Show #8770 - Friday, December 23, 2022

Ray Lalonde game 7.


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Ardi Mendoza, an emergency medicine resident from New York, New York

Rebecca Triano, a chemistry lecturer from Lambertville, New Jersey

Ray Lalonde, a scenic artist from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (whose 6-day cash winnings total $166,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 19
On July 5, 1986 800,000 hit Central Park to enjoy the N.Y. Philharmonic & the reopening of this tall landmark off downtown
    $200 20
"'Please, sir,' replied Oliver,
'I want ____ ____'"
    $200 29
Home to the Croissan'wich, this fast food chain had trademark issues Down Under, so it's known as Hungry Jack's in Australia
    $200 28
For tenpin, these are all 8.5 inches in diameter & can weigh up to 16 pounds
    $200 26
His Neverland Ranch was on the market for $100 million in 2015 but sold for just $22 million 5 years later
    $200 22
Someone being thoroughly tested is "put through" these steps
    DD: $3,400 18
On July 4, 2022 this city's Pops returned to the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade to bring in Independence Day with a bang
    $400 1
"Honour the charge they made! Honour the ____ ____, noble six hundred!"
    $400 30
This university traces its roots back to an 1838 schoolhouse in Randolph County, North Carolina
    $400 27
Hybrid golf clubs are so named because they combine the qualities of these 2 traditional types of clubs
    $400 21
Built by movie producer Sam in 1934, a Beverly Hills estate stayed in this family until Taylor Swift bought it in 2015
    $400 9
"IOW" is Internet shorthand for this, a different way to say something
    $600 15
This man's marches are a park orchestra staple, like in 2021 when Pacific Symphony played 1899's "Hands Across The Sea"
    $600 2
"Stay ____,
Stay ____"
    $600 6
Asked if he was okay playing the 2007 Super Bowl halftime show in a downpour, he had a request--"Can you make it rain harder?"
    $600 11
Most of the material used to make the moving objects in this sport comes from a Scottish quarry on Ailsa Craig
    $600 5
Built for George Vanderbilt, this estate in North Carolina features a mansion in French Renaissance style
    $600 8
When singing "America The Beautiful", you end with these 5 words
    $800 16
Check out the philharmonic of this world capital as it played its summer night concert on the grounds of the Schönbrunn Palace
    $800 3
"The deep and dank tarn at my feet closed sullenly and silently over the fragments of the 'House of ____!'"
    $800 7
Remembering the category title, it's where you'll find La Guardia airport &--a bit smaller--Alley Pond Environmental Center
    $800 12
Some tennis rackets are made with this DuPont product that's also used to make bulletproof vests
    $800 23
Pickfair, a 42-room Beverly Hills estate, was owned by these 2 early film stars & later, by Pia Zadora & Lakers owner Jerry Buss
    $800 10
Stuck with 2 bad options, you're this, the title of a book by trapped climber Aron Ralston
    $1000 17
In 1991, rain didn't deter 125,000 as the Philharmonia Orchestra backed this Italian tenor in London's Hyde Park
    $1000 4
"When ____ last in the dooryard bloom'd, and the great star early droop'd in the western sky"
    $1000 14
We commission you to give the first & last names of this Chief Justice of the United States from 1953 to 1969
    $1000 13
A powder made from pine trees is what fills this bag used on the mound to get a better grip
    $1000 25
The manor, 56,500 sq. feet with room to park 100 cars, belonged to this mega-producer of "Beverly Hills, 90210" & "Dynasty"
    $1000 24
Let's "bend" to this expression that refers to the more prominent space on page 1 of a newspaper

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

Ray Rebecca Ardi
$1,600 $3,200 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ray Rebecca Ardi
$9,800 $3,800 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Rian: I'm Rian Johnson with clues about some of the classic whodunits whose spirit I tried to capture directing Knives Out.)
    $400 3
The Havasupai are the "guardians of" this landmark & live on a reservation below its south rim
    $400 29
The plateau of this disputed land is the major source of the rivers of South & East Asia
    $400 26
From the Latin for "fine powder", it's the process by which microscopic grains from one plant travel to another to fertilize it
    $400 28
Weighing 563 carats, the Star of India is one of these blue gems
    $400 25
The 10 Commandments say not to do this to another man's house or wife
    $400 23
(Rian Johnson presents the clue.) The 1978 version of "Death on the Nile" is so fantastic, as is Peter Ustinov, who is my favorite actor to play this famous Belgian sleuth
    $800 7
These residential "schools" like the Carlisle Indian School founded in 1879 suppressed the language & culture of Native kids
    $800 30
Mainland Asia's southernmost point is Cape Piai at the tip of this peninsula
    DD: $5,000 21
These glands that aid in digestion are found under the tongue & inside the cheeks & the lower jaw
    $800 27
The music for this came from a festive British song titled "To Anacreon In Heaven"
    $800 24
There are 2 Vs in this word meaning extreme enthusiasm or spirit
    $800 22
(Rian Johnson presents the clue.) An underappreciated film is 1973's "The Last of Sheila", a murder mystery written by the unexpected duo of Stephen Sondheim & this star of "Psycho"
    $1200 17
Shawnee leader Tecumseh sided with the British during this conflict, helping in the capture of Detroit
    $1200 1
The boundary between Asia & Europe runs through the Bosporus & this other strait to the southwest
    $1200 5
As part of this system, the thin walls of the alveoli are conducive to extracting carbon dioxide & getting oxygen to the blood
    $1200 14
A logo for this department store uses a red star before the company name & another star for the apostrophe
    $1200 10
It's a small, secret group of plotters & can also mean their conspiracy
    $1200 8
(Rian Johnson presents the clue.) For the look of "Knives Out", I pictured films set in large houses like "Deathtrap" & "Sleuth", both of which starred this Oscar winner, known for his Cockney accents
    $1600 18
This chief befriended Washington Territory settlers, who named a city for him & paid him for the use of his name
    $1600 2
Known as the Caucasus Indicus in ancient times, the mountain range seen here is today called the Hindu this
    $1600 6
In the process of adolescence, the slow development of the PFC, or prefrontal this, may explain risk-taking
    $1600 15
This destructive starfish, named for a relic worn by Jesus, is considered a major threat to Pacific coral reefs
    $1600 12
This word for the sound a bell makes rhymes with bell
    $1600 9
(Rian Johnson presents the clue.) "Just one more thing"--what I loved about this show was while you knew whodunit in the first five minutes, the suspense & the fun was in how Peter Falk nailed them for it
    $2000 19
Osceola was a leader of this people who resisted removal from their land in Florida in the 1830s
    DD: $4,400 4
The largest inland body of water in the world, it's named for an ancient people of Transcaucasia
    $2000 20
There's no place like this, the regulating process in which equilibrium is the ultimate goal in an organism
    $2000 16
Harry Truman once worked in the mailroom of the Pulitzer-winning Star of this city
    $2000 13
This adjective meaning "full of substance" is also a punny way to describe the hat seen here
    $2000 11
(Rian Johnson presents the clue.) The loving relationship in "The Thin Man" between these two lead characters is endearing, & the only killing they do is of 12 martinis between them at a sitting

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ray Rebecca Ardi
$20,200 $6,400 $13,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In an 1847 poem this character sees her town of Grand-Pré burned, but finally reunites with her beau for a kiss before his death

Final scores:

Ray Rebecca Ardi
$26,500 $1,400 $3,200
7-day champion: $192,700 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ray Rebecca Ardi
$17,200 $11,400 $10,800
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
17 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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Game tape date: 2022-10-25
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