Show #7661 - Monday, December 25, 2017


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Charlie Harless, a procurement analyst from Washington, D.C.

Natalie Ballas, a dentist from Tualatin, Oregon

Donna Brown, a customer service representative from Seattle, Washington (whose 1-day cash winnings total $45,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
This president, with a healthy appetite and rapidly changing views, was a symbolic foodstuff
    $200 22
He was just a candidate for president when William Dickey renamed an Alaska mountain for him
    $200 9
Finn & Kurt became stepbros on this TV show after their parents got hitched; at the wedding, the cast sang & sang
    $200 2
James Joyce's 15 stories about the metropolitan Irish around 1900
    $200 4
Valencia & Seville
    $200 14
Pre-steak sauce, this alphanumeric term meant "first class" for ships at Lloyd's of London
    $400 25
Here's this 1990s Speaker of the House, funny pages style
    $400 23
A chap named Peter got his name on this tallest mountain in Washington state
    $400 10
In a 1996 movie Chris Farley was this title colorful animal, screwing up his brother's gubernatorial race
    $400 3
The ex-Mrs. Butler rekindles her romance with Rhett
    $400 5
Persian & Key
    $400 15
A payment to an insurance company; as an adjective, it means "more expensive"
    $600 26
An asterisk under a Roman warrior helmet indicated this president
    $600 24
Aoraki is another name for Mount Cook on this country's South Island
    $600 11
On "Game of Thrones", Gregor Clegane is "The Mountain" & his brother Sandor is known as this
    DD: $3,000 19
Astrophysicists build a machine to talk back to aliens from Vega that have reached out to Earthlings
    $600 6
Eureka & Meyer
    $600 16
This 5-letter prefix can be followed by -dor, -did, -diforous, or, in a sweetener, -da
    $800 27
Reagan was depicted as Ron Headrest, a play on this virtual '80s character played by Matt Frewer
    $800 29
The name of this Oregon mountain honors a British admiral
    $800 12
In "Adaptation" this actor plays both Kaufman brothers
    $800 20
In 18th century Scotland, David Balfour seeks the return of his stolen inheritance
    $800 7
Rio Red & Star Ruby
    $800 17
Your social standing could be described as this, the uppermost part of the cabinet or dresser
    $1000 28
Rather than draw a caricature, Garry Trudeau used a feather in place of this one-term vice president
    $1000 30
The presidential range in the White Mountains, mainly in this state, has peaks named for Washington, Jefferson & Adams
    $1000 13
Howard Keel, Russ Tamblyn & their 5 male siblings yearn for wedlock in this 1954 MGM musical
    $1000 21
1516 Thomas More work about a place governed by reason
    $1000 8
The bite-sized Nagami & Meiwa
    $1000 18
This "P" word can mean an example of excellence--like one "of virtue"

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

Donna Natalie Charlie
$1,400 $3,400 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Donna Natalie Charlie
$8,600 $5,400 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Now, this year is the 20th anniversary of the film...)
    $400 6
Describing her divorce from this director, Linda Hamilton said, "'Titanic' was the mistress he left me for"
    $400 11
Your heart will go on, & your lungs & kidneys too if you're an organ donor, indicated in California by a pink sticker on this
    $400 16
His reign lasted 72 years
    $400 24
Around 1904 this painter's Blue Period gave way to his Rose Period
    $400 1
The personification of icy cold
    $400 19
If you want to join the board of directors, we need to put your name in for a vote by these people
    $800 7
Reba McEntire was first offered this unsinkable role; Kathy Bates eventually played her
    $800 12
You won't become a heart donor until this other organ of yours has zero function
    $800 17
This czar was known as the "Father of the Russian Navy"; the birth happened at the end of the 1600s
    $800 25
The pinkish hue of the precious metal with this name is achieved by increasing the copper-colored alloys in the mix
    $800 2
Here's a statue of this mythical creature
    $800 20
There should be 5 people on the board & we only have 2! One more is needed to hit this Latin-named majority
    $1200 8
A 3-D version of "Titanic" was released in this year for the 100th anniversary of the real Titanic disaster
    $1200 13
Donated hearts have extended the lives of Democrats like Governor Robert Casey & Republicans like this vice president
    $1200 18
David Kalakaua, the last king of Hawaii, was succeeded on the throne by this sister
    $1200 26
It was called the Battle of Flowers when it was first held on January 1, 1890
    $1200 3
The name of this snack brand is 1890s slang for "excellent"
    $1200 21
Last name of cereal heiress Marjorie, one of the first women for whom a major corp. made room on its board
    $1600 9
The only 3 of the 14 Oscar nominations "Titanic" didn't convert were for makeup, Kate Winslet & this actress
    DD: $5,000 14
If your heart goes to someone else, it must fit neatly into this 2-word structure formed by 24 bones
    $1600 29
This portrait is one of many Velazquez did of the fourth Spanish king of this name
    $1600 27
Rose of Lima is not only the patron saint of Latin America but of this Asian island nation as well
    $1600 4
In a thriller by Frederick Forsyth, an assassin has this nickname
    $1600 22
We need another body on this alliterative committee to figure out who much to pay the CEO
    DD: $3,000 10
The single highest grossing day for "Titanic" was this holiday, a Saturday 58 days after the film's December opening
    $2000 15
In 1967 the heart of young Denise Darvall went on as this surgeon performed the first human heart transplant
    $2000 30
Fuad I was the first modern-day king of this country following its independence from Great Britain
    $2000 28
You can read his book "The Name of the Rose" as just a murder mystery, but there's a lot more to it
    $2000 5
The sport of birling developed in the camps of these people
    $2000 23
If you're the vice president or chief justice, there's a spot for you on this D.C. institution's Board of Regents

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Donna Natalie Charlie
$21,400 $12,400 $6,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A prefatory poem he wrote to one of his novels tells of "the dream-child moving through a land of wonders wild and new"

Final scores:

Donna Natalie Charlie
$11,400 $12,400 $8,500
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $12,400 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Donna Natalie Charlie
$19,000 $9,000 $5,000
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
8 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $33,000

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Game tape date: 2017-09-06
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