Show #6963 - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Contestants

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Kurt Fritzsche, a medical device engineer from Loveland, Ohio

Anne Hand, a nonprofit program manager originally from Acton, Massachusetts

Alysha Rooks, a writer originally from New Orleans, Louisiana (whose 2-day cash winnings total $29,824)

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Jeopardy! Round

CITY BY STATUE
WEATHER
HERE'S THE FIRST LETTER
THAT'S MY CUP OF TEA
TV NUMBERS
HISTORIC AUTOMOBILES
(Kelly: [*]--humble, fancy, but all memorable. From Cleveland's Western Reserve Historical Society.)
    $200 16
The 17-foot Lord Nelson atop his column
    $200 21
From 2006 to 2013, 261 people in the United States were killed by this weather phenomenon; only 8 were golfers
    $200 11
I:
a list of places to visit on a journey
    $200 2
Gunpowder is this "colorful" type of tea that comes from leaves that are steamed & dried but not fermented
    $200 1
On ABC with Elizabeth Vargas & David Muir:
"____/____"
    $200 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH.) Long before global warming changed the focus of auto makers, the 1916 Owen Magnetic used both gas & electric power as one of the first of these combined-fuel vehicles
    $400 20
Donatello, by Torrini
    $400 22
From the Middle English for "fall of dew", it's a light rain in which the water droplets are less than .5 mm in diameter
    $400 14
K:
legendary sea monster causing large whirlpools off Norway's coast--release it!
    $400 3
This black pekoe tea bears the name that preceded Sri Lanka
    $400 7
Raven pride:
"____ Tree Hill"
    $400 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH.) To showcase its strength & durability, this 1964 Thunderbird was one of a handful of cars made with bodies of this alliterative alloy
    DD: $3,000 19
The Bronze Fonz
    $600 23
If there are more than 21 named Atlantic storms in one season, nos. 22 & up are named from letters of this alphabet
    $600 13
J:
to cut veggies into thin strips
    $600 4
The name of this soothing tea is combined from Greek words for "ground" & "apple"
    $600 8
Help is on the way:
"Nanny ____"
    $600 28
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH.) Valued by some estimates at over $1 million, the 1967 365 California by this Italian company saw only 14 of its original design ever made
    $800 18
Alexander Mackenzie (at Parliament Hill)
    $800 24
In this index, 11+ means extreme exposure & you should avoid the sun between the hours of 10:00 A.M. & 4:00 P.M.
    $800 12
Q:
an adjective meaning square; it often precedes "equation"
    $800 5
Developed in 17th century China, this type of tea is sometimes spelled starting "wu" instead of "oo"
    $800 9
A Syfy original:
"Warehouse ____"
    $800 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH.) Though most of the problems were worked out by the 1964 version, the Chevy Corvair was one of the main cars covered unfavorably in this man's book "Unsafe at Any Speed"
    $1000 17
Prussian ruler "the Great Elector" seen here
    $1000 25
Spanish for "little girl", it brings wetter, cooler conditions to the Pacific Northwest & drier conditions to the South
    $1000 15
X:
Coleridge's luxurious place
    $1000 6
This black tea hails from India's place of the same name in the state of West Bengal & its leaves are grown at 7,000 feet
    $1000 10
USA Network found them:
"The ____"
    $1000 30
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH.) There's no mistaking the sleek design lines of a classic, 1981 DeLorean; fewer than 10,000 were ever made, & all featured its unique doors with this unusual name

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

Rooks Anne Kurt
$2,800 $4,200 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rooks Anne Kurt
$3,600 $2,600 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

WHAT A COUP!
PLATINUM BANDS
(Alex: That indicates a million records sold, as you know.)
PHILOSOPHY
THE TITLE WHO...
LET'S TAIWAN ON
SPANISH WORDS WITHIN WORDS
(Alex: The clues will be in English, but within those clues will be a Spanish word that you have to come up with.)
    $400 1
On Jan. 16, 1979 he didn't abdicate after leaving Iran, but Khomeini assumed control anyway
    $400 7
"The Wall" by this group is certified 23 times platinum
    $400 21
David Hume said the love of this, which a witness is asked to tell, "never is, nor can be carried to too high a degree"
    $400 6
Stieg Larsson:
"The Girl Who Played with..."
    $400 23
In 1971 Taiwan was ousted from this international body in favor of the People's Republic of China
    $400 19
I spotted Nicholas & though we'd had our differences, I greeted him with a simple this
    $800 2
By the end of the day on Sept. 11, 1973, Augusto Pinochet had done an end run on this president of Chile
    $800 8
Sales of "Back in Black" continue to jolt these rockers
    $800 22
According to Hegelian dialectic, this is the solution to the 2 opposites thesis & antithesis
    $800 12
A James Bond novel:
"The Spy Who..."
    $800 24
From 1895 to 1945 Taiwan was under this country's control
    $800 18
To quench its tremendous thirst, the jaguar roamed the area in search of this
    DD: $3,000 3
In 1968 this Arab nationalist party sent the old government in Iraq to the showers
    $1200 9
"She Will Be Loved" is one of the "Songs About Jane", a multi-platinum album from this band
    $1200 28
In his 1886 work "Beyond Good and Evil", he expounded on his concept of the Superman
    $1200 13
A George Smiley novel:
"The Spy Who..."
    $1200 25
Taiwan's 2 principal religions are Buddhism & this
    $1200 16
The studio recording didn't pick up any ambient sounds, so we believed the track sounded this
    $1600 4
In 1999 P.M. Sharif didn't like it after this "P.M." named himself Pakistan's chief executive
    $1600 10
The song "Hey Ya!" helped move 11 million copies of "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" for this hip-hop outfit
    DD: $3,000 29
Metaphysics is often divided into 2 areas: ontology, the study of being, & this, the study of the physical universe
    $1600 14
Oliver Sacks:
"The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a..."
    $1600 26
After being driven from mainland China, he ruled Taiwan from 1950 to 1975
    $1600 17
Only a runoff would cease the political bickering & leave this many office seekers happy
    $2000 5
Suleyman Demirel's sixth term was cut short by a 1980 coup but he became P.M. again in 1991 in this country
    $2000 11
This country trio went multi-platinum with "Fly" & "Wide Open Spaces"
    $2000 30
This English philosopher said it's "necessary to distinguish...the business of civil government from that of religion"
    $2000 15
Kipling:
"The Man Who Would..."
    $2000 27
Also called marsh gas, it seeps out of a spring to create Taiwan's Water & Fire Cave
    $2000 20
The traitorous soldier refused to surrender when identified & even charged like this animal

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rooks Anne Kurt
$6,600 $14,800 $13,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

THE AFI's 100 GREATEST FILMS
One of the top 20, this 1946 film was based on a short story published as "The Man Who Was Never Born"

Final scores:

Rooks Anne Kurt
$1,600 $1,199 $13,201
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $13,201

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Rooks Anne Kurt
$9,600 $16,000 $13,600
11 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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