Show #8179 - Thursday, March 12, 2020

Contestants

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Waseem Daher, a start-up founder from San Francisco, California

Dewi Harjanto, a computational biologist from Boston, Massachusetts

Jessica Babbitt, a personal stylist from Austin, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,398)

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Jeopardy! Round

REPORT CARDS OF HISTORICAL FIGURES
TV TALK
FOOD & DRINK IN THE BIBLE
CURRENT BRITISH ROYALS
THIS & THAT
ANAGRAMS OF LEAST
    $200 16
Civics: Speaks with confidence, especially in 1963 on having "a dream deeply rooted in the American dream"
    $200 22
Often featuring special programs, sweeps are periods in which these Nielsen numbers are closely watched to set ad prices
    $200 21
In Exodus God says he wants to take the Israelites "unto a land flowing with" this pair
    $200 1
The Duchess of Cambridge
    $200 6
In triangle news, it's the value of X in the diagram here
    $200 12
A list of candidates for election
    $400 17
Biology: Communicates observations well & helps others, like after his 1954 vaccine trial with 1.8 million kids
    $400 23
A DBS is a "direct-broadcast" one of these, where the consumer receives programming via a dish
    $400 27
Part of John the Baptist's unusual diet were these, which some think are insects & others believe to be beans
    $400 2
The Duchess of Sussex
    $400 7
When it comes to computers, USB stands for universal serial this
    $400 13
Yeah, he's fast, but can he hit? After all, "you can't" do this to "first base"
    $600 18
Physics: Uses time wisely, in a book subtitled "From the Big Bang to Black Holes"
    $600 24
Abbreviated V.O., it's an unseen announcer heard over a program
    $600 28
An angel gives Elijah an amazing cake that sustains him on a 40-day journey to this peak where he meets God in a cave
    $600 3
Prince & Great Steward of Scotland
    $600 8
Camping on the Vegas strip? No clowning, you can at the full service RV park associated with this casino with a double-talk name
    $600 14
"Wayside Inn" stories, for example
    $800 19
Government: Very hardworking--wrote at least 51 of 85 "Federalist" essays as if he was running out of time
    $800 25
In the unaired one of these for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", Buffy is a brunette & goes to Berryman High School
    DD: $2,000 29
In the King James version, these 2 words complete Luke 11:3, "Give us day by day our..."
    $800 4
Baron Carrickfergus, but not the underprince of Wales
    $800 9
Traitors' Gate is part of this royal fortress on the Thames River
    $800 15
Often used as a gravestone, it's an upright stone slab or column like this one
    $1000 20
Deportment: Resolves conflicts well; his European recovery "Plan" sent $13 billion in aid from 1948 to 1951
    $1000 26
This idiom means severing your connection to your cable & watching wirelessly
    $1000 30
A painting by Nicolas Poussin shows the Israelites gathering this food that was provided from Heaven in the wilderness
    $1000 5
The Princess Royal
    $1000 10
The National Archives has a version of this legal document that Edward I confirmed in 1297
    $1000 11
Scientific unit of measure for magnetic flux density

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

Jessica Dewi Waseem
$3,000 $2,800 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jessica Dewi Waseem
$5,600 $7,000 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

DEFENDING THEMSELVES IN COURT
SCIENCE
BEFORE & AFTER
MALE WRITERS
DIVING
A CASE OF THE BENDS
    $400 8
Convicted of racketeering despite his vigorous self-defense, James Traficant was then expelled from this body by a 420-1 vote
    $400 6
One definition is "a state in which matter is composed of tightly packed particles & has definite shape & volume"
    $400 5
He famously said, "Give me liberty or give me death" before wearing leather as the Fonz on "Happy Days"
    $400 12
25 years after writing memorably about a talking mouse-y boy, he penned a tale about a mute trumpeter swan
    $400 21
Drake Park in bend in this western state isn't named for a duck, though the ducks are popular there
    $800 10
Vojislav Seselj's antics in his own defense hampered the ICTY, International Criminal Tribunal for the former this country
    $800 7
The radiation type with the shortest wavelength, these Greek-letter rays are used in medical diagnosis & therapy
    $800 2
Shakespeare comedy that's cooked until all the red in the steak is gone & the meat is 170 degrees internally
    $800 13
Melquíades is an old writer who represents García Márquez, the actual author of this 1960s novel
    DD: $4,000 24
Most dives fall into 3 basic body positions. the tuck, straight & this one, also a type of fish
    $1200 11
The last non-lawyer to argue pro se at the Supreme Court was Samuel Sloan in 1978; shame it's no longer allowed--Sam won by this count
    $1200 18
From the Latin for "third", it's the traditional name for a period in the Cenozoic Era
    $1200 1
Current slang term for a scornful glance at the optometrist's test for visual acuity
    $1200 14
He wrote, "Dr. Lecter watched Chilton's eyes moving over the straps that held on the mask...come, doctor. Come close"
    $1200 22
Diving first became an Olympic sport in 1904 in this Midwestern city
    $1200 27
The spectacular bend seen here hear Page, Arizona, is named for one of these items that a farrier creates for equines
    $1600 19
This comedian represented himself in a 1964 obscenity case; Luke Kirby portrayed him on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
    $1600 9
Though its name makes you think of a cold one, this outer layer of the Sun is composed of ionized gas that's about 2 million Kelvin
    $1600 3
An Ancient Egyptian collection of funerary texts that is a Robin Williams film with the message "Carpe diem"
    $1600 15
Me, Alex. Him, this serial novelist who oldest WWII correspondent in South Pacific theatre at age 66
    $1600 23
One of the best divers in history, he won Olympic gold in 1984 and 1988
    DD: $4,200 26
Yo quiero Texas' Big Bend National Park, which skirts the Rio Grande in the northern part of this "canine" desert
    $2000 20
Defending himself, Hollywood P.I. Anthony Pellicano, with an ex-phone co. worker, was convicted of this illegal surveillance
    $2000 17
Seed plants are divided into 2 main groups: angiosperms & these, which include the conifers
    $2000 4
A historic "Cross of Gold" orator decides to make a meth of things as a "Breaking Bad" star
    $2000 16
"Charcoal Joe" was the 14th novel by Walter Mosley featuring this private investigator
    $2000 25
West Bend, Wisconsin was originally a midway point for travelers going from Milwaukee to this "bottom of the lake" town

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jessica Dewi Waseem
$11,600 $11,800 $0

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ACTORS
Speaking of his role in a 1964 film, he apologized for "the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema"

Final scores:

Jessica Dewi Waseem
$23,200 $399 $0
2-day champion: $46,598 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jessica Dewi Waseem
$11,600 $10,600 $8,200
16 R,
1 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
11 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $30,400

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