Show #6405 - Friday, June 22, 2012

Contestants

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Ayana Matthews, a geriatric nursing assistent and chef from Baltimore, Maryland

Bridget Gallagher, a fundraising consultant from Arlington, Virginia

Margaret Swanson, a graduate student of architecture from Somerville, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $3,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

TEXAS-BASED COMPANIES
DIAL M FOR MURDER
COMMON BONDS
LESSER-KNOWN NOBEL PRIZE LIT WINNERS
STARTS WITH 3 CONSONANTS
MILESTONE BIRTHDAYS 2012
    $200 15
Hello? Headquartered in Dallas, it's the USA's largest tele-communications company
    $200 9
He's still in prison for the murders his "family" committed in August of 1969
    $200 11
A rainbow,
a horseshoe hung above a door,
a 4-leaf clover
    $200 1
More people know this name as a deformed French literary character than as the name of the Italian who won the 1959 prize
    $200 22
A time of year, or a stream of water
    $200 3
It might be "risky business" for him to keep doing his own stunts after he turns 50 on July 3
    $400 27
You'll find the logo seen here on products throughout this retailer's more than 4,700 stores in the United States & Mexico
    $400 10
For murdering a nurse from county Clare, in 1954 Michael Manning became the last person executed in this country
    $400 12
Janet Evanovich,
Lilian Jackson Braun,
Sue Grafton
    $400 2
The Nobel folks said the tales of Patrick White "introduced" this continent "into literature"
    $400 23
A ceremony at which a baby is named
    $400 4
When the real Slim Shady stands up, this rapper will turn 40 on October 17
    $600 28
Failing to live up to its name, this largest video rental chain filed for bankruptcy in 2010
    $600 13
Firearm in the nickname of murderous Jack McGurn-- rat-tat-tat!
    $600 18
A piano,
a typewriter,
Florida
    $600 7
Carl Spitteler of this Alpine country was honored in "appreciation of his epic, 'Olympian Spring'"
    $600 24
To attack with guns by way of airplane
    $600 5
Just in time for summer, this British prince turned 30 on June 21
    $800 29
AMR is the parent company of this airline that landed in new headquarters in Dallas/Fort Worth in 1979
    $800 14
1880s Manhattan killer Mike McGloin appears in this chronicle of Big Apple crime, both the book & the Leo DiCaprio movie
    $800 19
Redwood,
Mammoth Cave,
Mesa Verde
    $800 8
Bjornstjerne M. Bjornson was recognized for his poems, one of which became this song of Norway
    $800 25
An illegal wrestling move, or complete power over something
    $800 6
Young Jethro on TV's "The Beverly Hillbillies", he turns 75 in December
    DD: $1,000 30
This large retailer of imported furnishings & gifts began as a single store in the San Francisco Bay area
    $1000 16
Confined to an insane asylum for an 1872 London murder, William Minor became a major contributor to this dictionary
    $1000 20
Hurricanes,
needles,
Swiss cheese
    $1000 17
This country's Wislawa Szymborska, the 1996 winner for her poetry, died in 2012
    $1000 26
Adjective for a worn-out garment or a flimsy excuse
    $1000 21
This former child star & 2-time best actress Oscar winner hits the big 5-0 on November 19

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

Margaret Bridget Ayana
$800 $1,800 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Margaret Bridget Ayana
$1,200 $4,400 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

TAKE ME "N-A" WHERE
(Alex: Each correct response will end with those two letters.)
RED, RED WINE
PHOENICIA PHUN
FLOWERY LANGUAGE
PLAY THEM OFF
KEYBOARD CATS
    $400 7
Its parishes include Ascension, Assumption & Beauregard
    $400 6
This popular French red gets its name because its grapes grow in dark bunches that resemble pine cones
    $400 19
Great sailors, the Phoenicians were the first to use this "directional" star as a navigational guide
    $400 12
A periodical publication such as a yearbook
    $400 22
He roared back from 4 strokes down & beat Chris DiMarco in a one-hole playoff to win the 2005 Masters
    $400 1
At the age of 5, he performed at the Bavarian Court alongside his sister Maria Anna
    $800 8
The name of this partner of Bosnia means "dukedom"
    $800 14
Term for intense, flavorful wine, like many Cabernets, that's also the name of a Wrigley's gum
    $800 20
The people of Tyre were known for the expensive dye of this color that was obtained from the Murex snail
    $800 13
To grow with vigor, or Joyce's Molly
    $800 23
If 2 NFL teams tie for a postseason spot, they no longer play for it; if all their stats are dead even, they do this
    $800 2
In 1937 this keyboard noble wrote & recorded what became his band's theme song, "One O'Clock Jump"
    $1200 9
Muhammad fled there in 622; if you're Muslim, today you can visit his tomb there
    $1200 18
Red lambrusco was cultivated by these Roman precursors & "Jeopardy!" favorites
    $1200 21
The Phoenicians celebrated this on the Autumnal Equinox; we celebrate it about 100 days later
    $1200 15
To restrain "the tide"
    $1200 28
Thanks to Bobby Thomson's home run, this team won the pennant, downing the Dodgers in a 1951 playoff
    $1200 3
At the 2012 Grammys the Beach Boys feted their 50th anniversary with this song-writing sibling at piano
    DD: $2,200 10
This world capital in the West Indies was established at its present site in 1519
    $1600 24
These grapes add body and softness to blended reds; I like them a "lot"
    DD: $1,500 26
Until the 500s A.D., Africans near Carthage spoke this Phoenician dialect, also the name of 3 wars
    $1600 16
In an incandescent light bulb, it's usually made of tungsten
    $1600 29
His 1998 game-winner over Bryon Russell was named the NBA's top playoff moment; Utah fans still say it was a foul
    $1600 4
In 1957 he added a vocal group, the Raelettes, to his concerts & recordings
    $2000 11
This city is home to Pacific Oaks College, but that's not why it's the focus of attention each January
    $2000 25
Many fine cabernets come from this country's Atacama region
    $2000 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew explains a region on a map.) Generally speaking, Phoenicia was bounded on the north by the Eleutherus River, & on the south by this mountain in present-day Haifa in Israel
    $2000 17
This term for a wreath also refers to a short collection of poems
    $2000 5
In 1986 this piano virtuoso finally returned home to the USSR after 60 years for recitals in Moscow & Leningrad

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Margaret Bridget Ayana
$7,200 $6,800 $7,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

20th CENTURY TECHNOLOGY
The first major use of simultaneous translation, before adoption by the U.N., was in this European city in 1945 & 1946

Final scores:

Margaret Bridget Ayana
$13,200 $800 $1,000
2-day champion: $17,199 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Margaret Bridget Ayana
$7,200 $6,800 $10,200
10 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $24,200

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