Show #6898 - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Contestants

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Howard Jacobs, a physician from Pikesville, Maryland

Erica Hersh, a health communications writer originally from South Orange, New Jersey

Bill Cossen, a Ph.D. candidate in history originally from Lexington, South Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

9-LETTER WORDS
THE AMERICANS
DONALD DUCK
(Alex: [Stuttering] D-D-[*].)
FOOD
-MANCY PANTS
BOATING HOMOPHONES
    $200 6
It's the cord you were born to lose
    $200 1
In between being president & chief justice, he taught constitutional law at Yale
    $200 8
Donald's girlfriend, she was first known as Donna Duck but was renamed in her second film, "Mr. Duck Steps Out"
    $200 14
Among Time magazine's 25 Best Inventions of 2013 was the cronut, a cross between this & a donut
    $200 16
What's that giant talking octopus smoking a cigar mean? Use oneiromancy, the practice of interpreting these
    $200 22
A special deal on goods
    $400 7
If I had a wooden hammer, I'd play this instrument here
    $400 2
He's the good-humor man seen here in 1925 doing one of his famous rope tricks
    $400 9
A creation of the comic books, this rich old miser wears a red coat & a black silk top hat
    $400 15
It's the 6-letter term for a thin slice of meat, especially pork or veal, that's broiled or fried
    $400 27
A necromancy can mean this 5-letter magical word that is "cast" by wizards
    $400 23
To bend the body in reverence
    $600 13
Dear contestants, it means earnestly or honestly.
This adverb,
Alex Trebek
    $600 3
Naturally this designer was born in NY, the daughter of a tailor & a model
    $600 10
In a 1938 cartoon, Donald's sister Dumbella sent these 3 nephews to visit him; chaos ensued
    $600 17
Served in chicken soup, knaidel is another name for this Jewish favorite
    $600 28
Tasseomancy, the reading of these, must be popular in England in the late afternoon
    $600 24
Strict, harsh or grim
    $800 20
Random House describes it as "a greenish blue or bluish green" & ooo, sorry... aquamarine has 10 letters
    $800 4
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a flight path on the monitor.) In a 15-minute flight, Freedom 7 flew 303 miles, peaking at an altitude of just 117 miles, making this man the first American in space
    $800 11
Introduced on TV in 1961, this uncle of Donald was a professor who spoke with a European accent
    $800 18
Used for making stocks & gravy, they're innards like the heart, liver & gizzard of poultry
    $800 29
A state of temporary inactivity like hibernation
    $800 25
Gathered, like troops on a border
    $1000 21
"V" know this adjective means lively or animated
    DD: $1,000 5
Best known for a different work, in 1833 he produced a "Common Version" of the Holy Bible "with Amendments of the Language"
    $1000 12
In the opening of "The Mickey Mouse Club", Donald would strike this instrument, usually with disastrous results
    $1000 19
It's the two-word name
of the USA's best-selling grape
    $1000 30
Chiromancy is this method of telling someone's fortune
    $1000 26
Origin, such as the "noble" type

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

Bill Erica Howard
$400 $1,800 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Erica Howard
$3,600 $5,200 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

"NINE" LETTER WORDS
PHILOSOPHICALLY SPEAKING
THE SUPREME COURT
ROCK BAND NAME OPPOSITES
CRITTERS
MILITARY FIRSTS
    $400 24
Each adult jaw has 2 of these
    $400 11
"I think, therefore I am"; you think, therefore you know this man is famous for saying that
    $400 6
Mapp v. Ohio (1961) determined that a state prosecution couldn't introduce evidence obtained by a search without this
    $400 13
A Disease
    $400 21
Indian gray is one species of this cobra killer that's tolerant of the snake's venom but not totally immune
    $400 1
Franz Honiok, a Polish prisoner killed by the SS, is remembered as the first casualty of this war
    $800 25
Proverbially, you're on this 2-word place if you're perfectly happy
    $800 12
This Nobel-winning existentialist said, "existence precedes essence", but the essence of my argument is he no longer exists
    $800 7
(Former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor delivers the clue.) The war on terror raised new issues; in 2004 I wrote an opinion establishing that U.S. citizens who are enemy combatants do have rights under this Bill of Rights amendment not to be held indefinitely without due process
    $800 17
Fully Clothed Gentlemen
    $800 22
The longest mammal migration was 6,200 miles when 1 of these "singing" whales swam from Brazil to Madagascar
    $800 2
A new era dawned in land warfare in September 1916 when these armored vehicles were used in battle for the first time
    $1200 26
That's stupid! Unintelligent! Foolish!
    $1200 14
He worked for "Peanuts" & wrote, "I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time!"
    $1200 8
Each associate justice is permitted to have up to 4 of these assistants; usually they are recent top law school graduates
    $1200 18
Black Solids
    $1200 23
The reptile family Helodermatidae has 2 members: the beaded lizard & this "monster"
    $1200 3
The first jet-to-jet aerial victory took place during this war when a USAF Lockheed F-80C shot down a MiG-15 over the Yalu River
    $1600 27
Rat poison that (luckily) has a bitter taste
    $1600 15
Him & load! This 17th century man said a baby's mind is "white paper, void of all characters"
    DD: $2,600 9
(Former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor delivers the clue.) A lot more people got to know what we sounded like on December 11, 2000, when the oral argument in this case became the first one released for same-day broadcast
    $1600 19
Mute Feet
    DD: $3,000 28
This largest sea turtle is the only one that lacks a hard shell, having instead skin with tiny bone plates
    $1600 4
The digger hat is synonymous
with this nation's army, which first wore it
in 1885
    $2000 16
Seen here, this political theorist of the 16th century wrote, "It is far safer to be feared than loved."
    $2000 10
In 2013 the Court struck down key parts of this 1965 act that forces certain states to pre-clear election law changes
    $2000 20
Old Adults Not for Auction
    $2000 29
This smallest subspecies of tiger lives only on the Indonesian island near Java for which it's named
    $2000 5
The 1st man to win this highest British military medal was sailor Charles Lucas in 1854 for actions during the Crimean War

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Erica Howard
$12,000 $8,400 $6,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

MUSICAL THEATER
In "Godspell" this character leads the company in singing, "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord"

Final scores:

Bill Erica Howard
$16,801 $4,600 $12,200
2-day champion: $31,801 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bill Erica Howard
$15,000 $8,400 $6,200
21 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R,
1 W
12 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $29,600

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