Show #8421 - Monday, June 14, 2021

First game with Savannah Guthrie as guest host.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to The Bowery Mission.


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Caitlin Hackett, a radiologist from Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jonathan Udoff, a business intelligence analyst from San Diego, California

Katie Sekelsky, a graphic designer from Kent, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mo: I'm Mo Rocca, a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, sharing some Mobituaries from my book and podcast.)
    $200 14
She's 111'1" tall heel to head & her copper alone weighs 31 tons
    $200 9
This largest lake in Africa is named for a British queen
    $200 1
In a Highland Fling
    $200 3
This newspaper word game with mixed-up letters is also a word meaning a disorderly mixture
    $200 20
In 1967, killjoys at the NCAA banned this crowd-pleasing basketball shot; they unbanned it in 1976
    $200 17
(Mo Rocca presents the clue.) I explore these early humans, the archetypal cavemen portrayed as uncivilized & primitive, but who actually exhibited intelligent behavior; and though they've long disappeared, they remain a part of us, showing up today in our DNA tests
    $400 15
Lolong, a 2,400-pound saltwater one of these reptiles with at least one human death pinned on him, died in 2013
    $400 10
This body of water is centered on the North Pole
    $400 2
In a strawberry margarita
    $400 4
This "Peanuts" character fits the category
    $400 21
An MLB rule change eliminated the "neighborhood play"; fielders now have to touch this base to record an out there
    $400 27
(Mo Rocca presents the clue.) Audrey Hepburn suffered hunger & loss as a teen in Nazi-occupied Netherlands & felt a special bond with this girl born in the same year; the girl's diary evoked such painful wartime memories that Hepburn declined to play her on film, even at the request of the girl's father
    $600 16
A Nimitz-class this type of ship can weigh more than 100,000 tons
    DD: $2,000 11
Accessible only by ferry, Vashon Island is in this body of water, between Seattle & Tacoma
    $600 8
In a Gorky Park
    $600 5
I'd invite you in, but my place is in total this, the primeval formlessness of the ancient Greek cosmos
    $600 22
In 1992 the NHL began calling this "elevated" penalty above waist level, not just shoulder height
    $600 28
(Mo Rocca presents the clue.) If places had obituaries, the one for this once powerful territory might have mentioned its spiky hats & its extravagantly mustachioed Kaisers named Wilhelm
    $800 25
A 4-year restoration plan begun in 2017 stopped this 15.1-ton great hour bell from chiming, save for special occasions
    $800 12
Catumbo lightning is a phenomenon regularly seen over this huge Venezuelan lake
    $800 18
In a Planter's Punch
    $800 6
This 8-letter word for shabby originally described people wearing loose shoes
    $800 23
In college hoops this play used to happen after every basket, but the possession arrow took over decades ago
    $800 29
(Mo Rocca presents the clue.) "He had lived long, did some good and much harm, said one obituary of this "Common Sense" pamphleteer who had only a handful of people show up to his funeral in 1809
    $1000 26
Named for a Civil War general, this World War II tank weighed 33 tons & was powered by a 425-hp engine
    $1000 13
Saudi Arabia lies between the Red Sea & this 93,000-square-mile gulf
    $1000 19
In a Caruso, a confirmed bachelor or a Ramos Fizz
    $1000 7
Shambles is an old word for one of these workplaces, a literal scene of carnage
    $1000 24
After the Raiders won a 1978 game on a play called "The Holy Roller", the NFL cracked down on offensive advances via these
    $1000 30
(Mo Rocca presents the clue.) This English dandy with an alliterative name, was an influencer of men's fashion in the 1800s, counting Lord Byron among his fans; today his name is an old-fashioned term for a fashion plate

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

Katie Jonathan Caitlin
-$200 $6,400 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Katie Jonathan Caitlin
$2,800 $8,200 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 7
____ Rock: It became a symbol of freedom after it split in two in 1774
    $400 4
The traditional Korean form of drama known as talchum involves singing, dancing & the donning of these
    $400 17
In his "Advice to a Young Tradesman", he said, "Remember that time is money"
    $400 26
In 2020 the U.N. celebrated the 75th anniversary of its October 1945 founding in this U.S. West Coast city
    $400 1
The sequel to this Broadway hit was once subtitled "Miss Hannigan's Revenge"
    $400 12
It's a 12-letter word for a sudden advancement or development, especially in science
    $800 8
____ Slugger: It's used to hit in the big leagues
    $800 18
1913 Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore wrote the words & music to this country's national anthem
    $800 22
"The time has come", this character says, "to talk of many things: of shoes--and ships--and sealing wax--of cabbages--and kings"
    $800 27
2019 marked the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization, once part of this U.N. predecessor
    $800 2
In the 1982 musical sequel to this movie, the Rydell High exchange student is from Britain, not Australia
    $800 13
A depression in the ocean floor, or what a horse drinks from
    $1200 9
____ Ward: Since 1872, great deals for those from Chicago & Alabama alike
    DD: $2,000 19
This acclaimed 1950 multi-perspective film is based on 2 Japanese short stories
    $1200 23
"You must remember" this song that says, "A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh"
    $1200 28
The 20th anniversary celebration of the statute creating the ICC, this agency, included a mock trial
    $1200 3
Zac, Vanessa & the gang spend a summer vacation working at Lava Springs Country Club in 2007's this movie "2"
    $1200 14
We salute you if you know it's the service song heard here
    $1600 10
____ sausage: Oddly, in Austria it's called a frankfurter
    $1600 20
A collection of verses first translated into English in the 19th century, "The Rubaiyat" is by this Persian poet
    DD: $1,500 24
This book of the Bible mentions "a time to weep, a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance"
    $1600 29
2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the U.N.'s first deployment of these blue-helmeted folks, during a 1948 Mideast crisis
    $1600 5
20 years after "Bye, Bye" this guy, "Bring Back" this guy didn't fare so well, closing after 4 performances
    $1600 15
It's a leave of absence in the military, or mandatory unpaid time off for an employee
    $2000 11
____ jar: A Dutchman stored electricity in it
    $2000 21
Also called "Lunyu", this work is a collection of the sayings & teachings of the philosopher Confucius
    $2000 25
At a commencement speech at Stanford in 2005, he said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life"
    $2000 30
In 2011 the U.N. solemnly marked the 50th anniversary of the death of this beloved Swedish secretary-general in a plane crash
    $2000 6
"Of Thee I Sing" was such a big hit for these brothers, George & Ira, that they came up with "Let 'Em Eat Cake" (which bombed)
    $2000 16
It's a synonym for molt

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Katie Jonathan Caitlin
$9,600 $10,200 $9,900

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

2-word term for the statement saying U.S. policy is "to leave the parties to themselves, in the hope... other powers will (do) the same"

Final scores:

Katie Jonathan Caitlin
$8,699 $599 $299
2-day champion: $16,698 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Katie Jonathan Caitlin
$11,600 $8,800 $10,000
15 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $30,400

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Game tape date: 2021-03-23
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