Show #6290 - Friday, January 13, 2012

Contestants

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Preston Nicholson, a pre-law program director and attorney originally from Hominy, Oklahoma

Cindy Conaway, a professor of media studies from Saratoga Springs, New York

Brandon Libby, an actor and Phillie Phanstormer from Mount Ephraim, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

STATE LICENSE PLATE SLOGANS
WORDS THAT SHOULD RHYME
FROM PAGE TO SCREEN
MAKING CONNECTIONS
GLUTEN-FREE FOODS
FLOAT SAM & JET SAM
    $200 1
"Sweet home..."
    $200 11
A sand-trapped pastime & Little Red Riding Hood's nemesis
    $200 2
This animated 2001 movie about a green ogre was based on a William Steig story
    $200 16
This country's longest bridge at 8 miles connects New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island
    $200 30
There's an octet of veggies in this alphanumeric brand's vegetable juice, but no gluten
    $200 21
In 1613 British Admiral Samuel Argall sailed up the Potomac & captured this Indian woman
    $400 7
"The Empire State..."
    $400 12
A direction on a map & what proverbially is wasted on the young
    $400 3
This beloved novel was made into a film yet again in 2011, this time with Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester
    $400 17
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew ties some rope together) All things are relative with this type of knot, also called a lubber's knot
    $400 29
This classic canned meat from Hormel that debuted in 1937 has no gluten
    $400 25
Air Force vet Sam Johnson, ranked in 2011 as most conservative congressman, spent 7 years as a P.O.W. in this city
    $600 8
"Sportsman's Paradise"
    $600 13
A type of beer & another word for a bet
    $600 4
He played an attorney in both "A Time To Kill" & "The Lincoln Lawyer", both based on bestsellers
    $600 18
The body's connective tissue includes these connecting bone to bone, like the transverse carpal one
    $600 28
In the U.S., this soda is gluten free, as its Vanilla Zero version
    DD: $1,000 23
From 1937 to 1940 Samuel Eliot Morison researched a 450th anniversary bio by retracing this man's voyages
    $800 9
"Greatest Snow On Earth"
    $800 14
A billfold & a wooden hammer
    $800 5
This 2010 film about trapped hiker Aron Ralston was based in part on his memoir "Between A Rock And A Hard Place"
    $800 19
A baby who hasn't yet got the hang of breast-feeding is said to have problems doing this
    $800 27
Don't despair:
gluten-free candies from Nestle include the Butterfinger bar & these chocolate-covered peanuts
    $800 22
U.S. Army pilot Sam Gemar flew on 3 Space Shuttle missions, starting with this alphabetically first craft
    $1000 10
"Unbridled Spirit"
    $1000 15
Not sharp & a cow's mate
    $1000 6
"Blade Runner" & "The Adjustment Bureau" were based on works by this writer
    $1000 20
In "Sixteen Candles" the geek predicts, "Me and her will" do this, the connection of a computer & an outside entity
    $1000 26
This yogurt brand, known in France as "The Little Flower" has many gluten-free flavors, including strawberry kiwi
    $1000 24
Capt. Samuel Hood of the Zealous helped Nelson win the 1798 battle of this river, also called the Battle of Aboukir Bay

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

Brandon Cindy Preston
-$200 $1,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brandon Cindy Preston
$1,800 $3,000 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

LAKES & RIVERS
COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
POETS & POETRY
THIS & THAT
"AND"
ROCK & ROLL
    $400 27
The name of Mille Lacs, a lake in this state, means "1,000 lakes"; sounds like an undercount
    $400 3
Bill Clinton was elected freshman & sophomore class president at this D.C. school but lost his bid for student body pres.
    $400 4
In the 1380s this English poetry pioneer dedicated his verse romance "Troilus and Criseyde" to fellow poet John Gower
    $400 18
Greek myth says the goddess Eris not getting an invite to Peleus & Thetis' wedding feast helped lead to this war
    $400 6
Developed by the Open Handset Alliance, this platform brings "internet-style innovation... to mobile phones"
    $400 1
Chrissie Hynde of this group said she wasn't trying to set an example, "I just wanted to play guitar in a rock & roll band"
    $800 29
Major ports on this river include Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod & Rybinsk
    $800 14
This university was founded in Ithaca, New York in 1865; today, other campuses are in NYC & Qatar
    $800 5
Southey wrote, "His coat was red, and his breeches were blue, and there was a hole where his tail came through"
    $800 19
From 1877 to 1901 she also held the title of Empress of India
    $800 7
Adjective meaning having both male & female characteristics
    $800 2
Dave Grohl recorded this band's 1995 debut album by himself, but has lots of help on 2011's "Wasting Light"
    $1200 25
Crack open a Brazil nut & tell us of your time as a captain on the Rio Madeira, a major tributary of this river
    $1200 15
Geeks can hoop! (Eventually!) In 2007 the men at this Pasadena university snapped an 11-year, 207-game losing streak
    $1200 24
Robert Louis Stevenson's green thumb produced the classic "A Child's" this "Of Verses"
    $1200 20
Prince Borghese was victorious in a 1907 Beijing to Paris race using these; winning time, 61 days
    $1200 8
Name of the symbol seen in all the category titles on the board except "AND"
    $1200 9
Paul Simonon is smashing his bass on the cover of this group's "London Calling"
    DD: $1,800 28
This long river with a short name rises in the Cottian Alps & empties into the Adriatic
    $1600 16
Ernest Rutherford was working at this Montreal university when he explained how radioactivity works
    DD: $3,500 22
Rhyme entered European poetry in the Middle Ages in part from this language in use in the region of Al Andalus in Spain
    $1600 21
This 1831 literary title character preferred single gypsy women & was a tough guy to buy shirts for
    $1600 12
This spicy sausage is a jambalaya staple
    $1600 10
Fans offer Thanksgiving for Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of this band with the hit "Linger"
    $2000 17
In 1900 the founder of this Houston university was suffocated by his valet & a lawyer out to steal his fortune
    $2000 23
As a poet, this author of the prose work "Decameron" made the rhyme scheme ottava rima standard in Italian
    $2000 26
In names of cat breeds, this "kingly" word follows Devon & Cornish
    $2000 13
One of a pair of metal stands for holding logs in a fireplace
    $2000 11
A song by the Bonzo Dog Band gave this "I Will Possess Your Heart" group its grisly name

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brandon Cindy Preston
$6,200 $11,100 $14,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATES
The traditional inaugural lunch for this president & V.P. featured boiled stuffed lobster & prime ribs of beef au jus

Final scores:

Brandon Cindy Preston
$12,400 $6,100 $7,399
2-day champion: $31,600 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brandon Cindy Preston
$6,200 $14,600 $14,200
14 R,
5 W
16 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $35,000

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