Show #7496 - Monday, March 27, 2017

Contestants

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Meral Cultu, a nonprofit strategist from Cleveland, Ohio

Adam Vesterholt, an energy engineer from Brooklyn, New York

Robert Weibezahl, a writer from Westlake Village, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

HIS REAL FIRST NAME
EUROPEAN HISTORY
THE BUSY BUSINESSMAN
OH MY GODS!
THE WORD IS FLAT
1970s "SONG" TITLES
    $200 8
Jay Z
    $200 1
Between 1095 & 1291, Europeans launched as many as 10 of these Mideast campaigns; the first had the most success
    $200 26
I just say telco--no time for these 2 words that can refer to Vonage or T-Mobile
    $200 13
Roman emperor Augustus claimed descent from this Olympian & sun god
    $200 6
When preceding "money", it denotes equal odds in a bet
    $200 18
In 1972 this colorful tune was a No. 1 hit for Neil Diamond; "Everybody knows one"
    $400 9
Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill
    $400 2
A group of loyal clergy & boyars called the Selected council helped this awful guy rule Russia in the 16th century
    $400 27
Who wastes breath saying this startup-funding person? Just call him a V.C.
    $400 14
In Norse mythology, this trickster god can change his shape & gender at will
    $400 7
This type of crew cut is also an informal term for an aircraft carrier
    $400 19
This 1976 Barry Manilow hit made "the whole world sing" & "the young girls cry"
    $600 10
Charlie Sheen
    $600 3
Seen here is Oliver Cromwell's signature in 1655 during the five years he held this two-word title, hence the P
    $600 28
I don't have time to go to court or even to say this whole word, so it's just patent lit or civil lit
    DD: $2,400 15
This Roman god has his own fountain in Madrid
    $600 23
This word meaning level is associated with bathrooms & also means well supplied, particularly with money
    $600 20
You'd think that people would have had enough of this 1976 Paul McCartney hit, but I look around me & I see it isn't so
    $800 11
Calvin Coolidge
    $800 4
In 1571's Battle of Lepanto, a coalition defeated this empire's navy, saving Europe from invasion
    $800 29
An underling sent me a 10-page report when I asked for 1, so I responded, "TLDR", short for "too long," this
    $800 16
Ganesha, the Hindu god of beginnings & good fortune, has a human body & the head of this animal
    $800 24
This breakfast food, a symbol of flatness, also means a football block that puts a defender on his back
    $800 21
The Fugees caught some (Roberta) Flack when the band covered this 1973 hit
    $1000 12
Elvis Costello
    $1000 5
King Charles XII of this nation was a boy military genius who won battles against Russia, Poland & Denmark in the 1700s
    $1000 17
This god of fire & patron of craftsmen was really lame... really
    $1000 25
"O" yes, this 6-letter word means flattened at the poles
    $1000 22
This Three Dog Night tune was "comin' down in 3-part harmony"

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

Robert Adam Meral
$2,000 $5,800 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Robert Adam Meral
$6,600 $7,200 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

ANIMALS PLAYING DEAD
STRINGED INSTRUMENTS
THE SOUTHWEST
CONSERVATIVE BOOKSHELF
GHOSTLY ACTORS
THE "OC"
    $400 13
We couldn't do the category without showing the death face of this critter, the big faker
    $400 5
In 1951 Leo Fender introduced the first popular electric one of these rhythm instruments called the Precision
    $400 25
New Mexico boasts a museum dedicated to this outlaw aka William Bonney
    $400 26
Cartoonist Michael Ramirez inked the humorous "Give Me Liberty or Give Me" this program aka the Affordable Care Act
    $400 2
Dead Charlie finds Hurley at a mental institution on this show, slaps him & tells him that his friends far away need him
    $400 1
These smaller earthquakes that follow a larger one can continue for weeks, months & even years
    $800 15
A male nursery web spider offers a female an insect wrapped in this; if snubbed, he deads up & gets dragged off with the gift
    $800 6
Presidents Thomas Jefferson & John Tyler were both skillful players of this instrument
    DD: $3,600 19
Of the 4 states that meet at Four Corners National Monument, this state is last alphabetically
    $800 28
A 2016 title is "The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing" this 2-word First Amendment right
    $800 24
A new "Return of the Jedi" ending unfortunately had a ghost played by Sebastian Shaw replaced by this actor
    $800 7
Where the Winter Olympics were held in 2014
    $1200 14
When confronted, the hognose snake can play dead or spread its skin around its head & neck like a king this snake
    $1200 3
This small piece of wood with legs is the most delicate part of your cello
    $1200 12
Located along the Little Colorado River, this colorful desert was called El Desierto Pintado by Spanish explorers
    $1200 27
This former running mate has published "Going Rogue" & the more tender "Sweet Freedom: A Devotional"
    $1200 20
In "Beetlejuice" this teenage actress saw stranger things, like the ghosts of Alec Baldwin & Geena Davis
    $1200 8
It's how the scarf seen here was made
    $1600 16
Found in the Southwest, the 9-banded type of this plays dead if captured, but if that fails, kicks like crazy
    $1600 4
Bluegrass virtuosos of this small lutelike instrument include Bill Monroe & Ricky Skaggs
    $1600 18
The Hopi tribe has its main reservation in this state
    DD: $1,401 29
In 1913 federal law & the 16th Amend. levied this on many Americans; in 1954 a book called it the "root of all evil"
    $1600 21
On this show Denis Leary was often visited by ghosts, some of whom died during 9/11
    $1600 9
It's the old 7-letter term for an eye doctor
    $2000 17
Fire-bellied toads say "don't eat me" by showing their red bellies, a warning of this
    $2000 11
This traditional Russian instrument consists of a triangular wooden body & usually 3 strings
    $2000 23
In 1542 this Spanish explorer heralded as the discoverer of California explored its coastline & southern islands
    $2000 30
In 1948 Richard M. Weaver pointed out the dangers of relativist thinking in "Ideas Have" these
    $2000 22
Nicole Kidman finds out in this 2001 movie that the ghosts her family has been dealing with are a little closer to home
    $2000 10
In 1935 tree planter Rudolph Hass received a patent for a variety of this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Robert Adam Meral
$13,400 $13,401 $11,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

SCIENTISTS
This European's 1751 "Philosophia Botanica" gave rules of nomenclature & said don't change generic names

Final scores:

Robert Adam Meral
$11,800 $26,801 $13,402
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,801 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Robert Adam Meral
$13,400 $9,000 $11,800
19 R,
1 W
19 R
(including 3 DDs),
6 W
13 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $34,200

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