Show #7946 - Monday, March 11, 2019

Contestants

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Scott Semproni, an engineer from Portland, Oregon

Elaine Wilson, a layout artist from Manassas, Virginia

Conor Murphy, a graduate student from Thorofare, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

MOVIE PICTURES
FOOD & DRINK
YIDDISH WORDS
A COLONEL OF TRUTH
NONFICTION
"LL" ANIMALS
    $200 1
Samuel L. Jackson has had it with them
    $200 20
4-letter word for milk that's more than 99 1/2% fat-free
    $200 6
Bubbe refers to this member of the family, often quick with a treat
    $200 11
This restaurateur was born Sept. 9, 1890 in Indiana, not Kentucky, & his title was honorary
    $200 16
"Uncommon Grounds" tells of how this beverage "transformed our world"
    $200 18
When a crocodile shuts its mouth, you can see lower jaw teeth, but when this relative does it, they're hidden
    $400 2
2018 film with Keaton, Fonda, Bergen, and Steenburgen
    $400 29
This beverage brand doesn't just use "The Best Stuff on Earth"--it's found even "Better Stuff" for its teas
    $400 7
To kvetch is to do this, possibly because your knish is too dry
    $400 13
In 2008 Hasbro updated this game as Colonel Mustard became ex-football player Jack Mustard
    $400 17
Historian Holger Hoock's "Scars of Independence" pulls no punches & asserts that this conflict was not a festive musical
    $400 27
A "saddle" of graying hairs gives this primate the moniker "silverback"
    $600 3
Best picture Oscar winner for 1969
    $600 21
A traditional accompaniment for catfish, these morsels of deep-fried cornmeal are flavored with chopped scallions
    $600 8
One definition of this trait involves a man who kills his parents & then begs the mercy of the court as he's an orphan
    $600 14
Colonel "Chargin' Charlie" Beckwith created the elite Army unit known as this Greek letter Force
    $600 26
The actual 1948 kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner is the subject of "the real" this fictional girl
    $600 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue):

Unlike the streamlined heads of most sharks, the hammerhead shark's head protrudes laterally; the front of the type of hammerhead seen here resembles a type or mollusk shell, so it gets this adjective
    $800 4
1991 thriller
    $800 22
This company's iconic deviled ham logo is the USA's oldest food trademark still in use
    $800 9
To do this is to mingle & make chit-chat; to do it (to) someone is to sweet-talk him
    $800 12
It was far from a holiday in Cambodia for Captain Willard, in search of Colonel Kurtz in this film
    DD: $1,200 23
A book about this body is subtitled "The Rise & Fall of America's Favorite Planet"
    $800 19
Prior to the lyrical direction to "Tie me kangaroo down", you're asked to watch this breed feed, mate
    $1000 5
Argentine novel comes to life in 1985
    $1000 30
This Cuban dish of shredded beef, onions & peppers in a spicy tomato sauce has a name that means "old clothes"
    $1000 10
Spritz, "to spray", rhymes with this similar word for to sweat, like one does in a steam bath
    $1000 15
A grad of Libya's military academy in 1965, this colonel was also commander in chief of the nation's armed forces
    $1000 24
The complex life & legacy of this late Venezuelan leader is explored in Rory Carroll's "Comandante"
    $1000 28
The Saudi & Queen of Sheba types of this antelope proved not so swift, as they're now extinct

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

Conor Elaine Scott
$600 $2,200 $5,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Conor Elaine Scott
$1,600 $5,400 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

NORMAN LEAR, THE FIRST 96 YEARS
(Alex: And he's going to deliver all of the clues in that category.)
1870s AMERICA
(Alex: We're going backwards, aren't we?)
THE HERO
Y IS THE ONLY VOWEL
ART & ARTISTS
CHANNEL SURFING
    $400 5
(Norman Lear delivers the clue):

On "All in the Family", Archie Bunker was based in part on my father & this other character was based in part on my mother
    $400 1
In 1874 a U.S. Army expedition to South Dakota found gold in them thar hills
    $400 24
...who loves Wagner's Isolde
    $400 2
A traditional story in a culture
    $400 25
Edvard Munch was out with 2 friends when "the sky became blood... over the deep blue fjord", inspiring this 1893 work
    $400 8
In 2012 Richard Branson became the oldest man to kitesurf across this channel
    $800 6
(Norman Lear delivers the clue):

Spanning 4 decades, it's been a joy to work on 2 versions of "One Day at a Time", first with Bonnie Franklin, now with Justina Machado &
this legendary EGOT
    $800 9
The Dec. 22, 1877 issue of Scientific American described this new Edison invention as a "sound writer"
    $800 10
..."of two worlds"--this Frenchman who helped the young U.S. of A.
    $800 3
Cunning or crafty
    $800 26
This Mexican woman taught herself to paint while recovering from a 1925 bus accident; 30+ operations followed
    $800 15
There are plenty of surfing spots on the Santa Barbara Channel in this U.S. state
    $1200 7
(Norman Lear delivers the clue):

To help protect First Amendment rights, in 1981 I founded People for the American Way with
this African-American Congresswoman from Texas
    $1200 11
This New York City politician was convicted of 204 charges of fraud in an 1873 court case
    $1200 17
...who gave up his NFL career in 2002 & his life in Afghanistan
    $1200 4
An aromatic gum resin of the Middle East
    $1200 21
In 1897 he entered the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid but found the classes stupid; he did okay on his own
    DD: $3,000 18
Dusky dolphins surf this South American channel, named for a 19th century science ship
    $1600 29
(Norman Lear delivers the clue):

Of all the TV characters I've created, the one who most shares my passions & my politics is this woman who lived in Tuckahoe, New York
    $1600 12
In 1875 this horticulturist sold the potato variety later named for him for $150 & used the money to move to California
    $1600 16
...born Edmond Dantes, of this 1840s novel
    $1600 14
Clear body fluid containing white blood cells
    DD: $2,000 22
Born on Crete, Domenikos Theotokopolous moved to Spain, where he became better known by this name
    $1600 19
There's great surfing off Bruny Island, across the D'entrecasteaux Channel from this bigger Australian island
    $2000 30
(Norman Lear delivers the clue):

Early in my career, I wrote material for comedy duos like
this pair of stars, one a crooner & one a wacky future director
    $2000 13
His cartoon "A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" in 1870 was the first use of a donkey as a Democratic symbol
    $2000 23
...of the game "god of war" who defies deities
    $2000 28
Agile, as in "he's 106 but he's really..."
    $2000 27
Manet painted the bar at this Paris music hall in part by setting up a fake one in his studio but with a real barmaid
    $2000 20
Try surfing the coast of this island nation on the Mozambique Channel

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Conor Elaine Scott
$8,600 $10,200 $11,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

PLAYWRIGHTS
Before his death in 2018 at age 91, he received 4 Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize & was nominated for 4 Oscars

Final scores:

Conor Elaine Scott
$3,200 $15,100 $1,400
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $15,100 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Conor Elaine Scott
$8,000 $10,200 $13,400
17 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
1 W
18 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $31,600

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