Show #6721 - Monday, December 2, 2013

Contestants

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Maura DeGrande, a client relations director from Shelby Township, Michigan

Scott Claremon, a tax attorney from Sacramento, California

Steven Durham, a writer and stay-at-home dad from Asheville, North Carolina (whose 2-day cash winnings total $41,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

A CHRISTMAS STORY
1 MAN, 1 CAREER, 1 TEAM
ALPHANUMERIC STUFF
CALIFORNIA
STOCK SYMBOLS
CONTRONYMS
    $200 16
"It's Christmas Day!", said this character, "I haven't missed it. The spirits have done it all in one night"
    $200 6
Walter Payton, 13 seasons for Da these
    $200 11
His (its?) entry at starwars.com says "astromech hero", "saver of the day" & "plucky droid"
    $200 27
Castroville is the Artichoke Capital of the World, & its first Artichoke Queen was Norma Jean Baker, better known by this name
    $200 1
Fill 'er up with this company, XOM
    $200 21
To put something in place, like a tent; to throw something away, like a ball
    $400 17
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) The popularity of reindeer as a symbol of Christmas probably only dates back to this 19th-century poem that also gave Santa's reindeer their names--Dasher, Dancer, etc.
    $400 7
Mariano Rivera, 19 seasons of near perfection
    $400 12
Varieties of this condiment include Bold & Spicy, Thick & Hearty & New York Steakhouse
    $400 30
At a national monument near the Oregon border, you can go tubing--walking through tubes of this volcanic stuff
    $400 2
This nickname for a Harley-Davidson is also the 3-letter stock symbol for the company
    $400 22
It's right to say it means both "went away" & "remaining behind"
    $600 18
In a Christmas story by Berkeley Breathed, Opus, this type of bird, makes "a wish for wings that work"
    $600 8
Troy Aikman, how 'bout them for 12 seasons?
    $600 13
This lubrication product "stops squeaks" & "loosens rusted parts"
    $600 29
On the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt County, the giants are these amazing organisms
    DD: $1,000 3
Enjoy a cup of Starbucks while checking out the bestsellers here, BKS
    $600 23
To give official permission, or to impose a penalty on a country, like the U.S. has done with Iran
    $800 19
"One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas", said this O. Henry story
    $800 9
Sharpshooting Reggie Miller, 18 seasons of making Spike Lee miserable
    $800 14
These funds' name comes from an Internal Revenue code section that lets employees set aside tax-deferred retirement money
    $800 26
Spanish for "devil", it precedes Canyon in the name of a plant supplying power to California's central coast
    $800 4
"Everything's" a buck (or less) at this store, DLTR
    $800 24
It's curtains for this "sketchy" word that can mean both to open & to shut
    $1000 20
In "The Polar Express", for the first gift of Christmas, a boy asks for one of these from Santa's sleigh
    $1000 10
Steve Yzerman, 22 seasons in Hockeytown
    $1000 15
This flying wing bomber is flown by a crew of two and carries 40,000 pounds of ordnance
    $1000 28
This spectacular coastal region just south of Monterey, Calif. is the title of a "Big" Jack Kerouac novel
    $1000 5
Headquartered at Love Field in Dallas, this airline has the symbol LUV
    $1000 25
To be this "of" something means you find fault with it; to be this "to" something means you're very important to it

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

Steven Scott Maura
$7,600 $800 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steven Scott Maura
$9,800 $1,600 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

ANCIENT WOMEN
FROM Z TO A
SCULPTURE
NAME THE ROLE
ANIMAL IMPOSTORS
WE PROTEST!
    $400 6
King David had her husband killed in battle so that he could marry her
    $400 16
Last name of Dweezil & Moon Unit
    $400 15
"She-goat" & "Baboon and Young" are examples of this Cubist's metal sculptures
    $400 1
Dealing with the manic Mozart: Ian McKellen on the stage, F. Murray Abraham in the film
    $400 11
Protesting injustice made this New York City movement get pretty "in tents"--pun intended
    $800 7
Hypatia, the first known female mathematician, lived & taught with her father Theon in this Egyptian port city
    $800 21
In 1964 this landlocked country became independent with Kenneth Kaunda its first president
    $800 17
Luca della Robbia used this semi-fired "earthy" clay for his "Madonna and Angels" because it was less expensive than marble
    $800 2
A pink lady: Adrienne Barbeau on the Great White Way, Stockard Channing on the silver screen
    $800 28
The common European glowworm isn't an annelid but this
    $800 12
When you see the sign here, you know you're in this country
    $1200 8
Only one of the poems of this Greek poetess has survived in its entirety, although there are many fragments
    $1200 22
A downward-curving mustache is named for this early 20th century Mexican revolutionary
    $1200 18
Charles-Antoine Coysevox' equestrian statues of Mercury & Fame sit at the entrance to these gardens near the Louvre
    $1200 3
Messing everything up: Walter Matthau on stage in 1965 & onscreen in '68
    $1200 26
Don't feed cheese to a titmouse, silly! a titmouse is one of these
    $1200 13
A banner at the 1968 Miss America pageant taught many Americans the term "Women's" this 10-letter word
    DD: $3,000 9
In 40 A.D. Trung Trac & her sister gathered an army & drove the Chinese out of what's now this country
    $1600 23
It's Zoroaster's Persian name
    $1600 19
This sculpture from Samothrace is on a pedestal like a ship's prow, & her cloak is "held" against her by the "wind"
    $1600 4
For "The Producers": Gene Wilder on film, Matthew Broderick on stage
    $1600 27
The horned toad isn't a frog or toad & is sometimes more correctly called the "horned" this
    $1600 14
Perhaps the most famous of all protests began when Martin Luther posted these on the Schlosskirche in 1517
    $2000 10
After this mother of Caligula accused Tiberius of murdering her husband, she was exiled
    $2000 24
This popular garden flower originated as a purplish wildflower that grew in the Mexican deserts
    $2000 20
Constantin Brancusi, born in this country, used simplicity & purity in such works as "The Newborn"
    $2000 5
A singing waif: Judy Kuhn on Broadway, Amanda Seyfried in a 2012 movie
    DD: $100 29
Crayfish aren't fish but these, like their relative the lobster
    $2000 25
Tea Party rallies have displayed this 4-word slogan that dates back to a 1775 flag showing a rattlesnake

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steven Scott Maura
$15,700 $11,800 $15,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

POP GROUPS
In 2012, 22 years after their first album, they released a new one that includes "Good Vibrations" & "Monday Monday"

Final scores:

Steven Scott Maura
$100 $7,899 $100
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $7,899 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Steven Scott Maura
$15,400 $10,400 $15,600
24 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
19 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $41,400

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