Show #7260 - Friday, March 18, 2016

Contestants

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Aurora Nibley, a tour guide from Valley Village, California

Steve Stoffle, a leadership trainer from Decatur, Georgia

Gwen Niksic, a major account manager originally from Chicago, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

LET'S RIDE THE WHEEL!
BRITISH HISTORY
POLITICAL SHORTHAND
ANAGRAMS
BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
HITT"ING" THE TOP 40
    $200 27
In May 2015 this prime minister & his Conservative Party defied the polls & won a clear majority in Parliament
    $200 22
So, a man walked into a bar & said, give me this type of beer, & make it a large
    $200 21
This Dr. Seuss character is undoubtedly very patient & a really good listener
    $200 12
The title of this song by Drake refers to a late-night cellphone call
    $400 16
The 550-foot-tall "High Roller" is a landmark in this U.S. city
    $400 26
Mistaking cheering for a riot, William the Conqueror's guards burned local houses after his coronation on Xmas of this year
    $400 24
Don't want a landfill in your neighborhood? Then you know that NIMBY stands for this
    $400 6
Without a telescope, you are unable to see the Crab one of these clearly
    $400 20
"Beware, the Snowman" & "Night of the Living Dummy" are 2 titles in this R.L. Stine book series
    $400 2
George Harrison's first Beatles A-side, it says, "You're asking me will my love grow, I don't know, I don't know"
    $600 17
A wheel with a circumference of 1,392 feet, the "Eye" of this world capital is upon you
    $600 14
This group of islands was the only part of Britain occupied in WWII by the Germans
    $600 15
FOB refers to supporters & acquaintances of this politician
    $600 1
False alarm, Fido is free of these
    $600 19
In a Patricia MacLachlan title, these 2 words describe Sarah, an American mail order bride of the 19th century
    $600 3
This 1973 No. 1 hit by Roberta Flack won Grammys for Record of the Year & Song of the Year
    $800 25
Vienna's 212-foot giant Ferris wheel is featured in this post-WWII film with Orson Welles as baddie Harry Lime
    $800 7
Still negotiating for peace, this prime minister met with Mussolini in Rome in January 1939
    $800 8
The format of Sunday morning political shows, BOGSAT is this group "sitting around talking"
    $800 4
We raced up the hill to this type of tree & then back down
    $800 10
Its apples & its branches are 2 of the offerings provided to the boy in this work about sacrifice
    $800 9
Wise men know that this Elvis Song was inspired by the French melody "Plaisir d'amour"
    $1000 28
Enjoy a butler-served meal on the "Flyer" in this Asian island & city-state at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula
    $1000 13
In 598 St. Augustine built a monastery near this settlement, which became the main religious center of England
    $1000 23
HR is short for one of these legislative proposals put forth by one part of Congress
    $1000 5
The writer sent out several of these to Esquire magazine hoping to sell an article
    DD: $1,400 18
In this Roald Dahl work, the title edible eventually comes to rest on top of the Empire State Building
    $1000 11
Appropriately, this CCR hit was on the soundtrack to "An American Werewolf in London"

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

Gwen Steve Aurora
$2,200 $3,000 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Gwen Steve Aurora
$1,000 $4,800 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

SPACE FIRSTS
TOM, DICK & HARRY
BAYS
"INNER" THOUGHTS
I HAVE A GREAT IDEA
THAT JUST WON'T FLY
    $400 24
In 1986 the Giotto spacecraft became the first to fly by the nucleus of a comet, this comet
    $400 1
Over 1,000 feet long, the USS Harry S. Truman is one of these vessels
    $400 23
One who has succumbed to vainglory or gluttony
    $400 22
Legend says this 1964 Ford newcomer was born from a simple idea: give a European sports car a back seat
    $400 15
Possible titles for Monty Python's BBC series were "Owl Stretching Time" & "A Toad Elevating Moment", but they chose this
    $800 9
The 1st commercial facility built as a spaceport, spaceport America lies north of Las Cruces in this state
    $800 7
With songs like "Day-O", a 1950s fad for Calypso music was begun by this man
    $800 19
Andes' Creme de Menthe are the bestselling this type of mint
    $800 2
The late 1800s brought surgical innovations: wearing gloves & these, the latter pioneered by Dr. Paul Berger
    $800 6
The "flying" this was a masonry structure found in Gothic architecture & had no wings
    DD: $3,000 25
In 1975 a Soviet spacecraft landed on this planet & sent back the first photographs from the surface; the craft soon melted
    $1200 8
He played John Fitzgerald, one of the folks against whom "The Revenant" Leonardo DiCaprio sought vengeance
    DD: $3,000 20
Washington, D.C. chefs suggest that one way to rid this bay of the invasive blue catfish is to simply eat more blue catfish
    $1200 16
A Stephen King novel, writing as Richard Bachman
    $1200 3
Newton & Leibniz both came up with the fundamental theorem that unites 2 types of this branch of math
    $1200 12
Back casts & reach casts are part of this fly activity
    $1600 26
The mission of this first Mars rover lasted 3 months in 1997 before communications were cut from Pathfinder
    $1600 10
Named for a 5-time All Pro, this award goes to the best linebacker in high school, college & pro football
    $1600 21
The beach at Magens Bay near Charlotte Amalie on this island has been called one of the world's most beautiful beaches
    $1600 17
A tyro
    $1600 4
3-letter surname of Belgian instrument maker Adolphe; it's also slang for his greatest invention
    $1600 13
This dancing group on TV's "In Living Color" could jump but not sustain any significant altitude
    $2000 11
A former governor of Iowa, Tom Vilsack has served as this Cabinet secretary since 2009
    $2000 18
These spider organs produce the silk used to make webs
    $2000 5
It seemed wasteful to "live much by candlelight and sleep by sunshine", so Ben Franklin came up with this "timely" idea
    $2000 14
Looks like Phil Silvers just caught this dog breed in the act of not flying

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Gwen Steve Aurora
$15,800 $8,800 $15,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

LITERARY DETECTIVES
His creator sometimes found him a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome little creature"

Final scores:

Gwen Steve Aurora
$399 $17,599 $7,600
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $17,599 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Gwen Steve Aurora
$15,800 $8,800 $11,600
16 R,
2 W
14 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 3 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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