Show #8253 - Wednesday, October 7, 2020


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Holly McQuillan, a market research analyst from Woodland Hills, California

Sheldon Beverly, a commercial senior property manager originally from Franklin, Louisiana

Garrett Marcotte, a software engineer from Santa Monica, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $41,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: All correct responses will be made up of letters from the word "order".)
    $200 28
It took $15 million to add 828,000 square miles to the U.S. in this historic 1803 deal
    $200 12
This actor voiced Gru in "Despicable Me" & its sequels
    $200 25
The 2016 election was tight! Fewer than 80,000 votes across Penn., Wisc. & this peninsular Midw. state were the margin of victory
    $200 16
This magazine's first issue in 1954 had slugger Eddie Mathews on the cover & came with a fold-out sheet of baseball cards
    $200 1
Someone who accomplishes things
    $400 27
Known as the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma in 1974, the nation changed its name to this 15 years later
    $400 13
The wife of this "Toy Story" character says, "I'm packing you an extra pair of shoes, & your angry eyes, just in case"
    $400 20
Florida left this man 537 votes short of a presidency
    $400 21
Featuring Lucille Ball & her "$50,000,000 baby" on the cover, it first hit stands in April 1953
    $400 2
Fish ova
    $600 8
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) Tradition says here's the roughly 25-mile route Pheidippides ran in 490 B.C., bringing news of victory to Athens from this plain whose name is known beyond ancient history
    $600 26
Rembrandt & of course, Velazquez were featured at this Madrid museum in 2019, its bicentennial year
    $600 15
Taking time off from her TV government job in Indiana, she voiced Joy in "Inside Out"
    DD: $2,500 19
Like many states in 1960, this one was close when native son Richard Nixon beat JFK by just 35,000
    $600 22
In 1950 Prevention devoted its entire first issue to this paralyzing disease, pre-vaccine in the United States
    $600 3
Morgan Freeman played him in "The Shawshank Redemption"
    $800 7
In 1609 this English navigator sailed into the yet-to-be-named Delaware Bay; he'd sail in a river named for him the same year
    $800 9
Popular across India, it's the Hindi-named mouth-cooling dish made of yogurt often mixed with vegetables
    $800 11
After millions of years, it was found in 2020! Not the evolutionary one, but the Golden Globe winner for Best Animated Film
    $800 18
Kentucky was in play in 1896, with William McKinley besting this noted orator by a mere 277 votes
    $800 23
In 1922 "Watch Your Dog and Be Wise!" was one of the condensed articles in its first issue
    $800 4
Chalcocite is one
    $1000 6
In 1559 Protestant reformer John Calvin founded the university of this Swiss city
    $1000 10
In the Bible, one of these units equaled 21.8 inches
    $1000 14
This animated film was "Cloudy..." in the U.S. but in Israel "It's Raining Falafel"
    $1000 17
1,000 votes in Nevada separated Samuel Tilden & this man in 1876
    $1000 24
This notable female photographer took the picture of the construction of Fort Peck Dam on "Life" magazine's first cover
    $1000 5
A canal links this river with the Vistula

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

Garrett Sheldon Holly
$3,400 -$400 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Garrett Sheldon Holly
$9,100 $0 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 27
Rupert Giles was watcher & trainer to the title character of this TV series--Sunnydale High librarian was more of a side job
    $400 14
This tech company started in 1998 as a way to send money digitally
    $400 1
William E. Miller was this Republican's 1964 running mate
    $400 10
Take note, youngsters, "tempus fugit" means this
    $400 12
This country is located at the mouths of 3 major European rivers: the Rhine, the Maas & the Schelde
    $400 21
Poet William Wordsworth was born 250 years ago in Cumberland in this famous English district
    $800 28
Given her first name, this heroine of "The Music Man" was destined to be a librarian
    $800 17
Asa Candler bought out John Pemberton & his partners & established this company in Georgia in 1892
    $800 2
It's a little south of Brussels & a little north of Cedar Rapids
    $800 9
"Semper fidelis" means "always faithful" & "semper fortis" is this similar ideal
    $800 13
Picasso has his own musée in Paris & his own museu in this Spanish seaport
    $800 22
Thinking he was too old, William initially rejected this high position in 1843, but Queen Victoria insisted
    $1200 18
This kids' restaurant & play place with a rodent mascot has offered a Sensory Sensitive Sunday once a month
    $1200 3
It preceded "Horizon" in the name of a now-infamous oil rig
    $1200 8
Inscribed on the penny, it means "out of many, one"
    DD: $4,000 23
This romantic poet & lord was not a huge fan of William & called him "Turdsworth"
    $1600 16
On this sci-fi anthology show, Burgess Meredith was a librarian in one episode & just wanted time to read in another
    $1600 19
This company, recently combined with Norton, also offers data breach response services
    $1600 4
On March 10, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell rang him up & said, "Come here--I want to see you"
    $1600 7
"Panem et circenses" are this pair, said to be all a Roman emperor needed to give his people to keep them happy
    $1600 26
Freezing cold waves thrashed this country's black beaches consisting of plentiful volcanic sand
    $1600 24
Wordsworth was a young radical & wrote of this event on the continent, "Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive"
    $2000 15
Lucien becomes chief librarian of the Dreaming in this Neil Gaiman comic book series with a one-word title
    DD: $2,000 20
In 1987 founders Leonard Feinstein & Warren Eisenberg added the third element to the name of this home goods superstore
    $2000 5
His followers captured the Tower of London on June 14, 1381, but he really lost his head the next day
    $2000 6
Meaning "holy of holies", this 2-word term refers to a very sacred place
    $2000 11
This country on the Balkan Peninsula is nicknamed "Land of the Eagles"
    $2000 25
The full poem title was "Lines Composed a Few Miles Above" this abbey "on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye During a Tour. July 13, 1798"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Garrett Sheldon Holly
$23,500 $1,600 $5,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He tells his son not to worry about the lamb for the burnt offering--God will provide it

Final scores:

Garrett Sheldon Holly
$22,000 $1,600 $4,200
3-day champion: $63,700 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Garrett Sheldon Holly
$18,800 $3,600 $5,200
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
7 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $27,600

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Game tape date: 2020-08-04
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