Show #7653 - Wednesday, December 13, 2017


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Bryce Johnson, an analytics manager from Evanston, Illinois

Rachel Schemmel, a teacher from Ridgewood, New Jersey

LaKedra Pam, a physician from Baton Rouge, Louisiana (whose 2-day cash winnings total $32,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 19
Whether transcendental or Zen, the daily practice of this can help focus & calm the mind
    $200 24
The Constitution specifically grants to Congress the power to pass bankruptcy laws & to punish these fake moneymakers
    $200 11
David Lynch's 2017 revival of this bizarre series also brought back murdered character Laura Palmer
    $200 6
    $200 16
A castle built by Robert the Devil, the sixth Duke of Normandy, was the birthplace of this son & future conqueror
    $200 1
The cleanup hitter comes fourth on this list
    $400 20
If you're a cruciverbalist, you probably already know that working on these improves brain function
    $400 27
Congress declares war & takes this action regarding treaties that might follow one
    $400 12
The revival of this sitcom has original stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes & Megan Mullally
    $400 7
Baptista Minola,
    $400 17
Robert of Courtenay, Latin emperor of this Byzantine city, was forced to flee at the end of his life
    $400 2
The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not include fast food cooks among these other quick cooks
    $600 21
A 2014 Annals of Neurology study suggests the value of learning a second one of these, even as an adult
    $600 28
Congress has the power to subpoena, hold a witness in contempt & grant this freedom from prosecution
    $600 13
6 years passed between seasons 8 & 9 of this Larry David show, so fans must have felt contrary to the series' title
    $600 8
Duke of Cornwall,
    $600 18
In "Game of Thrones", Robert's Rebellion allowed Robert Baratheon to be king of the 7 kingdoms of this place
    $600 3
Whether in cadence or not, if you are "given" these military documents, it means "get lost!"
    $800 22
Get some sunlight in your cheeks--this vitamin AKA calcitriol may slow aging & help brain performance
    $800 29
Congress protects intellectual property by issuing these, hitting number 9 million in 2015
    $800 14
Sidekicks Crow T. Robot & Tom Servo still watch bad movies, but with new host Jonah, on this series: "The Return"
    $800 9
    $800 25
His rule of Scotland had ups & downs, like being forced into hiding on Rathlin Island off Ireland
    DD: $1,000 4
Originally observed in hens, it's the social hierarchy in animal groups
    $1000 23
Studies show less mental decline in followers of the diet named for this body of water fish, fruits, whole grains & olive oil
    $1000 30
Every fourth January, Congress counts & certifies these in joint session
    $1000 15
Original star Tori Spelling was also in the 2016 remake of this cult classic, a staple of the Lifetime Movie Network
    $1000 10
    $1000 26
Robert the Wise was King of Naples but spent 1319 to 1324 in this French town then allied with the papacy
    $1000 5
A Postal Museum article on these women says that the term "correspondence courtship" was also used

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

LaKedra Rachel Bryce
$1,800 -$200 $5,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

LaKedra Rachel Bryce
$5,000 $1,000 $8,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
Your body has about 30 trillion cells & even more of these single-celled organisms that may cause disease
    $400 22
15 million Vietnamese live in this river's delta
    $400 6
This "X-Files" star, 2017 Best Actress:
"I would like to thank..."
    $400 7
In 1650 a magistrate was told, "Tremble at the word of God" & this religious group's name was coined
    $400 17
The 4-hour "Long Strange Trip"
    $400 1
If someone calls you this & you are on a computer, you are skilled; if you are on a golf course, you are bad
    $800 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew demonstrates.) Thanks to a phenomenon known as total internal reflection, you can trap a laser beam inside a stream of water, the same principle that enables this type of cable to carry your internet or TV signal
    DD: $4,000 23
From its source in Turkey's Lake Hazar, it travels south to Al Qurna, Iraq where it becomes part of the Shatt al Arab
    $800 9
This Athens-born political blog runner: "Goldman Sachs shorted my speech"
    $800 8
Tulsi, also called holy basil, is a plant sacred to this religion, as it's an embodiment of the goddess Lakshmi
    $800 18
"The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" & "The Filth & the Fury":
the same punks
    $800 2
In Italy, ciao means "hello" & "goodbye"; this Hawaiian word has the same effect
    $1200 13
The deep-dwelling colossal this has the largest eye of any animal, 11 inches in diameter
    $1200 27
We've hijacked a view of this huge seaport from its Garden Bridge over Suzhou Creek
    $1200 10
This comic & "Baskets" clown:
"How am I on time?"
    $1200 14
The Iranian prophet Zarathustra is perhaps better known by this, his Greek name
    $1200 19
"Shut Up & Sing", from a group not ready to make nice
    $1200 3
A person of equal legal status, or a person of higher social status
    $1600 24
(Kelly of the Clue Crew demonstrates.) Stretch a coil of nitinol, then put it in hot water, & it returns to its original form; made of nickel & titanium, it's a shape memory one of these metallic mixtures
    $1600 28
This river's most notable tributaries, including the Ravi & Sutlej, are located in the Punjab plain
    $1600 26
Accepting on behalf of the photo-sharing website Flickr:
these "or it didn't happen"
    DD: $1,600 15
Omni & 1 Nephi are part of this foundational text
    $1600 20
"I'll Be Me", a country legend struggling with Alzheimer's on a farewell tour
    $1600 4
Used of a fortress, it means no attacker can get in; used of a female's egg, it means something can get in
    $2000 25
When it's near the temperature & pressure known as this point, water will boil & freeze at the same time
    $2000 30
Indonesia's longest river, the Kapuas, flows around 700 miles on this, the world's third-largest island
    $2000 29
Achoo by Kleenex, winning for Advertising & Media:
"It's nothing to ____ ____"
    $2000 16
In 762 the Muslim world was small enough to have a single ruler, with this title; Baghdad was founded as that ruler's home
    $2000 21
"Time is Illmatic", about the making of this rapper's debut album
    $2000 5
To delay a trial you ask for one of these, but it can also mean to just keep going

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

LaKedra Rachel Bryce
$16,200 $5,800 $18,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In a 1967 novel this Nobel Prize winner wrote, "The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude"

Final scores:

LaKedra Rachel Bryce
$29,200 $0 $32,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $32,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

LaKedra Rachel Bryce
$16,200 $5,800 $21,800
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
9 R,
1 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $43,800

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Game tape date: 2017-08-30
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