Show #6510 - Friday, December 28, 2012

Contestants

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Sandip Amin, a finance manager originally from Madison, Illinois

Paula Menasche, a high school social studies teacher from Coral Gables, Florida

Nichole Mancone, a college registrar from Providence, Rhode Island (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
LETTERS, WE GET LETTERS
SELF-HELP BOOKS
ACTORS & THEIR ROLES
TRANS "PO" TATION
U.S. CITIES
    $200 16
The week after this holiday is National Egg Salad Week
    $200 21
At the start of a word, this can be silent when it's right before S & it creates an "F" sound when it precedes H
    $200 26
Helping you overcome misery, Penelope Russianoff's self-helper is titled "When Am I Going To Be" this
    $200 1
Evelyn Salt &
Lara Croft
    $200 11
In the U.K. "panda car" is slang for one of these autos
    $200 7
We're livin' on the air in this city, home to the 49-story Carew Tower, on the north bank of the Ohio River
    $400 17
In 1954 Congress changed the name of Armistice Day to this
    $400 22
The 11th letter, it's rarely used in languages that developed from Latin
    $400 27
Misquoting Robert Frost didn't stop this M. Scott Peck book from spending years on the bestseller lists
    $400 2
Ichabod Crane &
Barnabas Collins
    $400 12
On April 3, 1860 a ride carrying 49 letters & 5 telegrams got this service started
    $400 3
This Southern city was the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention
    $600 18
"Sevivon, Sov, Sov, Sov", or "Dreidel, Spin, Spin, Spin", is traditionally sung during this Jewish holiday
    $600 23
A hieroglyph of waves of water is the origin not of W but of this consonant
    $600 28
Q: Why is that guy so slow to ask me out?
A: This title of a Greg Behrendt-Liz Tuccillo book
    $600 4
Galadriel &
Katharine Hepburn
    $600 13
The Solstice & the Torrent were fine rides from this GM brand
    $600 8
This city's metro area includes Lorain, Lake & Cuyahoga; visit 'em all!
    DD: $2,000 19
At the beginning of each term, Supreme Court justices work one week, then get Monday off for this
    $800 24
At the beginning of a word, this other letter nearly always represents the "Z" sound
    $800 29
He hit the "Jack" pot cooking up "Chicken Soup for the Soul" & now tells you how to achieve "Maximum Confidence"
    $800 5
Les Grossman &
Ethan Hunt
    $800 14
It's the method of overland transport seen here
    $800 9
The art deco-style Union Depot & Phillips Oil "Philcade" suit this city in Oklahoma to a "T"
    $1000 20
November 29 is Nellie Tayloe Ross Day in this state where she served as governor
    $1000 25
The combination of this consonant followed by G makes a "J" sound
    $1000 30
He's followed up his self-help bestseller "The Power of Now" with "A New Earth"
    $1000 6
Stephanie Plum &
Alison Scott, who got "Knocked Up"
    $1000 15
In 1952 Ambrose Weeres put a wooden platform on top of steel barrels to create the first of these boats
    $1000 10
Orange you glad to know this city in Central New York supplied most of the salt needs of the U.S. until 1870

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

Nichole Paula Sandip
$5,200 $1,000 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nichole Paula Sandip
$10,800 $1,200 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

I LOVE "L.A."
ITALIAN HISTORY
SOUND THE TRUMPET
WHAT DEGREE DID THEY GET?
VAN GOGH
(Alex: One of his most famous...)
STARRY NIGHT
    $400 7
Literature, history & philosophy are included in this type of modern college curriculum
    $400 18
On Aug. 8, 1922 he played a New Orleans jazz funeral & took a train north to become a world-famous trumpeter
    $400 13
1929:
Columbia delivers Benjamin Spock
    $400 1
In an 1889 letter to this brother, Van Gogh said he hoped to "one day prove that I have not impoverished the family"
    $400 22
Alpheratz in the great square of this winged equine actually belongs to the constellation Andromeda
    $800 6
During strenuous exercise, the muscles produce this, C3H6O3; it's also abundant in sour milk
    $800 19
In 1981 he & his brother Branford both played in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
    $800 14
1966,
then it was off to Salomon Brothers:
Michael Bloomberg
    $800 2
Van Gogh's painting of these violet-colored flowers was begun within his first week at the Saint-Remy Asylum
    $800 23
The closest star to our sun aside from the Alpha Centauri System, Barnard's Star is a red this, 1/5 the size of Sol
    $1200 8
The motto of this New York society is "making the case for humanity"
    $1200 20
His albums include "Miles Ahead" & "Star People", which included a tribute to his wife Cicely Tyson
    $1200 15
1986:
Elena Kagan gets no argument from Harvard
    $1200 3
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a painting on a monitor.) Van Gogh's "The Yellow House" depicts the home where he stayed in Arles; the window on the left was Van Gogh's bedroom; the one on the right was the guest room where this artist stayed for 9 weeks in 1888
    DD: $1,000 24
Other than the Sun, the 1st star surface directly photographed was Betelgeuse, the shoulder of this constellation
    $1600 11
The gibbon is this type of primate
    DD: $3,600 9
The Etruscans' territory extended roughly south to this river, where the hero Horatius stopped them at the bridge
    $1600 21
This bebop pioneer was famous for his angled trumpet, which was bent upward, & his puffy cheeks when he played it
    $1600 16
1935:
The first college degree of James Van Allen of "belt" fame
    $1600 4
This plant on the table in "Portrait of Dr. Gachet" might indicate Van Gogh was being treated with digitalis
    $1600 25
Meaning "changing", it's a type of star whose brightness changes; it's also a word for an unknown in math
    $2000 12
You might need this service in the emergency heard here

"I've fallen and I can't get up!"
    $2000 10
This city-state & republic on the Ligurian Sea lasted from the 11th century until 1797
    $2000 27
In 1964 this legendary New Orleans trumpet player reached the Top 10 with "Java"
    $2000 17
1994:
Billy Crudup's artistry is recognized
    $2000 5
Van Gogh wrote that this 1885 painting of 5 peasants having dinner "is the best of all my work"
    $2000 26
Deneb, from Arabic for "tail", is one of the brightest stars in the sky & is located at the tail of this bird

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nichole Paula Sandip
$17,200 $8,600 -$400
(lock-tie game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN AUTHORS
In 1886 he wrote, "My books are water; those of the great geniuses is wine. Everybody drinks water"

Final scores:

Nichole Paula Sandip
$12,200 $17,200 -$400
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $17,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Nichole Paula Sandip
$16,000 $8,800 $3,200
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
11 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $28,000

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