Show #8878 - Wednesday, May 24, 2023


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Joyce Sun, a retired lawyer from Bloomfield, New Jersey

Ed Petersen, a planning technician from Orlando, Florida

Lynn Di Vito, a retired museum educator from Colorado Springs, Colorado (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: You'll remove "C-O-N" from the front of a word to get the response.)
    $200 16
The Million Dollar Band is the celebrated marching band of this university down South in Tuscaloosa
    $200 29
Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia & Somalia are known collectively as the this of Africa
    $200 2
To lead an orchestra no longer leads with "con" to become this, a channel through which air passes
    $200 17
Classroom aid seen here:
    $200 25
In Pennsylvania you can visit the natl. cemetery in this town & see where Lincoln said a few memorable words on Nov. 19, 1863
    $200 21
Pre-butterfly, a caterpillar wraps itself in a cocoon-like this & then digests itself, using enzymes to dissolve its tissues
    $400 10
She won a Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Million Dollar Baby"
    $400 23
Because much of Chad lies in this vast arid region, its population density is among the lowest in the world
    $400 1
We can agree to remove "con" from a word of unity to get this, string or twine
    $400 18
A financed position for research:
    $400 12
About 30,000 men were of military age in this new state during the Civil War--20,000 "Jayhawkers" signed up for Union duty
    $400 15
It's SC Johnson's trademarked "premium wrap" with polyethylene-low density, a polymer also used to form plastic bags
    $600 7
He wrote, directed & starred in the comedy Western "A Million Ways to Die in the West"
    $600 3
Once thought extinct, the coelacanth can be found off shore of this largest African island
    $600 4
We can verify that removing "con" from the front of a word leaves us in this place where lawyers work
    $600 19
Important number for a class:
    $600 11
The CSA wanted this 31st state to join--it had recently come into some gold & had an unblockaded harbor--but it went Union
    $600 14 provides a step-by-step on how to do this for an infant, as "Who doesn't love a baby burrito?"
    $800 8
"Million Reasons" is a song on her album "Joanne"
    DD: $1,200 22
When the British held Ghana as a colony, it was known as this due to the vast riches the region held
    $800 5
The act of taking land by force abandons "con" to go on a this, perhaps to seek more land to take by force
    $800 20
A correct plural of a teaching document:
    $800 24
The 39th New York Infantry had soldiers from many lands, but was called the Guard of this Italian hero of the 19th century
    $800 13
This chain filled the biggest Postmates order of 2019: 220 items, including 20 Crunchwrap Supremes
    $1000 9
This 2003 reality show with women who compete for the love of a man they think is rich was rebooted in 2022 as ": For Richer or Poorer"
    $1000 28
People from this city, the largest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are known as Kinois
    $1000 6
"Con" leaves a word meaning important to get this one, a synonym for consecutive
    $1000 30
The kids say it's easy to pass:
    $1000 26
In 1864 it became the northernmost state to see land action when about 25 Confederate soldiers raided the town of St. Albans
    $1000 27
This loose, skirt-like wrap is noted for its traditional use in the Malay archipelago

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

Lynn Ed Joyce
$800 $600 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lynn Ed Joyce
$3,200 $0 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Here's an example--if you go see lions in Phoenix, you're on safArizona.)
I AM "D.B."
(Mayim: You'll give both names of the person with those initials.)
    $400 18
Collectively, Dmitry, Ivan & Alyosha live up to the title of this 19th century novel
    $400 1
Of the 6 essential nutrients, 3 provide calories: proteins, fats & these, which come in simple & complex forms
    $400 17
Separated by 8th Avenue, Moynihan Train Hall & this "stately" New York City train station operate as one complex
    $400 12
Forbidden woolen baby socks worn instead of shoes
    $400 7
The ruins of this ancient fortress lie atop a 1,400-foot plateau near the Dead Sea
    $400 3
In 2007 I selected the Los Angeles Galaxy as my team
    $800 19
Sadly for Greg Heffley, his older brother Rodrick "Rules" in the second book in this kid lit series
    $800 13
The nuclei of radioactive elements can undergo the spontaneous type of this process, liberating much energy
    $800 23
Argentina's Tren a las Nubes, or train to here, lives up to its name as it ascends nearly 14,000 feet
    $800 27
A set of rules for formal occasions in a Rocky Mountain U.S. state
    $800 8
Built during World War II to protect England from the Germans, towers known as Maunsell Forts still stand in this river's estuary
    $800 4
I held my breath for a record 17 minutes 4 seconds in 2008
    $1200 20
In a 1969 novel Sonny, Michael & Fredo are brothers in this family you should really never take sides against
    DD: $1,600 14
It's the measure of the size of the seismic waves generated by an earthquake; Charles Richter invented one way to measure it
    $1200 24
If you want to "be in" this, Chicago's official downtown area, use the Quincy & Clark/Lake "L" stops
    $1200 28
All those unsolicited emails you receive are quickly forgotten with this mental condition
    DD: $2,000 9
Now a city, it was founded in 1849 as a military outpost & named for a commander of the U.S. Army in Texas
    $1200 2
Can you crack the "Code"? I wrote the thriller "Deception Point"
    $1600 21
It turns out about as well for Caleb & Aron in this 1952 novel as it did for Cain & Abel in an earlier book
    $1600 15
Lasting about 4 billion years & encompassing Earth's first 3 eons is this time period that "pre"cedes everything else
    $1600 25
Monet found inspiration at Gare Saint-Lazare, which connects Paris to le Havre, in this northern region of France
    $1600 10
In May 1940 this country's "impregnable" Fort Eben-Emael along the Albert Canal fell to the Germans in a single day
    $1600 5
I won two gold medals in figure skating & spent decades as a respected commentator on the sport
    $2000 22
This American novelist created the Compson brothers Benjy, Quentin & Jason
    $2000 16
This mammalian group that includes seals, sea lions & walruses has a name from Latin words meaning "fin" & "foot"
    $2000 26
Thank you, N'ex--the express train that connects Tokyo to this international airport
    $2000 11
Fort-de-France is the capital of this French Caribbean island & department
    $2000 6
I sang the country song "Drunk On A Plane"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lynn Ed Joyce
$6,400 $10,400 $10,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

When the opera "Lohengrin" premiered in 1850, this man, a future in-law of the composer, was the conductor

Final scores:

Lynn Ed Joyce
$1,400 $7,999 $300
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $7,999 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Lynn Ed Joyce
$9,600 $12,000 $10,800
16 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $32,400

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Game tape date: 2023-03-23
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