Show #7481 - Monday, March 6, 2017


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Ernie Sykes, a high school English teacher from Nolensville, Tennessee

Alison Maguire-Powell, a middle school band director from Denton, Texas

Rob Liguori, a research editor from Brooklyn, New York (whose 4-day cash winnings total $72,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 10
In "Khaki Wings" a young British man courts danger by joining the fledgling Royal Flying Corps during this war
    $200 6
In Islam misbaha is one name for a string of prayer beads like this Catholic equivalent
    $200 13
Funeral director David Fisher
    $200 1
A telecom company, or a quick burst of speed
    $200 19
British prime minister Theresa May is not only leader of the U.K., but this political party as well
    $200 25
A baby hedgehog isn't called a piglet, but this similar-sounding word
    $400 11
"Imperial Life in the Emerald City" is Rajiv Chandrasekaran's look at life in this war-torn city's Green Zone
    $400 7
This material used to make tennis racket strings comes from the dried intestines of animals but not pets
    DD: $800 14
Daisy Mason, who rose from kitchen maid to assistant cook
    $400 2
All 4 horse's feet can be off the ground while doing this fastest gait
    $400 20
Academic specialty of Drew Gilpin Faust, who made some herself in 2007 as the first female pres. of Harvard
    $400 26
A ring-shaped muscle extending almost the entire length of a hedgehog's body allows it to do this when scared
    $600 12
"In Country" is Bobbie Ann Mason's novel of a young woman coming to terms with her father's death in this war
    $600 8
The name of these stringed performers is from the French for "little Mary"
    $600 15
Darlene, a malware coder & Elliot's sister
    $600 3
Camera lens that brings a subject into closeup while retaining focus
    $600 22
Founder & CEO of, he's been a leader in "predictive analytics", which matches ads to browsing history
    $800 18
"Rise to Rebellion" marks the start of the Revolution with this 1770 clash of British troops & colonists
    $800 9
According to Homer, Penelope agreed to marry the one who could string this man's huge bow
    $800 16
NYC police detective Danny Reagan
    $800 4
Suddenly, it's a door fastener! Completely "out of the blue"
    $800 23
Abbrev. FAO, this U.N. agency headed by Jose Da Silva of Brazil leads the world's efforts to defeat hunger
    $1000 21
"The Winds of War" in the title of this man's 1971 bestseller blow the U.S. into World War II
    $1000 24
Whither goes thou? Off to play this, which has been called the national instrument of Bavaria & Tyrol
    $1000 17
Margaret the Log Lady
    $1000 5
Seen here is a carrying case for these sports items, also a word meaning "moves quickly"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Rob Alison Ernie
$2,400 $1,200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rob Alison Ernie
$4,400 -$1,000 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 16
The Illuminati pop up in this Tom Hanks film & antimatter is stolen from the large hadron collider
    $400 6
The state capitol building, naturally, designed by Thomas Jefferson
    $400 8
Every attorney who argues a case before the Supreme Court receives this type of pen, but not the inkwell
    $400 22
Gender & medications & beat-driven pop music
    $400 7
The Zen branch of this religion was introduced into Japan from China in 1191
    $400 1
Equus greyvi is a type of this found in Kenya & Ethiopia
    $800 13
In Marvel comics, this big guy is exiled to the planet Sakaar by "the Illuminati"; he comes back though, to smash
    $800 17
Its self-named icefield, which can be enjoyed via helicopter tour
    $800 9
One of the Supreme Court building dining rooms is named for this chief justice who served from 1801 to 1835
    $800 23
Traffic signals, a private chamber & the events of a drama
    $800 27
Welcher of Malvern introduced these units to measure latitude & longitude
    $800 2
Botanically, this edible squash is a berry known as a pepo
    $1200 14
In her hit song "Formation", she says "haters" are "corny with that Illuminati mess"
    DD: $4,000 19
Fairytale Town & the Leland Stanford mansion
    $1200 10
In the 1962 case Engel v. Vitale, the Supreme Court banned sponsored this in public schools
    $1200 24
Soil, air current & ignition
    $1200 28
This magnificent temple complex was built under the rule of Khmer King Suryavarman II, who wanted it as his tomb
    $1200 3
A Hostess cake, or a quick, witty retort
    $1600 15
The Illuminati act all shadowy in the 2016 edition of this video game that doesn't end in "machina"
    $1600 20
Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks --you can order online, but it's more fun to visit
    $1600 11
This 4-letter interjection, French for "hear", is part of the announcement as the justices enter the court
    $1600 25
Sir Francis, iceberg & heirloom
    DD: $4,000 29
In 1141 this monk was condemned by a church court on theological grounds, not for fooling around with a student
    $1600 4
The Sumerians like this type of rectangular temple
    $2000 18
"Foucault's Pendulum" by this Italian conspiratorially mentions the Illuminati often
    $2000 21
The state capital building featuring murals designed by Thomas Hart Benton
    $2000 12
Orville was the middle name of this longest-serving justice who spent 36 years on the court, 1939 to 1975
    $2000 26
A measurement on a gauge, an inscription & computation using integers
    $2000 5
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) A 3-D printer was used to create a version of this old-timey animation device, where light interacts with the platform, making the subject come alive

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rob Alison Ernie
$15,200 $13,400 $8,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

These 2 countries whose names start with the same 4 letters were part of different countries until the 1990s

Final scores:

Rob Alison Ernie
$3,599 $23,200 $1,599
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $23,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Rob Alison Ernie
$14,800 $10,600 $6,000
20 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $31,400

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