Show #8117 - Tuesday, December 17, 2019


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Dagmar Klein, a systems specialist from Rockville, Maryland

Rodolfo Yuichiro Bedoy, an IT project manager from New York, New York

Kirby Copelin, a data analyst from Cincinnati, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $34,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 30
C.S. Lewis' review of this 1937 work by pal J.R.R. Tolkien said, "Prediction is dangerous but" it "may well prove a classic"
    $200 22
Yum-yum; here's this eggy dish that's a specialty of France
    $200 17
Boundless capacity, or a number greater than any countable quantity
    $200 25
In 2018, for voting purposes, it became the first reality-competition series in TV history to air shows live, coast-to-coast
    $200 12
Agincourt: This country
    $200 23
Thanks to smart marketing, many in Japan celebrate Kentucky Christmas eating this for dinner
    $400 29
Eudora Welty said this E.B. White book about "friendship on earth, affection and protection" was "just about perfect"
    $400 4
The Latin for "of whom" gives us this word for the number of members of a group needed to legally transact business
    $400 18
Another word for compassion; Jesus said those who practice it will have it shown to them
    $400 24
In 2019 Meryl Streep joined the cast of this HBO drama as the mother-in-law of now-widowed Nicole Kidman
    $400 11
South Mountain: McClellan tops this top general
    $400 8
Buche de Noel is a chocolate sponge cake resembling a yule this
    $600 27
The N.Y. Times said of this 1947 book, the words & the pictures "combine to lull and reassure when bedtime and darkness come"
    $600 6
To rot, or the uncle on "The Addams Family"
    $600 19
A learned, venerable person; it sounds like an aromatic herb of the mint family used to season food
    $600 16
Shemar Moore heads up an elite unit on the streets of L.A. on this CBS reboot
    $600 9
Marathon: This empire
    $600 5
This is a Christmas staple in Latin America, although some in Central America use banana leaves instead of corn husks
    DD: $3,000 26
In 1943 the L.A. Times said this "tale of a little boy from a very little asteroid" was "so big with meaning"
    $800 7
Oddly, this word, land overgrown with tropical vegetation, is from Sanskrit for dry ground or desert
    $800 20
As taught by Lao Tzu, this is "the way", the religion of living a virtuous life of humility & piety
    $800 3
Suspended lawyer Joel McHale was forced to go back to college, bonding with a bunch of misfits on this comedy
    $800 1
San Jacinto: This general, who became a prisoner the next day
    $800 14
In Britain, the alliterative "Christmas" this is not a baked good, but a party favor that pops when you pull it open
    $1000 28
Dorothy Parker wrote, "Tonstant weader fwowed up" in her 1928 review of the book "The House at" this place
    $1000 13
This word borrowed from French for "shade of color" means a small difference in many things, including colors
    $1000 21
It can mean the lighting used to decorate a building, or someone's spiritual or intellectual understanding
    $1000 2
In 2013 Variety said of this AMC show's final episode, it got the "chemistry just right"
    $1000 10
Bosworth Field: This royal house
    $1000 15
In the Bahamas, everyone dances in the streets for the Junkanoo celebrations on New Year's & this December 26 holiday

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

Kirby Rodolfo Dagmar
$1,200 $3,800 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kirby Rodolfo Dagmar
$800 $8,600 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
Texas' Swift Single Malt Whiskey is made from barley imported from this whisky homeland
    $400 19
The motion of tectonic plates sliding past each other is known as this, like clipping a sheep
    $400 10
In 2012 this play about Willy Loman won Best Revival despite totally giving away the ending in its title
    $400 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew is at Grant's Tomb in New York City.) The tomb of Ulysses S. Grant, once New York City's most popular attraction, was partly inspired by the tomb of this other 19th century man who was both a great general and a head of state
    $400 23
From the Russian, the vast plain that covers much of Siberia is called not the stair but this
    $400 24
A needle's proverbial best hiding place
    $800 20
Gimme one of these grapefruit & vodka cocktails named for a fast dog, & make it snappy!
    $800 17
A moraine is the name for the material & debris deposited over time by one of these as it moves on
    $800 28
Both parts of this "heavenly" Tony Kushner play proved to be the best of the year in 1993 & '94
    DD: $6,000 22
The tombs of Machiavelli & Michelangelo can be found in this city's Basilica of Santa Croce
    $800 7
This strait gets its name from Dardanus, an ancient city on its Asian shore
    $800 15
If you're "taken" this way, also a nautical term, you're surprised
    $1200 3
A drink called the Fast and Furious has rum, coconut rum & the blue type of this liqueur named for a Caribbean island
    $1200 11
We assume you may know this layer of hot, solid material between earth's crust & core
    $1200 27
Perhaps Daveed Diggs should've won 2 Tonys for "Hamilton" instead of just one for playing both Thomas Jefferson & this Frenchman
    $1200 5
"Hughes" was chiseled off this poet's headstone so often by her admirers that the surname was then cast in bronze
    $1200 4
Touring the 500-acre film city & even getting to be an extra is a treat for fans of Mumbai's movie industry, best known as this
    $1200 14
This "body part" type of compliment is ambiguous & insincere
    $1600 8
Fill up your tank with a Ferrari, made with dry vermouth & this almond-flavored liqueur
    $1600 12
Gyres are circular ocean systems of these flows, such as the Canary one, part of the North Atlantic Gyre
    DD: $3,000 29
In 2017 this actress won a Tony for Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes", but in 2018 she did not win a race for N.Y. governor
    $1600 6
This politician was assassinated in the Louisiana state Capitol building in Baton Rouge; his grave is in the gardens there
    $1600 2
This desert with a Mongolian name takes up huge portions of Central Asia
    $1600 13
Future cancer researcher William Thilly had the idea for this cereal as a Kellogg's intern in 1965
    $2000 9
Tennessee's Ole Smoky Distillery bottles this electric-sounding stuff, also a 2-word term for moonshine
    $2000 18
These elongated crevices or cracks on the slope of a volcano release lava
    $2000 25
This psychiatrist is buried in the Protestant church graveyard in Z├╝rich, Switzerland
    $2000 1
During the Khmer Rouge's rule from 1975 to 1979, most of this capital's population was forcibly evacuated
    $2000 16
Type of steering in which the first part engages with the second

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kirby Rodolfo Dagmar
$4,400 $13,800 $16,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Congress declared September 6, 2008 Louisa Swain Day because Louisa did this in Wyoming on that date in 1870

Final scores:

Kirby Rodolfo Dagmar
$4,400 $18,799 $5,489
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $18,799 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kirby Rodolfo Dagmar
$4,400 $11,600 $14,400
9 R,
5 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,400

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Game tape date: 2019-10-15
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