Show #6260 - Friday, December 2, 2011

Contestants

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Suzanne Judson-Whitehouse, an education program director from Greenfield, Massachusetts

Bhibha Das, a postdoctoral research associate originally from Mt. Zion, Illinois

Jan Zasowski, a stock trader from Chicago, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $46,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL
MIDDLE INITIAL C.
GOING NATIONAL
(Alex: ...because you have to give us the nationality most associated with the items in the clue.)
SHADES OF GRAY
E-I-O
(Alex: Those letters in order.)
WALT DISNEY
(Alex: Images from the [*] Family Museum in San Francisco.)
    $200 2
A 9-letter word for one who attends a film, or the title of a 1961 prize-winning novel by Walker Percy
    $200 14
He began his retail career managing several Golden Rule stores & in 1913 formed his own chain
    $200 21
Heel &
cigar
    $200 22
An elderly lady in a gray dress haunts Frankfort's Liberty Hall, once home to this state's first U.S. Senator
    $200 26
The supervisor of a department of a newspaper
    $200 10
Too young to enlist in World War I, Walt signed up with the Red Cross instead & drove an ambulance--one of these Fords
    $400 6
In 1870s New York society, Newland Archer falls in love with Ellen Olenska in this novel
    $400 15
In "Talladega Nights", he plays Cal Naughton Jr., friend & fellow racer of Ricky Bobby
    $400 20
Guard &
chard
    $400 23
The Gray Lady of Scotland's Glamis Castle is said to be Lady Douglas, an accused witch who met this fiery fate
    $400 27
We proclaim this word means the act of freeing a slave from bondage
    $400 11
At his wife's urging, Walt's mouse went from Mortimer to Mickey & starred in this cartoon, whose art is seen here
    $600 7
In this Hemingway novel, Robert Jordan, a young U.S. professor, serves as a dynamiter in the Spanish Civil War
    $600 12
This author of the 1956 sci-fi novel "The City and the Stars" was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998
    $600 17
Linen &
potato
    $600 5
A mysterious Gray Lady is said to frequent the children's reading room of this public building in Willard, Indiana
    $600 28
It's the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet
    $600 1
Walt has more Oscars than anyone else in history, including the unique one for this 1937 classic
    $800 8
The title of his 1959 novel "The Mansion" refers to the de Spain home in Jefferson, Mississippi
    $800 13
A 5-star general & Defense Secretary, in 1953 he became the first career military man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
    $800 18
Auction &
courage
    $800 24
Brodick Castle's Gray Lady is said to be a woman who was locked in the dungeon because she carried this deadly disease
    $800 30
This adjective sometimes found before "latex paint" is from the Latin for "outside"
    $800 3
Walt pushed boundaries in this film, using abstract art, classical music, & characters like Hyacinth Hippo & Ben Ali Gator
    $1000 9
Chester Gillette's murder of his pregnant girlfriend inspired this 1925 Thodore Dreiser novel
    $1000 16
This South Carolinian was known as the "Great Nullifier" for his view that states could reject natl. laws
    DD: $800 19
Bean beetle &
beaded lizard
    $1000 25
A Gray Lady is said to haunt this African country's castle of Goede Hoop
    $1000 29
This synonym for spying was the name of a 1917 wartime Act of Congress
    $1000 4
An artist at Disney Studios designed a torch for the 1960 winter Olympics that were held in this California valley

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Jan Bhibha Suzanne
$400 $1,600 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jan Bhibha Suzanne
$2,600 $6,200 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

YOU'RE AN ANIMAL!
WHAT'S ON "TAP"?
VICE PRESIDENTS
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
ROCK'S FRONTMEN & WOMEN
(Alex: You identify the group.)
THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
(Sarah: ...from New Orleans, where some of the biggest projects in the Corps' history will protect residents from future disasters.)
    $400 1
This marsh-dwellling rodent is named for its odor
    $400 18
In 2006 a civil rights group sued the NSA over its program to allow this without a warrant
    $400 12
While still vice president, he wrote the 1987 autobiography "Looking Forward"
    $400 10
Nutritionally, EPA isn't an agency but one of these fatty acids from fish oils, thought to lower blood pressure
    $400 21
Steven Tyler
    $800 2
Quoth the Bible, Noah released 2 birds from the Ark to test for dry land, a dove & one of these
    $800 19
This starch that's obtained from the cassava plant is used in puddings
    $800 13
On Jan. 20, 1977 he became the first veep to reside in the Admiral's House at the U.S. Naval Observatory
    $800 11
This spice from the bark of a tree is good on toast; some studies say it may lower blood sugar in people with diabetes
    $800 28
Debbie Harry
    $800 6
The levees USACE is building in the New Orleans area will use enough clay to fill 12 of this local structure opened in 1975
    $1200 16
The tail of this lizard is easily broken off during an attack, hence its fragile name
    $1200 20
The common bond that unites Carole King, the fabric industry & Bayeux
    $1200 14
This vice president had the same July 8 birthday as his very wealthy grandfather
    DD: $3,400 7
Pregnant women take this, also called vitamin B9, to reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain & spinal cord
    $1200 25
Ozzy Osbourne
    $1200 3
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from New Orleans, LA.) These stations that could have shortened the Katrina nightmare by lowering water levels largely failed due to power loss; they're being stormproofed with backup generators
    $1600 17
Of the 6 living members of the camel family, it's the only one spelled with a tilde
    $1600 22
The British word for a slingshot is this, an ancient military engine for hurling stones
    $1600 15
In 1864, while serving as Lincoln's Vice President, he served 2 months as a cook in the Maine Coast Guard
    $1600 8
If you have an allergy to plants like ragweed, be cautious using this herb often paired with goldenseal to fight colds
    $1600 26
Adam Levine
    $1600 4
One project is the "Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System", this lake "and Vicinity"
    $2000 24
Don't complain about this forest-dwelling bird seen here
    $2000 23
To place close together for comparison or contrast
    $2000 9
An antioxidant important in our metabolism is Ubiquinone, aka coenzyme (or Co) this letter & number
    $2000 27
Bjork
    $2000 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from New Orleans, LA.) These structures are being built to withstand 250-mile-per-hour winds, & with the capability to operate canal gates & pumps via satellite; they're called this 4-letter type of room, which will protect the system operators

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jan Bhibha Suzanne
$9,200 $11,000 $7,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WORD ORIGINS
This word for a friend comes from the Latin for "with whom you would eat bread"

Final scores:

Jan Bhibha Suzanne
$18,394 $20,201 $3,400
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,201 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jan Bhibha Suzanne
$12,600 $11,000 $7,600
19 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R,
5 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,200

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