Show #8220 - Friday, May 22, 2020


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Charles Cato, a management consultant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Morgan Wilbanks, a physician from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Shawn Buell, a civil engineer from Zachary, Louisiana (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The word "bottle" will be the first word that comes up in each correct response.)
    $200 9
Even in high school, it was clear he'd join his dad's business, the U.S. Navy; he also served 30-plus years in the Senate
    $200 16
Chinese has more than a billion speakers, with this form being the most common
    $200 30
Topps Magazine (1990-1993) was a quarterly devoted to collecting these
    $200 29
Since the year 2000, this rapper has played "SVU" detective Fin Tutuola
    $200 28
Instead of any current politician, I'd have lunch with this 16th president & hear about frontier life
    $200 1
Found worldwide in temperate seas, it's the most widely recognized species of dolphin
    $400 13
This future vice president got a good Catholic education at Delaware's Archmere Academy, class of 1961
    $400 17
This lake in the Cascade Mountains is the deepest lake in the United States
    $400 26
Dr. Hook & the Medicine show had a hit song about wanting to be on the cover of this music magazine
    $400 25
In 2020 he was back as Jean-Luc Picard; engage!
    $400 27
Instead of a fancy restaurant meal, I'd rather have a backyard cookout serving up grilled these, like brats & chorizos
    $400 4
It's a place where a road is narrow or blocked, causing traffic to move much more slowly
    $600 10
Here's this Brooklyn-born legal eagle years before joining the Supremes
    DD: $3,000 18
The Bass Strait separates this smallest state of Australia from the mainland
    $600 24
On its list of fictional billionaires, this magazine estimated Superman nemesis Lex Luthor's wealth at $10.1 billion
    $600 2
Wolf Blitzer is in this CNN title place weekdays from 5 to 7 P.M. eastern
    $600 21
For a good guard dog, I'd pick from the AKC's list of them that includes the Doberman one of these, but not the miniature one
    $600 5
Dr. Spock advises about this practice, "sterilize carefully... germs thrive on milk, just the way babies do"
    $800 11
This senator, originally from Alabama but serving Kentucky, overcame childhood polio
    $800 19
Named for a Germanic people, this peninsula forms the continental part of Denmark
    $800 14
From 1956 to 1963, Joan Didion worked her way up to an associate feature editor position for this women's fashion magazine
    $800 3
Nat Geo has this "ursine" guy "Running Wild"
    $800 22
I'd rather see this epic 1962 movie biography set in the desert in a theater at 70mm projection than on a cell phone
    $800 6
This 1890s invention by William Painter was called a "crown cork" & resembled a monarch's crown
    $1000 12
When this Kentucky man was in high school, his dad was in Congress; nice bow tie, senator
    $1000 20
The word "The" is officially part of the name of this tiny African country, highlighted on the map
    $1000 15
In her book "Save Me the Plums", Ruth Reichl recounts her days as editor in chief of this fancy food magazine that ceased to be in 2009
    $1000 8
Keri Russell was nominated for 3 straight Emmys playing spy on this FX drama
    $1000 23
Instead of a beer, I'd rather have this French wine that Food & Wine Mag calls "the world's most popular white"
    $1000 7
This shrub takes it name from the cleaning implement its flowers resemble

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

Shawn Morgan Charles
$5,400 $1,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Shawn Morgan Charles
$11,000 $2,600 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

A 1970s YEAR
(Alex: Each correct response will be the year in which the clue occurred.)
    $400 30
Sung by Prince Eric & his sailors: "Fathoms Below"
    $400 29
"Usagi Yojimbo" is an epic tale of a rabbit one of these feudal warriors
    $400 28
Einstein formed 2 theories of relativity: general relativity & this one
    $400 11
Above "one" on the back of the $1 bill is this 4-word phrase
    $400 13
Edwin Moses wins gold in world record time as the Summer Olympics are held in Montreal
    $400 22
A form of Dolores, this name is now associated with "nymphet" thanks to Nabokov
    $800 27
"Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin"'
    $800 18
In Brian K. Vaughan's graphic novel "Y: The Last Man", the "Y" stands for one of these, as most of the guys have dropped dead
    $800 26
In chemistry, it's the decomposition of organic matter; in physics, it's radioactive disintegration
    $800 7
The $10 bill features this hippest of treasury secretaries
    $800 12
Following impeachment hearings, President Richard Nixon resigns
    $800 17
This adjective based on a Cervantes character includes a hard "X" sound, unlike his name
    DD: $5,000 20
"Food, Glorious Food"
    $1200 2
Nite Owl was one of these title crimefighters in an Alan Moore graphic novel, later a movie
    DD: $6,600 15
From the Greek for "heat" & "power", it's the branch of physics dealing with the flow of heat & energy
    $1200 10
The back of the $2 bill shows John Turnbull's painting of this document's presentation to Congress
    $1200 25
Atari's Pong is created & the last man walks on the Moon
    $1200 16
This character played by Anne Bancroft is now a term for an older woman dating a younger man
    $1600 19
"Comedy Tonight"
    $1600 1
The March trilogy about his experiences during the civil rights era, was co-written by this current congressman
    $1600 4
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) After you safely drop an object off a building, when the downward force of gravity equals the upward force of air resistance, the falling object reaches a maximum speed, known by this two-word term
    $1600 9
A Washington, D.C. structure dedicated in 1922 is on the back of this bill
    $1600 24
An Islamic revolution overthrows the Shah of Iran, who flees to Egypt
    $1600 5
This alliterative "SNL" character is a term for a habitually negative person
    $2000 21
Based on a French play & set mostly at a drag club: "We Are What We Are"
    $2000 3
Not the Spider-Man villain of the same name, this subject of Neil Gaiman's graphic novels is Morpheus, lord of the dreaming
    $2000 6
Ci is the symbol of this unit of radioactivity named for a victim of it
    $2000 8
The president first elected in 1868 has his face on this bill
    $2000 23
Not only does Elvis Presley die, but so do Groucho Marx, & Gummo too
    $2000 14
This Woody Allen character became a word for a chameleon-like person who turns up everywhere

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Shawn Morgan Charles
$10,200 $21,400 $8,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This state borders 3 other states with Ivy League schools, but doesn't have one itself

Final scores:

Shawn Morgan Charles
$3,999 $21,400 $16,200
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $21,400 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Shawn Morgan Charles
$7,800 $12,200 $8,200
21 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
13 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $28,200

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Game tape date: 2020-03-10
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