Show #8666 - Monday, June 20, 2022

Megan Wachspress game 5.


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Tory Leviton, a musician and teacher from Englewood, Colorado

Ketty Pan, a head of new product development from Henderson, Nevada

Megan Wachspress, an attorney from Berkeley, California (whose 4-day cash winnings total $51,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Give us the two titles that we've combined.)
    $200 1
After John Roberts flubbed this 35-word recitation at the inauguration in 2009, he & the president got it right the next day
    $200 4
When it comes to flight connections, a stopover is longer than one of these that typically lasts less than 4 hours
    $200 22
In 2022 France passed a law that reduces nitrites, the chemicals that make cured ham this color inside instead of gray
    $200 27
Information directly from the person involved comes "straight from" here
    $200 11
Sodium chloride, which you know better as "table" this
    $200 16
"Better Call Nine-Nine"
    $400 2
A 2006 survey of presidential historians gave the No. 1 all-time blunder to this 15th prez for failing to avert the Civil War
    $400 3
Though often used to mean the front of a terminal where planes remain in a delay, it's actually a paving material
    $400 23
Italian for "ham", this meat precedes cotto when cooked
    $400 28
"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't" do this
    $400 12
Don't chuckle--nitrous oxide also goes by this name
    $400 17
"Touched by Improvement"
    DD: $1,200 6
In 1922 the Interior Secretary gave an oil company exclusive rights in this Wyoming reserve & got a $200,000 payoff
    $600 5
Named for the wall in front of them, these have less storage space but nobody to recline in your face
    $600 24
A children's story tells us despite severe reservations, this colorful breakfast item goes very well with ham
    $600 10
Someone super ready & eager is said to be exhibiting this bridle-based activity
    $600 13
Chimney sweeps may find this 4-letter form of amorphous carbon coating their workplace
    $600 18
"I Dream of Anarchy"
    $800 9
In 1798 the laws regarding pro-French immigrants & anti-presidential rhetoric known as these acts did not go over well
    $800 7
O'Hare Airport in Chicago is about a 25-mile drive from this other international airport that's closer to downtown
    $800 25
Harry J. Hoenselaar patented the spiral ham slicer & later built this sweet-sounding company into a household name
    $800 29
It's too late; you've done this "after the horse is gone"
    $800 14
Sodium bicarbonate, used in ovens & refrigerators alike, is known by this common 2-word name
    $800 19
"What We Do in the Building"
    $1000 21
Oops! One of the burglars caught at the Watergate in 1972 was security chief of this committee, CREEP for short
    $1000 8
When a change of pressure causes airplane ear, try swallowing to open this tube that connects the middle ear to the pharynx
    $1000 26
One country-cured ham is this brand that comes from the same-named Virginia town; hickory-smoke 'em if you got 'em!
    $1000 30
Oops, we've done this--arranging our 2 necessities, but in the wrong sequence
    $1000 15
"G" is for this, hydrated calcium sulfate, used in drywall
    $1000 20
"Emily in Blinders"

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

Megan Ketty Tory
$600 $3,400 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Megan Ketty Tory
$4,400 $3,000 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
National hero Eddy Merckx won this foremost multi-stage cycling event 5 times
    $400 21
He & co-writer Amy Wadge shared a Grammy in 2016 for "Thinking Out Loud"
    $400 5
This Central European country only existed in the 20th century
    $400 13
P.G. Wodehouse wrote, "I am all alone here and rather" this color traditionally used to describe sadness
    $400 29
The 2012 Tony for Best Revival of a Play went to this Arthur Miller classic
    $400 30
Mentioned in the title of a No. 1 hit from 1969
    $800 11
In the 1920s, priest & physicist Georges Lemaître formulated the modern version of this sudden expansion model of the universe
    $800 19
In 2008 the Grammys said yes, yes, yes to this Amy Winehouse song
    $800 4
It was once known as the Zaire, but now it's this & it still carries more water than any river except the Amazon
    $800 14
Word for one whose cardiac organ got busted, metaphorically
    $800 17
Courting controversy, this Norwegian's 1881 play "Ghosts" dealt openly with venereal disease & incest
    $800 24
Whose animal representation has the most legs
    $1200 8
Brussels-born, she created her wrap dress in the '70s, when she was married to a prince; she later wed Barry Diller
    $1200 7
In 1995 "Streets Of" this won Song of the Year, Best Rock Song, Best Male Rock Vocal & Best Song Written Specifically for Movies or TV
    $1200 1
Once a mighty kingdom, it was abolished by the Allies after WWII during the reorganization of Germany
    $1200 26
"M" is for mood, & a gloomy one at that; "Come to me" in a 1912 song, "My" this "Baby"
    $1200 12
Harold Pinter's adultery drama "Betrayal" is notable for unfolding in this unusual way
    $1200 22
That sounds like a god of war
    $1600 9
Using this new type of microscope in the 1940s, scientist Albert Claude helped create the modern map of the cell
    $1600 15
In 1989 Bobby McFerrin took home a Song of the Year Grammy for this, & he probably didn't, & was
    $1600 2
At one time the capital of Upper Canada, this city was once named York, in honor of a duke of York
    $1600 27
U is the only vowel in this 4-letter adjective that means dull or sullen
    $1600 16
This Christopher Hampton play about immoral 18th century French seducers was based on a Pierre Laclos novel
    $1600 23
With its name in a November meteor shower emanating from comet Tempel-Tuttle
    $2000 10
Victor Horta's 1890s Hôtel Tassel in Brussels has been called the first major building in this French-named style
    $2000 20
Writers Donald Glover, Ludwig Goransson & Jeffery Lamar Williams shared a 2019 award for this Childish Gambino smash
    $2000 3
Yugoslavia ceased to be in 2003, becoming the Union of Serbia and this
    DD: $2,000 28
Insert an M into a word meaning abstinent from alcohol & you have this adjective meaning grave in mood
    $2000 18
This actor/playwright won a Tony for "August: Osage County" & has been seen in "Homeland" & "Ford v Ferrari"
    DD: $8,800 25
Represented by a creature that Zeus turned into to abduct Europa

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Megan Ketty Tory
$10,000 $200 $10,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

From the Greek for "alone", it was nixed by Parliament in 1649 after being deemed "unnecessary, burdensome & dangerous"

Final scores:

Megan Ketty Tory
$401 $200 $200
5-day champion: $52,002 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Megan Ketty Tory
$10,000 $10,400 $10,200
17 R,
4 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
7 W
(including 2 DDs)
16 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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Game tape date: 2022-04-28
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