Show #6299 - Thursday, January 26, 2012

Contestants

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Brendan Graham, a soldier and a physician from San Antonio, Texas

Rhonda Hammons, a former video store owner from Winnsboro, Louisiana

Taylor Cope, a financial analyst from Chicago, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

FAMOUS FIRSTS
APPLIANCES
BIBLICAL GEOGRAPHY
RETRONYMS
SPORTS BY MOVIE
USS IWO JIMA
    $200 1
Starting an annual tradition, Calvin Coolidge lit the first national one of these in 1923 south of the White House
    $200 4
Keep this home appliance running efficiently by cleaning the lint filter after each use
    $200 7
When Joseph died he was embalmed & "put in a coffin in" this country where his father Jacob was also buried
    $200 23
Typewriter keyboards had only one kind of slash; on computer keyboards, it's now called this "slash"
    $200 8
"Mr. 3000"
    $200 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from the deck of the USS Iwo Jima in New York.) The tiltrotor Osprey carried Barack Obama during his 2008 tour of Iraq & was later used in relief efforts in this Caribbean nation after the January 2010 earthquake
    DD: $1,000 2
In March 1841 the U.S. Senate experienced its first continuous one of these; it lasted 6 days
    $400 13
Women once blew their hair dry by using the exhaust function on this cleaning appliance
    $400 17
The King James Bible refers to it as the Salt Sea
    $400 24
This rhyming term refers to the letters the postal carrier brings to your house
    $400 9
"Like Mike"
    $400 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from the deck of USS Iwo Jima in New York.) The Harrier jet, a British-American hybrid that can take off & land vertically, has been used by the Marines all over the world & by the British in this 1982 war in the South Atlantic
    $600 3
In 1963, for the 1st network use of this technology, Lindsey Nelson cautioned that "Army did not score again"
    $600 14
starwars.com has offered one of these appliances that burns Darth Vader's image onto your food
    $600 28
Only Rahab & her family, who had cared for Joshua's spies, survived the destruction of this city
    $600 25
Sometimes we have this, as opposed to daylight saving
    $600 10
"Days of Thunder"
    $600 20
(Kelly of the Clue Crew gives the clue from the deck of USS Iwo Jima in New York.) The backbone of the Marines' attack helicopter fleet, the Cobra helped provide air support in the 1990 evacuation of the U.S. embassy in this Liberian capital
    $800 5
Frank McNamara created this first multipurpose charge card in 1950 after finding his wallet missing at a restaurant
    $800 15
A blender liquifies whole fruits put into it; this appliance extracts fluids from the fibers & separates the pulp
    $800 29
This city is also called Zion, referring to one of the hills on which it stood
    $800 26
PBS' Jay Jay the jet plane has a friend in Big Jake, this type of plane
    $800 11
"Remember the Titans"
    $800 21
(Kelly of the Clue Crew gives the clue from the USS Iwo Jima in New York.) The LCAC amphibious landing craft rides on a cushion of air, delivering troops & equipment to beaches around the world; in 1991, a record 11 LCACs were used in the Persian Gulf during Operation this
    $1000 6
On July 28, 1933 Western Union operator Lucille Lipps delivered the first one of these to Rudy Vallee on his birthday
    $1000 16
In the 1930s this trademarked coolant replaced ammonia, methyl chloride & sulfur dioxide in U.S. refrigerators
    $1000 27
It's what the white rabbit consulted when Alice heard him remark that he would be late
    $1000 12
"Miracle"
    $1000 22
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clues from the deck of USS Iwo Jima in New York.) The Iwo Jima's motto "Uncommon valor" comes from this commander of the Pacific Fleet in World War II, who said, "For those who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue"

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

Taylor Rhonda Brendan
$2,400 $4,600 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Taylor Rhonda Brendan
$5,600 $6,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

A REAL RHODES SCHOLAR
MARVEL-OUS
AUTHORS' RHYME TIME
ANIMALS IN THE NEWS
BAVARIA
SOUNDS LIKE A LANGUAGE
(Alex: Each correct response will end in -I-S-H.)
    $400 26
George Stephanopoulos was a Rhodes scholar in theology before becoming a senior aide to this Rhodie
    $400 6
He became editor-in-chief of Timely (later Marvel) comics in 1942 at age 18 & stayed in that role until 1972
    $400 21
Ms. Morrison's friends & followers
    $400 15
In Chicago there was a 2010 summit regarding these bloodsucking insects that once took over U.N. headquarters
    $400 1
Every spring Bavarians have a 2-week celebration of doppelbock & other strong types of this
    $400 11
Like shiny metal dulled by oxidation, I like to damage reputations; you could say I speak this verb
    $800 27
First in his class at West Point, this Rhodes scholar later ran for president
    $800 7
In Neil Gaiman's graphic novel "1602", Marvel kills off this British ruler
    $800 22
Cussler's itchy skin eruptions
    $800 16
In 2011 New Yorkers followed the saga of a cobra missing from this zoo (& found right there 6 days later)
    $800 2
In gratitude for supporting him in his conquest of Europe, this leader made Bavaria a kingdom in 1805
    $800 12
I have labored to learn this ancient tongue, which happens when the end of a race is too close for the naked eye
    $1200 8
While studying at Columbia, Elektra Natchios dated blind Matt Murdock, later known as this superhero
    $1200 23
Ian's migratory rodents
    $1200 17
Paul the "psychic" this sea creature intrigued World Cup fans in 2010 with his spot-on picks
    $1200 3
In the 1870s this composer built a theater, Festspielhaus, in Bayreuth to perform his operas
    $1200 13
I speak a little this, a scar or birthmark or a stain on your record
    $1600 29
This cable TV newswoman received a doctorate in politics from Oxford
    $1600 9
"She-devil with a sword", she made her first appearance in Marvel's Conan the Barbarian No. 23
    $1600 24
Eudora's Scottish sheepdogs
    $1600 18
Tumors infecting these marsupials of an Australian island-state were found to be a contagious cancer
    $1600 4
The aircraft businesses of Gustav Otto & Karl Rapp merged to form this Munich company now known for cars
    $1600 14
I'm fluent in this, the type of Islamic worshiper seen here in the specific garb of his order
    DD: $2,400 28
This Arkansas senator for whom an international scholarship is named was a Rhodes scholar
    $2000 10
His surgical career was cut short after an accident, so now he's "Master of the Mystic Arts"
    $2000 25
Tolstoy's Prizms & Metros
    $2000 19
In Sept. 2010 the FDA held hearings over approving genetically altered these fish for human consumption
    DD: $2,600 5
Every 10 years the villagers of Oberammergau stage about 100 performances of this type of Easter drama
    $2000 20
I get by in this, a verb meaning to reduce someone to a state of dire want

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Taylor Rhonda Brendan
$11,600 $5,800 $14,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

HEALTH MATTERS
This term for sudden severe head pain that typically lasts only a few minutes was trademarked by 7-Eleven in 1994

Final scores:

Taylor Rhonda Brendan
$20,001 $8,600 $26,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Taylor Rhonda Brendan
$11,600 $5,200 $13,800
18 R,
1 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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