Show #7018 - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Contestants

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Laura Lorson, a newscaster and editor from Perry, Kansas

Dave Perkins, a high school assistant principal from Wenatchee, Washington

Alvin Chin, a tutor from Highland Park, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $32,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

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FILE UNDER "Q"
ABBREVIATED REALITY
NOT-SO-DESPERATE MEASURES
STATE HOLIDAYS
DONE & DONE
    $200 27
Part pal, part foe

NREYEFM
    $200 25
It's the piece that plucks a harpsichord; good luck plucking one from a porcupine
    $200 30
Time to drop the pounds:
"TBL"
    $200 8
A cup is equal to about 237 milliliters or 16 of these kitchen drawer items
    $200 1
This president's Feb. 12 birthday is an official holiday in Missouri &, of course, Illinois
    $200 29
He walked in space for 5 1/2 hours; 3 years later he was the second man to walk on the Moon
    $400 26
A cocktail made with rum

TOIOMJ _
    $400 18
Its density exceeds that of the human body, so you can't really sink below its surface--but it can still be dangerous
    $400 23
The MTV mother of all reality shows:
"TRW"
    $400 14
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue.) Originally found by the weight of a plump one of wheat, it's the smallest unit of weight in most systems; you need 7,000 to make 1 pound
    $400 24
Mardi Gras Day is not only a holiday in Louisiana but in Baldwin & Mobile Counties in this state as well
    $400 28
In 1665 he checked out churches in Paris; on Aug. 27, 1666 his design for a dome at St. Paul's was accepted
    $600 10
Calm down

CIHLXAL
    $600 2
Founded in 1920, it was named Queensland and Northern Territorial Aerial Services
    $600 22
Our version of a British show:
"AGT"
    DD: $4,000 19
Spare this unit of length equal to 16.5 feet
    $600 3
California public schools are closed on March 31 to honor this Latino labor leader
    $600 9
In the 1760s he was first mate on a slave ship; in 1777 he fought for freedom as captain of the Ranger
    $800 11
Beans full of protein

ADEMMAE
    $800 6
This fruit's name can be traced back to the name of an ancient city on Crete
    $800 15
A competitive yukfest:
"LCS"
    $800 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue.) It's a term for a small drink of liquor or a specific unit of weight that you need 256 of to amount to a pound, which would be a very big drink
    $800 4
"We will never forget" Wisconsin's special observance day in September for these paired 3-letter groups
    $800 16
He's the most recent male appointee to the Supreme Court; in 2014 he said it's "fine if we are not all that popular"
    $1000 12
Make some noise in imitation of the rhythms of hip-hop music

TOBAXEB
    $1000 7
It's the familiar name of the tremulous American aspen
    $1000 13
Watch the queens sashay:
"RPDR"
    $1000 21
This standard unit of length is equal to about 6,076 feet, captain
    $1000 5
This state's Pioneer Day honors those who fled west from Illinois for religious freedom
    $1000 17
In 1954 he was radicalized in Guatemala; in 1967 he failed to radicalize Bolivia & was shot there

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

Alvin Dave Laura
$1,800 $4,400 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alvin Dave Laura
$3,800 $12,000 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

JOLLY OLD CITIES IN ENGLAND
REMEMBERING LAUREN BACALL
TIME TO GO EXPLORIN'
BOOKS ABOUT WRITERS
TOOT YOUR "-ONE"
HORN
    $400 20
It's home to the International Slavery Museum, but you may know it as the home of the Beatles
    $400 23
982:
Greenland gets its name from this man with another color in his name
    $400 1
She's "The Mockingbird Next Door"
    $400 25
I have a natural inclination for this term meaning lying face down
    $400 24
The Golden Horn, the Bosporus & the Sea of Marmara are the "3 seas" that converge on this city
    $800 14
This city on the River Cam is home to a univ. founded in the 1200s; the same-named one in Massachusetts has good schools too
    $800 27
In 1999 Lauren starred in "Too Rich: The Secret Life of" this alliterative tobacco heiress
    $800 22
1592:
Starting a long-brewing fight with Argentina, Englishman John Davis lays eyes on these
    $800 26
Thomas Beller calls this reclusive man of letters "The Escape Artist"
    $800 18
John Lamb Reed was a primary one for Gilbert & Sullivan
    $800 17
From the 16th to 18th centuries, the hornbook was this type of schoolbook whose name is from the Latin for "first"
    $1200 2
Associated with a mean sheriff, this city on the River Trent used to have an "S" in front--ewww
    $1200 29
In "How to Marry a Millionaire", Lauren, Betty Grable & this gal play models out to snag rich husbands
    $1200 21
1456:
In the service of this Portuguese prince of a guy, Alvise Ca' da Mosto explores the Cape Verde islands
    $1200 9
Scholar Rosamund Bartlett dissected "Scenes from a Life" of this Russian playwright
    $1200 12
Depose the king
    $1200 16
Before "Barefoot in the Park" in 1963, this playwright struck gold in 1961 with "Come Blow Your Horn"
    $1600 3
The Thermae Spa has updated the millennia-old hot springs tradition of this city
    $1600 28
In 1964 Lauren played a bickering wife in the film based on this Helen Gurley Brown bestseller
    DD: $3,000 13
1522: The Spanish king honors Juan Sebastian del Cano for this first; history honors his late boss Magellan
    $1600 8
"The Real Life of Mary Ann Evans" paints a portrait of this author
    $1600 11
A type of clam, or the center of a Bing
    $1600 15
Due to the small horns above each eye, the sidewinder is also called a "horn" this type of poisonous snake
    $2000 4
The frame of a ship, or a Yorkshire port city of 250,000 people
    $2000 19
Lauren was into couture in the 1957 film titled this kind of "Woman"
    $2000 7
1761:
John Harrison wins a Parliament prize for finding a way to measure this at sea; his secret? A good timepiece
    DD: $3,000 6
There's an entire book just about him & the Church of Ireland, 1710-1724
    $2000 10
A speaker of the native tongue in Chartres
    $2000 5
It's home to the Ethiopian Plateau & the Ogaden Desert

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alvin Dave Laura
$13,200 $16,200 $11,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PRESIDENTS & THE WHITE HOUSE
When the current presidential occupant of the White House was born, this president was living there

Final scores:

Alvin Dave Laura
$0 $5,999 $11,400
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $11,400

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Alvin Dave Laura
$16,200 $11,400 $11,400
19 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
15 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $39,000

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