Show #8950 - Friday, October 13, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Spades semifinal game 1.


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

Lawrence Long, a nursing student and stay-at-home uncle from East Bend, North Carolina

Sam Stapleton, a college consultant from Los Gatos, California

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 30
This whistle, also called a swanee whistle, modulates its pitch like a trombone
    $200 11
He got his geography degree from the University of North Carolina in 1986--while leading the NBA in scoring with 37.1 points per game
    $200 29
Yes, these parasitic annelids of the class Hirudinea can actually help drain a hematoma, but yeeeesh!
    $200 27
"Sen. Obama, I am not President Bush. If you wanted to run against President Bush, you should have run 4 years ago"
    $200 13
The Gracie Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media are named for this radio & TV pioneer & wife of George Burns
    $200 28
A record of past performance; some people start over with a clean one
    $400 24
All rise & name this national anthem heard here
    $400 10
After finishing online, this big sis stopped by Indiana University East to pick up her BS on the way to a nearby tennis tournament
    $400 22
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as his disease, claimed his life in 1941
    $400 26
Before Congress in 1951, he announced, "I now close my military career..."
    $400 12
Classical music's Wihuri Sibelius Prize is awarded by members of music institutions from this country
    $400 25
The object of a pursuit, such as a hunted animal
    $600 23
Our bandleader whistles while you work to name this composer heard here
    $600 3
MLB All-Star J.J. Putz, who shared a dorm at this school with Tom Brady, went back to finish his degree in 2010
    $600 21
A yellow or orange coloration to the skin is caused by an excess of this pigment, perhaps after eating too many carrots
    DD: $2,200 9
In a 1974 national TV address he conveyed, "Our long national nightmare is over..."
    $600 6
Sign language played a big part in this 1980 Tony Award winner for Best Play
    $600 18
In earlier days, this pro-am golf tournament on California's Monterey peninsula was called the Crosby Clambake
    $800 14
Christmas comes early when this tune comes whistling in
    $800 1
The most decorated figure skater in U.S. history, she started college in 1999 & returned to get her B.A. in 2009
    $800 20
Athletes sometimes strain this large extensor muscle of the thigh whose name means "four headed"
    $800 7
He humbly shared with the British in 1936, "A few hours ago I discharged my last duty as king..."
    $800 4
He won Pulitzers for his plays in 1948 & 1955
    $800 17
Rocky adjective for a harsh, raspy voice
    $1000 15
We provide you the best in classical whistling with this piece heard here
    $1000 2
When this former Carolina Panthers QB graduated from Auburn in 2015, he stayed off the stage to keep the focus on the other graduates
    $1000 19
In July 1976 a form of pneumonia caused the deaths of 29 members of this organization in Philadelphia
    $1000 8
In a 1775 speech he declared, "I know not what course others may take..."
    $1000 5
For supporting health & education globally, Rihanna received a 2017 humanitarian award from this oldest U.S. college
    $1000 16
This cake's mottled or streaked look is achieved by alternating vanilla & chocolate batters

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

Sam Lawrence Joe
$2,200 $5,000 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Lawrence Joe
$4,000 $6,000 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: That's the worst kind of monk.)
    $400 8
Among landlocked countries, this war-torn Asian land is alphabetically first
    $400 23
Before he entered "The Matrix", he helped us choose Kellogg's Corn Flakes
    $400 30
Knowing that "broid" is an obsolete form of "braid" will help you identify this, ornamentation using needlework
    $400 20
Now found in some dictionaries, IMHO, when used in emails & texting, is short for this phrase
    $400 24
In 1860 this poet wrote about "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"
    $400 29
In 1589 a fanatical monk named Jacques Clement assassinated this country's reigning king Henry III
    $800 7
The 2 that are landlocked because they are completely surrounded by Italy
    $800 22
"30 Rock" was far in her future when she suggested we go to Mutual Savings Bank
    $800 21
Sailors, who need to know their knots, helped spread this knot-based craft that makes lovely wall hangings
    $800 19
Often a misdemeanor, it means to linger in a place for no real reason
    $800 14
"Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie tells of the post-colonial era in this nation, where Rushdie was born
    $800 28
John de Roma is one of the brutal monks in the 16th c. Protestant "Book of" these people who died for their faith
    $1200 6
This large landlocked Asian country starts with the same 3 letters as a day of the week
    $1200 4
Near the "Inception" of his career, this now-superstar informed the world that Bubble Yum "keeps it poppin"'
    $1200 12
In this traditional crafted item often found on mantels, Cutty Sark could be both the interior & exterior part
    $1200 18
Mum's a word for this flower with a longer name
    $1200 11
Her: "Drink & dance & laugh & lie, love the reeling midnight through, for tomorrow we shall die! (but, alas, we never do)"
    $1200 27
AKA Saloth Sar, he was a novice monk for a time in Cambodia before becoming infamous for "Killing Fields"
    DD: $4,000 1
Ouagadougou, the capital of this country, is about 500 miles from the seacoast
    $1600 3
With no pandas, kung fu or otherwise in sight, he hawked "Pitfall" for the Atari 2600 (in a pith helmet!)
    $1600 15
Skiving is the thinning of this material, using a sharp knife on the flesh side
    $1600 17
Depending on how you pronounce it, it can be a substance burned for its fragrance, or it can mean to anger someone
    $1600 9
James Leo Herlihy wrote this 1965 novel about Joe Buck, who tries to make it in New York as a stud for hire
    $1600 26
Friar Vicente de Valverde gave Atahuallpa the choice of death by fire or garrote; he chose the latter & this empire ended
    $2000 5
This landlocked African country was once called Nyasaland
    $2000 2
One minute you're selling Corn Pops in a 1999 ad, the next, meth on AMC 9 years later--such is this young actor's life
    $2000 13
I'm giving an invitation this kind of fancy detail, also called a feather edge
    DD: $2,500 16
Having all 5 vowels in alphabetical order, it means cleverly amusing, but it can also be snarky in tone
    $2000 10
"The Other Side of Me" is a memoir by this author of "The Other Side of Midnight"
    $2000 25
As the first Grand Inquisitor in Spain, this Dominican authorized torture

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Lawrence Joe
$18,400 $10,000 $7,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Before his death in 2005, he said he was "probably the last head of state to be able to recognize all his compatriots in the street"

Final scores:

Sam Lawrence Joe
$16,799 $0 $7,300
Finalist 3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sam Lawrence Joe
$16,000 $8,400 $9,800
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
16 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,200

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Game tape date: 2023-08-31
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