Show #8037 - Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sam Kavanaugh game 5.


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JJ Harris, a community volunteer from Petaluma, California

Peter Smith, a lawyer from Mar Vista, California

Sam Kavanaugh, a teacher from Minneapolis, Minnesota (whose 4-day cash winnings total $113,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 10
March 2, 1969 saw the first flight of this supersonic transport; it didn't hit 300 mph that day but went 1,350 eventually
    $200 8
Valentino in Santa Monica had private dining in this space that held thousands of bottles, like Gavi & Chardonnay
    $200 24
This 1997 movie was up for 9 Oscahs & took home 2--you got its numbahs; how do ya like them apples?!
    $200 1
Nice's opposite in a "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" lyric
    $400 12
You'd think after 56 years, there'd be a premium version of this cereal where its mascot gets his long-deserved admiral promotion
    $400 27
In French this melting vessel is le creuset but the Arthur Miller play of the same name is "Les Sorcieres de Salem"
    $400 25
Some say this 10-yr. economic slump could have been stopped by a strong leader--Benjamin Strong, the N.Y. Fed head who died at 55 in 1928
    $400 9
At Eleven Madison Park in New York, a cheesecake made from sturgeon is garnished with this, sturgeon roe
    $400 6
David Ortiz was on hand at this ballpark for the premiere party of "Fever Pitch", starring Jimmy Fallon
    $400 2
Putrid, tainted, or Johnny of The Sex Pistols
    $600 11
J.M. Barrie wrote that this pirate was "cadaverous...his hair dressed in long curls which look like black candles about to melt"
    $600 14
A Czech scientist can measure to the microgram with his váhy, this
    DD: $6,600 23
England could have had a King Fred, but Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales, son & father of kings with this name, died young in 1751
    $600 17
Naturally, NYC's La Grenouille serves cuisses de grenouilles, this exotic dish in butter & garlic
    $600 7
Mark Wahlberg goes through an impressive speed round of possible names of the new girlfriend of his bear pal in this pic
    $600 3
A Yeti might find this other adjective used in its alternate name to be quite loathsome
    $800 15
Valentine's Day in Hawaii sounds perfect for most, but in 1779, this captain was killed in a dispute over a stolen cutter
    $800 16
In Russian pipetka (like pipette) is this dispenser of small amounts of liquid, one at a time
    $800 13
This landmark began as the First Baptist Church of Wash. in 1833, became infamous in 1865 & closed for more than 100 years
    $800 19
A cop poses as a mobster & a mobster poses as a cop in this 2006 Scorsese film set in Boston
    $800 4
George W. Bush coined the "Axis of" it in 2002
    $1000 18
The 2003 novel "Gilligan's Wake" gives this TV character a backstory as a WWII PT boat captain hanging with JFK
    $1000 22
The microscope is called a Microscoop in this country where it was invented
    $1000 20
The 12th c. Knights Hospitallers helped pilgrims in the Holy Land while the Knights this protected 'em coming & going
    $1000 21
Diners book months in advance at Apège in Paris; in winter the menu has black truffles & in spring, stalks of white this
    $1000 26
The "Friends of" this Boston crook played by Robert Mitchum are the people he's pressured to snitch on
    $1000 5
Go "pro" with this word meaning blasphemous

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

Sam Peter JJ
$3,000 $1,000 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Peter JJ
$13,400 $1,200 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The British TV writer whose work, of course, is well-known to many American TV viewers.)
    $400 30
Andrew Davies is known for "bonnet dramas", like his adaptation of this author's "Middlemarch"
    $400 20
Head of the FBI after Robert Mueller:
    $400 28
It's about 85 miles northeast of San Francisco
    $400 29
In Genesis this man is told to take "fowls...of the air" by sevens
    $400 11
A misheard word may have led Charles Perrault to make this character's shoes verre, "of glass", not vair, "of fur'
    $400 17
A defensive embankment with a parapet on top
    $800 21
Davies intended a different take from the musical in his adaptation of this Hugo novel, airing on PBS in 2019
    $800 3
Following Fay Vincent as MLB commish:
    $800 27
6 bronze stars on South Carolina's State House in this city mark where Sherman's cannonballs hit it during the Civil War
    $800 9
At a 1914 air show, Lawrence Sperry stood on the wing as the plane he was flying stayed on course using this invention
    $800 13
It's the only letter that doesn't appear in the name of a U.S. state
    $800 18
This brand that popularized food processors in the '70s became a trademark of the Conair Corporation
    $1200 24
Conservative whip Francis Urquhart was the scheming center of this Davies series that got a presidential Netflix version
    $1200 22
Soviet leader after Khruschchev:
    DD: $2,000 1
It's less than 15 miles from Hersheypark to the capitol building in this city
    $1200 6
A murmuration of these stellar birds is seen in Spain making some pretty shapes
    $1200 14
Greek for "beyond" & "heavy" gives us this name for a chamber used to treat pressure-related conditions like the bends
    $1200 2
To disrupt a plan is to "upset" this item used to display fruit
    $1600 25
Davies wrote most of the episodes of "Bleak House" 30 minutes long to evoke the way this author serialized it
    $1600 23
Following Alan Greenspan at the Fed:
    $1600 4
Penacook & Rumford are previous names of this capital located on the Merrimack River
    DD: $6,000 7
In a Khaled Hosseini book, the "real fun began" when the string of one of these "was cut"
    $1600 15
This tuberous vegetable isn't named for the city in Israel but for the Italian word for "sunflower", girasole
    $1600 8
Someone who talks so much of this own achievements that it annoys other people
    $2000 26
Davies wrote the 1990s "Pride & Prejudice" that brought fame to Jennifer Ehle & to this actor who played Mr. Darcy
    $2000 19
After Roman emperor Antoninus Pius:
    $2000 5
Antislavery settlers from Lawrence chose the site for this city in the 1850s
    $2000 10
In 1979 this craft made news when it entered the atmosphere & broke apart over Australia
    $2000 16
Though it's the softest commercial wood, it's defined botanically as a hardwood
    $2000 12
A very loyal friend or supporter

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Peter JJ
$27,800 $6,400 $21,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Resolving a decades-long dispute with its neighbor to the south, in 2019 this 28-year-old republic added "North" to its name

Final scores:

Sam Peter JJ
$42,401 $12,800 $12,801
5-day champion: $156,202 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sam Peter JJ
$21,800 $5,600 $16,800
22 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $44,200

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Game tape date: 2019-03-30
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