Show #7650 - Friday, December 8, 2017


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Ben Raphel, a healthcare data analyst from Boston, Massachusetts

Laura Miller, an attorney from Arlington, Virginia

Kyle Becker, a research scientist from Nashville, Tennessee (whose 4-day cash winnings total $63,802)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
The $6 Footlong Sub of the Day
    $200 1
It forms the Arizona-California border before emptying into the Gulf of California in Mexico
    $200 4
The Troemner reflex hammer is mainly used to tap this; Troemner said why not use the handle as a tongue depressor
    $200 7
Hollywood slang for a movie that tells the story of a real person's life
    $200 22
The Weeknd explores the numbing effects of love in this No. 1 hit
    $200 11
In addition to moving earth, Caterpillar is a major supplier of these units to supply backup power to hospitals
    $400 17
The 1,090-calorie Dave's Triple
    DD: $1,000 2
The bay of Green Bay lies at its northwestern corner
    $400 9
Legend says this sport originated when Celtic hero Cu Chulainn swung a chariot over his head & let it go
    $400 8
Quarterback Jameis Winston, or any other member of the NFL's Tampa Bay team
    $400 23
Some of the anatomy John Mayer lauds in this song: skin like porcelain, candy lips & a bubblegum tongue
    $400 21
An oscilloscope displays wave forms to show voltage and this electric flow measured in amperes
    $600 18
The Banana Split Blizzard
    $600 3
Cities located on its banks include Fort Smith & Little Rock
    $600 14
This sea dweller has a funny-shaped head called a cephalofoil
    $600 10
In the name of a rodeo riding event, it follows saddle
    $600 24
It's the truth that Shakira had one of the biggest hits of summer 2006 with this No. 1 song
    $600 25
Around 1908 William Coolidge improved upon this tungsten wire thread, making it bendable & the modern light bulb was born
    $800 19
The 1,520-calorie Tour of Italy, with lasagna, chicken parmigiana & fettuccine Alfredo
    $800 5
Prince William Sound is a large inlet of this even larger inlet of the Pacific
    $800 15
Judas Priest's song "Between The Hammer &" this is an idiom for equally unpleasant choices
    $800 12
Seen here are two pairs of this pear
    $800 29
"Look but don't make your eyes strain", raps Cypress Hill in a Top 20 tune about going this
    $800 26
The common duplex receptacle that you plug your blow dryer into has 2 outlets, each of this many volts
    $1000 20
Orange chicken (since 1987), honey walnut shrimp (2010)
    $1000 6
This river is formed by the junction of the Des Plaines & Kankakee Rivers
    $1000 28
The hammers on most pianos are covered with this soft 4-letter material
    $1000 13
This temporary military encampment is often set up without shelter or protection from enemy fire
    $1000 30
This Top 10 hit by Sam Hunt says, "Could drive it with my eyes closed, I know every curve like the back of my hand"
    $1000 27
This phenomenon of zero resistance occurs in certain metals cooled to near absolute zero

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

Kyle Laura Ben
$0 $3,000 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kyle Laura Ben
$4,200 $5,200 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Give us the same last name that both people use professionally.)
    $400 11
This classic story collection that developed over several centuries includes the tales of Aladdin & Ali Baba
    $400 13
It's observing a potential military opponent to assess his position & strengths
    $400 1
This nickname for the State Department comes from its once nebulous location
    $400 18
This author of the letter "J'accuse", which sparked the exoneration of Alfred Dreyfus, died of carbon monoxide poisoning
    $400 23
The U.S. has produced the most oil in history, but this South American nation has the world's largest store
    $400 6
Funnyman directory Melvin Kaminsky & funnyman director Albert Einstein
    $800 12
After women were banned from performing in 1629, men took over in this traditional Japanese dance drama
    $800 14
You can win an Oscar for this specialty, the art & science of filming a motion picture
    $800 2
In 1789 Thomas Jefferson was appointed the first Secretary of State while serving as minister to this country
    $800 19
1820's "Melmoth the Wanderer" by a great-uncle of Oscar Wilde was in this spooky genre of the Romantic novel
    $800 24
Crude oil is found in underground areas called these, just like water stored in large artificial lakes
    $800 7
'70s TV star John Sanford & "Beat Shazam" host Eric Bishop
    DD: $3,000 15
Depicting stories of daily life & from folklore, water puppetry in this country began in the Red River delta in the 11th century
    $1200 28
You'll follow anyone's lead because you're young & this adjective meaning easily influenced
    $1200 3
In 1980 Secretary Cyrus Vance resigned over the decision to order an ultimately failed military op in this country
    $1200 20
Born in 1812, this writer of limericks was the 20th of 21 children
    $1200 25
Fossil fuels include not only oil & coal, but also this partially carbonized moss found in bogs
    $1200 8
Guitar whiz Lester Polfuss & (acting) meth whiz Aaron Sturtevant
    $1600 16
The woman here is performing the legong, a traditional dance of this Indonesian island
    $1600 29
This restoration to health is the specialty of the V.A.'s polytrauma centers
    $1600 4
Created in 2009, the AVC is the department bureau that deals with "Arms Control, Verification &" this
    $1600 21
Paula Hawkins' follow-up to "The Girl on the Train", it concerns a creepy "drowning pool"
    $1600 26
Nearly all of the anthracite coal in the U.S. comes from this second state
    $1600 9
Tall comedian Brad Gerstenfeld & '70s teen idol Leif Per Nervik
    $2000 17
The first non-European to win a Nobel Literature Prize, Rabindranath Tagore wrote mostly in this Asian language
    DD: $2,000 30
The Great Depression gave rise to this, the study of income & output on a national scale
    $2000 5
After WWII the U.S. adopted this policy of controlling Soviet expansion, a term used by dept. official George Kennan
    $2000 22
The title of a work by Aldous Huxley inspired the name of this 1960s L.A. rock band
    $2000 27
A type of natural gas is named for this 5-letter rock, one of the most common types of sedimentary rock
    $2000 10
Screen legend Lucille LeSueur & Broadway legend Michael Dumbell-Smith

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kyle Laura Ben
$12,600 $9,600 $15,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

On the beat since 1999, she plays the longest-running female character currently on TV in a primetime non-animated series

Final scores:

Kyle Laura Ben
$9,599 $19,199 $25,201
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $25,201

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kyle Laura Ben
$12,600 $9,600 $13,200
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R,
1 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $35,400

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Game tape date: 2017-08-29
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