Show #8215 - Friday, May 1, 2020


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Quemars Ahmed, a field organizer from La CaƱada Flintridge, California

Ashleigh McCord, a marine resource management specialist from Beverly, Massachusetts

Jesse Laymon, a public policy director from Long Island City, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to name the state that has land borders with only those states we will name for you.)
    $200 30
This team's mascot Wally the Green Monster is named for the team's famous left field wall
    $200 9
Oregon, Idaho
    $200 29
He left office in January 1981 & released "Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President" in 1982
    $200 10
On May 1, 1967 he married Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas
    $200 19
If you're all set, this guy is "your uncle"--perhaps Mr. Ross or Mr. Saget
    $200 20
For Christmas, you can make this 2-word chocolate roll cake while watching the same-named item burn on TV
    $400 3
This NHL team's mascot Wild Wing descends from the rafters of Honda Center at the start of home games
    $400 8
New Hampshire
    $400 28
"Earth in the Balance" by this man was published in 1992, the same year he was elected vice president
    $400 11
350,000 workers responded on May 1, 1886 as the AFL declared a national strike in favor of this workday length
    $400 13
"I'll put" this kitchen item on, perhaps for some Earl Grey
    $400 21
Hey, batter batter, don't swing, batter! A trademarked tube pan with fluted sides is used to make this cake
    $600 2
This Padres mascot was the first mascot featured on a baseball card
    $600 7
Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin
    $600 27
He's the author of "Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games"--the 2002 Salt Lake City games specifically
    $600 12
Until May 1, 2008 Washington, D.C.'s cabs didn't have these; they used a zone system instead
    $600 14
"One man's meat is another man's" this, like a fumigant
    $600 22
An important part of a dessert like a Charlotte, this delicate, light sponge cake sounds perfect (for a cannibal!)
    $800 1
In 2005 the San Antonio Spurs mascot got ejected, ref Jess Kersey saying, "I want the wolf gone!"--he's really this creature
    DD: $1,800 6
Connecticut, Massachusetts
    $800 18
His "The War on Normal People" explains why universal basic income is our future
    $800 25
On May 1, 1961 in the first major one of these in the U.S., a Miami-Key West flight made an unscheduled stop in Cuba
    $800 15
William Congreve wrote, do this "in haste, repent at leisure"
    $800 23
Pineapple is the main attraction in this kind of cake, inverted before serving so the glazed fruit goes from bottom to top
    $1000 4
The Cleveland Browns' Chomps, a Labrador retriever, is said to live in this bleacher section in the east end zone
    $1000 5
New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana
    $1000 17
This Republican ex-Speaker of the House co-wrote the alternate history novel "1945", published in 1995
    $1000 26
On May 1, 1898 the U.S. Navy fired when ready & sank the Spaniards at the battle of this bay
    $1000 16
This fruit "-shaped" means things have gone very, very wrong
    $1000 24
Split a sweet Biscuit in half, fill & top it with softly whipped cream & sliced fruit--like strawberries--& you've got this

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

Jesse Ashleigh Quemars
$5,600 $200 -$800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Ashleigh Quemars
$9,400 $3,400 -$200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be a word that begins with "L-I" but comes after the word "life" in the dictionary.)
    $400 6
The governor of Louisiana put one of these for $500 on Jean Lafitte's head, so Jean put one out for $1,500 on the governor
    $400 29
An exhibition about colors in fairy tales at a Brothers Grimm museum was titled "Red Hood," this color "Beard"
    $400 22
Celebrating this film's Oscars in 2020, director Bong Joon Ho partied on Galbi & Bibimbap in L.A.'s Koreatown until 5 A.M.
    $400 30
Alec Jeffreys won for his 1984 discovery of fingerprinting of this genetic material
    $400 21
The first volume of her poems didn't appear until 1890, 4 years after death stopped for her
    $400 20
Able to read & write
    $800 5
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) Back in the day, those on the island of Tyre felt pretty safe off the mainland, but when this great conqueror showed up in 332 B.C., he built a causeway and ended a siege by marching across the newly created path
    $800 7
Schloss Liebegg is home to Switzerland's Hexenmuseum, or museum of this practice
    $800 11
A self-described "average student", this former "Late Show" host funds a scholarship at Indiana's Ball State
    $800 12
Proving air is a composite substance, 1772 winner Joseph Priestley discovered the gases nitrogen, ammonia & this one he called "pure air"
    $800 25
Irene Nemirovsky's "Suite Francaise" was a bestseller 6 decades after her 1942 death in this infamous camp in Poland
    $800 18
One's direct descent from an ancestor
    $1200 4
An eclipse in August 1142 may have been the impetus for the formation of this Native American confederacy
    $1200 8
The NEMO Science Museum is just off the IJ waterway in this world capital
    $1200 10
For producing a 2019 live version of "All in the Family" & "The Jeffersons", this man became the oldest Emmy winner ever at age 97
    $1200 13
In 1770 William Hamilton won for studying this Sicilian hotspot; later, Lord Nelson would study Hamilton's wife
    $1200 23
Samuel Butler's "The Way of All" this was published in 1903, the year after his death
    $1200 17
Named for a New York bay, a young quahog clam, usually eaten raw
    $1600 3
Henry VII backdated his reign to August 21, 1485, essentially making all who supported this guy at Bosworth Field traitors
    DD: $3,200 28
A U.K. museum dedicated to this author has a ball made of chocolate bar foil wrappers
    $1600 9
Tito Puente was delighted when royalty checks started arriving after this guitarist covered his song "Oye Como Va"
    $1600 14
There was no resistance to this German receiving the medal in 1841 for his research into the laws of electric currents
    $1600 24
He died of a heart attack in 2004, shortly before the first novel in his mega-selling thriller trilogy was published
    $1600 16
A city in France world famous for its porcelain
    DD: $2,000 1
Accommodations were poor at this Crimean conference that shaped postwar Europe: bad beds, lice, & Stalin had no private bathroom
    $2000 27
This Portuguese city is famous for wine but its Serralves Museum specializes in non-aged art, from the 1960s & later
    $2000 2
In 2019, this Canadian YouTube star made the jump to late night television, hosting "A Little Late" on NBC
    $2000 19
He lent his name to a new boson & was honored in 2015 for his contributions to particle physics
    $2000 26
Franz Kafka told an executor to destroy the manuscript of the 1925 novel "Der Prozess", this title in English
    $2000 15
Ancient author of "From the Foundation of the City", a history of Rome in 142 volumes

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Ashleigh Quemars
$15,400 $10,600 $15,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

On the English-language list of member states at, it's the only nation with a Spanish-language article in its name

Final scores:

Jesse Ashleigh Quemars
$30,400 $8,800 $0
2-day champion: $43,400 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jesse Ashleigh Quemars
$14,400 $10,600 $13,400
19 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
17 R,
2 W
13 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $38,400

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Game tape date: 2020-02-19
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