Show #8794 - Thursday, January 26, 2023

Troy Meyer game 6.


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John Guszkowski, a planning consultant from Pomfret, Connecticut

Emma Moore, a librarian from Princeton, New Jersey

Troy Meyer, a music executive from Tampa, Florida (whose 5-day cash winnings total $170,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Each response will be 9, 2 or 5 or some combination of those digits.)
    $200 29
During the 1930s, many Oklahomans fleeing the Dust Bowl adopted the motto, this state "or bust"
    $200 30
In an '80s hit, "Her name is" this "& she dances on the sand": his name is Andy Hamilton, & he plays a sax solo on that tune
    $200 28
It's the number of square feet in a square yard
    $200 26
This peppery product from the McIlhenny family, made on Avery Island
    $200 25
A perceptible animal doctor
    $200 23
This patriotic Missouri city is famed as the hometown of Harry Truman
    $400 16
In 1926 this magician spoke to Congress supporting a bill criminalizing fortune telling & mediums
    $400 14
This smooth jazz saxophone king got a Grammy nomination for "My Heart Will Go On" the same year Celine did; she won, he lost
    $400 27
A silver wedding anniversary celebrates this many years of marriage
    $400 20
Different types of vinegar, including this dark, rich variety from Modena, Italy
    $400 24
Nearsighted elbow pasta
    $400 22
The seat of Deschutes County, Oregon, it's named for a curve in the Deschutes River
    $600 4
1926's War Paint Club evolved into the Indian Actors Association, co-founded by this super-athlete
    $600 13
The classic sax line from this 1984 No. 1 hit by Wham! begins, Wa-wa-wa-wa, wa-wa-wa-wa, wa-wa-wa-wa, wa-wa-wa
    $600 17
In 1986 Michigan became the first state to offer a prepaid college tuition plan now called this
    $600 19
This numeric French perfume that turned 100 in 2021
    $600 21
A jade locust
    $600 12
An Australian river got this name in 1770 after then-lieutenant James Cook repaired the same-named ship there
    DD: $1,000 2
On November 27, 1924 New Yorkers were treated to the first annual this, sponsored by the world's largest store
    $800 3
In 1985 this Aussie band brought sax-y back, as they knew "What You Need"
    $800 6
Tradition says Martin Luther posted this many theses to the door of a castle church in 1517
    $800 18
This brand of champagne that she keeps "in her pretty cabinet" in a Queen song
    $800 10
A see-through heirloom or beefsteak
    $800 8
One posh & home to famed theaters & one notoriously poor, these 2 London districts are on opposite sides of the city's center
    $1000 1
The World's Fair held in this city in 1904 was formally called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition
    $1000 5
"I said hey babe, take" this Lou Reed title, add Ronnie Ross' killer sax solo at the end, & you've got yourself a classic tune
    $1000 7
A standard 88-key piano has this many white keys
    $1000 15
Bottled sand art available for purchase in this Middle East kingdom; the city of Aqaba is famous for it
    $1000 11
A weighty raptor of genus Buteo
    $1000 9
England's southwesternmost point is the tip of this peninsula in Cornwall

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

Troy Emma John
$7,800 -$1,600 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Troy Emma John
$9,200 -$1,600 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
This title man of a 1719 novel finds a "print of man's foot on the sand"; "fear of danger is... more terrifying than danger itself"
    $400 29
We get balalaika & babushka from this language
    $400 26
Researcher Jack Barnes figured out this marine creature causes the agony of Irukandji syndrome by having one sting himself & his son
    $400 28
A fan of Tim Cook, Warren Buffett had close to 40% of Berkshire Hathaway's holdings in this company in 2022
    $400 20
1995 epic about a fight for freedom!
    $400 27
It's defined as an intense fear of confined or enclosed spaces
    $800 16
In this 1954 novel, a tale of survival, the "littluns" build sandcastles; Roger & Maurice revel in "kicking them over"
    $800 24
Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote the novel "Meshugah" in this language
    $800 18
The world's most venomous fish is the stonefish named for this environment where it likes to hide, as you can see by its coloration
    $800 14
This word with a "solid" center is an industry's phase when many companies become few: carmaking around 1910, cannabis today
    $800 15
Keira Knightley kicks it in this soccer film
    $800 25
It's the process by which green plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into nutrients & create oxygen as a by-product
    $1200 6
In this "Rime", Coleridge rhymed "skinny hand" with "ribbed sea-sand"
    $1200 23
More than 50 million people in India & 15 million in Pakistan speak this 4-letter language
    $1200 17
The Mexican beaded lizard sort of chews venom into you as it comes from the venom type of these structures, modified salivary ones
    $1200 13
In the longevity type of this offering from an insurance company, the income doesn't start until you hit a specified age
    $1200 12
Frankie Laine sang the title tune of this Mel Brooks Western
    $1200 22
Job of Annie Leibovitz
    $1600 5
A passage in this novel relays, "Gurney saw Fremen spread out across the sand there in the path of the worm"
    DD: $2,000 1
This language that's official in Andorra is related to both French & Spanish
    $1600 10
Entomologist & pain scale creator Justin Schmidt says a sting by this colorful wasp feels like W.C. Fields putting out a cigar on your tongue
    $1600 7
Released in 2015, it became the No. 2 cryptocurrency in market capitalization, after bitcoin
    $1600 11
It was subtitled "The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance"
    DD: $8,000 19
Søren Kierkegaard has been called the "father of" this philosophy that emphasizes the individual as a free & responsible entity
    $2000 4
Shelley dubbed a statue of this king a "colossal wreck" around which "the lone and level sands stretch far away"
    $2000 2
It's the only country in Central America where English is the official language
    $2000 3
Deriving its name from a country in Western Africa, this viper can weigh about 20 pounds & has the longest fangs of any snake
    $2000 8
To earn trust, many investment companies make it front & center that they're this type of advisor obligated to act in a client's interest
    $2000 9
This Terry Gilliam fantasy features a futuristic bureaucracy
    $2000 21
For a colonoscopy, you should find this type of 18-letter doctor

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Troy Emma John
$24,400 $2,800 $22,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Returning home in 1493, Columbus stopped in the Azores at an island with this name, also something he'd lost off the Haiti coast

Final scores:

Troy Emma John
$44,401 $1 $33,300
6-day champion: $214,802 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Troy Emma John
$24,200 $4,800 $15,800
26 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
8 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $44,800

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Game tape date: 2022-12-06
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