Show #6977 - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Elliot Yates game 3.

Contestants

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Val Hannon, a library circulation clerk from Allen, Texas

Alan Hait, an employee benefits consultant from Wilton Manors, Florida

Elliot Yates, an opera producer from New York, New York (whose 2-day cash winnings total $29,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

WATCH THE BIRDIE
FOOD & RELIGION
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
VOWEL, CONSONANT, VOWEL
(Alex: Each correct response just three letters.)
A LONG TIME AGO
A VEGAS HOTEL, OR...
    $200 21
Paul Julian voiced this nemesis of Wile E. Coyote
    $200 9
Catholics 14 & over are not supposed to eat meat on any of the Fridays during this 6-week period
    $200 1
In 1997 David Kalakaua became the first inductee into the Hall of Fame for this instrument
    $200 5
Hubbub or toil, but really, it's much this about nothing
    $200 4
Chinese emperor Wang Mang filled the treasury by making everyone swap gold for this, 2 down on the Olympic medal list
    $200 18
Something illusory, without reality or substance, perhaps in the desert
    $400 22
This little birdie was introduced to "Peanuts" in 1967 but didn't get his name until 1970
    $400 10
A group of strictly vegetarian Hindus sued a restaurant for selling them not strictly vegetarian these Indian items
    $400 2
In classical style, these are attached to the thumbs with one hand clicking a simple rhythm, the other a more complicated one
    $400 6
It's worth 1 in golf & 15 on the first point in a tennis game
    $400 15
Lycurgus, lawgiver of this militaristic city-state, thought having more than one garment made men effeminate
    $400 19
A resort area along the Mediterranean coast extending from Saint Tropez into Italy
    $600 23
Crane (voiced by David Cross) is one of the Furious Five in this 2008 martial arts film
    $600 11
In Jordan munching a date is the traditional way to break your day-long fast during this month
    $600 3
Japanese orchestras include shakuhachi, traditionally made of this
    $600 14
A grand feeling of wonder or veneration
    $600 20
A movie with Nigel Terry as King Arthur & Helen Mirren as Morgana
    $800 24
Mumble is an emperor penguin who can't sing, but sure can dance, in this 2006 film
    $800 12
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew takes apart a cake.) The king in king cake refers to the three magi who visited baby Jesus, himself represented by the baby hidden inside a slice, all in homage to this Christian festival observed on January 6th
    DD: $1,000 7
The Ravi Shankar & Vilayat Khan are methods of teaching this instrument
    $800 16
Rage; you've drawn my...
    $800 26
One of the 4 quartiers of Monaco, 9 miles east of Nice, France
    $1000 25
Gracie Lantz provided this bird's voice, but Mel Blanc originated the "Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!" laugh
    $1000 13
In casserole recipes of the upper Midwest, this soup made by Campbell's is known as Lutheran binder
    $1000 8
It's the smallest member of the orchestra's brass family & also the one with the highest-pitched notes
    $1000 17
During the Mesozoic one, Earth had a single hot, reptile-filled continent
    $1000 28
It's estimated that Diocles earned enough each year in these races to feed the population of ancient Rome
    $1000 27
The region of the upper atmosphere extending upward from the tropopause to about 30 miles above the Earth

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

Elliot Alan Val
$3,600 $2,800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Elliot Alan Val
$7,200 $5,600 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

WATCH THE BIRDIE
THE UKRAINE STRAIN
A LITTLE SPICE
STATE FIRSTS
NO. 1 BESTSELLERS IN THE ZERO YEARS
THE "METRIC" SYSTEM
    $400 10
This third president, an early bird-watcher, kept a bird that he would let fly around his office
    $400 5
Ukrainians Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Karina Smirnoff have been regular hoofers on this TV show
    $400 13
The Indian blend called this powder comes in 2 basic styles: standard & the hotter Madras
    $400 25
Wright on to this state that in 1903 saw the first successful powered airplane flight
    $400 1
1940: Richard Llewellyn's "How Green Was My Valley" dug into the lives & loves of coal miners in this country
    $400 2
An equilateral triangle is; a scalene triangle isn't
    $800 9
This "City Slickers" actor was such a proud Ukrainian he walked out of a Russian film festival where he was to be honored
    $800 14
This quill spice has anti-microbial properties & can be used as a food preservative
    $800 4
1960: The Senate does not "Advise and Consent" when a Commie-coddler is nominated as this Cabinet secretary
    $800 3
Pressure of the atmosphere
    $1200 12
Last name of 2 boxing brothers Wladimir & 2014 Ukrainian protest leader Vitali
    $1200 15
This spice comes from a root that, as you can see, is horn-shaped, & its name comes from the Sanskrit for "horn-shaped"
    $1200 23
1920: "The Man of the Forest" created by this "Purple Sage" author prefers the company of bears to people
    $1200 8
Of or relating to the measurement of vision
    DD: $2,300 24
This fictional sleuth from St. Mary Mead enjoyed her knitting, gardening & bird-watching
    $1600 18
This actress was "Up in the Air" before coming down to Earth in "Bates Motel"
    $1600 16
Cayenne pepper comes from the chili pepper, a member of this family that includes potatoes & eggplant
    $1600 21
2000: This John Grisham novel concerns 3 disgraced judges who hatch another scam while in jail
    $1600 7
It's track slang for the 1,500 meters
    $2000 11
This auto industrialist had over 500 birdhouses on his property
    $2000 19
After the drama, Nancy Kerrigan won the 1994 figure skating Olympic silver medal; this Ukrainian won gold
    $2000 17
One of the ingredients in Chinese five-spice powder is this spice seen here, named for its shape & for another spice
    DD: $2,500 22
In 2007 this state elected the USA's first Indian-American governor
    $2000 20
1980: His newest epic was "The Covenant", spanning the settlement of South Africa
    $2000 6
Pertaining to the branch of math that deals with the measurement of triangles

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Elliot Alan Val
$20,000 $9,600 $0
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

ASIA
Meaning "waterless place" this 500,000-square-mile area lies in what's called a "rain shadow" of the Himalayas

Final scores:

Elliot Alan Val
$20,799 $19,200 $0
3-day champion: $50,000 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Elliot Alan Val
$18,600 $9,600 $0
21 R
(including 3 DDs),
1 W
20 R,
2 W
4 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $28,200

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