Show #6050 - Friday, December 24, 2010

Tom Nissley game 9.

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Chris Quin, an attorney from Atlanta, Georgia

Marissa Goldsmith, a web developer from Springfield, Virginia

Tom Nissley, an online books editor from Seattle, Washington (whose 8-day cash winnings total $235,405)

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Jeopardy! Round

CHRISTIANITY
FOOTBALL: 20-10
LET'S GET READY TO ROOMBA!
PUNDITS
FAMILY VALUES
I WANT "MOR"
    $200 26
This work published in 1611 had a dedication "to the most high & mighty prince James by the grace of God"
    $200 6
A 20-10 win in 2001 went in Nebraska's column in its bitter rivalry with this school's Sooners
    $200 21
The Roomba is on the hunt for this 2-word "animal", a loose, tangled ball of hair or debris found under the couch
    $200 1
Rick Santelli's 2009 rant on this business network inspired the Tea Party movement
    $200 16
In 2008 & 2009 foundations of this Arkansas family's company claimed it gave $423 million in cash & in-kind gifts
    $200 11
Coroner's work spot
    DD: $1,200 27
In 1949 this man held a SRO 8-week crusade in a giant tent in Los Angeles that vaulted him to national fame
    $400 7
One highlight at this now-departed N.J. venue was Ron Dixon's kickoff return in 2001 to start a 20-10 playoff victory
    $400 22
Roomba ate some Bible pages...fill in a quote for me? "And" he "lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years"
    $400 2
"Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and their Assault on America" is one of this blonde pundit's bestsellers
    $400 17
By 1890 the 2nd John Jacob of this family had increased the family fortune to more than $75 million
    $400 12
Tiny tidbit of food
    $600 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows cross illustrations on the monitor.) The familiar Latin cross has been a Christian symbol for centuries; the Calvary cross commonly seen on graves is a Latin cross mounted on 3 steps representing 3 three graces
    $600 8
20-10 was the score when this school's Hawkeyes beat Wisconsin in 2009 for their 11th straight win
    $600 23
The Roomba took the tail off my rumpy-riser this cat type! ... My bad, it didn't have much of one to start
    $600 3
Thomas Friedman has won 3 Pulitzers as foreign affairs commentator for this newspaper
    $600 18
No average Joe, this Mass. man had enough capital by 1929 to fund million-dollar trusts for each of his kids
    $600 13
15th century type of "play" in which good & evil are in conflict
    $800 29
In 1540 Pope Paul III approved this religious order begun by Ignatius Loyola
    $800 9
This team with Matt Hasselbeck at QB won a 2006 playoff game 20-10 en route to its first Super Bowl appearance
    $800 24
Roomba sucked up this rival vacuum cleaner that uses cyclone technology, named for Brit designer James
    $800 4
The title of TV's "Morning" this doesn't refer to coffee but to ex-congressman Scarborough
    $800 19
After setting the standard in oil, the head of this family gave $80 million to the Univ. of Chicago by the time of his death
    $800 14
Group spirit of well being (& if it doesn't improve around here we're gonna start the beatings again)
    $1000 30
Born the son of slaves in 1760, Richard Allen became the first bishop & leader of this church, the AME, in 1816
    $1000 10
Owner Arthur Blank said, "It feels great" as a Jan. 2010 win put this team over .500 for 2 straight years, a first
    $1000 25
My Roomba can clean an entire country! Well, maybe just this one, independent since 1929--it's only 109 acres
    $1000 5
"Swift Justice with" this CNN legal analyst premiered in September 2010
    $1000 20
This "commodore" left less than 5% of his $100 mil. to his second wife & 8 daughters--the rest went mainly to his son
    $1000 15
A legal postponement of an ongoing activity

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

Tom Marissa Chris
$3,400 $1,000 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Marissa Chris
$5,200 $2,800 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

ANCIENT HISTORY
WHODUNIT
(Alex: We'll name some movie victims for you. You give me the name of the actor who portrayed the killer.)
(Alex: We want you to...)
TAKE ME TO YOUR WORLD LEADER
CITY HOMOPHONES
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
THE HOUSE OF THE 7 GERBILS
    $400 1
Around 50 A.D. the Aqua Claudia brought this to Rome after a journey of 46 miles
    $400 22
In "The Godfather", Virgil Sollozzo & Captain McCluskey
    $400 26
President Bronislaw Komorowski; that should be all you need
    $400 6
Helen's beau & Priam's son
    $400 11
Nathaniel is best known for this 1850 novel, a scandalous tale of adultery & repentance
    $400 16
Gerbils are members of this animal order with impressive incisors
    $800 2
You probably don't have to consult an Oracle to know that the Pythian Games were held every 4 years in this city
    $800 21
In "Casablanca", 2 German couriers with letters of transit
    $800 30
Don't cry for me, President Cristina Fernandez De Kirchner
    $800 7
They sang the love song "Take My Breath Away" for "Top Gun"
    $800 12
Nathaniel added this letter to his last name when he went pro as a writer
    $800 17
If a pair of pet gerbils are from the same family, they'll be familiar with this, rodents' main means of recognition
    $1200 3
Cypselus of Corinth was this, a Greek term for one who takes power by force & rules oppressively
    $1200 23
Harvey Milk, played by Sean Penn
    $1200 29
Get up, stand up, Governor General Patrick Linton Allen; they say he's a good mon for the job
    $1200 8
The act of St. Nick slowly driving his car down Hollywood Blvd. on a Saturday night?
    $1200 13
When his friend Franklin Pierce became president, Hawthorne was made a diplomat to this "fab" British city
    DD: $2,600 18
Gerbillos pyramidom is a species whose common name includes the name of this country
    DD: $1,200 4
When the Roman Republic was founded, it was headed by 2 elected officials with this "diplomatic" title
    $1600 28
In "Platoon", Sergeant Barnes, played by Tom Berenger
    $1600 27
Hey, Governor Sir Richard Gozney! Nice shorts!
    $1600 9
An oak for your gathering of witches?
    $1600 14
Pallbearers at Nathaniel's funeral in 1864 included Oliver Wendell Holmes & this 3-named "Nature" author
    $1600 19
The most popular pet gerbil is a species originally from this landlocked country bordering China & Russia
    $2000 5
The city-states of Sidon & Tyre were located in this Mediterranean region now occupied mostly by Lebanon
    $2000 24
Woody Harrelson's character in "No Country For Old Men"
    $2000 25
President Idriss Deby, don't leave me hangin' in this 4-letter landlocked African country
    $2000 10
An ant that disrupts Siddhartha's picnic?
    $2000 15
The short story "The Marble" this takes place in Italy with 3 American students involved in a grisly murder
    $2000 20
The term "gerbil" is a corruption of the name of this similar but unrelated hopping animal of the desert

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Marissa Chris
$11,800 $8,000 $14,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AMERICANA
Finding the spot for this memorial caused its creator to say, "America will march along that skyline"

Final scores:

Tom Marissa Chris
$1 $6,000 $5,599
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $6,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Marissa Chris
$14,400 $8,000 $16,200
19 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
4 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $38,600

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