Show #6957 - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Contestants

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Peter McGillicuddy, a human resources director from Holliston, Massachusetts

MaryBeth Chmielewski, a purchasing clerk from Westland, Michigan

Ann Conger, a healthcare analyst from New Orleans, Louisiana (whose 2-day cash winnings total $21,799)

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Jeopardy! Round

A EUROPEAN HOLIDAY
KIDDY LIT TITLE WORDS
A CATEGORICAL DENIAL
ON THE MENU
SEE HOW THEY RAN
WHAT'S KILLING YOU?
(Alex: We want you to name the lethal weapon.)
    $200 6
Norway observes this holiday on the second Sunday in February; we celebrate on the second Sunday in May
    $200 16
"Where the ____ Things Are"
    $200 21
A written refusal to publish your great American novel is this type of "slip"
    $200 2
At Burger King, open wide for the Double or Triple this
    $200 30
In his younger days, this then-vice-presidential candidate walked a 1920 parade route with running mate James Cox
    $200 11
"Christine"
    $400 7
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows off a wreath with candles.) In Switzerland, the Christmas wreath is an old tradition; the four candles represent the four Sundays of this Christian season, which marks the start of the new church year & prepares for Jesus' coming
    $400 17
"Harold and the ____ Crayon"
    $400 22
To restrain, or to deduct tax from an employee's salary
    $400 1
At Maggiano's Little Italy, try the baked eggplant this
    $400 26
He scared a toddler as part of his 1948 campaign against Truman, whom he didn't defeat
    $400 12
"Child's Play"
    $600 8
On March 1, St. David's Day, the Welsh wear this onion relative to commemorate a legendary battle against the Saxons
    $600 18
By Sheila Burnford:
"The ____ Journey"
    $600 23
This word for a kind of barrier often precedes "of justice"
    $600 3
At Outback, save room for the rhyming Dessert called Chocolate Thunder from here
    $600 27
He didn't get to be president, but he got a nice big fish during a 1972 campaign stop in New York
    $600 13
"Transformers"
    $800 9
Celebrated by dressing in costume & playing pranks, this holiday is named for Saint Walburga
    $800 19
"From the ____ Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler"
    $800 24
To keep from occurring; football fans complain when their team plays this "defense" at the end of games
    $800 4
The seafood okra version of this is a specialty of Galatoire's in New Orleans
    DD: $1,200 28
This history-making candidate is seen here in 1984, identifying with regular working folks
    $800 14
"Oculus"
    $1000 10
Jan Hus, born in what's now this country, is honored there on July 6, the day he was burned at the stake in 1415
    $1000 20
"The ____ Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales"
    $1000 25
6-letter way to renounce one's heirs
    $1000 5
A signature starter at P.F. Chang's is chicken lettuce these
    $1000 29
During his successful 1896 front-porch campaign, he stayed home in Ohio & let the crowds come to him
    $1000 15
"The Ring"

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

Ann MaryBeth Peter
$1,200 $1,000 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ann MaryBeth Peter
$5,600 $1,000 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

FEMALE FIRSTS
E.T.'s ON TV
MEMORABLE METAPHORS
U.S. CITIES
PROOFREADING
CATCH OUR TYPE "O"s
    $400 7
The first woman featured on this news magazine's cover was Italian actress Eleonora Duse on July 30, 1923
    $400 17
He's an observer from Ork who travels in a pod & meets up with Mindy
    $400 22
This man wrote, "Anna (Karenina) was intoxicated with the wine of admiration she had aroused"
    $400 3
Home to Disneyland, this city was founded by German immigrants in 1857
    $400 1
Using 3 right triangles, president & former math teacher James Garfield gave an original proof of this
    $400 26
In biology, to produce eggs
    $800 8
The first woman to serve in this government position was Dr. Antonia Novello in 1990
    $800 18
Long-running show about a Time Lord from Gallifrey
    $800 14
"Glass, china and reputation, are easily crack'd, and never well mended" is from "Poor Richard's Almanack" by him
    $800 2
The 64-story U.S. Steel Tower in this city is one of the tallest buildings in Pennsylvania
    $800 12
A proof that shows a statement to be true by building an example is called this, like helpful criticism
    $800 30
This word for organ meats sounds just terrible
    $1200 9
In 1955 the Boyd was on the wing as Louise Boyd became the first woman to fly over this point
    $1200 19
Sitcom about the Solomon family, who must occasionally report to "The Big Giant Head"
    $1200 15
This New York Times "On Language" columnist: "We're becoming a short-take society... our food for thought is junk food"
    $1200 4
This city, part of a metro area with Dallas & Fort Worth, was named for the Virginia home of Robert E. Lee
    $1200 13
There's no "di" in this term for a short theorem used to prove a larger one--but watch out for the horns anyway
    $1200 29
As you see, humans are not the only primates with this type of digit that's handy for grasping
    $1600 10
In 1999 Nancy Mace became the first female cadet to graduate from this formerly all-male South Carolina military school
    $1600 20
Its title character was planetary neighbor Uncle Martin, with the retractable antennae
    $1600 16
In "Nocturne", this woman known for her table talk wrote, "Cover with ashes our love's cold crater"; always so cheery!
    $1600 5
Take a hike & get in touch with your spiritual side at Cathedral Rock in this Arizona city
    $1600 24
In 1637 he wrote, "I have discovered a truly remarkable proof, but this margin is too small to contain it"
    $1600 28
Synonyms for this adjective are "supernatural" & "obscured from view"
    DD: $2,000 11
San Francisco's 38th mayor, she was the first woman in the post
    $2000 21
The Fifth Column fought the reptilian "Visitors" on this drama
    $2000 23
In 1917 this future rival of Stalin told the Mensheviks, "Go where you belong... into the dustbin of history"
    DD: $2,600 6
A Montana city is named for a peak called "Big" this
    $2000 25
Mathematicians were shocked to read his 1931 proof of the incompleteness of any given formal system
    $2000 27
This 5-letter Latin word for hatred is an English word, too

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ann MaryBeth Peter
$6,800 $1,200 $17,400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY INSPIRATIONS
The peat bogs of Dartmoor, England inspired the fictional home of the beastly title character in this 1902 tale

Final scores:

Ann MaryBeth Peter
$2,800 $2,399 $15,400
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $15,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ann MaryBeth Peter
$6,800 $3,800 $17,000
15 R,
3 W
6 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $27,600

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