Show #6742 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Jerry Slowik game 4.

Contestants

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Reggie Austin, an actor from Culver City, California

Alyson Murray, a server from Boston, Massachusetts

Jerry Slowik, a writer from Arlington Heights, Illinois (whose 3-day cash winnings total $71,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

CELEBRITIES' FAVORITE MOVIES
IT'S A GAS... GIANT
MY NAME IS MY BRAND
I'M IN...
"DE"
NILE
    $200 1
(I'm Chuck Todd of NBC News.) The longer I am in television, the more I like this feature film comedy with Will Ferrell as a San Diego newsman, & I'm really looking forward to the sequel
    $200 14
It's the giantest gas giant planet
    $200 19
He got rich running a fertilizer co. before becoming a bowtie-wearing popcorn king (& it's not Samuel Jiffypop)
    $200 24
This, failure perhaps due to bleeding or a heart-attack to get blood to all the tissues; I feel cold
    $200 6
Scattered detritus, litter, trash
    $200 11
They're the Nile's 2 "colorful" main tributaries
    $400 2
(Here with the clue are Mike & Mike of ESPN Radio.) My favorite sports movie is "Field of Dreams"--it's got everything: mystery, romance & baseball...
...I can beat that--my favorite is this laughter on the links that co-starred Bill Murray as a crazy gopher exterminator
    $400 15
Nereid is the third largest of its 13 moons
    $400 20
Last name of Dr. William, inventor of more than 1,000 foot-care products
    $400 25
This type of "custody", to make sure the mob doesn't get me before I testify
    $400 7
The French phrase for "of good disposition" gives us this synonym for suave
    $400 12
A 1959 agreement divided the Nile's water between Egypt & this country
    $600 3
(I'm Dana Perino of Fox News.) Hugh Grant played a convincing prime minister in this film that depicts amorous hopefuls from all walks of London life
    $600 16
It's named for the Roman god of agriculture
    $600 21
Last name of Louis-Eugene, who sold his French thermal spring with naturally carbonated water in 1903
    $600 8
The IRS offers "Six facts about choosing the standard or itemized" these
    $600 13
Exodus says that Moses' mother put him in a basket made of these grasslike plants & put him in the Nile
    $800 4
(Hi, I'm Harry Shearer.) The Cuban missile crisis was still fresh in viewers' minds when Stanley Kubrick played the situation for laughs in this 1964 classic
    $800 17
Its ring system was discovered in 1977, nearly 200 years after it was
    $800 22
A 1975 law ending fixed stockbroker commissions helped boost the discount brokerage he founded in 1971
    $800 9
The proofreaders mark seen here means this
    $1000 5
(Hi, I'm Elizabeth Perkins.) He directed, co-wrote & starred in "Lost in America", which eviscerated the materialistic culture of the 1980s
    $1000 18
Its axis of rotation is almost parallel to its orbital plane, so it spins more or less on its side
    DD: $2,800 23
The copper products co. founded by this man in 1801 is still around today, but in Rome, New York, not Boston
    $1000 10
Walnut & teak trees are classified as this, losing their leaves annually

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Jerry Alyson Reggie
$1,400 $1,400 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jerry Alyson Reggie
$1,400 $3,600 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

SONGS FOR NEW YEAR'S
THE 15th CENTURY
THAT'S OUR ISLAND!
(You have to identify the country it belongs to.)
ARCHITECTURE
3-LETTER WORDS
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
    $400 16
This Irish group's 1983 song "New Year's Day" was inspired by the Polish Solidarity movement
    $400 11
This religious suppression began in earnest in 1481 with its first auto-da-fe punishments
    $400 18
Kangaroo Island
    $400 1
The demolition of this NYC train station in the early 1960s helped spur the city's preservationist movement
    $400 6
A solemn promise, perhaps to a bride
    $400 26
In this story "The great swans swam round the newcomer; and stroked his neck with their beaks"
    $800 17
This New Year's Eve staple was the Guy Lombardo orchestra's theme song
    $800 12
Already king of Hungary & Bohemia, Sigismund ascended to this imperial title in 1433
    $800 19
Martinique
    $800 2
John Howells & Raymond Hood won a 1922 contest to design this city's Tribune Tower; Eliel Saarinen Finnished second
    $800 7
A certain dinosaur knows it's Latin for "King"
    $800 27
In one story they consisted of trousers, a coat & a cloak that were "light as a cobweb"
    $1200 23
In 1980 this Swedish hit machine of a group wished us "Happy New Year"
    $1200 13
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows us a map of the Ottoman Empire.) In 1462 the mighty Ottoman army retreated after a large massacre by this Wallachian prince and his forces
    $1200 20
Minorca
    $1200 3
Said to gather all light and positive spirits, a sorin is the nine-ringed spire placed atop this type of shrine seen here
    $1200 8
You can pick it up at a restaurant or push it down as a keyboard button
    $1200 28
Andersen's visit to this "Oliver Twist" author's home in 1857 was no fairy tale; he overstayed his welcome by 3 weeks
    $1600 24
This Wilson Pickett No. 1 R&B hit from 1965 will get us closer to the new year
    DD: $2,200 14
Losing the battle of Grunwald in 1410 in Poland led to the end of the military power of these knights
    $1600 21
Phuket
    $1600 4
Lubeck's Marienkirche boasts that it has the world's highest brick ceiling that's this, meaning arched
    $1600 9
Bored-sounding 3-letter poetic word meaning "over there"
    DD: $5,000 29
Her grandmother told her that when she was 15, she could rise out of the sea & sit on the rocks in the moonlight
    $2000 25
13 million have YouTubed a clip of Zooey Deschanel & Joseph Gordon-Levitt asking this in song about "New Year's Eve"
    $2000 15
Hangul was developed and made the official writing system of this peninsula
    $2000 22
Isle of Youth (or Isla de la Juventud)
    $2000 5
Oscar Niemeyer's first solo project was a 1941 plan for Pampulha in this country where he later designed the capital
    $2000 10
A member of an American Indian people of Colorado
    $2000 30
Andersen's "The Nightingale" was a tribute to this Swedish soprano who never returned his love

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jerry Alyson Reggie
$16,400 $13,400 $2,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY VICE PRESIDENTS
Woodrow Wilson said this man had enough genius to be immortal & "unschooled passion enough to have made him infamous"

Final scores:

Jerry Alyson Reggie
$26,900 $6,800 $5
4-day champion: $98,800 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jerry Alyson Reggie
$15,800 $10,000 $5,600
20 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
9 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $31,400

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