Show #9085 - Friday, April 19, 2024


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Molly Fitzpatrick, a writer from Queens, New York

Scott Nations, a financial engineer and option trader from Chicago, Illinois

Marko Saric, a math professor from Chapel Hill, North Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $3,799)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 27
Sprains of them range from grade 1 to grade 3
    $200 28
It's the "Boomer State" as well as the "Sooner State"
    $200 23
On April 1, 1979 David Kirke used an elastic rope & plunged from a bridge in Bristol, England, inventing this extreme sport
    $200 29
It's how the law regards possession, idiomatically
    $200 24
Hope Gramly rolled a spare & 9 of these to lead the McKendree University Bearcats to the 2022 NCAA women's bowling title
    $200 30
The right to remain silent & to have an attorney was enshrined in 1966 when the Supreme Court ruled in his favor
    $400 12
The upper one is also known as the maxilla
    $400 26
This state capital is located at the confluence of two rivers, one of which shares its name
    $400 22
These marshmallow chick candies took 27 hours to make individually by hand in 1953; now 509 are hatched every 8 seconds
    $400 25
Trump did it over 400 times in a 2022 deposition
    $400 7
Usually the central No. 5 pin, it has this "regal" name
    $400 17
Heavier bells were silenced in this 185-foot landmark in the 1900s to make sure their movement didn't worsen its classic feature
    $600 1
They're the major source of estrogen
    $600 16
The Catskill Mountains in New York are part of this much larger mountain system
    $600 13
Mei Xiang, Tian Tian & their cub flew from Dulles to China on a flight nicknamed this, like an American Chinese restaurant chain
    $600 9
In the "Hair" song "Aquarius", the Moon is here, ruled in part by Libra
    $600 20
The spot amongst the pins you most want to hit with your ball, it sounds like it's part of your trousers
    $600 21
This letter--repeat, this letter!--is silent in the name of a partridge-like grouse of the genus Lagopus that lives in the Arctic
    $800 4
Adenoids are a type of these
    DD: $1,000 2
Leapin' lizards! This river flows 630 miles before joining the Colorado River at Yuma, Arizona
    $800 14
During a yacht trip, a captain told Ringo Starr about the creatures beneath the waves, inspiring Ringo to write this Beatles song
    $800 6
Addressing the audience directly in a play is an example of doing this
    $800 10
So, this form where you knock down slenderer items is popular in New England & eastern Canada? Most illuminating
    $800 18
"There's a weapon that we must use in our defense--silence" in this song by Jane Wiedlin & Terry Hall about their secret romance
    $1000 5
Part of the alimentary canal, this passageway is between the esophagus & mouth
    $1000 3
Located in a caldera in the Cascade Mountains, it's the USA's deepest lake
    $1000 15
Inspired by Viking history, Klaus Teuber created this board game that debuted in 1995
    $1000 8
Ask the bard, it's the eve of Epiphany
    $1000 11
In 1895 the son-in-law of this "Br"and's founder organized the first American Bowling Congress
    $1000 19
Said in this novel: "Buffalo Bill's name is William Rubin... he was referred to me in April or May 1975, by my patient Benjamin Raspail"

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

Marko Scott Molly
$2,800 $1,400 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Marko Scott Molly
$4,800 $2,400 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 24
Persian settlers made the Comoros an island group in the Indian Ocean, Africa's southernmost nation, mainly of this religion
    $400 25
Pesade describes this animal rearing up on its hind legs with its front legs in the air--perhaps in a statue
    $400 29
"Freaky Rob" Gueringer backed Dre, Snoop, Eminem, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige & Kendrick Lamar at this Feb. 13, 2022 event
    $400 30
"Love Song" by this Algonquin Round Table member goes full vicious circle: "He is all my heart, & I wish somebody'd shoot him"
    $400 27
Other names for this plumbing stalwart include force cup & plumber's friend or helper
    $400 17
Centered off Sumatra, this deepest trench of the Indian Ocean is named for another Indonesian island
    $800 4
With uses in the 19th c. compared to plastics' in the 20th, trade in this material led to exploitation of Africans & animals
    $800 19
If you're a quidnunc, Latin for "what now?", you have this quality of excess curiosity, from a body part
    $800 20
That's Jonny Buckland doing the electric intro riff on this colorful tune, Coldplay's first hit
    $800 18
This poet who died young in Rome wrote, "Hither, hither, hither / Love this boon has sent-- / If I die & wither / I shall die content"
    $800 22
Cobra fittingly makes this type of tool that can extend to a plumber-friendly 15 feet
    $800 12
Making up the order Actiniaria, these sea organisms are not delicate despite their flower name--some live 30,000 feet deep
    $1200 6
Long-time human rights abuses in this region are attributed to Sudanese fighters called the Rapid Support Forces
    $1200 9
In South Asia, you might give your dhoti, seen here, to a dhoby, a person with this job
    $1200 28
Prince could do it all, including the jaw-dropping outro guitar solo on this tune about looking for the purple banana (huh?)
    DD: $4,500 2
Percy Shelley wrote, "Nothing in the world is single; / All things by a law divine / In one spirit meet &" this, like at a mixer
    $1200 23
The Energy Dept. lauds this type of water heater, aka "instantaneous", as it's more energy efficient than the storage kind
    $1200 16
Herbert Nitsch is renowned in this activity & has gone more than 700 feet underwater on a single breath
    $1600 7
After a pilgrimage in 1324, Mali emperor Mansa Musa built the Great Mosque in this trading post
    $1600 5
Lovely day, nothing to do, I'll go apricate in the sun, though I don't know why when this 4-letter synonym will do fine
    $1600 1
A 1961 Stratocaster helped this guitarist & singer make the solos on "Sultans Of Swing" immortal
    $1600 3
This Roman poet got sappy with it in "Eclogues"; "Love conquers all: let us too yield to love"
    $1600 11
This rhyming device helps suck water from basements or crawl spaces
    $1600 13
This odd name chosen by the McPublic is now borne by a submersible that has gone deep under the Thwaites Glacier to study its ice loss
    $2000 8
This double-talk anti-colonial movement of the 1950s originated among the Kikuyu people of Kenya
    DD: $4,200 10
Below the line on ancient coins, the exergue is the space with the alliteratively named this mark, here for the city of Siscia
    $2000 21
Rolling Stone's 250 Greatest Guitarists put this Sleater-Kinney axewoman at No. 64 & called her a "shameless guitar hero"
    $2000 15
The final stanza of this poem by Matthew Arnold begins, "Ah, love, let us be true to one another!"
    $2000 26
Plumbers should know that the "PE" in PEX pipes stands for this, the most widely used plastic in the world
    $2000 14
"B" is for this type of map that uses contour lines to show the ocean's depths

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Marko Scott Molly
$15,900 $11,400 $4,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Featured in a 2020 film, she gets her name from a 16th c. Italian stock character who often wore diamond-patterned outfits

Final scores:

Marko Scott Molly
$22,801 $4,499 $9,598
2-day champion: $26,600 3rd place: $2,000 2nd place: $3,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Marko Scott Molly
$20,400 $9,200 $5,800
23 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
16 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,400

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Game tape date: 2024-03-13
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