Show #6729 - Thursday, December 12, 2013

Contestants

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Woody Bell, an Air Force officer from Columbia, Maryland

Rachel Hirsch, a high school history teacher from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Meredith Larson, an attorney from Washington, D.C. (whose 2-day cash winnings total $42,701)

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Jeopardy! Round

HAPPY DECEMBER, EVERYBODY!
T.C.L.T.
(Alex: Twentieth century literary titles.)
TV BARS & SALOONS
THE KILLING
CHOP WOOD
CARRY "WATER"
    $200 22
It's the national month for this holiday-time drink to which rum & nutmeg are sometimes added
    $200 13
"T.O.C."
(either one)
by Henry Miller
    $200 5
Homer Simpson & his thirsty buddies gather here to grab a glass of Duff & blow off some steam
    $200 1
In myth he killed King Laius of Thebes (but he had serious mommy issues)
    $200 4
The History Channel show "Ax Men" centers on guys in this job, & they're OK
    $200 12
This phrase has been applied to sadistic dripping & to Houdini's escape act from a water tank
    $400 23
This British observance on the first weekday after Christmas doesn't refer to pugilists but to gift packages
    $400 14
"O.H.B."
by Somerset Maugham
    $400 6
Sam Malone sold this bar & left for an around-the-world sailing trip, but the boat sank & he was soon back at the bar
    $400 2
Aldo Moro, 5 times the premier of this country, was kidnapped & murdered by Red Brigades terrorists in 1978
    $400 18
Shel Silverstein poetically waxed that you could hear this mythic logger's axe "ring for a mile and a half"
    $400 27
Navy SEAL training includes 5 minutes of doing this--in diving gear & a weight belt, using no hands
    $600 24
This reserve part of the U.S. military celebrates its birthday December 13
    $600 15
"F.H.T.E."
by James Jones
    $600 7
The bar where the Seattle Grace Hospital doctors hang out on this series is really 72 North in Pasadena, Calif.
    $600 3
On June 28, 1914 Slavic nationalist Gavrilo Princip killed this royal & his consort Sophie
    $600 19
In a quirky 2012 movie, this president chops wood & quite a few vampires
    $600 28
A Chopin etude is named after this natural feature; hear the arpeggios "cascade" up & down the piano
    DD: $2,000 25
Hallmark suggests including a strip of adinkra cloth with your card for this holiday
    $800 16
"T.U.L.O.B."
by Milan Kundera
    $800 8
The Boars Nest, owned by Boss Hogg, was the local watering hole on this series
    $800 10
In Buffalo on Sept. 6, 1901 Leon Czolgosz shot this man twice; the first shot ricocheted off a button; the second was fatal
    $800 20
The Wicked Witch of the East maliciously enchants his axe over his love for a munchkin maiden
    $800 29
If you start to cry, you "turn on" these
    $1000 26
In December 1936 members of the United Auto Workers began a sit-down strike against this automaker
    $1000 17
"T.L.T.O.C."
by Nikos Kazantzakis
    $1000 9
A New Jersey strip club called Satin Dolls served as this club on "The Sopranos"
    $1000 11
On July 13, 1793 Charlotte Corday pretended to seek the protection of this Parisian, whose bath was ruined, big time
    $1000 21
Chopping down a tree starts with making this V-shaped cut; open-faced & Humboldt are 2 styles
    $1000 30
A land ridge dividing the areas drained by 2 different river systems

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

Meredith Rachel Woody
$2,200 $1,600 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Meredith Rachel Woody
$5,200 $5,200 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

SANTA FE
McCARTHYISM
YOU'RE AN ANIMAL!
NEW TO THE OXFORD DICTIONARIES
POLITICAL BOOKS
"DARK" MOVIES
    $400 21
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue from Santa Fe, NM.) Though the palace of the governors is just a short walk from the jail where this young outlaw sat in 1880, Governor Lew Wallace refused to meet with him & discuss the pardon he had offered; a jailbreak soon followed
    $400 9
1998's "Cities on the Plain" completed his Border trilogy; he's not exactly a laugh-a-minute novelist
    $400 22
This national symbol of the U.S. has a wingspan of more than 6 feet
    $400 14
"A photograph that one has taken of oneself... with a smartphone... & uploaded to a social media website"
    $400 4
"The Price of Power" is Seymour Hersh's take on this Secretary of State's years in the Nixon White House
    $400 1
Morgan Freeman played Lucius Fox, a valued employee of Wayne Enterprises, in this 2008 film
    $800 27
The most-visited museum in all of New Mexico is the Santa Fe museum dedicated to & named for this woman painter
    $800 10
Candice Bergen said that when she was growing up, his bedroom was bigger than hers
    $800 23
While a little awkward on land, these rodents are actually good swimmers; their quills help them float
    $800 17
"Obtaining information or services by soliciting from a large number of people, typically via the Internet"
    $800 5
"Justice for All" is the subtitle of a tribute to this man & his ground-breaking 1967 appointment to the Supreme Court
    $800 2
The third "Transformers" movie had this 4-word subtitle
    $1200 11
In 1968 this Democrat won presidential primary elections in Wisconsin & Oregon
    DD: $2,800 24
In 1925 Australia sent the San Diego Zoo Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, its first pair of these
    $1200 18
"Dance... in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements & a... squatting stance"
    DD: $3,200 6
"Nerve Center" is Michael Bohn's history of this "room", the White House crisis-management center that he once ran
    $1200 3
Movie in which Meryl Streep as Lindy Chamberlain had the memorable line "The dingo's got my baby!"
    $1600 12
Mary McCarthy's brother Kevin starred in this 1956 film in which his neighbors are replaced by pod people
    $1600 25
Pray tell, it's the monkey seen here
    $1600 19
"A digital currency in which transactions can be performed without the need for a central bank"
    $1600 7
Former White House Chief of Staff Hamilton Jordan penned "Crisis: The Last Year of" this man's presidency
    $1600 15
"The Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty co-wrote this movie that featured Inspector Clouseau
    $2000 13
Kevin McCarthy's sister Mary wrote "The Group", which follows the lives of friends who went to this women's college
    $2000 26
Growing to more than a foot long, this giant is the largest of all frogs
    $2000 20
Rhyming term for "the dress... & culture associated with computing... enthusiasts, regarded as stylish"
    $2000 8
"The Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed" is by this former wunderkind budget director
    $2000 16
This 1982 film features a universe of Jim Henson creatures

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Meredith Rachel Woody
$3,600 $8,400 $12,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

21st CENTURY NOVELS
In a letter to the author, President Obama called this "a lovely book--an elegant proof of God, and the power of storytelling"

Final scores:

Meredith Rachel Woody
$0 $200 $8,399
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $8,399

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Meredith Rachel Woody
$2,400 $11,200 $10,600
11 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
20 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $24,200

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