Show #9122 - Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Adriana Harmeyer game 10.


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Scott McCann, a math teacher from Germantown, Tennessee

Sarah Hartzell, an audiovisual archivist originally from Howell, New Jersey

Adriana Harmeyer, an archivist from West Lafayette, Indiana (whose 9-day cash winnings total $204,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: You'll name the product or service.)
    $200 17
The tiny population of this huge desert is mostly made up of Mongols & Han Chinese
    $200 27
"Eatin' good in the neighborhood"
    $200 29
This 2-word term can mean a place you might keep your wallet, or figuratively, someone under your control
    $200 21
In Rossini's take on this tale, Alex Trebek's favorite opera, not a fairy but the prince's tutor gets the heroine to the ball
    $200 30
The luckiest cleanup hitter on the face of the Earth, Lou Gehrig got to hit fourth just behind this No. 3
    $200 22
This famous painting is also known as "La Gioconda"
    $400 15
Formerly a city dump, this park in Moscow was named for comrade Maxim in 1932
    $400 26
"For a streak-free shine that lets in more light"
    $400 28
Seems like this 2-word cardiac-related term for great anguish would've been in sooner than 2024
    $400 12
"Waltz King" Johann Strauss II also composed the comic opera "Die Fledermaus", which translates as this flying animal
    $400 23
He earned a nickname in an October 1977 World Series game, blasting 3 homers on 3 consecutive pitches
    $400 1
It's sometimes known as the "Land of the Inca"
    $600 13
Near South Bend, Indiana is this city that shares a name with the "land" that Joseph told his brothers to settle in
    $600 6
A woman wears pink pants & does a TikTok-ish dance pantomiming bodily pain
    $600 9
In the sense "to sleep briefly", this verb was already in; 2024 saw it given a new meaning, literally to abduct a pet
    DD: $1,000 8
In Wagner's opera about the Valkyries, there are 9 of them, led by this daughter of Wotan
    $600 7
Johnny Bench, George Foster & Tony Pérez all cleaned up for this 1976 team
    $600 2
Kegling is just another name for this sport
    $800 5
Just west of Denver, it had the "metal" to be a territorial capital in the 1860s
    $800 10
"Where are you? You're on a boat with the man your man could smell like"
    $800 25
This unintended silence during a radio or TV broadcast isn't quite as fatal as it sounds
    $800 20
When Charles Gounod's "Faust" is sung in the original French, this evil fiend has accents on all 3 E's in his name
    $800 18
Good thing the Ilitch family sells lots of pizza; from 2011 to 2018 they paid Victor Martinez $118 million to hit for this A.L. team
    $800 3
It might ring a bell that she used the pen name Currer Bell
    $1000 14
Sweden's chief seaport, it's also the headquarters of Volvo
    $1000 16
From the '90s--Woman: "So what's the paper say about tomorrow?" Man: "Another scorcher!" Woman: "Cool"
    $1000 11
This Japanese word means strips of meat or vegetables coated with flour, egg & breadcrumbs & deep fried
    $1000 19
Composer Franco Alfano finished this Asia-set opera after Puccini died
    $1000 24
Willie Stargell, who ruled this Pittsburgh stadium as a cleanup hitter in the '70s, was at the Pirates last game there in 2000
    $1000 4
Baking soda, which creates carbon dioxide when mixed with an acid, is also known as this 2-word chemical compound

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

Adriana Sarah Scott
$2,800 -$1,400 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Adriana Sarah Scott
$3,400 -$600 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

A "K-A"
    $400 19
Actress Jordana Brewster is a direct descendant of William Brewster, a leader & church elder of this colony
    $400 14
She taught French & was on public assistance in the 1990s, but money was no longer an issue in 2023; she was worth $1 billion
    $400 27
A telescope at the Paranal Observatory in this Chilean desert was the first to photograph an exoplanet
    $400 29
This Cubist produced around 4,000 original ceramic pieces, including "Taureau" & "L'estocado"
    $400 18
This song from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack became a global joy-inspiring phenomenon
    $400 22
Forced to abdicate in 1918, Wilhelm II was the last German emperor with this title
    $800 9
Growing up without her mother Mary Wollstonecraft, this author spent considerable time visiting her at her grave
    $800 10
An ambulance driver during World War I, in high school, he was a member of the swim team & the rifle club
    $800 24
Arizona's Kitt Peak Observatory has 2 telescopes that specialize in searching for NEOs, which stands for this
    $800 23
The thermal protection system on this type of craft had more than 24,000 ceramic tiles, some of which could withstand 2,300º
    $800 16
In 1988 Tom Hanks wanted to be this
    $800 20
Not to be confused with a prayer over wine, this is the Jewish prayer for the dead, which basically praises God
    DD: $2,000 8
In 1812 a schooner called Patriot disappeared along with passengers that included this veep's daughter Theodosia
    $1200 11
This Alabamian was working for an airline when she got a 1956 Xmas gift: "one year off from your job to write whatever you please"
    $1200 5
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory operates the VLA, short for this system of radio telescopes
    $1200 25
These items that ignite the air-fuel mixture in an engine use ceramic insulators to provide greater thermal conductivity
    $1200 1
Gnarls Barkley ruled the summer of 2006 with this song about examining your own mental state
    $1200 15
This 10-letter adjective is used to mean frightening or confusing, like situations in works by "The Trial" author
    $1600 6
In her film "Heir to an Execution", Ivy Meeropol explored the lives & deaths of her grandparents, this couple executed in 1953
    DD: $3,000 12
During World War II he flew 60 combat missions as a U.S. Air Force bombardier... isn't that crazy? Or maybe not
    $1600 28
The world's largest solar telescope is on Mount Haleakala on this Hawaiian island
    $1600 4
Ceramics that are fired but not yet glazed are called this, like a soup
    $1600 2
"A Human Female" & "Ritual-licious" were episodes of this Netflix show about a young man on the autism spectrum
    $1600 17
The "K" in K2 stands for this great mountain system
    $2000 7
A descendant of Martin Luther, this 19th century German mathematician & astronomer gave his name to the object seen here
    $2000 13
After quitting medical school at Johns Hopkins, she moved with her brother Leo to Paris, where she met Alice B. Toklas
    $2000 30
In 1991 the observatory at Vassar named for this 19th c. female astronomer was made a National Historic Landmark
    $2000 26
In 1774 this British ceramicist came up with his jasperware, a very fine-grained stoneware colored throughout the body
    $2000 3
This song about "a do-or-die situation" is the title of a musical of Pat Benatar songs
    $2000 21
During his Munich period, this Russian painter co-founded Der Blaue Reiter ("The Blue Rider") art movement

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Adriana Sarah Scott
$14,400 $5,400 $10,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Of the 10 U.S. states with 2-word names, this one stretches the farthest south

Final scores:

Adriana Sarah Scott
$21,000 $8,400 $18,201
10-day champion: $225,700 3rd place: $2,000 2nd place: $3,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Adriana Sarah Scott
$17,400 $5,600 $10,200
23 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $33,200

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Game tape date: 2024-05-07
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