Show #8040 - Friday, July 19, 2019

Jason Zuffranieri game 1.

Contestants

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Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kathleen O'Shea, a PR content manager from Chicago, Illinois

Nathan Kaplan, a math professor from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

IF I WERE A TIBETAN MAN
POP CULTURE DECADES
MOM & DAD CONFUSE ME
THAT'S HOT STUFF
"BB" IN THE MIDDLE
(Alex: The exact middle of each correct response will have the double "B".)
THE APOLLO MISSIONS
(Sarah of the Clue Crew: From the Smithsonian. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of humanity's journey to the Moon.)
    $200 13
Mom says in the election, Pennsylvania will be this pivotal kind of state; I want to go there & have Daddy push me--whee!
    $200 27
Though closest to the Earth in size, this planet's average surface temperature is 860 degrees Fahrenheit
    $200 28
A small stone, especially one made smooth by water
    $200 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Smithsonian.) On its way to the Moon & back in 1969, Apollo 11 carried a piece of wood from a craft employed by these two men for another famous flight 66 years earlier
    $400 25
When Godan Khan sent an army of these people to invade in 1240, Sakya Pandita met him & cured him of disease
    $400 19
Disneyland opens
    $400 14
To us kids, this is a pet that meows; why do Mom & Dad say to put money in it so they can collect for charity?
    $400 5
If you're gonna try this activity AKA anastenaria, use cherry or maple embers so as not to burn your feet
    $400 23
A narrow band of inked material used in a typewriter
    $400 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Smithsonian.) To prevent the spread of possible Moon germs, Apollo 11's capsule & crew were disinfected upon splashdown; the crew was then transported to Houston inside a converted Airstream trailer called the MQF, or Mobile this Facility
    $600 20
In legend, c. 430 A.D., King Nyantsen received a scripture that marked the introduction of this religion into Tibet
    $600 10
"The Lone Ranger" & "Meet the Press" debut on TV
    $600 15
This is what Dad calls his favorite baseball team--huh? They're named for the cubicles where we put our stuff in preschool?
    $600 6
The steam is about 350 degrees during an eruption of this famously predictable geyser at Yellowstone National Park
    $600 1
The circle around the words said by people in a cartoon
    $600 3
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Smithsonian.) In 1975 an Apollo module was launched from Florida & this other craft from Kazakhstan for an orbital link-up that marked a rare period of detente in the space race
    $800 21
To help create a Tibetan alphabet, around 600 A.D. King Songtsen Gampo sent scholars to India to study this language
    $800 11
Mary Lou Retton scores a perfect 10 at the Olympics
    $800 17
Dad said a guy he owes big-time is calling in these--but I need them to color my horsey picture!
    $800 8
The hottest part of the flame of this lab device actually designed by Peter Desaga reaches 2,700 degrees
    $800 4
Adjective to describe someone who thinks he's superior to others
    $800 9
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Smithsonian.) This giant rocket that carried the Apollo missions into space stood taller than the Statue of Liberty & weighed more than 6 million pounds; the ring-shaped unit that contained the guidance system was 22' in diameter all by itself
    $1000 22
Tibetan religious teacher Tsongkhapa founded the Gelugpa sect, noted for their hats of this color
    $1000 12
Wheaties cereal & the Baby Ruth candy bar are introduced
    $1000 18
Mom & Dad want me to let my sister use my toys; so how is this word bad when Grandma tells us too much personal stuff?
    $1000 16
This synonym for scorching is in the name of a zone that's also called the tropics
    $1000 7
Someone who raises annoying petty objections to things
    DD: $2,200 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Smithsonian.) The Apollo missions brought back more than 800 pounds of moon rocks & showed that the dark, flat lunar areas known as seas are not water but this common volcanic rock that also makes up most of the oceanic crust here on Earth

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

Nathan Kathleen Jason
$2,000 $600 $4,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nathan Kathleen Jason
$800 $200 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

ENTRANCE MUSIC
NEW WORDS IN THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY
THE REAL MOVIE PERSON
LANDS O' LAKES
AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS
COMPUTER "D"s
    $400 1
Make sure the caps lock key isn't on when entering a password that's this hyphenated adjective
    $400 27
Lake Managua
    $400 26
In Walter Mosley's "Devil in a Blue Dress", a search for a missing woman in this West Coast city reveals scandalous secrets
    $800 25
Heard here is the arrival of the Queen of Sheba in Handel's work about this Old Testament king
    DD: $2,000 20
Digital finance can be confusing, hence the addition of this word for Bitcoin & the like
    $800 15
Sister Helen Prejean tweeted, "Let's clear this up: my story is" this film, "not The Walking Dead!"
    $800 23
Lake Ladoga,
Lake Kubenskoye
    $800 10
Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison & Ta-Nehisi Coates all attended this university in Washington, D.C.
    $800 16
A pair of 4-letter words are in this action that moves a file, like putting a photo of an ex into the recycle bin
    $1200 2
Bach's cantata "King Of Heaven, Welcome" was written for this Sunday, commemorating Jesus' entry into Jerusalem
    $1200 24
Wanna enjoy the great outdoors, but with indoor plumbing & fancy amenities? Try this portmanteau activity
    $1200 11
After meeting the real Winklevoss twins Armie Hammer had played in this movie, Armie said, "I felt like the smaller triplet"
    $1200 17
In Europe, Lake Como
    $1200 5
In the "African Immortals" series by Tananarive Due, vampire-like beings from this Horn of Africa country prey on the living
    $1200 7
This mouse move to open a program may be tricky for elderly computer users; you can adjust the speed of the 2 actions
    DD: $4,000 3
An authentic Japanese song was adapted into "Miya Sama", sung at the entrance of this Gilbert & Sullivan title character
    $1600 22
This Greek yogurt sauce made with cucumbers is a delicious addition to the dictionary
    $1600 12
Felicity Jones played a young Ruth Bader Gisnburg in this 2018 biopic
    $1600 18
Lake Chapala
    $1600 4
His plays "The Piano Lesson" & "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" are both set in Pittsburgh
    $1600 8
It's the colorful name of the IBM supercomputer that beat chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov
    $2000 14
Bellini wrote a dramatic march for the entrance of this opera title character, a Druid priestess
    $2000 21
Chiweenie is a hybrid word for a hybrid dog: a mix of chihuahua & this breed
    $2000 13
In 2017 this title woman in a 2000 pic helped sue Okla. oil & gas companies whose fracking was said to cause earthquakes
    $2000 19
Great Slave Lake
    $2000 6
1938's "Uncle Tom's Children" was the first book by this "Native Son" author
    $2000 9
Folder is a synonym for one of these inside a computer's internal filing system

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nathan Kathleen Jason
$9,600 -$1,000 $25,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

STATES' GOVERNORS
It's the only state to have had 4 female governors, 3 of whom served consecutively between 1997 & 2015

Final scores:

Nathan Kathleen Jason
$6,336 -$1,000 $26,600
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nathan Kathleen Jason
$11,800 -$1,000 $22,000
17 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
5 R,
7 W
25 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $32,800

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