Show #8434 - Thursday, July 1, 2021

Courtney Shah game 4.
Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to Odyssey Atlanta.


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Leanne Zobrist, a law clerk from Boyds , Maryland

Marciano Lopez, a bartender from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Courtney Shah, a community college instructor from Portland, Oregon (whose 3-day cash winnings total $58,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Sanjay: As presented by the WBZ news team.)
    $200 17
Timothy Winegard's 2019 book about this insect is subtitled "A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator"
    $200 10
Down in Florida, Canaveral is one of these, from Old French for "head"
    $200 6
In arithmetic this operation yields a product
    $200 1
starring a young Johnny Depp:
"What's Eating Gilbert ____"
    $200 2
Sadly, this fast spotted cat hasn't prospered--it's endangered
    $200 15
(Hi, I'm David Wade.) In 1982, "Boston Magazine" named the Bull & Finch Pub in Beacon Hill the best neighborhood bar; it inspired this sitcom where everybody knew your name & in 1993, the cast gathered there, to celebrate the final episode
    $400 25
In her book about this punctuation mark, Cecelia Watson wrote, "Big ideas are distilled down to a few winking drops of ink"
    $400 16
The triangular shape of a spread-out deposit at the mouth of a stream gives it the name alluvial this
    $400 7
It's a comment made that puts things mildly compared to what actually transpired
    $400 3
1937, starring Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers: "Shall We ____"
    $400 14
The puma is also known as the catamount & this other "c"at
    $400 9
(Hi, I'm Kate Merrill.) In 1998, childhood friends Matt Damon & Ben Affleck won an Oscar for the screenplay of this film set at MIT & around Harvard where Damon originally began writing the script
    $600 26
"Over the Top" is a memoir by JVN, short for this grooming expert on Netflix's "Queer Eye"
    $600 23
Waves force water & air to spout through a rock fissure with this 8-letter name; here's one in Hawaii
    $600 24
In the 1950s, the RF-101 was the first supersonic aircraft built for this observation purpose
    $600 4
1977, starring Richard Pryor:
"Which Way Is ____?"
    $600 20
Cats with this coat pattern caused by a genetic anomaly are almost always female
    $600 11
(Hi, I'm Liam Martin.) On January 17, 1950, a group of armed masked men pulled off the crime of the century, stealing more than $2.7 million from this company's armored car depot in Boston; only a small amount of the money was ever recovered
    $800 27
"The Monk of Mokha" tells of a man hoping to revive this country's art of coffee making
    $800 28
This word for a type of landform comes from Old Norse for "inlet"
    $800 29
Rich tech people buying up Oakland homes causes this issue, a focus of the 2018 movie "Blindspotting"
    $800 5
set in the 1930s:
"O ____ ,
____ ____ ____?"
    $800 21
Naturally, the breed known as this Rex was discovered on a farm in Cornwall, England
    $800 12
(Hi, I'm Lisa Hughes.) Local hero Pete Frates, the man who inspired the Ice Bucket Challenge, helped raise awareness & millions of dollars to fight this disease that claimed Lou Gehrig's life & sadly his own at 34
    DD: $1,000 18
This author's first major book was 1742's "A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist"
    $1000 19
Climbers, beware of these French-named fissures that score the surface of glaciers
    $1000 30
In states with no-fault divorce, one partner just has to state a reason things can't work out, such as these "differences"
    $1000 8
1993, about the woman seen here; the 7-word title
    $1000 22
Neofelis nebulosa is the scientific name of this leopard with a strikingly marked coat
    $1000 13
(Hi, I'm Steve Burton.) John McCain is among the public officials who've been honored at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library with an award for leadership, named for this Pulitzer Prize-winning book by JFK

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

Courtney Marciano Leanne
$4,000 $400 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Courtney Marciano Leanne
$5,000 $0 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 3 "R"s
(Sanjay: Each response will be a word with 3 "R"s in it.)
    $400 10
Bring on the summer blockbusters! On July 1, 1984 the MPAA introduced this new alphanumeric movie rating
    $400 3
TP53 is a gene that suppresses this, a mass of abnormal tissue growth; a mutated TP53 is linked with 50% of all cancers
    $400 1
"The Turn of the Screw" has an "unreliable" one of these
    $400 2
Polly Smith, Lisa Lindahl & Hinda Miller patented the first one of these garments "suitable for women runners"
    $400 9
Gene Simmons says it takes him 2 hours to get into his makeup for this band; he said Paul Stanley takes 45 minutes but has less to do
    $400 6
John Dryden & his brother-in-law revised this tragedy so everybody (well, not Tybalt) lives happily ever after
    $800 11
This song officially became a national anthem July 1, 1980
    $800 19
This "re" adjective for a molecule of genetic material means it's been spliced together using DNA from different sources
    $800 24
Adjective for a legal judgment made without basis in law
    DD: $2,800 4
In the early 1900s Melitta Bentz used a piece of blotting paper to create this & then a company to make them
    $800 12
Despite what he sang in "Glass Onion", he was the walrus playing piano in the "Magical Mystery Tour" film
    $800 7
The movie "All Is True", about Shakespeare in retirement, begins with the fire that destroyed this theatre in 1613
    $1200 29
Sony introduced this portable item July 1, 1979
    $1200 20
Later suspected in doping, the gene therapy repoxygen was developed to treat this disease by increasing the red blood cell count
    $1200 25
Framboise is the French name for this fruit
    $1200 5
Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe Herd has created a lot of buzz since launching this dating app where women make the first move
    $1200 13
Why did this hitmaking duo that broke up in 2021 wear helmets? "Robots are exciting to people"
    $1200 8
The rousing "Band of Brothers" speech in this play takes place before the Battle of Agincourt
    $1600 21
An abnormal gene on chromosome 4 is the cause of this chorea or disease of the nervous system, described in 1872
    $1600 26
A transparent container for keeping reptiles indoors
    $1600 22
Helping to develop medicines for gout, leukemia & malaria, Gertrude Elion was a pioneer in this 12-letter -ology
    $1600 14
This Broadway musical title character began haunting the Majestic on Jan. 26, 1988 & stuck around for a while
    $1600 17
In a bit of payback for all the female roles taken by men, in 1899, this French actress played Hamlet
    $2000 28
July 1, 1879 saw Charles Taze Russell publish the first edition of this Jehovah's Witness magazine
    $2000 27
It's the "T" in the representation G-C-A-T of the 4 nucleic acid building blocks of DNA
    $2000 16
The blood-brain this is made of tight capillary walls & reduces the danger of mercury poisoning
    $2000 23
Many early rock-and-rollers were influenced by the innovative gospel great known as Sister her
    $2000 15
Known for "Ghosts N Stuff", this Canadian DJ got some help with his distinctive "rodent" look from the Jim Henson Company
    DD: $1,000 18
"Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have immortal longings in me", declares this character before taking her own life

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Courtney Marciano Leanne
$14,000 $4,800 $4,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In "Notes on the State of Virginia", Thomas Jefferson said the most beautiful river on Earth is this one no longer in Virginia

Final scores:

Courtney Marciano Leanne
$13,958 $399 $1
4-day champion: $72,058 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Courtney Marciano Leanne
$17,800 $5,800 $4,600
20 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
13 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $28,200

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Game tape date: 2021-03-30
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