Show #6884 - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Contestants

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Megan Gardner, an electrical engineer from Columbia, Maryland

Katie Wroblewski, a graduate student in history from Ypsilanti, Michigan

Jerome Azbell, a library reference clerk from Smyrna, Tennessee (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,999)

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Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
(Alex: You'll love it.)
NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAYS
OFFICE SEEKER, DISAPPOINTED
A KILLEE'S HEELS
MYTHS BUSTED BY MYTHBUSTERS
TRIPLE "A"
    $200 1
Ron Weasley
    $200 28
Several bourbon distilleries are stops on this state's Lincoln heritage scenic byway
    $200 23
In 1918 this tycoon entered Michigan's Senate Republican & Democratic primaries, lost both & never ran again
    $200 17
You get a clear shot of the heels of this actress as she's stabbed in the shower scene of "Psycho"
    $200 15
You can't pick up radio signals through one of these, whether gold or amalgam
    $200 3
When in a Hefner-ian mood, I wear these silk nightclothes
    $400 11
Tarzan
    $400 29
South Dakota's Peter Norbeck scenic byway takes you past Harney Peak, Needle's Eye & this national memorial
    $400 4
This Minnesotan was elected to the Senate in 1966, but his later presidential run was less successful
    $400 18
Early in "The Wizard of Oz", you see red heels on this witch's corpse before they morph onto Dorothy's feet
    $400 14
Unlike a James Bond movie scene, covering someone's body in this will not kill a person through asphyxiation
    $400 8
This world capital is just inland from La Guaira, a Caribbean sea port
    $600 10
Bill Sikes
    $600 25
To get your kicks on this road, stop at Ortega's Indian trading post in Arizona
    $600 5
In 2012, this Pennsylvanian
could not overcome Mitt Romney
    $600 19
Page 3 girl Kelly Brook crawls heel over heel on a rope before succumbing to these title fish in a 2010 remake
    $600 16
This man was not buried in Giants Stadium, at least not in several areas rumored to be his final resting place
    $600 2
You have this kind of a look when dreamy or preoccupied
    $800 13
Leopold Bloom
    DD: $1,000 24
A California scenic byway takes you through this place; a 1907 ad about it asked, "Would you enjoy a trip to Hell?"
    $800 6
In 2006 he lost in the primary for his U.S. Senate seat from Conn. but prevailed as an independent in the general election
    $800 21
Drew Barrymore tries to run away, but Ghostface stabs her & drags her away by her feet in this 1996 film
    $800 26
One of these dropped from the Empire State Building is unlikely to kill someone or to penetrate the ground
    $800 9
Woody Allen played Fielding Mellish in this "tasty" 1971 film
    $1000 7
Dido, Queen of Carthage
    $1000 22
Horrified by Ike's use of advertising professionals, this 1952 Democratic nominee said, "This isn't Ivory Soap vs. Palmolive!"
    $1000 20
At the morgue in this 1997 film, we see the murdered Arquillian's heels as well as his cat Orion; agents Jay & Kay investigate
    $1000 27
A bullet made of this will not kill someone without leaving a trace; it just breaks when the trigger is pulled
    $1000 12
On the feast of the Pentecost, this knight saw a vision of the Holy Grail

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

Jerome Katie Megan
$2,800 $1,600 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jerome Katie Megan
$7,200 $2,600 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

COUNTRY MUSIC MOVERS & SHAKERS
THE HIGHWAYMEN
"M"ENAGERIE
SIGNS & SYMBOLS
A RIVER RUNS BETWEEN THEM
(Alex: We'll give you two countries, and you give me the river that forms the main boundary between those countries.)
PORTMANTEAU WORDS
    $400 1
Taylor Swift broke onto the scene with a song about this singer & in 2013 teamed up with him for "Highway Don't Care"
    $400 24
Later an Edward James Olmos movie title, this 3-word command was used by highwaymen to order victims to stop & fork over
    $400 6
If it's 7 feet at the shoulder, weighs half a ton & has antlers, it's probably this creature
    $400 17
In Austria & Switzerland, this season is symbolically swept away by people wearing folk masks
    $400 13
Bulgaria & Romania
    $400 8
It's a highly incendiary jellylike substance; Robert Duvall loved the smell of it in the morning
    $800 2
You can crash his party any time
    $800 28
19th century highwaymen known as bushrangers terrorized this continent
    $800 15
This plant-eating water mammal has mostly solid bones with no marrow, making its skeleton quite heavy
    $800 18
Marianne, featured in art & seen on stamps, is a symbol of this country
    $800 10
Switzerland & Liechtenstein
    $800 7
It's a close platonic friendship between 2 dudes. as seen in the movie "I Love You, Man"
    $1200 3
This Oklahoma native donated $1 million from her "Blown Away" tour to help tornado victims in her home state
    $1200 14
This rodent with partially webbed feet is not really a rat, though it has "rat" in its name
    $1200 19
Also called a dung beetle, it was associated with the divine aspects of the early morning sun in Ancient Egypt
    $1200 11
The United States & Mexico (in addition to the Rio Grande/
Rio Bravo)
    $1200 9
AKA sudden-wealth syndrome, it's the condition caused by too much money & consumerism
    $1600 4
On his death, he was praised as an ambassador
for the state of Tennessee and the greatest country singer of all time
    $1600 27
Many a highwayman met his end at the "Tyburn tree", which was really this structure
    $1600 16
This African monkey has blue cheeks & a red nose that become brighter when it's excited
    DD: $2,000 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) In a Gilbert Stuart portrait, behind Washington are many symbolic touches, like the rainbow, showing faith in the future,
the copy of "The Federalist", symbolizing unity under the Constitution, &, on the chair, this botanical symbol of victory
    $1600 12
Zimbabwe & Zambia
    $1600 21
It's the portmanteau for close-fitting stretch pants styled to look like denim trousers
    $2000 5
In 2013 fans cheered on this country cutie as she kicked up her heels to win "Dancing with the Stars"
    $2000 26
This British highwayman & his horse black Bess became celebrated in 19th century pulp fiction
    $2000 23
Only the males of this swallow are purple; the females are a dull gray
    $2000 22
From north Africa, St. Augustine made this animal a symbol of the humble Christian bearing burdens without complaint
    DD: $1,400 29
Brazil & Argentina (It's named for a third country)
    $2000 25
A 1980s program of low taxes & trickle-down prosperity was dubbed this, after the man trying to implement it

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jerome Katie Megan
$9,200 $6,400 $4,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

16th CENTURY SCIENTISTS
It is often said of this man that he "stopped the sun and moved the earth"

Final scores:

Jerome Katie Megan
$5,599 $9,201 $8,399
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $9,201 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jerome Katie Megan
$9,200 $8,800 $6,200
20 R,
5 W
14 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
9 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $24,200

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