Show #6962 - Tuesday, December 16, 2014


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Josh Vittor, a law student from New York, New York

Jean Parker, a bartender from Montgomery, Alabama

Alysha Rooks, a writer originally from New Orleans, Louisiana (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,412)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
He's the ex-First Brother pictured here
    $200 30
Venus de Milo:
In this museum
    $200 18
The gastrocnemius is the most prominent of the 7 muscles that make up this fleshy part of the back of your leg
    $200 16
Sally Ride rides in space
    $200 8
On "Sesame Street", Ernie sang of his great affection for this bathtub accessory
    $200 6
One of the prairie provinces of Canada
    $400 2
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a picture on the monitor.) Andy Thomas' painting "True Blues" brings together eight poker-playing democratic presidents, including JFK, LBJ, Harry Truman & this man with his back to us, a founder of the Democratic Party
    $400 29
Volvo Automobile world headquarters:
In this country
    $400 19
This term for a part of the nose comes from the Latin for "fence"
    $400 17
The first commercial radio station in the U.S. begins broadcasting
    $400 9
As Stinky, Ernie Weckbaugh was a cast member of this group that also included Spanky & Alfalfa
    $400 7
In recent decades this stage of development has been happening earlier & earlier in American kids
    $600 3
Class president & prom king, he doesn't look much different today than he did in high school
    $600 27
Monument Park:
In this stadium
    $600 23
Riding shotgun on the kidneys, these glands weigh barely 5 grams each, but produce vital hormones
    DD: $1,000 20
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is created
    $600 10
Famous Ernie's in State College, Pennsylvania is famous for the sandwiches "wit or witout onions"
    $600 13
Political party & doctrine governed by a belief in an individual's maximum freedom
    $800 4
He's the late House Speaker speaking to reporters here
    $800 26
"Income Property":
On this TV network
    $800 24
2 muscles in this 4-letter body part automatically adjust the size of the pupil to the level of light through the lens
    $800 21
The Stonewall Riots in New York City jump-start the gay rights movement
    $800 11
In 1961 Ernie Davis of Syracuse won this trophy; no African American had before, not even Ernie's idol Jim Brown
    $800 14
If you're starting a parliament, invest in a copy of these "of Order", first published in 1876
    $1000 5
Once the face of Hurricane Katrina recovery, this mayor went to prison in 2014 for taking bribes
    $1000 25
Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse!:
In this constellation
    $1000 28
The triceps muscle is an extensor; the biceps is this, the opposite
    $1000 22
The first commercial nuclear plant opens
    $1000 12
Cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller created this mischievous young girl
    $1000 15
This long word for a frivolously chatty woman dates back to the 1500s

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

Rooks Jean Josh
$3,400 $200 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rooks Jean Josh
$6,200 $3,000 -$800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
Not alphabetically but by atomic number, the first element whose symbol is a pronoun
    $400 16
Irving Stone's 1980 historical novel "The Origin" focuses on this scientist & his 1831-36 voyage
    $400 11
Marked by privilege, or an Alyssa Milano TV show
    $400 21
Maybe the weather was bad in 1903, when Mary Anderson created this for cars; it had a swinging arm & a rubber blade
    $400 26
Able was I ere I saw this largest Tuscan isle
    $400 6
David Lynch directed John Hurt as John Merrick:
"The ____ Man"
    $800 2
Monty Python brought us "The Knights Who Say" this, the symbol of a metal
    $800 17
Just in time for the centennial of this comes Robert Olen Butler's latest, "The Star of Istanbul", set during it
    $800 12
How unexpected & lovely to find this 13-letter adjective that describes such a situation!
    $800 22
Around 1917 Northam Warren of Cutex created the first commercial version of this colorful cosmetic product
    $800 28
This island is the largest of Italy's 20 political regions
    $800 7
Richard Dawson played (what else) a game show host:
"The ____ Man"
    $1200 3
The symbol of this noble gas is the postal abbreviation of a Midwest state
    DD: $2,000 18
14-year-old Mary catches the eye of Henry VIII, but her sister Anne is soon favored by him in this novel by Philippa Gregory
    $1200 13
This word can mean good luck & also great wealth, as when it precedes "hunter"
    $1200 23
1/3 of the space devoted to U.S. exhibits at the 1889 Paris Centennial Exposition was occupied by his inventions
    $1200 27
The island of Burano in this city's lagoon is known for its colorful homes & beautiful lace
    $1200 8
John Wayne returns to Ireland:
"The ____ Man"
    $1600 4
The symbol for this element precedes "Better Blues" in the title of a Spike Lee film
    $1600 19
Elinor Wylie's "The Orphan Angel" imagines this poet not drowning & coming to America
    $1600 14
Hmm... "propitious"--let's swap the first 3 letters for new ones, replace the "T" with a "C" &, lucky for us, get this synonym
    $1600 24
In 1935 Willy Muller invented an automatic one of these, but it was 3 feet tall; in 1971 PhoneMate came up with a better idea
    $1600 9
A fugitive takes the title job in the film within the film:
"The ____ Man"
    $2000 5
The Black Eyed Peas have a male singer/producer whose stage name ends with the symbols of these 2 elements
    $2000 20
"Written in My Own Heart's Blood" is Diana Gabaldon's eighth novel in this series about Claire Randall in the 18th century
    $2000 15
It's one syllable when meaning divinely favored, 2 when meaning sanctified
    $2000 25
In the 1950s this German engineer developed a rotary auto engine that was later used by Mazda
    $2000 10
Lon Chaney gets infected with a disease:
"The ____ Man"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rooks Jean Josh
$11,400 $3,800 $400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2004 the dollar replaced the guilder as the monetary unit of this country

Final scores:

Rooks Jean Josh
$11,412 $3,800 $75
2-day champion: $29,824 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Rooks Jean Josh
$11,000 $3,800 $2,400
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
10 R,
3 W
12 R,
8 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $17,200

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Game tape date: 2014-10-28
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