Show #7242 - Tuesday, February 23, 2016


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Robin Heck, an I.T. security architect from Las Vegas, Nevada

Ben Yuhas, a research scientist from Evanston, Illinois

Tim Kutz, a data conversion manager from Ogden, Utah (whose 4-day cash winnings total $107,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1970s
(Alex: A good decade.)
    $200 8
The U.S. could have had a bicentennial Olympics, but voters of this Colorado city said no thanks to the 1976 Winter Games
    $200 6
Trader Vic is said to have created this cocktail that's made with rum & Curacao
    $200 1
Ultra-religious mother + tormenting classmates = memorable senior prom
    $200 14
"The Queen" portrayer Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff
    $200 26
This capacity was used for a cowboy hat that was extra tall & uncreased
    $200 20
The train with this "weaponized" name was developed for use during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
    $400 9
It began service May 1, 1971, taking over from private companies like the newly bankrupt Penn Central
    $400 7
Nick Woodman wanted a camera to strap to his wrist while surfing & ended up creating this point-of-view camera brand
    DD: $1,000 2
The full fury of a haunted 1958 Fury
    $400 15
Natalie Hershlag, love interest of Thor
    $400 27
There's a galaxy named for this Mexican hat
    $400 21
This Jamaican has proven he can be 100 meters away from you in 9.58 seconds, if he so desires
    $600 13
This South American country gained its independence from the Netherlands in 1975
    $600 10
This brand has a Simply Cocoa mix that must be made with hot milk
    $600 3
A rabid bat turns man's best friend into man's worst nightmare
    $600 16
"Fast & Furious" star Mark Sinclair Vincent
    $600 28
A 1960s First Lady popularized this type of brimless hat, seen here
    $600 22
He flew the Bell X-1 past the speed of sound October 14, 1947
    $800 19
Future rocker Chrissie Hynde was a student at this Ohio U. in 1970 & heard the National Guard shots that killed 4 students
    $800 11
Chapter Six of "Through the Looking-Glass" is named for him
    $800 4
The government tries to locate & control a pyrokinetic child
    $800 17
Margaret Mary Emily Hyra of "You've Got Mail"
    $800 29
In a movie musical, Judy Garland & Fred Astaire sang of this headwear "with all the frills upon it"
    $800 23
This man has a very good reason to be leavin' town fast in Genesis 19--his wife ends up a salt pillar of the community
    $1000 25
These 2 agreements signed by the U.S. & the USSR in 1972 & 1979 sought to curtail missiles armed with nuclear warheads
    $1000 12
An event where a donor might get to introduce himself to a politician
    $1000 5
A shapeshifting, murderous clown returns to kill children
    $1000 18
Ramon Estevez, seen in "Apocalypse Now"
    $1000 30
It was illustrator Sidney Paget, not Arthur Conan Doyle, who gave Sherlock Holmes this signature hat
    $1000 24
The game with the fastest-moving ball, up near 200 mph, is this one played in frontons

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

Tim Ben Robin
$3,800 $2,200 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tim Ben Robin
$10,200 $4,800 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
Ralph Fiennes' Broadway debut was "to be" a Tony-winning performance as this great Dane
    $400 11
Cygnus, king of Liguria, dove into a river & was transformed into this bird
    $400 16
Brittany's Belon River is famous for this mollusk that's prized for its nutty flavor, not its gems
    $400 6
Already famous across the pond in America, she gave her first London exhibition of her paintings at age 95
    $400 21
My friends told me I had a really good time when last we attended this autumn Munich beer-drinking festival
    $400 1
(Kelly of the Clue Crew gives the clue.) It can mean to give greater emphasis as well as to increase volume
    $800 27
In 2012 he made his Broadway debut as the amazing Biff Loman in "Death of a Salesman"
    $800 12
In Norse mythology, a boar named Saehrimnir was always the main course at this banquet hall
    $800 17
Built in the Brittany shipyards of Saint Nazaire, this Cunard liner, QM2, has a planetarium & a 3-D cinema
    DD: $2,000 7
At age 76 during the Spanish-American War, she went to Cuba with her nursing corps, medical supplies & food
    $800 25
From the French for "petticoat", it's a formal ball at which debutantes are presented
    $800 2
In 1896 William Jennings Bryan said "You shall not" do this to "mankind upon a cross of gold"
    $1200 28
Terrence Howard made his debut in 2008 as Brick in an all-black production of this Tennessee Williams play
    $1200 13
What a life! These creatures with goats' horns, hooves & tails spent their time drinking & chasing nymphs
    $1200 18
Brittany, France's largest peninsula, separates the English channel from this large bay
    $1200 8
The word senate comes from the Latin for "old" & in 2015 the oldest senator was this 82-year-old Californian
    $1200 22
Party on, "Jeopardy!" fans! Dictionary Day, October 16, is celebrated on the birthday of this lexicographer
    $1200 3
Arrange laws systematically, like Hammurabi did
    $1600 29
Ken Watanabe was "getting to know you" in his Broadway debut in this Rodgers & Hammerstein show
    $1600 14
This creature with the head & wings of an eagle & body of a lion guarded gold from the Arimaspians
    $1600 19
Here's an edict: this city on the Loire River is home to the Jules Verne Museum & the Chateau des Ducs palace
    $1600 9
Eamon de Valera was still going strong as president of this country at age 90 in 1973
    $1600 23
On December 12 Mexicans celebrate en masse this feast dedicated to the Virgin Mary
    $1600 4
Insure; protect against damage, injury or loss
    $2000 30
In 2007 Claire Danes made her Broadway debut as the loverly Eliza Doolittle in this non-musical play
    $2000 15
This falcon god was represented by a peregrine falcon's eye & the markings around it
    DD: $500 20
The village of Fouesnant celebrates this beverage in its annual Fete des Pommiers
    $2000 10
Born in 1876, this great Spanish cellist played at the White House at age 84
    $2000 24
The Sun Dance of the Plains Indians is traditionally performed during the full moon closest to this event
    $2000 5
To make a simple vinaigrette, combine oil, vinegar & egg yolks; the mixture will do this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tim Ben Robin
$22,600 $13,600 $3,700

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Final Jeopardy! Round

After a royal passing in January 1820, this tragedy that had been little performed got 2 new London productions in April

Final scores:

Tim Ben Robin
$17,600 $23,200 $3,200
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $23,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Tim Ben Robin
$24,000 $13,600 $5,200
31 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
0 W
8 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $42,800

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Game tape date: 2016-01-12
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