Show #8302 - Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Brayden Smith game 1.


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Brayden Smith, a policy intern from Las Vegas, Nevada

Margaret de Larios, a public affairs specialist from Pasadena, California

Valerie Castelo, a career counselor from San Leandro, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $38,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
Marco was born in the 1250s to a wealthy merchant family in this Italian city-state famed for its traders & travelers
    $200 27
The National Weather Service says that if you live to age 80, your odds of getting struck by this at least once are one in 15,300
    $200 28
Fences of this wire invented for cattle are a constant in the internment camp novel "When the Emperor was Divine"
    $200 3
The N.Y. Times said this CBS summer dating show was "a cross between 'The Bachelor' and the Stanford prison experiment"
    $200 1
The front passenger seat--did you call it?
    $400 17
At Hormuz on this gulf, Marco & co. didn't like the looks of the available ships & went on by land
    $400 26
Gemologists say the odds of finding one of these in an oyster are around one in 10,000
    $400 14
Early on in a Twain work, Tom Sawyer must complete this "colorful" painting task on "thirty yards of board fence"
    $400 4
Kandi Burruss, under wraps as the Night Angel, was finally revealed to be the season 3 winner of this musical competition
    $400 20
In cocktails, this adjective means "not containing alcohol"; in paper making, it's the opposite of "recycled"
    $400 2
Unaided, your voice can be heard from this distance
    $600 21
Back in Italy, Marco Polo dictated his book while jailed in this city-state, later the birthplace of another famous explorer--Columbus
    $600 10
Your odds of drawing this highest hand in 5-card poker? 649,739 to 1
    $600 6
In this 1990 novel raptors "hit the fence, take a shock. They never seem to mind"
    $600 7
The numbers found on products made from this material are called resin identification codes & are used to sort different types
    $600 11
A clever last word as you are leaving
    $800 22
Early in his travels Marco stayed in the Crusader capital of Acre, now Akko in this country
    $800 23
The ESA said there was a 1 in 7,299 chance that 2006 QV89, one of these, would hit earth in 2019 (Spoiler alert: It didn't)
    DD: $1,000 5
This Melville scribe spends time staring at "dead-walls", then at the high walls of prison
    $800 8
Originally a trainer on this show, Bob Harper became its host when it moved to the USA Network
    $800 18
With some of it now coming from scrap, this metal, symbol Sn, has not been mined in the U.S. since 1993
    $800 12
Also the title of a 1964 Pink Panther film, this phrase refers to an uneducated guess
    $1000 25
After several years of travel, around 1275 Marco reached the goal of his first journey--Shangdu, the summer court of this empire
    $1000 24
A $2 ticket buys you about a 1 in 300 million chance of hitting the jackpot in this alliterative 45-state lottery
    $1000 15
A stone wall in "Stardust" by this author has a 6-foot gap, with guards posted on each side
    $1000 9
Fashion victims got their wardrobes tossed in favor of more stylish dress on this series with Stacy London & Clinton Kelly
    $1000 19
Nearly 100% of this black cement-like material made from oil is recycled when removed from pavement
    $1000 13
Also called a gravity assist, this maneuver uses the gravity of a celestial body to accelerate a spacecraft

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

Valerie Margaret Brayden
$2,200 $3,400 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Valerie Margaret Brayden
$3,000 $1,400 $7,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia, PA.) According to affidavits from Betsy Ross's relatives, this famous man came into her shop in 1776 to ask Betsy to make a new flag for our nation
    $400 27
Plutarch writes that this leader ordered Macedonian troops to shave so that enemies couldn't grab their beards
    $400 26
Including Yap, more than 600 islands make up "The Federated States of" this Pacific nation
    $400 25
Chad Stahelski, stunt double for the character Neo in this 1999 film, went on to direct John Wick movies
    $800 19
On June 17, 1972 a break-in at this office complex set off one of the biggest scandals in U.S. history
    $800 12
Until 2012 employees here couldn't be bearded, though presumably Happy & Bashful got permission
    $800 21
The name of this small country wedged among Germany, France & Belgium means "little fortress"
    $800 18
Heard here, this instrument has a bell joint that passes over the player's left shoulder
    $800 24
Rose Byrne & Ellie Kemper are 2 of the title attendants in this 2011 matrimonial comedy
    $800 9
To hear as someone speaks & being totally quiet (so you can hear someone speak)
    $1200 10
The first state to ratify the 18th Amendment, Mississippi didn't repeal this statewide until 1966
    $1200 13
Facial hair in the White House has fallen from favor; the last president to sport some was this man who left office in 1913
    DD: $3,500 5
One of the world's most populous countries, it's in the delta of the Ganges & Brahmaputra Rivers
    $1200 17
A modern pedal type of this stands about 6 feet tall & often has 47 strings
    $1200 1
The unionizing crusade of Crystal Lee Sutton inspired this film that won Sally Field an Oscar
    $1200 8
Fatherly & an adjective pertaining to both dad & mom, whose guidance is suggested
    DD: $3,500 4
In 1832, hoping to reclaim land in Illinois, this Sauk leader led Native Americans against U.S. forces in a months-long war
    $1600 14
In 1895, this businessman came up with the idea of disposable razor blades, though he didn't go clean-shaven himself
    $1600 15
Titograd is the former name of Podgorica, the capital city of this former Yugoslav republic
    $1600 22
In 1787 this pear-shaped lute was featured in "Don Giovanni"; nearly 200 years later, in Bruce Hornsby's "Rain"
    $1600 2
One-word title of the 2020 Pixar movie about 2 brothers on an indomitable quest to spend one more day with their late father
    $1600 7
Immoral or wicked & repulsive or foul; they're kind of interchangeable
    $2000 11
With diplomas signed by President Grant, this school for the deaf & hard-of-hearing graduated its first 3 students in 1869
    $2000 20
In 2 Samuel, King Hanun half-shaves the servants of this king of Israel; they have to go into hiding until their beards even out
    $2000 16
Providing plentiful irrigation, the Zambezi River is an important artery of this country
    $2000 23
A man of many instruments, Brian Jones used this African xylophone for the hook on The Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb"
    $2000 3
This "dizzy" Hitchcock drama tops the AFI's list of the top mystery movies of all time
    $2000 6
Emphasized & multiple treats, like pies

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Valerie Margaret Brayden
$7,400 $7,000 $28,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This magazine had the same person on its cover since its founding 20 years ago until it chose Breonna Taylor as its September 2020 cover

Final scores:

Valerie Margaret Brayden
$14,001 $10,500 $31,000
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $31,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Valerie Margaret Brayden
$7,400 $7,000 $23,800
11 R,
1 W
11 R,
5 W
29 R
(including 3 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $38,200

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Game tape date: 2020-09-30
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