Show #8611 - Monday, April 4, 2022


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Camron Conners, a high school social studies teacher from Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Sarah Cahalan, a news assistant from Logansport, Indiana

Nell Klugman, a museum educator from Brooklyn, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mandy: He was the Edison, Kissinger and Suze Orman of 18th century America, all in one; I'm Mandy Patinkin with clues about Benjamin Franklin whose words I read in the new Ken Burns documentary.)
    $200 6
From 1963 to 1973 Florida's Cape Canaveral was known as this
    $200 1
Trying to be fair is looking for this kind of "playing field"
    $200 15
Time to give you the forefinger, also called this finger
    $200 8
Though typically red, here are the golden variety of these, fresh on the vine
    $200 10
"Hound Dog";
Thank you. Thank you very much
    $200 26
(Mandy Patinkin presents the clue.) Ben's French wasn't great, so at diplomatic dinners he needed to watch Parisians' lips move & also be able to look down at the food; his problem-solving nature led to these, one of his best-known inventions
    $400 7
Fort Christina became this, now Delaware's most populous city
    $400 2
Gazing at it means being foolishly self-absorbed
    $400 16
A knight in training, or a young person who is basically the caboose of a train at a wedding
    $400 9
Premiering in 2010 the opera "The Golden Ticket" is an adaptation of this beloved novel
    $400 11
"Boogie Child",
"Boogie Down",
"Boogie Oogie Oogie", to name a few
    $400 27
(Mandy Patinkin presents the clue.) In Franklin's day almanacs outsold all books except Bibles, and this one of Ben's was especially popular; to weather & crop info, he added maxims like "God heals, and the Doctor takes the Fees"
    DD: $2,000 21
The coastal town of Manchester, Massachusetts had these 3 words added to its name in 1989
    $600 3
To hold or win this means to chair a congressional committee
    $600 17
This tube is attached to the cecum & is basically useless but can still pose a serious health risk
    $600 20
Step back in time to 1869 at the Golden Spike National Historical Park in this state
    $600 12
"Rock Me Amadeus" (made sense at the time)
    $600 28
(Mandy Patinkin presents the clue.) Rich enough to retire from day-to-day business, in his 40s, Franklin began pioneering research into electricity; for a group of charged glass containers, he coined this word, from its meaning "of an array of cannons"
    $800 22
As part of a radio show promotion in 1950, the city of Hot Springs in this state renamed itself Truth or Consequences
    $800 4
It's said that this "broadens the mind"
    $800 18
Kyphosis is also known as hunchback & lordosis, swayback; both are a curvature of this
    $800 24
Seen here, it's the state flower of both Nebraska & Kentucky
    $800 13
"Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)", "lyrics to make you shake your pants"
    $800 30
(Mandy Patinkin presents the clue.) Starting with his stove, which fit inside a hearth to warm a whole room, Franklin insisted that his inventions were for public good & refused this type of protection that was given by the colonies before the first U.S. Congress did so
    $1000 23
To honor a society of Revolutionary War vets & a Roman citizen-soldier, Losantiville, Ohio was given this new name in 1790
    $1000 5
A brickmaker in Dickens' "Bleak House" lives in a wretched one
    $1000 19
At the March on Washington, A. Philip Randolph gave this for Martin Luther King
    $1000 25
In 1581 he was knighted aboard his ship the Golden Hind
    $1000 14
Let's browse in the chart-topping
"Thrift Shop"
    $1000 29
(Mandy Patinkin presents the clue.) Many Europeans visited Franklin in France, asking for a chance to fight with the Americans; General Washington had to ask him not to send more losers, but Ben did also recommend great contributors, like this Frenchman who became like a son to George

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

Nell Sarah Camron
$1,200 $3,400 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nell Sarah Camron
$2,200 $5,400 $8,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
Emperor Ashoka the Great ruled much of India in the 200s B.C. & converted to this faith after witnessing the destruction of war
    $400 5
It's an identifiable fracture in the Earth's crust showing evidence of previous (& potential) displacement
    $400 6
Julius is the mustachioed mascot on cans of these chips
    $400 14
For a fee, she will speak or perform at your next event
    $400 21
A wine bottle topper & the curse of the drinking classes, according to Wilde
    $800 12
"From Emperor to Citizen" was the autobiography of Pu Yi, forced to abdicate in 1912 as the last monarch of this nation
    $800 7
These 2 continents are completely in the Northern Hemisphere
    $800 18
This brand's natural oatmeal bath treatment was developed in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic
    $800 22
A pier where ships are tied & a muffler
    $1200 15
Darius the Great led this empire at its peak around 500 B.C. & tried to conquer Greece several times
    $1200 2
Starting out life in India, he would later dedicate "Fury" to his soon-to-be wife, Padma Lakshmi
    $1200 8
Veld is the Afrikaans name for this tropical & subtropical grassland of Africa
    $1200 19
This synonym for "cowboy" is a brand of jeans as well as a make of Jeep
    $1200 13
In 2020 he & Katy Perry welcomed a daughter named Daisy Dove
    $1200 1
Early '70s B-B-B-Bowie hit & a 1,560-mile river of Asia
    DD: $5,200 16
For his reputation as a lawgiver, this king of ancient Babylon has his portrait in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Reps.
    DD: $3,400 3
Georgia was the birthplace of this 1980s Pulitzer Prize winner, the 8th child of African-American sharecroppers
    $1600 9
The XI, Bei, Dong & Pearl rivers form China's incredibly fertile Pearl River this low-lying area
    $1600 24
This "headache expert" brand offers the first over-the-counter medicine approved by the FDA to treat migraine symptoms
    $1600 26
This actress & daughter of director Ron was named for a Utah national park & a U.S. city
    $1600 20
An uncultivated, wild tract of land & an inhalation
    $2000 17
This grandson of Genghis ruled a Mongol Empire that covered one-fifth of the known world
    $2000 4
Born in 1856 in Virginia, this educator went on to write "Up from Slavery" at the turn of the 20th century
    $2000 10
A series of massive volcanic eruptions 27 million years ago left a string of these crater-like depressions, like Colorado's Creede
    $2000 25
"You never actually own" this Swiss luxury watch, says its slogan, "you merely look after it for the next generation"
    $2000 27
After making a pint-sized cameo in "The Godfather", she played Michael's daughter in "The Godfather Part III"
    $2000 23
The last trace of something & a high level of importance for a person

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nell Sarah Camron
$1,200 $9,000 $24,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Fittingly, the last name of the family at the center of this drama is from French for "king"

Final scores:

Nell Sarah Camron
$1,400 $13,000 $24,200
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $24,200

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Nell Sarah Camron
$4,600 $9,000 $19,600
12 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
0 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $33,200

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Game tape date: 2022-01-27
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