Show #6494 - Thursday, December 6, 2012

Contestants

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Noah Rachels, a university fundraiser from Astoria, New York

Skylar Rampersaud, a computer security researcher from Kapolei, Hawaii

Mike McCormick, a logistics director from Hockessin, Delaware (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

HOME SWEET MOTOR HOME
MOVIE MONEY
SHALL I COMPARE THEE?
THE NAME OF THE FLAG
AMERICAN WOMAN
STAY AWAY FROM MEAT
    $200 14
Unlike fixed homes, most motor homes power their lights with this type of current that's found in batteries
    $200 10
Paul Newman won an Oscar for this sequel to "The Hustler"
    $200 21
A crazy person is said to be "nutty as" this notoriously unloved holiday dessert
    $200 8
This country's flag is called the Dannebrog
    $200 1
Florida's state attorney in 1978, she would add the rest of the country to her docket as U.S. Attorney General
    $200 3
AKA soybean curd, it can be frozen up to 3 months--but that will change its texture, making it slightly chewier
    $400 15
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the RV/MH Hall of Fame.) One of the earliest RVs in existence is a 1913 custom-built wooden trailer that went on the back of this famous car of the day
    $400 11
The title of this 1954 classic refers to the Trevi one in Rome
    $400 22
Money in the bank is like this 2-word bedding item that kids tote around
    $400 9
Hinomaru, the name of Japan's flag, means "the circle of" this body
    $400 2
"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor", this future first lady wrote in 1780
    $400 4
This 5-letter term coined in 1944 is the beginning & end of "vegetarian"
    $600 27
Ray Frank, who coined the term motor home, also built the first one made of this synthetic material
    $600 12
Oliver Stone's follow-up to "Wall Street" had this subtitle
    $600 23
Something less than thrilling is commonly said to be this "as ditchwater"
    DD: $1,600 19
This Caribbean nation flies La Estrella Solitaria, "The Solitary Star"
    $600 16
In 1934, after a nervous breakdown, this painter discovered N.M.'s ghost ranch, where she'd make her home
    $600 5
Not "Yesterday" but in 2009, this musician & longtime vegetarian launched a "meat free Monday" campaign
    $800 28
This 5-letter action comes before "out" in the name of a motor home attachment that adds room space
    $800 13
This 1964 Sergio Leone film starring Clint Eastwood introduced the spaghetti western
    $800 24
Something that happens "as quick as" this action literally takes place in 2/5 of a second
    $800 20
On YouTube you can watch Jack Webb talk about the U.S. flag in a clip rhymingly called "The Story of" this
    $800 17
This children's author wrote the 1980 sequel "Superfudge"
    $800 6
Kashi makes this type of crunchy grain-fruit-honey-nut breakfast cereal & bars of it, too
    $1000 29
The film "This Is Nowhere" explores the trend of motor homes "camping" in the parking lots of this colossus of chain stores
    $1000 26
This Cher film takes place at a Woolworth's in a small Texas town, not far from where "Giant" was shot
    $1000 25
Biff went home to mom & dad like this biblical guy did in Luke 15 after some "riotous living"
    $1000 30
Poland's flag is descriptively called bialo-czerwona, meaning these 2 colors
    $1000 18
The first U.S.-born person to be named a saint, she has a "Hall" of a college named for her
    $1000 7
The Food Network says kosher salt is optional for a 1 lb. serving of this, Japanese for green soybeans

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

Mike Skylar Noah
$1,600 $1,000 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Skylar Noah
$2,600 $2,800 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT
AUTHORS ON AUTHORS
THEIR TV ROLES
JA, DAS IST MEIN POSSE
1930s SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
"TAR" & "FEATHER"s
    $400 1
In 1520 Suleiman took over this title as ruler of the Ottoman Empire
    $400 5
Charles Dickens wrote that a visit by this "Fairy Tales" scribe had been "five weeks which seemed to the family ages"
    $400 7
Hank Moody & Fox Mulder
    $400 15
Andreas Brehme was the hero as the West German team won this in 1990
    $400 21
Norman Haworth, who synthesized this vitamin aka ascorbic acid, won a 1937 Nobel Prize
    $400 16
Late or overdue
    $800 2
In 1522 Suleiman recaptured this "colossal" Greek island from the knights of St. John
    $800 6
After reading this book, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote Walt Whitman, "I greet you at the beginning of a great career"
    $800 8
Alexander Scott & Cliff Huxtable
    $800 22
Introduced by DuPont in 1938, Dr. West's miracle toothbrush was the first made of this synthetic polymer
    $800 17
Battling Battalino & Azumah Nelson had success as these
    $1200 3
As his top admiral Suleiman hired the pirate Khayr ad-Din, known as this for his red beard, like a crusading emperor
    $1200 12
When reviewing "Dawn" in the New Yorker, she quipped, "Theodore Dreiser should ought to write nicer"
    $1200 9
Gemma Teller Morrow & Peg Bundy
    $1200 23
Edwin Armstrong developed this new system of radio transmission & built the first station for it in 1939
    $1200 18
The surface of an airport runway
    $1600 4
At the 1526 Battle of Mohács, Sulei & his boys crushed the forces of this kingdom, which had advanced from Buda to meet him
    DD: $2,500 13
Conan Doyle wrote, "Where was the detective story until" this author "breathed the breath of life into it?"
    $1600 10
Lois Lane & Susan Mayer
    $1600 28
Worldwide there are about 150 institutes to promote German culture named for this 18th & 19th c. writer
    $1600 24
In 1930 astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered not only Pluto but Shawna, a main-belt one of these
    $1600 19
This phrase means growing wealthy by taking advantage of one's position
    $2000 25
Hoping to rid himself of those troublesome Hapsburgs, in 1529 Suleiman laid siege to this city but couldn't take it
    $2000 14
In 1974, a decade after her suicide, James Dickey called her "the Judy Garland of American poetry"
    $2000 11
Hurley Reyes & Dr. Diego Soto
    $2000 27
The artistic Novembergruppe included Bertolt Brecht & this composer, his collaborator
    DD: $2,400 26
In 1935 this American became the first to shoot a liquid-fuel rocket faster than the speed of sound
    $2000 20
This Atlantic game fish is also called the silver king & grand écaille

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Skylar Noah
$7,300 $2,000 $13,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD GEOGRAPHY
Though it consists entirely of islands, this populous country borders 3 other nations

Final scores:

Mike Skylar Noah
$14,600 $0 $15,099
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $15,099

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Mike Skylar Noah
$11,400 $4,400 $13,600
18 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
8 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
6 W

Combined Coryat: $29,400

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