Show #8334 - Thursday, February 11, 2021

John Focht game 4.


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Stan Park, a virtual events producer from Oakland, California

Kate Willcox, an attorney originally from Miamisburg, Ohio

John Focht, a software team lead originally from El Paso, Texas (whose 3-day cash winnings total $83,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
D'Artagnan gets his butt kicked, faints a couple of times & hits Paris
    $200 30
In 1933 the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th, which had federally imposed this dry period
    $200 22
If you want to keep kosher & be gluten-free, Smirnoff No. 21 this may be for you
    $200 15
The rhyme goes, "Find" one of these, "pick it up, and all day long you'll have good luck", but make sure it's heads up
    $200 9
In 2020 Jo Frost returned to reality TV as the "Super" this
    $200 16
This animal is ein schaf; an expression about an innocent exterior is "wolf im schafspelz"
    $400 2
An Oklahoma opening; dust obscures the stars, & the corn, it ain't growin' well; "the men sat still--thinking--figuring"
    DD: $1,600 29
Accepting the Dem. nomination in 1932, FDR said, "I pledge you, I pledge myself, to" this "for the American people"
    $400 24
Sir John Harmsworth bought a French mineral water spring & gave it this name, honoring the doctor who sold the property
    $400 12
An A-frame is one of these, & walking under one, well, we wouldn't suggest it
    $400 10
Classic episodes of this series include "Welcome to Korea" & "Abyssinia, Henry"
    $400 17
This 3-letter critter is das schwein
    $600 3
Meursault finds out his mother died today; wait, was that yesterday? Takes the bus from Algiers to Marengo for the funeral
    $600 26
New York City's hottest ticket at Christmastime 1932 was the night this theater opened, featuring the then "Roxyettes"
    $600 25
White wines stay between 45 & 60 degrees during this process by which sugars are converted into alcohol
    $600 11
After this "crack'd from side to side; 'the curse is come, upon me' cried the Lady of Shalott"; take note
    $600 6
"Did I do that?" was Urkel's catchphrase on this sitcom
    $600 19
This large amphibious mammal is nilpferd
    $800 4
Dedalus' mom is dead, a loss; Buck Mulligan favors us with song; quotation marks? Not so much
    $800 27
Here's the H-1 Racer that set a new world's speed record of 352 miles per hour when it was flown by this mogul in California on September 13th, 1935
    $800 18
This sweet tea with a Japanese name is brewed with a symbiotic culture of bacteria & yeast
    $800 13
Some attribute the number 13 as unlucky due to this biblical gathering described in Matthew 26
    $800 7
For her role on HBO's "Euphoria", this 24-year-old recently became the youngest winner of an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama
    $800 20
Kavallerie is a German word for a group of these
    $1000 5
Colonel Buendía faces a firing squad right off; Melquíades says hi; alchemy... why not take alchemy?
    $1000 28
In 1937 his theories on organic architecture came together beautifully with the completion of the Fallingwater house
    $1000 23
Brandy distilled from the fruit in its name, long ago it was Americans' favorite booze
    $1000 14
People mail back rocks taken from Hawaii, believing in bad luck caused by the so-called curse of this Hawaiian volcano goddess
    $1000 8
Rob Lowe plays firefighter/captain Owen Strand on "9-1-1:" this
    $1000 21
It's ein löwe; it has eine mähne

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

John Kate Stan
$1,400 $1,600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

John Kate Stan
$3,800 $6,000 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: In honor of International Day of Women & Girls in Science, in partnership with Olay, the STEM category will be presented by Procter & Gamble's principal scientist, Dr. Frauke Neuser.)
    $400 16
Many John Hughes movies are set in the fictional Shermer, perhaps from Shermerville, now this city's suburb Northbrook
    $400 2
It's Spanish for "water"
    $400 6
His travels last 20 years, including the Trojan War
    $400 24
On April 15, 1912 at approximately 2:20 A.M., it broke in half & 2 minutes later, plunged below the water's surface
    $400 11
"While My ____ Gently Weeps" by the Beatles
    $400 21
(Dr. Frauke Neuser presents the clue.) Named for the little shelter you draw over the dividend, the "bus stop" is one method in this 2-word exercise that's been called the most difficult basic math process to teach kids
    $800 17
Dum Dum, a weapons-making suburb of Kolkata, gave its name to an expanding type of this, banned by international law
    DD: $3,000 1
To overshadow, metaphorically or celestially
    $800 7
Before Saturn's neighbor was named for him, one idea was to name it for Saturn's wife Cybele
    $800 25
Sadly the SS Portland went down in a storm with all 200 or so on board in this same year that the Maine blew up
    $800 12
"Mr. ____ Man " by The Byrds
    $800 22
(Dr. Frauke Neuser presents the clue.) Marissa Mayer studied AI tech at Stanford before designing the search interface for this company's home page; she'd go on to lead Yahoo!
    $1200 18
The suburb of Shin-Okubo is known as this capital's Koreatown
    $1200 3
7-letter general term for a massive building
    $1200 8
The medieval artwork seen here depicts this ancient Roman god
    $1200 28
Once the largest ship on the Great Lakes, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in this Great Lake during a 1975 storm
    $1200 13
"Bang A ____(Get It On)" by T. Rex
    $1200 23
(Dr. Frauke Neuser presents the clue.) John Frank Stevens, who designed the Panama Canal, & of course, Gustave Eiffel, are big names in this branch of engineering that focuses on major public works
    $1600 19
A northern suburb of Paris was named for this patron saint of France & was built over his tomb
    $1600 4
The script of this language, popular in Pakistan, is seen here
    DD: $3,800 9
Epimetheus gave the animals gifts like speed, strength & razor-sharp claws, leaving this brother with not much to give humans
    $1600 29
In 2012, the cruise ship called the Costa this ran aground off the Italian coast with the captain abandoning the ship
    $1600 14
"Boogie Woogie ____ Boy"
by Bette Midler
    $1600 26
(Dr. Frauke Neuser presents the clue.) Mathematician Emmy Noether formulated a theorem that scientists make use of to this day--there is an associated symmetry for every law of this, meaning a total quantity remains constant
    $2000 20
Shopping malls are associated with suburbs & the first enclosed one opened in Edina, a suburb of this Midwest city
    $2000 5
This 4-letter word means hodgepodge, which also has 2 O's
    $2000 10
Constantly reaching for fruit he could never taste, he gave us a word meaning "to tempt someone & frustrate them"
    $2000 30
Named for an Italian admiral, this luxury liner famously sank after a collision in 1956
    $2000 15
"The ____ Has Been Drinking (Not Me)" by Tom Waits--it's the instrument Tom plays
    $2000 27
(Dr. Frauke Neuser presents the clue.) It seems obvious now that a sterile environment is necessary in an operating room, but this British surgeon faced opposition for promoting antiseptic methods; fortunately, his methods got results & were embraced during his lifetime

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

John Kate Stan
$13,600 $9,600 $16,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The first time an individual won 4 awards at a single ceremony was in 1954, when his wins included Best 2-Reel Short Subject

Final scores:

John Kate Stan
$20,000 $100 $5,599
4-day champion: $103,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

John Kate Stan
$11,400 $8,400 $14,200
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2020-12-15
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