Show #8776 - Monday, January 2, 2023

Ray Lalonde game 13.


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Chris Blair, a development operations manager from Newbury Park, California

Denise Carlon, an attorney from Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Ray Lalonde, a scenic artist from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (whose 12-day cash winnings total $354,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Erik: I'm Erik Larson, with clues about some of the books in which I've tried to make history come alive.)
    $200 26
Composed of tin, copper & antimony, Britannia metal is this type of 5-letter mixture
    $200 4
It calls itself "The oldest major soft drink in America"
    $200 7
A genus of frogs is called this type, presumably because they croak in unison like a group of actors speaking together in a play
    $200 21
Sadly, in 2022 we lost this "Coal Miner's Daughter", an Opry member for 60 years, at the age of 90
    $200 13
Brew made with a top-fermenting yeast
    $200 30
(Erik Larson presents the clue.) My bestseller "The Devil in the White City" told the incredible true story of how a prolific serial killer lured his victims using the 1893 World's Fair in this Midwest city
    DD: $2,000 25
The second-most abundant metal in the Earth's crust, it's number one down in the core
    $400 24
This Dr. was in when Blackstreet featured him on "No Diggity"
    $400 22
A common phrase & relationship books say you've got to kiss a lot of frogs to find this
    $400 20
He had "Friends In Low Places" in 1990; in 2018, 85,000 of them bought tickets to see him at Notre Dame Stadium
    $400 12
Yellowfin in Hawaii
    $400 29
(Erik Larson presents the clue.) In "Dead Wake", I explore the infamous 1915 torpedoing by a U-boat of this luxury liner; with a loss of over 1,000 lives, including some 130 Americans, that tragedy helped convince the U.S. to join World War I in 1917 on the side of the Allies
    $600 3
Used to make very thin metallic leaf, Dutch metal is a yellowish mix of copper & this end-of-the alphabet element
    $600 18
Him: "Austin Powers--he's the snake to my mongoose. Or the mongoose to my snake. Either way, it's bad. I don't know animals"
    $600 17
This cartoon character was likely inspired by a reptile found alive inside a time capsule that was opened in 1928
    $600 19
In 2001 this redheaded legend from Oklahoma got her own one-named sitcom, which ran for more than 100 episodes
    $600 11
Toward the stern
    $600 28
(Erik Larson presents the clue.) My book "The Splendid and the Vile", set during the early days of World War II, takes readers inside Chequers, this prime minister's country home where he figured out how to keep his family & his nation together
    $800 2
Rubbings are hand-made copies of the engraved plates of this metal that adorned many an old tomb
    $800 6
This brand takes on plantar fasciitis with its custom fit orthotic inserts
    $800 16
In "The Jungle Book", the mother wolf calls this fur-less character "Little Frog"
    $800 15
Her first Top 40 country hit was "Dumb Blonde", which she clearly is not
    $800 10
"No Exit" has but one
    $800 27
(Erik Larson presents the clue.) My book "Thunderstruck" examines how in 1910, Dr. Hawley Crippen nearly committed the perfect murder & fled across the Atlantic, only to be captured later that year with the help of this man's invention of wireless telegraphy
    $1000 1
Symbol Pd, it shares its name with a legendary Greek statue & several famous theaters
    $1000 5
"The tragicall history" tour is coming to take you away with this Christopher Marlowe play featuring Mephistopheles
    $1000 8
They hop to it as the sports teams for Texas Christian University
    $1000 14
This Down Under man will be the judge of that! That, being "American Idol", from 2013 to 2016
    $1000 9
Khan you tell me it was a military commander in Ottoman times
    $1000 23
(Erik Larson presents the clue.) Do you know monsters when you see them? My book "In the Garden of Beasts" tells the story of Martha Dodd, daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Nazi Germany & her affair with the first head of this political police organization

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

Ray Denise Chris
$2,600 $3,200 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ray Denise Chris
$3,800 $8,800 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 3
This Vatican basilica is one of the largest churches in the world with a capacity of 60,000
    $400 16
Of fairy tale author Hans Andersen
    $400 11
It was not an act--Ronald Reagan was a 2-term governor of this state
    $400 10
Classic chasers include sangrita, a drink historically made with pomegranate juice & traditionally served with this liquor
    $400 21
Harrison Ford said this hero's sacrifice for the other characters would lend emotional weight to a 2015 film
    $400 26
It's paired with "Axis" in the name of a digital Hasbro game set in 1942
    $800 1
Both Oxford & Cambridge have colleges named for this biblical Mary; only Cambridge's has an "E" at the end
    $800 15
Of Nobel Prize winner William Yeats
    $800 22
Holland Taylor wrote & starred in "Ann" , a Tony-nominated play about this Texas governor
    $800 9
This activity that takes your dog around in a circle can be a sign of boredom & lack of exercise
    $800 20
In "Endgame" this Avenger makes a heroic sacrifice & takes a terrible fall in order to obtain the Soul Stone
    $800 27
As the song says, "Life is a cabaret, old" this synonym for friend
    DD: $4,000 5
Santo Stefano Church in Genoa, Italy is where, according to tradition, this sailor was baptized in 1451
    $1200 14
Of the author of 1841's "Self-Reliance"
    $1200 23
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge went on to be the first head of this Cabinet department
    $1200 8
Also done by horses, it's seen here as part of human athletics
    $1200 19
In the TV episode "Bullets Over Bel-Air", Will took a bullet for this cousin; & Philly was supposed to be too dangerous...!
    $1200 28
French for "good friend", this 2-word phrase can refer to a buddy or to a girlfriend
    $1600 4
A central location in this Bavarian city of "monks" is Marienplatz, or "Mary's Square"
    $1600 13
Of H.G. Wells; his first name was Herbert
    $1600 24
Elected in 2002, in 2009 he became the first Illinois governor to be impeached
    $1600 7
The 5 Oscars for this 1971 Gene Hackman movie include best editing, maybe due to its NYC train & car chase
    $1600 18
Trying to spare Regan from evil in this 1973 thriller, Jason Miller as Father Karras screams "Take me" & is taken
    $1600 29
This type of friend comes after "Food Lover's" & "Pokemon Visual", 2 books that offer guidance
    $2000 2
3 blocks long, the NYC St. called this Gospel man's Place has been home to Alexander Hamilton's widow, Leon Trotsky & Debbie Harry
    $2000 12
Of C.S. Lewis; his first name was Clive
    $2000 25
This state's second-most populous county is named for Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward
    $2000 6
In 1862's Great Locomotive Chase, Union soldiers tried to make it from central Georgia to this Tennessee city they hoped to capture
    $2000 17
In "Game of Thrones" he really was a gentle giant, saving Bran by holding the door & fending off a horde of nasties
    DD: $1,300 30
"C" is for this word, once one of the divisions of a Roman legion; it now can mean a colleague or a person born in the same year

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ray Denise Chris
$16,100 $16,000 $8,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Saying it was stolen by Napoleon, self-styled Italian patriot Vincenzo Peruggia took it in 1911

Final scores:

Ray Denise Chris
$32,100 $32,000 $8,200
13-day champion: $386,400 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ray Denise Chris
$21,400 $14,400 $8,200
25 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
20 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
10 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $44,000

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Game tape date: 2022-11-14
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