Show #8269 - Thursday, October 29, 2020

Contestants

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Carmela Chan, a biotech researcher from San Diego, California

Lisa Gerlach, a veterinary neurologist from West Hills, California

Scott Shrum, a digital marketing executive from Westlake Village, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

BLOCKBUSTERS
NATIONAL PARKS
WEAPON TYPES
4-LETTER SYNONYMS
U.S. HOSPITALS
A SERIOUSLY FLUFFY CATEGORY
    $200 8
This 1975 shark-tastic film is considered the first summer blockbuster
    $200 27
The national park named for these "Great" mountains is shared by North Carolina & Tennessee
    $200 30
Tomahawk,
hatchet
    $200 11
When preparing fish, its synonym is smoke; for healthcare, it's remedy or heal
    $200 3
Touro Infirmary & Tulane Medical Center are in this city; despite what you might think, St. James Infirmary isn't
    $200 28
An ingredient in S'mores, it gets its name from a plant found in wet areas near the sea
    $400 7
Beyoncé voiced Nala in the 2019 version of this Disney film
    $400 23
For decades, Firefall at this California national park was an annual pouring of bonfire remnants over Glacier Point
    $400 29
Cutlass,
falchion
    $400 10
Friar & brother are both synonymous with this religious title
    $400 14
In 1986 this Minnesota clinic merged with Rochester Methodist & St. Mary's hospitals
    $400 19
As you can see, the Japanese type of this breakfast item is a bit fluffier than the Yank version
    $600 6
Subtitled "Catching Fire", the second film in this series caught fire with moviegoers
    $600 24
You'll see plenty of stalactites & stalagmites at this site, a national park in Kentucky
    $600 22
Compound,
recurve
    $600 1
Before "up" it's a synonym for cheer; by itself, for a benefit
    $600 15
In 1961 California's Mount Sinai merged with the hospital known as these "of Lebanon"
    $600 13
Nephoscopes measure the speed & direction of these fluffy things
    $800 4
The premise of this 2017 film: 4 teens are sucked into a magical video game where they meet Nick Jonas
    $800 25
Francis Marion could tell you this wet type of terrain was once in the name of what's now Congaree National Park
    $800 20
Bolt action; AR, also called modern sporting
    $800 2
This verb means to shed feathers
    $800 17
After his death in 1873, this Baltimore philanthropist left his fortune to establish a university & hospital
    $800 12
Members of this group whose name stands for head, heart, hands and health, help coif fluffy cows like the one seen here
    $1000 5
Based on a novel by Boris Pasternak & clocking in at more than 3 hours, this 1965 film was a hit at the box office
    DD: $1,500 26
This drainage line runs northwest-southeast through Rocky Mountain National Park
    $1000 21
Cudgel,
shillelagh
    $1000 9
Manacle, rigid & press are all synonyms for this 4-letter word
    $1000 18
Fittingly, Tufts Medical Center in Boston uses this biblical parable as inspiration
    $1000 16
This alliterative product sounds like a type of explosive, but actually just makes fluffy suds for you to enjoy in your tub

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

Scott Lisa Carmela
$1,000 $1,200 $5,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Lisa Carmela
$3,400 $5,500 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

SOVIET BLOC BUSTERS
ANTIQUES
TRANSLATED GEOGRAPHIC NAMES
ALLITERATIVE AUTHORS
(Alex: We'll need the first and the last name.)
SCIENCE TV
"BE"SOMETHING"ED"
(Alex: "B-E" is going to begin each correct response and each response will end with "E-D".)
    $400 22
A semainier was a tall narrow chest traditionally of this many drawers, containing linen for a whole week
    $400 17
Not about zombies, the short story "The Dead" is found in this Irish author's collection "Dubliners"
    $800 12
In 1961 Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West as the Kirov Ballet played Paris; this dancer defected in Toronto 13 years later
    $800 21
From the Victorian era, the spoonback variety of this piece of furniture came in a comfy, slightly lower nursing version
    $800 26
An Algonquian language: people of the point bay, Rhode Island
    DD: $7,000 16
One of his most famous characters, Harry Haller, has the same initials as the author
    $800 8
When it's a slow space news day, NASA TV may show a view of Earth from this, launched in 1998
    $800 7
Engaged to be married
    $1200 9
Tito, leader of this country that's no longer on the map, chafed against Stalin & pursued a policy of "nonalignment"
    $1200 20
Rene Lalique's early 20th century designs in jewelry & this medium, verre in French, are highly prized today
    $1200 23
French:
wooded,
Idaho
    $1200 13
In Sept. 2018 this Singapore-born man had 3 books in the top 5 on the New York Times fiction bestseller list
    $1200 1
"How It's Made" shows the manufacture of items from pipe organs to masks for these men in the nets
    $1200 4
Beleaguered is a synonym for this, whether by soldiers around your castle or by problems
    $1600 11
With the goal of easing relations, German chancellor Willy Brandt pursued this type of policy, from the French for "relaxing"
    $1600 19
Seen first from above, is a piece of furniture with both convex and concave edges, an example of this snaky adjective
    DD: $3,500 25
Welsh:
high hill,
Pennsylvania
    $1600 14
He's taken us on "A Walk in the Woods" & given us "A Short History of Nearly Everything"
    $1600 2
A followup to Carl Sagan's original show, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" explored the universe with this host
    $1600 5
It's the state of a sailing ship that can't move because there's no wind
    $2000 10
With a seasonal name, this brief period of Czech liberalization inspired by Alexander Dubcek began in April 1968
    $2000 18
Treasured Belleek ware pottery was manufactured starting in the 1850s at Fermanagh on this island
    $2000 24
Spanish:
Blood of Christ mountains, Colorado & New Mexico
    $2000 15
This "verdant" author's "The Heart of the Matter" was set in Sierra Leone, where he was once stationed in World War II
    $2000 3
Focusing on the oceans, "The Blue Planet" and "Blue Planet II" are both narrated by this Brit
    $2000 6
Lacking knowledge, unenlightened; literally, it refers to a traveler who must stop because it gets dark

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Lisa Carmela
$6,600 $12,400 $19,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

LEAD SINGERS
The New York Times said this late Brit's multi-octave range & operatic quality made "even paeans to bicycle riding sound emotional"

Final scores:

Scott Lisa Carmela
$13,200 $24,797 $24,801
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $24,801

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Scott Lisa Carmela
$6,600 $15,400 $13,400
9 R,
0 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $35,400

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