Show #6505 - Friday, December 21, 2012


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Jessica Young, a recent college graduate originally from Charleston, West Virginia

Chrisanne Eastwood, a bookseller from Moorpark, California

Mike Wallace, a real estate agent from Sunnyside, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 13
The revamped main part of the library reopens tomorrow, December 22nd, which would have been this person's 100th birthday
    $200 7
This breed was kept by fierce Asian tribes for hunting & guarding
    $200 1
The Trump building at 40 Wall St.
    $200 12
This term for a diploma refers to the parchment from which it was once made
    $200 6
The NCAA has trademarked this alliterative nickname for the semifinals of its championship tournament
    $200 18
The second movement of his Third Symphony, the "Eroica", is a funeral march
    $400 14
A lifelong passion, including working with young people, is honored by having LBJ's name on the headquarters of this cabinet department
    $400 8
The music for this high-kicking dance of France is heard here
    $400 2
Republic Plaza, rising 714 feet (not a mile)
    $400 19
As as verb, it means to swindle
    $400 27
In one of college basketball's biggest upsets, Villanova beat this Patrick Ewing-led D.C. school for the 1985 men's title
    $400 20
His Slavonic March of 1876 was commissioned by the Russian Musical Society to support Serbs at war with Turkey
    $600 15
Truman had pushed for this system; LBJ signed it into law, & 81-year-old Harry got the first card
    $600 9
From Chinese, this piece of double talk can be a toast or casual, light chatter
    $600 3
The John Hancock Center at 875 N. Michigan Avenue
    $600 24
The New York Times reports that this nighttime method doesn't work as it's too boring to do for very long
    $600 28
The Lady Bears of this Texas school went 40-0 en route to winning the 2012 women's champtionship
    $600 21
Hector Berlioz' "Symphonie Fantastique" contains the grim "March to" this place where the hangman awaits
    $800 16
The library has a replica of this, which LBJ was the first to use to contact Moscow; as you can see, it wasn't a red phone
    $800 10
It's also called the dolphinfish
    $800 4
Named for an insurance company in a big insurance town, Travelers Tower
    $800 25
Ventriloquist Shari Lewis first appeared with this sock puppet on a 1957 episode of "Captain Kangaroo"
    $800 29
In the 1957 men's final, N. Carolina sent 5'11" Tommy Kearns to jump center against this 7' Kansas "stilt"-- & won the game
    $800 22
Yale played this march for Edward Elgar when it gave him an honorary Ph.D. in 1905; he probably loved it-- he wrote it
    $1000 17
LBJ reminded world leaders that "we are one world" with copies of the photo taken from Apollo 8 with this 9-letter name
    $1000 11
(Kelly of the Clue Crew holds a root in Molokai, HI.) Made from a root, the mildly sedative ancient elixir of Hawaii is called "'awa" locally but is known elsewhere by this double talk name
    DD: $1,200 5
The Marriott Rivercenter at 101 Bowie St.
    $1000 26
In "Little Boy Blue" "the sheep's" here, "the cow's in the corn"
    $1000 23
It's said to have been inspired by a "colonel" who would whistle its distinctive 2-note phrase rather than shout "fore!"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Mike Chrisanne Jessica
$1,800 $3,600 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Chrisanne Jessica
$6,000 $6,000 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you the [*], you name the singer or the group.)
(Alex: Each response appears within the text of the clue.)
    $400 13
Dec. 25, this year:
5 months into WWI, German & British troops emerge from their trenches for a game of soccer
    $400 6
    $400 21
Hormel makes a "hot & spicy" version of this canned meat product for Guam, where folks are crazy for it
    $400 11
To astronomers, the presence of this type of "matter" is descerned from its gravitational pull
    $400 1
Grandma in Johannesburg sent my birthday check in this currency
    $800 16
December 25, 1776:
2,400 U.S. troops cross this river for a surprise attack
    $800 7
"(Sittin' on) The Dock Of The Bay"
    $800 22
Brought to Guam from the Philippines, Paksiw is a dish of fish cooked in this pungent acidic liquid
    $800 12
This principal muscle of respiration contracts when you breathe in & relaxes when you breathe out
    $800 25
In his "Sunflower Sutra", he wrote, "Jack Kerouac sat beside me on a busted rusty iron pole"
    $800 2
One of these raised at Sonoma in 1846 was lost in a conflagration in 1906
    DD: $3,000 18
Dec. 25, 1837:
U.S. troops suffer heavy casualties fighting this Florida tribe at the Battle of Lake Okeechobee
    $1200 8
"It's Not Unusual"
    DD: $1,000 14
The name of this part of a neuron comes from the Greek for "pertaining to a tree"
    $1200 24
"I never turned anyone into a pig. Some people are pigs", Louise Gluck wrote in this enchantress' "Power"
    $1200 3
Wheezing & fainting are distinguishing signs of an allergic reaction to this ouchie
    $1600 19
December 25, 1939:
The Battle of Jelja commences in the "Winter War" between these 2 foes
    $1600 9
"Smoke On The Water"
    $1600 15
(I'm Dr. Oz.) Replace half your sugary drink with water; sugar releases this neurotransmitter that travels along reward pathways in the brain, making you crave more sugar
    $1600 23
Emily Dickinson wrote, "I'm" this! "Who are you? Are you" this "too?"
    $1600 4
An irrational number can't be expressed as one of these between 2 integers
    $2000 20
December 25, 1944: The U.S. 101st Airborne repels a German attack on this town at the heart of the "Bulge"
    $2000 10
"Rock Lobster"
    $2000 17
This "D"-man noted that the frequency of sound waves is afctby the relative motion of the source & detector
    $2000 5
There's no danger in reheating this soup--microwaves use nonionizing radiation

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Chrisanne Jessica
$17,000 $4,800 $6,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

One of the 3 national capitals made up of 2 words that begin with the same letter

Final scores:

Mike Chrisanne Jessica
$20,000 $4,800 $5,347
2-day champion: $48,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mike Chrisanne Jessica
$15,200 $4,600 $7,000
17 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $26,800

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Game tape date: 2012-09-05
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