Show #8888 - Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Suresh Krishnan game 2.


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Collette Lee, a middle school math teacher from Paxton, Illinois

Kristine Rembach, a human rights lawyer originally from Ghent, New York

Suresh Krishnan, a networking engineer from Suwanee, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 30
Johann Strauss Jr. wrote "Tales of" this city's woods; today, they're a UNESCO biosphere reserve
    $200 1
The Dragon spacecraft built by this company launches from Cape Canaveral via a Falcon 9 launch vehicle
    $200 15
In 413 B.C. a failed Athenian campaign became a disaster when Nicias saw this astronomical event as a bad omen & put off leaving Sicily
    $200 24
A wood block beats out the ticking of the clock toward midnight in Prokofiev's score for the ballet about this heroine
    $200 6
Devotion to a cause, or in another way, "To Phil & Judie: I could not have written the clue without you"
    $200 25
For freeskating, this brand of inline skates offers the Twister 110 model
    $400 16
Also known as the Sea of Trees, Aokigahara Forest is at the base of this peak on Honshu
    $400 2
In 1964 the Sanford Ink Company cut loose & introduced these permanent markers to the world
    $400 11
"The March of Folly" by historian Barbara Tuchman is subtitled "From Troy to" this Asian country where the U.S. intervened
    DD: $1,600 20
Chopin was a master of these meditative piano pieces, a French word meaning "of the night"
    $400 7
Mais oui & toujours, it's French for "love", mon...
    $400 26
She made her feature film directorial debut with the roller derby film "Whip It" & co-starred as Smashley Simpson
    $600 17
Old tree cutting practices are being used in Lower Woods Reserve in the UK to bring back its population of these after-dark songbirds
    $600 3
Need some cash for your home or credit card balance? This company with a green leaf in its logo may bear fruit
    $600 12
If he could have found time to name a successor before dying in 323 B.C., it would have saved a lot of war & trouble
    $600 21
Stephen Sondheim composed most of the score of "A Little Night Music" in 3/4 time, also known as this dance "time"
    $600 8
We are obsessed, perhaps even crazed, about this suffix, from the Greek for "excessive desire"
    $600 27
At the X Games in 1999, he became the first pro skateboarder to land a 900--it was epic!
    $800 18
Asia's swampy Sundarbans Forest is the world's largest continuous expanse of these trees
    $800 4
Evan Moore heard a macaroon shop turn down a delivery order & created this speedy company he dubbed an "On-Demand FedEx"
    $800 13
On Oct. 25, 1854 into the Valley of Death rode this military group, led by the 7th Earl of Cardigan, who somehow rode out
    $800 22
Disney's "Fantasia" featured this Mussorgsky work about a hilltop witches' Sabbath
    $800 9
Zest is a 4-letter word starting with Z that fits the category; so is this
    $800 28
The iconic chariot race in this 1959 epic was shot on an 18-acre arena track in Rome
    $1000 19
A Commonwealth cemetery in Polygon Wood holds many dead of this WWI battle in Belgium that kind of rhymes with "me, bruh"
    $1000 5
Known for Kenosha red toolboxes, this hyphenated company filed its first patent in 1923
    $1000 14
In 1938 this doomed policy of placating Nazi Germany got a boost when Georges Bonnet became France's foreign minister
    $1000 23
This German title of a popular Mozart piece literally translates to "A Little Night Music"
    $1000 10
These 2 passionate words make up the title of a 1965 film about Michelangelo
    $1000 29
Though it sounds like you'll float in the air, this mode of transport allows you to merrily roll along thanks to its wheels

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

Suresh Kristine Collette
$2,400 $600 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Suresh Kristine Collette
$5,800 $800 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

A '90s KID
    $400 24
Tool of reflection or refraction:
    $400 25
"Hey there, hi there, ho there!" was a greeting in the theme song for this TV club that began in 1955
    $400 28
Checkmate means the king is done for on a chessboard, as check refers etymologically to one of these Persian bigwigs
    $400 12
Many a '90s mom thought all these alliterative stuffed animals would increase in value & pay for her kid's college education
    DD: $2,500 20
In 1054 one happened in Taurus:
    $800 14
Matthew McConaughey played Ron Woodroof, who started this title group to get meds to fellow HIV & AIDS patients
    $800 18
This Californian is No. 2 in line
    $800 5
In "Home On The Range", you'll hear this word that comes from the Latin for "heart" & "asunder"
    $800 9
Time to Tolstoy with you; title woman is shunned by Russian society for her adultery; surprise! The guy gets no flak
    $800 1
Some kids in the '90s really loved this guy's style, seen here on Mark McGrath; not icy caps, but...
    $1200 21
On the spectrum it shows the universe expanding: HE DRIFTS
    $1200 15
Once a kid in "The Breakfast Club", she's a mom in TV's "Single Drunk Female"
    $1200 19
Al Haig once said, "I am in control here in the White House" but like this man, Haig was batting fourth
    $1200 6
The Dutch for "a twist in a rope" gave us this adjective for something twisted, like a rope or a fetish
    $1200 10
An inspector never stops inspecting; a 19th century Gerard; the fugitive saves his life, he lets the guy go but meets a tragic end
    $1200 2
Games for this alphanumeric console included '90s classics like "GoldenEye" & "Banjo-Kazooie"
    $1600 22
The solar surface as it looks to us:
    $1600 16
Ry Cooder assembled legendary Cuban musicians into this "Club" that was featured in a documentary of the same name
    $1600 26
He's Attorney General No. 86 & presidential line successor No. 7
    DD: $2,500 7
This holiday gets its name because it falls on the 50th day--nowadays the 50th day of the Easter season
    $1600 11
An (Oliver) twisted old man; manager of the Artful Dodger; it's all in the execution
    $1600 3
Every "Jeopardy!" staff member who was a kid in the '90s still keeps one of these digital pets from Bandai, seen here
    $2000 23
A star's brightness:
    $2000 17
BRMC for short, this band gets its name from Marlon Brando's biker gang in "The Wild One"
    $2000 27
You can bank on giving a high 5 to this ex-Fed chair
    $2000 8
Animals' ears are called these; the same-named parts of the heart get their name due to a resemblance to them
    $2000 13
An arrested development & legal issues on his 30th birthday; a letter-perfect life no more at 31; how Kafka-esque!
    $2000 4
Contestants of a certain age may recall this book series by K.A. Applegate with teens shapeshifting into beasts

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Suresh Kristine Collette
$7,000 $8,500 $3,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Of all the nations that border Italy, the one that didn't exist in 1990

Final scores:

Suresh Kristine Collette
$10,499 $2,999 $6,999
2-day champion: $21,099 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Suresh Kristine Collette
$7,000 $8,400 $6,000
11 R,
0 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $21,400

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Game tape date: 2023-04-03
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