Show #9034 - Thursday, February 8, 2024

2024 Champions Wildcard Group 2 quarterfinal game 4.


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Suzanne Goldlust, a marketing manager from Reston, Virginia

Ed Petersen, a planning technician from Orlando, Florida

Alex Gordon, a surgical resident originally from Somers, New York

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Jeopardy! Round

(James: I'm James Brown. Our CBS NFL Today team presents clues about the Super Bowl and we'll see which part of a football team is most important.)
    $200 8
Seen here is the magnificent Potala Palace in this autonomous region of China
    $200 21
There is a rose in Spanish & it's this word, not much different
    $200 26
Many in the military prefer "bird", not "chopper", for this type of transport
    $200 29
Moose are ungulates, meaning they have these; specifically, splayed ones helpful in snowy & boggy conditions
    $200 30
This songwriter did not compose "God Bless Cuba", where his 20-year-old wife fell fatally ill on their honeymoon
    $200 19
(I'm Nate Burleson representing wideouts.) I set an NFL record with 3 punt returns of 90 yards or more; in 2023 speedy Kadarius Toney's 65-yard punt return broke a Super Bowl record & helped this team prevail
    $400 1
You'll find Gravensteen, the Castle of the Counts, in this region, the northern half of Belgium
    $400 5
Completes a Spanish title of a beloved tale, "Ferdinando el..."
    $400 27
A "bird boat" is one of these, like the U.S.S. Yorktown during World War II
    $400 28
It's said this city 45 miles from Regina, Saskatchewan got its name from a nearby river whose contours looked like... guess what
    $400 23
A 10,000-talent funeral pyre--we can only assume that was expensive--burned in 324 B.C. for Hephaestion, a dear pal of this leader
    $400 20
(I'm Phil Simms for the right-handed QBs.) In 1987, I led the Giants to a Super Bowl win; two decades later this other righty would win one for the Giants, making it two brothers in the family with rings
    $600 2
Care to tour Moët & Chandon? Veuve Clicquot? Mais oui, drink 'em in when you get to this appropriate region of France
    $600 9
It's a form of "named", as in "Como se ____ usted?"; pronounced the Anglo way, it's a South American pack animal
    $600 11
These days, an enlisted U.S. soldier is this 3-letter first name rather than G.I.
    $600 15
In this film Chevy Chase is politely told, "Sorry, folks. Park's closed. The moose out front shoulda told ya"
    $600 13
This grief-stricken actor kept a vigil until rescue teams recovered his wife Carole Lombard's remains after a 1942 plane crash
    $600 22
(I'm Boomer Esiason representing left-handed quarterbacks.) Us southpaws need someone solid at right tackle like John Vella for Ken Stabler in Super Bowl XI, to protect this area where we can't see the big guys coming
    $800 3
A commission for this 13-state region that gave us Joe Manchin & Loretta Lynn uses the map seen here
    DD: $2,000 16
In Spanish it means "loud"; in music, it describes some female parts in choruses
    $800 6
This rifle accessory is a "cheese toaster" & takes its real name from a French town where it was once made
    $800 4
In 2014 this preppy specialty store chain said, "A&F!" (aloha & farewell!) to its moose logo in the United States
    $800 12
After this 19th c. royal was widowed, the "nightly longing to die... for the first 3 years never left"; nearly 47 remained
    $800 24
(J.J. Watt here speaking for the defensive linemen.) After leading the NFL in sacks a few times, I love to see 'em in the big games; in 1986, this team had a record-tying seven, including ones by Richard Dent & Dan "The Danimal" Hampton
    $1000 7
Want to get to the BMW Museum? Get your motor running, head out on the Autobahn & go looking for adventure in this region
    $1000 17
On the graph seen here, note this only Spanish month that starts with a different letter from the English one
    $1000 18
This title of a 2012 film is military slang for "so late it's early"
    $1000 10
Formally the Progressive Party, it got 27% in the 1912 presidential election & even won California by 174 votes
    $1000 14
This British author kept 2 initials & a 5-letter last name as N.W. Clerk to write "A Grief Observed" about his wife's death
    $1000 25
(I'm Bill Cowher.) In 2006, I coached a spunky Steelers squad to a Super Bowl win, the first win for Pittsburgh since this legendary coach won 4 titles beginning in 1975

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

Alex Ed Suzanne
$3,400 $0 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Ed Suzanne
$6,000 $1,400 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 28
Researchers have found that these Colosseum fighters likely drank a Gatorade-like drink made of ash after a long day of killing
    $400 13
Anne Hathaway is tortured, but not in that way, by a nonetheless vicious Meryl Streep in this 2006 film
    $400 10
An M.D. in this medical branch deals in the treatment of mental, emotional & behavioral disorders
    $400 30
Eucharist bread
(4 letters)
    $400 21
In England this professional who can help you buy a house is known as an estate agent
    $400 29
By Steinbeck: "Curley and Carlson looked after them. And Carlson said, 'Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin' them two guys?"'
    $800 1
To bring in water from distant sources, the Romans were great builders of these structures, partly from the Latin for "water"
    $800 11
There's not haunting in "Ghosts of the Abyss", a documentary by this director
    $800 9
Nuclear medicine is a subspecialty of this field that involves the use of X-rays to diagnose & treat disease
    $800 17
Don't go to Helvetica! Use a baptismal one
(4 letters)
    $800 20
A command used to activate the transporter on "Star Trek", this verb normally means to fill with vigor
    $800 24
A monster hit from 1818: "He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance"
    $1200 3
Poor Geoffrey was on the menu at Pompeii; archaeologists have dug up a bone of this tall African animal in the ancient city
    $1200 8
Grisly ghost? No, this Bond title from 2015 refers to the criminal organization that's vexing him
    $1200 6
Palliative medicine goes hand in hand with this type of end-of-life care, providing comfort to both the patient & their family
    $1200 16
What a "bully" church podium!
(6 letters)
    $1200 14
This adjective can refer to feeling ill due to a lack of liquids, or food that's been preserved by having its water removed
    $1200 23
"'It isn't fair, it isn't right', Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her" is the scary end of this Shirley Jackson tale
    DD: $2,500 26
After the great fire of 64 A.D., this emperor built himself a palace with an artificial lake & revolving dining room
    $1600 12
Jane Fonda had no bolts in her neck as the title family relation in this 2005 flick, but J. Lo wanted to scream anyway
    DD: $9,200 5
From Greek & Latin for "new birth", this type of doctor specializes in the care of newborns & premature babies
    $1600 15
Pastor B. wants your money to slide into this plate
(10 letters)
    $1600 2
This devilish Philistine god mentioned in the Bible has a name meaning "lord of the flies"
    $1600 22
A dystopian first-person tale: "But you, O my brothers, remember sometimes thy little Alex that was. Amen. And all that cal"
    $2000 27
Before Rome found Jesus, emperors in the 3rd century evangelized for the god Sol Invictus, meaning this
    $2000 19
Daniel Day-Lewis dealt with frocks, not frights, in this 2017 Paul Thomas Anderson period piece
    $2000 4
This type of surgeon operates specifically on the organs in the chest including the heart, the esophagus & the lungs
    $2000 18
An arm of a cruciform-shaped church
(8 letters)
    $2000 7
It's the asexual early stage of a jellyfish's life cycle, shown, or an underside growth in your body, not shown
    $2000 25
"I'll pray, and then I'll sleep" is the balm at the end of this Pulitzer-winning Marilynne Robinson novel

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Ed Suzanne
$26,000 $1,000 $16,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

"It was kind of a prodding to myself to play it straight", said Johnny Cash of this 1956 hit

Final scores:

Alex Ed Suzanne
$19,000 $593 $12,300
Winner: semifinalist 3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alex Ed Suzanne
$17,200 $1,000 $15,400
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
13 R,
8 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $33,600

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Game tape date: 2024-01-17
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