Show #7928 - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Contestants

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Seth Birnbaum, a marketing manager from Seattle, Washington

Susie Highley, an education consultant from McCordsville, Indiana

Eric R. Backes, an attorney and government relations professional from Round Rock, Texas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $76,901)

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Jeopardy! Round

SPORTS ACROSS AMERICA
(Alex: Each clue will be delivered by a personality from one of our affiliates all over the country.)
GLASSWARE
THAT CAN MEAN 2 THINGS
A REAL HORROR STORY
ECON. ABBREV.
THE IDES OF FEBRUARY
(Alex: Believe it or not, they were on the 13th, not the 15th, as in the case of March.)
    $200 1
(I'm Rob Fukuzaki from ABC7.) Most remember him as a baseball player, but the Rose Bowl statue of this multi-sport star reminds people he played football as a UCLA Bruin
    $200 13
The tall, narrow glass known as a flute is perfect for this beverage, perhaps an Armand de Brignac Brut
    $200 7
Individually owned wealth, or any city that's the seat of government
    $200 22
"There are things which so afflict him that he has no power, as the garlic" in this classic novel
    $200 6
GDP:
This
    $200 16
On Feb. 13, 1989 these countries agreed to reunite
    $400 2
(I'm Jennifer Gilbert from FOX45.) Pimlico is home to this horse race, the second of the Triple Crown
    $400 14
The smallest glass available through the official Jim Beam store is this heavy-bottomed one
    $400 8
To weary with tedious repetition, or to drill a hole in a wall
    $400 23
This author, pretty much nailing the title early in the book: "'Now, do you still want the interview?' the vampire asked"
    $400 9
BOT:
Balance of this
    $400 18
On the fateful day in 1970, this heavy metal band fronted by Ozzy Osbourne released its first album
    $600 3
(Hi, I'm Sarah French from NBC Charlotte.) Here at Bank of America Stadium, the Carolina Panthers, led by this quarterback, qualified for the Super Bowl in 2016
    DD: $2,300 15
The name of this wine glass may come from the Irish word for "mouth"
    $600 17
The body of a dismantled ship, or an "Incredible" body for Marvel Comics
    $600 25
A N.Y. Times review said this Stephen King title character "runs psychically amok" & things go south for her & everyone
    $600 10
TFC:
Total fixed these
    $600 19
This future First Lady was born in Independence, Missouri February 13, 1885
    $800 4
(I'm Pooja Lodhia with ABC13.) This 7-footer from Nigeria was the MVP of the finals for both of the Houston Rockets' NBA titles
    $800 29
A snifter is narrow at the top to intensify the aroma of cognac & other types of this liquor
    $800 24
Part of an envelope, or a commotion or dispute
    $800 26
In "The Strange Case of" these 2, "I was slowly losing hold of my original and better self"
    $800 11
AS & AD:
Aggregate these 2 related things
    $800 20
The last original edition of this comic strip appeared on Feb. 13, 2000; its creator had died the day before
    $1000 5
(Hi, I'm Eric Perkins from KARE11.) In the first regular-season NFL game at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Vikings beat this team that plays its home games the closest to Minneapolis
    $1000 30
A slang term for the items seen here in the glass give it this name
    $1000 28
A spy's fake identity, or a recording of a song that was someone else's hit
    $1000 27
What not to expect when you're expecting:
This title of a 1967 Ira Levin novel
    $1000 12
PDI:
Personal this income
    $1000 21
This husband & wife duo were proclaimed co-rulers of England on February 13, 1689

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

Eric Susie Seth
$2,900 $200 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Susie Seth
$8,300 $3,000 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

ODD-NAMED ANIMALS
OPERA CHARACTERS
WORD & PHRASE ORIGINS
THE EISNER AWARDS
WHAT'S THE POINT?
ROLLING A "7"
    $400 5
The rhinoceros beetle is AKA the Hercules or this titan famous for shouldering burdens
    $400 26
This title temptress works at a cigarette factory in Seville
    $400 1
This 3-letter verb meaning to ask for alms dates back to a medieval religious order
    $400 18
Named for the creator of "The Spirit", the Eisner Awards for comic books are given out at this San Diego mega-event
    $400 13
It's the name of the seat of Clay County, Mississippi as well as one of a N.Y. military academy site
    $400 6
The lighthouse on the island of Pharos was one of this group
    $800 11
Axolotls & mud puppies are types of this 10-letter amphibian
    $800 29
Rigoletto makes snide comments for a living, having this job in the Duke of Mantua's court
    $800 2
New crew members on a ship needed to quickly figure these out--knowing them now means to understand how to do something
    $800 22
In 2017 a comic series about this goofy pal of Archie won for Best Humor Publication
    $800 14
A place in Texas is named this, a range from which a shooter can't possibly miss
    $800 7
This company has trademarked "Big Gulp"
    $1200 12
The massive pincers on the guy seen here are used to open a certain tree-dropped item, giving the crab this name
    $1200 30
Jemmy is the boy who has an apple shot off his head in this opera
    $1200 3
This psych term means a persistent idea--it once meant control by demons outside you, the opposite of possession
    $1200 23
A "Batman" cover with the Joker & this villain helped Alex Ross win Best Cover award for 1999
    $1200 19
Steel Vengeance is a roller coaster opened in 2018 at this amusement park on Lake Erie
    $1200 8
Prussia & England came out on top of this 18th century conflict
    $1600 16
For their habit of walking on water, basilisk lizards are also named after him
    DD: $5,000 27
Susanna, Countess Almaviva's maid, is the bride in this opera
    $1600 4
In 1915 the British military deceptively called a prototype a "water carrier", leading to this name
    $1600 24
In 2003 & 2012 Best Continuing Series went to this blind "man without fear"
    $1600 20
Along Lake St. Clair, Grosse Pointe is a wealthy suburb of this Midwest city
    DD: $3,000 9
Group nickname for Bryn Mawr & Vassar +5
    $2000 17
True to the name, the screaming hairy species of this plated mammal squeals when threatened
    $2000 28
Brunnhilde is one of these 9 warrior daughters of Wotan whose famous ride begins Act III of their opera
    $2000 15
One theory is that this ordinal term for harsh police questioning was a pun based on the name of an Officer Byrnes
    $2000 25
At the first Eisners in 1988, this comic series by Alan Moore won 4 awards
    $2000 21
This westernmost point of Guam is named for former Arizona congressman & environmental crusader Mo
    $2000 10
Salome's super-sensual sashaying

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Susie Seth
$24,300 $8,600 $17,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

POETS
He gave his pets names like Wiscus, Pettipaws, George Pushdragon & Jellylorum, the last of which he used in a poem

Final scores:

Eric Susie Seth
$14,300 $2,600 $1
3-day champion: $91,201 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Susie Seth
$26,600 $8,600 $12,200
30 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
0 W
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $47,400

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