Show #8250 - Friday, October 2, 2020


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Jason Lyon, a litigation attorney from Pasadena, California

Thembi Ford, a writer originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phillip Howard, a naval officer from Santa Clarita, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response with begin with "M-A-T", but each response will come after the word "math" in the dictionary.)
    $200 1
The battles of Bennington, Brandywine & Saratoga all occurred in the same year during this war
    $200 30
In June 2017 this online retailer agreed to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion
    $200 3
As of 2020 these 2 sisters had won 12 Wimbledon singles titles between them
    $200 21
ASTRONOMY: "Only planet not named for Greek or Roman figure"
    $200 11
The tropics are home to the common type of this lizard that feeds on fruit, leaves and flowers; 4 out of 5 stars
    $200 20
An afternoon entertainment at the theater
    $400 2
The USO was shut down in 1947 but was back in 1951 due to this conflict
    $400 29
For the first time ever, in 2011 the credit rating for the U.S. was downgraded from AAA to AA+ by this financial info. co.
    $400 4
Her brothers had 24 Top 40 hits as a group; she had 39 on her own & even her sister Rebbie had one in 1984
    $400 22
COPS & ROBBERS: "Slang for police because they stick like lint"
    $400 16
Including the weevil & the ladybug, there are 400,000 species of this insect type, more than any other animal on earth; 5 out of 5 stars
    $400 12
A community's female leader
    DD: $1,000 6
By a vote of 19-13, the Senate passed the declaration of war for what would be called this, aka "Mr. Madison's War"
    $600 26
In the longest strike there in half a century, 48,000 UAW workers walked off in 2019 at this company
    $600 5
Last name of the twins whose retail biz is a billion-dollar brand & oh yeah, they have a movie star sister
    $600 25
TIME: "Traditional bath & date night"
    $600 17
This long-tailed, long-legged agile primate of South America has an arachnid in its name; 2 out of 5 stars
    $600 13
    $800 7
During the Spanish-American War, with no casualties the USS Charleston took this Pacific island, today a U.S. possession
    $800 27
In 2012 this iconic 244-year-old reference company announced that its 2010 32-volume edition would be its last in print
    $800 9
This sister of the Duchess of Cambridge was maid of honor at the royal wedding on April 29, 2011
    $800 23
AWARDS: "Movie for which Brando won his Oscar"
    $800 18
Camels come in 2 main types, Bactrian & this variety, with both able to cross deserts with little or no water; 3 out of 5 stars
    $800 14
To enroll in a university
    $1000 8
Well into 1941 this American hero was against the U.S. entering WWII, but he later flew 50 combat missions in the Pacific
    $1000 28
CEO John Stumpf said bye in 2016 after a fake accounts scam was uncovered at this bank
    $1000 10
Last name of Dakota, far from the "Twilight" of her career, & Elle, who gave us 2 "Maleficent" performances
    $1000 24
NUMBERS: "Unlucky way to light cigarettes"
    $1000 19
Sometimes weighing 1 ton, the tiger type is only the second-biggest predatory species of this, so 4 out of 5 stars
    $1000 15
A rectangular numeric array in math

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

Phillip Thembi Jason
$6,200 $1,800 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Phillip Thembi Jason
$6,000 $3,800 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
France lays claim to Adelie Land, though at 66 degrees 30 minutes south, it's part of this continent
    $400 1
1976: "You talkin' to me?"
    $400 27
There are more than 60 different singing roles in Sergei Prokofiev's opera adaptation of this Tolstoy novel
    $400 24
This Latin word for "I" "is the Enemy", says author Ryan Holiday: put goals ahead of personal acclaim
    $400 11
An "iron horse" was an old nickname for this type of transportation
    $400 25
If you "jump to" these final assessments, you've made a decision without all the facts
    $800 7
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) In Africa, the line of 10 degrees north latitude passes through 14 countries from Guinea to this sovereign nation
    $800 2
1999: "I see dead people"
    $800 28
Stalin walked out of Shostakovich's opera called this ambitious Shakespeare lady "of the Mtsensk District"
    $800 23
A 2019 book from this Indian-American author tells readers how to become "Metahuman"
    $800 12
Perhaps reminding you of Venice, it's the enclosed compartment attached to the underside of a blimp
    $800 13
This person who gives a "goodbye" speech is usually the top student in a graduating class
    $1200 8
The Admiralty Islands are part of Papua New Guinea; Admiralty Island, at 57 degrees 44 minutes north, part of this state
    $1200 3
As Norman Bates: "A boy's best friend is his mother"
    $1200 29
Sergei Rachmaninoff's "Francesca da Rimini" is based on a canto of this 14th century work
    $1200 22
Stephen Covey's "The 8th Habit" is a follow-up to this 1989 bestseller of personal change
    $1200 14
Here's a classic Eldorado from this brand that dates back to 1902
    $1200 17
If this fabric item is "up", it's the beginning; plural, it's certainly the end
    $1600 9
If you know that this resort city & port on Mexico's west coast is at latitude 16 degrees 51 minutes north, you get the gold
    $1600 4
2012: "That's my secret, Cap. I'm always angry"
    DD: $1,000 30
This iconic insect theme was written by Rimsky-Korsakov as an interlude for the opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan"
    $1600 20
Buying a $50 item marked down to $10 isn't saving 40; it's spending 10, points out a book punningly titled "Dollars and" this
    $1600 15
U.S.S. The Sullivans, seen here, is this type of war ship; the life-size version doesn't have two holes as in the game Battleship
    $1600 18
This word describes the type of carpentry done, of course, last on a house
    $2000 10
Circle the world at 45 degrees north & you'll pass through Lake Huron & this shrinking "Sea" of Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan
    $2000 5
In a Tarantino film: "You know somethin', Utivich? I think this just might be my masterpiece"
    $2000 26
Just before a duel in Tchaikovsky's opera about this Pushkin hero, the aria heard here is sung
    $2000 21
This author followed up a 1930s self-help bestseller with "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living"
    $2000 16
Let's go over some of the features of your A320 from this co.: in 2019 it became the bestselling single-aisle airliner
    DD: $2,500 19
This term for "the end of the line" was once a god celebrated at the end of the Roman year

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Phillip Thembi Jason
$18,200 $6,700 $9,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Begun in the 1170s on former marshland, it has been called a "perfect imperfection" & a "legendary mistake"

Final scores:

Phillip Thembi Jason
$20,000 $13,300 $18,799
2-day champion: $43,000 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Phillip Thembi Jason
$18,400 $6,200 $9,400
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
12 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2020-08-03
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