Show #8249 - Thursday, October 1, 2020


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Phillip Howard, a naval officer from Santa Clarita, California

Preston Wilson, a sommelier originally from New Orleans, Louisiana

Mason Maggio, a songwriter from Los Angeles, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $42,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
On January 12 have a cuppa on National Hot this Day
    $200 13
Recent speeches by this young Swedish climate activist are collected in "No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference"
    $200 4
My personal fave: this type of grape jam bearing the name of a Massachusetts town
    $200 22
This zero-shaped bread product, now as a verb meaning to beat someone 6-0 in a set of tennis
    $200 1
73 million watched the Beatles' debut on Ed Sullivan & the Pueblo incident happened during his Oval Office stay
    $200 21
In 2009 Jorge Posada hit the first HR in the new Yankee Stadium; in 1923 the first in the old park was, naturally, hit by this man
    $400 12
In Japan, November the 11th is a holiday celebrating this art form
    $400 17
"The Lost World" was Michael Crichton's sequel to this bestseller
    $400 5
My jam is complicated--it's made from pluot, a hybrid of plum & this other fruit
    $400 23
This shortened word you might use to order some Sauvignon
    $400 2
The Reagan era saw Desmond Tutu win the Nobel Peace Prize & Barney Clark survive 112 days after surgery implanting this
    $400 24
All rise! On June 11, 2017, a ball landed in the bleachers 495' from home plate, off the bat of this 6'7" Yankee
    $600 14
National Thank You Note Day is on this date, the day after opening lots of gifts
    $600 18
He gave a behind-the-scenes look at his career in "The Mamba Mentality: How I Play"
    $600 6
Inna jam makes a "plenty spicy" one from these peppers named for a place the Aztecs called Xalapan
    $600 26
This name of an alarmist fowl from a folk tale
    $600 3
Silent Cal took in the founding of CBS & the publication of this 1925 novel set in East Egg, Long Island
    $600 25
It wasn't just baseball at the old stadium; this Frank Gifford team moved there in 1956 & promptly won a championship
    $800 15
August 13 is a special day for these folks, including Barack Obama, Paul McCartney & Clayton Kershaw
    $800 19
1986's "Red Storm Rising" was his second novel & his second No. 1 bestseller
    $800 7
My favorite type of this torte, named for a city in Austria, is the one made with raspberry jam
    $800 27
This word for a content creator on a certain video-sharing site, such as Yuya (beauty) or Moriah Elizabeth (crafts)
    $800 9
The Nixon era saw Hank Aaron hit home run No. 715 & this country, at times part of India & of Pakistan, gain independence
    $800 29
Stadium swan songs include this immortal center fielder's, getting the Yanks' only hit off Luis Tiant Sept. 25, 1968
    $1000 16
Held in October at the end of the week, this alliterative day celebrates Mary Shelley & her famous creation
    $1000 20
In the '90s this newsman had a nonfiction bestseller with "The Greatest Generation" about the men & women of WWII
    $1000 8
My new fave is the jam from the Meiwa type of this small fruit with a "Q" in the middle of its name
    $1000 28
This 5-letter type of kosher, for food prepared strictly in accordance with Jewish dietary law
    $1000 10
This artist's "The Persistence of Memory" & Earhart flying solo across the Atlantic happened on Hoover's watch
    DD: $1,000 30
A museum at the stadium has statues of World Series hero Don Larsen & 60' 6" away, this great Yankee

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

Mason Preston Phillip
$3,800 $800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mason Preston Phillip
$4,800 $2,200 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

E 1-2-3-4-5
(Alex: All responses will be 5 letters long; "E" will be the first letter in the $400 clue, the second letter in the $800 clue, the third in the $1200 clue, and so on.)
    $400 21
Wing-suited 1930s aviation daredevil Clem Sohn was nicknamed this like a caped superhero who debuted in 1939
    $400 11
George Washington Carver came up with 300 products derived from these, including dyes, flour & linoleum
    $400 1
In "Marathon Man" Laurence Olivier plays war criminal Szell, who breaks out the tools he used as one of these
    $400 16
2019 high water on this river in cities like Natchez helped bring gnats out in force
    $400 6
A mistake, like throwing the ball into left field
    $800 22
Rossa Richter was just 14 in 1877 when she was fired into the air at London's Royal Aquarium, becoming famous as the first human this
    $800 12
Tabitha Babbitt invented a circular type of this tool after seeing Shakers struggle with the long 2-handled type
    $800 2
This 2020 thriller based on an H.G. Wells novel had the title character as an abusive ex stalking Elisabeth Moss
    $800 17
Queen Victoria wrote of being "half devoured by midges" at an 1872 picnic near Dornoch Firth in this country
    $800 7
Musical rate of movement indicated by adagio or presto
    $1200 25
One story says this 1970s Daredevil got his rhyming nickname after crashing his motorcycle while being chased by police as a teen
    $1200 13
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Great
Market Hall in Budapest, Hungary.
) In the tradition of Hungarian inventive geniuses like Mr. Rubik, two Hungarian scientists designed the Gömböc to prove that there can be a three-dimensional object with only one stable and one unstable point of this
    $1200 3
Tom Hardy played the title role in this high-octane flick, but Charlize Theron stole the spotlight as Furiosa
    $1200 18
The luminous larvae of Orfelia fultoni, a gnat of the Appalachians, are aka these "worms"
    DD: $3,000 26
Her services refused due to prejudice, Jamaican-born Mary Seacole helped care for British soldiers on her own during this 1850s war
    $1200 8
It describes the indentation on a chin
    $1600 23
Stunt man Bud Ekins, not Steve McQueen, made the iconic motorcycle jump over a barbed-wire fence in this 1963 P.O.W. breakout movie
    DD: $3,000 14
Donald Hings created a portable 2-way radio around 1940; today it has this rhyming name
    $1600 4
In "The Transporter: Refueled", Ed Skrein took the wheel from this British actor who starred in the previous 3 entries
    $1600 19
You might encounter the fungus gnat on safari in this country's Kwazulu-Natal province
    $1600 9
A small flock of quail
    $2000 24
World War I ace Frank Luke was famed for attacking observation these, dangerous targets ringed with antiaircraft guns
    $2000 15
This guitar legend is the only person in both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & The Inventors Hall of Fame
    $2000 5
The dreams that take place at the climax of this Christopher Nolan film are dreamed inside the first class cabin of a 747
    $2000 20
The destructive fruit fly Ceratitis capitata is better known as this, after a body of water
    $2000 10
Canadians enjoy wearing this type of heavy stocking cap

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mason Preston Phillip
$14,600 $5,000 $13,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In medieval times it was a long tale of a hero like Gisli or Njall; today it means any story of epic length

Final scores:

Mason Preston Phillip
$2,600 $7 $23,000
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $23,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mason Preston Phillip
$13,800 $5,000 $11,600
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
3 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $30,400

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Game tape date: 2020-08-03
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