Show #7659 - Thursday, December 21, 2017


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Johnny Leon, a political media analyst from Washington, D.C.

Eileen Palmer, a retired chemistry teacher from Hudson, Pennsylvania

Kate O'Connor, an insurance salesperson from Florence, New Jersey (whose 3-day cash winnings total $61,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Fun subject.)
(Alex: Each correct response ending in those two letters of the alphabet.)
(Alex: Hot stuff.)
    $200 6
In a darker Swiss tale, this septet is killed & their cottage burned to the ground
    $200 3
Seen here, the Loganberry is believed to be a cross between a blackberry & this other berry
    $200 15
A man named Auric is the title villain in this 1964 James Bond film
    $200 19
It's what the "P" stands for in OPEC
    $200 24
It spans part of southern Mongolia & its name means "desert" in Mongolian
    $200 7
After it's spent a long time on the grill, the flavorful and crispy outer layer of meat is called this, like part of a tree
    $400 17
The less profound moral of this man's "The Boy & the Filberts": grab fewer nuts & your hand won't be stuck
    $400 8
This X-Men member aka Logan made his first appearance in an "Incredible Hulk" comic book in 1974
    $400 14
August 2017 marked 40 years for Leslie Charleson playing a doctor on this TV show
    $400 20
Pit's partner in a Poe title
    $400 25
The 3 traditional manly sports of Mongolia are horse racing, wrestling & this target-based one
    $400 5
KCBS is the "barbeque society" of this U.S. city & the standard setter of many competitive BBQ rules
    $600 16
Folklore from the eastern part of India tells of a jackal who outwits this type of Indian king
    $600 9
In 2017 this company introduced Logan Everett, its first boy doll, and part of the contemporary line
    $600 11
Mr. O'Neal of NBA fame went on "Lip Sync Battle" & chose this B-52s song
    $600 21
Located in Buenos Aires, it's the type of building & museum seen here
    DD: $1,200 26
Dedicated in 2008, the 130-foot statue seen here just east of the capital depicts this great leader, a national hero
    $600 1
GBD should be the goal every time you BBQ, meaning the meat is this shade "& delicious"
    $800 29
Wicked ones are a staple of folktales; even Japan has them, like the one in "The Mirror of Matsuyama"
    $800 10
Joshua Logan shared a Pulitzer with Rodgers & Hammerstein for this musical set on an island during World War II
    $800 12
Director Chris Columbus' production company is named for this year
    $800 22
The ancient city of Troy was also known by this Latin name, similar to a Homer title
    $800 27
Daisy Ridley narrated the feel-good Mongolia movie of 2016, about a girl learning to hunt using this bird
    $800 2
This shrub produces an aromatic wood used in Texas barbeque, like in the Dallas suburb of the same name
    $1000 18
Located on the Continental Divide, Logan Pass is a real high point of this state's Glacier National Park
    $1000 13
A meme asked what concert cost 45 cents? the one with this rapper aka Curtis Jackson & this "Breathe" Canadian band
    $1000 23
In the classification of organisms, it comes between "class" and "kingdom"
    $1000 28
The traditional life of pastoral these wanderers herding flocks is losing out as thousands move to cities
    $1000 4
Also a supervisor in a casino, it's the 2-word person presiding over the coals & grill to give you BBQ perfection

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

Kate Eileen Johnny
$3,000 $2,200 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kate Eileen Johnny
$4,600 $6,000 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you...)
    $400 26
A shipwrecked clan from a neutral country meets up with a shipwrecked 18th century character
    $400 6
Collective name for the essays published in New York newspapers in 1787-88 supporting ratification of the Constitution
    $400 20
On this drama, Seattle Grace staffers sang tunes like "How We Operate" & "How to Save a Life"
    $400 21
Regular: slang for nothing; acronym: postal locator code
    $400 12
These worms used for almost any ailment by doctors of old are today used for restoring blood flow to damaged veins
    $400 1
To 6.7 million Twitter followers, it comes between @ & Teigen
    $800 7
All about lumber, the Aroostook War between New Brunswick & this state was settled by 1842's Webster-Ashburton treaty
    $800 19
Neil Patrick Harris musically chose suits over female companionship during an episode of this sitcom
    $800 25
Regular: an athlete who cost his team a win; acronym: an athlete who will be forever honored
    $800 11
Using less current than in the bad old days, it can be effective in treating severe depression
    $800 2
Ms. Amanpour reporting
    DD: $3,000 28
E.B. White's diminutive rodent visits Dickens' friend William in Marshalsea Prison
    $1200 13
1965's "Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World" came out of the second of these church gatherings
    $1200 18
A variety show on this HBO prison series found one inmate covering "I Wanna Be Free" by the Monkees
    $1200 24
Regular: a waterproof protector sheet; acronym: a subprime fiasco protector program
    DD: $3,200 10
In the 20th century hygiene in hospitals helped lower this, the IMR, from about 100 to 7 per thousand births
    $1200 3
J.R.R. Tolkien had 3 sons: John, Michael, him
    $1600 27
Aldous Huxley's dystopian novel meets another harsh situation with Max Brooks' tale of a zombie apocalypse
    $1600 14
One of the less earthshaking parts of this 13th c. document calls for the removal of fish weirs from the Thames
    $1600 16
On a special episode of this show, Tara sang "Under your Spell" & Spike did "Rest in Peace"
    $1600 22
Regular: a thing you might put in a dress you're altering; acronym: a thing you use at an ATM
    $1600 9
Now heart disease & cancer are the most common ways to die; in 1900 it was pneumonia or this malady ending in "A"
    $1600 4
In 1935 Mr. & Mrs. Javacheff of Bulgaria named their little future artist this
    $2000 15
313's edict of this Italian city granted religious freedom to Christians throughout the Roman Empire
    $2000 17
Grant Gustin & Melissa Benoist sang "Super Friend" when these 2 heroes met in a 2017 TV episode
    $2000 23
Regular: an obnoxious person; acronym: hired Nixon's "plumbers"
    $2000 8
Here's Dr. Oz with the clue:

This compound has had many uses, like starting engines & as a popular drink among Catholics when the Church frowned on alcohol, medically it was used as an anesthetic starting in the 1840s & is still used in places where up-to-date equipment isn't available
    $2000 5
IMF head Lagarde

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kate Eileen Johnny
$11,000 $13,200 $7,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This brand was looking for a Hemingway type when it hired Jonathan Goldsmith for its commercials

Final scores:

Kate Eileen Johnny
$0 $4,200 $11,100
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $11,100

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kate Eileen Johnny
$11,000 $10,600 $10,800
15 R,
1 W
15 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
18 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $32,400

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Game tape date: 2017-09-05
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