Show #7133 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WE ASKED: Magician Penn Jillette.


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Barbara Gao, an investment analyst from Chandler, Arizona

Austin Yates, a traffic engineer from Bellevue, Nebraska

Dylan Parson, a student from Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $5,399)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 9
(Hi, I'm Penn Jillette.) When a magician dies, a wand is sometimes broken at his funeral to symbolize his loss of magical power; the first broken wand ceremony was performed by the Society of American Magicians in 1926 at the memorial service for this famous escapologist
    $200 2
The City of Jackson, Michigan was where this political party was formally organized on July 6, 1854
    $400 16
In 2015, the Navy Reserve marks 100 years of service by citizen sailors, including this president, who joined the Reserve in 1942
    $400 10
Like tobacco, eggplants & potatoes belong to the nightshade family & contain small amounts of this addictive drug
    $400 24
In a 2015 HBO biopic, Queen Latifah portrayed this legendary blues singer
    $400 3
The City of Jackson is a state capital & home to the Medical Center at the University of this
    $400 25
Jon Snow was hit by Cupid's arrows... no, wait, those were fired by Ygritte, who Jon messed around with on this show
    $600 15
The 60th anniversary edition of this book includes "Most people twerking simultaneously"
    $600 11
Of the traditional birthstones, this June one is the only organic one
    $600 23
A bridge on Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas is named for this feisty late governor
    $600 19
From the French, it's a decorative front of a building, or an illusion
    $600 8
Jackson, Tennessee is the biggest city on the I-40 corridor between these two
    $600 22
J.R. Ewing was hit by Cupid's arrows... no, wait, those were bullets fired by Kristin, who J.R. messed around with on this show
    $800 13
To mark the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday", Pres. Obama led marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in this city
    $800 1
The only Nobel Prize whose name includes 2 fields is named this or Medicine
    DD: $1,500 21
In the 1920s she organized a birth control conference in NYC & a world population conference in Geneva
    $800 18
A boss, be it in business or baseball
    $800 4
Jackson, Alabama is on the Tombigbee River, 50 miles north of this bay
    $800 7
On "Cheers" the on-again, off-again romance between Sam & this waitress was off for good in 1987
    $1000 14
Turning 150, this magazine has been abolitionist, feminist & environmentalist & is a beacon of the political left
    $1000 12
The name of Libreville, capital of Gabon, means the same in French as this Sierra Leone capital does in English
    $1000 20
As queen of the Netherlands, she saw her country through 2 World Wars
    $1000 17
This word for a mosque tower comes from the Arabic for "lighthouse"
    $1000 5
The City of Jackson in this state was burned on Nov. 17, 1864; Gen. Sherman was said to have ridden along third street
    $1000 6
The happy days of Erin Moran & Scott Baio did not last long on the spin-off where "Joanie Loves" this character

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Dylan Austin Barbara
$5,600 $3,000 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dylan Austin Barbara
$8,300 $5,800 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We're dealing with the present, obviously.)
    $400 11
Ex-Burlington mayor
    $400 28
In 2013 this lasagna-loving cat celebrated his 35th birthday
    $400 13
In 30 B.C. this co-ruler of Rome took his own life after Octavian reached Egypt
    $400 24
A close living relative is your this "& blood"
    $400 29
To raise funds for its base, part of this landmark was displayed at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876
    $800 4
Was head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins
    $800 27
Even with inflation this "Peanuts" character was always willing to give her advice for 5 cents
    $800 16
475-221 B.C. witnessed what's known as the Warring States period in this Asian country
    $800 23
It means to tease in a playful way, as Mr. Groban could tell you
    $800 18
It was at the Pan-American exposition in Buffalo in 1901 that he was fatally shot
    $800 25
He wrote of snowy climes in books like "White Fang", then traveled to balmy Tahiti & later penned "South Sea Tales"
    $1200 3
Per her website, the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 company
    $1200 26
It followed the imaginative adventures of a 6-year-old boy & his trusty toy tiger
    $1200 15
Around the 4th millennium B.C., this 2-letter city was founded in Mesopotamia
    $1200 22
She was nicknamed "the First Lady of the Silent Screen"
    $1200 17
At the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, you could enjoy an ice cream cone while waiting to meet this legendary warrior
    $1200 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Pitcairn Island.) In "The Long Voyage", this author mentions Pitcairn Island & Thursday October Christian, Fletcher's son
    $1600 2
Current governor of Ohio
    $1600 5
You could say it's wife Helga who wears the skins in the family in this strip
    DD: $2,000 7
Around 900 A.D. this Central American society's Classic Era collapsed & temple building ceased
    $1600 9
Cymraeg is the native name for this language
    $1600 14
"Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" is the theme of Expo 2015 held in this city
    $1600 20
This author of "Tales of the South Pacific" called Bora Bora the Bali Ha'i of the spirit
    DD: $2,000 1
Chairs the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel
    $2000 6
Though his original strip ended in 1975, this character lives on as Georgia's state 'possum
    $2000 8
Not the "Prince of Tyre", this Athenian statesman is known for building projects on the Acropolis
    $2000 10
You can clean up if you know that the long spikes on this plant give it its 11-letter name
    $2000 12
The first Ferris wheel made the rounds at the World's Columbian Exposition in this city in 1893
    $2000 21
(Sarah of the Clue Crew walks the beach in Tahiti.) In "The Signature of All Things" by this "Eat, Pray, Love" author, Alma Whittaker sails to Tahiti to discover the mysterious fate of her husband

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dylan Austin Barbara
$13,500 $10,600 $7,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1820 Jefferson called this bill "the knell of the Union," saying "a geographical line... will never be obliterated"

Final scores:

Dylan Austin Barbara
$19,200 $18,600 $15,600
2-day champion: $24,599 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Dylan Austin Barbara
$12,800 $10,200 $9,800
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
14 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $32,800

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Game tape date: 2015-08-26
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