Show #8296 - Monday, December 7, 2020


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John Vigna, a communications manager from Los Angeles, California

Amy Kimmel, a career counselor originally from Bend, Oregon

Katherine Ryan, a nonprofit executive originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 5
Frederick Muhlenberg was first to hold this congressional job & join the line of presidential succession (spoiler, Fred was never prez)
    $200 6
Its location at 18 Broad Street near Wall Street was designated a national historic landmark in 1978
    $200 25
Before "island", this 6-letter word means uninhabited, not arid & sandy
    $200 28
The world's longest suspension bridge got a couple of feet longer during construction as this 1995 event in Japan shifted its towers
    $200 27
"Alamut", a 1938 novel by Vladimir Bartol about fanatical killers, inspired the hit video game this "Creed"
    $200 11
Add -ed to this item from the toolbox to describe your twisted back
    $400 1
Extreme nationalism & authoritarian government are features of this ideology, employed by Italy from 1922 to 1943
    $400 7
In 1923 the London Stock Exchange adopted the motto "dictum meum pactum", "my word is my" this 4-letter promise
    $400 26
Tabula rasa is often translated as this 5-letter "slate"
    $400 30
The Chaban-Delmas vertical-lift bridge in the port of Bordeaux signals in blue when this is high
    $400 24
Based on "Hamlet", "Elsinore" has you play as this character; perhaps you might not drown
    $400 12
Twisted strands of fiber such as jute can be made into a ball of this string
    $600 2
In 1453 Sultan Mehmet II ended the Byzantine Empire by leading the Ottomans to the capture of this capital city, today's Istanbul
    $600 8
The Minneapolis Grain Exchange is the place to go if you're looking to trade some HRSW, hard red spring this
    $600 15
An available job or hotel room
    $600 18
The NYC Dept. of Transportation tries not to do major work at the same time on the Brooklyn & this next bridge up the East River
    $600 13
In the mobile game based on this 1873 novel, you can end up with a different itinerary than the one Jules Verne created
    $600 22
This baked good is used to describe very confusing, twisted logic
    $800 3
As a teen he had senator Seneca & Burrus of the military lead Rome, but over time, wanted to fiddle around more himself
    $800 9
Germany's biggest stock exchange is in this financial capital on the Main
    $800 16
CBS News called the emptying of East Coast states before Hurricane Floyd "the biggest peacetime" this "in U.S. history"
    DD: $800 19
Not everything in this city is 500 years old--the Constitution Bridge over the Grand Canal opened in 2008
    $800 14
With flowing white hair, Geralt of Rivia is a monster slayer in this video game series based on the stories of Andrzej Sapkowski
    $800 23
Let's get biblical with these trees of the Southwest noted for their twisted branches
    $1000 4
In the 1820s he introduced a Cherokee syllabary of 85 characters
    $1000 10
TAIFEX is the Taiwan exchange for these, advance contracts for the buying & selling of commodities
    $1000 17
In Genesis 1:2 "the earth was without form, and" this
    $1000 29
The Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge in this South American capital is named for the 20th century leader behind the building of the city
    $1000 20
Andrew Ryan, the industrialist villain in "Bioshock", was inspired by this female author with the same initials
    $1000 21
You can make one of these, named for a German mathematician, by giving a half twist to a strip of paper & attaching the ends

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

Katherine Amy John
$1,600 $1,600 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Katherine Amy John
$1,800 $3,800 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 27
"The Abrahamic Religions" tells about the relationship of these 3 major religions
    $400 25
The Encyclopedia Britannica calls it "the greatest land bargain in U.S. history"
    $400 2
Lead-meltingly hot, it's the planet with the most volcanoes
    $400 12
Found in the Bloomsbury District, this museum has a giant head from Easter Island & a Sutton Hoo burial helmet
    $400 7
The croissant this "Pretty Woman" is eating somehow becomes a pancake seconds later
    $400 15
Alexander Pushkin was mortally wounded in one of these
    $800 1
The book on this scientific concept calls it "the weakest of nature's four fundamental forces"
    $800 30
Secretary of State William Seward negotiated the purchase of this 600,000-square-mile region
    $800 3
It has the solar system's largest moon
    $800 13
Cape Town's Zeitz MOCAA was once this type of storage building; the atrium was shaped like a grain of corn in the architect's eye
    $800 8
Pretty sure ancient Romans didn't have gas canisters under their chariots, but there was one visible in this Russell Crowe film
    $800 16
It's French for what the dancer seen here is doing
    $1200 28
"Film Music" reports that Paul Simon wrote new music for this 1967 film but that Mike Nichols mostly used Paul's old songs
    $1200 20
The Newlands Resolution of 1898 brought these islands under formal U.S. control
    $1200 4
It's home to the solar system's highest mountain, Olympus Mons
    $1200 14
Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky is dedicated to the art of using these puppets, like Charlie McCarthy
    $1200 9
In "Tombstone", rain pours down on this Kurt Russell character but just ahead up the street, we see it's completely dry
    $1200 17
To do this to a jury means to hold it away from outside news, media & the public
    $1600 26
"Bestsellers" says the paperback revolution of the '60s began with cheap copies of this 1928 D.H. Lawrence novel
    $1600 21
An 1846 treaty with Britain brought the U.S. this territory encompassing 3 present Pacific Northwest states
    DD: $3,000 5
It's the windiest planet, with storms like the Great Dark Spot observed by Voyager 2
    $1600 24
Grant Wood's "American Gothic" resides at the Art Institute of this city, built for the Columbian Exposition of 1893
    $1600 10
In 1955 Marty plays a Gibson ES-345 guitar, but that hadn't been made yet--maybe there was an extra trip in this 1985 pic
    $1600 18
It's where 2 or more rivers flow together to become one
    DD: $7,800 29
"A Very Short Introduction to" him says that like Marx & Freud, this 18th c. economist's work "is more invoked than it is read"
    $2000 22
This 1853 purchase added nearly 30,000 square miles to the Southwest United States
    $2000 6
It's the farthest planet from the Sun that was known before the use of telescopes in the 1600s
    $2000 23
Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" is on display at this gallery in Florence
    $2000 11
Continuity errors like changing weather in Rutger Hauer's death scene were fixed in Ridley Scott's "Final Cut" of this film
    $2000 19
Similar to decrescendo, in music it means to gradually play more softly

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Katherine Amy John
$16,400 $9,800 $22,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Symbols of strength in the Bible include behemoth & this horned creature, perhaps an extinct wild ox, which the King James Version mentions 9 times

Final scores:

Katherine Amy John
$0 $100 $11,199
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $11,199

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Katherine Amy John
$10,600 $9,800 $20,600
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
12 R,
2 W
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $41,000

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Game tape date: 2020-09-29
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