Show #8139 - Thursday, January 16, 2020

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan game 4.


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Priscilla Drobes, a stay-at-home mom from Nanuet, New York

Shanu George, a graduate student from North Windham, Connecticut

Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, a librarian from Portland, Oregon (whose 3-day cash winnings total $68,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 4
As a symbol of American success, it dates back to the Colonial Era
    $200 16
In 1937 a search party was sent for one of the goalies when a soccer game was stopped in England due to this weather condition
    $200 19
Stick held by an orchestra conductor
    $200 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew drops a coin in water.) Made of this lightweight metal, Japan's 1-yen coin weighs only a gram and can float on water
    $200 1
This city's Freedom Park was opened as part of the 1996 Summer Olympics
    $200 11
A boxer: played by Terrence Howard in "King of the World" & Darius McCrary in "Don King: Only in America"
    $400 5
A sunflower provided these microscopic grains
    DD: $1,000 17
In a 2-week period in 2018, the East Coast was walloped by 3 of these storms named for the direction from which they came
    $400 20
It's a group of witches
    $400 25
This country chose the image of an owl from an ancient 4-drachma coin to use on its 1-euro coin
    $400 2
Prospect Park in this borough was one of the sites of the Battle of Long Island in the Revolutionary War
    $400 12
A civil rights leader: Jeffrey Wright in "Boycott" & Nelsan Ellis in "The Butler"
    $600 8
In 1948 at age 42, he was Major League Baseball's oldest rookie ever
    $600 18
Non-fluid aneroid barometers use a partial one of these instead of mercury to measure air pressure
    $600 21
The Carabao is a popular variety of this tropical fruit
    $600 3
Zilker Park is home to this 3-word music festival held every fall bearing the name of Texas' capital
    $600 13
An entrepreneur: Anthony Michael Hall in "Pirates of Silicon Valley" & Steve Sires in "The Social Network"
    $800 6
It's the line of reference seen here
    $800 22
Unit of weight equal to 16 drams or 28.35 grams
    $800 26
The 1792 Coinage Act named 10-dollar U.S. gold coins for this bird
    $800 9
This South Dakota city and its beautiful Falls Park are both named for the same landmark
    $800 14
A martial artist: Philip Ng in "Birth of the Dragon" & Mike Moh in "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood"
    $1000 7
This colorful word can be applied to both the beautiful bloom & the edible gastropod seen here
    $1000 28
Doppler weather systems use this type of technology to detect weather patterns
    $1000 23
To make amends for a past mistake
    $1000 27
In 2019 the U.S. Mint issued quarters with a "W" mint mark for the first time, indicating they were minted at this N.Y. location
    $1000 10
The San Diego Zoo is just part of this vast park named for a conquistador
    $1000 15
A rock star: Aaron Taylor-Johnson in "Nowhere Boy" & Ian Hart in "Backbeat"

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

Veronica Shanu Priscilla
$3,400 $400 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Veronica Shanu Priscilla
$5,400 $1,000 $200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The good news is you don't have to spell the correct response. Just articulate it.)
    $400 13
Going to federal prison at this Calif. landmark is more fun today than when it actually held inmates from 1934 to 1963
    $400 6
When this 1971 "super" Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera premiered onstage, it was performed concert-style
    $400 11
It's the most common last name in over half of the 50 states
    $400 18
South-of-the-border dog breed (1967)
    $400 1
Geryon, a character in one of this hero's labors, falls in love with him in Anne Carson's "The Autobiography of Red"
    $400 23
He chose a nice blue hat to cover the bandage over his ear for the 1889 painting seen here
    $800 7
"American Idiot" made its way to Broadway 6 years after this pop-punk band released the album in 2004
    $800 12
Louisiana-born singers Hank Jr. & Lucinda share this surname, the state's most common
    $800 19
Narrow-edged cutter at the front of the jaw (1975)
    $800 2
W.H. Auden wrote a famous poem about a painting of him, described as "a boy falling out of the sky"
    $800 24
"Crouching Woman" & "Blind Man's Meal" are paintings from his blue period
    $1200 8
The title of this 1973 rock opera by The Who is partly drawn from an incorrect understanding of schizophrenia
    $1200 14
Garcia is the number 1 last name in 2 states--these 2 biggies
    $1200 20
It's a system of sending messages using flags (1946)
    $1200 3
In a Shelley work this fire bringer is not happy to be nailed to a "wall of eagle-baffling mountain"
    $1200 25
Thomas Gainsborough set the tone with the portrait seen
    $1600 28
In 1957 the integration of Central High School in this state capital became international news
    $1600 9
Pink Floyd is the band & the main character in this 1979 rock opera
    DD: $4,000 15
Martinez is number 1 in this state where Susana Martinez was governor from 2011 to 2019
    $1600 21
French word for cherry that's also a shade of red (1926)
    $1600 4
The title character of Margaret Atwood's "The Penelopiad" tells the story of running this kingdom while waiting for Odysseus to get back
    $1600 26
Ultramarine was the ultra-essential to this Dutchman's "Woman in Blue Reading a Letter"
    DD: $1,500 17
Organized in the 1830s, this group of lawmen merged with the Texas State Highway Patrol in 1935
    $2000 10
John Cameron Mitchell wrote a 1998 rock opera about this genderqueer cabaret singer "& the Angry Inch"
    $2000 16
This 7-letter last name of 2 U.S. Presidents is particularly common in Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin & both Dakotas
    $2000 22
"Sweet melody" music maker struck with handheld hammers (1949)
    $2000 5
Dionysus is a big factor in "The Secret History", this author's first novel
    $2000 27
The Japanese artist Hokusai was adept at using the dye of blue named for this onetime European kingdom

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Veronica Shanu Priscilla
$13,000 $2,300 -$5,400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

It's the easternmost capital city in Central America

Final scores:

Veronica Shanu Priscilla
$21,000 $300 -$5,400
4-day champion: $89,001 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Veronica Shanu Priscilla
$13,000 $8,800 -$5,400
21 R,
4 W
17 R,
8 W
(including 3 DDs)
3 R,
7 W

Combined Coryat: $16,400

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Game tape date: 2019-11-12
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