Show #7649 - Thursday, December 7, 2017


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Joe Gaspard, an operations specialist from Brooklyn, New York

Katia Noll, a director of global food safety from Milford, Connecticut

Kyle Becker, a research scientist from Nashville, Tennessee (whose 3-day cash winnings total $43,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
Bawck! At the 2016 Natl. Bird Show, this made up Division 12! Bawck! At the 2016 Natl. Bird Show, this made up Division 12!
    $200 26
This Paris landmark was assembled from more than 18,000 prefabricated metal parts
    $200 1
    $200 7
In "The Mysterious Island", a semi-sequel to "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", he dies & is buried at sea in his submarine
    $200 15
Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez preceded "Mighty Max" Weinberg on drums for this Springsteen ensemble
    $200 21
I once started a huge bar fight in Pacoima & broke a guy's ulna:
    $400 8
In 2017 Smooshie & Doobert of Team Ruff took on Slippers & Buttons of team Fluff in the XIIIth "playing" of this event
    $400 27
Tradition said the Liberty Bell cracked when it tolled in 1835 for this chief justice's funeral
    $400 2
    $400 12
Computer hacker & cyber genius, she's the girl with the wasp tattoo as well as the dragon one
    $400 16
Public Enemy's William Drayton is better known by this "tasty" name
    $400 22
She got an honorary degree in anthropology at Stanford:
    $600 9
$28 million in purses is available during the 13 thoroughbred races that make up this championship "Cup"
    $600 28
Explorer Richard Burton disguised himself as an Afghan doctor to enter this holy city on Sept. 11, 1853
    $600 3
    $600 13
At the beginning of Fredrik Backman's "A Man Called" this, we learn that he's 59, drives a Saab & also points at people
    $600 17
Just give in to these Motowners, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin & Otis Williams
    $600 23
Fraznat! I stubbed my toe on that statue of George Meany, president of the AFL-CIO from 1955 to 1979!: fraznat
    $800 10
In 2017 Rumor had it--Rumor being a canine, & "it" being named Best in Show at this competition in New York
    DD: $2,000 29
In 1859 he became the only U.S. state governor who had previously been a foreign head of state
    $800 4
    $800 14
In a Herman Melville short story, it's Bartleby's title profession
    $800 19
Zach Filkins & Ryan Tedder met in Colorado & play in this band
    $800 24
A haiku for you /
Who amongst us has knowledge? /
Now, we shall find out:
    $1000 11
Every May brings the frog jumping competition at the fair of this county southeast of Sacramento
    $1000 30
After this project was completed in 1825, freight rates from Buffalo to New York City dropped from $100 to $10 a ton
    $1000 5
    $1000 18
In a Moliere play this title character poses as a pious man but is really an impostor & crook
    $1000 20
Josh Dun & Tyler Joseph take flight with this "Blurryface" band
    $1000 25
The horrible realization struck Melvin far too late:

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

Kyle Katia Joe
$3,400 $800 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kyle Katia Joe
$8,000 $2,200 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The Oxford English Dictionary.)
(Alex: You have to name the actor or actress from the film dialogue we will give you as a quote.)
    $400 3
A single national park in the Simpson desert occupies 4,000 square miles of Queensland in this country
    $400 21
The 2003 winner, covering Lyndon Johnson from 1949 to 1960, was "Master of" this political body
    $400 26
This role in "Otello" is a baritone
    $400 1
This verb meaning to have a phone meeting with multiple people at different locations
    $400 12
Whether or not you are throwing to the end zone, this prayer includes "Blessed are thou among women"
    $400 7
"Tony here is your quarterback, all right? You protect his blind side. When you look at him, you think of me"
    $800 8
Sheep do find grass to eat in the Rajasthan area of the Thar desert; it's this country's biggest wool-producing area
    $800 22
The first Pulitzer for Biography went to a book about this woman who wrote "Battle Hymn Of The Republic"
    $800 27
Here are the leads in the original 1865 production of a Wagner opera; I believe the line is, "Me, Tristan, you" her
    $800 2
This verb meaning to remove a tooth from a snake or a vampire
    $800 17
"Amen" is said after the recitation of the first sura in this holy book
    $800 13
"Ezekiel 25:17... & I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance & furious anger those who... poison... my brothers"
    DD: $1,400 9
The southern portion of the Namib desert merges with this much larger desert to the northeast
    DD: $1,000 23
Joseph Lash won for a dual biography of this presidential couple
    $1200 28
This Italian synonym for interlude is the name of an opera Strauss based on his own life
    $1200 4
This 3-word term for a bullet with a hard casing, also a 1987 movie title
    $1200 18
This singer got a No. 1 country single & CMA Award for "Forever And Ever, Amen"
    $1200 14
In 2017 this actress asked, "How can a woman fight in this?"
    $1600 10
This desert seen here, North America's hottest, gets its name from a Mexican state
    $1600 24
Samuel Eliot Morison won a 1960 Pulitzer for his bio of this reformed slaver & 18th c. American naval hero
    $1600 29
Sir Arthur Sullivan composed operettas like "Iolanthe" but only one grand opera, this one based on a Walter Scott book
    $1600 5
The acronym SUP, for this type of paddleboarding
    $1600 19
Different versions of this prayer appear in Matthew 6 & Luke 11
    $1600 15
"Tomorrow, after the game, I, Jackie Moon, will wrestle a bear"
    $2000 11
You'll find the Nazca lines, geoglyphs depicting animals & symbols, on the desert floor of this country
    $2000 25
Margaret Coit won for an "American Portrait" of this South Carolinian veep who resigned after the Eaton affair
    $2000 6
Da kine, a conversational filler from these islands
    $2000 20
The 1737 "New England Primer" included the children's prayer that begins with these 7 words
    $2000 16
"Details of your incompetence do not interest me. Tell Simone I'm not going to approve that girl... for the Brazilian layout"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kyle Katia Joe
$14,400 $9,600 $4,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Since "Man of the Year" became "Person of the Year" in 1999, only 1 individual woman has won: this European for 2015

Final scores:

Kyle Katia Joe
$20,201 $19,199 $7,999
4-day champion: $63,802 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kyle Katia Joe
$13,200 $11,000 $4,200
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
17 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $28,400

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Game tape date: 2017-08-29
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