Show #8761 - Monday, December 12, 2022

Sean McShane game 1.


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Kris Anne Bonifacio, a website manager from Raleigh, North Carolina

Sean McShane, a nonprofit membership associate originally from West Islip, New York

Matthew Ott, an accountant originally from Boston, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,197)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 4
In his native Boston, Ben wrote that the kids of status-seeking parents come out of this college as blockheads
    $200 30
As a noun, it's earth for growing plants; as a verb, it means to stain
    $200 1
This word for a song's main tune is from the Greek for "song"
    $200 16
If you're neglected, you may fall through these; in 2020 President Obama said our health systems allow it to happen to the poor
    $200 21
This paralytic disease peaked in the U.S. in the 1950s, closing swimming pools & movie theaters
    $200 10
Who ya gonna call in China? "Super Power Dare Die Team"
    $400 5
As royally appointed deputy this 2-word job, Ben got mail from Charleston to Boston by road instead of by ship via London
    $400 29
It can precede "of the earth", but a "Men in Black" tagline was "protecting the Earth from the" this "of the universe"
    $400 2
Originally a song meant to be danced to, today it means a song telling a romantic or sentimental story
    $400 17
Buccaneers abandoned people on islands this way that begins with a color
    $400 22
Isaac Newton was at home for 2 years waiting out this infectious fever
    $400 11
"Vaselina" was the word in Mexico
    $600 6
Ben's discoveries led to the lightning rod & to the end of the electrocution of more than a hundred of these colleagues of Quasimodo
    $600 28
It means boggy or swampy ground; as a verb it's what happened to the wagon that got stuck there
    $600 3
To sing in a slow, soft voice, like Bing Crosby
    $600 18
This piscine phrase describes someone lost in a new environment
    $600 23
In 1918 & 1919 20-50 million worldwide perished from this, so named for the country where it was widely reported
    $600 12
Nice spoiler, Mexico! Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon had "An Unexpected End"
    $800 7
An edit Ben made for Thomas Jefferson changed "we hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable" to this, rational instead of religious
    $800 27
Stinking this is a type of disease caused by parasitic fungi on plants; an indecent magazine is said to contain it, too
    DD: $1,400 8
The pleasing combination of simultaneously sounded notes, it was composer Arnold Schoenberg's last word
    $800 19
This Latin word follows "in" to describe someone not in attendance
    $800 24
A 19th century pandemic of this water-borne disease began in the delta region of the Ganges River
    $800 13
China enjoyed "A Very Powerful Whale Runs to Heaven"
    $1000 15
When a friend asked if the Constitution set up a republic or a monarchy, Ben replied, "A republic" followed by these 5 words
    $1000 26
A scandal may do this to your reputation; it's also a word for a discoloration caused by oxidation on some metals
    $1000 9
Publishing company Hal Leonard offers "the world's premier destination for digital" this loose-printed music; kind of an oxymoron
    $1000 20
During World War I you didn't want to get lost in this area between opposing trenches
    $1000 25
Variola major is the virus that causes this acute infectious disease
    $1000 14
Japan got right down to it for a Nevada-set film: "I'm Drunk & You're a Prostitute"

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

Matthew Sean Kris Anne
$1,800 $4,400 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matthew Sean Kris Anne
$3,400 $8,600 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
The hero of this Stevenson novel finds himself on a ship he had no intention of sailing on--yup, he's been this title
    $400 29
Of surgeon, chef or hit man, it's the profession of Carmy, who returns to his home city to ply his trade in "The Bear"
    $400 9
An entire tree used to be burned at Christmastime, but now it's just this in the fireplace
    $400 16
This Chicago man's operation had $100 million in annual revenue; in 2020s instead of 1920s dollars, that's about $1.8 billion
    $400 10
With Low Country ingenuity, in 1932 the Dutch built a 20-mile-long one of these to cut off the Zuider Zee & create a whole new province
    $400 15
Dating back hundreds of years is the simple fastener known as a hook & this body part
    $800 24
A work by James Fenimore Cooper sometimes called the first espionage novel has this simple title
    $800 28
In the HBO version of this novel, Rose Leslie is Art Institute student Clare, involved with a chronologically nonlinear guy
    $800 8
First name of famed Soviets Gagarin & Andropov
    $800 17
In 1992 this ex-leader of Panama was convicted of cocaine trafficking, among other things
    $800 11
The lower California peninsula also goes by this other name
    $800 23
This stitch, named for obvious reasons, is often used to finish the edges & prevent fraying
    $1200 3
This oldest member of the 3 Musketeers in Dumas' novel is revealed to be the Comte de la Fere
    $1200 22
In NBC's "One Chicago" program block, it comes between "Chicago Med" & "Chicago P.D."
    $1200 7
This desert plant seen here is actually part of the asparagus family
    $1200 18
It's the last name of Massachusetts crime boss Whitey & his brother William, a long-serving president of the state senate
    DD: $3,000 12
The "lower 48" refers to U.S. states that are this, a 10-letter word meaning "in contact"
    $1200 27
An old adage that's helpful when preparing your fabric is do this "twice, cut once"
    DD: $4,600 4
This Englishwoman wrote 1823's "Valperga"; her first novel also had a one-word title but is more famous
    $1600 1
On this sitcom, cousins from different worlds Larry & Balki worked for the Chicago Chronicle newspaper
    $1600 6
Its neighbors include Alaska to the west & British Columbia to the south
    $1600 19
One of Time's "Top 10 Real-Life Mob Bosses", this 1980s MedellĂ­n cartel man was said to burn $2 million to stay warm when on the run
    $1600 13
This body of water, the lowest point on Earth, is part of a rift valley formed by lowering of the Earth's crust, not by erosion
    $1600 26
Here are some of these sewing machine necessities with an assortment of thread
    $2000 21
The Duke of Ferrara is the possibly murderous narrator of this Robert Browning poem
    $2000 2
"The Chi" about kids & adults on the South Side, was created by this actress, seen with castmate Alex Hibbert
    $2000 5
One glamping option is a nice one of these huts from central Asia
    $2000 20
Vincent Gigante long feigned insanity, walking NYC in his pajamas & earning this mafia-related nickname; lose the opening "G" sound
    $2000 14
In Scotland, the Lowlands can refer to the valley lying in the basins between the River Forth & this other river to the south
    $2000 25
It's to use long, temporary stitches to hold something together, not to keep it moist

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matthew Sean Kris Anne
$9,400 $23,600 $4,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Originally, this 3-word phrase referred to when a doctor or apothecary substituted one medicine for another

Final scores:

Matthew Sean Kris Anne
$9,400 $20,600 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,600 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matthew Sean Kris Anne
$8,800 $21,800 $8,600
11 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
27 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
10 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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Game tape date: 2022-10-24
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