Show #6921 - Monday, October 20, 2014

Contestants

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Emma King, a legislative analyst from Washington, D.C.

Frederick Foster, a retired actor from Las Vegas, Nevada

Alexander Persaud, a Ph.D. student in economics originally from Dubuque, Iowa (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

JUST DESERTS
(Alex: ...not desserts.)
COUNTRY MUSIC
TIME FOR A FLAT CIRCLE
LETTERS FROM WRITERS
JEWELRY
MAKING "ENCE" OF IT ALL
(Alex: "E-N-C-E" coming up in each correct response.)
    $200 1
In this Bible book, the children of Israel "were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the Desert of Sinai"
    $200 3
In 2014 The Band this, made up of 3 siblings, won vocal group of the year at the ACM Awards
    $200 16
Oahu's Mac 24/7 challenge? Eat 3 of these batter-fried items, maybe topped with blueberries, in 90 minutes; oh yeah, each is 14"
    $200 4
In a letter to a friend in 1845: "I expect I shall be the belle of Amherst when I reach my 17th year"
    $200 13
The name of these items strung on necklaces comes from the Old English word for "prayer"
    $200 19
Proverbially, it's golden
    $400 2
The barchan type of this is crescent-shaped & is formed by a constant wind coming from one direction
    $400 12
(Kelly of the Clue Crew steps out of the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN.) Many a country singer got his start at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, including this "Friends In Low Places" superstar
    $400 17
The modern version of this instrument began as part of 18th century Turkish Janissary bands
    DD: $1,000 5
To F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925: "We are going in to Pamplona tomorrow. Been trout fishing here"
    $400 20
An experience that seems like it happened for a reason but was really just accidental
    $600 9
Canteens empty! I'm going to perish in the Chihuahuan Desert!--but look, it's this 1,900-mile-long river!
    $600 14
When her "Here You Come Again" hit the pop charts in 1977, she said, "I'm not leaving country, I'm just taking it with me"
    $600 26
Men throw a flat circular object while staying within a flat circle 8.2' in diameter in this Olympic sport
    $600 6
To Anais Nin: "I think I have discovered a title for the book. How do you like... 'Tropic of Cancer' or 'I Sing the Equator'"
    $600 21
Choose this word meaning your desired choice
    $800 10
The Namib Desert of West Africa is home to a mountain variety of this member of the horse family
    $800 15
"Don't Think I Don't Think About It" was a big country hit for this former lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish
    $800 25
A product from this tech company is represented here
    $800 7
To Marlon Brando: "I wrote a book called 'The Godfather'... and I think you're the only actor who can play the part"
    $800 22
The state or quality of being all-powerful
    $1000 11
South America's La Guajira desert is connected by gas pipeline to nearby Barranquilla in this country
    $1000 18
She's not only been a mentor to Kelly Clarkson--in 2013, she became Kelly's mother-in-law
    $1000 24
In 1979 the Mint elected to put her on $1 coins
    $1000 8
T.S. Eliot divulged in a letter that a difficult marriage "brought the state of mind out of which came" this poem in 1922
    $1000 27
In 2010 a diamond bracelet owned by this wife of the ex-Edward VIII fetched $7 million at auction, a record for a bracelet
    $1000 23
From the Latin for "science of law", it's the study of legal decision-making

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Alexander Frederick Emma
$600 $1,400 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alexander Frederick Emma
$3,800 $3,400 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

JOUST DESSERTS
COMIC BOOKS
THE BALKANS
YOU DON'T MESS AROUND WITH JIM
A "B" IN AMERICAN HISTORY
CONTRONYMS
    $400 9
After Lancelot lances a lot, give him some gooseberry this, also a term for'the jester
    $400 8
In July 2014 this student from Riverdale High died
    $400 3
This nation's name reflects its long history as a province of an ancient empire
    $400 14
"Big Jim" Colosimo was the crime boss of this city (until Al Capone's gang whacked him, that is)
    $400 1
2 British soldiers were found guilty in this 1770 Massachusetts riot; their thumbs were branded "M" for murder
    $400 19
To add dry particles, or to remove them lightly with a cloth
    $800 10
The English knights hate the French but love this dessert of theirs, literally "perfect" in their cursed tongue
    $800 27
Real name Harleen Quinzel, this gal fell in love with the Joker
    $800 4
It's been a tough past few decades for this Balkan nation, the former leading Yugoslav republic
    $800 15
After promotion to general for his raid on Tokyo, this Medal of Honor winner continued to lead bombing missions
    $800 2
In 1976 John Warner married Elizabeth Taylor & served as administrator of this celebration
    $800 22
Least severe type of burn, most severe type of murder
    $1200 20
Bedivere loves raisins after cleaving foes in twain, so give him "spotted" this
    $1200 5
There was an ancient kingdom of this name; its western part is today a country of the same name bordering Greece
    $1200 16
Shortly before moving to Texas, this frontiersman knifed a man to death in a duel
    $1200 11
America's first passenger line, this railroad began steaming along in 1830
    $1200 23
If I'm this "about" you, that's nice; if I'm this "at" you, not; it's a this this this this word
    $1600 21
There's nothing Sir Kay likes more than a Twirl or a Flake from this British confectioner
    $1600 6
The northwesternmost Balkan nation, it shares an Alpine terrain with its neighbors Italy & Austria
    $1600 17
Alabama sheriff Jim Clark led the "Bloody Sunday" attack on civil rights protestors marching from this city to Montgomery
    DD: $4,600 12
A governor's failure to stop Indian raids prompted this 1676 rebellion led by a Virginia planter
    $1600 24
Nasty this we're having; it can mean both to withstand & to wear away
    $2000 26
Don't toy with the Hedge Knight; he adores the tipsy hedgehog, another name for this custard, cake & sherry concoction
    $2000 28
Also a ring bearer, Sinestro is chiefly a foe of this "colorful" superhero
    $2000 7
Part of several empires in history, this nation had a taste of independence in 1878
    $2000 18
1890s heavyweight champ James Corbett was known by this posh nickname
    $2000 13
A 1944 conference in this New Hampshire resort resulted in the creation of the IMF & the World Bank
    DD: $5,000 25
To ask for professional advice, or to give it

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alexander Frederick Emma
$17,400 $4,000 $3,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

LITERATURE
A chapter heading in this 19th century work calls the title character "one-eyed, lame", another calls him "deaf"

Final scores:

Alexander Frederick Emma
$20,000 $7,000 $1
2-day champion: $26,000 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alexander Frederick Emma
$17,400 $8,000 $8,200
17 R,
3 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,600

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