Show #8122 - Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Contestants

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Drew Limon, a wine technician from Napa, California

Barbara Hall, a transit operations specialist from Vancouver, Washington

Robin Miner-Swartz, an editor and consultant from Lansing, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

SANTA ON THE MAP
FILL IN THE BANKS
A CHRISTMAS CAROL COLLAGE
HAVE A COW
THE ROLES OF MORGAN FREEMAN
METAPHORS
    $200 19
This Southwest U.S. state capital lies in the Northern Rio Grande Valley at about 7,000 feet above sea level
    $200 16
JP ___ Chase or ___ Stanley
    $200 11
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from Omni Parker House in Boston MA.) Arriving on November 19, 1867 for a U.S. reading tour, this author practiced "A Christmas Carol" in front of the mirror here, now named for him
    $200 6
After creating Elsie the Cow, Borden Dairy introduced this bull to sell glue
    $200 1
1989:
Hoke Colburn, a chauffeur
    $200 26
John Gay in "The Beggar's Opera" calls it "the knot that sacred love hath tied"
    $400 20
Home to a lively nightlife & popular with artists, Santa Cecilia is a district in this most populous Brazilian city
    $400 17
Mutual of this city bank
    $400 12
In English, it's "O Christmas Tree"; in German, it's "O" this
    $400 7
The Swiss company Alpen Schatz has been making these noisy items for 250 years
    $400 2
1994:
Red Redding, a lifer at a Maine prison
    $400 27
A white one of these animals is a metaphor for something too expensive for its owner to take care of
    $600 21
The Santa Lucia River provides much of the drinking water for this capital of Uruguay
    $600 18
Goldman this son-in-law to Goldman
    $600 13
Inspired by "A Christmas Carol", the movie "Scrooged" starred him as a venal TV executive
    $600 8
One day a year this restaurant chain offers free chicken if you dress like a cow
    $600 3
2014:
Vitruvius (voice only)
    DD: $2,500 28
Arthur Conan Doyle called this city the "great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the empire are... drained"
    $800 22
At the S.E. tip of Italy, Santa Maria di Leuca has been called the "City Between Two Seas", the Ionian & this one to the north
    $800 24
In the name of TD Bank, T is this city & D is dominion
    $800 14
O! American clergyman Phillips Brooks wrote the words to this Christmas carol after a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
    $800 9
This term for an idea that cannot be criticized refers to a Hindu belief about an animal
    $800 4
2013:
Archie, visiting Sin City with 3 old, old pals
    $800 29
Completes the title metaphor from a 1986 hit song, "The Future's So Bright..."
    $1000 23
Santa Cruz is a port & the chief city on the island of Tenerife in these Atlantic islands
    $1000 25
HSBC stands for these 2 Chinese places Banking Corporation
    $1000 15
"A Christmas Carol" says, "However & whenever we part from one another, I am sure we shall none of us forget poor" him
    $1000 10
Seen hanging from the neck of zebu
    $1000 5
2009:
Nelson Mandela
    $1000 30
Jefferson likened liberty to one of these that must be "refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

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

Robin Barbara Drew
$1,600 -$800 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Robin Barbara Drew
$2,400 $2,400 $1,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

IT'S NOT GOOD TO BE THE KING
THE SPHERE OF SCIENCE
FROM O TO O
(Alex: An "O" will begin the correct response and end it.)
CELEBRITY COUPLES
1990s BESTSELLERS
META-FOURS
    $400 6
Following conflict with Parliament, this English king was beheaded in 1649
    $400 24
The hawk owl is unusual for producing almost perfectly spherical ones
    $400 9
7,300 square miles in area, it's the smallest of the Great Lakes
    $400 1
2011 was busy for Rachel Weisz & this Bond actor; the pair starred in "Dream House" & got married
    $400 14
In 1993 this author came along with his first Alex Cross novel, "Along Came a Spider"
    $400 19
In "Jersey Boys" Frankie Valli, lead singer of this group, narrates the section of the play dubbed "Winter"
    $800 7
He was beheaded in Paris in 1793
    DD: $2,000 25
In 1543 the world revolved around this man who wrote "On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres"
    $800 10
To exceed one's previous best effort is to this "yourself"
    $800 2
This Real Housewife of Beverly Hills is Mrs. Harry Hamlin
    $800 15
John Feinstein gave a behind-the-scenes look at playing this sport professionally in "A Good Walk Spoiled"
    $800 20
Teresa of Ávila & Ignatius of Loyola appear in Gertrude Stein's libretto for the opera titled "Four" these "in 3 Acts"
    $1200 8
Bela I of Hungary died ignominiously when this furniture symbol of his royalty collapsed, mortally wounding him
    $1200 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. On a sphere, the shortest route is described as this, a term preceding "dome" in a Buckminster Fuller structure
    $1200 11
A long piece of classical music for singers & an orchestra
    $1200 3
He & Miley Cyrus became close while filming "The Last Song"; the couple married in 2018 but split in 2019
    $1200 16
Terry McMillan could breathe a sigh of relief after this 1992 novel made its way up the charts
    $1200 21
Formed in 1977, this Marxist British post-punk band took its name from a group infamously led by Mao's widow
    $1600 29
This Zulu leader was slain by his half brothers in Southern Africa in 1828
    $1600 27
Not a Dirty Harry movie, magnus force makes soccer balls curve due to this resistant force acting on 1 side of the spinning sphere
    $1600 12
Often used in soups, it's a pasta shaped like grains of rice
    $1600 4
Eva Mendes has 2 daughters with this longtime boyfriend, her co-star in "The Place Beyond the Pines"
    DD: $2,000 17
The author of this 1996 "Novel of Politics" was listed as anonymous
    $1600 22
In "Good Omens", this biblical group was updated a bit for the times with a new member: Pollution
    $2000 30
Bavarian King Louis II, also known by this German version of the name, mysteriously drowned soon after being declared insane
    $2000 28
On Aug. 15, 1934 this craft with "sphere" in its name took 2 men 3,028 feet underwater, a record that stood for 15 years
    $2000 13
Early Shakespeare poems & plays were sometimes printed in this format about 5x7 inches, smaller than a quarto
    $2000 5
Sofia Vergara & this hunky husband co-star in Hulu's "Better Ruins Everything" commercials
    $2000 18
"Fear of Fifty" was "A Midlife Memoir" by this "Fear of Flying" author
    $2000 23
You could say T.S. Eliot's masterpiece known as "The Four" these gives you quadruple the number

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Robin Barbara Drew
$11,600 $11,200 $7,700

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC AMERICAN CITIES
Damage from Hurricane Matthew in this city in 2016 revealed a plot of colonist graves from perhaps as long as 430 years ago

Final scores:

Robin Barbara Drew
$7,799 $6,700 $7,700
2-day champion: $27,400 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Robin Barbara Drew
$11,600 $15,200 $10,200
18 R,
4 W
15 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
15 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $37,000

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