Show #8170 - Friday, February 28, 2020


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Meredith Moore, a server from Knightdale, North Carolina

Susan Hill, a pet sitter from Halifax, Massachusetts

Aaron Goetsch, a law student from Macomb, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each response is spelled differently in Britain. You have to spell it the way they do.)
    $200 16
Full-figured women were celebrated by this painter, born June 28, 1577 of Flemish parents
    $200 5
At the 2009 U.S. Open, Juan Martín del Potro knocked off this reigning world No. 1 Swiss player in 5 sets
    $200 17
A city named for Sieur du Luth sits where he negotiated a treaty with the Sioux in what is now this state
    $200 26
Hermione, our tickets to a play the West End have arrived! Tonight we're off to the...
    $200 11
Miep Gies "fetches and carries so much" food for the family, wrote Anne Frank, hiding in the secret annex in this world capital
    $200 10
We elect to inform you that Nov. 3, 2020 falls on this day of the week
    $400 22
In 1649 Frans Hals got philosophical painting this "cogito, ergo sum" thinker
    $400 4
On the arm of this quarterback in Super Bowl III in 1969, the Jets beat the heavily favored Colts, 16-7
    $400 18
When Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole in 1912, he found this country's flag left 5 weeks earlier by Amundsen
    $400 27
Your singing is lovely, Georgina; win "Britain's Got Talent" & Simon Cowell might hand you one of these for 250,000 pounds
    $400 14
In 1983 Stanislav Petrov prevented nuclear war by not trusting word of the launch of 5 of these ICBMs named for Amer. Rev. militia
    DD: $2,800 9
Traditionally, this is the first full day of the Paschal Triduum, leading up to Easter
    $600 23
In 1450 Haarlem's Dieric Bouts depicted "The Fall into" this place of suffering
    $600 3
In a college baseball upset, the Bulldogs of Fresno state took the 2008 College World Series from the Bulldogs of this school
    $600 19
After conquering Cuba, Panfilo de Narvaez was tasked by Charles V to take this nearby peninsula
    $600 15 spends 88 cents of every dollar on research programs to fight this disease; be a hero too & donate a buck
    $600 8
If tomorrow's today is Wednesday, then this is the day after tomorrow's yesterday
    $800 24
In 1563 Pieter Bruegel the Elder spoke the language of art with a rendering of this structure mentioned in Genesis 11
    $800 2
Do you believe in miracles? Mike Eruzione & the U.S. men's hockey team beat the Soviets at the Olympics in this year
    $800 20
Sent to Africa in 1841 as a missionary, this Scotsman eventually started exploring the place, presumably
    $800 13
Heather Heyer won the Ali Humanitarian for Social Justice Award after losing her life protesting Neo-Nazis in this Va. city in 2017
    $800 7
Seurat spent this "Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte"
    $1000 25
Last name of the real guy who gave us "The Garden of Earthly Delights" & of the fictional guy who solves murders in Los Angeles
    $1000 1
2019's ESPY Award for Upset of the Year went to this 25-1 underdog, the first heavyweight boxing champ of Mexican ancestry
    $1000 21
The island of Van Diemen's land, a name associated with Australian penal colonies, was renamed in 1855 for this Dutch explorer
    $1000 12
An outstanding chef and an outstanding human, he and his team served 3.6 million meals to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
    $1000 6
In a nursery rhyme, Solomon Grundy "died on" this day (but still had yet to be buried in the next line)

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

Aaron Susan Meredith
$800 $200 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Aaron Susan Meredith
$5,400 $1,800 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 18
In an HBO miniseries, Paul Giamatti was president & accounted for as this title guy born in the 1700s
    $400 26
In addition to removing waste products, this pair of organs converts vitamin D from an inactive to an active form
    $400 14
Home of the Redhawks, Miami University is in this state
    $400 8
With modern braking systems, this special car at the end of a train is now virtually extinct
    $400 6
It's the business end of a fishhook
    $400 1
In "the Hyperion Cantos", the shrike impales victims on a tree of thorns like the real-life shrike, this kind of creature
    $800 17
This former Disney child star is seen here around the time he rolled as the King of Rock in the TV movie "Elvis"
    $800 27
This, AKA the thighbone, has been shown to resist compression forces of up to 2,500 lbs. but please don't try that at home
    $800 11
Santa Fe Community College is in Sante Fe, N.M.; Sante Fe College is in this city home to the Univ. of Florida
    $800 9
Motorhomes come in three letter classes. Class "B" is also called a camper type of this
    $800 7
A short promotional statement found on a book cover
    $800 2
Lewis Carroll warned that this poetic monster had "jaws that bite, and claws that catch"
    $1200 16
In the series "Da Vinci's Demons" Leonardo capers about in this capital of Tuscany
    $1200 28
This nerve-filled innermost layer of a tooth--& sorry, this might hurt a bit--is removed in a root canal procedure
    $1200 10
The oldest in Kentucky, a university in Lexington bears this name that sounds like Dracula might have been an alumnus
    $1200 23
Joan Collins & Christie Brinkley were on the last regular passenger flight of this supersonic transport
    $1200 20
This title film creature was based on an actual 1950 police report about a mysterious gelatinous mass found in a field
    $1200 3
These guards of Azkaban feed on human happiness--how monstrous!
    $1600 15
On this series Jonathan Rhys Meyers was a slimmer, sexier King Henry VIII
    DD: $4,000 12
Founded in 1853, Washington University isn't in D.C. or Washington State but in this city on the Mississippi river
    $1600 24
The name of this iconic scooter brand is Italian for "wasp"
    $1600 21
This type of restaurant/bar makes its own beer & serves it on the premises
    $1600 4
"The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" mentions one of these Jewish automatons made of clay
    $2000 19
Robin Weigert played this alcoholic Old West frontierswoman on "Deadwood"
    $2000 13
Oakland University isn't in California, it's in this state's cities of Auburn Hills & Rochester Hills
    DD: $2,500 25
The vehicle of choice on the Oregon Trail was this wagon with a type of flat land in its name
    $2000 22
An Old Testament Philistine god & a New Testament devil, his name means "lord of the flies"
    $2000 5
H.P. Lovecraft called this chief of his nightmares a blend of octopus, dragon, and other human forms

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Aaron Susan Meredith
$16,600 $8,500 $7,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The Chicago Tribune called Clement Vallandigham, an anti-war Ohio Democrat, a "traitor" & a "hissing" one of these creatures

Final scores:

Aaron Susan Meredith
$17,001 $7,000 $5,200
2-day champion: $41,801 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Aaron Susan Meredith
$17,000 $11,000 $7,000
24 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $35,000

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Game tape date: 2020-01-06
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