Show #8675 - Friday, July 1, 2022


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Shayan Sadegh, a medical scribe from Potomac, Maryland

Eleanor Dixon, a freelance technical editor from Vero Beach, Florida

David Bzdak, a philosophy professor from Syracuse, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $2,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

"X"s & "O"s
(Mayim: Each response contains an "X" followed at some point by an "O".)
    $200 12
Martin Luther spooked the Catholic church when he chose this fall day in 1517 to proclaim his 95 Theses
    $200 1
Things found in this city: The Joe Louis Fist statue as well as Ford Field
    $200 17
Shooting these "in a barrel" is proverbially easy but using firearms on them in Indiana state waters, legally problematic
    $200 22
    $200 8
Determine 3 things:
In what room, with what weapon & whodunit
    $200 3
The formal act of adding territory to a nation, it happened to Hawaii in 1898
    $400 13
On May Day, 1961 this country's prime minister declared it a socialist nation
    $400 2
Wacker Drive is an impressive double-decker street in this city of big shoulders
    $400 18
Minnesota forbade contests in which this animal, "greased (or) oiled... is released & wherein the object is capture of" one
    $400 23
Citron vert
    $400 27
Collect 6 wedges for answering a question in 6 different categories, then head to the middle & answer one more
    $400 4
A small book to aid priests performing one of these rites is called "Prayers Against the Powers of Darkness"
    $600 14
Ex-Confederates got a Christmas gift from this president in 1868: a full pardon
    $600 9
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts is home to this city's symphony orchestra
    $600 19
You can own as many of these as you like in Calif. & enter them in a Calaveras jumping contest, but if one dies, you can't eat it
    $600 24
(chou de Bruxelles is Brussels sprout)
    $600 28
In survival mode, fight off mobs such as evokers & build shelter so as to stay alive
    $600 5
It's the natural color & appearance of your face
    $800 15
This English explorer got stabbed in Hawaii on Valentine's Day 1779
    DD: $1,000 10
At the foot of the Wasatch Range, this capital city was built on the bed of ancient Lake Bonneville
    $800 20
New York City says horses that do this, popular with tourists & couples in Central Park, get 5 weeks of vacation a year
    $800 25
(& it's not a banana)
    $800 29
Drop colored discs into a grid trying to get a quartet of yours in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally
    $800 6
It means "tense" & "uneasy" but everyone except language fussbudgets also uses it to mean "eager"
    $1000 16
Pathfinder & this rover touched down on Mars July 4, 1997
    $1000 11
Named for a V.P. from Indiana, this Alaska city is home to the Goldpanners, who play an annual Midnight Sun Game at 10 P.M.
    $1000 21
This state that had a famous Monkey Trial in 1925 lets you keep a pet monkey, but not a baboon
    $1000 26
    $1000 30
Using a small mallet, tap out the blocks one by one until someone topples the standing animal
    $1000 7
This employee, who handles the care & upkeep of a church, sometimes has the specific responsibility seen here

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

David Eleanor Shayan
$800 $3,200 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Eleanor Shayan
$3,000 $3,400 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 2
"Shape", about the hidden meaning of this branch of math, is dedicated in part to "AB"--presumably a person, not a line
    $400 7
Seen here, Swan House, in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, stood in for President's Snow's mansion in this film series
    $400 1
After wheat is processed via milling, about 72% of the original grain ends up in sacks of this
    $400 15
A Bible of sorts for members of the Red Guards, "The Little Red Book" is a collection of his quotations
    $400 13
After this man makes burnt offerings, "The Lord said... neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done"
    $400 12
Meaning "same here", it has its own marks
    $800 3
"Duty" is the memoir of Robert Gates, who held this job from 2006 to 2011
    $800 27
Woodbury in this AMC series was actually the town of Senoia & the Alexandria Safe Zone scenes were also shot there
    $800 8
The Haber-Bosch process combines nitrogen & hydrogen to produce this strong-smelling gas that's liquefied into fertilizer
    $800 16
In 1965, early in his career, he used a Honda motorcycle to leap over 2 mountain lions & a box of rattlesnakes
    $800 14
These insects "did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left"
    $800 20
Made with espresso, it's named for resembling the color of a certain friar's habit
    DD: $2,000 4
This word for all kinds of distractions from clear thinking is the title of a book subtitled "A Flaw in Human Judgment"
    $1200 28
He not only created & executive-produced "The Haves and the Have Nots" for OWN, the series was filmed at his studios
    $1200 9
It's the elegant term for the process by which crude oil is distilled & purified into useful forms of petroleum
    $1200 17
He won nine gold medals in four Olympics before retiring from track & field competition in 1997
    $1200 24
The Lord says, "Your children shall wander in the wilderness" for this length of time, "until your carcases be wasted"
    $1200 21
Name shared by the weapon & the shoe style seen here
    $1600 5
In "Eat, Pray, Love" Elizabeth Gilbert meets a guy from Brazil; soon she's ready to be this, her follow-up book all about marriage
    $1600 29
The Whistle Stop Café in Juliette became a real eatery after this 1991 movie filmed there, & still serves up the title dish
    $1600 10
Here's a vitriolic clue--the lead-chamber process produces this acid that doesn't react with lead
    $1600 18
After his term as vice president, he was reelected to the Senate from Minnesota in 1970
    DD: $2,018 25
There's a lot of smiting & destroying after this group steals the Ark of God; things don't end well for Goliath, either
    $1600 22
It's the text or "book" of an opera or a musical
    $2000 6
She's the author of the female empowerment bestseller "Untamed" & the wife of Abby Wambach
    $2000 30
Much of this thriller based on a James Dickey novel was filmed in Northeastern Georgia & on the Chattooga River
    $2000 11
This process reduces fat globules in milk into small particles that are evenly distributed, so the cream doesn't rise to the top
    $2000 19
A room at the U.S. Department of the Interior is named for this author of "Silent Spring"
    $2000 26
In 2 Kings this king of Babylon "cut in pieces all the vessels of gold... in the Temple of the Lord"
    $2000 23
Used to dilate the pupils, atropine is commonly derived from this plant whose name means "beautiful lady"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Eleanor Shayan
$6,600 $12,218 $10,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Mont Bellevue de l'Inini is the highest point in this European possession largely covered by the Amazon rainforest

Final scores:

David Eleanor Shayan
$10,401 $20,818 $13,201
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,818 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

David Eleanor Shayan
$9,600 $11,800 $10,400
18 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $31,800

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Game tape date: 2022-04-29
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