Show #6727 - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Contestants

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Meredith Larson, an attorney from Washington, D.C.

Phil Lowe, a process automation engineer from Raleigh, North Carolina

Craig Cornish, Jr., a graduate student of history from Welcome, Maryland (whose 2-day cash winnings total $46,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

YOU FLOOR ME!
SEND IN THE MARINES
"N" THE ATLAS
CONTROL
ALT
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    $200 26
An upper floor in a barn to store hay, or an upper floor in a warehouse converted into an apartment
    $200 21
Pima Indian Ira Hayes joined the Marines in 1942 & was part of a famous photo taken here in February 1945
    $200 1
The Paillon River divides this French Riviera resort into Old Town & Modern Town
    $200 2
The agents of CONTROL managed to defeat the agents of KAOS on this '60s sitcom
    $200 7
This "numeric" Trent Reznor act keeps hammering away, hitting the 2013 Billboard Alt Charts with "Came Back Haunted"
    $200 12
...a letter from "country" & it becomes this smaller district
    $400 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a diagram of theater seating on the monitor.) From the Italian for "middle", it can be an intermediate floor between two main ones or the lowest balcony in a theater
    $400 22
His testimony before Congress in 1987 was anything but uniform
    $400 17
Formerly called Charles Town, this Bahamian city was renamed in 1695 for the royal house of King William III
    $400 3
This patriotic song says, "Confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law"
    $400 8
The 2003, '05 & '07 Grammys for Best Alternative Album went to this Detroit duo
    $400 13
...a letter from "brainy" & you get this, salty
    $600 28
Derek Jeter lived for a decade in this type of top-floor pad in the Trump Tower
    $600 23
This former Marine guided Bill Clinton to the presidency & Mary Matalin to the altar
    DD: $2,600 18
This largest Central American lake is separated from the Pacific Ocean by the 12-mile-wide Rivas Isthmus
    $600 4
This therapy gets its name because data on your body are "returned" to you via sensors so you can control your functions
    $600 9
The punnily titled "Diane Young" is a 2013 alt hit for this "undead" band
    $600 14
...a letter from "asteroid" & it becomes this type of chemical compound
    $800 29
Stay with me: Brits call the second floor the first floor & what we call the first floor they call this
    $800 24
This "Exodus" author drew on his experiences as a Marine in WWII for his first novel, "Battle Cry"
    $800 19
The Israelis irrigate this desert with water brought from the Sea of Galilee via a system of canals, pipelines & tunnels
    $800 5
In terms of arms-control negotiations between the U.S. & the USSR, SALT was succeeded by this 5-letter acronym
    $800 10
This out-there Parisian electronica duo gave us the 2013 hit "Get Lucky"
    $800 15
...a letter from "eaglet" to get this metal tip at the end of a shoelace
    $1000 30
Famous Filene's floor of bargains that closed in 2011 to the grief of Boston shoppers
    $1000 25
A program to give canes to wounded warriors is called this, the film that made Marine & sheriff Buford Pusser famous
    $1000 20
This 8-square-mile island northeast of Australia is the world's smallest republic
    $1000 6
In 1916 she opened the first birth-control clinic in the United States
    $1000 11
The video for "Glosoli" by Sigur Ros included some of the hot springs of this island, their home country
    $1000 16
...a letter in "bacteria" & you're left with this ancient country

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

Craig Phil Meredith
$1,200 $2,000 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Craig Phil Meredith
$6,000 $2,800 $7,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

1963
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE DOME
GUARDS
FILE UNDER "Q"
LITERARY QUOTES
SCIENTIFIC EUROPEAN
    $400 16
On April 16, he began a letter, "My dear fellow clergymen, while confined here in the Birmingham City Jail..."
    $400 17
In 1978 Ali beat Spinks & Dallas won the Super Bowl at this New Orleans venue, but not on the same night!
    $400 24
According to Arthurian legend, this cup was guarded by the Fisher King
    $400 1
The 4-sided center area of a college campus
    $400 11
"One day" this Daniel Defore title character "was exceedingly surprised with the print of a man's... foot on the shore"
    $400 6
In 1705 he published "A Synopsis of the Astronomy of Comets", detailing 24 that had been observed from 1337 to 1698
    $800 18
Coca-Cola introduced its first diet soda, this classic with a 3-letter name
    $800 19
In 2010 snow on the inflatable Teflon roof of this NFL team's Metrodome left the structure less-inflated
    $800 25
Its official date of birth is January 22, 1506, when 150 soldiers from Canton Uri entered the Vatican
    $800 2
It's Australia's "Sunshine State"
    $800 12
Harry Potter's best friend, he's described as "tall, thin and gangling, with freckles, big hands and feet, and a long nose"
    $800 7
This Pole's "Six Books Concerning the Revolutions of the Heavenly Orbs" was published in 1543, the year of his death
    $1200 23
Until Harvey Gantt entered Clemson, this was the only state that hadn't integrated any public education
    DD: $5,000 20
In an April 9, 1965 exhibition game, Mickey Mantle hit the first home run in this "8th Wonder of the World"
    $1200 26
In the 1990s this co-star of "The Green Mile" served as a bodyguard to Will Smith & Jamie Foxx
    $1200 3
It's a bon mot
    $1200 13
Emily Bronte said it was "the name of Mr. Heathcliff's dwelling"
    $1200 8
In the 1850s this Swede worked for John Ericsson, builder of the ironclad Monitor; later, boom went his dynamite
    $1600 29
This Taylor-Burton epic was a box-office bust in 1963 but was restored for Cannes & Blu-ray in 2013
    $1600 21
Boasting the first fully retractable roof, which can close in 20 mins., the dome formerly known as Sky is in this city, eh
    $1600 27
A state or federal prison guard may be called a C.O., short for this
    $1600 4
2-word phrase for an abrupt, large increase, especially in knowledge
    $1600 14
Chapter 15 of this novel reports that one day Lara "went out and did not come back. She... probably died somewhere"
    DD: $3,500 9
In 1943 he fled from Copenhagen to escape the Nazis & later went to Los Alamos to advise scientists working on the A-bomb
    $2000 30
In July most of Skopje, then part of this country, was destroyed by an earthquake
    $2000 22
Built in 1975 for $55.7 million, the Pontiac Silverdome, home to this NFL team, was sold in 2009 for $583,000
    $2000 28
In 312 A.D. Constantine the Great disbanded this group for supporting Roman Emperor Maxentius
    $2000 5
Around 1970 this British fashion designer made hot pants popular
    $2000 15
Kurt Vonnegut begins this 1969 novel by writing, "All this happened, more or less"
    $2000 10
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42... wait, those aren't numbers in this guy's "sequence"! 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34... there we go

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Craig Phil Meredith
$11,400 $8,400 $21,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

STATE CAPITALS
It's the Southern city in which the building seen here is located; counting the panels may help

Final scores:

Craig Phil Meredith
$0 $6,800 $19,900
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $19,900

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Craig Phil Meredith
$14,400 $8,400 $20,000
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
2 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $42,800

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