Show #8335 - Friday, February 12, 2021

John Focht game 5.


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Lance St. Laurent, a Ph.D. student from Madison, Wisconsin

Alejandra Oliva, a communications coordinator from Chicago, Illinois

John Focht, a software team lead originally from El Paso, Texas (whose 4-day cash winnings total $103,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: In partnership with Olay, we're continuing to bring attention to the gender gap in STEM fields. Presenting today's SCIENCE category is Procter & Gamble's molecular biologist Dr. Markaisa Black.)
    $200 26
Mecca has 5 different names in this holy book
    $200 21
A traditional song: "Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling ____"
    $200 16
Being super-enthusiastic in your desire to get something done, like the proverbial beaver
    $200 1
If your stack is short & you need to double up to stay in a game of hold 'em, it might be time to "go" these 2 words
    $200 4
Julia Roberts as this activist
    $200 7
(Dr. Markaisa Black presents the clue.) Diabetes was a death sentence until Dr. Frederick Banting discovered how to use & extract this hormone to treat the disease
    $400 27
Muslims are not required to visit Medina during this pilgrimage to Mecca but it often is a stop
    $400 22
Neat & tidy:
____-pie order
    $400 17
Get rid of the "E" in "E.T." & you have this adjective for the Earth
    $400 2
In Monopoly, buy heavily landed-on St. James Place, New York Avenue & Tennessee Avenue, the properties of this color
    $400 10
Marion Cotillard as this chanteuse
    $400 8
(Dr. Markaisa Black presents the clue.) To provide immunity from smallpox, in 1796 British physician Edward Jenner used cowpox to make the first of these, which is why the word comes from the Latin for "cow"
    $600 28
The port of Jeddah on this sea serves as an entry point for Mecca
    $600 23
He had a "sweet swing": Darryl ____
    $600 18
Paranormal, or a TV show that aired its finale in 2020 after 15 years on the air
    $600 3
Playing this game issued by Milton Bradley in 1967? Don't place your ships touching each other
    $600 11
Diane Keaton as this title New York City resident
    $600 9
(Dr. Markaisa Black presents the clue.) In 1996, a team at Roslin Institute in Scotland used a technique known as somatic cell nuclear transfer to produce the first clone of an adult mammal, a Finn Dorset sheep named this
    $800 29
Muslims believe the tomb of this man, Moses' brother, is on Mount Uhud near Medina
    $800 24
It's a firecracker with a long fuse:
____ bomb
    $800 19
This 14-letter adjective refers to the space between, say, Mars & Neptune
    DD: $1,000 5
If you win, switch to whatever would've beaten you for the next round, says a 2014 study on the psychology of this game
    $800 12
Jodie Foster as this G-woman in training
    $800 14
(Dr. Markaisa Black presents the clue.) This property of elements, like uranium & thorium, was discovered in part by Marie Curie, who actually coined the word for it
    $1000 30
This fundamentalist branch of Sunni Islam that now controls Medina first took it in 1804
    $1000 25
Maybe your Schwinn bicycle had one:
____ seat
    $1000 20
With a prefix meaning "against", it describes an event that turns out to have much less drama than expected
    $1000 6
Take the small continents first & leave Asia for later in this "game of strategic conquest"
    $1000 13
Anne Bancroft as this pioneer in education of the deaf
    $1000 15
(Dr. Markaisa Black presents the clue.) In 2020, for the first time ever, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was won by two women, Jennifer Doudna & Emmanuelle Charpentier, for their work on the revolutionary gene editing tool known by this acronym

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

John Alejandra Lance
$1,600 $1,600 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

John Alejandra Lance
$5,600 $2,000 $7,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: All correct responses will end with those four letters.)
    $400 16
Not long after her 2006 retirement, this justice founded the iCivics website that teaches about government
    $400 11
Napoleon chose this insect to represent his status as emperor: it's hardworking, industrious & loyal
    $400 1
The right to vote
    $400 21
(James Taylor presents the clue.) In 2011 at Madison Square Garden, I performed "Fire And Rain" & "Fifteen" with this young singer-songwriter whom, I'm honored to say, is named after me
    $400 26
Glen Mor, or "great valley" in Gaelic, widens to form this highland lake famous for a legendary creature
    $400 6
Farm girl Fern Arable wants to save the life of a pig in this E.B. White tale
    $800 17
Georgian John Archibald Campbell quit in 1861 & this man named him the Confederacy's Assistant Secretary of War
    $800 12
The pyramid on the reverse of the $1 bill represents endurance & the eye at the top is the eye of this, also a state capital
    $800 2
A place for a ship to drop a big weight
    $800 22
VH1 ranked her 1990 "Blond Ambition" tour as the greatest of all her concert tours
    $800 27
In 452 these feared invaders from central Asia stormed into Italy, devastating the Po Valley
    $800 7
Beverly Cleary wrote a series of books about this girl, Beezus' troublemaking younger sister
    $1200 18
John Jay left the bench to become governor of this state
    DD: $3,000 13
This flower represents autumn & is an emblem of the imperial family of Japan
    $1200 3
To wander around looking for vittles
    $1200 23
In 1985, Neil Young, John Mellencamp & this country singer organized the first Farm Aid concert
    $1200 28
The site of several ancient temples, the Nubian Valley was submerged by the creation of this dam on the Nile
    $1200 8
In "A Song of Ice and Fire", Sansa Stark wonders why this sister of hers can't be sweet & delicate
    $1600 19
Benjamin Curtis quit the court over the Dred Scott decision & later defended this president in his impeachment trial
    $1600 14
It's the symbol for an unstressed vowel, such as the middle one in the word "je-pər-dē"
    $1600 4
It's a measure of the strength of an electrical current
    DD: $4,000 24
Recorded for live albums, Johnny Cash performed legendary concerts at Folsom Prison & this other California one
    $1600 29
The Harappan civilization of South Asia began around 2500 B.C. along the valley of this 2,000-mile river
    $1600 9
Mary Anne Spier is the secretary of this title book series group of girls who watch over other kids
    $2000 20
In the 1870s David Davis left the court for the Senate, where he even had this job running things when the VP is away
    $2000 15
2 symbols of Milan--a cross & the Visconti serpent--are on the badge of this 2-named Italian car manufacturer
    $2000 5
Please don't take this feeling of resentment, from Latin for "shadow"
    $2000 25
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Zeppelin Field in Nuremberg, Germany.) The field where the Nazis once rallied became a sports & music venue; when this Jewish-American performer played here in 1978, he was told, "80,000 Germans turned their back to Hitler & their faces to you"
    $2000 30
The southern gateway of Norway's Gudbrands Valley is this town, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics
    $2000 10
Selina Boyce is the heroine of the Brooklyn-set book called "Brown Girl," these buildings

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

John Alejandra Lance
$16,000 $10,600 $24,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Asked to describe this 4th century B.C. member of the Cynics, Plato called him "a Socrates gone mad"

Final scores:

John Alejandra Lance
$7,000 $600 $19,600
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $19,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

John Alejandra Lance
$17,000 $8,800 $22,400
19 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
28 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $48,200

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Game tape date: 2020-12-15
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