Show #8304 - Thursday, December 17, 2020

Brayden Smith game 3.


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Teja Chemudupati, a clinical researcher from San Jose, California

Pamela Lee, a lawyer from Mountain View, California

Brayden Smith, a policy intern from Las Vegas, Nevada (whose 2-day cash winnings total $66,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be a prime number.)
    $200 23
The Grand Canyon Trust vows to protect this major river that cuts through the canyon
    $200 28
In football a field goal is worth this many points
    $200 29
LeBron James is slated to star with Bugs Bunny in the sequel to this 1996 basketball film
    $200 26
This "Where the Wild Things Are" author had a "tame thing", a German shepherd named Herman
    $200 30
Merlot wine,
    $200 5
Nestle once held a trademark on this 5-letter word for coffee such as Sanka that won't keep you up
    $400 22
The organization Save the Mekong opposes the building of dams to generate this type of power
    $400 12
Most human cells contain this many pairs of chromosomes
    $400 24
In "The Royal Tenenbaums", this actor plays a former tennis champ; his brother Owen plays a writer of westerns
    $400 25
Flannery O'Connor kept these vibrant birds & sent their ornate tail feathers as gifts
    $400 27
kick starter
    $400 21
Now describing anything that kills plants, this word was a brand name for a weed killer that was probably sodium arsenite
    $600 9
The Wildearth Guardians seek to restore flows to this big river on Texas' southern border
    $600 19
Batch number of a bestselling grease-cutting "Formula" created by Detroit scientists years ago
    $600 18
This comedian faces off against a bear as "Semi-Pro" basketball player Jackie Moon
    $600 15
Wallace Stegner, founder of this university's creative writing program is seen with Suzie in Los Altos Hills, near Palo Alto
    $600 2
    $600 20
It's the alliterative 2-word name for the playground equipment seen here
    $800 8
The Zambezi Society protects not only the Zambezi River but 2 UNESCO sites, including this famous cataract
    $800 7
There are this many cards of each suit in a traditional deck of playing cards
    $800 17
This Brazilian soccer star was in the film "Victory", about allied P.O.W.s set to play soccer against the German national team
    $800 1
Muriel the goat in this novel was probably inspired by George Orwell's own pet goat Muriel
    $800 10
    $800 4
It's the trademarked name for epinephrine that now just means "excitement"- -what a rush!
    $1000 11
Nature Conservancy Canada protects the St. Lawrence River, deeming it crucial to this province's "geography and history"
    $1000 14
Recent British prime ministers have resided at this number Downing Street, as the flat is larger than the traditional lodging
    $1000 16
Sverrir Gudnason was Bjorn & Shia LaBeouf was John in "Borg vs." him, about a real tennis rivalry
    DD: $1,000 3
Of this author's dogs, Charley was a good boy, & Toby, who ate the first draft for "Of Mice & Men", was definitely a bad boy
    $1000 6
The bridge of a ship,
a pottery studio,
    $1000 13
Black Flag still makes this brand of insect trap that has now come to mean a seedy place to spend the night

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Brayden Pamela Teja
$3,800 $800 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brayden Pamela Teja
$9,000 $200 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 27
Chekhov's "The Seagull" opens with a man asking an unhappy woman, "Why do you always wear" this color
    $400 22
These 2 types of lines cross on maps
    $400 30
Not just a name on a Pike Place Market oyster bar, Emmett Watson wrote about this city for decades
    $400 25
President Lincoln said, "If my name ever goes into history, it will be for" this edict, issued January 1, 1863
    $400 29
"Pyramidiots" is the term Zahi Hawass of this country's antiquities council used for people who think aliens built ancient structures
    $400 23
The infamous 1938 radio adaptation of this H.G. Wells novel moved the action from England to Grovers Mill, New Jersey
    $800 26
The presidential oath of office begins, "I do" these 2 words
    $800 21
Whitman claimed, "I am large, I contain" these
    $800 28
The late Pete Hamill was editor of both the New York Daily News & this tabloid rival
    $800 24
In 1869, the first all-professional baseball team to take the field wasn't the Red Sox, but the Cincinnati these
    $800 5
Kathleen Kenyon concluded that this biblical city was an abandoned ruin long before Joshua & his trumpets came around
    $800 19
This author's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is based on the first 4 episodes of a BBC radio series he wrote
    $1200 2
The first line of an Old Testament book is "The proverbs of" him, "the son of David, king of Israel"
    $1200 1
The SAT exam used to have this word in its acronym
    $1200 13
Herb Caen wrote about this city for nearly 60 years, calling it "Baghdad-by-the-Bay"
    DD: $3,000 6
In 1830 the first 13 miles of this railroad opened for service, all within Maryland
    DD: $4,400 17
William Stukeley thought this site was a Druid temple when he excavated it in the 18th century
    $1200 18
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"--this radio title character aka Lamont Cranston knew
    $1600 10
"I am the first accused. I... practiced as an attorney in Johannesburg", began a 1964 opening statement by him
    $1600 14
A complete lack of doubt
    $1600 12
This author & friend of Morrie writes about sports & more for the Detroit Free Press
    $1600 4
Pictured here, he briefly served as the first Whig president
    $1600 16
In 1993 this South American country awarded Maria Reiche the Order of the Sun for her work on the mysterious Nazca Lines
    $1600 7
In May 1953 this poet performed first voice & other roles in a live recording of his "Under Milk Wood"
    $2000 9
"A screaming comes across the sky", begins this 1973 Thomas Pynchon novel
    $2000 20
14-letter word meaning "having the appearance of truth"
    $2000 11
When he's not writing novels like "Strip Tease" & "Tourist Season", this man writes for the Miami Herald
    $2000 3
A fight between strikers & strikebreakers on May 3, 1886 in Chicago led to this deadly riot the following day
    $2000 15
Sir Leonard Woolley thought that this 1 of the 7 Wonders was really a ziggurat with plants fed from water pumped from the Euphrates
    $2000 8
"Welcome to" this mysterious desert town is a podcast "where every conspiracy is true"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brayden Pamela Teja
$36,400 $2,200 $7,000
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This title character says, "Who find my visage's center ornament a thing to jest at--it is my wont... to let him taste my steel"

Final scores:

Brayden Pamela Teja
$27,800 $5 $4,500
3-day champion: $93,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brayden Pamela Teja
$31,400 $2,200 $7,000
36 R
(including 3 DDs),
1 W
3 R,
1 W
12 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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Game tape date: 2020-09-30
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