Show #8278 - Wednesday, November 11, 2020


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Doug Grimshaw, a high school economics teacher from Burbank, California

Daniella Regencia, an attorney originally from Westfield, New Jersey

Greg Marrero, a school administrator from Huntington Beach, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Named for its placement on the table, it's the main event of flower arranging
    $200 9
Primarily imposed on land & buildings, in the U.S. it can be extended to farm equipment & automobiles
    $200 4
High-arcing tennis shot
    $200 19
An event around 8,000 B.C. called the Flims rockslide created Ruinaulta, the Grand Canyon of this Alpine country
    $200 28
When Virginia Schau won this news prize for a photo of a 1953 rescue, the announcement identified her as Mrs. Walter M. Schau
    $200 27
This onetime Boston Pops conductor is even better known for his scores for the "Star Wars" & "Indiana Jones" film series
    $400 2
These can be quite elegant as in the 19th century Venetian example here; tacos & fried chicken must have been popular in 19th century Venice
    $400 10
The 16th Amendment permitted a federal one of these
    $400 8
Emeril's signature exclamation!
    $400 21
The VEI, or this adjective "explosivity index" , rates Tambora (1815) a 7 with 100 cubic kilometers of ejected material
    $400 29
While she was working on a kibbutz in 1969, this celeb photographer's boyfriend got her a subscription to Rolling Stone
    $400 26
Elmer Bernstein's "magnificent" theme to this 1960 Western was also played over the end credits of the 2016 remake
    $600 3
An elegant table may combine stemmed glasses & these cylindrical ones, a word that could also describe a gymnast
    $600 11
In 1898 the federal government implemented a version of the estate tax to help finance this war
    $600 7
Write it down
    DD: $1,500 22
J. Harlen Bretz explored many of these with his dog; in his book, these "of Missouri", he called them "valleys with roofs"
    $600 20
19th century rivals ridiculed Julia Margaret Cameron's blurry photos; she's now revered as a pioneer of soft "this"
    $600 25
Producer Atticus Ross & this Nine Inch Nails frontman shared a 2010 Oscar for their score for "The Social Network"
    $800 18
It's the 4-letter word for the part of the tablecloth that hangs down; the farther it falls, the more formal the occasion
    $800 12
Usually collected through withholding, this employment tax comes only from wages & salaries & provides 1/3 of fed. government revenue
    $800 6
Last letter to a Brit
    $800 23
These features have their disastrous downsides, but on the plus side many, such as Australia's Junction one, host gold deposits
    $800 16
Dorothea Lange chronicled Depression-era drought refugees from this state looking for work in California
    $800 15
Former Clash frontman Joe Strummer scored this 1997 black comedy starring John Cusack as a conflicted hitman
    $1000 13
In economics this 4-letter type of taxation system utilizes a single tax rate that applies to all citizens
    $1000 5
Apple seed, or domino dot
    $1000 24
If water or wind alters rock, it's called by this meteorological name; if that process moves the rock, that's erosion
    $1000 17
Cindy Sherman acts as her own photographic model, often employing these artificial body parts, from Greek for "add"
    $1000 14
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is one of Ennio Morricone's classic scores for this Italian director's films

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

Greg Daniella Doug
$3,200 $400 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Greg Daniella Doug
$5,000 $2,200 $6,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And that category will contain clues from the new Showtime limited series The Good Lord Bird.)
    $400 1
Time Out New York called "The Lightning Thief", a musical about this son of Poseidon, "worthy of the gods"
    $400 18
In person or online, you can tour his Hartford home where he wrote "Huckleberry Finn"
    $400 11
Companies in this Midwest city include Gateway Metals, Gateway Title & Gateway Chili & Beans (okay, we made that last part up)
    $400 28
Zainab Jah plays this woman who tried to recruit supporters for John Brown; he called her "The General"

"I will come with all the bees I can hive, but once that date is set, do not change it, not for anything."
    $800 2
When this show opened, Hank Azaria played several roles including Sir Lancelot & a Knight of Ni
    $800 23
Canicular refers to this star aka Sirius
    $800 17
He lived & wrote works like "To Have and Have Not" in the Key West home seen here
    $800 9
There are no roads or trails in Alaska's Gates of this region National Park
    $800 19
Officially opened in 1994, this engineering marvel now allows for a less than 3-hour train trip from Paris to London
    $800 27
Brown was supported by transcendentalist writers like Emerson & this friend who gave a "Plea for Captain John Brown"
    $1200 3
Jessie Mueller took piano lessons to play this singer-songwriter in "Beautiful"
    $1200 22
Referring to wisdom, the adjective palladian comes from an alternate name for this Greek goddess
    DD: $3,000 13
In the 1870s she & her family lived in a little dugout house near Walnut Grove, Minnesota on the banks of Plum Creek
    $1200 6
North of Pacifica & San Bruno, & just south of this city, Daly City, Calif. is the "Gateway to the Peninsula"
    $1200 12
In 2007 this company unveiled its Dreamliner, a commercial jet made of 50% carbon-composite materials
    $1200 26
John Brown had respect for & a close friendship with this orator seen in "The Good Lord Bird" & played by Daveed Diggs

"The conscience of the nation... must be roused."
    $1600 4
Kathleen Turner played cougar Mrs. Robinson to Jason Biggs' Benjamin Braddock in the Broadway adaptation of this film
    DD: $3,000 21
Something that is quadragesimal happens during this period of the Catholic calendar
    $1600 14
In 1842, he & his new bride moved into the old manse in Concord, Massachusetts, hence his "Mosses from an Old Manse"
    $1600 7
This Manitoba capital is Canada's "Gateway to the West"
    $1600 10
A howdah is a seat for one or more people to ride on the back of one of these creatures
    $1600 25
After an 1858 raid, this pres. put a $250 bounty on Brown, who in turn offered a reward of $2.50 for the capture of the pres.
    $2000 5
In 2014 this Lorraine Hansberry drama won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
    $2000 20
Absinthial can mean related to this herb that is used to make absinthe
    $2000 16
In 1972 his daughter Jill sold Rowan Oak, the family home in Oxford, to the University of Mississippi
    $2000 8
Rostov-on-Don, Russia is the "Gateway" to this mountainous region between the Black & Caspian seas
    $2000 15
First used in Japan around 1870, this 2-wheeled cart pulled by a runner often had a hood to protect the passengers
    $2000 24
Ethan Hawke plays John Brown, who hoped to liberate all enslaved people, & Oct. 16, 1859 raided the arsenal in this town

"I want them to know we just took over the nation's largest armory to free the enslaved people of this nation. That will be big news, I reckon."

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Greg Daniella Doug
$17,600 $4,200 $15,100

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Final Jeopardy! Round

2020 marks the 55th birthday of the first piece of equipment dedicated to this process, now used for regular screenings

Final scores:

Greg Daniella Doug
$20,000 $2 $10,100
2-day champion: $41,200 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Greg Daniella Doug
$15,800 $4,200 $12,800
19 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
9 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $32,800

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Game tape date: 2020-09-08
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