Show #8135 - Friday, January 10, 2020


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Jack McGuire, a travel and tourism consultant from San Antonio, Texas

Alek Van Houghton, an environmental consultant from Los Angeles, California

Katie Needle, a retail supervisor from Brooklyn, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $36,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to give us the present country.)
(Alex: Hashtag.)
    $200 12
AKA ammonium inhalants, these salts that revived enfeebled Victorian women are still used in the NFL to wake people up
    $200 30
Built in the 300s A.D., the Church of the Nativity
    $200 11
In 1949 this toy company produced its first plastic brick
    $200 21
With 20, in 2018-19 Morgan Rielly led the NHL in goals by a player at this position where scoring isn't your first job
    $200 6
#TBH is short for this, when users try to be truthful about an idea they post... on the Internet... noted home of the truth
    $200 1
It can refer to a thin sheet of any metal, not just aluminum
    $400 26
With the photic sneeze reflex, looking at this can cause some people to spontaneously sneeze
    $400 14
Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família
    $400 13
This toy brand said, "Throw it around indoors; you can't damage lamps... you can't hurt babies or old people"
    $400 22
From 1981 to 1985 he averaged--averaged!--206 points per season; "The Great One", indeed
    $400 7
In 2017 Alyssa Milano tweeted, "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write" #this
    $400 2
Something in this state is in a condition of continuous change
    $600 29
By taking away needed oxygen, a mix of baking soda & vinegar can work as a basic type of this safety device
    $600 18
The Crystal Cathedral, now known as Christ Cathedral
    DD: $1,000 15
This brand of toy trucks began in Minnesota in the late 1940s
    $600 23
Gilbert Perreault is credited with "The 3 important elements of hockey are fore-check, backcheck &" this, & you can take that to the bank
    $600 8
#HeforShe went viral after a U.N. speech about men & boys working for gender equality given by this "Harry Potter" actress
    $600 3
Pheasant or duck, for example
    $800 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) Particles in a solar wind hit the Earth's magnetic shield and head for the Poles then interact with gases in our atmosphere to form this six-letter phenomenon
    $800 19
Hagia Sophia
    $800 16
In the 1970s you paid a $40 "adoption" fee for Little People, the precursor to these dolls that come with birth certificates
    $800 24
When it came to winning the 2019 Stanley Cup, meet me in this city, as its team avenged a 1970 finals loss to the Bruins
    $800 9
When you must let everyone know you didn't touch up that shot of you by that scenic overlook, it's #no(this 6-letter word)
    $800 4
A stodgy older gentleman
    $1000 27
This man's scale is based on the logarithm of the amplitude of the largest seismic wave in an earthquake
    $1000 20
St. Stephen's Cathedral, AKA Stephanskirche, consecrated in the capital in 1147
    $1000 17
This wooden toy dates from 18th century Japan
    $1000 25
A 1990 Oilers-Kings game saw 356 of these doled out, with Marty McSorley getting 37--that'd be more than half the game!
    $1000 10
#FF, short for this, is used to recommend social media accounts you enjoy
    $1000 5
Before "up", it means to admit to a misdeed

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

Katie Alek Jack
$4,800 $1,800 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Katie Alek Jack
$4,800 $4,400 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 15
He was recovering from typhoid fever when he was inaugurated Vice President on March 4, 1865
    $400 23
In the 1750s this man started his first brewery in County Kildare--later he opened the St. James Gate Brewery
    $400 24
Mark Frost wrote "The Secret History of" this place, also the title of a TV show he created with David Lynch
    $400 28
It's the lowest-sounding member of the brass section
    $400 25
In the "Austin Powers" films, Rob Lowe & Robert Wagner played Number 2, second only to this villain
    $400 9
South African host of "The Daily Show" who came up with an American dictionary of the English language
    DD: $2,000 16
On Oct. 8, 1871 a fire started on DeKoven Street, destroying more than 17,000 of this city's buildings
    $800 22
Dublin's Leinster House inspired James Hoban's design of this Washington, D.C. building
    DD: $2,000 20
In this novel Mark Watney says, "I didn't die on Sol 6. Certainly the rest of the crew thought I did"
    $800 1
It's the lowest-sounding member of the string section
    $800 8
Number 5 is the teleporting, time-traveling alumnus of this Netflix "Academy", possibly helpful on a rainy day
    $800 10
Long-lasting storm system on Jupiter that's a British expression for a sip of Lipton or Twinings
    $1200 17
This 3-named leader of the Free Silver Movement served as Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson
    $1200 5
He's the Dublin-born actor & one-time seminary student seen here
    $1200 21
Mark Haddon got the title of this novel from an observation made by Sherlock Holmes in an 1892 story
    $1200 2
It's a plucky early relative of the piano
    $1200 14
Barbara Feldon, who played this partner of Agent 86 on "Get Smart", turned 86 in 2019
    $1200 11
No. 1 duet by Sonny & Cher nicknamed the Sultan of Swat
    $1600 18
This Great Compromiser introduced the Compromise Tariff of 1833
    $1600 6
In 2018 Gerry Adams resigned as head of this 2-word Northern Ireland unification party after 35 years
    $1600 3
Originally a set of graduated bells, now it's tuned steel bars struck with wooden hammers
    $1600 26
This three-named actress turned her powers to Eleven on "Stranger Things"
    $1600 12
Brazilian dance that's the Canadian province where Halifax is the capital
    $2000 19
This powerful union of the 1880s, KOL for short, began as a secret society modeled on the Masons
    $2000 7
Concerned about colon cancer, Dr. Dennis Burkitt changed eating habits with his 1979 book "Don't Forget" this "In Your Diet"
    $2000 4
Also known as a scraper, this percussion instrument originated in Latin America
    $2000 27
On "Star Trek: Voyager", this techno-species designated Jeri Ryan's character Seven of Nine & it sorta stuck
    $2000 13
American poet of "The Red Wheelbarrow" who's also a store selling gourmet cookware

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Katie Alek Jack
$12,400 $8,800 $5,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This country's 1979 constitution forbids amendments altering its official ideology or religion

Final scores:

Katie Alek Jack
$17,601 $5,800 $11,000
2-day champion: $53,602 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Katie Alek Jack
$10,800 $8,800 $7,800
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
13 R,
1 W
15 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $27,400

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Game tape date: 2019-10-23
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