Show #6698 - Wednesday, October 30, 2013


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Neal Shah, an attorney from Atlanta, Georgia

Jennifer Spirko, a public librarian from Maryville, Tennessee

Sean Kram, a barista from Edmonds, Washington (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 13
In a layout resembling that of Washington, D.C., streets converge on Monument Circle in the center of this capital city
    $200 7
For rose bushes, this annual practice includes cutting back dead stems & cutting out ones that cross or rub
    $200 3
Green Bay Packers (Super Bowls I & II)
    $200 1
To switch, or the dimes & quarters in your pocket
    $200 16
Now the master of the Double McTwist 1260, this "Flying Tomato" had 2 open-heart surgeries before he was a year old
    $200 24
On Aug. 28, 1963 in Washington D.C., Martin Luther King gave a speech later known by this 4-word name
    $400 14
This city that lies along the St. Joseph River 75 miles from Chicago will get your Irish up
    $400 12
Hyacinths & tulips are among the flowers that are usually grown from these rather than seeds
    $400 4
New England Patriots
    $400 2
To throw a fishing net into the water, or the actors in a play
    $400 18
The Poor Law of 1834 & the resulting lure of crime led Dickens to pen this 1838 novel
    $400 25
A July 8, 1982 assassination attempt against this president of Iraq failed; many were executed in retaliation
    DD: $1,400 15
A log stockade made by a certain "Mad" Revolutionary War general in 1794 gave this city its name
    $600 17
Grow this in your garden & you can make your own soothing tea
    $600 5
Dallas Cowboys (Super Bowls VI & XII)
    $600 9
Part of the covering on a lizard, or the minimum wage fixed by a performer's contract
    $600 19
The agonized twisting of this Norse trickster god, chained to rocks, is said to cause earthquakes
    $600 26
On Aug. 4, 1892 the parents of this Mass. woman were found dead; the suspected weapon was an axe in the basement
    $800 29
Larry Bird ought to know that this Indiana town got its name from its early settlers & salty mineral deposits
    $800 22
A must for working in the garden is a hand one of these shovel-like tools used for planting & weeding
    $800 6
Chicago Bears
    $800 10
A heap, or the loops of yarn forming the surface of a carpet
    $800 20
It's the British word for underpants; if flustered, you get them "in a twist"
    $800 27
On July 7, 1946 this ultra-wealthy aviator wiped out 2 Beverly Hills homes in a crash of his XF-11 spy plane
    $1000 30
The largest employer in this city, the center of the state's limestone belt, is Indiana University
    $1000 23
By changing the pH of the soil, you can change some of these flowers from pink to blue or purple
    $1000 8
Washington Redskins (Super Bowls XVII, XXII & XXVI)
    $1000 11
The triangular blade on an anchor's arm, or an accidental stroke of good luck
    $1000 21
It's the international-sounding name for the hairstyle seen here
    $1000 28
The 26th of July Movement stems from the 1953 date on which he led a failed attack on a Santiago de Cuba army barracks

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

Sean Jennifer Neal
$0 $3,200 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sean Jennifer Neal
$2,800 $7,800 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And all of the clues will be given by the New York Times movie critic A.O. Scott.)
    $400 17
"'Q' Is for" this, a hunted animal
    $400 1
It's Spanish for "mother"
    $400 6
If the Pope sues you & takes you to trial, that would make him the pontiff this, the initiator of the lawsuit
    $400 12
    $400 26
This museum's original holdings consisted of art collected by the Hapsburg & Bourbon monarchs of Spain
    $400 7
(A.O. Scott presents the clue.) This nearly flawless 2007 Pixar film featured a French rodent who had a passion for fine cooking. I called him a "rat for all seasonings"
    $800 18
"'C' Is for" this, all that "remains" after you go
    $800 2
It's the northernmost state capital named for a U.S. president
    $800 21
Probation is supervised release instead of jail time; this is supervised release before a full sentence is served
    $800 13
King Solomon
    DD: $2,000 27
Drawing from the name of our motion picture capital, it's the name for India's movie industry
    $800 8
(A.O. Scott presents the clue.) I raved about this first-time actress in "Dreamgirls" who upstaged an Oscar winner, a pop diva & a movie star of long standing. She's "not going anywhere, she has arrived"
    $1200 19
"'P' Is for" this, grave risk, danger or--dare we say it?!--jeopardy
    $1200 3
Wax nostalgic with renderings of Clark Gable & Elvis at the Hollywood branch of this attraction
    $1200 23
In 2013 a military judge said this was a bad idea, but she couldn't stop the accused Fort Hood shooter from doing it
    $1200 14
John the Baptist
    $1200 28
In 1953 the Shakespeare Festival in this Ontario, Canada city held its first performance
    $1200 9
(A.O. Scott presents the clue.) This film about a "Southern fried demagogue and his lurid downfall" featured several miscast actors including Sean Penn "stepping into one of Broderick Crawford's blowhard roles"
    $1600 20
"'R' Is for" this, a projectile's sharp deflection
    $1600 4
One example is William Byrd's "This Sweet And Merry Month Of May" in praise of Elizabeth I
    DD: $3,000 24
It's on you to give me this word preceding "probandi" in a legal phrase meaning "burden of proof"
    $1600 15
    $1600 29
This form of Japanese drama that incorporates music, dance & mime developed in the 1600s
    $1600 10
(A.O. Scott presents the clue.) I can sum up this animated Disney delight, one of my Critics' Picks of 2010, by saying, "Back to the castle, where it's all about the hair"
    $2000 22
"'U' Is for" this; swimmers beware
    $2000 5
Sometimes attached to a mosque, it's a school for Islamic instruction
    $2000 25
When a lawsuit is "dismissed without" this, it means it can be re-filed with no loss of privileges
    $2000 16
Mahlon, who left Ruth a widow
    $2000 30
Originated by 2 high schoolers in 1971 , the Roskilde culture & music festival in this country is one of Europe's largest
    $2000 11
(A.O. Scott presents the clue.) When I reviewed this 2004 Denzel Washington remake of a Frank Sinatra Cold War thriller, I called it "Remembrance of Things Planted"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sean Jennifer Neal
$7,600 $13,400 $10,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A broken laser pointer for $14.83 in 1995 holds this distinction

Final scores:

Sean Jennifer Neal
$15,190 $20,001 $20,000
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,001 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Sean Jennifer Neal
$9,000 $13,400 $11,800
15 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
22 R,
2 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,200

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Game tape date: 2013-09-16
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