Show #8953 - Wednesday, October 18, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Spades final game 1.


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

Josh Saak, a traffic engineer from Boise, Idaho

Sam Stapleton, a college consultant from Los Gatos, California

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1600s
    $200 19
After observing a comet in 1682, he proved it was the same one seen in 1607, 1531, 1456...
    $200 30
Betting on the same horse to win, place & show is betting "across" this
    $200 21
There are likely fewer sheep there nowadays, but Sheep Meadow is in this 843-acre area, not far from Tavern on the Green
    $200 27
In song, he "had a very shiny nose... you would even say it glows"
    $200 15
A building used for curing meat
    $200 28
Minimum number of mirrors needed to make a kaleidoscope
    $400 5
For nearly 40 years, until 1679, New Hampshire was part of this colony
    $400 3
In this type of race, a licensed horse owner may bet on the winner & then buy it
    $400 20
We suspect vodka lovers more than tea aficionados gravitate to this restaurant dating back to 1927
    $400 25
Referring to its rapid movement & shiny surface, quicksilver is an old name for this liquid metal
    $400 14
In song, the 5 words that precede "all covered with snow"
    $400 26
In 1668 Newton placed a mirror in one of these devices to create a much better image
    $600 4
The oldest opera for which complete music still exists is Jacopo Peri's 1600 work about this lover of Orpheus
    $600 18
Age of a sophomore horse, it's also the usual age of horses in a derby race
    $600 10
Enjoy the raw bar at the Oyster Bar, an institution at this transportation hub since 1913
    $600 17
By making them durable, Herbert Lieberman was the Henry Ford of these shiny discs, seen on skates & Michael Jackson
    $600 13
Industrial chimney attached to a factory
    $600 16
Before the advent of this device in the 1911 Indy 500, passengers called riding mechanics watched for cars coming up behind
    DD: $1,000 6
After hoarding food rations, he & his son were kept at bay, literally, by mutineers who set them adrift in 1611
    $800 24
The quarter pole is 2 furlongs before this
    $800 8
Robert De Niro co-owns this grill named for the neighborhood it's in
    $800 22
These artificial gems are named for a river that begins in the Alps & flows through Germany
    $800 1
Proverbial location where political deals are struck away from the eyes of the public
    $800 11
There is evidence that Precolumbian Mesoamericans used this black volcanic rock with a Roman name to make mirrors
    $1000 7
In the early 1600s this British king said that he could make a man a lord but "only God almighty can make a gentleman"
    $1000 29
It means to assign weights to equalize the competition
    $1000 9
Per Se is a NYC restaurant where this chef of the French Laundry has augmented his reputation
    $1000 23
Small bits of pyrite in this alliterative blue rock give the appearance of gold specks
    $1000 2
A parachuting firefighter
    $1000 12
"Equine" name for a mirror mounted on a frame that can be tilted

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

Sam Josh Lucy
$4,600 $800 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Josh Lucy
$4,600 $5,000 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: In this category we will need the entire name of each response.)
    $400 21
On Dec. 19, 1776 he published "The American Crisis. Number I" (of 16)
    $400 26
Soccer-playing teens are prone to Osgood-Schlatter disease, mainly seen as a swelling just below this joint
    $400 20
"Nowhere Man" is Robert Rosen's take on "The Final Days of" this Beatle
    $400 27
I'm just talkin' 'bout this composer who won a 1971 Oscar for best original song for "Theme From Shaft"
    $400 28
This fabric used in coats usually comes from the Bactrian type
    $400 18
In prayer this phrase traditionally follows "Hail Mary"
    $800 13
As part of this crisis, JFK announced a naval blockade Oct. 22, 1962
    $800 5
This contact sport injury resulting from a blow to the head has several grades; with grade I, you stay conscious
    $800 8
"Gold Dust Woman" can only be a biography of this member of Fleetwood Mac
    $800 17
Born in Ukraine in 1920, this American violin virtuoso led a '60s fight to save Carnegie Hall from demolition
    $800 11
Fabric made from this tall grass is all the rage in part due to its antibacterial properties
    $800 7
I'm on your side; I'll always do this, the same as "step up to home plate", for you
    $1200 16
It began Nov. 4, 1979 & lasted 444 days
    $1200 12
It's the most common sports sprain & also common is your buddy telling you to just walk it off
    $1200 9
A book claims that "the year that rock exploded" was 1971, the year of this Carole King album including "I Feel The Earth Move"
    DD: $4,000 3
He won the 1984 Best Actor Oscar for a movie named for a different character
    $1200 23
This lace named for a town in France was paired in song with "a pretty face and a ponytail hanging down"
    $1200 19
In a 1988 political speech, they came before "no new taxes"
    $1600 14
Speculative attacks on the baht triggered this continent's financial crisis of 1997-98
    $1600 10
This type of neck injury results from a sudden jerking of the head in one direction like from a rear-end collision
    $1600 4
Danny Sugerman wrote a few books about The Doors & one called "Appetite for Destruction" about this group
    $1600 1
In 1786 this German immigrant founded his fur business that would make him one of the richest men in America
    $1600 30
This woven fabric used for suits sounds like a poetic contraction referencing the future
    $1600 24
Proverbially, it "is better than none"
    DD: $4,000 15
The first armed U.N. Peacekeeping Force was established on Nov. 7, 1956 in response to this Mideast crisis
    $2000 22
Acute mountain sickness can develop into the pulmonary or cerebral type of this accumulation of fluid
    $2000 6
"Waging Heavy Peace" is this musician's tale from Ontario boyhood to rock star & member of CSNY
    $2000 2
He resigned from the Supreme Court in 1969 amid criticism of his financial dealings
    $2000 29
Sails & beach umbrellas are 2 items traditionally made of this hempen or flaxen cloth
    $2000 25
This phrase for a non-working appliance contains a diminutive of "Friedrich"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Josh Lucy
$12,600 $16,600 $9,200

Final Jeopardy! Round

The Washburn-Langford-Doane expedition happened upon it in 1870 & named it for the regularity of its activity

Final scores:

Sam Josh Lucy
$15,200 $25,200 $14,200

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sam Josh Lucy
$10,600 $16,600 $13,000
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
19 R,
3 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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Game tape date: 2023-08-31
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