Show #9043 - Wednesday, February 21, 2024

2024 Champions Wildcard Group 2 final game 1.


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Mira Hayward, a podcast host from Portland, Oregon

Jesse Matheny, a customer success specialist originally from Huntington, Indiana

Deb Bilodeau, a restaurant server from San Francisco, California

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Jeopardy! Round

1990s MUSIC
    $200 25
This fourth state of matter occurs when atoms in a gas are ionized
    $200 15
"Shakedown" is the first word of this Smashing Pumpkins song named for a year
    $200 28
A tossed beanbag that has run afoul of the rules is deemed a stanker in this pastime
    $200 27
When it comes to this potent potable, go for one labeled "100% blue agave"
    $200 29
In a job that does not seem short of perks, the king of this nation hands each Nobel laureate a diploma & a medal annually
    $200 30
Ending in -ee, this interjection expresses delight; the -ie version was a member of the Youth International Party
    $400 24
A key to quantum mechanics is the notion that both radiation & matter can act as either particles or these
    $400 14
(Diane Warren presents the clue.) This song that Toni Braxton wasn't too keen to record became her signature hit & won her a Grammy
    $400 22
Scott Salvadore won the "mane event" for the championships of this hairstyle with his 'do named "The Lord's Drapes"
    $400 26
An in-escape-able song by Rupert Holmes wonders if you like these cocktails & getting caught in the rain
    $400 18
The I didn't even rule Egypt for a year & a half, but this pharaoh II of the 19th dynasty clocked in for 66, 1279-1213 B.C.
    $400 20
Also starting & ending with H, this exultant cry was greatly used on Hulu's "The Great"
    $600 23
Most snapping turtles are this type of equal-opportunity eater, happy to eat any old animal or vegetable for brunch
    $600 13
This Brit pop group made listeners feel bubbly with the song "Champagne Supernova"
    $600 21
In 2023 Post Malone paid big bucks for a card from this enduring card game that featured the One Ring from "The Lord of the Rings"
    $600 16
This golfer has his name on the drink of iced tea & lemonade; spike it with vodka & you've got a John Daly
    $600 17
A 1920 sovereign ordinance of this nation had the future Rainier III receive his mother's family name of Grimaldi
    $600 19 has 3 consecutive A's in this slang word, but you can draw it out even more before queen if you want to really show elation
    $800 12
Chloroplasts are where this energy conversion process takes place in plants
    $800 8
Clips from the show "Happy Days" were used in this band's video for the song "Buddy Holly"
    $800 6
"Baldur's Gate 3" is a 2023 video game juggernaut based on the 5E rules for this tabletop role-playing game
    $800 4
Though quite sweet, the name of this almond-flavored liqueur means "little bitter"
    $800 1
Ivan the Terrible's murder of his son in 1581 led to this family's dynasty that began in 1613 & would have the last czarring role
    $800 9
American music fans best know the band Blur for their song that starts with this shriek of triumph
    $1000 3
This 12-letter word describes the richness of life forms in a given environment
    $1000 7
This Red Hot Chili Peppers tune implores, "Take me to the place I love, take me all the way"
    $1000 11
In this centuries-old game with a hyphenated name, you throw a knife at your opponent's feet; what could go wrong?
    $1000 5
Many a classic cocktail calls for a wee bit o' this Scotch whisky liqueur flavored with heather honey
    $1000 2
In his bio: "mentally unfit to rule during the last decade of his reign"; "most attractive of the Hanoverian monarchs"
    DD: $1,800 10
As an interjection, it means freakin' awesome, dude! As a noun, a less freakin' awesome unit of scientific measurement

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

Deb Jesse Mira
$5,200 $3,800 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Deb Jesse Mira
$7,200 $6,800 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 23
Italy has 59 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including this city & its lagoon
    $400 24
In 2023 this author of "Jazz" & "The Bluest Eye" was honored on a U.S. stamp, unveiled at Princeton, where she taught
    $400 28
A Brussels museum has a "Landscape with the Fall of" him, later than the famous one, this time with Daedalus still up in the air
    $400 29
It's a tchotchke or doodad, perhaps the "Virginia is for lovers" key chain picked up on a vacation
    $400 30
Total degrees in a circle divided by justices on the U.S. Supreme Court
    $400 27
Waking up in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", Steve realizes the hand of this late, great actor is not between 2 pillows
    $800 22
Head to this Thai capital to see the Grand Palace or the Emerald Buddha
    $800 19
She's the author of "The Kitchen God's Wife" & "The Bonesetter's Daughter"
    DD: $1,000 21
Picasso liked to draw this bird, also his daughter's name translated from Spanish
    $800 18
According to National Geographic, the world's largest man-made one by surface area is Lake Volta in Ghana
    $800 20
Traditional number of Hercules' labors times books in the Pentateuch
    $800 26
In 2021 Mr. Steve Martin co-created this Hulu series where New Yorkers are just droppin' like flies
    DD: $8,800 10
Tourists who make their way to these islands 600 miles off South America often miss the fur seals, which love rocky & shady areas
    $1200 16
Early in his career, this author of "The Corrections" earned extra money working in a seismology lab at Harvard
    $1200 6
Van Gogh is among those who painted the parable of this "Good" guy who helped someone in need
    $1200 17
Gurez & Changthangi are sheep breeds from this disputed place on the Indian subcontinent
    $1200 11
ML in Roman numerals minus Douglas Adams' answer to "life, the universe and everything"
    $1200 25
This title Daryl Hannah character says to Steve, "You have a big nose! You have a beautiful, great, big, flesh-&-bone nose!"
    $1600 3
The Bab Agnaou is one of the gates in the wall around the medina of this Moroccan city
    $1600 1
This alliterative author of Western novels wrote several Hopalong Cassidy books under the pen name Tex Burns
    $1600 4
17th century Dutch people you can see at the Rijksmuseum include 34 in "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt & one in the work seen here by him
    $1600 7
This word for a slaughterhouse is borrowed from French
    $1600 14
Number of U.S. states in 1958 divided by the number of our solar system's planets after Pluto's demotion
    $1600 12
OK, so it's complicated--in "It's Complicated", Steve's co-star was this man, also Steve's co-host for the Oscars
    $2000 2
Among China's many tourist offerings is this temple in Hunan, famous for its kung fu monks
    $2000 9
This 1895 graduate of the University of Nebraska was both managing editor of the school paper & literary editor of her yearbook
    $2000 5
The violence of the works in this early 20th century art style made critic Louis Vauxcelles call the painters "wild beasts"
    $2000 8
This word can refer to a pirate in the Mediterranean Sea from the 16th to 19th century
    $2000 15
Forbes' annual wealthiest Americans minus Fortune's annual biggest U.S. companies by revenue
    $2000 13
After Steve asks Lily Tomlin why she thinks she'll come back from the dead in this 1984 film, Lily replies, "Because I'm rich"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Deb Jesse Mira
$13,600 $5,400 $9,800

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1896, 15 years after a famous showdown, this man was accused of fixing a championship boxing match

Final scores:

Deb Jesse Mira
$21,600 $2,800 $2,800

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Deb Jesse Mira
$13,600 $13,200 $9,800
19 R,
1 W
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $36,600

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Game tape date: 2024-01-19
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