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“JEOPARDY!” 1/17/20

Challengers:
Lindsay Goldstein (CHI): Youth librarian
Dennis Coffey (Old Orchard Beach, ME): Bartender who stumped Ken Jennings once

BB:
BANDS, CLANS & GANGS
YOU BURNED MY FOOD!
NUMBER THAT BOOK
MIDDLE “O”
MONEY TALKS
SITCOMS

HS:

Veronica: $1,600/Dennis: $200/Lindsay: $5,600

Money Talks for Lindsay ($7800) who’s been leading strongly all game long & the DD was assigned to its $800 answer; Veronica’s a distant R-U w/ $2600 & Dennis has a last-place $800. Lindsay makes it a $1.5K prompt.

In frontier general stories this was often used as a table or counter; hence “cash on” it to mean payment right away.

“What is ‘layaway’?”…not the term- it’s the barrel & that’s the rd. (leaving behind the $1K clue).

ATTEMPTED LT: $1600 (3rd & 5th Middle “O” clues)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2600
TOTAL LT: $4200

DJ!:
NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST
A BROADWAY CAST OF CHARACTERS
WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA?
NATIONALITY PHRASES
HISTORY, BRIEFLY
DEUTERONOMY’S CLEAN & UNCLEAN ANIMALS

Lindsay ($9100) is not in runaway mode now by the time she finds DD #1 for the $1200 Nationality Phrase since Dennis’ in 2nd w/ $5600 & Veronica’s in 3rd w/ $4200. She risks $2.5K of her lead.

peets.com shows you how to use the plunger when making coffee in one of these.

“What is a French press?”- oui. Dennis ($8800) grabs an opportunity at the lead from the $1600 North, South, East, West answer for DD #2; he’s just $900 behind Lindsay & Veronica’s in last for five large. Here’s the $4K clue to move in front.

You’ll find this state in Australia’s lower right-hand corner.

“What is New South Wales?”…it is.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $2K (A Broadway Cast of Characters)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2800
TOTAL DJ! LT: $4800

Pre-Final S:

Veronica: $7K (ELIM.)/Dennis: $19,600/Lindsay: $10,800

CHALLENGER CORYATS:
Dennis: $17,200
Lindsay: $11K

GEICO FJ! #95: DNA MAKES NEWS

In 1993 remains of the Russian royal family killed in 1912 were confirmed by comparing their DNA to this member of the British royal family.

VERONICA: “Who is Eliza Prince Albert?” ($6999) = $1
LINDSAY: “Who is Queen Elizabeth II” ($3201) = $7,599
DENNIS: “WHO IS PRINCE PHILLIP?” = $21,601

“JEOPARDY!” 1/16/20

Challengers:
Priscilla Drobes (Nanuet, NY)
Shanu George (North Windham, CT): Grad student

BB:
“P”ICTURE THIS
WEATHER
5-LETTER WORDS
COINAGE
PARK CITY
REAL PEOPLE ON SCREEN

HS:

Veronica: $3,400/Shanu: $400/Priscilla: -$400

Shanu ($200) could make it rain 1K dollars as the $400 Weather answer’s the DD; Priscilla’s $200 deeper in the hole.

In a 2wk period in 2018 the East Coast was walloped by three of these storms named for the direction from which they came.

“What is a polar vortex?”…no, they were northeasters. Remaining covered are the $800 Weather & $600 Coinage clues.

ATTEMPTED LT: $1800
UNATTEMPTED LT: $3400
TOTAL LT: $5200

CS:

Veronica: $5,400/Shanu: $1K/Priscilla: $200

DJ!:
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA
ROCK OPERAS
STATES’ COMMON SURNAMES
NATIONAL SPELLING BEE WINNING WORDS
MYTH IN MODERN LITERATURE
BLUE BY YOU

Shanu ($5K) chooses his 2nd DD of the game for the $1600 States’ Common Surnames; Veronica has a $4400 cushion over him & Priscilla’s in trouble at -$2600. He wagers four of these g-spots.

Martinez is #1 in this state where Susana Martinez was governor from 2011-9.

“What is Arizona?”…sorry, it was NM. Two choices later he has his 3rd & final DD out of the $2K Once Upon a Time in America space & everybody just lost $2K on the prev. clue. He’s betting $1.5K on this one.

Organized in the 1830s this group of lawmen merged w/ the Texas State Highway Patrol in 1935.

“What are the Texas Marshalls?”…he’s incorrect again- also an MLB team, they were the Texas Rangers. The BoT prevent us from seeing either that topic’s $800 or $1600 clues.

ATTEMPTED DJ! LT: $6800

Pre-Final S:

Veronica: $13K (LOCK)/Shanu: $2,300/Priscilla: -$5,400
SHANU’S CORYAT OF THE NIGHT: $8800

For a while I thought Veronica was gonna have to play Final against the house tonight.

GEICO DJ! #94: WESTERN HEMISPHERE GEOGRAPHY

It’s the easternmost capital city in Central America.

SHANU: “What is Tegucigalpa?” = $300
VERONICA: “What is Panama City?” = $21K $89,001

“JEOPARDY!” 1/15/20

Challengers:
Oishee Shemontee (Arcadia, CA): Tutor
Laura Thomason (Lizella, GA): English professor

BB:
FAMOUS & HISTORIC WOMEN
EASY AS A_B_D
TREES
LITERARY MASHUPS
TEAM AMERICA
WORLD POLICE

Laura’s 3-for-3 on the Famous & Historic Women & its $800 answer’s the DD. She chooses to risk half her $1200.

Let’s tell of her & nothing but her– she was born a slave in NY in the 1790s & once freed sold a book of her “Narrative”.

“Who is Harriet Tubman?”…false, because that clue was talking about Sojourner Truth.

HS:

Veronica & Laura: $2,800 EACH/Oishee: $1,800

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1K (Team America)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $1200
TOTAL LT: $2200

CS:

Veronica: $3,600/Laura: $6K/Oishee: $3,800

DJ!:
U.S. REPRESENTATIVES
COMPOSERS
WHAT TYPE OF MACHINE AM I?
NETFLIX & CHILL
BORDER RIVERS
BACKRONYMS

Veronica ($8800), currently the leader, picks DD #1 about the $800 Composer; Laura’s close on her path w/ $7200 & Oishee’s doing respectably w/ $5K. This titleholder bets $3K.

If you visit this country you can enter the rm. where Edvard Grieg did his composing in the home he built.

“What is Norway?”…yes, way. As time’s running low on the DJ! Rd. clock Veronica ($13,400) fishes out DD #2 from the $1600 Border River, followed by Laura (eight large) & Oishee ($6600). Veronica wants $3K more.

The only river that serves as part of a national border in the Caribbean is the Artibonite River on this island.

“What is the Dominican…Republic?”…no, dear- it’s Espanola (& the $1600 U.S. Representatives answer will be left covered).

ATTEMPTED LT: $2400
UNATTEMPTED LT: $12,400
TOTAL DJ! LT: $14,800

CORYAT SCORES:
Veronica: $11,200
Laura: $8,200

GEICO FJ! #93: CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Einstein’s theory of relativity & Max Planck’s quantum theory inspired this book that won a 1963 Newberry Medal.

OISHEE: “What is A Wrinkle in Time?” ($6,599) = $13,199
LAURA: “What is The Fault in Our Stars?” ($5800) = $2,200
VERONICA: SAME AS OISHEE = $16,001 $68,001

“JEOPARDY!” 1/14/20

Challengers:
Marlan Badgett (Austin): Business analyst
Alissa McKinney (Irving)

BB:
ANAGRAMMED U.S. CITIES
DRAWING QUITE THE CROWD
MYTHOLOGY
TV SHOWS BASED ON BOOKS
LET’S GET MARRIED!
NOW, THE EXCHANGE OF VOWELS

Marlan picks the TDD $800 in Mythology & each challenger’s got $1200, $600 off of Veronica.

Echo’s love for this dad was unrequited; he only had eyes for himself.

“Who is Narcissus?”…nothing terrible about that question.

HS:

Veronica: $2,600/Alissa: $800/Marlan: $5,800

PR

CS:

Veronica: $6,600/Alissa: $4,200/Marlan: $7,400

DJ!:
ALL STARS
MUSEUMS
FOREIGN-BORN OSCAR WINNERS
THE 11th CENTURY
POEMS’ SECOND LINES
TRIPLE B

The opening of the $1600 Museum by Veronica ($11,400) has DD #1 walk out to her; the difference between her & 2nd-place Marlan’s $2800. This is her $3K answer to keep or lose her lead.

Originally serving as a private gallery of art the Hermitage Museum was founded by her in 1764.

“Who is Catherine the Great?”…good. Alissa ($5K) can make this game a bit more competitive if this TDD on the $1600 Poems’ Second Lines answer; Veronica’s the current R-U w/ $15,200, a thou shy of Marlan. Alissa bets 4/5 her stash.

Its 2nd line was “Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore”.

“What is ‘The Raven’?”…quoted correctly. Sorry $2K Triple B, but the Beeps of Time got their way.

ATTEMPTED LT: $2800
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2800
TOTAL DJ! LT: $5600

Pre-Final S:

Veronica: $17,200/Alissa: $10,600/Marlan: $15K

CORYAT SCORES:
Veronica: $15,800
Alissa: $8,200
Marlan: $14,600

GEICO FJ! #92: WORLD GEOGRAPHY

About the size of West Virginia, Devon Island’s the largest uninhabited island in the world & a possession of this country.

ALISSA: “What is the United Kingdom?” ($7.5K) = $3,100
MARLAN: “What is Canada? Eh (DOUBLE) = $30K
VERONICA: FOR ALEX’S SAKE, VERONICA ALSO IS RIGHT = $30,001

“JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” 1/14

BB in G1:
MODERN FAMILY
THE BACHELOR
THE GOOD DOCTOR
BLANK-“ISH”
STUMP TOWN
KNIGHT LINE

Going 1st in This Game: James

Ken (3800) is the 1st TDD finder tonight using The 1K Good Doctor; James is in 2nd for 2200 & Brad’s 400 in the negative.

A vizier to Djoser this Egyptian was one of the few mortals to be completely defied & was worshipped as the god of medicine.

“Who is…Imhotep?”…indeed.

SOLE TS: 600 (Stump Town)

Scores After J! Rd. in G1:

James: 4,400/Ken: 12,800/Brad: 2,400

DJ!:
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO KAREEM
BRITISH STUFF
ALBUMS
HISTORY
JEOPORTMANTEAU!
THE ARTS

Brad (4800) takes TDD #1 from the 2K block on British Stuff; James is in 2nd w/ 9600 & Ken’s still in the lead w/ 14K.

One of Britain’s greatest minds was this 19th C. physicist & author of A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism.

“Who is (Michael) Faraday?” says a confident Brad…but is not right- who was James Clerk Maxwell? Much to the chagrin of James (13,200) Ken (15,200) selects TDD #2 inside the 1600 answer about The Arts.

In this 1951 play Serafina’s dead husband sported the title ink on his chest.

“What is ‘The Rose Tattoo’?”…he’s confident too…& should be.

DJ! LT: 4800

Pre-Final S After DJ! in G1:

James: 22,800/Ken: 32,800/Brad: 2K

CORYAT SCORES IN G1:
Ken: 16,400
Brad: 6,800

FJ! #7: IT’S ALL GREECE TO ME

This area of Greece, home to Pan, is synonymous w/ a rural paradise; it’s a setting for Virgil’s shepherd poems the “Eclogues”.

BRAD: “WHAT IS BUCOLIA?” (BUSTS)
JAMES: “WHAT IS ARCADIA?” (11381) = 34,181
KEN: SAME AS JAMES (DOUBLE) = 65,600

BB in G2:
BROADWAY
NONSENSE WORDS
LITERARY TERMS & DEVICES
GREATEST CANADIANS OF ALL TIME (video clues presented by Ryan Reynolds)
MATH TO ROMAN NUMERALS TO INITIALS TO NAMES
WELCOME BACK BOYS!

Going 1st in This Game: Ken

Early DD for Ken (1K) pinned to the 800 clue in Math to Roman Numerals to Initials to Names (800) three clues into the 2nd game.

(1,000/2) – 350 to this rock singer who was also a ’97 Golden Globe nominee.

He gets out “Who is Charles Lindbergh?” at the time’s up beeps- it was Courtney Love.

Scores After J! Rd. in G2:

James: 8,200/Ken: 5,600/Brad: 1K

DJ!:
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
VICE-PRESIDENTS
SURPRISE ME, TREBEK
DISPUTED TERRITORIES
PURPLE REIGN
PHRASES & EXPRESSIONS

Ken (8800) selects another DD on the bottom of Vice-Presidents; he has 1K less than James in this game. This time KJ gambles 5K.

In 1900 3yrs after leaving the Vice-Presidency he welcomed a grandson given the same name, later a candidate for President.

“Who is Adlai Stevenson?”…should’ve continued to bet it all. James (20,200) gets a much-needed TDD for a 1600 clue- Surprise Me, Trebek. Ken is just 400 shy of James in G2.

This big landlocked African country was surprised to be added to the USA’s 2017 travel ban but was removed from the list in ’18.

“What is Chad?”…YES! 

DJ! LT: 4K

Scores After DJ! Rd. in G2:

James: 44K/Ken: 23K/Brad: 1,400

G2 CORYATS:
James: 25,400
Ken: 19,800

TONIGHT’S OVERALL CORYAT SCORES:
James: 48,200
Ken: 36,200
Brad: 8,200

FJ! #8: SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGEDIES

He had 272 speeches, the most of any non-title character in a Shakespeare tragedy.

BRAD: “WHO IS YOU’RE THE BEST, ALEX!” (0)
KEN: “Who is Iago?” (NIL) + 65,600 = 88,600
JAMES: “WHO IS HORATIO?” (BUSTS)- IT’S OVER IT’S ALL OVER

“JEOPARDY!” 1/13/20

Challengers:
Veronica Vichit-Vadakan (POR, OR): Librarian
Daniel Sok (ATL): Medical student

BB:
RECOGNIZING THE COUNTRY
BEAUTY BRANDS
GLOSSARY OF HISTORY
HORROR FILMS
THE TELEVISION WILL BE REVOLUTIONIZED
THAT’S “SOME” ENDING

HS:

Girls: $2K/Daniel: $1,600

The 1st DD clue this wk.’s about Beauty Brands & the $1K answer ends this rd. which Katie ($6K) gets; she’s topped Veronica by $200 & Daniel by $3200. This is for two grand.

The website for this co. begun in 1886 has links for “shop with a friend” & “become a representative”.

“What is Mary Kay?”…not the right one- Mary Kay.

SOLE TS: $1K (“Some”)

DJ!:
STARCHITECTS
COLONIAL AMERICA
TRICKY CLUES
THEIR PEN WENT SILENT
WATER MUSIC
I LEARNED IT ON YOUTUBE

The $1200 Their Pen Went Silent clue results in DD #1 going to Veronica ($14,200); Katie’s at $6K again. The woman challenger gambles four.

Just prior to his death in 2006 this bestselling novelist wrote a book for younger readers called Shark Life.

“Who is (James) Michener?”…they chomped up $4K because she didn’t ID JAWS author Peter Benchley. She runs her money to $15,800 & chooses DD #2 $800 into Colonial America; Katie ($8K) is barely within reach of her. This is to take back that lost $4K.

Cotton Mather supported the Salem witch trials but was more forward-thinking when he urged inoculation against this disease.

“What is smallpox?”…that all but wins Veronica this game.

They don’t quite read the $2K Tricky Clue or I Learned It On YouTube clue in time.

DJ! LT: $5200

Pre-Final S:

Katie: $10K/Daniel: $4,400/Veronica: $21K (LG)

WOMAN CORYATS:
Katie: $12K
Veronica: $21,800

GEICO FJ! #91: THE BIBLE

This book of the bible ended w/ “Fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys”.

DANIEL: “WHAT IS JAMES?” ($0)
KATIE: “What is Exodus?” ($0)
VERONICA: LADIES WERE RIGHT = $21,999

“JEOPARDY!” 1/10/20

Challengers:
Jack McGuire (San Antonio): Travel & tourism consultant
Alek Van Houghton: Environmental consultant

BB:
SCIENCE AROUND US
WHERE’S THAT CHURCH?
TOYS
SKATING INTO THE NHL
#
“F”OUR-LETTER WORDS

$600 into Toys is the DD hideout hit by Katie ($3800), followed by Alek ($1800) & Jack ($400). The new titleholder makes a $1K risk.

This brand of toy trucks began in MN in the late ’40s.

“What is Tonka?”- duh & they go to recess.

TECH. TS: $1K (Skating Into the NHL)
SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1K (Where’s That Church?)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2800
TOTAL LT: $4800

CS:

Katie: $4,800/Alek: $4,200/Jack: $2,200

DJ!:
AMERICAN HISTORY
THE IRISHMAN
BOOK MARKS
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
NUMERICAL CHARACTERS
BEFORE & AFTER

Katie ($7600) can regain the lead from Alek ($8400) as she bags her 2nd DD of the night using the $800 American History clue; Jack’s in 3rd w/ $3400 after being in the red for a brief time. Katie gambles for two.

On Oct. 8, 1871 a fire started on DeKoven Street destroying more than 17K of this city’s buildings.

“What is Chicago?”…Pat Sajak’s city is right. Jack ($5K) might get on track by taking out the $800 Bookmark for DD #2; he too risks $2K.

In this novel Mark Witney said “I didn’t die on Sol 6. Certainly the rest of the crew thought I did”.

“What is The Sun Also Rises?” & he already knows it’s not right- it was called The Martian. They time out before the final two Book Marks.

ATTEMPTED LT: $3600 (last two Musical Instruments)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $7600
TOTAL DJ! LT: $11,200

Pre-Final S:

Katie: $12,400/Alek: $8,800/Jack: $5,800

CORYAT SCORES:
Katie: $10,800
Jack: $7,800

GEICO FJ! #90: CONSTITUTIONS OF THE WORLD

This country’s 1979 constitution forbids amendments altering its official ideology or religion.

JACK: “What is Iran?” ($5,200) = $11K
ALEK: “What is China?” ($3K) = $5,800
KATIE: QUICKLY AGREED W/ JACK = $17,601