Show #7009 - Thursday, February 19, 2015


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Diana Zinser, a lawyer from Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Sam Osborne, a graphic design student from Lake City, Florida

Christina McTighe, a library associate from Washington, D.C. (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 3
The evolution of this naturalist began on February 12, 1809, probably without the beard, though
    $200 1
To peruse once more to make absolutely sure
    $200 26
In this Ira Levin novel, a community's women are turned into perfect, loving beautiful....robots!
    $200 6
They do a lot of this, due to an inability to swallow & having no teeth to dam up the saliva
    $200 21
Mitch Hedberg: "I like" this grain. It "is great when you're hungry & you want 2,000 of something"
    $200 15
Number of people on a grand jury, or number associated with "skidoo"
    $400 4
Workers of the world, unite in your admiration of this German's whiskers
    $400 2
To do it in blackjack, place an equal bet alongside your original bet
    $400 27
(I'm Elon Musk, C.E.O. of Spacex) My belief in the importance of space travel & planetary colonization for the survival of the human species was influenced in part by the epic depiction of the rise & fall of civilizations in this author's "Foundation" series
    $400 7
Parents get no appreciation for investing in chlorine-free these & even using a warmer for them at diapering time
    $400 22
This "Price is Right" host: "Hate your job? There's a support group for that--it's called everybody. They meet at a bar"
    $400 17
There are this many lines in a Shakespearean sonnet
    $600 12
It's the blues-rock trio seen here, because the category demanded them
    $600 11
A studio couch converts into one of these
    $600 28
This TV series about a former NASA astronaut was based on Martin Cadin's novel "Cyborg"
    $600 8
Baby is no help when you take her temperature, even using the easy axillary method with the thermometer here
    $600 23
A. Whitney Brown: "I'm a" this "not because I love animals, but because I hate plants"
    $600 18
Number of seats said to be at King Arthur's round table, or years in a sesquicentennial
    DD: $1,000 5
This playwright would have needed a major barbering to get rid of that beard
    $800 13
A bus with 2 seating levels
    $800 29
"American Gods" is a Hugo Award-winning novel by this creator of the "Sandman" comics
    $800 9
Baby's big move is spreading & re-closing the arms on being startled, called the "moro" this action
    $800 24
On "Between Two Ferns", this actor asked Ben Stiller. "Do you wish you had ever followed your parents into comedy?"
    $800 19
I got fourscore & 19 problems, this many, but your response ain't one
    $1000 14
Virginia Woolf said this 19th century Russian was the greatest of all novelists
    $1000 16
Common term for a mobile home made of 2 traditional sections joined together
    $1000 30
A flying penguin shows up in "Zero History", a cyberpunk opus from this author of "Mona Lisa Overdrive"
    $1000 10
Junior's deepest relationship is with his pacifier, & his first word will probably be this Playtex trademark for it
    $1000 25
The irreplaceable Robin Williams said, "To a 3-year old" this guy "is a 6-foot rat"
    $1000 20
Restaurant-speak for "There's no more of that"

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

Christina Sam Diana
$0 $3,200 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Christina Sam Diana
$4,800 $4,200 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Jimmy of the Clue Crew: How we got from machines like this doing simple math to machines like this that put the world at our fingertips.)
    $400 2
On April 18, 1775, Massachusetts Governor Gage ordered British troops to destroy military stores in this town near Lexington
    $400 3
"My Big Fat Greek ____ Crashers"
    $400 18
Order me the "amber fluid"
    $400 8
This nursery rhyme about a little girl & her unusual pet served as a lesson in the 19th century McGuffey's Readers
    $400 13
In 1611 the Polish king & court were moved here from Krakow
    $800 1
A plaque to him at West Point shows his birth year & rank, his name & date of death were removed long ago
    $800 4
The Best Exotic Marigold ____ for Dogs"
    $800 19
No need for a "barney"; we're all friends here
    $800 9
The L.A.M.B. shoe line, created by this "Hollaback Girl" singer, is an acronym for Love Angel Music Baby
    $800 15
This hyphenated North Carolina city is home to Wake Forest University & Piedmont Baptist College
    $1200 23
This heroine of the Battle of Monmouth began receiving a $40 annual pension in 1822 for her war efforts
    $1200 5
"Before ____ Boulevard"
    $1200 20
Dave can't pick a job; first he was a "postie", now a "garbo", these 2 jobs
    $1200 10
A cut of lamb consisting of both sides of the loin still joined by bone has this equestrian name
    $1200 14
The first permanent settlement (1812) on the Red River grew into this Manitoba city
    $1200 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.)
Ushering in the era of big iron was UNIVAC, which, in 1952, became a star during CBS election coverage; polls said the race would go to Adlai Stevenson, but UNIVAC predicted this man would win in a landslide; UNICAV was right
    $1600 24
After the revolution this "Swamp Fox" became a state senator in South Carolina
    $1600 6
"It Happened ____ ____" in the Tropics"
    $1600 21
He owns a big "station" 100 miles from nowhere
    $1600 11
In 2012, he stepped down as C.E.O. of C-SPAN but continues to host the "Q&A" series
    DD: $2,000 16
This Irish city on the Suir River is an export center for fruit, meat &' of course, fine crystal
    $1600 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California)
Punch-card tabulators vastly reduced the time needed to conduct the 1890 census and save taxpayers millions; They were created by Herman Hollerith, the father of modern automatic computation, who founded what is, today, this three-letter business giant
    DD: $2,200 25
In March 1775 he told the Second Virginia Convention, "We have done everything that could be done to avert the storm"
    $2000 7
"Into the ____ Strawberries"
    $2000 22
A "Top Ender" is a resident of this territory
    $2000 12
This phrase for a victim is the title of a Roald Dahl story in which a husband is killed with a frozen leg of lamb
    $2000 17
The Yangtze River runs through this capital of Hubei Province that's lent its name to a deadly flu virus

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Christina Sam Diana
$7,600 $13,200 $7,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

On completing the "Deathbed" edition of his great work, he wrote, "L. of G. at last complete--after 33 y'rs of hackling at it"

Final scores:

Christina Sam Diana
$15,200 $10,700 $14,400
2-day champion: $36,800 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Christina Sam Diana
$7,600 $14,800 $7,200
13 R,
3 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $29,600

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