Show #6442 - Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Contestants

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David Schuman, a communications and economics student originally from Ardsley, New York

Sophie Hill, a Navy analyst from Coronado, California

Erin Zwiener, a conservation journalist and pet-sitter from Abiquiu, New Mexico (whose 3-day cash winnings total $53,399)

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Jeopardy! Round

COMPOSERS' COUNTRY OF BIRTH
(Alex: We're talking about present-day countries now.)
WELCOME TO MY "FLAT"
TAX-ONOMY
SUCH A LITERARY CHARACTER!
IT'S ALL GREEK LETTERS TO ME
BILLBOARD'S TOP MONEY MAKERS OF 2011
    $200 9
Frederic Chopin
    $200 10
You're brilliant! You know this word refers to handing out excessive compliments
    $200 4
In some editions he's identified on the title page as "Tom Sawyer's Comrade"
    $200 1
It's the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet, not the last
    $200 14
No. 1 with nearly $36 million was this young blonde country singer who still looks totally shocked after yet another award win
    $400 13
Edward Elgar
    $400 29
To be "caught" this anatomical way is to be caught unprepared
    $400 28
Death duty is another name for this type of tax
    $400 5
It must have depressed Eeyore even more to realize he's not the title character in this 1926 work
    $400 2
Baaa! This Greek letter immediately precedes mu
    $400 24
With $13 million, she was rolling in the deep dough
    $600 15
Franz Schubert
    $600 20
The Sony 55-inch Bravia EX500, for example
    $600 27
In Dec. 2011 House Republicans agreed to extend a cut in the tax called this because it comes out of worker's checks
    $600 6
Robert Bloch based this motel owner in his novel "Psycho" on convicted Wisconsin killer Ed Gein
    $600 3
It comes before "Crucis" to indicate the third-brightest star in the constellation Crux
    $600 23
When you make nearly $16 million like this New Jersey band, you're livin' on more than a prayer
    $800 16
Hector Berlioz
    $800 19
This hairstyle can also refer to certain warships
    DD: $1,300 25
If you've owned property for more than a year & sell it for a profit, you'll owe the long-term type of this tax
    $800 7
"Peter flung my arm... to a crocodile" is a line from this captain in "Peter Pan"
    $800 11
This Greek letter seen here sure marks the spot
    $800 22
We like "The Sweetest Taboo" too, but were still surprised to see this 1-named singer at No. 6
    $1000 17
Heitor Villa-Lobos
    $1000 18
This organization of unorthodox geographic views dates back almost 200 years & reopened to new members in 2009
    $1000 26
In 1966's Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections, the Supreme Court ruled these taxes on voting were unconstitutional
    $1000 8
Spymaster Karla is George Smiley's adversary in books by this man
    $1000 12
This 18th Greek letter precedes "chi" in the name of a well-known fraternity
    $1000 21
No. 9 with $13 million, he made the country charts his "Kinda Party"

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

Erin! Sophie David
$800 $2,600 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Erin! Sophie David
-$1,800 $4,200 $2,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

PHOENIX
DAYTIME SOAPS FOR SHORT
THE ADMIRALS CLUB
"M"ISCELLANY
TO YOUR HEALTH
THESE PUNS ARE OFFAL
(Alex: Stinky-poo stuff.)
    $400 25
The Salt River Valley, home to Phoenix as well as Mesa & Tempe, is nicknamed "The Valley of" this
    $400 23
Susan Lucci's longtime gig:
"AMC"
    $400 6
Habitat 67 in this North American city is a landmark in 20th century architecture
    $400 28
Also known as renal lithiasis, these small, hard deposits can be made of mineral & acid salts
    $400 1
The Soviet Union's economy was slow to recover after World War II; it just kept this dictator
    $800 24
This airline once based in Phoenix merged with U.S. Airways & the arena once named for it is now the U.S. Airways Center
    $800 19
Even to old fans it's "Y&R"
    $800 29
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows us a figurehead in the Sydney, Australia Nat'l Maritime Museum.) The figurehead of this famed admiral, who died off Cape Trafalgar & became an English national hero, comes from an 1814 British battleship
    $800 7
Marlon Brando was one of the actors who used this approach of deep character identification
    $800 27
In the body, dietary tryptophan is converted to vitamin B3, aka this
    $800 2
Without this branch of mathematics pioneered by Euclid, life would be pointless
    $1200 14
A popular activity in Phoenix is hiking this mountain that's said to resemble a certain animal kneeling, hence its name
    $1200 22
In the 1960s Agnes Nixon was its head writer:
"GL"
    DD: $3,000 26
This admiral was nicknamed the "Hero of Manila"
    $1200 8
They're the small but fun bumps seen here
    $1200 18
The upper portion of your nose is bone--the lower, cartilage; this surgical procedure can modify either or both parts
    $1200 3
The blood bank wouldn't let me donate; I went there in this blood vessel
    DD: $2,500 13
A gallery in Phoenix' Heard Museum is named for this Supreme Court justice who worked in Phoenix in the 1970s
    $1600 21
It stopped spinning in 2010 after a 54-year run:
"ATWT"
    $1600 15
The Japanese capitulation was signed on Sept. 2, 1945 on the USS Missouri, the flagship of this fleet admiral
    $1600 9
The term for a single one of the wise men who visited Jesus, it's also the title of a John Fowles novel
    $1600 17
Reconstruction of a torn ACL, short for this cruciate ligament, involves creating a new one from grafted tissue
    $1600 4
Young Karl flunked out of Communist school; he was getting terrible these
    $2000 12
Phoenix is the seat of Maricopa County, home to this sheriff who's made headlines for his crackdown on illegal immigrants
    $2000 20
It's set in the fictitious Midwest town of Salem:
"DOOL"
    $2000 11
This engineer who developed the USS Nautilus, the first atomic-powered sub, was promoted to admiral in 1973
    $2000 10
This monarch of Austria was the mother of Marie Antoinette
    $2000 16
(Dr. Oz reads the clue from an operating room.) From the Greek for "clothing", it's this formation of a blood clot in a blood vessel; if it causes a blockage, you've got an embolism
    $2000 5
Careful golfers always carry 2 pair of pants in case they get one of these rare things

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Erin! Sophie David
$3,400 $8,100 $6,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE BIBLE
This term for a final resting place got its name because clay was dug up there for craftsmen

Final scores:

Erin! Sophie David
$1,400 $4,100 $4,300
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $4,300

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Erin! Sophie David
$3,400 $10,200 $7,600
11 R,
7 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $21,200

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