Show #7882 - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Contestants

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John Henning Schumann, a physician from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Nicole Cocklin, a travel agent from Fort Wayne, Indiana

Francesco Caporusso, a technical support analyst from Lititz, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

MY 2018 GOVERNMENT JOB
WORD ORIGINS
AT THE SALAD BAR
THE BIG BATTALIONS
WEST VIRGINIA
THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS
    $200 3
Samuel Alito, since 2006
    $200 8
(Kelly shows an animation of the solar system on the monitor.) The name of this type of heavenly body comes from the Greek for "wanderer", because all eight wander during the year against the background of fixed stars
    $200 1
Homemade ones of these crunchy toppers made from day-old bread
    $200 29
Russia leads the world with more than 20,000 of these, like the new T-14 with an automated turret & 125mm cannon
    $200 23
On Dec. 6 the state honors these underground workers past & present for their contributions & sacrifices
    $200 17
"You better watch out" for Bruce Springsteen's rockin' rendition of this Christmas classic, recorded live in 1975
    $400 4
John Kasich, since 2011
    $400 9
This word for a type of contest began in mock battles as groups rotated in unison to attack the opposition
    $400 2
Several kinds of lettuce, including this traditional type for a Caesar salad
    $400 27
The U.S. rules the seas with 11 of these mighty ships, more than the rest of the world's fleets combined
    $400 24
In 1921 West Virginia became the first state to impose this, then a fraction of 1%; today it's 6%
    $400 19
In 1947's "Miracle on 34th Street" Edmund Gwenn plays a character called this who claims to be the real Santa
    $600 5
He was not (neuro)Surgeon General but he was head of HUD
    $600 10
This term for a fool or jokester is from the Italian for "to puff"
    $600 13
Chickpeas, also known by this Spanish-derived name
    $600 25
North Korea has one of the largest fleets of these craft, including the Yono class midget type
    $600 16
In 2014 his "Take Me Home, Country Roads" became one of West Virginia's official state songs
    $600 20
Tom Hanks voices Santa & the conductor in this 2004 animated favorite
    $800 6
Scott Pruitt's controversial tenure heading this agency ended in July
    $800 11
With its characters made up of wedges, this ancient writing system's name means "wedge-shaped"
    $800 14
This leafy member of the beet family that goes by a 2-word international name
    DD: $2,400 30
This country's nearly 2.2 million active military personnel is by far the world's largest standing force
    $800 18
Although its population is only about 50,000, this capital is West Virginia's largest city
    $800 21
There is a town of Santa Claus in this Midwest state that postmarks about half a million holiday cards each year
    $1000 7
James "Please don't Call Me Mad Dog" Mattis
    $1000 12
This word, from French words for "carry" & "cloak", is itself a compound rather than one of the things it describes
    $1000 15
Tuna pasta salad containing this aromatic herb that gives bearnaise sauce its distinctive flavor
    $1000 28
Together, these 2 countries that fought a late 1940s war over Kashmir now deploy about 2 million active troops
    $1000 26
In 1896 the post office in Uvilla put this "R" in RFD, a mail service inaugurated in West Virginia
    $1000 22
Our image of Santa is largely based on Harper's Weekly illustrations from the 1800s by this political cartoonist

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

Francesco Nicole John
$2,200 -$800 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Francesco Nicole John
$0 $2,600 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

POSTHUMOUS BOOKS
INITIAL INITIALS
DE-CAP-ITATE 'EM!
BORN IN 1818
HEY, BIG BUY
THE SUN'S GETTING REAL LOW
    $400 11
"Hadji Murad", about a Chechen separatist fighter, appeared after this writer's 1910 death in rural Russia
    $400 6
Introduced in 1982, CD stands for this; its "-ROM" version came along later
    $400 1
Chop "cap" off a word meaning to overturn in water & you get this magnitude
    $400 21
"The sun's getting real low" is the phrase the Avengers use to turn this angry guy back into Bruce Banner
    $400 16
The harvest moon rises about the same time as the sun sets in the days around this equinox
    $800 12
All 3 of his novels appeared after his 1924 burial in Prague, as editor Max Brod ignored his request to destroy them
    $800 7
Before the "Y" came along, CSN stood for this
    $800 2
Take the "C-A-P" off a type of chicken & you get this preposition
    $800 22
Big Brother addressed his subjects in an ominous 1984 commercial for this tech company
    $800 17
In Islam, the Asr this must be done before sunset & the Maghrib, after sunset
    DD: $3,000 13
After death, this horror author still talked about the Necronomicon in his novel "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward"
    $1200 8
Some activists prefer that "QIA" be added after these 4 letters for more inclusivity
    $1200 3
Remove "cap" from a synonym for whimsy & you are left with this grain
    $1200 28
Composer Charles Gounod is known for his opera version of this devilish tale
    $1200 23
Under this name J.P. Richardson had a hit with "Chantilly Lace"
    $1200 18
"The evening star" traditionally means this planet when seen as the sun sinks low
    $1600 14
This African-American author's long-awaited second novel "Juneteenth" appeared in 1999
    $1600 9
A doctor whose "MD" is followed by "ABIM" is board-certified in this "IM" & can check you out all over
    $1600 4
Cut "C-A-P" off a word meaning having the skill to do something & get this shorter word meaning the same thing
    $1600 26
This abolitionist born a slave got a 200th birthday celebration at his national historic site in Washington, D.C.
    $1600 24
Adam Sandler & Burl Ives played characters known by this 2-word paternal name in 2 very different films
    $1600 19
If a camera can detect this radiation just longer than visible light, it can still see the sun after we can't
    $2000 15
This character gets one last story in "The Blythes Are Quoted", published after Lucy Maud Montgomery died
    DD: $2,500 10
A merger brought the "-CIO", but first there was the AFL, which stood for this
    $2000 5
Take the "cap" off a shipboard winch & get this male first name
    $2000 27
He invented seed-planting & cotton-thinning machines as well as his crank-operated machine gun
    $2000 25
Alliterative nickname of tennis player Tilden; it seems natural for Pres. Taft, but he was "Lub"
    $2000 20
From the Latin for "to spread", it's the kind of soft light right before sunset that's great for photography

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Francesco Nicole John
$10,000 $11,000 $9,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

BIBLE BOOKS
The title of this Old Testament book is from the Greek for "song sung to a harp"

Final scores:

Francesco Nicole John
$19,500 $20,001 $7,999
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,001 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Francesco Nicole John
$12,400 $11,000 $12,000
16 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
4 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,400

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