Show #8545 - Friday, December 31, 2021

Amy Schneider game 23.


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Arjun Sivakumar, an attorney from Costa Mesa, California

Dan Patton, a retired cybersecurity specialist from Washington, D.C.

Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (whose 22-day cash winnings total $831,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 17
In 2015, the New Horizons space probe did a close fly-by of this dwarf planet; the first spacecraft to visit up close
    $200 30
This numeric synonym for the fuzz comes from a 1968-1980 TV show
    $200 12
Born in North Ayrshire, Nicola Sturgeon is first minister of this U.K. division & leader of its National Party
    $200 8
To limit or control, perhaps your enthusiasm
    $200 1
The toast of this city is the piled-high honey toast that originated around its Shibuya Station
    $200 28
From this novella: "Holly Golightly had been a tenant in the old brownstone; she'd occupied the apartment below mine"
    $400 20
Prompting swift condemnation, this Asian nation conducted its first nuclear test in 2006
    $400 29
Galentine's Day originated on this sitcom, with Leslie Knope celebrating her female friendships
    $400 16
It's the second book in the King James Bible
    $400 10
To unsettle or inconvenience someone
    $400 3
The toast of Sydney was spread with this in the '90s by restaurateur Bill Granger & the dish became trendy in America
    $400 27
Chaim Potok's classic "The Chosen" tells of 2 Jewish young men growing up in the Williamsburg area of this borough
    $600 19
U.S. Airways & this other "national" carrier merged in 2013, creating the world's largest airline
    $600 22
Not the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles but "Howdy Doody" gave us this surf-y exclamation of enthusiasm
    $600 14
This famous German was in the cavalry & also the infantry before his fighter pilot days in 1916
    $600 9
To citify
    $600 4
The toast of Barcelona is often pan con tomate, one of the infinite variety of these Spanish small plates
    DD: $4,000 24
There are sinister goings on at the Bramford apartment building, including Mrs. Woodhouse's pregnancy, in this Ira Levin classic
    $800 2
In 2011 Dilma Rousseff became this country's first female president; in 2016 she was impeached & removed from office
    $800 21
The "Simpsons" writers thought they'd invented this word meaning to enlarge, but it had actually been coined in the 1880s
    $800 13
This rock & roll classic contains the lyric "Get your motor runnin', head out on the highway"
    $800 7
To super-power an engine with a compressor
    $800 5
The toast of London may be topped with these, especially from a Heinz can, in a favorite British dish
    $800 25
This "Sex and the City" author also gave us "Lipstick Jungle" & "One Fifth Avenue"
    $1000 18
In 2005 this German cardinal known for his close ties to John Paul II became Pope Benedict XVI
    $1000 23
Rachel Dratch came up with this buzzkill character while on vacation with a real-life one
    $1000 15
The colors of a southern Utah state park gave us this name after the famous brand of color film
    $1000 11
To freshen up or renovate
    $1000 6
The toast of Rome is often mozzarella on these, Italian for "little toasts"
    $1000 26
Edith Wharton wrote of upper-class New York society during the Gilded Age in this Pulitzer Prize winner

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

Amy Dan Arjun
$6,600 -$400 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Dan Arjun
$16,000 -$400 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 22
It contains the geographic center of the North American continent: North ____
    $400 23
Loki's dad Fárbauti , or "cruel-striker", was a jötunn, one of these, like Ymir or in another sense, Eli Manning
    $400 29
The most massive living things, these "giant" redwood relatives can weigh 10 times as much as the largest blue whale
    $400 5
Edith Macefield's refusal to sell to developers led to this 2-letter movie title nickname for her Seattle home
    $400 10
Playing this title character in "Wild Nights with Emily", Molly Shannon recites "I Can Wade Grief"
    $400 30
Mama cats carry their babies by this loose skin at the back of the neck
    $800 1
Barbados & Grenada are part of this chain:
the West ____
    $800 24
Father of the year Loki gave the world Jörmungand, the serpent that at this final battle comes from sea onto land, spewing venom
    $800 28
The lady's slipper & the dancing lady are species of these beautiful flowers that grow wild all over the world, not just in hothouses
    $800 6
Famous around the world, this man who died in 1973 created his own martial art, jeet kune do
    $800 11
In "Groundhog Day" this actress recites some Walter Scott about "The wretch, concentred all in self" to Bill Murray
    $800 18
Not surprisingly spinach & kale are especially rich in this green pigment
    $1200 2
Part of this body of water lies between the Philippines & Vietnam: the South ____ ____
    $1200 25
For crimes against the gods, Loki is bound to a rock as punishment much like this Greek titan; both are gods of fire
    DD: $1,500 17
Fittingly, these plants seen here belong to the genus Equisetum
    $1200 7
The U.N. made July 12 her day, honoring when the 16-year-old Pakistani gave a fiery speech there in 2013
    $1200 12
A natural for the category, this John Singleton movie includes a cameo by Maya Angelou & features her work
    $1200 19
This pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca is the last of the 5 pillars of Islam
    $1600 3
This nation is at the furthest end of the Malay archipelago:
East ____
    $1600 26
Destiny says Loki & this Norse god who lives atop the Bifrost die at each other's hand; he probably should've seen that coming
    $1600 16
These "hairy cattle" of high Asian elevation will eat snow to get water
    $1600 8
Considered an Australian folk hero, he was mourned worldwide after a fateful encounter in the Great Barrier Reef in 2006
    $1600 13
Michael Caine treats a group of astronauts to a reading of Dylan Thomas' poetry in this Christopher Nolan film
    $1600 20
This pleasant rock seen here begins with a silent letter
    $2000 4
Juba is the capital of this country that came into being in 2011:
South ____
    $2000 27
It's time to give you this goddess, Loki's daughter who rules over the same-named land of the dead
    $2000 15
Native to South America & Southeast Asia, these big mammals are relatives of the rhino
    DD: $8,000 9
A co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, he became a migrant worker after his family farm was lost in the Depression
    $2000 14
It's the title of a 19th c. poem that Nelson Mandela loved, & of a movie in which Mandela gives a copy to a Rugby player
    $2000 21
It can mean to gather fabric in decorative rows or to bake eggs without their shells

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Dan Arjun
$42,000 $2,100 $11,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Of their July 1957 first meeting at a church fair, one of this pair recalled: "I was a fat schoolboy and… he was drunk"

Final scores:

Amy Dan Arjun
$24,000 $100 $4,201
23-day champion: $855,600 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amy Dan Arjun
$32,600 $3,600 $11,200
36 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
5 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $47,400

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Game tape date: 2021-10-12
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