Show #6720 - Friday, November 29, 2013

Contestants

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Tracy Carlson, a marketing consultant and author from Newton, Massachusetts

Bryce Johnson, a wine cellar rat from Corvallis, Oregon

Steven Durham, a writer and stay-at-home dad from Asheville, North Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

ON THE MAP
CELEBRITY INSURANCE POLICIES
SLOGANEERING
GET "DOWN"!
THE NIXON YEARS
THE LEAST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD
    $200 6
This country is pretty much named for its location
    $200 18
This singer was "Born To Run" all the way to his agent to insure his voice for $6 million
    $200 13
"Great taste, less filling" has been a slogan for this beer
    $200 21
Torrential rain
    $200 1
In 1969 this baseball team won a miraculous first World Series
    $200 30
Every time he goes to Denny's, he orders the same thing: this breakfast named for a type of home run
    $400 7
A carillon in this city plays pieces specially composed by its native son Mozart
    $400 19
Professional coffee taster Gennaro Pelliccia had this insured for millions; rumor has it, so did Gene Simmons
    $400 14
"Please don't squeeze" this up close & personal product
    $400 24
Direction to the end zone
    $400 2
With 2 Americans aboard, it's where Challenger came to rest in December 1972
    $400 28
The one time he was pulled over, he promptly showed his license & this document of the state's record of his car
    $600 8
It's the tiny country highlighted here
    $600 12
1920s silent comic Ben Turpin had a policy paying a reported $25,000 if this happened to his eyes
    $600 15
This laundry detergent was first marketed with the slogan "Oceans of suds"
    $600 25
To change to a lower gear
    DD: $1,000 3
Where do I begin to tell the tale of this tearjerker that topped The New York Times bestseller list for most of 1970
    $600 27
He loves to point out that his birthdate is 9/26/53, the fifth through ninth decimal places in this number
    $800 9
This archipelago includes Luzon in the Philippines & Sumatra in Indonesia
    $800 11
The legs of this Lord of the Dance have been covered to the tune of $40 million
    $800 16
This restaurant's slogan is, appropriately, "Pizza! Pizza!"
    $800 22
Cracker Barrel promises this type of simple rural cooking
    $800 4
Jumping 19 cars with his motorcycle in Ontario, California, he set a world record in 1971
    $800 26
He knows all the lyrics to this British singer's solo hit "While You See A Chance"
    $1000 10
Some people of this nation indicated here claim Sinbad the sailor as their own
    $1000 20
Head & Shoulders took out a $1 million policy on this Steeler's hair
    $1000 17
This computer company is working to build "a smarter planet"
    $1000 23
An opening in a ship gives us this phrase said before gulping a drink
    $1000 5
Throughout Nixon's presidency, this old cold warrior was the leader of the Soviet Union
    $1000 29
(Alex looks at the camera and delivers the clue in an imitation of the "Most Interesting Man" ad series.) I don't always drink milk, but when I do, I prefer this type with fewer pathogens; stay thirsty, my friends

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

Steven Bryce Tracy
$1,400 $2,000 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steven Bryce Tracy
$7,800 $3,800 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN LITERATURE
COATS & JACKETS
HAILED FROM WALES
STATE OF THE MOVIE
BOTANY
WORDS WITHIN WORDS
(Alex: Each correct response will be a word that is contained in its entirety within a word of the clue.)
    $400 1
The plot of Dubose Heyward's "Porgy" is Porgy meets her, Porgy gets her, Porgy loses her
    $400 11
Complete with baby pouch, the amauti was the parka for women among this Native American group
    $400 22
This man who found Livingstone began life in Wales as John Rowlands
    $400 2
"The Best Little Whorehouse in ____"
    $400 26
I'm antireligious, but I prayed when this blew out at 90 miles per hour
    $800 7
In Stephen Vincent Benet's story "The Devil and" him, Mr. Scratch has come to collect a debt
    $800 12
AKA a varsity jacket, it often sports a vowel or consonant representing its school or team
    $800 23
An annual prize named for him is awarded each year to the best published writer in English under the age of 30
    $800 3
Neil Simon's "____ Suite"
    $800 13
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Costa Rica.) The orchid here can be fertilized by only a few species of bees; luckily, nature manages to get the job done, producing this flavorful bean used in ice cream & baking
    $800 27
The Protestant evangelist claimed to have seen a cherub, a type of this
    $1200 8
In Chapter 2 of "Moby Dick", he tucked his carpetbag under his arm & "started for Cape Horn and the Pacific"
    $1200 14
6-letter name for a fish that inflates itself, or a thickly insulated, not always flattering winter coat
    $1200 24
While not much is known about his life, we do know that his feast day is March 1
    $1200 4
Starring Melanie Griffith:
"Crazy in ____"
    $1200 18
A mountaineer, or a plant such as the Hydrangea anomala, which clings to brickwork by aerial rootlets
    $1200 20
If the Low Countries were cut off from other anesthetics, this could be used in the Netherlands
    $1600 9
His 1942 story "The Bear" relates the story of Ike McCaslin & his companions as they hunt a bear named Old Ben
    DD: $2,500 15
This trademark long raincoat is perfect for the weather condition in its name
    DD: $1,000 25
Taste testing chocolate bars for Mr. Cadbury inspired his most famous kids' novel
    $1600 5
A weepie with Winona Ryder:
"Autumn in ____"
    $1600 16
The tubular leaves on this carnivorous plant give it this name for a container for pouring liquids
    $1600 19
The employees commiserated about the avariciousness of the boss--he really is this
    $2000 10
Her first publications were accounts of the travels of her & husband Almanzo in the De Smet News in South Dakota
    $2000 28
The narrator of a 1927 F. Scott Fitzgerald short story naturally wears a coat of this fur, popular at the time
    $2000 6
1991's "____ Masala"
    $2000 17
In the early 1900s Dutch botanist Hugo De Vries proposed the theory of this alteration in genes
    $2000 21
The physician felt a rush of adrenaline when he barely avoided nicking this artery entering the kidney

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steven Bryce Tracy
$11,200 $11,100 $8,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

COLLEGE SPORTS MASCOTS
In 1947 Walt Disney made a handshake deal to let this university use one of his major characters as its mascot, still in use today

Final scores:

Steven Bryce Tracy
$22,300 $16,401 $5,199
2-day champion: $41,100 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Steven Bryce Tracy
$11,800 $10,200 $8,200
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
10 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $30,200

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