Show #8342 - Tuesday, February 23, 2021


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Frances Kriegh, an assistant controller from Pacifica, California

Aaron Craig, a business litigation attorney originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sam Stapleton, a college consultant from Los Gatos, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $50,301)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
In Roman legions, mutiny might be punished with decimation, where this percent of the troops were killed by fellow soldiers
    $200 16
Alluvial plain
    $200 2
Sue Sylvester: "Let's be honest, William. You've been out of ideas since Madonna week"
    $200 3
To calculate this for a circle, multiply pi by the square of the radius
    $200 11
It's a general term for goods carried on a ship, or big-pocketed baggy pants that can carry their fair share
    $200 21
In novel & legend he pulls out "the sword in the stone", revealing that he is the next king
    $400 27
Among the largest ancient structures was the temple of this supreme Roman god in what's now Lebanon; they're used to be 54 columns
    $400 17
The 11th, 12th & 13th letters
    $400 7
Jesse Pinkman: "When the going gets tough, you don't want a criminal lawyer... you want a--criminal--lawyer"
    $400 4
In 2015 this brand went meta with cookies & creme flavored cookies
    $400 12
Relax! You can also call these shorter-in-length baggy pants plus fours, so don't get 'em "in a twist", at least proverbially
    $400 22
Harry Potter finds the sword of this Hogwarts co-founder in a forest lake
    $600 28
Suetonius reported that some men faked their deaths to get out of performances by this emperor who was singing, not fiddling
    $600 18
Airbus azure
    $600 1
Red Reddington: "Try the fertilized duck eggs. It's a daring & unique dining experience--you'll think you've died & gone to hell"
    $600 5
This Hawaiian island is known as "The Gathering Place"
    $600 13
Here's this golfer, a 5-time U.S. amateur champ, & a character in "The Legend of Bagger Vance" in his baggy pants
    $600 23
In a fantasy saga by Michael Moorcock, this emperor of Melnibone wields a sword called Stormbringer
    $800 29
The thermae, or these, of Trajan were designed by Apollodorus of Damascus
    DD: $2,000 19
225 degrees, on a compass
    $800 8
Dre: "So everything is okay as long as (the kids) are home by 5... & at 5:01, we call the police"; Bow: "4:59, & the fire department"
    $800 6
It's a unit of output for a brainstorming session
    $800 14
MC Hammer said, "I detest" this alliterative term for his billowy legwear; "They're called Hammer pants"
    $800 24
Hrunting is the name of the sword Beowulf uses when fighting this creature's mother
    $1000 30
Following a trend, Caligula ordered this month to be renamed Germanicus; the new name failed to catch on
    $1000 20
The border of an inhabited region
    $1000 9
An argument vs. naming a tech co. "Pied Piper"--that's "a predatory flautist who murders children in a cave"
    $1000 10
It's the only Greek letter that fits the category
    $1000 15
Baggy at the hips, these Indian riding pants some call breeches give you that horsey look, whether or not you ride
    $1000 25
Glamdring is this wizard's sword of choice

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

Sam Aaron Frances
$2,200 $3,800 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Aaron Frances
$4,000 $4,800 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 13
She & the Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015
    $400 5
The Nairobi Animal Orphanage is in this country
    $400 6
At the Moscow Kremlin Museums: her 1762 coronation dress
    $400 18
Duncan is Malcolm's father in this Shakespeare play
    $400 25
Symbol Co, this element is big in the field of nanomagnetism, which could lead to huge steps in information technology
    $400 7
It's a ceremonial staff carried by a monarch as a symbol of authority
    $800 14
Bonnie Raitt is also known as the queen of this style of guitar playing, that uses a glass tube on a fretting finger
    $800 4
"(Kinshasa)" sometimes follows the name of this country
    $800 12
At the Field Museum in Chicago: Sue, a 40-foot-long & 90%-complete skeleton of one of these
    $800 19
Pedro Flores of the Philippines brought the modern version of this toy to the U.S.; the Duncan company popularized it
    $800 26
Seems like you & I are on the same this, a property of both light & sound denoted by the Greek letter lambda
    $800 8
This synthetic fabric is named for a marine predator
    $1200 15
Carrie Brownstein, axe-slinger in this hyphenated "riot grrrl" band, made Rolling Stone's list of 25 underrated guitarists
    $1200 1
Some in Puntland, part of this East African country, defend piracy as a response to illegal fishing & toxic dumping
    $1200 20
At the British Museum this key to deciphering Egyptian heiroglyphics
    $1200 23
This free-spirited dancer rejected classic ballet & her performance presaged the development of modern dance
    $1200 27
This common 4-letter word has a more specific meaning in physics: change in kinetic energy
    $1200 9
This Italian title meaning "Mr." is rhymed with "that's amore"
    $1600 16
This singer-songwriter's unique guitar sound comes from her mastery of alternate tunings
    $1600 2
Formerly French, this large nation has its main cities like Oran up near the Mediterranean & a vast, largely empty south
    $1600 21
At the Queen Sofia National Museum in Madrid: this 25 1/2 foot-long black-&-white painting depicting the tragedies of war
    $1600 24
Artist Duncan Grant was a member of this London-named group of the 20th century writers & artists of whom he painted portraits
    DD: $2,000 28
Around 1800 William Herschel found that this type of radiation he called "radiant heat" is closely related to visible light
    $1600 10
Fibrous tissue in the body that can connect muscle to bone
    $2000 17
Classical guitar virtuoso Liona Boyd has won five of these, Canada's equivalent of the Grammy Awards
    DD: $4,000 3
They're the two countries highlighted here; insert two letters into the name of one to get the other
    $2000 22
At this art museum in Florence: Raphael's "Madonna of the Goldfinch"
    $2000 30
The gilded armchair seen here is attributed to this 19th century furniture maker, a leader of neoclassicism
    $2000 29
"C" can stand for this unit of charge named for French physicist Charles
    $2000 11
This instrument popular in the 18th century is basically a small harpsichord

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Aaron Frances
$19,200 $11,200 $11,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Along with his writing partner, this director is the only person to win screenwriting Oscars for both a film & its sequel

Final scores:

Sam Aaron Frances
$15,999 $22,027 $100
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $22,027 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Sam Aaron Frances
$19,200 $11,200 $9,800
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
1 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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Game tape date: 2021-01-11
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