Show #6961 - Monday, December 15, 2014


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Rex Marzke, a user interface designer from Houston, Texas

Alysha Rooks, a writer originally from New Orleans, Louisiana

Ryan Pensyl, an Army officer originally from Shamokin, Pennsylvania (whose 2-day cash winnings total $32,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

____ & ____
(Alex: Each correct response joined by an ampersand.)
    $200 7
Hester Prynne counsels others in her predicament & dies of old age
    $200 16
A prisoner's anchor, or a derogatory term for a wife
    $200 21
This nature magazine's web page about the Vumbi lions of the Serengeti is purr-fect
    $200 22
One of the center frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel shows "The Creation of" this man
    $200 1
The "I'll have what she's having" scene in this romantic comedy took place at NYC's Katz's Deli
    $200 6
Peyton & Eli's Sunday gig
    $400 8
Imprisoned, Raskolnikov has a long wait until he can again be with his beloved Sonia
    $400 17
Meaning "legally invalid", this phrase begins with a word meaning "zero"
    $400 27
The Magic: The Gathering Online Exchange website was part of the 2014 scandal involving this commodity
    $400 23
Marc Chagall's "The Praying Jew" is also called this religious leader "of Vitebsk"
    $400 2
(Hi. I'm Quvenzhané Wallis.) In an updated version of a beloved musical, I play this title girl as a foster kid--it's the hard knock life with Miss Hannigan in Harlem
    $400 12
Riding without a saddle
    $600 9
With Jim set free, the protagonist is headed for Indian territory because Aunt Sally wants to adopt him
    $600 18
You boys played that first half like you didn't even know the plays! Let's go back to these 2 letters!
    $600 28
Having a bad day? Go to thenicestplaceonthe & get a free virtual one of these
    $600 24
(Alex reads from the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, PA.) In his composition two right hands, Rodin noticed a similarity to a Gothic arch, & so he named the piece for this type of grand Catholic church
    $600 3
In the 1933 film, King Kong climbs this skyscraper & bats down a biplane with his bare hand
    $600 13
It's extremely acrobatic, considering it's a 40-ton creature
    $800 10
The Hispaniola reaches Bristol & Captain Smollett retires
    $800 19
The basic aspects of something; the former screws around the latter
    $800 29
It bills itself as the "world's largest professional network"
    $800 25
This Hindu goddess of time & death is typically portrayed as black or blue & having multiple arms
    $800 4
"Greed, for a lack of a better word, is good" is a line from this 1987 film
    $800 14
Said to cover 75-to-80% of Australia
    $1000 11
Lying sick in bed, Adam gives his son Caleb his blessing by saying the Hebrew word "timshel"
    $1000 20
Attracting a customer to a cheap item & then steering him toward a more expensive one
    DD: $2,000 30
This literature-based website was named for a title scrivener
    $1000 26
Titian portrayed Mary ascending to heaven, also known as this Christian doctrine
    $1000 5
This Al Pacino movie was based on a botched bank robbery in Brooklyn in August 1972
    $1000 15
German for "twice baked", it's a special egg bread

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

Ryan Rooks Rex
$1,200 $1,600 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Rooks Rex
$2,600 $3,200 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
Czar Ivan IV definitely earned this epithet
    $400 21
Tranquillity Park in this Texas city was built to commemorate the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing
    $400 12
Wallabies are members of this order of mammals whose name is from the Latin for "purse"
    $400 1
Homer & Marge's older daughter & Nick Lachey's ex-"Newlywed" wife
    $400 7
Types of this calculating device using wires & sliding balls in a frame were used in Ancient Egypt & China
    $400 2
To add yeast, or to lighten or modify a serious mood
    $800 22
The New Orleans park named for this artist & naturalist has a rookery on Bird Island
    $800 13
Not all wallabies live in Australia; several types of forest wallaby live on this large island directly to the north
    $800 8
A "Psycho" character & the film actress who played psycho Annie Wilkes
    $800 16
Anaxagoras was exiled from Athens for believing that this was a red hot metal larger than the Peloponnese
    $800 3
Before standing desks got popular, there was this similar item, from the Latin for "to read"
    $1200 23
The planetarium in this city's Fountain of Youth Park features the night sky as Ponce de Leon would have seen it
    $1200 14
The Qantas Wallabies are a team that plays in the Australian league of this sport
    $1200 9
A "Star Trek" captain & a TV style expert
    $1200 18
In the 1st century, Hero of Alexandria invented the aeolipile, the first engine powered by this
    $1200 4
Abbreviation for a semiconductor diode that converts applied voltage into light
    $1600 28
After Napoleon's army invaded this nation in 1807, its king Charles IV was forced to abdicate
    DD: $2,000 24
It took workers months in 1880 to transport this 69-foot shaft from a Staten Island dock to Central Park
    $1600 15
This animated wallaby's "Modern Life" played out on a Nickelodeon TV show
    $1600 10
"Annie Hall" & "Batman"
    $1600 19
Eureka! He dreamed up a "death ray" using mirrors that was shown to be feasible in 2005
    $1600 5
Swiss-born modernist architect
    $2000 27
After steering Egypt toward sun-worshipping monotheism, Pharaoh Amenhotep IV took this "A" name
    $2000 25
The 105-year-old Looff Carousel in this Washington city's Riverfront Park is housed in a building remaining from Expo '74
    $2000 17
Principal predators of wallabies include foxes & these Down Under canines
    $2000 11
"Yeezus" & "Batman"
    $2000 20
Insects are covered in book 11 & botany in books 12-19 of this Roman scholar's "Natural History"
    $2000 6
Emulsifier found in egg yolks & used in a wide variety of products

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Rooks Rex
$7,400 $10,400 $10,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The narrator mistakes the presence of this title creature for the wind & later calls it prophet

Final scores:

Ryan Rooks Rex
$0 $18,412 $10,787
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $18,412 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ryan Rooks Rex
$7,400 $12,000 $10,800
12 R,
3 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $30,200

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Game tape date: 2014-10-28
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