Show #7107 - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Contestants

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Bridget Ker, a museum professional from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Sawyer Morgan, an engineering student originally from Fishers, Indiana

Jess Lindoerfer, a study-abroad program manager from Putney, Vermont (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

COMIC-CON
(Alex: Now, Comic-Con opens, of course, later this week here in Southern California.)
1990s BESTSELLERS
A SPEECH TO CONGRESS
CROCODILE
DONE "D"
(Alex: Each correct response will begin--and, as a matter of fact, will end--with that letter.)
(Alex: And finally--what did he say in the movie?...)
YOU CALL THAT A KNIFE?
    $200 28
Comic-Con international goes back to 1970, when fans banded together to host a gathering in this California city
    $200 6
First published in 1992, it's John Gray's groundbreaking guide to understanding the opposite sex
    $200 11
In March 2015 he declared, "We must all stand together to stop Iran's march of conquest"
    $200 16
A John Keats poem about this river contains the line "Chief of the Pyramid and Crocodile"
    $200 1
Got off a 747 or A380
    $200 18
This kitchen item is designed to withstand heavy & repeated use
    $400 20
This cartoonist who won the 2012 Icon Award originally started going to the con to promote his "Life in Hell" strip
    $400 7
In a 1996 bestseller Terry McMillan told "How Stella Got" this "Back"
    $400 12
William Seward's first speech in Congress helped bring this "youthful queen of the Pacific" into the Union in 1850
    $400 17
Be careful in the water around them as crocodiles can swim 25 mph with most of the thrust provided by this
    $400 2
Spent some time in rehab
    $600 9
The Oscars of the comics world are these awards (named for artist Will, not a Disney exec) given at Comic-Con
    $600 8
Newsweek columnist Joe Klein turned out to be the anonymous author of this political novel
    DD: $1,000 13
In September 2014 president Poroshenko of this country asked for more U.S. help against Russian incursions
    $600 19
In "Crocodile Dundee", he played the Aussie title character
    $600 3
Abducted a bichon frise
    $600 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows two blades, one without the handle attached.) The part of the knife that extends down & is encased in the handle is called this, like a powdered drink once used by astronauts
    $800 10
Comic-Con's masquerade is a contest for those who engage in this portmanteau activity
    $800 23
She dished on "The Royals" & on Nancy Reagan in 2 bestselling unauthorized biographies
    $800 14
He gave the State of the Union address that called for a "War on Poverty"
    $800 21
Because crocodiles lack these exocrine glands they keep their jaws open to cool off even when sleeping
    $800 4
In 1622 the Janissaries did this to Osman II
    $1000 22
In 2014, you could grab a Starbucks & an autograph of Richard Hatch, who was in both iterations of this sci-fi show
    $1000 24
"Honor Among Thieves" was a political thriller by this bestselling author & onetime member of the British Parliament
    $1000 15
In 1951 he said, "I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting"
    $1000 27
Crocodiles first appeared around the same time as dinosaurs, about 240 million years ago during this "3-layered" era
    $1000 5
Used harsh measures to force someone to do something, or assailed them with cavalry
    $1000 26
Not a scalpel, but this surgical knife has a double-edged blade used to make small incisions or punctures

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

Jess Sawyer Bridget
$600 $2,400 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jess Sawyer Bridget
$1,200 $2,000 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

ADD A CONSONANT
(Alex: In that category, each response will need to be two words.)
CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
ASIAN ISLANDS
THE 16th CENTURY
PHILOSOPHIC PHIL IN
THE "VAN" POOL
    $400 6
A sword stroke becomes a watery impact
    $400 7
In the years preceding his 1827 death, he carried a slate on which people could write any remarks addressed to him
    $400 9
2015 brought the first visit by an Indian PM to this island in 28 years, though it's a very short trip
    $400 13
In 1501 Michelangelo returned to this city, his hometown, & began work on "David"
    $400 26
Voltaire:
"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to ____ him"
    $400 1
In 2011 he "Jump"ed to No. 8 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time
    $800 8
A word meaning "one & the other" becomes a thin soup
    $800 25
Referring to his first "Pomp And Circumstance" march, he said, "I've got a tune that will... knock 'em flat!"
    $800 10
Victoria Harbor separates Kowloon Peninsula from this Chinese island
    $800 15
This colony was founded in North America in 1587, only to be "lost" 3 years later
    $800 27
Nietzsche:
"I teach you the ____. Man is something to be surpassed"
    $800 2
He kicked butt in the movies "Until Death", "Wake of Death", "6 Bullets", I could go on...
    $1200 18
An amiable young woman becomes a tool that twists a bolt
    $1200 20
The first part of his "Symphonie fantastique" was originally a part of a piece he had written as a youngster
    $1200 11
This country's Phu Quoc Island is famous for its black pepper
    $1200 19
Called "the Magnificent" in the West & "the Lawgiver" in the East, he was Ottoman sultan from 1520 to 1566
    $1200 28
Hobbes:
"The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and ____"
    $1200 3
He's the founder of Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. but he's better known for playing Tom Bradford on "Eight Is Enough"
    $1600 17
To char becomes to remove wool
    $1600 24
The first Czech composer to gain world renown, around 1878 he composed the "Slavonic Dance" heard here
    $1600 12
The world's third-largest island, it's home to the Rafflesia, the world's largest flower
    DD: $1,800 22
Led by Altan Khan, around 1550 these people invaded China & laid siege to Beijing
    DD: $2,000 30
Aristotle:
"Man is by nature a ____ animal"
    $1600 4
Anderson Cooper must have good jeans: his mom is this heiress & designer
    $2000 16
A section of a window becomes something that makes you look! up in the sky
    $2000 23
This Russian piano master wrote his last major work, "Symphonic Dances", in 1940, 3 years before his death in the USA
    $2000 14
It's the least developed & northernmost of Japan's 4 main islands
    $2000 21
In 1534 this explorer claimed the region that's now Quebec for France
    $2000 29
Albert Camus:
"There is only one really serious philosophical question, and that is ____"
    $2000 5
This singer's 2003 album "Dance with My Father" earned him four Grammys

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jess Sawyer Bridget
$8,400 $7,600 $10,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS
Due to developments in 2012, this annual summer contest now lists no winner from the years 1999-2005

Final scores:

Jess Sawyer Bridget
$1,599 $11,590 $3,599
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $11,590 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jess Sawyer Bridget
$8,400 $7,200 $12,000
12 R,
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $27,600

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