Show #8240 - Friday, September 18, 2020


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Herman Wilkins, a filmmaker from Los Angeles, California

Sarah Twilley, a music teacher from Seal Beach, California

Joe Velasco, a student from La Mirada, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Tell us what the animal is.)
    $200 2
Mia Hamm scored 158 international goals in this sport & her charitable foundation is still scoring
    $200 12
"Babar the King" by Jean de Brunhoff
    $200 7
This pair of antonyms is used when using a coin to make a decision
    $200 11
In 2010 the Air Force Research Lab built one of the world's fastest computers using more than 1,700 of these Sony game systems
    $200 1
This phrase for someone who gives unsolicited advice sounds like a person who is instructing his chauffeur
    $200 5
Classes at Columbia University's school of this include sports reporting & magazine writing
    $400 3
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from the Smithsonian Nat'l Museum of African American History & Culture.) The Game Changers Hall bears the name of this Chicago legend who donated $5 million to the museum; as of 2017, he was still ranked by "Forbes" as the highest-earning athlete of all time
    $400 13
"Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo
    $400 4
From the Latin for "draw together", it's the opposite of expand
    $400 24
This nail-filing powder is traditionally crushed corundum, whether or not it's on a "board"
    $400 10
"Armchair" this military official is a publication using hindsight to replay famous battles
    DD: $1,000 8
Term for the ideas, theories & methods named for the man seen here
    $600 19
This No. 24 driver is taking the fight to childhood cancer not only in the U.S. but in Rwanda
    $600 16
"Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
    $600 6
Like a certain "walk" in baseball, something not accidental is this
    $600 25
This man whose first name means "brave lion" designed a lion automaton in the 16th century
    $600 29
Not Monday but this morning "quarterback" challenges the decision making in college football games
    $600 14
Britannica says this "both reached its peak & began its decline" during a series of televised hearings in 1954
    $800 20
All the kids in the first graduating class of this retired tennis great's charter school in Vegas got into college
    $800 17
"Misty of Chincoteague" by Marguerite Henry
    $800 23
This pair of antonyms refers to a style of angling that helps conserve the local fauna
    $800 27
In 1932 Brazil's Olympic team had to sell bags of this crop while sailing to Los Angeles in order to pay for the trip
    $800 26
This 6-letter word means to comment as a spectator, such as when watching a card game
    $800 15
From a Greek word for "pleasure", it's the belief that pleasure is the highest good
    $1000 21
Muhammad Ali opened a youth center that teaches confidence & respect in this hometown of his
    $1000 18
"The Yearling" by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
    $1000 22
Heterodox, meaning having unusual or minority views, has this antonym that ends with the same 4 letters
    $1000 28
HBO's "John Adams" depicted an actual administration of this sticky 2-part punishment
    $1000 9
In New York City the Gray Panthers organization's mission statement is "activism and advocacy against" this

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

Joe Sarah Herman
$1,000 $1,200 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Joe Sarah Herman
$4,200 $4,600 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 25
This Michigan industrial city bears the name of a river named for a "fire stone"
    $400 8
Tobey Maguire: "With great power comes great responsibility. This is my gift. My curse. Who am I? I'm..."
    $400 6
This apostle was not present when Jesus first reappeared after the crucifixion, so he had his doubts
    $400 17
Alfred Hitchcock's "The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog" was inspired by this notorious Whitechapel prowler
    $400 1
Unlike Hägar's, the first complete Viking helmet ever found lacks these, largely an invention of a 19th century Wagner opera designer
    $800 7
It's a compound of the element with symbol Te; it's also a Colorado ski town
    $800 9
Morgan Freeman: "I hope to see my friend & shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope"
    $800 13
Matthias beat out Barsabas in a lottery to replace this apostle who was not a good team player
    $800 27
The Semitic word abaq, meaning "sand", gave us this word for a device that did arithmetic much faster than a sand table
    $800 18
The first chapter of his 1910 work "Burning Daylight" mentions roulette, the Klondike & a sack of gold dust
    $800 2
In 2000 the U.S. & Iceland each issued a coin to honor the 1000 A.D. discovery of the New World by this man
    $1200 20
"U" oughta know that this city in Saskatchewan got its name from ore deposits of a radioactive element
    $1200 10
Guy Pearce: "Now, where was I?"
    $1200 14
This man wasn't one of the 12, but he has "The Apostle" for his epithet & much of the Acts of the Apostles is about him
    $1200 26
A delphinestrian is someone who rides this sea creature
    $1200 19
From 1982 to 1985 he rushed for over 4,000 yards in college before signing a baseball contract with Kansas City
    $1200 3
Norse games of myth included hnutukast, taking these from the carcass after a meal & throwing them at each other with intent to injure
    $1600 24
This alliterative Maryland place is named for the color of the mica flakes found in the local water
    DD: $3,200 11
Barnard Hughes: "One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach: all the damn vampires"
    $1600 15
There were 2 Apostles with this name, so we use "the Greater" & "the Less" to tell them apart
    DD: $2,500 22
Originally a sci-fi term for a trainee astronaut, this 2-word term now describes someone not in touch with reality
    $1600 4
This name given to the northeast coast of North America by the Norsemen reflected the plants they found growing there
    $2000 23
An area of Lebanon County in this state is called Anthracite
    $2000 12
Patricia Arquette: "Except maybe I wouldn't have named our son Elvis"
    $2000 16
As depicted here, Jesus told Peter and this brother, another fisherman, "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men"
    $2000 21
The sensation of being creeped out by robots that look close to, but not exactly human, is called the "uncanny" this
    $2000 5
The longest known inscriptions in this Viking alphabet is on the Rökstenen, seen here

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Joe Sarah Herman
$9,900 $13,800 $9,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

An 1816 poem by him says, "That with music loud and long, I would build that dome in air, That sunny dome!"

Final scores:

Joe Sarah Herman
$4,900 $19,801 $4,599
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $19,801 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Joe Sarah Herman
$10,000 $13,800 $7,600
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
1 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $31,400

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Game tape date: 2020-07-28
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