Show #8340 - Friday, February 19, 2021

Last game with Ken Jennings as guest host.

Contestants

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Lauren Menke, a math teacher from Columbus, Ohio

Sam Stapleton, a college consultant from Los Gatos, California

Alan Johnson, a software engineering manager from Metuchen, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

DEAD PRECEDENTS
POP CULTURE
LOADS OF ROADS
HAIR'S TO YOU
RHYME TIME
BALTIMORE: NEWS CLUES
(Ken: These will be presented by the talented news team at our affiliate, Baltimore's FOX45.)
    $200 30
In 1943 the Supreme Court overruled a 1940 decision & said students couldn't be required to salute this
    $200 13
This group's album "Love Yourself: Tear" is the first by a K-pop act to top the Billboard 200 Albums chart
    $200 27
This 12-letter word was originally used for high-speed driving; now we mostly talk about the "information" type
    $200 23
Seen on the right, Moe Howard of the Three Stooges really personified this kitchenware cut
    $200 3
An M&M after it has been dropped at the beach
    $200 17
(Mary Bubala of FOX45 in Baltimore presents the clue.) In 2014, fireworks lit the sky at Fort McHenry as the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore--& the writing of this song--was celebrated
    $400 29
In 1987 the Supreme Court overruled an 1861 decision that courts couldn't do this, order a suspect handed over to another state
    $400 14
For 7 seasons Meghan Markle played Rachel Zane on this USA Network show about lawyers
    $400 26
A ring road encircles a city; the one around Washington, D.C. is known by this name
    $400 22
One difference between a chignon & this 3-letter option is that a chignon is usually worn low while it can go anywhere
    $400 4
A scream in an upper register
    $400 16
(Patrice Sanders of FOX45 in Baltimore presents the clue.) Halloween is special here in Baltimore when brave spirits come to Westminster Hall to see the grave of this "Telltale Heart" author & local resident, & descend into nearby catacombs
    $600 1
Agostini v. Felton reversed a 1985 ruling that prohibited public school teachers from teaching in these schools
    $600 2
Born in 2012, Beyoncé's oldest daughter has this colorful name
    $600 12
This hyphenated word for a short dead-end street is French for "bag bottom"
    $600 19
It's the style being created here
    $600 5
A strategy in Karachi
    $600 8
(Kai Jackson of FOX45 in Baltimore presents the clue.) Baltimore is steeped in history, much of it reported by The Baltimore Sun which was featured prominently in this HBO crime drama whose creator, David Simon, was a reporter there
    $800 11
1961's Mapp v. Ohio overturned a 1949 ruling & said this amendment bars illegally seized evidence from state courts
    $800 15
Joe Exotic from "Tiger King" has said he wants this "Joe Dirt" actor to play him in a TV series
    $800 24
Longer than a bridge, this is a road built above water
    $800 20
Time to get medieval on you with this haircut, said to be inspired by medieval lads serving an apprenticeship
    $800 6
An eating utensil for a military unit
    $800 9
(Tom Rodgers of FOX45 in Baltimore presents the clue.) Camden Yards opened in 1992, masterly rehabilitating a warehouse of this historic railroad familiar to players of Monopoly
    $1000 28
This controversial 2010 decision overruled a precedent that had barred certain political contributions
    $1000 18
Jane is this character's real first name on "Stranger Things"
    $1000 25
Similar to tarmac, this colorful term is also a synonym for a road, like a "2-lane" type
    DD: $2,000 21
It doesn't get much higher than this hairstyle, named for a mistress of Louis XV
    $1000 7
An unoriginal artificial waterway
    $1000 10
(Megan Gilliland of FOX45 in Baltimore presents the clue.) Every 4th of July there are fireworks over this ship, Baltimore's answer to the USS Constitution; her illustrious history includes the capture of three slave ships off the coast of Africa

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

Alan Sam Lauren
$3,200 $1,600 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alan Sam Lauren
$4,600 $8,000 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

MAD ABOUT MADRIGALS
MOVIE TITLE PAIRS
HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY
DR. YES (M.D., NO)
"KON"FUSION
(Ken: "K-O-N" will appear in each response, although not at the beginning of the word.)
REESE'S PIECES OF LITERATURE
(Ken: These are books selected by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club.)
    $400 26
A form of vocal chamber music, madrigals reached a pinnacle during this "rebirth" period from the 14th to the 16th centuries
    $400 8
1991: 2 women go on the run from the cops after one commits a homicide
    $400 19
Here are the borders of this country in 1946; by mid-1992, four of its republics had gone independent
    $400 9
In the 1970s, Dian Fossey's zoology dissertation at Cambridge examined "the behavior of the mountain" this creature
    $400 16
To make a summoning gesture to another
    $400 1
"The Proposal" at the beginning of Jasmine Guillory's novel happens on the JumboTron of this Los Angeles baseball stadium
    $800 27
The classic madrigal "Now Is The Month Of Maying" has plenty of fa-la's & also rhymes "bonny" this with "greeny grass"
    $800 7
1975: King Arthur & his knights embark on a surreal search for a sacred object
    DD: $4,000 10
The emperors of China had seasonal homes: Peking means "northern capital" & this city's name means "southern capital"
    $800 20
This man has been operating at a cosmic level since getting his doctorate in astrophysics at Columbia in 1991
    $800 15
The Coolpix P950 is a digital camera from this Japanese company
    $800 2
"From Scratch" is Tembi Locke's memoir of marrying a chef & eating great food on this Italian island
    $1200 28
Enriching text with music & vocals, madrigals often employed works by great poets like this heartsick lover of Laura
    $1200 4
2002: A Hawaiian girl adopts an alien for a pet
    $1200 11
Used in World War II to train Germany's Africa Corps, the Bledowska Desert in this country, is one of the few deserts in Europe
    $1200 21
Let's get real; this TV Dr. got his Ph.D. in clinical psychology but his license to practice in Texas expired in 2006
    $1200 14
This title of albums by R.E.M. & the Grateful Dead means a settling of accounts
    $1200 3
Reese picked "The Giver of Stars" by this woman who got the name Jojo from the Beatles' song "Get Back"
    $1600 29
Madrigals were this "multi-harmonic" style of several vocal melodies
    $1600 5
1988: A high school teacher successfully inspires some students to learn advanced math
    $1600 12
This eastern Mediterranean capital, a key port for 2,000 years, was the site of a 2020 explosion 1/20 the force of Hiroshima
    $1600 22
This dentist was involved in the Earp vendetta ride
    $1600 17
This Asian variety of white radish takes its name from Japanese for "large root"
    $1600 24
Not only did Reese put this Celeste Ng novel about drama in the suburbs on her list, she produced & starred in the Hulu adaptation
    $2000 30
The music at his funeral left out his sad "Adagio For Strings" but did use a madrigal by his life partner Gian Carlo Menotti
    $2000 6
1998: Near the end of his life, the director of "Frankenstein" begins a friendship with his gardener
    $2000 13
Russia's most important port on the Pacific, it was founded in 1860 with a name that means "Ruler of the East"
    DD: $3,000 23
One of the 1st women to get a doctorate in this 2-word field, Barbara Jane Liskov won a Turing Award, the field's highest honor
    $2000 18
The Church of Paraportiani is a highlight of this Greek island
    $2000 25
The nonfiction "Braving the Wilderness" is by this alliterative woman whose "Call to Courage" special is on Netflix

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alan Sam Lauren
$16,600 $22,200 $9,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD SURNAMES
In 2019, for the first time, this nation allowed for non-gendered last names with the suffix -bur

Final scores:

Alan Sam Lauren
$22,600 $33,201 $19,199
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $33,201 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Alan Sam Lauren
$16,600 $17,000 $9,600
17 R,
1 W
22 R
(including 3 DDs),
0 W
12 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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