Show #8298 - Wednesday, December 9, 2020


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Kendra Blanchette, a registered dietitian from Elk Grove, California

Jason Grote, a writer from Los Angeles, California

Kristen Thomas-McGill, a graduate student originally from Louisville, Kentucky (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

"USA"! "USA"!
(Ken: I've been called the greatest Jeopardy! player of all time, and I'll present clues about people who have had that honor in other fields.)
    $200 1
Found in the north, this largest historic county is known for more than just its savory pudding
    $200 3
To a Brit a mackintosh isn't an apple or a computer, it's this article of clothing
    $200 7
Aunt Em
    $200 26
Developed by Bjarne Stroustrup, this letter "++" is one of the first computer languages that college students learn
    $200 12
Black pudding isn't a type of dessert--it's a type of this
    $200 16
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) The greatest minds of all time include Einstein, of course, Isaac Newton, & this woman, a student of mathematics, physics & chemistry, & also the first to win a Nobel Prize
    $400 2
Fittingly, most of this county's southern border is with Suffolk
    $400 22
The name of this bodysuit that combines a leotard with tights comes from the word "leotard"
    $400 8
Stephen Dedalus,
Molly Bloom
    $400 27
Seen here is the logo for this language that’s used on billions of devices everywhere
    $400 18
Someone vigorously fighting for a cause, not just in the medieval Middle East
    $400 17
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) 1967 saw the Summer of Love & the release of what “Rolling Stone” calls the greatest album of all time, this Beatles classic that Paul McCartney conceived of as being by an alter ego group
    $600 4
What is now this city in Somerset was started by the Romans as Aquae Sulis around its hot springs
    $600 25
Puffer or quilted vests are also known as these vests, for the natural insulation used in them
    DD: $2,200 9
John Yossarian &
Milo Minderbinder
    $600 28
In the acronym for this computer language created at Dartmouth in the 1960s, the first letter stands for "Beginner's"
    $600 14
Named for a composer of military marches, this instrument is made for marching
    $600 19
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) This writer once said his first book wasn’t an important novel, but it ranks among the great ones, & its line, “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me” is among the most haunting of the 20th century
    $800 5
Of course Sherwood is found in this "shire" where Elizabeth Fradd is the current high sheriff
    $800 24
This headwear of the Middle Ages has a name that sounds like an adult who accompanies two young people on a date
    $800 10
Ponyboy Curtis,
Johnny Cade,
Cherry Valance
    $800 29
Created by Tim Berners-Lee, the language known by these 4 letters is used to create lots of web pages
    $800 13
The free-swimming stage in a jellyfish's life, it sounds like a mythological monster
    $800 20
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) Among the greatest archaeological discoveries are King Tut’s tomb, & more recently, the remains of this last Plantagenet king of England; his skeleton, uncovered in a Leicester parking lot, of all places, showed signs of a fatal battle wound & scoliosis
    $1000 6
The name of this region in southwest England is related to the Latin word for “horn”, based on its horn-like shape
    $1000 23
The raglan variety of this clothing part is named for a British general who lost a limb at Waterloo & had a special shirt made
    $1000 11
Lucie Manette,
Madame Defarge
    $1000 30
Sharing a name with a type of large snake, this computer language is used in NASA's integrated planning system
    $1000 15
Adjective for a behavior or transgression that is so bad it cannot be pardoned or tolerated
    $1000 21
(Ken Jennings presents the clue.) Even with his 1997 loss to Deep Blue, an IBM computer (I know how that feels), this Soviet-born chess master ranks as probably the greatest player of all time--though for my money, his Sicilian defense got a bit predictable

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

Kristen Jason Kendra
$2,000 $1,200 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kristen Jason Kendra
$5,600 $3,000 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will have one of those three endings.)
    $400 18
This South African city of about 5 million is also called Egoli, a Zulu name for "City of Gold"
    $400 1
By circulation it's the largest newspaper in California
    $400 20
The weak Clement VII was pope when forces of this double-adjective empire led by Charles V sacked Rome in 1527
    $400 11
The N.Y. Botanical Garden defines it as "a nonwoody plant"; many, like bergamot & marjoram, are useful for food or medicine
    $400 2
Cynthia Erivo won a Tony for playing Celie in this "colorful" musical
    $400 4
"Firma" or not, this is the Latin word for "land"
    $800 19
This city is the seat of Lackawanna County & the birthplace of Joe Biden
    $800 10
At its launch in 1982, this paper whose name includes our country had a globe logo; now it's just a blue dot
    $800 21
Titian painted Isabella d’Este, the First Lady of the Renaissance, who ruled this city--“Mantova” in Italian
    $800 12
Instead of seeds, non-flowering plants like ferns, use these one-cell units to reproduce
    $800 3
Bill Irwin & Tracy Letts both won Tonys for playing George in productions of this questioning Edward Albee play
    $800 14
In Latin sinister means this direction
    DD: $3,000 25
If you like your Christmas days around 90 degrees, then this world capital, home to the U. of the West Indies, is for you
    DD: $3,000 29
Newspaper newspaper on the wall, this London one was originally founded in 1903, for women one & all
    $1200 22
The sale of these reductions in punishment by the church troubled Martin Luther & influenced him to take action
    $1200 15
Pines are members of this group of woody trees, typically evergreen, with needle-like leaves & tapered seed pods
    $1200 7
This man's performance in "One Man, Two Guvnors" won him a Tony Award & a job hosting "The Late Late Show" on CBS
    $1200 6
"Veni, vidi, vici" translates to this succinct summary of a victory
    $1600 26
The Giralda, a 300'-high minaret tower built in the 12th century, is a landmark of this Spanish city on the Guadalquivir River
    $1600 30
Cleveland has one major daily & this 2-word paper is it
    $1600 23
A 16th century French queen commissioned this Paris palace; it’s gone now, but its gardens remain
    $1600 16
Hopefully you remember this hardy perennial state flower of Alaska
    $1600 8
She returned to the role of the Queen opposite many different prime ministers in "The Audience"
    $1600 5
"Amor" & "mors" are these 2 things of concern to many of us
    $2000 27
In Germany, only Berlin has more people than this city whose airport dates back to 1911
    $2000 28
The main daily in Austin, Texas isn't the American Sportsman, it's the American-this
    $2000 24
In 2020 museums marked the 500th anniversary of the death at age 37 of this artist with the name of an angel
    $2000 17
Not xylem but this related tissue conducts nutrients from the leaves to the rest of the plant
    $2000 9
Jessica Lange added to her trophy case, winning a Tony in 2016 for this "Long" Eugene O'Neill play
    $2000 13
A Latin word for "soul" or "spirit", today in English it means a hostile feeling

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kristen Jason Kendra
$13,200 $1,600 $19,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A book by him says, "From the forest came the call…distinct and definite as never before--a long-drawn howl"

Final scores:

Kristen Jason Kendra
$21,200 $3,200 $26,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kristen Jason Kendra
$15,400 $4,600 $17,600
25 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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Game tape date: 2020-09-29
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