Show #7339 - Thursday, July 7, 2016

Contestants

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Bonnie Megel, an administrative assistant from Grinnell, Iowa

Neil Sondov, a psychotherapist from Greenville, South Carolina

Matt Hoffer-Hawlik, an investment banker and strategy consultant from Boston, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $29,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

ALL HAIL THE CREATOR
FOOD & DRINK HOLIDAYS
19th CENTURY PEOPLE
GOOD & BAD INVESTMENTS
THE WRITE STUFF
POST HASTE
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with the letter "H" and it will come not too far after the word "haste" in the dictionary.)
    $200 24
This Mindy of "The Mindy Project" was named after Mindy in "Mork & Mindy"
    $200 20
Every dog has his day, including the hot dog (July 23); this condiment gets the first Saturday in August
    $200 14
The worse speller of a famous duo, in November 1805 he wrote in his journal, "Ocian in view! O! the joy"
    $200 6
The leader of the French Romantic movement, this man wrote volumes of poetry before a hunchback rang his bell
    $200 2
A boat opening
    $400 26
Its creator Phil Rosenthal summed it up as "a guy with this family who lives across the street from his parents"
    DD: $1,000 21
Free Slurpee Day is on this date, honoring the place that dispenses them
    $400 15
Seen here is an illustration of "The Frog Prince" in this duo's 1812 collection
    $400 7
She wrote "The Tale of Benjamin Bunny", about Peter Rabbit's cousin
    $400 3
Arrogantly proud & condescending
    $600 27
In 1998 this man played up "Sports Night"; the next year, he came up with "The West Wing"
    $600 22
National Beer Day is held on April 7, the date in 1933 that the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted, limiting this
    $600 16
A former slave, Emperor Jean-Jacques Dessalines was assassinated in what's now this Caribbean nation in 1806
    $600 18
Different from Nationwide, this co. led by Angelo Mozilo saw its stock skyrocket, then collapse with the mortgage bust
    $600 9
Mark Twain didn't think Shakespeare wrote the famous plays, wondering why this 1616 document mentions no books
    $600 1
To carry a large weight, or drag someone before a judge
    $800 28
The initials of this creator of "Alias", also a big-time movie director, stand for Jeffrey Jacob
    $800 19
Appropriately, this tri-colored alliterative Halloween staple has its day on October 30
    $800 13
Puttering about with peas, this monk laid the foundation for modern genetics
    $800 8
One of the best investments in the last 20 years was this tech maker of Java, which despite the name isn't based in Delphi
    $800 10
A poem by him begins, "All in green went my love riding on a great horse of gold into the sliver dawn"
    $800 4
The hip or hindquarter of a beast
    $1000 25
Ronald D. Moore co-created the 2005 version of this frakkin' awesome sci-fi show featuring Adama & Starbuck
    $1000 23
This food is celebrated on August 24, the anniversary of the patent of the iron used for making them
    $1000 17
On a roll, this king of Prussia became the first kaiser of Germany in 1871
    $1000 12
One of Warren Buffett's best investments was in this federal corporation, often associated with Fannie Mae
    $1000 11
Gustav Meyrink is best known for supernatural stories like a 1915 tale about this avenging clay figure of folklore
    $1000 5
It's German for "housewife"

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

Matt Neil Bonnie
$200 -$1,000 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Neil Bonnie
$2,000 $1,400 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

HAPPY HISTORY
AND I QUOTE
EUROPEAN LAKES & RIVERS
PUNNY & NOT-PUNNY DEFINITIONS
GIANTS
JETS
    $400 9
Venezuela declared independence on this date, 35 years & 1 day after ours
    $400 12
He defiantly said, "I have not become the king's first minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire"
    $400 1
"To prepare for an exam insufficiently", or a Broadway acting replacement
    $400 18
The stories of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan & this blue ox companion date back to early frontier folk tales
    $800 8
"Bloodless" is our preferred type of this 4-letter event, like the 1975 Nigerian one that deposed General Gowon
    $800 13
He told his people, "I have found it impossible... to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do"
    $800 17
In the 19th century the city of Paris bought the land at the source of this river & erected a statue of the goddess Sequana
    $800 2
"After the corn bread", or to delay an event
    $800 19
Pro wrestler Andre the Giant bodyslammed the role of Fezzik in this 1987 film
    $800 28
Jet engines & rockets both use jet propulsion; a jet engine takes in this element to burn fuel
    $1200 7
In 1979 a Seminole chief used Indian sovereignty to offer healthy jackpots in this game also played in churches
    $1200 14
In 2013 he said of contraception & related topics, "It is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time"
    DD: $4,000 6
You can cruise this lake on a paddle steamer with stops at Lausanne & Montreux
    $1200 3
"Before a cell phone message", or a reason for taking action
    $1200 20
Nicknamed "The Freak", this long-haired pitcher helped the San Francisco Giants win 3 World Series
    $1200 27
This company's 787 has a 70-yard wingspan & cruises at Mach .82
    $1600 10
In 1989 this then-country ended Communist rule with its Velvet Revolution
    DD: $4,000 15
At the Scopes trial, he said of his agnosticism, "I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure"
    $1600 23
It rises under Cuilcagh Mountain & divides Ireland almost in 2
    $1600 4
"Put a noisemaker back on the cat", or to rise up in insurrection
    $1600 21
He's a giant colorful canine in a children's book series by Norman Bridwell
    $1600 25
In 60 A.D. the scientist hero of this city known for its lighthouse built a steam-powered jet engine --but not for flight
    $2000 11
Let's revive this multi-day December celebration from ancient Rome that featured unrestrained merrymaking
    $2000 16
New Yorker founder Harold Ross said the magazine is "not edited for the old lady in" this Iowa city
    $2000 24
At Hamburg, this river splits into 2 branches, which rejoin farther downstream
    $2000 5
"To fill in the ditch around the castle", or to reduce in rank
    $2000 22
We're Certainly Dwarfs, a band in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, is an homage to this alt-rock band
    $2000 26
A July 4, 1956 flight by this new alphanumeric plane put the Soviet Union's military buildup on camera

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Neil Bonnie
$15,600 $3,400 $19,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

BRITISH LITERARY CHARACTERS
In an 1887 novel this narrator's old wartime injury is in his shoulder; in an 1890 novel by the same author, it's in his leg

Final scores:

Matt Neil Bonnie
$10,799 $0 $31,400
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $31,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Neil Bonnie
$12,800 $2,800 $17,000
16 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $32,600

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