Show #8931 - Monday, September 18, 2023

2023 Second Chance competition week 2, semifinal game 1.


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Matt Walks, a digital journalist originally from Billings, Montana

Deanna Bolio, a community outreach supervisor from Campbell, California

Elliott Goodman, a history and Latin teacher from Culver City, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Talk Like a Pirate Day "be tamarra, ye lubbers".)
    $200 27
After fleeing Philly in 1776, Congress entrusted newspaper publisher Mary Katharine Goddard with printing this document
    $200 26
"A Feline Sporting a Bowler"; it's cute either way
    $200 22
"Have it your way"! In 2016 a Neb. man threatened to rob this fast food place, left, came back & the cops were waiting
    $200 30
The painting "Watson & the Shark" swims around in this Washington, D.C. museum
    $200 29
"And you can buy an eye what actually fits & is made of glass" is spoken in this movie franchise
    $200 28
This 3-letter enemy completes the query "Friend or...?"
    $400 15
Many scientists came from the Nazi rocket program to get NASA off the ground, like Kurt Debus, the first director of this space center from 1962 to 1974
    $400 7
"Magician Whose 2019 Net Worth was Pegged at $875 Million"
    $400 20
In 2017 a Florida man called this important number--twice!--to complain the clams he had at a seafood shack were too small
    $400 23
Prince Potemkin once owned the elaborate mechanical Peacock Clock, now in this museum
    $400 24
In this film Cary Elwes as the dread pirate Roberts calls Chris Sarandon a "warthog-faced buffoon"
    $400 25
I'm rhymin', I'm stylin' & I'm profilin' as I'm chillin' like a this in a phrase meaning I'm stress-free, baby
    $600 21
In this presidential election year, U.S. women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment
    $600 8
"A Century of Chillin' Solo"
    $600 19
"Mine!" In 2018 an Aussie restaurant owner gave customers water pistols to keep these marine birds away at meals
    DD: $3,000 18
On Museumstraat, "The Night Watch" & "The Milkmaid"
    $600 17
"It is, it is a glorious thing to be a pirate king", says a song from this Gilbert & Sullivan show
    $600 16
This 5-letter word for a competitor or enemy comes from a word meaning people from an opposite bank
    $800 6
In 1565 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés founded what's now this Florida city
    $800 5
"A Wheaties Slogan"
    $800 4
A 2018 headline read, "I want my data back, data back, data back": this restaurant chain "hit by data breach"
    $800 3
It is where Ferris Bueller's friend Cameron stood in front of "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte"
    $800 1
This Steven Spielberg title pirate is described by Smee as being "so deep he's almost unfathomable"
    $800 2
A group of secret sympathizers with an enemy who work to subvert a nation from within are this 2-word ordinal group
    $1000 14
Native American leaders at the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn included Sitting Bull & this Oglala chief, killed the following year
    $1000 9
"Actor Jeff or Beau Living in Huntsville, Alabama"
    $1000 13
A pop-up restaurant paying tribute to this '90s sitcom had Bayside Burgers & Mac & Screech on the menu
    $1000 11
"Christ's Entry into Brussels in 1889" by James Ensor parades through this L.A. museum named for an oil magnate
    $1000 12
"It's the world against us & us against the world", says Errol Flynn as this sanguine title pirate
    $1000 10
This word for one who deliberately destroys tools or machinery is borrowed from French--note the ending

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

Elliott Deanna Matt
$2,600 $400 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Elliott Deanna Matt
$3,200 $2,400 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Each correct response will end with those letters "L-E".)
    $400 26
Aka the Columbus Archipelago, this island group known for its tortoises is 600 miles off the mainland in the eastern Pacific
    $400 19
This supersonic aircraft's last commercial flight took place in October 2003
    $400 24
Cirriform describes icy these which have a wispy appearance
    $400 21
In addition to her successful children's books about animals, this author was a committed conservationist
    $400 7
In 1992, I hope you'll understand he hauled his "Achy Breaky Heart" to No. 4 on the Top 40
    $400 27
In 2019 Volkswagen ended production of this iconic model, at least for now
    $800 30
Large rallies are held in this city's Plaza de la Revolución, which was once known as Plaza Cívica
    $800 5
Promising to increase taxes & cut spending, in 2015 this Mediterranean nation received a 3rd international bailout, $95 billion
    $800 29
It's the term for a device used to speed up particles so that they can be collided & studied; it's also another name for a car's gas pedal
    $800 23
"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men & women are created equal", said this 3-named woman in 1848
    $800 1
Sadly, on January 8, 1994, this group played its last ever U.S. show, in its hometown of Seattle
    $800 10
In other words, your collarbone
    $1200 17
Venezuela's second-most populous city, it's the center of the nation's oil industry & bears the name of the nearby lake
    $1200 6
The COVID-19 virus was first detected in 2019 in this Chinese city located at the confluence of the Yangtze & Han rivers
    $1200 28
Much in the news, FRBs, fast these bursts, emanate from distant galaxies
    DD: $3,000 22
Investigative journalist Ida Tarbell's "History of" this petroleum company helped end its monopolistic ways
    $1200 2
Oasis sang, "Because maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me, & after all, you're my" this
    $1200 14
In physics, it's a hypothetical tunnel that could connect different parts of the universe
    $1600 18
This capital of Honduras on the Choluteca River has a population of 1.5 million & a name from Nahuatl said to mean "silver hill"
    $1600 8
At 11:35 PM EDT May 1, 2011 President Obama announced the death of this man in Pakistan
    $1600 25
It's the time it takes for 50% of a given amount of a radioactive substance to decay
    $1600 12
This activist was "Chom"ping at the bit to write 2003's "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance"
    $1600 3
In 1994, this R&B group's "I'll Make Love To You" remained at the top of the charts for 14 straight weeks
    $1600 20
Texas' state shrub is the crepe this
    $2000 16
A large region of this landlocked nation is named for U.S. President Hayes who ruled in its favor in an 1878 territory dispute
    $2000 9
In 2022, he became the first Hindu prime minister of the United Kingdom
    $2000 15
His uncertainty principle states that events on the atomic level can't be predicted exactly, only their probability
    $2000 13
In addition to liquor, this hatchet-wielding woman born in 1846 also railed against tobacco & corsets
    $2000 4
The first 1990s hit for this female vocal group was "Wannabe" in '97; their last was appropriately "Goodbye" in '98
    DD: $3,000 11
Meaning honorable & worthy of respect or of being revered, it was an epithet applied to Saint Bede

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Elliott Deanna Matt
$8,800 $19,600 $8,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He dedicated books to each of his 4 wives, including Hadley Richardson & Martha Gellhorn

Final scores:

Elliott Deanna Matt
$0 $18,674 $15,999
3rd place: $2,000 Finalist 2nd place: $3,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Elliott Deanna Matt
$8,800 $19,600 $12,200
16 R,
4 W
19 R,
1 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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Game tape date: 2023-08-17
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