Show #8142 - Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Contestants

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Samantha Slama, a high school English teacher from Los Angeles, California

Steve Schiraldi, a data analyst from Arlington, Virginia

Dennis Coffey, a bartender from Old Orchard Beach, Maine (whose 2-day cash winnings total $39,202)

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Jeopardy! Round

CHECK OUT THE CRITTER
GRAVESITE OFFERINGS
WORDS FROM MYTHOLOGY
SPACES
SPORTS DEFINITIONS
I MISSED THE START OF THAT NURSERY RHYME
    $200 23
Get me pictures of the Mwanza flat-headed rock agama, a lizard that looks like this Marvel superhero created in 1962
    $200 2
An elaborate maze
    $200 12
3 basic types of home foundations are a basement, a slab & this "space" you can slither into to access pipes
    $200 17
A dig & a spike are actions April Ross executes in this sport
    $400 11
Get an "E" for effort with this egg-laying Aussie mammal. Here are its babies called puggles
    $400 16
Guitar picks are taped to this man's grave, inscribed "1942-1970", in Greenwood Memorial Park near Seattle
    $400 3
This word meaning given to quick & unpredictable mood changes goes back to the Roman messenger god
    $400 18
Just like an amusement park, an airport has carousels, in this area
    $400 9
Reaching this tessellated banner first means you've won an auto race
    $400 24
"...Three men in a tub"
    $600 10
Less than an inch long, the sea bunny is this type of being with both male and female reproductive organs
    DD: $1,000 13
Visitors often leave pennies face up on the Baltimore grave of this assassin
    $600 1
Step right up & identify this musical instrument that bears the name of a muse
    $600 19
Named for its shape, it's the fighting area in a UFC cage
    $600 6
In pool, if you've sunk the cue ball or sent it flying into the bar area, you've done this foul & lost your turn as a result
    $600 25
"...The first star I see tonight"
    $800 22
Despite its name, the sunda flying this, an animal native to Madagascar, is not one, nor does it fly
    $800 14
Fans visiting Graceland sometimes leave these stuffed animals from a 1957 hit song on Elvis' grave
    $800 4
From the name of Rome's top god, it means "full of good cheer"
    $800 20
It's a Spanish word for an interior courtyard, or an American word for a paved backyard area
    $800 7
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) In figure skating, a long backward glide on the outside edge of one foot leads into a Lutz. You face forward before leaping into the air to do one of these
    $800 26
"...How does your garden grow?"
    $1000 28
Aw, the smallest of the foxes, this critter stands about 8 inches tall at the shoulders and weighs 3 pounds
    $1000 15
A glass barrier now prevents visitors from kissing Oscar Wilde's tomb with lipstick in this storied Paris cemetery
    $1000 5
From the name of the Greek goddess of vengeance, it's a longstanding rival or enemy
    $1000 21
In the 1970s Ed Mullinax Ford in Amherst, Ohio had the world's largest one of these indoor spaces, holding 120 cars
    $1000 8
When a soccer player dribbles the ball between the legs of an opponent, it's called this spice
    $1000 27
"...And can't tell where to find them"

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

Dennis Steve Samantha
$1,400 $2,200 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dennis Steve Samantha
$4,000 $2,400 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

BOOKS & AUTHORS
A CAPITAL CITY IDEA
THE USG
SPACED-OUT POP CULTURE
IN SOVIET RUSSIA
WORDS START WITH "U"
    $400 18
Before her death, Sue Grafton had planned to write a final alphabet mystery, counting down to "Z is for" this
    $400 6
This city lies 5 miles from the Bay of Phaleron, an inlet of the Aegean Sea
    $400 1
Bad robots & Xenomorphs are on the deadly prowl yet again in "Covenant", the most recent film in this interstellar terror franchise
    $400 13
Bear with us--in the night skies, it precedes "Major" & "Minor"
    $800 26
A TV writer & producer, Maria Semple more recently wrote the bestseller "Where'd You Go" her
    $800 7
In 1976 it became the capital of the reunified North & South Vietnam
    $800 19
"Democracy demands wisdom", says the website of the NEH, the National Endowment for these
    $800 2
The start of the 1977 "Star Wars" movie informed us it all happened "a long time ago in" this place
    $800 21
As its name says, Agitprop was the Soviet department responsible for these 2 tactics
    $800 14
YouTube has plenty of this type of video where people open new stuff & show you how it works
    $1200 9
Cáemgen in Gaelic, the 7th century's Saint Kevin is a patron saint of this capital city
    $1200 22
The CBO, this, analyzes economic issues on behalf of the House & Senate
    $1200 3
Directed by Stanley Kubrick, this epic film was inspired by the short story "The Sentinel" by Arthur C. Clarke
    $1200 11
Beginning in 1954 this security agency of the Soviets began dealing harshly with enemies of the state
    $1200 15
Adding an "M" to this word meaning "to speak" makes it something hard to hear
    $1600 8
The official residence of King Mohammed VI of Morocco is the Dar al-Makhzen Royal Palace in this capital city
    DD: $2,500 23
The USCCR isn't a classic rock band but the United States Commission on these important CRs
    $1600 4
Led by Capt. Mercer, this sci-fi series on FOX sees its title ship & crew boldly going where no comedy has gone before
    $1600 12
Ludmilla Alexeyeva, one of these activists who "dis"agreed with the Soviet line, noted there's no good word for them in Russian
    $1600 16
This crime involves charging unusually high interest
    $2000 25
This British author of a famous dystopian novel was the grandson of a prominent biologist & the brother of 2 more biologists
    DD: $2,500 10
Playwright August Strindbergs home, with rooms that he furnished like stage sets, is now his museum in this capital
    $2000 24
The DIA, this, provides info for the JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    $2000 5
She was Lieutenant Starbuck on "Battlestar Galactica" and now seeks out aliens as astronaut Niko Breckenridge on "Another Life"
    $2000 20
Instituted in 1968, his "Doctrine" allowed for Soviet interference in countries where Socialism was threatened
    $2000 17
This iron-rich earth is used as a brown pigment

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dennis Steve Samantha
$7,200 $10,000 $6,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

CLASSIC MOVIES
This 1939 film was loosely based on Senator Burton Wheeler, victim of a sham investigation for looking into the Justice Department

Final scores:

Dennis Steve Samantha
$12,001 $5,599 $11,400
3-day champion: $51,203 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dennis Steve Samantha
$10,200 $10,000 $6,000
14 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R,
2 W
13 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $26,200

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