Show #6754 - Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sarah McNitt game 3.

Contestants

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Stacy Meyers, a graduate student of education from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Gudrun Juffer, a law clerk originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sarah McNitt, a study-abroad advisor originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan (whose 2-day cash winnings total $28,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

CEREAL CHARACTERS
BEETHOVEN
WHAT'S YOUR SIGN, BABY?
NO VOWEL BUT Y
A NOVEL CATEGORY
THROWN OF GAMES
    $200 6
This trio has been helping sell Rice Krispies since the 1930s
    $200 26
An 1800 letter is the first to mention Ludwig's loss of this; oil of almonds wasn't helping
    $200 11
You're impulsive! audacious! intemperate! & your glyph, said to represent ram's horns? nice!
    $200 12
A metronome supplies it
    $200 1
In this 1954 novel Jack tells the other boys, "We're not savages. We're English, and the English are best at everything"
    $200 5
Woody Hayes has been credited with saying, "3 things can happen when you pass" in this sport "& 2 of them are bad"
    $400 7
For many years it's been this creature for Cocoa Puffs
    $400 27
Beethoven's final public concert was a performance of this final symphony
    $400 13
"The Astrology Encyclopedia" says you are "a moody sign... the source of the term crabby"--but that doesn't scare me!
    $400 15
Charon's waterway
    $400 2
(Kelly of the Clue Crew delivers the clue.) From London's Reform Club to the first stop in Egypt, across India, then on to Yokohama, to the
penultimate stop in New York, here's the route taken in this Jules Verne novel
    $400 22
In 2007 a French long jumper was speared in the back by an errant one of these from a nearby event; yes, it's on YouTube
    $600 8
The silly spokes-creature for Trix cereal is this type of animal
    $600 28
In 1792 Beethoven moved to this city; 35 years later he was buried there
    $600 14
Such a dual nature! associated with Castor & Pollux, you're 2-faced, but I mean that in the best way!
    $600 18
Meaning bitterly ironic, it also describes a lopsided grin
    $600 3
It's the English title of Brazilian author Paulo Coelho's "O Alquimista"
    $600 23
In craps, you need a pair of 4s to throw 8 this "way"
    $800 9
Cornelius is one of these animals selling Kellogg's corn flakes
    DD: $1,000 29
With angry strings & gentle keyboard, piano concerto No. 4 evokes this mythic musician calming the Furies with song
    $800 16
You're the 7th sign! Suave but liable to pout; romantic but fickle; it's like you try to balance everything!
    $800 19
This gift of the magi can be used for incense
    $800 4
Frederic Henry, the protagonist of this Hemingway novel, is in the Italian ambulance service during WWI
    $800 24
354 wins did not overcome the controversy as this ex-Red Sox pitcher didn't make the Hall of Fame cut in 2013
    $1000 10
First name of the leprechaun mascot of a popular cereal
    $1000 17
A St. Paddy's Day baby, you're the 12th & last sign of the zodiac, yet you're first in my heart
    $1000 20
Nimble
    $1000 21
In a much lighter vein than "Gone Girl", there's "Where'd You Go," this French-sounding first name
    $1000 25
The pole in this Scottish athletic toss seen here
can weigh 80 to 180 pounds

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

Sarah Gudrun Stacy
$2,400 $2,000 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sarah Gudrun Stacy
$4,400 $2,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES
THE FLY
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
BLADE RUNNER
METROPOLIS
"IN"CEPTION
    $400 13
This movie jumped the gun a bit in 1996, actually opening on July 3rd
    $400 1
Unlike most other insects, true flies have this many wings; some have wingbeats of up to 1,000 times a second
    $400 8
The third one of these existed in Germany from January 1933 to May 1945
    $400 18
Good for runs on icy surfaces, this footwear has a blade whose front is called a toe pick
    $400 20
A reclining Buddha, 49 feet high, can be found at the Wat Pho temple in this Thai capital city
    $400 3
A system for paying for a sofa in fixed amounts at specified intervals is this plan
    $800 14
Giant creatures called kaiju rise from the title ocean & start a war on humanity in this 2013 film
    $800 2
The common housefly has up to 4,000 of these vision-enhancing facets in each compound eye
    $800 9
In 1789 the third of these representative groups covered about 24 million of France's 25 million people
    DD: $1,000 19
In a Tennyson poem, Bedevere is asked to make a run with this & fling it "into the middle mere"
    DD: $4,200 21
In 1890 the population of this U.S. city bordering Mexico was 16,000; today it's 1.3 million
    $800 4
I need to hear you say this is what the medical term "IV" is short for, stat! Don't you die on me, clue! Stay with me!
    $1200 15
The title of this 2013 Matt Damon film is a paradise for heroes in Greek mythology
    $1200 10
Waged from 149 to 146 B.C., the third Punic war resulted in the final destruction of this city & its people's enslavement
    $1200 23
This title of a 2006 Annette Bening movie flies in the face of a parental admonition about blades
    $1200 22
Don't be chicken! Say this city became the capital of the Ukrainian Soviet socialist republic in 1934
    $1200 5
It described Adam Smith's hand (his literary one, not his literal one)
    $1600 16
This antagonist from a 1968 classic got its name from being a computer that's heuristic & algorithmic
    $1600 11
The last time a U.S. third party finished ahead of a major party in a pres. election was in this year of Teddy's bully bid
    $1600 24
This largest South African city is in a gold-rich area called the Rand
    $1600 6
9-letter word meaning sterile or barren
    $2000 17
1962's "La Jetee", about a man sent back in time to avert apocalypse, was remade as this numeric Bruce Willis film
    $2000 12
The German statue seen here shows this Holy Roman Emperor & Third Crusade starter
    $2000 26
In the "ring" cycle, this hero runs to the rescue with his sword Notung
    $2000 25
You'll be let down if you go to this South American capital for a mountain view, but there is the Palacio Salvo
    $2000 7
"In wine there is truth"; in truth, this is how you say that phrase in Latin

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sarah Gudrun Stacy
$13,600 $1,200 $10,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

SHAKESPEARE
This 5-letter name appears 7 times in Shakespeare titles, more than any other name

Final scores:

Sarah Gudrun Stacy
$17,600 $2,300 $2,800
3-day champion: $46,000 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sarah Gudrun Stacy
$13,600 $5,400 $11,200
19 R,
2 W
10 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,200

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