Show #6048 - Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tom Nissley game 7.

Contestants

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Dennis Loo, a tutor from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ester Murdukhayeva, a law student originally from Queens, New York

Tom Nissley, an online books editor from Seattle, Washington (whose 6-day cash winnings total $184,203)

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Jeopardy! Round

JOYCE TO THE WORLD
HOLIDAY ALBUMS
GATHER 'ROUND THE "TRE"
OH BOY! PRESENTS!
ON THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
IN DEFENSE OF FRUITCAKE
    $200 1
Joyce Hall co-founded this greeting card company
    $200 10
Vince Guaraldi's LP from a 1965 TV special about this title animated boy featured "Christmas Time Is Here"
    $200 30
It's the crime of undermining one's own government
    $200 21
Aspiring rockers will love banging away on the sound percussion pro 5-piece set of these, cymbals included
    $200 8
In 1982 Time magazine named this machine its "man of the year"
    $200 3
In The Bahamas not only is the fruitcake drenched in this potent potable, the ingredients are as well
    $400 12
Familiar to TV viewers as a talk show guest, this psychologist received her Ph.D. from Columbia University
    $400 11
This crooner's 1955 album "White Christmas" consisted of 10 songs recorded in 1945
    $400 6
It's where you'll find a baby in a bough-borne cradle in a popular lullaby
    $400 14
Fore! How about a Wham-O equipment set for playing "golf" with mini versions of this flying disc
    $400 7
In Los Angeles in 1966, this African-American holiday was celebrated for the first time
    $400 2
In "Martin Chuzzlewit", this author called fruitcake "a geological homemade cake"
    $600 13
This "Trees" poet was posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre
    $600 16
This saxophonist's "Miracles: The Holiday Album" is said to be the bestselling Christmas album of all time
    $600 29
Korean War General Oliver Smith said, "we are not" doing this, but "advancing in a different direction"
    $600 28
For folks living in inclement climes, Senz makes these built to withstand 70 mph winds without turning inside out
    DD: $1,200 24
In 1944 this man's Third Army tanks broke through the German lines surrounding Allied forces at Bastogne
    $600 4
A spicy fruitcake from Italy, panforte means "strong" this
    $800 15
His 1901 essay "The Day of the Rabblement" attacked the Irish Literary Theatre for catering to popular taste
    $800 17
"All I Want For Christmas Is You" from her "Merry Christmas" CD was the first holiday song to sell 1 million downloads
    $800 27
You might "desire" this urban vehicle that runs on rails & is often powered by electricity
    $800 20
Maybe someone on your list would like a Bjursta dining table from this retailer (while you're there, pick up some meatballs)
    $800 23
In 1792 this man's trial began in Paris
    $800 5
Gugelhupf, a German fruitcake also called turban cake, may date from the effort of these people to conquer the region
    $1000 19
You heard it here: Anglo-Irish writer Joyce Cary wrote the comic novel "The Horse's" this
    $1000 18
This brother-sister duo's 1978 million-selling LP "Christmas Portrait" featured "Merry Christmas, Darling"
    $1000 26
The metropolitan area of this Canadian city of 3.6 million spills off its main island
    $1000 25
Fans of this comedienne's 1970s variety show might enjoy a copy of her best-selling memoir "This Time Together"
    $1000 22
In 1776 George Washington & the continental army defeated the Hessians at the battle of this New Jersey city
    $1000 9
In theirs, the ancient Romans used pine nuts, barley mash & seeds from this red fruit associated with Persephone

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

Tom Ester Dennis
$2,200 $2,200 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Ester Dennis
$5,000 $3,600 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

MOLECULES
CELEBRITY MEMOIRS
LITERARY CANINES & FELINES
COMMON BONDS
LIFE IS SHORT
"PP"s ON EARTH
    $400 10
This actress & reality TV star moved into "Uncharted Territori" with her 2010 memoir
    $400 5
In a poem by Edward Lear, the pussy-cat proposes to this bird
    $400 20
A battery,
a claim,
a checkers piece
    $400 1
Being only 4'11'' tall didn't stop this artist from painting posters like 1895's "La Revue Blanche"
    $400 8
To go to a higher court to try & reverse a legal judgment
    $800 3
Molecules of this substance, from the Latin for "wipe away", are part water-soluble & part water-insoluble
    $800 11
In 2010 you could go-go to the bookstore to buy this lead singer's memoir "Lips Unsealed"
    $800 4
After being sold, this Eric Knight collie trekked 400 miles across Scotland to get back to her young master
    $800 19
Spanish punctuation,
pineapple cake,
people owing $400,000 on a home now worth $300,000
    $800 2
With works like the one heard here, this 5'1" Norwegian towered over his 19th c. contemporaries
    $800 6
A student who habitually fails to attend class, or the captain of a naval vessel
    $1200 29
In 2008 scientists discovered an unusual molecule, with 2 hydrogen bonds, that may clean up this toxic precipitation
    $1200 12
This rocker hit readers with her best shot in 2010: a memoir called "Between a Heart and a Rock Place"
    $1200 28
In "Macbeth", a witch is summoned by a familiar named not purplemalkin or greenmalkin but this
    $1200 21
ICE,
DARPA,
NIST
    $1200 15
Only 4'6'' he was the first full-blooded Native American President of Mexico
    $1200 9
A quantity like extra vitamins, added to make up for a deficiency
    $1600 22
Molecular geneticists practice the "isolation" of this, extracting it from cells in pure form
    $1600 13
Turning 70, this fabulous star of "One Million Years B.C." took readers "Beyond the Cleavage"
    $1600 24
The "white shaggy dog" in "Oliver Twist" was as mean as his master, this brutal burglar who was brought up in Fagin's gang
    DD: $10,000 26
The Beastie Boys,
a Chrysler model,
Pauline Kael's workplace
    $1600 16
Now a professor at Berkeley all 4'10'' of him served as Clinton's first Labor Secretary
    $1600 7
German word for a ghostly double of a living person that haunts its counterpart
    DD: $7,000 23
A 1988 Nobel Prize was for unraveling a key molecule in this "most important chemical reaction in the biosphere"
    $2000 14
"Growing Up Again", this TV star's memoir, is subtitled "Life, Loves, and oh yeah, Diabetes"
    $2000 25
One Eye, a wolf, was the father of this Jack London canine; his mother was half-wolf, half-dog
    $2000 27
Pork bellies,
talented teenagers,
verb tenses
    $2000 17
This German epistemological philosopher who lived from 1724 to 1804 was categorically, exactly 5' tall
    $2000 18
Beastly title of a Hermann Hesse novel

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Ester Dennis
$19,800 $4,800 $13,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

U.S. HISTORY
The day after the 15th Amendment took effect, Thomas Peterson became the 1st Afr. American to do this under its provisions

Final scores:

Tom Ester Dennis
$26,801 $9,599 $13,400
7-day champion: $211,004 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Ester Dennis
$19,800 $6,000 $18,400
24 R,
0 W
9 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $44,200

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