Show #6736 - Monday, December 23, 2013

Contestants

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Larry White, an actuary from Hatboro, Pennsylvania

Kristina Lukach, a youth minister from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Jon Choi, a law student originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (whose 1-day cash winnings total $11,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

ANCIENT CHINESE EMPERORS
STREET SMARTS
IT'S MAGIC TIME!
LATIN WORDS & PHRASES
GREETINGS FROM THE NORTH POLE
MERRY CHRIS
    $200 6
Ruling from about 1600 B.C., it was this man whose name sounds like a breakfast drink
    $200 7
It's a street without an exit, or a phrase commonly used of some jobs
    $200 22
According to their contract rider, the talking one of this magical duo "eats fire...(but) does not blow or shoot flames"
    $200 1
In Latin, John 8:32 reads, "veritas liberabit vos", or in the King James version, this "shall make you free"
    $200 13
In July 2007 Lewis Pugh became the first human to do this across the North Pole: we bet his Speedo was chilly!
    $200 8
Chris Parnell & Andy Samberg rapped their love of Google maps & the Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia on this show
    $400 18
In legend not me, but Yu tamed this disaster by dredging out existing waterways
    $400 16
In the 19th century Baron Haussmann created many of these wide streets in Paris; one is now named for him
    $400 23
The magician Kuda Bux was most famous for his ability to drive a car this way
    $400 2
Meaning "bountiful mother", it's been used for centuries to refer to the school someone attended
    $400 14
In 2102 this star, also called the Pole or North Star, will be less than one-half degree from celestial north
    $400 9
Gun control? No, bullet control, said this comic: "If a bullet costs $5,000, there'll be no more innocent bystanders"
    $600 19
From 180 to 157 B.C. it was this man whose name sounds like the female symbol of a burger chain
    $600 17
A recessed area at the side of a road to carry off surface water; keep your mind out of it
    DD: $2,000 24
Leonardo DiCaprio hosted a 1996 "Street Magic" TV special by this man now known for his endurance stunts
    $600 3
Postmortem means after death; postbellum is after this
    $600 15
The North Pole lies at the latitude of this many degrees
    $600 10
In this film Chris Tucker asks Jackie Chan, "Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?!"
    $800 20
The shape of narrowing lanes for drivers gives us this term for the congestion that results
    $800 25
Talk about a "Mindfreak"! A YouTube video of this Vegas star walking on water across a pool has 46 million views
    $800 4
A 1988 body-switching movie comedy, or a 2-word Latin term meaning "conversely"
    $800 27
Sunrise at the North Pole takes place just before the spring one of these, & sunset is just after another one 6 months later
    $800 11
Told that Spinal Tap's album cover is sexist, Nigel, played by this actor, asks, "What's wrong with being sexy?"
    $1000 21
Manhattan's Alphabet City gets its name from these, lettered A, B, C & D (no Q)
    $1000 26
This magic man is known for his 52 assistants, which help him accomplish
spectacular feats
    $1000 5
Caveat emptor is "let the buyer beware" & caveat lector is this
    $1000 28
Kaffeklubben Island, which belongs to this larger Danish island, is the closest land to the North Pole
    $1000 12
As Jim on "Taxi", he asked, "What does a yellow light mean?" (Slow down!) "OK. What... does... a... yellow... light... mean?"

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

Jon Kristina Larry
$1,600 $200 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jon Kristina Larry
$1,200 $2,200 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

CHEESY COUNTRIES
DOUBLE "F"
MASTERS OF SAX
I AM SOMEBODY
SOLVE THE MYSTERY TITLE
RADIOASTRONOMY
    $400 11
Provolone
    $400 6
French for "puffed out", it's a puffed-out hairstyle
    $400 25
That's Bobby Keys blowing sax all over this band's "Exile on Main Street" & other classic albums
    $400 19
I'm the gal who married Joe DiMaggio in 1954
    $400 15
Starting a series by Lawrence Sanders,
"The First Deadly ____"
    $400 1
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue from the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia.) The Byrd Telescope has helped astronomers map the remnants of SN 1006, one of these spectacular events; when it was first observed 1,000 years ago, It was so bright, it was visible to the naked eye in daylight
    $800 12
Stilton
    $800 7
Newborns of this African mammal may stand 6 1/2 feet tall & weigh 250 pounds
    $800 26
Stan Getz provided the lilting sax on this 1964 hit about a "tall and tan and young and lovely" Brazilian gal
    $800 20
I'm "the great" king of Persia, Koresh in Hebrew, who ended the Jews' Babylonian exile
    $800 16
Agatha Christie's
"The Mirror ____ from Side to Side"
    $800 2
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue from the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia.) Green Bank's telescopes are so sensitive that even the radiation emitted by a car's spark plugs can cause interference, so the observatory's vehicle fleet, including old pickups and Checker cabs, is powered solely by this type of spark-plug-free engine
    $1200 13
Gouda
    $1200 8
In baseball, it's slang for a strikeout
    $1200 27
The "Big Man" of the E Street Band, he blew his last solo in 2011
    $1200 21
I am Susan Bennett & I revealed myself to be the original voice of this iPhone assistant
    $1200 17
Michael Connelly's
"The Lincoln ____"
    $1200 3
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue from the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia.) In addition to giant modern scopes, Green Bank houses the first radio telescope used in 1938 to confirm that mysterious static on phone lines was caused by radiation emanating from this, visible as a glowing band across the night sky
    $1600 14
Havarti
    $1600 9
This white or colorless wax is used to make candles & to seal materials
    $1600 28
Alto sax man Paul Desmond composed this numerical classic for the Dave Brubeck Quartet
    $1600 22
I'm the British 8th Army field marshal who beat Rommel at El Alamein
    DD: $1,000 18
By Kathy Reichs,
"____ Are Forever" &
"206 ____"
    $1600 4
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue from the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia.) In 2013, Green Bank scientists, using the Byrd telescope, found possible signs of these waves, ripples in space-time that were predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity nearly a century before
    $2000 10
Dating from the early 1920s, this term refers to a person who shows contempt for rules or accepted practices
    $2000 23
I'm the author of "Sartoris" & "Intruder in the Dust"
    $2000 24
Lawrence Block's
"The ____ in the Closet" &
"The ____ on the Prowl"
    DD: $5,000 5
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue from the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia.) In the last decade alone, Green Bank's Byrd telescope has discovered more than 100 of these rapidly spinning stars that act like interstellar lighthouses, emitting strong bursts of radiation at regular intervals

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jon Kristina Larry
$3,400 $2,200 $20,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PRESIDENTS & FILM
Jimmy Carter held 480 screenings at the White House; his first was this film set in 1970s Washington, D.C.

Final scores:

Jon Kristina Larry
$4,600 $0 $25,200
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $25,200

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jon Kristina Larry
$4,400 $2,200 $15,800
11 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
4 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $22,400

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