Show #7874 - Thursday, November 29, 2018

Contestants

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Phil Tompkins, a portable restroom service technician from Hammond, Indiana

Chris Williams, a consultant from New York, New York

Adriana Ciccone, a data scientist from San Francisco, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $30,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

LET'S PUT RUTHERFORD B. HAYES IN THE PICTURE!
HODGEPODGE
GLOBAL MONSTERS
THE MOVIES
CRYPTOCURRENCIES
IT'S A "DATE"
    $200 22
Here's the ex-president out getting some non-air at this structure about 200 miles up
    $200 9
To pull off the title of this Jules Verne novel, you'd have to average about 13 miles an hour
    $200 1
Typhon, a mythical beast with serpents for fingers, could only be defeated by this top Greek god
    $200 16
Donald Sutherland said he flashed his tush in this Belushi frat film after the director said it was just for the movie's dailies
    $200 21
An altcoin is any unit of cryptocurrency other than this original one
    $200 4
To calm someone by giving him a drug
    $400 23
Here he is in this state that joined the union in 1876--the year RBH was elected
    $400 10
No one can prove he had 12-year-old Edward V & a sibling killed in 1483, but he did become king; hmmm...
    $400 2
The dullahan is a scary Irish horse-riding demon with this quality, like a spectral rider of Sleepy Hollow
    $400 17
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a journey on the monitor.) Leaving the West Coast, we retrace the movie journey of this 1981 adventure film character on his way to Nepal
    $400 30
A lawsuit from this rapper killed off the Coinye currency
    $400 5
To coerce someone into an action by threats
    $600 24
Let's put him in the picture & make the man almost as tall as this Art Deco building completed in 1930
    $600 11
In September 2013 this video game "V" carjacked $1 billion in sales in its first 3 days of release
    $600 3
Indonesia's pontianak monster, a ghost of a woman who died in this condition, will try to eat your guts
    $600 18
The website did(this "Avengers: Infinity War" villain)kill.me offered one of 2 results; good luck!
    $600 29
Each transaction is a "block" connected in these digital ledgers that enable cryptocurrencies to work
    $600 6
To flood an area, or to overwhelm someone with information
    $800 25
Hayes visits this Maryland battlefield also known as Sharpsburg; he was wounded & missed the action when his regiment fought there in 1862
    $800 12
The Kara & Laptev are 2 of the 7 seas of this ocean whose surface temperature hits a high of 29 degrees in July
    $800 7
South Africa's grootslang is a horrific cave beast that's part serpent, part this giant trumpeter
    $800 19
Earth's potential fate is not so excellent with Keanu Reeves as Klaatu in the 2008 remake of this 1951 film
    $800 28
This 3-letter chat app created its own currency, the very similarly named Kin
    $800 14
The authority of an elected official to do the things she promised to do before an election
    $1000 26
Rud, we looked for you everywhere, & here you are out in this type of flooded field used to grow rice
    $1000 13
The dolphinfish, also known by this double-talk name, can weigh in at 70 pounds of deliciousness
    $1000 8
The kamaitachi of Japan is a weasel armed with these curve-bladed grain cutters shorter than scythes
    $1000 20
For "On the Waterfront", Elia Kazan originally cast this singer who Kazan said "spoke perfect Hobokenese"
    DD: $2,500 27
In 2018 this South American country launched the Petro currency backed by oil reserves
    $1000 15
Shall I do this? Make something easier to understand

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

Adriana Chris Phil
$3,200 $2,000 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Adriana Chris Phil
$8,300 $3,000 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE MARK TWAIN PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR
ELEMENTAL U.S. PLACES
PEOPLE IN POEMS
HOW MANY?
AN ABBREVIATED CATEGORY
IT'S A DATE
    $400 21
Ellen DeGeneres was proud to be honored in this center "where so many space shuttles have been launched"
    $400 1
Silver Spring, Maryland is a suburb of this city
    $400 26
Racecar driver Lewis Hamilton paid tribute to her on the 20th anniv. of her death, in a poem called "England's Rose"
    $400 6
Number of years in a sesquicentennial
    $400 16
Abbreviated VOD, it's one way to watch television
    $400 11
June 12, 2018:
The first meeting between a U.S. president & a leader of this country
    $800 22
In 2018 this actress added the prize to her record 6 consecutive Emmys for Best Actress in a Comedy
    DD: $3,500 2
The ghost town of Manganese is in this state with the same 2-letter abbreviation as manganese
    $800 27
Keats' poem about him includes the lines "Honour to Maid Marian, and to all the Sherwood-clan!"
    $800 7
Denominations of Monopoly money; it's the same number the U.S. currently prints
    $800 17
This petroleum corporation uses the stock symbol XOM
    $800 12
August 6, 1926:
Gertrude Ederle swims this
    $1200 23
This "Shrek" & "Beverly Hills Cop" performer said the prize is actually an award, because a prize comes with money
    $1200 3
5,675 feet high, this city is home to the Coors Brewing Company
    $1200 28
In a Robert Browning poem, he got rid of the rats! That "fought the dogs and killed the cats"
    $1200 8
Cox included, number of crew on the largest boat in the sport of rowing
    $1200 18
It's the "B" in scuba
    $1200 13
February 15, 1898:
This is sunk by an explosion
    $1600 24
Longtime employee Biff Henderson showed up with headset to help this late night host accept his trophy in 2017
    $1600 4
Metalworking in North America began on the north side of Michigan's U.P. near what's now Copper Harbor on this Great Lake
    $1600 29
In St. Martinville, Louisiana, not in a forest primeval, is a statue of this Acadian heroine, separated from her beloved
    $1600 9
People in the Juilliard, a famed group of string players, when it was formed in 1946
    $1600 19
In French abbreviations, UE is the European Union & EU is this country
    DD: $3,400 14
April 12, 1861:
Shooting starts here
    $2000 25
Mel Brooks, Mary Tyler Moore & Dick Van Dyke were on hand to honor this writer/comedian in 2000
    $2000 5
The Texas city named this "Springs" uses the "ph" in the middle, not the "f"
    $2000 10
Votes needed in the full U.S. Senate to end a legislative filibuster
    $2000 20
I swear on the Good Book that Zp stands for this Bible book
    $2000 15
May 26, 1868:
A Senate vote goes in this man's favor, barely

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Adriana Chris Phil
$12,200 $11,200 $14,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

CATHOLICISM
A liturgical year begins on the first Sunday of Advent, which is the Sunday closest to the feast day of this "first apostle"

Final scores:

Adriana Chris Phil
$5,200 $2 $3,599
2-day champion: $35,601 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Adriana Chris Phil
$8,000 $9,400 $14,000
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
16 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $31,400

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