Suggest correction - #7878 - 2018-12-05

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    $1000 4
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an image of a comet on the monitor.) A comet often has two tails--one made of dust & one that glows blue & is made up of these electrically charged gas molecules

Show #7878 - Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Brian Panulla, a software engineer from Portland, Oregon

Amy David, a professor of management from Lafayette, Indiana

Dave Leffler, a retired police officer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2-day champion whose cash winnings total $53,601)

Jeopardy! Round

    $200 14
Part of the full title of this man: Duke of Edinburgh, Baron Greenwich & Knight of the Garter; not part? "QEII's hubby"
    $200 16
He & Ginger Rogers tripped the light fantastic in 10 films together, including "The Gay Divorcee"
    $200 5
Vixens are female foxes; like cats, they have vertical eye pupils & some have this type of claws that can be pulled back in
    $200 9
In 1847 Maria Mitchell became the first American to discover a comet using this, a 2 3/4-inch model
    $200 7
The skills or experience proving someone is ready for a particular job
    $400 20
India's Shah Jahan had this landmark built to honor his favorite wife, Mumtaz, after her 1631 death
    DD: $500 10
Praise be to Rudolf Nureyev & more recently Michael Flatley, who both had this noble nickname
    $400 21
A mother vixen bears young called pups, cubs or these
    $400 1
In 2014 this spacecraft named for an ancient multi-lingual stone became the first to orbit a comet
    $400 8
Adjective meaning gallant but ultimately futile or unrealistic
    $400 29
She was among the first group of inductees to the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983
    $600 15
In 1956 she played a princess in "The Swan" & also stepped into the real role of princess after wedding Rainier III
    $600 17
He co-wrote & directed "All That Jazz", a movie based on his life
    $600 6
In preparation for giving birth, a vixen will enlarge an abandoned burrow of another animal to make one of these
    $600 2
Most comets round the sun via this odd, elliptical orbit, a term that could apply to your unusual grandfather
    $600 12
The metal mercury, to an old English mind
    $600 26
This president took his stepdad's name while still an infant, including the middle name Rudolph
    $800 22
In the 1960s this nation's future Queen Beatrix & her husband welcomed the first male heirs in the house of Orange since 1851
    $800 24
He's often credited as the man who saved tap dancing
    $800 19
That vixen may look pettable but be careful--some foxes are carriers of this disease, AKA hydrophobia
    $800 3
In 2005 NASA launched a comet mission named this, like the title of a film in which Morgan Freeman was the president
    $800 13
To put down or suppress forcibly, such as a rebellion
    $800 27
Minnie Riperton's song "Lovin' You" began as a lullaby to her daughter, this future "SNL" comic actress
    $1000 23
In 1479 it was Ferdinand II & Isabella I as the duo began co-ruling the kingdoms of Aragon & this
    $1000 25
In 1948 dancer & choreographer Alicia Alonso founded the national ballet of this island country of her birth
    $1000 18
The smallest vixens belong to the smallest fox species, the fennec, usually found in these ecosystems
    $1000 4
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an image of a comet on the monitor.) A comet often has two tails--one made of dust & one that glows blue & is made up of these electrically charged gas molecules
    $1000 11
I don't want to argue, but it's a minor argument over something small
    $1000 28
Rudolph Dirks vuz der author of der comic strip about these 2 brothers, Hans und Fritz

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

Dave Amy Brian
$2,500 $2,800 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Amy Brian
$5,900 $3,000 $7,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
Ebenezer Baptist Church on Jackson St. NE
    $400 1
Sending a parcel? You've got some 3-letter choices, including DHL & this shipper with its brown "package cars"
    $400 9
In submarines these devices usually stick up, but Carlo Lerici used one that looked down to view Italian tombs
    $400 14
To sink the cue ball in a game of pool
    $400 20
On this NBC drama Megan Boone plays FBI agent Liz Keen, who may be Red Reddington's daughter
    $400 17
During this Twain character's "Adventures", he implores a ferryman to save Miss Hooker
    $800 29
Museo Frida Kahlo
    DD: $3,200 2
In 1924 the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company got this name
    $800 3
In 1922 Leonard Woolley began unearthing this Sumerian city, enhancing our knowledge of Mesopotamia
    $800 5
Perforation is a synonym for this word also starting with "p" that's bad news for a car tire
    $800 18
Mike Colter gave a bulletproof performance as this Marvel hero
    $800 7
In "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry", Whitman finds this island "stately and admirable"
    $1200 28
The Christ the Redeemer statue on Mount Corcovado
    $1200 8
Back in the day this 3-letter brand manufactured women's bustles, but now it's mostly known for men's undies
    $1200 4
Danish archaeologist C.J. Thomsen split prehistory into these 3 ages named for tool materials
    $1200 13
May I do this 2-word term & dance with your partner, mid-song?
    $1200 19
Percy Hynes White has a telekinetic presence as young mutant Andy Strucker on this Fox show
    $1200 21
The Bucklebury ferry was used by a quartet of these creatures to escape the Nazgul in a 1954 tale
    $1600 27
Bondi Beach
    $1600 11
3 gentlemen started this brand in 1954 with a motor oil treatment
    $1600 6
In 2018, a plaster cast was made of a horse just found in the volcanic ruins of this Roman city
    $1600 15
British slang meaning to steal, perhaps something from British author Mr. Hornby
    $1600 24
Anna Chlumsky is busy as Amy on this show: "I don't have time to ignore you, Jonah. Gary, could you please ignore Jonah for me?"
    DD: $7,000 22
This author's "The Sea-Wolf" opens with a ferry accident in San Francisco Bay
    $2000 26
The Naval Museum of Alberta
    $2000 10
In 2018 the U.S. replaced crippling sanctions on this Chinese telecom firm with a fine
    $2000 12
Notoriously bad, these British body parts are giving University of York researchers knowledge about the Victorian diet
    $2000 16
This "rate" is a measure of negative cash flow
    $2000 25
Jimmy Tatro's Dylan Maxwell is accused of drawing some very unappreciated art on this 2017 true crime satire
    $2000 23
This title Hesse character meets a ferryman who says, "I have learned from the river: everything is coming back!"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Amy Brian
$21,500 $2,600 $13,800

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1999 the U.S. government was ordered to pay his family $16 million for less than 30 seconds of film

Final scores:

Dave Amy Brian
$27,601 $2,600 $21,501
3-day champion: $81,202 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Dave Amy Brian
$19,000 $2,600 $20,800
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
7 R,
3 W
22 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $42,400

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