Show #8258 - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Kevin Walsh game 5.


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Jack Mooney, an aerospace engineer from Santa Cruz, California

Elaine Zatarain, a patient care coordinator from San Diego, California

Kevin Walsh, a story analyst originally from Williamstown, New Jersey (whose 4-day cash winnings total $81,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response a single word with two meanings that kind of contradict each other.)
    $200 16
Nonreturning boomerangs have been used by these first people of Australia for centuries to hunt, dig & skin animals
    $200 11
This smallest planet is the fastest moving, circling the Sun in 88 days
    $200 21
Exodus 12 tells the story of this Jewish holiday
    $200 1
It starred Hugh Bonneville as the Earl of Grantham, lord of the title dwelling
    $200 26
Der Schwarzwald
    $200 6
It can mean on view, like the moon, or no longer visibly functioning, like a light bulb
    $400 17
The bend near the middle of a boomerang is called this, also a joint in the body that can bend
    $400 12
This Utah body of water is several times more saline than the oceans
    $400 22
Union leader Peter McGuire is given credit for creating this holiday in 1882
    $400 2
It co-starred RJ Mitte as Walter Jr.
    $400 27
Sumatra Rainforest
    $400 7
Something firm & immovable, or to move back & forth like a cradle
    $600 18
The 1922 discovery of his tomb revealed a weapons stash including swords, bows, slingshots & boomerang-like throwsticks
    $600 13
To prevent Marines from landing, in 1991 this country dumped millions of gallons of oil into the Persian Gulf
    DD: $3,600 23
April 22 was chosen for this observance because it fell between spring break & final exams
    $600 3
Long before Tom Cruise was Ethan Hunt on the big screen, Peter Graves was Mr. Phelps on this TV show
    $600 28
Fundy National Park
    $600 8
It can mean repaired, or no longer working, like a spayed dog
    $800 19
Ever fashion forward, this DC Comics superhero wears a royal tiara that can also be weaponized as a boomerang
    $800 14
The name of these 2 states goes back to a Sioux word for "friend" or "ally"
    $800 24
Thanksgiving is followed by Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & this weekday named for a certain way to shop
    $800 4
In this 2020 reboot, Matthew Rhys as the title character starts out as a private eye, then becomes a defense lawyer
    $800 29
Epping Forest, Forest of Dean
    $800 9
Something you didn't notice, or watchful supervision of a project
    $1000 20
Possibly the world's oldest boomerang was found in 1987 in a 23,000-year-old Polish cave & was made out of the tusk of one of these
    $1000 15
The term "Cold War" was first used in print by this British author in his essay "You and the Atomic Bomb"
    $1000 25
Until 1954 it was known as Armistice Day in the United States
    $1000 5
Nadia Vulvokov is caught in a time loop in this acclaimed Netflix series
    $1000 30
Tongass National Forest
    $1000 10
It can mean an assortment of different types, or one type in particular

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

Kevin Elaine Jack
$1,000 $0 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kevin Elaine Jack
$2,200 $2,400 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

'80s & '90s HIT PARADE
(Alex: There will be four "A"s in each correct response.)
    $400 16
Oh, give me a home where the buffalo or bison roam in this national park; it has the largest number of them on public land
    $400 1
Anna Röntgen's wedding ring is visible in the first of these taken by her husband Wilhelm in 1895
    $400 26
High: founded by Ingvar Kamprad in Älmhult, Sweden, it's now the world's largest furniture retailer
    $400 21
To write her play "Twilight", Anna Deavere Smith interviewed 350 people who experienced the 1992 riots in this city
    $400 11
This group's first No. 1 hit was inspired by a note Andrew Ridgeley left his mum asking her to "Wake him up up"
    $400 6
These nuts originated in Australia, not Hawaii
    $800 17
It's the numerical name for the large-holed vinyl single seen here
    DD: $2,000 2
Galileo mistakenly concluded that these were caused by the orbit of the Earth & not the proximity of the Moon & Sun
    $800 27
Low: in the 1958 World Cup final, Sweden lost on its home soil 5-2 to Pele & the rest of this country's team
    $800 22
Sarah M. Broom's New Orleans family home, this kind of narrow house with a firearm name, inspired her memoir "The Yellow House"
    $800 12
A hit by this British group says, "I smell like I sound, I'm lost & I'm found, & I'm hungry like the wolf"
    $800 7
Goodbye, Joe, we gotta go to the bayou for this Cajun rice, seafood & meat dish
    $1200 18
This U.S. city has been hosting an annual international balloon fiesta for nearly 50 years
    $1200 3
This naturalist's journey on the Beagle took him to barren Ascension Island; he promoted terraforming it with trees
    $1200 28
High: this man born in Stockholm in 1833 established some very prestigious awards
    $1200 23
Novelist Marita Golden paid homage to this woman in an essay called "Zora & Me"
    $1200 13
This pop star who passed away in 2020 had his first No. 1 hit in 1980 with "Lady", written by Lionel Richie
    DD: $2,000 8
This royal title is from Sanskrit words meaning "great king"
    $1600 19
2020 marks the 100th birthday of this British lad who, with his toy bear, inspired his dad's famous stories
    $1600 4
Thermometers in Holland got more accurate after this lad moved there in 1701 when poisonous mushrooms left him an orphan
    $1600 29
Low: in a twist like one out of his "Millennium" mysteries, some fans think this author was murdered in 2004
    $1600 24
This creator of TV's "Grey's Anatomy" revealed how saying yes changed her life in her book "Year of Yes"
    $1600 14
This Bon Jovi album yielded the No. 1 hits "You Give Love A Bad Name" & "Livin' On A Prayer"
    $1600 9
It's another word for a bachelor's degree
    $2000 20
This 11-letter French word means a variety of meats, cheeses and other snacks
    $2000 5
During WWII this computer scientist & code breaker converted his money into silver & buried it; he never found his buried treasure
    $2000 30
High: all 3 of the Oscars Sweden won for Best Foreign Language Film were for movies directed by this man
    $2000 25
In the novel "Black Betty" by this author, P.I. Easy Rawlins is hired to find a missing woman
    $2000 15
In 1999 this Matchbox Twenty frontman joined Santana for the hit song "Smooth"
    $2000 10
This verb means to mix into a compound, specifically with mercury

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kevin Elaine Jack
$18,600 $14,800 $2,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Not an actor, this man who died in 2018 appeared briefly in some 40 mainly action films with a combined $30 billion worldwide gross

Final scores:

Kevin Elaine Jack
$29,601 $28,800 $1
5-day champion: $111,301 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kevin Elaine Jack
$18,600 $14,800 $6,400
23 R,
2 W
14 R,
0 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $39,800

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Game tape date: 2020-08-17
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