Show #8550 - Friday, January 7, 2022

Amy Schneider game 28.
Amy breaks the $1 million mark.


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Sean Sweeney, a speech language pathologist from Dorchester, Massachusetts

Patsy Lester, a social studies teacher from Patchogue, New York

Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (whose 27-day cash winnings total $977,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
"1 fish, 2 fish
red fish
blue fish.
Black fish
blue fish"
this fish
"new fish"
    $200 21
A problem individual in an organization ruins things for everyone, as in the old saying this "spoils the barrel"
    $200 1
"California Girls" in 1985, the year he left Van Halen
    $200 3
After she beat Bobby Riggs in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 on Sept. 20, 1973, Riggs admitted, "I underestimated you"
    $200 26
Called the "move of the millennium", in 1999 one of these massive beacons was moved inland about 1,000 yards on Cape Hatteras
    $200 11
In this alliterative playground activity, 2 ropes are turned simultaneously in opposite directions
    $400 17
"I am Sam
Sam I am...
do you like"
this offering?
    $400 22
Literally, it's to exit with a gesture of lowering the head; it's often followed by "gracefully"
    $400 2
"Cry Me A River", by a former boy bander
    $400 7
In 1973 he was minority leader of the House of Representatives but got 2 big job promotions by the end of the next year
    $400 28
Historic London Bridge was taken apart beginning in 1968 & reassembled in this U.S. state as a tourist attraction
    $400 12
Worth twice as much as a pistole, this Spanish gold coin was once widely used in the Americas
    $600 18
"...but the Grinch who lived just north of" this place "did not!" (like Christmas a lot, that is)
    $600 23
Stan Lee addressed Marvel Comics readers directly in the column "Stan's" this, once an actual crate that speakers would stand on
    $600 4
"Pillowtalk" in 2016, by a former boy bander
    $600 8
On May 1, 1971 this service had its 1st run from N.Y. to Philly, just after midnight; really, at that time, it should have been to Georgia
    $600 27
This first treasury secretary's former New York City home, the Grange, was jacked up & rolled to a new location nearby in 2008
    DD: $2,000 13
The 1946 article that coined this term for a brooding drama cited "Double Indemnity", starring Barbara Stanwyck, as an example
    $800 19
"On the fifteenth of May, in the jungle of Nool" this guy "heard a small noise"
    $800 24
Meaning achieving great success, grabbing this was originally a way to get a free ride on a merry-go-round
    $800 5
"Cruisin'", in 1980 by this Motown legend
    $800 9
Paul Gann & Howard Jarvis led a revolt against these taxes that upset many Californians with big jumps every October
    $800 29
In the 1930s the 4th century Obelisk of Axum was taken to Italy, but in 2005 returned to this African nation & rebuilt there
    $800 14
This double reed woodwind is played using a neck sling & separates into 6 parts, including the bass & boot joints
    $1000 20
"Now, the star-belly" these "had bellies with stars. The plain-belly" these "had none upon thars"
    $1000 25
President Eisenhower saw Stalin's death as a chance "to crack" this barrier & thaw out the Cold War
    $1000 6
Turning back time, "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", in 1966
    $1000 10
On July 2, 1979 the U.S. Mint elected to release a coin honoring this woman; nearly 758 million were made that year
    $1000 30
The Ara Pacis, an altar built to honor this Roman emperor c. 9 B.C., was long forgotten, rescued in the 1930s & moved to a new home
    $1000 15
This American Nobel Prize winner penned the book "The Double Helix"

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

Amy Patsy Sean
$8,000 -$600 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Patsy Sean
$14,800 $1,400 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 16
On a chessboard, this European black bird would be worth about 5 pawns
    $400 21
The Nobel prizes are awarded in 6 categories, including this one for which Louise Gluck won in 2020
    $400 26
In 2019, 96-year-old Rachel Robinson attended ceremonies at this stadium in her husband's centennial year
    $400 6
This "Avengers" actor was nicknamed "Hammer" before he played Thor
    $400 27
Put it all on black in this principality that's surrounded by France & also just 5 miles from the Italian border
    $800 17
The canyon species of this bird is small, brown & chubby & a sweet whistler
    $800 22
Marvin Minsky built the first neural network simulator & won the Turing Award in 1969 for helping create this 2-word field
    DD: $590 7
This former first lady died in Austin in 2007, having outlived her husband by 34 years
    $800 2
Maggie Smith gave the man seen here this flower-part nickname, an anagram of his last name
    $800 28
Bordering Alaska & British Columbia, this territory has a population of 42,000, around 4,000 more than Fenway Park's capacity
    $1200 18
You can tell the "mourning" species of this by its characteristic call & long, pointed tail
    $1200 23
His first two Tonys honored his work in lighter fare; in 2018, his third was for his performance in "Angels in America"
    $1200 8
Ruth Ziolkowski kept working on a monument to this Native American warrior long after her sculptor husband died in 1982
    DD: $2,000 1
Born on the South Side of Chicago, he originally had "Sense" behind his name in his early rap years
    $1200 5
Home to Brisbane, this "royal" Australian state is bounded to the west by, of course, the Northern Territory
    $1200 13
An ejection or an eviction
    $1600 19
A bufflehead, teal or merganser, for example
    $1600 24
John B. Glen began in veterinary science but won a 2018 Lasker Award for developing propofol, one of these for humans
    $1600 9
Laura, shown with Timothy Leary, died in 2007; this husband who wrote "The Doors of Perception" back in 1963
    $1600 3
The main character on this HBO comedy was called "Grizzly Madam" & "The Wicked Witch of the West Wing"
    $1600 11
A hundreds-of-miles-long eastern border with Vietnam is part of what makes this nation landlocked
    $1600 14
This Japanese martial art aims to turn an attacker's strength & momentum against him
    $2000 20
A "true" this is a member of the swift, predatory genus Accipiter
    $2000 25
In 2021, this longtime PBS anchor won a Peabody Award for her journalistic integrity
    $2000 10
In 1994, nearly 60 years after his death, his wife Anna passed away still proclaiming his innocence in the Lindbergh case
    $2000 4
The Victims is the fitting name for superfans of this hard-rocking Vegas band
    $2000 12
You have a couple of choices if you're heading directly across the eastern border of Wyoming--these 2 states
    $2000 15
The joker was invented for this card game & the 2 words may be related

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Patsy Sean
$32,400 $1,000 $2,790
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

"Norwegian Independence Day" & "a vast blue sea" are mentioned in Chapter 1 of a 1948 book by this man

Final scores:

Amy Patsy Sean
$42,200 $500 $290
28-day champion: $1,019,600 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amy Patsy Sean
$31,000 $1,000 $5,000
37 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
7 R,
5 W
6 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $37,000

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Game tape date: 2021-11-01
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