Show #7351 - Monday, July 25, 2016

Pranjal Vachaspati game 5.
Show dedicated "In memory of our friend and colleague Phil Wayne".


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Anthony Szabo, an office manager from Portland, Oregon

Kathy Krebs, a Realtor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pranjal Vachaspati, a Ph.D. student originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio (whose 4-day cash winnings total $89,188)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: An animation studio that is celebrating its tenth anniversary.)
    $200 2
Doublemint gum
    $200 15
"It takes" this, a group of houses in a rural area, smaller than a town
    $200 26
This "off a duck's back" denotes something that has little to no effect
    $200 9
During his long Senate career, he continued to live in Delaware, commuting daily to Washington via Amtrak
    $200 29
Under a military dictatorship, Burma changed its name to this
    $200 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Laika Animation Studios.) Laika Animation brings to life its magical worlds through the masterful use of this two-word classic animation technique that sounds like two opposite things
    $400 3
Post-it notes
    $400 16
Term for a man who has not remarried after his wife passed away
    $400 28
This Looney Tunes duck attributes his constantly being shot in the episode "Rabbit Seasoning" to "pronoun trouble"
    DD: $500 12
He was the first vice president to assume the presidency upon the assassination of a president
    $400 25
This capital of Uruguay lies on the Rio de la Plata
    $400 11
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Laika Animation Studios.) It's the "L.A." in "L.A.V.s", videos recorded by Laika animators walking through the scenes themselves beforehand, for a reference when animating later
    $600 4
Classic Yellow Mustard
    $600 17
A group called The String this made a tribute CD to Coldplay (which is also one)
    $600 8
The existence of this creature has been cited as proof that God has a sense of humor
    $600 13
In 1981 he was ordered to pay Maryland $250,000 to compensate for bribes taken while governor & vice president
    $600 6
This nation shares its name with a region of Greece
    $600 23
(Kelly of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Laika Animation Studios.) As Beetle and Monkey, Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and this Best Actress winner for 2003 give voice to characters in Laika's upcoming adventure, "Kubo and the Two Strings"
    $800 5
420 Series Backhoe Loaders
    $800 10
To keep going, or to uphold a lawyer's legal objection
    $800 19
French term that completes the name of a king that Martha Stewart makes with zest-- & juice: duck...
    $800 7
He was Massachusetts' favorite son candidate for president in 1920 but settled for vice president
    $800 18
The 19th century Pabst mansion is now a museum in this city
    $800 24
(Kelly of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Laika Animation Studios.) Each puppet incorporates a steel, articulating, interior skeleton, detailed hand-made costumes, and a multitude of faces and expressions, computer-designed and outputted from this state-of-the-art device
    $1000 1
Preference hair color
    $1000 21
Term for a violent cyclone in the Western Pacific
    $1000 20
2 years before "Sexual Perversity in Chicago", this bleeper-bleepin' playwright came up with bleepin' "Duck Variations"
    $1000 14
The second vice president from his state, he was born in Ceylon...Ceylon, Minnesota, that is
    $1000 22
This country's 2 main regions are separated by some 640 miles of the South China Sea
    $1000 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Laika Animation Studios.) Needing to shoot 24 precise movements per second results in only about 4 seconds of film a week per animator, it's no surprise it can take up to two and a half years to produce films like this Laika Oscar-nominated feature, based on a work by Neil Gaiman

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

Pranjal Kathy Anthony
$2,600 -$400 $2,500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Pranjal Kathy Anthony
$8,600 $1,800 $1,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
A London bank job is at the heart of "The Red-Headed League", the second short story with this detective
    $400 6
Football coach Paul Bryant got this nickname after wrestling one at the age of 13
    $400 25
This "kissing" shrub became a state symbol of Oklahoma in 1893, 14 years before statehood
    $400 15
Mozilla's web browser was called Phoenix, then Firebird, then this
    $400 24
Non-magical "Harry Potter" folk illegally import an "S" to make this word
    $800 2
"The Fist of God" in Frederick Forsyth's thriller is a potential one of these held by a dictator
    $800 23
The Rocky Mountain Columbine, Colorado's state flower, was discovered in 1820 on the slopes of this man's "peak"
    $800 22
At the age of 3 months, Moses got bulrushed down this river
    $800 16
The abbreviated name of this file format used for digital photos comes from the group that created it in the 1980s
    $800 5
A word following "ready, willing &" becomes this weasel-like animal
    $1200 7
In Emile Zola's "The Belly of Paris", wrongly accused Florent Quenu escapes this island prison & returns to France
    $1200 3
Children of this "Mountain State" voted to make the rhododendron the state flower & the legislature obliged
    $1200 9
He was Moses' big brother
    $1200 21
Here's the logo of this wireless technology
    $1200 17
To choose by vote; with an "S" in front, you get this related word meaning to choose in preference to another
    $1600 14
"City of Bones" is the first book in this fantasy series about teenage demon hunters in New York City
    DD: $7,000 11
Arizona's state flower is the white blossom found near the top of the stems & "arms" of this giant cactus
    DD: $7,500 10
When Moses confronts the pharaoh, these 4 words follow "Thus saith the Lord God of Israel"
    $1600 4
It isn't minted or printed-- it's "mined" by a computer algorithm in blocks called "rewards"
    $1600 8
A European viper, front-loaded with an "S", gets a little more depressed as this word
    $2000 12
Joseph Campbell's landmark study of comparative mythology was titled "The Hero with" these
    $2000 26
The Purple People Eaters were this NFL team's defensive line of the late 1960s & '70s
    $2000 18
This daisy, Maryland's state flower, is a pioneer plant, meaning that it is one of the first to grow in a new field
    $2000 20
Mounts that Moses summited include Sinai & this one from which he got a look at the promised land
    $2000 13
To transfer large computer files, it might be useful to use a special FTP, a "file transfer" this
    $2000 19
A word meaning to analyze a sentence in terms of grammar becomes this word meaning meager or scant

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Pranjal Kathy Anthony
$22,500 -$600 $5,900
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Tuskegee Institute president Robert Moton couldn't sit with the other speakers at its 1922 dedication

Final scores:

Pranjal Kathy Anthony
$32,500 -$600 $11,800
5-day champion: $121,688 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Pranjal Kathy Anthony
$24,600 -$600 $6,400
27 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
5 W
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,400

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Game tape date: 2016-04-28
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