Show #7377 - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

WE ASKED: Meet the Press host Chuck Todd.


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Kalen Meine, a bartender from Littleton, Colorado

Alice Emerson, a communications manager from Oreland, Pennsylvania

Pidge Meade, a technical writer and actress from Pacifica, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: After all, it's state fair time. Whatcha gonna eat when you go there?)
    $200 6
The Mackinac Bridge connects the Upper & Lower Peninsulas in this state
    $200 1
(I'm Mario Andretti.) In 1967 I drove a Ford Fairlane to win the Daytona 500; almost 40 years later I played a Ford Fairlane who was at the racetrack in this Pixar film
    $200 9
We don't need the distances, but we do need these 3 sports in an Olympic triathlon
    $200 20
Baryshnikov &
    $200 14
A discount on boating canvas
    $200 25
This carnival treat is threads of spun sugar, often pink
    $400 7
Seven Mile Bridge is a major link in this chain of islands stretching in a 150-mile curve out of Biscayne Bay
    $400 2
One of Al Pacino's lines from this 1983 film that's safe for us to quote is "Say hello to my little friend"
    $400 10
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a triangle on the monitor.) In geometry, based on the length of their sides, triangles are classified as equilateral, with 3 equal sides; scalene, with no equal sides; & this type that has 2 equal sides
    $400 21
Shostakovich &
    $400 15
A question to identify a sorceress in a lineup
    $400 26
This fried treat is named for the cone-shaped utensil through which the batter is poured
    $600 8
We will largely note & long remember Sachs Bridge in this city used by both Union & rebel troops
    DD: $1,000 3
Ice Cube gave rise to a catchphrase with the dismissive "Bye, Felicia" in this 1995 comedy
    $600 11
In August 1492 Columbus & his crews set sail on the ocean blue on these 3 ships
    $600 22
Gromyko &
    $600 16
Photos of Harry or William
    $600 27
These cheese semi-solids are supposed to squeak when you bite into them
    $800 19
The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge connects the Rockaways to this NYC borough where Gil played
    $800 4
Richard Harris played Marcus Aurelius in this Russell Crowe film
    $800 12
The Caribbean's ABC islands are Aruba, Bonaire & this
    $800 23
Gogol &
    $800 17
These keep prying fingers away from the smoke salmon
    $800 28
Dusted with sugar & cinnamon, these slender pastries have a Spanish name that may refer to their place of origin
    $1000 5
Audrey Tautou is a waitress at a Paris bistro in this charming film
    $1000 13
The 3 wise men, or magi, who followed a star to Bethlehem were Melchior, Gaspar & him
    $1000 24
Shcharansky &
    $1000 18
An umbilicus for a midshipman or admiral
    $1000 29
Roll a caramel apple in marshmallows, nuts & chocolate & you have this variation, also an ice cream flavor

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

Pidge Alice Kalen
-$1,000 $3,600 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Pidge Alice Kalen
$1,000 $5,000 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Chuck Todd: I'm Chuck Todd, presenting [*], some highlights from the longest-running TV news program in American history.) (Alex: And he is the current host of that program.)
    $400 11
Her own "Age of Innocence" began on Jan. 24, 1862, when she was born into a wealthy & socially prominent New York family
    $400 6
What's left of this forest where Robin Hood hid out is mostly pine trees
    $400 1
A division of the American Psychological Association is devoted to these, such as to gambling
    $400 16
Justin Bieber
(2015) &
    $400 21
A French woman, fatale or otherwise
    $400 26
(Chuck Todd of Meet the Press gives the clue.) President Carter used his January 20, 1980 appearance to announce the USA's boycott of these
    $800 12
Elizabeth Gilbert's experience as a bartender became an article for GQ Magazine & this 2000 movie
    $800 7
Legend says pirates spitting out date seeds gave us Vai, a vast forest of these trees on Crete
    $800 2
Those who have this most common type of schizophrenia often suffer from delusions of persecution
    $800 17
David Bowie
(1975) &
Irene Cara
    $800 22
To heat just below boiling
    $800 27
(Chuck Todd of Meet the Press gives the clue.) This controversial Wisconsin senator is seen here in a 1953 appearance; during another show, he rested a handgun unseen in his lap the whole program
    DD: $3,000 13
She matched her initials with the pen name Currer Bell & ended up marrying a man named Arthur Bell Nicholls
    $1200 8
The Calif. forest named for this Sierra redwood, the world's largest tree, has more than 30 groves of them
    $1200 3
According to David Kessler & Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, the 5 stages of grief begin with this & end with acceptance
    DD: $3,000 18
Petula Clark
(1964) &
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    $1200 23
A tip-top mountain spot
    $1200 28
(Chuck Todd of Meet the Press gives the clue.) In April 2015 this mayor, Hillary Clinton's 2000 Senate campaign manager, praised Hillary but didn't quite endorse her yet
    $1600 14
As a boy, Kahlil Gibran wore a cross for 40 days for a splint; as a man he wrote this 1923 mystical work
    $1600 9
2/3 of Connecticut is largely forested with this tree, such as the "Charter" one famous in the state's history
    $1600 4
This opposite of multitasking also starts with "M" & ends with "tasking"; it used to be called "paying attention"
    $1600 19
Ghost Town DJ's
(1996) &
Usher & Alicia Keys
    $1600 24
It can mean completely under water, or fully involved in
    $1600 29
(Chuck Todd of Meet the Press gives the clue.) This labor leader's appearance on July 9, 1961 had to be fitted in between a string of indictments
    $2000 15
In 1945 she & Jean-Paul Sartre founded a monthly review called Les Temps Modernes
    $2000 10
Superior National Forest has a 21-mile-long blue lake named for this silvery-white tree
    $2000 5
Abbreviated "SAD", this disorder can crop up at specific times of the year, like Christmas
    $2000 20
Fats Domino
(1957) &
New Order
    $2000 25
A small group that lives & works together, whether in Paris or not
    $2000 30
(Chuck Todd of Meet the Press gives the clue.) She was so impressed with how she looked when on "MTP" that she requested & was given a supply of the show's makeup

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Pidge Alice Kalen
$15,200 $8,400 $15,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The world's busiest container port, its name is also an English verb with criminal overtones

Final scores:

Pidge Alice Kalen
$13,400 $8,400 $0
2-day champion: $31,001 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Pidge Alice Kalen
$14,400 $6,600 $15,600
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
17 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,600

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