Show #7246 - Monday, February 29, 2016

Contestants

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Brigid Hannahoe, a pathologist from Buffalo, New York

Tyler Shattuck, a graduate student from Long Beach, California

David Bradley, an author from Atlanta, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $27,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

LEAP DAY
FURNITURE
ANIMATED TV
LANDMARKS
WHICH PLANET?
"RTH"
(Alex: Those three letters coming up at the end of each correct response.)
    $200 2
On Feb. 29, 1904, Teddy Roosevelt appointed a commission to oversee construction of this waterway
    $200 23
Sometimes used for privacy, a pingfeng is a Chinese type of this that may have paintings on its panels
    $200 7
Burgers of the Day on this show: "I know why the Cajun Burger Sings", "Beets of the Southern Wild" & "To Err is Cumin"
    $200 8
South of the Great Pyramid of Giza is this limestone sculpture, part man, part lion
    $200 13
It has flowing water from time to time, NASA announced in 2015
    $200 18
10-letter way of saying from now on
    $400 4
In 1960, in this city, Hugh Hefner opened his first Playboy Club, where Bunnies could live for $50 a month rent
    $400 24
Colonial American children often slept on these beds that would roll under bigger beds when not in use
    $400 1
Cosmo & Wanda are unusual fairy godparents on this show that started its tenth season in 2016
    $400 9
It's obstructing the flow of the Colorado River, creating Lake Mead
    $400 14
It has the symbol seen here
    $400 19
In "The Red Queen" Philippa Gregory wrote, "Men die in battle; women die in" this
    $600 28
In 1504 he used foreknowledge of a lunar eclipse to escape a dicey situation with local Jamaicans
    $600 25
Popular in France in the 19th c., a psyche is a full-length one of these mounted on a frame so that it can be tilted
    $600 3
This title girl gets around with her backpack & an item that isn't afraid to repeat "I'm the map. I'm the map, I'm the map"
    $600 10
Experts now reject the idea that this monument on Salisbury Plain was a Druid temple or calculator built to predict eclipses
    $600 15
The Great Red Spot is there
    $600 20
In Scotland, it's similar to a fjord, but with lower walls
    $800 29
Well, fiddle dee dee! In 1940 this film was honored with 8 Oscars
    $800 26
These simple, rustic wooden chairs were designed in the New York mountains whose name they bear
    $800 5
Trying to be more American, this Kwik-E-Mart man tells Homer, "The NY Mets are my favorite squadron"
    $800 11
Built around 200 A.D., it's about 500 feet square & is Teotihuacan's second biggest structure behind the Pyramid of the Sun
    $800 16
It has been under observation by the
Cassini spacecraft since 2004
    $800 21
In 1913, this five-&-dime magnet built what was then the tallest building in the world
    $1000 30
2008's Leap Day saw the Va. Supreme Court uphold the USA's first felony conviction for this practice of flooding emails
    $1000 27
A cassone nuziale was a special one of these that often showed the coats of arms of the 2 families united in marriage
    $1000 6
This spy said, "I didn't invent the turtleneck, Lana, but I was the first to recognize its potential as a tactical garment"
    DD: $1,000 12
It served as the entrance gateway to the 1889 World's Fair
    $1000 17
The one originally named Georgium Sidus, after King George III
    $1000 22
In the name of the retail company specializing in products for the home & garden, it's paired with "plow"

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

David Tyler Brigid
$600 $1,400 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Tyler Brigid
$3,400 $1,400 $8,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE QUOTA SYSTEM
LONG 1-SYLLABLE WORDS
NEBRASKANS
OLD-TIME SCIENCE
URBAN LITERATURE
"BUTTER" ME UP
    $400 29
So populations of this mammal could recover, the IWC began using quotas in the 1940s & set commercial ones to 0 in 1982
    $400 11
7 letters: A preposition that can precede "out" or "line"
    $400 16
This Vietnam vet was elected a U.S. Senator for Nebraska in 1996 & made Secretary of Defense in 2013
    $400 1
Neptunism was the idea this once covered the earth & all rock precipitated from it
    $400 6
Portrayed by Sinatra on film, he runs the craps tables in the "Guys and Dolls" stories
    $400 25
This name for pickpocket Thomas Moran sounds like he was clumsy, but refers to his smoothness
    $800 28
In the 1978 Bakke case, the Supreme Court nixed racial quotas but said this alliterative system is constitutional
    $800 12
8 letters: A poker hand with consecutive numbers
    $800 17
Lincoln-born Ted Sorensen gained fame as this man's speechwriter & political strategist
    $800 2
The 1862 telluric screw organized atomic weights on a cylinder, a 3D version of this table
    $800 7
"Fear and Loathing" in Las Vegas" chronicles a rollicking weekend for this gonzo journalist
    $800 21
After 40 years, it was revealed in 2009 that the first name of this breakfast food advertising icon is Joy
    $1200 26
In 1905 this "revolving" service group set membership standards so that no one profession could dominate
    $1200 13
8 letters: From the German for "mouthful", it's a general term for a strong Euro-liquor
    $1200 18
This 1968-1975 ABC talk show host had intellectual cachet--Norman Mailer head-butted Gore Vidal in his green room!
    $1200 3
Early OB/GYNs thought eating too many strawberries during pregnancy gave the baby the strawberry type of this
    $1200 8
A mysterious sack in a bank vault stirs greed in the Mark Twain tale "The Man that Corrupted" this town
    $1200 22
Merry music makers of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
    $1600 27
China initiated this numeric quota of sorts in the '70s to fight its growing population, but doubled it in 2015
    $1600 14
9 letters: From Yiddish, how we lugged that suitcase upstairs
    DD: $2,000 19
Standing Bear of the Ponca tribe won an 1879 court victory when a judge said that "an Indian is" indeed this 6-letter word
    $1600 4
17th c. scientists thought adding a soiled shirt to wheat can create mice--the theory of the spontaneous type of this
    DD: $4,000 9
He sought his fortune in Yukon gold prospecting, but made it big as the USA's highest-paid writer
    $1600 23
Elizabeth Taylor won an Oscar for playing Manhattan beauty Gloria Wandrous in this film
    $2000 15
9 letters: Shrilly cried, like a certain owl
    $2000 20
The spot for Malcolm X was Omaha, where he was born in 1925 with this original last name
    $2000 5
Mutation is part of modern genetics; put a syllable before it to get this change of base metals to gold in alchemy
    $2000 10
In this Thomas Mann novella, a writer on a holiday in a cholera-stricken city grows infatuated with a boy
    $2000 24
In song The Foundations followed this formal plea with "Don't break my heart"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Tyler Brigid
$25,000 $6,200 $13,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD LEADERS
In 2006 a former llama herder became president of this country

Final scores:

David Tyler Brigid
$28,000 $12,357 $2,599
2-day champion: $55,000 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

David Tyler Brigid
$22,200 $6,200 $13,800
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
9 R,
3 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $42,200

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