Show #7179 - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Rob Russell, a tutoring and testing director from Johnson City, Tennessee

Marie Halvorsen-Ganepola, a professor from Granger, Indiana

Ricky Hudson, a physical therapist from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,199)

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Jeopardy! Round

PUZZLERS
NORTH & SOUTH
POLITICS, FOR SHORT
A LITTLE READING
MEASURING WHAT?
I'M IN LOVE WITH THAT SONG
    $200 8
It controls most language functions
    $200 1
New Mexico's border with old Mexico is mainly with this state, dog
    $200 11
First & last name of E.B. White's adventurous mouse-like boy from a 1945 story
    $200 14
If you're holding a Methuselah, you have a lot of this
    $200 6
Yo-Yo Ma named this as his favorite Beatles song "maybe because of the French lyrics", ma belle
    $400 9
A distortion of space-time
    $400 2
About 75 miles due north of Liverpool is the British national park named for this watery district
    $400 13
4-word rallying mantra repeated by the "Little Engine that Could" to inspire it to persevere
    $400 15
Ream weight is the weight of 500 sheets of this
    $400 7
In 2008 Barack Obama picked as his favorite song "Ready Or Not" by this Lauryn Hill & Wyclef Jean band
    $600 10
Brrr! There's a draft in the room & this is why
    $600 3
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) If you fly due south from Belize, you'll pass over these two countries on your way to El Salvador
    $600 18
"Little Women" detailed the passage from childhood to womanhood of these 4 March sisters
    $600 21
It's what a scientist counting atmospheres is measuring
    $600 17
(Hi, I'm Mark Kelly.) In 2006 my future wife Gabrielle Giffords chose one of the wake-up songs for me & my fellow crew members aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery: "Beautiful Day" by this band
    $800 12
Don't tell the little kids it's about the plague
    $800 4
The next country due north of Australia's northernmost point is this 3-named one
    $800 27
Considered a pejorative, RINO stands for this
    DD: $3,000 19
This 1886 Frances Hodgson Burnett novel inspired a fad of dressing young boys in velvet suits
    $800 22
A pica is a measure of the size of this
    $800 25
In 2014 Spotify reported that this Etta James standard was No. 1 for wedding first dances
    $1000 16
For example, when the cost of a service varies according to income
    $1000 5
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) Head due north from Lida, Belarus & you'll pass through these three countries on your way to the Gulf of Finland
    $1000 26
Nobody gets a better deal is the actual meaning of MFN, short for this
    $1000 20
The first book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's series was "Little House in" this place with more shade than the prairie
    $1000 23
If you buy a 15-34 men's dress shirt, the numbers are the sizes of these
    $1000 24
Jennifer Aniston said she likes to work out to this Lady Gaga tune; perhaps she pictures running from the title

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

Ricky Marie Rob
$2,200 $1,800 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ricky Marie Rob
$3,600 $1,000 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

GIVING THANKS
OUR "FREE"DOM
NATURE'S WONDERS
THE AMERICAN MILITARY
A BOUNTIFUL TABLE
MARY-LOUISE PARKER
    $400 1
"Thank You for Life" is a volume of letters from transplant recipients to the families of these people
    $400 2
In the 1988-89 season, Magic Johnson led the NBA in this percentage at 91%
    $400 8
The largest living organism is said to be a variety of this fungus that covers 2,200 acres in an Oregon forest
    $400 15
The Army's school for these at Fort Jackson stresses the service's multi-faith environment
    $400 11
Everything's better with bacon, even these babies that have made a big comeback
    $800 7
In May 2011 the President came to this Virginia community to give the CIA the thanks of a grateful nation
    $800 3
It's a fight or contest without any rules, open to everyone
    $800 9
One species of grouse feeds almost exclusively on this wise-sounding desert plant seen here
    $800 21
For Mexican-style this, Rachael Ray uses flour tortillas instead of flat pasta strips to separate the layers
    $1200 13
In 2014, Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers got a 2-minute ovation from a grateful House of Commons in this city
    $1200 4
Robert Frost acknowledged he'd "given offense by saying that I'd as soon write" this "as play tennis with the net down"
    DD: $2,000 10
Called a "saltie" by the Aussies, the saltwater this of Northern Australia is one of the world's largest reptiles
    $1200 12
A fall favorite is soup made from this squash that has a dairy product in its name
    $1200 25
Mary-Louise won an Emmy for her role in this HBO movie written by Tony Kushner
    DD: $3,000 14
After hearing of the U.S. entry into WWII, he "went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful"
    $1600 5
This hyphenated term meaning "lacking an apparent cause or focus" often precedes "anxiety"
    $1600 19
Once "spreading" throughout the Eastern U.S., this nut tree was almost wiped out by a blight in the early 20th century
    $1600 16
This slang term for a U.S. Marine comes from a collar that was once part of the uniform
    $1600 24
What a dame! In "Red", this actress had to explain something to Mary-Louise: "I kill people, dear"
    $2000 18
When this Wampanoag chief who'd helped them fell ill in 1623, grateful pilgrims nursed him back to health
    $2000 6
When Springsteen sings "My Hometown", it's this New Jersey town where he was raised
    $2000 20
Humans' nearest genetic cousins are these animals, who are about 99% genetically similar to us
    $2000 17
Creech Air Force Base in this state is known as the home to the Predator drone
    $2000 22
For you carnivores, hot off the grill, it's this 11-letter steak; dig in
    $2000 23
In 2007 Mary-Louise was Zee James, wife (& 1st cousin) of Jesse, played by him; Casey Affleck was "the coward Robert Ford"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ricky Marie Rob
$8,000 $1,400 $18,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

NATO COUNTRIES
With a population of under 400,000, this founding member of NATO remains the smallest of the member nations

Final scores:

Ricky Marie Rob
$8,000 $1 $20,800
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,800

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ricky Marie Rob
$8,000 $6,400 $17,400
12 R,
0 W
11 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $31,800

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