Show #8798 - Wednesday, February 1, 2023


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Aaron Bola, an emergency medical doctor from New York, New York

Patti Palmer, a bookseller and retired teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jake DeArruda, a delivery dispatcher originally from Ludlow, Vermont (whose 3-day cash winnings total $68,661)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
Next time you buy groceries, thank Margaret Knight, who in 1871 won a patent battle for her machine to make pre-folded these
    $200 29
The crimson flag of this Ivy League university features 3 books & the motto veritas
    $200 30
These "Are Forever" in the title of James Bond's fourth adventure
    $200 25
Baghdad lies on this river, about 25 miles northeast of the Euphrates
    $200 27
2-word term meaning to end up with the same amount of money as when you started, as in gambling or business
    $200 28
In 8-ball, these are the 2 distinctive types of ball each player is trying to sink before the 8
    $400 22
Britain's Air Ministry ridiculed Frank Whittle's idea for this type of engine in the 1920s, but by the 1950s no one was laughing
    $400 20
In 2022, fettuccine lovers gasped as a truck crashed, spilling this heavy cream sauce all over I-55
    $400 8
This British detective was on the case in "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle"
    $400 24
In 2003 the USA's 75th Exploitation Task Force searched Iraq for these, WMDs for short, but didn't find any
    $400 26
Vanessa Burghardt in the 2022 film "Cha Cha Real Smooth" was described as this new star separating from the pack
    $400 19
The Mikado's punishment for a pool shark: to play "on a cloth untrue with a twisted" this "& elliptical billiard balls"
    $600 23
In the 1830s Jeanne Villepreux-Power invented this glass receptacle to help her study the paper nautilus
    $600 15
A 2022 car chase in the U.K. ended with the driver producing a license from the "driving school" of this toy brick-themed theme park
    $600 7
This teen female detective solved "The Spider Sapphire Mystery"
    $600 5
Iraq once produced most of the world's supply of this fruit & is replanting after millions of palm trees were destroyed
    $600 2
Jennings nutmegs the last defender! He's in on goal alone! It's one of these!
    $600 18
As Eddie Felson, this actor defeats Minnesota Fats at the billiards table in "The Hustler" & won his sole acting Oscar for the sequel
    $800 3
In the 17th century physicist Christiaan Huygens brought this swingin' device into clocks
    $800 4
The barreleye fish can distinguish sunlight from prey that has this light-emitting quality
    $800 6
Aunt Em & Uncle Henry join Dorothy on her travels in this metropolis "of Oz"
    DD: $2,200 12
About 20% of Iraq's population is this ethnic group that today administers 3 northern provinces there
    $800 9
Acts 20:7 describes Paul preaching to new disciples after they gather to do this, a synonym for dining together
    $800 17
This billiards variation uses one white ball, 15 red & 6 colored ones; the 1985 world championship final took almost 15 hours
    $1000 1
Ophthalmologist Patricia Bath invented a sight-saving laser probe to remove these opacities from the eye
    $1000 14
After the queen's death, the names of Prince William's children now end with "of" this place instead of Cambridge
    $1000 11
In a Wilkie Collins novel, one of Alex' favorites, Colonel Herncastle foolishly steals this title gem from the head of a Hindu idol
    $1000 13
Iraq's international currency code is IQD, with the "D" representing this
    $1000 10
An 1889 Chekhov story is about this, an inability to cope with life due to stress; it's no longer an accepted medical diagnosis
    $1000 16
Covered by a felt cloth, the bed of a billiards table is typically this metamorphic rock, also used in blackboards

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

Jake Patti Aaron
$6,000 $3,200 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jake Patti Aaron
$7,800 $3,800 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 27
Yes, darling, the Darling Range is near Perth in this country
    $400 30
This religious leader received a pardon for his role in the 1857-58 Utah War
    $400 29
He rode a chariot pulled by fiery horses & brought daylight to the world; now he's a superchamp riding trotters in Yonkers
    $400 28
A courgette in Coventry is this squash in the United States
    $400 16
"30 Rock":
unpredictable movie star Mr. Jordan
    $400 19
Man's best friend shelter where 650 British politicians represent their constituencies
    $800 26
This country is home to the penguins of Patagonia & Hornocal, the 14-colors mountain seen here in all its glory
    $800 25
In 1868 he granted Confederate veterans a "full pardon and amnesty for... treason against the United States"
    $800 24
On the reality show "My Life is Hell!", this wife of Hades wants to stay in Key West but packs for her 1/3 of the year underworld trip
    $800 13
Take a look at this musical instrument
    $800 17
"Mad Men":
once naive but intrepid copywriter Ms. Olson
    $800 20
Spaghetti topper for carnivores that dances a pas de deux in a tutu
    DD: $5,000 3
Though it's near the equator, this highest African peak has glaciers above the 15,000-foot level
    $1200 23
In 2001 this newspaper heiress who was kidnapped in the '70s & took part in a robbery received a full pardon
    $1200 9
Not content with helping create Hercules' 12 labors & trying to kill him with a storm at sea, this goddess hacks Herc's bank account
    $1200 8
A Jewish sect opposed to pagan Rome & polytheism was called this, today meaning any fervent supporters
    $1200 15
"Eastbound & Down": rocket-armed, mullet-haired Mr. Powers
    $1200 21
Toy on a string that includes a Swiss singing style fluctuating between high & low notes
    $1600 2
Beautiful Kirkjufell, or Church Mountain, is said to be the most photographed mountain in this country
    $1600 4
This pirate & his men received a pardon from James Madison after aiding in the Battle of New Orleans
    $1600 11
Our "theory": this primordial 5-letter god, said to be the first to exist, is still at home in war & disaster zones
    $1600 1
486 frames over 26.6 seconds shot by this man's Bell & Howell camera on Nov. 22, 1963 would result in footage seen the world over
    $1600 14
"Grey's Anatomy":
Dr. Grey, chief of surgery at long, long last
    $1600 22
U.S. automobile racing organization that now includes the body of water where Jamaica is found
    $2000 6
Teddy Roosevelt was on a family vacation in these New York mountains when he got word that President McKinley had died
    $2000 5
Known as the "Junk Bond King" of the 1980s, this financier & philanthropist was pardoned in 2020
    DD: $6,000 10
Zeus has huge daddy issues in therapy, having overthrown & confined dad, this titan, in Tartarus; also, that dad ate Zeus' siblings
    $2000 7
Take the first two letters from the legs & the first four letters from the upper body to get the name of this hybrid critter
    $2000 12
Vice president & then President Meyer
    $2000 18
The minimum amount of fissionable material to sustain a nuclear chain reaction in the Bay State

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jake Patti Aaron
$24,800 $16,200 $7,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Published in 2011, P.D. James' final novel, "Death Comes to Pemberley", was a sequel to this novel from 200 years earlier

Final scores:

Jake Patti Aaron
$17,199 $32,200 $1,000
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $32,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jake Patti Aaron
$19,600 $12,200 $7,400
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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Game tape date: 2022-12-07
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