Show #8331 - Monday, February 8, 2021

John Focht game 1.


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Michael White, a marketing professional from Mission Viejo, California

John Focht, a software team lead originally from El Paso, Texas

Leah Wiegand, a stay-at-home mom originally from Asheville, North Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE B__G's
(Ken: Partnering with Olay, this week, we'll be bringing attention to the gender gap in STEM fields, which are Science, Tech, Engineering and Math. Presenting today's TECHNOLOGY category is CEO and founder of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani.)
    $200 5
It's an accumulation of unfinished work or unfilled orders to be dealt with
    $200 16
Is it first love, like Jennifer Grey's for Patrick Swayze in this classic movie of summer romance?
    $200 21
36 million Americans are edentulous, meaning they have none of these
    $200 6
Allegheny National Forest
    $200 23
Connoting corruption, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" comes from this play
    $200 11
(Reshma Saujani presents the clue.) Computer scientist Annie Easley wrote code that helped in the development of the first batteries used in this class of car that employs dual power systems
    $400 3
An upset stomach is central to this word meaning complaining
    $400 17
Does your fervor rival Mario's for this "fruity" princess as he daringly risks his life for her in video games?
    $400 22
A byword for fast reproduction, this animal can have a litter of 7, 5 times a year
    $400 7
Sequoia National Forest
    $400 27
Man Friday, a devoted helper, originated as a character in this novel
    $400 12
(Reshma Saujani presents the clue.) Coders fluent in SQL or Structured Query Language can work with information storehouses known as relational these; Oracle is famous for software that creates them
    $600 1
A night out involving a brief stay at a succession of taverns
    $600 18
Hopefully, it's as deep as the love shown in the 2014 Budweiser ad about an adopted puppy who bonds with one of these horses
    $600 24
There are still about 10,000 Jews in this country, the most in any Mideast Muslim land
    $600 8
Delta National Forest
    $600 28
This author originated "tilting at windmills", meaning fighting imaginary foes
    $600 13
(Reshma Saujani presents the clue.) In the 1970s, Moore's Law surmised that the number of these central components on microchips would double every two years, but Moore later admitted, it probably won't last
    $800 2
This amphibian named for its loud call can grow to a pound or more & is often caught for food
    $800 19
Maybe a love that lasts as long as that of this Beatle & wife Barbara Bach, who have been married almost 40 years
    $800 25
A leading org. against this activity says the average driver does it 80 times before being arrested for the first time
    $800 9
Prescott National Forest
    $800 29
An idealized object of love, Beatrice was this poet's object of love & guide through paradise in "The Divine Comedy"
    $800 14
(Reshma Saujani presents the clue.) Tech pioneer Adele Goldberg helped develop a programming language used to create the first GUI, short for this, featuring icons & menus
    $1000 4
Delays loading a video file online? You may get this 9-letter message
    $1000 20
It's deep, like Nick's love for Jess on this Fox sitcom; who wouldn't love a bride with an eyepatch?
    $1000 26
China has this type of legislature, meaning there's only a single house; it has almost 3,000 members
    $1000 10
Ocala National Forest
    DD: $3,000 30
The contradictory thought that some are more equal than others comes from a slogan in a satire by this man
    $1000 15
(Reshma Saujani presents the clue.) Analyzing facial & speech patterns, soft biometrics signatures help combat these videos that can make someone appear to say things they've never spoken

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

Leah John Michael
$2,200 $4,200 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leah John Michael
$2,600 $12,400 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
Peter the Great & Nicholas II the Unfortunate
    $400 12
The German name for Haydn's 94th symphony translates to "with the drum stroke"--the sudden one that gives it this name
    $400 15
In the 19th century Wilhelm Bleek took Ntu, meaning "man", & created this word for a 100-million-strong linguistic group
    $400 14
Maggie can be a shortened form of this name of a prime minister of the United Kingdom
    $400 1
By definition, it's the oldest age a nonagenarian can be
    $400 2
Renee Zellweger's original journal entry meets up with a film about Greg Heffley based on a popular children's book series
    $800 20
Henry VII & Bloody Mary I
    $800 13
Mozart's Symphony No. 41 & the "Bringer of Jollity" in Holst's "The Planets" both bear the name of this planet
    $800 16
The people of the Sentinel Islands, west of Thailand at the south edge of this bay, resist contact & enforce that with arrows
    $800 22
This female name comes from a Greek word referring to a heavenly messenger from god
    $800 3
The French verb chaloir, "to be concerned", led to this English word meaning coolly indifferent
    $800 7
A 2020 adventure based on a Jack London classic gets, well, a lot weirder as a 1990 David Lynch film about Sailor Ripley
    DD: $5,000 21
Empress Maria Theresa & Emperor Franz Josef
    $1200 28
The first movement of this Beethoven symphony, No. 6, is “Awakening of Happy Feelings on Arriving in the Country”
    DD: $4,000 17
It's the French word for an inhabitant of Canada's largest province by area
    $1200 23
In the funny pages Hagar's Viking wife had this German name
    $1200 4
From Latin for "not" & "join together", this adjective means refusing to agree to an opinion or course of action
    $1200 8
Hilary Swank's boxer starts a career in crime with Ansel Elgort's youthful master wheelman
    $1600 26
Louis XIV
    $1600 29
Edward Elgar wrote 14 variations on this theme with a "puzzling" name
    $1600 18
Aboriginal people & Torres Strait Islanders are sometimes called First Nations or the First these people
    $1600 24
Yvette derives from an ancient word for this sacred tree
    $1600 5
Noninvasive medical procedures include CT scans, X-rays & this type of 3-D diagnostic viewing that earned a 2003 Nobel Prize
    $1600 9
A Cooper/Gaga saga goes Tom Cruise-ing into a 1989 film about a Vietnam vet
    $2000 27
The crown prince known as MBS: the house of this
    $2000 30
Wanting to be taken seriously, Camille Saint-Saens wouldn't let all of this "zoological fantasy" be published in his lifetime
    $2000 19
Elaborate headgear & parasols are part of the temple processions in this strongly Hindu island of Indonesia
    $2000 25
Chloe was a summer name for this Greek goddess of agriculture
    $2000 6
Some birds are nonmigratory, including the Anna's variety of this very busy avian
    $2000 10
A 2014 movie with Peter Quill & his pals meets up with Tim Allen & his sci-fi TV cast to be a film we'd very much like to see

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leah John Michael
$6,200 $32,400 $12,200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In a classic novel from 1866, the murders of 2 women take place in this city

Final scores:

Leah John Michael
$0 $24,800 $11,999
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $24,800 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Leah John Michael
$6,200 $27,600 $8,400
8 R,
0 W
29 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $42,200

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Game tape date: 2020-12-15
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