Show #8946 - Monday, October 9, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Spades quarterfinal game 6.


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Lucy Ricketts, a book designer and freelance illustrator from Atlanta, Georgia

Camron Conners, a high school social studies teacher from Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Phil Hoffman, an analyst from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 28
Thyme honey from the Iblei Mountains on this large Mediterranean isle has been a delicacy for centuries
    $200 29
Dear Worried: It's a slippery slope--a venial one of these disposes you to a mortal one
    $200 26
Zero divided by 6 yields this quotient
    $200 27
Lined with statues & monuments, the Great Walk leads up to the Capitol building in this city
    $200 21
Go against your best interest & you shoot yourself here
    $200 22
A wild day for this ex-champ in 1997: "I lost my last professional boxing match, but I received a check for $1 million for the grill"
    $400 4
Thyme is part of this plant family
    $400 1
Dear Baffled: As St. Augustine says, the image of this in man is in the 3 parts--mind, knowledge & love
    $400 8
Of I'm, they've, you're or won't, the contraction that lost the most letters
    $400 13
One of the top attractions in Texas is this city's River Walk, featuring boat rides, shopping & plenty of food & fun
    $400 17
A quick & reckless reaction has you shooting from this body part
    $400 23
Some stats from a 1966 title bout: Over three rounds, he threw 100-plus punches, took less than 10, & knocked down his foe four times
    $600 11
This "Elder" Roman encyclopedist referred to thyme as a fumigant
    $600 2
Dear Struggling: Sorry, but the poor must pay these, whether the traditional tenth of income or more
    $600 5
The predicate of a sentence tells what this part is or does
    $600 3
On Crickets Avenue in Lubbock, a visual arts center with a guitar-shaped gallery honors the life & legacy of this early rocker
    $600 18
Something that has a good effect on you (like a vaccine) is a shot in this
    $600 24
The champ for an amazing 12 years, this "Brown Bomber" joined the Army in 1942 & served in a segregated unit with Jackie Robinson
    $800 12
Monks know that thyme is an ingredient in this popular upscale French liquor, one of the "B"s in B&B
    $800 9
Dear Confused: Baptism is the sacrament of faith; the sacrament of charity is this, the Lord's Supper
    $800 6
The size of this body part changes, depending on the light
    $800 14
Blast off on a tour of this place, including stops at Mission Control & an astronaut training facility
    $800 19
When you brag or boast, you shoot off this body part
    $800 25
In 1990, this man here knocked out Buster Douglas to become the undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champ
    $1000 16
Thyme contains about 1% this type of "oil" used in fragrances & pharmaceuticals
    $1000 10
Dear Scared: No, your parish priest can't give you this, a release from secular punishment; go get it over with
    $1000 7
The 15th, 17th, 19th, 23rd, 24th & 26th ones of these are specifically concerned with voting
    DD: $3,000 15
Named for its location on the Rio Grande, this national park is popular with birders as it is home to over 400 species
    $1000 20
1775 Bunker Hill order on when you were allowed to shoot
    $1000 30
Rocky before "Rocky", this 1950s legend retired as the sole undefeated heavyweight champ in history, going 49-0 with 43 KOs

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

Phil Camron Lucy
-$400 $0 $6,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Phil Camron Lucy
$400 $2,400 $10,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: I'm gonna give you three characters from a literary work; you'll tell me which one is still alive at the end.)
(Ken: Each response here will be spelled entirely with letters in the word "circle".)
(Ken: You'll give us the title in each case.)
    $400 28
On Dec. 31, 2005 a this second (not a this year) was added at 23:59:60, the first extra second in 7 years
    $400 13
In "Oliver Twist":
Artful Dodger
    $400 24
This cord can be saturated with inorganic salt solutions & dried prior to molding into candles
    $400 26
Enchantress who made Odysseus' men pig-headed
    $400 27
This puzzle is so-named for the tool used to create the intricate lines & curves of its pieces
    $400 30
"Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids, in fact it's cold as hell"
    $800 14
In 1687 this Brit differentiated "absolute, true, and mathematical time" & "relative, apparent, and common time"
    $800 9
In "The Iliad": Hector, Agamemnon, Patroclus
    $800 23
Candles have been made of animal fat or this nonglycerine substance used as early as 3000 B.C.
    $800 25
Last name of the lyricist who worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber
    $800 8
Solving one of these in London's Daily Telegraph in 1942 could've made you a Bletchley codebreaker in WWII
    $800 29
"Blue jean baby, L.A. lady, seamstress for the band"
    DD: $1,990 4
An 1884 conference chose the meridian of this facility's transit instrument as the "prime" starting point for time zones
    $1200 10
In "Beowulf":
    $1200 19
Meaning "offered" or "dedicated", they're the type of candles seen here
    $1200 18
Its name is from the Middle English for "an object of religious veneration"
    $1200 7
On this game show 2 contestants revealed a rebus picture puzzle by matching pairs of prizes & then had to solve the puzzle
    $1200 1
"I remember when rock was young, me and Suzie had so much fun"
    $1600 5
TAI, the French abbreviation for "international" this "time", was introduced in 1955
    $1600 11
In "Othello":
    DD: $5,000 20
From Latin for "barely connected", this solid white substance is water-insoluble & can precede "oil"
    $1600 16
To cause annoyance or ire
    $1600 15
A confused mess, or a syndicated newspaper puzzle with letters in circles & squares
    $1600 2
It's the classic heard here
    $2000 6
Clocks flown around the Earth in 1971 diverged from stationary ones, confirming the relativity concept "time" this
    $2000 12
In "Les Miserables": Fantine,
Jean Valjean
    $2000 21
We'd know the type of candle seen here from this to post
    $2000 17
In many fantasy role-playing games, it's a healing class
    $2000 22
A classic logic puzzle from 1962 deals with the surnames of 3 train employees: the brakeman, the fireman & him
    $2000 3
"I can't light no more of your darkness, all my pictures seem to fade to black and white"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Phil Camron Lucy
$990 $6,800 $16,200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In "A Room of One’s Own", the "four famous names" are Austen, 2 Brontës & this author who died closest to Virginia Woolf’s own time

Final scores:

Phil Camron Lucy
$189 $0 $16,700
2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Phil Camron Lucy
$5,200 $6,800 $14,200
11 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
5 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $26,200

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Game tape date: 2023-08-30
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