Show #8579 - Thursday, February 17, 2022

Contestants

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Linda Sellars, a retired archivist from Durham, North Carolina

Matt Takimoto, an elementary school teacher from Moraga, California

Charles Fogelman, a geographer from Champaign, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

PLUS
MIDAS
THAT'S SO CLICHÉ!
DESSERT
JAZZ GREATS
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
(Doris: I'm Doris Kearns Goodwin, and I'll be presenting clues from a new miniseries on someone I never stopped learning about--Abraham Lincoln.)
    $200 5
At the University of Chicago & other schools, the grading system consists of 5 letters, 3 that can have + added & these 2 that can't
    $200 25
"Better safe than" this
    $200 8
Popular in the South, chess pie is basically this pie without those big brown nuts
    $200 10
Known for her scat singing, she received 14 Grammys, including a lifetime achievement award in 1967
    $200 1
(Doris Kearns Goodwin presents the clue.) Born in 1809 into a frontier family, young Abe Lincoln had only one year of schooling, but read the Bible, Shakespeare, & learned logic from "The Elements" of this ancient Greek mathematician
    $400 6
These long, baggy men's knickers were popular on 1920s golf courses
    $400 24
It "is always greener on the other side"
    $400 9
This Spanish dessert with a 4-letter name is custard with a layer of caramel sauce
    $400 13
This sax great's last public engagement was on March 5, 1955 at Birdland, a New York City club named for him
    $400 2
(Doris Kearns Goodwin presents the clue.) Lincoln was a struggling 30-year-old lawyer when he began wooing this 21-year-old, & though she came from a prominent family & had many suitors, eventually won her hand in marriage
    $600 7
Britain's eleven plus exams are basically entrance tests to admits kids to this kind of school that not our writers, obviously
    $600 27
Midas got the wish he later regretted by being kind to Silenus, one of these faun-like beings
    $600 21
2 bad choices: "between the devil &" this location
    $600 16
A line from "The Godfather": "Leave the gun, take" this dessert
    $600 11
She honed her unique style singing in Harlem nightclubs
    $600 3
(Doris Kearns Goodwin presents the clue.) Lincoln grew frustrated with many of his commanders but with none more so than this general who did a brilliant job of readying the Union Army to fight but proved reluctant to commit it to battle
    $800 14
At Bell Labs Bjarne Stroustrup designed this programming language released in 1985
    $800 26
In "The Lost Hero" by this adapter of myths for young adults, Midas turns Leo & Piper into gold statues
    $800 22
It "doesn't fall far from the tree"
    $800 17
Marshmallows, almonds & chocolate ice cream pave the way to make this classic flavor
    $800 12
Here's a bit of "So What", the lead track from this trumpeter's 1959 album "Kind of Blue"
    $800 4
(Doris Kearns Goodwin presents the clue.) At the White House on August 10, 1863, Lincoln met for the first time with this man to discuss the treatment of thousands of Black soldiers recently inducted into the Union army
    $1000 19
In French the word plus means "more", as in this expression that begins, "plus ça change" (a translation is fine)
    $1000 23
It's where the "proof of the pudding" is
    DD: $4,000 18
What the French call an omelette norvégienne is what Americans call this dessert
    $1000 15
Seen here tickling the ivories, he got his famous nickname from an announcer who equated him with jazz aristocrats like Duke Ellington
    $1000 20
(Doris Kearns Goodwin presents the clue.) On April 4, 1865, Lincoln made a daring & dangerous visit to this newly captured capital, walking its still-burning streets to the cheers of jubilant former enslaved people

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

Charles Matt Linda
$1,200 $2,600 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Charles Matt Linda
$2,400 $1,000 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

BRITISH TERRITORIES & DEPENDENCIES
THE MOVIE TITLE ELEMENT
ANIMALS OF NOTE
A HARD CATEGORY
A MEASURE OF AUTHOR-ITY
"FOR" WHAT IT'S WORTH
(Ken: All the correct responses will begin with the letters F-O-R.)
    $400 8
In 1969 Francisco Franco closed the border with this territory
    $400 22
It precedes "& Dime" in the title of a 1992 comedy with Wallace Shawn & C. Thomas Howell
    $400 29
In 1960 Jane Goodall saw that the animal she'd dubbed David Greybeard, this type of primate, made & used tools
    $400 18
The hardest tissue in your body, this tooth-topper predominately contains calcium & phosphate
    $400 3
Emily Brontë says it flat out in Chapter 1: this title place "is the name of Mr. Heathcliff's dwelling"
    $400 1
A weather report
    $800 9
For 10 weeks in 1982, Britain & Argentina battled over this territory
    $800 26
Meryl Streep (2011), Leonardo DiCaprio (1998) & Robert Downey Jr. (over & over) have starred in movies with this element in the title
    $800 25
In 218 B.C. Hannibal left Spain with at least 37 of these animals; it's said the one-tusked Surus lasted the longest
    $800 20
Known for its hardness, durability & capacity to take a high polish, this heavy, black wood is big in cabinets & knife handles
    $800 4
Reasonably sure that people would like another story about dinosaurs, he published "The Lost World" in 1995
    $800 2
An excursion or raid
    $1200 14
With 2 territories on it, the U.K. joins Turkey & Greece as countries with influence on this Mediterranean island
    $1200 27
Helen Mirren is trying to recover a portrait by Gustav Klimt in the fact-based movie "Woman in" this
    $1200 13
The western lowland gorilla with this repetitive name, known for using sign language, died at age 46 in 2018
    DD: $4,000 21
This brand with a biblical character in its name offers hardside luggage with a polycarbonate composite shell
    $1200 5
This Alabama woman was honored by President Bush for her "outstanding contribution to America's literary tradition" in 2007
    $1200 10
If you tolerate a lot of nonsense, you're showing great this
    DD: $3,000 15
Point Christian & Bounty Bay are features of this South Pacific island territory
    $1600 28
Bradley Cooper is a bipolar man looking to reconnect with his ex in this 2012 film
    $1600 16
Many British govt. offices have cats called "Chief" this rodent-ridder; Palmerston worked in the foreign office 2016-2020
    $1600 23
Rubies & sapphires rate a 9 on this scale of hardness named for a German mineralogist
    $1600 6
His 1854 book began, "When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods"
    $1600 11
Maintain this part of a horse's mane or it can cause eye irritation
    $2000 19
In short, the Somers Islands is a former name of this British possession in the Atlantic
    $2000 30
"Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops", Cary Grant says in a 1944 comedy about his aunts' use of this
    $2000 17
A German Shepherd named Trakr found the last survivor in the Manhattan area dubbed this after 9/ 11
    $2000 24
This white substance in the outer skeleton of crabs is used to bind dyes & as a strengthening agent for paper
    $2000 7
O! This author of "O Pioneers" was featured on a stamp in 1973
    $2000 12
Verily, this archaic adverb means "in truth"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Charles Matt Linda
$14,400 $11,400 $10,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

LONG-RUNNING TV SHOW CHARACTERS
This character who has been on the air for more than 50 years is only 6 1/2 years old

Final scores:

Charles Matt Linda
$5,997 $21,400 $9,600
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $21,400 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Charles Matt Linda
$14,400 $12,600 $13,600
18 R,
2 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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Game tape date: 2021-12-13
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