Show #6302 - Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Contestants

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Ellen Ciompi, a surgical nurse from Durham, North Carolina

Patrick Morrison, a student of Slavic Studies from Northville, Michigan

Danny Parra, a sportscaster from Miami, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

AMERICANA
BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS
SCIENCE
DEJA VIEW
GIANTS
GANG OF "FOR"
    $200 4
In 1939 Superman made his first appearance as a balloon in this beloved parade
    $200 1
He made ends meet by working as a carpenter before catapulting to fame as Han Solo
    $200 2
This transparent structure behind the iris focuses light entering the eye
    $200 17
Tim Daly was on the run searching for the one-armed man in the updated version of this series
    $200 13
I Samuel says the metal head of his spear weighed 600 shekels, or about 15 pounds
    $200 14
2 weeks, to a Brit
    $400 5
One fifth of the about 400 species at this Washington, D.C. attraction are endangered or threatened
    $400 8
Before that whole telegraph thing, he helped found the National Academy of Design & was its first president
    $400 3
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows us diagrams from the Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian.) Comparing MRI scans of a chimp's brain & a human's shows that the human's is not merely larger; it also contains vastly more white matter connecting these cells vital to the transmission & processing of information
    $400 19
Just the facts--in 2003 Ed O'Neill was on the beat as Joe Friday in the revival of this series
    $400 15
In "Jack and the Beanstalk", Jack stole from the giant a little brown hen that laid these
    $400 24
This fashion adjective refers to an outfit that hugs the body, for example the one seen here
    $600 6
In 1877 the Philadelphia Univ. named for this 3rd president opened one of the first teaching hospitals in the United States
    $600 10
He worked in a bank & a fur-cap store; working on a whaler in the South Seas gave him those great plot lines
    $600 28
By definition, this adjective describes certain organisms that can or must live in the absence of oxygen
    $600 20
As in the original, Heather Locklear played Amanda Woodward on the new version of this show
    $600 16
It's said that this Minnesotan's first bed was a lumber wagon pulled by a team of oxen
    $600 25
A brief raid or excursion
    $800 7
"Oklahoma!" is a musical by Richard Rodgers & this lyricist
    $800 11
She taught law at the University of Chicago & Harvard before the Supreme Court called in 2010
    $800 29
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows us molecular models in the lab.) We're using models of ethanol to show the 2 basic types of molecular models; 1 clarifies the bonds between these particles, while the other shows better what the molecule looks like in actual space
    $800 21
Before "Twilight" & "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", there was this Gothic series & its 1991 remake about Barnabas Collins
    $800 18
This Ted Hughes kids' book creation loves eating barbed wire & rusty chains
    $800 26
This 2-word term used in many a contract is French for "superior strength"
    $1000 9
The Transylvania Co. hired Daniel Boone to blaze a trail through this gap to establish Kentucky as a 14th colony
    DD: $800 12
In 1902 he got fired as a tutor, but family friend Marcel Grossman helped him get a job as a Swiss patent clerk
    $1000 30
This name of the infectious disease caused by the Epstein-Barr virus comes from words meaning "one" & "kernel"
    $1000 22
In 2009 an alien species invaded Earth, claiming to be "of peace, always" in the remake of this sci-fi series
    $1000 23
After Hermes slew this 100-eyed giant, the 100 eyes were placed on the tail of the peacock
    $1000 27
Adjective meaning pertaining to courts of law

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

Danny Patrick Ellen
$2,200 $3,000 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Danny Patrick Ellen
$4,600 $6,600 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

ARCHAEOLOGY
BUSINESS & FINANCE NEWS
EDITORS
ENDANGERED LANGUAGES
(Alex: Name the country in which this language is primarily spoken.)
ADVERBS
GANG OF FORE
    $400 10
In August 2011 this 17th c. pirate captain's flagship was found in waters off Panama; as yet, no rum has been found
    $400 26
Brazilian private equity firm 3G made a whopper of a deal when it paid over $3 billion to acquire this restaurant chain
    $400 21
Maria Guarnaschelli brought some work home as editor of "The Splendid Table" & "Joy of" this
    $400 2
Basque
    $400 12
It's the way the crew of the Enterprise "go where no man has gone before"
    $400 1
Swinging lefty, he won his third Masters title in 2010; he's righthanded in everything else
    $800 11
In 1995 the body of Han dynasty king Liu Wu was found buried with a shroud made of this green gemstone
    $800 27
In 2011 Fitch Agency downgraded this European country's credit rating to CCC, one grade above default
    $800 22
In November 2010 Tina Brown was announced as the editor-in-chief of this current events magazine founded in 1933
    $800 3
Walloon
    $800 16
Though it appears to mean "angrily", this adverb can mean "extremely", as when it precedes "in love"
    $800 7
Golf's 2010 & 2011 U.S. Opens were won by gentlemen named McDowell & McIlroy from this part of the United Kingdom
    $1200 13
Diego de Landa, bishop of Yucatan, helped decipher hieroglyphics of this culture & published his work in a 1566 book
    $1200 28
We're not being redundant when we say that United united with this airline in 2010
    $1200 23
The long of it is that he has been the editor of the crossword puzzles for The New York Times since 1993
    $1200 4
Zapotec
    $1200 18
Yea, in truth, really, this archaic 6-letter word doth mean indeed
    $1200 8
The LPGA's all-time money winner, this Swede dueled it out with the boys at a 2003 PGA event
    $1600 14
Recent excavations on the site of this 1607 Virginia colony have discovered the walls & buildings of its fort
    $1600 29
Amid the phone-hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch withdrew his bid for this biggest British broadcaster
    DD: $2,500 24
John Updike said, "A lot of nice touches in my stories" in this magazine "belong to" editor William Maxwell
    $1600 5
Lombard
& Piedmontese
    $1600 19
Othello said, "Then must you speak of one that loved not" this "but too well"
    $1600 9
This "Super Mex" was struck by lightning at the 1975 Western Open but recovered & won the 1984 PGA Championship
    DD: $5,000 17
In 1902 German archaeologist Robert Koldewey unearthed the fabled Ishtar Gate in the ruins of this ancient city
    $2000 25
As fiction editor at Esquire from 1969 to 1976, Gordon Lish promoted this "scaled-down" style of writing
    $2000 6
Yakut
    $2000 20
Completes the Tom Swifty "Which way is the cemetery?" Tom asked in this serious manner
    $2000 15
From 1947 to 1954, she won 10 major championships, the last while batfling inoperable cancer

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Danny Patrick Ellen
$14,800 $15,500 $10,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1870s PEOPLE
Preserved in the West Point library, his last message reads, "Benteen. Come on. Big village. Be quick. Bring packs"

Final scores:

Danny Patrick Ellen
$24,001 $29,601 $15,000
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $29,601 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Danny Patrick Ellen
$11,800 $14,800 $10,000
22 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
15 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $36,600

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