Show #8120 - Friday, December 20, 2019

Contestants

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Claire Marinello-Fisher, an ESL professor from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Lucy Yuan, a lawyer from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Eric Smith, a bartender from Tucson, Arizona (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

ALTERNATIVE SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN
TAKE MY RHYME
(Alex: Each correct response will rhyme with the word "take".)
WORLD STAMP NEWS
STUFF
WRITERS GO WAY BACK
ON A FIRST NAME BASIS WITH THAT SHOW
    $200 21
Sinterklaas arrives via boat from Spain (where he lives the rest of the year, why not?) & parades through this Dutch capital
    $200 3
When used by hand, it'll kill a vampire
    $200 26
A 2018 Swiss stamp has a pot of melted cheese to honor this national dish
    $200 1
British composer James Sanderson used a folk tune as the basis for this, now the U.S. president's entrance music
    DD: $2,000 14
This Shakespeare play is set in 44 B.C.
    $200 11
About Mr. Tribbiani, who spins off to Los Angeles to continue his acting dreams
    $400 22
In 1810 the N.Y. Historical Society drew up a picture of this saint giving gifts but he wears a robe &--whoa whoa whoa!--is bald
    $400 4
The yamakagashi of Asia is a venomous one
    $400 27
Drawings of the head of a bearded man & of the skeleton are 2019 U.K. stamps commemorating the 500th anniv. of this artist's death
    $400 2
An iron anvil will float in mercury because this quality in mercury is about twice that of iron
    $400 15
This Victor Hugo novel begins in 1482
    $400 12
About Miss Russo, who gets through adolescence with her single father & her best friend Six
    $600 23
Not sparing it to spoil the child in "The Children's Friend" in 1821, Santa left parents "a long, black birchen" this to use
    $600 5
It follows a schooner as it moves forward
    $600 28
This fictional mountain creature is featured on a stamp from Bhutan
    $600 8
This singer wanted a tattoo written in Japanese that said "7 Rings", her song; she ended up with one translating to "BBQ grill"
    $600 16
This British dame sets the mystery in "Death Comes as the End" in Egypt way back in 2000 B.C.
    $600 13
About Ms. Morgenstern, who leaves Minneapolis to give New York one last chance
    $800 24
In an old print ad, Santa says a gift bringing "pleasure to every home...is rare indeed. Such a gift, my friends, is Lucky Strike"--these
    $800 6
To leave someone when they still need you; oh, my darling, do not
    $800 29
Hallelujah! In 2019 Canada issued stamps honoring this Canadian singer-songwriter who passed in 2016
    $800 9
The powder for these, worn by 18th c. men, was made of ground starch & scented with lavender; a 1795 tax ended the style
    $800 17
Michael Crichton put a 10th c. Muslim traveler into the events of this Old English epic to prove he could make it entertaining
    $800 19
About Mr. Bartowski, a computer repairman dragged into the spy life in the CIA
    $1000 25
Flossie & Glossie were 2 "deer of much intelligence", casually chatting about "sledge" work with Santa in a tale by this "Oz" author
    $1000 7
To satisfy one's thirst
    $1000 30
In 2019 this small Central European country honored its 300th birthday with a souvenir embroidered stamp of the Princely Hat
    $1000 10
With nearly 7 million rivets, the Scottish bridge over this firth was the first built primarily of steel
    $1000 18
This 1880 Lew Wallace novel takes place during the life of Christ
    $1000 20
About Ms. Porter, who impulsively goes to college in New York City to be with high school crush Ben

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Eric Lucy Claire
$800 $3,200 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Lucy Claire
$3,200 $6,000 $8,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

AROUND THE USA
COMPOSERS & THEIR WORKS
BOOKS FILMED WITH DIFFERENT TITLES
AGRICULTURE
THE MARSHALL PLAN
THAT'S OXYMORONIC
    $400 15
If you're having beignets, at Cafe du Monde, you're living the high life in this city
    $400 23
Henry Purcell wrote this type of march when Queen Mary II died in 1694
    $400 3
The novel "Shoeless Joe" by W.P. Kinsella was the basis of this 1989 film
    $400 13
Fed to livestock, it's the USA's most widely produced feed grain, grown on more than 400,000 farms
    $400 1
The Marshall Plan was named for former general George Marshall, who was then serving in this cabinet post
    $400 11
A 1968 horror movie was titled "Night of" these zombies
    $800 16
Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, is home to many structures, made of this five-letter clay building material
    $800 20
This Polish-born piano man called his E Major Etude his most beautiful melody
    $800 4
"Nothing Lasts Forever", with a cop named Leland flying out to the coast to visit his daughter at Christmas, became this action film
    $800 24
Glyphosate is one of the most widely used of these, another word for a weedkiller
    $800 2
The basic idea for the plan was announced during a 1947 speech to the graduating class at this prestigious U.S. university
    $800 12
You can get from Manhattan's Penn Station right to your terminal at Newark Airport on the air this
    $1200 17
Pike Place Market in this Pacific Northwest city is a great place to get in touch with your inner fishmonger
    $1200 28
The 1996 movie "Shine" popularized his concerto known as the "Rach 3"
    $1200 5
The film "Blade Runner" was based on this Philip K. Dick novel whose title is a 6-word question
    $1200 25
The volcanic soil of Maui is low in harsh sulfur compounds, producing the sweetness of Maui or Kula these
    $1200 6
Eastern European countries were also offered assistance in the plan & some showed interest, but this Soviet leader nixed the idea
    $1200 14
Someone who receives money even though they've shown up of their own accord to work without expecting a salary
    $1600 21
The USA's tallest all-granite structure is the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown at the tip of this cape
    $1600 29
Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto" is for this reed instrument AKA an ebony stick
    $1600 9
A phrase in a gun catalogue gave Stanley Kubrick this title for his film based on Gustav Hasford's "The Short-Timers"
    $1600 26
Starting with the same 3 letters as "agriculture", it's the science of soil management & crop production
    DD: $5,000 7
$13 billion in aid was distributed to 17 European nations, including this new country born from a recent division
    $1600 18
In the Olympics, Leon Spinks won a gold medal in this boxing class between 165-178 pounds
    $2000 22
Grand Prismatic Spring is a sight to behold in this venerable national park
    DD: $5,500 30
In 1878 & 1886 he produced sets of "Slavonic Dances"
    $2000 10
Harry Grey's book "The Hoods" inspired this 4-hour Sergio Leone film that starred Robert de Niro
    $2000 27
About 1/4 inch in length, this geographic-named pest is associated with citrus crops but also attacks peppers and tomatoes
    $2000 8
The plan was part of this 11-letter geopolitical policy of keeping Communist expansion within boundaries
    $2000 19
Abbreviated LPG, it burns clean when cooking in your RV

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Lucy Claire
$13,500 $8,400 $12,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

CLASSIC FICTION
A 1902 work says of a riverboat journey, "We penetrated deeper and deeper into" this, the work's title

Final scores:

Eric Lucy Claire
$25,000 $11,400 $16,801
2-day champion: $42,000 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Lucy Claire
$15,600 $8,400 $10,600
21 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $34,600

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