Show #7720 - Friday, March 16, 2018

Contestants

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Rahul Gupta, a data engineer from Midlothian, Virginia

Dan Lee, a math professor from New York, New York

Peter Karamitsos, a software salesman from Elmhurst, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $51,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

COMPOSERS' COUNTRY OF BIRTH
(Alex: We're talking about the present-day country.)
A SECOND SCREEN EXPERIENCE
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
BOOK TALK
THAT WORD NEEDS PLURALIZATION
THE FABERGÉ MUSEUM
(Sarah of the Clue Crew: From the St. Petersburg Museum. The craftsmanship and excess of a bygone time.)
    $200 1
Johann Strauss the younger
    $200 15
We got the villain we deserved when Heath Ledger played the Joker in this sequel
    $200 23
While many fresh plum varieties are clingstone, the type dried to make these is usually freestone
    $200 19
Term for the shallow center trough between the pages of a book, & where my bowling ball usually ends up
    $200 21
Phenomenon
(9 letters)
    $200 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Fabergé Museum.) Peter Carl Fabergé was commissioned to create an Easter egg for Tsarina Maria Feodorovna by her husband, the third tsar of this name; the hen Easter egg was such a hit with the tsarina that imperial Easter eggs became an annual tradition
    $400 2
Edvard Grieg
    $400 14
Francis Ford Coppola won 3 Oscars for this 1974 sequel
    $400 22
Smooth cayenne, once the principal variety of this fruit grown in Hawaii, has been replaced by the hybrid MD2
    $400 5
The American Institute for Conservation says use paper these; the fancy leather ones can stain the pages
    $400 6
Nucleus
(6 letters)
    $400 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from the Fabergé Museum.) Most of the imperial Easter eggs contain surprises--for the coronation egg, it's a miniature replica of the coach that took Alexandra to the coronation, perfectly detailed down to the double-headed eagles on the doors & the roof, an imperial symbol of this last Russian dynasty
    $600 11
Erik Satie
    $600 13
Released in 2017, this movie, "Vol. 2" is set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape, Vol. 2
    $600 3
This green pod veggie used in Creole cooking & to thicken soups & stews is also known as lady's finger
    $600 10
A foreword is by someone else to set up your book; one of these introductions is by you to explain why you wrote it
    $600 7
Brother
(8 letters & don't say, "brothers")
    $600 24
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from the Fabergé Museum.) One of the few imperial Easter eggs with a religious theme, the rock crystal egg from around 1889 depicts this event that Easter celebrates
    $800 26
Gustav Holst
    $800 12
This subtitle of "Star Trek II" refers to the villain played by Ricardo Montalban
    $800 16
Yellow crookneck & yellow straightneck are popular summer varieties of this veggie
    DD: $2,000 20
This adjective is used for a shortened version of a written work that still contains the basic story
    $800 4
Passerby
(9 letters)
    $800 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from the Fabergé Museum.) The 15th anniversary Easter egg pictures events from the reign of this tsar, as well as miniature portraits of him & his family
    $1000 27
Ferde Grofe
    $1000 18
Alfred Molina was transformed into this heavily armed villain in "Spider-Man 2"
    $1000 9
In some countries this long-necked brown pear is known as the Kaiser Alexander
    $1000 17
12-letter term for a book produced by adapting a movie script
    $1000 8
Seraph
(8 letters)
    $1000 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Fabergé Museum.) Fabergé used pearls & diamonds to evoke the empress' favorite flowers, lilies of the valley, in an 1898 Easter egg in this ornamental style that was popular at the time

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

Peter Dan Rahul
$800 $3,200 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Peter Dan Rahul
$0 $600 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

AFTER THE VICE PRESIDENCY
TV TITLES
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE
MOUNTAINS
ANY "PORT"
IN A STORM
    $400 22
Following his vice presidency under Carter, he served as ambassador to Japan
    $400 9
A season 2 "Breaking Bad" episode title eventually became the name of this series
    $400 27
In 1972 this author created the Kinte foundation
    $400 1
Austria's western, central & southern mountainous regions are in the eastern part of these European mountains
    $400 23
It can be a small window in the side of an airplane as well as a ship
    $400 24
Often on rivers, these sudden floods usually within 6 hours of a rainstorm cause most of the USA's flood deaths
    $800 20
He returned for another 7 years as a U.S. senator from Minnesota after his 1960s veeping
    $800 3
Gordon Ramsay should know it's an area in Manhattan from 34th to 59th between 8th Ave. & the Hudson River
    $800 11
1,300-foot Sugarloaf Mountain overlooks this sprawling South American metropolis
    $800 6
A type of steak, or the establishment where you might eat one
    $800 18
In May 2013 one of these expanded to a record 2.6 miles wide & tore through central Oklahoma
    $1200 17
Falling out with President Jackson, Veep John C. Calhoun resigned & returned to being a senator for this Southern state
    $1200 2
The title craft in this 2017 show is named for a man born in 1871 in Dayton, Ohio
    $1200 16
"Snow-white Moslem head-dress around a dead black face" is from Margaret Walker's poem "For" this slain leader
    DD: $2,000 12
Mount Masada, site of a famous fortress in the Judean desert, overlooks this body of water
    $1200 5
In computer abbreviations, it's the "P" in a PDF
    $1200 19
Quemado, N.M., known for electrical storms, is home to the art piece of 400 steel poles called this weather event field
    $1600 21
A supporter of westward expansion as vice-president, this big "D" later went east as minister to Great Britain
    $1600 4
The actual website for this Navy division hopes to defeat threats "ashore, afloat & in cyberspace"
    $1600 15
Until they achieve a satisfying relationship with a man, 4 women are doing this Terry McMillan book title
    $1600 13
Williamstown & Pittsfield are communities in these mountains of western Massachusetts
    $1600 10
This vein conveys blood to the liver from the spleen
    DD: $4,800 7
When tropical storms threaten, the National Hurricane Center HQed in this city jumps into action
    $2000 8
The title of this disturbing British anthology comes from what your TV screen resembles when it's turned off
    $2000 28
This author of "Kindred" & "Xenogenesis" combined African-American culture with science fiction themes
    $2000 14
Add 5 letters to "Anna" to get the name of this Himalayan massif, also a girl's name in Asia
    $2000 25
Made from heating limestone & clay in a kiln, this construction material hardens when mixed with water
    $2000 26
The film "The Finest Hours" tells of a Coast Guard rescue of 32 men in one of these directional storms off Cape Cod

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Peter Dan Rahul
$4,000 $6,200 $12,400
(lock-tie game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

MYTHOLOGICAL BEASTS
Hesiod said it fawns on all who enter "with actions of...tail & both ears", but when people try to exit it "eats them up"

Final scores:

Peter Dan Rahul
$1 $0 $12,399
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $12,399

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Peter Dan Rahul
$3,200 $8,200 $17,200
7 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
14 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $28,600

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