Show #6503 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012


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Jeannie Blanke, an insurance office manager from Newbury Park, California

Justin Kowal, a financial manager from Glen Burnie, Maryland

Susan Jann, an operations coordinator from Bristol, Pennsylvania (whose 2-day cash winnings total $42,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We're not lisping.)
    $200 16
It's where the goddess Persephone spends a third of the year away from home
    $200 8
He governed Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007
    $200 1
Once a Byzantine Christian cathedral, then a mosque & today a museum, the Hagia Sophia is in this Turkish city
    $200 11
There were the Madonna rumors & that mirror-kissing, but how about his 3 A.L. MVPs & 600-plus homers?
    $200 21
A judge may overrule an objection or do this, meaning uphold or rule in favor of
    $400 17
Collective name for 7 sisters, daughters of Atlas & Pleione, whom Zeus placed among the stars
    $400 7
George Pataki served 3 terms in this state
    $400 2
Mainland Australia's northernmost point, Cape York, is in this "royal" state
    $400 12
Michelle Rodriguez' Ana Lucia got "voted" off the island with extreme prejudice on this ABC show
    $400 22
This writ or order commands a person to appear in court to testify as a witness, subject to penalty for failure to do so
    $400 29
Crossword Clues "M":
to chew
    $600 18
This woman whose prophecies were disbelieved was one of Agamemnon's spoils after Troy fell
    $600 3
State once governed by the Bayh, Evan Bayh
    $600 5
Thuringia & Saxony are political divisions of this country
    $600 13
On "WKRP in Cincinnati", Les Nessman mangled this golfer's name as "Rodrigweeze"
    $600 23
This 4-letter word means a civil wrong; add an "E" to the end & it becomes a rich cake
    $600 28
Before & After:
the only president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms muscles up & forms his own current NFL team
    $800 19
In Norse mythology's great final battle, Fenrir, a giant one of these animals, is destined to swallow Odin
    $800 4
This recent Florida governor was born in Midland, Texas
    $800 10
One of the world's leading exporters of coffee is the port city of Santos in this South American country
    $800 14
Freddy Rodriguez helped put the "fun" in funerals as Rico Diaz on this HBO drama
    $800 24
This adjective refers to a crime like assault made more serious by circumstances, like the presence of a deadly weapon
    $800 27
Change One Letter:
a first attempt at writing becomes a word meaning to float along, as on the sea (both responses, please)
    DD: $600 20
Oh, the heartache! After the hero Aeneas left her, Dido the queen of this land took her own life
    $1000 6
He's the Southern governor seen here
    $1000 9
This country named for its latitude is the 43rd largest in Africa but in the continent's top 10 in oil production
    $1000 15
Because of his strikeouts, baseball's single-season saves king Francisco Rodriguez has this 4-letter nickname
    $1000 25
A defendant is brought before the court to hear charges & enter a plea in this initial step in a criminal prosecution
    $1000 26
Rhyme Time:
a royal small hound with long ears

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

Susan Justin Jeannie
$3,600 $4,600 -$1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Susan Justin Jeannie
$7,000 $5,200 -$800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
This genus of bacteria that causes food poisoning is named for a pathologist, not a fish
    $400 14
An 1890s "affair" was named for this Jewish officer in the French Army, accused of selling secrets
    $400 6
"And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime", says this charitable tune
    $400 20
This saga by Alex Haley begins with a birth in West Africa in 1750
    $800 2
The word "anemia" comes from the Greek an-, "without", & haima, this
    $800 27
Used to speed up the narrative, it's a jarring cut that abruptly transitions out of a scene
    $800 11
Bartolomeu Dias may have named this cape in 1488; ironic, as he was lost at sea nearby in 1500
    $800 7
In 2011 this teen idol crooned about kissing his girl under the "mistletoe"
    $800 19
Go ahead & laugh--she's the maiden who became Hiawatha's wife in a poem by Longfellow
    DD: $1,000 3
From the Greek for "coal", it's transmitted by farm animals, contaminated wool & biological weapons
    $1200 25
It's illumination from behind a subject to separate it for dramatic effect
    $1200 8
The last pope named this was V, in 1585--it'll sound cool when someone takes VI
    $1200 13
This singing cowboy wrote "Here Comes Santa Claus"
    $1200 23
The last name of this author of the "Rubaiyat" means "tentmaker" in Persian
    $1200 12
The unraveling of a literary plot
    $1600 4
The name of this enlargement of the thyroid gland goes back to the Latin word for "throat" or "gullet"
    $1600 17
Hastily printed footage from the previous 24 hours for viewing by the director & others before editing begins
    $1600 9
This giant of 19th century water transport was nicknamed "Quicksilver Bob"
    $1600 22
Darlene Love sang "Christmas (Baby Please" do this) & if I were her baby, I would
    DD: $2,400 24
Umberto Eco wrote a parody of this novel, having Umberto Umberto fall for the aged Granita
    $1600 15
A plan gone horribly wrong; un grand desastre
    $2000 5
Another term for a scrape, it's from the Latin for "to scrape off"
    $2000 18
The strip at the beginning of a portion of film is called this--Academy is one type
    $2000 10
Cixi, who ruled China in the late 19th & early 20th centuries, was known as the "Empress" this type of widow
    $2000 21
Please tip this band featuring singer Patty Donahue; in 1981 they served up "Christmas Wrapping"
    $2000 26
This 1922 novel by Hermann Hesse parallels the life of Buddha
    $2000 16
Adjective for someone who's come down in the world

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Susan Justin Jeannie
$17,400 $11,600 $3,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The last speech in this play says, "No grave upon the earth shall clip in it a pair so famous"

Final scores:

Susan Justin Jeannie
$11,400 $5,799 $6,400
3-day champion: $53,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Susan Justin Jeannie
$17,400 $14,000 $4,200
21 R,
2 W
17 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,600

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Game tape date: 2012-09-05
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