Show #8759 - Thursday, December 8, 2022


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A.Z. Madonna, a music journalist from Malden, Massachusetts

Sriram Krishnan, a consultant from Falls Church, Virginia

Ron Cheung, an economics professor from Lakewood, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Once upon a time you needed a model, not just a design, to get a patent, and the Hagley Museum in Delaware has a great collection.)
    $200 4
Designed to produce very pure spirits, this 1875 still model was from John & Joseph, uncles of Jim from this first family of bourbon
    $200 1
Not quite annual
    $200 16
Arthur Miller & Pete Seeger were among those investigated for being this, the "U" in HUAC
    $200 30
The title character in Antonin Dvořák's opera "Rusalka" is one of these water-dwelling creatures
    $200 21
"Monkey suit" can be slang for a military uniform or this formal wear
    $200 9
This brother of a famous Mark wasn't born to a family of bluebloods
    $400 5
Mary Carpenter earned 17 patents, including for a sewing machine & won a big lawsuit over this, the violation of patent rights
    $400 2
A really chill gentleman
    $400 17
A Black resident of Philadelphia, William still kept meticulous records of enslaved people he helped escape via this network
    $400 29
Born in Naples in 1873, this opera legend is seen here in costume for the lead role in "Pagliacci"
    $400 22
An easily homemade toy is traditionally created from these sewn together & filled to resemble a monkey
    $400 10
David Knopfler founded this band along with brother Mark
    $600 6
Jacob Gulden patented a device for filling several bottles of this at once; his name is still on America's oldest brand
    $600 25
A brand of lighter just for the fibers of a candle
    $600 19
In 1369 the V pope of this name tried to pull off a union of the Eastern & western Christian churches
    $600 15
It's been called the lowest & richest sound among female voices; Erda in "Siegfried" is a notable role for one
    $600 23
The most abundant primate of the Amazon region, this type of monkey bears the name of a common rodent of North America
    $600 11
A familiar TV actor, he's also made indie films like "The Puffy Chair" with brother Mark
    $800 7
Melville Bissell's allergies led to his carpet sweeper; now Bissell makes a model with a HEPA filter, the "P" for this type of matter
    $800 26
Webelo uncertainty
    $800 20
This "Incident" resulted in the exchange of Rudolf Abel for Francis Gary Powers
    $800 3
In this 1791 opera Tamino is given the title musical instrument to protect him on his journey
    $800 24
This "great ultimate" Chinese exercise & martial arts system uses animal "forms" including bear, tiger & monkey
    $800 12
Music man Mark Ronson has sisters who are twins, fashion designer Charlotte & her
    $1000 8
Brakemen would leap from car to car, but this man's air brakes could stop the whole train; an 1879 improvement is one of his 300 patents
    $1000 27
One who owes due to gambling
    $1000 18
In what was meant to be a limited operation, in 1969 U.K. troops were sent to parts of this region as a result of "Troubles"
    DD: $1,000 14
A play by French dramatist Pierre Beaumarchais served as the basis for this Rossini opera set in a Spanish city
    $1000 28
The Hanuman is a species of monkey & also the name of a monkey-like demigod of this religion who commands a monkey army
    $1000 13
This brother of fellow astronaut Scott became a senator from Arizona, in John McCain's old spot

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

Ron Sriram A.Z.
$600 $1,800 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ron Sriram A.Z.
$4,200 $3,800 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Each response will be two countries.)
    $400 30
Davis v. Beason ruled that a Mormon couldn't use this amendment as a defense for polygamy
    $400 28
People who live in woodhouses... making her debut in 1815, this title woman tries to match Harriet with Mr. Elton
    $400 10
One of these flexible lamps with an avian & anatomical name
    $400 3
Consonants only:
Both part of other nations until the 1990s, SLVN & SLVK
    $400 18
To get into character as Sebastian in this film, Ryan Gosling had to work on his dance moves & his piano playing
    $400 15
That's really great! It's "all that and" this snack offering
    $800 21
Anderson v. Dunn gave Congress the power to punish nonmembers for this offense; Steve Bannon faced it in 2022
    $800 29
As first mate on the Pequod, he considers killing Ahab before what happens, happens & never gets to open his own java place
    $800 13
On the floor, this 4-letter deep-pile carpeting that was all the rage in the 1970s
    $800 4
Change one letter:
One is part of the British Isles, the other is an Atlantic isle
    $800 6
For his role as Travis Bickle, he literally took the wheel, getting an actual license & driving shifts as a taxi driver
    DD: $2,000 20
You can spell this word for a type of business with 6 letters or a period & 3 letters
    $1200 22
In 1982 this man was found not guilty of shooting James Brady & Ronald Reagan by reason of insanity
    $1200 16
In France, a Roma woman is framed for murder... but Phoebus is still alive! & she loves the guy! Does her name ring a bell?
    $1200 12
For your memorabilia, one of these display cases, that sounds like what a fighter does to warm up
    $1200 8
Rhyming pairs:
Banjul & Lusaka are the capital cities of these 2
    $1200 7
To play Hawkeye in this 1992 film, Daniel Day-Lewis learned how to hunt, build canoes & throw tomahawks
    $1200 1
In 1992 Vanity Fair asked if Kurt & Courtney were the John & Yoko of this
    $1600 23
1932's Hawaii v. Fortescue was the last big case for this legendary defense lawyer, who needed the fee in the Depression
    $1600 17
Things are looking up for this Bernard Malamud ballplayer when he strikes out "The Whammer" early in "The Natural"
    $1600 11
This large upholstered couch that shares its name with the largest of the Quad Cities along the Iowa-Illinois border
    DD: $3,000 9
Add 2 vowels:
2 Neighbors in West Africa
    $1600 14
Ed Harris built an art studio & learned to paint, or drip paint, for his role as this artist in a 2000 film
    $1600 2
A gesture often accompanied this 4-word anatomical phrase meaning "I'm not listening to you"
    $2000 25
In 1944's Korematsu v. United States, the Supreme Court upheld the legality of this by a 6-3 margin
    $2000 26
He is described as "Prometheus who changed his mind"; now you say the first sentence of "Atlas Shrugged"
    $2000 27
This type of wicker chair named for the Asian palm stems used to make it
    $2000 5
Same till the last letter, both in the Middle East; their flags are seen here
    $2000 19
Rooney Mara got numerous piercings, chopped off her hair & learned to ride a motorcycle for this 2011 thriller
    $2000 24
The '90s saw an uptick in talk about this, the process of businesses & other entities starting to operate on a worldwide scale

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ron Sriram A.Z.
$10,800 $21,800 $8,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A cocktail, an island & a WWII venture originally called "Development of Substitute Materials" all bear this name

Final scores:

Ron Sriram A.Z.
$5,599 $21,800 $1,730
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $21,800 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ron Sriram A.Z.
$13,800 $20,600 $8,000
16 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $42,400

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Game tape date: 2022-10-12
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