Show #8952 - Tuesday, October 17, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Spades semifinal game 3.


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

Daniel Nguyen, a high school math teacher and doctoral student from San Jose, California

Joe Feldmann, a technology professional from Bethesda, Maryland

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 28
Known as "the Father of Pennsylvania", he also fathered 8 children with his first wife
    $200 26
On hiatus from Destiny's Child, she played Foxxy Cleopatra in "Austin Powers in Goldmember"
    $200 29
During the 1930s this drought-ridden area of the Great Plains included parts of Kansas, Oklahoma & Texas
    $200 27
British Hanoverian kings: 4. George IV
3. George III
2. this king
    $200 30
If train A leaves Oamaru at 9 a.m. at 70 mph & train B leaves Timaru at 1 p.m. going 80, this will still be New Zealand's capital
    $200 13
Don't be afraid--this animal is a pollo
    $400 24
It's the last name of Moses, the father of Stephen, who settled 300 families in Texas in the 1820s
    $400 25
Guðmundsdóttir is the last name of this one-time Sugarcube singer
    $400 23
A dust bunny is found under furniture; this more "demonic" term is a dusty whirlwind found in a dry region
    $400 22
The presidents:
5. Monroe
4. Madison
3. this guy
    $400 20
Sally has 1/3 of a 5th Avenue candy bar, Eddie has 7/8 of a Mr. Goodbar; both are made by this company
    $400 12
This animal, gatto, got your lingua?
    $600 16
Termed by history "the father" of it, in 1696 Peter the Great created this branch of the Russian military
    $600 3
At the age of 11, she joined Justin & Christina in the cast of the new "Mickey Mouse Club"
    $600 17
In Genesis "God said unto" this creature "dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life"
    $600 21
The periodic table:
4. beryllium
3. lithium
2. this element
    $600 15
Mr. Jenkins has 3 nickels, 13 dimes & 54 pennies; he can't afford a Phantom from this car company
    $600 11
After all the gelato, I feel as big as a balena, one of these
    $800 5
Married to King Henry VIII, she was the mother of Edward VI
    $800 1
10 days after her release from rehab following a 1947 narcotics arrest, this "Lady" sold out Carnegie Hall
    DD: $2,400 7
In a poem named for him, Rudyard Kipling calls this man a "limpin' lump o' brick-dust"
    $800 4
"The 12 Days Of Christmas" gifts:
7. swans a-swimming
6. geese a-laying
5. these
    $800 14
The Statue of Liberty weighs 225 tons; how many have read this woman's poem "The New Colossus" on the pedestal wall?
    $800 9
Tell Leon il cavallo, this animal, has arrived
    $1000 6
St. Ambrose credits this mother of Constantine with finding the True Cross of Jesus
    $1000 2
This "Empress of the Blues" performed with Benny Goodman & Louis Armstrong, among others
    $1000 8
In "King Lear", Albany tells her, "You are not worth the dust which the rude wind blows in your face"
    $1000 18
The states:
49. Alaska
48. Arizona
47. this
    $1000 19
Bo makes 86 snow-balls in 1 3/4 hrs.; when will Bo know he has this 9-letter problem where ice crystals form in body tissues?
    $1000 10
Farfalle are these creatures, but please don't eat them

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

Joe Daniel Lucy
$400 $800 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Joe Daniel Lucy
$2,800 $3,200 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
Mount Whitney in this western range is the highest peak in the lower 48 states
    $400 23
In 1980 the U.S. & 64 other countries boycotted the Olympics held in this city
    $400 29
In Vladimir Nabokov's "The Luzhin Defense", a master of this game loses his grip on reality
    $400 27
This member of the parsley family that grows wild in Europe & the U.S. is a main flavoring agent in pickles
    $400 24
From the Greek for "time observer", it's an astrological forecast based on time of birth & other factors
    $400 21
A pig's digs
    $800 20
Shira is the westernmost of the 3 volcanic cones that make up this highest peak in Africa
    $800 22
This city hosted the Summer Games in 1964, a first for Asia
    $800 28
Long a bestseller in this native land, Olga Tokarczuk found a world audience after her 2018 Man Booker & Nobel Prizes
    $800 26
Its name is from the French for "lion's tooth"
    $800 15
Considered the first sign of the zodiac, it's often represented by a ram
    $800 19
40 winks
    $1200 6
It's the highest peak in the Cascade Range of the northwest
    $1200 3
Athens hosted the first Modern Olympics in 1896; this other European capital hosted the second games in 1900
    $1200 9
Bertolt Brecht fled Germany in 1933 & left the U.S. in 1947 after being required to testify before this committee
    $1200 25
Of the genus Digitaria, this common weed has a crustacean name
    $1200 14
This 4-letter word describes a spot on the border of 2 zodiac signs
    $1200 18
Anonymous John's last name
    $1600 4
These mountains west of the Hudson possibly take their name from the Dutch for "wildcat creek"
    DD: $2,800 1
This city between Lake Mälaren & the Baltic Sea hosted the 1912 Olympics
    $1600 7
Honoré was the first name of this French "Human Comedy" author
    $1600 10
In 2018 Monsanto was found liable for damages caused by this weed killer containing glyphosate
    $1600 12
As Kris Kristofferson knows, the nativity of Jesus made him this zodiacal sign
    $1600 17
A small child, or a form of tater
    $2000 5
The highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, in the western part of the range, is Mount Toubkal in this monarchy
    $2000 2
It took until 1956, but finally a Southern Hemisphere city hosted--this one
    $2000 8
The first non-European winner of the Nobel Prize for lit, this Calcutta-born man is seen here with another Nobel winner
    $2000 11
Orange hawkweed is also called the devil's type of this artistic tool
    DD: $6,000 13
According to astrology, we are influenced not only by the planets but also by these objects, like Pallas & Vesta
    $2000 16
Not sew, but you do this to make lace using knots & loops

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Joe Daniel Lucy
$400 $4,800 $11,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A 1918 article titled "Do Not Shoot at" these said hunters were interfering with the U.S. Signal Corps' training of them

Final scores:

Joe Daniel Lucy
$0 $4,800 $11,600
3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Joe Daniel Lucy
$3,200 $4,800 $20,000
11 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
4 W
23 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $28,000

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Game tape date: 2023-08-31
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