Show #7261 - Monday, March 21, 2016

Contestants

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Melissa Spencer, an adjunct physics instructor and stay-at-home mom from Des Moines, Iowa

Kim Vu, an international development project manager from Washington, D.C.

Steve Stoffle, a leadership trainer from Decatur, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

NOW YOU SEE ME
WORLD HOLIDAYS
E BEFORE I
AROUND THE USA
THE FRENCH MISTAKE, VOILA!
WE LOVE MEL BROOKS
    $200 4
In Thailand, the month of May brings his "enlightenment"; his "cremation" comes later
    $200 2
Aroostook County in this New England state borders Quebec & New Brunswick
    $200 5
World Book on this 18th century royal--"Her frivolity and plotting helped undermine the monarchy"
    $200 7
Mel as this man in "History of the World": "The Lord Jehovah has given unto you these 15" (Smash!) "Oy. 10! 10 Commandments!"
    $400 27
Giddy up & let's take a ride with the pygmy this, which has but a single gill on the back of its head
    $400 9
In January, Christians celebrate the his conversion
    $400 28
Santa's speedy vehicle
    $400 16
This heavily populated island was formed by 2 volcanoes: Wainae in the west & Koolau in the east
    $400 13
2 scandals of this 2007-12 French pres.: cash-stuffed envelopes from a L'Oreal heiress & Pakistani arms deal kickbacks
    $400 11
Gene Wilder learns the brain donor's name in this film--"Abby Normal", which Gene put "into a 7 1/2' long 54" wide gorilla!"
    $600 23
The satanic leaf-tailed this isn't evil & doesn't want to sell you insurance--it just wants to remain unseen
    $600 3
Pasqueflowers bloom in the spring, just in time for this holiday from which they get their name
    $600 24
To lose a sports contest by not having a full team ready to play
    $600 14
This mountain range extends north from California's Lassen Peak into the Pacific northwest
    $600 20
In 1808 Napoleon put his brother in power in this country, booting King Ferdinand VII; the Peninsular War soon followed
    $600 1
Would you believe Mel created this spy sitcom in 1965? Or that it became a 2008 movie starring Steve Carell?
    $800 17
This owl might have to make the cry in its name for you to spot it
    $800 8
The month of Ramadan ends with Eid al-Fitr, meaning the breaking of this
    $800 26
A deceptive action designed to divert attention away from one's real point of attack
    $800 18
The St. Clair River helps the south end of this lake discharge into Lake Erie
    DD: $1,000 21
It's a "disgraceful skeleton", said Guy de Maupassant; "You see it from everywhere...an unavoidable and horrid nightmare"
    $800 6
Gene Wilder has a warning about Mongo in this film: "Don't do that. If you shoot him, you'll just make him mad"
    $1000 15
This hard to spot insect lives up to its name, & some can force a toxin-containing blood from their exoskeletons
    $1000 10
San Salvador Island in this West Indies archipelago nation honors Columbus' New World landfall on Discovery Day
    $1000 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew demonstrates.) When vinegar is added to hot milk, it sours & separates, leaving behind curds of this, the main protein in cow's milk, which is used to make a type of plastic
    $1000 19
Nevada's southernmost town, it lies on the Colorado River across from
Bullhead City, Arizona
    $1000 22
His "line" was built after World War I to defend against attack from Germany
    $1000 12
Mel's scheme to finally close "The Producers" on B'way by casting Larry David failed on this TV show

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

Steve Kim Melissa
$1,000 $800 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Kim Melissa
$2,200 $3,600 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

POP QUIZ
AMERICAN POETS
20th CENTURY
NEWSPAPERS
ART FOR ART'S SAKE
WORDS THAT START LIKE THE DAY OF THE WEEK
(Alex: For instance, if the clue said, "The sixth planet from the Sun", "What is Saturn?" That starts with "S-A-T-" for "Saturday".)
    $400 3
This kids' song mentions a monkey & a mulberry bush
    $400 22
From the Latin for "shape", it's a statuette under 11 inches high & exactly 8 letters long
    $400 12
A triangular piece used for splitting or leverage
    $800 4
John Philips helped organize this N. California festival after the success of iconic jazz festivals held there
    $800 8
His stints as a teacher included stops at the Pinkerton Academy School & the State Normal School, both in New Hampshire
    $800 25
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia.) As war gave way to peace & then to war again, the battleship Wisconsin was mothballed three times & recommissioned twice; her latest return to service was in 1988, & three years later, she became the last U.S. battleship to actively participate in a foreign war when she took part in this operation
    $800 21
In 1946 this Florida paper launched a "clipper" service for Latin America, named for the seaplanes that carried it
    $800 20
It means to embed decorative material into a surface for ornamental effect, or the resulting design
    $800 13
The Brits call this simian tool an "adjustable spanner"
    $1200 5
For breakfast Post came up with "Country Squares"; Kellogg won that battle with the product still called these
    DD: $3,000 9
This poet once claimed that English is the only language in which the pronoun "I" was written as a capital letter
    $1200 17
In 1929 this aviator lived up to his last name & flew over the South Pole
    $1200 23
Mark Eades is on the Disneyland beat at the Register of this county
    $1200 19
Popular for museum displays, it's an illuminated 3-dimensional scene often with a painted background
    $1200 14
Last name of humorist James, collaborator with E.B. White on "Is Sex Necessary?"
    $1600 6
This BBC music show debuted in 1964 playing all the hits for generations of music fans
    $1600 10
Her poems include "1492", "Venus of the Louvre" & one about "Mother of Exiles"
    $1600 18
On August 23, 1927 these 2 Italian anarchists were executed, still maintaining their innocence
    $1600 24
It's the leading newspaper based in Phoenix
    $1600 2
This term for a carving like on the front of a coin means it's raised only slightly from its background
    $1600 15
Duelists would often demand it before they fought
    $2000 7
In 1930 he left the Boston Symphony to become conductor of the Boston Pops, a job he held for 49 years
    $2000 11
"Omaha" is a poem in the 1920 collection "Smoke and Steel" by this man better known for writing about Chicago
    $2000 26
This 1935 act, a New Deal program, guaranteed workers the right to organize unions
    DD: $2,000 27
L'Osservatore Romano was founded in Rome, but moved here in 1929 during Mussolini's era
    $2000 1
In the 1990s printmakers took this French word for "squirted" to refer to fine art prints made using inkjet technology
    $2000 16
Miscellaneous small items inexpensively sold at shops of the same name

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Steve Kim Melissa
$13,600 $6,000 $6,800
(lock-tie game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD HERITAGE SITES
The 14th century Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in this country was added to the World Heritage List in 2011

Final scores:

Steve Kim Melissa
$13,599 $11,500 $13,600
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $13,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Steve Kim Melissa
$11,600 $6,000 $8,800
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
14 R,
3 W
10 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $26,400

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