Show #8758 - Wednesday, December 7, 2022


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Ron Cheung, an economics professor from Lakewood, Ohio

Tammy Groner, a legal assistant from Hamilton, New Jersey

Andy Tirrell, a political science and international relations professor from San Diego, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,399)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Though it may appear more than once.)
(Ginger: I'm chief meteorologist Ginger Zee of Good Morning America and after I saw the movie Twister as a kid, I went to school to chase tornadoes. I've been a storm chaser ever since and I'm gonna bring you clues about my life in meteorology.)
    $200 28
The Battle of Fort Sumter kicks things off; the Pony Express rides (but never becomes Pon-Ex)
    $200 30
"What's in your wallet?" Oh, it's a ticket to the Orange Bowl sponsored by this bank
    $200 19
California's state fabric is this jeans material that became a hit in the gold rush
    $200 27
In the first chapter of "A Christmas Carol", this word is used 8 times; in the last chapter, not at all
    $200 26
This sidekick to Stewie on "Family Guy" has revealed he was once the sidekick of McGruff the Crime Dog
    $200 29
(Ginger Zee presents the clue.) The first big storm that I covered was this hurricane that slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005 with major impacts in New Orleans, coastal Mississippi & Alabama
    $400 14
Westerners learn where Tiananmen Square is; Live Aid rocks
    $400 24
Baylor ended up in better hands than Ole Miss in the 88th Sugar Bowl underwritten by this insurance company
    $400 4
Also the name of a famous boat, it's fitting that this is the state flower of Massachusetts
    $400 23
In business it's the opposite of a deficit
    $400 22
Computer whiz Chloe O'Brian was introduced on Season 3 (or Day 3) of this drama
    DD: $3,400 25
(Ginger Zee presents the clue.) In early 2020, I was in Australia to cover its unprecedented wildfires & learn how the hottest & driest year on record had parched giant stretches of these native trees filled with extremely flammable oil
    $600 13
The Constitution is written; John Jameson uses a new process to make Irish whiskey
    $600 21
The 2021 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl got served up in this state capital
    $600 3
The state mammal of Nebraska is the white-tailed this
    $600 6
4-letter word for the heart of the matter, the central, critical point
    $600 10
Ron Stoppable is the trusted sidekick of this animated high school crime fighter
    $600 16
(Ginger Zee presents the clue.) Severe weather events can be predicted earlier & more accurately, thanks to radar using the frequency shifting event named for this man
    $800 11
The Pinta sights land; Savonarola falls & Machiavelli begins to rise in Florence
    $800 20
In 2022 Bad Boy Mowers kicked off its sponsorship of the Pinstripe Bowl in this stadium that's a bit better known for baseball
    $800 1
A state sport of Colorado involves racing these small donkeys
    $800 2
"Up to" this means "in good shape", not ready for some tobacco
    $800 9
Now a bestselling author with "I'm Glad My Mom Died", Jennette McCurdy was sidekick Sam to Miranda Cosgrove on this show
    $800 12
(Ginger Zee presents the clue.) In 2020, I visited this natural wonder on the Zambezi River to see firsthand how it had recovered from drought that had reduced its spectacular flow to a mere trickle
    $1000 15
The AFL & CIO merge; John Foster Dulles is Secretary of State
    $1000 17
The 2021 TransPerfect Music City Bowl was held in this city, y'all
    $1000 5
Laissez les bon temps rouler with this treat, Louisiana's state doughnut
    $1000 7
It describes a hero who receives no praise, in music or otherwise
    $1000 8
Kenan Thompson's recent sitcom co-starred this "Saturday Night Live" castmate
    $1000 18
(Ginger Zee presents the clue.) Ironically, propeller planes were the first to encounter this atmospheric region of high-speed wind that affects weather across the globe

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

Andy Tammy Ron
$4,600 $4,400 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Andy Tammy Ron
$5,600 $12,200 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Each correct response is two words; one has the letter I, the other does not.)
    $400 22
Oh my gods! This 9,600-foot Greek peak is on the border of the regions Macedonia & Thessaly
    $400 29
Christopher Robin joined Pooh & friends for new adventures in a 2009 authorized sequel called "Return to" this wood
    $400 30
Seen here, this Brazilian-born woman says she launched the Luz Foundation to bring light into the world
    $400 1
It's the type of angle seen here. Correct?
    $400 25
Princess who said, "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. you're my only hope"
    $400 8
If an I gets poked out, one who gets property in a will becomes a third person pronoun
    $800 23
In 2021 this national park reported its hottest-ever June, with an average day/night temperature of 102.8
    DD: $9,000 28
"Insurgent" is Book 2 in this dystopian series
    $800 26
Ernesto was the real first name of this revolutionary leader; his famous nickname is an Argentinean interjection
    $800 2
"Angle of" precedes this word, which in chess means to threaten a piece with capture
    $800 27
First name of "2001" astronaut Bowman, who has some tense dialogue with HAL
    $800 9
To relinquish certain rights, & how you can say goodbye to those rights after the I leaves
    $1200 15
Valles Marineris, seen here on this planet, is 2,500 miles long & 6 miles deep; the Grand Canyon goes 277 & 1, respectfully
    $1200 17
"'Tis" was Frank McCourt's follow-up to this Pulitzer-winning memoir about his impoverished upbringing in Ireland
    $1200 13
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a founder of this "fantastic" literary genre
    $1200 5
Also 3 letters, this feature is similar to a bow window, but with sharp angles instead of a gentle sweep
    $1200 24
Last name of alien-slaying Ellen, who wants to nuke the entire site from orbit
    $1200 10
You "show" this when you maintain composure; when I leaves, you "strike" this second word when your picture is taken
    $1600 16
13,165-foot Cloud Peak is the highest peak in this Wyoming mountain range whose name reflects a type of sheep
    $1600 11
It's the fitting 2-word title of Jojo Moyes' sequel to "Me Before You", about Louisa Clark following the death of Will Traynor
    $1600 14
As the fifth man in this job, Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru helped end wars & helped get the Soviets out of Afghanistan
    DD: $2,000 6
At a 38-degree angle, or 78% gradient, Harakiri is the steepest ski slope in this nation of skiers Franz Klammer & Hermann Maier
    $1600 3
Alliterative time traveler also known as Calvin Klein
    $1600 20
Make an I disappear & presto! A mental picture becomes an olden word for a wizard
    $2000 18
An underground wonderland, Virginia's Luray Caverns are located in this scenic valley
    $2000 12
Margaret Atwood won the Booker Prize for this sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale" that's narrated by Daisy, Agnes & Aunt Lydia
    $2000 19
The documentary "The Judge & the General" is about Juan Guzman, who investigated this Chilean dictator & in 2000 indicted him
    $2000 7
This "national" angle that actually originated in Germany tilts on a camera's roll axis & is used to create an uneasy feeling
    $2000 4
Alliterative Wall Street "lizard" who insists that greed is good
    $2000 21
Without an I, an adjective describing a shade like indigo becomes an action that shades you crimson

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Andy Tammy Ron
$11,200 $22,200 $22,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

He was sworn in twice as president within 2 years, first by his father & then later by a former U.S. President

Final scores:

Andy Tammy Ron
$1,199 $399 $19,599
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $19,599

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Andy Tammy Ron
$11,200 $19,200 $13,400
17 R,
1 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
14 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $43,800

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Game tape date: 2022-10-12
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