Show #7237 - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Contestants

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Zach Binney, a Ph.D. student and football analyst from Atlanta, Georgia

Manisha Parekh, a clinical psychologist from Charlotte, North Carolina

Chris Becker, a bus driver and trainer from Orlando, Florida (whose 2-day cash winnings total $27,798)

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Jeopardy! Round

SURNAMES
THE LOWER 48
YACHTS
SIMILAR-SOUNDING WORDS
HISTORY
BILLBOARD ALBUM CHART DEBUTS
    $200 8
This state's Point Roberts lies isolated at the tip of Canada's Tsawwassen Peninsula south of Vancouver
    $200 1
In 1986 Malcolm Forbes had his new yacht Highlander painted this color (to represent money, of course)
    $200 3
A house for birds &
a house for bees
    $200 4
1975:
"Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J."
    $400 12
You don't have to be a scientist to know that it's German for "one stone"
    $400 2
Marco Rubio announced for president at the Freedom Tower in this city, once a center to help Cuban migrants
    $400 14
When he became president, he renamed the presidential yacht the Honey Fitz, for his maternal grandfather
    $400 16
The lesson taught by a fable &
the emotional condition of a group of people
    $400 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) A stop at Dr. Samuel Mudd's home, landing mistakenly in Maryland, & dying a few days later near Bowling Green were part of his ill-fated 1865 escape route
    $400 5
1970:
"Sweet Baby James"
    $600 17
Halperin was the original surname of this original "Let's Make a Deal" host
    $600 7
This Mississippi capital was known as "Chimneyville" after it was reduced to ashes by Sherman's troops in 1863
    $600 15
If you are as rich as this guitarist born David Evans, "U2" might be able to own a 160-foot yacht like his Cyan
    $600 21
Limits or guidelines &
the outer boundaries of polygons
    $600 22
An international force seized Beijing on August 14, 1900, crushing this rebellion
    $600 6
1995:
"Jagged Little Pill"
    $800 18
An estimated 40% of this country's people have the last name Nguyen
    $800 9
The USA's most populous island, it's home to about 40% of the people in New York State
    $800 27
This "Firing Line" host & National Review founder enjoyed the good life aboard Cyrano
    DD: $1,800 25
The flower seen here &
a metalloid on the periodic table
    $800 23
In 1869 the tracks of the Union Pacific & the Central Pacific Railroad were joined at Promontory in this state
    $800 10
2009:
"I Dreamed a Dream"
    $1000 19
Alex of sports & Robert of film could tell you it's the USA's most common Hispanic surname ending in -ez
    $1000 13
The highest points in both Pennsylvania & West Virginia lie in this range of the Appalachians
    $1000 26
Really mean or spiteful &
really thick & sticky
    $1000 24
Name of the king who after beating Rome at Asculum but taking heavy casualties, said one more such win would undo him
    $1000 11
1982:
"Rio"

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

Chris Manisha Zach
$2,400 $2,200 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Manisha Zach
$3,600 $4,000 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

SIR NAMES
WOMEN IN POETRY
JAPANESE POP CULTURE
UNITS OF MEASURE
FLIGHTLESS BIRDS
HOW "OD"
(Alex: Each correct response will end with those two letters.)
    $400 21
When he was knighted in 1997, he told reporters it was a long way from Liverpool
    $400 18
In Robert Browning's "Two in the Campagna", she's the other one
    $400 10
Pachinko is a variety of this arcade game that one might find in a Tokyo parlor
    $400 6
A synodic month, on average 29.53059 days, is based primarily on the movement of this
    $400 14
This country's flightless Auckland Island & Campbell Island teals are among the rarest ducks in the world
    $400 1
Wildly successful electronics product introduced in October 2001
    $800 22
In 1535 this author & statesman lost his head, literally, after refusing to accept Henry VIII as head of the church
    DD: $1,500 17
This 1852 book inspired John Greenleaf Whittier to write his poem "Eva"
    $800 8
If you're eating a bento bako meal, you're eating something in this type of container
    $800 7
In 1832 this measure was defined as the distance between lines 27 & 63 on a certain metallic bar
    $800 15
This largest penguin breeds in the coldest environment of any bird
    $800 2
A scrod is a young one of this Atlantic fish
    $1200 23
This courtier was imprisoned in the Tower of London when he wrote his 1614 "History of the World"
    $1200 28
Poe wrote that he laid "down by the side" of this maiden "in her sepulchre there by the sea, in her tomb by the sounding sea"
    $1200 9
On the New York Times bestseller list, this Japanese word has its own category
    $1200 11
This liquor measure is twice the actual alcohol content by volume
    DD: $2,000 16
It's the fastest of all flightless birds
    $1200 3
Natty British rockers The Jam exemplified this fashion style
    $1600 24
For his discovery of penicillin, he received a Nobel Prize & in 1944, a knighthood
    $1600 29
Her last name was Bellefontaine & the Longfellow poem about her details her search for lost love Gabriel Lajeunesse
    $1600 26
To mark the launch of Pokemon, Kansas' capital was renamed this for a day in 1998
    $1600 12
When a soldier refers to something being a "klick" away, he means this metric distance
    $1600 19
This largest Australian bird adds pebbles to its diet to help digest the plant material that it eats
    $1600 4
2-syllable word meaning sloppy or careless
    $2000 25
Last name of naval officer & explorer Sir James Clark, who gave his name to a sea, an island & an ice shelf
    $2000 30
In a Tennyson poem, she lives in a castle on an island in a river that rhymingly flows "down to Camelot"
    $2000 27
Japanese name of the city-stomping creature who first appeared in a 1954 Japanese film
    $2000 13
This measure of wood is equal to 128 cubic feet
    $2000 20
This large bird of New Guinea has a casque, or helmet, made of a spongelike material covered with keratin
    $2000 5
The man seen here is a carrier of this brick container

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Manisha Zach
$14,800 $8,500 $12,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC OBJECTS
Exhibited in the British Museum since 1802, it was the centerpiece in a 1999 exhibition called "Cracking Codes"

Final scores:

Chris Manisha Zach
$25,201 $13,500 $17,001
3-day champion: $52,999 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Chris Manisha Zach
$14,800 $9,200 $11,600
18 R,
2 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $35,600

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