Show #8118 - Wednesday, December 18, 2019


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Dave Algase, an information professional and writer from Saline, Michigan

Christine Hurt, a law professor from Orem, Utah

Rodolfo Yuichiro Bedoy, an IT project manager from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,799)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 15
"Hellcats of the Navy" (1957) as "Nurse Lt. Helen Blair"
    $200 10
Putting faith above all else, Sandy Koufax didn't pitch game 1 of the 1965 World Series, as it fell on this Jewish day of atonement
    $200 13
Mais oui, this flavor has a nationality in its name
    $200 1
Still or nearly still; "Keep" this "& carry on"
    $200 6
A 40-foot Paris sculpture is called Le Pouce, French for thumb and ironically also for this small measure
    $200 25
The helpful Wesley Snipes: "You ever play" this game? "Let me give you a word of advice--always bet on black"
    $400 17
"Miss Universe Pageant" (1999) as "herself - judge"
    $400 11
Eliud Kipchoge averaged about 4:35 per mile to be the first to finish a marathon under this amount of time (by exactly 20 secs.)
    $400 14
Today there's Jamoca; back in the day it was just plain this beverage
    $400 2
About halfway between extremes, or one who communicates with spirits
    $400 7
Check out the 130-foot Rain Vortex at Changi Airport in this city state island country directly below Malaysia
    $400 26
This numerical term for someone or something superfluous comes from an additional tire once part of carriages
    $600 18
"Masterchef Junior" (2017) as herself
    $600 12
A 2019 tweet about Hong Kong by Daryl Morey, GM of this NBA team, caused consternation in China
    $600 21
A Burgundy variety not of grape but of this red fruit ice cream
    $600 3
In music, pianissimo means very this
    $600 8
Here's a building in UNAM in Mexico City that is the school's Institute of this
    DD: $920 27
"An America in which all seniors live nourished lives with indep. & dignity" is the vision of this charity with a rhyming name
    $800 19
"The War Room" (1993) as herself
    $800 16
Tiger & Phil went 0-6 as the European team beat the U.S. 17 1/2-10 1/2 to claim this trophy in 2018
    $800 22
There were lemon, orange & raspberry types of this frozen fruit juice & cream treat
    $800 4
Proverbially, you do this to "your heels" when you're kept waiting
    $800 9
You can snorkel through Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park at this island the U.S. invaded in 1983
    $800 28
"Wheel of Fortune" debuted in 1975 with Susan Stafford, not Vanna White, turning letters, & this man, not Pat Sajak, as host
    $1000 30
"Women in Defense" (documentary short) commentary written by (1941)
    $1000 20
6'11" Mason Cox, a walk-on hoopster at OK. St., got his kicks as a Down Under star in this sport, playing in its grand final
    $1000 23
Alphabetically, it came between Chocolate Almond & Chocolate Fudge
    $1000 5
Often used when describing plain food, this 5-letter word means not highly flavored, maybe even tasteless
    $1000 24
You can't get higher in the lower 48 than the top of this mountain in the Sierra Nevada
    $1000 29
Made in 100-pound wheels, this Swiss cheese from Fribourg has a golden-brown rind & a firm, pale yellow interior

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

Rodolfo Christine Dave
$2,200 $2,600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rodolfo Christine Dave
$1,600 $7,520 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 24
He'd seen Anne in a painting prior to their 1540 nuptials, yet still called her "the Flanders Mare"; she likely thought he was fat
    $400 5
In the 1986 film "Trick or Treat", Gene Simmons played Nuke & this Black Sabbath frontman was Rev. Aaron Gilstrom
    $400 7
After taking a strange drink, Rip Van Winkle falls asleep for this many years before waking up
    $400 15
NIMBY is an acronym for "not" here
    $400 20
William Herschel described it as "perhaps a comet", but it turned out to be the seventh planet
    $800 28
The film "Loving" tells the story of an interracial couple jailed in this state, & of the 1967 Supreme Court case that ensued
    $800 4
The Treaty of Tordesillas, which split the New World between Spain & Portugal, was sanctioned by a man in this position
    $800 11
This diva was way beyond "The Edge of Glory" in 2016 when she said she'd return to act on "American Horror Story"
    $800 8
In this Pierre Boulle novel, chimps & gorillas rule & men live like beasts
    $800 16
The middle letter in the acronym for the 1994 trade pact between the U.S., Canada & Mexico stands for this word
    $800 21
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) 20 times more luminous than the Sun, Sirius, also known as the Dog Star, is the brightest star in the night sky and in the constellation known by this Latin name where it sometimes appears to form the nose
    $1200 27
In this 1954 movie musical, Adam brings home his bride Milly, who thinks his 6 siblings are uncouth & tries to tame them
    DD: $1,118 3
In 1918 Woodrow Wilson outlined these, one of which was free navigation of all seas
    $1200 9
This singer played Ms. Weiss in "Precious" & got better reviews than she did in "Glitter"
    $1200 13
It's the name of the half-sheepdog, half-St. Bernard in "The Call of the Wild"
    $1200 17
The "D" in DC Comics refers to this profession
    $1200 22
This word for a tenuous mass of interstellar dust & gas is Latin for "cloud"
    $1600 25
Henri IV of France was of this faith in 1572; his bride was not, so the wedding was held just outside Notre Dame
    $1600 2
China got its hands on Christianity & Buddhism via this trade "highway"
    $1600 6
We'll give you more than 4 bits if you know this rapper played himself in 2015's "Spy"
    $1600 12
A 2014 biographical novel about this author opens with his "Passage to India" aboard the SS City of Birmingham
    $1600 18
2 chambers of the heart quiver instead of beating properly in the condition called "AF", standing for this
    DD: $624 23
In 2012 this probe left the heliopause (the boundary of the sun's magnetic field) & headed out into interstellar space
    $2000 26
This African-American singer & actress kept her 1947 marriage to white bandleader Lennie Hayton secret due to prejudice
    $2000 1
2 aided by José de San Martín, Bernardo O'Higgins took control of this country after beating Spanish forces in 1817
    $2000 10
Playing Napster's Sean Parker in "The Social Network", this singer says, "Drop the 'The'. Just 'Facebook'. It's cleaner"
    $2000 14
The Apostles Peter & Paul & the Roman emperor all show up in this Henryk Sienkiewicz novel whose title is a question
    $2000 19
The SAS for short, it's kind of the British Delta Force

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rodolfo Christine Dave
$11,200 $14,178 $5,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

One of Britain's few native evergreen trees, it's prized for bringing color to winter, & its foliage is often hung in homes

Final scores:

Rodolfo Christine Dave
$1 $5,955 $8,218
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $8,218

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Rodolfo Christine Dave
$11,200 $15,600 $5,200
17 R,
3 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
12 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $32,000

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Game tape date: 2019-10-15
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