Show #6049 - Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tom Nissley game 8.


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Samantha Barry, an account manager from Los Angeles, California

Corey York, an accountant from East Peoria, Illinois

Tom Nissley, an online books editor from Seattle, Washington (whose 7-day cash winnings total $211,004)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1880s
    $200 1
In 1887 the Senate approved leasing this locale in the Hawaiian Islands as a base for U.S. Navy
    $200 2
Don't mess with LL Cool J:
"NCIS: ___ ___"
    $200 6
If you're in London & looking for a gilt effigy of King Edward III, try this building
    $200 26
Guards thwarting a man's 2006 try at parachuting off this NYC landmark caused "emotional distress" (& a $30 mil. lawsuit)
    $200 17
A roulette wheel has this many slots with odd numbers
    $200 11
To thrust someone aside with an arm
    $400 22
In 1883 Belle Starr was convicted of stealing these
    $400 3
I knew him, Horatio, a lieutenant of infinite jest:
"CSI ____"
    $400 7
The Museum of Khartoum loaned The Louvre a gilt archer-king for the 2010 show "Meroe, Empire on" this river
    $400 27
A man's lawsuit in Virginia against this sports org. said it "influenced him to speed", doing 135 mph and getting tickets"
    $400 18
In Europe & Australia this board game has "do" on the end; in Brazil it's called "Detective"
    $400 12
    $600 23
(Kelly of the Clue Crew gives the clue from New York.) Though ridiculed at first, the Salvation Army's work was finally recognized in 1886 when this president invited them to the White House & endorsed their work
    $600 4
Betty White was hot in 2010:
"Hot in ___"
    $600 8
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is re-creating a lost 3,000-lb. gilt frame for this Emanuel Leutze river scene
    $600 28
In 2008 a judge said there was no room for a lawsuit vs. NYU by a man who broke his hip wrestling in this dessert brand
    $600 19
In this card game, the object is to cross the finish line by scoring 121 points, moving pegs on a wooden board
    $600 13
Group chosen for salvation: They shall be gathered to "the uttermost part of heaven"
    DD: $3,200 24
In 1889 she set out from New York, making it around the world in less than 73 days
    $800 5
It premiered the day before "E.R.":
"___ Hope"
    $800 9
A marble, bronze & gilt baldacchino was Bernini's first commission for this edifice
    $800 29
This "You can do it. We can help" chain got sued for $3 million; a man said he'd been stuck on a glue-coated toilet seat
    $800 20
On a fresh craps roll, pass bets lose on any of these 3 totals
    $800 14
To explain in detail, or to enlarge on a topic
    $1000 25
This author of "America the Beautiful" introduced Mrs. Claus in an 1889 tale
    $1000 16
Jason Lee as an Elvis-impersonating cop:
"___ Beat"
    $1000 10
Gilbert Scott was knighted by Queen Victoria for designing the memorial seen here for this man
    $1000 30
In 2008 an inmate in Pueblo County in this state sued the prison, saying it didn't do enough to stop him from breaking out
    $1000 21
In the original rules of this Gary Gygax game, your "saving throw" dice roll can save you from being paralyzed
    $1000 15
Adjective meaning big, clumsy & unwieldy

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

Tom Corey Samantha
$1,600 $1,200 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Corey Samantha
$6,400 $1,400 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 9
In 1934 George Gershwin spent part of the "Summertime" in Charleston to prepare to write his score for this
    $400 8
Richard Kimble,
Han Solo
    $400 26
This state capital lies on Mamala Bay
    $400 18
A potato crisp & race car legend Earnhardt
    $400 1
Jenny tragically dies in this Erich Segal weepie
    $400 6
NBC, in 1986
    $800 10
He popularized the term "swing" by composing "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing"
    $800 14
Ellen Ripley,
Dian Fossey
    $800 27
Ponce de Leon Bay in Southwestern Florida lies within this swampy national park
    $800 19
Mr. Mulder of "The X-Files" & the terror of the Baskerville family
    $800 2
"Of Time and the River" was Thomas Wolfe's sequel to this "heavenly" novel
    $800 7
20th Century Fox, in 1985
    DD: $4,000 11
In 1903 he formed his own ragtime opera company to perform his "A Guest of Honor"
    $1200 15
Tony Manero,
Edna Turnblad
    $1200 28
Point Loma peninsula forms part of the entrance to this Southern California bay
    $1200 20
People loudly knocking on your door & a mixture for brewing whiskey
    $1200 3
This F. Scott Fitzgerald novel was reportedly based on the life of movie producer Irving Thalberg
    $1200 23
YouTube, in 2006
    $1600 12
He composed the classic "Ol' Man River", with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, for the musical "Show Boat"
    $1600 16
Claus von Bulow,
    DD: $2,000 29
Alaska's Resurrection Bay was named by Alexander Baranof, who first sailed into it on this holiday
    $1600 21
Philosopher Francis & jeweled Faberge creations
    $1600 4
Tessie Hutchinson is the unfortunate "winner" in this 1948 short story about a deadly village ritual
    $1600 24
Union Carbide, in 2001
    $2000 13
A fall from a subway platform in 1943 left this "St. Louis Blues" composer completely blind
    $2000 17
Tristan Ludlow,
Tyler Durden
    $2000 30
This lake's Buffalo Bay is shared by the U.S. & Canada with the U.S. part lying in Minnesota's Northwest Angle
    $2000 22
Rabid rottweilers & male Londoners
    $2000 5
No curtain call for playwright Eugene O'Neill when this domestic drama premiered in 1956; he was 3 years dead
    $2000 25
Wachovia, in 2008

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Corey Samantha
$20,400 $3,000 $12,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1744 the first mention of this now popular sport said, "Away flies the boy To the next... post And then home with joy"

Final scores:

Tom Corey Samantha
$24,401 $1 $20,401
8-day champion: $235,405 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Corey Samantha
$15,200 $3,000 $14,200
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
10 R,
3 W
17 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $32,400

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Game tape date: 2010-09-21
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