10 Jeopardy! Clues October 4, 2017

Here are 7 triple stumpers from the 10-4-2017 Jeopardy! match.

AUTHORS: BORN & DIED ($1000) Born in England in 1920, he died there in 2016; “Watership Down” came in the middle

TIMELY TALK ($800) There’s a stream of water in this term for something that happens at the same time as something else

FOOD & DRINK ($400) In diner slang, an “M.D.” isn’t a Mountain Dew but this soft drink

CALCULUS ($1600) The rate of change of a function with respect to a variable is denoted by this term that can also mean “unoriginal”

($2000) It all comes together with this calculus operation that lets you find the precise area under a curve

LAKES & RIVERS ($1200) The Zhiguli Hills caused this longest European River to make a sharp loop known as the Samara Bend

($2000) In 2016 NASA reported that this Venezuelan lake was the world’s lightning capital with 603 bolts per square mile per year

The players got the other 3 clues in LAKES & RIVERS, the category that Alex Trebek said was one of the last categories written by Steve Tamerius, who left the show after 30 years. (See his 235 credits as a Jeopardy! writer on IMDB)

($400) In 1858 sewage in this river caused Parliament to shut down due to the stench; Brits called the period the “Great Stink”

($800) Minnesota’s highest point, 2,301′ Eagle Mountain, is just a few miles from its lowest point, this Great Lake

($1600) Rubicon Point Lighthouse on this large Sierra Nevada lake was once the world’s highest elevation

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