Show #8336 - Monday, February 15, 2021


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Phil Hoffman, a graduate student originally from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

Karen Ellestad, a chaplain originally from Frankfort, Kentucky

Lance St. Laurent, a Ph.D. student from Madison, Wisconsin (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
In 2006 Julian Assange founded this secret-busting group, much in the news in later years
    $200 26
In 2020 Dominic Thiem completed a comeback to win this event & became the first new male Grand Slam winner in 6 years
    $200 6
To defeat, or to hit repeatedly like a drum
    $200 12
The first vegetables called potatoes were actually what we now call these "potatoes"
    $200 16
Michael Chabon's novel "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" has this country collapsing in 1948 & refugees moving to Sitka, Alaska
    $200 21
Used by U.S. Marines in World War II, the "Alligator" was an AAV, this type of assault vehicle capable of moving on land & water
    $400 2
Uprisings in 2011 in Egypt & Libya were hallmarks of this pro-democracy "season"
    $400 27
In 2014, 2015 & 2019 Novak Djokovic defeated this Swiss player in the Wimbledon final
    $400 7
To smooth metal with a tool, or to put a document in its proper place
    $400 11
When the kernels are not removed, corn is described with this 3-word prepositional phrase
    $400 17
Michael Morpurgo takes readers on a trip down the yellow brick road as seen through the eyes of this title canine
    $400 22
In a Persian legend 18,000-foot Mount Damavand, not Mount Ararat, is given as the resting place of this
    $600 3
In 2003 billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky made the mistake of criticizing this leader, who then locked him up
    $600 28
This 5-letter word means an extended exchange of strokes before a point
    $600 8
To inspect a place as a preliminary to robbery
    $600 13
Before "polishing" began, most of the rice people ate was this color variety; now the term is used for a "whole grain" type
    $600 18
In 2020 this actor released the memoir "No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality"
    $600 23
The Shetland Islands' Up Helly Aa Festival celebrates the heritage of these seafarers with the burning of a dragon ship
    $800 4
After being trapped in a cave for more than 2 weeks in 2018, 12 boys & their soccer coach were rescued in this country
    $800 29
At the 2012 French Open, this Russian completed her career slam
    $800 9
To portion out food, or to gossip
    $800 14
Due to the emergence of the vodka type, the original martini now has this liquor in front
    DD: $2,500 19
"Dragon Teeth", published after his 2008 death, returned to the world of paleontology
    $800 24
Able to launch on land or sea, the first hovercrafts were made to travel this narrow arm of the Atlantic
    $1000 5
In 2008 scientists ran the first experiments using this device, considered the biggest machine ever built
    $1000 30
Teams representing different nations vie for this trophy named for its donor
    $1000 10
To stride up & down, or to set the speed of a race
    $1000 15
The black type of this is the original type made from a plant; the "black" part was added when candy like Twizzlers came along
    $1000 20
"The Black Echo" & "The Black Ice" are books by Michael Connelly featuring this maverick LAPD detective
    $1000 25
In this German director's classic 1982 film "Fitzcarraldo", a boat is dragged through the Amazon jungle

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

Lance Karen Phil
$5,000 $1,400 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lance Karen Phil
$10,500 $2,400 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: These are songs that have been proposed to replace "The Star-Spangled Banner".)
(Ken: Each clue here is about a place with two different geographic features in its name, like the made-up "River Hill".)
    $400 4
Red, Chuck, Bomb & Matilda are these surly characters in a Rovio game app
    $400 28
"This Land Is Your Land" does cover the country, "from" here "to the New York island"
    $400 27
"Show Me" you know it became the 24th U.S. state
    $400 24
With hiking & golf, Cave Creek in the Sonoran Desert is a tourist draw just north of this state capital
    $400 9
One rope was very loose, while the others had the proper tension described this 4-letter way
    $800 5
For a 1963 film he directed a seagull attack on Tippi Hedren
    $800 26
When this song written by an alumna is sung at Wellesley, it goes "and crown thy good with sisterhood"
    $800 1
Long known as simply "The Post", this publication printed its first issue
    $800 23
Lake Forest, Calif. was once known as "El" this, for the bulls of a nearby ranch; a Marine air base in the area had the same name
    $800 10
As far as shades of purple go, I prefer lavender while my wife prefers this color with a name derived from the French
    $1200 25
Since 1894 this city has had a Parkland Hospital; a brand-new facility opened in 2015
    $1200 6
Screech, the eagle mascot of this MLB team, won the President's Race once with the help of his cheating mascot friends
    DD: $4,500 17
Music critic Jody Rosen has suggested this Bill Withers hit about taking care of each other
    $1200 2
A Frenchman in Cairo discovered some neglected plants, leading to the Egyptian type of this fabric
    $1200 20
The Gulf Prairie Cemetery was his 1st resting place when he died in 1836; fittingly, he was moved to the capital of Texas in 1910
    $1200 11
One paper said the mime was clawed by the tiger; the other used this 6-letter word
    $1600 18
Founded as N.Y. Cancer Hospital in 1884, today it's known as Memorial these 2 last names of ex-GM executives
    $1600 7
Marco Polo told of this 3-letter bird of myth, so large it could carry off gigantic beasts to have its supper
    $1600 13
If it's got to be about the stars & stripes, how about "The Stars & Stripes Forever" or George M. Cohan's "You're A" these 3 words
    $1600 3
This country formally ceded Florida to the U.S. July 17, 1821
    $1600 21
Mount Desert Island, Maine is where you'll find this national park
    $1600 14
Oliver Hardy could be described as plump, while Stan Laurel was this
    $2000 19
Beginning in 1995 U.S. News ranked the heart program at this alliterative place in Ohio as No. 1 for 24 straight years
    $2000 8
Several crows are decidedly uncivil to Dumbo, singing this song with a 6-word title dismissive of his ability
    $2000 16
This hymn adopted as the official song of the NAACP was played before the opening games of the 2020 NFL season
    $2000 12
The 4th British king of this name had a lavish coronation with dress inspired by the Tudor & Stuart eras
    DD: $800 22
Valley Stream, New York is on Long Island, in this county whose name brings the West Indies to mind
    $2000 15
One painter artistically applied fine strokes to the canvas; another used these unskilled strokes

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lance Karen Phil
$10,900 $4,800 $7,100

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This late writer has had 10 plays on Broadway, most of them set in Pittsburgh like "Jitney", which premiered in 2017

Final scores:

Lance Karen Phil
$6,800 $7,800 $14,195
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $14,195

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Lance Karen Phil
$9,200 $6,000 $11,600
19 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
14 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $26,800

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Game tape date: 2020-12-16
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