Show #8215 - Friday, May 1, 2020

Contestants

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Quemars Ahmed, a field organizer from La CaƱada Flintridge, California

Ashleigh McCord, a marine resource management specialist from Beverly, Massachusetts

Jesse Laymon, a public policy director from Long Island City, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

SPORTS MASCOTS
STATES BY BORDERS
(Alex: We want you to name the state that has land borders with only those states we will name for you.)
POLITICIAN AUTHORS
MAY DAY! MAY DAY!
COMPLETE THE BRIT PHRASE
LET THEM EAT CAKE
    $200 30
This team's mascot Wally the Green Monster is named for the team's famous left field wall
    $200 9
Oregon, Idaho
    $200 29
He left office in January 1981 & released "Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President" in 1982
    $200 10
On May 1, 1967 he married Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas
    $200 19
If you're all set, this guy is "your uncle"--perhaps Mr. Ross or Mr. Saget
    $200 20
For Christmas, you can make this 2-word chocolate roll cake while watching the same-named item burn on TV
    $400 3
This NHL team's mascot Wild Wing descends from the rafters of Honda Center at the start of home games
    $400 8
New Hampshire
    $400 28
"Earth in the Balance" by this man was published in 1992, the same year he was elected vice president
    $400 11
350,000 workers responded on May 1, 1886 as the AFL declared a national strike in favor of this workday length
    $400 13
"I'll put" this kitchen item on, perhaps for some Earl Grey
    $400 21
Hey, batter batter, don't swing, batter! A trademarked tube pan with fluted sides is used to make this cake
    $600 2
This Padres mascot was the first mascot featured on a baseball card
    $600 7
Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin
    $600 27
He's the author of "Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games"--the 2002 Salt Lake City games specifically
    $600 12
Until May 1, 2008 Washington, D.C.'s cabs didn't have these; they used a zone system instead
    $600 14
"One man's meat is another man's" this, like a fumigant
    $600 22
An important part of a dessert like a Charlotte, this delicate, light sponge cake sounds perfect (for a cannibal!)
    $800 1
In 2005 the San Antonio Spurs mascot got ejected, ref Jess Kersey saying, "I want the wolf gone!"--he's really this creature
    DD: $1,800 6
Connecticut, Massachusetts
    $800 18
His "The War on Normal People" explains why universal basic income is our future
    $800 25
On May 1, 1961 in the first major one of these in the U.S., a Miami-Key West flight made an unscheduled stop in Cuba
    $800 15
William Congreve wrote, do this "in haste, repent at leisure"
    $800 23
Pineapple is the main attraction in this kind of cake, inverted before serving so the glazed fruit goes from bottom to top
    $1000 4
The Cleveland Browns' Chomps, a Labrador retriever, is said to live in this bleacher section in the east end zone
    $1000 5
New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana
    $1000 17
This Republican ex-Speaker of the House co-wrote the alternate history novel "1945", published in 1995
    $1000 26
On May 1, 1898 the U.S. Navy fired when ready & sank the Spaniards at the battle of this bay
    $1000 16
This fruit "-shaped" means things have gone very, very wrong
    $1000 24
Split a sweet Biscuit in half, fill & top it with softly whipped cream & sliced fruit--like strawberries--& you've got this

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

Jesse Ashleigh Quemars
$5,600 $200 -$800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Ashleigh Quemars
$9,400 $3,400 -$200

Double Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC HAPPENINGS
EUROPEAN MUSEUMS
NAMES IN POP CULTURE
COPLEY MEDAL WINNERS
BOOKS OF THE DEAD
AFTER LIFE
(Alex: Each correct response will be a word that begins with "L-I" but comes after the word "life" in the dictionary.)
    $400 6
The governor of Louisiana put one of these for $500 on Jean Lafitte's head, so Jean put one out for $1,500 on the governor
    $400 29
An exhibition about colors in fairy tales at a Brothers Grimm museum was titled "Red Hood," this color "Beard"
    $400 22
Celebrating this film's Oscars in 2020, director Bong Joon Ho partied on Galbi & Bibimbap in L.A.'s Koreatown until 5 A.M.
    $400 30
Alec Jeffreys won for his 1984 discovery of fingerprinting of this genetic material
    $400 21
The first volume of her poems didn't appear until 1890, 4 years after death stopped for her
    $400 20
Able to read & write
    $800 5
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) Back in the day, those on the island of Tyre felt pretty safe off the mainland, but when this great conqueror showed up in 332 B.C., he built a causeway and ended a siege by marching across the newly created path
    $800 7
Schloss Liebegg is home to Switzerland's Hexenmuseum, or museum of this practice
    $800 11
A self-described "average student", this former "Late Show" host funds a scholarship at Indiana's Ball State
    $800 12
Proving air is a composite substance, 1772 winner Joseph Priestley discovered the gases nitrogen, ammonia & this one he called "pure air"
    $800 25
Irene Nemirovsky's "Suite Francaise" was a bestseller 6 decades after her 1942 death in this infamous camp in Poland
    $800 18
One's direct descent from an ancestor
    $1200 4
An eclipse in August 1142 may have been the impetus for the formation of this Native American confederacy
    $1200 8
The NEMO Science Museum is just off the IJ waterway in this world capital
    $1200 10
For producing a 2019 live version of "All in the Family" & "The Jeffersons", this man became the oldest Emmy winner ever at age 97
    $1200 13
In 1770 William Hamilton won for studying this Sicilian hotspot; later, Lord Nelson would study Hamilton's wife
    $1200 23
Samuel Butler's "The Way of All" this was published in 1903, the year after his death
    $1200 17
Named for a New York bay, a young quahog clam, usually eaten raw
    $1600 3
Henry VII backdated his reign to August 21, 1485, essentially making all who supported this guy at Bosworth Field traitors
    DD: $3,200 28
A U.K. museum dedicated to this author has a ball made of chocolate bar foil wrappers
    $1600 9
Tito Puente was delighted when royalty checks started arriving after this guitarist covered his song "Oye Como Va"
    $1600 14
There was no resistance to this German receiving the medal in 1841 for his research into the laws of electric currents
    $1600 24
He died of a heart attack in 2004, shortly before the first novel in his mega-selling thriller trilogy was published
    $1600 16
A city in France world famous for its porcelain
    DD: $2,000 1
Accommodations were poor at this Crimean conference that shaped postwar Europe: bad beds, lice, & Stalin had no private bathroom
    $2000 27
This Portuguese city is famous for wine but its Serralves Museum specializes in non-aged art, from the 1960s & later
    $2000 2
In 2019, this Canadian YouTube star made the jump to late night television, hosting "A Little Late" on NBC
    $2000 19
He lent his name to a new boson & was honored in 2015 for his contributions to particle physics
    $2000 26
Franz Kafka told an executor to destroy the manuscript of the 1925 novel "Der Prozess", this title in English
    $2000 15
Ancient author of "From the Foundation of the City", a history of Rome in 142 volumes

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Ashleigh Quemars
$15,400 $10,600 $15,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

NATIONS OF THE WORLD
On the English-language list of member states at un.org, it's the only nation with a Spanish-language article in its name

Final scores:

Jesse Ashleigh Quemars
$30,400 $8,800 $0
2-day champion: $43,400 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jesse Ashleigh Quemars
$14,400 $10,600 $13,400
19 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
17 R,
2 W
13 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $38,400

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