Show #8121 - Monday, December 23, 2019


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Jason Dozier, a nonprofit professional from Atlanta, Georgia

Robin Miner-Swartz, an editor and consultant from Lansing, Michigan

Eric Smith, a bartender from Tucson, Arizona (whose 2-day cash winnings total $42,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Our Clue Crew spent time there.)
(Alex: Each correct response will have two double "L"s in it.)
    $200 16
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.) This imposing desk was used by this imposing man who headed the Bureau for 48 years and for whom the headquarters' building is named
    $200 1
Tilbury & Southend-on-Sea lie on this river, along with many other British-sounding places
    $200 21
Academy Awards host
    $200 4
In this Steinbeck work, George kills his friend Lennie to spare him from a lynch mob
    $200 22
Detroit's Andre Drummond has led the NBA 6 times in these rebounds that come off his own team's miss
    $200 11
The reading of a list of names to check attendance in a classroom
    $400 17
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.) This phone and wiretapping device help set off one of the most notorious episodes in American history in the early morning hours of June 17, 1972 when five burglars were arrested in this Washington, D.C. hotel and office complex
    DD: $1,000 2
Hydroelectric plants & pumping-generating stations on the U.S. & Canadian sides of this river have a 4.8-million kilowatt combined capacity
    $400 6
In this novel, after learning there are no grownups, Jack says, "We'll have to look after ourselves"
    $400 26
In a 1962 game he had 25 rebounds to go along with 100 points
    $400 12
William G. Morgan invented this sport in 1895
    $600 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.These passports belonged to Cynthia and Richard Murphy, real names Lidiya and Vladimir Guryev, who were among 10 foreign agents arrested in a 2010 operation that inspired this Emmy-winning FX series about Russian spies masquerading as U.S. citizens
    $600 3
Here's this city's river of the same name decked out for St. Patty's Day. The dye powder is actually orange until it hits water
    $600 8
This beloved novel whose first word is "Christmas" has been adapted for a Christmas 2019 movie, with Meryl Streep as Aunt March
    $600 23
The NCAA record for rebounds in a game is 51 by Bill Chambers in a 1953 game for this very old college in Williamsburg, Va.
    $600 13
It comes before "stimulating" when referring to work or conversation that wakes up your brain
    $800 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.) Nearly 95% of the over 500 who've appeared on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list have been found, including this man who was listed twice--first following an April 1968 assassination and again briefly after a short 1977 prison escape
    $800 5
Appropriately, this river forms a 500-mile boundary between the Republic of it & the Democratic Republic of it
    $800 27
She's the C.O.O. of Facebook
    $800 9
Lila & Elena are pals in this first book of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet
    $800 24
Just ask Kim Jong Un: in the '90s this wacky "Worm" led the NBA in rebounds per game 7 straight times
    $800 14
This colorful variety of sapsucker of North America can migrate as far as the West Indies
    $1000 20
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.) After much internal debate over the wisdom of giving in to terrorists, in 1995, the FBI allowed publication of this criminal's long rambling manifesto. The move paid off when the man's brother recognized his writing and alerted authorities
    $1000 7
Sacred to Hindus, this river begins in a Himalayan ice cave more than 10,000 feet above sea level
    $1000 28
President of Marvel Studios
    $1000 10
In 2019 his "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction" first came out as an e-book
    $1000 25
In the 2019 Western Conference Final this Warrior not named Steph or Klay led both teams in rebounds, assists, steals & blocks
    $1000 15
The double-talk name of this Washington city may come from a Native American word meaning "small rapid rivers"

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

Eric Robin Jason
-$600 $4,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Robin Jason
$3,800 $6,200 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 5
In Greek mythology, the Epigoni were the sons of Greek chieftains known as the "Seven Against" this
    $400 17
Designed to carry over 400 passengers, the first one of these jets took flight in 1970
    $400 6
This figure that begins a famous speech just means 87
    $400 16
Bullock's & Baltimore
    $400 8
In 2019, this actress turned Food Network star took home a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Culinary Host
    $800 4
Anansi, a spider in African mythology, was famed as this type of mythical figure named for fooling the humans he ran across
    $800 18
This synonym for big & strong is also a brand of trash bags & paper plates
    $800 7
In the 2012 State of the Union Address, Obama said, "Our destiny is stitched together like those 50 stars and" these
    $800 29
This last name of Rhode Island Senator Sheldon is also a famous building not far from the Capitol
    $800 22
Blue & Steller's
    $800 9
Initially the only woman in her class at law school, she's been holding court on TV since 1996
    $1200 3
Aphrodite fell for this other "A" when he was but a wee lad, sending him to Persephone for safekeeping
    DD: $3,000 19
Of the 7 Ancient Wonders, the name of this one from the 200s B.C. reflected its huge size
    $1200 13
In his 1941 State of the Union Address, FDR said, "We look forward to a world founded upon" this many "essential human freedoms"
    $1200 26
In the 1940s, William Sheldon classified body types into endomorphs, mesomorphs & these
    $1200 23
Black & mute
    $1200 10
Chandra Wilson not only plays Dr. Bailey, on this ABC drama, she's also directed many episodes
    $1600 2
The fee to this ferryman was an obolos coin placed in the mouth of the deceased
    $1600 20
Older than humongous, this 9-letter blended word for shockingly big goes back to WWII
    $1600 14
JFK's 1963 speech on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty says this many years ago "the advent of nuclear weapons changed" the world
    $1600 27
Sheldon by birth, this late stand-up comic played Larry David's father on "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
    $1600 24
Rivoli's & bumblebee
    $1600 11
She won an Emmy for playing "Maude"; then came her Emmy for "The Golden Girls"
    $2000 1
The god of beginnings & ends, this Roman god had a temple in the forum whose doors were open during war & closed during peace
    $2000 21
This word for something monstrous in size comes from the name of a powerful grass-eating beast in Job
    DD: $4,000 15
From a 1988 speech by a presidential candidate. "A brilliant , diversity spread like stars, like" this 5-word phrase
    $2000 28
Written at age 87, this prolific author's final book was "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
    $2000 25
Greylag & barnacle
    $2000 12
Formerly the host of "Our America" on OWN & currently hosting "This is Life" on CNN, she's the award-winning journalist seen here

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Robin Jason
$9,800 $14,400 $5,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2016 the OED celebrated his 100th birthday by adding words connected to his writings, including scrumdiddlyumptious

Final scores:

Eric Robin Jason
$800 $19,601 $599
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $19,601 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Robin Jason
$14,800 $17,400 $5,200
19 R,
2 W
(including 2 DDs)
19 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
5 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $37,400

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Game tape date: 2019-10-16
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