Show #9108 - Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Amar Kakirde game 1.


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Amar Kakirde, a graduate student from Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey

Ellen Klages, a writer from San Francisco, California

Chris D'Amico, a verifications specialist from Lakewood, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
Famous people born in this capital of Puerto Rico include Raul Julia & Bernie Williams
    $200 28
Dr. Melfi asked this patient, "What line of work are you in?"; "Waste management consultant"; well...
    $200 27
The flowers of this yard weed, also known as wild endive & puffball, can be used to produce a pale yellow dye
    $200 29
Watch your head! The largest one of these space rocks discovered on Earth was 9 feet long & weighed an estimated 60 tons
    $200 30
Though steeped in history, it's really a bit underwhelming when you see it
    $200 25
Of Mozart's several middle names, Theophilus got Latinized to Amadeus, both meaning "love of" or "loved by" him
    $400 5
The Borinqueneers, the U.S. Army's only all-Hispanic unit, served with distinction at the Chosin Reservoir during this war
    $400 8
When naming the actor who played Saul Goodman, a seriously criminal lawyer, better call him
    $400 11
The world record for number of leaves on a stem of this, Trifolium repens, is 56 found in Japan in 2009; that's 14 times the luck!
    $400 26
In math this type of set has a countable number of elements
    $400 17
Because of the angle, you literally have to bend over backwards to kiss this, set in an Irish castle near Cork
    $400 24
Long before the Sondheim show, Mozart composed his lively serenade called this
    $600 2
The stage name of this Latin trap rapper was inspired by an Easter costume he hated wearing as a kid
    $600 7
Here's the truth--life is murder for Madeline Martha MacKenzie & Bonnie Carlson on this drama adapted from a bestseller
    $600 15
A brown Crayola color is named for this plant that blows down the streets of Western towns
    $600 12
Plumbago is another name for this form of carbon
    $600 1
Seen as a symbol of strength, this limestone formation has long been seen in the logo of Prudential
    $600 20
Mozart created the role of the Queen of the Night in this opera for his sister-in-law Josepha Hofer
    $800 3
On "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" chef Benny Ojeda used a baseball bat to mash plantains & pork to create this Puerto Rican dish
    $800 9
Taraji P. Henson came in like a Lyon & faced the music as Terrence Howard's ex-wife Cookie on this drama
    $800 18
The common type of this weed, genus ambrosia, can set off hay fever symptoms
    $800 13
A famous slogan found in the "Communist Manifesto" & on Karl Marx' gravestone ends with this word
    $800 16
A huge boot-shaped rock is one of the formations on the promontory of Northern Ireland called "The Giant's" this
    $800 21
In Vienna Mozart struck up a friendship with this composer whom like others, he affectionately called "Papa"
    $1000 4
Taking over from C. Everett Koop in 1990, Dr. Antonia Novello was both the 1st woman & 1st Hispanic Amer. to hold this govt. job
    $1000 10
David Boreanaz led this elite title Navy unit wherever they had to go... CBS, then Paramount+, CBS & back to Paramount+
    $1000 19
Milk, Russian & bull are types of this prickly stemmed weed
    $1000 14
It's a follower of Islam's second-largest branch
    DD: $200 23
This sacred shrine in Jerusalem covers the spot from which Muhammad is said to have ascended to heaven
    $1000 22
Ironically, Mozart was working on one of these masses for the dead during his final illness & died with it unfinished

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

Chris Ellen Amar
$2,800 $600 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Ellen Amar
$6,800 -$400 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
This 1985 educational computer game features the title globetrotting female antagonist
    $400 17
In the 1929 Lateran Treaty signed by Cardinal Pietro Gasparri & this man, Italy recognized the sovereignty of Vatican City
    $400 1
Adjective meaning delivered to the blood in vein
(11 letters)
    $400 12
Boxers' records list wins, losses & how many of the former were by this
    $400 14
Jesmyn Ward's "Salvage the Bones" finds a poor Gulf coast family riding out this 2005 disaster & its aftermath
    $400 26
To become a Rockford Peach in this film, Geena Davis had to audition by throwing a baseball to Penny Marshall
    $800 21
Edward Albee won his first Tony for this 1962 drama in which marital arguments are blood sport
    $800 7
In 1192 Saladin & this English king far from home signed the Treaty of Jaffa, ending the Third Crusade
    $800 28
Avian name for varicella (10 letters)
    $800 27
Gina McCarthy, Biden's first climate advisor, was also called his climate this, meaning one who has great authority
    $800 18
Author Curtis Sittenfeld wonders what would've happened if Hillary never married Bill in the novel titled this maiden name
    $800 25
A lead character in "Whip It" is Babe Ruthless, a jammer on the Hurl Scouts team in this sport
    $1200 13
The website for the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame included this oft-asked query when discussing the Lone Ranger
    DD: $4,000 3
France restored this tiny principality's independence in an 1861 treaty & a customs union was established 4 years later
    $1200 2
Nether region tubes named for an Italian
(9 letters)
    $1200 4
Johann Zoffany must have felt his time running out when he painted a circa 1776 "Self-Portrait with" this timekeeping item "& Skull"
    $1200 15
There are an infinite number of books in "The Midnight" this, a 2020 bestseller by Matt Haig
    $1200 22
The Charlestown Chiefs hockey team in this 1977 Paul Newman film was based on the Johnstown Jets & some of its players
    DD: $6,000 19
In a relatively famous play, this 4-word question precedes "Deny thy father & refuse thy name"
    $1600 8
In 1846 the U.S. & Great Britain signed the Treaty of Oregon establishing this parallel as the main intl. boundary in the Pacific NW
    $1600 10
To find the issue the doc samples some tissue
(6 letters)
    $1600 5
The white-tailed type of this animal was nearly hunted to extinction in the 1800s, but has slowly recovered
    $1600 16
This 2021 Andy Weir book about a plucky astronaut sounds like it may be a long shot
    $1600 23
Adam Sandler played him, "The Waterboy" for the Mud Dogs of South Central Louisiana State
    $2000 20
In Matthew 27 in the King James Version, Jesus cries out, "My God, my God", then this anguished question
    $2000 9
In the 1742 Treaty of Breslau, this Austrian archduchess gave most of the Silesian duchies to Prussia
    $2000 11
Type of shock from a severe allergic reaction (12 letters)
    $2000 6
Poet Emma Lazarus used this adjective in describing the "refuse of your teeming shore"
    $2000 29
Good times for this author: his Emmett-Till-haunted "The Trees" won praise & "Erasure" became the film "American Fiction"
    $2000 24
Not Gene Hackman but this man as his alcoholic assistant coach with the Hickory High Huskers was Oscar-nominated for "Hoosiers"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Ellen Amar
$6,800 $2,000 $15,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

About 70% of its people can speak Portuguese; about 20% can speak Umbundu, 8% Kikongo & 8% Kimbundu

Final scores:

Chris Ellen Amar
$4,800 $1,930 $16,600
2nd place: $3,000 3rd place: $2,000 New champion: $16,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Chris Ellen Amar
$13,000 $2,000 $12,800
24 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
5 R,
4 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $27,800

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Game tape date: 2024-04-08
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