Show #7929 - Thursday, February 14, 2019

Contestants

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Mitch Rodricks, an attorney from Oakland, California

Alex Miller Murphy, a public relations specialist from Washington, D.C.

Eric R. Backes, an attorney and government relations professional from Round Rock, Texas (whose 3-day cash winnings total $91,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE TOP 25 ROMANTIC COMEDIES
(Alex: According to a list put together by Vanity Fair.)
QUOTES OF NOTE
BRANDIMALS
MOUNTAINS & VALLEYS
"URRY" UP
& WAIT TABLES
    $200 1
He stars in No. 4, No. 7 & No. 16:
"Bridget Jones's Diary", "Notting Hill" & "Four Weddings and a Funeral"
    $200 24
This female Muppet once wisely quipped, "Never eat more than you can lift"
    $200 11
No bull--we're stuck on this brand whose mascot is seen here
    $200 10
Glencoe Valley in the highlands of this U.K. country is a paradise for hikers & climbers
    $200 15
In the West the name of this humble powder describes many Indian dishes where it's just one ingredient
    $200 23
Put patrons in a good mood with an amuse-bouche, a small type of this course
    $400 2
Of this 1995 film starring Alicia Silverstone & Paul Rudd, Vanity Fair asks, "Has there ever been a better teen comedy? As if"
    $400 25
Winston Churchill opined that this European nation was "always either at your throat or your feet"
    $400 12
A symbol of good fortune, a bat adorns bottled of this brand of rum
    $400 6
First class vineyards like Stags' Leap make their home in a valley in this northern California county
    $400 19
A mouse might tell his doctor, "I'm pretty active--I don't work out but I do" do this pretty regularly
    $400 27
We're out of the item you wanted, so it has been given this 2-digit designation--pick something else
    $600 3
Even the Oscars fell in love with this film, with wins for Cher, Olympia Dukakis & writer John Patrick Shanley
    $600 26
In a much-anticipated 2013 TV interview, this cyclist apologized, saying, "I'm a flawed character"
    $600 16
The critter seen here is integral to this casual shoe brand
    $600 8
Geologically, New York's Catskills are a part of this mountain chain that stretches from Alabama up into Canada
    $600 20
A singer & "American Idol" judge named her cat Kitty this
    $600 29
This French phrase means a complete meal with a set cost
    $800 4
The list kicks off at No. 25 with this film that revealed the joys of Nia Vardalos & the secret powers of Windex
    DD: $2,200 13
Napoleon was heard to say that this, which he was part of, is merely "a fable agreed upon"
    $800 17
Since 1989 this elegant bird has been the logo of Swarovski crystal
    $800 7
Mount Nebo, said to be where Moses died, overlooks this river's valley
    $800 21
Comedian Mitch Hedberg said, "I think Bigfoot is" this. "It's not the photographer's fault"
    $800 30
You can bring your own wine, but we'll charge this fee, named for an element of the bottle
    $1000 5
VF called this 2001 film starring Audrey Tatou "French whimsy"
    $1000 14
"A jail is just a nut with a worm in it. The worm can always get out", said this man who escaped in March 1934 & died in July
    $1000 18
Here's the logo of this travel site
    $1000 9
In 1965, 6 years after work began, an automotive tunnel named for this mountain connected France & Italy
    $1000 22
A mix of solid particles & liquid, this material can be a runny form of concrete or cement
    $1000 28
This name for the waiter's tool seen here rhymes with "summer"

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

Eric Alex Mitch
$3,400 $1,200 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Alex Mitch
$6,000 $2,200 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

THIS IS 40: LITERARY EDITION
13-LETTER WORDS
SPACE SCIENCE HISTORY
KIND-OF-PERSON MAGAZINE
HISTORIC SUPREME COURT CASES
TV REBOOTED
    $400 24
Now in their 40s, this title trio returns to fight for justice in Dumas' "Twenty Years After"
    $400 28
It's a fancy word for rain, snow or sleet
    $400 14
It was the first nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon, the Luna 2
    $400 1
Master the toms & cymbals & you could be on the cover of modern this, like Stewart Copeland & Tre Cool
    $400 2
In 1963's Gideon v. Wainwright, the Court said indigent defendants have a right to this guaranteed by the 6th Amendment
    $400 25
When this fashion-aiding program was rebooted, "For the Straight Guy" was left off the title
    $800 23
Paris-based Pamela Druckerman's memoir of turning 40 says waiters stopped calling her "mademoiselle" & switched to this
    $800 29
One-word job description of a broadcasting preacher, such as Oral Roberts
    $800 15
Part of NASA's first group of women astronauts, Dr. Rhea Seddon flew 3 times in space aboard this
    $800 10
It follows "National Geographic" in the name of a mag with a "Where to Go in 2018" issue
    $800 3
Korematsu v. U.S. in 1944 saw the Court uphold the use of these, such as Heart Mountain, "to prevent espionage"
    $800 20
In a 2018 reboot this Candice Bergen character has Corky & Miles back, plus her grown-up son Avery
    $1200 4
In an acclaimed 2018 novel by Sheila Heti, a woman closing in on 40 struggles with this basic life decision
    $1200 26
A place to total up your money; "the king was" there in "Sing A Song Of Sixpence"
    $1200 17
Cooper-Conrad & Armstrong-Scott were pairs in this 1960s NASA program
    DD: $2,800 11
A coin collector is likely to also be a collector of this magazine dating back to 1888
    $1200 6
John Quincy Adams won the freedom of members of Africa's Mendi people when he argued their case in U.S. v. this Spanish slave ship
    $1200 21
Michael Strahan hosts this rebooted game show
    $1600 5
Mrs. Wu turns 40 & changes her life in "Pavilion of Women", a China-set 1946 book by this American woman
    $1600 27
It's named for its composition of smaller bits of wood
    $1600 16
The first major mission of this agency formed by Belgium, Spain & 8 other members monitored gamma rays
    $1600 12
A 1962 conversation Alex Haley had with Miles Davis became the first of this magazine's famous interviews
    $1600 8
In 1998's Clinton v. City of New York, the Court nixed this kind of veto because it gave the president too much power
    $1600 19
The 2019 reboot of this alien drama has added ", New Mexico" to the title
    $2000 7
Many Anne Tyler characters are restless in this city; 40-year-old Delia in "Ladder of Years" gets out
    DD: $1,700 30
Grandstanding verbally & dogmatically, almost as if you were the pope
    $2000 18
In 1997 this spacecraft used airbags to land on Mars, then sent the Sojourner rover on its way
    $2000 13
(Hi, I'm Lori Greiner.) The "Shark Tank effect", boosting products from the show, has been noted by magazines like this one founded in 1977 whose title describes business risk-takers
    $2000 9
Goss v. Lopez sided with suspended students who were deprived of an education without this 2-word safe-guard of rights
    $2000 22
Richard Dean Anderson was this problem-solving hero in the 1980s; Lucas Till plays hm in the reboot

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Alex Mitch
$11,100 $2,600 $14,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

COLORFUL GEOGRAPHY
Named for a soldier killed in 1846 at the start of a war, it was in the news again as a port of entry to the U.S. in 2018

Final scores:

Eric Alex Mitch
$14,401 $2,000 $5,400
4-day champion: $105,602 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Alex Mitch
$15,600 $2,600 $16,600
20 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
8 R,
1 W
23 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,800

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