Show #8566 - Monday, January 31, 2022

Mayim Bialik hosts.


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Riley Timmreck, a student from Houston, Texas

Matthew McElroy, a high school history teacher from Wildwood, New Jersey

Jay Foster, an engineer from Rancho Palos Verdes, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
A Wesleyan residence is named for this African-American leader; a cultural center at Mount Holyoke, for his wife Betty Shabazz
    $200 25
Neil Patrick Harris was Count Olaf on this series; Patrick Warburton played author Lemony Snicket
    $200 9
A famous speedway was built to test cars for this city's many early 20th c. automakers, like the National Motor Vehicle Company
    $200 20
Combining hip-hop & street jazz, the Brooklynettes are the dance team for this NBA squad
    $200 29
Prince Siegfried drowns himself in the title body of water in this ballet
    $200 22
The initial appearance of a new product or course of action
    $400 7
At Stanford, this presidential family has its name on a pavilion, a memorial building, a tower & an institute
    $400 5
This native of Dorchester, Massachusetts starred as the titular Boston cop in Netflix' "Spenser Confidential"
    $400 4
The first Pony Express rider reached this capital of a West Coast state on April 13, 1860
    $400 19
What we call the "magnetic" this attracts the north magnetic poles of compass needles, so it's actually a south magnetic pole
    $400 28
In 1841 Fanny Cerrito & Arthur Saint-Léon performed a single one of these French-named dances for 2; in 1845 they married
    $400 13
Soft hat worn by Britain's Royal Tank Regiment
    $600 10
A USC cinema building is named for this director who was rejected 3 times by the school & attended Cal State Long Beach instead
    DD: $200 8
"Bastogne" was an episode of this war-set miniseries based on Stephen Ambrose's book
    $600 3
Located 50 miles east of Louisville, it was the only Union state capital captured by Confederate forces
    $600 18
Hammacher Schlemmer sells a $9,500 gyroscopic one of these swaying items
    $600 26
A dancer who's "sur les" these is on the tips of the toes
    $600 12
A choice cut of meat or fish with the bones removed
    $800 14
In 2021 this S.E.C. school in Alabama renamed Eagle Hall to honor Dr. Josetta Brittain Matthews, its first African-American graduate
    $800 24
A Hulu miniseries was based on this John Green novel, with Miles Halter in search of the titular Ms. Young
    $800 1
In 1683, this leader of a neighboring colony decreed the founding of Dover, Delaware
    $800 16
Man o' War's first defeat came in 1919 at Saratoga in an upset by this horse
    $800 27
Havana-born Alicia Alonso was known for her sensual portrayal of the tragic title woman of the ballet based on this Bizet opera
    $800 11
A place where buses arrive & depart
    $1000 15
The Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering goes above & beyond at this school in West Lafayette, Indiana
    $1000 23
Jennifer Connelly stars in this TV series based on a graphic novel & set aboard a train that perpetually circles a frozen world
    $1000 2
Explorer Hernando de Soto & his men spent the winter of 1539-40 at what is today this southern capital
    $1000 17
The flag that Betsy Ross sewed for the new union of the colonies in 1777 had 13 stars in the top inner corner, the area called this
    $1000 30
Not realizing he was fleeing from the KGB, autograph hounds chased this dancer as he ran out a Toronto stage door in 1974
    $1000 21
Drizzled with honey is a popular way to serve this soft French cheese

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

Jay Matthew Riley
$2,400 $2,800 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jay Matthew Riley
$4,400 $4,600 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Each response begins with "M".)
    $400 17
John Nevison, one of these bandits with a type of road in the name, was hanged in the 1680s at a place fittingly called Knavesmire
    $400 2
It's where you learn algebra in July because you didn't in January
    $400 22
A common Italian surname, Rossi comes from a word for this, be it hair color or complexion
    $400 15
From 2021,
    $400 11
The Aegean Sea is an arm of this one
    $800 18
A scotch & vermouth drink bears the name of this 18th century highland outlaw
    $800 1
These items whose name suggests they're for storing financial records are generally 15 inches long by 12 wide by 10 high
    $800 28
Actor Andy & golfer Sergio both have this last name, the most popular surname in Spain
    $800 14
"La Bamba":
this early rock & roller who died young, tragically
    $800 10
The name of France's national anthem honors this French port
    $1200 19
The 1930s outlaw born Arizona Donnie Clark was better known by this motherly married name
    $1200 25
Named for a fallen angel, this "Effect" is the title of Philip Zimbardo's book on "How Good People Turn Evil"
    $1200 6
It's written below the big "G" on the trademarked motion picture rating--that's who gets in
    DD: $3,000 27
The name Chevrolet goes back to a word for this animal, or perhaps one who kept them
    $1200 13
"Sweet Dreams":
this country singer who died young, tragically
    $1200 5
Here's the iconic Rajabai Clock Tower in this Indian city
    $1600 20
In 1880 bushranger Ned Kelly & his gang briefly captured the township of Glenrowan in what's now this country
    $1600 24
To help us be more productive, Charles Duhigg explores why we do what we do in "The Power of" this
    $1600 7
U.S. troops in the Spanish-American War carried a .30-caliber bolt-action this type of weapon weapon weapon
    $1600 26
Bill Clinton took his stepfather's last name, but his name at birth was William Jefferson this (the III)
    $1600 12
"Love & Mercy":
this genius of The Beach Boys
    $1600 3
Going to Timbuktu? Book passage to this country in which it lies
    $2000 21
John died in a shootout & Bob in prison, but Cole, the older of these brothers, lived to star in Wild West shows
    $2000 23
This man's book "Walden Two" is a fictional account of a society based on his theories of behaviorism
    $2000 8
Despite its name, this member of genus Melaleuca is better known for a topical oil than a hot drink
    $2000 16
This last name of a land manager in Ireland came to be used for a refusal to do business with a particular company or country
    $2000 9
"Bound for Glory":
this folk singer & composer
    DD: $5,600 4
Known for coffee before 1917, this Venezuelan port city struck oil & became a big deal

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jay Matthew Riley
$16,400 $10,400 $200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Mimicking her style, a 1912 rejection note read: "Only one look, only one look is enough. Hardly one copy would sell here. Hardly one"

Final scores:

Jay Matthew Riley
$11,999 $401 $0
2-day champion: $25,599 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jay Matthew Riley
$12,800 $13,400 $400
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
20 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $26,600

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Game tape date: 2021-11-29
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