Show #8243 - Wednesday, September 23, 2020


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Robert Kaine, a copy editor from Hacienda Heights, California

Lisa Grove, a writer from Los Angeles, California

Dana Hill, a book dealer and stay-at-home mom from Simi Valley, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $44,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
14,060-foot Mount Bierstadt is a good place to start climbing the "Fourteeners" of this western range
    $200 16
During an 1858 brawl on the House floor, one representative accidentally grabbed this off the head of another, revealing him to be bald
    $200 6
Hautbois, literally "high" & "wood", is the origin of the name of this double-reed instrument
    $200 26
Jonathan Swift famously observed that this food "is the staff of life"
    $200 1
Lucious Lyon on "Empire" was partly based on this rapper--should we infer that Cookie is Beyoncé
    $200 25
    $400 12
The arch seen here is not in Paris but in this city
    $400 17
"Elbowgate" rocked Ottawa after this PM bumped a rival MP in the chest before a 2016 House of Commons vote
    $400 7
The name of this percussion instrument comes from the Greek for wood & voice
    $400 27
This genre for which Swift was renowned is "a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"
    $400 2
Washington, D.C. fixer Judy Smith inspired Olivia Pope on this drama
    $400 24
    $600 13
The Mall of America in this state has no central heating--skylights & store fixtures help do the job
    $600 18
In Arkansas in 1837, one representative fatally stabbed another with this weapon named for a man killed the year before
    $600 8
The name of this oval flute, which can have up to ten finger holes, is from the Italian
    $600 3
The name of Idris Elba's character on this HBO show comes from Baltimore criminals Bernard "Stringer" Reed & Roland Bell
    $600 23
    $800 14
To prevent road ice, Polk County, Wisconsin fittingly makes use of brine left over from making this
    $800 19
In 1972 an Ulster MP slapped Britain's home secretary who told parliament that "Bloody" this day was self-defense by British troops
    DD: $2,200 9
Whether hammered or strummed, this instrument gets its name from the Latin for "sweet song"
    $800 4
Preet Bharara was reportedly an inspiration for Paul Giamatti's character on this Showtime drama set in the financial world
    $800 22
    $1000 15
Montgomery, Alabama, is home to the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church of this Protestant denomination
    $1000 20
After John McLaurin & Benjamin Tillman traded punches on the Senate floor in 1902, the Senate voted 54-12 to give both this rebuke
    $1000 10
This Renaissance-era stringed keyboard instrument sensibly gets its name from the Latin for "key" & "string"
    $1000 5
Women's wrestling director Matt Cimber is an inspiration for Marc Maron's character on this show set in the 1980s
    $1000 21

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

Dana Lisa Robert
$200 -$1,600 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dana Lisa Robert
$1,000 $400 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 18
A memorial in Westminster Abbey commemorates Richard Dimbleby, this network's first war correspondent
    $400 7
The Libreria Acqua Alta or "High Water Bookshop" keeps its books in waterproof basins just in case this Italian city floods
    $400 6
Absorbed into the blood slower than nitrogen, this lightest inert gas is mixed with oxygen for deep-sea divers
    $400 1
Space that has had all the air removed from it
    $400 19
On March 17, 1905 this future first lady got married in New York City & didn't even have to change her last name
    $400 8
In 2019 he left "The Voice" after 16 seasons
    $800 23
He's moved on from local newscasts in Birmingham and Chicago to become a nightly anchor at CNN
    $800 9
Notes left at this holy site are collected twice a year & buried at the Mount of Olives
    $800 13
This inhaled anesthetic gas with a 5-letter name was first used for surgery in 1842
    $800 2
The name of this garment is Hawaiian
    $800 27
On Aug. 7, 1964 this international resolution that would prove controversial passed the House unanimously
    $800 17
"I have things to prove to myself," explained Tom Brady about moving to this team after 20 seasons with the Patriots
    $1200 24
From 1962 to 1981 he ended CBS Evening News broadcasts with the signoff "And that's the way it is"
    DD: $3,000 10
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) Argentina has a fertile region between two rivers, the Paraná and the Uruguay, that's known by this 11-letter name, the same as an ancient Middle Eastern civilization
    $1200 20
Trademarked in 1930, it's the name for gases used as refrigerants thanks to their low boiling points
    $1200 3
A series in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly distinguishable from one another
    $1200 28
You could look it up--on April 14, 1828 this man copyrighted the first edition of his dictionary
    $1200 15
Tina Fey returned in a 2020 "One-Time Special" of this sitcom; Kenneth the page is now the boss of the network
    $1600 25
(David Muir of ABC World News Tonight presents the clue.) In 2018, ABC's "World News Tonight" and I were proud to be named Best Newscast as recipients of the Radio-Television Digital News Association Award named for this legendary newsman
    $1600 11
In 1986 this country got a new province, Flevoland, built completely on reclaimed land
    DD: $3,000 21
Trapped in pockets underground where plant decomposition has occurred, natural gas is primarily this gas
    $1600 4
It's the genus that includes asses, zebras & related mammals
    $1600 29
On Jan. 10, 1776 Thomas Paine put out this 47-page pamphlet demanding independence
    $1600 14
A young Vince Gill turned down a chance to join Dire Straits; a less young Vince Gill replaced Glenn Frey on this band's tour
    $2000 26
A longtime newspaperman, this author of "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" vanished after going to Mexico in 1913
    $2000 12
Pyongyang's Arch of Triumph was built in 1982 to honor the 70th birthday of this first North Korean leader
    $2000 22
Harriet Brooks is sometimes credited with discovering this 5-letter element, a gas emanating from thorium
    $2000 5
This longtime opposition leader in Myanmar has been the de facto leader of the country since 2016
    $2000 30
This Mideast war ended on June 10, 1967 when the U.N. negotiated a cease-fire
    $2000 16
Emmy Rossum is no longer the oldest Gallagher daughter on this TV show

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dana Lisa Robert
$8,200 $9,200 $14,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Reluctant to write what became her most famous novel, she said, "Never liked girls or knew many, except my sisters"

Final scores:

Dana Lisa Robert
$16,400 $18,300 $18,401
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $18,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dana Lisa Robert
$8,200 $9,200 $17,800
12 R,
2 W
10 R,
2 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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Game tape date: 2020-07-29
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