Show #8602 - Tuesday, March 22, 2022


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Caitlin Gillooly, an e-commerce professional from Boston, Massachusetts

Mihir Nene, an engineer from Rochester, New York

Margaret Chipowsky, an attorney from Lawrenceville, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
One of the first U.S. colleges for the deaf, Gallaudet University in this city was founded in 1864
    $200 2
Scotland's largest city, it's on both banks of the River Clyde
    $200 29
As their name indicates, these are contracts to buy or sell commodities like grain at an agreed-upon price at a later date
    $200 1
Idiomatically, if you're "plain" this, you're unexciting
    $200 16
Desmond Howard's 99-yard kick return touchdown helped him earn Super Bowl 31 MVP honors over Brett Favre for this team
    $200 21
It's the "I" in Britain's MI6
    $400 12
This company, founded in 1865, began making iconic hats like the ones seen here & still does today
    $400 7
2 promontories called the Pillars of Hercules flank the entrance to this strait
    $400 28
Warren Buffett says most people should simply hold a fund that tracks the S&P 500, short for this index
    $400 3
Who's a good boy? This type of Lab seen here just chilling
    $400 18
Football's Ted Lasso knows this pre-snap line of scrimmage penalty well; soccer's Ted Lasso found the sport's version... complex
    $400 30
An herb, or a profound philosopher
    $600 13
This amendment that granted citizenship & civil rights to emancipated African Americans was ratified in 1868
    $600 8
Kolkata is on the Hugli River, an arm of this other river
    $600 27
To buy "on" this is to buy stocks partly with money borrowed from a broker
    $600 4
This alliterative expression refers to a literal path fraught with troubles
    $600 17
This Premier League system of sending the 3 bottom-finishers to a 2nd-tier league is like sending 3 MLB teams down to AAA
    $600 23
The idiom "too" this smart synonym "by half" means you're wise, but in a way that causes problems
    $800 14
This oldest & northernmost leg of horse racing's Triple Crown was first run in 1867, with Ruthless winning in 3:05
    $800 9
In 1900 this Texas city was devastated by a hurricane that killed more than 5,000 people
    $800 25
Not risk-averse? Buy into a special purpose acquisition company, formed to get investors while avoiding this 3-letter process
    $800 5
It's the rock classic that begins, "Wop bop a loo bop a lop bom bom!"
    $800 19
In 2022 quarterback Stetson Bennett led this school to the national title over SEC rival Alabama, 33-18
    $800 22
It's the highest rating in military rifle marksmanship
    DD: $2,000 15
In the House in 1868, radical Republican Thaddeus Stevens began the closing argument against this man
    $1000 10
This country is surrounded by Senegal
    $1000 26
Risk-averse? Buy TIPS, government securities whose value rises with inflation, as measured by this index
    $1000 6
Beginning & ending with the same letter, it's a term for someone from a big city on Italy's West Coast
    $1000 20
In 2020, thousands thronged the presidential palace in Buenos Aires as this national hero lay in state
    $1000 24
Add -nt to the end of a word for one overly sensitive to decorum & you'll get this synonym for wisely cautious

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

Margaret Mihir Caitlin
$4,800 $2,800 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Margaret Mihir Caitlin
$7,200 $4,600 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 12
"The Life She Wished to Live" is a bio of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, who at 32 moved her life to a backwoods citrus grove in this state
    $400 25
(the "R" was for Robert)
    $400 3
The Etruscan 20-letter language went out of use owing to the spread of this language that used 23 letters
    $400 30
This religious word precedes Pioneer Trail in the name of a rugged route; note the western endpoint
    $400 2
On this sitcom Ariel Winter was Alex, the smartest member of the Dunphys
    $400 20
This title for a European ruler can have a silent "T" or "C" at the front
    DD: $3,000 14
"The Sinner and the Saint" tells how a real-life egotistical murderer inspired this Russian novelist
    $800 26
(born M.S.),
a 2-time Nobel winner
    $800 4
A messenger & an intermediary between the gods & man, the Etruscan god, Turms, was equivalent to this Greek god
    $800 17
The trail named for this 19th century service runs 1,900 miles from St. Joseph, Missouri to San Francisco
    $800 6
In 2020 this medical drama's character Dr. Alex Karev left after 15 years on the series
    $800 21
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene is considered this kind of gospel, from the Greek for "knowledge"
    $1200 13
Claire Tomalin's bio "The Young" him tells us that in the family of this early sci-fi writer, Herbert was called Bertie
    $1200 27
who made sparks fly
    $1200 5
The Etruscans' religious use of fowls for divination led to this clavicular way for determining fate
    $1200 16
The site where this captive Englishman met Powhatan & Pocahontas is along the trail named for him
    $1200 9
This title cyborg formerly known as Alex Murphy reads Miranda rights to a suspect as he tosses him through a few glass windows
    $1200 1
This lung infection is commonly caused by a strain of streptococcus
    $1600 15
"Red Comet" says the unsung hero of Sylvia Plath's life was her benefactor Olive Prouty, author of the novel "Now," this personage
    $1600 28
(also just L.),
an 18th century classifier
    $1600 7
The Etruscan League was a dodecapolis, consisting of this many main cities
    $1600 18
The only winter trail in the NHT system, it includes a 1,000-mile section between Seward & Nome & shares its name with a race
    $1600 10
The Ross & Rachel, or the Jim & Pam, of "Orange Is the New Black" were Piper, played by Taylor Schilling, & Alex, played by her
    DD: $2,500 22
Psalms says, "Cease from anger, and forsake" this, "fret not thyself in any wise to do evil"
    $2000 24
"Competing with Idiots" is a dual biography of these screenwriting giants, brothers Herman & Joe, by a grandson of Herman's
    $2000 29
a great Dane
    $2000 8
The Etruscans lived from the Tiber River in the south to this 150-mile river of Florence in the north
    $2000 19
The website for this trail that traces a 19th century Cherokee route calls it "a journey of injustice"
    $2000 11
This James Patterson character is a profiler who is a liaison between the Washington, D.C. police & the FBI
    $2000 23
This type of "device" helps you remember something

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Margaret Mihir Caitlin
$20,600 $12,500 $15,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Napoleon's troops gave him this nickname not to mock him but for showing the courage of an infantryman in battle

Final scores:

Margaret Mihir Caitlin
$10,300 $24,999 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $24,999 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Margaret Mihir Caitlin
$17,400 $15,000 $15,400
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
16 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $47,800

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Game tape date: 2022-01-19
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