Show #6254 - Thursday, November 24, 2011

Contestants

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Ann Thurlow, an aspiring novelist and retired salesperson from Mendham, New Jersey

Sean McGuire, an automotive service advisor from Plainville, Massachusetts

Francis Lansangan, a military analyst from Virginia Beach, Virginia (whose 3-day cash winnings total $78,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

NEW WORDS & PHRASES
COLLEGES' HOME FOOTBALL STADIUMS
A FINE CATEGORY
HISTORICAL NOVELS
THE ENTERTAINER
HARVARD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
    $200 5
The name of this search engine launched in 1998 has become a verb meaning "to search on the Internet"
    $200 1
The Rose Bowl
    $200 15
Do this in public in Singapore & get fined $300--more than you expectorated?
    $200 11
"Sally Hemings: A Novel" is a fictional account of this president & his mistress/slave
    $200 16
"Vertical" term for a comedian who performs alone on a stage
    $200 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA.) A relative of the plesiosaurs, this 42-foot reptile terrorized the seas of the early Cretaceous period; called Kronosaurus queenslandicus, it was discovered on a 1931 Harvard expedition to this continent
    $400 6
This hyphenated term refers to the arrangement of remaining hairs to cover a bald spot & the method of doing so
    $400 2
Husky Stadium
    DD: $200 22
In 17th c. Virginia it cost you 50 pounds of tobacco to miss weekly attendance here
    $400 12
"Virgin: Prelude to the Throne" imagines her during her teenage years
    $400 17
To funnyman Dick Martin, Dan Rowan was this type of partner providing the setup lines
    $400 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA.) The museum has 4,000 handcrafted glass flowers; created from 1887 to 1936, their accuracy allowed study in Boston of flowers from these regions, between 23 27' north & south
    $600 7
Merriam-Webster gives 1988 as the date this masculine word evolved from "bimbo", 1 letter different
    $600 3
Sun Devil Stadium
    $600 23
You could be fined if you're caught driving solo in an HOV lane, short for this
    $600 13
Peter Green's "The Laughter of Aphrodite" tells about the life & times of this ancient poetess
    $600 18
One book says an impersonator imitates, while this similar performer reveals
    $600 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA.) The Harvard Museum has part of the famous Zagami meteorite, which fell to the Earth in Nigeria in 1962; gases trapped inside match those found by Viking spacecraft, confirming the rock's distant origin on this planet
    $800 8
There's a questioning sound to this collective term for people born in the 1980s & '90s
    $800 4
Tiger Stadium
    $800 24
6-letter word for one who sprays his own name in graffiti; no matter how cool the signature, he may get fined for it
    $800 14
"Cosette", part 2 of this classic novel, begins with a chapter titled "Waterloo"
    $800 19
It's the British word for a street performer who sings & passes the hat in public
    $800 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA.) Suspended above the museum's dramatic Great Mammal Hall are the skeletons of three whale species--a finback whale, a right whale, & this, the largest of the toothed whales
    $1000 9
Breathe easier with this 4-letter acronym for a filter that removes even the tiniest airborne particles
    $1000 10
Boone Pickens Stadium
    $1000 25
In 2007 Mass. fined individuals $219 for not having this type of insurance; the 2009 fine was as much as $1,068
    $1000 21
Comparable to "Gone with the Wind", M.M. Kaye's "The Far Pavilions" is mainly set in what's now this country
    $1000 20
Jeff Dunham, this type of performer, became a YouTube sensation with characters like Peanut & Bubba J.
    $1000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, MA.) Weighing in at more than 1,600 pounds, the giant chunk of amethyst here is one of these stones that form under pressure inside cavities, from the Latin for "earth"

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

Francis Sean Ann
$2,200 $600 -$1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Francis Sean Ann
$5,400 $3,400 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

NUDE WORDS & PHRASES
MOVIE DIRECTORS
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
(Alex: We want you to name the speaker of each clue I deliver.)
CLASSICAL ROCK
CHEF IRON
GEOGRAPHIC MEANINGS
    $400 8
A 1997 film about guys who take it all off popularized this phrase, its title
    $400 3
Don't keep us in suspense; name this director whose profile is seen here
    $400 17
Kids, I was in theology school in 1952 when I asked Mary Powell to set me up with a friend, who turned out to be Coretta Scott
    $400 1
This Italian's "Trial of Harmony and Invention, Opus 8" is heard anew here
    $400 16
If your egg whites aren't behaving, use the Cuisipro stainless steel balloon this to whip them into shape
    $400 23
A country:
"Rich Coast"
    $800 9
This 5-letter synonym for bare or plain is often found before "naked" to mean totally nude
    $800 4
From 1969's "Take the Money and Run" through 2011, he has released a new film in all but 4 years
    $800 18
Well, Irene, it was in the spring of 1894 that a mutual friend introduced me to the radiant Marie Sklodowska
    $800 2
This composer's symphony that glorified the ideal of human brotherhood is re-imagined here
    $800 22
Amco's 12-inch pairs of stainless steel utility locking these feature silicone-coated tips "for perfect pickups"
    $1200 10
If you went swimming "in the" this word, it doesn't mean in undyed leather, as it might imply
    $1200 5
He goes for the macabre, directing "Corpse Bride" & "Sweeney Todd"
    DD: $7,200 19
Pen, my boy, I fell in love with your mother's poetry before I met her in person at her Wimpole Street house in May 1845
    $1200 13
It's Wagner's "Ride of" these, the way it was meant to be--heavy metal, & we don't mean the tuba
    $1600 11
Those naughty French gave us dishabille, meaning only partly clothed, & "au" this, meaning unclothed
    $1600 6
This New Zealand-born woman directed 2009's "Bright Star", about poet John Keats
    $1600 20
By Jove, kids, it was around 41 B.C. when your mother sailed up the Cydnus in a barge, dressed as Venus
    DD: $3,000 14
When he composed his Symphony No. 40 in G Minor in 1788, he didn't have these sounds in mind
    $2000 12
A naked person is undressed; a naked statue is this, starting with the same 4 letters as "undressed"
    $2000 7
This director shot 99 takes of the opening scene in "The Social Network"
    $2000 21
We'd met as kids since we're distant cousins, but it was 1903 when she became "First Lady" of my heart
    $2000 15
The buzz on this newly rocked-out piece says it's from Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Tsar Saltan"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Francis Sean Ann
$13,400 $7,000 $17,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PSYCHOLOGY TERMS
This 2-word term has its origins in a hostage-taking that followed the botched 1973 Norrmalmstorg bank robbery

Final scores:

Francis Sean Ann
$26,799 $13,999 $26,805
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,805

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Francis Sean Ann
$13,400 $7,000 $10,400
22 R,
6 W
14 R,
3 W
14 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $30,800

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