Show #8173 - Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Paul Trifiletti game 1.


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Margaret Beaton, a health policy analyst from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Paul Trifiletti, an attorney from Athens, Georgia

Mike Upchurch, a writer from Chicago, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $26,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: According to Forbes 2019 list.)
    $200 5
Why so serious? Tennis star Novak Djokovic has this villainous nickname
    $200 13
9-letter optimist opposite
    $200 27
Meg Whitman's bid for No. 2 on the list started when she made this Internet seller a billion-dollar giant
    $200 1
My garden grows great because I first consulted the hardiness zone map from this organization, USDA for short
    $200 22
The Supreme Court's decision in the case of D.C. v. Heller used this amendment to strike down a gun control law
    $200 10
A lake high on Mount Kenya shares its name with this main character in "The Lion King"
    $400 6
Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli might earn this video game nickname from the way he unclogs defenses
    $400 15
To void or close out, like a network does to a failing TV show
    $400 29
Sara Blakely, creator of this shaping undergarment brand, has the ultimate mogul cred--guest shark on "Shark Tank"
    $400 2
A couple of weeks before planting, mix in some of this decaying organic matter from the "heap" to help stabilize your soil
    $400 24
At one point both of Nevada's sitting senators, Dean Heller & Harry Reid, belonged to this faith
    $400 11
One of the highest rivers in the world, the Yarlung Tsangpo starts in this autonomous region of China
    $600 9
Andy Smith, one of the world's best players at this pub game, is nicknamed "The Pie Man"
    $600 16
This presidential option is Latin for "I forbid"
    DD: $1,000 30
Pleasant Rowland started this historical brand when she couldn't find suitable dolls for her nieces
    $600 7
It pretty much grows whatever I do, as I planted this almost full-proof herb that aromatic and tasty in tea
    $600 25
Paul Giamatti played Jerry Heller, manager of rap group NWA, in this 2015 film
    $600 14
Scuba diving in lakes at high altitudes is more dangerous, as this 5-letter decompression sickness is worse
    $800 21
The NFL's Tyrann Mathieu doesn't care if you don't know his nickname is this species of fearless carnivore of the weasel family
    $800 17
Juliet tells Romeo, "Deny thy father and" this "thy name"
    $800 4
Billionaires Kathy Fields & Katie Rodan created this "forward" -thinking acne treatment brand often seen on late night TV
    $800 8
Diatomaceous earth is great as one of these, as it damages the cuticles & joints of the invaders
    $800 26
Want your very own Frank Lloyd Wright home? The Heller house in this city's Hyde Park area was offered for sale for $2.2 million
    $800 19
A 425-mile river originating in Idaho's Sawtooth mountains is named for this fish known for its upriver journeys
    $1000 23
Joel Embiid in 2019 won the trademark for this nickname of his that also describes the 76ers' strategy of improving the team
    $1000 18
To disclaim: on "Mission: Impossible", "the secretary will" do this regarding "any knowledge of your actions"
    $1000 3
Part of this author's nearly $400 million fortune came from books she wrote under the J.D. Robb pseudonym
    $1000 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew demonstrates a gardening technique.) To speed this process by which seeds begin to sprout, rub them on sandpaper in a technique called scarification
    $1000 28
Like his character Yossarian, "Catch-22" author Joseph Heller was this 10-letter type of airman who must be on target
    $1000 20
Tradition says that Zoroaster meditated for years at the lake at the summit of Mount Sabalan in this country

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

Mike Paul Margaret
$2,000 $1,600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Paul Margaret
$6,000 $3,600 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 4
This addition to the nation during Jefferson's tenure included land that would end up being part of 15 states
    $400 2
Alice Cooper breaks down the etymology of "Milwaukee" to Mike Myers in this 1992 film
    $400 9
Some people seem to learn by this process, the flow of a solvent through a semipermeable membrane
    $400 18
In July & August in ancient Rome, a piscina, one of these, might have proved quite popular
    $400 26
2018: "Harry Potter and the ___ ___ , Parts One and Two"
    $400 1
Able to live both on land & under water
    $800 5
In his 1801 inaugural address, Jefferson tried to mend fences between his Democratic-Republicans & this political party
    $800 3
"Use of unnecessary violence in the apprehension of" this 1980 musical title duo "has been approved"
    $800 10
This neurotransmitter is the second "S" in the class of drugs known as SSRIs
    $800 19
In ancient Greece, an agalma was a work of art dedicated to one of these
    $800 14
"V" know it precedes "reader" in being eager to devour the contents of many books
    $1200 6
Predicting an eclipse & decrying the white man's ways, Tenskwatawa was dubbed the Shawnee this
    $1200 20
10 seconds, contestants! Will Forte tries to defuse a nuclear warhead as this 2010 title guy
    DD: $2,400 11
It's the point in the orbit of the Moon when it is farthest from the Earth
    $1200 23
The Library of Celsus at Ephesus had three big windows to let light into this alliterative space that the British Museum also has
    $1200 15
In legal speak, it describes wanton or vicious intent
    $1600 7
The doctrine of judicial review was established in 1803 by the historic Supreme Court him v. him
    $1600 21
Dan Aykroyd wants a green card in this 1993 film (but he's not really from France)
    $1600 12
The stamen, the male reproductive organ of a flowering plant, produces pollen in this terminal structure of sacs
    $1600 24
From words meaning "city of the dead", it was a large cemetery in ancient Greece
    $1600 16
Stevie Wonder sang, "very" this, "ladder's 'bout to fall"; now touch your nose for luck
    $2000 8
In the 1806 edition of his bio of George Washington, this author included the fictional tale of young George & the cherry tree
    $2000 22
In a trailer for a 1995 movie as Stuart Smalley, he said, "My father grew up in the Great Depression... his mother's"
    $2000 13
F can stand for this unit of electrical capacitance
    DD: $3,000 25
Similar to a Roman circus, this was an ancient Greek racecourse for horses & chariots
    $2000 17
This adjective means incorrect & is more specifically applied to logic with faulty reasoning

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Paul Margaret
$7,200 $11,000 $12,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This artist who lived from 1904 to 1989 had a first name that means "savior" in Spanish

Final scores:

Mike Paul Margaret
$13,500 $21,000 $2,799
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $21,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mike Paul Margaret
$6,800 $10,000 $11,200
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $28,000

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Game tape date: 2020-01-07
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