Show #6695 - Friday, October 25, 2013


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James Cross, a graduate student of computer science originally from Auburn, Alabama

Melanie Hess, a technical editor from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Mike Shapiro, an actuary from Denver, Colorado (whose 1-day cash winnings total $3,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each response will be two words, but one has an extra letter.)
    $200 26
This open-heel shoe made with a thick sole of wood or cork sounds like it'll stop the drain on your wallet
    $200 2
Chilly period of international relations from the mid-1940s to 1991
    $200 21
Grape Island in this Massachusetts harbor was the site of a skirmish over hay during the Revolutionary War
    $200 16
"The Last Picture Show"
    $200 7
"IIIIIII'm comin' up, so you better get this convivium started"
    $200 1
One, you might say, is where pancakes come from; the other is an energy-producing cell
    $400 27
This 2-word shoe gets its name from a slot in the strap into which a coin is placed
    $400 12
When it was founded as King's College in 1754, classes were held in a little schoolhouse in Lower Manhattan
    $400 22
Greek stuffed grape leaves, or dolmades, are usually stuffed with this grain
    $400 17
"Washington Square"
    $400 8
"Here I am... rock you like a tempestas!"
    $400 3
Decided whether a movie was "G" or "PG", then went down the river, inflatable style
    $600 28
Kim Jong Il wore these shoes with a platform inserted to make himself seem taller
    $600 13
In 1614 John Smith came to New England & got rich taking thousands of these fish to sell in Old England
    $600 23
Marvin Gaye's biggest hit, it topped the charts for 7 weeks in late 1968 & early 1969
    $600 18
"Centennial" by James Michener
    $600 9
"Love me delicate, love me true, all my dreams fulfill"
    $600 4
One is a 3-dimensional work of art; the other, a permanent rule to govern an organization's internal affairs
    $800 29
Zori are a Japanese type of these using thongs
    $800 14
A scout for John C. Fremont's expeditions west, he later became a federal Indian agent in New Mexico
    $800 24
This country's distinctive white wines come mainly from Reisling grapes, which originated there
    DD: $1,500 19
"The Help"
    $800 10
"Whoa oh oh, sweet filia o' mine"
    $800 5
The part of the head from forehead to chin, & a light, humorous play
    $1000 30
Types of this "educated" shoe include kiltie, wingtip & saddle
    $1000 15
In 1856 a storm felled this Connecticut tree in which the colony's document of rights was held 169 years earlier
    $1000 25
In 1869 this dentist began making "unfermented wine" for communion; today his company is a top marketer of grape juice
    $1000 20
"The Grapes of Wrath"--2 states please, where the story begins & ends
    $1000 11
"I'm gonna pop some tags, only got viginti dollars in my pocket"
    $1000 6
Insufficient in quantity, & a trigonometric function

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

Mike Melanie James
$1,000 $2,600 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Melanie James
$3,200 $4,600 $6,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: But a different category than the first round.)
(Alex: ...because there will be 3 "D"s in each correct response.)
    $400 9
This British soccer star with quite the spicy life said, "I always wanted to be a hairdresser"
    $400 4
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an animation of a globe on a monitor.) His February 20, 1962 trip, launching in Florida, orbiting the Earth 3 times at 17,000 miles per hour & splashing down in the Atlantic, made this man from Ohio a national hero
    $400 12
As 2 words, it's an important religious ceremony for Plains Indians; as 1 word, it's Robert Redford's Utah film festival
    $400 24
Tourist attractions in this capital include the Great Hall of the People & the Temple of Heaven
    $400 1
It's said Gilbert was inspired to write the libretto to this opera after a Japanese sword fell off the wall of his study
    $400 17
Cut or torn into small pieces, like some wheat for breakfast
    $800 10
Like Flipper, you may do this swim kick, moving both legs up & down at the same time & keeping more bend in your knees
    $800 5
His eye patch became a familiar sight after he was made Israel's Defense Minister 4 days before the 6-Day War
    $800 13
Chado is the Japanese name for this ceremony founded upon reverence for the beautiful in everyday life
    $800 25
The seat of Stark County, Ohio has not changed its name from this to Guangzhou, unlike the Chinese city it's named for
    $800 2
In this opera Frederic is to be an apprentice pilot, but his nursemaid mishears & he begins a totally different career
    $800 18
Capable of having 2 opposite effects, like a proverbial type of sword
    $1200 11
Jon "Bones" Jones, after a win in this sport: "I saw that my toe was upside down. Maybe it's not that serious of an injury"
    $1200 6
In game 7 of the 1960 World Series, this Pirates second baseman hit the winning home run in the bottom of the 9th inning
    $1200 14
5 Nobel Prizes are awarded each December 10 in this city
    DD: $3,000 26
This city is famous for its brewery; today its beer is the No. 1 Chinese beer in the United States
    $1200 3
To prepare for this opera, Gilbert & Sullivan toured the deck of HMS Victory in 1878, taking copious notes
    $1200 19
An arachnid of the order Opiliones
    $1600 22
Oi, ya can kick it 'round as a good left back pocket--that's a position, mate--in this 3-word sport
    DD: $3,000 7
In 1961 this 2-time Democratic presidential nominee was appointed U.N. Ambassador
    $1600 15
Tonsure, a ceremony of initiation in which this is removed, has been used in Catholicism, Hinduism & Buddhism
    $1600 27
Yichang is the gateway to this area of great scenery & just downstream from the dam of that name
    $1600 29
W.S. Gilbert wrote that this opera set in the Tower of London was "the best thing we have done"
    $1600 20
Aborigines place the end of this instrument in a hollow in the ground to add resonance
    $2000 23
Jason Elam tied an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal during his 15-year career with this team
    $2000 8
This Harvard teacher described his 1961 LSD trip as the "most shattering experience" of his life
    $2000 16
It was near where the Jordan River flows into the Dead Sea that Jesus underwent this ceremony in Matthew 3
    $2000 28
The present-day city of Xi'an served as the Eastern terminus of this trade route that stretched to the Mediterranean
    $2000 30
Marco & Giuseppe are the 2 title boatmen in this operetta set in Venice
    $2000 21
It's the showy member of the Heath family seen here

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Melanie James
$15,800 $10,200 $16,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This 1922 novel's first chapter is titled "The Son of the Brahman"

Final scores:

Mike Melanie James
$21,399 $5,300 $1,399
2-day champion: $24,800 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mike Melanie James
$14,400 $10,200 $14,000
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
11 R,
1 W
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $38,600

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Game tape date: 2013-09-11
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