Show #8180 - Friday, March 13, 2020

Contestants

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Duncan Weals, a law student from Silver Spring, Maryland

Kim Lifeso, an associate director of scientific training from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Jessica Babbitt, a personal stylist from Austin, Texas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $46,598)

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Jeopardy! Round

PETAL PUSHERS
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS
STATE THE PROBLEM
FIRST NAMES OF FAMOUS PAIRS
SMITHSONIAN AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
S PLUS 3 LETTERS
    $200 21
The Ultimate Elegance arrangements from 1-800-Flowers feature long stem these
    $200 13
From 1978 to 1990 this woman won 9 Wimbledon singles titles, giving her the most ever among both men & women
    $200 11
The 1972 Black Hills flood claims more than 200 lives
    $200 6
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.) In the 1960s, the rocket-powered North American X-15 went higher and faster than any other aircraft in history with eight pilots who flew it to the fringes of space earning designation as these
    $200 1
To cook food by slow boiling, perhaps in one's own juice
    $400 22
Not just about tulips, in 2017 this European country had 50% of the world's exports of cut flowers
    $400 14
Known as O Rei, Portuguese for "the king", this man born in 1940 has the most men's World Cup championships, with 3
    $400 12
An 1893 hurricane devastates the island of Cheniere Caminada
    $400 27
Stockton & Malone
    $400 7
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.) There was room for two men--Frank Borman and James Lovell in the capsule used for their 2-week-long 1965 orbital mission in this program
    $400 2
I say potato, you say...
    $600 23
For more than 100 years, this Roman god has been delivering flowers as the logo for FTD
    $600 15
Tom Brady holds the record for most Super Bowl wins as a player with this many--he needs 2 hands for his rings
    $600 17
The Great Revere train wreck of 1871
    $600 26
Woodward & Bernstein
    $600 8
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.) Known as "the couch", the seat inside Friendship 7 was custom-made to fit this Project Mercury pilot and future U.S. Senator
    $600 3
Japanese wrestling
    $800 16
In 1939 this Yankee's No. 4 was retired, the first number ever retired in major league baseball
    DD: $1,500 18
State troopers attack peaceful marchers on "Bloody Sunday" 1965
    $800 25
Burns & Allen
    $800 9
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.) Though it wasn't quite ready for combat in WWII, the Bell Airacomet first flew in 1942, making it the first American plane to use this then-emerging technology
    $800 4
To influence someone's opinion, or to move to & fro
    $1000 20
This golden golfer has won the most Masters Tournaments
    $1000 19
Company thugs assault UAW leaders in the 1937 "Battle of the Overpass"
    $1000 24
Hillary & Norgay
    $1000 10
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.) Appropriately, "Little Stinker", a nimble Pitts Special S1C, hangs upside down; in the 1940s and '50s, pioneering daredevil Betty Skelton flew it to win titles in this spectacular sport of stunt flying
    $1000 5
Fine sand or soil deposited as sediment

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

Jessica Kim Duncan
$600 -$200 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jessica Kim Duncan
$1,800 -$800 $5,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

HAJJ-PODGE
WHO DID SHE MARRY?
1940s LITERATURE
"R" WE THERE YET?
THE NORMAN CONQUEST
PORTMANTEAU WORDS
    $400 11
If done properly, the hajj is supposed to remove these from those who make the pilgrimage
    $400 1
Emily Blunt: this actor
    $400 18
Mollie the mare is a minor character in this George Orwell novel
    $400 6
It's about 30 miles north of Carson city on Interstate 580
    $400 26
When this king "the Confessor" died childless in January 1066, a succession dispute led to the invasion & conquest of England
    $400 13
This word usually refers to a straight guy who is quite fashionable & might even carry a murse
    $800 12
Zamzam is a kind of this dispensed to thankful pilgrims during the hajj
    $800 2
Jessica Biel: this former boy bander
    $800 19
The first words of this faded southern belle are "They told me to take a streetcar named Desire"
    $800 7
Let's get together again at this Indian Ocean island & French overseas department east of Madagascar
    $800 27
The invaders fought this way, something not done in England before; get down 'ere, you blasted Norman, & fight like a real man
    $800 14
Many Comic-Con attendees engage in this, dressing up as characters from anime, movies or TV
    $1200 21
The hajj is the fifth of what are called the 5 of these of Islam
    $1200 3
Priyanka Chopra: in 2018, this former boy bander
    $1200 20
This 1944 Charles Jackson novel about a chronic alcoholic won 4 Oscars when it came to the big screen a year later
    $1200 8
Yep! We've arrived at Lake Toma in the Swiss Alps, part of the headwaters of this river
    $1200 28
William's Norman troops met Harold's Anglo-Saxon army in the decisive battle of this coastal town on Oct. 14, 1066
    $1200 15
3 birds are smashed together in this word as well as in the resulting poultry dish
    $1600 22
The National Geographic documentary "Inside" this city "focuses on the personal stories of the hajj"
    $1600 4
Steffi Graf: this fellow court star
    $1600 24
Her 1948 novel "Peony" told the story of a Jewish family living in China in the 1800s
    $1600 9
The national monument called this Bridge is in Utah, not on the way to Asgard
    $1600 29
The Normans introduced this process "by combat", maybe an improvement on Anglo-Saxons' this "by ordeal"
    DD: $2,000 16
Money can't buy happiness, says this portmanteau syndrome in which the wealthy feel guilt & isolation
    $2000 23
Pilgrims circle seven times around this monument that the Koran mentions in relation to the raising of its foundation
    $2000 5
Portia de Rossi: her, in 2008
    $2000 25
Some of this American poet's "Pisan Cantos" was penned in 1945 while he was in prison for fascist radio broadcasts
    $2000 10
If you go to this seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania, remember to say the first syllable like the color
    DD: $2,000 30
On Christmas day 1066, Ealdred, the Archbishop of York, crowned William King of England at this church
    $2000 17
Lewis Carroll coined this word for a gleeful laugh

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jessica Kim Duncan
$13,400 $6,000 $12,100

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

BIRDS
Black-footed & black-browed are 2 species of this seabird whose name was influenced by the Latin word for "white"

Final scores:

Jessica Kim Duncan
$25,000 $9,000 $6,100
3-day champion: $71,598 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jessica Kim Duncan
$13,400 $8,000 $11,400
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
9 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $32,800

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