Show #8246 - Monday, September 28, 2020


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Eric Aiese, a media researcher from North Hollywood, California

Paula Spence, an art director and designer for TV animation from Altadena, California

Sameer Gandhi, a writer from Pasadena, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $37,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
The anonymous author of the 2019 book "A Warning" is listed as a senior official in this administration
    $200 7
The fittingly named Mount Sunflower shines as the highest point in this state
    $200 12
St. John's College in Maryland claims to be the third-oldest college in the U.S., predating this Connecticut school by 5 years
    $200 15
HBO's "McMillions" shows how McDonald's contests based on this board game were rigged for more than a decade
    $200 1
In sports it happens when a favorite to win ends up losing
    $400 3
This anonymous Old English poem about a hero fighting monsters survives in the Nowell Codex at the British Library
    $400 8
North Rim Country Store in Kaibab National Forest sits 6 miles away from this natural wonder
    $400 18
According to its website, this UC school is the most applied-to university in the nation; go Bruins!
    $400 16
According to a series by PBS & Ken Burns, these, like Grand Teton or Joshua Tree, were "America's best idea"
    $400 26
19th c. rich guy & Monticello owner Jefferson Levy had one of these devices printing out stock prices in his New York home
    $400 17
In other words a rebellion, like the Boxer one in China in 1900
    $600 4
These 85 essays were attributed to "Publius" when they appeared in New York newspapers from 1787 to 1788
    $600 9
Cicero & Oak Park are western suburbs of this Midwestern metropolis
    DD: $1,000 13
Students on this school's campus may run into Ben Franklin relaxing on a bench reading a newspaper
    $600 14
It makes sense that "The Imagineering Story" about the making of theme parks is on this streaming service launched in 2019
    $600 27
Here are Grace Slick & her bandmates' group during the Summer of Love year of 1967
    $600 23
Cheerful, or a stroke used by an orchestra's conductor
    $800 5
Tender-Conscience is the hero of an anonymous author's "Third Part" of this work, tacked on to John Bunyan's parts 1 & 2
    $800 10
Perry, Maine has a marker for this latitudinal line signifying the halfway point between the equator & North Pole
    $800 19
More than 1/3 of the courses at the Fort Collins main campus of this state school are sustainability related
    $800 21
Part 5 of this CNN series about the royal family is titled "The Princess, the Prince and the Press"
    $800 24
Traditionally this 13-letter word was used to refer to a junior or senior in high school or college
    $1000 6
In 1827 this 18-year-old American anonymously published "Tamerlane and Other Poems", including "Visit of the Dead"
    $1000 11
At its south end this 25,000-square-mile desert named for a people borders the Sonoran Desert
    $1000 20
This school in Annandale-on-Hudson in New York was named for a wealthy Episcopalian family, not for Shakespeare
    $1000 22
This sprawling hip-hop "Clan" is profiled in the Showtime series "Of Mics & Men"
    $1000 25
From the Bible: "There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and" this

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

Sameer Paula Eric
$2,200 $3,000 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sameer Paula Eric
$5,400 $1,200 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 10
In 1800 the U.S. capital was moved to Washington, D.C. from this city
    $400 5
Offerings like bangers & mash served in a British bar
    $400 15
There are 383 atoms of hydrogen & 6 atoms of sulfur in each molecule of this hormone that regulates sugar in the body
    $400 4
Mack Robinson, Jackie's older brother, finished second behind Jesse Owens at this city's Olympics
    $400 3
The Fatiha is the short opening sura, or chapter, of this text
    $400 1
In 1959 Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh presented the Oscar won by a short cartoon featuring this classic critter & that's all, folks
    $800 11
In 1819 this country ceded Florida to the United States
    $800 6
The athletic activity in a shopping mall cuisine area
    $800 16
Stumptown Coffee Roasters uses this elemental gas in a process that gives cold brew coffee a beer-like frothy head
    $800 17
Countries like Armenia & Belarus fielded a "Unified Team" that competed in this city's 1992 Olympics
    DD: $3,000 27
Sawm is the practice of doing this during Ramadan
    $800 2
Need a hand? This website finds you help around the house "when you need it, at your fingertips"
    $1200 12
In 1733 John Kay's flying shuttle made weaving more efficient & was an early part of this revolution
    $1200 7
The workers at the window where you order & pick up your burgers without getting out of your car
    $1200 24
This S. Am. country produces nearly 90% of the world's niobium; President Bolsonaro dreams of making Niobium Valley like Silicon Valley
    $1200 18
Squaw Valley, Calif. is best known for this sport in which Ernst Hinterseer of Austria & Heidi Biebl of Germany won gold there in 1960
    $1200 28
The "Oxford Dictionary of Islam" entry on this says it's called jahannam & is a place of eternal fire
    $1200 21
In 2006 this "MNF" play-by-play guy was traded to NBC (in part) for rights to Oswald the Rabbit, forerunner of Mickey Mouse
    $1600 13
In 1932 Hattie Caraway of Arkansas became the first woman elected to this
    $1600 8
A less important casual restaurant similar to a coffee shop
    $1600 25
Needed for the thyroid gland, this element, atomic No. 53, is essential to the human body
    DD: $2,000 19
Many countries joined the U.S. in boycotting the 1980 Summer Olympics hosted by this city
    $1600 29
Salat are these that an observant Muslim says 5 times a day
    $1600 22
Seated between Alice and the Mad Hatter at the Mad Tea Party, he happens to be mad, too
    $2000 14
Her accession as ruler of Austria in 1740 touched off a war, but she stayed in power for 40 years
    $2000 9
A 1950s dance party at a place the 18-wheeler drivers go
    $2000 26
Alkali elements react with halogen elements because alkalis have 1 valence shell electron & halogens have this many
    $2000 20
The 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games were held in this Japanese city, also home to the 1998 Winter Olympics
    $2000 30
This is the cube-shaped shrine in Mecca that contains the black stone
    $2000 23
Soak rabbit meat in a wine-vinegar marinade for a few days in preparation for this stew dish, literally German for "hare pepper"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sameer Paula Eric
$11,000 $9,600 $19,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

On the U.N. website's map of the world in 1945, these 2 initials of a member state appear 13 times on continental Africa

Final scores:

Sameer Paula Eric
$0 $3 $16,399
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $16,399

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sameer Paula Eric
$10,200 $9,600 $17,000
14 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
14 R,
2 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,800

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Game tape date: 2020-08-03
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