Show #8151 - Monday, February 3, 2020


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Travis Gaylord, a management consultant from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Stephen Jackson, an emergency medicine physician from Atlanta, Georgia

Michelle Paul, a managing director from Newark, Delaware (whose 2-day cash winnings total $30,122)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each response begins with a number.)
(Jimmy: ...from the National Museum of African American History & Culture: the changes they made in sports and in society.)
    $200 25
It's a 9-letter place of temporary suffering & purification prior to entry into heaven
    $200 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew is at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.) The Game Changers Exhibit honors such athletes as this track & field star whose four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin upset Hitler's dreams to demonstrate Aryan superiority
    $400 4
It's the overall emotion created by a work, or in grammar, a verb form like subjunctive or imperative
    $400 15
The Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, AKA The House of the Seven Gables
    $400 5
Collectively, a jacket, a vest & pants all made from the same material & pattern
    $400 8
Krewes in New Orleans organize these for Mardi Gras & many build floats for them
    $400 18
Achieving Nirvana in Buddhism releases the subject from this, the law that fate is based on your actions in life
    $400 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew is at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.) Dominating women's tennis, Althea Gibson broke the color barrier & became the first African-American to win the French & U.S. Open Singles as well as, in 1957 & 1958, this oldest Grand Slam event
    $600 1
It's the central message in a literary work; in music it precedes "and variations"
    DD: $1,800 16
The Pabst Mansion
    $600 6
Lucky multi-lobed sprout
    $600 7
In the U.S. we're familiar with the food pyramid; China has a guide called a food this structure
    $600 17
Referenced in Revelation, Chapter 21 Verse 21 and depicted here, they are a proverbial entranceway into heaven
    $600 14
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew is at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.) One of the most memorable moments in Olympic history was when track stars Tommie Smith & John Carlos raised their fists in a Black Power salute in Mexico City in this year of escalated racial tensions six months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    $800 2
Boom! Slam! Pow! are all examples of this, a word that imitates the sound it refers to
    $800 22
Thomas Edison's Glenmont Estate
    $800 11
One made by Colt starting in 1873 is Arizona's state firearm
    $800 9
A club for these people who always put things off has protested the War of 1812 & published "Last Month's Newsletter"
    $800 19
A place of drinking & merrymaking, this musician's green is a heaven for sailors & cavalrymen
    $800 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew is at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.) Argubably "The Greatest" inside the ring & out, Muhammed Ali first won the heavyweight title by beating Sonny Liston in 1964; in the next few days, publicly adopting Islam, he changed from this & became an example of Black pride & defiance of the establishment
    $1000 3
It's the omission of one or more words in a sentence & the marks, such as 3 dots, to represent it
    $1000 23
James Buchanan's Wheatland Estate
    $1000 21
Musical score designation aka a quaver
    $1000 10
If you're being this 11-letter word, you're condescending; if you're doing it, you're supporting a business
    $1000 20
The celestial city mentioned in "The Pilgrim's Progress" is aka the heavenly this real city
    $1000 13
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew is at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.) Say hey! This was used in the 1965 All Star Game by this Giant center fielder; in a 2016 85th birthday message, President Obama called him the greatest living ballplayer

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Michelle Stephen Travis
$2,800 $2,000 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michelle Stephen Travis
$1,600 $2,000 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The whole category is devoted to items that, according to the TSA, you cannot take with you on the plane or even check it in your baggage.)
    $400 28
During the war Poland fought this country; the Polish king claimed to be its czar
    $400 25
More than 90% of all creatures are considered this, meaning they have no spinal column
    $400 27
Jerry Lewis was among those who desperately wanted to play him, J.D. Salinger's most famous character
    $400 1
This tool lends its name to a type of puzzle made with it
    $400 22
Should really go without saying: none of this Nobel stuff patented in 1867
    $800 24
Since 2013, weekday afternoons on CNN have featured "The Lead" with this man
    $800 2
It's a simple, fundamental synonym for alkaline
    $800 26
Michael Chabon's "Amazing Adventures" novel is still unfilmed, with juicy parts for both Kavalier & this other title guy
    $800 8
Outdoor public activity space for kids, often with a swing set
    $800 19
Should go without saying part 2: none of these, whether of the fragmentation, smoke or stun variety
    $1200 21
This French cleric and politician got France into the war in part to prevent Hapsburg dominance
    $1200 16
An NBC news crime show, or the listing of when & where a newspaper story was written
    $1200 15
William Wollaston discovered palladium & lent his name to Britain's highest award for this earth science
    $1200 12
He refused offers to film "Foucault's Pendulum", perhaps because of his experience with the film of his first novel
    $1200 9
Epistaxis is the medical term for this injury for which you might need a tissue
    $1200 7
None of this element used to disinfect pools & spas--relax, they'll use it at the resort!
    $1600 20
Under the reign of King Gustavus Adolphus, this Nordic nation established itself as a major military power in the war
    $1600 17
Margaret Brennan moderates this CBS weekend news show in which public affairs are debated by a panel of specialists
    DD: $2,000 3
An atom or molecule that has an unpaired electron is called by this "liberated" name & can damage your cells
    $1600 13
Plenty of this author's works have made it to the screen, but "Blood Meridian"--not yet
    $1600 10
HMS Victory was this type of command vessel for Lord Horatio Nelson
    $1600 5
No booze above 70% alcohol, this proof
    DD: $2,000 23
The 1648 peace deal had Spain recognize the independence of this North Sea nation, ending both the Thirty & the Eighty Years' Wars
    $2000 18
Before handing out justice on Fox News, she started one of the first domestic violence units in a U.S. prosecutor's office
    $2000 4
Grasshoppers undergo "incomplete" this transformation: the young look pretty much like adults but need to grow & add wings
    $2000 14
Will Ferrell & John Belushi were considered to play Ignatius J. Reilly, but this novel is still unfilmed
    $2000 11
Getting to the core of things, the oldest & strongest part of a tree is the hard dark center called this
    $2000 6
No to the Note7 model of this smartphone

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michelle Stephen Travis
$4,400 $14,800 $11,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This 150- by 2.5-mile area created in 1953 is now home to more than 100 endangered & protected species

Final scores:

Michelle Stephen Travis
$1,100 $7,599 $14,801
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $14,801

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Michelle Stephen Travis
$6,200 $16,400 $11,000
13 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $33,600

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Game tape date: 2019-11-20
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