Show #6968 - Wednesday, December 24, 2014


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Brian Hamilton, an attorney from Sacramento, California

Becca Allred, an educator from Orem, Utah

Avishai Gebler, a rabbinical student originally from Sharon, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: It's not about me.)
(Sarah: Some familiar & some lesser-known creatures, whose shells don't always protect them in a changing environment.)
    $200 1
Alexander the Great was born in 356 B.C. to King Philip II & Queen Olympias of this kingdom
    $200 6
"Foxy" name for an ill-tempered woman
    $200 23
In 2012 a 1792 copper one of these minted in Philadelphia sold for $1.15 million at auction
    $200 16
To enlarge something's importance, or to fill a balloon
    $400 2
Against an Indian army in 326 B.C., Alexander faced these beasts, including the one ridden by King Porus
    $400 8
Profession of Michael Flatley & Martha Graham
    $400 22
Only 2 of the 1975 "no S" proof Roosevelt this coin are said to exist
    $400 7
In 1980 this title duo moved from Milwaukee to Burbank, bringing Lenny & Squiggy along with them
    $400 17
Double-winged "mythical" insect
    $600 3
A pair of decrees Alexander made in 324 B.C. said that exiles could return home & that he was now this
    $600 9
Kohoutek or Shoemaker-Levy 9
    $600 15
In 2000 this Shoshone woman first graced our golden dollar coin
    $600 18
State bloomer of Kansas
    $600 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew sits next to a big guy at the Turtle Conservancy.) Few natural predators & competitors for food, this South American giant tortoise became the largest species in the world
    $800 4
The "Companions" were this swift part of Alexander's army & he often led them personally
    $800 10
We certainly hope this reindeer knows his way better than the same-named "party" of 1846-47
    $800 14
In 1948 Ben Franklin was on our half-dollar piece; 1964 saw the first minting with this man's face
    $800 21
When her retirement home burned down in this series, Sophia moved in with her daughter Dorothy and Rose & Blanche
    $800 19
The place where rivers meet
    DD: $1,800 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew holds a tiny new friend at the Turtle Conservancy.) Like newborn birds, a turtle or tortoise that recently emerged from its egg is called this
    $1000 5
Despite his conquests, glory was fleeting for Alexander, who died in Babylon at age 32 along the banks of this river
    $1000 11
In the '70s Volkswagen rebranded the Passat in North America & named it this
    $1000 13
The U.S. Mint says modern facilities in Philadelphia & this city together have "produced as many as 28 billion coins in a single year"
    $1000 12
After a going-away party for their last roommate, Chrissy & Janet find this next roomie sleeping in their bathtub
    $1000 20
The source of all drama, according to some
    $1000 24
(Kelly of the Clue Crew holds a new friend at the Turtle Conservancy.) The pancake tortoise, which defends itself by running & hiding in crevices, is unique in that the upper shell, properly called this, is flat & flexible

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

Avishai Becca Brian
$400 $3,200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Avishai Becca Brian
$1,800 $4,600 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: our Constitution.)
    $400 28
The voice of composer Alexander Courage made the whooshing sound heard on this sci-fi TV theme
    $400 26
In 1998 the Kennedy Center created this prize for American humor
    $400 1
This pet of Dilbert's "wrote" his "Top Secret Management Handbook"
    $400 10
The name of this port city is from Irish for "marsh", not "bottle-stopper"
    $400 30
This Chekhov play:
Madame Ranevsky's estate in the full bloom of May
    $400 2
This synonym for liberty
    $800 27
Born in this city, Alexander Zemlinsky taught Schoenberg & was rejected by Alma in favor of Mahler
    $800 24
This award honoring the best pitchers in Major League Baseball was the idea of Commissioner Ford Frick
    $800 3
Itchy Oliver & Breathless Mahoney are characters in this cop's comic strip
    $800 11
It's at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River
    $800 29
"A Streetcar Named Desire":
spring, summer & early fall in this city
    $800 22
A machine that squeezes out cider
    $1200 6
Alexander Scriabin had synesthesia, causing him to believe each tone was mystically related to one of these
    $1200 23
(I'm George Stephanopoulos.) Like Senator Cory Booker & Governor Bobby Jindal, I earned this kind of scholarship to Oxford University, where I got my masters in theology
    $1200 7
In 2014 this "Calvin & Hobbes" creator made a surprise return, contributing to the "Pearls Before Swine" strip
    $1200 12
The ruins of Fort Johnson, best remembered for firing a historic shot at another fort, lie on its harbor
    $1200 25
"The Zoo Story":
a Sunday afternoon in summer in this park
    $1200 21
The first word, in 2014 they had about a 15% approval rating
    $1600 4
For 30 years Alexander Glazunov was associated with the St. Petersburg one of these music schools
    DD: $2,200 18
The media coined the name "Genius Grant" for the fellowships from this foundation named for John D. & Catherine T.
    $1600 8
In the title of his comic strip, Zippy is called this
    $1600 13
It's the double "C" port seen here
    DD: $5,000 20
This O'Neill drama:
Act I begins at 8:30 a.m.: Act IV is set about 15 hours later
    $1600 19
The government & the rest of this power structure kept hippies down, man
    $2000 5
His often played "Polovtsian Dances" were written for Act II of his opera "Prince Igor"
    $2000 17
In 2008 NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" was among the winners of this award administered by the University of Georgia
    $2000 9
In 1995, Hilary Price was the youngest woman ever to have a syndicated comic strip when she began this one at age 25
    $2000 14
Its port is run jointly with that of Malmo, which is in another country on the other side of the Oresund Strait
    $2000 15
This 1955 drama:
In & around the Hillsboro Courthouse in July
    $2000 16
Complaints sometimes filed by union members

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Avishai Becca Brian
$10,600 $7,600 $12,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

With a total of 5 wins, they're the only 2 Best Actress winners who were known professionally by the same last name

Final scores:

Avishai Becca Brian
$5,600 $0 $21,201
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $21,201

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Avishai Becca Brian
$10,600 $12,600 $10,400
13 R,
1 W
17 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $33,600

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Game tape date: 2014-11-11
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