Show #9141 - Monday, July 8, 2024

Isaac Hirsch game 4.


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Stephanie Lewis, a project coordinator from Washington, D.C.

Karan Menon, a data scientist originally from Edison, New Jersey

Isaac Hirsch, a customer support team lead from Burbank, California (whose 3-day cash winnings total $70,186)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 22
Due to their composition, Jovian planets like Jupiter & Saturn are called these "giants"
    $200 28
Del Reeves sang about a trucker infatuated with a "girl on" one of these outdoor signs
    $200 26
A pretty flutterer:
la mariposa
    $200 17
Born in Foxrock, a suburb of Dublin, Beckett attended this nearby college & later taught there
    $200 29
In this game, used as a metaphor in Beckett's "Endgame", I forgot to use the Schlechter Defense against the Danish Gambit; I'm toast
    $200 30
this actor as I've managed to arrange an interview; hope my tape recorder works
    $400 21
The photosphere is the surface of this as seen from Earth
    $400 27
Not sure what Rhett Akins drove, but it wasn't a 4x4 from this brand because "that ain't my truck" in his girl's driveway
    $400 23
Anagram this:
    $400 16
A left-arm medium-paced bowler, Beckett claimed to play a "gritty defense" in this sport
    $400 25
You own all utilities, railroads & properties & your family is seething at your sheer ruthlessness in this game
    $400 24
some of this from Nestlé or Pillsbury; mom always said not to eat it raw, but now it's sold in edible form
    $600 7
Chiron, which shares properties of a comet & an asteroid, is this type of "object" named for the type of creature Chiron was in myth
    $600 1
Kathy Mattea sang about a driver coming home from his last trucking run with "18 wheels &" one of these numeric bouquets
    $600 20
Maybe a mako:
el tiburón
    $600 4
In 2013 people couldn't wait to see "Waiting for Godot" with Ian McKellen as Estragon & him as Vladimir; Broadway made it so
    $600 8
The turn gave me 3 of a kind & now the river makes it 4... everyone's all-in & I'm feelin' pretty good about my chances in this game
    $600 11
Denis Coleman; he's going to tell me how he got this big 3-letter job at Goldman Sachs managing cash flow & such
    $800 14
In 1959 the Russian space probe Luna 3 took the first photos of this hidden hemisphere
    $800 2
The longtime CMA Awards co-hosts have truck songs: Brad Paisley's "Mud On The Tires" & her 2023 "Out Of That Truck"
    $800 19
A hunter's favorite:
el venado
    $800 5
Beckett received the Croix de Guerre after joining this as an expat in Paris in 1940; his group had the name Gloria SMH
    $800 9
Sub-Zero is on the ropes, & Sonya has been told to "Finish him!!" in this video game franchise; Sonya shall indeed finish him
    $800 12
the bus out of this run-down city area, also the name of a metal band fronted by Sebastian Bach
    DD: $2,200 15
Once called the largest asteroid in our solar system, it was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006
    $1000 3
The title of this C.W. McCall song refers to a group of trucks all moving together; ain't she a beautiful sight?
    $1000 18
A flier:
el cuervo
    $1000 6
Beckett used the phrase "Fallor, ergo sum" in a poem about this 17th century Frenchman
    $1000 10
I yelled the name of the game to indicate how many cards I had left, & my next play will end things
    $1000 13
this fictional Belgian detective with a head "exactly the shape of an egg"

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

Isaac Karan (करन) Stephanie
$9,600 $1,000 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Isaac Karan (करन) Stephanie
$11,800 $2,400 $200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Scarlett: I'm Scarlett Johansson; my new movie is Fly Me to the Moon and as you'll see in this category, it's not the first one about that particular trip.)
    $400 25
In December 1955 these 2 leading labor federations formally merged, with a combined membership of 15 million
    $400 24
It was briefly named after President Kennedy before reverting to its Spanish name for "place of canes"
    $400 26
New Oxford American,
Scholastic Children's
    $400 20
9-year-old Oskar's dad died in the World Trade Center on September 11 in the novel "Extremely Loud and" this
    $400 28
This word for a soccer fan you might want to avoid originated in the 1890s & someone named Hooley may have been involved
    $400 30
(Scarlett Johansson presents the clue.) In "Airplane II", Moon base commander Buck Murdock was played by this actor; at one point, he sees the Starship Enterprise on a periscope
    $800 23
Drew's great aunt, she gave a great performance on Broadway in 1905 as Nora Helmer in "A Doll's House"
    $800 22
In Chile a monument dedicated to those who perished while rounding Cape Horn depicts this seafaring bird in flight
    $800 21
Henry Kissinger,
Yasser Arafat,
Médecins Sans Frontières
    $800 19
John le Carré put the "spy" in spy novel titles with this 1974 book, the first in the George Smiley-Karla trilogy
    $800 27
An irregular past tense verb, or a minor quarrel, a squabble, a tiff
    $800 29
(Scarlett Johansson presents the clue.) In "A Grand Day Out", this man-&-dog stop-motion duo get a hankering for some cheese, so they decide to build a rocket & head to the Moon for a tasting
    $1200 6
In 1968, just 2 months prior to his own assassination, he attended the funeral of Martin Luther King Jr.
    DD: $600 18
In 1602 Bartholomew Gosnold didn't just find the obvious fish at this cape, but also herring & mackerel
    $1200 12
    DD: $5,000 5
When Kotaro Isaka's high-speed thriller "Maria Beetle" was translated into English, it got this title
    $1200 15
Without its -ine, this word still means a percussion instrument
    $1200 9
(Scarlett Johansson presents the clue.) Ron Howard chose Ed Harris as NASA flight director Gene Kranz in "Apollo 13"; Ed had previously gone into orbit as John Glenn in this 1983 film
    $1600 1
In 1986, some 5 million people made a human chain from coast to coast in this campaign to fight hunger & homelessness
    $1600 8
In 1937 this North Carolina cape was the first place to receive the designation National Seashore
    $1600 13
    $1600 3
The first name of Stephen King's P.I. Gibney, it's the title of a 2023 bestseller where she takes center stage
    $1600 16
In Latin it could mean many kinds of wishes; in English today, it's the sexual instinct
    $1600 10
(Scarlett Johansson presents the clue.) "A Trip to the Moon", the 1902 classic from Georges Méliès, in which a rocket hits the Moon in the eye was loosely based on books by Jules Verne & this British author
    $2000 2
Established in 1946 to control the development & use of nuclear power, this commission was superseded by a new agency in 1974
    $2000 7
Cape Maclear is on the shores of this lake in southern Africa that also begins with "M"
    $2000 14
    $2000 4
In this Günter Grass novel, Oskar Matzerath receives the title instrument at the age of 3 & doesn't grow up
    $2000 17
A restaurant chef calls a personal arrangement of ingredients & tools mise, short for this French phrase
    $2000 11
(Scarlett Johansson presents the clue.) This title noble in a 1989 Terry Gilliam film takes a balloon to the Moon & meets the King of the Moon, played with a touch of "luna-cy" by Robin Williams

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Isaac Karan (करन) Stephanie
$27,400 $7,200 $5,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The melody of a traditional piece for the koto called "Echigo-Jishi" is used in Act 1 of this opera

Final scores:

Isaac Karan (करन) Stephanie
$30,400 $10,001 $5,000
4-day champion: $100,586 2nd place: $3,000 3rd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Isaac Karan (करन) Stephanie
$23,000 $7,200 $5,000
30 R
(including 3 DDs),
2 W
10 R,
2 W
9 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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Game tape date: 2024-05-22
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