Show #7811 - Monday, July 23, 2018

Contestants

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Neel Kotra, an environmental engineer and consultant from Gainesville, Florida

Hollie Schmidt, a medical researcher from Lexington, Massachusetts

Dave Mattingly, a director of technology from Old Forge, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $26,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

ALGAE WHIZ
HISTORY WILL NOTE
THE SECRET OF HOMONYM
FUNK & GAMES
SKYSCRAPER CITY
THE VIEW FROM THE TOP
    $200 16
The "phyto" type of this algae is a major food source directly or indirectly of many sea organisms
    $200 15
An Aug. 12, 1961 decree by the East German Volkskammer led to the start of building this land-mark that night
    $200 5
The pelt or coat of a large animal, or to conceal from sight
    $200 9
The 17th-century painting seen here shows a game of tric-trac, a variant of this dice & counters game
    $200 26
The Gherkin, AKA 30 St. Mary Axe
    $200 21
Orson Welles, atop this ride in "The Third Man": "Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever?"
    $400 17
Algae range from microscopic organisms up to giant species of this saltwater type that reaches 200 feet in length
    $400 1
From Dec. 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778, camping was pretty rough for the Continental Army at this location
    $400 6
A soft chocolate candy, or to avoid being specific about details
    $400 10
"Give Up The Funk" is a classic from this band that sounds like the legislature of Great Britain
    $400 27
Safeco Plaza
    $400 22
If you've summited this "royal" kids' game, survey your subjects below as they try to knock you off
    $600 18
Like virtually all photosynthetic organisms, algae contain this pigment that absorbs energy from light
    $600 2
Charles I, Spain's king from 1516 to 1556, also moonlighted as Charles V of this empire
    $600 7
A plate on a lizard, or to climb up
    $600 11
To avoid getting bumped back to start, you can hide in your color's safety zone in this board game
    $600 28
U.S. Steel Tower
    $600 23
In the Civil War the Union got valuable intel from over 3,000 missions by these, with Thaddeus Lowe in charge
    $800 19
(Jimmy shows an animation of asexual mitosis on the monitor.) Some green algae reproduce through asexual mitosis, in which these important genetic components are split into identical pairs that migrate to the two new cells
    DD: $1,000 3
On Dec. 2, 1954, at long last, decency prevailed in a 67-22 Senate vote condemning this member of the body
    $800 8
A tree, or a word preceding "up" meaning "to neaten"
    $800 12
In the early 1800s a tenth one of these was added to a popular game to circumvent gambling laws
    $800 29
One Magnificent Mile
    $800 24
This mongoose relative, also called a suricate, emerges from its burrow, sits up tall & scans the horizon
    $1000 20
Some algae have been classified in this kingdom neither fully plant nor animal
    $1000 4
5 years after a successful 1971 military coup, Idi Amin became life president of this nation
    $1000 14
A dull person, or the caliber of a firearm
    $1000 13
A "Part-Time Lover" of funk, this superstar recorded "Higher Ground" prior to a near fatal car crash
    $1000 30
The Petronas Twin Towers
    $1000 25
In ballet versions of this Ravel piece, the ballerina dances high atop a large table surrounded by men

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

Dave Hollie Neel
$1,800 $1,000 $5,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Hollie Neel
$3,600 $4,200 $7,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY TITLE REFERENCES
HIT THE BEACHES
BEFORE & AFTER PEOPLE
"PIN"-TEREST
DIRECTOR CAMEOS
THE 1917 SILENT PARADE
    $400 21
"The Three Musketeers"--Athos, Porthos & him
    $400 26
In 1935 a race car went 277 MPH on this Florida beach; now there's an international speedway in town
    $400 25
Chicago Bulls legend & longtime comedy partner of Keegan-Michael Key
    $400 2
This victimized item at a birthday party likely gets its name from a word for "pine nut"
    $400 10
David Lean appears as a motorcyclist at the Suez Canal in this 1962 epic
    $400 28
In 1917 African Americans marched in NYC silently to protest this then-epidemic type of extrajudicial capital punishment
    $800 17
"The Godfather"
    $800 15
The British 50th Infantry Division landed 25,000 men on Gold Beach on this day in 1944
    $800 6
Voice of Mr. Incredible who shared a Nobel Peace Prize with F.W. De Klerk
    $800 1
Seen here, the rectangular bar is a rack meshed with this gear
    $800 11
This onetime TV "meathead" turned film auteur plays a helicopter pilot in the film "Misery"
    $800 29
Thousands marched from 57th Street to 23rd Street down this numeric Manhattan avenue & famous parade route
    $1200 18
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
    DD: $4,000 16
Edisto Beach, S.C. says no lights on the beach after dusk in summer to protect these sea turtles named for their big "heads"
    $1200 7
Sophocles drama about the king of Thebes becoming CEO of Exxon Mobil & Secretary of State
    $1200 3
In architecture a spire or buttress isn't topped with an apex or an acme but this synonym
    $1200 12
Ah, ah, ah, ah, director Sylvester Stallone bumps into John Travolta in this sequel to "Saturday Night Fever"
    $1200 24
One of the first major civil rights demonstrations, the parade was organized by this rights org. founded in 1909
    DD: $5,000 19
"The Once and Future King"
    $1600 22
This California beach town & surfing mecca is named for 19th century railroad magnate Henry
    $1600 8
Female rapper with the album "The Naked Truth" who became the leader of North Korea in 2011
    $1600 4
The little girls in the painting are wearing this type of dress
    $1600 13
The annoying saxophone player in "Night Shift" is this child star & sitcom actor turned director
    $1600 27
Paraders carried the flags of the U.S., Britain, Haiti & this West African country
    $2000 20
"The Old Man and the Sea"
(the man)
    $2000 23
It's the activity of gathering quahogs & longnecks, maybe on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard
    $2000 9
Star of the "Hunger Games" films who wrote Beat poetry & founded City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco
    $2000 5
I am the walrus & therefore part of this aquatic suborder
    $2000 14
He cast himself as a man reading a newspaper in 1959's "Plan 9 From Outer Space"
    $2000 30
One sign said, "The first blood for American independence was shed by a Negro"--this Boston Massacre victim

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Hollie Neel
$22,600 $5,000 $11,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FRENCH PHRASES
Paramnesia is another term for this French-named phenomenon--sound familiar?

Final scores:

Dave Hollie Neel
$22,600 $9,995 $11,550
2-day champion: $48,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dave Hollie Neel
$23,200 $5,000 $11,000
25 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
2 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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