Show #7892 - Tuesday, December 25, 2018


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Richard Koehler, a data scientist from Wilmington, Delaware

Lanier Heyburn, a neuroscientist from Bethesda, Maryland

Charbel Barakat, an attorney from Tampa, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $30,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: That sounds easy, doesn't it?)
(Alex: Careful with this one...)
(Alex: Tell us what show is just starting when you hear the opening lines from that show.)
    $200 2
This word meaning to recede often precedes "& flow"
    $200 11
Pizza purists blame Ont. restaurateur Sam Panopoulos for popularizing Hawaiian pizza featuring this fruit
    $200 13
We all have our these, the areas behind & to the side of a car that are tough to see in a mirror
    $200 24
Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in 1831, around the time that this Polish composer made his way to Paris
    $200 19
Ecuador's is "Salve, Oh Patria"
    $200 1
"In the huge metropolis of Gotham City, who knows when, where or how a warped criminal mind will strike"
    $400 3
Time Out New York says Russ & Daughters is one of the best places to get bagels & this
    $400 12
In a dispute over these rights between Maine & Canada, one man said, "Canadians are like Vikings! they... pillage"
    $400 14
Bumpers are at the front & rear of a car; these other protective parts are the frames over the wheels
    DD: $2,600 25
Burton & Speke visited Lake Tanganyika in 1858, when these 2 were running for U.S. Senator & debated each other 7 times
    $400 20
It dates back to 1636 when it was founded as a citizen force to protect the colonies from hostile attacks
    $400 7
"In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by 2 separate yet equally important groups"
    $600 4
1992 is the OED's first citation for this word meaning so-so; it described "Melrose Place"
    $600 17
In 2017 Gov. Scott Walker accused Canada of favoring its own dairy farmers over those of this state
    $600 16
Manual shifters used to come in "4 on the floor" & "3 on" this arboreal word for the steering column
    $600 26
The 1990s had its share of ethnic wars: Bosnia (1992-1995) & this country (the 1994 genocide of its Tutsi people)
    $600 21
Elizabeth Taylor was just 12 years old when she rode to glory in this film that made her a star
    $600 8
"Meet the Robertson clan... running a family business is tough when the family just wants to run wild"
    $800 5
Doing this type of lively dance is synonymous with elation
    $800 18
(Here's Jay Leno with the clue.) At a time when most cars had huge engines & heavy bodies, the speedy & nimble 1913 Mercer Raceabout pioneered the sports car by pairing a small engine with a lightweight one of these; it's a French word for a car's frame, hmmm
    $800 27
Sir Francis Drake failed to capture Lisbon in 1589, but this astronomer succeeded in taking a chair--in math at the U. of Pisa
    $800 22
Michael Flynn's 3-word title from January 20, 2017 to February 13, 2017
    $800 9
"4 chefs, 3 courses, only one chance to win"
    $1000 6
This red, brimless cap is also called a tarboosh
    $1000 15
I love to watch the MacPherson type of this shock absorber do its job
    $1000 28
1733 saw the start of the war of Polish Succession; that same year this man founded Savannah, Georgia
    $1000 23
Among its holdings are the Declaration of Independence & the arrest warrant for Lee Harvey Oswald
    $1000 10
"There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission"

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

Charbel Lanier Richard
$200 $2,600 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Charbel Lanier Richard
$1,200 $5,600 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: However many words, the letters will all add up to 13.)
    $400 25
Someone who's not up to the job can't do this condiment phrase
    $400 2
A novel about a bestseller on UFOs, or a Will Smith movie about policing extraterrestrials
    $400 1
1964, judo:
Nguyen Van Binh of this country
    $400 10
The Idaho National Laboratory is the site of the first power plant to produce electricity by this method in 1951
    $400 6
On Christmas Day, 1991, he announced his resignation as Soviet leader, and wished everyone the best
    $400 9
A nice one of these, cash in addition to your salary; on Wall Street in 2017 they averaged $184,000
    $800 27
Don't forget it's always the shortened version of "them" in this statement made on showing a winning hand
    $800 15
In "The Name of the Rose", it is revealed that the murders are related to this Greek's "Poetics"
    $800 3
1984, Ali Al-Ghadi of North Yemen:
This common charity race distance, about 3 miles
    $800 11
The HQ of 3 national labs, 2 of them named for Ernest Lawrence, are within 40 miles of each other in this state
    $800 7
On Christmas 1492 this flagship of Christopher Columbus ran aground off Haiti
    $800 21
A second star from this French guide, meaning my restaurant is excellent & "worth a detour"
    $1200 16
Signaling ancient secrets, a book magically appears at this Univ.'s Bodleian Library in "A Discovery of Witches"
    $1200 4
1972, gymnastics:
This 4-medal female star for the USSR
    $1200 12
The top & bottom types of this particle were discovered in Fermilab in Illinois
    $1200 8
Hallelujah! This Handel oratorio had its first complete performance in the U.S. on Dec. 25, 1818 in Boston
    $1200 22
This U.S. military medal; since 1962, civilians who've sustained a wound are eligible for it too
    $1600 18
In Azar Nafisi's bestseller, a group of students are secretly "Reading Lolita in" this Middle Eastern capital city
    $1600 5
1960, gymnastics:
Miroslav Cerar of this country, father of a future prime minister of Slovenia
    $1600 13
This 4th state of matter is found in the name of Princeton's national lab
    $1600 19
Christmas island in this ocean received its name on Christmas Day 1643
    $1600 23
A grant from the Open Society Foundations, created by this Hungarian-born billionaire to build democracy
    $2000 28
In a saying about self-reliance, these 5 words precede "& you feed him for a day"
    $2000 26
In a novel, Juliet Ashton finds the subject of her next book: this island's "Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society"
    $2000 17
1952, men's marathon:
Emil Zatopek of this country that's now divided in two
    DD: $3,000 14
This Southwest facility began as Site Y in the Manhattan Project 75 years ago
    DD: $1,000 20
After suffering a stroke, this French explorer died on Christmas 1635 in Quebec
    $2000 24
From the governor, this reduction in my sentence; a pardon would have been nicer, but at least I'm out

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Charbel Lanier Richard
$9,000 $9,000 $14,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes once referred to this 1857 decision as the court's first self-inflicted wound

Final scores:

Charbel Lanier Richard
$18,000 $6,700 $18,001
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $18,001

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Charbel Lanier Richard
$10,000 $12,000 $17,200
11 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
24 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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Game tape date: 2018-11-07
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