Show #6697 - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Contestants

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Marge Lindblom, a lawyer from Larchmont, New York

Sean Kram, a barista from Edmonds, Washington

Molly Kossoff, a beauty-industry magazine editor from West Hills, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNERS
FAST FOOD PLACES
"UGA"
CHUCK A...
I CAN'T STOP THIS FEELING
DEEP INSIDE OF ME
    $200 30
We wonder if it was a difficult decision to name this William Styron novel the 1980 hardcover fiction winner
    $200 22
Its menu has both a Daily Double & a McDouble
    $200 6
A miser would claim this adjective with pride
    $200 4
Chuck a weapon called this, used by Aborigines; a good throw can send one 550 feet before it begins its return to sender
    $200 10
I have a craving for this unleavened bread traditionally eaten during Passover
    $200 17
Oddly, the "small" one of these organs is 25 feet long, the "large" one only 5
    $400 7
(I'm CNN correspondent Lizzie O'Leary.) Katharine Boo's reportage in "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" captures life's inequalities in the slums of this Indian city & commerical center
    $400 23
It got flak when its footlong sandwiches measured only 11 inches
    $400 5
The Carnival cruise with this name, for older women & younger men, only sailed once
    $400 12
Hurl a baseball well & you'll have a good WHIP, a newer stat short for these & hits per innings pitched
    $400 11
I'm really in the mood to play this board game that features the Chocolate Swamp & Gumdrop Mountain
    $400 18
If these 2 external veins in your neck are bulging, it may not be anger but heart disease
    $600 8
He had "The Right Stuff" to win for his book about Chuck Yeager, Alan Shepard & others
    $600 24
You can get a Crown Card from this chain
    $600 1
This country had an Armada too, but an English fleet defeated it in 1615
    $600 13
Heave a 16-pound sphere called this 74 feet & you'll have an Olympic record
    $600 15
For a pet, I want this marsupial named for an island state, but its diet of roadkill & dead sheep ain't at Petco
    $600 19
Located at the back of the heel, it is the thickest & most powerful tendon in the body
    $800 9
"Master of the Senate", volume 3 in Robert Caro's massive bio of this man, covers the 1950s
    $800 28
Its headquarters are on a street named for its founder, a 15-minute drive from Churchill Downs
    $800 2
9-letter word meaning to present a pill or bad news so it's easier to swallow
    $800 14
Toss a heavy wooden pole called a caber at these "Games" held in Inverness, Scotland every summer
    $800 25
I have to visit this world capital, though its name is Malay for "muddy estuary"
    DD: $1,200 20
About 80% of this organ can be removed without creating an insufficiency of the insulin it produces
    $1000 27
He has won for "Sabbath's Theater" & "Goodbye, Columbus"
    $1000 29
"Under the Roof" is a trademark of this pizzeria
    $1000 3
It's known as a fictitious force, meaning it's only apparent within a specific frame of reference, like a spinning carousel
    $1000 16
Chuck a sporting item called this; a "leaner" against a stake counts for 1 point
    $1000 26
I gotta wear this brand of pants--the stripes are slimming, right?
    $1000 21
Yawning or swallowing opens this tube that extends down from the middle ear

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

Molly Sean Marge
$2,600 $2,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Molly Sean Marge
$4,600 $7,400 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

GNOME, SWEET GNOME
MANNED SPACE FLIGHT
THE NEW YORK TIMES ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO CLICK
RIDING ON THE METRO
PLANT THE FLAG
STRANGE RHYMES
(Alex: As a matter of fact, each correct response will rhyme with "strange".)
    $400 18
Like Eskimos, gnomes show affection by doing this
    $400 21
The last Saturn V rocket was launched on May 14, 1973 to lift this first U.S. space station into orbit
    $400 1
(I'm Frank Bruni.) My 2013 blog post titles "'I Do' & the ACLU" points out that the number of states allowing this doubled from 6 to 12 in about a year
    $400 13
Chicago's metro is better known by this single letter
    $400 8
In an early design, the single leaf on this country's flag was green
    $400 7
An oven in a kitchen
    $800 19
The roaming gnome seen here is the mascot of this online company
    $800 22
The monument seen here at pad 14 at Cape Canaveral honors the men of this program
    $800 2
(I'm David Carr.) On the "Media Decoder" blog I've been following this Netflix series that shows Washington officials & yes, even a few journalists, in a harsh light
    $800 14
Universal City & Pershing Square are stops on this metro's red line
    $800 9
This nation's flag was changed after the removal of Baby Doc Duvalier but still includes a palm tree in the coat of arms
    $800 3
To make someone insane, or to throw a situation into great confusion
    $1200 20
Shakespeare got a credit on this 2011 animated movie
    DD: $2,500 23
This Lunar Excursion Module used by Armstrong & Aldrin was left in orbit & has crash-landed
    $1200 26
(I'm Andrew Ross Sorkin.) I founded DealBook, a Times Financial blog that covers stories like this company's aquisition of Tumblr, which we called "putting the exclamation point back in the company name"
    $1200 15
This name for the San Francisco area's metro system is an acronym, not a "Simpsons" tribute
    $1200 10
The flag of this Indian Ocean island nation has 4 leaves of the bodhi tree
    $1200 4
Chronic canine skin disease caused by mites
    $1600 28
A road trip to redwood forests inspired this author of "The Jungle" to write "The Gnomobile"
    $1600 24
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a diagram of the Earth, Moon & a spacecraft.) 205,000 miles away from Earth, an explosion forced a free return trajectory around the Moon for this Apollo flight, landing in the Pacific 4 terrifying days later
    $1600 16
Known to locals as the "T", this New England Metro Area's metro was immortalized in the Kingston Trio hit "M.T.A."
    $1600 11
The flag of this central American country shows a mahogany tree & 2 men; the Union Jack was removed
    $1600 5
A "PX" on a military base
    $2000 27
Grow your own pet gnome, or at least its beard, with one of these planter kits from Joseph Enterprises
    $2000 25
Her main qualifications for her June 1963 flight were being a parachutist & a good Communist
    $2000 29
(I'm legal columnist Linda Greenhouse.) In a multimedia feature, I gave a tour of the papers of this Supreme Court Justice who wrote the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade & about whom I've also written a book
    DD: $2,000 17
Duke Ellington knew this NYC metro line that runs from Manhattan to Far Rockaway
    $2000 12
An eagle sits on a flowering nopal cactus in the center of the flag of this country
    $2000 6
This farmers' organization was founded in 1867

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Molly Sean Marge
$14,200 $16,700 $11,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

MOVIE COMEDIES
The hero of this 1993 comedy says he's "been stabbed, shot, poisoned, frozen, hung, electrocuted & burned"

Final scores:

Molly Sean Marge
$26,200 $28,401 $7,000
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,401 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Molly Sean Marge
$14,200 $15,000 $11,000
20 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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