Show #8949 - Thursday, October 12, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Spades quarterfinal game 9.


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Josh Saak, a traffic engineer from Boise, Idaho

Valerie Castelo, a legal training and development manager from San Leandro, California

Steve Clarke, a lawyer from Chesapeake, Virginia

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: With clues presented by actor Justin Long of Goosebumps.)
(Ken: Each correct response will sound like a 2-letter combination, like the word "easy".)
    $200 18
(Justin Long presents the clue.) To pass the time on a rainy day in Geneva, she & her husband & friends were telling each other ghost stories; she came up with "Frankenstein"--not bad for starting your first novel at age 18
    $200 1
Down 3 match points in 2012, Sam Groth hit one of these balls a record 163 mph & won the point--but lost the match
    $200 30
Jennifer Aniston won one in September 2002; her then-husband Brad was nominated, but didn't win
    $200 23
The man he tied with 73 electoral votes in 1800
    $200 14
1 of this unit of milk weighs about 8.5 pounds
    $200 11
Heard here is the Vietnamese version of this "wood voice" instrument
    $400 17
(Justin Long presents the clue.) On the way home at midnight Ichabod Crane thinks this alliterative specter is in pursuit & has thrown its cranium at the schoolmaster; in the morning, a broken pumpkin shell is found, but not Ichabod Crane
    $400 2
Here's some action from the 2022 World Championships of this
    $400 15
I can name this Native American dwelling in 2 letters
    $400 19
The current name of the New Jersey college he graduated from at age 16
    $400 9
A Frenchman created this process that kills microorganisms in milk by heating it
    $400 7
Used in pairs, these instruments are heard in many kinds of Latin music
    $600 10
(Justin Long presents the clue.) "Welcome to Dead House" from 1992 was the first of the books in the "Goosebumps" series by this author that by now has sold a spooky number of copies
    DD: $1,000 4
The guy who invented this sport in 1895 called it mintonette, but the over-the-net exchanges soon got it a new name
    $600 26
In 1978 Jackson Browne was "Running On" these 2 letters
    $600 24
The man he went to New Jersey to meet on July 11, 1804
    $600 20
Commercial cow's milk is commonly enriched with these 2 vitamins
    $600 3
The didgeridoo heard here originated on this continent
    $800 12
(Justin Long presents the clue.) The burial of Stephen King's daughter's cat Smucky helped inspire this novel that the author has said is just as dark as can be
    $800 5
Red leather is traditional for the cork-filled balls used in this sport
    $800 28
These 2 letters can often be seen growing on the sides of college buildings
    $800 25
The man he introduced the widow Dolley Todd to in 1794
    $800 21
This type of sugar that's less sweet than sucrose is found only in milk
    $800 8
This ancient instrument is sounded on a New Year's Day
    $1000 16
(Justin Long presents the clue.) "The story had held us round the fire, sufficiently breathless", is how this author began "The Turn of the Screw", about a governess trying to protect children from the effects of malevolent spirits
    $1000 6
In 1764 this storied Scottish golf club trimmed its Old Course from 22 holes to 18, setting a new standard
    $1000 27
These 2 letters give you an adjective meaning squalid & unkempt
    $1000 29
The Chief Justice who presided over his treason trial
    $1000 22
In 1856 Gail Borden received a patent for his process to do this to milk
    $1000 13
The best thing about using this instrument is that you can do your laundry when you're done

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

Steve Valerie Josh
$1,400 $1,000 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Valerie Josh
$5,400 -$400 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You'll have to name the president who issued each order.)
    $400 16
"There shall be... an office of Lend-Lease Administration"
    $400 9
"You're not going to drown, Jack." "Why, Rose?" "I have an inflatable life raft. I probably should've said something earlier"
    $400 22
This state's largest inland body of water is the brackish Lake Pontchartrain
    $400 3
In 1795 John Playfair simplified Euclid's axiom about these, still saying they never meet
    $400 24
Principal field of study for a college student
    $400 30
This word precedes "Shade Of Winter" in a Bangles song title
    $800 15
"I hereby appoint a commission to ascertain, evaluate and report upon the facts relating to the assassination of the late president"
    $800 8
"I see dead people, Dr. Crowe... but you're not one of 'em. You're very, very much alive & happily married"
    $800 10
Maseru is the capital of this African kingdom
    $800 5
A prism has the same relationship to a pyramid as cylinder does to this
    $800 12
Dr. Vivek Murthy is the current holder of this government job
    $800 18
"Big" is found within this big word that means "open to interpretation"
    $1200 14
"You or any officer you may designate will, in your discretion, suspend the writ of habeas corpus"
    $1200 1
"Forget it, Jake, it's... hold on--Evelyn's okay. The bullets missed her in the car. She's fine & the cops are letting her go"
    $1200 4
This principality of Central Europe covers a scant 62 square miles in area
    DD: $2,000 6
Between 2 & 2:50 p.m., the minute hand on your watch covers this many degrees
    $1200 25
In economic terms, free enterprise is also known as this enterprise
    $1200 17
"V" know this word meaning not clear is from the Latin for "wandering"
    $1600 20
"Prohibiting certain transactions with respect to the Crimea region of Ukraine"
    $1600 2
"Hold the execution. John Coffey's been found innocent. He is a free man." "Phew. That was close"
    $1600 13
It's the longest river entirely in France
    $1600 19
A scalenohedron is a crystal of 8 or 12 faces, each of which is one of these shapes
    $1600 26
Aye aye! I got this style of chair for $129.99 at Walmart
    $1600 23
Verbiage from the State Department may leave you in this state; it comes before "Bottom" in the D.C. area where state is located
    DD: $2,500 21
"Providing assistance for the removal of an obstruction of justice within the state of Arkansas"
    $2000 7
Whoa...we're killing off Wolverine?! The film's made over $600 million! No! He heals up just fine, dusts himself off & makes a sequel
    $2000 11
It's "jar"ring to note that before sailing to America in 1620, the Pilgrims lived in this Dutch city for more than 10 years
    $2000 27
In the world of circles, it's the opposite of concentric; it's also used to describe people
    $2000 29
Job title of the chief law enforcer of the House of Representatives
    $2000 28
Grammatically, the word "an" is this type of article

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Valerie Josh
$19,100 $5,200 $16,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Though it meant "seasickness" in Latin, this 6-letter word now refers to a more general feeling of sickness

Final scores:

Steve Valerie Josh
$5,399 $5,200 $19,105
2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000 Winner: semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Steve Valerie Josh
$19,600 $7,200 $16,400
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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Game tape date: 2023-08-30
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