunny first asked this 3-word question in the cartoon "A Wild Hare"
    $200 19
AKA mosquito hawk or darning needle, this insect does not breathe magical fire
    $400 12
AKA a deck gun, a deluge gun is used by people trying to fight these
    $400 25
No. 16 in frequency, this author is quoted under "humbug"
    $400 6
Rescinded in 2017, the "Wet Foot, Dry Foot" policy allowed refugees from this country to stay if they reached U.S. soil
    $400 18
The 2018 film "Roma" got its main theatrical release the same day it dropped on this streaming service
    $400 2
In "Super-Rabbit", Bugs eats specially fortified these & briefly acquires superpowers
    $400 21
Often mistakenly called a bear, this Aussie marsupial stays in the pouch for 7 months, then spends the next 6 on Mom's back
    $600 13
Torque guns are used to remove these nuts on your car's wheel
    DD: $3,000 27
The OED loves this other reference work founded in the U.K., quoting it more than 14,500 times
    $600 7
The zloty is this country's unit of currency
    $600 20
The Washington Post printed this type of edition with same-day news that O.J. Simpson was acquitted; "Read all about it!"
    $600 3
Usually chasing a fast-moving bird, this character pursues Bugs in "To Hare is Human"
    $600 23
Despite its name, this bird of prey is not follicly challenged; its head is covered by white feathers, as is its tail
    $800 15
The Hurricane 400 type of this can launch 4 tie-dyes at a time into the stands
    $800 28
With nearly 33,000 citations, he's the OED's most quoted individual
    $800 8
In 2018 divers rescued 12 boys & one adult trapped by rising water inside a cave in this country
    $800 22
In 2012 this TV sheriff of Mayberry was laid to rest the day he died
    $800 4
As a mostly unseen animator, Bugs abuses this character in "Duck Amuck"
    $800 24
The electric this elongated fish is actually a type of knifefish
    $1000 16
This alliterative pistol is used to shoot lubricant into the moving surfaces of machinery
    $1000 10
In 2018 this southern African "land" changed its name to Eswatini
    $1000 26
On Nov. 28, 2013 these 2 holidays fell on the same day & the candle-bearing menurkey was created
    $1000 9
"Hare-Way to the Stars" is one cartoon where Bugs takes on this menacing alien
    $1000 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows the crabeater seal on the monitor.) The crabeater seal doesn't even eat crabs; its teeth are designed to make it a filter feeder, dining mostly on these tiny crustaceans just like blue whales do

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

Eric Rob Ellen
$2,800 $4,400 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Rob Ellen
$10,000 $6,000 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
(Jay Leno gives the clue.) The 1966 Yenko Stinger, a racing version of the Chevrolet Corvair, had a tech manual with a section titled "Safe at Any Speed"--a shot at this consumer advocate whose bestseller "Unsafe at Any Speed" had criticized the Corvair
    $400 20
Cyndi Lauper told us, "When the working day is gone", this is the case
    $400 21
When you're starting over, it's back to this square
    $400 2
Used to treat arthritis & other ailments, cortisone is a natural one of these hormones
    $400 28
In 1887's "She" by H. Rider Haggard, a lost civilization is discovered in the jungles of this continent
    $400 11
Each side's lawyer makes this argument as a final statement to a jury
    $800 7
I predict you will name this man who cast horoscopes for Catherine de Medici's kids
    $800 22
In 2016 Mike Posner "took a pill in" this Spanish party island & woke up in the Top 10
    $800 16
The centuries-old Place de Vosges in this city is one of the few great city squares that's actually square
    $800 3
Cyclosporine helps with these procedures as it suppresses the immune system to prevent rejection
    $800 29
Robert E. Howard's only novel-length tale about this Cimmerian is sometimes titled him "the Conqueror"
    $800 12
This Belgian locale can mean a downfall, especially from the French perspective
    $1200 8
Name but don't touch this man, hired to head the Chicago Prohibition Bureau in 1929
    $1200 23
"I gotta have" this song that went to No. 1 for George Michael
    $1200 17
Abigail Carroll's book about the "Invention of the American Meal" is titled this many "Squares"
    $1200 4
Antimetabolites & mitotic inhibitors are 2 types of drugs used in this form of cancer treatment
    $1200 30
A professor of geology plans a subterranean expedition in this Verne novel
    $1200 13
This single-digit bankruptcy is also known as "liquidation bankruptcy"
    DD: $3,300 9
Despite the objections of her family, this Englishwoman went to Germany for medical training in 1850
    $1600 26
"Don't Let Me Down" & "Closer" were Top 10 hits for this dance duo; "#SELFIE" only made it to No. 16
    $1600 24
It vows to help you find the "best places to eat, drink, shop or visit in any city in the world"
    $1600 5
End-of-the-alphabet brand names from Pfizer include Xanax & this one for an antidepressant
    $1600 27
This C.S. Forester naval hero debuted in "Beat to Quarters" (a call to battle stations--not a chicken recipe instruction)
    $1600 14
From the Latin for "nothing" comes this word meaning to reduce something to nothing
    $2000 10
A class of aircraft carrier is named for this World War II commander of the U.S. Pacific fleet
    $2000 25
Tom Jones first broke into the Top 10 in 1965 with this declaration of normalcy
    $2000 18
The special day celebrating these comes seldom: 3/3/09, 4/4/16, the not until 5/5/25
    $2000 6
3-letter abbreviation for the drug AKA Retrovir that's used to control HIV
    DD: $3,000 19
Rafael Sabatini wrote a novel about this sanguine "Captain", a doctor turned pirate
    $2000 15
This French word means the final resolution of the plot lines of a drama

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Rob Ellen
$24,900 $10,400 $6,400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

650 miles off the U.S., it was the site of a 1609 shipwreck of colonists bound for Jamestown that may have inspired "The Tempest"

Final scores:

Eric Rob Ellen
$28,900 $12,801 $10,401
2-day champion: $76,901 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Rob Ellen
$20,800 $10,400 $9,400
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
16 R,
2 W
11 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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Game tape date: 2019-01-15
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