Show #6896 - Monday, September 15, 2014

First game of Season 31.
New title graphics.
Alex re-grows his mustache.


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Steve Lozano, a naval flight officer from Virginia Beach, Virginia

Elizabeth Williams, a business research librarian from Washington, D.C.

Winston Nguyen, a health aide from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,067)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And each day this week on PBS, Ken Burns's new series about the Roosevelts will air...)
(Alex: Each correct response will be two states. The last letter of one state will be the first letter of the adjoining state.)
    $200 19
On April 25, 1865, 6-year-old Teddy watched from a window as this man's funeral procession moved through Manhattan
    $200 1
Cheerleaders know it traditionally precedes "sis, boom, bah!"
    $200 6
One has St. Louis, the other has East St. Louis
    $200 9
A variety of bawdy stage show, or reminding one of Mr. Ives
    $200 14
DC Comics dubbed this character "The Clown Prince of Crime"
    $200 22
In 1990 John Major was no longer minor as he succeeded this towering British prime minister
    $400 20
Eleanor's triumph, passage of the UDHR, got her the first standing ovation for a single delegate in this organization's history
    $400 2
In 1983 there was no harmony at this New York prison when inmates rioted over poor conditions
    $400 7
Hoover Dam is on their border
    $400 10
Pertaining to an Italian Renaissance painter, or in a very different mood, to TV's Sally Jessy
    $400 15
Cam becomes Fizbo, "the (butt)-kicking clown that'll twist you like a balloon animal", on this ABC sitcom
    $400 23
Isabel Peron, 3rd wife of Juan, surely cried after his death... until succeeding him as president of this country
    $600 21
On accepting the 1932 nomination for president, FDR said, "I pledge you, I pledge myself to a" this "for the American people"
    $600 3
In an '80s hit it precedes "keep it down now, voices carry"
    $600 8
The state where Martin Luther King was born & the state where he married Coretta Scott
    $600 11
"Goddess" term meaning stately, or something a lot like that Ellen Page film
    $600 16
On "In Living Color" this Damon Wayans clown "don't play that"
    $600 24
In 1997 Sister Nirmala succeeded this woman as the head of the Missionaries of Charity
    $800 27
Referring to this volunteer regiment & their victorious charge in Cuba, Teddy called it "the great day of my life"
    $800 4
At recipes for this fish include Macadamia Nut Crusted & Grilled Tacos
    DD: $2,000 29
The big land buy named for one also got us the other
    $800 12
Solid term suggesting massive, majestic beauty, or referring to Christ the Redeemer
    $800 17
This song begins, "Isn't it rich? Are we a pair? Me here at last on the ground, you in mid-air"
    $800 25
David Muir was named to replace her as the regular anchor of "World News Tonight"
    $1000 28
Before her death in 1962, Eleanor made a final visit to the old family summer home on this Canadian island
    $1000 5
German health plans cover visits to a spa, including this one at the foothills of the Black Forest
    $1000 30
One has Rocky Mountain National Park, one has Cherokee State Park
    $1000 13
It refers specifically to an author who died in 1924, or broadly to senseless, menacing complexity
    $1000 18
In 1988 John Vernon, the dean in "Animal House", found more than 0.0 "Killer Klowns from" here
    $1000 26
After filling Ted Kennedy's shoes in Mass., this man decided to try out Jeanne Shaheen's senatorial ones in New Hampshire

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

Winston Elizabeth Steve
$3,000 $2,000 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Winston Elizabeth Steve
$3,800 $6,200 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

"C" TO "C"
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with the letter "C" and end with a "C".)
    $400 1
The lobetoothed type of this is found in the Orinoco, & uh-oh, it smells blood
    $400 21
In 2013 & 2014 this rapper had a monster hit with "The Monster", featuring Rihanna
    $400 16
Alkali flats, like the ones named for Mr. Bonneville, have very high concentrations of this, NaCl
    $400 11
Now played throughout the world, it's often called England's national summer sport
    $400 26
"My Posse Don't Do Homework" is LouAnne Johnson's memoir of her time in this profession
    $400 6
It can mean "universal" or refer to a particular Christian denomination
    $800 2
The cnidarian known as the box type of this kills its prey with some of the strongest venom in the world
    $800 22
In 1973 this brother & sister duo were on top of the charts with "Top Of The World"
    $800 17
Touting the "Zetetic Method", this "Society" believes our planet is not spherical
    $800 12
The royal baby's full name & title is His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of this scholarly city
    $800 27
"All Creatures Great and Small" launched a series on James Herriot's many years in this profession
    $800 7
Mystifying, or using code
    $1200 3
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a video on the monitor.) The grasshopper mouse is immune to the scorpion's stings because these specialized cells act as a kind of gatekeeper by not sending the news of pain to the brain
    $1200 23
In 1971 this soulful man followed up "Tired Of Being Alone" with the No. 1 hit "Let's Stay Together"
    $1200 18
Flukes are a type of this invertebrate
    DD: $1,800 13
In 1613 a cannon spark during a performance of "Henry VIII" set this theater ablaze & it burned to the ground
    $1200 28
"Born Standing Up" is this man's story of bursting onto the comedy scene in the 1970s, white suit & all
    DD: $2,000 8
It's distilled from white wine & is named for a city in western France
    $1600 4
Haliaeetus leucocephalus, this big American bird, is known to bully osprey off their catches
    $1600 24
This reggae group does well with covers: their versions of "Red Red Wine" & "Can't Help Falling In Love" hit No. 1
    $1600 19
Published in 1935, it's named for a district once near Monterey
    $1600 14
During World War I this sister ship of the Lusitania was used to transport troops & as a hospital ship
    $1600 9
Having a common center
    $2000 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a video on the monitor.) Scientists who studied foxes hunting in the snow found that, when the mammals align themselves properly with this field, they have a 73% chance of catching prey
    $2000 25
It is my belief that this Scott Stapp rock group had a No. 1 hit with the 2000 song "With Arms Wide Open"
    $2000 20
From Hindi for "flat" comes the 7-letter name of this unleavened bread of India
    $2000 15
For National Poetry Day in 2013, Prince Charles made a special recording of this poet's "Fern Hill"
    $2000 10
This era of geologic time includes the Tertiary & Quaternary periods

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Winston Elizabeth Steve
$7,000 $13,400 $6,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1937 his sister said he had "hats of every description" which he would use as a "foundation of his next book"

Final scores:

Winston Elizabeth Steve
$2 $12,800 $1,000
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $12,800 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Winston Elizabeth Steve
$9,000 $12,200 $5,400
13 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W

Combined Coryat: $26,600

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Game tape date: 2014-07-15
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