Show #6738 - Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Contestants

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Roxann Smith, a professional volunteer from Los Angeles, California

Anthony Niblett, a law professor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Larry White, an actuary from Hatboro, Pennsylvania (whose 2-day cash winnings total $49,624)

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Jeopardy! Round

JUST DESSERTS
NEW YORKERS
BEASTLY TITLE CHARACTERS
(Alex: You have to tell us what kind of animal.)
A DROP IN WHICH OCEAN?
CROSSWORD CLUES "P"
HISTORY OF CARS
    $200 22
It's the volcanic name for a chocolate cake with a hot, gooey chocolate center
    $200 4
Born in Southampton in 1929, this first lady studied at Vassar & at the Sorbonne
    $200 1
"Marley & Me"
    $200 2
Hanauma Bay, east of Waikiki
    $200 10
It beats "rock" but not "scissors"
(5)
    $200 9
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.) Fred Astaire's elegant 1927 Rolls town car has many luxurious features, like a means of speaking to the chauffeur &, in the rear... a Louis Vuitton one of these, later a term for a car's built-in storage compartment
    $400 23
A classic Greek dessert, yiaourti me meli is this dairy product with honey
    $400 5
This NYC native based "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" on a German folk tale
    $400 18
"Babe"
    $400 3
The Gulf of Honduras
    $400 11
Shutterbug
(12)
    $400 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.) The 1930 Nash 482R had 2 spark plugs per cylinder, a top speed of 75 miles per hour, & one of these features, which was also known as the "mother-in-law seat"
    $600 24
You might say this fruity deep-dish dessert with a biscuit topping is a real shoe-in
    $600 15
A New York Public Library for the Performing Arts exhibit on this man includes a self-portrait from when he helped write a failed musical
    $600 19
"The Tale of Despereaux"
    $600 6
The Sulu Sea
    $600 12
A legal drug dealer
(10)
    $600 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.) The 1946 Kurtis Ross Page Special that raced in the first Indy 500 after World War II had this clear plastic for its windshield, much lighter than traditional material
    $800 25
Enjoy a cup of coffee with this coffee-flavored Italian dessert
    $800 16
The NYC-born son of Jamaican immigrants, he took over the Army's largest command in 1989
    $800 20
"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"
    $800 7
The Laptev Sea
    $800 13
Movie or musical spoof
(6)
    $800 29
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.) During World War II, the use of chrome was curtailed by Washington because it was needed for the war effort. This resulted in cars with little trim work that were referred to as these, also a term for a city's strategy against nighttime air raids
    $1000 26
A favorite at luaus, haupia is this flavor of pudding
    $1000 17
This "'S Wonderful" composer was a Brooklyn boy who died tragically young at age 38
    $1000 21
"The Complete Calvin and Hobbes"
    DD: $1,000 8
The Mozambique Channel
    $1000 14
Secret lover
(8)
    $1000 30
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.) In 1901, 17-year-old Carl Breer attached a boiler & a crankshaft to a chassis to make an engine powered by this, which briefly challenged the combustion engine for supremacy

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

Larry Anthony Roxann
$2,200 $2,800 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Larry Anthony Roxann
$6,400 $3,800 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

ALL THE JINGLE LADIES
IT'S BEEN A YEAR
MEDICINE
13-LETTER WORDS
FLAG TERMS
MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES
    $400 1
When she sang "All I Want For Christmas Is You", perhaps she meant husband Nick Cannon
    $400 2
In February news British diners consumed less beef because results showed it contained some of this animal's DNA
    $400 18
In 2012 scientists announced that injection of human embryonic these in the inner ears of deaf gerbils restored hearing
    $400 13
The snatch & the clean & jerk are events in this sport
    $400 12
Finials are ornaments that decorate the tops of these; popular ones include star & spread eagle
    $400 7
In Homer's "Odyssey", Odysseus discovers a cave that's home to Polyphemus, one of these 1-eyed giants
    $800 30
She sang, "The only place you'll wanna be is underneath my Christmas tree" & may well have dressed up as one
    $800 3
Last name of the Army private convicted of espionage as Bradley but now going by Chelsea
    $800 19
Around 3 out of 5 organ transplants in the United States involve this organ
    $800 27
Cymbals, triangles & tambourines are among the instruments played by this musician in an orchestra
    DD: $6,000 14
From the Greek for "sign bearer", it's the type of flag used to send messages from ship to shore
    $800 8
In Greece this creature was said to guard the entrance to Thebes; in Egypt, it guards the pyramids
    $1200 26
The firm of Williams, Rowland & Knowles, aka this trio, asked, "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
    $1200 4
This world leader denied he stole a Super Bowl ring
    $1200 20
In 1910 physician James Herrick became the first to identify this blood disease that affects many African Americans
    $1200 28
He's dead, Jim. --not for long; I'm going to perform this process of restoring breath & heartbeat
    $1200 15
2 types of tapering flags are pennants & these that end in 2 points like the bird part for which they're named
    $1200 9
Here's our cuter version of this offspring of Typhon & Echidna--here, puppy
    $1600 25
In 2012, this "bubbly" songbird warbled about "Mistletoe"
    $1600 5
Coming back from scandal, he won election to represent South Carolina's 1st congressional district
    DD: $3,000 21
The name of this anti-inflammatory comes from the longer version, isobutylphenyl propionic acid
    $1600 29
In 2004 Paraguay protected its trees by passing the Zero this Law
    $1600 16
It's the upper left portion of a flag; the rest of the flag is called the field or ground
    $1600 10
At the end of its life cycle, this mythical bird builds a nest of aromatic twigs that it then ignites
    $2000 24
This country idol hit the charts in 2008 with "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing"
    $2000 6
An American Society of Civil Engineers report gave a D+ grade to U.S. roads, bridges, etc., this 14-letter term
    $2000 22
Epidemic parotitis is another name for this common childhood disease
    $2000 23
Explained by Einstein in 1905, this "effect" of light on subatomic particles is fundamental to modern physics
    $2000 17
The name of this rope used to hoist a flag is from the Middle English for "pull"
    $2000 11
Kept in the stalls in Olympus, he carries Zeus' thunderbolts

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Larry Anthony Roxann
$19,600 $11,000 $5,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

AUTHORS
"The American Tolkien" was what Time magazine called this author with the same 2 middle initials as Tolkien

Final scores:

Larry Anthony Roxann
$16,600 $19,601 $2
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $19,601 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Larry Anthony Roxann
$14,400 $11,000 $8,000
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
16 R,
1 W
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,400

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