Show #8213 - Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Sarah Jett Rayburn game 4.


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Anastasia Plakas, an investigator from Flushing, New York

Alwin Hui, a consultant from Washington, D.C.

Sarah Jett Rayburn, a writer and stay-at-home mom from Hutto, Texas (whose 3-day cash winnings total $54,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 10
Hosting the Billboard Music Awards for the first time in 2018, she performed a medley of Top 100 hits

"Sit down, be humble /
Sit down, I said, be humble..."
    $200 13
Jay Leno noted a newspaper's error when it "reported mate Eric Lyday was on drugs"; he was actually on this instrument
    $200 8
This tasty verb precedes "favor" when you are using flattery as a means of advancement
    $200 1
Louisa Alcott
    $200 16
To seep out in a gradual way
    $400 11
With his 27th win in 2019, this rapper/actor surpassed Taylor Swift to become the artist with the most Billboard wins

"To win my award here is incredible, but to win this award is just unbelievable. It's surreal."
    $400 15
Dear Abby stated, "Charlie's hiccups were cured... through the use of carbon monoxide. It should have read" this--so close!
    $400 28
Common predators of ocean jellyfish include these reptiles; the leatherback really goes to town
    $400 24
As a verb, this seasoning means to hit rapidly & repeatedly or to pelt with questions
    $400 4
Poet & dramatist William Yeats
    $400 17
Said of a room that's open & well-ventilated
    $600 12
Named Top New Artist in 2017, Zayn was formerly a member of this group that won the award in 2013
    $600 27
The upside-down jellyfish will sit inverted to expose zooxanthellae, these plant-like organisms, to sunlight
    $600 23
The brown coloring of the coat of the animal seen here gives it this spicy name
    $600 7
Oz creator Lyman Baum
    $600 2
Your invisible glow
    $800 14
As the recipient of the 2018 Icon Award, she took "Control" & took to the stage in her first live TV performance in nearly a decade

"Nasty, nasty boys, lemme see your nasty body move /
Oh, you nasty boys..."
    $800 3
"Karol Wojtyla was referred to in (a) credo column as 'the first non-Catholic pope for 450 years'. This should...have read 'non-"' this
    $800 26
In 2016 scientists exploring more than 10,000' down near this 1,600-mile-long ocean trench discovered a new species of jellyfish
    $800 20
The name of this piquant bud also means a crime or an antic
    DD: $1,000 5
Cecil Forester & Francis Fitzgerald
    $800 18
The itty-bitty ninth letter of the Greek alphabet
    $1000 21
Among this band's many awards are Top Rock Artist 2014, 2018, 2019, & Top Rock Song for "Believer"

"My life, my love, my drive, it came from... pain! /
You made me a, you made me a believer, believer..."
    $1000 22
Time's early version of "The 100 Most-Read Female Writers in College" included this "Brideshead Revisited" author, "who was a man"
    $1000 25
Call it the king of sea beasts; it's the two-word feline hair name of this, the largest species of jellyfish
    $1000 9
This architectural style was popular for houses in Colonial New England
    $1000 6
Borrowing his middle name from his grandfather, an artist, Ford Ford
    $1000 19
A blunted dueling sword for competition

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

Sarah Alwin Anastasia
$2,200 $200 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sarah Alwin Anastasia
$1,800 $3,000 $7,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
Born on the foam of the sea, this "mighty" goddess had a magic girdle that made the wearer amazingly desirable, as girdles do
    $400 18
It's the "pact" nations sign to say they won't attack one another
    $400 12
Tracee Ellis Ross narrates "mixed-ish" , a prequel to this ABC sitcom
    $400 6
The Battle of Cambrai marked the 1st large-scale use of this motorized weapon, with more than 350 British Mark IVs deployed
    $400 26
This big burg was founded in 1886 following the discovery of gold in the Transvaal
    $400 27
One of FDR's closest advisors, Harry Hopkins helped shape this "novel" umbrella program of economic relief & stimulus
    $800 2
This Olympian goddess of wisdom was big in agriculture, too, teaching man how to yoke oxen
    $800 19
It's the science of plotting the course of a plane
    $800 13
This "Breaking Bad" prequel shows us how Jimmy McGill becomes Saul Goodman
    $800 11
Led by Eddie Collins & Shoeless Joe Jackson, this team won baseball's World Series; they wouldn't win again until 2005
    $800 25
Bodie, Calif. once had a population of 10,000; when the local mine's gold ran out, the people did too, & now it's one of these sites
    $800 30
In England the bestseller "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" is known as "Harry Potter and" this stone
    $1200 3
Her marriage to the king of Sparta went kinda sideways after her abduction but some stories have the 2 reconciling later
    $1200 20
Oui, it's a puff pastry with custard filling
    $1200 15
"Age of Resistance", a TV prequel to "The Dark Crystal", was produced by Lisa, daughter of this man who directed the original film
    $1200 9
"The Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming" in this popular song of the day written by George M. Cohan
    DD: $3,800 24
In 1855 a California mining town wisely changed its name from Mud Springs to this, a Spanish name for a legendary gold country
    $1200 7
From 2007 to 2015 he was the U.S. Senate Majority Leader
    DD: $2,000 4
An early snowbird, this daughter of Zeus had to spend a few months a year in Hades after an unfortunate food choice
    $1600 14
It's the type of figure seen here with a whole bunch of sides
    $1600 16
A prequel to this TV series, "Caprica" showed what life was like in the 12 colonies before the Cylons messed everything up
    $1600 8
After 245 years, the colony called the Danish this directional name ceased to exist, becoming the U.S. Virgin Islands
    $1600 23
The 1859 Pikes Peak Gold Rush gave birth to this city, which merged with Auraria in 1860
    $1600 29
This late character actor played "Repo Man" Bud & Molly Ringwald's dad in "Pretty in Pink"
    $2000 5
She's seen here helping guide her blind father Oedipus into exile
    $2000 21
10-letter term for a substance such as cobra venom
    $2000 17
The title Autobot chooses to hide as a Volkswagen Beetle in this 2018 "Transformers" prequel film
    $2000 10
Named for a British foreign minister, this declaration said the British government supported a Jewish homeland in Palestine
    $2000 22
This Alaskan city named for a senator & vice president boomed thanks to a 1902 gold rush
    $2000 28
Known as "The King of Diamonds", he founded his jewelry house in 1932

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sarah Alwin Anastasia
$17,400 $16,400 $11,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Its first line ends, "the period was so far like the present period... for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only"

Final scores:

Sarah Alwin Anastasia
$34,400 $10,799 $22,000
4-day champion: $89,300 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sarah Alwin Anastasia
$17,000 $13,800 $10,800
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $41,600

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Game tape date: 2020-02-19
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