Show #8941 - Monday, October 2, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Spades quarterfinal game 1.


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Dane Reighard, a writer and editor from Los Angeles, California

Emily Seaman Hoy, an attorney from Houston, Texas

Burt Thakur, a project engineer from Palm Springs, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: We'll give you a line, you name the play.)
    $200 12
This capital city of Iraq was founded around 762 A.D.
    $200 27
This MMA champ made her big screen debut among some veteran actions stars in "The Expendables 3"
    $200 28
"O mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low? Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils, shrunk..."
    $200 23
Known as Armeeameisen in German, these conspicuously mobile ants move about in long, orderly columns
    $200 30
A member of the Kaw Nation of Kansas, Charles Curtis, was vice president under this man from 1929 to 1933
    $200 24
Nothing, as a tennis score
    $400 10
Home to about 5.4 million, it's the province seen here
    $400 25
In 2023 ranked heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk as the world's best boxer P4P, standing for this
    $400 26
"The bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven or to hell"
    $400 22
The chigoe is a sand-dwelling variety of this insect
    $400 29
The book "Weaving the Dream" is the story of Mabel McKay, a renowned Pomo maker of these
    $400 14
Nothing, en Español
    $600 5
A British colony until 1973, this country made up of many islands is only about 60 miles SE of Florida
    $600 18
Before turning to MMA, UFC champ Henry Cejudo won a 2008 Olympic gold medal in freestyle this
    $600 15
"Neither a borrower nor a lender be"
    $600 7
The field & house types of this insect are sold as laboratory subjects, frog food & bait
    $600 4
Big Cypress Reservation is home to this "tribe of Florida"
    $600 13
The "hour" for a military action to start
    $800 6
Look way up in the Himalayas to find this small country of Asia
    $800 19
On Nov. 25, 1980 this "sweet" boxer defeated Roberto Duran, who said no mas in their rematch
    DD: $1,200 11
"The isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
    $800 17
This garden pest controller is the state insect of Delaware & Massachusetts
    $800 16
The most commonly spoken Native American language in the U.S. is this one famously used by "Code Talkers" in World War II
    $800 8
William Cowper: "What peaceful hours I once enjoyed... but they have left an aching" this
    $1000 3
The 2 countries of South America that begin with "B" are these 2
    $1000 21
In 1982 middleweight great Marvin Hagler changed his first name to this, an adjective often applied to him
    $1000 2
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players"
    $1000 1
Used by scientists to clean flesh off bones being prepared for research, dermestids are a type of this insect
    $1000 20
It was the "spectral" central ritual of the messianic 19th century religion founded by the Paiute Wovoka
    $1000 9
9-letter word for lack of existence, or a person of no importance

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

Burt :) Emily Dane
-$600 $3,200 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Burt :) Emily Dane
$1,600 $4,800 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 28
The urban complex of Soweto adjoins this metropolis of about 6 million, the nation's leading industrial & commercial city
    $400 25
Burt Lancaster took the role in the 1957 film that could only be called "Gunfight at" this place
    $400 27
Even before it was immortalized by Poe, this bird was a near-universal symbol of ill omen
    $400 29
Egyptians weren't happy with Hapi, the god of this river, when floods wiped out their mud-brick homes
    $400 30
In 1874 Charles Hodge argued that the perfection of this human sense organ makes it obvious we were designed
    $400 23
I'm supposed to "beware of Greeks bearing gifts"--but if they bring me a gift one of these, I shouldn't look in its mouth... hmmm
    $800 16
Of South Africa's 12 official languages, this 4-letter African one is the most spoken in the country
    $800 15
In 1993's "Tombstone", he played Earp to Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday
    $800 26
On home builders' home plans the spot where this item will go is symbolized here
    $800 22
A lotus represented Upper Egypt; this reed plant was a symbol of Lower Egypt
    $800 24
In 1994, Member of Parliament Margaret Hodge nominated this man as leader of Britain's Labour Party
    $800 17
OK, OK--"He who hesitates is lost"... but aren't I supposed to do this before I leap?
    $1200 6
Parts of this coastal city & its suburbs wind up towards & around Table Mountain
    $1200 5
In 1994's "Wyatt Earp", he played Earp to Dennis Quaid's Doc Holliday
    $1200 13
Proofreadersuse asymbolthat lookslikea tic-tac-toeboard toindicate "insert" this
    $1200 10
This tome was a collection of spells, charms & magical formulas for the deceased to use in the afterlife
    $1200 11
Comic book supervillain Cameron Hodge is an arch-foe of this group of mutant superheroes
    $1200 12
If this is "mightier than the sword", then why the heck do "actions speak louder than words"?
    DD: $2,000 2
The majestic Victorian City Hall in East London, South Africa held the first hearing of the post-apartheid TRC, this commission
    $1600 7
After he solved crimes in L.A. as Jim Rockford, he played the aging Earp doing the same in "Sunset"
    $1600 9
The compass rose, which contains the cross of St. George, symbolizes this church's communion
    $1600 21
In Old Egypt, this cross shaped like a "T" with a loop at the top was a symbol of life
    DD: $2,000 14
James Boswell recounted this British man of letters' affection for his cat Hodge, for whom he bought oysters
    $1600 18
Wait a minute--"Opposites attract", but these "flock together"? huh?
    $2000 3
South Africa's national bird is the blue variety of this avian; also warriors once wore its feathers into battle
    $2000 8
Long before he was Grandpa Walton, he played Earp in "Winchester '73"
    $2000 4
In heraldry, this word follows "bend" to denote a diagonal line ending in the lower left
    $2000 1
This "City of the Sun" was home to the cult of the Sun god Ra
    $2000 20
"Drummer Hodge", a poem by this "Mayor of Casterbridge" author, recounts a young soldier's burial
    $2000 19
So do I need a bigger kitchen, or not? "Many hands make light work", but "Too many cooks spoil" this stuff

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Burt :) Emily Dane
$7,200 $3,600 $10,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Both issued in April, 80 years apart, the first proclamations by these 2 presidents each declared national days of mourning

Final scores:

Burt :) Emily Dane
$0 $3,600 $5,800
3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Burt :) Emily Dane
$9,200 $3,600 $12,400
15 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
5 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $25,200

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Game tape date: 2023-08-29
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