Show #8294 - Thursday, December 3, 2020


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Fred Nelson, a university professor originally from Manhattan, Kansas

Morgan Steele, a theater manager from Berkeley, California

Leslie Minot, a grant writer from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 1-day cash winnings total $2,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 9
This nickname for New York City was used by Washington Irving; Bruce Wayne put it before "City"
    $200 27
This religion spread in southeast Asia with the help of the king of Malacca, who converted around 1430 & became a sultan
    $200 1
A dog command, or to make someone feel better via medicine
    $200 6
For water, it's 100 degrees Celsius
    $200 21
Kenner's "Star Wars" action figures have included this droid complete with pop-up lightsaber
    $200 16
"The Donut" by Michael Krondl says the treat became popular with this profession back when all-night food options were few
    $400 12
Poughkeepsie is "The Queen City of" this river
    $400 13
Before the Industrial Revolution, people worked from home in what's called this kind of house industry
    $400 2
Stop the car, or smash to bits
    $400 7
In 1958 this trade magazine launched the Hot 100, the gold standard for ranking popular songs
    $400 22
A Disney doll of this "Tangled" character comes with a brush
    $400 17
Milk & powdered sugar are Mark Bittman's 2 ingredients for this 5-letter substance that covers many a Krispy Kreme donut
    $600 14
Slowly I turned... to this "Honeymoon Capital of the World"
    $600 28
Mao said, "Never forget" this Marxist "struggle"; 2 years after he died, China kind of got amnesia & moved toward capitalism
    $600 3
To favor one position over another, or released an exasperated sound
    $600 8
This NBA center's 1962 scoring record of 100 points in a single game still stands today
    $600 23
You can get a 12" plush version of this Bullwinkle pal, which must be nearly life size
    $600 18
In Israel, jelly donuts are the traditional food during this winter holiday
    DD: $1,000 15
Second only to New York City in population, this western port is the "Nickel City"
    $800 29
Developed in Germany in the 1450s, this information technology next moved on to Italy
    $800 4
To twist hair, or made a sound like a donkey
    $800 10
In a non leap year, the 100th day falls on this date
    $800 24
This brother doll joined his sister in 1920
    $800 19
Your basic donut shop donut is made with yeast; this crispy type named for a different treat uses baking powder
    $1000 26
Sharing its name with a European capital, it was known as "Copper City" for its production of that metal
    $1000 30
Despite a Soviet blockade, this operation brought food to a war-ravaged city in 1948 to the delight of the kids
    $1000 5
Join a gathering, or deliver justice
    $1000 11
The oldest person ever to serve as a U.S. senator, he was 100 when he retired in 2003
    $1000 25
In the 1980s, this "Brite" was the name of an animated series & of a doll clad in stripes of red, blue, yellow & other colors
    $1000 20
The doughboys of the WWI U.S. Army were grateful for the "Donut Lassies" of this "Army"

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

Leslie Morgan Fred
$2,600 $400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leslie Morgan Fred
$3,600 $1,800 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Name the actor who sang each song in an Oscar-winning role.)
    $400 17
Wheezing is a common symptom of this lung disorder; a global initiative brings awareness of it annually on the first Tuesday in May
    $400 5
"I Dreamed A Dream" in "Les Miserables"
    $400 19
The Antonov AN-2, a model of this old-style stack-wing aircraft, was produced until 2001
    $400 14
Adjective for school activities held outside of class & after regular hours
    $400 7
"Ten thousand eyes were on" this baseball player "as he rubbed his hands with dirt"
    $400 10
The Danube River may be famously blue, but it rises in a forest & empties into a sea both named for this color
    $800 18
Motrin is a brand of this nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat fever & muscle aches
    $800 1
"All That Jazz" in "Chicago"
    $800 27
Most of the 1,400-mile highway named for this U.S. state runs through Canada
    $800 20
It's the act of a country taking state control of what had been a privately owned industry
    $800 6
The Pussy-Cat marries him in an Edward Lear poem & "they danced by the light of the moon"
    $800 12
On Yemen's Socotra Island, there's a forest of this mythical animal's blood trees named for the deep red color of their sap
    $1200 24
Estrogen alone or along with progesterone is what menopausal women get as this therapy, HRT for short
    $1200 2
"The Weary Kind" in "Crazy Heart"
    $1200 28
This cargo-carrying boat can get very large; Gaston in "Beauty and the Beast" says "I'm roughly the size of one"
    $1200 21
Someone who playfully signals romantic interest has this quality
    DD: $2,000 8
In an epic poem this king of the Geats drinks mead & fights a monster
    $1200 13
The Painted Desert Inn is in this Arizona "Forest", also a national park named for ancient groves
    DD: $2,000 25
The bone marrow doesn't produce enough blood cells in the aplastic type of this disease
    $1600 3
"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" in "La La Land"
    $1600 30
In 1868 this man's company launched the Delmonico, a dining car named for the swanky Manhattan restaurant
    $1600 22
The condition of 2 people so different by nature that they are not able to work or live together harmoniously
    $1600 9
In "The Divine Comedy", this Roman poet guides Dante through hell & purgatory
    $1600 15
A forest north of Stratford shared this name with the forest in "As You Like It"
    $2000 26
Whether you get a DT vaccine or a TD vaccine, you are being protected from tetanus & this infectious disease
    $2000 4
"I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" in "My Fair Lady"
    $2000 29
Train time: this 5-letter word is the distance between the 2 rails; the standard is 1.435 meters
    $2000 23
This adverb means nevertheless or in spite of; it doesn't mean fully seated
    $2000 11
"Two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert" & belong to this title king in a Shelley poem
    $2000 16
Joseph Conrad called the Ituri Forest on the shores of this major river "the heart of darkness"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leslie Morgan Fred
$14,800 $5,000 $15,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1858 these 2 men faced each other in Alton, Freeport, Galesburg & 4 other nearby towns

Final scores:

Leslie Morgan Fred
$100 $3 $20,001
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,001

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Leslie Morgan Fred
$16,000 $5,000 $16,000
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
3 W
20 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $37,000

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Game tape date: 2020-09-15
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