Show #7165 - Friday, November 6, 2015

WE ASKED: TV creator Vince Gilligan.


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Sadie Iverson, a graduate student from Ventura, California

Laura Ashby, an attorney from Marietta, Georgia

Mike Barrett, a cashier and writer from Medford, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
In 2013, Anthony Foxx got this job in Obama's cabinet
    $200 6
It's the one compass direction you can go from 90 degrees north latitude
    $200 13
Many thought John Hammes was a madman when he created the InSinkErator, one of the first of these
    $200 18
In 1858 a discovery along the Fraser River in British Columbia led to a gold rush in this country
    $200 20
A "Definitive Edition" of her diary includes previously unknown entries that were discovered in 1998
    $200 1
The 2015 Brian Wilson biopic "Love & Mercy" depicts the making of this group's "Pet Sounds"
    $400 12
New kid name on the block:
For 2013 this boat builder became the top U.S. baby boy name
    $400 7
It precedes "state" in a word for the direction from Chicago to Carbondale
    $400 14
Irwin Cox answered a distress call when he invented this brand of steel-wool pads, found in kitchen sinks since 1917
    $400 19
An oil boom using modern techniques in this prairie state has made it second in crude production in the U.S. behind Texas
    $400 21
Christopher Buckley wrote the introduction for the 50th anniversary edition of this Joseph Heller novel
    $400 2
In 1994 this group had back-II-back No. 1z with "I'll Make Love To You" & "On Bended Knee"
    $600 27
Ms. de Laurentiis is a new kid on the Las Vegas Strip with her first restaurant, simply called this name
    $600 8
Direction from St. Louis to Dallas, or airline that will take you on the trip
    $600 15
To the joy of dish washers, in 1960 DuPont introduced cookware coated with the nonstick polymer known by this trade name
    $600 22
Color photos of the title pond & woods were part of the 150th anniversary edition of this work by Thoreau
    $600 3
This British duo revived the career of Dusty Springfield when she joined them on "What Have I Done To Deserve This?"
    $800 26
In 2015 this African-American journalist became the anchor of the "NBC Nightly News"
    $800 9
Direction on a map from Iran to Iraq, or proverbial direction to find the indie stations on the radio dial
    $800 16
This cleanser with a star on its label was introduced as a gentler alternative to Ajax
    $800 23
This scary book about 11-year-old Regan, who's possessed by a demon, was reincarnated for a 2011 edition
    $800 4
When is a "boy" band not a boy band? We nominate this country group with the name of a Tennessee atomic research city
    $1000 25
In 2015 Christian Thielemann got the new job of music director at this festival, a shrine to Wagner
    DD: $1,800 10
Willem Barents sailed in this direction from Amsterdam to the Barents Sea; he was looking for this passage
    $1000 17
Food residue in the enameled cast-iron cookware from this brand whose name is French for "cauldron"; it's okay to let it soak
    $1000 28
Discovery of the "Eureka" diamond began the 1870s rush to this South African mining town bearing a feminine name
    $1000 24
To celebrate this red-haired girl's 75th birthday, a 2014 edition of her kids' book included a pop-up panorama of Paris
    $1000 5
When is a "boy" band totally a boy band? We nominate this group who wanted us to "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)", baby

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

Mike Laura Sadie
$400 $400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Laura Sadie
$1,600 $2,800 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 7
For her thesis, she wondered if elements other than uranium exhibited radioactivity; that won her a Nobel
    $400 21
After his victory at Austerlitz in 1805, Napoleon began building this structure to honor the French army
    $400 16
We always hear about this French word preceding "riche", but it also is found in front of "pauvre" for a newly poor person
    $400 2
Referring to a line of charismatic leaders of Israel, it's the only book title in the first 10 that's an occupation
    $400 26
This clothing term refers to inexpensive mass-produced jewelry
    $400 1
Here's Snoopy as a World War I flying ace in the new "Peanuts" movie, still pursuing this nemesis--"Curse you!"
    $800 8
She asked Annie Sullivan, "What is love?" & wondered, "Is love the sweetness of flowers?"
    $800 22
This London landmark stands on the site of an old Benedictine monastery
    $800 17
Infantile or immature
    $800 3
This book of the Pentateuch has a Latin name & is mostly concerned with priests & their duties
    $800 12
Michelle Pfeiffer & Halle Berry have both played this transformed character with heightened powers
    $1200 9
Paula Cole wondered, "Where is my John Wayne?" in the song that asks, "Where Have All" these "Gone?"
    $1200 23
The Sagrada Familia built by Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi is this Spanish city's top tourist attraction
    $1200 20
A quilt comforter, from the French for "down"
    $1200 4
"Now after the death of Moses", begins this, the first Bible book called by a man's name
    $1200 13
(Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad, delivers the clue.) I said, "No matter what nuclear holocaust or plague may occur, this Bob Odenkirk character will "wind up scurrying out into the sunlight after everybody else is gone"
    $1600 10
From her window Juliet asks, "O Romeo, Romeo!" this question
    $1600 24
165 billion times actual size, the Atomium in Brussels represents this type of solid made up of nine iron atoms
    $1600 19
Babs could tell you this fleshy cone at the back of the throat keeps food from entering the nasal passages
    $1600 5
The Book of Numbers is this number book in the Bible
    $1600 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a dock on Rangiroa Atoll.) To culture black pearls, an irritant is inserted into a black-lipped oyster, & during the next two years, thousands of layers of this substance build over the irritant
    $1600 14
In the cartoon "Deduce, You Say", this character plays Dorlock Homes to Porky's Watkins
    $2000 11
Why should women wear corsets? This French designer said, "Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury"
    DD: $3,000 25
Zeitglockenturm means this kind of tower; one in Bern features a rooster, marching bears, a jester & a gilded knight
    $2000 18
This "plain" is a level surface formed of sediments laid down by running water
    $2000 6
The ninth & tenth books are First & Second him
    DD: $5,000 27
This blue-green variety of beryl is routinely heated to make it bluer by removing the yellow color
    $2000 15
This boy, voiced by John Morris, owns most of the "Toy Story" toys

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Laura Sadie
$9,200 $15,800 $2,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

As she arrived at the house of her new employer, "the wind seemed to catch her up into the air and fling her" at the door

Final scores:

Mike Laura Sadie
$15,801 $18,401 $4,800
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $18,401 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mike Laura Sadie
$11,000 $14,800 $7,400
17 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
9 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,200

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Game tape date: 2015-09-16
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