Show #7828 - Wednesday, September 26, 2018


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Jordan Boyd-Graber Ying, an associate professor of computer science from Riverdale Park, Maryland

Evelyn Rubin, a family physician from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nancy Schoppa, a retired high school teacher from Saint Jo, Texas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $35,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 12
In the collection of 26 10-pence coins issued in 2018, "C" is for this national sport
    $200 11
"If the picture was to alter, it was to alter. That was all...not one blossom of his loveliness would ever fade"
    $200 6
It perks you up:
    $200 5
San Diego State got into linguistic theory in "Invented Languages": this "Star Trek" one "and Beyond"
    $200 26
This company's "Infinity" allowed you to play characters from "The Incredibles" & "Cars", to name a few
    $200 21
As an otter uses its tail to steer, the tail is called this, just like a ship's steering device
    $400 13
"W" is for this, normally abbreviated WWW
    $400 3
"Oh, fiddle-dee-dee! But look at Mrs. Merriwether. She's selling pies to Yankees and that's worse than running a sawmill"
    $400 7
A reference work:
    $400 17
"Tactical Oceanography" is offered at this school in Maryland & probably not too many other places
    $400 27
Morrowind & Skyrim are iterations of this "venerable" set of games
    $400 22
So they don't drift apart while sleeping, sea otters hold hands, or wrap themselves in strands of this
    $600 14
"S" is for this ancient monument
    $600 1
"Lecter shut Boyle up with a shot of the mace and as he was easy, with five judicious blows, to beat him to death"
    $600 8
A Protestant denomination:
    $600 18
RISD, short for this school, had a course on a li'l somethin' we all might want to know--"the meaning of life"
    $600 30
A big gaming story of 2018 is "Fortnite:" this genre of game where the winner is last shooter or last team standing
    $600 23
The aquarium on Cannery Row in this California city has a sea otter cam & celebrates Sea Otter Week, the last week of Sept.
    $800 15
"J" is for one of these special anniversaries
    $800 2
"'He must be a very nice animal,' observed the Mole, as he got into the boat and took the sculls"
    $800 9
A world capital:
    $800 19
Oral Roberts University's "The Pauline" these isn't about some lady's letters but about important Bible books
    $800 29
In the classic video game "Joust", contestants were placed upon these birds
    $800 24
Here are some of the colorful characters from this brand
    DD: $1,000 16
Finishing up the collection is zed, for this type of place where pedestrians can walk safely across the road
    $1000 4
"Bog murder you, you vonny stinking bratchnies. Where are the others? Where are my stinking traitorous droogs?"
    $1000 10
A playground game:
    $1000 20
Examining how her music affected progressive social change, this state U. of N.J. got into "Politicizing Beyonce"
    $1000 28
Make your future fighting Ghaul, leader of the Red Legion, in the second iteration of this Bungie game
    $1000 25
Otters are members of this family, Mustelidae

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Nancy Evelyn Jordan
$1,800 $2,600 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nancy Evelyn Jordan
$2,200 $2,600 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
It's where you are if you're at 90 degrees north latitude, & I hope you're wearing a jacket
    $400 26
Paul Simon originally wrote this song as "Mrs. Roosevelt" but graduated to this title
    $400 17
The USA's most common operation, it accounts for 1 in 3 births, up from 1 in 20 in 1970
    $400 16
No fooling--we're off to the billiards room to play this pool variant with 15 red balls & 6 non-red ones
    $400 11
The quahog is also called this type of clam
    $400 6
One of the last acts of this president was to pardon his brother Roger for drug offenses
    $800 2
0 degrees latitude & longitude is near the Gulf of Guinea, just west of this continent
    $800 27
Billy Paul topped the charts with "Me & Mrs. Jones"; "Mr. Jones" was a No. 5 hit for this "avian" group in the 1990s
    $800 21
Sometimes a coronary artery needs one of these, also a section of a highway
    $800 18
Ah! The orchestra strikes up this type of dance by Adolphe Adam, calling us to the ballroom
    $800 12
No. 1 on Parade magazine's 15 favorite quotes from "Friends" was this, Joey's signature line
    $800 7
In 2018 Donald Trump pardoned this man, Dick Cheney's chief of staff, who was convicted of perjury
    DD: $2,600 3
These 2 state capitals, 1,450 miles apart, are both just shy of 45 degrees north latitude
    $1200 28
"Open up my eager eyes 'cause I'm Mr. Brightside", says a song by this group
    $1200 22
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a model of the human body on the monitor.) An organ isn't always removed & replaced; sometimes the new one is placed in the abdomen, above the leg, in patients receiving one of these transplants
    $1200 19
For some cardio in the gym, we'll run in place on this "ambiguous" machine--Harvard says you can burn 800 cals. an hour
    $1200 13
Low-flow these: good for the drought, not so good for water pressure
    DD: $3,000 8
Ronald Reagan pardoned this owner for illegal campaign contributions in 1989--the Gipper a Yankees fan?
    $1600 4
50 degrees north latitude 0 degrees longitude lands you in this body of water, just north of Le Havre
    $1600 29
"Mr. Blue Sky" is the name of a song by & a documentary about Jeff Lynne & this group
    $1600 23
Long after this type of surgery, your vision may cloud up again & you may need a laser procedure
    $1600 20
Let's adjourn into this type of room with name from the Latin for "sun", glass-enclosed so it's bright inside
    $1600 14
It's the term for an elephant saddle
    $1600 9
Pres. Cleveland, an ex-sheriff, pardoned James Brooks, a cowboy-killin' captain in this Texas law-&-order force
    $2000 5
"G.I." hope you know that 0 degrees latitude & 180 degrees longitude is just east of this group, part of Kiribati
    $2000 30
Herman's Hermits told her, "You've got a lovely daughter"
    $2000 25
Your surgeon could choose to take a look inside you with this type of fiber optic instrument
    $2000 24
Let's wind down in the library over a 6-volume illustrated edition of this Elizabethan poem by Edmund Spenser
    $2000 15
Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan were lost looking for this island that's 2,000 miles southwest of Honolulu
    $2000 10
This politician refused to ask for a pardon in 1881; one was granted by Jimmy Carter nearly 100 years later

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nancy Evelyn Jordan
$8,200 $17,800 $13,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

After this woman's death, her daughter wrote, "As far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y"

Final scores:

Nancy Evelyn Jordan
$16,300 $27,601 $26,800
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $27,601 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Nancy Evelyn Jordan
$8,200 $18,800 $10,600
11 R,
1 W
23 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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Game tape date: 2018-07-23
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