Show #8962 - Tuesday, October 31, 2023

2023 Champions Wildcard Diamonds quarterfinal game 8.


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Katie Hargrove, a professional organizer from Redondo Beach, California

Hari Parameswaran, a hardware engineer from Cupertino, California

Aaron Craig, an attorney originally from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You'll name the late night host associated with each long-running gag.)
    $200 26
The Capricorn Highway lies on the Tropic of Capricorn in the state of Queensland in this country
    $200 25
    $200 30
Eagles & leopards are known to hunt De Brazza's monkeys, but intrusion by these primates is their biggest threat
    $200 5
Florida, Puerto Rico & this form the apexes of a triangle within which ships & planes disappear
    $200 29
A queen ant of one species coats these with a pheromone that stops other ants from destroying them
    $200 20
These are found at the duller end of a pencil
    $400 18
This South American behemoth is the only country crossed by both the Tropic of Capricorn & the equator
    $400 24
"Freestylin' with The Roots"
    $400 28
Old World monkeys like our friend the pottos don't have prehensile these; many New World monkeys do
    $400 27
The Witiko creature of Algonquian myth may be a forerunner of this mystery of the Northwest
    $400 23
"Warm" 4-letter word for a period of sexual receptiveness
    $400 16
The obelisk in St. Peter's Square was brought to Rome by Caligula from Heliopolis in this country
    $600 17
The largest island through which the Tropic of Capricorn passes is this one off Africa's eastern coast
    $600 14
"Celebrities Read Mean Tweets"
    $600 22
Saki monkeys are diurnal which means this is when they like to get things done
    $600 13
A reader of these checks out the line of Mars & mount of Venus
    $600 19
In 1873 this U.S. president signed a bill banning anything obscene, lewd or lascivious from the mails
    $600 10
One of the 2 official languages of the Pacific island kingdom of Tonga
    $800 1
The Tropic of Capricorn separates two climatic zones--the tropical one & this zone that extends south to the Antarctic Circle
    $800 2
"Will It Float?"
    $800 21
The hanuman langur is named for a monkey god of this religion
    DD: $1,000 4
Appropriately, Champ is the name of this lake's version of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster
    $800 3
Muskrat love includes the formation of these monogamous "bonds" for the duration of breeding season
    $800 9
Despite an investment of over $250 million this car model seen here did not sell well in the U.S.
    $1000 12
In 2000 a monument marking the Tropic of Capricorn was built in this Chilean desert
    $1000 15
"This Week in Numbers"
    $1000 11
It's the 5-letter name of the monkey seen here; what a tool
    $1000 6
Meaning "far movement", it's the strange power of moving things without touching them
    $1000 7
Vajrayana is another name for this type of Buddhism that's associated with sexuality
    $1000 8
As a verb it means to consider valuable or regard with admiration; as a noun, it often follows "high" in a positive sense

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

Aaron Hari Katie
$4,400 $2,800 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Aaron Hari Katie
$7,600 $4,800 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: All these are responses you can make from the letters in the word "Halloween".)
    $400 30
Aptly, this author of "Tropic of Capricorn" was, in fact, a Capricorn
    $400 17
In even-numbered years of 2010, 2012 & 2014, Madison Bumgarner & Tim Lincecum pitched in as this team won the World Series
    $400 26
Though he's lived for many years in the U.S., architect Frank Gehry was born in this Ontario city of 2.9 million
    $400 29
Faces are garishly lit by gas lamp in "At the Moulin Rouge", one of his many depictions of Parisian nightlife
    $400 28
A wyvern is a smaller, 2-legged, 2-winged, usually non-fire-breathing type of this
    $400 27
You might spin one "of fortune"
    $800 21
Capricorn is a goat who scales mountains, like this Capricorn who said in 1968, "I've been to the mountaintop"
    $800 16
Truly Mr. October, this outfielder hit 10 home runs in 98 World Series at bats
    $800 24
Frank Gehry's "Easy Edges" line built furniture out of this stuff in which your furniture usually arrives
    $800 22
Edward Hopper captured the isolation of urban life in this 1942 masterpiece depicting a diner that's open late
    $800 23
Monsterologists are in debate on how this ugly demon differs from the version with "hob" in front
    $800 25
It may be short-eared or great horned
    $1200 14
In emergencies, Capricorns are resourceful, like this woman who nursed the wounded in the 1st Battle of Bull Run
    $1200 15
This team refused admission to a local tavern owner's billy goat in 1945, & the ensuing curse lasted until the 2016 World Series
    $1200 12
The Gehry-designed Nationale-Nederlanden building seen here is informally known as this film dancing pair
    $1200 2
"Circus Sideshow", completed in 1888, was this artist's first night painting using the pointillist technique
    $1200 6
The Orkney & Shetland Islands are where selkies, creatures that appear as these "S"ea mammals, call home
    $1200 9
Temporary financial aid
    $1600 20
Capricorns like privacy, but this ultra-rich man born Dec. 24, 1905 took that love of privacy to an unhealthy extreme
    $1600 11
In the 1919 World Series, this "Black Sox" player hit .375 & did not commit an error, footwear & all
    $1600 1
The Guggenheim Museum in this city of Spain's Basque region is one of the best-known structures designed by Gehry
    DD: $7,600 3
He painted "Night Fishing at Antibes" just before the outbreak of World War II
    $1600 8
It had a woman's head & a bird's body & met up with the Argonauts; c'mon, get...
    $1600 7
Saintly nimbus
    $2000 19
John C. Fremont was glad to have this sure-footed Capricorn guiding him along the Oregon Trail in 1842
    $2000 10
In 1981 there were 3 World Series MVPs: Ron Cey, Steve Yeager & Pedro Guerrero, all of this team
    $2000 5
In 1989 Gehry was awarded this prize commonly referred to as "the Nobel of Architecture"
    $2000 4
In Rousseau's "Sleeping Gypsy", a full moon hangs in the night sky while this animal catches the scent of the title figure
    DD: $4,000 13
In "The Once and Future King" this beast is described as "falco leonis serpentis"
    $2000 18
Rodin sculpted the "Gates of" this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Aaron Hari Katie
$14,000 $17,200 $3,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This first name is shared by a character introduced in 1941 & a member of royalty who is sixth in line to the British throne

Final scores:

Aaron Hari Katie
$10,798 $6,200 $0
Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Aaron Hari Katie
$13,800 $22,800 $3,600
22 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
25 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
5 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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Game tape date: 2023-09-13
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