Show #8280 - Friday, November 13, 2020


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Mary Dang, a game play engineer from Belmont, California

John Bussard, a Marine aviator originally from Ringoes, New Jersey

Kate Lazo, an assistant athletics director from Menlo Park, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
In 2005 80% of New Orleans was flooded by this cataclysm
    $200 6
The perfect foil for corned beef or pastrami at a Jewish deli is this bread traditionally made with caraway seeds
    $200 17
The ancient town of Craco in this country's boot was abandoned after a 1980 earthquake
    $200 26
I seem to recall the old house having this room to store food over the winter
    $200 11
"The One After Ross Says Rachel"
    $200 12
37 degrees is normal human body temperature on this scale
    $400 3
First lady Helen Taft arranged the planting of hundreds of these trees along the Potomac River in Washington
    $400 7
This long thin loaf of French bread has cleverly been called a French stick, though its name actually means "little rod"
    $400 18
Home to one of Japan's major mines for this fuel, Battleship Island was abandoned in the 1970s when the supply petered out
    $400 27
This closed figure is integral to a branch of math
    $400 13
"Edith Flips Her Wig"
    $400 22
Casey Stengel played for the Dodgers & Giants but had his number 37 retired by these other 2 New York teams he managed
    $600 1
In the 1930s the AFL expelled members of this group from its ranks; in 1955 the 2 organizations reunited
    $600 8
Gold miners in the Klondike got this nickname, after a bread they made
    DD: $1,000 19
The Exclusion Zone created after this 1986 event covers some 1,600 square miles, & you should still keep out
    $600 28
It's how the ladies got across the lake to the island
    $600 14
"Opie & the Bully"
    $600 23
This Texan was the USA's 37th vice president (& 36th president)
    $800 4
In 1951 Matthew Ridgway replaced this general as Allied Commander in the Far East
    $800 9
Why do hamburger buns commonly feature these seeds, aka benne? No one seems to know
    $800 20
Once a glamorous resort, Varosha on this island has been off-limits since 1974 fighting between Greeks & Turks
    $800 29
In the southwest, a Native American abode was commonly made of this
    $800 15
"Castaways Pictures Presents"
    $800 24
The character of Rick Blaine in this classic movie is 37 years old
    $1000 5
During the winter of 1777-78 at Valley Forge, a tired and disorganized Continental Army was drilled into shape by this German Baron
    $1000 10
Italian breads include focaccia & this one whose name means "slipper"
    $1000 21
A station for hunting these at Grytviken on South Georgia has been abandoned for decades, & that's fine with us
    $1000 30
It was quite an ordeal getting to this Texas city
    $1000 16
"The Lady in the Bottle"
    $1000 25
According to legend, on his journey of conquest in 218 B.C. this man brought 37 elephants with him

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Kate John Mary
$1,200 $6,800 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kate John Mary
$3,200 $11,800 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response beginning with the letter "B" and ending with the letter "C".)
    $400 11
Before running "The Office", he starred in school plays like "How To Succeed in Business without Really Trying"
    $400 27
"Ali Cross", a book for young mystery fans, features the son of Alex Cross from novels by this author
    $400 3
On June 12, 1817 Baron von Drais went several miles demonstrating his 2-wheeled "running machine", an early version of this
    $400 1
Edward VII called this official London residence of the royal family "a sepulchre"
    $400 8
Sirhan Sirhan, for the 1968 assassination of this man: the death sentence, commuted to life in prison
    $400 17
One side in the Cold War was often called the "Eastern" this group
    $800 13
His yearbook mentions he did varsity wrestling and varsity soccer, and his original last name was Mapother
    $800 28
Larry McMurtry won high praise for this 1985 novel about an 1800s cattle drive from Texas to Montana
    $800 5
In 1714 physicist Daniel Fahrenheit invented the first thermometer to use this liquid
    $800 2
A major royal residence until a 1512 fire, the Palace of Westminster is now home to these "Houses"
    $800 9
In 2009 for securities fraud, investment adviser fraud, false filings with the SEC & other crimes: 150 years in prison for him
    $800 18
Pressure measured in millibars
    $1200 14
This future Oscar winner was valedictorian of her graduating class at the Lycée Français in Los Angeles
    $1200 23
In 1998 Iran declared it no longer sought Salman Rushdie's death over this novel
    $1200 24
In 1986 Dr. Patricia Bath invented a device that safely uses one of these beams to remove cataracts in the eye
    $1200 4
Caernarfon Castle was used by Edward I in the 13th century when subduing this country, now part of the United Kingdom
    $1200 10
Nathuram Godse, who murdered this man in 1948 as he headed to a prayer meeting: death by hanging
    $1200 19
This variety of pear is crisp & in season from September to April
    $1600 15
She was on the fast track her senior year, winning the AAU Junior Olympics Pentathlon; in 1988 she would win the Olympics Heptathlon
    DD: $1,600 29
E.M. Forster saw his first major success in 1910 with this novel named for a country estate
    $1600 25
Laszlo & Gyorgy Biro of Hungary used a novel tip when making this easy-to-use implement in the 1930s
    $1600 6
Originally a Saxon castle, this edifice overlooks the Thames River and is where several English monarchs are entombed
    $1600 12
30-year CIA veteran Aldrich Ames, in 1994, for tax evasion & this more serious crime: life without parole
    $1600 20
Religious territorial jurisdiction aka a diocese
    $2000 16
At her Connecticut high school most of this lawyer and conservative media pundit's jabs were as a member of the fencing team
    $2000 30
This Donna Tartt bestseller begins, "While I was still in Amsterdam, I dreamed about my mother for the first time in years"
    DD: $2,000 26
Inspired as a boy by H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds", he launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket in 1926
    $2000 7
This castle on the River Dee where the royal family spends summers is lovingly called "The Highland Barn"
    $2000 22
This Attorney General for his role in the Watergate scandal: ultimately 19 months in prison
    $2000 21
A legal opinion by all the judges of an appeals court, not just a smaller panel, is given "en" this, French for "bench"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kate John Mary
$12,800 $24,200 $6,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

More than 100 years after it was first proposed, this monument was dedicated by President Chester Arthur

Final scores:

Kate John Mary
$25,575 $26,200 $12,200
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $26,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kate John Mary
$12,800 $25,400 $6,200
14 R,
1 W
30 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $44,400

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Game tape date: 2020-09-08
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