Show #8879 - Thursday, May 25, 2023


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Megan Braught, a library assistant from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Jesse Chin, an accounting director from Bayside, New York

Ed Petersen, a planning technician from Orlando, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
On Algeria's north:
this sea
    $200 1
The part of a flag farthest from the pole is the fly; the part closest to it is this, which sounds like what you do to raise one up
    $200 10
An airline with direction, it offered a $10 "night fare" between Houston & Dallas in 1971
    $200 16
It's the basic form most taxpayers use to report income & file their return
    $200 23
After defeating Pompey's army, this leader returned to Rome & became dictator for life in the 40s B.C.
    $200 30
(Mandy Patinkin presents the clue.) In one of my first recurring TV roles, I played the temperamental heart surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Geiger on this Windy City medical drama
    $400 12
On Norway's north:
this ocean
    $400 2
The type of pennant seen here has this avian appendage name referring to its deeply forked end
    $400 9
A smiling Inuit man is meant to invoke the "spirit of the last frontier" on this airline's fleet
    $400 17
This term for a tricky no-win situation comes from the title of a 1961 novel
    $400 24
After the Battle of Trafalgar, this officer was shipped home for a hero's funeral in a cask of hooch
    $400 29
In this film with Harrison Ford as Chicago doctor Richard Kimble, the wife murder was filmed in a Lincoln Park mansion
    $600 15
On Wisconsin('s northern end):
this Great Lake
    $600 3
Also called a St. Andrew's cross, a saltire features a cross with its arms passing this way & extending to the corners
    $600 8
The second word in the name of this airline that moved into the Dublin airport in 1940 means "fleet"
    $600 18
During the disco era in New York City, for the short time it was open from 1977 to 1980, this was the place to be
    $600 25
After defeating the Spanish at Boyacá in 1819, this man returned to Angostura a champion & helped create Gran Colombia
    $600 28
(Torrey DeVitto presents the clue.) My TV roles have included Dr. Meredith Fell on "The Vampire Diaries" & ER doctor Natalie Manning for six seasons on this drama from Dick Wolf
    $800 21
On Sudan's east:
this sea
    $800 4
The flag of a large group or army; a party's presidential candidate is sometimes called its "bearer"
    $800 7
This nation's airways went with Qsuite as the name of its business class
    $800 19
On "Get Smart", Don Adams was Agent this; it also means to get rid of someone or something
    $800 14
After the Battle of Kadesh, this pharaoh returned home a hero with many scribes writing the play-by-play of his derring-do
    $800 27
2006 brought us Sandra Bullock as a Chicago doctor who lives in this title abode designed by Christopher Plummer
    $1000 22
On Myanmar's west:
this bay
    $1000 5
The charge is a flag's main graphic element; on California's flag, that would be this
    $1000 6
In 1921 Amsterdam was home to the world's first airline ticket office, courtesy of this letter-perfect company
    $1000 20
In Buddhism nirvana is said to be attained by following the noble this path
    DD: $1,000 13
This man had the astronomical luck of being honored twice with a New York ticker tape parade, in 1962 & 1998
    $1000 26
He played Dr. Mark Greene for many seasons on "ER"

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

Ed Jesse Megan
$2,200 $1,600 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ed Jesse Megan
$5,600 $2,800 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 28
This planet offers the Great Red Spot & its whirling clouds will make you think you're vacationing in a van Gogh painting
    $400 24
Shakespeare wrote 3 main types of plays: comedies, tragedies & these, like "Henry IV, Part 1"
    $400 22
A Celtic harp adorns all the euro coins from this nation
    $400 7
"Gloria" & maybe fittingly "I Fall Down" are but 2 of the rock & roll servings on the U2 album named for this month
    $400 13
In 2023 this senior senator from California said she would not be seeking reelection in 2024
    $400 3
Manly man's adjective
(6 letters)
    $800 29
Take a pic for the Gram by the supermassive one of these at the core of the M87 galaxy--but don't get too close!
    $800 25
Without the 1623 publication of Shakespeare's plays, today known by this name, half might have been lost forever
    $800 23
This 13th & 14th century poet who gave us hell graces Italy's 2-euro coin
    $800 8
In 2018, this singer along with her band the Machine released the soulful tune "June"
    $800 14
In 2014, this future Biden Cabinet member took time off from his mayor job to serve in Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy Reserve
    $800 2
Student speechmaker at graduation
(13 letters)
    $1200 20
Strike it rich on 16 Psyche, an M-type this in their main belt; it may be made of precious metals worth quintillions of dollars
    $1200 30
Similar to a monologue, Hamlet's "To be or not to be" speech is one of these given by an actor alone
    $1200 21
The image of an owl on this nation's 1-euro coin was copied from a 4-drachma coin from the 5th century B.C.
    $1200 9
Billie Joe Armstrong of this band lamented, "Wake me up when September ends"
    $1200 15
Before becoming mayor of New York City in 2022, he served as an NYPD officer & as Brooklyn borough president
    $1200 1
Heifetz or Midori
(9 letters)
    $1600 19
Enjoy views of Saturn from this massive moon & snorkel in deep Ligeia Mare, a methane sea
    $1600 11
This 3-word nickname for Shakespeare is based in part on his place of birth in 1564
    $1600 26
Luxembourg's euro coins bear the image of Henri, its reigning monarch with this 2-word title
    $1600 6
Fashioned from an Old English nursery rhyme, Simon & Garfunkel's "April Come She Will" was featured in this 1967 film
    $1600 16
After serving on the state supreme court, he succeeded Rick Perry as governor in 2015
    $1600 4
Lice or mice
(6 letters)
    $2000 18
If being a fitfluencer is your thing, head to Mars & try climbing this largest volcano in the solar system
    DD: $2,000 12
If you were part of this "earthy" group taking in a play at the Globe Theatre, you paid the lowest amount to stand in the pit & watch
    $2000 27
Designed by Josef Kaiser, the 1-euro coin seen here is issued by this nation
    $2000 10
Weather report:
Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses assured us that "nothing lasts forever, even" this
    DD: $4,000 17
He talked about being a Vietnam vet, 5-term senator & Secretary of State in the memoir "Every Day is Extra"
    $2000 5
Describing one who bears live young, not from eggs (10 letters)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ed Jesse Megan
$12,400 $14,800 $6,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Trained as an engineer, premier Li Peng championed this in 1992; it would ultimately displace over a million people

Final scores:

Ed Jesse Megan
$14,801 $24,801 $7,400
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $24,801 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ed Jesse Megan
$12,400 $13,800 $8,200
24 R,
7 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,400

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Game tape date: 2023-03-23
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