Show #7279 - Thursday, April 14, 2016

Alex chokes up wishing his mother Lucille a happy 95th birthday.

Contestants

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Margaret Miles, a librarian from Wilmington, North Carolina

Hannah Gage, an archivist originally from Newport, Oregon

Carter Spires, a law student originally from Birmingham, Alabama (whose 2-day cash winnings total $31,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART II
CLICHES MADE FANCY
FEMALE ATHLETES
PASTA GLOSSARY
HORNS YOU CAN'T PLAY
NO-FLY ZONE
(Alex: These are zones in the United States where private or commercial traffic is not allowed.)
    $200 12
The 1928 eruption of this Sicilian volcano buried the village of Mascali
    $200 1
"Arise, then discover an aroma of java"
    $200 26
Cammi Granato played 205 games for the U.S. women's team in this sport & has been a rinkside reporter for NBC
    $200 11
This basic type of pasta gets its name from a word meaning "thin rope"
    $200 6
This shaped piece of metal or wood can help you get into your patent leathers
    $200 21
"The happiest place on Earth" in California
    $400 13
Transparency & openness in diplomacy was No. 1 on this 1918 declaration by President Wilson
    $400 2
"Similar to absconding with the sweets of one tot"
    $400 27
In the 1980s Katarina Witt dominated women's figure skating competing for this country that no longer exists
    $400 17
These long ribbons of pasta have a name meaning "little tongues"
    $400 7
If you round Cape Horn, you've gone around the tip of this continent
    $400 22
Apollo 11 was launched from there
    $600 14
In 1797, 3 French agents asked for a $250,000 bribe from the U.S. in what came to be known as this 3-letter "Affair"
    $600 3
"After suffering a single chomp, doubly bashful"
    $600 28
Seen here, she's been playing golf since she was four years old
    $600 18
Little disks, orecchiette are named for their resemblance to these body parts
    $600 8
It's the most frequently caught fish in the Bighorn River
    $600 23
Nevada "Area"
    DD: $3,000 15
A play in 5 acts, or a king in 2 years, 1483 to 1485
    $800 4
"Beelzebub coerced my actions in said regard"
    $800 29
Julie Krone was the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race, this third leg
    $800 19
Narrow flat noodles, margherite means these white & yellow flowers
    $800 9
This fastest land mammal in the W. hemisphere is sometimes called an antelope, but they're not closely related
    $800 24
The Bush family compound in this Maine resort
    $1000 16
The Lex Cornelia Majestatis was the ancient Roman & a Ghostbuster-ish way of saying "Don't cross this stream!"
    $1000 5
"Every turnpike ends in the seven-hilled city"
    $1000 30
On July 30, 2002 Lisa Leslie became the first woman to do this in a pro game
    $1000 20
The name of this totally tubular pasta is said to mean "little mustaches"
    $1000 10
Old-time slang term meaning to cheat or swindle
    $1000 25
Boundary Waters Canoe Area in this northern state's Superior National Forest

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

Carter Hannah Margaret
$1,600 $600 $7,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Carter Hannah Margaret
$4,800 -$200 $13,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
ELEMENTS OF SONG
6 CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF THEIR NOVELS
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SYDNEY
(Alex: Australia.)
ALL YOU CAN "EAT"
RANCHING AS IT WAS
(Jimmy: From George Ranch Historical Park, deep in the heart of Texas.)
    $400 1
There were 36 stars on the flags lowered to half staff due to this April 1865 event
    $400 6
Sweet:
"Love is like ____. You get too much you get too high"
    $400 7
Boo Radley
    $400 26
Sydney's 110,000-seat Stadium Australia, designed primarily to host this event, opened in 1999
    $400 12
A prong on an athletic shoe to prevent slippage
    $400 17
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, TX.) On a cattle drive that could last months, all of the food & equipment needed to prepare meals was carried on this transport that was likely named for the food served & not for its inventor
    $800 2
The U.S. "Centennial flag" had the stars arranged in the form of these 2 years
    $800 19
Fleetwood Mac:
"Rock on ____ dust woman"
    $800 8
Augustus Gloop &
Veruca Salt
    $800 27
The Sydney Opera House is on the harbor; the shells of its roof are known by this nautical name
    $800 13
One ewe emission
    $800 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, TX.) Vital to the ranch at the turn of the century was the town blacksmith, whose main job was to make and repair tools, wagons & household items, first by heating iron to over 1,000 degrees in a forage, then hammering & shaping it on this metal block
    $1200 3
The Bennington flag is also known as this flag, after a family who passed one down; Millard's cousin was one owner
    $1200 20
Simon & Garfunkel:
"When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a ____ light"
    DD: $3,800 9
Young Civil War soldier Henry Fleming
    $1200 28
Sydney is situated on an inlet of this sea that separates Australia & New Zealand; we hope you're Abel to name it
    $1200 14
Hard red winter & hard red spring are 2 types of this
    $1200 23
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, TX.) Today filled with water for demonstration purposes, prior to the 1950s, dipping vats were used as part of a controversial program to eradicate Texas fever ticks using a solution that contained this toxic poison--chemical symbol As
    DD: $3,200 4
Flags of the Revolutionary War included ones featuring a rattlesnake & this 4-word warning
    $1600 21
America:
"Oz never did give nothing to" this man "that he didn't, didn't already have"
    $1600 10
Baseball player Roy Hobbs
    $1600 29
Sydney is the capital of this state in Australia's southeast corner
    $1600 15
To request earnestly
    $1600 24
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, TX.) Barbed wire has been called the invention that tamed the west by letting cattlemen keep their livestock in & farmers with crops keep the cows out; it brought an end to the freewheeling era known as "open" this
    $2000 5
Official for just over a year, the flag seen here was adopted after the admission of this state
    $2000 22
Black Sabbath:
"I am" this man, "has he lost his mind?"
    $2000 11
Arthur Dent (his first novel appearance)
    $2000 30
This convict-unloading bay a few miles to the south is now ringed by Sydney's suburbs
    $2000 16
A 6th century southern Swede; Beowulf was one
    $2000 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond, TX.) After the Civil War, many African-American families rented & tended plots of land in exchange for a portion of the agriculture they grew, a system called "tenant farming", or this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Carter Hannah Margaret
$20,000 $5,400 $32,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY
Far from New England, it's the state that has the shortest land border with Canada, only 45 miles

Final scores:

Carter Hannah Margaret
$32,001 $0 $40,100
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $40,100

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Carter Hannah Margaret
$18,400 $5,400 $27,200
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
9 R,
1 W
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $51,000

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