Show #6173 - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Contestants

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Michael Vlach, a high school technology teacher from Vacaville, California

John Mingey, a physician from Erie, Pennsylvania

Nick Condon, a research chemist originally from Lakewood, Colorado (whose 2-day cash winnings total $49,901)

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Jeopardy! Round

ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL
ICONS OF DAYTIME TELEVISION
(Alex: And remember, the daytime Emmys are coming up this Sunday.)
HOUDINI
KINGS, QUEENS, & JACKS
THE NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL
IN DENIAL
(Alex: And each correct response in that last category will be made up of letters in the word "denial".)
    $200 1
The shape of Illinois's 4th Congressional district is an example of this practice, named for a 19th century politician
    $200 23
Captain Kangaroo's crew included this right-hand man, played by Hugh Brannum
    $200 11
Though he claimed to have been born in the U.S., Houdini was really born in 1874 in this newly created capital of Austria-Hungary
    $200 6
This has been the national anthem of the U.K. since 1952; one word in its title changes from time to time
    $200 14
In December 2010 the "In Transit" blog reported that his boyhood home in Hope, Ark. was named a national historic site
    $200 21
Old Testament book
    $400 2
In 2004 the mayor of New Paltz, New York made news when he started performing these ceremonies
    $400 24
On Jan. 18, 2011, after 28 years on the morning shift, this morning co-host announced he was retiring
    $400 12
Harry Houdini died on this day in 1926--spooky!
    $400 7
Montague Druitt, a barrister with an interest in surgery, has been suspected of 19th c. crimes committed under this name
    $400 15
Looking for a hotel in this city? Times picks included Les Ottomans & Four Seasons the Bosphorus
    $400 22
Not local, like an E.T.
    $600 3
In 2008 its city council asked governor Jennifer Granholm to remove Kwame Kilpatrick as its mayor
    $600 25
Now that's stamina! Since 1970, this soap opera character played by Susan Lucci has been married 12 times
    $600 13
Houdini died from a burst one of these, not as the result of an escape gone bad
    $600 8
This big-time boxing promoter was cleared of a 1954 murder charge when a judge found it to be justifiable homicide
    $600 18
A "Weekend in New York" piece talks about visiting some permanent New Yorkers at these peaceful places, like Woodlawn
    $600 28
"For want of" this, "the shoe was lost"
    $800 4
In 2011 this congresswoman from Minnesota's 6th district gave a State of the Union rebuttal on behalf of the Tea Party
    $800 26
Barbara Walters started as a writer on this NBC morning show in 1961 & eventually became its first female co-host
    $800 16
Every year on the anniversary of Houdini's death, believers & the curious hold these--so far, he hasn't shown
    $800 9
His first Klondike stories, collected in 1900's "The Son of the Wolf", made this man a bestselling author
    $800 19
At nytimes.com access articles on over 1,000 destinations--for this country "36 hours in Kuala Lumpur" came up
    $800 29
Top fermented brew
    $1000 5
When JFK gave up his House seat to run for Senate in 1952, this man who said, "All politics is local" won it & kept it until 1987
    $1000 27
Ruta Lee & Elaine Stewart rolled the giant dice on this game show; whatever happened to that debonair fellow?
    DD: $5,000 17
An early "ghostbuster", Houdini fell out with this detective novelist, a former friend & advocate of spiritualism
    $1000 10
In 1717 Blackbeard used the ship called this queen's Revenge to terrorize the Carolina & Virginia coasts
    $1000 20
Among the "41 places to go in 2011" is this town near Vancouver: "The Olympians are gone. Now it's your turn"
    $1000 30
The actor playing the principal role in a production

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

Nick John Michael
$4,200 $2,400 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nick John Michael
$12,600 $4,200 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

EXPLORATION
BANDS BY LEAD SINGER
BOOK"S"
PARTS OF A WHOLE
WEATHER, MAN
LITTLE-USED WORDS
    $400 21
Martin Frobisher was one of the first Englishmen to look for this supposed route that led from Europe to Asia
    $400 1
Steve Perry
    $400 6
Salman Rushdie won the Whitbread Prize for this controversial novel
    $400 26
Front derailleur,
chain guide,
sprocket cluster cassette
    $400 16
Despite its northern latitude, Great Britain boasts a mild climate due to this warm ocean current
    $400 15
Levirate is the practice of a man marrying the widow of this person; Henry VIII did it
    $800 22
This Norwegian's autobiography, "My Life as an Explorer", was published in 1927, a year before he was lost in the Arctic
    $800 2
Chris Martin
    $800 7
Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale is Hester Prynne's baby daddy in this classic
    $800 27
Ribbon,
paper bail,
carriage return,
space bar
    $800 17
Bring a jacket--this highest continent is also the windiest
    $800 13
A congenital mark on the skin may be called a nevus as well as this animal term
    DD: $6,000 23
Early explorers in Narragansett Bay named one of the islands this, after a Greek island
    $1200 3
Simon Le Bon
    $1200 8
Gene & Phineas become BFFs at boarding school in this classic by John Knowles
    $1200 28
Gate arm lamp,
highway crossing bell,
crossbuck sign
    $1200 18
An area of high pressure, often with good weather below, has this topographical name
    $1200 11
A holm is this geographic feature; if you know the layout of Stockholm, it makes sense
    $1600 24
His ship the Half Moon reached the coast of Nova Scotia in 1609 & headed south as far as Chesapeake Bay
    $1600 4
Liam Gallagher
    $1600 9
In a children's classic, Mary Lennox learns that Mr. Craven had this title place "shut when his wife died so sudden"
    $1600 29
Exposure counter,
pentaprism,
take-up spool
    DD: $3,000 19
These sultry days of July & August take their name from their association with the rising of the star Sirius
    $1600 12
An amtrac isn't a train, but a troop-landing vehicle that combines these 2 words
    $2000 25
Vitus Bering made the European discovery of St. Lawrence Island & these islands, one "Big" & one "Little"
    $2000 5
Nicole Scherzinger
    $2000 10
An elderly devil instructs his young charge Wormwood in the art of temptation in this satire by C.S. Lewis
    $2000 30
Blow pipe,
chanter,
drone
    $2000 20
Ultraviolet radiation is mainly absorbed by the ozone layer in this larger layer of the Earth's atmosphere
    $2000 14
Dropping the "im", conception with the taint of original sin must be this, from the Latin for "stain"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nick John Michael
$25,200 $4,600 $9,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

CRUSADING WOMEN
A judge's directed verdict of guilty for her action in Rochester in 1872 was written before her trial began

Final scores:

Nick John Michael
$30,200 $3,600 $10,057
3-day champion: $80,101 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nick John Michael
$19,800 $10,600 $9,800
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
13 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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