Show #8061 - Monday, September 30, 2019


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Jason Marsden, a nonprofit executive from Denver, Colorado

Jennifer Kinyak, a freelancer from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Laurel Lathrop, a graduate student from Tallahassee, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $31,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 19
This checked fabric pattern found on many a Tartan
    $200 15
In 2018 Dartmouth offered almost 2,000 freshmen a place on this--neither acceptance nor rejection
    $200 7
This "Silver Linings Playbook" actress said (accurately), "I beat Meryl" at the Golden Globes in 2013
    $200 1
This complex organic compound is found in many plants & is used as a sweetening agent
    $200 17
Arrr! Snacks from this buccaneer brand include veggie puffs & aged white Cheddar puffs
    $200 12
In Boston follow this trail to see the Old State House & the Old North Church
    $400 20
This type of minstrel-poet, not necessarily of Avon
    $400 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from outside the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.) Transferred from the Army to NASA at the beginning of the space race, JPL, or Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a division of this Pasadena-based science school
    $400 8
Talk about a Titanic upset! Meryl had "Doubt" but this British actress took the Oscar for "The Reader"
    $400 2
It's the second most abundant element in the earth's crust
    $400 16
Even if it's not October, how about some of these, also called pepitas
    $400 13
You can still see wheel ruts along this 2,000-mile-long route used by pioneers heading west to the Willamette Valley
    $600 21
This word for a motto or advertising phrase
    $600 29
Bowling Green teams in this state were once known as the BG Normals or BG Pedagogues but Falcons seems a better fit
    $600 9
In Meryl's one nomination for this drama award, she lost to Shirley Knight at the Shubert Theatre in 1976
    $600 3
It functions as a junction with the help of neurotransmitters
    $600 4
Healthy & simple, broccoli & hummus sets you up with plenty of the complex type of these
    $600 24
This national scenic trail in the eastern U.S. passes through 14 states & 8 national forests
    $800 22
This big pole that gets tossed by athletic Scotsmen
    $800 28
In 2017 Yale renamed one of its residential colleges to honor this Navy computing maven
    $800 10
No Oscar for Meryl because this other actress' role in "Dead Man Walking" was second to nun
    DD: $1,600 6
This species name is also the title of a bestselling history of humanity by Yuval Noah Hariri
    $800 5
How about a couple of these, first sold under the Honey Maid name in 1925
    $800 26
A popular trail in Europe passes through France, Italy & Switzerland while circling this highest mountain in the Alps
    $1000 23
You're on a first-name basis with this narrow mountain valley
    $1000 27
The opulent home of William & Kate Hofstra is now the centerpiece of a private university on this island
    $1000 11
At the BAFTA Awards the Brits have home court & several have beaten Meryl, including Helen Mirren for this 2006 film
    $1000 14
In geology it's the normally hidden mineral-rich layer just above bedrock
    $1000 18
Maybe a couple of medjool these wrapped in bacon?
    $1000 25
In her memoir "Wild", Cheryl Strayed tells of hiking more than 1,000 miles of this trail, from Calif. to Washington State

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

Laurel Jennifer Jason
$3,400 $4,400 -$800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Laurel Jennifer Jason
$4,800 $7,600 -$2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
Heidi Schreck reaches back to her days debating civics as a 15-year-old in "What" this document "Means to Me"
    $400 1
Before the Naval Academy opened in this city in 1845, midshipmen were trained at sea
    $400 17
Margaret Wise Brown wrote the kids' books "The Runaway Bunny" & this one that features a bunny going to sleep
    $400 6
The voga alla veneta technique of getting from place to place was made famous by men in this job
    $400 7
An LP, or a collection of photographs
    $400 16
In an Edward Lear poem, this character says to the Owl, "O let us be married! too long we have tarried"
    $800 27
Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow play the first couple in "Hillary & Clinton", set in this year Hillary first ran for president
    $800 2
Most of the battle on June 17, 1775 took place on Breed's Hill, but it's this hill that gets the press
    $800 22
"In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf" is the first line of this classic children's book
    $800 18
People are employed to fish for discarded bikes in the numerous canals of this capital city on the North Sea
    $800 8
This type of bad trip is a real drag, man
    $800 12
"Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove" is from this Led Zeppelin tune
    $1200 28
Set during The Troubles, "The Ferryman", which won the 2019 Tony for Best Play, takes place in this U.K. country
    $1200 5
When this beloved first lady died in Washington in 1849, the "ladies of Virginia" were urged to wear a black bow or ribbon in tribute
    $1200 23
The title of this James Bond novel referred to a fictional missile-based national defense system
    DD: $5,000 19
Ravenmaster Yeoman Warder Christopher Skaife said he felt "like a proud father" after 4 raven chicks hatched here in 2019
    $1200 9
To blunder about, or to do a task badly
    $1200 13
This film: "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!"
    $1600 29
Billed as a sequel to this first Shakespeare tragedy, the comedy "Gary" takes place after the climactic bloody Roman feast
    $1600 4
In 1947 Congress passed this act named for 2 politicians that banned using union dues in national election campaigns
    $1600 24
This 2006 novel features the Volturi, Italy's reigning royal family of vampires
    $1600 20
Go work at the Vatican on this force, also known as the world's smallest army
    $1600 10
Silly slang word for an umbrella
    $1600 14
In Barry Mann's doo-wop classic, it follows "Who put the ram"
    $2000 30
Ethan Hawke broke more than 10 golf clubs wrecking the set nightly in a revival of this playwright's "True West"
    $2000 3
Suffering from tuberculosis, William Rufus DeVane King died in April 1853 before ever performing his duties in this post
    DD: $4,000 25
A novel by him says, "Between me and the moonlight flitted a great bat, coming and going in great whirling circles"
    $2000 21
Try harvesting cork in the Algarve region of this country, one of Europe's leading producers
    $2000 11
Annoyingly self-assertive
    $2000 15
"I'm called little buttercup, dear little buttercup, though I could never tell why" is from this Gilbert & Sullivan operetta

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Laurel Jennifer Jason
$17,600 $15,200 $16,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

To complete one of its regular trips, in 1948 it took a boat across the English Channel; in 1952 it took a plane en route to Finland

Final scores:

Laurel Jennifer Jason
$32,801 $15,199 $30,401
2-day champion: $64,002 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Laurel Jennifer Jason
$15,600 $14,400 $12,600
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $42,600

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Game tape date: 2019-08-07
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