Show #7652 - Tuesday, December 12, 2017


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Sarah Woodring, a crafter from Sturgis, Kentucky

Ian Shin, a professor from Lewiston, Maine

LaKedra Pam, a physician from Baton Rouge, Louisiana (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The long-time host of NPR's All Things Considered is stepping down this January.)
    $200 11
This "jolly happy soul" with a corncob pipe was first brought to life in song by Gene Autry in 1950
    $200 6
    $200 1
The group "Helping" these animals works to save them from poaching for their horns, an illegal commodity in Asia
    $200 21
His short-sleeve cotton shirt with a polo player logo came onto the field of play in 1972
    $200 29
Damage to the cornea may be the culprit if you experience this in one eye
    $200 16
(Robert Siegel reads the clue.) One memento I've kept is a framed chip of this; I was rushed to the scene in November 1989 to cover its stunning fall
    $400 12
This Adam Sandler favorite made the Top 40 twice & Neil Diamond did a version
    $400 7
    DD: $1,000 2
J. Robert Atkinson, blinded in an accident, founded this inst. after transcribing books for his own library
    $400 22
Wallets and watches, as well as clothes, are part of the line of this designer
    $400 28
It's the musical symbol indicated here
    $400 17
(Robert Siegel reads the clue.) I always had fun interviewing the other Robert Siegel, who edited the Onion & wrote the movie "The Founder" about this hamburger tycoon
    $600 13
You better not do these 2 things because "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
    $600 8
    $600 3
Sister Donna Markham is the president of these Charities USA, which helps millions of poor people a year
    $600 23
Known for his A-line silhouette, this Frenchman also had a sense of smell, with a 1964 fragrance simply called "Y"
    $600 27
This film noir classic is named for a clause in an insurance policy
    $600 18
(Robert Siegel reads the clue.) On January 20, 1981, the day Ronald Reagan was sworn in, I was in West Germany covering this other big story, the end of a 14-month crisis
    $800 14
"Hark!" these beings "Sing" in a 1739 carol
    $800 9
    $800 4
Here's the logo of the NRDC, this Defense Council
    $800 26
This hotel chain is known for its warm chocolate chip cookies
    $800 19
(Robert Siegel reads the clue.) I've done interviews about the craft of acting with giants from George Clooney to Stacy Keach; I fed Stacy the line "The queen, my lord, is dead" & he recited a speech from this tragedy
    $1000 15
This title promise was requested by Jim Lovell & Frank Borman during their 14-day space mission in December 1965
    $1000 10
    $1000 5
Supporting the global Jewish community & championing human rights, it's BBI for short
    $1000 24
Known for his United Colors brand, this man also served as a senator in Italy
    $1000 25
George Orwell called it "a vast system of mental cheating"
    $1000 20
(Robert Siegel reads the clue.) I was NPR's first journalist based overseas, sent to London in 1979 not for "All Things Considered" but to prepare for the launch of this show at the other end of the day

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

LaKedra Ian Sarah
$6,200 $800 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

LaKedra Ian Sarah
$8,400 $2,200 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

5, 5
(Alex: Each correct response will be two words, five letters each.)
    $400 11
An NSA deputy director said that the "no. 1. threat" to the U.S. electrical grid is from these climbing rodents
    $400 3
"And, if God choose, I shall but ____ thee better after death"
    $400 1
The sit-down at an Italian restaurant between Michael & Sollozzo ends in gunfire in this film
    $400 16
An "alien" type of this person has not been naturalized
    $400 10
This post-medieval rebirth of classical learning revolutionized art & science
    $800 4
"Something there is that doesn't love a ____"
    $800 2
Before she was a pretty woman, this actress mopped the floor of the title joint in "Mystic Pizza"
    $800 17
If you do it to a witness, you attack his credibility; Congress can also do it to a president
    $800 12
During World War I, the fact that this wife of the tsar was a German princess by birth helped make the royals unpopular
    $800 20
Colorful expression for what the person here is said to have
    $1200 28
The heart rate of this animal AKA a woodchuck decreases from 75 beats a minute to 4 during hibernation
    $1200 5
"I stood in Venice on the Bridge of ____, a palace and a prison on each hand"
    $1200 7
Danny Aiello awkwardly proposes to this actress in an Italian restaurant in "Moonstruck"
    $1200 18
This type of expert witness is appointed by the court & is expected not to take sides
    DD: $3,000 13
Following a military coup, in the mid-1970s this nation granted independence to all of its colonies except Macau
    DD: $1,000 21
Named for a frontiersman, it has a blade curved to a sharp point at the end
    $1600 27
Resembling the leopard, this New World cat is a great swimmer & can hunt in water, but prefers an ambush from land, disabling its prey with a bite from its powerful jaws
    $1600 6
"With his cruel bow he laid full low the harmless ____"
    $1600 8
In the final scene of this film, Secondo makes a frittata for brother Primo in the Paradise restaurant
    $1600 19
The court might do this, take your stuff as evidence; hopefully, you'll get it back after the trial
    $1600 14
England had 3 kings in 1483: Edward IV, Edward V & Richard III, all members of this dynastic house
    $1600 22
A quiet beach or Grandma's kitchen might be this mental refuge in times of stress; find yours
    $2000 26
Sleeping dolphins shut down one of these at a time; when the right one naps, the left eye stays open & vice versa
    $2000 24
"Oh, weep for ____! Though our tears thaw not the frost"
    $2000 9
Mookie throws a trash can through the window of Sal's famous pizzeria in Brooklyn in this 1989 film
    $2000 25
2 "IM"s in a row are in this sentencing statement regarding the awful results of a crime
    $2000 15
After landing at this town south of Rome in Jan. 1944, Allied troops were pinned in the area until they broke through in May
    $2000 23
In a recording studio, it's an electronic cue to help the musicians keep time

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

LaKedra Ian Sarah
$15,600 $11,600 $2,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The name of this city in the D├ępartement du Nord comes from the Flemish for "church of the dunes"

Final scores:

LaKedra Ian Sarah
$7,999 $4,001 $1
2-day champion: $32,800 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

LaKedra Ian Sarah
$16,600 $9,800 $2,200
22 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $28,600

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Game tape date: 2017-08-30
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