Show #8536 - Monday, December 20, 2021

Amy Schneider game 14.
Ken Jennings hosts.


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Do Park, a sportswriter from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Erin Creed, a middle school teacher from Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (whose 13-day cash winnings total $536,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

WE 5 "KING"s
    $200 25
At least back to the 17th century angels have been depicted playing this stringed instrument, still part of the modern orchestra
    $200 30
Silver iodide is often used to produce condensation for "seeding" these
    $200 6
We hope the owner of those goggles survived the messy fracas in Buñol, Spain where overripe these become missiles
    $200 11
Father Michael McGivney founded a Catholic service organization & called it the Knights of this sailor of 1492
    $200 20
This nursery rhyme guy called for his pipe, his bowl & "his fiddlers three!"
    $200 1
He's "the most famous reindeer of all", but he's bullied horribly & only loved after bailing everyone out on Christmas Eve
    $400 26
This sacred tome was revealed by an angel to Muhammad in Mecca & Medina
    $400 15
In vein & placer deposits, gold often appears with fool's gold, also called this
    $400 7
10 days after Independence Day in the U.S., the French have a fete named for this structure
    $400 21
Angelo Tancredi was the first knight to join the order of this man of Assisi & was singing to him when he died
    $400 19
The title Shah Jahan translates as this 4-word phrase, heard in the movie "Titanic"
    $400 2
This title daredevil lives to the max! Though the Sun can kill him, he sings, "Let's run & we'll have some fun now before I melt away"
    $600 27
On angelic love, Raphael says in this man's "Paradise Lost", "Whatever pure thou in the body enjoy'st... we enjoy"
    $600 14
When they're bars & ingots, gold & silver are called this, which sounds like a soup broth
    $600 8
The Grand Canal sets a beautiful backdrop for Carnival revelers in this city
    $600 22
Knight-turned-missionary Ramon Llull wrote a manual of this, the honorable conduct expected of knights
    $600 18
As its name implies, this type of bird seen here dives into water to feed
    $600 3
"Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)" is by this "Take Me Home, Country Roads" singer
    $800 28
This angel proclaims, "And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age"
    $800 13
Gold is virtually indestructible, yet has this moldable quality, from the Latin for "to hammer"
    DD: $1,000 9
This annual festival began in 1810 when Prince Ludwig of Bavaria invited the people of Munich to join in celebrating his marriage
    $800 23
Led by Hugh de Payns, they formed in the early 12th century to protect pilgrims headed to Jerusalem
    $800 17
Any large sum of money; one was actually paid for the release of Richard the Lionhearted
    $800 4
You don't think of Christmas tunes as black market body part movers, but "All I Want For Christmas Is" this pair of choppers
    $1000 29
This Tony Kushner play has the line "Greetings prophet; the great work begins: the messenger has arrived"
    $1000 12
Silver is valuable due to its brilliance, scarcity & resistance to this process, meaning it won't rust
    $1000 10
Holi, a spring festival in India, is celebrated in honor of this eighth avatar of Vishnu
    $1000 24
Minister Thomas W. Stringer formed the African-American version of the "Knights of" him, Damon's friend
    $1000 16
Part of ancient Thebes, it was the burial site of many Egyptian pharaohs
    $1000 5
A police report would later reveal this title relative "had hoof prints on her forehead & incriminating Claus marks on her back"

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

Amy Erin Do
$3,200 $1,600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Erin Do
$9,400 $2,000 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: Not "B" as in low budget. They all begin with the letter B.)
    $400 22
Mt. Buller in the state of Victoria is one of this country's most popular ski resorts
    $400 1
Katniss Everdeen
    $400 23
19th century:
this deal that netted Uncle Sam 530 million acres at about 3 cents per acre
    $400 30
If no candidate receives a majority in the Electoral College, as happened in 1824, this body votes to decide who wins
    $400 6
This common building lumber product is made up of an odd number of veneers glued together
    $400 13
35 years after this film, Harrison Ford reprised his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel set in 2049
    $800 16
With tricky turns in 85-mile-per-hour speeds, the Streif course in the Tyrolean Alps of Kitzbühel in this country provides a challenge
    $800 2
Clarice Starling
    $800 24
17th century:
for 60 guilders, Peter Minuit picks up this prime island property
    $800 28
In each state, each candidate has a group of potential electors called this, also a word in geology
    $800 7
The name of this, red wine often mixed with fruit, comes from the Spanish for "bleeding"
    $800 14
Ice Cube inherits this title business & grows into his role as a mainstay of the community in the sequels
    $1200 5
You might see the Sahara from the slopes of Morocco's Mount Toubkal in this range
    $1200 3
Antonia Shimerda
    $1200 25
21st century:
this NBA team sails over to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion
    $1200 19
A candidate has won the electoral vote but lost the popular vote four times; the first in 1876 was this 19th president
    $1200 8
Borrowed from Yiddish, it's the helping of food being added here
    $1200 15
Cameron Diaz did plenty of swearing on the job when she was supposed to be instructing students in this 2011 comedy
    $1600 20
Furano is part of the powder belt of ski resorts on this northern Japanese island
    $1600 11
V.I. Warshawski
    $1600 26
20th century:
this businessman buys the island of Santa Catalina & brings the Cubs over for spring training
    DD: $4,400 4
The only men to garner more than 1,000 electoral votes in their political careers were FDR & these 2 Republicans
    $1600 9
It's a statement or proposition that, despite sound reasoning, leads to a self-contradictory conclusion
    $1600 17
A homeless teen becomes a star football player after he's taken in by Sandra Bullock in this film based on a true story
    DD: $4,000 21
Soldeu, El Tarter & Pas de la Casa are part of a big ski resort in this tiny European nation
    $2000 12
Ayla, of the "Earth's Children" novels
    $2000 27
16th century:
Cosimo de' Medici's wife Eleonora buys this unfinished alliterative palace
    $2000 29
In 1948 this Dixiecrat won 39 electoral votes with only 2% of the popular vote
    $2000 10
It's the punning first name of comic strip reporter Mr. Fillmore
    $2000 18
Charlize Theron played Megyn Kelly in this 2019 film about a group of women who take on Fox News CEO Roger Ailes

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Erin Do
$23,800 $3,600 $17,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Introduced in 1938 & inspired by movie character Torchy Blane of the Morning Herald, she has since gone on to win a fictional Pulitzer

Final scores:

Amy Erin Do
$34,800 $7,200 $13,201
14-day champion: $571,200 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amy Erin Do
$21,800 $4,600 $14,400
30 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
8 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $40,800

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Game tape date: 2021-10-11
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