Show #8239 - Thursday, September 17, 2020

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Beth Gunter, an attorney from Los Angeles, California

Joe Velasco, a student from La Mirada, California

David Ferrara, a realtor from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $4,977)

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Jeopardy! Round

A SHRUBBERY!
WORD WORDS
DAILY READING
U.S. SENATOR RHYME TIME
AREN'T YOU...
DISCOUNT CEOs?
    $200 1
Honk if you know the name of this avian berry that grows on shrubs all over Europe and the United States
    $200 6
Add "Y" to the kind of clock with hands & numbers to get this type of comparison
    $200 11
"Black Sunday" by Thomas Harris sees terrorists plot a deadly attack using a blimp on this ultimate sporting event
    $200 15
McConnell's curveballs
    $200 13
This Harry Potter actor once signed a photo of Elijah Wood, "I am not Elijah Wood"
    $200 20
On Nov. 2, 2006 John Mackey, CEO of this grocery chain aka "Whole Paycheck", told employees he was giving up almost all of his salary
    $400 2
Shrubs are woody plants with non-dominant stems, & a super-dense one can be called this, the surname of 2 presidents
    $400 7
An idioticon is a dictionary of this "D" word, a form of a language spoken in a particular region
    $400 12
Mary Rodgers wrote this novel, later a Disney film, about a mother & daughter who magically switch places
    $400 19
Booker's anecdotes
    $400 14
Actress Isla Fisher once put this "Arrival" actress' face on her holiday card & said no one noticed
    $400 21
Mark Zuckerberg asked Facebook for this salary in 2013, making him the lowest-paid guy there
    $600 3
Both Doc Holliday and a certain animated hound are fans of this fruit-bearing shrub
    $600 8
To talk without preparation is to ad-lib or to speak this "sleeve-oriented" way
    $600 16
A 1958 novel (later an Albert Finney film) about a worker whose only pleasure is weekend blowouts is called this "& Sunday Morning"
    $600 28
Cruz' prescription pills
    $600 25
Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan said the New York Post mistook him for this Oscar-winning Spanish actor
    $600 22
This CEO of Tesla used to earn a salary representative of California's minimum wage, yet he never took a dime of it
    $800 4
The leaves of a small shrub produce this 5-letter dye that is widely used in temporary tattoos
    $800 9
It's a dramatic monologue or speech made to oneself
    $800 17
A youngster wakes up to find everything out of place in "Wacky Wednesday" by this author writing under the name Theo LeSieg
    $800 29
Independent Angus' violin section
    $800 26
Jesse Eisenberg once said he was getting mistaken for this "Arrested Development" actor about once a day
    DD: $2,000 23
Jack Dorsey, CEO of this credit card processing giant, gets a $2.75 yearly salary, 2.75 being the percentage charged per swipe
    $1000 5
Fats Waller put this sweet shrubbery word in front of "Rose" in one of his most famous songs
    $1000 10
Lapsus linguae is literally Latin for this kind of mistake
    $1000 18
This 1973 Kurt Vonnegut novel about depressed car dealer Dwayne Hoover is subtitled "or Goodbye Blue Monday!"
    $1000 30
Sherrod's new teeth
    $1000 27
Though this sitcom actress sings in the duo She & Him, she's not crazy about being taken for Katy Perry
    $1000 24
When Meg Whitman took over as CEO of this hyphenated tech giant, she couldn't buy coffee with her salary; she did okay with stocks, though

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

David Joe Beth
$3,000 $2,400 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Joe Beth
$5,000 $4,200 $7,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

FAMOUS NAMES
SCIENCE & NATURE
ONE-LETTER GEOGRAPHY
FILM COMPOSITION
THE 18th CENTURY
STARTS & ENDS WITH "E"
    $400 19
A guide book called "Adventures in Good Eating" recommended the food at his Kentucky motel & changed his fortunes
    $400 18
The giant variety of this, Tridacna gigas, is the largest living bivalve mollusk & can grow to 4 feet across & 500 pounds
    $400 12
Due west of its capital Salem, this state's D River is billed as the world's shortest at 120 feet
    $400 4
Piotr Adamczyk played this Polish composer in a 2002 film
    $400 9
In 1717 the first "Grand Lodge" of this secret society was founded
    $400 2
This word borrowed from the French can mean "access" as well as "main course"
    $800 20
Sean Parker co-founded this music file-sharing service that debuted in 1999
    DD: $2,000 14
Aside from the Sun & the Moon, this is the brightest natural object in the night sky
    $800 13
You'll find the region called "U" in Pohnpei, one of the Federated States of this multi-island Pacific nation
    $800 5
Ringo Starr was the pope & Roger Daltrey played the lead in a 1975 film called this Hungarian -"omania"
    $800 26
In 1783 she annexed the Crimean Peninsula & it became Russian territory
    $800 1
It often means a lavish country residence, but in Britain can also mean a housing development
    $1200 21
Jonathan Larson created this show based on "La Boheme" that revived the rock musical genre in the 1990s
    $1200 15
After sulfur is removed, this has no odor; mercaptan is added to it so that leaks can be detected
    $1200 22
Sweden, Denmark & Norway all have villages with the "ring" type of this vowel for a name
    DD: $7,400 6
1938 & 1972 films both called "The Great Waltz" focus on this composer
    $1200 25
In 1732 James Oglethorpe secured a royal charter to establish what became this colony
    $1200 3
Synonym for a posse--a rapper's or an actor's, not a sheriff's
    $1600 29
In 1935, the year before his Olympic heroics, this track star broke 3 world records & tied a 4th within 45 minutes
    $1600 16
Studying flares & the corona, in 2019 U.K. astronomers determined that this field is 10 times stronger than previously thought
    $1600 23
This French village exists at the junction of 3 roads, hence its one-letter name
    $1600 7
Iosif Pasternak wrote & directed the documentary "The Pathetique" about this composer
    $1600 27
This Alpine German-speaking principality was created in 1719 & is still here today
    $1600 10
This word for a perfect example doesn't rhyme with "home"
    $2000 30
-ian added to the last name of this 3-named economist refers to his theories promoting government spending & stimulus
    $2000 17
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) Butterflies emerge as adults not from a cocoon but from one of these structures whose name is from the Greek for "gold"
    $2000 24
Mount E on this island is at the entrance to the Tsugaru Strait, across which lies Honshu
    $2000 8
"Bride of the Wind" (a Gustav wind?) found Jonathan Pryce playing this symphonist
    $2000 28
In 1789 this Scotsman left from Lake Athabasca to explore the 1,100 miles of the Canadian river named for him
    $2000 11
This 9-letter word is a less common synonym for "former"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Joe Beth
$7,600 $14,600 $14,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

20th CENTURY ARTISTS
"Los Tres Grandes" were José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros & him

Final scores:

David Joe Beth
$15,200 $20,100 $1,201
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,100 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

David Joe Beth
$15,000 $13,400 $13,000
19 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $41,400

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