Show #9079 - Thursday, April 11, 2024

Alison Betts game 1.


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Alison Betts, a writer and creative executive originally from San Jose, California

Brian Hardzinski, a public radio producer originally from Flower Mound, Texas

Lee Wilkins, a regulatory affairs coordinator from Auburn, Alabama (whose 1-day cash winnings total $2,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: In the exact middle, in fact, of each response.)
    $200 26
Nearly 5 million cubic yards of earth, stone & topsoil would be moved after construction of this began in 1858
    $200 28
In the 1960s, Freedomland in the Bronx was built to rival Disneyland as a history-focused one of these
    $200 30
Several of this author's works like "A Time to Kill" take place in Clanton, Mississippi
    $200 24
Misquoting Shakespeare, a wise proverb tells us, "All that" does this "is not gold"
    $200 6
Celebs show off their moves on "DWTS"
    $200 12
Apple introduced its Macintosh computer
    $400 15
On April 27, 2006 construction formally began on this 1,776-foot landmark
    $400 27
Kyle MacLachlan was the clean-cut FBI agent investigating a murder in the very strange title town of this series
    $400 29
On his third voyage, this man travels to the flying island of Laputa, where the people are so lost in thought they notice little else
    $400 25
A jolly good guy, or a grad student who has been awarded for special study
    $400 11
In the '90s we had "ST: DS9"
    $400 23
Mark Zuckerberg launched what was then called TheFacebook
    $600 14
Mafioso Fat Tony Lauria (a real-life Fat Tony!) repurposed this inn into the gay bar that made headlines in 1969
    $600 9
It calls itself "the most highly recommended bed in America"
    $600 7
Living in the town of Bayport on Barmet Bay, Frank & Joe are this pair of brothers who solve mysteries
    $600 1
One of these in economics refers to an unsustainable period in investments or property
    $600 20
A comedy with a bright disposition:
    $600 18
The Continental Congress met for the first time
    $800 13
A structure called the "Vessel" has 2,500 individual steps & 80 landings, in the yards named this, the river it overlooks
    $800 4
This man had an "American Crisis" with George Washington in 1796, calling him "treacherous in private friendship"
    $800 5
The English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh is where this animal lover has his medical practice
    $800 2
Poetic word for the day after today
    $800 21
Don't space out (or do) with "FAM"
    $800 16
In the case of Brown v. Board of Education, racial segregation in public schools was declared unconstitutional
    DD: $2,000 19
On July 4th, 1929, Governor FDR dedicated a new building with this name, the infamous headquarters of Manhattan Democrats
    $1000 10
It precedes "Memo" in the title of a political news website
    $1000 8
The follow-up to "Anne of Green Gables" was "Anne of" this fictional Canadian town where Green Gables Farm is located
    $1000 3
No soaring weapon, it's a term for a Catholic prayer book
    $1000 22
A period comedy:
    $1000 17
Shakespeare turned 50 & the Globe Theatre reopened after it burned down a year earlier

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

Lee Brian Alison
$600 $2,200 $5,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lee Brian Alison
$800 $2,400 $9,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
As you can imagine, the project was pretty hush-hush; even this guy didn't know about it until he suddenly became president
    $400 6
His memoir subtitled "40 Songs, One Story" takes us from his Dublin boyhood to superstardom
    $400 11
This French term means to turn solid food into a paste or thick liquid, & you'll find a setting for it on many a blender
    $400 21
In the 4th century Constantine's mother Helena traveled to this city where she had the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher built
    $400 28
Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest point, lies in this range
    $400 12
From Latin, it means "occurring before noon"
    $800 29
Nuclear facilities were built in Oak Ridge, Tennessee & Hanford, Wash. but the main assembly plant was in this New Mexico locale
    $800 9
In the title of a 1970 No. 1 hit & of Sly Stone's long-awaited memoir, it precedes "Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin"
    $800 25
It's the Canadian comfort food, seen here
    $800 2
A papyrus dated to 35 B.C. calls her Philopatris, "she who loves her country", the country being Egypt
    $800 4
Varna & Burgas are leading Bulgarian ports on the western coast of this body of water
    $800 7
You've probably seen this adjective meaning delayed past the proper time on a birthday card or 2
    $1200 10
In 1942 it was my kind of town--for the first controlled nuclear chain reaction
    $1200 14
This Atlanta rapper with a stage name that's always in fashion got kudos for the honesty of his 2017 autobiography
    $1200 19
It gets its name because its flavor resembles a combination of cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg
    $1200 1
For obvious reasons these Roman priestesses faced dire consequences if found unchaste, like Aemilia, Licinia & Marcia in 114 B.C.
    $1200 5
You can swim with the dolphins on this island in the Bahamas that shares its name with a 1980 Brooke Shields film
    $1200 8
This 6-letter word means to go back in fictional time & rewrite the past of a character or narrative for a new work
    $1600 18
The "Little Boy" atomic bomb used uranium-235; "Fat Man", this element that was only discovered around 1940
    $1600 15
In 2023 Barbra Streisand put the corners of her mind in a book, including how in 2023 she added back 2 scenes to this 1973 film
    $1600 20
These greenish flower buds are dried, pickled & used as garnish or seasoning
    DD: $2,000 3
Of this lyric poet's works, almost none have been found complete, one being the 28-line "Ode to Aphrodite"
    DD: $2,000 17
This eastern Alabama city was named for a line in an Oliver Goldsmith poem about the "loveliest village of the plain"
    $1600 13
This alliterative adjective applied to instant decisions came from stopwatches that had 2 separate fast-moving hands
    $2000 22
A program chief & a friend of J. Robert Oppenheimer's from Berkeley days, this Nobel Prize winner was played on screen by Josh Hartnett
    $2000 16
In "Horror Stories", she says she wrote the songs on "Exile in Guyville" broke, lonely, confused & angry, & people related
    $2000 23
It's the technique of butterflying a whole bird before cooking: faster roasting, crispier skin
    $2000 24
During his reign over Rome, he had a coin minted with the depictions of his 3 sisters:
Drusilla, Livilla & Agrippina
    $2000 26
This river rises in the Lesotho Highlands & crosses the Kalahari & Namib Deserts before emptying into the Atlantic
    $2000 27
In 2004 Colin Powell called Fidel Castro one of these, a person or thing incongruously out of place in time

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lee Brian Alison
$3,200 $14,000 $14,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

2 space shuttles were named for craft commanded by this man who died far from home in 1779

Final scores:

Lee Brian Alison
$3,200 $28,000 $28,600
3rd place: $2,000 2nd place: $3,000 New champion: $28,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Lee Brian Alison
$3,200 $13,600 $13,200
11 R,
8 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $30,000

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Game tape date: 2024-03-12
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