Show #6286 - Monday, January 9, 2012

Dan McShane game 2.

Contestants

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Julie Podlesni, a law clerk for a federal judge from Chattanooga, Tennessee

Sean Norris, a hockey arena announcer from Portland, Oregon

Dan McShane, a baseball game logger from West Islip, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

BEATLEWOMANIA
THE FOOD CHAIN
LABOR DAY FOR HERCULES
A BUCKET LIST
POINT THE "FINGER"
SO VERY JANUARY 9
    $200 7
Lady Gaga was among the stars who joined her new "Plastic" band for a 2010 rendition of "Give Peace A Chance"
    $200 12
This convenience store was born when the Southland Ice Co. sold milk & eggs after grocery stores closed
    $200 20
Hercules is often depicted wearing this animal's skin; killing the Nemean one was quite a labor
    $200 1
The identification of the unique marks a gun leaves on a bullet is called "ballistic" this--no dusting required
    $200 6
1570:
Suspecting a revolt in the city of Novgorod, this man captured the city & executed many there
    $400 8
Ringo Starr wed first wife Maureen Cox in London in 1965; she'd been born in this Mersey River city in 1946
    $400 13
This company's first Supercenter opened in 1988 & included a grocery & 36 departments of general merchandise
    $400 21
Hercules used 2 rivers to clean these Augean structures
    $400 4
After dining on finger foods, dip your digits into one of these to clean off
    $400 3
2007:
Ending years of intense speculation, Apple introduced this product
    $600 9
Buddy Clark's 1947 chart-topping song "Linda" was written about the future wife of this Beatle (when she was 5 years old)
    $600 14
Starting in 1980 as a small store in Austin, today this grocery chain is one of the world's leaders in organic & natural foods
    $600 17
For his last labor, Hercules had to go to Hades & subdue this canine that had a dragon for a tail
    $600 23
The lunula is the small white crescent-moon-shaped part of one of these
    $600 27
1987:
This country's forces launched a major offensive against the Iraqi city of Basra
    $800 10
"Half of what I say is meaningless", John Lennon sang on "Julia", which bears the name of this woman in his life
    $800 15
Established in 1859, this transoceanic supermarket merged with Pathmark in 2007
    $800 18
Hercules went to the ends of the Earth to get these; maybe he wanted his tarte tatin to taste just right
    $800 5
Taste a thousand-dollar bottle of wine from this chateau bought by a Rothschild in 1868
    $800 2
Close basketball shot from the tip of the hand into the basket
    $800 26
1861:
This state seceded, prompting Jefferson Davis to leave the U.S. Senate
    $1000 11
Before she was married to Eric Clapton, George Harrison wrote the song "Something" about her
    $1000 16
This company, stock symbol WINN on the NASDAQ, got its name "because of" acquisitions
    DD: $800 19
Hercules hunted down a brass-hooved stag that was sacred to this goddess
    $1000 22
Learn to speak Romansch & these 3 other official languages of Switzerland
    $1000 24
Elmira Corning Regional Airport is one gateway to this scenic region
    $1000 25
1960:
Construction began on the high dam at this Egyptian location

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

Dan Sean Julie
$600 $400 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Sean Julie
$2,200 $400 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE SEA AROUND US
BROADCASTER NEWS
WEIRD WORDS
WHAT'S NEXT?
'ROUND MIDNIGHT
FELONIOUS MONKS
    $400 9
The song "This Land Is Your Land" mentions these waters, a warm ocean current flowing in the North Atlantic
    $400 21
Apollo missions that landed on the Moon:
11, 12, this
    $400 7
In 1861 this poet wrote about "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"
    $400 2
In 1589 a fanatical monk named Jacques Clement assassinated this country's reigning King Henry III
    $800 17
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Australia.) This section of water known as the Backpacker's Express carries unwary tourists out to sea; it's one of these currents, similar to an undertow, that draws water away from shore
    $800 22
On the periodic table:
Carbon, nitrogen, this
    $800 8
This poem begins, "Once upon a midnight dreary"
    $800 4
John de Roma is one of the brutal monks in the 16th c. Protestant "Book of" these people who died for their faith
    $1200 18
It's hard to visit, but this deepest trench, in the Pacific Ocean, was designated a U.S. national monument
    $1200 26
Here's the "Situation": this anchor began his career in 1972 working for Reuters in Tel Aviv
    $1200 1
A cruciverbalist is someone who engages in this endeavor
    $1200 10
White House state dinner May 7, 2007:
Soup, fish, meat, this course
    DD: $1,200 15
"Midnight's Children" by Salman Rusdie tells of the post-colonial era in this nation where Rushdie was born
    $1200 3
Friar Vicente de Valverde gave Atahuallpa the choice of death by fire or garrote; he chose the latter & this empire ended
    $1600 19
The Gulf of Volos or Pagasai, anciently called Sinus Pagasaeus, is an arm of this sea
    $1600 14
This "Current" newsman wrote the book "The Worst Person in the World: And 202 Strong Contenders"
    $1600 25
Seen in rodeos, estrapade is a horse's attempt to remove this
    $1600 11
States, alphabetically:
New Mexico, New York, this
    $1600 13
"The Book" gift shop in Savannah, Georgia offers souvenirs associated with this John Berendt bestseller
    DD: $1,200 5
AKA Saloth Sar, he was a novice monk for a time in Cambodia before becoming infamous for "Killing Fields"
    $2000 20
This is a measure of certain minerals in the water; for the deep waters of the Dead Sea, it's about 332 parts per thousand
    $2000 23
(Hi. I'm Chris Matthews.) In 2004 I received the award for excellence in broadcast journalism named for this longtime news partner of Chet Huntley
    $2000 24
Want to open your Veuve Clicquot with style? Try sabrage, where you use one of these
    $2000 12
Geologic time eras:
Paleozoic, Mesozoic, this
    $2000 16
James Leo Herlihy wrote this 1965 novel about Joe Buck, who tries to make it in New York as a stud for hire
    $2000 6
As the first Grand Inquisitor in Spain, this Dominican authorized torture

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dan Sean Julie
$16,200 $800 $13,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

RECENT FILMS
An early scene in this 2011 film is set in Tonsberg, Norway in the year 965 A.D.

Final scores:

Dan Sean Julie
$5,599 $844 $1,602
2-day champion: $24,400 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dan Sean Julie
$17,800 $800 $13,600
20 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $32,200

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