Show #8439 - Thursday, July 8, 2021

Champion's winnings & consolation amounts matched to Odyssey Atlanta.


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Jen Jazwinski, an early literacy librarian from Algonquin, Illinois

Ellen McKeeman, a retired nursing staffing coordinator from Newport, Oregon

Nikole Villanueva, a direct service provider from Cedar Rapids, Iowa (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 18
The c. 300 B.C. "De Historia Plantarum" helped establish Plato's student Theophrastus as the founder of this 6-letter science
    $200 11
This name for a tall longcase clock comes from an 1870s song
    $200 1
Give it your all:
"Go big or..."
    $200 3
In the 1990s this state's plate briefly carried the slogan "Hoosier Hospitality"
    $200 17
After college, MJ wanted a shoe deal with Adidas, but the company passed; fair to say Jordan landed on his feet with this brand
    $200 16
In Act I this Shakespeare character is told to "revenge" his dad's "foul and most unnatural murder" & in Act V, he does
    $400 19
Carpo, Kale & Eirene are 3 of the 79 known moons orbiting this planet
    $400 12
The Black Forest region in Germany is famed for these avian clocks
    $400 2
When an enemy suddenly acts kind, remember "Beware of Greeks..."
    $400 7
A speciality lobster plate lets drivers in this state show support for its signature product
    $400 27
As a freshman in 1982, MJ took down Patrick Ewing & the Hoyas with an NCAA title-winning shot for the Tar Heels of this school
    $400 23
Criticized for the purchase of this, William Seward said it would "take another generation to find out" how cool it was
    $600 20
Stannum is the Latin word for this, which explains Sn as its chemical symbol
    $600 13
In 1988 Bobby Fischer patented a new type of clock that soon became widely used in this game, his specialty
    $600 4
The show is over:
"Elvis has..."
    $600 8
For the most part, Vermont's license plates have white lettering & numbers on this color background
    $600 28
After hearing doubts about his future, this Warrior scored 62 & said, "Cue the Jordan meme, right? I take all that personally"
    $600 24
"All my life, people have said that I wasn't going to make it", said this CNN founder, owner of acreage twice the size of Rhode Island
    $800 21
In the body, free radicals are atoms that are unstable & can damage cells by stealing one of these particles from nearby molecules
    $800 14
The world has been a more punctual place since this crystal made its timekeeping debut in the 1920s
    $800 5
What a great idea! Oroweat or otherwise, it's the "best thing since..."
    DD: $3,400 9
A specialty plate from California supports conservancy programs here, a national park since 1890
    $800 29
A defender unafraid to take what he believed was his, Michael led the NBA in this statistic 3 times, averaging about 3 per game
    $800 25
In 1950 this U.S. "action painter" told Time magazine a previous article was incorrect, that his work was not chaotic
    $1000 22
As Homer Simpson said, "In this house we obey the laws of" this relationship between heat & mechanical energy
    $1000 15
Time was up for Joan of Arc in this French city that's also home to the magnificent astronomical clock seen here
    $1000 6
That's a tough choice to make: "On the horns of..."
    $1000 10
This state's "Chile Capital of the World" plate won America's Best License Plate Award for 2017
    $1000 30
It wasn't quite as magical as the Bulls years, but MJ did average 20 per game at age 39 in his last year with this alliterative team
    $1000 26
In Judges 16 he asks God to "strengthen me... only this once... that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes"

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

Nikole Ellen Jen
$2,400 -$600 $6,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nikole Ellen Jen
$5,200 $1,800 $10,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Sanjay: You're gonna give us the parent series there.)
    $400 3
Before taking us into the Chocolate Factory & the Great Glass Elevator, he penned "The Gremlins"
    $400 18
The football penalty being signaled here has deemed your conduct to be this
    $400 24
The areas called East & West this were southern outposts of loyalty to the crown--especially St. Augustine
    $400 8
"Young Sheldon"
    $400 16
The monarchy of this Asian nation of 125 million has a legendary history dating back to the 7th century B.C.
    $400 1
Ecopia tires from this manufacturer will get you across the structure in its name
    $800 4
These "Papers" started out as captions for another's art, but ended up being Charles Dickens' first novel
    $800 19
This adverb means conducted at the same time
    $800 25
A British gov. of Massachusetts called him the "chief incendiary" but unlike cousin John, his contributions faded after 1776
    $800 2
"Joanie Loves Chachi"
    $800 17
This woman of non-royal birth & Prince Rainier were the parents of Prince Albert II of Monaco
    $800 9
William was the Philadelphia man who hand-cranked the first gallon of this ice cream in 1866
    $1200 5
Written in 1943, this beatnik's "The Sea is My Brother" took a long road to publication, finally seeing print in 2011
    $1200 20
Done to prolong breathing & blood flow until medical help arrives, it's the "R" in CPR
    $1200 26
For his leadership in the war, Thomas Sumter was known as "The Carolina" this bird known to South Carolina football fans
    $1200 13
Premiering in 2014,
"The Flash"
    $1200 23
Royal title of the rulers of Malaysian states & of Oman
    $1200 10
This German-based company that touts its "world of electric shaving" also makes blenders & thermometers
    $1600 6
One man's rebellion against a world run by machines is the plot of "Player Piano", this author's first
    $1600 21
Neil Armstrong got his degree in this type of engineering concerning all things aircraft related
    DD: $3,000 27
When Vermont was denied statehood, this Vermont patriot unsuccessfully negotiated peace with Gen. Haldimand of Canada
    $1600 14
"Major Crimes" (minus Kyra Sedgwick)
    $1600 29
Nelson Mandela helped restore the monarchy to this nation; Letsie III is currently its king
    $1600 11
Henry Jr. was the eldest of these brothers, American clothing royalty
    DD: $5,000 7
This title of James Baldwin's debut novel comes from a spiritual
    $2000 22
A filmmaker such as D.A. Pennebaker or Alex Gibney
    $2000 28
British general Burgoyne's 1777 surrender after the second battle of this New York state site was a turning point in the war
    $2000 15
"Booker", starring Richard Grieco
    $2000 30
The few reigning queens include the United Kingdom's Elizabeth II & this queen of Denmark
    $2000 12
Around since 1928, it now says, "One small dab and it shines, styles and conditions hair"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nikole Ellen Jen
$16,000 $5,800 $26,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A cleft in limestone in England sheltered Reverend Augustus Toplady from a storm & inspired this popular hymn

Final scores:

Nikole Ellen Jen
$12,000 $11,599 $42,001
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $42,001

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nikole Ellen Jen
$16,000 $5,800 $19,600
17 R,
0 W
9 R,
1 W
28 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $41,400

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Game tape date: 2021-03-31
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