Show #6486 - Monday, November 26, 2012


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Lucas Peterson, an actor originally from Oak Park, Illinois

Beth Youngers, a swim coach from Rochester, Minnesota

Jake Ayres, a law student from San Diego, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 18
This cartoonist died in not particularly macabre fashion Sept. 29, 1988
    $200 24
August 25:
This young maiden
    $200 28
It's what a baby wallaby rides in
    $200 16
Along with the Angles, they came from continental Europe to Britain in the 5th century
    $200 1
1999, Santana & Rob Thomas:
A slick tune
    $200 4
(First Lady Michelle Obama presents the clue.) I grew up on this side of Chicago that according to the song "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" is the baddest part of town
    $400 19
You might say he took that final solo flight from Maui Aug. 26, 1974
    $400 25
April 25:
This sign that doesn't like red capes
    $400 30
A sheath to hold your dagger or sword
    $400 14
Fate or a bill collector may be this, meaning unyielding & unstoppable
    $400 2
1985, Tears for Fears:
A sound
    $400 7
(First Lady Michelle Obama presents the clue.) This poet was so right in 1904 when he called Chicago "a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities"
    $600 20
The world of seismology was shaken when he passed on Sept. 30, 1985
    $600 21
June 14:
These boys
    $600 15
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents the clue from the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C..) This type of ceramic material gets its name from Italian for "baked earth"; its waterproof quality was as valuable to the Native Americans as it was to the Italians
    $600 11
    $600 3
1970, Edwin Starr:
What is it good for?
    $600 8
This is the stadium where the Bears play, but please don't put an "s" on the end
    $800 22
He vulcanized rubber but bounced out of the world a poor man July 1, 1860
    $800 26
October 24:
This Orion nemesis
    $800 17
From the French for "small basin", it's a basketlike container for an infant
    $800 12
To clear of suspicion
    $800 5
2009, Lady Gaga:
Certain photographers
    DD: $3,400 9
(First Lady Michelle Obama presents the clue.) Grant Wood's "American Gothic" & Picasso's "Mother & Child" are highlights of this museum's amazing collection
    $1000 23
This man who muscled his way into the world as Angelo Siciliano in 1892 left his well-built body Dec. 23, 1972
    $1000 27
December 1:
Go ahead, take a shot
    $1000 29
Named by the Brits after the Germans who created it, it's the two-word name for the 5-gallon container seen here
    $1000 13
The science of the classification of organisms
    $1000 6
1981, Olivia Newton-John:
Let's get the response
    $1000 10
This downtown park is known as Chicago's front yard; it was the place to be for 125,000 of our friends on Election Night 2008

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Jake Beth Lucas
$3,000 $200 $6,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jake Beth Lucas
$5,200 $3,000 $11,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 20
Anthony Burgess one-upped Orwell with this title
    $400 10
Church calendars once marked festivals in a certain color, hence this term for a special day
    $400 30
"The unlawful killing of a human being without malice aforethought", it may be involuntary
    $400 14
Though born in what's now Slovenia, Don Carlos was a 19th c. pretender to this country's throne
    $400 8
Street walker Vivian Ward
    $400 1
The Andes cover about 25% of it
    $800 29
Hawthorne's home where it's a rough time for the Pyncheons
    $800 12
This term for midnight implies it's the time to bring out the broom & pointy hat
    DD: $8,000 21
"A defamatory assertion expressed in a transitory form, especially speech"
    DD: $8,000 28
In the early 1600s 3 pretenders to Russia's throne claimed to be Dmitry Ivanovich, son of this man
    $800 11
Recently divorced round-the-world traveler Liz Gilbert
    $800 2
An Islamic republic
    $1200 22
Eliot Asinof bestseller about the 1919 Black Sox scandal
    $1200 13
"An nou fericit" is the Romanian equivalent of this annual English phrase
    $1200 6
The "state of being morally abhorrent or socially taboo" in depicting sex, such as in pornography
    $1200 25
King Inge the Hunchback of this country had to battle the pretender Haakon the Broad-Shouldered
    $1200 17
Reluctant nuptialist Maggie Carpenter
    $1200 3
Uses the euro as its currency
    $1600 23
"Weepy" 1966 Thomas Pynchon novel
    $1600 15
In 1950 an Alpha Tau Omega master changed one letter in this to create a do-gooding "Help Week"
    $1600 7
"Testimony that is given by a witness who relates not what he or she knows personally, but what others have said"
    $1600 26
Charles Stuart, the 18th c. "Young Pretender" to the British throne, was better known by this handsome-sounding nickname
    $1600 18
Tinkerbell (she's fairy nice)
    $1600 4
Pacific land named for a 16th century king
    $2000 24
Solzhenitsyn's book describing an inmate's 24 hours
    $2000 16
This agave gets its name from lo-o-o-ng time it takes to bloom
    $2000 9
This circumstance "reduces the degree of culpability and thus may reduce the damages... or the punishment"
    $2000 27
In the 21st century Henri d'Orleans & Louis de this were rival claimants to the nonexistent title King of France
    $2000 19
Tess, sometime wife of a gambler & thief
    $2000 5
It borders Belarus

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jake Beth Lucas
$19,600 $17,400 $16,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Built in 1911, this Wisconsin home was named for a Welsh bard associated with King Arthur

Final scores:

Jake Beth Lucas
$4,399 $0 $13,900
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $13,900

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jake Beth Lucas
$12,400 $10,200 $14,200
23 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,800

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Game tape date: 2012-08-28
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