Show #7379 - Thursday, October 13, 2016

WE ASKED: Melissa Harris-Perry.


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Amanda Watson, a medical student from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Bhaskara Marthi, a researcher from Sunnyvale, California

Susan Cole, a legislative librarian from Bowie, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
Their theme song from the 1960s said, "They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky"
    $200 2
It's the example usually given of a Bernoulli trial, with 2 possible results of constant probability
    $200 6
In the bathroom it's a sink; on the map it's an area drained by a single river
    $200 9
This current world leader studied physics at the University of Leipzig
    $200 8
In a phrase meaning intimately, it precedes "and personal"
    $200 10
Seen here in a time lapse, one of the stars of Circus Xtreme, Gemma "The Jet" Kirby, shot to fame as a human one of these
    $400 19
An expanded version of this sitcom's theme song mentions "music and mythology, Einstein and astrology"
    $400 3
The set of positive & negative whole numbers & zero is the set of these
    $400 4
Peru's Huacachina, seen here, has been called the only true one of these fertile desert areas in the Americas
    $400 23
James Dyson is famous for inventing a bagless one of these
    $400 11
It comes before "Girl" in a Billy Joel title & "Funk!" in a Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars title
    $600 20
This soap opera has used "Nadia's Theme" as its main theme since it debuted in the 1970s
    $600 5
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a trigonometric animation on the monitor.) As the circle is drawn in blue, in red, the "Y" values translate to sine, & in yellow, the values of "X" translate to this
    $600 1
The word archipelago is from the Greek for "chief sea", meaning this arm of the Mediterranean
    $600 24
A bronze statue in Hong Kong honors this martial arts legend who would have turned 75 in 2015
    $600 12
In boxing, it's the powerful punch seen here
    $600 29
Big-shoed Pickelherring was a favorite German one of these merry-makers from days of yore
    $800 21
This Netflix series' theme song begins, "The animals, the animals, trap trap trap till the cage is full"
    $800 7
"You can't share 10 apples equally among no people" is one way to teach kids that this process is against math rules
    $800 14
Sort of the Prairies of South America, they derive their name from a Quechua Indian word
    $800 25
In 2015 Forbes ranked this former mayor as the eighth-richest American
    $800 13
This 7-letter word can describe a neighborhood full of luxury homes, or an elegant or trendy boutique
    $800 28
This performer, like Dan Meyer on "America's Got Talent", must learn to relax his pharynx & esophagus
    $1000 22
"It's time to put on makeup, it's time to dress up right", it's time for this beloved show
    DD: $2,000 15
Euclid's "Elements" begins with a definition of this as "that which has no part"
    $1000 17
It's smaller than a lake, but a lake doesn't have an organism called its own type of "scum"
    $1000 26
Books by this Italian educator whose name is on many schools include "The Absorbent Mind"
    $1000 18
In a green world it means to create something from used goods that's often better than the original
    $1000 27
In 1928 the crowds went wild for the American debut of this family of high wire acrobats & its human pyramid

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

Susan Bhaskara Amanda
$1,200 $1,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Susan Bhaskara Amanda
$4,000 $2,400 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 22
1954 saw Brown v. a board of education in this state
    $400 28
It was the nickname-inducing color of Manfred von Richthofen's Fokker triplane
    $400 1
It's whom you're "beside" if you're super-excited
    $400 6
After he became Aussie P.M. in 2007, Kevin Rudd issued a formal apology to this group for the policies of past governments
    $400 11
This type of humorous verse shares its name with an Irish city
    $400 16
This TV ratings pioneer scored an 82 (years) before passing on in 1980
    $800 23
In 1819 "implied powers" were central in McCulloch v. this state
    $800 29
To be "built like" a truck of this brand, such as a Pinnacle or Titan model, means to be solid & rugged
    $800 2
It's what you're "under" if you're feeling ill
    DD: $3,000 7
In an 1815 letter, he declared that the tie that bound South America "to Spain has been severed"
    $800 12
"The Song of" him includes the lines "by the shores of Gitche Gumee, by the shining big-sea-water"
    $800 17
Real-life historical people who came to life in this 2006 Ben Stiller film included Teddy Roosevelt & Sacajawea
    $1200 24
You have the right to know that Miranda v. this state was the talk of jurisprudence in 1966
    DD: $2,000 30
Balseros are those who attempt to come to the U.S. on these, balsa in Spanish
    $1200 3
Perhaps the Walden ones, they're what you're "out of" & relieved about it
    $1200 8
Named for a mythic king, this brother of Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon first before dying at age 15
    $1200 13
(I'm Melissa Harris-Perry.) At Wake Forest University, I hold the presidential chair named for this author who delivered a poem at Bill Clinton's inauguration
    $1200 18
His TV roles include husband to "The Good Wife"
    $1600 25
In 1967 it was Loving v. this state in a decision on interracial marriage
    $1600 20
Used for mid-air refueling, the KC-135 Stratotanker shares its basic design with this first Boeing jet
    $1600 4
If you're "in the altogether", you're in this condition
    $1600 9
Treaties in 1858 & 1860 handed over to Russia large sections of this northeast Chinese region
    $1600 14
A poem by this British poet laureate ends, "I hope to see my pilot face to face when I have crossed the bar"
    $1600 19
This band with songs like "Animal" takes its name from illuminated palms on an In-N-Out Burger sign
    $2000 26
A case regarding the Voting Rights Act in 2013 pitted Shelby County of this state v. Holder
    $2000 27
To symbolize a pioneering spirit, in 1965 the 1st NASA mission patch ever featured one of these 19th century transports
    $2000 5
If you're happy, you're this 3-word phrase from "Hey Diddle Diddle"
    $2000 10
In 1429 Joan of Arc escorted the soon-to-be VIIth king of this name to Reims & stood by his side as he was crowned
    $2000 15
This American poet to whom T.S. Eliot dedicated "The Waste Land" spent 12 years in a mental hospital
    $2000 21
Drs. Troy & McNamara were the often conflicted plastic surgeons on this FX TV show

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Susan Bhaskara Amanda
$9,400 $5,600 $9,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2005 he lost for Best Actor but won for directing, at 74 becoming the oldest winner ever in that category

Final scores:

Susan Bhaskara Amanda
$18,400 $10,600 $11,201
2-day champion: $39,000 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Susan Bhaskara Amanda
$14,400 $5,600 $11,200
19 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
11 R,
1 W
17 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $31,200

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