Show #8123 - Wednesday, December 25, 2019


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Kristin Butz, a singer from Hoboken, New Jersey

Alex Hookway, an actuary from Columbus, Ohio

Robin Miner-Swartz, an editor and consultant from Lansing, Michigan (whose 2-day cash winnings total $27,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
Now a term for any astrological prediction, this term described the position of heavenly bodies in the night sky at any "hour"
    $200 21
While the Crimean War was raging, this mountainous land fought a less well-known war with its neighbor Tibet
    $200 16
Warren Buffett offers employees $1 million a year for life for getting the Sweet 16 exactly right in this alliterative event
    $200 6
Give partially decayed plant matter called peat a few million years & it'll form this ignitable rock
    $200 1
Edith was killed off, but the series called this character's "Place" endured for a couple more seasons
    $400 12
According to synastry, or relationship astrology, if his Mars is in her 8th this, she'll have the hots for him
    $400 22
In July 1984 in San Francisco, she accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for vice president
    $400 17
It preceded "Fleece" in an award mocking silly-sounding federal research; now it precedes "Goose" in an award honoring the same
    $400 7
10 years ago, it cost about $50,000 to install a system to power your house using this energy; now, a 6-kw system could go for $14K
    $400 2
When Tom Wopat & John Schneider walked off this show in 1982, cousins Coy & Vance Duke suddenly appeared
    $600 13
On a chart, a decan is an arc of this many degrees, a 36th of the celestial circle
    $600 23
Splitting from Sweden in 1905, this nation got its monarchy restored; Haakon VII became king & reigned until 1957
    $600 18
Not something to brag about, The Big Brother Award is given to the biggest offender against this right
    $600 8
The Arizona-Nevada power plant at this 1,244'-long hydroelectric structure has a 2,080-megawatt capacity
    $600 3
In 2019 this cop comedy moved from FOX to NBC & characters were allowed to curse--bleeped out, of course
    $800 14
The 4 cardinal signs of the zodiac are the signs that begin seasons, like Libra for fall & this one for spring
    $800 24
Not just the title of a Dustin Hoffman western epic, it's the name of Crazy Horse's lieutenant at the Little Bighorn
    $800 27
It means toward the rear & is also a polite word for the part you sit on
    $800 19
Kids 5-15 get prizes at the Rotten Sneaker Contest from this brand whose name implies it's trying to help reduce the smell
    $800 9
At 97, John Goodenough is the oldest Nobel Prize winner, for work on these batteries with a hyphenated name in laptops & phones
    $800 4
Aka "AFV", this longest-running ABC primetime entertainment series had Bob Saget & Tom Bergeron as hosts pre-Alfonso Ribeiro
    $1000 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) Sometimes a planet appears to loop in its path in the sky. The faster orbit of Mercury makes it look like it's changing direction when lapping us. In astrology, the phenomenon is known as this and is often blamed for misfortune
    DD: $2,000 25
Legend says when Columbus saw the 3 mtn, peaks on this Caribbean island he chose to name it for the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    $1000 26
"S" is for "soft" in the name of this easily carved rock. It's basically talc
    $1000 20
The Lanterne Rouge goes to the athlete who finishes last in this long race; in 1931 Richard "Fatty" Lamb took the prize
    $1000 10
By 1880 the refining of around 90% of all U.S.-produced oil was controlled by this mega-company
    $1000 5
When William Hartnell's health forced him to leave this show in 1966, viewers discovered that Time Lords could regenerate

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

Robin Alex Kristin
$4,000 $1,600 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Robin Alex Kristin
$6,800 $6,800 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex Trebek: The next word that comes up in Webster's International Dictionary.)
    $400 23
Many of the events of his novels were based on his own experiences as a 19th century sailor and whaler
    $400 11
This host of "The Tonight Show" wrote the children's book "Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA"
    $400 5
A 2015 biopic: "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" & "We Want Eazy"
    $400 6
After Uto-Aztecan: an ideal place
    $800 22
"Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect" was originally written to raise money for his passage to the New World
    $800 24
This national park may be near the end of alphabet, but its 1,430-foot upper fall is tops in our book
    $800 12
David Sedaris, Bette Midler & Blue Man Group did early work at La MaMa, an experimental venue in the East Village in this NYC borough
    $800 27
In early 2001 this Houston energy company had a market cap of $60 billion; by December it had filed for bankruptcy
    $800 1
"Dammit Janet" & "The Time Warp"
    $800 7
After quatorze: a very short poem with a fixed amount of lines
    $1200 18
This novelist has sold an estimated 350 million books
    $1200 28
I have found it! --this city about 100 miles south of the Oregon border whose name is also the state motto
    $1200 13
In 2002 Queen Latifah belted it out as prison matron Mama Morton in the movie version of this musical
    $1200 21
In 2019 some folks in Humble, Texas wanted to get into a time machine & start making this stainless steel car again
    $1200 2
"Let's Hear It For The Boy" & "Almost Paradise"
    $1200 8
After kowliang: to show extreme submission
    DD: $6,000 16
This author based a 1962 novel on personal experience working in a hospital's psychiatric ward
    $1600 26
Dragon Gate Arch on Grant Avenue marks the entrance to this iconic San Francisco district
    $1600 14
When the father of the future leader of this African country converted to Islam, he added the names "Amin Dada"
    $1600 19
Western Air Express & Transcontinental Air Transport formed what would be this company in 1930, but it got absorbed by Am. Airlines in 2001
    $1600 3
From 2019: "Let It Be" & "Carry That Weight"
    $1600 9
After picas: petty, or a former Louisiana currency
    $2000 17
This regular contributor to "The New Yorker" was known for her quips, but her writing is often melancholy
    $2000 25
This city "By-the-Sea" & at the northern edge of Big Sur got its name from the Friars who accompanied early Spanish explorers
    $2000 15
The Dada art movement started at Cabaret Voltaire in this central European country
    DD: $2,000 20
Sam Mendes directed a theatrical telling of the story of these brothers who built a financial empire that collapsed in 2008
    $2000 4
2018: "La Vie En Rose" & "I'll Never Love Again"
    $2000 10
After Schachtism: deriving happiness at the expense of another's woes

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Robin Alex Kristin
$14,400 $21,200 $5,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Founded by students at William & Mary in 1776; its members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 41 Supreme Court Justices & more than 140 Nobel laureates

Final scores:

Robin Alex Kristin
$18,801 $28,801 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,801 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Robin Alex Kristin
$14,400 $15,800 $5,000
20 R,
6 W
21 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W
5 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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Game tape date: 2019-10-16
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