Show #8905 - Friday, June 30, 2023

Last syndicated show hosted by Mayim Bialik.


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Ilena Di Toro, a public relations specialist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Courtney Johnston, an attorney from Denver, Colorado

Bryan White, a senior regulatory compliance analyst originally from Santa Maria, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $32,007)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Populations per the CIA World Factbook.)
    $200 20
U.S. States & Ex-Soviet Republics
    $200 15
This urban area of about 37 million is also home to Shinjuku Station, the world's busiest train station
    $200 30
This company released the Xbox video game console in 2001
    $200 6
These numbers are important--the U.N. says world emissions of these must drop 60% by 2035 to limit global warming to 2.7 degrees
    $200 1
Last name of 2021 NBA Rookie of the Year LaMelo; brother Lonzo was named to a 2018 All-Rookie Team
    $200 21
Emily Post wrote that when meeting others, this should not feel viselike, nor like a wet rag
    $400 19
Honda Minivans & Epic Poems
    $400 13
This Chinese area of about 7.5 million has seen a drop in population accompanying a political crackdown
    $400 29
This juice brand has its name on a baseball stadium in St. Petersburg
    $400 7
The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank reminded us this is the FDIC deposit insurance limit, but Uncle Sam made good on SVB losses
    $400 2
From Tony Dorsett in 1977 to Eric Dickerson in 1983, 7 straight winners of the PFWA NFL Rookie of the Year Award played this position
    $400 22
Palermo, Sicily was home to the 2022 world championships in this sport that requires a board you stand on with a sail attached
    $600 16
Snow White's dwarfs & Billboard No. 1 Hit Songs
    $600 14
The biggest urban area in its country, this city has almost 3 times the people of No. 2 Medellín
    $600 28
The bowtie-shaped logo of this brand first appeared on automobiles in 1914
    $600 8
2022 headlines declared Argentina "El Mejor Once del Mundial de Catar", once being Spanish for this number
    $600 3
Juli Inkster, Patty Sheehan & Nancy Lopez are former winners of this tour's Rookie of the Year Award
    $600 23
"The Tall Building Artistically Reconsidered" by Ada Louise Huxtable calls this type of structure "where art & the city meet"
    $800 17
Rum Brands & 1970s Barbie Lines
    DD: $3,200 11
Due south of Egypt, this capital with about 6 million people began as an Egyptian army camp in 1821
    $800 27
This company known for its motor homes adventured into the sea, acquiring Chris-Craft boats in 2018
    $800 9
In 2023 France raised the retirement age to this, still younger than Social Security's longtime number until 1983
    $800 4
This 2018 AL Rookie of the Year ended the 2023 World Baseball Classic by striking out another former winner, Mike Trout
    $800 24
Headlines on the Internet such as "You won't believe what Mayim said about Charo" are this, to get you to go to the site
    $1000 18
Santa's Reindeer & Roman Gods
    $1000 12
In the city of 9.3 million, now named for this man, the War Remnants Museum was previously the Museum of Chinese & American War Crimes
    $1000 26
This company has introduced sturdy materials like Curv & Roxkin for its suitcases
    $1000 10
In the full House of Representatives, you need this many votes to become speaker, as Kevin McCarthy was reminded in 2023
    $1000 5
In 1959, long before he voiced "The King" in "Cars", this racing legend was NASCAR's Rookie of the Year
    $1000 25
As a verb it means to try to persuade someone; as a noun, it's simply the mandible

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

Bryan Courtney Ilena
$600 $0 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bryan Courtney Ilena
$2,200 $1,200 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
This empress did not promulgate the 1773 papal bull suppressing Jesuits, allowing them to survive in Russia
    $400 6
This synonym for serenity is a "sea" on the Moon that made some waves in 1969
    $400 19
In a honeybee colony, the only job of these non-remote-controlled male bees is to mate with a queen
    $400 23
Square dancing is often part of this lively party
    $400 13
To promote "Everything Everywhere All at Once", A24 Films sells pet these, complete with googly eyes & nest
    $400 26
The skeleton of a sailor named Allardyce is left as a clue in this 1883 pirate tale
    $800 2
Part of this 11-letter name of the king of the Franks means "great" in Old French
    $800 7
JMW Turner captured the serene beauty of this largest Swiss lake
    $800 20
"Dom" Toretto could tell you it's the missing step on the chart of the animal taxonomy seen here
    $800 22
In a car, this action gets you into a lower gear
    $800 14
A Dungeons & Dragons computer RPG from 1991 is called "Eye of the" this, also the name of a monster watching you there
    $800 30
In "The Thousand & One Nights", this sailor man swears off travel after his seventh voyage
    DD: $1,000 3
Frederick the Great brought this kingdom into European ascendancy; it's no longer around, though
    $1200 8
Taylor Swift sang, "You need to just stop, like can you just not step on his gown? You need to" do this
    $1200 21
4 chemical elements, including yttrium & erbium, were named for a village in this country
    $1200 12
After a 2011 quake, the Daiichi plant at Fukushima experienced one of these
    $1200 9
On "Orange Is the New Black", Uzo Aduba played Suzanne Warren, who had this manic nickname
    $1200 28
This Sebastian Junger book looks into what might have befallen those aboard the fishing boat the Andrea Gail
    $1600 4
King Sejong the Great was responsible for bringing the Hangul alphabet to these people
    $1600 17
AA's serenity prayer asks for "the courage to change the things I can, &" this "to know the difference"
    $1600 24
This common silica mineral is found in many types of rocks & is the most common constituent of sand
    $1600 10
The eggs seen here are cushioned by this fluffy stuff named for a duck
    $1600 15
This band's 1980s cover of the Burt Bacharach & Hal David classic "Always Something There To Remind Me" was memorable
    $1600 27
The irascible Captain Haddock is from this Belgian's "Tintin" stories
    $2000 5
Jews have warm fuzzy feelings for this "Great" Persian who released them from captivity in Babylonia
    $2000 18
This man II is his serene highness, Prince of Monaco, Marquis of Baux, man about town, dude with some pull
    $2000 25
Yes, yes, this rare lemur has been described as having the face of a possum, the teeth of a rat & the ears of a bat
    $2000 11
Paul Auster wrote "The New Colossus" turned the Statue of Liberty into a "symbol of hope to... outcasts &" this type of people
    $2000 16
Later a movie title, this collection of short stories was subtitled "Five Secret Occasions in the Life of James Bond"
    DD: $1,100 29
Lord Drinian is captain of this title vessel in a book by C.S. Lewis

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bryan Courtney Ilena
$9,300 $4,000 $5,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The name of this country's national anthem translates as "His Majesty's Reign" & its lyrics come from a 1,000-year-old poem

Final scores:

Bryan Courtney Ilena
$7,700 $190 $9,500
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $9,500

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bryan Courtney Ilena
$13,400 $4,000 $5,600
22 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
3 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $23,000

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Game tape date: 2023-04-14
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