Show #6914 - Thursday, October 9, 2014

Contestants

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Rena Morse, a director of semantic technology from Charlottesville, Virginia

Venkat Krishnan, an I.T. manager from Sharon, Massachusetts

Emily Herndon, a bakery owner from Knoxville, Tennessee (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

MUTT
JEFF
THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR DIDN'T GO TO...
"DEL" AWARE
DYNASTY
(Alex: From the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts...)
NORMAN ROCKWELL'S SATURDAY EVENING POST COVERS
    $200 10
It's a song that blends or meshes tracks from 2 or more other records
    $200 9
Bud Fisher created the "Mutt & Jeff" comic strip while working for this West Coast city's chronicle
    $200 6
1954's "Three Coins" here
    $200 1
Fragile, or finely made
    $200 13
Drink up! This family ruled France off & on until 1848
    $200 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew holds a Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.) Soon favoring photographs, one of the last paintings for which Rockwell used live models was for a 1936 cover depicting this type of singing group
    DD: $1,000 19
Ice cream, in layers of chocolate, vanilla & strawberry is named for this city
    $400 25
Under this man's leadership, amazon.com became the largest online retailer
    $400 7
This "tradition"-al 1971 film about Tevye & his daughters
    $400 2
Here comes one of these big bad floods
    $400 14
No kids, big problem: she was the last Tudor monarch
    $400 23
(Sarah of the Clue Crew holds a Post cover at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.) The original "Boy on High Dive" painting from a 1947 cover now belongs to this "Lincoln" director, who says that we're all on diving boards during our lives & that taking the plunge is something we must face
    $600 20
The item sometimes called a runcible spoon also has this 5-letter combined name
    $600 29
He's been a dominant force in his sport
In the 1990s and 2000s
    $600 8
This 2009 movie with the highest box-office take of all time
    $600 3
A person elected to act in the name of a group
    $600 15
Fu on this dynasty that ruled China until 1912
    $600 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew holds a Post cover at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.) For a wartime cover in 1943, Rockwell got a phone operator from his hometown in Vermont to pose as this iconic character
    $800 21
Hybrid bicycles combine the qualities of road bikes & these more rugged ones that go off-road
    $800 28
This tycoon is the CEO of DreamWorks animation
    $800 11
This 1961 nominee about war crimes trials
    $800 4
Behind on your mortgage payments
    $800 16
This dynasty's name comes from the German for "hawk's castle"
    $800 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew holds a Post cover at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.) Submitted for the New York World's Fair in 1939 was Rockwell's cover of a disheveled druggist, also known by this old-fashioned name
    $1000 22
Sadly or happily, modern versions of this oxymoronic literary genre include Pinter's "The Dumb Waiter"
    $1000 26
From 1983 to 2013 Jeff Bingaman served as a U.S. senator from this western state
    $1000 12
1932's "I Am a Fugitive from" one of these collectives
    $1000 5
To dig, perhaps for information
    $1000 17
The Sabah dynasty rules this kingdom bordering Iraq
    $1000 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew holds a Post cover at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA.) 1948's "Homecoming" cover was truly a friends-and-family affair: there's Rockwell, these are his three sons, and over here is this friend & fellow artist

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

Emily Venkat Rena
$1,400 $3,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Emily Venkat Rena
$3,000 $4,600 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

EARS TO CLASSICAL MUSIC
LINGUISTICS
EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION
THAT PLACE IS "GRAND"!
WORLD WAR I SLANG
(Alex: You're all too young to remember.)
WRITERS ON THE PERIODIC TABLE
(Alex: You have to name the element represented by the initials that are missing in the names of writers that we will give you as clues.)
    $400 7
Naturally, the flute plays a part in the opera overture heard here by this man
    $400 6
The main syntactic voices are active, middle & this one
    $400 12
This city about 25 miles east of Lake Michigan, was founded by a fur trader in 1826
    $400 23
When kids accuse each other of having these, they don't know that WWI sanitation popularized it as slang for lice
    $400 1
___ ___ Wells
    $800 8
World Book says this German "is considered the greatest genius of Baroque music"
    $800 19
A triphthong isn't your swimsuit, it's a group of 3 of these sounds in one syllable
    $800 17
Gleeks will speak of William McKinley High School & this singing star Emmy-nominated for her role of Rachel Berry
    $800 13
The John D. Rockefeller Jr. memorial parkway links Yellowstone to this national park in Wyoming
    DD: $1,000 24
The German gun "Long Max" was not as famous as this alliterative Krupp product
    $800 2
___ ___ Lewis
    $1200 9
I love hearing this Norwegian in the "morning"
    $1200 20
This linguistic term for the performer of a verbal action sounds like an actor's representative
    $1200 18
Weeks & weeks at William McKinley High School were seen on this coming-of-age Fred Savage sitcom on ABC
    $1200 14
George Town serves as a world capital on this Caribbean island, the largest in its group
    $1200 3
___ ___ Shelley
    DD: $1,000 10
What a ride! In 1856 Wagner finished this opera, unwittingly adding his work to numerous future movie soundtracks
    $1600 21
"Ecotourism" is an example of this type of -ism recently created & added to the popular lexicon
    $1600 27
In 2006 this Kristen Bell TV title character was off to Hearst College; in 2014 she got kickstarted back to life on film
    $1600 15
Hold your water! This city on the Columbia river is about 80 miles from Spokane & comprises 3 former towns
    $1600 4
___ ___ Hinton
    $2000 11
Hearing from this Austrian is always a "surprise"
    $2000 22
"Problems with pinning down word meaning" is a section in a textbook titled this subject
    $2000 26
She was high-school coach's wife Tami Taylor before moving to another down-home show
    $2000 16
Let's dine at this N.D. city on the Red River; yah, it's not far from Fargo & has an Air Force base nearby, dontcha know
    $2000 25
A German verb meaning "punish", by war's end it meant attacking with machine-gun fire from low-flying aircraft
    $2000 5
British mistress of mystery
___ ___ James

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Emily Venkat Rena
$11,600 $7,400 $16,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORICAL FIGURES
A 2012 poll by Britain's national army museum voted this man, born in 1732, as the nation's greatest military enemy

Final scores:

Emily Venkat Rena
$6,999 $1,000 $9,199
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $9,199

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Emily Venkat Rena
$12,600 $7,400 $16,200
19 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
0 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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