Show #8219 - Thursday, May 21, 2020


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Shawn Buell, a civil engineer from Zachary, Louisiana

Michelle Kanter Cohen, a voting rights attorney from Silver Spring, Maryland

Nathan Berger, a restaurateur and sommelier from South Portland, Maine (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
This frozen rum cocktail that can be banana or strawberry is named for a district in Cuba
    $200 2
The Casiquiare River forms a link between the drainage systems of the Orinoco & this bigger South American river
    $200 24
It's got "Drunk History":
    $200 19
The average distance between these 2 bodies is 93 million miles
    $200 15
This word for an annual publication was around more than 4 centuries before the class of 2020 got theirs
    $200 9
In the labor of the man-eating horses of King Diomedes, this hero fed Diomedes to the horses
    $400 4
Reposado tequila & Grand Marnier go into the upgraded cocktail known as this kind of car margarita
    $400 3
This monarchy of North Africa lies directly across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain
    $400 25
Founded by Robert Redford:
    $400 20
Adding up senators & House representatives, Congress has this many voting members
    $400 14
This word for a leavening agent entered the language around the year 1000
    $400 10
Jealous Daedalus tossed his apprentice off the Acropolis, leading to banishment from this city
    $600 5
Despite its name, this cocktail never seems to go out of style
    $600 7
If she sells seashells in the Seychelles, she'll know it's an island country found in this ocean
    $600 26
It's premium cable:
    $600 21
Since its founding in 1955, this company with locations in all 50 states has prepared more than 800 million tax returns
    $600 16
This 4-letter shrill cry has been around since the middle ages, not just the 2004 website launch
    $600 11
This god of love fell in love with the mortal Psyche, of whom his mom Venus was jealous
    $800 6
Hindi gives us the name of this hot whiskey drink that's warming & restorative
    DD: $1,000 22
If you're on Nevis & have business at Government House, you need to go to this nearby island
    $800 27
It's where you can watch "NBA on TNT":
    $800 29
On average, the statues on this Chilean dependency are 13 feet tall & weigh 14 tons
    $800 17
One of "The Canterbury Tales" is told by this olde type of attendant or bodyguard
    $800 12
King Pelias used the Golden Fleece as an excuse to get this upstart nephew of his out of the city
    $1000 8
A World War I artillery piece gave its national name & caliber to this champagne cocktail
    $1000 23
The Philippines' largest islands are Luzon and this one down south
    $1000 28
With "Maria Bartiromo's Wall Street": FBN
    $1000 30
This European country gets about 3/4 of its electricity from nuclear power, the most of any country
    $1000 18
This word for a type of Jewish school entered English in the 1600s
    $1000 13
An errant lioness interrupts the budding romance of Babylonian youths Thisbe & this guy

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

Nathan Michelle Shawn
$1,000 $600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nathan Michelle Shawn
$2,000 $2,400 $7,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 5
Auctioned off in 2019 for $110 million, a record for an impressionist work, this painter's "Haystacks"
    $400 8
It's said of this nursery rhyme trio, "see how they run!"
    $400 12
Good roads advocate Cyrus Avery of Tulsa is known as "The Father of" this numeric highway famous in song
    $400 1
A digit & a chanteuse
    $400 17
Twrch Trwyth is a fierce boar that this legendary "King of the Britons" faces off against in the "Mabinogion"
    $400 22
At 23 in 1705 Archibald Campbell, third Duke of Argyll, was appointed treasurer of this country
    $800 6
A shout-out to this artist, who famous painting shattered records in 2012, bringing in over $119 million
    $800 9
This number Psalm says, "Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over"
    $800 13
It means "royal road"; California & Spain have them
    $800 2
Legal evidence with probative weight & detached, indifferent, cool
    $800 18
Initially this sheep-pig is laughed at, but he soon has things under control at Hoggett farm
    $800 23
As a young man Arthur Wellesley, best known as this duke, had gambling debts & trouble at school before his martial glory
    $1200 7
This artist's "The Blue Page", once thought to be a sketch for his "Blue Boy", sold for $3 1/4 million in 2016
    $1200 10
Before a heavyweight title fight, Joe Louis said, "He can run, but" these 3 words
    $1200 14
For years, "DH" marked this highway that despite its name wasn't only in the South--it got as far north as Detroit
    $1200 3
What the defendant did in court regarding a legal charge & to totally carve it up on a snowboard, dude
    $1200 19
Noting this swine's efforts, E.B. White wrote, "It is deeply satisfying to win a prize in front of a lot of people"
    $1200 24
Wealthy landowner & 1750s Prime Minister Thomas Pelham-Holles was Duke of this "upon-Tyne"
    $1600 11
Immediately after his "Girl with a Balloon sold in London in 2018, it self-destructed by passing through a hidden shredder
    $1600 29
In 1814 a Belgian diplomat said the congress of this city "doesn't run--it waltzes"
    DD: $3,000 15
The Sun Yat-sen Memorial Highway connects Feng-shan & Keelung on this island
    DD: $800 4
Adjective for lowly labor & warmly affable or agreeable
    $1600 20
In "Animal Farm", this large & in charge pig was based on Stalin
    $1600 25
A constant schemer against his brother King Edward IV, George, Duke of Clarence was killed in this London prison in 1478
    $2000 28
The first sculpture on the auction block ever to sell for over $100 million was "Walking Man 1" by this Swiss-born sculptor
    $2000 30
In this Shakespeare comedy, Lysander says, "The course of true love never did run smooth"
    $2000 16
Both St. John's on Newfoundland & Victoria in British Columbia have mile 0 markers for this highway
    $2000 27
To pick & get rid of inferior cattle from the herd & to heat & spice up some wine
    $2000 21
Zhu Bajie or "Pigsy" is an animal guide helping Tripitaka in the 16th century Chinese epic known as "Journey to" here
    $2000 26
Machiavelli fittingly referred to the young duke Cesare Borgia as a "new" this title

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nathan Michelle Shawn
$5,600 $12,400 $18,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This word for high-ranking officials comes from a metal used in 19th century military insignia

Final scores:

Nathan Michelle Shawn
$5,600 $12,800 $24,801
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $24,801

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Nathan Michelle Shawn
$6,200 $12,400 $17,400
12 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
1 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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Game tape date: 2020-03-10
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