Show #6255 - Friday, November 25, 2011

Contestants

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James Ruchala, an ethnomusicologist from Ararat, North Carolina

Kendra Anspaugh, a community college instructor from New Orleans, Louisiana

Ann Thurlow, an aspiring novelist and retired salesperson from Mendham, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $26,805)

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Jeopardy! Round

PHILATELY PHUN
PORTMANTEAU WORDS
WHAT THE DICKENS?
POTENT POTABLES
IT'S NOT THE MIAMI HEAT
IT'S THE HUMILITY
    $200 12
Between 1840 & 1902 all British postage stamps had a picture of her
    $200 11
This 9-letter word for a procession of cars is often used to refer to that of the U.S. president
    $200 1
"Enormous Anticipations"
    $200 6
Vodka, triple sec & lime juice go into this drink named for a suicide pilot
    $200 26
With LeBron in 2009-2010, this team went 61-21; without LBJ the following season, 19-63
    $200 21
This Indian wrote, "I have nothing new to teach the world; truth and nonviolence are as old as the hills"
    $400 13
In 1847 Ben Franklin was on the front of one of the first U.S. stamps to have this on the back
    $400 15
It's the trademark name for the device used by police to measure a driver's alcohol intake
    $400 2
"Some Story Regarding Multiple Metropolises"
    $400 7
In a play on a book title, it's the liquor that precedes mockingbird in the name of a cocktail
    $400 27
For signing Gail Goodrich, the Jazz ended up conveying the very first pick of the 1979 draft to this team, who got Magic Johnson
    $400 22
This British scientist born in 1642 said he was only a boy finding pretty shells beside "the great ocean of truth"
    $600 14
A 2002 stamp of this early 20th century performer featured chains that could only be seen with a special lens
    $600 16
It's the code of online social behavior
    $600 3
"Holiday Song"
    $600 8
To make a brantini, stir together brandy, gin & a dash of the dry type of this
    $600 28
In every year but 1 between 1959 & '69, the rest of the NBA was green with envy because this was your NBA championship team
    $600 23
Salvatore Giunta, the first living recipient of this medal for actions in Afghanistan, calls himself a mediocre soldier
    $800 17
In 2007 Portugal issued a stamp made of this stopper material, 1/100 of an inch thick
    $800 19
It's the smallest element of an image on a computer monitor
    $800 4
"An Ancient Odds & Ends Boutique"
    $800 9
For a greyhound, combine 1 1/2 ounces of gin with 5 ounces of this
    $800 29
The website of this team that joined the NBA in 1966 has a section titled "the team that Mike built"
    $800 24
The 21st century English version of mass includes "Lord, I am not" this "that you should enter under my roof"
    $1000 18
Whoops! The 2010 Forever stamp featuring the Statue of Liberty is actually from a photo of the replica in this city
    $1000 20
This word refers to the visible path in the wake of an aircraft
    $1000 5
"Tough Days"
    $1000 10
A 7 & 7 cocktail gets its name from these 2 ingredients
    $1000 30
Named when "Jurassic Park" was big, it's the only NBA team not based in the United States
    DD: $2,000 25
In 2011 this politician said he didn't deserve the honor of having the Wilmington, Del. train station named after him

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

Ann Kendra James
$1,800 $1,800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ann Kendra James
$3,200 $6,600 $8,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE LONELY ISLAND
SONG OF THE SOUTH
HALOGENS
GRHYME TYME
TRUTH SEEKERS
RAILROADING 101
(Alex: All aboard for some [*] clues.)
    $400 1
This island--some 1,200 miles from the west coast of Africa--was used for Napoleon's final exile because of its remoteness
    $400 2
The Band:
"The Night They Drove ____ ____ Down"
    $400 12
Halogen elements produce these compounds, like the "table" kind
    $400 25
Unsightly mark on internet "Report"er Matt
    $400 20
The founder of this religion is said to have set forth its doctrine of the "Four Noble Truths"
    $400 11
(Alex delivers the clue sitting alongside some railroad tracks.) It can be narrow or standard, but in railroading, this term always refers to the distance between the rails of the track; standard is 56-1/2 inches
    $800 7
A language that's a mix of Tahitian & 18th century English is official on this remote island, home to the Bounty mutineers
    $800 3
James Taylor:
"____ In My Mind"
    $800 13
As this halogen, atomic number 17, kills bacteria, it's used to purify drinking & pool water
    $800 26
Wet ground for Wynonna or Ashley
    $800 21
This "meaty" 17th c. English thinker's "Essays, Civil and Moral" begins with his essay "Of Truth"
    $800 14
(Alex delivers the clue from atop a water tank.) Because water is crucial to a steam locomotive, the train would have to stop about every 100 miles or so to take on water from a tank through this device, which has the same name as a bird
    DD: $5,000 8
The name given to these islands when they were annexed by the U.S. in 1867 reflected their position between America & Asia
    $1200 4
Johnny Horton:
"Battle Of ____ ____"
    $1200 17
It combines with other elements more readily than any other element & reduces tooth decay
    $1200 27
Goop on a mallard
    $1200 22
In his "Genealogy of Morals", this 19th c. German philosopher wrote that "The will to truth requires a critique"
    $1200 15
(Alex delivers the clue in front of a train engine.) If you don't have a rail loop line, the best way to get the engine to reverse direction is on one of these; fortunately, Frostburg has one
    $1600 9
Though it's over 5,000 miles away, Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is officially a department of this country
    $1600 5
Patti Page:
"____ Waltz"
    DD: $10,000 18
All isotopes of astatine, the heaviest halogen, are this, which is why they have half-lives
    $1600 28
The principal splotch that fell on your pristine pants
    $1600 23
In "Summa Theologica", he defined truth as "the conformity of the intellect and thing"
    $1600 16
(Alex delivers the clue riding a train on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.) Around 1900, locomotives got so big, no fireman could keep up with this job, so a mechanical feeder was used, but I prefer to do it the old-fashioned way
    $2000 10
Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas was the setting for the fourth season of "Survivor" & for this author's "Typee"
    $2000 6
Stevie Ray Vaughan:
"____ Flood"
    $2000 19
A reddish liquid, this halogen is often used to make sedatives & was once used to make EDB, an additive in lead gasoline
    $2000 29
The rich clay-laden earth from the "eternal city"
    $2000 24
In "Philosophical Fragments", this 19th c. Great Dane discussed the difference between objective & subjective truth
    $2000 30
(Alex delivers the clue from aboard a train on the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.) The engine is working a little harder now because we're going up a 2.8% one of these; you call it a slope or an incline; railroaders call it this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ann Kendra James
$1,600 $34,800 $17,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

MODERN AMERICAN NOVELS
The title of this 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner comes from a Jonathan Swift line about how lesser minds unite to oppose genius

Final scores:

Ann Kendra James
$1,600 $34,300 $18,000
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $34,300 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ann Kendra James
$1,600 $22,600 $16,600
12 R,
6 W
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $40,800

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