Show #8913 - Wednesday, July 12, 2023


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Mia McGill, a communications specialist from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ittai Sopher, a digital journalist and news producer from New Orleans, Louisiana

Justin White, a director of orchestra personnel from Overland Park, Kansas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,701)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Jenna: I'm Jenna Bush Hager. For more than four years, I've been lucky enough to share great books in the Read with Jenna Book Club and I'll have clues about some of my favorites.)
    $200 1
The children of an elementary school in Fresno led the way in getting the dogface butterfly official designation in this state
    $200 30
McGill University, founded 1821, is sometimes called this, after a university founded in 1636
    $200 26
Fela Kuti has a song named for one of these creatures, the revived undead
    $200 19
Last names of Nick & Vanessa, who began hosting Netflix' "Love is Blind" in 2020
    $200 8
This 3-letter word can refer to a state of intoxication, making a person incandescent
    $200 23
(Jenna Bush Hager presents the clue.) I developed my love of books as a child; my parents always made sure we were surrounded by plenty, & a favorite they used to read to me aloud was this author's "James and the Giant Peach"
    $400 2
Both found on its long migration routes--Texas & Minnesota each picked this regal flyer
    $400 29
The Gemini Awards, last given in 2011 for excellence in television: these, after awards first given in 1949
    $400 25
Fashionable examples of this alphanumeric turn-of-the-century revival include the dress-over-jeans look & double denim
    $400 18
Scheming dispatcher Louie de Palma kept his charges in line in this 1970s classic
    $400 6
Could you be any more this 5-letter word that means mainstream, like pumpkin spice lattes
    $400 22
(Jenna Bush Hager presents the clue.) One of my club picks for 2023 is "Black Candle Women" by Diane Marie Brown, about four generations of women who live under one roof & have a big secret--a love curse relating to a Voodoo sorceress in this Southern city that links the story back to the 1950s
    $600 14
This bioluminescent pick for Pennsylvania lights up summer evenings
    $600 28
Montreal, with a Rue Saint-Jacques & a French heritage: this, after a city with a Rue Saint-Jacques & even Frencher heritage
    $600 24
Many homes in Westchester County, New York feature this revival style named for a dynasty founded by Henry VII
    $600 17
In a magical turn, Warwick Davis took this title movie role to Disney+ in 2022
    $600 5
It's not just for brides! A man getting married can turn into this portmanteau monster
    $600 9
(Jenna Bush Hager presents the clue.) The perfect vacation read & one my sister Barbara & I still talk about is "Summer Sisters", a novel for adults by this woman who is beloved for her young adult fiction
    DD: $1,000 10
This industrious insect important to agriculture was chosen by Nebraska & Missouri
    $800 16
National symbol Johnny Canuck: this after a national symbol he's shown kicking out of the country in an 1869 cartoon
    $800 20
I got the leads for this Mamet play, revived in 2005! Liev Schreiber as Ricky Roma & Alan Alda as Shelly Levene!
    $800 12
Lyrics to this '90s TV show theme included "Yo, homes, smell ya later"
    $800 4
Also the title of a song by DJ Mustard, Ty Dolla $ign & Ashanti, these 2 words may sound rude but just mean "I understand"
    $800 7
(Jenna Bush Hager presents the clue.) One book that I have read multiple times & chose for my book club is "The Bluest Eye" by this woman, my all-time favorite author
    $1000 15
New Mexico chose the tarantula hawk, a type of this stinging insect that preys on tarantulas
    $1000 27
CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge, who stepped down in 2017: this, after a CBS news anchor who stepped down in 1981
    $1000 21
A 1949 article said the revival meetings of this male evangelist drew more than 20,000 people "in the big tent"
    $1000 13
Trading the courtroom for the classroom, this actor returned to AMC in "Lucky Hank"
    $1000 3
Somewhat akin to down-low is this other "low" which can precede "goated when X is the vibe"
    $1000 11
(Jenna Bush Hager presents the clue.) I recommended a 2022 novel that's as Gothic & mysterious as you can get; it's named for & set at this branch of the Met that's dedicated to the art of the Middle Ages

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

Justin Ittai Mia
$2,600 $4,000 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Justin Ittai Mia
$3,400 $5,800 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 25
Reports of his "fiddling" while Rome burned are greatly exaggerated; fiddles didn't even exist back then
    $400 26
Its islands include Syros, Sifnos, Skiathos & Serifos
    $400 27
A drink of whiskey & soda gave its name to this type of glass seen here
    $800 24
As seen in the bust, Commodus was obsessed with this he-man of Greek myth, even dressing as him
    $800 23
Dumbo, which, as you can see, is short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass is a neighborhood in this borough
    $800 8
Floods is another way to say this slang term for pants that are too short
    $800 15
Kevin James played Doug Heffernan on "Everybody Loves Raymond" after Doug borough-ed into his own sitcom titled this
    $800 22
This Bible book gives us the line "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil"
    $800 21
Paddle 1,200 miles of routes named for this type of boat in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Wilderness
    DD: $2,000 11
Hadrian had his wall & this cousin who immediately preceded him had his column
    DD: $1,800 3
The sea of this, a name big in the Bible, is really a freshwater lake that gets most of its inflow from the Jordan River
    $1200 4
Sean Connery teaches a Scot to fight & be immortal in this film
    $1200 5
2023 brought this NBA superstar & self-described lifelong nomad to his fourth team, the Phoenix Suns
    $1200 19
The title character of this play says, "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player"
    $1200 20
You can take a nice-sized ride of 700 miles on a single tank of gas in a Sonata hybrid blue by this car company
    $1600 10
Incitatus was this emperor's favorite horse & legend says he once tried to make the animal a consul
    $1600 1
The lions & tigers are kept in a different part of Michigan than this city known as both "The Celery City" & "The Mall City"
    $1600 6
It's what you call this type of chest of drawers seen here
    $1600 13
Nick Cannon sent a live llama to the home of this standup comic & film star as a birthday gift; he put Nick's private number on billboards
    $1600 9
His 1994 autobiography is called "A Long Walk to Freedom"
    $1600 18
In 1961 he became the first American to ride into space; apparently enjoying the area, he took a walk on the Moon 10 years later
    $2000 12
Seen here is the exterior of the once-magnificent baths of this emperor, which could accommodate some 1,600 bathers
    $2000 2
In 1994 this South African province was divided up into 4 smaller ones that include what's now called Limpopo
    $2000 7
This fashionable London district is home to the cemetery where Douglas Adams & Karl Marx reside
    $2000 14
Kevin McDonald was Sir Simon Milligan & Dave Foley, his manservant Hecubus on this "youthful" Canadian sketch show
    $2000 17
A song from this musical says, "The minute you walked in the joint, I could see you were a man of distinction, a real big spender"
    $2000 16
The largest emirate in area in the UAE, it's home to Formula Rossa, the roller coaster seen here that is 149 mph in 4.9 seconds

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Justin Ittai Mia
$4,800 $6,600 $6,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A 1931 Charlie Chaplin film & a West Coast bookstore open since 1953 both bear this name

Final scores:

Justin Ittai Mia
$9,314 $12,401 $12,200
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $12,401 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Justin Ittai Mia
$4,200 $8,400 $6,200
14 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $18,800

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Game tape date: 2023-05-17
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