Show #6958 - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Contestants

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Travis Darling, a customer service manager from Norman, Oklahoma

Mindy Miner, an attorney from Schenectady, New York

Peter McGillicuddy, a human resources director from Holliston, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN FOOD & DRINK
PULITZER WINNERS FOR BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
ENERGY
THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT
6'4"
5, 5
(Alex: But the 5, 5 refers to the fact that there will be two words in each correct response, and each word will have but five letters.)
    $200 2
Maryland & Mississippi both "got" this as their state drink or beverage
    $200 1
1944:
Carleton Mabee, writing about this "American Leonardo", master of the dot & dash
    $200 14
Alternative energy sources like solar & wind are also called this kind of energy because you can't use them up
    $200 21
This South American river is 4,000 miles long--that's NYC to Rome
    $200 3
This ex-Cowboy quarterback is the taller half of Fox Sports' No. 1 NFL announcing team
    $400 10
They're the 2 beverages that are combined to make an Arnold Palmer
    $400 8
1999:
A. Scott Berg, writing about this pilot;
1954:
the same pilot, writing about himself
    $400 15
BTU is the stock symbol of Peabody Energy, which mines for this black stuff
    $400 25
A short-in-front, long-in-back hairstyle, or a fish that comes in striped, white & Liza (with a Z) types
    $400 4
"Clueless Gamer" is a feature on this 6'4" man's late night show
    $600 11
Clam chowder made with tomatoes is commonly given the name of this island
    $600 9
1989:
Richard Ellmann, writing about this "earnest" Irish wit
    $600 16
A 375-foot unit in this type of facility is the tallest structure in Port Arthur, Texas
    $600 26
Got 9.3 hours to kill? Enjoy in its entirety this film trilogy begun in 2001--the extended version is over 11
    $600 5
When he goes home to this country of his birth, Goran Visnjic of "ER" & "Extant" is 1.93 meters
    $600 22
Slang for an older guy who spends lavishly on his younger girlfriend
    $800 12
This popular brand of soy & veggie burgers was named for a Florida city
    $800 19
1933:
Allan Nevins, writing about this pres. (hint: Nevins won in non-consecutive years, for 1937's "Hamilton Fish")
    $800 17
The San Onofre one of these plants will cost over $4 billion & take decades--not to build but to decommission
    $800 6
2013-14 NBA News:
Nets start 10-21, but this coach & ex-star guard stays in the picture & makes the playoffs
    $800 23
Check out a fluorescent poster in a dark room using this device
    $1000 13
At a luau, you might feast on this slow-roasted shredded pork dish whose name sounds like a coffee liqueur
    $1000 20
1964:
Walter Jackson Bate, writing about this "Endymion" poet
    $1000 18
This type of energy makes the Niagara plant New York State's biggest producer of electricity
    $1000 27
Named for a minor prophet, it's the shortest book in the Old Testament
    $1000 7
This tall, Hawaii-born actor has played characters named Ronon Dex & Khal Drogo
    DD: $1,200 24
Dissenting in Hammer v. Dagenhart, Oliver Wendell Holmes said the excessive use of this workforce was evil

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

Peter Mindy Travis
$1,800 $3,800 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Peter Mindy Travis
$2,400 $5,400 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

A RENAISSANCE LITERATURE TIMELINE
THE FALCON
11-LETTER WORDS
21st CENTURY MOVIE QUOTES
AUSTRALIAN HISTORY
POINT "A" TO POINT "B"
(Alex: Two words in each correct response, one beginning with the letter "a", the other with the letter "B".)
    $400 22
"The Defence and Illustration of" this language that gave us the word "renaissance" appeared in 1549
    $400 26
Han Solo held it together as the pilot of this spaceship
    $400 14
Joseph Sobek created this game played on a 4-walled court
    $400 11
"Look at me--I'm the captain now"
    $400 1
In 1967 Australians approved a referendum to allow the census to count these people
    $400 4
Go from the present to the original home of baseball's Braves & you've gone from here to here
    $800 25
Printing in England was still a novelty in the 1470s when William Caxton printed this work about 30 pilgrims
    $800 30
The name of this falcon is from a word for wander; appropriate, since it makes its home on every continent except Antarctica
    $800 15
When used as a charm, this magic word was written out in a triangular arrangement
    $800 12
"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash"
    $800 2
In 1803 the British established the first settlement on this Australian island at Risdon Cove on the Derwent River
    $800 5
Cross Namibia's narrow Caprivi Strip to go between these 2 southern African lands
    $1200 21
In 1516 Sir Thomas More broke away from his dry histories of kings like Richard III to produce this "what-if" work
    $1200 29
The original "Maltese Falcon" was given by the Knights of Malta to Charles V, 16th c. ruler of this empire
    $1200 16
A straight male who pays close attention to grooming & style
    DD: $2,500 13
"Your final answer for 20 million rupees"
    $1200 3
In 2014 a new, more conservative government made Oz the world's first country to repeal a tax on emissions of this
    DD: $2,500 6
One a state capital, these 2 cities on Amtrak's Empire Service fill the bill
    $1600 23
In 1341 this Italian sonneteer was crowned poet laureate, with real laurel
    $1600 28
This alphanumeric aircraft is also known as the Fighting Falcon
    $1600 17
It's an old-fashioned name for a dealer in men's clothing; Harry Truman was one
    $1600 19
"I wish I knew how to quit you"
    $1600 9
In 1859 Queensland split from this state to the south
    $1600 7
25 miles apart, an "A" island & a "B" island form this country in the eastern Caribbean
    $2000 24
Lady Penelope Rich was the "star" of Sir Philip Sidney's sonnet cycle "Astrophel and" her, published in 1591
    $2000 27
Falcon was the middle name of this early 20th century polar explorer
    $2000 18
The name of a god of wine gives us this word for an orgy or a drunken feast
    $2000 20
"Silly Caucasian girl likes to play with samurai swords"
    $2000 10
In February 1942 a Japanese air attack caused severe damage to this capital of the Northern Territory
    $2000 8
Jimmy Stewart went from this mountain-named Eastern region of modest living to this L.A.-area city of the opposite

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Peter Mindy Travis
$15,200 $13,500 $13,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

U.S. PRESIDENTS
The first man in the 20th century to hold all 4 federally elected offices: congressman, senator, vice president & president

Final scores:

Peter Mindy Travis
$3,399 $0 $0
2-day champion: $18,799 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Peter Mindy Travis
$16,400 $12,200 $12,200
16 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $40,800

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