Show #7895 - Friday, December 28, 2018


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James Rodrigues, a filmmaker from New York, New York

Greg Frost, a communications director from San Diego, California

Kathryn Kienholz, a retired CPA from Milltown, Wisconsin (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And each correct response will begin with those two letters of the alphabet.)
    $200 6
Keanu Reeves hopped off the bus & didn't board the ship for this "2: Cruise Control"
    $200 7
What, were you raised by wolves? well, if you're this "Jungle Book" boy, then yes, you were
    $200 12
Want to track this beer to its first brewery? it's now an Amsterdam museum called its "experience"
    $200 28
The plutonium bomb dropped on this city was more powerful than the uranium one that fell on Hiroshima
    $200 1
The first U.S. circulating coin to depict a real woman was the $1 coin featuring this suffragist
    $200 13
Once March 4, we swear it's now January 20 every 4 years
    $400 8
Calling it an "infamous failure", even one of the writers admitted this Halle Berry pic was not purr-fect
    $400 16
Parzival is the avatar of a kid with an extremely good handle on '80s pop culture in this novel
    $400 14
Hunting for the crisp, clean taste of rice in your beer? it was Adolphus Busch who added rice to this one
    $400 20
The 10 plagues in this Biblical book include one that wipes out the Egyptians' cattle
    $400 2
The Royal Mint showed great "Cents & Sensibility" with a 2-pound silver commemorative coin of this author
    $400 22
Adjective for evidence not allowable in court
    $600 9
His work as Casey Ryback in "Under Siege 2: Dark Territory" was overlooked by the Academy, as was the film itself
    $600 17
The name "Pip" is mentioned 3 times in the first 2 sentences of this novel--we get it, the guy's name is Pip
    $600 15
Nicknamed "The Beer Hunter," this late author of "Ultimate Beer" shared his name with a certain gloved singer
    $600 21
An episode of "The Crown" covered London's deadly 1952 "Great" this; its awful air killed more than 4,000
    $600 3
A 10-euro coin pictured her on the obverse with a child & on the reverse with Pope John Paul II, who beatified her
    $600 23
11-letter word meaning to imprison
    $800 10
Though The Rock gave his all as Mitch Buchannon, this film was not up for an Oscar; a Razzie or 4? Ohhh, yes
    $800 18
R.J. Palacio said this bestseller about Auggie Pullman & his unique face was "a meditation on kindness"
    $800 29
If you're hunting Elephant lager, your destination might be Carlsberg headquarters in this country
    $800 26
The book "Against the Apocalypse" is about the Jewish response to catastrophes like these mob attacks in czarist Russia
    DD: $1,000 4
She graces a gold $1 coin, along with her son Jean Baptiste, born February 11, 1805
    $800 24
Drop a letter from a word meaning crazy; now you're just foolish
    $1000 11
Leonard Maltin, on No. 5 in this series about cops: "What can you say about a sequel... Steve Guttenberg won't even appear in?"
    $1000 19
It's Nick Hornby's novel concerning a 12-year-old lad & a man in his 30s & how the 2 bond
    $1000 27
The Aleppo earthquake of 1138 killed almost a quarter million people in what is now this country
    $1000 5
In 2008, on the 1st anniversary of her assassination, Pakistan issued a 10-rupee coin with her portrait & her name in Urdu
    $1000 25
The Declaration of Independence used "un-", but this word meaning "not transferable to another" is a synonym

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

Kathryn Greg James
$1,800 $2,400 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kathryn Greg James
$3,800 $4,000 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 16
The Protect device made by Nest can detect this dangerous gas, in addition to smoke
    $400 6
Dionysus granted this king any wish; he regretted getting the golden touch when his food became gold & he nearly starved
    $400 11
Einstein said his "biggest blunder" was creating the cosmological constant to deny this alliterative theory
    $400 28
Havana & Houston
    $400 21
Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett kicked off happy hour with "It's" this time "Somewhere"
    $400 1
It's a curved piece of wood usually 2 to 3 feet long
    DD: $3,000 17
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue.) A sheet of carbon atoms is formed by strong covalent bonds. However, the bonds connecting multiple sheets are much weaker, resulting in this soft substance, used in pencils
    DD: $2,000 7
Laocoon, a priest of Apollo, meant this object when he said, "I fear the Greeks, especially when they bring gifts"
    $800 12
Billy Graham admitted that he made a mistake in 1965 when he didn't go to the march that began in this Alabama city
    $800 29
Tallinn & Helsinki
    $800 22
Boyz II Men topped the charts in 1997 with these "of loneliness"
    $800 2
The name of this wild dog is Aussie slang for a contemptible person
    $1200 18
This solid residue left when coal is distilled sounds like a refreshing beverage
    $1200 8
The sculpture of this huntress is also known as "The Diana of Versailles"
    $1200 13
Pres. Obama said his "worst mistake" was not planning better for the post-Qaddafi era in this country
    $1200 24
Juneau & Anchorage
    $1200 23
Numerically, it's what the Commodores said you were in the title of a 1978 No. 1
    $1200 3
Parliament meets in this city, from Aboriginal words for "meeting place"
    $1600 19
Used in carbon dating, the isotope radiocarbon has this number for its approximate atomic weight
    $1600 9
Mercury was the Roman messenger of the gods; he was the Greek equivalent
    $1600 14
Former N.J. governor Brendan Byrne admitted he regretted legalizing gambling in this city
    $1600 25
Newfoundland & Quebec
    $1600 26
In a Spin Doctors hit, these title royals "kneel before you"
    $1600 4
Dwarf & pretty-faced are types of this small member of the kangaroo family
    $2000 20
Mix carbon with nitrogen & hydrogen to get this type of poison aka prussic acid--actually, don't
    $2000 10
He solved the riddle of the Sphinx
    $2000 15
Despite the success of "Into Thin Air", this author called climbing Everest the biggest mistake of his life
    $2000 30
Chabahar, Iran & Muscat
    $2000 27
In a 1997 hit the Wallflowers drove it home with this
    $2000 5
Now the name of a water sports clothing company, it's Australian for a stagnant backwater

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kathryn Greg James
$13,600 $6,000 $15,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The first novelist on Forbes' list of billionaires, this author fell off in 2012 after giving an estimated $160 mil. to charity

Final scores:

Kathryn Greg James
$1 $5,000 $27,400
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $27,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kathryn Greg James
$11,200 $4,800 $15,400
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
20 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,400

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Game tape date: 2018-11-07
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