Show #7809 - Thursday, July 19, 2018

Ryan Fenster game 7.

Contestants

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Michelle Mueckler, a stay-at-home mom from Elgin, South Carolina

Justin Moody, a paralegal from Durham, North Carolina

Ryan Fenster, a banker from SeaTac, Washington (whose 6-day cash winnings total $127,397)

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Jeopardy! Round

WORD PUZZLES
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVELS
TRAIL MIX
CLASSIC SONGS' FIRST LINES
I READ THE NEWS TODAY
O'BOY
    $200 26
A legal doctrine over turned in the 1950s
    $200 21
"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" is a portrait of him, its author
    $200 17
2018 is the 50th anniv. of the natl. trails system, including a historic trail named for this Missouri-Calif. mail route
    $200 11
"Born down in a dead man's town, the first kick I took was when I hit the ground"
    $200 6
In December of 2017, fans of the AHL's Bears of this Pennsylvania chocolate town broke their own record tossing 25,000 teddy bears for charity
    $200 1
This late night host: "Autumn in California, where the leaves change color if you use the right Instagram filter"
    $400 30
I've got a few in the closet
    $400 22
He remembered things past when he went "In Search of Lost Time"
    $400 16
Popular with backpackers, the Mantario Trail is located mostly in this Canadian province that borders Ontario
    $400 12
From Mr. Sinatra:
"And now the end is near, and so I face the final curtain"
    $400 7
A 40% price jump in basic goods like eggs helped begin protests vs. the govt. on Dec. 28, 2017 in Mashhad in this nation
    $400 2
A story from ancient Greece was the basis for Eugene O'Neill's trilogy "Mourning Becomes" her
    $600 29
Game of stones
    $600 23
This screenwriter's marriage to Carl Bernstein gave her (& readers) "Heartburn"
    $600 18
The forced march of thousands of Cherokee from Ga. to what's now Oklahoma in the 1830s is known as the Trail of these
    $600 13
From the Beatles, of course:
"I read the news today, oh boy"
    $600 8
98-year-old chaplain Sister Jean helped guide this Chicago school to an amazing 2018 Final Four run
    $600 3
"Give War a Chance" is among the contrarian works of this political satirist
    $800 28
What a celebrity might say to the paparazzi
    $800 24
Thomas Wolfe's "A Story of the Buried Life" is called do this, "Angel"
    DD: $800 19
The complex of roads known as this Communist leader's trail was a major supply route for North Vietnam
    $800 14
A Tom Petty classic:
"She's a good girl, loves her mama, loves Jesus and America too"
    $800 9
In 2018 this ex-PM from the Labour Party said he wouldn't mind a referendum on the Brexit referendum
    $800 4
Bernardo O'Higgins was "Supreme Director" of this country from 1817 to 1823, then lived in exile up north in Peru
    $1000 27
This familiar phrase originates from Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade"
    $1000 25
He followed up "Tropic of Cancer" with "Tropic of Capricorn"
    $1000 20
Take a hike on the John Muir Trail, which starts in Yosemite National Park & ends at this highest U.S. peak not in Alaska
    $1000 15
"You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips"
    $1000 10
In 2018 the U.S. east coast faced 50+ MPH winds, snow & temps. colder than Mars due to this 2-word type of "ordnance" storm
    $1000 5
Here's this ex-governor of Maryland debating Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primaries

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

Ryan Justin Michelle
$2,000 $1,400 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Justin Michelle
$1,000 $5,600 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

GOD BLESS AMERICIUM
FROM BOOK TO TV
ENTITLED
MIDDLE "AGE"
WORLD HISTORY
THE ABCs OF THE CIA
    $400 26
Americium is primarily produced inside one of these structures when plutonium is bombarded with neutrons
    $400 5
Mathieu Kassovitz played Napoleon & Jim Broadbent was Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky in the 2016 BBC version of this Tolstoy novel
    $400 11
A female member of an order of knighthood; it's been said there's nothing like one
    $400 19
A varied collection, especially of animals
    $400 1
It took 12 years, 1847-1859, to find out what became of John Franklin, who died searching for this Arctic passage
    $400 14
(Alex presents from CIA headquarters in Virginia.) It's the "U" in a UAV, this kind of aerial vehicle--like the Insectothopter, one of the CIA's early miniaturized drones that was also a listening device
    $800 27
Useful medically, americium is a portable source of alpha particles & these Greek letter rays
    $800 6
Works by this author recently made into series include "Mr. Mercedes", "The Mist" & "11.22.63"
    $800 12
Men who serve missions in the Mormon church do not have to be of an advanced age to earn this title
    $800 20
Keen, ardent, impatiently longing
    DD: $1,000 2
The ancient world had 2 important cities named Thebes: one in Greece & one in this land
    DD: $1,000 15
If you know what CIA stands for, you're 2/3 of the way to knowing DCI, as in head honcho, is short for this
    $1200 28
The americium used in these devices that keep you safe at home is itself safe, though radioactive
    $1200 7
Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhood's End" is about an alien invasion, so this is the obvious network to have aired it in 2015
    $1200 13
This dictator went by the title Il Duce, "The Leader"
    $1200 21
Donut-shaped roll
    $1200 3
This '50s & '60s Soviet leader who told the West "we will bury you" is himself buried at Novodevichy Cemetery
    $1200 16
The CIA played a role when Libya gave up its WMDs, short for these
    $1600 29
Americium was discovered in 1944 at the National Lab of this school where the first chain reaction was also achieved
    $1600 8
Kelsey Grammer played a vindictive Hollywood producer in Amazon's adaptation of this Fitzgerald novel
    $1600 25
Appointed by the British monarch, the official with this title presides over the swearing in of the Canadian prime minister
    $1600 22
Old-timey word for a basketball player
    $1600 4
This national liberation front came to power in Nicaragua in 1979 & is ruling once again
    $1600 17
Presented to the CEO of the U.S. govt. each morning, the PDB is the president's daily this
    $2000 30
Because of the initial difficulty in isolating americium, scientists jokingly called it this hell of "Paradise Lost"
    $2000 10
Aidan Turner plays this Winston Graham title hero fighting injustice in Cornwall on PBS's "Masterpiece"
    $2000 24
Negus is an old term for emperors of this African country
    $2000 23
Romans 6 says these "of sin" are death
    $2000 9
Around 1310 Pope Clement V, moved the papacy from Italy to this French city & it stayed there for almost 70 years
    $2000 18
Referring to the top CIA official in a foreign country, the COS is the chief of this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Justin Michelle
$14,600 $11,200 $11,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1970s MOVIES
Earning its director the first of many Oscar nominations, this 1977 film had the working title "Watch the Skies"

Final scores:

Ryan Justin Michelle
$29,100 $22,399 $22,800
7-day champion: $156,497 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ryan Justin Michelle
$14,600 $10,800 $11,400
19 R,
3 W
19 R
(including 3 DDs),
4 W
14 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $36,800

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