Show #6989 - Thursday, January 22, 2015


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Todd Coleman, a physics professor from River Falls, Wisconsin

Maggie Schreiter, an artist and stay-at-home mom from Ewing, New Jersey

Will Anderson, a senior legislative aide originally from Atlanta, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And each correct response will contain those letters in that order.)
    $200 18
More than 130 feasters feast in "Wedding Feast at Cana"; no wonder it takes up 22 X 82 1/2' in this Paris museum
    $200 15
This nation took home the most golds at the Sochi Olympics & didn't have to carry them far
    $200 4
Elephants are poached for the ivory of these enlarged incisors
    $200 14
In 1984 this delivery company "absolutely, positively" began service outside North America
    $200 3
Terry Gross has been a breath of this hosting the same-named show since 1975
    $200 2
Directional term for a drenching bit of weather; don't get caught in a heavy one
    $400 19
This 1495-98 work is 29 feet wide--that's more than 2 feet of elbow room for Jesus & each disciple
    $400 26
They won the World Series
    $400 9
An elephant's cry has this name, also a brass instrument
    $400 22
"Much ado" about this Shakespeare woman whose name means "she who blesses" & she blesses Benedick with her presence
    $400 8
Let's discuss this show: No. 1429 was "Click and Clack vs. electric brakes"
    $400 5
Boldness in undertaking, or how Jim Kirk boldly got around
    $600 20
3 is blue, 7,100 is Etruscan puce: the largest painting of this type, 40,000 square feet, was done at a 2013 youth festival
    $600 10
"Pink Elephants on Parade" is a song from this classic film
    $600 23
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) In 2011, an Arabic-speaking country lost part of its territory, & this nation, with Dinka as a dominant language, was born
    $600 13
In 2014 "All Things Considered" considered the primary loss of this house majority leader from Virginia
    $600 6
Your digit-al I.D.
    $800 21
This Picasso work is 11 1/2 X 25 1/2', big enough to make viewers feel the horrors of war
    $800 11
One of the first times an elephant symbolized this group was in Harper's weekly Nov. 7, 1874, election time
    $800 24
In the Bible, Satan tells the Lord, "touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face"
    DD: $1,200 16
Steve Inskeep and David Greene host this show in the A.M. in D.C.; Renee Montagne, not far from us here in Culver City
    $800 7
It's an oil-resistant synthetic rubber used as a coating
    $1000 1
This 17th century work originally 13x16 feet has been cut down to a much more manageable 12x15
    $1000 12
Hey, partner, it's the canopied seat in which you ride on an elephant
    $1000 25
Quaff this drink, 2 oz. gin &1/2 oz. triple sec, & try to sail around the Cape of Good Hope on the ghost ship of the same name
    $1000 17
This is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program, or what you say when the answer's on the tip of your tongue

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

Will Maggie Todd
-$800 $1,400 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Will Maggie Todd
-$1,000 $4,000 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response in that category will be made up of some of the letters in the word "atmosphere".)
    $400 3
This TV variety show host was also a gossip columnist for the N.Y. Daily News from 1932 to 1974
    $400 8
In area this city-state is the largest port in southeast Asia
    $400 13
Written in 3 weeks in 1886, "A Study in Scarlet" introduced this character who was later killed off but returned
    $400 2
His 5 Sun singles were released in a 13-month period, the last being "Mystery Train" in August 1955
    $400 20
In 399 B.C. this philosopher was convicted by a jury vote of 280-221 of corrupting the youth
    $400 18
The prefix geo- is from the Greek for this
    $800 4
He won three terms as New York City mayor
    $800 9
The highest peak of this mountainous land is 9,600-foot Coma Pedrosa near the frontier with Catalonia
    $800 14
Jack Kerouac claimed he banged out the first draft of this novel in 3 weeks in April 1951
    $800 27
"Whole lotta" this in Jerry Lee Lewis' Sun release that was the first song played on the national "American Bandstand"
    $800 21
Infantrymen carried a 3'-diameter one of these made of wood or stiff leather faced with bronze
    $800 19
If you're a baseball exec, don't do this, negotiate with a player who's under contract to another team
    $1200 5
I admit it all! Descended from Alfred the Great, this Anglo-Saxon was crowned king in 1042!
    $1200 10
The strategic importance of this country, located 60 miles south of Sicily, has guaranteed it a turbulent history
    $1200 15
You do not talk about how Chuck Palahniuk drafted his first novel in 3 months
    $1200 28
The first artist to release an album with Sun Records; his 1957 release included "Cry, Cry, Cry" & "Folsom Prison Blues"
    DD: $1,000 22
In the 350s B.C. Demosthenes started warning Greeks about aggression by this Macedonian dad
    $1200 1
Seraglio is another word for this group of women
    $1600 6
Works by this Pulitzer prize-winning playwright include "Three Tall Women" & "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
    $1600 11
The more than 1,200 "islands" of this Pacific nation only add up to about 70 square miles
    DD: $1,200 16
As William Faulkner sat writing, it took him six weeks to come up with this 1930 classic
    $1600 23
The thirty tyrants was a Sparta-imposed oligarchy that ruled Athens for a year after this war ended in 404 B.C.
    $1600 24
A type of high-ranking angel
    $2000 7
"Silent Theater" is a book of art by this American painter
    $2000 12
The Al-Khalifah royal family reigns in this island nation
    $2000 17
Not knowing when to hold 'em or when to fold 'em, a big-in-debt Dostoevsky began & ended this novel in October 1866
    $2000 26
The group will shun you if you don't know this punishment, banishment without losing property
    $2000 25
These 2 units measure electrical current & electrical resistance

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Will Maggie Todd
$1,800 $7,400 $7,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

An early TV ad for this candy bar featured a fleur-de-lis flag & a song with the lyrics "fun for all"

Final scores:

Will Maggie Todd
$3,599 $0 $0
2-day champion: $23,199 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Will Maggie Todd
$1,800 $8,400 $9,000
10 R,
7 W
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $19,200

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Game tape date: 2014-12-02
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