Show #8876 - Monday, May 22, 2023

Ben Chan game 9.


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Nancy Duran, a marketing copywriter from Stowe, Vermont

Joe Lasser, an astronautical engineer originally from Colfax, Illinois

Ben Chan, a philosophy professor from Green Bay, Wisconsin (whose 8-day cash winnings total $227,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 30
German artist Max Beckmann produced a contemporary painting of this tragedy
    $200 29
In 2010, tens of thousands celebrated Earth Day on this D.C. area, America's front lawn
    $200 20
This young sleuth from dozens of books gets into adventures with her friends Bess & George &, sometimes, the Hardy Boys
    $200 16
In a book by Thomas Harris, Clarice Starling notes a hockey mask & a Kansas gallows vest used to restrain this serial killer
    $200 28
This "king of the tyrant lizards" was a heavyweight at up to 15,000 pounds but did have a problem throwing jabs
    $200 10
To sing like a Swiss mountaineer... wanna become a legend & give it a shot?
    $400 18
This historical work depicts the December 25, 1776 prelude to an attack on some Hessians in Trenton
    $400 17
This word can mean "little kids" or a snack that they love; in 2021 Sonic sold 4.1 billion of the crunchy little morsels
    $400 19
On a BBC show Mrs. McCarthy is the parish secretary who often helps this priest solve cases
    $400 15
(John Green presents the clue.) I co-created Crash Course, which offers dozens of free educational videos on YouTube, & in one video titled "Don't Reanimate Corpses!", I talk about the Romantic movement in English lit & this novel in particular
    $400 24
Ford spent $250 million ahead of the 1957 debut of this car; let's just say it didn't live up to expectations
    $400 11
It's the weapon seen here if you get our point
    DD: $2,800 9
Jan Willem Pieneman's painting of this 1815 event was to go to the Duke of Wellington, but stayed in Holland
    $600 5
Cary Grant tells proud Oklahoma City resident Ralph Bellamy that if OKC gets dull, "you can always go... to" this city 100 miles away
    $600 27
This TV series had Detective Steve McGarrett saying to his sidekick, "Book 'em, Danno"
    $600 3
The author of "Roots", Alex Haley, earlier collaborated on the autobiography of this activist
    $600 21
Solve for x:
3x - 2y = 11,
when y=2
    $600 12
This type of carnivorous canine is found in all states but Hawaii
    $800 4
A patron himself, Toulouse-Lautrec often painted this bawdy establishment, "red windmill" in French
    $800 6
This building in Pelham, Mass. has been used for meetings since 1743; maybe you can fight it, unlike the city version
    $800 26
The prettiest & toughest girl in the 5th grade, Sally Kimball is pal & bodyguard to this brainy boy detective
    $800 1
An almost 12-year-old girl, last name Simon, is mentioned in the title of this classic by Judy Blume
    $800 23
One symptom of trouble with this finger-shaped pouch is sudden pain near the navel that shifts to the lower right abdomen
    $800 13
It's the less-than-flattering 5-letter term for a naïve, rural locale
    $1000 8
This sculptor & painter of Western life took on Yankee football with the 1890 painting "Touchdown Yale vs. Princeton"
    $1000 7
A 19th century flirtation device, this type of bonnet was named for the way it would extend, protrude, to be precise, this verb beyond the face
    $1000 25
Both Inspector Clouseau & the Green Hornet are helped by men called this (although they spelled their names differently)
    $1000 2
This novel set in the 1920s asks, "'What do you know about Lady Brett Ashley, Jake?"'
    $1000 22
Louis XIV deals with a family "problem" (well, for Louis, anyway) by giving Philippe the title headwear in this Dumas novel
    $1000 14
From Spanish, it's a water-carved gully found primarily in the U.S. Southwest

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

Ben! Joe Nancy
$7,800 -$200 -$800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben! Joe Nancy
$8,400 $1,400 -$400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
This woman who had more than a casual relationship to the presidency was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002
    $400 24
You are "in" this color if you're insolvent; try & fix that, will you?
    $400 23
The final episode of "Dawson's Creek" killed off Jen, played by her
    $400 28
Mahalia Jackson & Duke Ellington headlined the first edition of this southern city's famed Jazz Fest in 1970
    $400 29
The type of rice named for & used for this food is short grain rice that's treated with vinegar, then fanned
    $800 20
This man won the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize for nonviolent struggle for free trade unions & human rights in Poland
    $800 26
When it means squandering time or money, this donut is usually followed by "away"
    $800 27
A 2022 study noted the wandering type of this tailed amphibian can parachute some 300 feet down from a redwood tree
    $800 22
Ann Coulter & Chris Rock both appeared on the 2003 premiere episode of this current Bill Maher series
    $800 1
The North & South Kaibab Trails lead down to the Colorado River along the rims of this wonder
    $800 25
A shout-out from "Best American" these literary works made Joyce Carol Oates abandon her Rice University PhD in favor of writing
    $1200 6
In 1780, this earl won big against Horatio Gates in South Carolina; we can't talk of what happened about a year later at Yorktown
    $1200 5
Not jettisoned overboard on purpose, this term refers to any wreckage on the water's surface lost from a boat
    $1200 14
What's 8 inches long, yellow & eating dead plants by your feet? Perhaps it's this slug named for a fruit
    DD: $2,200 2
In this film, the emperor of Japan wants Algren (Tom Cruise) to modernize his army but Algren deeply respects the old ways
    $1200 17
"Shattering Beauty" is the title of a 2023 exhibit at the Murano Museum of this in Venice
    $1200 12
Tenley Albright, who used the sport to train her muscles after this disease, was the heroine of young figure skater Condoleezza Rice
    $1600 7
Seen here this Lakota leader who resisted U.S. government incursions in search of gold, got his name from a site in the sky, also seen here
    $1600 9
This 11-letter word for a period of mourning after a loss comes from an old word for "steal"
    $1600 15
Growing alongside redwoods is this "bay" tree, linked to triumph by the ancients & used by the Pomo people for medicinal purposes
    $1600 3
I'm going to Wichita to tell you Spin magazine's Top Album of the Year was their "Elephant"
    $1600 16
Let's visit the historic temples & beautiful beaches of Kuta & Jimbaran on this Indonesian island
    $1600 11
"A lot of shoes, a lot of rice" in this old song about a wedding that doesn't end in happily ever after
    $2000 8
Like John Harvard & John Marshall, this John who founded Methodism has an American university named for him
    $2000 10
On film, Tom Hanks was on the "Road" to it, meaning spiritual loss or ruin
    DD: $2,000 19
A national monument in Marin County known for old growth redwoods is named after this conservationist
    $2000 4
This hero of books by Patrick O'Brian came to cinemas in the person of Russell Crowe
    $2000 18
In springtime, let's hit the Texas trail named for this state flower
    $2000 13
In 2008, Jens Stoltenberg, P.M. of this country, placed rice as the inaugural deposit in the Svalbard Seed Vault

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben! Joe Nancy
$20,800 $7,600 $3,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The original 1900 printing of this book was in a pale green dust jacket stamped in a vivid jewel tone of green

Final scores:

Ben! Joe Nancy
$24,800 $7,999 $100
9-day champion: $252,600 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ben! Joe Nancy
$18,600 $6,600 $3,600
25 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
6 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $28,800

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Game tape date: 2023-03-23
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