Show #8657 - Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Eric Ahasic game 2.


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Michael Toughill, a senior marketing analyst from Seattle, Washington

Eric Ahasic, a meteorologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Responses come between those two words in the dictionary.)
    $200 24
It's Nicholas Sparks' novel about a soldier who receives a painful letter & you can probably guess his first name
    $200 30
Home to the office of New Zealand's prime minister, the building seen here has this insect-dwelling nickname
    $200 15
Where have you been?
"LTNS", this
    $200 10
Winton Blount was the last of these alpha mails appointed by the president--it ceased to be a cabinet position in 1971
    $200 25
"The Tales of Melpomene", by Antosha Chekhonte; clearly this guy didn't put in a lot of time coming up with a new name
    $200 22
This ancient grain served in salads is a homophone for an Egyptian king
    $400 23
His song "Dear Mama" tells Afeni Shakur he appreciates how she raised him
    $400 16
"Big Daddy" is a 1,000-foot one of these in the Namib Desert & quite a climb
    $400 12
"TOJ" are these lachrymose signs of happiness
    $400 9
In 1966 Robert C. Weaver became the first African-American cabinet member, heading this department known by a 3-letter acronym
    $400 26
Daniel Handler made up this pen name to avoid the unfortunate event of being put on a mailing list
    $400 21
On a farm, it's a cylindrical tower to store grains; the ones that store missiles are underground
    $600 4
"Sincerely, Me" is a song in this recent Broadway musical hit that has to do with letter writing
    $600 1
The state of Michigan borders all the Great Lakes except this one
    $600 7
I've got to know!
"please" do this
    $600 8
Though it doesn't have a secretary, the O.M.B. is a cabinet-level agency that writes this "B" for the president
    $600 27
Magizoologist Newt Scamander & British wizard Kennilworthy Whisp have stood in for this author
    $600 20
This Spanish-named knife can be used to cut sugar cane or cornstalks
    $800 13
Mia Farrow's sister was the subject of this Beatles song that asks her "won't you come out to play"
    $800 2
The elephant symbolizes this Asian country & the white elephant its monarchy
    $800 5
Talk to you tomorrow--I'm "OTB", this
    $800 11
Cabinet Secretary Denis McDonough has sworn to "uphold our promises to" them, "whether they came home decades ago or days ago"
    $800 28
Ahead of his time in going by one cool name, 17th century actor-playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin went by this, professionally
    $800 19
When this hot pepper is smoked & dried, it acquires a new look, a different flavor & a new name: chipotle
    $1000 14
On this Netflix show students of color deal with life at Winchester University
    $1000 3
This gulf between the Sinai Peninsula & Saudi Arabia is a northeastern extension of the Red Sea
    $1000 6
"FC" is this hopeful condition
    DD: $3,200 17
In 1849 Congress passed "an act to establish the Home Department" creating this current cabinet department
    $1000 29
The father of Chilean poet Neftalí Reyes Basoalto didn't like his writing, so Neftalí published under this name
    $1000 18
It can be a low cupboard with shelves or a coop for animals, usually rabbits

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

Eric Michael Elaine
$2,800 $1,600 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Michael Elaine
$3,400 $3,600 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 24
Disney employees warned each other that Walt was in the office by saying, "Man is in the forest", a riff on a line from this film
    $400 12
This explorer who found Livingstone later sat in the British Parliament
    $400 1
Before "response", it describes how your body fends off viruses & bacteria
    $400 21
See this flag? The "C" stands for this
    $400 27
The Roman war goddess Bellona was the chariot driver of this Roman war god
    $400 30
The coal miner's daughter who went on to become "The Queen of Country Music"
    $800 16
A men-only social gathering, or the way you "go" to a party if unaccompanied by a date
    $800 11
This liberator's birthday, July 24th, is celebrated by many in South America
    $800 2
Add a "B" to the end of an outstanding word & you get this excellent follow-up
    $800 26
Though extinct, this state's grizzly bear still appears on the state flag
    $800 28
The Hittite war god Jarri helped the king in battle, but uh oh! was also the god of this contagion
    $800 29
A paratrooper whom an army squad is sent to find after D-Day
    $1200 13
Let's hop off AB-2 & go horseriding at Heritage Ranch in Red Deer in this province, & there's a Tim Hortons nearby too
    $1200 8
This future world leader with the maiden name Nehru was born in Allahabad in 1917
    $1200 3
It sounds like an adverb, but it means expensive, or resulting in terrible harm
    $1200 6
One of these objects holds fast to the center of Rhode Island's flag above the motto "Hope"
    $1200 17
M-O-double R-I-G-A-N spells Morrigan, a Celtic war goddess who turned into this ominous black bird
    DD: $3,800 20
A competitive ice skater who falls into disgrace after an attack on a rival
    $1600 14
Of the 8 reindeer in "A Visit from St. Nicholas", this one's name means lightning in German
    $1600 9
In 1829, he began a partnership with fellow French photography pioneer Nicéphore Niépce
    $1600 4
Lie down, look up & tell us of this opposite of prone
    DD: $3,400 7
A sun symbol sacred to the Zia people is the only image on this state's flag
    $1600 18
Tanit was the goddess of love & war of this North African rival city of Rome
    $1600 23
An enslaved Jewish prince who gets his revenge in a chariot race
    $2000 15
A popular painting of the 19th century was Sir Edwin Landseer's deer portrait, the "Monarch of" this, a narrow Scottish valley
    $2000 10
Theodora, wife of this 6th century Byzantine Emperor, was an early champion of women's rights
    $2000 5
It means expressing a vow or wish, like certain candles
    $2000 25
A white silhouette of a bison bearing the state seal appears on its flag
    $2000 19
Apedemak was a Sudanese war god depicted with the head of this powerful predator on a human body
    $2000 22
A female televangelist known for her impressive eyelashes

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Michael Elaine
$25,800 $10,000 $7,400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This 2013 bestseller shares its title with the first section of a poem from 7 centuries before

Final scores:

Eric Michael Elaine
$21,600 $4,546 $1,400
2-day champion: $40,001 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Michael Elaine
$24,600 $10,000 $7,400
27 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
1 W
10 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $42,000

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Game tape date: 2022-04-19
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