Show #6493 - Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Contestants

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Melanie Yulman, a lower schoolteacher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mike McCormick, a logistics director from Hockessin, Delaware

Jennifer North, an attorney from Jersey City, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

GREENBACKS
HITS & MISSES
(Alex: You have to name the female singer for us.)
CANADIAN CAPITALS
THIS REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED
DOUBLE VOWELS
THE CHRISTMAS TREE
    $200 6
More bills of this denomination are printed every year than any other, about 45% of the total
    $200 1
1986:
"Greatest Love Of All"
    $200 8
Although Vancouver is not on Vancouver Island, this capital named for a queen is
    $200 20
In HBO's "John Adams", starting with episode 2
    $200 15
This 10-letter word means impervious to H20
    $200 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew stands in front of the Metropolitan Opera Christmas tree at Lincoln Center in New York.) In 1882, the first Christmas tree with electric lights was set up by Edward Johnson, an engineer & vice president of this man's Electric Company
    $400 7
On $20 bills a seal represents this system; a letter & number represent its component bank issuing the note
    $400 2
1989:
"Wind Beneath My Wings"
    $400 11
This provincial capital is home to Canada's tallest structure
    $400 21
In the Dickens adaptation "Hard Times"
    $400 16
Term for either a New England native or Derek Jeter
    $400 26
If there's blue in your decor, the Colorado blue type of this conifer might be a good tree choice
    DD: $1,400 9
It's the only current bill with the face of a treasury secretary on it
    $600 3
2012:
"Rumour Has It"
    $600 12
During WWII this capital of Nova Scotia was Canada's main naval base
    $600 22
In the BBC's "Terror!"
    $600 17
A wind of 4 to 31 mph; every little one seems to whisper Louise
    $600 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands in front of the Metropolitan Opera Christmas tree at Lincoln Center in New York.) One of the groups that helped make the Christmas tree a tradition in the U.S. were these German mercenaries
    $800 10
A star at the end of this indicates that it's out of sequence with those on the other bills in its series
    $800 4
1999:
"That Don't Impress Me Much"
    $800 13
Its nicknames include "Oil City" & "E-Town"
    $800 23
In the 1969 documentary "Mao Tse-tung and the..."
    $800 18
For 729, it's 27
    $800 28
Original German title of the song we know as "O Christmas Tree"
    $1000 30
Every day this bureau, the B.E.P., produces millions of paper bills, with a face value over $400 million
    $1000 5
2007:
"Umbrella"
    $1000 14
It's the capital & second-largest city of Saskatchewan
    $1000 24
In "The Train", set in the early 20th century & starring Ben Kingsley
    $1000 19
Arabic for "peace", it often precedes "aleikum"
    $1000 29
John Paul II started a tradition of different countries sending a great big tree to light in this square

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

Jennifer Mike Melanie
$2,000 $4,800 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Mike Melanie
$3,600 $6,600 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

GREENE BOOKS
(Alex: We want you to fill in the title of the Graham Greene novel.)
MINORITY POPULATIONS
POPULAR MECHANICS
WE'RE AFTER SOME CONSISTENCY
18th CENTURY PEOPLE
TO THE LIBRARY!
    $400 8
"Our Man in ___"
    $400 7
A large Welsh community has been thriving in Chubut Province in this country's Patagonia region for over 100 years
    $400 18
Aaaaaay! This "Happy Days" mechanic got out of the garage to be Dean of Boys at a vocational high school
    $400 2
This name of late comedian Sales can refer to the consistency of some liquids
    $400 10
Dennis O'Kelly owned Eclipse, one of these, & won a bet that Eclipse would beat the field by 240 yards
    $400 1
In 1901 the USA's first reference library for state legislators was set up in this Wisconsin capital
    $800 9
"The ___ American"
    DD: $2,000 27
Marseilles has a large number of North Africans, most coming from this former colony
    $800 19
This hirsute movie character is 7 feet tall, from Kashyyyk, a limited conversationalist & great at spaceship repair
    $800 20
Similar to "gritty", it's the adjective used of old-time film from the clumping together of particles in the emulsion
    $800 11
Robert Walpole, in power from 1721 to 1742, is regarded as the first of these British heads of government
    $800 3
L.A.'s Central Library used some of the 7 million obsolete cards from this file to wallpaper the elevators
    $1200 12
"This ___ for Hire"
    $1200 26
Brazil has the largest Japanese population outside of Japan, with the most living in the state named for this largest city
    $1200 21
Sparkplug Witwicky was a character in this animated TV series whose main characters could use a good mechanic
    $1200 23
Sticky stuff to catch birds was once made from mistletoe, viscum in Latin; hence this adjective
    $1200 15
She disliked living in New York City; living in Philadelphia from 1790 to 1797 suited her a bit better
    $1200 4
His Nobel Peace Prize is on display at his presidential library in Atlanta
    $1600 13
"The Power and the ___"
    $1600 22
From Paul Sr. to Jr., this reality show on Discovery Teutul-ly covers motorcycle mechanic madness
    $1600 24
This adjective describes the slippery texture of okra or a despicable person
    $1600 16
This Russian's achievements included the founding of cities
    $1600 5
Shh! The name of this official policy of San Diego's Copley Library sounds like it's kept hush-hush
    $2000 14
"The ___ of the Matter"
    $2000 25
Many plants are afflicted by this type of mildew named for feeling like soft feathers
    $2000 17
In 1781 he "critique"d Leibniz' idea that the mind can grasp truths about entities like God
    DD: $1,000 6
Some of its collections were housed in the Serapeum, a temple dedicated to the god Serapis

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Mike Melanie
$8,400 $11,600 $7,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

U.S. PRESIDENTS
This man is the only U.S. president since Hoover not named Time magazine's Man or Person of the Year

Final scores:

Jennifer Mike Melanie
$5,200 $16,801 $9,400
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $16,801 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jennifer Mike Melanie
$8,400 $13,800 $7,400
12 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $29,600

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