Show #7180 - Friday, November 27, 2015


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Bianca Benincasa, a software engineer from Silver Spring, Maryland

Darin Brown, a trademark attorney from Louisville, Colorado

Rob Russell, a tutoring and testing director from Johnson City, Tennessee (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
She wrote 6 romance novels under the pen name Mary Westmacott but is better known for her many mysteries
    $200 11
The 29-acre pentagon
    $200 16
(Hi. I'm Neil Flynn of The Middle.) I go off script as a member of Beer Shark Mice, a group of comedians who get together to perform this type of extemporaneous live theater
    $200 2
Mind your manners & tell us this word from French for "prescribed behavior"
    $200 10
An instrument for drawing circles & a navigational device are both called this
    $200 27
In 1967 the National Wildlife Federation started publishing this children's nature magazine
    $400 3
In a 2015 bestseller, she retold "Fifty Shades of Grey" from Christian's viewpoint
    $400 12
The Mayo Clinic Gonda Vascular Center
    $400 17
"Bringing Up Baby" is a prime example of this type of comedy that shares its name with a baseball pitch
    $400 6
There's no beginning or end of this adjective from Latin for "age"
    $400 20
(Hi. I'm ABC meteorologist Ginger Zee.) Forecasters use this device invented in 1643 to detect changes in air pressure & predict weather; climbers can also use it to determine altitude because air pressure decreases as altitude increases
    $400 28
Rick Rubin, founder of Def Jam, produced this artist's album "FutureSex/LoveSounds"
    $600 4
Tracy Chevalier's historical novels include this one, whose front cover shows the artwork seen here
    $600 13
Claremont McKenna College
    $600 18
This type of comedic drawing is ludicrously exaggerated
    $600 7
This type of engraving using a corrosive on a surface is from old German for "to be eaten"
    $600 19
These 2 communications devices were in the original name of AT&T
    $600 25
"Blue Collar Conservatives" is a book by this Pennsylvanian 2012 & 2016 presidential candidate
    $800 5
This bestselling Jacqueline Susann novel from 1966 was based in part on her struggles as a Broadway starlet
    $800 14
Grand Teton National Park
    $800 23
7-letter style of comedy mastered by the straight-faced Buster Keaton & the monotone Steven Wright
    $800 8
Darn you if you can't come up with the Latin-derived name of this ancient people of Italy
    $800 29
Computer input & output devices, like mice & printers, are also known as computer these, referring to their outside placement
    $800 26
Between 1979 & 1991 Rick Mears won this race 4 times
    $1000 21
This "Silas Marner" novelist also penned the politically charged novel "Felix Holt, the Radical"
    $1000 15
The geographic center of North America, in Pierce County, just south of Rugby
    $1000 24
Named for a structure used in executions, this type of humor treats serious subjects in a light way
    $1000 9
If you studied Chopin, you'll probably come up with this word, French for "study"
    DD: $800 30
This tech product got its name because its buttons were said to resemble little bumps on a certain fruit
    $1000 22
He delivered the invocation at Barack Obama's first inauguration

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

Rob Darin Bianca
-$400 $2,400 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rob Darin Bianca
$2,600 $5,000 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
Although this Pennsylvanian submitted a draft, the one accepted was prepared by John Dickinson in 1777
    $400 13
A varial 720 is a trick on this wheeled device
    $400 19
Bertrand Russell said this field of numbers & symbols has "supreme beauty"
    $400 9
Paul McCartney was going through his own "hour of darkness" when he penned this song
    $400 6
From Times Square to this, MSG:
13 blocks
    $400 24
Crows belong to the genus Corvus, as does this larger, thicker-billed bird, C. corax
    $800 2
Some books of "Amazing History Trivia!!!" call John Hanson the first of these due to his executive position under the articles
    $800 12
A loop of leather that helps you pull on your Tony Lamas
    $800 20
The 100th anniversary of her birth in Sweden was celebrated by movie lovers in 2015
    $800 10
Title in common to Nicki Minaj & Devo
    $800 7
From the front of the pitcher's rubber to the back of home plate in MLB:
Exactly this far
    $800 25
Once common on the slopes of volcanoes, the 'alala, the crow of this state, is now extinct in the wild
    $1200 3
The TL in the group USTL that promotes citizen legislators, they were in the Articles but not in the Constitution
    $1200 14
Bing Crosby sang, "Would you like to swing on a star, carry" these "home in a jar"
    $1200 21
Ancient Greeks were smitten by 1:1.6. the ratio called this "precious" mean
    $1200 11
Real gang members were featured in the video for this Michael Jackson hit
    $1200 8
From the ground to the apex of this St. Louis swoosh:
630 feet
    $1200 28
This pathogen named for an African river reached the U.S. in 1999 & decimated crow populations
    DD: $2,000 4
Article VI stated, "Every state shall always keep up a well-regulated and disciplined" one of these, "sufficiently armed"
    $1600 15
In 2010 the History Channel's Rick Harrison received the top award from the Natl. Association of these
    $1600 22
Edmund Burke's 1757 work "On the Sublime and Beautiful" is a landmark in this, the philosophy of beauty
    $1600 16
It was the lead single off Taylor Swift's album "1989"
    DD: $1,000 29
From Sacramento to this closest other state capital:
About 100 miles
    $1600 27
A word for dead animal flesh is in the alliterative name of this crow
    $2000 5
Signers of the articles from this state included Elbridge Gerry
    $2000 18
Nonsense, or a pippin stewed to a pulp, sweetened & spiced
    $2000 23
This double curve, known by a 4-letter name, has been called "the line of beauty"
    $2000 17
Snoop Dogg recorded a new version of this song in 2012 to promote Hot Pockets
    $2000 26
In winter, crows gather in groups of thousands; a little creepy if you remember this deadly term for a flock

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rob Darin Bianca
$11,400 $7,800 $16,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1990 he said, "I would like to do what Faulkner did; carve out a little piece of Mississippi territory & claim it for my own"

Final scores:

Rob Darin Bianca
$22,800 $0 $9,000
2-day champion: $43,600 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Rob Darin Bianca
$11,000 $7,800 $17,400
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
16 R,
2 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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