Show #7262 - Tuesday, March 22, 2016


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Claudia Stucke, a former writer and high school English teacher from Decatur, Georgia

Joshua Wennrich, a U.S. Air Force munitions officer originally from Canton, New York

Melissa Spencer, an adjunct physics instructor and stay-at-home mom from Des Moines, Iowa (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 9
A 1988 scientific success, "Brief"
    $200 25
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is in the same disease family as bovine spongiform encephalopathy, aka this
    $200 12
Tony Orlando & Dawn urged us to "tie a yellow ribbon around" one of these
    $200 1
In this sport, a googly is a bowled ball that breaks in an unexpected direction
    $200 17
(Gina Tognoni gives the clue as Phyllis from The Young and the Restless.) I will never forgive Sharon for pushing me down those stairs; no matter what she claims, it wasn't this adjective, like the tourist in the title of an Anne Tyler bestseller
    $400 8
From Liberated 1973, "Flying"
    $400 15
On the minus side, it's a type of food poisoning; on the plus, the toxin that causes it can be used to smooth wrinkles
    $400 11
In "The Hunger Games", Jennifer Lawrence sang of this depressing tree where they "strung up a man"
    $400 2
The Sumerians used this system of writing
    $400 18
(Peter Bergman gives the clue as Jack from The Young and the Restless.) Being a business mogul, patriarch & all around good guy isn't as easy as it seems, with rivals like Victor Newman, sometimes I want to be angry, bloodthirsty, amoral & this adjective, kind of like a Bible missing the book named for a wife of Boaz
    $600 5
A punctuation manual, "Shoots"
    $600 24
Studying dementia & epilepsy are 2 common subspecialties within this ‑ology
    $600 13
In "Big River" Johnny Cash boasts that he "taught" this alliterative tree "how to cry"
    $600 3
French slang for "friend", this Chevy muscle car can go from 0 to 60 in 5.9 seconds
    $600 19
(Justin Hartley and Christian LeBlanc give the clue as Adam and Michael from The Young and the Restless.) "I can represent myself, Michael; I'm going to tell the whole truth on the witness stand no matter what"
"Listen, Adam, I've been on both sides of those prison bars; if you want to avoid years in jail, you'll be this adjective used in the name of a less vocal swan"
    $800 6
An art-sy 1961 bio, "Ecstasy"
    $800 22
A tick-transmitted infection, it gets its name from a Connecticut town
    $800 14
Radiohead went melancholy with their hit about "fake" these trees
    $800 4
This gap that's near where Kentucky, Virginia & Tennessee meet is named for a son of George II
    $800 20
(Mishael Morgan and Bryton James give the clue as Hilary and Devon from The Young and the Restless.) "Devon, please! You're like a teenage boy, we have the whole night to ourselves"
"I know, Hilary. I'm sorry. It's just that my passion for you, sometimes it's so overwhelming, so undeniable. It's this adjective, from the Latin for 'devour'"
    $1000 7
Mary Karr joined this "Club"
    DD: $1,000 23
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents.) Here is blood clotting normally at a wound site; here is blood that is missing or has low levels of clotting factor 8, meaning the person has the "A" type of this disease
    $1000 16
Peter, Paul & Mary said the flower of this tree is "sweet" but the fruit, "impossible to eat"
    $1000 10
Chapter 5 of "Weather for Dummies" covers cloud names & is punningly titled "Getting" this type of cloud
    $1000 21
(Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott give the clue as Victor and Nikki from The Young and the Restless.) "You expect me to believe you? Give you yet another chance? Are you serious?"
"I mean it this time, Victor; I'm off the booze for good. From this day forward I will be these 2 adjectives in the title of a 1988 Michael Keaton film"

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

Melissa Joshua Claudia
$1,000 $3,200 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Joshua Claudia
$1,800 $4,400 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
As Israeli prime minister: David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol, her
    $400 29
It's the alliterative bird doing its thing here
    $400 28
McDonald's Big Breakfast includes biscuits & these hot potatoes
    $400 1
A Seminole woman scatters flowers on the flag of this state
    $400 2
Rhyming adjective for a diverse group that gets a job done
    $400 3
On Sept. 28, 2014 this 40-year-old shortstop played his last MLB game & even though it was in Boston, the crowd cheered him
    $800 15
As British prime minister: Viscount Goderich, the Duke of Wellington, this tea bagger
    $800 7
General term for a male duck, or a specific one for a Canadian rapper, which kinda sounds like a type of duck, too
    $800 24
Shepherd's pie has a traditional crust of this on top
    DD: $1,500 4
The flag of this Asian democracy depicts a yin-yang symbol in its center
    $800 11
To make someone angry or even make him your enemy
    $800 20
His last game with the Packers was Jan. 20, 2008; his last with the Vikings, Jan. 2, 2011; then came his final retirement
    $1200 14
In Monaco: Louis II, Rainer III, him
    $1200 8
The bar-headed goose's migration includes flying over this mountain range at altitudes exceeding 23,000'
    $1200 25
The dough for this dish, Italian for "dumplings", is often made with potatoes
    $1200 5
This nation covers 130,000 square miles of Nordic Europe
    $1200 6
From the Italian for "to cut", it's pasta cut into long, flat strips
    $1200 21
He was 52 on April 11, 1980 when he played his last NHL game
    $1600 13
In Chile: Salvador Allende, then this dictator
    $1600 9
If you can name one wild duck species, it might be this one, Anas platyrhynchos, with a green head & chestnut breast
    $1600 26
A mollusk is in the name of this dish, sliced potatoes layered with a creamy sauce
    $1600 12
2 sprigs of sagebrush, the state flower, surround a single star on this state's blue flag
    $1600 17
It's the lower house in the German legislative system
    $1600 22
He played his last NBA game with the Washington Wizards April 16, 2003
    DD: $2,000 16
As monarch: James IV, James V, her
    $2000 10
In 1952 the population of this double-talk Hawaiian goose was about 30 but today it thrives on Kauai
    $2000 27
Yee-ha! I've struck it rich with these potatoes that were developed in Canada and are perfect for boiling
    $2000 19
Symbols on the flag of this country come from a flag flown during resistance to French colonialism
    $2000 18
They use it to get the point across in Manila
    $2000 23
It was the 4th of October, 1987, so of course this A's, Angels & Yankees star went 2 for 3 with a hit in his final at-bat

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Joshua Claudia
$10,500 $8,800 $9,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The name of this character who lives in a forest is a shortening of an Italian word for a newborn

Final scores:

Melissa Joshua Claudia
$2,399 $800 $18,800
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $18,800

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Melissa Joshua Claudia
$12,800 $8,800 $9,800
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
17 R,
5 W
14 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,400

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Game tape date: 2016-02-02
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