Show #7943 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Contestants

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Tim Varecka, an engineer from Tucson, Arizona

Eric Eifrig, a lawyer from Cincinnati, Ohio

Dana Wayne, an educator from North Hollywood, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $26,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC STRUCTURES
ALPHANUMERIC ATHLETES
IN THE "MI"DDLE
(Alex: Notice the quotation marks on "M-I". Those two letters are going to come up exactly in the middle of each correct response.)
COLD PLAY
SPEED OF SOUND
YOLO
    $200 8
In an effort to preserve this 800-year-old Italian structure, really heavy counterweights were installed
    $200 21
Married to GB:
TB12
    $200 13
He rids your house of vermin
    $200 1
This tragic Shakespeare title king has a cold night reflect on filial ingratitude
    $200 3
In dry air, the speed of sound is 1,086 FPS, short for this
    $200 26
You only live once, so order dessert like the chocolate cake aptly called molten this, for its hot, gooey center
    $400 9
Before billeting the RAF in World War II, Blickling Estate was the birthplace of this second wife of Henry VIII
    $400 22
Recently retired:
KB24
    $400 14
In 1964 Royal Crown Cola introduced one of the first soft drink beverage cans made of this
    $400 2
This play that opened on Broadway in 2018 had Elsa, Hans, Anna & Kristoff perform "Colder By The Minute"
    $400 4
2-word name for the loud crack when a plane exceeds the speed of sound
    $400 27
Conquer your stage fright & do this, Japanese for "empty orchestra"; "Love Shack" is a fun choice
    $600 10
Later famous as a rock concert venue, Tokyo's Nippon Budokan Hall was built to host this martial art at the 1964 Olympics
    $600 23
Point guard CP3
    $600 15
Leave out
    $600 5
"Humbug High" reimagined him as a ghost-plagued teen, taken on a Christmas journey
    $600 18
Scientific American said of this, familiar to ark raiders, that it was the loop, not the tip, that broke the sound barrier
    $600 28
Volunteer to help build homes with this charitable organization founded by Millard & Linda Fuller
    $800 11
"Scholars" know the Knights Hospitaller had a palace for the grand master on this large Greek island
    $800 24
Heisman Trophy winner RG#3
    $800 16
It can be the end point on a transportation line, or the city in which it's located
    $800 6
His 1896 play "John Gabriel Borkman" takes place on a winter evening near Oslo
    DD: $400 19
A tachometer measures RPM; this, named for scientist Ernst, measures speed in relation to the speed of sound
    $1000 12
Herod built this Israel mountain fortress; later the Romans had trouble taking it from the Zealots
    $1000 25
Hall of Fame running back LT2
    $1000 17
This branch of medicine studies the causes, distribution & control of disease in populations
    $1000 7
Henry II tries to get Eleanor to give up Aquitaine in this "Winter" play
    $1000 20
In 1947 this 24-year-old became the first human to go faster than sound

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

Dana Eric Tim
$1,200 $800 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dana Eric Tim
$2,200 $3,200 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

HIGH-SCORING SCRABBLE WORDS
EX-CREATURES
AROUND THE PACIFIC
19th CENTURY PEOPLE
TALK LIKE AN OLD SAILOR
THIS IS "MY" SONG
    $400 16
For 23 points, it's the day on which the sun crosses the celestial equator
    $400 1
These creatures were big enough that huts in Ukraine were made from their bones & tusks during paleo times
    $400 11
Also called the sea parrot, this diving bird lives in large colonies in the north Pacific
    $400 20
In 1899 this man for whom a military medical center is named finished his work on typhoid & turned to yellow fever
    $400 6
Tidy or not, it's the room where the crew takes meals
    $400 17
It's the 1978 anthem of independence by Billy Joel heard here
    $800 25
Your significant other is your "main" this. & that's worth 25 points
    $800 2
Ursus spelaeus is the name for this extinct animal, made famous in a Jean Auel title
    $800 12
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration runs the PTWC--"Pacific" this "Warning Center"
    $800 21
At the first modern Olympics in 1896, Spyridon Louis won the epic running race for Greece
    $800 7
A Chinese port, or to kidnap a sailor from another vessel & force him to work on yours
    $800 18
Toni Braxton topped the charts & won a Grammy for this song that pleads, "Say you'll love me again"
    $1200 26
This synonym for a pancake earns you 26 points
    DD: $2,000 3
This type of feline named for its scary canines has turned up in the La Brea Tar Pits
    $1200 13
The port of Chi-Lung on the East China Sea serves this Taiwanese capital
    $1200 22
This man who made mail-order mighty met Alvah Roebuck in 1887 when Alvah answered an ad for a watchmaker
    $1200 8
It can be a publication or a storeroom for gunpowder & other explosives
    $1200 19
"And I know she'll be the death of me, at least we'll both be numb", says this song by The Weeknd
    $1600 27
It's worth 23, it's from Yiddish meaning "dirt" or "filth" & you'e got a little on your shoe
    $1600 4
The elephant bird, which stood 11 feet high, may have given rise to the legend of this giant bird of the Sinbad stories
    $1600 14
This Oregon city on the Pacific Ocean was founded as a fur company outpost in 1810
    DD: $3,000 23
This Maine senator who became Lincoln's veep was named for an uncle who was named for a Carthaginian general
    $1600 9
This term for the forward section of the upper deck can be shortened & spelled with 3 apostrophes
    $1600 29
The Pet Shop Boys covered this Willie Nelson hit that begins, "Maybe I didn't love you quite as often as I could have"
    $2000 28
The "Z" gets you off to a good start in this 25-point study of the chemistry of fermentation
    $2000 5
The Irish type of this, AKA giant deer, had a 12-fot antlerspan
    $2000 15
Chile's Juan Fernandez Islands include Alejandro Selkirk Island & 1 named for this literary character
    $2000 24
This novelist-turned-politician was a favorite of Queen Victoria's & twice served as her prime minister
    $2000 10
As a verb it means to sink your own vessel deliberately; as a noun, it's a small hatchway fitted with a lid

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dana Eric Tim
$10,600 $11,400 $14,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

WORD ORIGINS
This 8-letter word for a reaction against a trend comes from an engineering term for a jolt caused by a gap in machine parts

Final scores:

Dana Eric Tim
$6,000 $1,599 $5,999
2-day champion: $32,401 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dana Eric Tim
$11,000 $10,000 $13,600
14 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $34,600

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