Show #8359 - Thursday, March 18, 2021

Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to Pancreatic Cancer Dream Team from Stand Up to Cancer.

Sting plays his own rendition of "Think!" (with "here I am on Jeopardy!" lyrics) to close the show.


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Garron Telep, a stay-at-home dad from San Diego, California

Matt Walks, a digital journalist originally from Billings, Montana

Morgan Briles, a librarian from Nacogdoches, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Sting: Hi, I'm Sting and I'm excited to present clues on my life and my music.)
    $200 1
Hernando Cortes took this Aztec emperor prisoner around 1519
    $200 21
Because you're
____ it
    $200 28
All things being about equal, if you've run a 5k, you've gone about 16,400 of these (& they might be hurting, too!)
    $200 8
Whether Gala or Honeycrisp, one of these "a day keeps the doctor away"
    $200 18
In 2019 consumer prices in Burkina Faso fell by 3.2%, giving it the lowest rate of this
    $200 9
(Sting presents the clue.) In 2019, the music rights organization BMI honored this song I wrote for the most radio plays in its 14 million song catalog; remember, "I'll be watching you"
    DD: $1,000 2
The town of Falaise in Normandy is home to a statue of this man who was born there around 1028
    $400 6
Stronger than
    $400 20
Used to measure horses, this unit of 4 inches was established by a statute of Henry VIII
    $400 11
If you've got a lot of bruising, you're said to be these 2 colors, also a way to cook your steak
    $400 5
Niger leads the world with 47.5 of these happy events per 1,000 people
    $400 10
(Sting presents the clue.) My friend & colleague Shaggy & I shared the 2019 Best Reggae Album Grammy for "44/876"; the title came from our home country's dialing codes, 44 for mine, England, & 876 for this homeland of his
    $600 3
He founded Tuskegee University in 1881 & in 1940 was the first African American on a U.S. postage stamp
    $600 22
Make. ____
    $600 19
The CDC says shouting in your ear registers at 110 of these & may cause hearing loss in less than 2 minutes
    $600 12
If you're "fit as" one of these instruments, you're doing great
    $600 15
Indonesia's nearly 10,000 ships is tops for the commercial sector alliteratively called this
    $600 24
(Sting presents the clue.) My new album "Duets" features collaborations with Eric Clapton, Herbie Hancock & this woman whose "What's the 411?" pioneered the fusion of soul music & hip-hop
    $800 4
She spent 2 years in exile in London before returning to Pakistan & winning a historic election
    $800 23
Volkswagen, in the '60s:
Think ____
    $800 13
Known to happen with fires & crafty inmates, you don't want to have it happen with your hives
    $800 16
Oman spends nearly 9% of its GDP on its military, the SAF, or this man's Armed Forces
    $800 25
(Sting presents the clue.) In the musical "The Last Ship", I played the foreman of a northern English shipyard that shuts down in 1986, as a consequence of the anti-labor policies of this British prime minister
    $1000 7
A chief of the Hunkpapa Lakota, he fled with his people to Canada in 1877 rather than surrender to the U.S. government
    $1000 27
Smith Barney:
They make money
the ____-____ way
    $1000 14
Your illness has returned? It's one of these that you also might see coming from a sinking ship
    $1000 17
China is the top consumer of electricity, in 2016 using more than 5 trillion of these units
    $1000 26
(Sting presents the clue.) Swiss psychologist Carl Jung coined this word to describe apparently unconnected events that coincide in time; in 1983, it gave The Police the title for our final studio album

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

Morgan Matt Garron
$4,600 $400 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Morgan Matt Garron
$5,000 $2,600 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Katie: All responses begin with "AD".)
    $400 1
This creator of Don Quixote fought at the 1571 Battle of Lepanto, receiving a wound that maimed his left hand for life
    $400 10
An 1849 act authorized the minting of double eagles, $20 coins made of this
    $400 17
Meaning to improvise, it comes from Latin meaning "at one's pleasure"
    $400 11
In 1836 Charles Green set a record by traveling 480 miles via this conveyance from London to Germany in under 18 hours
    $400 26
The highest peak in the Rocky Mountains is 14,400-foot Mount Elbert in this state
    $400 12
This world-conquering musical act's name is short for Korean words that mean "bulletproof Boy Scouts"
    $800 2
C.S. Lewis fought in this war, arriving at the front lines in the Somme Valley on his 19th birthday
    $800 6
Under the 1907 Expatriation Act, American women who married foreigners were stripped of this; the 1922 Cable Act gave it back
    $800 18
It describes a committee quickly put together for a specific purpose
    $800 22
"Let's Stay Together" & enjoy the romantic & religious songs of this great vocalist
    $800 27
According to legend, the ancient philosopher Empedocles leapt into this Sicilian volcano to prove he was a god
    $800 13
This actress won an Oscar for her performance as Brandon Teena in the 1999 film "Boys Don't Cry"
    $1200 3
This reclusive author of "Franny and Zooey" hit Utah Beach with the U.S. Army
    DD: $2,200 7
An 1872 act established a park in the territories of Montana & Wyoming "near the headwaters of" this river
    $1200 19
The title of this 2019 Brad Pitt space movie translates as "to the stars"
    $1200 23
In 1864 at Caledonia, New York, Seth Green built the USA's first of these places for fish to be born
    $1200 28
This "sweet" mountain in Maine's Carrabassett Valley is one of New England's premier ski resorts
    $1200 14
Frank & Joe are these fictional brothers who've solved mysteries like "The Secret of the Old Mill"
    $1600 4
This 18th century historian served as a captain in the Hampshire militia & wrote "The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire"
    $1600 8
An 1856 act allowed Americans to take possession of unoccupied islands with deposits of this, bird droppings valued as fertilizer
    DD: $4,000 20
This type of attack goes after the speaker rather than the idea
    $1600 24
With his partner Betty Comden, Adolph Green wrote the screenplay for this Gene Kelly musical about the silent film era
    $1600 29
This 1,500-mile-long mountain range stretches along Africa's Maghrib, the western arm of the Arab world
    $1600 15
The son of actors Dennis & Meg, he battles abusive superheroes on TV's "The Boys"
    $2000 5
Ian Fleming served in British naval intelligence after an undistinguished stint in this U.K. military academy
    $2000 9
The Alien & this acts were passed in 1798 by a Congress worried about war with France
    $2000 21
This tax term means "in proportion to value"
    $2000 25
Cecil Howard Green helped transform a Dallas geophysics company into the electronics giant now known by this name
    $2000 30
The area around this peak, the highest summit outside of Asia, was the site of Incan ritual sacrifices 500 years ago
    $2000 16
The Soggy Bottom Boys was a fictional band formed by the chain gang escapees in this film

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Morgan Matt Garron
$15,400 $16,200 $10,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Of the more than 15 actors to play the lead in this musical, Howard McGillin holds the record with over 2,500 performances

Final scores:

Morgan Matt Garron
$16,400 $1,599 $50
2-day champion: $37,200 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Morgan Matt Garron
$14,800 $13,800 $9,800
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $38,400

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Game tape date: 2021-01-20
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