Show #6212 - Tuesday, September 27, 2011


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Susan Miller, a college student from Stow, Ohio

Joe Iriana, an exterminator from Wells, Maine

Matt Douma, a standardized test scorer from Minneapolis, Minnesota (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
Randi Weingarten, now president of this union, also serves on the executive council of the AFL-CIO
    $200 1
A red letter "A" with a halo
    $200 16
The Croissan'wich &
the Whopper
    $200 30
Contrary to popular belief, this U.S. marsupial doesn't play dead when frightened; it's suffering from shock
    $200 6
On April 27, 2011 a mile-wide one of these devastated Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    $200 9
Longing for the familiar while away at Camp Granada
    $400 22
Back in 1987 Aspen College began offering an MBA degree online, MBA standing for this
    $400 2
A black & orange bird perched on the dot of an "I" in the team's name
    $400 17
The Gordita Baja &
the Burrito Supreme
    DD: $1,500 29
(Kelly of the Clue Crew cracks a nut in Molokia, HI.) The outer covering of a macadamia nut is called this; perhaps from Middle English for "house", it covers the shell, which you crack with a hammer, then enjoy
    $400 7
Like Chicago the year before, Boston was hit by a "great" one of these in 1872
    $400 10
The 1st one opened in 1979, a vast 60,000 sq. feet with empty boxes on shelves to make the inventory seem greater
    $600 23
Since the 1950s the College Board has administered this program that lets high school kids study closer to college level
    $600 3
Formerly, the team's name in red across an outline of the Liberty Bell
    $600 18
Extra Crispy chicken &
the Snacker
    $600 28
In North America many spiders harm humans with their bites, including this brown one whose name means "hermit"
    $600 8
Tragically, in 2006, an explosion in one of these in Sago, West Virginia left 12 dead
    $600 11
The civilian part of a country at war, or a 2011 video game in which the U.S. is occupied by North Korea
    $800 24
(I'm Harlem Children's Zone President Geoffrey Canada.) We will do whatever it takes to make sure that your child enters & succeeds in college. That's the promise I make to each family of our students attending the HCZ Promise Academy, which is this type of school named for the contract under which it operates
    $800 4
The team's name in red, outlined in blue, above a red tomahawk
    $800 19
The All-American Roastburger &
Sidekickers like the Loaded Potato Bites
    $800 27
The head of this plant, Helianthus annuus, can grow to more than 30 inches in diameter
    $800 14
4 years before the Hindenburg, a U.S. Navy one of these plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 73
    $800 12
4-word completion of the proverb "Curses, like chickens..."
    $1000 25
In 1980 the Department of Education was created out of this now-defunct Cabinet department
    $1000 5
A baseball flying past snow-capped mountains
    $1000 20
Oreo Brownie Earthquake &
a Butterfinger Blizzard
    $1000 26
Although most seals live in the ocean, some live in fresh water, like this Siberian lake, the world's deepest
    $1000 15
In 1931 flooding of this second-longest Chinese river is estimated to have killed nearly 4 million people
    $1000 13
A method of treating disease with only minute amounts of remedies

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

Matt Joe Susan
$4,000 $1,400 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Joe Susan
$7,800 $1,500 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
Its western entrance lies between Land's End, U.K. & Ushant, France
    $400 3
(I'm Michael McKean.) A favorite film of mine is this Hitchcock classic in which a man tells Cary Grant, "That plane's dustin' crops where there ain't no crops"
    $400 19
The heroine of an O. Henry story believes she will die when the last one of these falls from the ivy
    $400 17
In 2008 Christie's auctioned one of these athletic outfits worn on "The Sopranos" for $2,375
    $400 7
Arkansas capital that's a big stone between Spain & Morocco
    $800 2
In 1903 Otto Nordenskjold named a channel in Antarctica for this country's crown prince Gustav
    $800 12
(Hi. I'm Aisha Tyler.) Given the choice between the red pill or blue pill in this 1999 movie, like Neo, I'm taking the red one because I've got to know
    $800 28
This beauty seen here has been called the world's first supermodel
    $800 20
George Washington Cable's 1879 collection "Old Creole Days" contained 7 stories set in this city
    $800 18
An effort at concealing facts by people in power, or a beach or pool garment such as a pareo
    $800 8
The type of letter telling the second president of the United States you're not his girlfriend anymore
    DD: $3,000 4
It's the largest of the islands separated from the mainland by the Mozambique Channel
    $1200 13
(Hi. I'm Anderson Cooper.) I appreciate the maxim "Never get out of the boat", a cardinal rule of this 1979 Francis Ford Coppola film
    $1200 27
A view from Pikes Peak inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the words to this patriotic song
    DD: $6,000 21
This Washington Irving character had "an insuperable aversion to all kinds of profitable labor"
    $1200 24
Before bringing "Survivor" to the U.S., Mark Burnett bought these for $2 & sold them for $18 on Venice Beach
    $1200 9
What a vampire on an HBO show might have to know to get a transfusion, such as O or AB
    $1600 5
This channel that shares its name with a large peninsula connects the Gulf of Mexico with the Caribbean
    $1600 14
(Hi. I'm David Duchovny.) I advise you to take a chance on this Peter Sellers movie about a simple gardener who knows a lot about TV & maybe about life
    $1600 26
She's the woman seen here with some of her artifacts
    $1600 22
His "Franny" & "Zooey" stories were first published in The New Yorker
    $1600 29
Another name for a baseball jacket, or the main team representing a college in a sport
    $1600 10
The stage where you're making enough to cover the cost of the basketball player who runs the offense
    $2000 6
Named for a British naturalist's ship, this channel lies within the islands of Tierra del Fuego
    $2000 15
(Hi. I'm CCH Pounder.) A favorite film of mine is this 1958 musical that featured the song "Bali Ha'i"; it was also the 1st film I ever saw in color
    $2000 25
From 1978 to 1997 Nancy Kassebaum, daughter of Alf Landon, represented this state in the Senate
    $2000 23
F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tales of" this contained 11 short stories in 3 sections, the first of which was "My Last Flappers"
    $2000 16
This cloth is not just for grunge musicians; an 1897 book for boys says it's "the best wear for cricket"
    $2000 11
The higher tract where heartburn originates gets a law helping servicemen go to college

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Joe Susan
$32,800 $7,900 $7,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

English poet Thomas Hoccleve, a contemporary of this man, called him the "firste fyndere of our fair langage"

Final scores:

Matt Joe Susan
$40,000 $15,600 $8,000
2-day champion: $54,100 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Joe Susan
$26,200 $9,400 $7,600
30 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
14 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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Game tape date: 2011-08-23
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