Show #8060 - Friday, September 27, 2019


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Laurel Lathrop, a graduate student from Tallahassee, Florida

Steve St. John, a college psychology professor from Winter Springs, Florida

Gabe Brison-Trezise, a researcher from Washington, D.C. (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
Of course, Pooh is cited in the entry for this noun: "he sat down and took the top off his jar of" it
    $200 16
(Sarah of the Clue Crews presents from the Witte Museum in San Antonio.) The Witte Museum's collection includes partial busts of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, sculpted by Gutzon Borglum as studies for his execution of this much larger project
    $200 24
The steady-state theory in which the universe has no beginning or end lost ground to this one where everything went kablooey!
    $200 25
An all-time record for HBO, in May 2019, 19.3 million tuned in to watch "The Iron Throne" episode of this series
    $200 18
To spend time making adjustments to one's appearance
    $200 3
It's a myth that whiskey labeled "bourbon" must be distilled in this U.S. state, but most of it is
    $400 12
In 2018 the OED updated "Bear" to include Pooh's description of himself as "a bear of very little" this
    DD: $1,000 15
The Vasa, a warship that spent 333 years under the sea, was salvaged & turned into a museum in this capital city
    $400 17
The government is up to something--yes, I'm big on these theories, from the Latin for "breathe together"
    $400 26
Stan, Cartman & the whole town of "South Park" helped put this cable channel on the map
    $400 22
"Snoopy One" was one for Metlife
    $400 4
Most scotch is distilled twice; this type of whiskey, like Bushmills & Tullamore D.E.W., 3 times
    $600 13
This Pooh pal's name means "an exuberant, energetic, and cheerful person"
    $600 14
This Chicago Museum of Natural History bought Sue, the largest & most complete T. rex skeleton, for over $8 mil. in 1997
    $600 8
The greater fool theory in this activity says don't worry about overvaluation--there's always some dummy who'll buy
    $600 23
FX's "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" followed up with the story of this man's assassination
    $600 21
6-letter word meaning to economize
    $600 5
Forbes says India's Officer's Choice is the world's top-selling whiskey; America's is this Lynchburg libation
    $800 27
Horrible! the OED defines it as "an imaginary creature resembling an elephant"
    $800 2
Wisconsin's National Railroad Museum has an exhibit on these porters: "from service to civil rights"
    $800 9
This Cold War theory said if one country fell to communism, nearby ones would follow
    $800 19
Crangon crangon is the scientific name for the common European one
    $800 6
A small percent of whiskey maturing in barrels evaporates each year, a portion called the "share" of these celestial beings
    $1000 28
"Pooh-sticks" is defined as "a game in which sticks are thrown into a river from the upstream side of" one of these
    $1000 1
Giorgio Vasari designed it as an office building; later it housed the Medici art collection & then became a museum
    $1000 10
A 1982 theory named for broken these items says small signs of disorder in an area lead to serious crime
    $1000 20
To connect 2 wires by squeezing the ends together
    $1000 7
Seagram's famed numeric brand launched the first National Dive Bar Day--naturally on this date in 2018

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

Gabe Steve Laurel
$600 $800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Gabe Steve Laurel
$2,000 $600 $7,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
In 2019 Norway agreed to give back items taken from Easter Island by this Kon-Tiki explorer
    $400 7
W.E.B. Du Bois wrote a 1909 biography defending this abolitionist who was hanged 50 years earlier
    $400 10
A rock that makes a spark begins this adjective for someone of stern demeanor
    $400 24
This word for the foam formed by soap in water can also mean a state of being upset
    $400 27
Major ports on this lake include Mwanza & Entebbe
    $800 1
Tension exists between Egypt & the British Museum over the return of this stone, taken from Egypt in 1801
    $800 20
His "The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D." came out in 1791, 7 years after his friend's death
    $800 21
A way an egg is cooked, or an adjective for an unsentimental chap
    $800 25
This strait named for an explorer who passed through it in 1520 separates mainland South America from Tierra del Fuego Island
    $1200 2
The U.K.'s Coronation Chair feels a little lonelier without this rock, returned to Scotland in 1996
    $1200 5
She was an Elven queen in "The Lord of the Rings"
    $1200 8
"The Pioneers", the latest by David McCullough, features the settlers of this American territory just past the Ohio river
    $1200 11
This word referring to stern discipline comes from a city-state of ancient Greece
    $1200 15
According to Pliny the Elder, this ancient seafaring people of the Mediterranean made soap from goat's tallow & wood ashes
    DD: $3,000 14
A painting depicts this river that, in Switzerland, plummets over the Schaffhausen waterfall
    $1600 3
This rhyming craft-supply chain got in hot water recently after purchasing artifacts that were smuggled out of Iraq
    $1600 4
This Spaniard had no idea how crazy he was as a hitman in "No Country for Old Men"
    $1600 9
Rose Byrne played biographer Rebecca Skloot in the HBO movie "The Immortal Life of" this woman
    $1600 18
From a Greek word for a hermit or monk, this adjective means denying oneself comforts
    $1600 12
Soap helps liquids clean better by reducing this molecular cohesion & allowing the liquids' atoms to spread out more
    $1600 16
Term for a section of treacherous rapids on a river; the Nile's sixth one is a bit north of Khartoum
    $2000 23
In 2017 South Korea returned stolen dinosaur fossils, including the Tarbosaurus bataar, to this Asian country
    $2000 6
As Sgt. Barnes in "Platoon", this tough guy really gets on Charlie Sheen's bad side
    $2000 22
His fourth volume on Lyndon Johnson appeared in 2012 & was followed by great anticipation of volume 5
    DD: $6,400 19
Unwilling to change your opinion? You're this, from the practice of coloring fibers before they were woven into cloth
    $2000 13
For centuries, this olive oil-based soap named for a region in Spain was exported to royalty throughout Europe
    $2000 17
The longest river in this country, the Murray runs 1,570 miles

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Gabe Steve Laurel
$15,600 $12,200 $18,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

From his own 1898 poem, the epitaph of this Irish-born man ends, "his mourners will be outcast men, & outcasts always mourn"

Final scores:

Gabe Steve Laurel
$6,799 $5,995 $31,201
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $31,201

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Gabe Steve Laurel
$10,600 $12,200 $16,600
14 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
13 R,
2 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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Game tape date: 2019-08-06
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