Show #8763 - Wednesday, December 14, 2022


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Mollie Cowger, an assistant puzzles & games editor from San Francisco, California

Dan Rosen, an accounting clerk from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sean McShane, a nonprofit membership associate originally from West Islip, New York (whose 2-day cash winnings total $53,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
She once took First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt on a flight over Washington, D.C., both attired in evening gowns
    $200 4
Sly or otherwise:
    $200 30
In an iconic speech at Yankee Stadium, he said, "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth"
    $200 16
A rare packaging of a 1985 Nintendo video game featuring "Super" these "Bros." bounced to $114,000 in 2020
    $200 29
A deviation from an established norm is often said to be "the exception" that does this
    $200 28
Man cannot live by this alone, but maybe by the pudding made of it saturated with milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla & spices
    $400 2
The middle initial "T." in the name of this Tuskegee Institute founder stood for Taliaferro
    $400 5
In your garden:
    $400 20
Before making his exit in 2021, he hosted the most watched show on the Fox Business Network
    $400 14
In 2020, "Stan", one of these creatures, was king, his skeleton fetching $31.8 million
    $400 23
The proof of a bottle of booze is double its percentage of ABV, this measurement
    $400 27
What's this in the fridge? Unopened containers from the last time you ordered Chinese takeout? Perfect to make this pudding
    $600 3
Before Little Bighorn, this Sioux leader had a vision that all his enemies would be delivered into his hands
    $600 6
Down on the farm: Mouton
    $600 15
Lou Diamond Phillips portrayed rock & roller Ritchie Valens in this 1987 movie
    $600 11
Coo... coo... cool; the Belgian racing type of this bird is a bit more valuable than one in a city park, going for $1.9 million in 2020
    $600 17
In civil law, a plaintiff usually shoulders this 3-word responsibility to establish disputed facts
    $600 26
Godiva makes a mix for this kind of pudding; so does Jell-O
    $800 7
Wrongly convicted of treason, sent to Devil's Island & later pardoned, this French Jew went on to fight for France in World War I
    $800 9
Look out! Serpent à sonnettes
    $800 21
Restaurateur Lou Malnati gave many people their first taste of this Windy City specialty
    $800 12
I'd pay $1.5 million to know the time, said someone after taking home a Daytona John Player Special 6264 watch by this luxury brand
    $800 18
This "little neutral" particle got its name in the 1930s, but its existence wasn't proved until the 1950s
    DD: $4,000 25
This type of "pudding" is actually sausage, but sanguinaccio dolce, made with the same stuff, is pudding pudding
    $1000 8
In 1271 this teen set out with his father & uncle on a journey from Europe to the Far East & into history
    $1000 10
In a seafood restaurant: Homard
    $1000 22
Though not a pro athlete or built like one, this Lou is in the Baseball Hall of Fame--well, his "Who's On First" record is
    $1000 13
A pair of glasses thought to belong to this "Great Soul" of India netted $340,000 in 2020
    $1000 19
To prove to Boswell that the material world was real, this English writer & lexicographer kicked a big rock
    $1000 24
Lawry's the prime rib restaurant is famous for this British pudding that's a side, not a dessert

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

Sean Dan Mollie
$6,200 $1,800 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sean Dan Mollie
$5,800 $3,800 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE "J.C"s
(Ken: Each response will be a person with those initials, like Johnny Cash.)
    $400 7
Cross the River Liffey using O'Connell Bridge & grab a stout or 2 at one of the welcoming pubs in this city
    $400 30
Place where petroleum is purified
    $400 6
The Army says this 4-letter song was first played at a funeral by a bugler in 1862
    $400 18
Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" examines the events & failures that led up to this history-changing date
    $400 24
In 2019, at age 94 years & 172 days, he became the longest-living president in U.S. history
    $400 29
This legendary actor & his legendary blue eyes--which, by the way, were color blind--awaited "The Verdict" as Frank Galvin
    $800 11
This capital lies astride the Molonglo River, whose name is from Aboriginal words meaning "the sound of thunder"
    $800 14
Wicked city near Sodom
    $800 5
In 1861 Harper's Weekly reported Major Anderson left Fort Sumter with "Yankee Doodle" being played by drum & this
    $800 15
Biologist Robert Sapolsky studies the effects of stress & anxiety in "Why" these African equines "Don't Get Ulcers"
    $800 23
In 2022, Hollywood mourned the death of this legendary actor whose career touched 7 decades
    $800 28
The zen of Sean Penn's Jeff Spicoli in this film: "All I need are some tasty waves, cool buzz & I'm fine"
    $1200 9
The Cynics once taught along the banks of the Ilisos River in this capital; today, the Ilisos is underground
    $1200 1
Gomez' life partner
    DD: $3,000 2
James Reid, who played these during the Jacobite Rebellion, was hanged--the English viewed them as instruments of war
    $1200 16
Get insights into your own mind in Daniel Kahneman's 2011 bestseller "Thinking" at these 2 opposite speeds
    $1200 20
Premiering in 2022, an HBO Max drama looks at the life & career of this "French chef"
    $1200 27
What's best in life, this Arnold guy? "Crush your enemies, see them driven before you & hear the lamentation of their women"
    $1600 8
Known in the region as the "River of Nine Dragons", the Mekong flows through this Laotian capital
    $1600 12
Like a friendship without benefits
    $1600 3
The recovered violin here was bandleader Wallace Hartley's; his troupe performed this fitting 1841 hymn as the "Titanic" sank
    $1600 17
Cathy O'Neil's "Weapons of" this punning kind of "Destruction" looks at how algorithms & big data control us
    $1600 21
He founded a society that strives to "uncover the secrets held within our water planet" & "work to keep it alive and healthy"
    $1600 26
The "Tears in Rain" speech to Harrison Ford in this film was a page long; Rutger Hauer cut it down, in part, to get out of the rain
    $2000 10
Petroleum products have been sent downstream from Bamako, the capital of Mali, on this river with the name of a neighbor nation
    $2000 13
Pooch-y peninsula
    $2000 4
This Babylonian king in the book of Daniel wanted people to drop to the ground & worship a statue if they heard a dulcimer or harp
    DD: $1,500 19
In "Disappointment River", Brian Castner retraces Sir Alexander Mackenzie's 1789 search for this waterway
    $2000 22
"The Enormous Radio" is among the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning "Stories of" this writer
    $2000 25
In "Poltergeist", after watching TV in a room that gets shaky, Heather O'Rourke makes this 2-word declaration to her parents

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sean Dan Mollie
$23,000 $13,600 $5,100

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Only 3 presidents have married while in office--John Tyler was the first & he was the last

Final scores:

Sean Dan Mollie
$27,201 $6,600 $4,200
3-day champion: $80,401 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sean Dan Mollie
$27,000 $11,800 $6,600
31 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
10 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $45,400

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Game tape date: 2022-10-24
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