Show #6498 - Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Contestants

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Saidi Chen, an attorney for a legal nonprofit from New York, New York

Alistair Bell, a computer chip designer from Berlin, Massachusetts

Rachel Shuman, a curriculum coordinator from Silver Spring, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

BREAD
EARLY U.S. CAPITALS
SLINGING ARROWS
"C" THE 4-LETTER WORDS
THAT DOCTOR IS UNREAL!
ARMY BRANCHES
    $200 16
Hot cross buns are traditionally served on this day, 2 days before Easter
    $200 11
Home to the U.S. Naval Academy, it served as the U.S. capital from November 26, 1783 to August 19, 1784
    $200 21
This tribute from District 12 uses a bow & arrow to help her win the Hunger Games
    $200 2
Term for a baby whale or seal
    $200 1
Soviet editors said this Pasternak novel had anti-Soviet material, so it was not published in the USSR
    $200 26
The name of this Army branch is also something a knight might wear
    $400 17
This U.S. city precedes "brown" in the name of a sweet, dark steamed bread
    $400 12
In 1783 Nassau Hall on this Ivy League school's campus received the first foreign minister to the U.S., a delegate from Holland
    $400 22
The cruel but cowardly King Joffrey likes the heft of a crossbow on this HBO drama
    $400 3
A large barrel for wine
    DD: $1,000 4
This 1886 title doctor isn't really himself when he tramples over a kid & clubs a guy to death
    $400 27
The fortification suggests this corps may be adept at building things
    $600 18
It's the Hebrew-derived name for a loaf of bread baked for the Sabbath
    $600 13
Before it became capital of New Jersey, it was the U.S. capital for 2 months; Congress met at the French Arms Tavern
    $600 23
Sam Claflin said the bow & arrow was the toughest part of his role as a duke enchanted by Kristen Stewart in this fairy tale
    $600 8
Of the 4 Beatles, John was known as "the smart one" & Paul was this one
    $600 5
In letters to his children during WWI, Hugh Lofting created this title physician
    $600 28
It's the ancient symbol seen here on the insignia of the Medical Service Corps
    $800 19
Kneading converts flour, water & leavening into a smooth & elastic bread dough by developing this substance
    $800 14
Pierre L'Enfant remodeled this hall in Lower Manhattan before it was the seat of government in 1789 & 1790
    $800 24
In this animated 2012 film, Princess Merida must rely on her archery skills to undo a curse
    $800 9
A worn but elegant decorating style combining old & new is popularly referred to as shabby this
    $800 6
He falls in love with Mary Morstan in "The Sign of Four"; can you deduce who it is?
    $800 29
In Vietnam the Special Forces, also known by this colorful name, earned 17 Medals of Honor
    $1000 20
You can see why the loaves have this name that means "slipper" in Italian
    $1000 15
1 of 2 Pennsylvania cities other than Philadelphia in which the Second Continental Congress met
    $1000 25
Daryl Dixon puts his Horton Scout crossbow to good use against zombies on this AMC show
    $1000 10
Clamp this small movable bar on the fretboard of a guitar & it will raise the pitch of the strings
    $1000 7
This doctor is the title of works by both Thomas Mann & Christopher Marlowe
    $1000 30
If these crossed muskets are on your uniform, you're part of this fighting force

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

Rachel Alistair Saidi
$2,400 $1,000 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rachel Alistair Saidi
$5,200 $1,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

COMMA SUTRA
ADVENTUROUS FOLKS
STARTS WITH A BODY PART
PHYSICS 101
POP MUSIC BEFORE & AFTER
(Alex: Each correct response coming up from the names of two recording artists.)
"G"EOGRAPHY
    $400 18
A comma is half of this other punctuation mark
    $400 23
75 years after he disappeared, George Mallory's body was found at the 27,000-foot level on this mountain in 1999
    $400 13
Peace activists use this biblical word to describe a possible nuclear world war
    $400 1
Wavelength is typically measured from one of these 5-letter high points on the wave to the next
    $400 2
"Nasty" &
"Running On Empty"
    $400 4
If you go west through this strait, you're not in the Mediterranean anymore
    $800 19
In musical tuning the Pythagorean comma is a gap between C sharp & this, which seem like they should be the same note
    $800 24
Isabella Bird's 19th c. journeys in this land, now Iran, included having to pull a gun on angry tribespeople
    $800 14
Alfalfa & peas, for example
    $800 9
In 1906 Walther Nernst announced his heat theorem, now known as the third law of this
    $800 3
"The Crying Game" &
"Got My Mind Set On You"
    DD: $2,000 5
Between the Dardanelles & the Aegean lies this Turkish peninsula, site of WWI strife
    $1200 20
The comma type of this insect in the Nymphalidae family has orange wings with ragged edges
    $1200 25
In October 1492 Columbus first landed in the New World on an island that's today in this nation
    $1200 15
Ground, soil
    $1200 10
The fundamental constant of quantum physics is named for this German who originated the quantum theory
    $1200 6
I'm drawing a blank--just east of Detroit there's this city & its namesake "Farms", "Shores", "Woods" & "Park"
    $1600 21
An Oxford comma, also called a serial comma, is a comma used before this part of speech
    DD: $2,000 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Robben Island in South Africa.) Fearful of cannibals on the mainland, this Portuguese explorer sought food & refuge on South Africa's Robben Island during his India voyage in the 1490s
    $1600 16
Its name is from the Greek for "river horse"
    $1600 11
It's the colorful name for the random movement of microscopic particles in a liquid
    $1600 7
What the Germans called Danzig, the Poles call this
    $2000 22
A motif resembling a comma is central to some types of this textile pattern named for a Scottish town
    $2000 27
In 1792 this British naval officer surveyed the coast of Washington & named Mount Rainier
    $2000 17
Triglycerides are one type of these fatty compounds
    $2000 12
Get up in the "A.M." & learn that an orbiting body's this is the product of mass, velocity & distance from an axis
    $2000 8
The Pyrenees are part of the border of this historical region of southwest France

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rachel Alistair Saidi
$2,400 $13,200 $1,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FASHION DESIGNERS
In 1986 her company, now associated with JC Penney, became the first founded by a woman to make the Fortune 500

Final scores:

Rachel Alistair Saidi
$2,001 $13,200 $1,950
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $13,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Rachel Alistair Saidi
$1,400 $13,200 $3,000
11 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
15 R,
3 W
15 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $17,600

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