Show #6507 - Tuesday, December 25, 2012


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Tom McGrath, an actor and photographer from Chicago, Illinois

Beth Copenhaver, a software consultant from Johns Creek, Georgia

Kris Hamilton, a computer technician from Dublin, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Let me give you an example. For instance, George W. Bush and Reggie Bush--that's an unlikely pairing, isn't it?)
    $200 12
"Father of his Country" & "American Gangster" actor
    $200 14
Pipe type used by MacArthur & Frosty the Snowman
    $200 7
Bearing a symbol reaching back to antiquity, this nation's flag is seen here
    $200 19
"I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)": George Michael & this queen of soul
    $200 2
On your Kentucky veranda, you'll sip this bourbon, sugar & crushed ice drink that's garnished with an aromatic herb
    $200 1
Cockatiels are members of this large & raucous bird order
    $400 13
Monticello man & sitcom dry-cleaning magnate
    $400 15
An oak tree wannabe
    $400 8
The sun on Japan's flag represents Amaterasu, a deity of this religion
    $400 20
"I'm Your Angel": R. Kelly & this woman from Quebec
    $400 3
This "worldly" drink consists of vodka, orange-flavored liqueur, cranberry juice & lime juice
    $400 27
Discovered there around 1770, cockatiels are native to this continent
    $600 24
Man who was president for the passing of the 19th Amendment & Beach Boy who composed "Good Vibrations"
    $600 16
This earth sign is ruled by Saturn
    $600 9
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows us a portion of a flag.) Emblems on the Mongolian flag include the Yin-Yang symbol, seen as an image of two of these creatures that represent watchfulness because they never close their eyes
    $600 21
"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me": George Michael & this man who co-wrote it
    $600 4
Served in a glass, not a bowl, a Planter's Punch is made with this main liquor
    $600 28
The cockatiel has a distinctive erectile one of these on the top of its head
    $800 25
PT 109 POTUS & "Cool Hand Luke" Oscar honoree
    $800 17
John with this last name means booze personified
    $800 10
The flag of Vatican City depicts a papal tiara & the crossed keys of this saint
    $800 22
"I Know What You Want": Busta Rhymes & this superstar known for her vocal range
    $800 5
This cocktail of whiskey, sweet vermouth & a cherry sounds like Peter Minuit paid $24 for it & at a fancy bar, he might
    $800 29
The difference between male & females becomes apparent after the first of these shedding periods at 6 months
    $1000 26
Battle of New Orleans bigwig & Mace Windu portrayer
    $1000 18
Despite that whole Yorktown debacle, he later fought in Asia & Ireland with great success
    DD: $1,000 11
A wheel of moral law, or Dharma, is seen here on this country's flag
    $1000 23
"Body and Soul": Tony Bennett & this late soulful singer
    $1000 6
Bourbon, bitters, Pernod, sugar & a twist gets you this Crescent City cocktail
    $1000 30
Though cockatiels are mainly seed eaters, the hard internal shells of these squid relatives provide needed calcium

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

Kris Beth Tom
$1,800 $0 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kris Beth Tom
$4,800 $2,000 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 16
When something's not coming back, it's this "& done with"
    $400 11
A few years before headed to Plymouth, Stephen Hopkins spent time in this earlier American colony
    $400 21
Don't overthink this--it's James Michener's historical novel about the "Lone Star State"
    $400 1
"Trading Places": "Here in N.Y. they trade everything: gold, silver...& of course, frozen concentrated ____ juice"
    $400 26
Larry Ellison can survey his domain from 3,370-foot Mount Lanaihale, the highest on this state's island of Lanai
    $400 2
It's a Gaelic prefix meaning "son of", or a short word for a raincoat
    $800 17
Logically "proquated" should mean in fashion, as this word means "out of fashion"
    $800 12
His "courtship" with wife Rose ended soon after arrival in America; she died that first winter
    $800 22
In "Gone with the Wind", it's the O'Haras' beloved plantation
    $800 7
"Beverly Hills Cop": "We're not gonna fall for a _____ in the tailpipe"
    $800 27
This state's highest point is Mount Marcy just south of Lake Placid
    $800 3
The suffix -wicz means "son of" in this language, as with its great writer Witold Gombrowicz
    $1200 18
The University of Bristol has a department of Classics & this, a 2-word phrase for the distant past
    $1200 13
Edward Leister & Edward Doty fought a duel, but both signed this on November 11, 1620
    $1200 23
Part I of this 1883 classic is titled "The Old Buccaneer"
    $1200 8
"The Caine Mutiny": "Ahh, but the _____. That's--that's where I had them. They laughed at me & made jokes"
    $1200 28
On August 18, 1873 this mountain near Death Valley was first ascended
    $1200 4
In Arabic names "son of" can be ibn or this, as in the name of a bad man born in 1957
    $1600 19
Something that's not quite obsolete but well on its way is described with this adjective also starting with "obs"
    $1600 14
The Mayflower's cooper (who made & repaired barrels); his descendants with wife Priscilla include Dan Quayle & John Adams
    $1600 24
The town of Haven begins to act strangely after an alien spacecraft is discovered in this Stephen King novel
    $1600 9
"Good Will Hunting": "Do you like _____? Well, I got her number. How do you like them _____?"
    $1600 29
(Alex gives the clue from the tracks of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.) On our trip on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, we're about to go through the U.S.A.'s first gateway to the west - a passage in the Allegheny Mountains, which are part of this longer chain
    DD: $3,000 5
This common Irish prefix comes from the French for "son"
    $2000 20
Last year's trend is said to be this, also a French grammatical tense
    $2000 15
William & Susanna White gave the first English child born in New England this first name that can mean "pilgrim"
    DD: $2,000 25
The preface to this mega-bestseller begins, "I'd never given much thought to how I would die"
    $2000 10
"Sideways": "It's a hard _____ to grow"
    $2000 6
Spelling out this common Spanish patronymic suffix shouldn't be hard; just the opposite

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kris Beth Tom
$12,400 $2,800 $10,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Though being added to much more slowly than 20 years ago, it's now 1.3 million sq. ft., too big to display in one place

Final scores:

Kris Beth Tom
$20,801 $3,801 $20,791
2-day champion: $37,001 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kris Beth Tom
$14,400 $2,800 $13,400
17 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
3 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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Game tape date: 2012-09-18
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