Show #8150 - Friday, January 31, 2020


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Audrey Koh, a professional taste tester from Oakland, California

Matthew Leonard, a client services coordinator from New Haven, Connecticut

Michelle Paul, a managing director from Newark, Delaware (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Percentage.)
(Alex: At.)
(Alex: And.)
(Alex: Footnotes.)
(Alex: Greater than.)
    $200 3
On the Great Seal of the United States, the eagle grasps this symbol of peace in its right talon
    $200 1
About 1,600 smaller islands surround the main one of this nation that's 90 miles south of Key West
    $400 4
One symbolic representation of Christ is as the paschal type of this animal
    $400 26
The occupy Wall Street movement helped popularize the populist phrase "We are the" this
    $400 23
No visit to Iceland would be complete without a visit to the "Bay of Smokes", this capital city founded around 874
    $400 24
A classic reader featured "Fun with" these 2 siblings, along with their dog Spot
    $400 19
A footnote in Richard Feynman's Caltech lectures scolds these versifiers who say science reduces the stars' beauty
    $400 25
The People's Choice winner for best TV Comedy of 2018 was this show set in a prison
    $600 8
Gary Anderson designed 3 chasing arrows as the symbol for this; the negative space on the inside resembles a pine tree
    $600 22
In 2018-19 James Harden of this team led the NBA in usage, the percentage of plays he's involved in on offense
    DD: $2,800 14
This waterway extends 51 miles from Limón Bay to a second bay whose name would kinda give it away
    $600 7
Benjamin Franklin wrote, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except" these 2 things
    $600 10
You can get "Lost" in the footnotes & notes on the footnotes in "S.", a novel conceived by this sci-fi writer-director
    $600 13
In 2019 Jason Bateman won an Emmy for his direction of this series & Julia Garner won for playing Missouri local Ruth Langmore
    $800 18
Long a symbol of communism, this pair represents the union of worker & peasant
    $800 17
In the dystopian Netflix show "3%", kids in the slums of this largest Brazilian city are competing to join an offshore paradise
    $800 16
A small trading town until the 19th c., this city on the Huangpu River now has a pop. of 20+ million, kidnapped sailors aside
    $800 5
It's the traditional name of the British dish seen here
    $800 11
A 2016 papal footnote caused a ruckus by saying some divorced Catholics can have "the help of" these, such as communion
    $800 20
In 2019 the Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance went to "Tequila" by the duo of Dan + him
    $1000 9
Because of his days as a sailor, the founder of this department store used a red star as its symbol
    $1000 6
The government contacts about 110,000 people to get this monthly figure, 3.6% for Oct. 2019
    $1000 15
What a pyramid scheme! The landmark here in this ancient Mayan city was dedicated to Kukulkan
    $1000 2
In 1949 Billboard added this new music category to replace what had been called Race Records
    $1000 12
Gibbon's notes in "Decline and Fall of" this include a burn on an ancient historian, "Ammianus is so eloquent, that he writes nonsense"
    $1000 21
With superheroic effort at 2019's NAACP Image Awards, he bested Michael B. Jordan--again--as Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Michelle Matthew Audrey
$3,600 $0 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michelle Matthew Audrey
$4,800 $1,600 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 10
Macropus rufus is this color kangaroo
    $400 1
The action of changing a lowercase letter into an uppercase one
    $400 15
This California city is home to Litquake, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019
    $400 6
In 1860, after anti-abolitionists broke up a meeting, this thinker & ex-slave delivered a plea for freedom of speech in Boston
    $800 2
Buildings & roads are part of this, the set of features needed for running a city
    $800 18
The Tennessee Williams & the Saints & Sinners LGBT Literary Festivals are both held in this southern city
    $800 7
An 11th c. chronicle says Lady Godiva pleaded with her husband to lower the people's taxes; he said okay, if you'll do this
    $1200 16
The annuus in Helianthus annuus, the sunflower, implies it lives up to this number of years
    $1200 3
Someone in this profession of the man seen here, from the Greek for "ancient", often works with an archaeologist
    $1200 19
Each year the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada hosts the national gathering for poetry named for this rustic job
    DD: $4,000 8
Chief Joseph met Teddy Roosevelt & pleaded with him to allow this tribe to return to its ancestral home
    $1200 9
This U.S. interstate passes through 8 states on its 2,400+ mile journey from Santa Monica to Jacksonville
    $1200 12
I, this '90s figure skater, called 911 & gave mouth-to-mouth to an 81-year-old woman who collapsed in a bar in Portland
    DD: $2,200 17
Pandalus borealis, the deepwater prawn, is also known as this directional shrimp
    $1600 13
If you have this condition, you see distant objects more clearly than near ones
    $1600 20
Louisville's Gonzofest is not about Muppets; it celebrates the writing of this native son
    $1600 23
Lycaon, son of this Trojan king, begs Achilles, "Be merciful and spare me"; Achilles kills him
    $1600 5
Carrying 5,000-plus passengers, one of the largest cruise liners, the "Harmony of the Seas" is operated by this company with a sea name
    $2000 24
The gopher tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus, is named for one of these cave-dwelling creatures in Greek myth
    $2000 14
Adjective for a space probe designed to travel between earth & Jupiter, for example
    $2000 21
One of the largest book festivals in Europe is held in Poland & named for this author of "Heart of Darkness"
    $2000 22
He asked for mercy from Chester Arthur, arguing that he increased Arthur's income from $8,000 to $50,000 a year
    $2000 11
In 31 hours South Africa's blue train travels in luxury between these 2 cities, the administrative & legislative capitals
    $2000 4
Before playing Gibbs on "NCIS", he sledgehammered the window of a burning car & pulled 2 teens to safety

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michelle Matthew Audrey
$10,200 $3,200 -$2,600
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Final Jeopardy! Round

Legend says local farm wife Marie Harel & a priest from Brie created the famous product of this Normandy village

Final scores:

Michelle Matthew Audrey
$12,222 $0 -$2,600
2-day champion: $30,122 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Michelle Matthew Audrey
$9,600 $6,000 $1,400
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
9 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $17,000

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Game tape date: 2019-11-19
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