Show #7655 - Friday, December 15, 2017


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Denise Littlejohn, a project manager from West Hollywood, California

Kiersten Brown, a writer and retail clerk from Champlain, New York

Craig Tollin, a professor from Roanoke, Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will include the name of a river.)
    $200 21
"The official soft drink of" this season
    $200 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a tree on the monitor.) The tallest living tree, the coast redwood, loses its lower branches as it grows, revealing the slender trunk that distinguishes it from this giant tree with an immense trunk
    $200 6
To express your opinion of a place by leaving it is to "vote with your" these body parts
    $200 1
Mac on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" has this for a real name, just like a fast food icon
    $200 7
Cyprus used a currency called this, as did Ireland
    $200 16
Hercule Poirot is on vacation in Africa in this mystery mainstay
    $400 22
"The pause that" does this
    $400 27
In 2017 U2 celebrated the 30th anniversary of its album named for this plant by playing all of its songs on tour
    $400 12
Your support is a real "vote of" this belief in oneself or another
    $400 2
On "Sex and the City", Chris Noth played Carrie's elusive flame known as this
    $400 8
Also the name of a silver coin in ancient times, this former Greek currency was broken down into lepta
    $400 17
This Strauss waltz, Opus 314, was originally a choral piece
    $600 23
"Have a Coke and" one of these
    $600 28
The yellow poplar is also known as this flower tree, for obvious tree
    $600 13
It's the right to vote; add "tte" to describe a woman agitating for that right
    $600 3
On "Bonanza", Ben Cartwright was father to Adam, Little Joe & this big fella
    DD: $1,200 9
This former currency of Austria sounds like a coin once used in the United Kingdom
    $600 18
Mark Twain talks about his career as a steamboat pilot in this memoir
    $800 24
"Open" this
    $800 29
Alaska's state tree is this alliterative spruce that shares its name with an Alaskan city
    $800 14
It's a vote cast on another's behalf at a shareholders' meeting
    $800 4
In one episode of "South Park" this character goes south of the border & is referred to as Mantequilla
    $800 10
Seen here is an example of the former currency of this European nation
    $800 19
Mistakes in this painting of a 1776 event: wrong size boat, wrong flag, wrong time of day & the gen. probably wouldn't stand
    $1000 25
These 4 words, also heard in a jingle
    $1000 30
The bald type of this flourishes in swamps
    $1000 15
You'll find the common people of ancient Rome at the start of this word for a direct popular vote on an issue
    $1000 5
On "WKRP in Cincinnati", Tim Reid played the DJ with this nickname, also a certain plant
    $1000 11
Pre-Euro purchases in this nation required pesetas
    $1000 20
This 2001 Dennis LeHane mystery centers on the effects of a killing in a blue-collar Boston neighborhood

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

Craig Kiersten Denise
$1,400 $3,400 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Craig Kiersten Denise
$4,600 $3,400 $1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 10
This Roman god of the forge lived long & prospered but his last words should've been "I'm smelting! I'm smelting!"
    $400 1
With varying markings, there are more than 10 species of this mammal, including the hooded one seen here
    $400 6
In this 1967 film Dustin Hoffman says, "I think you're the most attractive of all my parents' friends"
    $400 21
Boils are number 6 on this list
    $400 7
Live in this city & you too will want to "keep" it "weird"; there's even a festival devoted to that goal
    $800 13
Truly a multi-tasker, this Norse trickster god took on the form of a mare & birthed Odin's horse Sleipnir
    $800 2
Someone who deserves more fame than he gets is this kind of "hero"
    $800 17
Paul McCartney said this 1963 song about what "I will send to you" was an oddity in that he wrote the lyrics first
    $800 22
In Chapter 12, before the Israelites leave Egypt, they take "their dough before it was" this 8-letter word
    $800 8
In this city near Dallas you can see your Cowboys & Rangers play home games
    $1200 14
Getting busy literally on day one, as an infant this Greek messenger of the gods stole his bro Apollo's cattle
    $1200 25
This Oscar winner scored an interview with "El Chapo" months after the crime lord escaped from a Mexican jail
    $1200 3
For toddlers, they're also called training pants
    $1200 18
This ABC series started in 1970 & ran all the way until 2011
    $1200 23
In Chapter 3 Moses is "afraid to look upon God" in the form of this amazing sight
    $1200 9
Baytown & Sugar Land are in the metro area of this big city
    $1600 15
In the Bible Elijah got the better of prophets of this Canaanite fertility deity
    $1600 26
The only time he left India after 1915 was to visit London, where Charlie Chaplin found his loin cloth incongruous
    $1600 4
Introduced from Asia, this vine used to control erosion in the 1930s is now a menace in the southern U.S.
    $1600 19
He adapted his song "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" for "Monday Night Football" in 1989
    $1600 28
It was made of shittim wood, 2.5 cubits in length, 1.5 cubits in breadth & height
    DD: $2,000 11
You'll fit in with all the friendly people living in this big city named for a man buried in Padua, Italy
    $2000 16
The son of Hyperion was this chariot-driving Greek sun god also with an "H" name
    $2000 27
At a 1984 party at the Dakota, he taught Andy Warhol how to draw on a brand new Macintosh
    $2000 5
Unkulunkulu is the creator god of this people of South Africa
    DD: $1,000 20
In 1947 Karl Malden & Ed Begley, Sr. stared in this playwright's first success, "All My Sons"
    $2000 24
The painting showing the celebrations after the crossing from Egypt is titled "The Song of" this sister of Moses
    $2000 12
If you like the sound of living near the Trinity River, try this town that began as an Army outpost in 1849

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Craig Kiersten Denise
$10,800 $8,600 $13,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The setting for this 1994 Oscar-winning animated film was inspired by Kenya's Hell's Gate National Park

Final scores:

Craig Kiersten Denise
$17,201 $16,599 $21,601
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $21,601

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Craig Kiersten Denise
$13,800 $8,600 $13,000
18 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
13 R,
3 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $35,400

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Game tape date: 2017-08-30
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