Show #7048 - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alex Jacob game 4.


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Becky Hammer, an environmental lawyer from Alexandria, Virginia

Doug Butler, a graduate student in medieval history from Columbia, Missouri

Alex Jacob, a currency trader from Chicago, Illinois (whose 3-day cash winnings total $72,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
It's no mystery--this novelist is honored in London's West End
    $200 27
Palestine's West Bank is named for its location along this river
    $200 12
A subject of abuse, or something you can really lay into at the boxing gym
    $200 28
Math whizzes know that for 2, it's 8
    $200 29
A sixth-round pick in the 2000 draft, this QB told owner Robert Kraft, "I'm the best decision" the team "ever made"
    $400 25
Holding a propeller, she's immortalized in North Hollywood, California
    $400 6
It turns so sharply on its trip through Paris that its west bank becomes its east, so locals say Right & Left Bank instead
    $400 9
Colorful term for bringing your own lunch to work
    $400 24
A son of Jacob & a forefather of one of the tribes of Israel
    $400 20
"The Daily Show" dealt with "PSI: New England" after the Pats won the AFC title game in 2015 against this "luck"y team
    $400 22
Calling it the king of all wines, a rousing song to this beverage ends Act II
    $600 2
In 1996, Hillary Clinton was in Riverside Park for the dedication of the monument of this fellow First Lady
    $600 5
To beat your feet on its mud, visit places on its bank like Davenport, Iowa
    DD: $1,800 8
The subject of the cartoon seen here is one of these, named for his luggage
    $600 23
This adjective means relating to a state executive, not relating to peanuts
    $600 16
2 Patriot losses in the Super Bowl came against this team, & both times near-miracle catches were involved
    $600 21
A 1955 film version featured the acting & singing of Michael, patriarch of this British acting family
    $800 1
D.C. is the suffragette city to see Stanton, Mott & this woman, carved from an 8-ton block of marble
    $800 4
Cleopatra's Needle & Paul's Walk are on its north bank
    $800 10
Seal your lunch in the polyethylene of these S.C. Johnson sandwich bags
    $800 14
This 19th century song composer's "Serenade" is heard here

"Leise flehen meine Liede..."
    $800 15
Not to be confused with "I am Groot", this exuberant tight end could declare, "I am Gronk"
    $800 18
The part of Prince Orlofsky is usually played by a woman in men's garb singing in this "middle" range
    $1000 3
This Washington, D.C. university has a statue of a deaf girl, Alice Cogswell, sitting with the school's namesake
    $1000 7
It's an ancient custom to cremate the dead along this river's banks at Varanasi
    $1000 11
Mothers know that this temporary part of the body is sometimes called the "bag of waters"
    $1000 13
Oh, joy! We all love people with this overabundance of unrestrained enthusiasm, don't we?
    $1000 19
This Hall of Fame head coach led the Pats to the 1997 Super Bowl, then left to go fly with the Jets
    $1000 17
Fledermaus means this winged creature; Doctor Falke was humiliated when he was dressed as one for a party

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Alex Doug Becky
$2,800 $200 $4,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Doug Becky
$9,800 $400 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
A garden or field decoy made of straw
    $400 23
From 1993 to 2003 this country's PM was Jean Chretien, active since the age of 12 in the Liberal Party
    $400 21
In 1984 "Dancing In The Dark" was the first of several hits off his "Born in the U.S.A."
    $800 27
(Dr. Tyson delivers the clue.) We started getting hate mail at the Hayden Planetarium in 2001, 5 years before the official reclassification of Pluto to this 2-word status
    $800 25
Open space within an apartment complex
    $800 22
Chapter 14:
This Massachusetts island
    $800 24
For Amalgamated Button, it means all their buttons or the buttons' value
    $800 8
1830 to 1834 was tea time in the U.K. with this earl
    $800 20
I'm sensing a theme here... in 2014 "Sunshine & Whiskey" & "Drunk On A Plane" were hits in this genre
    DD: $3,000 13
(Dr. Tyson delivers the clue.) I got my undergrad & graduate degrees at other Ivy League schools, but I did have the inspirational privilege of meeting this man who taught astronomy at Cornell for almost 3 decades
    $1200 7
A waitress at a drive-in restaurant
    $1200 9
Chapter 128:
This ship "Meets the Rachel"
    $1200 11
Governments encourage businesses to expand & hire with an ITC, this type of tax credit
    $1200 4
Despite losing an election in 2010, he was in power in Iraq from 2006 through 2014
    $1200 1
In 2014 this British band showed us "A Sky Full Of Stars"
    $1600 14
(Dr. Tyson delivers the clue.) The existence on Earth of heavy elements like gold, silver & iron confirms that our solar system was formed from the debris of one of these enormous cataclysmic explosions
    $1600 12
A region draining into a river, or a critical point that marks a division or change of course
    DD: $100 10
Chapter 32:
This study of whales
    $1600 17
This state of being unable to pay creditors often leads to a bankruptcy filing
    $1600 5
In 2014 Tony Abbott of this Commonwealth country said he'd "shirt-front" Vladimir Putin over Ukraine
    $1600 2
In 2014 Sir Mix-a-Lot admitted this singer-actress inspired "Baby Got Back"
    $2000 19
(Dr. Tyson delivers the clue.) If you divide the velocity of galaxies receding from our Milky Way by their distance from us you get this "constant" named for an American astronomer that helps us to determine the 13.8-billion-year old age of the universe
    $2000 15
A ship's cockpit is this enclosed area on the bridge, from which the captain controls the vessel
    $2000 16
Chapter 92:
This substance from sperm whales used in perfume
    $2000 18
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an animated map on the monitor.) A big U.S. company merges with a smaller foreign company then relocates its headquarters to that country in order to avoid some U.S. taxes in this controversial practice
    $2000 6
This Yitzhak, who both followed & preceded Rabin in Israel, saw a lot in his 96 years
    $2000 3
This group! got "Rude" & presto! had a hit in 2014!

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Doug Becky
$20,700 $1,600 $18,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

When spelled out as words in English, 2 of the 3 longest Greek letters

Final scores:

Alex Doug Becky
$37,201 $100 $16,499
4-day champion: $109,401 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alex Doug Becky
$22,200 $1,600 $15,600
27 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
5 R,
3 W
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,400

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Game tape date: 2015-02-09
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