Show #8947 - Tuesday, October 10, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Spades quarterfinal game 7.


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Robert Kaine, an editor from Los Angeles, California

Joe Velasco, a director of customer care originally from La Mirada, California

Morgan Briles, a librarian from Norman, Oklahoma

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: We need the state where each NASCAR track is located.)
(Ken: This was number one on David Letterman's "Top 10 Rejected Jeopardy! Categories" list.)
GO ____
    $200 14
Lavoisier was one of the men on the committee that came up with this measurement system in the 1790s
    $200 10
Daytona International Speedway
    $200 8
Though he wrote a number of operas, Michael Haydn is far less famous than this older brother
    $200 27
In heraldry, a cross surrounded by 4 small crosses is known as the Crusaders' cross or the cross of this city
    $200 1
This 9-letter word for a small piece of paper used for cleansing often follows "moist"
    $200 2
2-word response to an opponent who asks for cards you don't have
    $400 15
In 1891 Brucia, the 323rd asteroid discovered, was unique as it was the first one found by using these
    $400 9
Sonoma Raceway
    $400 22
His 18th child, Johann Christian, wrote operas for the King's Theatre in London
    $400 3
When heraldic images are termed "sanglant", it means they are symbolically stained with this
    $400 4
In chapter I of "Bleak House" this is "everywhere... up the river... down the river... in the eyes & throats..."
    $400 6
In a rhyming phrase, it means to move with the prevailing trend
    $600 18
Around 335 B.C., this Greek founded the Lyceum, where he taught logic & observation
    $600 11
Talladega Superspeedway
    $600 23
At the age of 3 in Salzburg, he began to mimic the keyboard playing of his 7-year-old sister Nannerl
    $600 28
A symbol of the Byzantine Empire, the double-headed this was made the national emblem of the Russian Federation in 1993
    $600 5
This moist cake with cream cheese icing is probably the most popular cake named for a garden root veggie
    $600 7
Make more effort than required, like by walking 1,760 more yards
    $800 19
The discovery of this element in 1669 has led to a lot of friction--in matches
    $800 12
Martinsville Speedway, Richmond Raceway
    $800 24
We hope that Liszt was on the guest list when his daughter Cosima married this "Die Walkure" composer in 1870
    DD: $2,500 29
The white at the top of the Canadian territorial coat of arms represents polar regions; the wavy blue line--this trade route
    $800 21
This Iberian plant seen here hanging from trees needs to be in a moist habitat
    $800 16
In a wrestling metaphor, to fight fiercely
    $1000 20
In 1879, after thousands of failures, Edison found a simple scorched cotton thread worked best as one of these
    $1000 13
Watkins Glen International
    $1000 25
Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, was a composer as well as the brother-in-law of this British queen
    $1000 30
A principle used as a basis for judging, or, in heraldry, a monarch's long, tapering flag
    $1000 26
From the Latin for "tear", these glands keep the eyeballs moist
    $1000 17
A synonym for "get lost"; you might tell Ben Franklin to do it

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

Morgan Joe Robert
$3,200 $2,000 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Morgan Joe Robert
$11,300 $3,400 $200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: We'll give you the role, you name the film.)
(Ken: Give us the author.)
    $400 27
Before becoming a prolific author, he taught biochemistry
    $400 1
"Family" man Don Vito Corleone
    $400 29
"Of neither Darcy nor Wickham could she think, without feeling that she had been blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd"
    $400 15
It's the most common U.S. residential liquefied petroleum gas
    $400 7
An energetic person is full of these, maybe the fava type
    $400 30
If you're looking at a long time in Tempe, try Studio 6, the extended-stay version of this chain
    $800 26
He was both the 8th vice president & the 8th president
    $800 2
Blanche's brother-in-law Stanley
    $800 28
"Why didn't you tell me that that infernal harpooneer was a cannibal?"
    $800 16
Having learned from the Hindenburg, modern airships use helium in place of this explosive gas
    $800 8
Government money that a congressman steers toward his home district
    $800 24
What some say the movie "Stagecoach" is, or a hotel chain with more than 4,000 hotels
    $1200 18
Here's this waltz king at around age 50
    $1200 4
Terry Malloy, who could've been a contender
    $1200 25
"Remedios the beauty stayed there wandering through the desert of solitude... maturing in her dreams without nightmares"
    $1200 11
Used in WWI & against Iraq's Kurds, it's named for its smell
    $1200 12
To urge on, or a food item that is judged by a process known as candling
    $1200 23
Spelled the same way as a type of regular payment, it's a small European hotel or boarding house
    $1600 3
Here's this general late in life, still sporting his signature side whiskers
    DD: $2,000 5
Rebellious naval Lt. Fletcher Christian
    DD: $2,000 21
"The men upon the floor were going about their work. Neither squeals of hogs nor tears of visitors made any difference to them"
    $1600 10
C4H10 chemically, it's used in refrigeration & in cigarette lighters
    $1600 13
Diana Prince occasionally has to take her hair out of this to become Wonder Woman
    $1600 22
A San Diego icon, the Hotel del this has been hosting guests, including presidents, since the 1880s
    $2000 17
His long reign over Austria-Hungary ended with his death in 1916
    $2000 6
Johnny, leader of the Black Rebels
    $2000 20
"In the actions of all men... where there is no impartial arbiter, one must consider the final result"
    $2000 9
It's the common name for nitrous oxide, often used in dentistry to relieve pain
    $2000 14
A story or joke that's been repeated often, maybe too often
    $2000 19
Escoffier was once the chef of this elegant French-named hotel at Fifth Avenue & 61st Street

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Morgan Joe Robert
$18,900 $10,200 $8,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Christchurch is the largest city in this New Zealand region that shares its name with an English city known for a church begun in the 6th century

Final scores:

Morgan Joe Robert
$12,900 $20,200 $7,200
2nd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Morgan Joe Robert
$17,200 $9,800 $8,200
22 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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Game tape date: 2023-08-30
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