Show #6969 - Thursday, December 25, 2014

Contestants

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Heather Seal-Breslin, a stay-at-home mom from Flower Mound, Texas

Jason Zbanek, a fourth grade teacher from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Brian Hamilton, an attorney from Sacramento, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

NOT TO BE CONFUSED
OFFICIAL NATIONAL NAMES
UNLIKELY COUNTRY TOP 40 PERFORMERS
ADJECTIVES FOR YOUR RESUMÉ
WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL?
CHARACTER REFERENCES
    $200 4
Harlan Ellison is a sci-fi writer; he is the founder & CEO of Oracle
    $200 3
Liechtenstein is a principality; Luxembourg is a "Grand" one of these
    $200 26
When I think of No. 1 country stars, I think of this guy, "Dirty Harry" himself, paired with Merle Haggard on "Bar Room Buddies"
    $200 1
From the Latin for "divide into parts", it means able to speak & express oneself easily
    $200 8
To this university adjacent to Exposition Park in Los Angeles; go, Trojans!
    $200 13
Thomas Harris revealed that this character was inspired by a murderous Mexican surgeon, elegant & insane
    $400 20
A snowcat is a snowmobile; Snow Leopard is one of these for a Mac
    $400 16
Jordan describes itself as the "Hashemite" one of these
    $400 2
Steadfast in allegiance, like a benevolent "Order of Moose"
    $400 9
I just finished my studies at this school nicknamed "Old Eli"
    $400 14
This character created by P.G. Wodehouse has been called the "most gentlemanly of gentlemen's gentlemen"
    $600 21
You can use kitchen scraps to make compost; fruit cooked in sugar syrup makes this, also a word for a stemmed dish
    $600 17
The states of the Pacific nation of Micronesia are officially this adjective, meaning joined together
    $600 5
This word referring to unceasing effort is in the name of Kyle Gass & Jack Black's band
    $600 10
To the University of this state at Chapel Hill
    $600 15
Among his siblings are Charlie, Percy, Fred, George & Ginny
    $800 22
The Mameluke Dynasty ruled Egypt & Syria from 1250 to 1517; Marmaduke is a comic strip dog of this breed
    $800 18
You'll find the "Sultanate of" this nation in the Middle East
    $800 28
We hope you know this "Road" crooner of film crooned "Pistol Packin' Mama" with the Andrews Sisters in 1944
    $800 6
An 18th century Christian movement got its name from this adjective meaning regular & systematic
    $800 11
To this college for women, same as Hillary Clinton
    $800 24
In 1972 disfigured Justin McLeod was "The Man Without a Face"; in 1863 exiled Philip Nolan was "The Man Without" this
    $1000 23
"Smoke On The Water" is a Deep Purple song; "Knife in the Water" is a movie directed by him
    $1000 19
The "Oriental Republic of" this small South American country borders Brazil
    $1000 27
"You Light Up My Life" only made country's No. 4 but 1980's "Are You On The Road To Lovin' Me Again" hit the top spot for her
    DD: $1,000 7
This word for one who foresees a need & makes changes in advance is on a list of "overused business buzzwords"
    $1000 12
I went to this college, the one in Hartford, not Dublin, Ireland
    $1000 25
This Virginia Woolf title character has the first name Clarissa

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

Brian Jason Heather
$1,400 $2,600 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Jason Heather
$3,200 $2,400 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THRONE FOR A LOOP
SQUARES
BEST PICTURE INITIALS
____ LAW
"EAU" MY WORD
(Alex: Notice those three letters--E-A-U. Each correct response will either begin with those three letters or, to make it easier, will end with those three letters.)
STAR-STRUCK
    $400 22
Chrysanthemum Throne is the name used for the imperial throne of this country
    $400 6
The center of the Theater District in Manhattan, it's formed by the intersection of 7th Ave., 42nd St. & Broadway
    $400 11
1971:
Popeye is no chicken in "T.F.C."
    $400 21
cornell.edu lists Brown v. Board of Education as a decision in this field of law that's named for a document
    $400 1
A hat
    $800 23
Queen Elizabeth II is England's 40th monarch since this man claimed the throne in 1066
    $800 7
Ironically, the Avenue of Eternal Peace leads to this square, the site of protests in June 1989
    $800 12
1961:
"W.S.S.", see the Jets soar
    $800 20
Governing shipping, it's also called admiralty law
    $800 2
It follows "art" in the name of a late 19th c. decorative style using lots of leaves & flowers
    $800 29
Cepheids are this type of star whose name suggests that its brightness changes periodically
    $1200 24
Pictured here, this Sun King was only 4 when he succeeded his father on the throne
    $1200 8
This London square was named for an 1805 naval victory
    $1200 13
1996:
"T.E.P.", a Fiennes film
    $1200 19
Systematized in the 8th & 9th centuries, it's the fundamental religious code of Islam
    $1200 3
This Wisconsin city calls itself the "Horseradish Capital of the World"
    $1200 16
Spicules, gas jets that spew from the sun, are thought to contribute to this constant flow of particles
    $1600 25
Franz Ferdinand was heir to the throne of this ruling dynasty when he was assassinated in 1914
    DD: $2,000 9
Statues of foreign heroes of the Revolutionary War are at each corner of this D.C. square named for one of those heroes
    $1600 14
1999:
"A.B." rose up
    $1600 18
Eminent domain is a part of this kind of law, named for tangible or intangible things
    $1600 4
From the French for "flame", it can be a lighted torch or a large ornamental candlestick
    $1600 28
The crew of the ISS captured a rare occurrence: the shadow near the Earth's horizon is actually a total one of these
    $2000 26
The silver throne seen here was a gift to this Swedish queen for her 1650 coronation
    $2000 10
On Nov. 8, 1918 this Los Angeles square was formally named in honor of a World War I general
    $2000 15
1953:
"F.H.T.E.", with a big sandy love scene
    DD: $6,400 17
Jurist Sir Frederick Pollock said it refers to government acts when there is "war within the realm"
    $2000 5
Swiss philosopher who believed that the individual is essentially good but usually corrupted by society
    $2000 27
From the Latin for "nearest" comes the name of this star that's the closest to Earth (oh yeah, after the Sun)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brian Jason Heather
$15,600 $12,000 $7,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS
Inspired by the 5th letter of the Greek alphabet, its symbol includes 2 horizontal lines to represent stability

Final scores:

Brian Jason Heather
$24,001 $2,000 $4,000
2-day champion: $45,202 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brian Jason Heather
$11,200 $11,600 $7,000
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
12 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $29,800

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