Show #9083 - Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Alison Betts game 5.


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Jeff Plate, an attorney from Asbury Park, New Jersey

Vidya Ravella, a business development executive originally from Skokie, Illinois

Alison Betts, a writer and creative executive originally from San Jose, California (whose 4-day cash winnings total $107,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 30
In the early 1900s the park put up bleachers for folks to watch these cuddly carnivores eat from leftover picnic baskets
    $200 27
"Madame Bovary"
    $200 29
David Arquette & Courteney Cox starred in this 1996 film about a killer named Ghostface
    $200 23
In 1953 David Mullany invented this erratic toy with 8 holes that's often sold with its own bat
    $200 26
Does this creature seen here amuse you, it makes you laugh? Come to think of it, yeah, in a Pixar movie it did amuse me, quite a bit
    $200 25
The OED notes the name of this skewered meat dish is "used in India for roast meat in general"
    $400 28
In 1919, the Sierra Club installed cables for climbers to get to the views of this landmark at 8,800 feet above sea level
    $400 11
the "Aeneid"
    $400 10
Tim Curry played this demon that appears as a clown in a miniseries of "It"; Bill Skarsgård had the role in the 2017 film
    $400 22
In the 19-teens August Fruehauf attached trailers to cars to haul lumber & attached this prefix to "trailer"
    $400 16
In 1568 William I the Silent, Prince of Orange, not so silently led a revolt against Spain by this country that's big on orange
    $400 24
Don't let your book go out without one of these publicity notices on its jacket
    $600 14
A Native American village in Yosemite has one of these dwellings named for their circular shape; it's still used by local tribes
    $600 3
"The Girl Who Played with Fire"
    $600 8
Subtitles of this slasher series include "Dream Warriors",
"The Dream Master" & "Freddy's Revenge"
    $600 20
Perhaps generating more business, dentist William Morrison co-invented a machine that heated & spun sugar, creating this treat
    $600 17
Frank Ocean's album "Channel Orange" ranges from "Sierra Leone" to a song titled after this Tom Hanks guy--"Run, 44!"
    $600 6
In song, Amy Winehouse said "no, no, no" to this place
    $800 13
As seen in an Oscar-winning documentary, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo this monolith
    $800 1
    $800 7
This 1974 film set in the Lone Star State was loosely inspired by serial killers Ed Gein & Elmer Henley
    $800 15
Hiram Maxim wrote that inventing a killing machine gets you more credit than easing suffering after this type of gun made him rich
    $800 18
Jim Brown, Joyce Carol Oates & Joe Biden are Orange men & women of renown as alums of this college in New York
    $800 4
It can collectively refer to the three boards that a door is directly mounted to
    $1000 12
This man wrote of his ecological findings with a quill made from an eagle's feather found on Yosemite's Mount Hoffmann
    $1000 2
the "Analects", a collection of sayings dating back to around the fifth century B.C.
    $1000 9
As Dr. Gordon, Cary Elwes was not in an "as you wish" kind of mood in this 2004 film, cutting through some serious issues
    DD: $1,000 21
Many great ships once communicated with the world from a room named for this Italian inventor
    $1000 19
Between 1962 & 1971 about 11 million gallons of this now-banned defoliant were dropped on Vietnam
    $1000 5
It's a jester's red cap possibly named for its resemblance to a male chicken's crest

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

Alison Vidya Jeff
$1,600 $0 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Vidya Jeff
$3,600 $2,200 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 14
This Founding Father's friend Nathaniel Pendleton said he intended to throw away his shot that day in New Jersey
    $400 25
Laze poolside on a yacht, enjoy the Gulf of Napoule, hit the Palais des Festivals for its film fest, re-laze at the yacht pool
    $400 27
You can see why a tanuki is also called this nocturnal mammal dog
    $400 29
Originally a way of using stale leftovers, this breakfast item is also called pain perdu ("lost bread")
    $400 30
(I'm Ellie Kemper.) Like "30 Rock"'s, the theme song from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was written by Jeff Richmond, who is married to this creator of both shows
    $400 19
It's any long, eventful journey, but it doesn't have to last 10 years
    $800 20
Feeling lousy about work, John Adams wrote, "My country has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office"... this job
    $800 24
Deal with 77º temps in its cold season & get your kicks above the waistline, sunshine, with a mussel omelet at Daeng Racha Hoi Tod
    $800 26
In 2022 killer whales were filmed removing this organ from a shark; no word if it was eaten with fava beans & a nice Chianti
    $800 28
This crumbly Greek cheese is typically made from sheep's or goat's milk & preserved in brine
    $800 18
Composer Bear McCreary used tremolo strings to evoke the horror of zombies for the theme of this show that debuted in 2010
    $800 5
You are getting very sleepy... your eyelids are getting heavy... I am using this to put you in a trance
    $1200 21
Pre-"Give me liberty or give me death", he ran a failing store for his dad, didn't make it as a tobacco farmer & his house burned down
    $1200 13
Disembark at this city's stop on the Shinkansen, then find your way to the museum & monuments at Peace Memorial Park
    $1200 11
More than half of Mexico's population of this large kitty cat is found in the Yucatán region
    $1200 3
The name of this corkscrew-shaped pasta is from Italian for "spindle"
    $1200 17
Alyson Hannigan made Joss Whedon aware of a group called Nerf Herder, who got the nod to come up with the opening theme for this series
    $1200 8
This word for a sudden fear that comes over you is from the name of a Greek god who could cause it
    $1600 22
Taking on 700 men with but 350 on July 3, 1754, colonel George Washington surrendered at Fort Necessity during this war
    DD: $4,800 4
In June, take in the "white nights" of this city; after 19 hours of daylight, bridges across the Neva are raised at night so boats pass
    $1600 10
In the 2010s scientists attached satellite tags to American eels to track their route to breed in this North Atlantic sea
    $1600 1
Fern fronds, eaten as a vegetable, have this instrumental name
    $1600 16
Done with a slew of whistlin', "Fishin' Hole" is the theme from this down-home show
    DD: $6,000 6
This shield or breastplate of the gods now means the protection of any powerful entity
    $2000 23
In his later years at Montpelier, he suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis & lost $40,000 helping his stepson
    $2000 12
Ride one of Africa's first metros or visit the Casbah & feel like Charles Boyer in the movie named for this city
    $2000 9
This species of sea turtle is named for its unique beak-like mouth, said to resemble a predatory avian
    $2000 2
The national dish of Brazil is this stew of black beans cooked with fresh & smoked meats
    $2000 15
That's TLC doing the theme for this '90s Nickelodeon sketch show that starred Kenan Thompson
    $2000 7
A woman of stately beauty is sometimes described by this 9-letter adjective, after the Roman queen of the gods

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Vidya Jeff
$12,800 -$1,400 $5,400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The press called the donations received after this org.'s 1938 founding "a silver tide which actually swamped the White House"

Final scores:

Alison Vidya Jeff
$13,800 -$1,400 $4,196
5-day champion: $121,500 3rd place: $2,000 2nd place: $3,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Alison Vidya Jeff
$9,600 $4,600 $5,400
19 R
(including 1 DD),
8 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $19,600

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Game tape date: 2024-03-12
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