Show #8933 - Wednesday, September 20, 2023

2023 Second Chance competition week 2, semifinal game 3.


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Pam Sung, a physician-scientist from Amherst, New York

Alex Lamb, a data scientist from Lake Forest, California

Brian Ross, an attorney from Los Angeles, California

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
The motto of this mail delivery service that ran from April 1860 to October 1861 was "The mail must go through"
    $200 13
New Orleans is home to this "sweet" bowl game, one of 6 in the College Football Playoff
    $200 29
Anyone from Boston will tell you the New England type of this, with milk, tops Manhattan's, with tomatoes
    $200 30
"You have invented a very useful younger brother called Ernest, in order that you may be able to come up to town"
    $200 24
Find yourself in the Upside Down on one of the world's oldest suspended monorails in Wuppertal in this country
    $200 26
A B falls off a charred word & becomes this funereal container
    $400 20
In the 1400s, Edward IV could have said, "I want to be a part of it, this house, this house", a branch of Plantagenet
    $400 9
Fans have a hell of a time rooting for this New Jersey NHL franchise
    $400 28
The title of this Broadway musical that opened on May 5, 1955 makes its feelings about the local baseball team quite apparent
    $400 19
"I gotta show some of those pompous, self-important executives over there that Hap Loman can make the grade"
    $400 23
59 Rivoli in Paris is a squat turned art gallery a few blocks from this large museum with a pyramid thingy in front of it
    $400 25
Knock a B off a biblical tower & get the name of this biblical murder victim
    $600 17
We hope you were expecting this judicial institution that was in the heresy-fighting business from 1478 to 1834
    $600 5
Like Manchester, Newcastle in the north of England has a Premier League soccer club with this all-for-one name
    $600 27
Tough times at this arena, the "Mecca of Basketball", as even Pixar dunked on the Knicks in "Soul", explaining decades of futility
    $600 18
"I ain't done nothing wrong by speaking to the gentleman. I've a right to sell flowers if I keep off the kerb"
    $600 22
Check out the medieval towers that dot the skyline of San Gimignano near Sienna in this region of Italy
    $600 14
Wash away the B from a type of small river & get this name for a chess piece
    $800 6
Not a Super Bowl stadium, it was also called the Oil Reserves Scandal or Elk Hills Scandal, & it took a toll on President Harding
    $800 1
Sydney-born tennis star John Newcombe won Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open & (of course) this
    $800 4
In their 1979 Top 40 hit "Shattered", this group sang, "Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots"... shadoobie
    $800 11
"It's terrible, dreadful, disgraceful that poor little sister has never received a single gentleman caller"
    $800 12
In Greece or Cyprus, you might want to try this 4-letter liqueur flavored with anise
    $800 15
Sink the B off a group of ocean vessels & get this horse food
    DD: $2,200 7
This U.S. agency began in 1961; its director Sargent Shriver said it had 15,000 volunteers in 50+ countries in less than 6 years
    $1000 2
Named for the color of their uniforms, the All Blacks are New Zealand's national team in this, the national sport
    $1000 3
A Yelper on this landmark connecting Canal St. & Jersey City: a "traffic jam tunnel. If you have a small bladder like me, good luck"
    $1000 10
"Begin thine incantations, and try if devils will obey thy hest, seeing thou hast pray'd and sacrific'd to them"
    $1000 8
Go face to face with some Art Nouveau architecture in this world capital in Latvia
    $1000 16
When a cetacean fatty layer sweats out its B, this unskilled seaman is all that's left

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

Brian Alex Pam
$1,600 -$1,600 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Alex Pam
$2,600 $1,400 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
Finely chop raw, lean meat; add salt, pepper & herbs, top with a raw egg yolk & you're on your way to a dish of beef this
    $400 15
6 years after its U.S. release, this Disney film was the elephant in the room, winning Cannes' Grand Prix--Dessin Animé in 1947
    $400 28
Loyola Marymount University offered the USA's first of these degrees in yoga studies
    $400 25
In 2020 she topped John Waters & the Beastie Boys to win a Grammy for her spoken word album, an audio book of her memoir
    $400 30
In this Verdi opera, Manrico is a tenor & a troubadour, the meaning of the work's Italian title
    $400 29
It has its risks at the circus; insert "tension" & it has even more
    $800 10
Saffron flavored rice & meats & shellfish are the main components of this dish prepared in the two-handled same-named pan
    $800 14
Penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this song from "Encanto" won the Best Song Written for Visual Media Grammy in 2023
    $800 16
Beginning May 7, 2025, it's gotta be real if you want to fly
    $800 24
At Wellesley's 1990 commencement, this Texan said, "Someone in the crowd could also become a presidential spouse and I wish him well"
    $800 27
"Cav & Pag" is shorthand for the pairing of this one-act opera by Mascagni with "Pagliacci"
    $800 23
One debunked story says Lamont Sleets invented this celebratory hand gesture
    $1200 9
Mix grated potatoes, eggs, matzo meal, onions & seasonings; form into a pancake, fry it up & enjoy this Hanukkah favorite
    $1200 13
"The Wonderful World of Disney" won a Peabody Award in 1999 for this musical that had Kathy Bates as evil Miss Hannigan
    $1200 4
Internet domain for the Holy See
    $1200 17
She met the future president in 1938 when they both tried out for a local play in Whittier, California
    $1200 22
The plot of this comic opera by Mozart centers on 2 sisters & their soldier boyfriends; the 3-word title is fun to say
    $1200 3
The late Dick Fosbury completely changed the way this activity is done
    $1600 7
Need to puree right in the pot? Turn your hand to this type of blender
    $1600 11
In 1998, she felt the love becoming the first female winner of a Tony for directing "The Lion King"
    $1600 5
A boss in the military; I can't authorize that, corporal. You need to check with your...
    $1600 18
Half-brothers of this southern-born first lady fought for the Confederacy, which could have led to really awkward Thanksgiving dinners
    DD: $3,000 20
The title character of this Bellini opera set in ancient Gaul is a Druid priestess
    $1600 1
A 3-word phrase for drug-free happiness, or a video game with an alien cartel threatening humanity
    $2000 8
A sauce of egg yolks, sherry, cream, butter & seasonings over lobster & buttered toast points is served as this
    $2000 12
Angela Lansbury used her witching powers to thwart Nazis in this classic that won an Oscar for special effects in 1971
    $2000 6
A coroner can be a layperson; this counterpart is an M.D., often board-certified in a specialty
    DD: $3,000 19
A year before her death in 1962, she began chairing JFK's Commission on the Status of Women
    $2000 21
How meta is this Puccini opera? Its title character is an opera singer, it's set in Rome in 1800 & premiered in Rome in 1900
    $2000 2
Fittingly, Swoosie Kurtz, Joel McCrea & Tuesday Weld are alumni of it

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Alex Pam
$9,800 $2,200 $15,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2022 the Dept. of Energy noted "a flawed process" & vacated a 1954 commission's decision "in the matter of" this man

Final scores:

Brian Alex Pam
$19,600 $2,317 $20,000
2nd place: $3,000 3rd place: $2,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Brian Alex Pam
$9,800 $4,400 $17,000
14 R,
1 W
16 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $31,200

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Game tape date: 2023-08-17
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