Show #7839 - Thursday, October 11, 2018


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Kristina Johnson, a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom from Flushing, New York

Patrick Wyman, a history podcaster and writer from Los Angeles, California

Alex Schmidt, a writer and comedian from Pasadena, California (whose 3-day cash winnings total $64,879)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Jimmy: The national historical park in New Jersey that produced 40 years of inventive genius.)
    $200 5
Lisa Simpson takes moral stands on many an issue & also plays a mean one of these instruments
    $200 16
This retailer is right on TGT
    $200 1
The Seine River
    $200 11
Can you solve this puzzle in speedcubing? Can you solve it in the world record time of 4.22 seconds?
    $200 21
A gecko that only shows up during a fierce winter snowstorm
    $200 22
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents from Edison Labs in Menlo Park, NJ.) On a historic day in 1877, Edison spoke "Mary had a little lamb" into this device; he later recalled his surprise at its instant success, saying, "I was always afraid of things that worked the first time"
    $400 6
1 of the 2 females who solve mysteries with Scooby Doo; they got their own prequel movie in 2018
    $400 17
HD, DVD, A/V, L.E.D., HDMI... it's all here at this store--BBY
    $400 2
The Tiber River
    $400 12
The scouting badge seen here covers this type of canoe in flatwater--the whitewater badge is for rapids
    $400 24
The price of thin ice crystals forming on the ground or other surfaces
    $400 23
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents from Edison Labs in Menlo Park, NJ.) Thomas Edison regularly worked 80-hour weeks & punched his own time clock, making him a living example of his familiar dictum: "Genius is 1% inspiration, 99%" this
    $600 7
Mother to Judy & Elroy, Jane is the glue that keeps this TV family of the future together
    $600 18
This company, CVX, can get gassy
    $600 3
The 300-mile-long Han River
    $600 13
Lapidary is polishing & cutting these
    $600 26
Eating utensil for use during the seasonal rainy period of southeast Asia
    $600 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents from Edison Labs in Menlo Park, NJ.) In 1894 Edison filmed members of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, including this trick-shot artist in action
    $800 8
Bubbles is a member of this original Townsville trio of big-eyed heroes
    $800 19
RAD, this corporation, will totally sell you drugs
    $800 4
The River Liffey
    $800 14
If you live in the UK, you can try gongoozling, staring at passing boats on these, like the Kennet & Avon one
    $800 29
A daily record of the pollution in L.A. or Beijing
    $800 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from Edison Labs in Menlo Park, NJ.) In 1875 Edison invented an electric needle pen for copying documents, but the pen was a failure--but in 1891, it was adapted into the needle pen still used today for this body modification process
    $1000 9
In 2005 Charlize Theron brought this animated futuristic MTV secret agent to the big screen
    $1000 20
In Feb. 2018 one "A" share of this, BRK, was going for about $310,000 a pop
    $1000 10
The Tagus River
    DD: $1,600 15
From Turkish for "napkin", this craft is all about the knots
    $1000 30
A brief rush of wind carrying fine, powdery earth
    $1000 28
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents from Edison Labs in Menlo Park, NJ.) Written after a 1914 fire damaged the labs, a letter offering Edison best wishes for continuing health & success shows that the rivalry between Edison & this European electrical genius was not as bitter as it's sometimes made out to be

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

Alex Patrick Kristina
$2,600 $1,600 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Patrick Kristina
$4,400 $4,800 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 22
In 1912 someone must have driven Alexis Carrel to give his Nobel lecture on suturing these, arteries & veins
    $400 1
Zaphod Beeblebrox of "Hitchhiker's Guide" fame is instantly recognizable, as he sports 2 of these
    $400 25
Thomas Godfrey wrote the first play by an American professionally staged, in this Delaware River city in 1767
    $400 6
In the 1960s ska & rocksteady gave way to this style of music, mon
    $400 24
Exophonic writers, like this Polish-born author of "Lord Jim", write in languages other than their native one
    $800 21
If you're driving company founder Alexis Ohanian to Reddit's offices, head for the Tenderloin area of this city
    $800 2
In the Pokemon universe, Litwick appears as a ghostly sort of this inanimate object (look at the name)
    $800 18
In this 1776 work Adam Smith advocated free trade & competition
    $800 7
It's the type of performer seen here
    $800 23
While in exile in England from 1726 to 1728, this philosopher born Francois-Marie Arouet wrote in English
    $1200 14
If you're driving this actress, it may be to the set of "The Handmaid's Tale"
    $1200 3
In this film the man-eating plant Audrey II was voiced by Levi Stubbs of the Four Tops
    $1200 17
This "Gap" or pass was discovered in 1750 & the Wilderness Road runs through it
    $1200 28
The two-color variety of this breed is named for artist Edwin Landseer, who memorably painted the dog as seen here
    $1200 8
A distinguished musician, especially a conductor of classical music
    $1200 11
Tokyo native Yoko Tawada's honors include Japan's Akutagawa Prize & the 2016 Kleist Prize for her work in this language
    $1600 20
You'd want to drive the czarevich Alexis (born 1904) very carefully as he suffered from this condition
    $1600 4
Catherine Coulson, who had this alliterative role on "Twin Peaks", appeared in the revival, wood in hand
    DD: $4,400 15
In addition to a bribe, 3 French agents demanded a $10 million "loan" to France in this 1797 scandal
    $1600 27
This Spanish island group that was once home to the Guanche people was named for large dogs, not birds
    $1600 9
Derived from Dutch, it's another name for a large, powerful whirlpool
    DD: $1,500 12
This Dublin-born man's pre-World War II works were mostly in English; his post-war work primarily in French
    $2000 19
Driving this author of "Democracy in America" may have been rough as he complained, "Trail infernal, carriage without springs"
    $2000 5
Without much provocation, this Beatles title guy commits 3 murders with a silver hammer
    $2000 16
This Prussian leader threatened the Austrian Habsburg Empire & its domains in 1740 by invading & capturing Silesia
    $2000 26
This little terrier originated as a hunting dog on the Scottish isle for which it is named
    $2000 10
It's a song of praise or Thanksgiving, especially to an ancient Greek god
    $2000 13
I foretell you will name this bestselling 1923 work of English poetry by native Arabic speaker Kahlil Gibran

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Patrick Kristina
$19,900 $14,000 $8,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The title of this 1947 Lerner & Loewe musical may come from the construction seen here

Final scores:

Alex Patrick Kristina
$28,001 $11,800 $1,999
4-day champion: $92,880 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alex Patrick Kristina
$20,000 $12,800 $8,000
22 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $40,800

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Game tape date: 2018-08-14
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