Show #6697 - Tuesday, October 29, 2013


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Marge Lindblom, a lawyer from Larchmont, New York

Sean Kram, a barista from Edmonds, Washington

Molly Kossoff, a beauty-industry magazine editor from West Hills, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 30
We wonder if it was a difficult decision to name this William Styron novel the 1980 hardcover fiction winner
    $200 22
Its menu has both a Daily Double & a McDouble
    $200 6
A miser would claim this adjective with pride
    $200 4
Chuck a weapon called this, used by Aborigines; a good throw can send one 550 feet before it begins its return to sender
    $200 10
I have a craving for this unleavened bread traditionally eaten during Passover
    $200 17
Oddly, the "small" one of these organs is 25 feet long, the "large" one only 5
    $400 7
(I'm CNN correspondent Lizzie O'Leary.) Katherine Boo's reportage in "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" captures life's inequalities in the slums of this Indian city & commerical center
    $400 23
It got flak when its footlong sandwiches measured only 11 inches
    $400 5
The Carnival cruise with this name, for older women & younger men, only sailed once
    $400 12
Hurl a baseball well & you'll have a good WHIP, a newer stat short for these & hits per innings pitched
    $400 11
I'm really in the mood to play this board game that features the Chocolate Swamp & Gumdrop Mountain
    $400 18
If these 2 external veins in your neck are bulging, it may not be anger but heart disease
    $600 8
He had "The Right Stuff" to win for his book about Chuck Yeager, Alan Shepard & others
    $600 24
You can get a Crown Card from this chain
    $600 1
This country had an Armada too, but an English fleet defeated it in 1615
    $600 13
Heave a 16-pound sphere called this 74 feet & you'll have an Olympic record
    $600 15
For a pet, I want this marsupial named for an island state, but its diet of roadkill & dead sheep ain't at Petco
    $600 19
Located at the back of the heel, it is the thickest & most powerful tendon in the body
    $800 9
"Master of the Senate", volume 3 in Robert Caro's massive bio of this man, covers the 1950s
    $800 28
Its headquarters are on a street named for its founder, a 15-minute drive from Churchill Downs
    $800 2
9-letter word meaning to present a pill or bad news so it's easier to swallow
    $800 14
Toss a heavy wooden pole called a caber at these "Games" held in Inverness, Scotland every summer
    $800 25
I have to visit this world capital, though its name is Malay for "muddy estuary"
    DD: $1,200 20
About 80% of this organ can be removed without creating an insufficiency of the insulin it produces
    $1000 27
He has won for "Sabbath's Theater" & "Goodbye, Columbus"
    $1000 29
"Under the Roof" is a trademark of this pizzeria
    $1000 3
It's known as a fictitious force, meaning it's only apparent within a specific frame of reference, like a spinning carousel
    $1000 16
Chuck a sporting item called this; a "leaner" against a stake counts for 1 point
    $1000 26
I gotta wear this brand of pants--the stripes are slimming, right?
    $1000 21
Yawning or swallowing opens this tube that extends down from the middle ear

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

Molly Sean Marge
$2,600 $2,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Molly Sean Marge
$4,600 $7,400 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: As a matter of fact, each correct response will rhyme with "strange".)
    $400 18
Like Eskimos, gnomes show affection by doing this
    $400 21
The last Saturn V rocket was launched on May 14, 1973 to lift this first U.S. space station into orbit
    $400 1
(I'm Frank Bruni.) My 2013 blog post titles "'I Do' & the ACLU" points out that the number of states allowing this doubled from 6 to 12 in about a year
    $400 13
Chicago's metro is better known by this single letter
    $400 8
In an early design, the single leaf on this country's flag was green
    $400 7
An oven in a kitchen
    $800 19
The roaming gnome seen here is the mascot of this online company
    $800 22
The monument seen here at pad 14 at Cape Canaveral honors the men of this program
    $800 2
(I'm David Carr.) On the "Media Decoder" blog I've been following this Netflix series that shows Washington officials & yes, even a few journalists, in a harsh light
    $800 14
Universal City & Pershing Square are stops on this metro's red line
    $800 9
This nation's flag was changed after the removal of Baby Doc Duvalier but still includes a palm tree in the coat of arms
    $800 3
To make someone insane, or to throw a situation into great confusion
    $1200 20
Shakespeare got a credit on this 2011 animated movie
    DD: $2,500 23
This Lunar Excursion Module used by Armstrong & Aldrin was left in orbit & has crash-landed
    $1200 26
(I'm Andrew Ross Sorkin.) I founded DealBook, a Times Financial blog that covers stories like this company's aquisition of Tumblr, which we called "putting the exclamation point back in the company name"
    $1200 15
This name for the San Francisco area's metro system is an acronym, not a "Simpsons" tribute
    $1200 10
The flag of this Indian Ocean island nation has 4 leaves of the bodhi tree
    $1200 4
Chronic canine skin disease caused by mites
    $1600 28
A road trip to redwood forests inspired this author of "The Jungle" to write "The Gnomobile"
    $1600 24
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a diagram of the Earth, Moon & a spacecraft.) 205,000 miles away from Earth, an explosion forced a free return trajectory around the Moon for this Apollo flight, landing in the Pacific 4 terrifying days later
    $1600 16
Known to locals as the "T", this New England Metro Area's metro was immortalized in the Kingston Trio hit "M.T.A."
    $1600 11
The flag of this Central American country shows a mahogany tree & 2 men; the Union Jack was removed
    $1600 5
A "PX" on a military base
    $2000 27
Grow your own pet gnome, or at least its beard, with one of these planter kits from Joseph Enterprises
    $2000 25
Her main qualifications for her June 1963 flight were being a parachutist & a good Communist
    $2000 29
(I'm legal columnist Linda Greenhouse.) In a multimedia feature, I gave a tour of the papers of this Supreme Court Justice who wrote the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade & about whom I've also written a book
    DD: $2,000 17
Duke Ellington knew this NYC metro line that runs from Manhattan to Far Rockaway
    $2000 12
An eagle sits on a flowering nopal cactus in the center of the flag of this country
    $2000 6
This farmers' organization was founded in 1867

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Molly Sean Marge
$14,200 $16,700 $11,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The hero of this 1993 comedy says he's "been stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted & burned"

Final scores:

Molly Sean Marge
$26,200 $28,401 $7,000
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,401 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Molly Sean Marge
$14,200 $15,000 $11,000
20 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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Game tape date: 2013-09-16
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