Show #6926 - Monday, October 27, 2014

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Bill Albertini, a professor of English from Toledo, Ohio

Dori Phillips, an IRS agent from Salem, Massachusetts

Matthew LaMagna, a digital consultant from Arlington, Virginia (whose 2-day cash winnings total $33,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON'S ENCYCLOPEDIA
MARSUPIAL MATTERS
6 LETTERS, ONLY 1 VOWEL
U.S. CITIES
HALLOWEEN IS COMING
STOCK UP ON CANDY
    $200 18
This animal has "great engineering skill and... belongs to the order of rodents, or gnawing animals"
    $200 6
These babies aren't playing dead as they cling to their mother's back
    $200 2
Ronald McDonald! Bozo! Krusty! What a bunch of...
    $200 11
The bright lights of this city are seen here
    $200 16
For Halloween, 19th c. Louisianans made a midnight "dumb supper", a meal eaten without doing this, & waited for a ghost to join
    $200 1
You definitely want to trick-or-treat at the house that gives out candy from this company with the stock symbol HSY
    $400 19
This Greek deity "was also god of rivers and ruler of the divinities of streams, springs, and fountains"
    $400 7
A koala can eat up to 3 lbs. of these leaves a day & has an intestinal pouch where symbiotic bacteria degrade the leaves' toxins
    $400 9
To carve a bust of marble
    $400 12
Mary Todd Lincoln was born in this Kentucky city, now a major center for horse breeding
    $400 17
This word follows "skeleton gas" & "bleeding hockey" in Halloween products
    $400 3
KRFT is Kraft Foods, maker of these Jet-Puffed treats that come in spooky shapes for Halloween
    $600 20
In 1954 this Italian "was given the first special Atomic Energy Commission award... Days later he died of cancer"
    $600 8
The endangered numbat feeds on these wood-eating insects that include a damp wood variety
    $600 23
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew stands with some planes at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ.) The F-15 Eagle was revolutionary when it was introduced in the 1970s; its twin engines provided 1.2 pounds of this force for every pound of weight, making it the first airplane able to accelerate straight up
    $600 13
That's a statue of Vulcan in this Alabama city
    $600 22
"Halloween" is coming--the 1978 horror film with this actress who strode in as babysitter Laurie Strode
    $600 4
Warren Buffett liked See's Candies so much that he bought it & folded it into BRK.B, this company
    $800 21
"(About 1340-1400). Called the father of the English language and the Morning Star of Song"
    $800 27
The rock type of this kangaroo relative has grooved skin, helping it grip rock surfaces
    $800 26
The measured extent of an object; it's used as a unit of distance in horse racing
    $800 14
The Olympics were held in the U.S. for the first time in 1904, hosted by this city that was also holding the World's Fair
    $800 24
Everyone knows a jack-o-lantern is a hollowed-out pumpkin, except originally in the British isles, this vegetable was used
    $800 5
Mondelez, MDLZ, owns a slew of brands, including these Scandinavian candies
    $1000 30
"It is made of bronze and weighs 2,080 pounds... is three feet high and measures fully twelve feet around at the lip"
    $1000 28
Though it can't spin like a mini tornado through a boulder, this marsupial still looks fierce, doesn't it?
    $1000 29
It's a separation from a church over a doctrinal difference
    DD: $2,600 15
British general John Forbes named this city for a certain William the Elder
    $1000 25
On Halloween 1846 heavy snowfall halted the progress of this hungry party near the pass now named for it
    $1000 10
If you're stocking up on candy at Costco (symbol COST), you'll know this house brand is named for a city in Washington

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

Matthew Dori Bill
$0 $1,200 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matthew Dori Bill
$1,200 $5,800 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

LAST COMPLETE NOVEL
(Alex: You have to identify the author.)
THE CONGRESS OF VIENNA
(Alex: We're dealing with history.)
(Alex: Each response will be two words in...)
ADD A LETTER
ANCIENT COINS
ART MASTERPIECES
POP "C"ULTURE
(Alex: Notice the "C" in quotation marks. Each correct response beginning with that letter.)
    $400 5
"The Man with the Golden Gun"
(1965)
    $400 25
Britain's first rep, Lord Castlereagh, was replaced by this man, who had to leave to deal with some business at Waterloo
    $400 13
A 16-ounce measure of liquid; add a letter & you're not writing in script anymore
    $400 18
Some Ancient Egyptian coins dating to around 40 B.C. show her as the goddess Isis
    $400 2
Due to weak ankles, this 17-foot statue at Florence's Accademia may collapse under its own weight
    $400 1
Paul Newman voiced Doc Hudson in this 2006 film
    $800 6
"Finnegans Wake"
(1939)
    $800 26
The Congress tried to hem in France by creating one kingdom from what are now these 3 Benelux countries
    $800 14
An ordained Jewish teacher becomes a member of the family Leporidae when it's "T" time
    $800 19
A coin from around 500 B.C. features this mythological monster on one side, the Labyrinth on the other
    $800 4
This 1889 painting shows a swirling sky with 11 magnified stars & a large orange-y moon over the town of Saint-Remy
    $800 3
The Beatles' final paid public concert took place at this Northern California venue
    $1200 7
"The Widows of Eastwick"
(2008)
    $1200 15
To rescue from danger, perhaps by adding an "L" to make a medical ointment for healing
    $1200 20
This horn of plenty is often seen on ancient coins, including the Roman denarius
    $1200 23
A woman has a monkey on a leash in his masterpiece "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"
    $1200 10
For Starbucks, Oprah helped create a latte using this Indian tea
    DD: $3,000 8
"Command Authority"
(2013)
    DD: $1,900 28
The Congress redrew the map of Europe: Prussia gained much of this area centered on a river, including Bonn
    $1600 16
Add a letter to a borrower's word & you get this "intermingling" one
    $1600 21
A tetradrachm from 5th century B.C. Athens depicts Athena wearing a helmet on one side & this bird on the other
    $1600 24
This Spanish artist included himself in his painting of "Las Meninas"
    $1600 11
Don't be jealous of this electro-funk duo seen here
    $2000 9
"The Reivers"
(1962)
    $2000 27
Most of the power players were representatives, but the first czar of this name came to speak for himself
    $2000 17
Add a letter to a word meaning to cut with a knife & get this one meaning to unite by the interweaving of strands
    $2000 22
The first coins of this ancient land, roughly modern Lebanon, were minted around the 400s B.C.
    $2000 12
Daniel Radcliffe starred in the Broadway debut of this comedy set on a remote Irish island

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matthew Dori Bill
$3,900 $5,000 $14,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ROCK & ROLL
A restaurant chain took its name from a British band's fourth chart-topper, this 1967 song

Final scores:

Matthew Dori Bill
$7,800 $2,500 $19,550
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $19,550

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Matthew Dori Bill
$6,200 $5,000 $13,400
13 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R,
5 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $24,600

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