Show #7880 - Friday, December 7, 2018

Contestants

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Nick Wawrykow, a graduate student from Ann Arbor, Michigan

Staci Huffman, a certified public accountant from Nine Mile Falls, Washington

Dave Leffler, a retired police officer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (whose 4-day cash winnings total $100,102)

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Jeopardy! Round

DAY ONE
ALL ABOUT AUTHORS
GET "HIP"
HEELS
FACES
PRO WRESTLING
    $200 14
The folks who founded this Fla. city July 31, 1875 didn't see its future as "Theme Park Capital of the World"
    $200 1
In 1855 he published an autobiography, "The Fairy Tale of My Life"
    $200 3
During Prohibition, it was someone who wore a hip flask, not ironic T-shirts & skinny jeans
    $200 26
Your feet can roar in heels designed by this pop princess who had a No. 1 hit with "Roar"
    $200 22
This Warrior earned his second straight NBA finals MVP award in 2018
    $200 9
Larger than life in just about every way, this wrestler is seen here in his younger days
    $400 15
May 8, 1960 was Mother's Day; on May 9 the FDA approved this, making motherhood more of a choice
    $400 2
Bill Clinton teamed with this man who's sold 350 mil. books to write the 2018 thriller "The President is Missing"
    $400 4
4-word phrase meaning to make a snap decision, or to fire without aiming
    $400 10
It's the feline name for the type of heel seen here
    $400 12
Apple's leader since 2011, he's the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company
    $400 23
Among WWE's "25 Most Devastating Submission Holds": the camel clutch, mandible claw (with Mr. Socko!) & a classic full this
    $600 18
On July 1, 1976 the Smithsonian met the "lofty" goal of opening this museum's current building in time for the bicentennial
    $600 5
This South Carolinian was the oldest son of an authoritarian Marine he depicted in "The Great Santini"
    $600 6
A TV commercial for this kids' game around since the '70s said, "We're in an eating race"
    $600 11
It's not just a political party's aims--it's also a shoe with a thick sole at the front & a higher heel to compensate
    $600 13
Once a Miss America herself, this former Fox News anchor is now the head of the Miss America pageant
    $600 24
A 2018 WWE PPV was "TLC: Tables, Ladders", these, which somehow end up being used as a weapon a lot; wait, isn't that illegal?
    $800 19
A New York City art show that opened October 31, 1962 is credited with introducing the world to this style shown here
    DD: $1,000 7
Hunter S. Thompson didn't coin this word; editor Bill Cardoso did, to describe Hunter's style of journalism
    $800 16
Hope you went to school on this seahorse-shaped region of the brain
    $800 27
This style of shoe is named for the strap that goes around the heel
    $800 21
This journalist won a Pulitzer Prize for his stories on predatory behavior in Hollywood
    $800 29
In 1991 Regis & I handled announcing duties for Wrestlemania VII, working with her, Donald Trump's second wife
    $1000 20
On May 25, 1787, the first day of this, it chose George Washington as its president & William Jackson as secretary
    $1000 8
Featured in several novels, a writer named Nathan Zuckerman was this author's fictional alter ego
    $1000 17
A popular modern version of this says, "Above all, I must not play at God"
    $1000 28
"The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards" is the subtitle of a documentary about this Spanish designer of high heels
    $1000 25
This former South Carolina governor has represented the United States in the United Nations

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

Dave Staci Nick
$1,400 $2,000 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Staci Nick
$4,600 $3,600 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE MEDICAL FILE OF ALEX TREBEK
WHAT A COUNTR"E"
IT'S JUST GRASS, MAN
SIGNATURE DRINKS OF FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
AFTER THE CIVIL WAR
A CHOICE 4-LETTER WORD
    $400 15
When I was 5 years old, I had these infection fighters removed & was promised all the ice cream I could eat--I'm still waiting
    $400 8
It fought a 1990s border war with Peru
    $400 27
Even if not shredded & served with milk, wheat is this type of grass whose grain is used for food
    $400 4
In a 1976 film this title boxer risks salmonella with his drink--5 raw eggs
    $400 26
This theatre owner was jailed for 39 days following Lincoln's death & forced to sell his building
    $400 25
To cast a ballot
    $800 17
I'm not one of the writers, but sure enough developed this wrist condition due to pressure on the median nerve
    $800 7
A 1974 military coup deposed the last of this Africa nation's emperors
    $800 28
I reckon you don't officially have to put Kentucky in front of this all-acoustic music style of Ricky Skaggs & others
    $800 5
Homer Simpson's beverage of choice is this beer
    $800 23
Capt. Tom Custer, who won 2 medals of honor during the war, joined his brother's unit & died with him at this 1876 battle
    $800 24
A president's official "Uh uh, no way!" to a bill
    $1200 12
Running after a thief down a hotel hallway, I blew out this body part, named for the son of a nymph
    $1200 6
Popular unrest ousted its president in February 2011, just in time for spring
    $1200 3
Stampede is a variety of this grass once grazed upon by bovines on the Great Plains
    $1200 11
Carrie Bradshaw of "Sex & the City" made this cocktail a signature drink of the '90s
    $1200 22
The grandson of a president, he served with Sherman & in 1888 was elected president himself
    $1200 18
A classified ad is also known as this kind of ad
    $1600 13
Many suffer lower back pain & like me may opt for this procedure that joins vertebrae together
    DD: $2,000 9
The last Russian troops left it in 1994
    $1600 30
Tom yum goong from Thailand is made with prawns & this, Cymbopogon citratus
    $1600 1
The Dude abides this Kahlua, vodka & cream cocktail
    $1600 16
Clara Barton traveled to this Confederate prison to help gather evidence of missing & deceased soldiers
    $1600 19
The King James Bible says "The Lord set" this distinguishing sign "upon Cain"
    $2000 14
I'm fine now, but slipping & hitting my head led to blood on the brain, a subdural one of these swellings
    $2000 10
This African country is about 1 degree north of where its name suggests
    $2000 29
A member of the dog family is in the name of this common meadow grass with soft, brush-like flowering spikes
    $2000 2
For breakfast at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron & Hermione have this juice, ice cold
    DD: $6,000 21
This Union general who lost the 1864 presidential race was later governor of New Jersey
    $2000 20
Proverbially, to remove select creatures from a group is to do this to "the herd"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Staci Nick
$10,600 $16,000 $14,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

OPERA
In Act I of this opera, a messenger says, "Barbarous Ethiopians" have invaded & "are already marching on Thebes"

Final scores:

Dave Staci Nick
$0 $29,201 $21,201
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $29,201 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dave Staci Nick
$10,600 $15,600 $11,600
17 R,
3 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $37,800

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