Show #8293 - Wednesday, December 2, 2020


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Michael Liu, a college student from San Marino, California

Leslie Minot, a grant writer from Las Vegas, Nevada

T.J. Tallie, an assistant professor of African history from San Diego, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be the name of a city.)
    $200 6
On Dec. 16, 1773 during a wild night of partying, 342 chests of this were dumped into Boston Harbor
    $200 5
A capital Cuban cigar
    $200 11
Random House defines it as "an inflated oval with a bladder contained in a casing usually made of leather"
    $200 18
In 2001 Ernst Mayr published an explanation of Darwinian theory called "What" this process "is"
    $200 26
T-Pain & Kanye West brought this pitch correction technology to mainstream hip-hop
    $200 20
This group founded by Ingrid Newkirk & Alex Pacheco helped get the auto industry to stop using animals in crash tests
    $400 4
The first book printed in what's now the United States was a 1640 translation from the Hebrew of the book of these songs
    $400 10
A version of hold 'em poker where the player is dealt 4 cards
    $400 15
Since its creation in 1880, the Resolute Desk has spent a lot of time in this work room
    $400 19
"The 8th day of" this biblical event covers the development of molecular biology
    $400 27
This 2015 hip-hop biopic was for a time the highest-grossing film with an African-American director, F. Gary Gray
    $400 21
The name of this food bank sounds like a miraculous food from Exodus 16, but it's actually an acronym
    $600 1
2 English astronomers completed this line in 1767
    $600 8
Jovan Musk is a popular brand--you smell good, man
    $600 12
In 1939 T.A. Peterman founded this company known for premium heavy-duty trucks & its red oval logo
    $600 13
"When Life Nearly Died" travels back 251 million years to "The Greatest Mass" this "of All Time", which wiped out 90% of life on earth
    $600 28
She staked her claim as the queen of hip-hop on the 2010 track "Monster"
    $600 23
In 1970 a group of law students & attorneys founded this environmental group, the NRDC
    $800 2
Leonard Calvert & friends landed in what's now this state in 1634 & held the first mass in the colonies
    $800 7
Any gathering place that attracts devotees of a specific topic
    $800 16
The oval window forms part of the boundary between the middle & the inner parts of this organ
    $800 14
"The Fabric of Reality" explores the idea that there is a multiplicity of "parallel" these (the one we know is the "tangible" one)
    $800 29
With artists like Jay-Z & LL Cool J, "the Motown of hip-hop" is this record label co-founded by Rick Rubin
    DD: $500 24
"Service above self" is a motto of this service group so named for how its meetings originally moved around to different offices
    $1000 3
Congress adopted these November 15, 1777, though they weren't ratified for another 4 years
    $1000 9
The protective care of God
    $1000 17
The main venues for the 2010 Olympics in this Canadian city, including the Richmond speed skating oval, remain in use
    $1000 22
Who better to write "Thermodynamics" than this Italian-American physicist who helped create the first nuclear chain reaction
    $1000 30
This Naughty by Nature classic with "Hip Hop" in its title got new fans when Rita Wilson rapped along in a 2020 clip
    $1000 25
Here's the logo of this nonprofit newsroom that uses the moral force of investigative journalism

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

T.J.! Leslie Michael
$2,800 -$200 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

T.J.! Leslie Michael
$2,800 $1,500 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
Reuters photographers won for pictures of this Chinese region's months-long protests
    $400 1
French device that took a little off the top
    $400 6
Snezka in Bohemia is this country's highest point
    $400 21
To the Romans, it was a distance of 1,000 paces
    $400 20
The fried chicken franchise "Los Pollos Hermanos" was a front for nefarious fowl-ness on this show
    $400 11
Matthew 7:15 says beware of false prophets who "come to you" in this animal's clothing; "inwardly they are ravening wolves"
    $800 26
The Washington Post won for a report on climate change named this number of degrees Celsius--the critical increase for global warming
    $800 2
Severe congestion on the road
    $800 8
Basilicata & Campania are administrative regions of this country
    $800 22
Cheers! An imperial one is .568 liters
    DD: $2,500 16
The Hatfields & the McCoys were appropriately armed for an appearance on this game show
    $800 13
In Acts of the Apostles, the false prophet Elymas, aka Bar-Jesus, has a bad day when this man calls him a "child of the devil"
    $1200 27
The inaugural award for Audio Reporting went to an episode of this Ira Glass-hosted show
    $1200 3
Sociable or extroverted
    $1200 9
The islands called the Azores lie about 800 miles from this country to which they belong
    DD: $7,300 23
The unit abbreviated MJ is used to describe the heft of extrasolar planets & other astronomical bodies--M is for mass, J is for this
    $1200 17
With her mystical lariat, Lynda Carter roped troublemakers into shape on this series from the late 1970s
    $1200 12
In the Old Testament this true prophet, Eliyahu in Hebrew, humiliates & then kills the 450 false prophets of Baal
    $1600 28
Nikole Hannah-Jones won for the N.Y. Times multimedia project named for this year when 20 slaves were brought to Virginia
    $1600 4
A small ape, like a siamang
    $1600 10
In Africa to the northwest of Guinea is Guinea-this
    $1600 25
In 2018, it was decided to retire physical objects, like the one seen here, as the standard of this metric unit of measure
    $1600 18
A crime that wasn't solved is considered this, also the name of a CBS drama series that ran for 7 seasons
    $1600 14
In Revelation the beast & the false prophet are tossed into a "lake of fire burning with" this substance
    $2000 29
The Music Pulitzer went to Anthony Davis for his opera about these wrongly convicted "Five" from Harlem
    $2000 5
Pertinent to the topic
    $2000 7
The name of this kingdom just south of Tibet may be derived from Sanskrit for the "end of Tibet"
    $2000 24
The poise is a measure of this, a fluid's resistance to flow
    $2000 19
Tom Hanks & Peter Scolari starred in this 1980s show whose title punningly refers to close friends
    $2000 15
The first letter of John decries as false prophets this early movement, whose name is from the Greek for "knowledge"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

T.J.! Leslie Michael
$14,000 $4,700 $12,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This character from an 1851 novel "was intent on an audacious, immitigable, and supernatural revenge"

Final scores:

T.J.! Leslie Michael
$2,000 $2,700 $2,600
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $2,700 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

T.J.! Leslie Michael
$19,600 $5,200 $12,600
25 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,400

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Game tape date: 2020-09-15
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