Show #7594 - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Contestants

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Diane Esemplare, an engineer from Riverdale, New Jersey

Thom Page, an OB/GYN doctor from Auburn, Maine

Betsy Knudson, an attorney from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 2-day cash winnings total $38,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE WORLD FACTBOOK SAYS...
THE COLORS OF MUSIC
OTHER HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
"D" IN AMERICAN HISTORY
EXERCISE
SPEAKING GERMAN
    $200 16
This country "includes... Auckland Islands, Bounty Islands... Chatham Islands, and Kermadec Islands"
    $200 2
Van Morrison:
"____ Eyed Girl"
    $200 7
November 24 is this day, honoring the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species"
    $200 1
You name it, they have it in these retail palaces like Wanamaker's, shown here, that saw big growth after the Civil War
    $200 23
Don't neglect this 4-letter central area of the body that includes the abs & back
    $200 17
When greeting the new day, it precedes Morgen or Tag
    $400 22
It "was the center of the first eastern Slavic state, Kyivan Rus"
    $400 3
John Mellencamp:
"____ Houses"
    $400 8
Optimism abounds on February 11, National Don't Cry Over this 2-word problem Day
    $400 12
The Soil Conservation Service was created to counter this disaster that struck the Great Plains in the 1930s
    $400 27
Simply holding a pose can maintain muscle tone as one of these low-impact exercises, from the Greek for "equal measure"
    $400 18
German for "thank you", it was a big hit for Wayne Newton
    $600 24
Its 3 border countries: "Timor-Leste 253 km, Malaysia 1,881 km, Papua New Guinea 834 km"
    $600 4
Chris de Burgh:
"The Lady In ____"
    $600 9
Party with your follically challenged pals on October 14, Be this "& Free Day"
    $600 13
To combat fuel shortages, Congress enacted this for almost 10 months in 1974, from January to October
    $600 28
In spinning, you raise the level of this on your bike to go from "the flats" to "the Alps"
    $600 19
You might want to stay in when there's Donner und Blitz, this pair
    $800 25
It "spent more than $5 billion to repair oil infrastructure damaged during 1990-91"
    $800 5
R.E.M.:
"____ Crush"
    $800 10
August 8 is National Sneak Some this summer squash (AKA courgette) Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day
    $800 14
In 1873 borax was discovered at this California site, & in the 1880s the famous 20-mule teams began hauling it out
    $800 29
When you run, your foot naturally rolls inward about 15% with each step, a movement called this
    $800 20
In spring, if someone wishes you "Frohe Ostern", they're wishing you this
    $1000 26
Its "27 year civil war... followed independence from Portugal in 1975"
    $1000 6
Sting:
"Fields of ____"
    $1000 11
(2 unfittable lines precede) /
this day's on May 12th /
I like it, myself /
& now it's on you to speak up
    $1000 15
Officially known as the States' Rights Democrat Party, it carried 4 Southern states in 1948, winning 39 electoral votes
    $1000 30
Astronauts on the I.S.S. use exercise & diet to ward off osteopenia, this common problem in space
    DD: $1,000 21
Your knowledge of opera might help with this one: it's the German word for "bat" (the flying kind)

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

Betsy Thom Diane
$4,200 $600 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Betsy Thom Diane
$5,600 $2,400 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KELVIN
ONE-NAMED AUTHORS
OPUS DAY
NOT THEIR FIRST RODEO
DRAMATIC TV DRAMA!
SEE "SPAN"
    $400 6
In 1834 10-year-old future Lord Kelvin went to college at the University of this, Scotland's most populous city
    $400 7
As Peyo, Belgian comic book author Pierre Culliford created this group of small blue humanoids who live in the forest
    $400 1
Mephistopheles was in the house December 6, 1846 for Berlioz' "Damnation of" this guy, opus 24
    $400 9
The stripes on the competitors might tell you that Louisiana's Angola Rodeo is held annually in one of these
    $400 12
Frank Underwood made sure Kate mara's Zoe Barnes caught a train on this drama
    $800 8
On the Kelvin scale -459.67 degrees equals this 2-word term, & though "very cold!" is technically right, we won't accept it
    $800 10
Moliere dominated 17th c. theatre with works like "Tartuffe", "The Miser" & this 1666 play about a true hater
    $800 2
Saint-Saens based this "Danse" on a poem about death appearing at midnight to play a tune
    $800 19
Each July there's a "Stampede" in this Canadian province
    $800 13
This actor, setting things straight: "I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger"
    $800 24
Dipping into fashion, DuPont developed this 1980s fabric during the '50s
    $1200 27
Kelvin was the driving force in the laying of the transatlantic one of these in 1866
    $1200 11
This Roman poet's "Art of Love" from around 1 B.C. is a hedonistic seduction manual still useful today
    $1200 3
On July 17, 1717 King George heard his "Water Music" & liked it so much he demanded it be played 4 times
    $1200 20
A huge outdoor rodeo is the centerpiece of this Wyoming city's Frontier Days, held since 1897
    DD: $1,000 16
Pandora's box was nothing but trouble for Abbie on this Fox drama & Ichabod would mourn her shocking loss
    $1200 23
With about 30,000 men aboard in the late 16th century, it set sail for England
    $1600 14
The heroine Gigi is known by just one name, and so is this author, her creator
    $1600 4
Performed at Carnegie Hall on Dec. 16, 1893, this piece by a Czech was inspired by American music
    $1600 21
Head to Jindabyne in this country for its annual Man from Snow River Rodeo
    $1600 17
Jude Law laid down the law to the faithful from a dark balcony on this show, saying, "I don't know if you deserve me"
    $1600 25
To the British, it's the object seen here
    $2000 15
The 13th c. Persian poet of "spiritual couplets", Rumi followed this mystical practice that's about as old as Islam itself
    $2000 5
May 13, 1833 was the premiere of Mendelssohn's opus 90, a symphony inspired by this southern European land
    $2000 22
"Let 'er buck" is the slogan of the round-up in this Oregon town also famous for the plaid products of its woolen mills
    $2000 18
Maeve became a host with more than the most, increasing her self-awareness & throat-slashing ability on this show
    $2000 26
Crispy, flaky phyllo dough is key to this dish

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Betsy Thom Diane
$17,800 $6,400 $12,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

COMIC BOOKS
Told to create a character called this, Len Wein learned the real animal is short, hairy & will attack an enemy 10 times its size

Final scores:

Betsy Thom Diane
$22,801 $1,400 $800
3-day champion: $61,402 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Betsy Thom Diane
$18,000 $6,400 $12,800
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
14 R,
4 W
17 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $37,200

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