Show #7770 - Friday, May 25, 2018

Josh Hill game 8.

Contestants

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Ross Belsome, a valuation analyst from Houston, Texas

Virginia Cummings, a geriatrician from Randolph, Massachusetts

Josh Hill, a network engineer from North Little Rock, Arkansas (whose 7-day cash winnings total $163,721)

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Jeopardy! Round

INDY 500
(Alex: As they celebrate their 102nd running this Sunday.)
BALKAN NATIONS
"ZZ" MIDDLE
(Alex: Two "Z"s coming up in the middle of each correct response.)
SIGNS & GESTURES
GENIUSES ARE BORN
NOT MADE
    $200 3
In 1992, five years after his father won, this junior guy, Little Al, won the race by its closest margin, less than a car length
    $200 1
In July 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on this Balkan republic, igniting World War I
    $200 4
I'm stoked, I'm excited, I'm this--cue Miles Davis
    $200 2
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an image of the hand of benediction.) The hand of benediction, with the ring and pinky fingers folded in, has been used by the Roman Catholic church since the start; some doctors have suggested that it was actually a sign of nerve damage of this first pope & copied by later popes
    $200 11
On Dec. 27, 1822 this Frenchman was born to show the world that microorganisms cause fermentation
    $200 12
Steinway helped the conservationist cause when it stopped using this to make its keys way back in 1956
    $400 23
The first woman to lead a lap in the race was the 2005 Rookie of the Year, this driver
    $400 14
Since the breakup of Yugoslavia, Slovenia has integrated with Western Europe & joined this military alliance in 2004
    $400 5
The mystic square is a type of one
    $400 9
A mudra is a Buddhist gesture; the Anjali mudra, hands together, goes with this word meaning "I bow to you"
    $400 13
He was conducted into the world January 27, 1756, the same year his father published a manual on playing the violin
    $400 15
In 2005 the Mini model of this was superseded by the Nano
    $600 24
After a scary 2017 crash, both men walked away, thanks in part to the HANS device; the acronym HANS refers to these two body parts
    $600 17
North of Greece, this nation occupies 2/5 of the historic region where Alexander began his triumphs
    $600 6
Spring buds were blooming, but "The Great" one of these of March 1888 was one of the worst ever in American history
    $600 10
The frequent hand position of this German chancellor is known as her Raute, or "diamond"
    $600 18
Later to take the pen name Richard Saunders, he was born to a poor family in Boston January 17, 1706
    $600 21
Atari's not making any more games based on this 1982 Spielberg movie; they ended up burying thousands in a landfill
    $800 25
This nickname for the Speedway comes from the material on the track; most of it has been covered over
    $800 7
It means gray, usually when referring to hair
    $800 16
This gesture of support for the University of Texas at Austin was introduced at a 1955 pep rally
    DD: $2,000 19
He was born April 15, 1452, near a little Tuscan town you wouldn't have heard of otherwise
    $800 27
In 2016 this car company discontinued its half-million-dollar Phantom coupe
    $1000 26
These famous four words that open the race were amended when Janet Guthrie became the first woman Indy driver
    $1000 8
Sailors in "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies have been known to shout this joyous exclamation
    $1000 22
In the U.S. soldiers perform the rifle type of this gesture by touching the gun behind its rear sight
    $1000 20
It's certain he was born Dec. 5, 1901, in Wurzburg, Germany, 26 years before publishing his famous principle
    $1000 28
From 1969 to 1996 there was always room for the 1-2-3 variety from this food brand, but no longer

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

Josh Virginia Ross
$2,000 $1,400 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Josh Virginia Ross
$4,200 $6,400 $7,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

EPIC FAIL
NEW YORK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
4-SYLLABLE WORDS
SLEEP
EARLY 19th CENTURY TIMELINE
A "LITTLE" ENTERTAINMENT
    $400 1
In an ancient epic a war-weary people foolishly pull this work of the master carpenter Epeius inside their city
    $400 5
Its school mascot is Otto the Orange
    $400 16
You might fill one out to get a job
    $400 4
Common sleeping positions include "the log", "the soldier" & this one named for a pre-birth state
    $400 26
July 13, 1836:
The U.S. grants its first numbered one of these, for a new type of locomotive wheel
    $400 2
Good golly, Miss Molly! In December of 2017, this singer & piano player celebrated his 85th birthday
    $800 10
This epic hero triumphantly slays a dragon, but when he deceptively woos & wins Brunhilda, it leads to his death
    $800 6
On the seal of this school in Hamilton, there's a Latin motto & a hand holding a torch, not a tube of toothpaste
    $800 17
Commonplace, or one who walks on the street
    $800 21
During REM sleep, the body is almost paralyzed, with only a few muscles active, like some in the eye & this dome-shaped one
    $800 29
August 6, 1806:
Long declining, this empire falls completely
    $800 3
Their country hits include "Tornado", "Girl Crush" & "Pontoon"
    $1200 14
In the Mayan epic "Popol Vuh", the gods' first try at creation fails when the creatures lack this ability
    DD: $2,000 7
In 1917 it awarded the first Pulitzer Prizes
    DD: $3,000 18
The range or territory of a sheriff's authority
    $1200 22
This 4-letter pinniped can sleep underwater but wakes to surface & breathe
    $1200 30
January 1, 1801:
The Act of Union unites Britain & this country
    $1200 11
Kurt Russell goes up against mystical beings & kung fu fighters in this 1986 John Carpenter flick
    $1600 15
The female knight Britomart gets taken for a man & much courting trouble ensues in this 1590s Edmund Spenser work
    $1600 8
Fordham has 2 main campuses: one in da Bronx & the other at this performing arts complex in Manhattan
    $1600 19
It's the buzzword for providing TMI on social media
    $1600 24
Hormones called leptins are off-kilter when you don't get enough sleep, increasing this, from the Latin for "desire"
    $1600 28
1822:
Jean-Francois Champollion deciphers hieroglyphics using this stone
    $1600 12
Songs featured in this Broadway musical include "Grow For Me" & "Suddenly Seymour"
    $2000 23
In a Mesopotamian epic, this hero rejects the advances of the goddess Ishtar, who then vows to kill him
    $2000 9
RIT for short, it was one of the first schools to offer an undergraduate degree in software engineering
    $2000 20
This German-named dog is alphabetically first among AKC-recognized breeds
    $2000 25
Though proverbially to be "in the arms of" this deity means to be asleep, he's actually the god of dreams
    $2000 27
July 2, 1839:
Erstwhile slaves take over this Spanish schooner
    $2000 13
This Jackie DeShannon hit begins, "Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Josh Virginia Ross
$9,400 $17,800 $17,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

OSCAR-NOMINATED ACTORS
He was nominated twice for playing Oscar winners--a real one in a 1992 biopic & a fictional one in a 2008 combat comedy

Final scores:

Josh Virginia Ross
$999 $35,201 $18,801
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $35,201 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Josh Virginia Ross
$9,400 $14,000 $17,600
17 R,
2 W
15 R
(including 3 DDs),
1 W
22 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $41,000

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