Show #7877 - Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Contestants

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Tiffany Brooks, a writer from Norman, Oklahoma

Alexander Schwab, an attorney from Los Angeles, California

Dave Leffler, a retired police officer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $33,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
EVERYWHERE YOU GO
BE SAFE!
BLANK NEWS
BIOGRAPHIES
CROSSWORD CLUES "G"
    $200 17
They look like holly but are actually berries of the Arabica species of this plant
    $200 24
It airs every Sunday morning on ABC:
"This ____"
    $200 26
Lyndal Roper's bio of this man born in 1483 presents his rebellion against the pope as a re-do of his anger at his father
    $200 27
Japanese teahouse entertainer
(6)
    $400 18
It's not a partridge in a pear tree, but rather this 5-letter bird in a cherry tree
    $400 15
Frankfort is the capital but this is the largest city in Kentucky
    $400 8
This European capital helps American tourists cross the street safely with the sign seen here
    $400 23
U.K.-born Katty Kay presents it:
"____ World News America"
    $400 25
"Fall From Grace" looks at "The Truth & Tragedy of" this disgraced early 20th century Chicago baseball player
    $400 1
Mythical eagle-lion hybrid
(7)
    $600 19
Not known to pull Santa's sleigh, this deer shares a name with a horse-donkey offspring
    $600 16
Orohena is the highest peak on this island in French Polynesia
    $600 9
If you're chicken about eating that chicken, call 888-674-6854, this Cabinet dept.'s meat & poultry hotline
    $600 12
It's on CNN from 4 to 6 A.M. Eastern time:
"____ Start"
    $600 3
A biography of this burg is subtitled "Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West"
    $600 5
A turkey's gizzard, heart & liver, collectively
(7)
    $800 20
It's not eggnog; it's this cocktail fit for a tsar, made with brandy, creme de cacao & nutmeg
    $800 28
In 1991 Abuja officially replaced this city as capital of Nigeria
    $800 10
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a person opening a car door.) Opening your car door with your right hand makes you turn your body so you'll see what's alongside; that maneuver, called the Dutch Reach, increased safety in the Netherlands, where these vehicles account for 25% of daily mobility
    $800 13
With Steve, Ainsley & Brian:
"Fox ____ ____"
    $800 2
"Hank & Jim" tells of the 50-year friendship between these 2 Oscar-winning screen legends
    $800 6
To move about aimlessly
(3)
    $1000 21
Tannenbaums? No--just Christmas tree worms that live in the calcium carbonate skeletons of these marine creatures
    $1000 22
Here's the flag of this island, adopted when it was still a part of the Netherlands Antilles
    $1000 11
Water doesn't have to be frigid to cause this 11-letter body condition; under 70 degrees can do it
    $1000 14
Get your fill of business in the afternoon:
"Power ____"
    DD: $1,000 4
"Prairie Fires" tells how in her 60s, ruined by the Depression, she started writing about her pioneer childhood
    $1000 7
Potato dumplings
(7)

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

Dave Alexander Tiffany
$7,200 -$2,000 -$1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Alexander Tiffany
$9,600 -$1,000 -$1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

TECHNOLOGY: OLD & NEW
SONGWRITING TEAMS
FLAVORS
20th CENTURY LEADERS
FEMALE PLAYWRIGHTS
RED ALL OVER
    $400 15
We call television this 4-letter word because of the cathode ray ones the sets once contained
    $400 1
Pungent cheese can be described with this word, a goal when whetting
    $400 7
With Juan Carlos in the wings in '73, Francisco Franco quit as premier of this country but stayed as head of state
    $400 10
"The Wolves" of Sarah DeLappe's lay are a H.S. girls' team in this sport & auditions involved kicking a ball around
    $800 14
Invented in the late 18th century, the cyanometer is used to measure the blueness of this
    $800 28
"Jimmy Jam" Harris & Terry Lewis co-wrote many of this diva's hits, including her 1989 No. 1 "Miss You Much"
    $800 21
It's an okay name for a small fruit pastry, but not for a girl at the bar
    $800 6
On Aug. 15, 1945 he told his subjects Japan would surrender
    $800 9
Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize winner "Wit" take place during the final hours of a woman succumbing to this disease
    $800 22
It's a piece of "fishy" false evidence to throw a detective off the correct path
    $1200 5
In the 1990s Brent Townshend invented the 56K version of this PC communications device & licensed it at $2.50 each
    $1200 27
The team called the Smeezingtons included Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence & this singer of "Locked Out Of Heaven"
    $1200 8
When infatuated with another, you are said to be this flavorful word "on" them
    DD: $2,000 2
In 1990 this man succeeded in "rank" to the office of British prime minister
    $1200 17
In Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart", 3 sisters come together in this delta state after 1 shoots her abusive husband
    $1200 23
The killer in this Thomas Harris novel is obsessed with a William Blake image of the title mythological creature
    $1600 12
The books "Longships" & "The Vikings" inspired computer engineer Jim Kardach to use this word for his wireless project
    $1600 26
Elton John has teamed with this lyricist on dozens of songs, including "Your Song" & "Candle In The Wind"
    DD: $2,000 11
Add an "S" to this word meaning "acrid" & you get a cocktail ingredient that helps in digestion
    $1600 3
In 1993, in what was reported as Moscow's fiercest fighting since 1917, this snowy-haired Russian president fended off a coup
    $1600 18
Amy Freed's "Safe in Hell" is about these 2 preachers of the Mather family in the 1690s & the witch hunts they helped launch
    $1600 24
This red silicate gem is the birthstone of Martin Luther King Jr. & of all thoroughbred horses
    $2000 13
1941 Chryslers had "vacamatic transmission"; ads asked, "Why" do this while driving?
    $2000 25
Her co-writers on 2010's "Your Love Is My Drug" include her mom, Pebe Sebert
    $2000 20
An adjective for stale milk, or a verb meaning to become disenchanted with something
    $2000 4
He ran things in Yugoslavia from 1945 to 1980
    $2000 19
This 1988 play by Wendy Wasserstein records the life of a woman from her high school years into middle adulthood
    $2000 16
This vibrant form of red takes its name from the Latin for "red worm"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Alexander Tiffany
$18,400 $7,400 $2,400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE NFL
For the 2018 draft this team tried to use a parrot to make a pick; the bird got stage fright

Final scores:

Dave Alexander Tiffany
$19,800 $8,900 $0
2-day champion: $53,601 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dave Alexander Tiffany
$18,400 $6,200 $2,400
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W
7 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $27,000

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