Show #6924 - Thursday, October 23, 2014

Contestants

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Matthew LaMagna, a digital consultant from Arlington, Virginia

Angela Chuang, a public defender from New York, New York

Ali Palmer, an analyst from Portland, Oregon (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

ALASKAN PLANT LIFE
WHAT THE?!
U.S. MILITARY MEDALS
THAT IS LIKE SO LATE 20th CENTURY
I'M SEXY
& I KNOW "IT"
    $200 21
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a boat Alaska.) Bull kelp is named for its resemblance to a rope-like bullwhip, and its 120-foot stem or stipe was used by native peoples for any number of purposes, including attaching it to these whaling spears
    $200 16
Milton begins this work with Satan in hell, plotting against Adam & Eve
    $200 1
TV's "Martin" popularized "talk to" this body part
    $200 6
She played an X-man, & also Catwoman in "Catwoman"
    $200 11
Scratchy's co-star in a cartoon-within-a-cartoon
    $400 22
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a riverbank in Alaska.) The most common tree in the forests of southern Alaska is the western hemlock, a tree of this type that's named for its seed-bearing structure & includes the world's tallest & one of the smallest trees
    $400 17
The Greeks believed those who sinned greatly went to Tartarus; this underworld realm was thought to be dull, not painful
    $400 2
"Who let" these "out?" was inescapable in 2000
    $400 7
She played a witch of Eastwick, & also Catwoman in "Batman Returns"
    $400 12
Adjective for a nursery-rhyme crawler
    $600 23
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a riverbank in Alaska.) At about 17 million acres, Tongass is the biggest in this system that began in 1891 in part to conserve timber
    $600 18
Dante would love the "Saturday Night Fever" tune that goes, "burn baby burn, disco" this
    $600 26
Medals for "Distinguished Service" & "Distinguished Flying" are both in this shape
    $600 3
"It's all about" these first names, aka C-notes
    $600 8
imdb.com says this TV "Mad Man" "usually plays intelligent, easy-going, and often handsome characters"--duh!
    $600 13
The name of a Mayan tribe, it follows "chichen" in the name of a famous ruin
    $800 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a tree in Alaska.) Indians ate its bark & made its roots into hats; today, it's used for lumber, guitars, & gliders; no wonder the state tree, the Sitka type of this, is called the most valuable tree species in Alaska
    $800 19
Hel was banished by this chief god to run Niflheim, but it's not hell, per se, just a spot for those dead of old age or disease
    DD: $2,800 27
To be eligible for this medal, you must have been held captive after April 5, 1917
    $800 4
"It's on like" this Nintendo video game
    $800 9
In 2011 she won Spike TV's Guys Choice Holy Grail of Hot Award; she also got a cool Golden Globe nomination
    $800 14
Clara Bow was the original
    $1000 25
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a tree in Alaska.) Alders are the only commercial tree west of the Rockies that take part in the fixation of this gas, turning it into nutrients, so where alders grow, other species of plants can often follow
    $1000 20
This "epic" Sumerian god-king finds hell is where the dead "drink dirt and eat stone"
    $1000 5
Calm down! "Take" this rhyming medication
    $1000 10
This actor has portrayed Johnny Storm & the patriotic Steve Rogers
    $1000 15
It means to repeat, even without the introductory "re"

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

Ali Angela Matthew
$3,000 $1,400 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ali Angela Matthew
$2,400 $1,400 $10,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY SAN FRANCISCO
CANALS
I HAVE A THEORY
WINSTON CHURCHILL
TV INITIALS
3 "T"s
    $400 21
Jack London's birthplace was destroyed by this 1906 disaster, but a plaque at Third & Brannan streets marks the spot
    $400 16
The bridge of the Americas crosses this canal at the city of Balboa
    $400 11
13.8 billion years ago our whole universe was in a hot, dense state, says this theory
    $400 26
As a young man, Churchill wrote news stories from South Africa during this war & was captured
    $400 1
Known by 3 initials for short, this crime series spinoff is currently TV's longest-running prime time drama
    $400 6
Its name literally means "a short burst of inconsequential information" & "chirps from birds" #FYI
    $800 22
When not "On the Road", this author & friend Neal Cassady hoisted brews at Vesuvio in North Beach
    $800 17
A windmill and the
Molengracht canal, seen here, reflect Pella, Iowa's,
heritage from this country
    $800 12
On "Cosmos", Neil deGrasse Tyson said, "the theory of" this, "like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact"
    $800 27
The evacuation from this French seaport inspired Churchill's "We Shall Fight on the Beaches" speech
    $800 2
In 2013 fans were shocked & saddened when Cote de Pablo, aka special agent Ziva David, left this series
    $800 7
Megan Massacre of TLC's "NY Ink" is this type of artist
    $1200 23
A plaque on Burritt St. marks the spot where in this novel, "Miles Archer, partner of Sam Spade, was done in"
    $1200 18
This country's Corinth canal shortens the sailing distance from the Adriatic to the port of Piraeus by 200 miles
    $1200 13
World Book cites the Masons, the United Nations & area 51 in its listing for this type of theory
    $1200 28
In 1955 Churchill left office as PM for good at this round age that no sitting U.S. president has reached
    $1200 3
The last episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" served as the pilot for "Mayberry" this
    $1200 8
Barhopping is out for people who practice this, abstinence from alcoholic beverages
    $1600 24
This author's "Tales of the City" center on the denizens of an apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane
    $1600 19
The Suez Canal is entered from the Mediterranean through this Egyptian port
    DD: $3,800 14
John Nash's Noble prize announcement mentions this theory that looks at rivalries among competitors
    $1600 4
In the title of the Jack Klugman series, the initials following "Quincy"
    $1600 9
For their operettas, Sullivan was the composer & Gilbert was this
    DD: $5,600 25
This bookstore on Columbus Avenue at Broadway is also a publisher whose books include "Howl"
    $2000 20
Operated from 1828 to 1924, the C&O canal, which stands for this, runs parallel to the Potomac River
    $2000 15
Britannica calls this theory the study of seemingly "random...behavior in systems governed by deterministic laws"
    $2000 5
On "Full House", Candace Cameron played this one of the Tanner girls
    $2000 10
In Rome you might find yourself marching to one of these small, casual restaurants

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ali Angela Matthew
$1,200 $8,400 $20,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FRENCH FOOD HISTORY
A popular product was born when Jean Naigeon of this city substituted the juice of unripe grapes for vinegar

Final scores:

Ali Angela Matthew
$1,200 $100 $17,800
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $17,800

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ali Angela Matthew
$6,800 $6,200 $18,800
12 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,800

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