Show #6449 - Thursday, October 4, 2012

Contestants

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Margaret Minett-Longdon, a healthcare worker from Winnebago, Illinois

Brendan O'Connor, an Internet security engineer from San Francisco, California

Erik Dresner, an Internet marketer from Elmhurst, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE STOCK MARKET
BULLS & BEARS
A VOWEL OF SILENCE
WE GOVERNED THAT STATE
ROCKTOBER
LIFE ON THE MEKONG
(Kelly: A fascinating journey along Southeast Asia's mightiest river.)
    $200 8
London stock exchange prices are mainly quoted in this currency
    $200 1
The Pleiades & the Hyades, both galactic clusters, can be found in this constellation
    $200 13
Silent U:
To estimate--yours "is as good as mine"
    $200 18
Pat Brown,
Pete Wilson
    $200 20
These punks changed rock forever with the October 1977 release of their album "Never Mind the Bollocks"
    $200 6
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reads with two cart-yoked ungulates from Vietnam.) As in many parts of the world, male bovines are used as draft animals and called by this general term; they may not look very fast, but a race run between these animals is an annual Mekong Delta event
    $400 9
Sony Corporation has the code 6758 on this foreign exchange
    $400 2
This Muppet fancies himself a stand-up comic & often concludes his jokes by saying, "Wocka, wocka"
    $400 14
Silent E:
The bright, blinding reflection of sun shining on ice
    $400 19
Jacques Villere,
Pierre Auguste Charles Bourguignon Derbigny
    $400 21
On October 1, 2011 this KISS bassist married his longtime squeeze Shannon Tweed
    $400 7
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a fish farm facility in Vietnam.) One of the world's largest freshwater aquaculture industries is Mekong River farming for this fish; at over 600 pounds, the giant type may be the largest fish ever caught in freshwater
    $600 10
"ED" is the symbol of this, the longest-listed NYSE stock
    $600 3
Bedtime, Birthday & Funshine were among the first 10 of these characters created in 1981 by American Greetings
    $600 15
Silent A:
it precedes "eagle" in an acrobatic type of ski jump
    $600 22
On Oct. 15, 1988 reggae topped the U.S. charts courtesy of this band's rendition of "Red Red Wine"
    $600 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a workshop where women work bundles of wood.) A key part of Mekong's life & economy is this type of palm that's best known for making wicker-like furniture; there may be a boom coming as scientists have found a way to make it into artificial bone
    $800 11
eBay is listed on this New York-based stock exchange
    $800 4
This literary bear reached London from "darkest Peru"
    $800 16
Silent O:
A group of folks, or the name of a magazine
    $800 23
On Oct. 20, 1977 Ronnie Van Zant & Steve Gaines of this Southern rock band died in a plane crash
    $800 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a boat in Cambodia.) The many elaborate houseboats we see along the shores of the Mekong are painted blue in honor of Indra, the god of thunder & rain in this religion
    DD: $2,400 12
The world's fourth-largest public company according to Forbes, it is traded in Amsterdam
    $1000 5
In the late 1960s this Chicago Bulls mascot became the first mascot to roam the sidelines of an NBA game
    $1000 17
Silent I:
This liquid precedes "up" when you add more power
    $1000 24
Booing heard during his Oct. 15, 1971 performance at MSG inspired this ex-teen idol to write the song "Garden Party"
    $1000 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a temple courtyard in Cambodia.) Originally built to house the earthly remains of the Buddha & his associates, these commemorative monuments that house relics or saintly remains can be seen all along the Mekong

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Erik Brendan Margaret
$2,400 $600 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Erik Brendan Margaret
$1,600 $5,600 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

LIKE A VESTAL VIRGIN
TV ATTORNEYS
JACQUES OF ALL TRADES
SHERLOCK HOLMES STORIES
SNAG A RAM WITH ANAGRAMS
"A" THERE
    $400 12
The vestal virgins were Roman priestesses in service of Vesta, goddess of this, the floor of a fireplace
    $400 6
Alan Shore, played by James Spader, left "The Practice" to practice law for Crane, Poole & Schmidt on this series
    $400 18
He was president of France from 1995 to 2007
    $400 8
This "in Scarlet"
    $400 10
This annual event "TRIMS CASH"
    $400 1
You'll find Disneyland between this city's Ball Road & Katella Avenue
    $800 13
The Vestalia Festival ended when the temple was swept; the sweepings were often cast into this river
    $800 7
For 16 seasons he played Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy on "Law & Order"
    $800 22
In 1973 he founded a nonprofit society dedicated to marine conservation
    $800 9
"A Scandal in" this European kingdom
    $800 11
"TESTIMONY INDICATES A FAKE" anagrams out to "a case of mistaken" this
    $800 2
In 1550 the Spanish founded a settlement at the site of what's now this "Riviera of Mexico"
    $1200 14
We wonder if a funny thing happened to the virgins on the way to this temple-filled area where they lived
    $1200 23
A statue of this French missionary who hooked up with Jolliet represents Wisconsin in the U.S. Capitol
    $1200 17
This "League" of gingers
    $1200 19
"HEY DOG, RUN!" appropriately anagrams to this breed
    $1200 3
Ethiopian Empress Taitu gave this city a name meaning "new flower"
    DD: $1,600 15
The Vestal virgins received the wills of dignitaries, like this man who died in 30 B.C. & requested to be buried in Egypt
    $1600 24
Last name of French papermaking brothers Jacques & Joseph, who pioneered the hot air balloon
    $1600 26
"The Adventure of" these men seen in a cipher from the story
    $1600 20
Runway star who "ELUDES ROMP"
    $1600 4
This New Zealand city lies on an isthmus between Waitemata & Manukau Harbors
    $2000 16
So as not to spill their blood, vestal non-virgins were killed this way, which Poe called a "ghastly extreme of agony"
    $2000 25
A musical revue of this singer-songwriter's works was called this man "Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris"
    $2000 27
This many "Orange Pips"
    $2000 21
There "IS NO AMITY" in this word, a feeling of strong dislike
    DD: $2,000 5
From the Arabic for "the islands", this African city is capital of a country with a similar name

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Erik Brendan Margaret
$2,000 $8,800 $5,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AUTHORS
In 1890 he captained the stern-wheeler Roi des Belges on a voyage down the Congo River

Final scores:

Erik Brendan Margaret
$4,000 $11,201 $8,800
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $11,201 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Erik Brendan Margaret
$4,400 $8,800 $7,600
12 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
9 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $20,800

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