Show #6737 - Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Contestants

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Missy Flood, a Navy wife and stay-at-home mom from Groton, Connecticut

Bonita Dominguez, a legal secretary from Surprise, Arizona

Larry White, an actuary from Hatboro, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

CHRISTMASTIME AROUND THE WORLD
ATHLETIC CUPS
THE "DUCE" YOU SAY
STATE NICKNAMES
BUILDING
BLOGS
    $200 6
A down under tradition since 1937 is these "by candlelight", with Aussies singing outdoors in the summer weather
    $200 1
Previously known as the Winston Cup, the Sprint Cup is awarded to champions in this stock-car racing organization
    $200 11
Holmes, how do you know Watson's practicing medicine again? "I" do this, derive by a process of reasoning
    $200 16
"The Grand Canyon State"
    $200 24
The elevators in this Paris landmark ascend on a curve
    $200 21
American Papist bills itself as "not your average" blog for those of this faith
    $400 7
British kids do this with Christmas letters so their wishes will go up the chimney to Father Christmas
    $400 2
First awarded in 1851 by England's Royal Yacht Squadron, it's now named for the winner of that year's race
    $400 12
It was Darryl F. Zanuck's job on "All About Eve" & "Gentleman's Agreement"
    $400 17
"The Beaver State"
    $400 25
The sunburst spire of this art deco NYC skyscraper was hoisted into position after being assembled inside the building
    $400 29
With sections devoted to "OLTL" & "B&B", Daytime Confidential is loaded with news about this type of show
    $600 8
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports.) Each December 5th near Lucerne, hundreds of Swiss men don huge, candlelit, cardboard mitres, reminding us that St. Nicholas was one of these Catholic officials
    $600 3
This tennis trophy that weighs 231 pounds was first awarded in 1900
    $600 13
To lead someone astray, like Tess in a Hardy novel
    $600 18
"The Centennial State"
    $600 26
This landmark on Salisbury Plain is an early example of post-&-lintel construction
    $600 22
The popular mommy blogosphere includes Katherine Stone's site named for this new-mom sadness
    DD: $2,000 9
In Latin America the Christmastime walks & visits called novenas start on this pre-Christmas date
    $800 4
I cheered when my Hamilton (Ontario) Tiger-Cats won this league's Grey Cup in 1999
    $800 14
The baby's 2 weeks past its due date--might be time to do this
    $800 19
"The Yellowhammer State"
    $800 27
Dick Bowser designed the unique tram system that takes visitors to the top of this St. Louis landmark
    $800 30
Add one letter to the last name of the director of "The Last Picture Show" & you get this, his movie commentary site
    $1000 10
In Sweden this patron saint of sight is honored on December 13 as part of the Christmas celebration
    $1000 5
You're an ubermensch --actually an uberfrau
if you win the Uber Cup
in this Asian-dominated sport
    $1000 15
Snake-encircled wand carried by Mercury
    $1000 20
"The Prairie State"
    $1000 28
This amphitheater was built on the grounds of what was Nero's golden house
    $1000 23
lunchinabox.net is a blog devoted to these Japanese meals

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

Larry Bonita Missy
$6,000 $2,000 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Larry Bonita Missy
$7,800 $1,800 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE WEDDING OF ELIZABETH & PHILIP
TV SHOWS' THEME SONGS
NOBEL LIT WINNERS
OCCUPATIONS
OUR HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
CHANGE ONE LETTER
(Alex: Each response will be two words with only one letter difference.)
    $400 22
The couple tied the royal knot before 2,000 guests November 20, 1947 in this imposing church
    $400 1
"Sunny day, sweepin' the clouds away"
    $400 9
1964:
An existentialist
    $400 14
Pleasanton, Texas claims to be the "birthplace of" this occupation that's an American symbol
    $400 15
The 1803 treaty for this deal stated that France would give up all military posts in New Orleans
    $400 6
A toothed strip of plastic for arranging hair goes to its grave as a burial chamber
    $800 27
Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip are third cousins, & have this great-great-grandmother in common
    $800 2
"Our whole universe was in a hot dense state, then nearly 14 billion years ago, expansion started"
    $800 10
1936:
A U.S. playwright
    $800 23
(I'm Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times.) I've written several stories about the revolving door system in which ex-government officials work hand in hand with old colleagues as they go into this profession centered on K Street
    $800 16
This document remained in effect for 71 years, until Plymouth was incorporated into the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691
    $800 7
A word meaning to secretly & illegally import goods just wants to cuddle
    $1200 28
At a pre-wedding party, Elizabeth's father King George VI led one of these dance lines
    $1200 3
"Friendly faces everywhere, humble folks without temptation"
    $1200 11
1953:
A former prime minister
    $1200 24
Essential tools for a carpenter include these 4-legged beams used to support a board for cutting
    $1200 17
The 1947 speech that launched this plan said Europe must have help "or face economic social & political deterioration"
    $1200 8
A word meaning to move hastily & with urgency becomes a classic wordplay board game
    $1600 29
To marry Elizabeth, Philip renounced titles from Denmark & Greece & converted from Greek Orthodox to this
    $1600 4
"Who's that girl? Who's that girl? It's Jess"
    $1600 12
1993:
A Howard grad
    $1600 25
In Great Britain Harry Allen was the last person in this job made obsolete by an act of Parliament in 1965
    DD: $5,000 18
This 1854 act introduced by Stephen Douglas created 2 new territories west of Missouri
    $1600 20
It means to exert to the utmost, perhaps rowing on a narrow passage of water connecting 2 large bodies
    $2000 5
"What would we do, baby, without us"
    $2000 13
1938:
The daughter
of missionaries seen
here
    DD: $2,000 26
From the Latin for "iron", this worker was similar to a blacksmith & often did a shod-y job
    $2000 19
The 1872 act establishing this called it a "tract of land in the territories of Montana and Wyoming"
    $2000 21
An individual's style of speaking morphs into a class of literature that includes novels

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Larry Bonita Missy
$23,200 $10,600 $4,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

GEOPOLITICAL HOT SPOTS
On the Grand Trunk Road, the Wagah border separating these 2 countries since 1947 is called the "Berlin Wall of Asia"

Final scores:

Larry Bonita Missy
$24,424 $19,600 $5
2-day champion: $49,624 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Larry Bonita Missy
$20,600 $10,600 $4,800
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
2 W
9 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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