Show #7138 - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Matt Jackson game 4.

Contestants

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Samantha Budesa, a billing coordinator from Cookeville, Tennessee

Dennis Lloyd, a publisher from Madison, Wisconsin

Matt Jackson, a paralegal from Washington, D.C. (whose 3-day cash winnings total $81,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

JESUS
5 SHADES OF GRAY
CELEBRITY DATE BOOK
SUPERLATIVE STATES
EDUCATION
A FEW GOOD "MEN"
(Alex: And finally, we're looking for [*] because each correct response will end in those three letters of the alphabet.)
    $200 6
...betook himself to Bethany & brought this old friend back to life
    $200 26
Don't get burned up naming this 3-letter tree in a type of light greenish gray
    $200 3
May 21, 1999:
This daytime drama star had lost out on 18 straight Emmys, but it isn't going to be 19
    $200 21
Smallest state:
This, 1,214 square miles
    $200 16
The "formal" type of this Latin word is the course of study; the "hidden" one is the social cues & values kids pick up
    $200 20
Term for first-year high school or college students
    $400 7
...walked on the water of this large local lake
    $400 27
A grayish white, or a tasty mollusk of that color
    $400 2
March 28, 2013:
This pop star won't try again to bring a monkey to Germany without immunization papers
    $400 22
Biggest retailer:
This company based in Washington State
    $400 17
The first of these "average" schools in the U.S. was founded in 1823 in Vermont to train elementary school teachers
    $400 11
A prophetic sign or warning
    $600 8
...was celebrating this holiday at the Last Supper, so says Mark
    $600 28
You might find this dark purplish gray atop a roof or underneath the felt on a pool table
    $600 1
Jan. 22, 2006:
The Raptors & the other Lakers are bystanders as he pours in 81 points & adds 2 assists
    $600 23
Longest bridge span:
Verrazano-Narrows in this state, 4,260 feet
    $600 18
From the Latin for "parish", it's a primary or secondary school supported by a religious group
    $600 12
The Vikings of Europe were also known by this name
    $800 9
...entered Jerusalem in triumph via this transport
    $800 29
Maybe American Eagle flew to the moors of Scotland to get this speckled gray for its zip pocket jogger pants
    $800 4
Aug. 5, 2015:
She & Justin Theroux have a wedding so secret, some guests arrive thinking it's just a house party
    $800 24
Deepest lake:
This one in Oregon, 1,943 feet
    $800 19
In 2012 the Sec. of Education said, "No teacher should have to" do this 4-word result of standardized exams
    $800 13
Seen here, it's the part of a flower that produces pollen
    DD: $3,400 10
...ascended into heaven from atop this peak 40 days after his resurrection
    $1000 30
You'll never sink this color of the USS Iowa
    $1000 5
Oct. 19, 2014:
Jimmy Fallon roasts & honors this predecessor who's getting the Mark Twain Prize for Humor
    $1000 25
Widest highway:
The Katy Freeway in this state, 26 lanes
    $1000 15
In 1907, in a slum in Rome, she set up her casa dei bambini, or "children's house"
    $1000 14
From a Latin word for "sharpness", it means keen insight

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

Matt Dennis Samantha
$3,800 $0 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Dennis Samantha
$7,600 $600 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES
PAINTED LADIES
LITERARY CRIME WATCH
"C" IN SCIENCE
THE PRO SPORTS TEAM & BAND NAME
2 LETTERS MISSING
(Alex: You have to identify the two letters that are missing from each clue that I give you.)
    $400 10
At the daily Page 1 meeting, 1 decision is the prime spot, top right; on 7/14/15 it was this E.U. country's new austerity deal
    $400 4
Officially, this maternal painting is titled "Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1"
    $400 11
Col. Sebastian Moran was the evil sidekick of this Sherlock Holmes nemesis
    $400 16
Taiga forests of the Northern Hemisphere are generally composed of this type of tree, not deciduous
    $400 21
Sadaharu Oh? Frank Gifford? Tim Lincecum? They Might Be these
    $400 26
GU__AW:
This one always has 'em rolling in the aisles
    $800 1
In 2014 the Times got less legalistic & began using this word instead of terms like "harsh interrogation techniques"
    $800 6
Among Rembrandt's mythological paintings was one of this woman chained to a rock
    $800 12
This 1966 book begins, "The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas"
    $800 17
Sounds sweet, but it's actually an electronic footprint that allows websites to monitor a user's online movements
    $800 22
It follows "Sacramento" or "Gipsy"
    $800 27
HI__US:
We could all use a break
    $1200 2
The web feature "Watching", which began in 2014, gives running updates of news like this National Zoo arrival in Aug. 2015
    $1200 7
In 1906 during Picasso's "rose is a rose is a rose" period, he finished a portrait of this author
    $1200 13
Los Angeles-based novels by James Ellroy include "L.A. Confidential" & this one about an actual unsolved 1947 murder
    $1200 18
(Kelly of the Clue Crew demonstrates.) A spin device can cool a warm drink fast by spinning liquid from the center to the cold outer edge of the can, speeding up this heat-transfer process, also used in many ovens
    $1200 23
One had Ron Jaworski; the other, Don Henley
    $1200 28
CA__OTS:
Slang for "in" a conspiracy
    $1600 3
The Times has covered same-sex marriages since 2002; weddings are in a section named for these solemn promises
    DD: $4,000 8
The lady in this Dutchman's "A Lady Writing" wears a yellow jacket, hair ribbons & pearl earrings
    $1600 14
Sci-fi author Douglas Adams created this title "holistic detective"
    $1600 19
It's the second-largest part of the brain
    $1600 24
Also an NBA team name, in a British band name, it follows "Love and"
    $1600 29
ER__ITE:
A scholarly response is best
    DD: $6,000 5
In 2015 the Intl. NYT debuted a monthly digest of Times content in Chinese for these 2 administrative regions
    $2000 9
"The Portrait of Madame X" is probably the best-known work by this 3-named American painter
    $2000 15
Appropriately, the final O has a slash in this last name of Norwegian author Jo, creator of Harry Hole
    $2000 20
The third & last period of the Mesozoic era
    $2000 25
In the NHL it follows "St. Louis"; in music, it precedes "Traveler"
    $2000 30
GA__OL:
A hop, skip & jump

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Dennis Samantha
$34,800 $1,800 $3,400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

UNITED NATIONS NATIONS
This nation of 55 million is the only one to provide a secretary-general but never to have a seat on the Security Council

Final scores:

Matt Dennis Samantha
$24,800 $199 $3,199
4-day champion: $106,000 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Dennis Samantha
$28,400 $5,200 $3,400
33 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
10 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
6 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $37,000

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