Show #7883 - Wednesday, December 12, 2018


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Elana Schor, a journalist from Washington, D.C.

Andy Greeley, an elections administrator from Seattle, Washington

Nicole Cocklin, a travel agent from Fort Wayne, Indiana (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each clue will be three words. Each correct response will be three letters only.)
    $200 6
The records this sprinter set in the 100 & 200 meters in 1988 still stand today
    $200 1
A waste-collecting robot helps save Earth in this Pixar film
    $200 27
A hammer has a specific striking zone while this tool delivers more even pounding (& works great in croquet)
    $200 22
Veiled religious sister
    $200 11
This novel in which the Pequod sinks in the last chapter--read it
    $200 30
Journals from the A.M.A. are devoted to fields like psychiatry & this other "P" field that deals with kids
    $400 14
The first Latina on the Supreme Court, she says watching "Perry Mason" as a kid inspired her to become a lawyer
    $400 2
Agent Smith is even more powerful in this 2003 first sequel to "The Matrix"
    $400 26
Used in drafting to measure distances, a divider has 2 sharp points; this similar item has one sharp point & a pencil
    $400 19
Needle threading point
    $400 10
The Yorkshire dialect makes this Bronte classic a tough read; I prefer the film with Olivier as Heathcliff
    $400 29
The A.M.A. strives to lower this for over 100 million Americans in the program called Target: BP
    $600 15
This Ms. & feminist icon co-founded Ms. magazine in 1971
    $600 3
Director Rian Johnson said Laura Dern could not resist saying "Pew!" every time she fired her blaster in this film
    $600 25
A rasp is a coarser type of this other 4-letter tool
    $600 16
Tiny, in Edinburgh
    $600 9
Woodward & Bernstein changed America with this book, nonfiction that read like a spy thriller
    $600 12
The task force devoted to this epidemic advocates prescribing naloxone to those at risk of overdose
    $800 17
On her second mission in space, she went up with childhood friend & fellow astronaut Kathryn Sullivan
    $800 4
An action-packed 2017 for Karen Gillan, planet hopping as Nebula in "Guardians 2" & jungle jumping as Martha in this film
    $800 24
Generally a screw is driven into a surface while this other threaded item is affixed with a matching nut
    $800 20
To spread seed
    DD: $1,000 7
This first mystery novel with Philip Marlowe--too convoluted & kind of a snooze (pun intended)
    $800 13
The first code of these the A.M.A. adopted in 1847 was influenced by doctor & philosopher Thomas Percival
    $1000 18
After her death, it was revealed that she'd had leukemia for 12 years, including her time as Israel's prime minister
    $1000 5
Emile Hirsch lost 40 pounds from his 155-pound frame to get back to nature as Chris McCandless in this 2007 film
    $1000 23
This small kind of gardening spade is shaped more like a scoop
    $1000 21
One gear tooth
    $1000 8
Jhumpa Lahiri's writing is exquisite in her short story collection called "Interpreter of" these
    $1000 28
In 2018 the AMA told doctors to prepare for these cards redesigned to stop identity theft, going out to 60 million people

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

Nicole Andy Elana
$1,400 $3,400 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nicole Andy Elana
$2,400 $8,200 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
Type of error that causes a program to abort, or of attraction that caused Michael Douglas to notice Glenn Close
    $400 29
If you really, really want to visit North Korea, you'll probably fly into this city's Sunan Intl. Airport
    $400 30
The name of this leading ballet company means "great ballet" in Russian
    $400 28
Medical miracles march on: guinea worm, which in 1985 had 3 million cases on this continent, is on the verge of eradication
    $400 25
A song by the late Avicii says, "So" do this "when it's all over, whem I'm wiser and I'm older"
    $400 26
This automaker automakes the Focus ST
    $800 2
Often found before "maniac", this word refers to a murderer
    $800 14
In 1749 the French laid out this Caribbean capital in a grid pattern & called it L'Hopital
    DD: $7,000 27
Here is Eugene Delacroix's depiction of the death of this Shakespeare character
    $800 10
A bestseller by Steven Pinker about the joys of progress is called this 18th century era of reason "Now"
    $800 24
Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes took this love theme from "An Officer and a Gentleman" to No. 1
    $800 23
It's the largest U.S. state in area that borders the Pacific Ocean
    $1200 3
A substance that tends to cause cancer is deemed this 12-letter word
    DD: $4,600 5
It's continental Europe's westernmost national capital
    $1200 7
Erato, the muse of love poetry, is depicted holding this harp-like instrument
    $1200 11
As Dr. King put it, "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward" this quality
    $1200 22
Andra Day said this inspirational song started as "sort of a prayer" after a friend was diagnosed with cancer
    $1200 21
It's the number of strings on a standard guitar
    $1600 16
This type of wound that kills you comes from the Latin for "death"
    $1600 4
This South American capital is the only city planned & built in the 20th century to be made a World Heritage site
    $1600 8
Here's a poster by Czech artist Alphonse Mucha in this style that flourished from about 1880 to 1910
    $1600 12
The 1964 exhibit "Progressland" was sponsored by this giant power-&-more company
    $1600 18
In 2018 Drake rapped about feeling this, "Hundred thousand on my head, it's disrespect"
    $1600 20
It's the heat needed to raise the temperature of a gram of water one degree Celsius
    $2000 15
This adjective from the word "virus" can describe a deadly strain of a disease
    $2000 6
Thimphu, capital of this Himalayan kingdom, is said to be the only world capital without traffic lights
    $2000 9
Denzel Washington "arrived" on Broadway as Hickey in a 2018 revival of this drama by Eugene O'Neill
    $2000 13
In the 1933 utopian work "Life in" this kind of -ocracy run by scientists, every citizen gets a yearly energy allotment in ergs
    $2000 17
"And if this old world starts getting you down, there's room enough for two" here
    $2000 19
This is a blank page at the beginning or end of a book, not a spot for bugs to gather on a plant

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nicole Andy Elana
$7,600 $23,600 $15,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

One of the twin planets this alien race called home was Remus

Final scores:

Nicole Andy Elana
$7,600 $15,999 $23,601
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $23,601

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nicole Andy Elana
$7,600 $20,000 $9,400
15 R,
2 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,000

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Game tape date: 2018-10-31
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