Show #8381 - Monday, April 19, 2021

First game with Anderson Cooper as guest host.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti.


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Mike Nelson, an actor originally from Chesterton, Indiana

Donna Vorreyer, a writer and retired teacher from Willowbrook, Illinois

Patrick Hume, a project manager originally from Stoneham, Massachusetts (whose 3-day cash winnings total $60,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
Nixon resigned the presidency in a letter to this secy. of state, whose "HK" initials made it effective at 11:35 A.M. on Aug. 9, 1974
    $200 1
1968: "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that"
    $200 21
Instead of the deep type of this device, which uses hot oil, try the air type, which uses convection heating
    $200 16
"Seek first to understand, then to be understood" is one of this title number of "Habits of Highly Effective People"
    $200 26
To speed up quickly, like your car to make that green light
    $200 2
The reading section of the S.A.T. includes 52 questions of this type
    $400 12
After Nixon's resignation, this ABC anchorwoman helped him edit his memoirs
    $400 3
2009: "Up ahead was Pandora. You grew up hearing about it, but I never figured I'd be goin' there"
    $400 22
Found between visible light & microwaves on the electromagnetic spectrum, this radiation is used for noncontact thermometers
    $400 17
The last 2 of the 4 steps for behavior in "Atomic Habits" are response & this "R", which others pair with "Risk"
    $400 27
Adjective meaning once every 100 years
    $400 7
M.C. stands for this when referring to Hells Angels
    $600 13
In 1952 Nixon gave a televised address in which he stated he was not giving back his pet with this name
    $600 4
Joaquin Phoenix to Scarlett Johansson: "Are you talking to anyone else right now...? --Yeah. --How many others? --8,316"
    $600 23
A mini-fridge with a built-in beer tap is called the this-erator
    $600 18
"The surprising science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong" is the subtitle of "Barking Up" this
    $600 28
Distracted mental state of being in love, like Cher in an Oscar-winning film; snap out of it!
    $600 8
In "The Italian Job" Mark Wahlberg drove this little car as part of a crime caper
    $800 14
To win the presidency in 1968, Richard Nixon defeated this Democrat
    DD: $800 5
1968: "You know what they say, 'Human see, human do'"
    $800 24
Now featuring attachments to make pasta & ground meat, the original stand mixer by this brand turned 100 in 2019
    $800 19
Shhh! Rhonda Byrne told this title to the world in 2006, saying it "is the law of attraction", but let's just keep that between us
    $800 29
You might need a chorus to repeat this interjection, from the Hebrew for "praise ye the Lord"
    $800 9
You need a license to authorize getting hitched; this other document proves that you entered wedded bliss
    $1000 15
In 1971, Nixon appointed this man to the Supreme Court, 15 years later he was Chief Justice
    $1000 6
1951: "I'm worried about Gort. I'm afraid of what he might do if anything should happen to me"
    $1000 25
French for "under vacuum", this underwater cooking technique is available to home chefs with devices like Anova
    $1000 20
This "Eat, Pray, Love" author also offered "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear"
    $1000 30
This object is formed by the gradual deposit of calcite
    $1000 10
George V established this decoration for acts of gallantry against the enemy

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

Patrick Donna Mike
$200 $1,400 $6,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Patrick Donna Mike
$3,200 $4,400 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
The ruins of Pachacamac, an ancient American city later occupied by the Inca, lie just south of this world capital
    $400 1
Tom Clancy left behind detailed notes on this, his most popular hero--dissertation topic, name of his back surgeon...
    $400 12
It's a network of blood vessels or nerves, like the solar one located behind the stomach
    $400 17
Heat index is calculated using this, the measure of water vapor in the atmosphere
    $400 30
On its website, the ASPCA invites you to take a pledge & stand against this, as in its initials
    $400 7
LeBron James joined Jimmy Kimmel to host these sports awards whose name is derived from a sports network
    $800 22
The ruined city of Vaishali in northeast India is said to be the place where this man preached his last sermon
    $800 2
Jo March has become Mother Bhaer in this 1871 sequel
    $800 13
At 60, these openings in the iris may be 1/3 the size they were when we were 20, making it harder to adjust to darkness & light
    $800 18
This process of supplying agricultural land with water often can involve a system of canals or pipes
    $800 26
The WCTU, the Woman's Christian this Union, is still around, educating people on the dangers of alcohol & narcotics
    $800 8
Helen Mirren & Rosario Dawson teamed up to host the Oslo concert for this prestigious honor
    DD: $3,000 23
Now in this country, Persepolis was the capital from which Darius the Great ruled
    $1200 3
"A Wrinkle in Time" starts with what might be called an infamous quotation, these 7 words that also open an 1830 novel
    DD: $2,000 14
Hair & fingernails are largely made up of this tough protein that also composes an animal's horns & hoofs
    $1200 19
This "precipitous" verb means to soak something, like a tea bag, in a liquid long enough so that its flavor is infused
    $1200 27
Founded in London in 1961, this group campaigns "for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all"
    $1200 9
At this "Baywatch" star's roast, host Seth MacFarlane called him "more than just a terrible actor, he's also a terrible singer"
    $1600 24
Lacedaemon was the ancient name for this city on the Evrotas River ruled by a military oligarchy
    $1600 4
Mega-bestselling author David Baldacci first got the reading bug from books about Freddy, a talking this animal
    $1600 15
The ankle joint is formed by the talus bone articulating with these two bones that go up the leg
    $1600 20
From the Latin for "wash away", it's a word for the flood in the Old Testament
    $1600 28
"Empowering people out of poverty" is one of the missions of this organization, WV for short
    $1600 10
When Israel hosted this annual music competition in 2019, Bar Refaeli was one of the emcees
    $2000 25
Now in this Central American country, the ancient Mayan city of Uaxactun was mysteriously abandoned by the 10th century
    $2000 5
Bernard Malamud liked writing novels with "The" titles: "The Fixer", "The Assistant" & this one about a baseball star
    $2000 16
The adrenal & pituitary are 2 of the main glands in this system that helps control metabolic activity
    $2000 21
It's the 5-letter word for the lowest internal portion of a ship's hull where water collects
    $2000 29
In 1998 the American Stroke Association was founded as a division of this other health organization
    $2000 11
This singer & actress from the movie "Hustlers" hosted the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Patrick Donna Mike
$13,000 $12,000 $18,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The New York Times noted "balls of orange-yellow light" & "the town off in the distance" from the artist's window in this piece

Final scores:

Patrick Donna Mike
$14,801 $5,399 $26,600
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,600

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Patrick Donna Mike
$11,200 $12,000 $17,800
12 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
20 R,
3 W
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $41,000

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Game tape date: 2021-02-23
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