Show #7881 - Monday, December 10, 2018

Contestants

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Francesco Caporusso, a technical support analyst from Lititz, Pennsylvania

Swetha Dravida, an M.D.-Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut

Staci Huffman, a certified public accountant from Nine Mile Falls, Washington (whose 1-day cash winnings total $29,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

I'M NOT RETIRING!
(Alex: Let's settle that.)
EPONYMS
DESCRIBING THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNER
HOPE
SPRINGS
ETERNAL
    $200 11
Strom Thurmond served in this body until he was 100; I've got a long way to go!
    $200 6
This synonym for "opulent" comes from the name of a luxury hotel
    $200 1
1995:
Men in kilts battle for freedom
    $200 21
He was born in Hope, Arkansas on August 19, 1946
    $200 16
"Adon olam", which can mean "Lord of the world" or "Lord eternal", ends Sabbath services in these houses of worship
    $400 12
I want to bring the show to this NFL team's Hard Rock Stadium, formerly Joe Robbie Stadium, when it hosts the Super Bowl in 2020
    $400 7
This word for photographers who might follow a celeb around comes from the name of a Fellini character
    $400 2
2015:
The Boston Globe illuminates church wrongdoing
    $400 22
A hope chest was used for storage in anticipation of this
    $400 29
A thoroughbred race track is located in this N.Y. "Springs" city near Revolutionary War battle sites
    $400 17
In November 1963 an Army engineer rigged a luau lamp with a propane line to make this for President Kennedy's grave
    $600 13
One of these named for James Webb will orbit the sun in 2021--I want to show you the pictures it will send back
    $600 8
This tight-fitting garment was the last name of a 19th century French trapeze artist who wore one
    $600 3
1988:
2 very different brothers take a road trip
    $600 23
A classic song says, "Anyone knows an ant can't move a rubber tree plant, but he's got" these
    $600 28
Gold medal hopefuls train at the U.S. Olympic complex in this city 6,000 feet up
    $600 18
In the King James Bible, John 3:16 speaks of this kind of "life", a synonym for "eternal"
    $800 14
I've read clues about the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics; now it's on to that city's Winter Games coming up in this year
    $800 9
A god of dreams inspired the name of this drowsiness-inducing narcotic
    $800 4
2008:
They didn't have to put it in the form of a question to win
    $800 24
"All hope abandon, ye who enter here" is a line from this 14th century poem
    $800 27
Chaucer wrote of "The Wife of" this city, home to a famous U.K. hot mineral springs
    $800 19
In Greek myth Tithonus was granted eternal life, but not eternal this, so he got old & withered
    $1000 15
I look forward to 2020 & telling you about the next world's tallest building, the Jeddah Tower in this kingdom
    $1000 10
In theology Thomism refers to this thinker's doctrines
    DD: $1,200 5
1996:
What they don't realize is that Ralph Fiennes' character is really Hungarian
    $1000 25
Southern California's City of Hope hospital began specializing in this disease in the 1940s
    $1000 26
Check out these snow monkeys chilling at the steamy springs in Jigokudani in this country
    $1000 20
In 1882 this German philosopher wrote of "eternal recurrence"--joy in the idea of living your life over & over the same way

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

Staci Swetha Francesco
$400 $1,000 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Staci Swetha Francesco
$3,600 $1,000 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

ALL KINDS OF BOOKS
THE BANK OF THE UNITED STATES
I WANNA SAX YOU UP
UNUSUAL-LOOKING ANIMALS
WILL & GRACE
BEFORE SUNRISE
(Alex: Each correct response in that category will begin with the letters "S-U-N", and the whole word is a word that comes before "sunrise" in the dictionary.)
    $400 1
Louisette Bertholle & Simone Beck shared credit with her on "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"
    $400 16
The bank began with a proposal to Congress from this Treasury Secretary in 1790
    $400 21
Bobby Keys played the sax solo on "Brown Sugar" with this group that he toured with for more than 45 years
    $400 6
No big stretch--he played dad to Willow in "I Am Legend" & to Jaden in "The Pursuit of Happyness"
    $400 11
The risk of melanoma doubles in people who've gotten this outdoor condition 5 times or more
    $800 2
An 1833 collection of nursery rhymes was called this character's "Melodies"
    $800 17
In the 1810s, many state banks went bankrupt when the U.S. bank forced them to exchange these 2 metals for banknotes
    $800 22
In the '40s this "Yardbird" & sax genius formed a quintet with some okay players like Max Roach & Miles Davis
    $800 29
This 6-letter name of the shrimp seen here also follows "praying" in the name of an insect
    $800 7
In the 1920s this cowboy humorist was honorary mayor of Beverly Hills, California
    $800 12
Branch of Orthodox Islam
    $1200 3
There are now over 250 titles in this series of inspirational books cooked up by Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen
    DD: $1,000 18
Jeffersonians killed the first bank, but it returned 4 years later after this war wrecked U.S. finances
    $1200 23
This man whose real last name is Gorelick tweeted a pic of himself on a T-shirt that said "Nobody blows harder" than him
    $1200 27
The griffon species of this bird has a featherless head, perhaps to keep blood from matting while eating a carcass
    $1200 8
She followed Florence Harding into the White House
    $1200 13
Olive Garden says sauce made from these is "the food of dreams"
    $1600 4
"Reality Sandwiches" is a 1963 collection by this poet of the Beat generation
    $1600 19
In 1832 this president vetoed renewal of the bank's charter, calling it "a hydra of corruption"
    $1600 24
This composer wrote the "Pink Panther" theme with sax man Plas Johnson in mind
    $1600 26
This ugly eel with a very long snout has 2 sets of jaws & teeth
    $1600 9
In 2016 this rear admiral & "First Lady of Software" was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
    $1600 14
Chinese ruling dynasty of the 10th to 13th centuries
    $2000 5
The first Agatha Christie novel featuring Miss Marple was "Murder at" this type of religious residence
    $2000 20
The loss of the second bank & the increase of banks of this feline type, like a kind of oil driller, led to the Panic of 1837
    $2000 25
I said hey, babe, Ronnie Ross clsoes out this man's "Walk On The Wild Side" with a baritone sax solo
    DD: $4,000 28
Yes, yes, this nocturnal lemur seen here uses an elongated finger to pry insects from trees
    $2000 10
Not a movie star but a movie czar, his censorship code governed the movie industry until the 1960s
    $2000 15
Old-timey plural noun for miscellaneous small items, maybe from a dry goods store

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Staci Swetha Francesco
$12,400 $7,200 $14,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

2-WORD WORLD CAPITALS
From 1936 to 1941 this city was the capital of Italian East Africa

Final scores:

Staci Swetha Francesco
$4,500 $10,200 $24,801
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $24,801

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Staci Swetha Francesco
$13,600 $11,400 $14,600
18 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,600

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