Show #8688 - Wednesday, July 20, 2022


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Alison Trembly, a nurse practitioner from Amelia Island, Florida

Alfred Guy, an assistant dean from Babylon, New York

Matt Mierswa, an attorney from River Edge, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $29,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 30
Chosen in 1782, it can live up to 30 years in the wild
    $200 15
A ballerina's stage costume typically includes this skirt
    $200 13
Sanrio Puroland & the Ginza shopping district
    $200 1
Part of a tea set, or a college football game first played in 1935
    $200 28
Types include red, black & fire & their job titles include scouts, who lay down a chemical trail to new food sources
    $200 26
Not Donald but he is tormented by an all-powerful animator in the classic short "Duck Amuck"
    $400 5
This 4-word phrase, signed into law by Eisenhower in 1956; "E pluribus unum" had been used unofficially
    $400 14
An abnormal sound of the heart, or to say something in a very quiet voice
    $400 12
The Spanish Steps & the Pyramid of Cestius
    $400 29
For decades this venue has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
    $400 27
Farmers burning fields after harvest would chant this creature, "fly away home, your house is on fire, and your children will burn"
    $400 25
One of Pixar's first animated shorts was "Luxo Jr."; Luxo is this, still seen in the opening of Pixar films
    $600 2
Symbol of the USA itself: In 1950 the nation said, "I want you" to this finger-pointer
    $600 6
Big in the 1950s, this double- or even triple-speak ballroom dance has roots in the mambo
    $600 9
Centro Cultural Kirchner; Monumento a Eva Peron
    $600 16
It's Team Ruff vs. Team Fluff & a whole lot of cuteness when Animal Planet presents this competition
    $600 22
Deer ones cause Lyme disease in the U.S.; the chillingly named Australian paralysis ones, anaphylactic shock
    $600 19
I was 22 for 23 on my Oscar ballot in 2022 but missed Documentary Short Subject: "The Queen of" this team sport, about Lusia Harris
    $800 3
Floral emblem:
In proclaiming it, Reagan pointed out the White House has a garden of them
    $800 7
Roy's, a Hawaiian fine-dining destination, serves macadamia crusted this fish
    $800 10
The Muzey Kino & the Laika Monument
    $800 17
Winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1940, "The Grapes of Wrath" has been called "the greatest novel about" this subject
    $800 23
Pillbugs are also called tiggy-hogs & more familiarly, by this rhyming name
    $800 20
John Lennon & this woman made a 1970 short film in which a fly walks over a nude body
    DD: $1,000 4
This "eternal" Sousa piece got the gig in 1987
    $1000 8
Something fancy & frilly, or the name of a character in "The Aristocats"
    $1000 11
Emancipation Park & Trench Town Culture Yard
    $1000 18
This holiday drink whose name derives from an Old Norse toast to health is traditionally served in a large bowl of the same name
    $1000 24
Papaya & European cherry precede this alliterative term, a nuisance in the fields & in the kitchen
    $1000 21
In a legal morass for decades, 1987's "Superstar" uses Barbie dolls to tell of this singer & her tragic battle with anorexia

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

Matt Alfred Alison
$1,600 -$400 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Alfred Alison
$6,000 -$200 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Each response will begin with the letters "A-B".)
    $400 11
2022 marks the 60th anniversary of this Hollywood icon's death at 36; she's only become more famous since her passing
    $400 6
The action of going to a drinking establishment located in a basement gave rise to this term for an unsavory tavern
    $400 16
In 1474 at the age of 23, this queen began her rule of the Spanish kingdom of Castile
    $400 4
"And I'm just like oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh you need to just stop like can you just not step on my gown?"
    $400 30
Alexander Pope's poem "An Essay on Man" gave us the phrase this "springs eternal"
    $400 25
To give up completely, or to flee a ship
    $800 13
A star attraction of Wild West shows, she was once billed as "The Peerless Lady Wing-shot"
    $800 7
"Beef & reef" is another term for this type of restaurant that also has a rhyming name
    $800 18
China pledged to leave this region's system in place for 50 years after 1997
    $800 3
"I know that I can't take no more it ain't no lie I wanna see you out that door baby..."
    $800 29
Charles Lamb's 1823 "The Tombs in the Abbey" argued that the poor shouldn't be charged admittance to visit this London spot
    $800 23
A kidnapper, or a muscle that pulls away from the middle
    $1200 12
San Francisco hosts a parade honoring this late labor union activist & champion of farm workers near his March 31st birthday
    DD: $2,400 8
Military types can have food & fun at one of these, also a term for something carried to drink water
    $1200 17
In 1453 the fall of the city then called this marked the end of the Byzantine Dynasty
    $1200 1
"Have your friends collect your records and then change your number, I guess that I don't need that though, now you're just..."
    $1200 28
"Higher Laws" & "The Pond in Winter" are 2 of the 18 essays in this collection by Thoreau
    $1200 22
In a monastery, he's the boss
    $1600 14
In 1916 this illustrator created his first of more than 300 covers for the Saturday Evening Post
    $1600 9
The Internet is on tap at this place with a 1-word name suggesting you can get a cup of joe there as well
    $1600 19
During this 1870-71 war, Napoleon III was captured & eventually deposed & Paris fell to a neighboring nation's army
    $1600 2
"Just gonna stand there and hear me cry? Well that's all right because I..."
    DD: $2,100 26
This 1929 essay says a woman must have a dedicated personal space in order to become a fiction writer
    $1600 21
Irritating & grating, or a substance used to grate away by friction
    $2000 15
In 1939, after she was denied a stage at Constitution Hall, she sang to a crowd of 75,000 at the Lincoln Memorial
    $2000 10
A word for "treat" gives us the name for this type of Italian restaurant
    $2000 20
This 5th century B.C. leader of Athens strengthened its leadership of Greece's city-states & had the Parthenon built
    $2000 5
"If no one is around you say 'baby, I love you', if you ain't runnin' game..."
    $2000 27
The word "essay" came into English in a 1597 work by this Sir Francis, last name not Drake
    $2000 24
To wait patiently, like a movie "Dude"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Alfred Alison
$25,600 $5,500 $12,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Originally a Native American trail, the Dutch made it a main road & today it runs 33 miles from State Street to Sleepy Hollow

Final scores:

Matt Alfred Alison
$26,644 $10,999 $11,200
2-day champion: $55,845 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Matt Alfred Alison
$25,400 $5,000 $12,200
28 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
16 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $42,600

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Game tape date: 2022-05-16
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