Show #8775 - Friday, December 30, 2022

Ray Lalonde game 12.


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Isaac Rabbani, a graduate student from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kristin Jacobsen, a retired naval officer from Burke, Virginia

Ray Lalonde, a scenic artist from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (whose 11-day cash winnings total $311,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 22
Diana Ross first came to fame as the lead singer of this group that scored 12 No. 1 hits in the 1960s
    $200 19
Visited by Columbus on his second voyage west in 1493, this commonwealth became part of the U.S. in 1898
    $200 17
Time to self-help yourself & finish the 1936 book title "How to Win Friends &"...
    $200 27
The flat part of a leaf is called this, like the flat part of a sword
    $200 18
Jockey Eddie Arcaro was the first to win this Louisville race 5 times
    $200 25
Data in the form of words
    $400 29
A film honoring Diana's 75th birthday in 2019 featured clips from her 1983 concert for about 800,000 at this NYC locale
    $400 21
A Pacific island group is divided into the independent nation called this & a U.S. territory called "American" this
    $400 16
In the 1600s, you could have this kind of ship's captain, who was no use in storms; now we talk mostly about this kind of friend
    $400 28
Rounded projections from the roots of cypress trees are called these, like big leg joints
    $400 20
It's the intentionally, even gleefully destructive contest seen here
    $400 26
The highest part of something, especially one forming a point
    $600 30
This co-star of TV's "black-ish" hosted the American Music Awards on a special evening when mom Diana got the Lifetime Achievement Award
    $600 15
U.S. ownership of Navassa Island in the Caribbean is disputed by this nation that traces its claims back to France
    $600 10
Promoting peace & human rights since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee is guided by the principles of this religious group
    $600 11
The head of a tree's foliage is also called this royal headgear
    $600 12
This skating contact sport is finding new life in recent years with current leagues & teams like the Liberty Belles & Hollywood Scarlets
    $600 1
To persuade gently & persistently
    $800 23
Diana's big screen debut as this jazz great in "Lady Sings the Blues" garnered her an Oscar nomination
    DD: $1,000 14
In 1927 the U.S. granted citizenship to residents of this territory in the West Indies whose 3 main islands all bear saintly names
    $800 9
The Druzhba ("Friendship") one of these takes millions of barrels from Russian oil fields to European refineries
    $800 6
Phloem, which carries nutrients from the leaves to the rest of the tree, is the soft inner layer of this tough stuff
    $800 7
In the 19th century Edward Stanley, the 14th Earl of Derby, was British prime minister 3 times as a leader of this political party
    $800 2
This feline carnivore is found in the northern climes of Eurasia & North America
    $1000 24
We want the world to know, got to let it show that this hit released by Diana in 1980 became an LGBTQ pride anthem
    $1000 13
On Aug. 6, 1945 this plane took off from a now-abandoned airfield on Tinian in the Northern Mariana Islands
    $1000 4
Embroidery floss is the traditional material to make these, popular in the 1980s & still
    $1000 5
The terminal type of this structure at the end of a twig is all about growth, not leafing or flowering
    $1000 8
Teddy's daughter, Ethel Roosevelt Derby helped preserve his legacy & was known as "The Queen of" this Long Island bay
    $1000 3
French word for a mixture of butter & flour used to make sauces

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

Ray Kristin Isaac
$5,800 $2,200 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ray Kristin Isaac
$8,000 $3,800 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ryan: I'm Ryan Seacrest, host of "New Year's Rockin' Eve", with clues about some memorable past events on December 31st.)
    $400 8
First count of Native Americans on these, not just in the general population
    $400 25
DJ Alan Freed's claim to have coined this term in Cleveland helped it beat out New York City & Memphis as home to a museum
    $400 23
The title character & kids are murdered in John Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi", considered one of the greatest plays of this type
    $400 19
In World War I the soldiers of the USA's all-Black 92nd infantry division put this animal on their patch
    $400 29
"A Star Is Born"
    $400 16
(Ryan Seacrest presents the clue.) December 31st festivities at this location began in 1904; they became a "Rockin' New Year's Eve" in 1972 in a broadcast featuring Dick Clark & Three Dog Night
    $800 12
14.8% are this, highest in history, finding the streets paved with gold
    $800 26
Adam Sandler sang about her, "Put on my new plastic glove / Served some reheated Salisbury steak with a little slice of love"
    $800 24
With 1587's "Tamburlaine the Great", Christopher Marlowe, not Shakespeare, set the stage for the use of this verse in drama
    $800 20
The 2020 killing of Iranian general Qassim Suleimani by a U.S. drone took place at the airport of this world capital
    $800 30
"Gone Baby Gone"
    $800 1
(Ryan Seacrest presents the clue.) I hope Alex wouldn't mind me saying that this city is not known for wild celebrations, but when Queen Victoria chose it as the capital December 31, 1857, it was on
    $1200 13
The 45-64 population grew 32% since 2000, thanks to this post-WWII phenomenon
    $1200 27
A foamy soak
    $1200 11
Ben Jonson wrote a play in which 4 characters represent the 4 these, medieval bodily fluids
    DD: $4,000 4
In exile in Jamaica in 1815, he wrote a letter outlining unity among the to-be-liberated nations of Spanish America
    $1200 5
"This Is Spinal Tap"
    $1200 17
(Ryan Seacrest presents the clue.) Before a 2011 NASA mission mapping the Moon's gravity, Montana 4th graders named the two spacecraft, & this one entered lunar orbit on New Year's Eve; Flow took a bit longer
    $1600 14
All free people listed, not just this alliterative paterfamilias
    DD: $6,500 7
This 2022 buzzphrase doesn't mean leaving your job, but doing no more than it requires
    $1600 21
A Thomas Kyd play featuring a ghost & a play within a play is thought to have inspired this Shakespeare work published in 1603
    $1600 2
After continually losing elections for Israeli prime minister since 1948, he won the office in 1977 in what's known as "the upset"
    $1600 6
"She's Gotta Have It"
    $1600 18
(Ryan Seacrest presents the clue.) On December 31, 1229, it was celebration time for the Spanish mainlanders as this island, named for being the largest of its group, was conquered by King James of Aragon
    $2000 15
Census talk! 1950:
The first post-enumeration survey revealed this shortfall, more than 3 million people
    $2000 9
In the 10th century Arab mathematician Abul-Wafa wrote about these, saying they're needed by businessmen who go into debt
    $2000 22
In Thomas Middleton's 1624 "A Game at Chess", the black pieces represented this country that threatened England
    $2000 3
This word meaning a spectacular mining find was given to the creek where gold was found in the Klondike in 1896
    $2000 10
"One Night in Miami..."
    $2000 28
(Ryan Seacrest presents the clue.) On December 31, 1959, Paul Westerberg entered the world in Minneapolis as the singer of this band; he'd comment on his birth date with the line, "Income tax deduction, one hell of a function"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ray Kristin Isaac
$22,800 $10,600 $20,100

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Continuing a downward trend, in July 2022 it was at 27% capacity, its lowest level since 1937 when it was first being filled

Final scores:

Ray Kristin Isaac
$42,800 $21,200 $40,000
12-day champion: $354,300 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ray Kristin Isaac
$20,000 $10,400 $15,200
24 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $45,600

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Game tape date: 2022-10-26
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