Show #7188 - Wednesday, December 9, 2015

(Lin-Manuel Miranda: I'm Lin-Manuel Miranda. I wrote and star in the Broadway musical Hamilton. Clues about Alexander Hamilton coming up on Jeopardy!)

WE ASKED: Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda.


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Jon Lubbers, a mechanical engineer from Lafayette, Colorado

Bianca Howard, a waste reduction specialist from Cary, North Carolina

Alex Maggio, a writer originally from Cincinnati, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Lin-Manuel Miranda: Alexander Hamilton--his life and times as portrayed in our Broadway musical...)
    $200 19
He presided over "The West Wing" as President Jed Bartlet
    $200 8
This feminine first name plus the last name of flour company executive William Crocker equaled instant icon
    $200 21
Native American ax
    $200 3
    $200 26
    $200 12
In the show, this rival prophetically warns Hamilton, "Talk less, smile more, don't let them know what you're against or what you're for, you wanna get ahead? Fools who run their mouths off wind up dead"--he was right
    $400 24
Show with Pres. Frank Underwood; I must confess that I do enjoy Frank's asides directly to the audience
    $400 13
Why a talking this type of lizard in a GEICO ad? In its words, "Because people trust advertising icons"
    $400 22
Schoolroom snitch
    $400 7
    $400 27
    $400 6
In the show, the Thomas Jefferson character performs "What'd I Miss"

"So, what did I miss? /
What did I miss? /
Virginia, my home, sweet home /
I want to give you a kiss"

What Jefferson missed was America's post-war development while he was away as minister to this country
    $600 14
David Palmer was assassinated on this fast-paced show--guess he wasn't in good hands
    DD: $1,200 16
This rotund figure was once drawn "drinking" nails to show that driving over them didn't bother his tires
    $600 23
Parking lot picnic
    $600 9
Top man Albus
    $600 2
    $600 5
"You cry in your tea which you hurl in the sea when you see me go by why so sad? Remember we made an arrangement when you went away, now you're making me mad", rants this king
    $800 15
Selina Meyer took a step up from this show's title
    $800 17
Jonathan Goldsmith plays this man in Dos Equis commercials
    $800 28
Work from home
    $800 10
Godric--it adorns a house at Hogwarts
    $800 20
    $800 4
"How does the bastard orphan immigrant decorated war vet unite the colonies through more debt?" is asked about Hamilton shortly after he begins to run this Cabinet department
    $1000 30
This show featured Laura Roslin, a politician unafraid to come out strongly against Cylon attacks
    $1000 18
A cat with 9 lives has represented this battery brand since the 1930s
    $1000 29
Type of bicycle built for 2
    $1000 11
We'll take offense if you don't know this last name of bossy Dolores
    $1000 25
    $1000 1
A highlight of Act I is our staging of this climactic Virginia battle of 1781, in which Hamilton led an attack; it's where the British ultimately surrendered the war

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

Alex Bianca Jon
$3,200 $400 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Bianca Jon
$7,400 $2,400 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex Trebek: "E-G-O-T" referring to Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winners.)
    $400 5
This pop artist's museum opened in 1994 & is one of the 4 Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
    $400 6
If nose is your job title, you create these, perhaps for Guerlain
    $400 2
Carpal bone:
This joint
    $400 1
Now synonymous with taking a brief break from a long period of sitting, it may date back to an 1882 baseball game
    $400 15
Great St. Bernard Pass through these mountains is one of the most ancient routes between Italy & Switzerland
    $400 7
He shared an Oscar, a Grammy & 4 of his Tonys with Oscar Hammerstein II
    DD: $3,000 12
A museum devoted to this scientist & inventor is housed in what was originally the Tuskegee campus laundry
    $800 21
Puppygate was a 2015 scandal that rocked these awards for science fiction authors
    $800 3
The incus or anvil:
This organ
    $800 10
This 3-word phrase at the end of Warner Bros. cartoons was first uttered in 1930
    $800 16
Route 61 passes through Schuylkill Gap just north of the city of Hamburg in this state
    $800 8
Robert Lopez completed his EGOT in 2015 with an Oscar for this "Frozen" tune
    $1200 13
In Salzburg you can visit the house where he was born & see such mementos as his childhood violin & his clavichord
    $1200 4
This sea creature uses the snout that gives it its name to detect the electrical field of its prey
    $1200 22
The ischium:
This "girdle"
    $1200 11
A vessel holding water or feed for animals, it now also means a source of illicit income, like for politicians
    $1200 17
For several decades, Dixville Notch in this state traditionally has voted first in the U.S. presidential elections
    $1200 9
She's seen here in 1977--the year she won the Emmy to complete her quartet
    $1600 19
His Presidential Library & Museum is located in West Branch, Iowa
    $1600 23
Originally, Brownies were the youngest Girl Scouts; now, these "flowery" girls are
    $1600 24
Turbinate bone:
The upper chamber of this cavity
    $1600 14
An exact duplicate, not a deceased Quasimodo, it was a horse switched for another to defraud bookies
    $1600 18
This pass connects Afghanistan & Pakistan via a gap in the Spin Ghar Mountains
    $1600 25
For 1973 Marvin Hamlisch got Os for both the score & "memorable" title song of this Redford-Streisand film
    $2000 20
This author's Museum & Story Centre in England is "Flushbunkingly Gloriumptious "; it says so right outside
    $2000 26
This term for the book that holds the prayers of a Catholic Mass sounds like it could be fired in war
    $2000 29
The talus:
This joint
    DD: $3,000 27
The Mead Johnson Co. introduced this bland baby cereal, now a term for trite or childish ideas
    $2000 28
Neel Gap to Unicoi Gap is a scenic hike on this very long trail near its south end in Georgia
    $2000 30
A Grammy & Tony came for Shakespeare, but this man's Oscar was for his supporting role in "Arthur"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alex Bianca Jon
$19,600 $12,600 $8,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This small breed is named for a member of the 17th century House of Stuart

Final scores:

Alex Bianca Jon
$25,201 $5,599 $16,799
2-day champion: $40,301 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Alex Bianca Jon
$17,400 $11,000 $8,400
25 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
11 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
18 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $36,800

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Game tape date: 2015-10-20
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