Show #7364 - Thursday, September 22, 2016

Seth Wilson game 4.

Contestants

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Ryan Mill, an intelligence analyst from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Kellyn Johnson, a student and cultural engagement coordinator from Tempe, Arizona

Seth Wilson, a Ph.D. candidate from Chicago, Illinois (whose 3-day cash winnings total $83,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

WORD PUZZLES
ANTIQUES
MATH HYSTERIA
ANNUAL EVENTS
STARS & CAUSES
INQUISITIVE WRITERS
    $200 4
Before signing a contract, you'd better read this
    $200 21
Some historians date the passion for collecting antiques from when this buried Italian city was 1st excavated c. 1748
    $200 26
The point at which 2 or more lines cross together, or, say, Fairfax & 3rd
    $200 16
The lineup for the first Jazz & Heritage Festival in this city included Mahalia Jackson & Duke Ellington
    $200 2
The death of her friend Rock Hudson from AIDS helped this actress to co-found AMFAR
    $200 1
These Dostoyevsky brothers are always being asked questions like "Is there a God?"
    $400 5
Anyone up for this
    $400 22
Lasting from 1368 to 1644, this Chinese dynasty produced many valued antiques including its famous vases
    $400 27
XVI minus IX; respond with the Roman numeral please
    $400 17
In September, on the first Sunday after Labor Day, we celebrate these beloved relatives
    $400 3
This actor's foundation has funded more than $450 million for Parkinson's disease research
    DD: $2,600 9
R.L. Stevenson wrote, “I had gone to bed” this man, “I had awakened this other man. “How was this to be explained?”
    $600 6
Just let it go--it's time to do this
    $600 23
Change 1 letter in "silver" to get this antique serving tray that may be made of silver
    $600 28
Let's face facts; a dodecahedron has this many faces
    $600 18
The trial of Jack McCall was a highlight of the 2016 Wild Bill Days in this South Dakota town
    $600 13
This 94-year-old star of "Hot in Cleveland" is a president emeritus of the Morris Animal Foundation
    $600 10
Alice B. Toklas quotes her asking, "What is the answer?"; getting none, she asked, "In that case, what is the question?"
    $800 7
Toss out a life preserver--we have this situation
    $800 24
Queen Anne style furniture from the early 18th century was made almost exclusively from this nut wood
    $800 19
Calvin Klein & Jeremy Scott are just 2 of the designers on the schedule for Sept. 2016's NYFW, short for this
    $800 14
(Hi, I'm Lucy Liu.) I'm an ambassador for this organization whose mission is to save & improve children's lives worldwide
    $800 11
This Poe tale begins, "True!...Nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?"
    $1000 8
I'm sorry you're this; hopefully something will come along
    $1000 25
Mantiques are items like vintage baseball bats, toy guns & these, maybe with sunburst finish & humbucker pickups
    $1000 20
Halloween (All Hallows' Eve) leads into this observance the next day in the Christian church
    $1000 15
In 1962 this entertainer founded St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    $1000 12
This 3-named woman wrote the 1966 short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?"

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

Seth Kellyn Ryan
$7,600 $1,400 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Seth Kellyn Ryan
$8,400 $3,400 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

IT'S RAINING MENSA
TV SHOW OPENINGS
MYTHOLOGY
POLYNESIA
A SILENT "B" HIVE
(Alex: Each correct response will have a silent "B".)
ACQUISITIVE PRESIDENTS
(Alex: You have to name the president who was in office when we acquired that particular piece of land.)
    $400 6
Nolan Gould plays a less than Mensa-esque Luke Dunphy on this sitcom but Nolan's 150 IQ made the grade
    $400 1
As a punishment, a boy writes on a chalkboard over & over
    $400 11
Centeotl, a god of these people aka the Mexica, was big into solar & also associated with feasting & pleasure
    $400 26
Polynesia stretches over 5,000 miles from Hawaii to this kiwi nation
    $400 21
To ascend
    $400 16
The Panama Canal zone, since ceded to Panama
    $800 7
Before he passed away in 2012, this general who led the Persian Gulf War went "Stormin'" to a Mensa membership
    $800 2
A happy woman spins & throws her hat into the air
    $800 12
One of the 12 labors of Hercules was working in animal control, stealing this 3-headed dog
    $800 27
5-letter word for the leader of each clan; originally he was the leader of the group settling a new island
    $800 22
These prisons for those in financial trouble were formally abolished in the U.S. in 1833
    $800 17
The Mariana Islands, a U.N. trust territory formally acquired soon after the founding of the United Nations
    $1200 8
Mensa man Markus Persson sold this create-a-world-out-of-blocks computer game to Microsoft for $2.5 billion
    $1200 3
A boy & his dad carry fishing poles as they leisurely walk along
    $1200 13
Here comes the sun god, this Egyptian deity who could have gone by "Ol' Falcon Head" but did not
    $1200 28
In 1915 missionaries from this U.S. church began building its first Polynesian temple on Oahu
    $1200 23
This lack of feeling is a possible sign of worse nerve damage than tingling is
    DD: $2,000 18
Puerto Rico
    $1600 9
Come up with the geodesic dome like this engineer & you can be president of Mensa like he was
    $1600 4
A plane! A plane! arrives at a vacation resort to the delight of a diminutive employee
    $1600 14
This Greek monster of myth had the head of a lion, body of a goat & tail of a serpent & terrorized the kingdom of Lycia
    $1600 29
Less than an hour from Tahiti by plane, this double talk isle has been called "the most beautiful island in the world"
    $1600 24
These underground Roman tombs were used for funeral feasts & as hideouts, as well
    $1600 19
Alaska
    $2000 10
Leslie Charteris had the smarts for Mensa & also to come up with the character of Simon Templar of this book series
    $2000 5
This 1960s Robert Conrad series opened with a 5-panel cartoon that saw a gunslinger foil a bank robbery
    $2000 15
Loki & Heimdall kill each other in this final battle of the Norse gods, aka the Day of Doom
    $2000 30
It's the most widely spoken Polynesian language; you'll hear it in the cities of Apia & Pago Pago
    DD: $2,000 25
Architecturally, it’s either of the sides of a door or window
    $2000 20
The Virgin Islands

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Seth Kellyn Ryan
$22,000 $4,600 $5,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

OPERA
The heroine of this opera sings, “If you come to give me, so cruel, your last goodbye, the dark vortex of the Nile will be my grave”

Final scores:

Seth Kellyn Ryan
$22,000 $8,100 $9,201
4-day champion: $105,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Seth Kellyn Ryan
$23,800 $4,600 $5,600
26 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
10 R,
1 W
12 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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