Show #7669 - Thursday, January 4, 2018

Contestants

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Meghan Whalen, a marketing specialist from Chicago, Illinois

Sean Sullivan, a financial adviser from Verona, New Jersey

Steph Bundy, a summer camp director from Oak Park, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

AROUND THE SOUTH
AT THE YARD SALE
PAINT MISS, BEHAVING
CLICHES MADE FANCY
HELP! TV POLICE!
FAUX PAS
    $200 20
Mardi Gras is not only celebrated in Louisiana but is an official holiday in this state's Baldwin & Mobile Counties as well
    $200 13
In 1832 Eugene Lami designed a prototype of this for female dancers & at the 2017 yard sale, a used one is yours for a buck
    $200 21
After painting good ol' Mom in 1871, he soon rendered "Miss Cicely Alexander: Harmony in Grey and Green"
    $200 1
"Vigorous like one violin"
    $200 4
In 1991 S. Epatha Merkerson guested as Mrs. Winters on this NBC show; from 1993 to 2010, she starred as Anita Van Buren
    $200 8
Time magazine published a 2009 article about why it's uncouth to wear white after this holiday
    $400 26
In 2016 this Memphis home welcomed its 20 millionth visitor
    $400 14
Great, a Bjorksnas table originally from this store-- & already assembled!
    $400 22
The semi-smiling woman in this portrait begun in 1503 may be the wife of a wealthy silk merchant in Florence
    $400 2
"Upon being presented with astringent citrus fruits, prepare a sweetened drink"
    $400 5
This police chief-- "Mrs. Simpson... your husband was found D.O.A....oh wait, I mean D.W.I.! I always get those 2 mixed up!"
    $400 9
An actress from Texas sued imdb.com for revealing this bit of information; social faux pas, imdb
    $600 16
Say! It's the original cast album of this Broadway hit, including the songs "The Wizard & I" & "March Of The Witch Hunters"
    $600 23
Rembrandt liked to depict his wife as this goddess of blooming plants--note the garland
    $600 3
"One equine unconventional in hue"
    $600 6
Cheers! As Marty Hart on "True Detective", this actor had to make some sense of Matthew McConaughey
    $600 10
Church etiquette isn't hard & fast, but you probably shouldn't chew gum or wear your Oakley or Persol these there
    $800 18
Ah! A copy of this book that Jonathan Swift published "to vex the world rather than to divert it"
    DD: $1,500 24
1929's "The Woman and the Roses" has one of the floating females of this Belorussian-born painter who settled in France
    $800 15
"Insufficient space for twirling one expired feline"
    $800 7
As Frank on "Police Squad", he said to a grieving widow, "We would've come earlier, but your husband wasn't dead then"
    $800 11
When the bride & groom blindly toss these 2 items over their shoulders, aggression in trying to catch them is frowned on
    $1000 19
That can't be Thor's hammer, known as this, can it? Let's see if it can resurrect dead goats, like in myth!
    $1000 25
Just after Botticelli in art dictionaries comes this French Rococo master who also painted goddesses
    $1000 17
"One ziggurat as an incarnation of brawn"
    $1000 12
Avoid giving this when unsolicited, like George W. Bush did to Angela Merkel at a conference in 2006

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

Steph Sean Meghan
$1,800 $2,600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steph Sean Meghan
$1,100 $5,000 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE MEH DECADE
SCIENCE STUFF
IN THE DICTIONARY
"B" MOVIES
GOVERNMENT AROUND THE WORLD
FOE PA
    $400 6
This decade that gave us Wally Cleaver & Pizza Hut is seen as just a prelude to the upheavals of the next one
    $400 22
Lepidoptera is the order of insects that includes skippers & these 2 familiar groups
    $400 12
In this concept, from the Sanskrit for "fate", the effects of your actions determine your destiny
    $400 1
Kristen Wiig is Maya Rudolph's maid of honor
    $400 13
This name for a legislature comes from a word meaning discussion & was first used for after-dinner talks of monks
    $400 7
In "Wuthering Heights" Heathcliff makes his son Linton marry a girl with this first name, just like the girl he loved
    $800 23
Though some, like Michael Crichton, raised fears of its economic might, the 1990s were stagnant in this Asian country
    $800 26
Superman should know that this element, atomic no. 36, is one of the rarest gases in the Earth's atmosphere
    $800 15
Helen & Gregory, or the inexpert method demonstrated here
    $800 2
From 1984--a Motor City policeman comes to the 90210
    $800 14
General secretary is considered China's most powerful post since this title held by Mao was abolished in 1982
    $800 8
In "A Storm of Swords", this bad dad is impaled by son Tyrion with a crossbow bolt while on the privy
    $1200 24
AKA the Edwardian era, according to Virginia Woolf it was the last decade before a basic change in human character
    $1200 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a solar flare on the monitor.) Solar flares are often followed by immense bursts of plasma being hurled into space known as CMEs, mass ejections from this outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere
    $1200 19
Tarantism, once attributed to a tarantula bite, is a disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to do this
    $1200 3
A washed-up superhero actor plots a stage comeback in this 2014 film
    $1200 16
In Germany the 2 houses of government are the Bundesrat & this similarly named lower chamber
    $1200 9
Fighter pilot Bull Meecham gets this title nickname in a Pat Conroy novel; his 4 kids might pick another moniker
    DD: $3,000 25
The 1710s in the American colonies must have been sleepy, because in 1720 came the religious revival called this
    $1600 28
Gravity became its own force during the rather brief grand unification era, from 10-43 to 10-35 seconds after this
    $1600 20
Anguilliform means resembling one of these aquatic creatures
    $1600 4
Someone sinister is creating clones of Hitler
    $1600 17
PAEC is Pakistan this government Commission; it was founded in 1956, 10 years after the American AEC
    DD: $2,300 10
In this Emma Donoghue book, "Old Nick" is the father to young Jack, who thinks the title domicile is the whole world
    $2000 21
This type of amulet gets its name from the late Greek for "perform a rite"
    $2000 5
In the 41st century, Jane Fonda fondly seeks out Durand Durand & his positronic ray
    $2000 18
The government of this African country was established by the terms of its 2011 transitional constitution
    $2000 11
In this Roald Dahl book, Mr. Wormwood calls his daughter "a cheat and a liar"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steph Sean Meghan
$7,000 $18,800 $3,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

CARS
When it was introduced in 1953, this car model's emblem had a checkered flag & a red flag with a fleur-de-lis

Final scores:

Steph Sean Meghan
$4,000 $15,000 $6,000
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $15,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Steph Sean Meghan
$7,800 $17,400 $3,000
16 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
8 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $28,200

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