Show #7204 - Thursday, December 31, 2015

Alex uses a cane during the closing credits chat.

Contestants

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Ashley Wilson, an organization development consultant from Alexandria, Virginia

Sandro Marchegiani, a college instructor from Windber, Pennsylvania

Johnny Saunders, a retired convenience store manager from Dallas, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

STATUE-ESQUE WOMEN
THE LEGAL SYSTEM AT WORK
ALSO PART OF A BOOK
DANCE MUSIC
____ OF THE ____
ASIA
    $200 16
The Jamestown statue honoring this Native American of the 17th century was erected in 1922
    $200 11
In 1998 a woman sued Universal Studios Orlando for $15k, claiming this alliterative attraction was too scary
    $200 1
The backbone
    $200 25
"Don't Stop The Music" by this singer from Barbados sampled the '80s hit "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
    $200 22
Henry Fowler created a reserve currency called "paper gold" while serving in this Cabinet post
    $200 2
In 2014 president Nazarbayev said his country should change its name to get rid of this last syllable that's so common in the area
    $400 17
Last name of Edith, who stands still at a facility in Rochester, Minn. where she was the first nurse anesthetist
    $400 12
After NASA crashed a probe into comet Tempel 1, astrologer Marina Bai sued, saying it deformed this chart
    $400 7
A band or musician's version of a song by someone else
    $400 18
Hannibal Lecter is supposed to help the FBI find a serial killer nicknamed Buffalo Bill in this bestseller
    $400 3
In August of 2008, the venues in this city, seen here from space, were much in the news
    $600 13
This filmmaker sued Viacom for trying to rebrand TNN as Spike TV
    DD: $2,000 8
Obligatory, as in a contract
    $600 23
This 3-named band, in 1992:
"I'm too sexy for my car, too sexy for my car, too sexy by far"
    $600 19
This song by Survivor says, "it's the thrill of the fight, rising up to the challenge of our rival"
    $600 4
This narrow strip on the Korean Peninsula roughly follows 38 degrees north latitude
    $800 14
Mattel objected to lyrics like "I'm a blonde bimbo girl in a fantasy world" in this parody hit by Aqua
    $800 9
A ceremony celebrating the opening of a building
    $800 24
"That's The Way (I Like It)" when you name this band who took that tune to No. 1 in 1975, uh huh, uh huh
    $800 20
In "Pride of the Yankees", Gary Cooper says, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on" this
    $800 5
The TPP, short for this, rewrites the rules of U.S. trade with Japan, Vietnam & other countries
    $1000 15
Noting a potato content of 42% & their "unnatural shape", a U.K. judge ruled that this brand is indeed not "crisps"
    $1000 10
A youth being trained to become a knight
    $1000 21
This body of water straddles the U.S.-Canada border where Ontario, Manitoba & Minnesota meet
    $1000 6
In August 2009 Vladimir Putin traveled in a submersible 4,500 feet down to the bottom of this lake

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

Johnny Sandro Ashley
$1,400 $1,600 $5,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Johnny Sandro Ashley
$3,200 $2,600 $6,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE EMPIRE HAS FALLEN
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
1940s FICTION
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS ON FILM
COINAGE
TOP "TEN"
    $400 18
In the 1920s this empire covered 13 million square miles with land on every continent but alas, the sun has set on it
    $400 25
In the SARE program, S stands for this type of "agriculture" that protects both crop yields & the environment
    $400 3
The hero of this Ayn Rand novel says, "A house can have integrity just like a person... and just as seldom"
    $400 20
In 2015 Nepal issued a 100-rupee coin that had a Red Cross on one side & this peak on the other
    $400 14
Squid have 8 arms & 2 of these longer limbs
    $800 19
In the 300s B.C. this young conqueror took down the Persian Empire
    $800 26
13-letter word describing substances designed to be decomposed by microorganisms
    DD: $2,600 1
The discovery of a dead rat starts this 1947 Albert Camus novel; more would follow
    $800 9
Disabled artist Christy Brown
    $800 21
In 2014 Poland issued a new 2-zloty coin to commemorate the canonization of this late native son
    $800 8
Once a teacher is granted this, it's hard to dismiss him
    $1200 16
Let's talk Turkey! Peaking in the 1600s, this empire hung on until the 20th century
    $1200 27
A scrubber is a device primarily to remove sulfur before gases go up the smokestacks of plants burning this fuel
    $1200 2
Completes the title of Raymond Chandler's novel filmed as "Murder, My Sweet": "Farewell,..."
    $1200 10
Criminal leader Bill "The Butcher" Cutting
    $1200 22
In 2015 Palau issued a special silver coin called "Rainbow of the Sea" on which one of these gems was mounted
    $1200 7
During the '90s Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti & Jose Carreras performed together as "The Three" these
    $1600 15
In the Old Testament, this empire just keeps on coming as Esau married 2 women from it
    $1600 28
"Fugitive" these pollutants don't come from smokestacks but rather, say, dust in the air from strip mining
    $1600 4
A classic of African-American literature, his 1940 novel "Native Son" was adapted into a play the following year
    $1600 11
19th century high society lawyer Newland Archer
    DD: $3,000 23
This country's $1 coin, seen here, carries the image of its national bird; Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse
    $1600 6
Papaya contains an enzyme that breaks down connective tissue, so it is often used as one of these for meat
    $2000 17
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) After 527 A.D., when Justinian became emperor, the borders of this empire expanded during his reign further into North Africa & even Spain
    $2000 29
Shielding the mainland from storms is the job of islands of this type off the Louisiana shore--& erosion is an issue
    $2000 5
Jack Burden, a newspaperman & aide to politician Willie Stark, narrates this 1946 novel
    $2000 12
Falsely imprisoned Irishman Gerry Conlon
    $2000 24
The first U.S. commemorative coin to honor a First Lady depicts her; her home Montpelier is on the reverse
    $2000 13
It's the slender part of a vine that often wraps around another plant

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Johnny Sandro Ashley
$9,600 $10,800 $20,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AFRICAN ANIMALS
This antelope has 2 names, one from Afrikaans describing its looks & one imitating its sound; one is all we need

Final scores:

Johnny Sandro Ashley
$0 $999 $21,601
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $21,601

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Johnny Sandro Ashley
$9,600 $9,000 $17,800
10 R,
0 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $36,400

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