Show #8540 - Friday, December 24, 2021

Amy Schneider game 18.

Contestants

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Chris O'Malley, an executive director from New York, New York

David Carpman, an attorney from Seattle, Washington

Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (whose 17-day cash winnings total $687,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

SOME LAST-MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
HOMOPHONIC PAIRS
ALL AROUND THE WORLD
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL MOVIES?
IT HAPPENED IN DECEMBER
FIRST RESPONDERS
    $200 26
You're looking for the dress this woman wore as she wed Prince William? Talk about one of a kind--that cost $434,000!
    $200 11
Waaaah! The store ran out of my favorite Cabernet
    $200 10
When visiting this Vatican basilica, you might want to spring for a ticket to the dome, which includes a guided tour
    $200 24
In "Remember the Titans", this actor is the coach of an integrated football team in 1971
    $200 16
On December 5, 1933 FDR announced the repeal of this; cheers!
    $200 1
A little more advanced than a typical EMT, "P" is for this first responder, able to dispense medicines
    $400 27
A $200,000 horse of this breed from the American Stud Book--how kind, especially with the $50,000 annual upkeep thrown in
    $400 12
What's that smell coming from your penny?
    $400 9
You'll catch the Baseball Hall of Fame in this village that was settled by the dad of the author of "The Deerslayer"
    $400 23
Burt Reynolds starred as Paul Crewe in the original version of "The Longest Yard"; this "SNL" alum, in the remake
    $400 25
In what was then the largest corporate bankruptcy in U.S. history, this energy giant filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2001
    $400 2
Some first responders are trained to deal with this 6-letter issue; here's one wearing the suit of the same name
    $600 28
I can't believe you bought me this NHL team that had players like Guy Carbonneau, Guy Lapointe & Guy Lafleur... merci!
    $600 15
What you're in if you can't remember if it's the first of the month, the third, the fourth, the tenth
    $600 3
Picasso's "Guernica" is in this capital, where it was sent only after democracy had returned
    $600 22
Billy Dee Williams is his friend Gale Sayers & James Caan is the title dying football player in this TV movie
    $600 19
On December 26, 2004 a 9.1 undersea earthquake in this ocean triggered a massive & deadly tsunami
    $600 6
Hoist gloves protect first responders' hands while aboard these vehicles performing rescues
    $800 29
This indoor bike-making co. had a market value of $31 billion in 2021, so don't go crazy--just 50% of it would be enough for anyone
    $800 14
Unfriendly lodging for young travelers abroad
    $800 4
The 1,500-foot Petronas Towers are linked via a skybridge between floors 41 & 42 in this Malaysian city
    $800 21
As a high school football star in a Pennsylvania steel town, this actor had "All the Right Moves"
    DD: $6,000 18
In December 1577 he set sail from England with 5 ships & a crew of more than 150 men on a voyage around the world
    $800 7
Where there are these pros, there's fire; the U.S. Forest Service employs more than 300 of them
    $1000 30
An ancient sculpture of an athlete about to throw this should arrive by Christmas --Myron's original is lost, so it's just a copy
    $1000 13
An official document seal belonging to a young swan
    $1000 5
The 12,000-square-mile Great Bear Lake straddles the Arctic circle in this "directional" political unit
    $1000 20
The Marx Brothers took the field in this "equine" comedy about Huxley College's football team
    $1000 17
Deciding he was better suited for the Senate, in December 1832 this South Carolinian resigned as vice president
    $1000 8
The First Responder Support Network helps those with trauma from the job & who may be suffering from this, PTSD for short

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

Amy David Chris
$7,000 $600 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy David Chris
$18,600 $800 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
20th CENTURY SONG, 21st CENTURY AD
NOTORIOUS
"K" 9
(Ken: Each response is a 9-letter word beginning with the letter K.)
NOVELS & NOVELISTS
FIRST RESPONSES
(Ken: None of the responses in this category has even been a correct response on Jeopardy! before.)
    $400 26
America welcomed him as a citizen in 1891, the year he invented a coil that's still used in electronics today
    $400 24
The Volkswagen Passat: this man singing "On The Road again"
    $400 30
Con man George Parker was notorious for "selling" NYC landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge & this man's tomb on West 122nd St.
    $400 5
A single action of pressing a letter or other button on a computer console
    $400 15
Tolstoy & Fielding are among those who've employed an "intrusive" this who both reports & interrupts a story
    $400 6
We've covered the Earned Income Tax Credit but never this tax credit for parents that came along 22 years later
    $800 25
This man who gave his name to a scale of earthquake strength was an avid nudist & Trekkie
    $800 23
Allstate:
this hit by ska band Madness
    $800 29
In 1820s Edinburgh, Burke & Hare were killers who sold their victims' bodies to the head of a school of this medical subject
    $800 4
It's the instructional item being used here
    DD: $2,000 14
"La Galatea", his first novel, appeared in 1585, 20 years before his most famous one
    $800 7
Born in 2018, this younger brother of Prince George & Princess Charlotte gets his first response
    $1200 19
This scientist's Agricultural Research Foundation in Tuskegee was founded after he donated most of his life savings in 1940
    $1200 22
Sargento cheese:
this biggest hit by Modern English
    $1200 17
This doctor was convicted as part of Lincoln's murder after a boot belonging to John Wilkes Booth was found at his home
    $1200 1
This word is from the Greek for "thousand" & "measure"
    $1200 11
Mary McCarthy's "The Group" follows the lives of 8 graduates of this Seven Sisters college north of New York City
    $1200 8
Far from hardcore, this type of film is about young people, often adrift & talking a lot (but not loud)
    $1600 28
In 2000, Bill Clinton joined entrepreneur Craig Venter & government scientist Francis Collins to announce success in this, HGP for short
    $1600 21
Kia:
"Holding Out For A Hero" by this '80s singer
    $1600 16
In 2020 the FBI acknowledged that private citizens had broken a cipher sent by the 1960s Bay Area killer known as this
    DD: $2,000 2
One who uses political influence to put another in power
    $1600 12
Janie, the 40ish heroine of this book by Zora Neale Hurston, sees her life as a tree with "dawn and doom" in the branches
    $1600 9
Added to merriam-webster.com in 2020 but done by people long before, it's to hinder a process by doing it at very low speed
    $2000 27
Drawn to the sea before seeing it by a line of poetry, she became a marine biologist & 1941's "Under the Sea-Wind" was her first book
    $2000 20
Oh, oh, oh,
it's this '70s song by Pilot that diabetes drug Ozempic adapted
    $2000 18
Born Arthur Flegenheimer, he was gunned down in 1935 after his plan to murder prosecutor Thomas Dewey alarmed other mobsters
    $2000 3
It's what Russian-American inventor Vladimir Zworykin called his early TV picture tube
    $2000 13
Call the "P.D."! This British "Queen of Crime" wrote 14 novels featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh
    $2000 10
Chelsea Clinton, Levi Strauss chair Bob Haas & Google CEO Sundar Pichai all worked at this management consultant McCompany

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amy David Chris
$21,400 $4,400 $8,600
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

INTERNATIONAL LANDMARKS
In December 2020 an international agreement added nearly 3 feet to this; one surveyor lost half a toe in the effort

Final scores:

Amy David Chris
$19,400 $8,700 $8,399
18-day champion: $706,800 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amy David Chris
$20,200 $4,400 $8,600
29 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
10 R,
3 W
13 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $33,200

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Game tape date: 2021-10-11
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