Show #7205 - Friday, January 1, 2016

Alex uses a cane during the closing credits chat.


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Carl Holmgren, an investment advisor from Kalamazoo, Michigan

Deborah Henry, a retired attorney from Maineville, Ohio

Ashley Wilson, an organization development consultant from Alexandria, Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 21
Most Caucasian babies are born with eyes of this color
    $200 12
The Emmanuel Bell, this Paris cathedral's largest, rang for the coronation of kings
    $200 1
The Beeb isn't Justin Bieber but a nickname for this news & entertainment provider
    $200 6
Haines, Alaska's museum of this tool features exhibits on handle making & "5 ways to not hit your fingers"
    $200 7
The Hudson River
    $200 16
Closed for 54 years, the U.S. embassy in this world capital reopened in July 2015
    $400 22
After feeding, this should be done to expel any excess air that baby may have swallowed
    $400 13
At 9:05 P.M., Great Tom at Christ Church College at this British univ. rings 101 times, once for each original student
    $400 2
It's what a Brit calls his raincoat (or his Apple computer)
    $400 27
An Alameda, California museum has dozens of these recreational machines, with & without flippers
    $400 8
The Charles River
    $400 17
The birth of this princess, 4th in line to the British throne, was the cause of much rejoicing
    $600 23
Sponge baths are recommended for newborns until the stump of this falls off in a week or 2
    $600 14
On July 4, 1993 Nelson Mandela said this is "a very significant symbol for the entire democratic world"
    $600 3
What we in the states refer to as a motor truck, the Brits call this
    $600 28
Leila's Hair Museum in Independence, Mo. includes a lock from this rock star taken from a Pepsi shoot when his hair caught fire
    DD: $1,000 9
The Mississippi River--2 cities at opposite ends of the river
    $600 18
In 2015 Greece became the first developed nation to miss a payment to this lending institution in its 70-year history
    $800 24
Common in newborns is this discoloration of the skin, caused by an accumulation of bilirubin
    $800 15
The original Tsar Bell in Moscow, cast around 1600, weighed almost 40,000 pounds & required 24 men to move this part
    $800 4
What the Brits call a dispensing chemist, we call this profession
    $800 29
An Osaka museum honoring this instant food product, invented in 1958, is seen here
    $800 10
The Susquehanna River
    $800 19
With a poem, this NBA legend announced his 20th NBA season would be his last
    $1000 25
It's okay to gently touch these soft spots on baby's head; they're covered with a tough membrane
    $1000 26
Its inscription reads, "cast by George Mears of Whitechapel for the clock of the Houses of Parliament"
    $1000 5
When Brits go to the movie theater, they go to this 6-letter alternate name
    $1000 30
A Columbus, Ga. museum devoted to these food containers has one of Superman valued at over $10,000
    $1000 11
The Chattahoochee River
    $1000 20
As part of a global FBI investigation, this sports org. saw 9 of its officials charged with corruption crimes

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

Ashley Deborah Carl
$400 $3,400 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ashley Deborah Carl
$6,000 $3,400 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will end with "L-O-P".)
    $400 26
Turns out New Year's Day in 1752 was a precursor of Flag Day due to her birth in Pennsylvania
    $400 6
In "Working Class Hero" from his "Plastic Ono Band" album, he sang, "They hurt you at home and they hit you at school"
    $400 1
Fan shell is another name for this mollusk
    $400 25
Ferritin is a protein found in the liver & spleen that binds to this element for storage
    $400 15
These awards presented by the Mystery Writers of America are named for Mr. Poe
    $400 20
A traditional marriage on this island wouldn't be complete without a Claddagh ring
    $800 27
AuH2O began to flow on Jan. 1, 1909 when this politician was born in Arizona
    $800 7
Gwen Stefani sang, "Meet me at the bleachers, no principals, no student teachers... I ain't no" this
    $800 2
It's the delicious & nourishing stuff being enjoyed here
    $800 8
This metal was discovered by 2 Spanish chemists in 1783 in samples of the mineral wolframite
    $800 16
"Number the Stars" & "The Tale of Despereaux" are among the books to proudly display this medal on their covers
    $800 21
Horatio Nelson met, courted & wed his wife on this partner of St. Kitts
    $1200 28
This Detroit Tiger, baseball's first Jewish superstar, first came to the plate Jan. 1, 1911
    $1200 9
In this Top 10 hit from 1972, Alice Cooper exults over "No more pencils, no more books"
    $1200 3
Darren "Professor Splash" Taylor has made this type of dive into a kiddie pool from 36 feet up
    $1200 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew demonstrates.) The secret behind what's called instant snow is sodium polyacrylate, a material also used in diapers; add water, & it expands to 100 times in volume because it's an "SAP", the "SA" standing for this amazing type of polymer; notice the water is all gone
    $1200 17
In 2001 this author of "Goodbye, Columbus" said hello to $10,000 & the first Franz Kafka Prize
    $1200 22
On this island go to 525 Avenida Franklin Delano Roosevelt in San Juan for a marriage license
    $1600 29
Nothing phony about it--this author was a 1919 New Year's New York baby
    $1600 10
Brownsville Station's only Top 10 hit was a 1973 smash about doing this forbidden thing "in the boys room"
    $1600 4
To leave your film in the tank in the darkroom only half as long as you need to
    $1600 13
In 2015 scientists filmed the nervous system at work for the first time using the larva of this 2-winged food pest
    DD: $2,000 18
An award at Yale for the most outstanding nonfiction book on slavery &/or abolition is named for this man
    DD: $2,000 23
Those wanting to get married in Bali must conform to this country's Law No. 1 of 1974
    $2000 30
Time for "K.P." duty: this Brit who spied within MI6 for the Soviets was born on Jan. 1, 1912, or so we were led to believe
    $2000 11
This seminal NYC punk band performed the title track for the 1979 cult film "Rock 'N' Roll High School"
    $2000 5
To surround, enclose & conceal
    $2000 14
The Baffin & West Greenland currents meet to form this current off Newfoundland that carries icebergs south
    $2000 19
First awarded in 1969, it's Britain's equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
    $2000 24
In Iceland marriages are traditionally held on Friday in honor of this deity

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ashley Deborah Carl
$19,200 $15,400 $9,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1765 Britain's PM said, after all we've done for the colonies, if they whine about this law, they'll whine about anything

Final scores:

Ashley Deborah Carl
$30,801 $19,601 $399
2-day champion: $52,402 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ashley Deborah Carl
$18,400 $15,000 $9,800
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
17 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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Game tape date: 2015-12-02
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