Show #6285 - Friday, January 6, 2012

Dave Leach game 7.
Dan McShane game 1.

Contestants

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Dan McShane, a baseball game logger from West Islip, New York

Molly Dahlberg, a tutor and opera singer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Dave Leach, a software analyst from Atlanta, Georgia (whose 6-day cash winnings total $98,054)

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Jeopardy! Round

NEW MEXICO
(Alex: In honor of New Mexico celebrating its 100 years of statehood.)
SNAKES... WHY'D IT HAVE TO BE SNAKES?
DIRECTED & STARRED IN
FORM LETTERS
I WANT MY "BABY" BACK, "BABY" BACK
RIBS
    $200 16
New Mexico's largest city, it was named for a viceroy of New Spain
    $200 11
Holy jumpin' cats! Here's an African sand cat squaring off with a sand viper in this 3-million-square-mile sandpile
    $200 2
"Yentl"
    $200 14
The simplest version of IRS Form 1040 adds these 2 letters
    $200 1
A small piano about 5 feet long
    $200 21
In Genesis he wakes up to find himself minus one rib but plus one female
    $400 17
The animal seen here was rescued in New Mexico's capitan mountains & became the living symbol of this mascot
    $400 12
Sibon annulata, named for preying on these very slow movers, lives in central America, not France
    $400 3
"Easy Rider"
    $400 26
To get the 411, submit an eFOIA (Freedom of Information Act) form to this Justice Dept. main investigative body
    $400 7
Louise Brown's arrival in 1978 made her the first successful one of these in vitro creations
    $400 22
In architecture a ribbed ceiling with arches is called one of these, like a room in a bank
    $600 18
In 1942 this comparatively isolated New Mexico place was chosen for an atomic research lab
    $600 13
The modern-day Rikki-Tikki-Tavis here are watching one of these snakes emerging from a hole
    $600 4
2010's "The Town"
    $600 27
In form VA4962, Verification of Eligibility for Burial in a National Cemetery, VA is this Cabinet department
    $600 8
In 2007 the first of these, born 1 second after midnight January 1, 1946, filed for social security
    $600 23
This cotton fabric with vertical raised ribs comes in wide wale & pinwale varieties
    $800 28
Lilian Whiting used this phrase as the title of a 1906 book; it became New Mexico's official state nickname in 1999
    $800 19
You can tell by its stripes that the deadly Australian snake here is named for this big cat
    $800 5
"The Horse Whisperer"
    $800 15
302-AM is an application for a broadcast station license with this agency
    $800 9
At diapers.com power outlet covers are listed among the "essentials" for this activity
    $800 24
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an anatomical animation on the monitor.) The lowest two pairs of ribs in humans are known by this suspended adjective, as they don't attach in the front
    DD: $2,300 29
Most of what is now New Mexico was ceded to the U.S. in 1848 through this treaty that ended the Mexican War
    $1000 20
The prominent horn on the nose shows why Bitis nasicornis is also known as this viper, after another African animal
    $1000 6
"Throw Momma From The Train"
    $1000 30
These 3 letters refer to a Cabinet department & precede 30106 in a sample move in/move out inspection form
    $1000 10
This youthful fellow had a bad run-in with the authorities in 1934
    $1000 25
The ribs of a boat's frame, they're "shiver"ed in a salty expression

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

Dave Molly Dan
$1,000 $1,800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Molly Dan
$2,300 $4,000 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

WRITE NOW!
GAME DESCRIPTIONS
(Alex: We'll give you the description--you identify the game.)
MUSIC APPRECIATION
ON A FIRST-NAME BASIS
THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'
ANAGRAMMAR
    $400 15
As the story goes, this poem was written on December 24, 1822 on the way home with a turkey for dinner
    $400 1
Send a one-hopper home to get the guy who tagged up; shoot it around the horn
    $400 11
This Italian term for the deepest male voice range can precede profundo or continuo
    $400 6
Though spelled differently, it's the real first name of Diddy & Jay-Z
    $400 23
Thousands have died in this country's 2011 uprising against the Assad regime
    $400 18
"He" is one:
poor nun
    $800 17
H. Rider Haggard is said to have penned "King Solomon's" these in a little over a month to back up a boast he'd made
    $800 2
In a Namco game, eat fruit, dodge ghosts, get the hungry gal around the maze
    $800 12
It's the time signature of the Chopin piece heard here; listen to the left hand
    $800 7
Like late actor Nielsen, Gerald Ford had this given first name
    $800 24
In 2011 the New York Times it was a-changin' as Jill Abramson became its first female executive this
    $800 19
"Hasn't" is one:
iron contact
    $1200 29
He wrote "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby" in one night for Esquire magazine
    $1200 3
Clear the zone; stay out of the crease when trying to score on the power play
    $1200 13
In 1990, on this composer's 150th birthday, Itzhak Perlman was fiddling away in Russia in his honor
    $1200 8
Telly Savalas may not have had Mr. Onassis' money, but he did share this intellectual first name
    $1200 25
A hunger strike by Anna Hazare forced India's govt. to agree to this type of "man" investigating corruption
    $1200 20
Surrounding words that give meaning:
next cot
    DD: $2,500 30
For a magazine story, this author of westerns once did his day's writing on a traffic island on Sunset Blvd.
    $1600 4
Roll dice & try to get your 15 counters off the board before the other guy; watch out for doubling
    $1600 14
The name of this instrument consisting of steel bars on a frame is from the German for "play of bells"
    $1600 9
In Spanish please, it's the real first name of Chuck Norris & Charlie Sheen
    $1600 26
This country's leader tried to squash rumors of his ill health with tweets from his account @chavezcandanga
    $1600 21
Misplaced or not, it adds meaning:
if do re mi
    $2000 28
Unable to sleep, Longfellow knocked out "The Wreck Of" this ship between midnight & 3 A.M.
    $2000 5
As Master Chief, shoot at the Covenant, massacre the flood; rinse, repeat
    $2000 16
In 1888 John Philip Sousa wrote this march that later became the official march of the Marine Corps
    DD: $2,600 10
Paul McCartney's real first name; he shares it with 2 apostles
    $2000 27
In 2011 the Kimberly Process regulating these "sanguine" items allowed Zimbabwe to sell certain gems
    $2000 22
"Highest" is one example:
elusive trap

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Molly Dan
$9,400 $6,800 $14,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ANCIENT WEIGHTS & MEASURES
The Hebrew word for this Biblical unit of measurement is Ammah, aptly meaning "elbow" or "forearm"

Final scores:

Dave Molly Dan
$14,401 $800 $18,801
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $18,801

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dave Molly Dan
$14,200 $6,800 $17,000
19 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
15 R,
3 W
19 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $38,000

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