Show #8145 - Friday, January 24, 2020


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Ashwin Monian, a data scientist from Hatfield, Pennsylvania

Heather Nelson, a middle school math teacher from Lake Oswego, Oregon

John Cuevas, a slot floorperson from San Marcos, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $52,511)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to name the author.)
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with "H-A", but will come after "haste" in the dictionary.)
    $200 1
In September Pope John Paul II visited this country & spoke up for the rights of the Inuit
    $200 6
Spoka, meaning "to haunt", is a line of these to illuminate kids' rooms
    $200 11
In July 2019 this D.C. monument was "turned" into a rocket for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11
    $200 26
Jem Finch, Mayella Ewell
    $200 16
A classic line from this 1972 film is "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse"
    $200 21
This last name, alone or paired with McCoy
    $400 2
1984 was the first model year for the minivan from this company with Lee Iacocca as its CEO
    $400 7
Billy, a popular one of these especially for your library, is named for IKEA employee Billy Liljedahl
    $400 12
A giant sculpture of a dead Norwegian blue parrot in London celebrated the 2014 reunion of this comedy troupe
    $400 27
Jason Bourne, a whole lot of people chasing Jason Bourne
    $400 17
Movie that gave us "Dynaguy, snagged on takeoff! Splashdown, sucked into a vortex... no capes!"
    $400 22
The tough way to pledge a fraternity
    $600 3
"The rainbow is mandating a new definition of greatness", he told the 1984 Democratic Convention
    $600 8
Alkalisk is the name for these sold at IKEA
    $600 13
O. vulgaris, a species of this mollusk, has been called the most intelligent of all invertebrate animals
    $600 28
Robert Langdon & "the hulking albino named Silas"
    $600 18
"I am not Mr. Lebowski. You're Mr. Lebowski. I'm" this moniker
    $600 23
In ye olden days this 2-word stuff was thick boiled flour often eaten as a quick breakfast
    DD: $1,200 4
Thousands gathered at this iconic L.A. location for Olympic track & field events
    $800 9
This item that you often need to buy at checkout for $1.50 is called Frakta
    $800 14
The U.S. Navy wanted to paint this bridge that opened in 1937 with yellow & black stripes so that it would be more visible in the fog
    $800 29
Arthur Dimmesdale, (Young) Goodman Brown
    $800 19
From 1984, it "is out there! doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. & it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead"
    $800 24
It's a fish nursery
    $1000 5
Prince Charles came to give Brunei independence as an Islamic one of these, based on the title of the man to Charles's right
    $1000 10
Rugs called Roskilde, Silkeborg & Osted are among things bearing names of towns not in Sweden but in this country
    $1000 15
Qualatex, which offers an exam to become a CBA, certified this artist, is a brand of microfoil & latex ones
    $1000 30
Mr. Sammler, who had a "Planet"; Von Humboldt Fleisher, who had a "Gift"
    $1000 20
Jennifer Lawrence to Bradley Cooper in this film: "Calm down, crazy"
    $1000 25
A country bumpkin

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

John Heather Ashwin
$2,800 $2,200 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

John Heather Ashwin
$7,400 $3,200 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
Before Neil Gorsuch, A.B. Neil similarly believed in the original meaning of the Constitution as Chief Justice of this in Tennessee
    $400 5
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah meet at a spot called this
    $400 12
A cleaver in the head is part of Bellini's "Assassination of St. Peter" this, one who dies for his faith
    $400 14
Bodybuilding includes a fair amount of this activity, using barbells & other resistance training devices
    $400 20
In 1919 the society was able to confirm Einstein's theory of general relativity by photographing this event you shouldn't stare at
    $400 26
The 2015 Record of the Year was "Uptown Funk" by this guy & featuring Bruno Mars
    $800 7
Neil Gaiman won a Newbery Medal for "The Graveyard Book"; this Neil won a Pulitzer for "Lost in Yonkers"
    $800 1
The Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal & Viminal are these
    $800 13
A Tahitian girl named Teha'amana stares at the viewer in his painting "Manaò Tupapaú (Spirit of the Dead Watching)"
    $800 15
The formula for this measure of a circle is pi times the diameter
    $800 21
In 1703 this scientist had enough gravitas to be named president of the society
    $800 27
1985's Song of the Year was this charity number with 21 soloists & a big chorus of stars
    $1200 9
Before guitarist Neil Giraldo, there was this other Neil from Ohio who piloted the X-15 to the edge of space
    DD: $1,400 2
It's in the middle of the Susquehanna River just south of Harrisburg
    $1200 19
"The skeleton atop the canopy bed is a reminder of our mortality", said this woman who painted herself in "The Dream"
    $1200 16
It's the term for repetitive echoing
    $1200 22
The society first met in 1660 after a lecture by this architect, long before he designed St. Paul's Cathedral
    $1200 28
"Talking for Clapping" by this man took the honors as Best Comedy Album in 2016
    $1600 8
2 years before Neil Diamond was born there, this "Laughter In The Rain" singer-songwriter was born in Brooklyn
    $1600 3
Chogori & Dapsang are local names for this very tall mountain
    DD: $4,000 11
El Greco's painting of the Virgin Mary cradling her dead son is called this, like Michelangelo's famous sculpture of the same subject
    $1600 17
13-letter adjective for the fluid that surrounds the brain & other parts of the nervous system
    $1600 23
In one of the society's first experiments, this founding member soon to be known for his "law" of gases tested an air pump
    $1600 29
In 2006 this 90-year-old guitar innovator won Grammys for Best Rock & Best Pop Instrumental Performances
    $2000 10
In journalism, before Neil Cavuto came Neil Sheehan, who got a huge scoop in 1971 with these Defense Department documents
    $2000 4
There aren't actually 8 rivers in this Jamaica port, but there are plenty of resorts, like Sandals Royal Plantation
    $2000 25
Jacques-Louis David painted "The Death of..." this Frenchman in 1793, the year of his assassination
    $2000 18
This adjective with a meaning similar to "rebellious" refers to one who won't accept the authority of a superior
    $2000 24
In 1920 the society awarded William Bateson a royal medal for his work in this field of biology he had named in 1905
    $2000 30
2018's Album of the Year went to this country queen for "Golden Hour"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

John Heather Ashwin
$10,600 $9,200 $6,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Now in her 70s, this author splits her time between Paris & San Francisco, often writing 20 to 22 hours a day on an old typewriter

Final scores:

John Heather Ashwin
$2,799 $7,799 $5,999
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $7,799 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

John Heather Ashwin
$14,200 $9,200 $7,400
20 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
3 W
11 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,800

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Game tape date: 2019-11-13
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