Show #7243 - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Contestants

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Suzy Law, an administrative officer from Loveland, Colorado

Jill Panall, an H.R. consultant from Newburyport, Massachusetts

Ben Yuhas, a research scientist from Evanston, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

WEIRD WORDS
DISNEY ANIMATED SUPPORTING CHARACTERS
LITERARY CROSSWORD CLUES "P"
SCIENCE
DECADES OF DANCE
(Alex: You have to identify the decade in which the dance was popular.)
DISASTER CITY
(Kelly: The facility where the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, or TEEX, trains law enforcement and first responders for events from terrorism to train wrecks.)
    $200 3
Something that's cupreous contains this metal
    $200 11
2006:
Luigi, a 1959 Fiat 500
    $200 1
AKA Robin Goodfellow
(4)
    $200 17
Newts & toads are members of this class of animals
    $200 21
The lambada & Michael Jackson's moonwalk
    $200 23
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Texas A&M Disaster City in College Station, TX.) At Disaster City, first responders learn how to deal with tornado or earthquake debris; if someone is trapped beneath more than can be lifted, use what's around as this simple machine to gain the edge you need
    $400 7
The abomasum is the fourth division of this in ruminants such as cattle or sheep
    $400 12
1942:
Flower, a skunk
    $400 2
"The Birthday Party" playwright
(6)
    $400 18
Olden sailors got scurvy due to a lack of this vitamin
    $400 27
The Macarena
    $400 16
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Texas A&M Disaster City in College Station, TX.) Search & rescue dogs are adept at finding trapped people, because humans drop about 40,000 of these cells per minute, which dogs detect with their sensitive noses
    $600 8
From the Greek for "holy", hagiology is the study of the lives of these people, perhaps Peter or Christopher
    $600 13
1995:
Slinky Dog
    $600 4
This meter is 5 feet long
(10)
    $600 19
"Truth" & "beauty" are alternate names that physicists once used for the "top" & "bottom" types of these particles
    $600 26
The hustle
    $600 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Texas A&M Disaster City in College Station, TX.) When dealing with chemical spills, first responders need to be as quick as possible, so they're trained beforehand in these suits with a portmanteau name
    $800 9
An archaic interjection used to express a polite request, it's an alteration of "I pray thee"
    $800 14
1991:
Chip the teacup &
Mrs. Potts, a teapot
    $800 5
Well-named "Magazine of Verse" dating from 1912
(6)
    $800 20
This potent greenhouse gas has the formula CH4
    $800 25
The Charleston
    $800 29
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Texas A&M Disaster City in College Station, TX.) By itself, a downed transformer is dangerous, but branches that touch one can be, too, as they could conduct electricity via sap or water; use rubber gloves that act in this capacity due to their low conductivity
    DD: $400 10
Named for an 18th century earl, an orrery is an elaborate clockwork model of this alliterative arrangement
    $1000 15
1950:
Gus & Jaq, mice
    $1000 6
One of Natty Bumppo's title vocations
(10)
    $1000 22
For water, .0098 degrees Celsius & .00603 atmospheres is this point at which it can exist as a solid, liquid or gas
    $1000 24
The bunny hop & the hand jive
    $1000 30
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Texas A&M Disaster City in College Station, TX.) Law enforcement can secure rooms by stunning suspects with this type of nonlethal grenade; its name is from light that overstimulates the retina & a boom that disorients

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

Ben Jill Suzy
$2,200 $1,800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Jill Suzy
$6,200 $4,400 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

15th CENTURY NOTABLES
IT TAKES 2
WORLD FACTS
AGRICULTURE
HARD-THROWING PITCHERS
STRIKE OUT
    $400 6
The 2 standard ingredients in a traditional mimosa cocktail
    $400 1
Abbreviated DM, this monetary unit ceased to be legal tender in Europe in 2002
    $400 2
"Agriculture" & this unit of measure equal to 43,560 square feet both come from the Latin for "field"
    $400 7
Along with the career record for strikeouts--5,714--he holds the career record for walks with 2,795
    $400 15
Strike "out" from a part of Australia & get this part of your anatomy
    $800 9
In 1498 this Portuguese explorer acquired the services of a seaman who led him to India
    $800 11
They're the 2 main political parties in the United Kingdom
    $800 3
About a third of the people in this 25-mile-long coastal territory between Egypt & Israel live in refugee camps
    $800 26
Before harvest, sugarcane fields undergo short burns to remove leaves, with these sugar-containing stems remaining
    $800 8
Only Greg Maddux & this 6'10" Diamondbacks flamethrower have won 4 straight Cy Young awards
    $800 16
Remove "out" from a word meaning sociable & gregarious to get this word of departure
    $1200 10
4-letter name of the ruler of Walachia whom the Turks referred to as "the impaler prince"
    $1200 21
They're the 2 Ivy League schools that are located in New York
    $1200 4
Oddly, Australia's highest peak is named for this Polish patriot
    DD: $3,000 27
In the 1930s, Pan Am grew vegetables on Wake Island for passengers by using this soilless method
    $1200 12
The pitcher most recently named the American league's MVP was this fireballing Tiger in 2011
    $1200 17
Strike "out" from a type of marine motor & get this plank
    $1600 20
This "Magnificent" Medici ruled Florence from 1469 to 1492 without any official title
    DD: $2,000 22
Located in Asia, the only 2 countries whose names begin with "A" but don't end with "A"
    $1600 5
They're the 2 official languages of both Chad & Djibouti
    $1600 13
In 1978 this team's Ron Guidry, 25-3, achieved the highest winning percentage of any 20-game winner with .893
    $1600 18
Remove the "out" from a rejected person & get this medical item
    $2000 25
In 1411 the pope excommunicated this Czech reformer for espousing the tenets of John Wycliffe
    $2000 23
They're the only 2 egg-laying mammals
    $2000 24
Japan's third-largest city, in 1970 it became the first city in Asia to host the World's Fair
    $2000 14
The Nationals' Blake Treinen has hit 100 mph with this type of pitch that gets its name from its downward motion
    $2000 19
Strike "out" from a military maneuver & get this long, boneless cut of steak

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Jill Suzy
$12,800 $16,400 $1,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

LEGENDARY WOMEN
Early British literature refers to her as "the first lady of the island"

Final scores:

Ben Jill Suzy
$16,800 $26,400 $200
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $26,400 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ben Jill Suzy
$15,800 $16,000 $2,000
23 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
8 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,800

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