Show #8667 - Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Megan Wachspress game 6.

Contestants

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Jenny Sholar, a preschool teacher from Madison, Wisconsin

Rob Kaplan, a teaching physician from Los Angeles, California

Megan Wachspress, an attorney from Berkeley, California (whose 5-day cash winnings total $52,002)

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Jeopardy! Round

GEOGRAPHIC SUPERLATIVES
RED ALL OVER
TAKING STOCK SYMBOL
TV FACTOIDS
KIDS' BOOKS
3 LETTERS IN A ROW, ALPHABETICALLY
(Mayim: For example, if the response was "monopoly", that would contain "N-O-P".)
    $200 11
At 29,032 feet up, atop this highest mountain, you'll be on top of the world
    $200 1
Less common today, this infectious bacterial disease of kids characterized by a red rash has a hue of red in its name
    $200 23
CMG is this Mexican grill, &... what? Guac is extra? That's the first I'm hearing of that
    $200 18
With a knack for predicting plays, he's been a success in the broadcast booth like he was behind center
    $200 5
Despite his mother's warning, this title character does get into mischief, eating from Mr. McGregor's garden
    $200 6
Making money by doing what some considered foolish? You're doing this "all the way to the bank"
    $400 12
At about 3.3 million square miles, this largest desert covers an area that's almost equal to that of the United States
    $400 2
There's a red in the name of this gravest type of transgression in Catholic theology
    $400 24
BB, securing your data in a nice, safe Canadian way
    $400 19
In 2022 Zendaya returned as troubled high schooler Rue Bennett on this HBO drama
    $400 8
The title character of this classic by Eric Carle literally eats through the pages of the book
    $400 7
It's the 2-word family relationship you have with the child of your mom's brother
    DD: $1,000 13
This largest bay is part of the Indian Ocean
    $600 3
A tarocco is this type of hybrid orange whose flesh is actually a vivid red, thanks to anthocyanins
    $600 30
You can get a kick out of buying into this soccer club with the symbol MANU but then you shouldn't complain about the ownership
    $600 20
A teaching hospital in this city has been the setting for "Grey's Anatomy" for 18 seasons
    $600 10
This stuffed bear with a fabric name goes searching for a missing button
    $600 29
To libel or slander (but it doesn't mean to make less well known)
    $800 14
Located in Venezuela, it has the longest uninterrupted drop of any waterfall
    $800 4
Native to Eastern North America, it's the species of hummingbird seen here
    $800 26
Give us some credit (check) with EFX
    $800 21
The latest variant of the "Law & Order" franchise is "Organized Crime" starring this man, a veteran of "SVU"
    $800 16
She is the smallest of the 12 girls who live in a vine-covered house in Paris
    $800 28
It's the traditional response to "are too!"
    $1000 15
Covering over 140,000 square miles, it's the world's largest inland body of water
    $1000 9
This word for red wine, now especially Bordeaux wine, can also mean a reddish color
    $1000 25
Hal...? Open the stock pay doors, Hal... (Hal being this oil company)
    $1000 22
This daytime talk show host seen here once worked as a morning TV news anchor in Chicago
    $1000 17
This 2-word title of Chelsea Clinton's book about determined women was coined by Sen. McConnell about Sen. Warren
    $1000 27
It's where a river's mouth meets the ocean

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

Megan Rob Jenny
$400 -$1,400 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Megan Rob Jenny
$1,200 -$200 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

HISTORY
MOVIE INSPIRATIONS
I DON'T HEAR A SYMPHONY
MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS
TRANSPLANTS
"M.R.", AYE!
(Mayim: Each response is two words starting with those two letters.)
    $400 11
When Pompey took this metropolis in 63 B.C., Judea fell under the heel of the Romans
    $400 26
These cinematic siblings met a dude named Jeff Dowd who inspired them to make "The Big Lebowski"
    $400 21
Not quite yet the symphony, the sinfonia was an instrumental part of these stage works, like "Giasone", a big one of the 1600s
    $400 2
Around 1851 Hermann von Helmholtz invented the ophthalmoscope, used to examine these body parts
    $400 16
As the Nazis rose to power, this scientist decided in Dec. 1932 to leave Germany; he never returned after moving to Princeton
    $400 6
This display of colossal presidents was dedicated in 1927
    $800 12
In 1632 Maryland was granted to this lord, son of George Calvert, as a Catholic haven
    $800 27
The 1925 painting "House by the Railroad" by Edward Hopper was an inspiration for the Bates home in this 1960 film
    $800 22
With Beethoven in mind, Mahler believed writing this number symphony was endsville, so he called a 1908 work a song cycle
    $800 3
In an operation in 1846, William Morton employed ether in the first successful public use of this
    $800 17
Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, she brought her danse sauvage to Paris in 1925 & became a French citizen in 1937
    $800 7
Cooking to about 135 degrees gets your T-bone done this way
    $1200 13
The Yuan Dynasty was ousted in 1368 by this other 4-letter dynasty that would last a while
    DD: $3,100 28
Padre Fray Tormenta, who helped the orphans of Texcoco while wearing a mask in the ring, inspired this 2006 comedy
    $1200 23
Beethoven's "Kreutzer" is not a symphony but one of these "S" works for violin & piano
    DD: $2,000 1
Sir Martin Evans shared a 2007 Nobel Prize for his discoveries with these undifferentiated biological units
    $1200 18
In 1986 this Philippine president & his pals stuffed $7.7 million into suitcases & fled to Hawaii, where he died 3 years later
    $1200 8
During World War II, Winston Churchill planned strategy in this aptly named space; you can still visit it
    $1600 14
18th century military prowess forced others to refer to this Prussian as "The Great"
    $1600 29
"Racer X", a 1998 article by Ken Li about illegal street-racing, inspired this high-octane film franchise
    $1600 24
César Franck composed "Symphonic" these on a theme, but no one agrees on how many it contains--between 6 & 15
    $1600 4
2022 brought the first transplant of a heart from this farm animal into a person
    $1600 19
This artist who painted "Paris Through the Window" left Russia in his rear view in 1922 & went to see Paris through his window
    $1600 9
It flows about 1,100 miles through Canada, emptying into the Beaufort Sea
    $2000 15
Around 5,000 years ago bronze objects were being produced in this 2-letter Mesopotamian city
    $2000 30
Ben Stiller cited this "international" thriller from 1962 as an inspiration for "Zoolander"; poor Derek is an assassination patsy
    $2000 25
A bit like a symphony, the first work called this "for Orchestra" instead of for a solo instrument was in 1925 by Hindemith
    $2000 5
Derived from the foxglove plant by William Withering in the 1700s, this drug is still prescribed in treating heart conditions
    $2000 20
He reluctantly took his government across the Formosa Strait & set up shop in Taiwan in 1949
    $2000 10
This French composer created many of his works as parts of ballets

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Megan Rob Jenny
$8,400 $16,500 $12,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

GEOGRAPHY WORDS
From Greek for "chief" & "sea", this word originally referred to the Aegean, known for its many island groups

Final scores:

Megan Rob Jenny
$8,601 $8,599 $3,500
6-day champion: $60,603 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Megan Rob Jenny
$8,400 $16,600 $11,800
15 R,
5 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $36,800

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Game tape date: 2022-04-28
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