Show #6973 - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Vaughn Winchell game 4.

Contestants

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Jennifer Harris, a Ph.D. student originally from Houston, Texas

Zamir Ahmed, a manager of media relations from Washington, D.C.

Vaughn Winchell, a stay-at-home dad and graduate student from Columbia, Maryland (whose 3-day cash winnings total $66,502)

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Jeopardy! Round

THUMP!
THE 50 STATES
BIBLICAL ZOO
NAME YOUR POISON
CELEBRITIES' FAVORITE MOVIES
"IPO"s
    $200 11
Slump to the floor "like a bag of wet" this, a mix of clay & limestone, & you're not likely getting up soon
    $200 6
Its state song includes the words "From hill to hill, from creek to creek, Potomac calls to Chesapeake"
    $200 1
The book of Amos says this animal "hath roared, who will not fear?"
    $200 12
Jose Cuervo,
Herradura
    $200 15
(I'm New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.) My favorite movie is this 1985 Meryl Streep film set in Nairobi that won 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture
    $200 24
It's a 3-legged camera support
    $400 17
You "hit" these when you walk the streets; if something hits you like a ton of 'em, you're shocked
    $400 7
This state leads the U.S. in the production of burley tobacco & bourbon whiskey
    $400 2
The second plague in Exodus happened when Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt & these hopped out
    $400 13
Hendrick's,
Boodles
    $400 16
(Warren Buffett delivers the clue.) One of my favorites is this 1973 movie in which Paul Newman invests a little time to con a large sum of out evil mobster Doyle Lonnegan
    $400 25
Limitless in power, as god
    $600 18
Jimmy Page got this band name from Keith Moon's description of bad gigs going down like one
    $600 8
Its state university system is based in Las Cruces
    $600 3
Jesus said, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening" these
    $600 14
E&J XO,
Pisco
    $600 20
(I'm Dr. Jane Goodall.) When I really want to laugh, I watch this 1983 film with Dan Aykroyd & Eddie Murphy whose plot has a lot in common with "The Prince and the Pauper"
    $600 26
Fat removal via a small incision & vacuuming
    $800 19
In 1964 a researcher wanted to count the rings of a bristlecone type of this tree, so he felled it & oops, it was 4,900
    $800 9
Native daughter Helen Keller is on the reverse of the quarter that represents this Southern state
    $800 4
Once every 3 years King Solomon imported apes & these "proud" birds from Tharshish
    DD: $1,400 22
Angry Orchard,
Adam's Revenge
    $800 21
(Hi. I'm Dr. Oz.) One of my favorite films is this 1967 movie with Sidney Poitier, who takes a teaching job in tough East End London
    $1000 23
The eastern gray species of this thumps the ground with its big feet to signal others of danger
    $1000 10
According to statute, the outer circle of its state seal is a color called golden poppy
    $1000 5
While wandering in the wilderness, John the Baptist "did eat" these insects "and wild honey"
    $1000 28
(Real poison this time)
the weed killer MSMA
    $1000 27
(I'm columnist Clarence Page.) As real-life TV has proven the movie prophetic to me, my favorite film is this 1976 drama about newscaster Howard Beale

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Vaughn Zamir Jennifer
$2,200 $1,400 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vaughn Zamir Jennifer
$4,800 $3,400 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

PLACES OF FABLE
1980s MUSIC
MILITARY MISTAKES
WORD ORIGINS
POETIC LAST LINES
IPOs
    $400 13
French writer Thierry Jamin is planning a search for the lost Incan city of Paititi in this country
    $400 23
This 1984 Madonna album spawned 4 Top 5 hits, including "Material Girl"
    $400 5
In 1896 an Ethiopian army defeated a force from this nation that had launched an ill-advised night attack
    $400 1
This metal more valuable than gold has a name that means "little silver" due to its appearance
    $400 8
"Noble six hundred!" ends this poem
    $400 17
A little birdie told me that this social media company raised $2.1 billion in its Nov. 2013 initial public offering
    $800 14
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an aerial photograph on the monitor.) In 2004, a physicist claimed that a rectangular anomaly in Spain's Doñana mudflats matched Plato's dimensions of Poseidon's temple in this lost land
    $800 24
Eric Bazilian & Rob Hyman of The Hooters played on her "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
    $800 6
European hubris at this mountain outpost in 1954 helped a peasant army surround & defeat 16,000 elite troops
    $800 2
This term for an amateur photographer comes from the device that opens & closes the aperture of a lens
    $800 9
This poem's title has 7 words, like its last line "and miles to go before I sleep"
    $800 18
In 2013 this theme park company made a splash with its IPO; it jumped 24% on the first day
    $1200 15
The name of this mythic Tibetan Buddhist kingdom inspired a Three Dog Night hit song
    $1200 25
This group's album "5150" was its first with Sammy Hagar as its lead vocalist
    $1200 7
This cheek-haired general's attack on Fredericksburg in 1862 saw 12,000 Union losses with little change in the rebel lines
    $1200 3
Named for a region in Norway, a Telemark is a type of turn used in this sport
    DD: $2,000 10
A poem by him ends, "and then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils"
    $1200 19
Stock symbol VG, this telecom company had a disastrous IPO in 2006
    DD: $2,000 20
This island was said to be ruled by Morgan le Fay & her 8 healing sisters
    $1600 4
The name of this water-soluble carbohydrate found in ripe fruit is derived from the Greek for "coagulate"
    $1600 11
"In her sepulchre there by the sea, in her tomb by the sounding sea" ends this poem
    $1600 21
In 2011 this online discounter raised $700 million in the largest Internet IPO since Google in 2004
    $2000 26
Sailors say this "colorful" afterlife place is "9 miles beyond the dwelling of his Satanic majesty"
    $2000 16
The name of this form of therapeutic massage using the thumbs & palms is Japanese for "finger pressure"
    $2000 12
His poem about a "dream deferred" ends, "maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?"
    $2000 22
Not named for a Vermont city, the stock for this clothing "factory" rose 40% after its 2013 offering

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vaughn Zamir Jennifer
$14,800 $5,800 $5,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ISLANDS
Present name of an island settled by Europeans in the 1490s, today the most populous island in the Americas

Final scores:

Vaughn Zamir Jennifer
$11,800 $400 $7,000
4-day champion: $78,302 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Vaughn Zamir Jennifer
$13,400 $5,800 $7,600
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
12 R,
3 W
13 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $26,800

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