Show #8399 - Thursday, May 13, 2021

Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to Media Fellowship House.


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Susan Schulman, a baker from Alexandria, Virginia

Matt McAndrews, a marketer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Amanda Ganske, a product marketing manager from Austin, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 3
Pillsbury's "Perfect" this pie includes 6 cups of the main item as well as cinnamon & nutmeg; why, it's American as...
    $200 8
One zygote becomes two & so on & before you know it, you have one of these, the result of fertilization
    $200 14
After being fitted out at Palos, Spain, these 3 ships left for the New World on August 3, 1492
    $200 1
Not Jim Phelps but Ethan Hunt is the team leader played by this actor in the big screen versions of "Mission Impossible"
    $200 19
"A History of the World in 6 Glasses" says this drink kept workers alert & was key to Britain's Industrial Revolution
    $200 24
4 letters:
    $400 5
19th century confectioner, Elizabeth Goodfellow introduced this sweet & tart delight to America
    $400 9
A 2020 study says that in the 2030s the Amazon tropical forest may go from a net absorber to a net emitter of this gas
    $400 15
Unafraid to get his merry on, Old King Cole called for his bowl & then these musicians
    $400 2
On both TV & film Eliot Ness & "The Untouchables" battled ruthless mobsters in this city
    $400 20
All 7 continents are included in Patricia Schultz' "1,000 Places to See Before" this happens
    $400 25
5 letters:
    $600 11
Let's go nuts with this pie staple, a hickory genus member grown in Georgia with a fat content of (yipes!) over 70%
    $600 10
Using binomial nomenclature, Linnaeus is considered the founder of this, the field of classifying organisms
    $600 16
Similar to a shortstop, the third man is a fielding position in this sport
    $600 4
In the movie "The A-Team", Quinton "Rampage" Jackson took on the role played by this actor on TV
    DD: $2,800 21
Hyeonseo Lee is one of the names of the author of "The Girl with Seven Names", about defecting from this country
    $600 26
5 letters:
    $800 12
Sour ones or Bings can be used to make this summer pie, & maybe spruce it up with a lattice crust
    $800 29
Newly created nihonium is classified as a "trans-" this element
    $800 17
It's the third letter in the Greek alphabet
    $800 6
When this TV show magically came to the big screen, Nicole Kidman played Samantha Stephens
    $800 22
"13 Hours" is a tale of loss & heroism in the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. compound in this Libyan city
    $800 27
4 letters:
    $1000 13
Patti LaBelle is famed for this pie that can actually be made with yams instead of the tubers in its name
    $1000 30
This type of supercomputer uses subatomic particles to help processing go quickly; Honeywell is making a really fast one
    $1000 18
The USA's 3 main credit Bureaus are TransUnion, Experian & this one that began with a grocer listing his credit-worthy customers
    $1000 7
Will Smith took over Robert Conrad's role in this 1999 adaptation of a 1960s series
    $1000 23
The book subtitled "Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America" includes this South Dakotan who ran for president in 1972
    $1000 28
5 letters:

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

Amanda Matt Susan
$1,800 $2,000 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amanda Matt Susan
$3,400 $7,400 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
"Colorful" clothing term describing office-working people
    $400 29
Beginning in 1973 he received 4 consecutive Oscar nominations for acting
    $400 1
On film he tells Christopher Robin, "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day"
    $400 3
Mephistopheles is a bass in Gounod's opera about this title soul-selling philosopher
    $400 8
We can drive it home with one this; maybe in song, but not according to section 24400 of the California vehicle code
    $400 13
From Paris' Gare du Nord you can catch a train through this 31-mile engineering marvel
    $800 21
About 3/4 of the population of early medieval Europe was this very unfree lowest class of peasant farmer
    $800 25
This actor played lovable Phil Dunphy on "Modern Family"
    $800 2
In the title of Jean-Paul Sartre's work, it's paired with "Nothingness"
    $800 4
In this opera, Lt. Pinkerton is already married to Cio-Cio-san when he turns up with an American wife named Kate
    $800 9
A line of players moves & stops on command in this game
    $800 14
Its country's biggest engineering project, the 17-mile Guadarrama Tunnel is on the Valladolid-Segovia-this capital rail line
    $1200 22
In the 300s B.C. Chinese society was divided into 4 classes: scholars, merchants, artisans & these rent collectors
    $1200 26
This humorist is often a guest panelist on "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!"
    $1200 18
A famous ad of the 1980s asked, "You want to know what comes between me and my" this brand of jeans? "Nothing"
    DD: $3,000 5
"Almaviva, or the Useless Precaution" was the original title of this Rossini opera; its current title honors Figaro's profession
    $1200 10
As a verb it means trying to make someone think they're crazy
    $1200 15
A tunnel named for late House Speaker Tip O'Neill carries the route known as the Central Artery under this city's downtown
    $1600 23
Karl Marx' term for the working class, selling their own labor to survive
    $1600 27
Seen here, he asked tough questions on "60 Minutes"
    $1600 19
Claudio initially leaves Hero at the altar in this Shakespeare comedy
    $1600 6
Her beloved Radames is sentenced to be buried alive; she joins him so the pair can die together
    $1600 11
17th century artist Georges de la Tour was known as the "Master of" this type of illumination
    $1600 16
The world's longest sea bridge & tunnel connects Hong Kong & this other special administrative region to mainland China
    $2000 24
India's constitution made discrimination against this lower class illegal in 1949; "Scheduled Caste" is now the operative term
    $2000 28
One of rock's early pioneers, he was known for his unusual guitars
    $2000 20
In 1856 this former president who ran on the Know-Nothing ticket received only 8 electoral votes
    $2000 7
Female fickleness is the subject of this Mozart opera whose title can be translated as "all women do the same"
    $2000 12
With a maximum empty weight in the U.S. of 254 pounds, this kind of aircraft isn't just light, it's...
    DD: $2,000 17
In 1920, work began on a NYC-NJ tunnel named for him; it was said he could make you think of a tunnel as a mole thinks of a burrow

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amanda Matt Susan
$9,800 $15,000 $20,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The last book Dr. Seuss published in his lifetime, it climbs bestseller lists every spring

Final scores:

Amanda Matt Susan
$19,599 $9,799 $10,200
2-day champion: $33,599 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amanda Matt Susan
$9,800 $14,800 $18,400
15 R,
2 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,000

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Game tape date: 2021-03-03
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