Show #7091 - Monday, June 15, 2015

Brennan Bushee game 1.

Contestants

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Brennan Bushee, an operations analyst from Malden, Massachusetts

Amy Merrick, a university instructor from Chicago, Illinois

Darren Harris-Fain, an English professor from Prattville, Alabama (whose 3-day cash winnings total $63,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

A VISIT WITH KATIE COURIC
3-LETTER WORDS
THEY DON'T MAKE THESE CARS ANYMORE
(Alex: You name the make for us.)
LUCKY 13
NOVELS BY COUPLE
NEW MUSICAL SUPERGROUPS
(Alex: You have to tell us which two groups we have combined to make the supergroup.)
    $200 12
(Katie Couric delivers the clue.) The world's richest couple, Bill & Melinda Gates, told me that one way to deal with global income inequality was to practice this, from the Greek for "love mankind"
    $200 1
In this informal session, musicians gather to play improvised music
    $200 11
After 2013 its Altima Coupe got the coup de grace
    $200 20
In April 1970, Fred Haise, Jack Swigert & Jim Lovell embarked on this mission
    $200 13
Elizabeth Bennet &
Mr. Darcy (the novel that started it all)
    $200 6
The Blue Oyster Peas
    $400 24
(Katie Couric delivers the clue.) In January 2015 my associates at Yahoo! & I delivered real time analysis of this presidential speech that's mandated by Article II of the Constitution
    $400 2
It's the egg of a louse; add "wit" to it & you get a stupid person
    $400 14
Its H2 went to an oversize grave
    $400 21
There were 13 original colonies, of course, including this last one alphabetically
    $400 15
Tom &
Daisy Buchanan
    $400 7
Rage Against the Direction
    $600 28
(Katie Couric delivers the clue.) When we talked about her dissenting opinion in the Hobby Lobby case, she agreed that some male justices have a blind eye when it comes to women's issues
    $600 3
This popular music of Jamaica originated in the 1950s & has elements of R&B, jazz & calypso
    $600 19
Apparently, people wouldn't really rather have its Skylark
    $600 22
When England, New Zealand or Fiji fields a team in the league version of this sport, it has 13 players
    $600 16
Wesley &
Buttercup
    $600 8
RadioKast
    $800 29
(Katie Couric delivers the clue.) Prior to the 2004 Olympics, I conducted a fascinating interview with King Constantine II, the exiled ruler of this country who was back home to watch the games
    $800 4
As a noun, it's something you chew; as a verb, it means to chew without teeth
    $800 25
Its Avalanche went under
    $800 23
In Wicca, these basic groupings of members ideally have 13 participants
    DD: $1,800 17
Hazel Grace &
Augustus Waters
    $800 9
Maroon Blind
    $1000 30
(Katie Couric delivers the clue.) In 2008 I was honored to accept this journalism award named for this legend whose life was recounted in the film "Good Night, and Good Luck"
    $1000 5
It's a baglike structure in an animal or plant, sometimes filled with fluid
    $1000 26
Its TSX is an ex-model; the TLX is the next thing
    $1000 27
The apparitions of the Virgin in this town in 1917 were said to occur on the 13th of each month for 6 months
    $1000 18
Charles &
the former Emma Roulault, in an 1857 novel
    $1000 10
Linkin Stripes

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

Darren Amy Brennan
$1,200 $2,400 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Darren Amy Brennan
$4,200 $3,200 $8,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

STATE AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES
LIVES OF THE SCIENTISTS
MOVIE TITLE POSSESIVES
THIS AMERICAN STRIFE
A PLACE TO STAY
3 "HOT"s & 2 "COT"s
    $400 26
Almost hunted to extinction but now upgraded to threatened, the alligator became its state reptile in 1987
    $400 3
He tipped his scale in 1848, setting absolute zero at a brisk -460 degrees Fahrenheit
    $400 2
Paul Lynde voiced Templeton the rat in this 1973 animated film based on an E.B. White book
    $400 14
More than half of the 400,000 people in this city lost their homes shortly after an event on April 18, 1906
    $400 12
Generally, prisons are run by the state or feds & hold felons; these are local lockups for misdemeanants
    $400 1
Tender plants & flowers are cultivated in one
    $800 27
The resolution making this largest North American frog Oklahoma's state amphibian says it makes a "jug-o-rum" sound
    $800 8
This Russian physiologist went to the dogs & termed salivation the "unconditioned reflex"
    DD: $2,000 4
This 1993 film set during WWII was nominated for 12 Oscars
    $800 15
One who supported George III against the American revolutionaries was called this; get the tar & feathers
    $800 22
This service lets you "rent unique places to stay from local hosts in 190+ countries"
    $800 13
Proverbial food item you want no part of & get rid of quickly
    $1200 28
New Hampshire elevated the red-spotted newt to publicize its declining numbers due to this type of precipitation
    $1200 9
The dad of this physicist was professor of physiology at the U. of Copenhagen & his bro, a big-time mathematician
    $1200 5
A failed hit on Irish crime boss Albert Finney leads to an all-out mob war in this 1990 Coen Brothers film
    $1200 19
Here is this segregationist governor on June 11, 1963, defying federal Justice Department orders at the University of Alabama
    $1200 23
MHP stands for this type of community
    $1200 16
It's the old gag of putting a lighted match in someone's shoe
    $1600 29
Shh... What was that? The timber species of this snake, West Virginia's state reptile
    $1600 10
It's a chemist, Charlie Brown! In 1931 this American published his classic text "The Nature of the Chemical Bond"
    $1600 6
"Hired killers by day... lovers by night. Until they found their next assignment was each other" was this film's tagline
    $1600 20
On Dec. 2, 1954 this Wisconsin man was condemned in a 67-22 vote for conduct "contrary to Senate traditions"
    $1600 24
Around 1900 the organization Volunteers of America pioneered these houses for those leaving incarceration
    $1600 17
If you've done this fabric "to" someone, you've come to gradually like him
    $2000 30
This turtle, the state reptile of New York, is said to have "jaws that can cut through flesh like butter"
    DD: $2,000 11
From 1947 to 1952 he was chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission
    $2000 7
15 is middle-aged in this 1976 Michael York sci-fi flick; folks turning 30 don't turn 31
    $2000 21
On Jan. 22, 1944 the U.S. Fifth Army charged ashore at this Italian town, taking the Axis by surprise
    $2000 25
Mi amigo, some hotels in Mexico & the Southwest offer these comfy cottages, Spanish for "little houses"
    $2000 18
This hilly region in the Midlands is one of the most peaceful & picturesque areas of England

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Darren Amy Brennan
$13,000 $13,600 $19,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY POETRY
He rhymed the title character of one of his best-known poems with "drew on", "threw on" & "ruin"

Final scores:

Darren Amy Brennan
$25,500 $26,001 $27,201
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $27,201

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Darren Amy Brennan
$10,800 $13,600 $19,000
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
25 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,400

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