Show #8141 - Monday, January 20, 2020

Contestants

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Traci Mack, a media executive from Campbell, California

Matthew Neff, a CFO from Chicago, Illinois

Dennis Coffey, a bartender from Old Orchard Beach, Maine (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

LITERATURE: THE SUBTITLE
HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD
EMMY WINNERS FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
NIAGARA FALLS
SLOWLY I TURNED
"STEP" BY STEP
    $200 13
"Or, the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up"
    $200 18
This biblical man's pudding, first made when the waters subsided, is eaten by Turkish Muslims on Ashura
    $200 8
She thanked her "one and only love" Kevin Bacon when she won for "The Closer"
    $200 1
22-year-old Steven Trotter was the youngest man to go over the falls in one of these & survive; BTW, the stunt is illegal
    $200 26
The earth rotates on this imaginary line only once every 24 hours--kinda slow
    $200 2
Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly were title these in a 2008 film
    $400 14
A 1970s special Pulitzer winner: "The Saga of an American Family"
    $400 19
This spring holiday honors a Mexican army victory over French forces in 1862
    $400 9
The truth is out there; this actress took the trophy in 1997 for her role on "The X-Files"
    $400 4
The diversion of water above the falls for this type of power slows the rate of erosion
    $400 27
A turntable known as a "slow wheel" is used by practitioners of this craft
    $400 3
In a kids' rhyme you'll "break your mother's back" if you do this
    DD: $1,200 15
"Or, the Parish Boy's Progress", which included picking a pocket or 2
    $600 20
For more than 200 years, Spain has made people rich on Christmas with the Lotería de this
    $600 10
A 4-time nominee in the category as a nurse on "ER", she won twice as a lawyer on "The Good Wife"
    $600 23
At first just for the rich, the falls became a destination for all classes when this waterway opened in 1825
    $600 30
Rotisseries slowly cook meats that revolve on one of these rods
    $600 5
In 1968 this band took us on a musical "Magic Carpet Ride"
    $800 16
By Monsieur Flaubert, "A Story of Provincial Life"
    $800 21
In the Pyrenees, the Candlemas bear was the more ferocious predecessor of this U.S. rodent
    $800 11
Ring the palace! This actress took the award in 2018 for "The Crown"
    $800 24
If you're standing on the New York side of Niagara Falls, you can see this Canadian province on the other side
    $800 29
In 2008 in Hong Kong 20,000 people did long, slow turns in a class of this, AKA Chinese boxing
    $800 6
This 5-word idiom meaning "to take responsibility" comes from what a baseball batter does before seeing a pitch
    $1000 17
Robert Pirsig's 2-wheeled traveling tale: "An Inquiry into Values"
    $1000 22
Not a Halloween tradition, English Jack o' Lents were made on this mid-week Christian holiday
    $1000 12
Patricia Wettig started the 1990s with back-to-back wins for her role on this drama about yuppie baby boomers
    $1000 25
Since 1846, a ship with this alliterative name has been bringing people close to the roaring cataracts
    $1000 28
In 2016 the Gerald R. Ford, one of these, took almost an hour & a half to turn 180 degrees; it also needed some tugboats
    $1000 7
These are found in Rome, though they sound like they should be in Madrid

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

Dennis Matthew Traci
-$400 $2,400 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dennis Matthew Traci
$3,000 $5,000 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

FRENCH ARTS & CULTURE
HIDDEN TREASURE
(Alex: Each response will contain a gem or precious metal found within the text of the clue itself.)
LIBRARIES
SECOND CITY ALUMNI
THE AMERICAS BEFORE COLUMBUS
COME TO YOUR CENSUS
    $400 10
The Mongol Dynasty lasted from 1271 to 1368
    $400 26
The Margaret Herrick Library of the Motion Picture Academy is home to more than 15,000 of these from 1910 to the present
    $400 5
She came out of Second City & into your living room on "Glee" & as the host of "Hollywood Game Night"
    $400 28
On a high stone pyramid, Aztec priests performed sacrifices to Huitzilopochtli, god of this heavenly body
    $400 27
Don't fool around! In 2020 you need to have your census form in by this date, 'cause it's Census Day, too!
    $800 2
The name of this university honors a 13th century French theologian
    $800 11
I hope our clue doesn't rub you the wrong way
    DD: $1,000 25
For her work with libraries & literacy, a promenade outside a library at SMU is named in honor of this first lady
    $800 6
One notable alum is this actor who starred on "M*A*S*H" & directed 32 of its episodes
    $800 15
Road-building & irrigation--lots of infrastructure investment by this S. American people who ruled an empire of nearly 12 million
    $800 21
37.3 million people were living in this state in 2010--that's more than the 21 least populous states combined
    $1200 1
(Sarah of the Clue Crew is at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA.) The 20th century painting here of southern France is by Jean, great-grandson of this 19th century French romantic author
    $1200 12
When I tripped & fell into the Upper Tiber, there was a big splat in Umbria
    $1200 24
The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading isn't in Portugal, but in this carnival city
    $1200 7
Told he babbles on under pressure on this tech sitcom, Thomas Middleditch's Richard asks, "Why does this thing people say?"
    $1200 16
This "green table" region of southwest Colorado was home to Pueblo cliff dwellers more than 7 centuries ago
    $1200 17
On March 26, 2018 the Commerce Dept. said the question of this would be reintroduced on the census; a lawsuit was soon filed
    $1600 3
It's no folly--this Paris music hall has been a hotspot since the 1886 revue "Place au Jeunes"
    $1600 13
Better return that encyclopedia Monday before the librarian notices it's missing
    $1600 23
The Folger Library is in D.C. across 2nd Street SE from this much larger library
    $1600 8
She joined Second City Toronto in the 1970s as Gilda Radner's understudy & is still on TV with her SCTV pal Eugene Levy
    DD: $3,500 22
In 1500 B.C. people in Central America were processing rubber in a way similar to this process discovered by Goodyearl"
    $1600 18
The 1800 census' No. 10 on the largest urban places in America--Norfolk Borough in this state, with wow! 6,926 people
    $2000 4
This one-named designer created the iconic little black dress that Audrey Hepburn wore in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
    $2000 14
I'll get us to the airport with my phone--this app hires rides in a jiffy
    $2000 9
Hello! I am Scott Adsit, who voiced Baymax, your personal healthcare companion, in this 2014 animated film
    $2000 20
Existing from about 1200-400 B.C., this civilization of Mesoamerica is closely identified with giant stone heads
    $2000 19
Not exactly a laptop with 5,000 vacuum tubes & weighing 16,000 pounds, this computer was utilized for the 1950 census

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dennis Matthew Traci
$10,100 $7,800 $17,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

CABINET POSITIONS
Of the 4 jobs in George Washington’s cabinet, the 2 that have been filled by women in the 230 years since

Final scores:

Dennis Matthew Traci
$17,601 $200 $14,999
2-day champion: $39,202 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dennis Matthew Traci
$8,200 $7,200 $17,400
13 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $32,800

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