Show #8943 - Wednesday, October 4, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Spades quarterfinal game 3.


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John Bussard, a Marine aviator originally from Ringoes, New Jersey

Kendra Blanchette, a registered dietitian from Elk Grove, California

Evan Roberts, a chemistry teacher from Louisville, Kentucky

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You'll give us the U.S. state.)
(Ken: These responses are two words that are reverses of each other, like "flog" and "golf".)
    $200 11
In a mining lode, the gangue is the junk & this is the mineral with the good stuff in it
    $200 3
A Feb. 2023 headline said this movie about one seriously hopped-up ursine "snorts up $23 million opening weekend"
    $200 12
Gender-neutral baby names are on the rise, especially this one of Mr. Lautner or Ms. Swift
    $200 6
Joseph Karl Stieler's early 19th century portrait of this man captures his energy & ferocity
    $200 30
Bill Gates' Xanadu 2.0
    $200 21
The kind of chatter some have "the gift of" & a sack that might hold a gift
    $400 17
This temperature oscillation in the equatorial Pacific Ocean was also a nickname of the young Rafael Nadal
    $400 4
Wocka wocka! To voice this Muppet, Frank Oz said, "I had to flesh him out, so I made him desperately insecure"
    $400 13
In the 1970s baseball players & owners began to use a neutral 3rd person to resolve salary disputes in "binding" this
    $400 7
He's the former stockbroker who painted women of Tahiti seen here
    $400 29
James Madison's Montpelier
    $400 22
A navigator's charts & unwanted inbox messages
    $600 18
It's not just oil--Saudi Arabia has reserves of over 300 trillion cubic feet of this
    $600 1
Movie within a movie time! In "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent", Nic Cage & Pedro Pascal swoon over this Brit-based bear "2"
    DD: $1,600 14
Soon after a beating by France at Marignano in 1515, this country decided expansion was out & neutrality was in
    $600 8
Dali's "Persistence of Memory" features 3 of these objects appearing to wilt
    $600 28
W.K. Kellogg Manor House
    $600 23
Your best buddies & an open hand smack to the face
    $800 19
Seismographers use the difference in speed between P waves & S waves to help locate this point
    $800 2
This man as Jackie Moon, after a stunt on the court with a bear goes awry in "Semi-Pro": "If you have a small child, use it as a shield!"
    $800 15
Lucky for you, when it comes to acids & bases, this pH number is neutral
    $800 9
She's the American-born expatriate whose work is seen here
    $800 27
The Biltmore Estate on 8,000 acres
    $800 24
Ceramic vessels & a save made by a goalie
    $1000 20
Some ocean sediment is radiolarian ooze, made of these parts of tiny protozoans
    $1000 5
Phil Harris provided the bear necessities as this character in 1967's "The Jungle Book"
    $1000 16
In 1927, he did not go to a neutral corner after knocking down Gene Tunney who may have gotten a 14-second long count
    $1000 10
The unique modern stylings of this abstract Dutchman are seen in his "Broadway Boogie Woogie"
    $1000 26
The Asa Packer Mansion, home of the railroad magnate & founder of Lehigh University
    $1000 25
Money for the return of something lost & a compartment in a cabinet to keep it in

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Evan Kendra John
$1,000 $4,200 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Evan Kendra John
$4,000 $6,200 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You'll name the body part mainly affected in each clue.)
    $400 3
    $400 9
His diary for July 14, 1789, the day the Bastille was stormed, read, "Rien", meaning "nothing"
    $400 26
This philosopher & partner of Engels took up residence in London after being expelled from Prussia in 1849
    $400 25
To selfishly take more than one's share, especially of the road
    $400 14
In "Hare Tonic", he hopes to make wabbit stew fwom that twickster Bugs Bunny
    $400 19
The cheerful tune you're hearing is this composer's overture to "H.M.S. Pinafore"
    $800 5
    DD: $5,000 10
On March 7, 1774 George III complained of "outrageous proceedings at" this city, especially in its harbor
    $800 27
Seen here the death of this Athenian philosopher was immortalized by Jacques Louis David in 1787
    $800 24
To live off the expenses of others, giving nothing in return
    $800 15
In "Buccaneer Bunny", he calls himself the "blood-thirstiest, shoot-'em firstiest, doggone worstiest"
    $800 20
The Liberty Bell March by John Philip Sousa became this comedy troupe's theme song
    $1200 6
    $1200 11
As quoted in "Die Hard", when this ancient guy "saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer"
    $1200 28
This 17th century French philosopher & mathematician accepted Queen Christina's refuge in Sweden & died there
    $1200 4
To crash into with great force, as when battering down a door
    $1200 16
An anvil, rocket skates & a do-it-yourself tornado kit are items Wile E. Coyote has bought from this corporation
    $1200 21
This ode by Friedrich von Schiller is set to music in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
    $1600 7
    $1600 12
The work seen here depicts this Trojan king pleading with Achilles to return his son's body
    $1600 29
In "Metaphysics of Morals", this 18th c. man wrote that one who makes himself a worm can't complain if he's stepped on
    $1600 1
To deceive or trick
    $1600 17
I say, he got above-the-title billing in the punningly named "Of Rice and Hen"
    $1600 22
This composer also known for ballets composed a merry waltz for his opera "Eugene Onegin"
    $2000 8
Ménière's disease
    $2000 13
In this event that brought Mussolini to power, King Victor Emmanuel III refused to bring in the army to stop him
    $2000 30
This philosopher's foundation convened an international war crimes tribunal to publicize U.S. atrocities in Vietnam
    $2000 2
To hum, buzz or speak in a monotonous tone
    $2000 18
In "Hare-Way to the Stars", he informs Bugs that he's going to blow up the Earth because it obstructs his view of Venus
    DD: $6,000 23
This 19th c. composer's Mazurka No. 9 (Op. 7 No. 5) is one of the peppier ones

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Evan Kendra John
$6,000 $23,200 $14,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

His 1904 will stipulated that "all the sums hereinbefore specified for prizes shall be used for prizes only"

Final scores:

Evan Kendra John
$0 $17,999 $14,200
3rd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Evan Kendra John
$6,000 $18,000 $10,200
12 R,
2 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $34,200

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Game tape date: 2023-08-29
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