Show #8797 - Tuesday, January 31, 2023


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Liz Mendoza, a teacher from Phoenix, Arizona

Soren Bliefnick, a business intelligence analyst from Los Angeles, California

Jake DeArruda, a delivery dispatcher originally from Ludlow, Vermont (whose 2-day cash winnings total $47,994)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You'll have to name the letter used in the same word both silently and pronounced; it appears twice.)
(Jason: Hello, out there in broadcast TV land--I'm Jason Concepcion of the podcast Takeline and X-Ray Vision and the digital series NBA Desktop with clues from my empire of pop culture commentary.)
    $200 24
Benjamin Harrison's home is now a museum in this Midwestern capital
    $200 12
The orphan Rin in R.F. Kuang's "The Poppy War" escapes her foster family, dealers of this drug, but she's just getting started
    $200 30
"The milk chocolate ____ in your mouth, not in your hand"
    $200 29
"Eider" sometimes comes in front of this 4-letter word you might find stuffed in your fluffy pillow
    $200 16
In a word for places like the Galapagos or the Ryukyus
    $200 5
(Jason Concepcion presents the clue.) The NCAA's 2021 ruling that college stars like Paige Bueckers can get paid was part of a "Takeline" discussion with Geno Auriemma, legendary head coach of the Huskies of this university
    $400 15
In 1815 Mount Tambora on this big archipelago had a huge eruption & lost much of its height
    $400 11
P. Djèlí Clark uses this subgenre named for Victorian-era technology for his "Dead Djinn" stories set in an alternate 1912 Cairo
    $400 21
Apple, beginning in the 1990s:
"____ different"
    $400 28
Kristen Arnett's "Mostly Dead Things" is about a young woman who takes over one of these shops that stuffs dead animals
    $400 17
In a word meaning to lightly rap on something or disparage someone
    $400 4
(Jason Concepcion presents the clue.) From 2017 through 2020, I hosted the Emmy-winning series "NBA Desktop" for this sports & pop culture website with a name that means "a skilled player competing incognito"
    $600 14
In the center of Scotland's Highlands region, this onetime capital of the Picts has the U.K. postal abbreviation "IV"
    $600 10
A "Star Trek" homage, this colorful John Scalzi title refers to clothing soon-to-die crew members wear
    $600 22
"____ more.
Pay less."
    $600 27
A soft stuffed toy won as a carnival prize is called this; kids call it that too, & sometimes add "ie"
    $600 18
In a day of the week
    $600 3
(Jason Concepcion presents the clue.) On the 2022 finale of "ALL CAPS NBA", I sang "We Are The Champions" to introduce clips of this team's victory parade
    $800 13
Southwest of Seoul lies this big port city, site of a historic U.N. troop landing in 1950
    $800 9
This Joe Haldeman classic tells of William Mandella, who fights the interstellar Taurans for a really long time
    $800 23
"____ and share the world's moments"
    $800 26
Good Housekeeping's "75 Best" affordable these alliterative holiday gifts for 2022 included gear ties & lightsaber chopsticks
    $800 19
In one of the academic STEM subjects
    $800 2
(Jason Concepcion presents the clue.) A 2021 episode of "Takeline" examined Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star Game out of this state after it passed a law that reduced the number of ballot drop boxes in Fulton County and elsewhere
    DD: $3,000 6
This European city had the good fortune to host the Olympics twice--in 1964 & in 1976
    $1000 8
After Robert Jordan's passing, the prolific Brandon Sanderson took on the task of completing this epic fantasy series
    $1000 7
Jantzen swimwear:
"____ into life"
    $1000 25
You don't wanna know the actual meat that gets stuffed into Mrs. Lovett's meat pies in this Sondheim musical
    $1000 20
In a memory-helping word that describes a phrase like "every good boy does fine", relating to music
    $1000 1
(Jason Concepcion presents the clue.) As co-host of the official podcast for HBO's "House of the Dragon", I shared my interview with this creator of Westeros who likened the struggle for the Iron Throne to Shakespeare tragedy

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

Jake Soren Liz
$6,600 $3,400 -$600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jake Soren Liz
$6,000 $5,200 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 29
He wrote "War and Peace" over 6 years, visiting battlefields & reading books on the Napoleonic Wars for research
    $400 28
3rd century physician Wang Shuhe pioneered diagnosis based on this, measuring it at 3 spots on each wrist
    $400 30
Burning the U.S Capitol building in 1814, the British fueled the fire with 3,000 books from this institution, small at the time
    $400 27
Popularized by the movie "Old School", these protectors are slang for "Kid, you shouldn't hear this"
    $400 25
James Cameron's writing credits include "The Terminator", "Avatar" & this 1997 block-of-ice-buster
    $400 26
Kim & Jon use it to front their names in the rap game
    $800 1
A novel of Ancient Egypt, "Thebes at War" by Naguib Mahfouz was originally published in this language in 1944
    $800 23
Epidemiologist Archie Cochrane studied pneumoconiosis, a disease of these organs, in Welsh coal miners
    $800 7
In December 1941 Hitler's armies reached the suburbs of this capital, but that's as far as they got
    $800 17
A comb from Nigeria with fewer teeth than American combs gave Willie Morrow the idea for this item to style Black hair
    $800 24
Greta Gerwig wrote & directed this 2017 film starring Saoirse Ronan as an artistic teenager
    $800 13
It's found before "squad" in the name of a cheer-y group
    $1200 5
"The Personal Librarian" tells of Belle da Costa Greene, a Black woman who passed as white to curate this financier's library
    $1200 8
Named Australian of the Century in 1999, Victor Chang helped develop artificial heart these to keep blood flow in the right direction
    $1200 2
Napoleon put a guard of honor around the home of Joseph Haydn after capturing this capital in 1809
    $1200 12
When this item was first worn, by John Hetherington in 1797, its height & luster made women faint
    $1200 20
She co-wrote the screenplay for "Sleepless in Seattle"; "When Harry Met Sally" was all hers
    $1200 14
Hildegard of Bingen was a noted one
    DD: $4,600 6
A flier in her own right, she's the subject of Melanie Benjamin's bestseller "The Aviator's Wife" & we need her first name
    DD: $3,000 9
Helen Taussig developed the first treatment for cyanotic infants, this alliterative syndrome
    $1600 3
The Vandals plundered this North African capital in 439, though the Romans had "destroyed" it 6 centuries earlier
    $1600 18
Now torturing fewer teens than in the past, reverse pull & cervical pull are 2 types of headgear used in this medical field
    $1600 21
David Webb Peoples wrote the script for this Western with Clint Eastwood as a killer-turned-farmer-turned-killer
    $1600 15
It's "here" in French
    $2000 11
Jennifer Coburn's "Cradles of the Reich" tells of the Lebensborn breeding program instituted by this SS boss
    $2000 10
Pernicious anemia was once called by the name of this 19th c. doctor for whom a disease of the adrenal glands is still named
    $2000 4
After a rapid offensive, this capital was captured April 30, 1975, leading to a name change
    $2000 19
Common in the Victorian era, these became popular again with female factory workers during WWII
    $2000 22
As well as directing, Ingmar Bergman wrote this 1957 classic featuring a chess game with Death
    $2000 16
The wahoo seen here is known as this to Hawaiian fishers

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jake Soren Liz
$21,000 $8,800 $200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

5 U.S. states have 6-letter names; only these 2 west of the Mississippi River border each other

Final scores:

Jake Soren Liz
$20,667 $8,600 $0
3-day champion: $68,661 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jake Soren Liz
$16,000 $8,800 $3,200
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
15 R,
3 W
14 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $28,000

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Game tape date: 2022-12-07
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