Show #8213 - Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Contestants

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Anastasia Plakas, an investigator from Flushing, New York

Alwin Hui, a consultant from Washington, D.C.

Sarah Jett Rayburn, a writer and stay-at-home mom from Hutto, Texas (whose 3-day cash winnings total $54,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
WE'D LIKE TO MAKE A CORRECTION
SPINELESS JELLYFISH
WELL-SEASONED VOCABULARY
WRITERS' MIDDLE NAMES
4-LETTER WORDS WITH 3 VOWELS
    $200 10
Hosting the Billboard Music Awards for the first time in 2018, she performed a medley of Top 100 hits
    $200 13
Jay Leno noted a newspaper's error when it "reported ...band mate Eric Lyday was on drugs"; he was actually on this instrument
    $200 8
This tasty verb precedes "favor" when you are using flattery as a means of advancement
    $200 1
Louisa Alcott
    $200 16
To seep out in a gradual way
    $400 11
With his 27th win in 2019, this rapper/actor surpassed Taylor Swift to become the artist with the most Billboard wins
    $400 15
Dear Abby stated, "Charlie's hiccups were cured... through the use of carbon monoxide. It should have read" this--so close!
    $400 28
Common predators of ocean jellyfish include these reptiles; the leatherback really goes to town
    $400 24
As a verb, this seasoning means to hit rapidly & repeatedly or to pelt with questions
    $400 4
Poet & dramatist William Yeats
    $400 17
Said of a room that's open & well-ventilated
    $600 12
Named Top New Artist in 2017, Zayn was formerly a member of this group that won the award in 2013
    $600 27
The upside-down jellyfish will sit inverted to expose zooxanthellae, these plant-like organisms, to sunlight
    $600 23
The brown coloring of the coat of the animal seen here gives it this spicy name
    $600 7
Oz creator Lyman Baum
    $600 2
Your invisible glow
    $800 14
As the recipient of the 2018 Icon Award, she took "Control" & took to the stage in her first live TV performance in nearly a decade
    $800 3
"Karol Wojtyla was referred to in (a) credo column as 'the first non-Catholic pope for 450 years'. This should...have read 'non-"' this
    $800 26
In 2016 scientists exploring more than 10,000' down near this 1,600-mile-long ocean trench discovered a new species of jellyfish
    $800 20
The name of this piquant bud also means a crime or an antic
    DD: $1,000 5
Cecil Forester & Francis Fitzgerald
    $800 18
The itty-bitty ninth letter of the Greek alphabet
    $1000 21
Among this band's many awards are Top Rock Artist 2014, 2018, 2019, & Top Rock Song for "Believer"
    $1000 22
Time's early version of "The 100 Most-Read Female Writers in College" included this "Brideshead Revisited" author, "who was a man"
    $1000 25
Call it the king of sea beasts; it's the two-word feline hair name of this, the largest species of jellyfish
    $1000 9
This architectural style was popular for houses in Colonial New England
    $1000 6
Borrowing his middle name from his grandfather, an artist, Ford Ford
    $1000 19
A blunted dueling sword for competition

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

Sarah Alwin Anastasia
$2,200 $200 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sarah Alwin Anastasia
$1,800 $3,000 $7,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THERE SHE IS, MYTH GREECE
LAYING THINGS N TO N
PREQUELS
1917
THE GOLD BURGS
I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY
    $400 1
Born on the foam of the sea, this "mighty" goddess had a magic girdle that made the wearer amazingly desirable, as girdles do
    $400 18
It's the "pact" nations sign to say they won't attack one another
    $400 12
Tracee Ellis Ross narrates "mixed-ish" , a prequel to this ABC sitcom
    $400 6
The Battle of Cambrai marked the 1st large-scale use of this motorized weapon, with more than 350 British Mark IVs deployed
    $400 26
This big burg was founded in 1886 following the discovery of gold in the Transvaal
    $400 27
One of FDR's closest advisors, Harry Hopkins helped shape this "novel" umbrella program of economic relief & stimulus
    $800 2
This Olympian goddess of wisdom was big in agriculture, too, teaching man how to yoke oxen
    $800 19
It's the science of plotting the course of a plane
    $800 13
This "Breaking Bad" prequel shows us how Jimmy McGill becomes Saul Goodman
    $800 11
Led by Eddie Collins & Shoeless Joe Jackson, this team won baseball's World Series; they wouldn't win again until 2005
    $800 25
Bodie, Calif. once had a population of 10,000; when the local mine's gold ran out, the people did too, & now it's one of these sites
    $800 30
In England the bestseller "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is known as "Harry Potter and" this stone
    $1200 3
Her marriage to the king of Sparta went kinda sideways after her abduction but some stories have the 2 reconciling later
    $1200 20
Oui, it's a puff pastry with custard filling
    $1200 15
"Age of Resistance", a TV prequel to "The Dark Crystal", was produced by Lisa, daughter of this man who directed the original film
    $1200 9
"The Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming" in this popular song of the day written by George M. Cohan
    DD: $3,800 24
In 1855 a California mining town wisely changed its name from Mud Springs to this, a Spanish name for a legendary gold country
    $1200 7
From 2007 to 2015 he was the U.S. Senate Majority Leader
    DD: $2,000 4
An early snowbird, this daughter of Zeus had to spend a few months a year in Hades after an unfortunate food choice
    $1600 14
It's the type of figure seen here with a whole bunch of sides
    $1600 16
A prequel to this TV series, "Caprica" showed what life was like in the 12 colonies before the Cylons messed everything up
    $1600 8
After 245 years, the colony called the Danish this directional name ceased to exist, becoming the U.S. Virgin Islands
    $1600 23
The 1859 Pikes Peak Gold Rush gave birth to this city, which merged with Auraria in 1860
    $1600 29
This late character actor played "Repo Man" Bud & Molly Ringwald's dad in "Pretty in Pink"
    $2000 5
She's seen here helping guide her blind father Oedipus into exile
    $2000 21
10-letter term for a substance such as cobra venom
    $2000 17
The title Autobot chooses to hide as a Volkswagen Beetle in this 2018 "Transformers" prequel film
    $2000 10
Named for a British foreign minister, this declaration said the British government supported a Jewish homeland in Palestine
    $2000 22
This Alaskan city named for a senator & vice president boomed thanks to a 1902 gold rush
    $2000 28
Known as "The King of Diamonds", he founded his jewelry house in 1932

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sarah Alwin Anastasia
$17,400 $16,400 $11,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY NOVELS
Its first line ends, "the period was so far like the present period... for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only"

Final scores:

Sarah Alwin Anastasia
$34,400 $10,799 $22,000
4-day champion: $89,300 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sarah Alwin Anastasia
$17,000 $13,800 $10,800
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $41,600

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