Show #7093 - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Brennan Bushee game 3.

Contestants

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Tom Landvatter, a professor from Valparaiso, Indiana

Kevin Ruby, a technical writer from San Diego, California

Brennan Bushee, an operations analyst from Malden, Massachusetts (whose 2-day cash winnings total $57,202)

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Jeopardy! Round

GRISHAM, CRICHTON OR CLANCY
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
FOOTBALL HEROES
THE 11th CENTURY
TOO MUCH INFORMATION
"TMI"
    $200 19
"The Appeal"
    $200 16
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services is part of this Cabinet dept., the subject of a big funding fight in 2015
    $200 1
(Dan Patrick delivers the clue.) Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers told me he was not a Packers fan growing up; his favorite team was the 49ers & he idolized this quarterback who led San Francisco to 4 Super Bowl wins
    $200 5
Made king of a reunited Leon & Castile in 1072, Alfonso the Brave declared himself "Emperor of all" this land
    $200 26
This painting was reframed in 1951, has a small crack in the upper center & is aka "La Gioconda"
    $200 10
It means inattentive or preoccupied--& don't you forget it, professor
    $400 20
"Threat Vector"
    $400 17
Shortly after taking office, JFK established this international service program on March 1, 1961
    $400 2
Seattle's Russell Wilson is a long-time fan of this Saints QB; at about 6', the 2 are among the shortest starting NFL QBs
    $400 6
A supernova lit up the sky in 1054; its remnants are this nebula that resembles a certain crustacean
    $400 27
Ben Franklin had an illegitimate son, was an expert swimmer & wrote "Experiments and Observations on" this
    $400 11
I'll have this steak medium rare, s'il vous plait
    $600 21
"Rising Sun"
    $600 18
Teddy Roosevelt got the Bureau of Corporations started; under Wilson, it evolved into this, the FTC
    $600 3
Growing up in this state capital, Bill Belichick revered Roger Staubach, who won the Heisman playing for Navy
    $600 7
In 1083 during canonization, this 1st Hungarian king was exhumed & his right arm was found preserved as if by a miracle
    $600 28
It's Wisconsin's state flower; it flavors an after-dinner drink called Creme Yvette; it's often purple
    $600 13
Celebration for a 12-year-old Jewish girl
    $800 22
"Debt of Honor"
    $800 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) Leaving Wall St. & heading to Washington D.C., a lawyer never has to go outside, as D.C.'s Union Station connects directly to this regulatory commission on F Street
    $800 4
He called Peyton Manning his "football idol" growing up but ended up in Peyton's old job as the Colts' QB
    $800 8
In 1001 Norway's King Olaf commissioned this explorer to spread Christianity across Greenland; he got sidetracked
    $800 14
A woman in charge of a mail facility
    $1000 23
"Prey"
    DD: $3,000 25
The address atf.gov would be atfe.gov if it accounted for this word found in the full name of the bureau
    $1000 9
(Dan Patrick delivers the clue.) Warren Buffett once revealed to me that as a young boy he served as a waterboy for this NFL team for 2 games & that the team's Hall of Fame quaterback Sammy Baugh was his hero
    $1000 12
While traveling to Constantinople in 1096, this French hermit sacked Belgrade
    $1000 15
Give your feline a nip of Nepeta, this refreshing herb genus

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

Brennan Kevin Tom
$4,000 -$1,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brennan Kevin Tom
$8,200 $1,600 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

PUZZLERS
POP MUSIC ROYALTY
PULLIN' INTO THE "BURG"
HISTORIANS
PODCASTS
BETTER CALL SAUL
    $400 23
Enough of the same complaint, you sound like this
    $400 4
Their 1973 debut album includes the Freddie Mercury compositions "Great King Rat" & "My Fairy King"
    $400 9
Now a state in east-central Germany, it was a "gate"way of dynastic power for the kingdom of Prussia
    $400 2
This British prime minister's "The Second World War" consisted of 6 volumes, beginning with 1948's "The Gathering Storm"
    $400 21
"The Thrilling Adventure Hour" thrills us with Sparks Nevada, marshal on this red planet
    $400 1
Better dial 972, the country code for this nation of which Saul was the first king
    $800 24
In these, there are infinite other Alex Trebeks
    $800 5
His 2012 single "Rock And Roll Love Affair" was released on the Purple Music label
    $800 10
Amadeus ex machina! This city near the northern foothills of the Alps boasts Mirabell Palace, built in 1606
    $800 3
Barbara Tuchman's first of 2 Pulitzer Prizes was for "The Guns of" this month, about the beginning of WWI
    $800 22
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur know podcasts at this.org include "Planet Money" & "All Songs Considered"
    $800 14
Better not ask about this successor--Sollie loved the man's music but tried to kill him
    $1200 25
One billion, for example
    $1200 6
That's King Curtis' sax blowing through this 1971 John Lennon album; it's easy if you try
    $1200 11
In 1839 this state capital that lies along the Susquehanna River was the site of the first national Whig convention
    $1200 18
While living in exile in England in the late 1720s, this French philosopher wrote "An Essay Upon the Civil Wars in France"
    $1200 28
"How Did This Get Made?" wondered how the films "Leprechaun in the Hood", "Gigli" & this "2: Cruise Control" got made
    DD: $3,000 15
Avoid the topic of these foes now associated with the unenlightened; his long struggle with them didn't end well for him
    $1600 26
Close range
    $1600 7
Slayer guitarist Kerry King's solo on this trio's "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" will keep you awake
    DD: $3,600 12
A city in Pinellas County, Florida, or one about 7 degrees south of the Arctic Circle
    $1600 19
New York magazine called this 3-named woman who wrote "The Bully Pulpit" "America's historian-in-chief"
    $1600 29
In 2015 Adnan Syed, subject of this podcast, was granted an appeal of his conviction of murdering an ex-girlfriend
    $1600 16
Let him know that the Old Testament line "how are" these "fallen" refers to him
    $2000 27
She's from mom's other marriage
    $2000 8
Robert Fripp has long reigned over prog rock as leader of this colorful band
    $2000 13
Home to the University of Southern Mississippi, it's the "Hub City of the South"
    $2000 20
This Roman is known for his "Histories" & "Annals", which covered the 1st century history of the Roman Empire
    $2000 30
Karl Pilkington debated the phrase "a stitch in time saves nine" to the amusement of Stephen Merchant & this British comic
    $2000 17
Better not mention "the witch of" this town who called up a ghost that gave poor Saul a real fright

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brennan Kevin Tom
$28,000 $8,000 $13,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE OSCARS
In her 30s, this Texan was up for Best Actress in 2002 & 2003; she won Best Supporting in 2004 in a Civil War drama

Final scores:

Brennan Kevin Tom
$28,000 $15,999 $26,200
3-day champion: $85,202 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brennan Kevin Tom
$24,200 $8,000 $11,200
27 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
11 R,
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $43,400

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