Show #9084 - Thursday, April 18, 2024

Alison Betts game 6.


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Marko Saric, a math professor from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Rob Blumenstein, a paralegal originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Alison Betts, a writer and creative executive originally from San Jose, California (whose 5-day cash winnings total $121,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Each response the second-most populous city in its country.)
    $200 25
Nomi-No-Sukune, considered the founder of this form of wrestling, is said to have won its first bout in 23 B.C.
    $200 27
The Castle of Good Hope dates to the 1660s in this city in South Africa
    $200 28
It's the company that made the 717 for mass passengers as well as the F-22 Raptor for very, very specific passengers
    $200 30
This character who married Melanie instead of Scarlett O'Hara was said to have been based on Doc Holliday
    $200 26
Dial-up phone
(6 letters)
    $200 29
For most, birthdays come once a year, except for those born on this date, who in a way, get older slower than the rest of us
    $400 17
In 1883 an Englishman patented equipment for playing a form of this "indoors, say upon a billiard or dining table"
    $400 22
It's home to the Borsa Italiana Stock Exchange
    $400 24
Told, "Take it to the house" in an ad for this co. that "knows home improvement", Christian McCaffrey says, "I will, that's where I live"
    $400 6
A 2023 movie was titled "The Three Musketeers--Part I:" this newcomer to Paris in the original 1844 novel
    $400 23
Type of sporting dog that makes fetch happen
(9 letters)
    $400 11
Walter Mischel devised a test of kids' ability to delay gratification: eat one of these treats now, or be patient & get 2
    $600 18
Discovered in a pond in Scotland, the oldest known stone for this sport is inscribed with the date 1511
    $600 16
Froindlichst sells meatless patties in this German city on the Elbe
    $600 13
The split-adjusted share price of the 1986 IPO of this graphics software co. was 17 cents but here's an update; in 2023 it hit $634
    $600 4
A handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, she lives in the home of the commander & his bitter wife Serena Joy
    $600 7
TR's cavalry in the Spanish-American War (5 letters,
6 letters)
    $600 21
Sculptor Gutzon Borglum chose this landmark for its solid granite rock face; it would take 14 years for it to be completed
    $800 19
Long said to have invented baseball, this military man didn't, but he was definitely at Fort Sumter when the first shots were fired
    $800 8
This world capital is home to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
    $800 12
After the investment bank of these brothers went Chapter 11 in 2008, retirement plans & investment funds took a $700 bil. hit
    $800 3
This fairy in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" causes no end of trouble with his mischievous deeds
    $800 1
Numbers game
(8 letters)
    $800 15
On July 4, 1795 Paul Revere & Sam Adams buried one of these; a 1652 shilling was in the contents dug up 220 years later
    $1000 20
These landmark boxing rules are named for the British nobleman who sponsored their 1867 publication
    DD: $1,800 9
The historic site Pedra do Sal in this second city has been called "the birthplace of samba"
    $1000 10
This massive holding co. was not named for a single crowbar but from the 1929 merger of a Dutch co. with one run by British brothers
    $1000 5
In "1984", Julia meets with this man secretly, bringing him contraband chocolate & stirring forgotten memories
    $1000 2
Japanese healing technique
(5 letters)
    $1000 14
Disappointed in March 1942, this military man said, "I shall return"; happier on Oct. 20, 1944, he said, "I have returned"

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

Alison Rob Marko
$2,600 $3,400 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Rob Marko
$5,000 $3,600 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
Intellectuals change society in "What Is to Be Done?", an 1863 novel by Chernyshevsky that planted the seeds of this 1917 event
    $400 24
An Olympic gold medal is required to be at least 92.5% this metal & plated with a minimum of 6 grams of gold
    $400 22
Fountains, Roman candles & ground spinners are types of these
    $400 27
Not long after graduating with Group 19 in 1990, this woman hit Broadway in "Six Degrees of Separation"
    $400 25
At Jericho, this leader was told to "loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy"
    $400 28
Barney Clark lived 112 days after becoming the first recipient of a permanent artificial this in 1982
    $800 29
Alfred Thayer Mahan changed military thinking with his 1890 work on this type of power that he said had made Britain dominant
    $800 23
Luminaries who have received this oldest U.S. military award still presented include Rod Serling & Sgt. Stubby the dog
    $800 4
Let's take a pregnant pause for this term of 3 months
    $800 15
Group 1 included David Ogden Stiers, Patti LuPone & him, far from stupid as an Oscar winner for "A Fish Called Wanda"
    $800 18
"Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to" this friend & future king of Israel
    $800 16
In movies like "The Notebook", they're a cinematic technique; in PTSD patients, they're memories so vivid it's like reliving the event
    DD: $2,900 6
Economist F.A. Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" came out in 1944 when this woman was at Oxford & was a huge influence on her later policies
    $1200 7
Cuba's Order of Playa Giron, a beach near this bay, commemorates the 1961 victory over anti-Communist invaders
    $1200 3
Found in Motrin, it's derived from propionic acid
    $1200 17
This member of Group 30 in 2001 saw his career take off "Marvelously" as Falcon
    $1200 12
For interpreting the handwriting on the wall, he was clothed "with scarlet" & given "a chain of gold about his neck"
    $1200 11
On July 6, 1885 Louis Pasteur took a bite out of this disease with a new vaccination for 9-year-old victim Joseph Meister
    $1600 13
This 5-word phrase about people in a different income bracket from you is the title of an 1890 Jacob Riis expose of NYC's slums
    $1600 8
In 1912 Norway's King Haakon awarded this explorer & his crew the South Pole Medal
    DD: $3,600 2
This verb can mean to create through skill, or to construct a lie or forgery
    $1600 20
A Tony for "King Hedley II" & an Oscar for "Fences" are part of this Group 22 woman's EGOT
    $1600 19
John the Baptist wore a garment made of the hair of this animal while in the wilderness & eating "locusts and wild honey"
    $1600 5
A precursor to this compound, L-DOPA was used by Oliver Sacks to help bring Leonard L. out of 30 years of a coma-like condition
    $2000 14
This Dutch scholar put out a 1516 translation of the Bible that made it more accessible & helped lead to the Reformation
    $2000 9
The Netherlands' Order of the House of Orange in 1905 & the Bronze Cross in 1940 were both created by this queen
    $2000 1
You could "transcend blockchain barriers" at 2023's Icon Hyperbuild, this type of event for computer programmers
    $2000 26
Alum Robin Williams set up a scholarship won by this woman, who made it from Group 32 to the lead in "Zero Dark Thirty"
    $2000 21
In several verses this uncomfortable goat hair fabric is worn with ashes as a sign of mourning
    $2000 10
Taken from her unknowingly, the immortal line of HeLa cells were named in honor of this woman who died of cancer in 1951

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Rob Marko
$11,000 $9,600 $12,900

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Until Alabama became the 22nd state, this one was first alphabetically

Final scores:

Alison Rob Marko
$2,500 $41 $3,799
2nd place: $3,000 3rd place: $2,000 New champion: $3,799

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alison Rob Marko
$12,800 $7,600 $11,200
19 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W

Combined Coryat: $31,600

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Game tape date: 2024-03-13
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