Show #6899 - Thursday, September 18, 2014

Contestants

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Carrie Delapeña, a stay-at-home mom from Plano, Texas

Jesse Henning, a children's librarian from Westerville, Ohio

Bill Cossen, a Ph.D. candidate in history originally from Lexington, South Carolina (whose 2-day cash winnings total $31,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

EXPLORERS' NATIONALITIES
IT WAS THE '80s
GEMS
FAIRY TALES
IT'S BUT A CONJUNCTION
MOVIE COMEDIES
    $200 8
Hernan Cortes
    $200 14
Using the Montreal protocol, we took care of a problem with this stratospheric layer
    $200 6
A rare variety of ruby exhibits asterism, meaning that this shape is visible when the gem is seen in sunlight
    $200 18
In "The Arabian Nights" this son of a tailor uses a magic lamp to win the hand of a princess
    $200 23
In a negative phrase, it's used after "neither" to show the second in a series
    $200 1
Justin Bartha goes missing in this 2009 film--
in his place is a baby in a closet & a live tiger
    $400 9
Vasco da Gama
    $400 15
Around 1982 we first heard this new word for amazing new technology: a portable VCR to shoot home movies
    $400 7
Dive, mate! The waters of Australia are rich in the white south sea variety of these gems
    $400 19
Until a child blurts out the truth, a ruler promenades in his birthday suit in this fairy tale
    $400 26
It's an adverb when it begins a children's story but a conjunction when it means whenever
    $400 2
In "Caddyshack" this comedian said, "I'll tell ya, this steak still has marks from where the jockey was hitting it"
    $600 10
Explorer of Canada Alexander MacKenzie
    $600 24
Never mind Charles & Diana--this couple's "General Hospital" wedding was the big one of 1981
    $600 11
The regent, one of these gems, was once called the pitt, for Thomas Pitt who purchased it in 1702
    DD: $1,200 20
At the beginning of the story, the title character of this 1837 Andersen fairy tale has no feet
    $600 28
Traditionally last in journalism's 5 Ws, it also played left field for Abbott & Costello
    $600 3
It's the 2014 cop comedy seen here
    $800 12
Abel Tasman
    $800 25
This CIA director was an elusive operative who foiled Congress by dying before he could testify on Iran-Contra
    $800 16
Isle Royale Greenstone is found chiefly as small pebbles on the beaches of this state
    $800 21
In an Irish tale, Farmer Tom meets one of these beings who promises to bring him riches but tricks him instead
    $800 29
As a conjunction this 4-letter word means alike or equally; as an adjective, it means one & the other
    $800 4
This pic flew with dialogue like "We have clearance, Clarence"; "Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?"
    $1000 13
Sir Edmund Hillary
    $1000 27
A guy in Boulder got hundreds of thousands to hum at the same time in this happening, using sound to usher in a new age
    $1000 17
For its resemblance to a golden-orange gem, citrine is sometimes called false this
    $1000 22
A poem by Goethe is one of the earlier uses of this tale about a pupil who conjures up more magic than he can handle
    $1000 30
In Deuteronomy 4:23, this word meaning "for fear that" precedes "ye forget the covenant of the Lord"
    $1000 5
He strapped on "Blades of Glory" as Chazz Michael Michaels & showed what a skater's body really looks like

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

Bill Jesse Carrie
$1,400 $2,800 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Jesse Carrie
$2,200 $5,000 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

BORN INSIDE THE BELTWAY
TV HANGOUTS
(Alex: You have to name the show that regularly featured each one of the tv hangouts we'll tell you about.)
BIG BUILDING OF THE CITY
RUNNING THE MAGAZINE
"ZA"
(Alex: Each correct response ending in those two letters.)
SCIENCE OF THE SKIES
(Kelly: From NASA Glenn Research Center, counting down to remarkable advances in aviation and space flight.)
    $400 6
This D.C.-born bandleader wrote "The Washington Post March"
    $400 1
The Krusty Krab
    $400 21
191 Peachtree Tower
    $400 13
20-year-old music fan Jann Wenner dropped out of college to found this publication in 1967
    $400 15
A quatrain is one of these with 4 lines
    $400 7
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) The treadmill is made as close as possible to the one on the International
Space Station; it's tilted up 90 degrees
to simulate this, a characteristic of space travel
    $800 9
A D.C.er from birth to death, this FBI official wrote "A Study of Communism" & "Crime in the United States"
    $800 2
Los Pollos Hermanos
    $800 22
Rainier Tower
    $800 14
Here's a quiz: Helen Gurley Brown edited this magazine for 32 years, until 1997
    $800 16
The label of Corona Extra calls it this "mas fina"
    $800 8
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) The ballistics impact lab fires a simulated bird made of gelatin at high speed to study & mitigate events like Captain Sullenberger's 2009 river landing, where a flock of these knocked out both engines
    $1200 10
Born in Washington as Henry Garfield, he's gone from punk rocker to author & radio-&-TV personality
    $1200 3
Central Perk
    DD: $2,000 23
Heritage Plaza (formerly Texaco Heritage Plaza)
    $1200 20
In killing a piece on Gwyneth, Graydon Carter wrote this magazine didn't do takedowns of individual celebs
    $1200 17
Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction created this alternative music festival
    $1200 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) Scarab, an articulating vehicle, can change distance between its wheels, a feature intended to prevent getting fatally stuck in martian sand as this rover did--the partner of Opportunity
    $1600 11
Connie Chung & this newsman, her husband, were both born in D.C. & met while working at the local TV station
    $1600 4
The Mystic Grill in Mystic Falls
    $1600 24
111 S. Wacker Drive
    DD: $2,000 27
William Shawn ran this magazine for 35 years, perhaps because he might've been the only one to get every cartoon
    $1600 18
Japanese word for the country's mobsters
    $1600 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) Researchers at the ballistics impact lab established with countless tests that a one-pound piece of insulating foam pierced the thermal protection system of this shuttle in 2003; the counterintuitive finding helped make the shuttle program safe to fly again
    $2000 12
Noor al-Hussein was born in D.C. & became queen of this Middle Eastern country
    $2000 5
The Royal Diner & The Founding Fathers Bar
    $2000 19
The hat seen here is made with this sheer fabric

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Jesse Carrie
$18,200 $9,400 $2,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FOREIGN WORDS
The Holy Roman Empire from 800 to 1806 was the first; the German empire from 1871 to 1918 was the second

Final scores:

Bill Jesse Carrie
$18,801 $100 $100
3-day champion: $50,602 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bill Jesse Carrie
$17,000 $8,800 $2,400
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
7 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $28,200

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