Show #7017 - Tuesday, March 3, 2015


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Erin Summers, an actuary from Reno, Nevada

Alvin Chin, a tutor from Highland Park, New Jersey

Thomas Phillips, a graduate student originally from Greenville, Alabama (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Think politics, not music.)
(Meryl Davis: I'm Meryl Davis.) (Charlie White: And I'm Charlie White. We're the first Americans to win an Olympic gold medal in ice dancing.) (Meryl: We're going to take you inside the world of...)
    $200 9
In 2014 Jason Carter lost his bid for this position that his grandpa Jimmy held from 1971 to 1975
    $200 30
3-letter term for naja haje, an Egyptian snake which was sometimes used to commit suicide
    $200 22
A slovenly, unkempt person
    $200 5
    $200 21
In a fable, a farmer discovers that this bird lays golden eggs
    $200 7
(Meryl Davis and Charlie White deliver the clue.) Ice dancing was once a social sport in which top-hatted men parade on the ice with ladies in long dresses;
the skaters incorporated elements of ballroom dancing, like this elegant dance from Vienna
    $400 11
13 years younger, he was Jimmy's only brother
    $400 23
Weighing up to 500 pounds, the world's heaviest snake is the green this, a boa that lives near South American rivers
    $400 26
A snooty, arrogant person
    $400 4
John Hancock Financial Services
    $400 20
The American Society of Civil Engineers chose this landmark as one of the 7 wonders of the modern world
    $400 27
(Meryl Davis and Charlie White deliver the clue.) We were longtime fans of "Dancing With the Stars" before we competed on it;
in fact, this "DWTS" pro and multiple winner of the show's Mirrorball trophy helped choreograph our short program for Sochi
    $600 12
Jimmy Carter was a Jr.; his dad was known by this, their middle name
    $600 15
In 2014 a deadly albino type of this snake native to India & neighbors was captured roaming a S. Calif. neighborhood
    $600 14
In a 1958 film it was Steve McQueen vs. it
    DD: $1,800 3
    $600 19
Happy golden anniversary! Congratulations on this many years of marriage
    $600 6
(Meryl Davis and Charlie White deliver the clue.) The hot ticket at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo was the final free dance in ice dancing;
that's when this British pair performed to Ravel's "Bolero", earning a gold medal and 9 perfect scores for artistic impression, a feat that has never been duplicated
    $800 8
In 1977, Jimmy's office had this visitor seen here
    $800 13
A rattlesnake's rattle is made of interlocking rings of this protein, just like our fingernails
    $800 25
A cylinder of maize
    $800 2
Aetna Insurance & Health Care
    $800 17
According to the AKC, in 2013 it was the third most popular breed of dog
    $800 28
(Meryl Davis and Charlie White deliver the clue.) In 2014, we skated to music by a great Russian composer, Rimsky-Korsakov;
we used this symphonic suite in which I assume the title role of a sultan's wife who spins stories to entertain her husband
    $1000 16
Jimmy's mom, known as "Miss" this, went to work for the Peace Corps at the age of 68
    $1000 10
Everyone loves to vacation in F-L-A, including the nearly 19-foot Burmese this found in Miami-Dade in 2013
    $1000 24
A deep pulsation of pain or love
    $1000 1
Zions Bancorporation
    $1000 18
In Exodus 32 he fashions a golden calf
    $1000 29
(Meryl Davis and Charlie White deliver the clue.) A key move is this traveling turn done on one foot;
the judges are watching for us to put the other foot down at the same time

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Thomas Alvin Erin
$7,400 $800 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Thomas Alvin Erin
$10,400 $200 $7,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

OH "NO"!
    $400 25
Medical aid following an 1859 battle led to the founding of this organization in 1863
    $400 28
The 2013 documentary "Beauty in Truth" looks at the life of this "Color Purple" author & activist
    $400 8
Just under 3 million square miles, it gets its name from a Latin phrase that translates to "unknown southern land"
    $400 11
In a 1968 hit by the Ohio Express, this title preceded "I got love in my tummy, and I feel like a-lovin you"
    $400 24
The payload-containing front section of a rocket
    $400 1
A bio of this president noted, "During the Vicksburg campaign he occasionally fell off the wagon"
    $800 27
Descanso is a Southwestern name for a cross usually seen here as an informal memorial
    $800 30
She wrote for children's TV shows like "Clarissa Explains It All" before turning out "The Hunger Games"
    $800 7
Spanish explorers named this river that originates in the same-named state due to its red hue
    $800 12
"Clang clang clang went the trolley" & this is the sound made by the bell in "The Trolley Song"
    $800 23
A referee's 2-word ruling that a boxing match doesn't count
    $800 2
Peter the Great's 51st birthday party included mandatory drinking of this from a barrel; Peter died at 52
    $1200 26
In American Sign Language, the symbol for this word is crossing your arms in an "X" shape over your chest
    $1200 29
In 2013 Helen Fielding published her third novel featuring this now-50-something diarist
    DD: $3,800 6
Making up 2 Spanish provinces, they get their name from Latin for "islands of dogs", & the "dogs" may have been seals
    $1200 13
This winter title follows "The fire is slowly dying, and, my dear, we're still goodbye-ing, but as long as you love me so..."
    $1200 20
A musical composition suggestive of night
    $1200 3
Many a patriot hoisted a mug at the Warren Tavern, today a nice break from the red line of this Boston urban trail
    $1600 10
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents images on the monitor.) The crux immissa is traditionally symbolic of the cross of Jesus; the crux decussata symbolizes martyrdom, specifically of this saint, who felt himself unworthy of crucifixion on Christ's cross
    $1600 14
She introduced bounty hunter Stephanie Plum in 1994's "One for the Money"
    $1600 5
This noted prince consort has the gateway city to northern Saskatchewan named for him -- what an honor!
    $1600 22
"Put another nickel in, in the nickelodeon, all I want is loving you and" this, this, this
    $1600 19
Sudden ideas or impulses, or cheap, useful items
    DD: $7,500 18
This U.S. artist's 1945 marriage to Lee Krasner was a stabilizing factor he needed against his drinking
    $2000 9
As well as having this type of muscle, a bishop wears this type of cross, on a special chain
    $2000 15
Appropriately "The Finishing School" was the final novel by this author of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
    $2000 4
This country's name is from the Slavicized Turkish phrase "on ogur", which referred to the tribes who settled there
    $2000 21
In this 1999 hit Destiny's Child complains, "You're slowly making me pay for things your money should be handling"
    $2000 17
A small, rounded body of tissue
    $2000 16
In 1829 rumors of his alcoholism & infidelity led to this future pres. of the Republic of Texas separating from his wife

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Thomas Alvin Erin
$10,000 $16,100 $23,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

It's the only state name that can be typed using the letters on only one row of the standard keyboard

Final scores:

Thomas Alvin Erin
$3,899 $32,100 $14,400
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $32,100 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Thomas Alvin Erin
$8,800 $10,200 $20,800
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $39,800

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