More common than I thought?

     In the last entry, I thought that 10 unanswerable clues was a lot for an episode of Jeopardy!  After watching last night’s Game Show Network episode, I wonder if those clues are more common than I thought: That episode had 8, by my count.  I’m going to keep more careful track of them at least in the near future.  Now I ask you: Is a clue that was not answered by any contestant a good clue, or a bad one?  I can’t resist posting today’s here.  By the way, I recommend reading all the clues and then the answers, since they are all at the bottom of this entry.  (Do you know of a better way to do this?):
$1000 in Oh My Gods!: The sub bearing the name of this trumpeter sea god and son of Poseidon was the first to travel around the world underwater.*
$1000 in They Kilt: In 1822, when this author organized a royal visit to Edinburgh, he wore a kilt and got George IV to sport one also.
$2000 in “Ox” Marks the Spot: Popular western U.S. perennial seen here :

$400 in Math: Number that’s the greatest common factor of 15, 130, and 10000.
$800 in Math: Slow down when you approach this type of set that contains elements common to 2 other sets.
$1600 in Start Spreadin’ the Noose: Washington denied his request to be shot like a gentleman and not hanged like a spy, which he was on October 2, 1780.
$2000 in Start Spreadin’ the Noose: In 1987, Spandau prison officials reported that this Nazi had hanged himself at age 93.
$1200 in Mongo for Mongolia: In the 1990s, the Przewalski variety of this was reintroduced to Mongolia.
     Alison Beightol from Florida, Mark Barrett from California, and 2-day champ Andy Rosenberg from New Jersey were the contestants in today’s episode.  Alex said that Andy could have won a lot more money in his two wins if he had wagered more on Final Jeopardy.  I don’t know about you, but I think $28000-plus is a decent haul for two days!  At the end of the Double Jeopardy round, Alex said that this was the first time that Andy was catchable at the same point in the previous two games.  Alison had $8000, Andy had $12400, and Mark had $9900 thanks to losing $2300 on this last clue of the round in the category Math (I knew this one right away!): “For a line, this is defined as the ratio of vertical to horizontal distance it covers.”
     Alison and Andy got Final Jeopardy wrong, while Mark got it right: Famous Englishmen: “In 2004, a top entry in a 6,000-mile albatross race was sponsored by a descendant of this man who died in 1834.”  Mark added $6100 to his total, while Andy lost $4401, making Mark, a teacher (though obviously not in math!), the champion.

*Triton, Sir Walter Scott, phlox, 5, intersection, Major John Andre, Rudolph Hess, horse, slope, Coleridge

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