Show #6262 - Tuesday, December 6, 2011


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Julia Kozicki, an attorney from Noblesville, Indiana

Rich Beimer, a writer and actor from Clarksville, Tennessee

Bhibha Das, a postdoctoral research associate originally from Mt. Zion, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $41,380)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The CNBC personality.)
    $200 11
A 1906 natural disaster in this city saw its $7 mil. city hall crumble but that's not my fault! Get it?! Insurance humor!
    $200 1
On Olive Garden's menu, these sauteed in garlic are called Sicilian scampi
    $200 30
(David Faber gives the clue from the set of The Faber Report.) The large, deferred payment due at the end of a type of low-interest mortgage loan is known as this "inflatable" term
    $200 7
A tall structure rising from a tower or roof, especially the tapering point of a church's steeple
    $200 16
A musical:
"My ____ Lady"
    $200 29
The letter O is derived from a letter of the Phoenician alphabet named for this sense organ
    $400 12
The ruins of this Italian city were found by a 16th c. architect; the well-preserved bodies won't help your resale
    $400 3
French for goat, it's a white cheese made from goat's milk that comes in many shapes & varieties
    $400 28
(David Faber gives the clue from the set of The Faber Report.) Payment in the form of additional shares in a company is a stock this; unlike a cash one, it's usually not taxed until sold
    $400 2
Honey is an animal product & can be excluded from a strict this type of diet
    $400 17
"My ____ Foot "
    $400 21
In hematology, O represents the blood group of individuals who lack these 2 letter-named antigens
    $600 13
Okay, the Louvre, Picasso was questioned on the Aug. 21, 1911 theft of this painting, but we don't cover for bad security!
    $600 4
(I'm Dr. Oz.) For a bedtime snack try popcorn with parmesan; the dairy & carbs activate the effect of this amino acid that's more associated with turkey
    $600 27
(David Faber gives the clue from the set of The Faber Report.) In May 2007 I broke the news that an unsolicited $60 a share offer for Dow Jones was made by News Corp., controlled by this man
    $600 8
To surpass, or a Microsoft spreadsheet program
    $600 18
"My ____ ____ Greek Wedding"
    $600 22
Inspiring the title of a Cirque du Soleil show, O is a homophone of the French word for this
    $800 14
On March 23, 2001 this Russian craft hit the atmosphere & what didn't burn landed in the Pacific; you broke it, you bought it
    $800 5
Used as a stuffing, duxelles is a mixture of chopped onions, shallots, herbs & these sauteed in butter
    DD: $1,000 26
(David Faber gives the clue from the set of The Faber Report.) These funds get their name from the practice of balancing long and short positions to reduce risk; today, with minimum investments often as much as $1 million, they're more aggressive
    $800 9
If you're in trouble you've been "left in" this, also a decisive defeat in games like cribbage
    $800 19
"My ____ Is an Alien"
    $800 23
In Greek, the short O sound is represented by omicron ("little O"), long O by this "great O"
    $1000 15
Hmm... Ptolemy I & II developed the library here; it had 500,000 scrolls & now it's just... gone? How do I write my report?
    $1000 6
For an authentic Greek salad, you need feta cheese & these almond-shaped Greek olives
    $1000 25
(David Faber gives the clue from the set of The Faber Report.) As of 2011 this 2-word tax on profits from the sale of an asset such as a stock generally maxed out at 15%; D.C. loves to fight about it
    $1000 10
This synonym for "kingdom" comes from the Latin for "regal"
    $1000 20
"My ____ Laundrette"
    $1000 24
OED says the normal sound of long O, as in "no", is one of these gliding speech sounds

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

Bhibha Rich Julia
$1,800 $2,200 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bhibha Rich Julia
$600 $5,400 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
Basil Rathbone played this deerstalker-donning detective 15 times on film (& despaired at being typed by the role)
    $400 10
According to its license plates, Minnesota is the Land of these
    $400 16
An organism's natural environment
    $400 29
The Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy:
service of value to this in the United States
    $400 28
In 1966 this president chose Robert C. Weaver to be the first HUD Secretary
    $400 1
Though he rose to fame as O. Henry, he was born William Sydney this, also a type of strong, dark beer
    $800 19
In 1989 this movie character's trademark brown fedora was donated to the Smithsonian
    $800 9
A Feb. 3, 2011 tweet said that a pro-democracy crowd had taken over the 6th of October Bridge in this capital
    $800 6
This Cuban dance is performed in slow double time
    $800 23
Clio Awards:
for these seen on TV
    $800 27
HUD secretary under Nixon, he earlier served as American Motors president & sired a candidate for U.S. president
    $800 2
As a 33-year-old teller, Henry was indicted for this crime, stealing money in his trust; he fled to Central America
    $1200 18
"There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found", because it made this animated guy "dance around"
    $1200 11
Mysterious lights have been seen over the much-rumored military base 90 miles from Vegas known as this
    $1200 7
Generic term for a seller of men's clothes
    $1200 22
The Bulwer-Lytton contest:
the worst this for a novel
    $1200 26
HUD Secretary in the 1990s, he's now governor of New York
    $1200 3
After returning to the U.S., Henry did 3 years in prison in this Ohio city named for an explorer
    $1600 17
In "Curious George" Will Ferrell voiced Ted, otherwise known as the man with this
    DD: $13,000 12
Aconcagua is one of what are alliteratively known as the "7" these
    DD: $7,000 8
The name of this early species in the genus Homo means "handy" in Latin
    $1600 21
The Maurice Podoloff Trophy:
this NBA distinction
    $1600 25
Moon Landrieu, HUD Secretary from 1979 to 1981, is the father of this current Louisiana senator
    $1600 4
In 1905 O. Henry perfected the surprise ending in his Christmastime tale "The Gift of" them
    $2000 14
In 2011 this title hat worn by John Wayne sold for a record $179,250 at auction
    $2000 13
This massive Chinese structure is No. 1 in megawatt generation
    $2000 15
This Old Testament prophet has his own namesake book
    $2000 20
The Eisner & Kirby Awards:
for these printed items
    $2000 24
After leaving HUD in 2003, he was elected U.S. senator from Florida
    $2000 5
In 1910 O. Henry died in this "Bagdad on the Subway", the setting for many of his stories

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bhibha Rich Julia
$3,000 $14,200 $16,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

On December 6, 1884 this was capped with a 100-oz., 9-inch-high pyramid-shaped block of aluminum, a metal that was rare at the time

Final scores:

Bhibha Rich Julia
$3,000 $6,000 $28,401
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bhibha Rich Julia
$3,000 $21,800 $15,800
8 R,
2 W
29 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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Game tape date: 2011-10-12
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