Show #6723 - Wednesday, December 4, 2013


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Brock Thompson, a librarian at the Library of Congress from Washington, D.C.

Kaya Blauvelt, a paraeducator from Portland, Oregon

Carlos Ross, a customer service representative from Austin, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $34,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will end in "S-Y".)
    $200 2
Some recipes for a hurricane call for both the dark & light types of this
    $200 11
A grooming brush & ham slices helped a British feline set the record for loudest this by a domestic cat, 67.7 decibels
    $200 1
The Evangelical variety of this major Protestant denomination is the religion most widely practiced by Finns
    $200 26
Rachel McAdams & this co-star of "The Notebook" were both born in London, Ontario
    $200 14
More than 7 billion tons of this black or brown energy-producing rock are used worldwide every year
    $200 6
When having photos printed, you usually have your choice between matte or this finish
    $400 3
Aged for 40 years or more, Armagnac is a type of this made in France
    $400 22
2 guys kept a rally going for over 8 hours in this indoor sport
    $400 4
In the 1920s this Finnish track athlete won 9 Olympic gold medals & 3 silvers
    $400 27
Canadian Cobie Smulders plays Canadian Robin Scherbatsky (aka Robin Sparkles) on this sitcom
    $400 15
Consisting of tiny crystals of quartz, this rock that provides a spark was utilized in early firearms
    $400 9
In January 1431 Joan of Arc went on trial for witchcraft & this
    $600 5
According to its website, it's the world's top-selling cream liqueur brand
    $600 23
At a 2009 U.K. competition, Terry Burrows & his squeegee cleaned 3 45 x 45 in. these in 9.14 seconds
    DD: $1,000 19
One of the 2 countries that took turns controlling Finland from the 1100s to its 1917 independence
    $600 29
Born in Vancouver, he was People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2010 & the Green Lantern in 2011
    $600 16
Tampa's "Sinkhole Alley" is caused in part by acidic water eroding this porous "stone"
    $600 10
During Prohibition New York's famed 21 Club operated as one of these illegal bars
    $800 7
Ads for this Kentucky bourbon say, "Give 'em the Bird"
    $800 24
Just over a foot across at one point, the Spreuerhofstrasse in Reutlingen is the world's narrowest this
    $800 20
In 2013 Microsoft agreed to buy this Finnish company's mobile phone business for $7.2 billion
    $800 17
The most common plutonic rock of the Earth's crust, it is big in tombstones
    $800 12
Literary genre of Piers Anthony & Robert Jordan
    $1000 8
It's the rhyming name of the tequila created by Sammy Hagar to serve at his Mexican cantina
    $1000 25
Edward Watson's dog Rose caught 7 of these one at a time, keeping them all in her mouth at once
    $1000 21
Before Finland was free, the musical work "Finlandia" by this native son was banned for arousing patriotism
    $1000 28
In 2003 this British Columbia crooner gave us his jazzy takes on standards like "Fever" & "The Way You Look Tonight"
    $1000 18
The Amar Singh Gate at the Fort of Agra, India, is made of this second-most-common sedimentary rock
    $1000 13
This adjective describes the "Chaperone" in the title of a 2006 Tony-winning musical

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

Carlos Kaya Brock!
$4,200 $1,400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Carlos Kaya Brock!
$7,000 $5,200 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ...and why did I suddenly adopt an erstwhile English accent?)
    $400 8
A Christie mystery: "It was 5:00 on a winter's morning in Syria. Alongside the platform at Aleppo stood the train..."
    $400 16
"It's The End Of The World As We Know It", this band sang in 1987 (& they felt fine)
    $400 2
Large percussive disk
    $400 21
In addition to black lung, these workers were regularly afflicted by stink damp & silicosis
    $400 1
I helped form the Alliance for Climate Protection & appeared as myself on "Futurama"
    $800 9
1813: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a... fortune, must be in want of a wife"
    $800 20
In a 1989 hit, Don Henley lamented "The End Of" this--sounds like a song of experience
    $800 3
It's the only mythical creature in the Chinese zodiac
    $800 22
Canine madness have you foaming? Then you've come down with this unfortunate sickness
    $800 4
I practiced law in Los Angeles, then lost a run for statewide office; I wasn't done with politics, though
    $1200 10
E.M. Forster: "Except for the Marabar Caves... the city of Chandrapore presents nothing extraordinary"
    $1200 28
This calendar was introduced in the 1790s
    $1200 19
This coach on "The Voice" won a 2010 Grammy for "Forget You", which has a colorful alternate title
    $1200 13
Crazy a la Hunter S. Thompson
    $1200 23
Illuminating gas poisoning had nothing to do with that second helping of pudding, but rather this gas, CO
    $1200 5
I stayed on as gov. of N.Y. & turned down an offer to be Chief Justice of the U.S.; I also learned not to believe newspapers
    $1600 11
1962: "'What's it going to be then, eh?' There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs"
    $1600 26
The Celtic word Samhain can refer to this month or to a festival on the first day of it
    $1600 17
In 1992 Boyz II Men reached the "End Of" this, & it took them to No. 1
    $1600 14
Ancient supercontinent
    $1600 24
"Hardening of the liver" is what we now call this of the liver
    $1600 6
Having lost control of my newspaper as well as the vote, I died Nov. 29, 1872, before the electors even met
    $2000 12
Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The often parodied "It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents"
    DD: $2,500 27
John Wilkes Booth saw himself as a dictator-slayer, so his original target date was April 13, which is this on the Roman calendar
    $2000 18
In a Bob Dylan song title, this 4-word declaration of finality precedes "Baby Blue"
    $2000 15
A line in the Song of Solomon requests, "stay me with" these drinking vessels
    $2000 25
"The horrors" was a term for the hallucinations experienced during this "shaking" state of alcohol withdrawal
    DD: $2,400 7
I helped my wife run for president & later, successfully, for the Senate

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Carlos Kaya Brock!
$14,900 $13,600 $8,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Consisting of a peninsula & 2 islands, it was the longest-lasting European colony in Asia: 442 years, ending in 1999

Final scores:

Carlos Kaya Brock!
$29,800 $9,999 $8,600
2-day champion: $64,601 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Carlos Kaya Brock!
$17,400 $13,600 $7,800
23 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
0 W
10 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $38,800

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Game tape date: 2013-09-25
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