Show #8363 - Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to HealthCorps.


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Jon Marshall, an attorney originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas

Bonnie Hagan, a product support representative from Colorado Springs, Colorado

Amal Dorai, a product manager originally from Lexington, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mehmet: In this category, all the responses will have to follow "me" in the dictionary, "M-E".)
    $200 11
"Every inch of every float must be covered with flowers or other natural materials" in this California parade
    $200 1
Due to its blooms that appear in February, the hellebore seen here is also called the rose of this 40-day Christian period
    $200 6
The Dramatic Presentation Award is named for this Martian chronicler who joined the L.A. Science Fiction League in 1937
    $200 16
43 million streams of his song "Happy" on Pandora led to only $2,700 in publisher & songwriting royalties
    $200 30
Directmates & helpmates are types of problems based on this game
    $200 21
From the Yiddish, it's a word for a decent chap
    $400 12
Newport Beach in this California county has a lighted holiday boat parade dating back to 1908
    DD: $1,000 2
Millions of cloned Somei-Yoshino types of these trees were planted in Japan, some to celebrate victory over Russia in 1905
    $400 7
It's no big shocker that this book set on Arrakis was Best Novel in 1965
    $400 17
This Halloween novelty song was written to capitalize on a dance craze & at one point had "Potato" in its title
    $400 29
David Hume delved into the theological conundrum known as the problem of this; is God "willing to prevent it, but not able?"
    $400 22
Idiomatically, when you "take someone's" this, you're evaluating them
    $600 13
This 2-word military-sounding job is the ceremonial head of a parade
    $600 3
This ornamental plant, Ficus elastica, was once grown for its valuable latex sap
    $600 8
A Game Writing award went to Charlie Brooker for this: "Bandersnatch", also a Netflix movie
    $600 18
Dan Wilson of Semisonic said this song is about a baby leaving the womb as much as it is about the end of the night at a bar
    $600 26
In classical mechanics the 3-body problem examines the motion of 3 objects in space affected only by this force
    $600 23
A butcher shop, or a nightclub where casual liaisons are the order of the day
    $800 14
In September 1882 the Knights of this held a giant parade in New York City--the prelude to a new holiday
    $800 4
Lupine flowers that are out of this granular substance change color to signal bees to move on to a flower that has some
    $800 9
Praise the lords! Neil Gaiman won for this book about Shadow Moon's travels with Mr. Wednesday
    $800 19
Charlie Daniels was unhappy with the fact that the devil could win in the Guitar Hero version of his song titled this
    $800 27
In this book, Robert Langdon says, "I've never heard of a cryptex"; no wonder--Dan Brown made it up
    $800 24
This word precedes "mouthed" to mean indecisive in speech
    $1000 15
Traditionally, this country marches first in the Parade of Nations to open the Olympics
    $1000 5
Shells of the black type of this nut aren't good for composting; they contain a chemical that can inhibit plant growth
    $1000 10
Later a Natalie Portman film, this novel deals with 4 women who must explore Area X & the odd creatures within
    $1000 20
Now considered a Christmas carol, the song "Do You Hear What I Hear" was written as a prayer for peace during this 1962 event
    $1000 28
The topological problem of making these with 4 colors so that no 2 adjacent areas are the same color was solved in the 1970s
    $1000 25
To follow a winding course, like a river

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

Amal Bonnie Jon
$1,000 $800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amal Bonnie Jon
$3,000 $4,600 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Mehmet: Like "abacus", we have back-to-back letters starting the word.)
    $400 29
The British queen Boudicca led a revolt in the year 60 against this occupying empire
    $400 11
Not far from the Hollywood Walk of Fame is the Walk of Style, honoring fashion icons on Rodeo Drive in these "Hills"
    $400 1
The Bab el-Mandeb Strait connects the Red Sea with this ocean
    $400 27
Percy Shelley wrote the essay "A Defence of" this literary form
    $400 26
The hills were alive with her singing the title song in "The Sound of Music"
    $400 6
Something taking a lot of work can require a "herculean" this
    $800 12
Crowned in 2019, Maha Vajiralongkorn of this country inherited over $30 billion, including the Siam Commercial Bank
    $800 13
Cesar Chavez & Harriet Tubman have plaques on "The Extra Mile", beginning near the White House at 15th St. & this avenue
    $800 2
The Bristol Channel separates the southern part of this U.K. country from England
    $800 28
In 1837's "The American Scholar", this New Englander declared U.S. intellectual independence from European thought
    $800 22
Renee Zellweger razzles & dazzles 'em in this murderous musical smash
    $800 23
This adjective refers to the ability to soak up water or heat
    $1200 14
Seen here in a quick sketch by Jacques-Louis David is this woman on the day of her death
    DD: $2,600 10
Jackie Chan & Chow Yun-fat are 2 of the many local stars honored on this Asian city's Avenue of Stars on Victoria Harbor
    $1200 3
The mighty MacKenzie flows into this sea that's north of Alaska & Canada & part of the Arctic Ocean
    $1200 20
Running up debt in New York City is the subject of Meghan Daum's fittingly titled personal essay "My" this kind of "Youth"
    $1200 21
In "Birdman" he starred as a washed-up screen superhero trying to make a comeback on stage
    $1200 8
The Ilium is the upper part of this big bone
    $1600 16
Son of Olav, King Harald V of this country lived in exile outside of Washington, D.C. during World War II
    $1600 15
Of course, this entertainer know as Mr. Las Vegas was the first person chosen for the Las Vegas Walk of Stars
    $1600 4
Blommestein Lake is the largest reservoir in this South American nation
    DD: $5,300 19
Joan Didion stole from Yeats for the title of her essay collection "Slouching Towards" this place
    $1600 24
Who wants to get rich on a game show in India? Dev Patel, in this Best Picture winner
    $1600 7
From a Sanskrit word for "to sprinkle", it's a clarified butter used in south Asian cooking
    $2000 17
The Jordan River Foundation is one of the many causes of this queen
    $2000 30
The Rainbow Honor Walk celebrating LGBTQ individuals is in this 6-letter San Francisco district
    $2000 5
This "large animal" lake is a center of skiing, fishing & more in California's San Bernardino National Forest
    $2000 18
This economist's "Essay on the Principle of Population" from 1798 predicted "gigantic inevitable famine"
    $2000 25
She was nominated for Best Actress for "The Shape of Water", in which she didn't have much dialogue but did get a singing scene
    $2000 9
It's information regarding the characteristics of a particular advertising target audience like age, sex, income, etc.

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amal Bonnie Jon
$14,300 $9,800 $21,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The "effect" named for this company founded in 1943 refers to increased value of a product to a consumer whose own labor is needed

Final scores:

Amal Bonnie Jon
$28,600 $19,595 $13,223
2-day champion: $43,200 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amal Bonnie Jon
$10,000 $9,800 $19,600
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
14 R,
2 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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Game tape date: 2021-02-01
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