Show #6722 - Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Alex announces Andy Westney (1980s), Shane Whitlock (1990s), and Tom Nissley (2000s) as the winners of the Battle of the Decades Fan Favorite online polls.


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Tina Nguyen, a food media writer from New York, New York

Carlos Ross, a customer service representative from Austin, Texas

Scott Claremon, a tax attorney from Sacramento, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,899)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Lucy Maud Montgomery:
"Anne of ____ Gables"
    $200 16
If you have a flat on the freeway, better hope you have one of these replacement tires
    $200 6
This 40-day period of fasting & penitence begins on Ash Wednesday
    $200 11
A hook & ladder is another way of referring to this type of conveyance
    $200 21
This 1951 movie includes the line "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers"
    $200 26
The rare hooded variety is one of about a dozen species of these stinkers in the mammal family Mephitidae
    $400 2
John Steinbeck:
"The ____ Pony"
    $400 17
This word can precede end, infinitive & ticket
    $400 9
Id al-Fitr is a Muslim day of feasting immediately following this holy period
    $400 12
No good cat burglar should be without one of these
    $400 22
In a Hitchcock film, this character delivers the line "A boy's best friend is his mother"
    $400 27
Recent research suggests malaria parasites alter this animal's behavior to make it seek out smelly, sweaty people
    $600 3
James Patterson:
"____ Market"
    $600 18
This trough under the eaves of a roof is used to drain rainwater
    $600 8
Holy Innocents' Day on December 28 commemorates the killing of children by order of this king
    $600 13
This 3-word phrase can mean out of trouble, free from obligation or, in slang parlance, excellent!
    $600 23
This movie spawned 1,000 imitators saying, "You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"
    $600 28
The hoatzin, or "stink bird", of this 4,000-mile-long river's basin is so smelly it's rarely hunted for food
    $800 4
Janet Fitch:
"____ Oleander"
    $800 19
From the French, it's a narrow lane or passageway
    $800 7
It's the Jewish day of atonement
    DD: $1,200 14
Used on fishing boats, this long pole with an iron hook is a homophone of a social blunder
    $800 24
As this 1994 movie reminded us, even in prison you either "get busy living or get busy dying"
    $800 29
The red trillium flower gives off a unique foul odor, earning it this "drenched pet" nickname
    $1000 5
Henry James:
"The ____ Bowl"
    $1000 20
Beltsville Small White, White Holland & Bourbon Red are varieties of this largest North American game bird
    $1000 10
Between late October & mid November Hindus celebrate this festival of lights
    $1000 15
University of Texas cheerleader Harley Clark created the gesture known by this phrase
    $1000 25
1931 film with the line "Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make"
    $1000 30
Stinkhorns are a type of these that attract flies to spread their spores by smelling like rotting meat

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

Scott Carlos Tina
$4,600 $2,600 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Carlos Tina
$7,000 $6,000 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 5 W's
    $400 29
Because blue frequencies of light are scattered more in the atmosphere than others
    $400 6
Ethiopia's Haile Selassie was regarded as the messiah of the African race by this movement founded in Jamaica
    $400 30
An agreeable fragrance from cooking
    $400 27
James Spader's character is "the concierge of crime" on this devious new NBC show
    $400 19
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map of the U.S. Central Atlantic states on the monitor.) These 2 men are famous for surveying Maryland's northern border, which became a symbolic dividing line, but they also laid out the state's eastern border with Delaware
    $400 28
The study of ancient cultures by examining their material remains
    $800 23
This city that's home to Canada's largest stock exchange
    $800 7
Add a syllable to "Kenya" to get this last name of Kenya's first & current presidents, father & son
    $800 15
It's soft; it's pendulous; it's one of the 2 on your head
    $800 1
In 2013 he won the Emmy for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role on "The Newsroom"
    $800 14
Starting this project in 1817 forced the redrawing of the borders of Ill., Ind., Ohio, Michigan & Wisconsin
    $800 5
With quite a large potential area to search, exobiology is the study of life here
    $1200 24
The 21st century year U.S. & coalition forces invaded Iraq
    $1200 10
The first woman elected head of state in Africa is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of this country founded in the 1800s
    $1200 16
Barbayanni, founded in 1860, is a popular brand of this Greek spirit
    $1200 2
In 2013 it was announced Peter Capaldi will be the next title time traveler in this 50-year-old show
    $1200 20
The northern & southern borders of Oklahoma's panhandle are vestiges of Congress's effort to regulate this
    DD: $3,000 8
Oral Roberts University has a college of it
    $1600 25
This other Mormon who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2012
    $1600 11
It's the first name of Nigerian president Jonathan, & it's what we wish him in battling Boko Haram rebels
    DD: $9,200 17
The name of this secrect sect said to have formed in 1776 is from the Latin for "enlightened"... but I've said too much
    $1600 3
3 homes are priced, toured & critiqued on both domestic & "international" versions of this HGTV show; which one will you pick?
    $1600 21
The 42nd parallel, which 5 states border from Utah to Oregon, was a dividing line in an 1819 U.S. treaty with this country
    $1600 9
The specific study of diamonds, pearls & amethysts
    $2000 26
With the same last 3 letters as "pizzeria", this type of simple restaurant gets its name from Italian for "host"
    $2000 12
Under president Siad Barre, who left in 1991, this East African land had its last real government for many years
    $2000 18
In Italian this veal dish means "pierced bone"
    $2000 4
This animated spy on FX declares, "Lying is like 95% of what I do"
    $2000 22
The anti-secession vote in Virginia helped shape West Virginia's eventual border when it joined the Union in this year
    $2000 13
Max Wertheimer founded & brought to the U.S. the Gestalt school of this -ology

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Carlos Tina
$17,400 $19,600 $16,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The inventor of this image format said the OED wrongly has 2 pronunciations of it--the right one is with a soft "G"

Final scores:

Scott Carlos Tina
$32,401 $34,801 $19,700
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $34,801 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Scott Carlos Tina
$17,000 $12,000 $14,400
20 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $43,400

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Game tape date: 2013-09-25
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