Show #7186 - Monday, December 7, 2015


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Greg Johnson, a software engineer from Marietta, Georgia

Liz Fritz, an intake coordinator from Spring Hill, Kansas

Jon Rossiter, a college geography instructor from San Diego, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Beastly term for a new, inexperienced reporter
    $200 18
Goods transported by train, truck, ship or aircraft
    $200 4
    $200 9
This deodorant aimed at girls is in the title of Nirvana's first Top 40 hit
    $200 13
Published in 1826, the second of the "Leatherstocking Tales" is "The Last of" these people
    $200 23
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.) The giraffe got its species name, camelopardalis, because ancient Romans who saw one imported by this caesar in 46 B.C. thought it had the body of a camel & the spots of a leopard
    $400 2
No eulogy required after doing this to a lede, placing it deeper in the story so the reader has to hunt for the main point
    $400 19
A nonbeliever
    $400 5
    $400 10
From "Uptown Funk":
"Smoother than a fresh jar" of this peanut butter brand
    $400 14
In 1964 this French author & existential philosopher turned down the Nobel Prize for Literature
    $400 24
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.) The tamandua's long, narrow snout conceals a 16-inch tongue, which is perfect for scooping insects out of their nests, which gives rise to its other name, the lesser this
    $600 3
A "comma chaser" is aka this 2-word person who prepares & corrects a newspaper's text
    $600 20
Close observation, especially of a suspected criminal or spy
    $600 6
Square pair
    $600 11
Naturally, this Snoop Dogg tune mentions Seagram's & Tanqueray
    $600 15
"Of all who give gifts these two were the wisest", says "The Gift of the Magi" by this author
    $600 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.) The great horned owl's powerful talons allow it to seize prey as large as skunks & raccoons, so it's perfectly adapted to be one of these hunting birds, from a word meaning "abductor"
    $800 7
In 1982 this paper was born, putting more color, maps & graphs on the newsstand & under the hotel room door
    $800 21
To bring back someone to his original function or position
    $800 28
Studio 54
    $800 12
In song, Katy Perry kissed a girl & liked it, including the taste of this cherry lip balm
    DD: $2,000 16
Rudyard's father J. Lockwood Kipling illustrated this 1901 novel with a very short title
    $800 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.) Sadly, black rhinos have been hunted to almost extinction for the supposed medicinal properties of their horns, which are really just this fibrous protein found in human hair & fingernails
    $1000 8
These "inches" are a traditional measure of an article's length; about 30 words to each is one approximation
    $1000 30
It's the breed pictured here
    $1000 29
Puppy paws
    $1000 22
In 1973 Paul Simon begged, "Mama don't let them take my" this "away"; in 2009 they did
    $1000 17
Works like the novel "Dead Souls" made him one of the founders of Russian realism
    $1000 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.) On the red list of threatened species, the Humboldt penguin undergoes severe population fluctuations caused by this recurring oceanic event that brings unwanted warm air to its home on the West Coast of South America

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

Jon Liz Greg
$2,800 $2,400 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jon Liz Greg
$7,200 $3,800 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Then we want you to name the main sport in...)
    $400 5
...this country, traveling from Denmark across the scenic Oresund
    $400 6
"Murder in the Rough"
    $400 8
In good shape, like that violin
    $400 25
John Singer Sargent painted portraits of the wealthy & the elite, including this founder of
Standard Oil
    $400 15
In 1951 Harry Truman pulled rank & relieved this old soldier, who slowly faded away
    $800 2
...Cruzeiro do Sul, a city in this country, traveling on a highway called Rodovia Transamazonica
    $800 7
"North Dallas Forty"
    $800 9
Cozy like that beetle enveloped by the Persian floor covering
    $800 28
Sargent won acclaim for "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose", painted outdoors in the style of this art movement
    $800 16
In late 1944 Hitler overruled his staff & ordered a last-ditch attack that became this "protruding" battle
    DD: $3,800 1
...see the sights in this capital; we've left the Mecca Highway & are now on the King Fahd Highway
    $1200 12
"National Velvet"
    $1200 10
Out there past ballplayer Griffey or actor Jeong
    $1200 21
A company called Vigilant Solutions claims the first central repository of data from scanning these on cars
    $1200 24
Sargent was friends with this author of "Treasure Island" & painted the Scot kicking back in a wicker chair
    $1200 17
In 1862 Abe Lincoln countermanded this general & future president's order expelling Jews from areas under his command
    $1600 3
...this country for some R&R; Switzerland was great--now on through St. Gotthard Pass
    $1600 13
"Bang the Drum Slowly"
    $1600 11
Allow those you speak of to consume Gateau St. Honore
    $1600 22
If you want to add to Britain's 6 mil. CCTV cameras, you need to ask the ministerial department called this office
    $1600 26
Sargent painted this three-named patron of the arts, whose Boston museum includes a watercolor by Sargent
    DD: $3,000 18
This prince & would-be king ignored advisors & fought the 1746 Battle of Culloden Moor; 'twas not a bonnie choice
    $2000 4
...this Paris quarter where Boulevard St. Germain & Boulevard St. Michel intersect
    $2000 14
"The Tribes of Palos Verdes"
    $2000 20
The cauldron being looked at won't get hot enough to vaporize
    $2000 23
Cell phone location tracking is one possible violation of privacy tracked by the EFF, short for this foundation
    $2000 27
Friends of this author of "The Portrait of a Lady" commissioned Sargent to paint a portrait of the man at age 70
    $2000 19
When General Patton wanted to censor this Pulitzer-winning sergeant's "Willie & Joe" cartoons, General Eisenhower said no

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jon Liz Greg
$8,200 $12,000 $4,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The website for this '60s act says, "First look to see if the information you are interested in is already publicly available"

Final scores:

Jon Liz Greg
$4,300 $16,401 $8,300
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $16,401 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jon Liz Greg
$11,200 $9,400 $3,200
16 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W

Combined Coryat: $23,800

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Game tape date: 2015-10-20
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