Show #8944 - Thursday, October 5, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Spades quarterfinal game 4.


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Joe Feldmann, a technology professional from Bethesda, Maryland

Amanda Ganske, a product marketing manager from Austin, Texas

Brendan Sargent, a small business owner originally from Worcester, Massachusetts

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You'll name the movie.)
(Ken: All these responses will end with the letters "A-M".)
    $200 27
Indonesia's the place to see this ape whose name comes from Malay for "person of the forest"
    $200 1
Rocky Balboa has begun training Adonis Johnson; will Adonis have the eye of the tiger? That's up next in sports
    $200 28
These 2 prepositions are absolutely critical in a crossword puzzle
    $200 25
The Imperial Hotel he designed in Tokyo survived quakes & wars but was demolished in 1968
    $200 29
In addition to its famous wine, Madeira farmers grow a dwarf species of this tropical fruit of the genus Musa
    $200 30
Starchy tuber from Africa
    $400 26
Go deep (though not 20,000 leagues) to find Architeuthis dux, this rarely seen cephalopod
    $400 12
A crime novelist, dead in his mansion under mysterious circumstances. Benoit Blanc, on the case. Eyewitness News starts now
    $400 14
As a noun, it's your rear; as a preposition, it means toward the rear
    $400 24
He penned 1981's "God Emperor of Dune"
    DD: $1,000 22
The Atlantic Ocean archipelago of Madeira is an autonomous region of this nation
    $400 23
The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is near this landmark
    $600 15
The Amur tiger, aka this tiger, ranges from southeastern Russia to northern China
    $600 9
2 musicians dressed like undertakers led police on a wild chase through Chicago. Their car, & many others, did not survive the trip
    $600 13
It means against, whether in a legal action or a sports contest
    $600 11
Frank Ocean's first label album was "Channel" this color, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts
    $600 17
In the 1470s this explorer worked & lived in Madeira & married Felipa, the daughter of one of its governors
    $600 19
Westphalian & Bayonne are types of this cut of meat
    $800 5
Formosan rock macaques are only found in Japan & in the mountains & forests of this Asian island
    $800 4
A young man from Mumbai won big on a game show tonight; the winning final answer? Aramis, from "The Three Musketeers"!
    $800 10
Meaning "more distant than", it also follows "the great" to denote the afterlife
    $800 7
He won 3 Oscars as a director, including one for "It Happened One Night"
    $800 16
Madeira wine is fortified with this spirit to raise the alcohol content to about 20%
    $800 18
Wrestling throw that puts an opponent on the canvas back-first
    $1000 2
We have good hope you can tell us this alternate name for the African buffalo (it lives in Africa, by the way)
    $1000 3
An APB is out for a man who escaped a southern chain gang; authorities noted the man's amazing blue eyes & "failure to communicate"
    $1000 6
You "go" this "to get" this to make a social situation go smoothly
    $1000 8
This composer got a Pulitzer for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
    $1000 21
The British temporarily occupied Madeira during the wars named for this man
    $1000 20
Unit of weight; it's equal to 3.89 grams

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

Brendan Amanda Joe
$4,800 -$400 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brendan Amanda Joe
$7,000 $0 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Each response here is a 4-letter word based on a very simple code.)
    $400 15
The disaster at this facility near the city of Pripyat in 1986 contaminated large areas of northern Ukraine
    $400 1
Turn up the radio, it's "Life Goes On", Billboard's first ever Korean language No. 1 hit by this group
    $400 6
The Judiciary Act of 1789 created this Cabinet job
    $400 23
Spanish nun MarĂ­a de Gaucin is said to have left her convent to become a matadora, one of these, & then returned
    $400 30
Miss this term for the main body of a church & it sounds like you don't know Jack
    $400 18
The day begins:
    $800 14
These mountains between the Black & the Caspian Seas straddled Georgia's northern border
    $800 2
This rap trio, in 1986: "Wasn't me she was foolin', 'cause she knew what she was doin', when she told me how to walk this way"
    $800 7
In 1981 the Maritime Administration was transferred from Commerce to this Cabinet department
    $800 24
In 1831 Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in this world capital to care for the poor & destitute
    $800 29
The Philadelphia Museum of Art was designed as a vast temple in this style inspired by antiquity
    $800 19
A Canaanite god:
    $1200 13
When the ice from the last glacial age melted, the exposed lands of this northernmost Baltic nation turned green
    $1200 3
This U.K. reggae-pop band with hits in the '80s & '90s took its name from a British unemployment form
    $1200 9
The first Cabinet secretary in the line of presidential succession
    DD: $3,000 25
3-word title of Sister Helen Prejean's powerful account of being a death row counselor
    $1200 16
This low wall on the top of a castle may feature crenellation
    $1200 20
It's ready for war:
    $1600 12
The largest nation in Central Asia, this landlocked "stan" has abundant mineral & petroleum resources
    $1600 4
Their Texas boogie rock hits include "Gimme All Your Lovin" & "Sharp Dressed Man"
    $1600 8
The secretary of this newest Cabinet department is last in the order of presidential succession, behind Veterans Affairs
    $1600 26
Dating back to 1609, the Loreto nuns use the same "rule" as this male teaching order founded in 1534
    $1600 17
Along with Tuscan, Ionic, Corinthian & composite, it's the 5th of the orders in ancient architecture
    $1600 21
The thread of a long story:
    $2000 11
Following the independence of Belarus in 1991, its capital Minsk became the headquarters of this organization, the C.I.S.
    $2000 5
Red Foo & Sky Blu, shown here
    DD: $4,200 10
At the time of its establishment in 1849, this Cabinet department was also known as the Home Department
    $2000 27
It's the classic work in which you'll find "The Nun's Priest's Tale"
    $2000 28
The construction technique of vertical posts & crosspieces is called "post & lintel" or "post &" this
    $2000 22
A shade of blue:

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brendan Amanda Joe
$15,800 $11,000 $12,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In this nation of 360,000 people, you can walk along the boundaries of the Eurasian & North American tectonic plates

Final scores:

Brendan Amanda Joe
$5,999 $0 $22,800
2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brendan Amanda Joe
$15,800 $10,200 $10,600
20 R,
2 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,600

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Game tape date: 2023-08-29
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