Show #8826 - Monday, March 13, 2023

Stephen Webb game 5.


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Karen Rittenbach, an academic tutor from Freehold, New Jersey

Roy Camara, a grocery specialist from Crawfordville, Florida

Stephen Webb, a data scientist from Longmont, Colorado (whose 4-day cash winnings total $100,881)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: "Cat" begins each response and I'm not sure I was the intended host for this game board.) [Laughter]
    $200 7
In Act 3 Hamlet tells this other character to "Get thee to a nunnery"
    $200 27
Bartholomew is the first name of this anthropomorphic legume in ads for Planters
    $200 30
(5 letters)
    $200 23
Tokyo's Ueno Park is known for the more than 1,000 of these fruit trees that blossom spectacularly every spring
    $200 6
The 1883 Krakatoa eruption was heard 3,000 miles away; that's like hearing something in L.A. when you're in this Rhode Island capital
    $200 24
Something very appealing to people is likened to this "feline" herb of the mint family
    DD: $500 8
These are Richard III's "beastly" last 5 words
    $400 26
To advertise their services, Travelocity has used one of these treasure-guarding lawn ornaments
    $400 29
(9 letters)
    $400 22
Seen here, the Red Flare water this blooms at night as it floats on ponds
    $400 5
When you wish upon an exploding star, here's Kepler's this 9-letter event--a sudden visitor to our night sky in 1604
    $400 18
19th c. consumers liked buying from folks they knew, so Mr. Montgomery Ward might send a personal note if you ordered from this
    $600 9
This knight's first line in "Henry IV, Part 1" is asking what time it is, which leads to 100 lines of banter & trash talk
    $600 25
This comedian who passed away in 2022 was the longtime distinctive voice of the AFLAC duck
    $600 28
(5 letters)
    $600 19
A Gerbera this, give me your answer do; I'm half crazy, all for the love of seeing you grow in sand & bloom spring through fall
    $600 3
In 2020 improper storage of ammonium nitrate led to an explosion equivalent to 500 tons of TNT in this Mideastern city
    $600 17
This No. 1 hit has haunted fathers since 1974 as they watch time pass all too quickly as their sons grow up
    $800 11
Trout tickling, a way of catching fish with the bare hands, is mentioned in this comedy subtitled "Or What You Will"
    $800 21
The first 3 female icons on the Madison Ave. Walk of Fame are the Morton Salt Girl, Miss Chiquita Banana & this insurance seller
    $800 20
Heated WWII flying suits led to the patent:
(8 letters)
    $800 15
The U.S. Botanic Garden noted the "powerful stink" of this flower that "opened in peak bloom" on August 9, 2022
    $800 2
Code-named Castle Bravo, the largest U.S. nuclear bomb test ever was conducted in 1954 on this atoll in the Marshall Islands
    $800 16
Someone full of big talk without being able to back it up is said to be "all hat, no" this
    $1000 10
This friar conducts the ill-fated marriage of Romeo & Juliet
    $1000 14
Available at convenience stores, the drink known as an Icee is represented by one of these ursines
    $1000 13
It reduces stress for some:
(8 letters)
    $1000 4
Hawaii's state flower, the yellow this has bell-shaped blossoms & is endangered
    $1000 1
In 1669 this Sicilian volcano spit out nearly a billion cubic yards of lava, the flow of which took out a dozen villages
    $1000 12
You're sitting in this idiomatic "seat" when you have a position of great advantage

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

Stephen Roy Karen
$3,800 $3,400 $700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Stephen Roy Karen
$8,000 $3,800 $700

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Each response will contain a consonant that appears three times like the "P" in "poppy".)
    $400 29
Eschewing the traditional barrel, skydivers began leaping from 14,000 feet over this international border landmark in 2021
    $400 30
On "Heart Of Stone" this singer & actress sang the title cut along with "If I Could Turn Back Time"
    $400 6
In a total recall election in 2003, Gray Davis was out as California governor & he was in
    $400 27
Library & museum director John Cotton Dana wisely said, "Who dares to teach must never cease to" do this
    $400 28
The marriage of this royal pair in 1469 led to the Trastamara Dynasty ruling over 2 kingdoms united into one
    $400 1
Safety glasses often held in place with a strap
    $800 26
Nine stone posts mark the footprint of Thoreau's 1840s cabin at this body of water
    $800 18
This band was on the 2013 charts singing, "if you're lost & alone, or you're sinking like a stone, carry on"; sounds like...
    $800 7
The daughter of Indian immigrants, Clemson graduate Nikki Haley was this state's first female governor
    $800 19
Nietzsche said that he who has a this 3-letter word to live for can put up with almost any "how"
    $800 23
From 1808 to 1813 King Joseph of this Corsican family ruled Spain
    $800 11
Large hairy pollinator of the genus Bombus
    $1200 25
Construction of this seaway to the Atlantic began in 1954 & used enough cement to build a 1,000-mile-long highway
    $1200 13
Naturally, strings are featured on "Turn To Stone", a 1977 hit for this band known by a 3-letter abbreviation
    $1200 14
Michael Dukakis was in his third term as governor of this state when he ran for president in 1988
    $1200 3
Add -ism to a Swedish vodka brand to get this, the moral view that there are universal principles for judgment
    $1200 9
Current king Felipe VI is of this royal house that at other times has ruled France & Sicily
    $1200 15
As a degree major at Purdue University this word can be preceded by civil or mechanical
    DD: $4,200 2
Switzerland claims about 134 square miles of this Alpine lake; France, about 90
    $1600 12
A motor oil brand helped inspire the name of this grunge band with hits like "Vasoline" & "Creep"
    DD: $11,200 20
The only governor elected in 2 states, he held office in Tennessee from 1827 to 1829 & then, of course, in Texas from 1859 to 1861
    $1600 4
In Buddhist thought desire lies at the root of much dukkha, usually translated as this 9-letter word meaning undergoing pain
    $1600 8
Home to the Alhambra Palace, this last Moorish kingdom of Spain was ruled by the Nasrid Dynasty from the 1200s to 1492
    $1600 16
Similar to embezzlement, doing this to "funds" is illegally using someone else's money
    $2000 21
The name of this swamp on the Florida-Georgia line is said to derive from an indigenous word for "trembling earth"
    $2000 22
Chicago gave us the song "Stone Of" this mythological guy; "I'm gonna roll it back to you"
    $2000 24
Worth over $3 billion, this Illinois governor is America's wealthiest
    $2000 5
William MacAskill said it's the view that "future people have moral worth" & we should work to make their lives better
    $2000 10
Around 585 A.D. King Leovigild of this Germanic people united much of Spain & began a dynasty that reigned there until 711 A.D.
    $2000 17
Past tense word for pants that pool around the feet

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Stephen Roy Karen
$19,200 $28,000 $1,500

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A 2006 book was titled "The Poem That Changed America:" this "Fifty Years Later"

Final scores:

Stephen Roy Karen
$38,400 $17,599 $1,100
5-day champion: $139,281 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Stephen Roy Karen
$19,200 $15,800 $1,400
23 R,
0 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
6 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,400

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Game tape date: 2022-12-16
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