Show #6683 - Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Contestants

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Amanda Graves, a writer from Whitinsville, Massachusetts

Theresa Warner, a graduate student of Spanish originally from Alton, Missouri

Jason Idalski, a web producer from Ypsilanti, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

TAKE IN (ALPHABETICAL) ORDER
(Alex: The first correct response will begin with the letter "A," the next one down with the letter "B," and so on.)
PARTS OF THE WHOLE
THE CELEBRITY BOOK AISLE
THE STATE DEPT. SUGGESTS YOU STAY HOME
VARIETY OF VEG
BIOSPHERE 2
(Kelly: Biosphere 2--an enclosure once used to study human survival in space. Now it's helping us understand the Earth.)
    $200 1
If the clue fits, you must say this word, meaning to declare not guilty
    $200 21
Safety pin,
pull ring,
explosive
    $200 9
In 1986 he was the subject of Kitty Kelley's "His Way"
    $200 16
Khartoum & the rest of this African nation are under a travel warning
    $200 4
Moth,
fava
    $200 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Biosphere 2 at the University of Arizona.) The rainforest is key to getting feedback of tropical ecosystems and the atmosphere under climate change. In the canopy, we're using the LI-COR 6400 to measure the effectiveness of this energy process in green leaves
    $400 2
Proverbially, the most beautiful woman amongst many "of the ball"
    $400 22
Cap,
gills,
stem
    $400 10
In "celebraTORI" she shares how to unleash "your inner party planner"
    $400 17
Forget about "Benghazi, Bani Walid...Sabha and Kufra" in this country
    $400 5
Bermuda,
Maui
    $400 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Biosphere 2 at the University of Arizona.) Rain and temperature are varied to see how they impact subterranean productivity in rainforests. Root observation devices give researchers new understanding of the flow of this element, atomic number 6, in the ecosystem
    $600 3
"Life is" this type of restaurant with a dance floor, music & a show, old chum
    $600 23
Visor,
pauldron,
gauntlets
    $600 13
His books include "Dirt on My Shirt" for kids & the "Complete Redneck Dictionary"
    DD: $3,000 18
Hezbollah's "strong presence" & "shelling...from Syria" are reasons to avoid this country
    $600 6
Banana,
bell
    $600 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Biosphere 2 at the University of Arizona.) The site where the first Biospherians grew food now houses the world's biggest earth-science experiment, which will show how our land forms over time. It's called "L.E.O.", the Landscape this Observatory -- Darwin would be proud
    $800 11
A loose, colorfully patterned pullover African garment for men
    $800 24
Handrails,
belt & flywheel,
display console
    $800 14
In "Lucky Man" he talks about dealing with the "reality of mortality, maturity and Parkinson's disease"
    $800 19
In Somalia the group al-this has "merged with al-Qaida" to wreak joint terror
    $800 7
Smooth-leaf,
baby,
semi-savoy
    $800 29
A million-gallon "ocean" helps test how changes affect the zoo- & phyto- types of this basis of the sea's food chain
    $1000 12
11-letter word meaning to spit
    $1000 25
F holes,
scroll,
12-inch endpin
    $1000 15
Who better to pen the foreword to her 2013 memoir "Unsinkable" than daughter Carrie Fisher
    $1000 20
Just north of Nicaragua, it has the world's highest murder rate
    $1000 8
Imperator,
Chantenay,
little fingers
    $1000 30
The biomes used to study biodiversity have names like desert, rainforest & this African grassland with scattered trees

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

Jason Theresa Amanda
$2,800 $2,400 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Theresa Amanda
$3,400 $1,000 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

MASTERS OF TEXT
IRISH LITERATURE
THE AMERICAN FRONTIER
WEIRD TOP 40 HITS
BUSINESS
"AZ" USUAL
    $400 9
Stopped off for a Venti here, S$
    $400 6
The narrator of this satire says, "I found my arms and legs were strongly fastened on each side to the ground"
    $400 25
With wood costly, ranchers turned to this new "thorny fence" in the 1870s to keep livestock from roaming
    $400 11
Richard Harris & others sang of this L.A. space "melting in the dark, all the sweet, green icing flowing down"
    $400 16
This phone company took its name from its origin within the "S"outhern "P"acific "R"ailroad
    $400 1
A grand public space, like NYC's Rockefeller one
    $800 15
I hope to make you laugh-- I'm texting you something FYA
    $800 7
This "Waiting for Godot" playwright wrote a novel trilogy that included "Molloy", "Malone Dies" & "The Unnamable"
    $800 26
Nearly everyone on the frontier was affected by ague, basically this disease borne by mosquitos
    $800 12
It wasn't "Blue Velvet", but the song "The Days Of Sand & Shovels" also charted for this singer
    $800 21
Ferdinand Porsche designed the first model for this German company whose cars often move slower than Porsches
    $800 2
The name of this Mesoamerican group is Nahuatl for "near the cranes"
    $1200 17
I can't tell you everything, you'll just have to FITB
    $1200 8
This Irish-born writer's most famous novel is partly narrated by Jonathan Harker in the form of a journal
    $1200 13
In a top 40 classic from 1966 this "king of the road" warned us that "You Can't Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd"
    DD: $7,000 22
If it used the founder's daughter's given name, this restaurant chain would be called Melinda's
    $1200 3
It's the color of the sky
seen here
    $1600 18
On a positive note: DWBH (shall I sing it to you?)
    $1600 10
Prolific short story writer Frank O'Connor once served in the I.R.A. & on the board of directors of this playhouse
    $1600 14
In 1967 "Don't Go Out Into The Rain (You're Going To Melt)" charted for this "I'm Henry The Eighth I Am" band
    $1600 23
In 2013 this news network acquired Current TV & took its spot on U.S. cable; salaam aleikum
    $1600 4
North Carolina has held a festival of these flowers since 1948
    $2000 19
& on a final note, all I can say is, GR2BR
    DD: $2,800 20
"The Boarding House" & "The Sisters" are 2 of the 15 stories appearing in this 1914 James Joyce collection
    $2000 24
You'll be nibbling on bacon & chewing on cheese if you can name this beastly 1976 hit from the Captain & Tennille
    $2000 5
The dudy, or Polish bagpipes, once accompanied this dance

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jason Theresa Amanda
$15,200 $8,600 $10,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY LOCALES
The creator of this title place said its name came from the letters labeling the last drawer of his file cabinet

Final scores:

Jason Theresa Amanda
$10,399 $6,799 $2,799
2-day champion: $35,998 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jason Theresa Amanda
$9,400 $11,600 $9,200
12 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
16 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $30,200

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