Show #8297 - Tuesday, December 8, 2020


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Cody Lawrence, an assistant editor from Sherman Oaks, California

Kristen Thomas-McGill, a graduate student originally from Louisville, Kentucky

John Vigna, a communications manager from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,199)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
"I cannot live without" these, Thomas Jefferson wrote months after selling more than 6,000 of them to the Library of Congress
    $200 29 is one of these that finds things online; bonus: it plants a tree for every query you make
    $200 12
This superstar's album "Lover" was the bestselling album in the U.S. in 2019
    $200 6
Jewish, Muslim, Christian & Armenian are the 4 quarters of the "Old" part of this city
    $200 30
In 1887 readers were introduced to this pair, a moody resident of Baker Street & his army surgeon friend
    $200 7
Party on with this name for an adult male deer
    $400 2
Money maven Alexander Hamilton: "Every proposal for a specific" one of these levies "is sure to meet with opposition"
    $400 28 is a website that helps you identify these, be they oval, square or 8-sided
    $400 13
What became this giant screen film innovation emerged at Expo 67 in Montreal with the film "Polar Life"
    $400 14
About the size of Minnesota, this is the largest of Japan's 4 main islands
    $400 23
This company named for its 2 founders introduced its cordless electric drill in 1961
    $400 8
A male guinea pig is called this, like a male pig
    $600 3
Speaking to the First Continental Congress, Patrick Henry said, "I am not a Virginian" but one of these
    $600 27
The website for this organization for seniors offers a chapter locator & a Medicare Q&A tool
    $600 16
"Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone", is the subtitle of a restoration of this 1990 film, now with a new beginning & ending
    $600 15
4 countries border Guatemala: Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras & this one
    $600 22
This pair did okay together, writing musicals like "My Fair Lady" & "Camelot"
    $600 9
Male house cats & male turkeys both have this name
    $800 4
George Washington held to "the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty" is this
    $800 25
The Great Global Cleanup & Taking Climate Action are things you can learn about on the website named for this day created in 1970
    $800 19
Christian Bale & Matt Damon hit the track in this high-octane film about an effort to build a new kind of race car
    $800 17
These 4 states meet at the USA's Four Corners Monument
    DD: $4,600 21
The so-called Glorious or Bloodless Revolution of 1688 put this pair on the throne of England
    $800 10
A sea stallion is the male of this unique fish
    $1000 5
On taking up his duties as president of the Senate in April 1789, he told it, "The eyes of the world are upon you"
    $1000 26
The website for this homebuilding organization has a page telling how Jimmy Carter has toiled alongside its workers
    $1000 18
Dating back to 1939, this DC Comics superhero has an origin story involving an ancient Egyptian curse
    $1000 20
Of Australia's 4 most populous cities, 3 are in the east & this one is in the far southwest
    $1000 24
"Thespis" was the first collaboration by this pair; it wasn't as successful as their other works, like "The Pirates of Penzance"
    $1000 11
The drake of this common North American duck is also called a greenhead

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

John Kristen Cody
$3,600 $1,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

John Kristen Cody
$4,600 $4,200 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 2
Most of the people of Liechtenstein speak Alemannic, a dialect of this official language
    $400 1
Disc 1 of their 2004 album "live licks" features such megahits as "Start Me Up" & "Paint It, Black"
    $400 7
Napoleon had intended the Madeleine to be a temple to his Grande Armée, but the monarchy made it into one of these in 1816
    $400 30
The biggest hydroelectric power producer in the U.S. is Washington State's Grand Coulee Dam on this river
    $400 19
Studying French & classics, she graduated from England's University of Exeter, not Hogwarts, in 1987
    $400 8
Adjective meaning solitary & past tense verb meaning vanished
    $800 6
Compiled in the Middle Ages, the Eddas were written down in the language called "Old" this
    $800 28
Their "Live at Leeds" featuring a medley with "My Generation" & "Magic Bus" is considered one of the best live albums ever made
    $800 13
At one time this Paris museum was named Le Musée Napoléon
    $800 29
A tokamak plasma nuclear reactor superheats isotopic nuclei of this element so that they fuse, releasing energy
    $800 27
Before becoming an author, Sue Monk Kidd worked as a nurse, getting her degree from this school, TCU for short
    $800 9
Raven relative & 4-letter synonym for forehead
    $1200 5
Pinyin is a system for writing this language using the Roman alphabet
    $1200 20
A 1975 album captured this reggae legend & the Wailers on their Natty Dread Tour
    $1200 18
It should have been a bad omen for Napoleon when this wife of his bought Malmaison, the house of misfortune
    $1200 24
In Hinduism, one of these spiritual energy centers situated on the throat is known as the vishuddha
    DD: $4,000 26
One of his professors at Cornell was William Strunk Jr. whose "Elements of Style" he would later revise
    $1200 10
Burial place & brush's partner
    $1600 3
"U" might know that this official language of Pakistan is closely related to Hindi
    $1600 21
They dedicated "One More Light Live" to late frontman Chester Bennington
    $1600 14
Napoleon started 2 of these structures, the big one at the end of the Champs-Élysées & another "du Carrousel"
    DD: $2,400 15
The theory that the total amount of energy in the universe is constant is the first law of this branch of physics
    $1600 22
It's no science fiction that in 1948 this prolific Russian-born author received a Ph.D in chemistry from Columbia University
    $1600 11
The portal one, for example, & a chain of amino acids
    $2000 4
Filipino is based on this language that shares its name with the people who originally spoke it
    $2000 23
This British rocker showed us the way and came alive with a double live album that was No. 1 for 10 weeks in 1976
    $2000 17
Napoleon did not build Les Invalides, but it ended up as his tomb after his body was moved from this island in 1840
    $2000 16
In a car engine, the large disc seen on the left, called this wheel, stores energy & regulates rotation of the crankshaft
    $2000 25
He was a theatre major at Wesleyan University in Connecticut before giving birth to the Jason Bourne novels
    $2000 12
A boggy fuel & a menacing statement

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

John Kristen Cody
$7,000 $15,800 $11,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

He got to propose his own sentence & joked that since he was actually a benefactor of the state, he should get free meals!

Final scores:

John Kristen Cody
$13,000 $22,801 $8,799
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $22,801 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

John Kristen Cody
$9,400 $13,000 $16,000
14 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
19 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $38,400

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Game tape date: 2020-09-29
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