Show #7434 - Thursday, December 29, 2016

Contestants

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Nathalie Szilagyi, a physician from Meriden, Connecticut

Mukund Marathe, a music teacher and singer from Montclair, New Jersey

Justin Scace, a writer and editor from East Lyme, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE STATE GOVERNED
BRANDS
THE SOVIET UNION
"H. H."
MY EMMY-WINNING ROLE
4 YOUR CONSIDERATION
    $200 10
Bill Clinton
    $200 1
It's the line of paper towels that's the "quicker picker-upper"
    $200 15
On March 11, 1990 this nation became the first Soviet republic to declare independence & tanks soon rolled into Vilnius
    $200 3
2-word interjection used by sailors when pulling a rope
    $200 21
2005:
boldly going to the stage to accept for playing Denny Crane
    $200 26
The 4 standard divisions of singers in a choir are soprano, alto, tenor & this one
    $400 11
George Pataki
    $400 2
A wood saw & a Phillips screwdriver are attachments on the Hercules model of this knife brand
    DD: $1,500 17
Following the revolution Lenin gave him a job as commissar of nationalities but might have come to regret it
    $400 4
This period of day at the bar has reduced prices on booze
    $400 22
1993:
Cheers-fully accepting for playing Sam Malone
    $400 27
Of the 4 seasons, the one when you'll most likely find an animal in his hibernaculum
    $600 12
William McKinley
    $600 8
Campbell Soups owns this brand of pasta for kids & describes it as "spoonable"
    $600 18
In the 1980s Mikhail Gorbachev instituted this economic policy of "restructuring", but it couldn't save the USSR
    $600 5
You can see why this politician, shown here in the 1960s, was dubbed "The Happy Warrior"
    $600 23
2002:
Ray Barone, whom everybody loved, apparently
    $600 28
For Christmas cards & bills alike, these got their new +4 format in 1983
    $800 13
Christine Todd Whitman
    $800 9
The Gatorade logo is a G with an orange one of these symbols in the center
    $800 19
After the invasion of Afghanistan, Pres. Carter ended shipments of this specific foodstuff to the Soviets
    $800 6
This product that debuted in the U.S. in 1958 was inspired by a piece of Australian physical education equipment
    $800 24
1997:
We're putting the truth out there, Dana Scully was an unbeatable role that year
    $800 29
For UFO fans, a close encounter of the 3rd kind is meeting aliens; this is one of the 4th kind
    $1000 14
Janet Napolitano
    $1000 16
The name of this brand of cleanser means "good friend"
    $1000 20
In the 1990s this news agency was renamed ITAR; it has its Soviet name back now
    $1000 7
This song asks what "makes that little ol' ant think he'll move that rubber tree plant"
    $1000 25
2014:
Skyler White, a woman in a meth of a situation
    $1000 30
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows some brainwaves on the monitor.) Four basic patterns of Greek letter-designated brain waves are beta, alpha, delta & this one from 4 to 8 Hertz that allows access to the unconscious

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

Justin Mukund Nathalie
$2,200 $2,200 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Justin Mukund Nathalie
$5,000 $4,800 $5,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

NATURE STUDY
IN THE DICTIONARY
SAINTS BE PRAISED
FILMS WITH SHORT TITLES
THEIR ORIGINAL NAMES
"L"ITERATURE
    $400 1
The Old Farmer's Almanac says this bulb flower may "vary in shape from...cups, bowls & goblets to more complex forms"
    $400 6
It's what you should do twice a day with a dentifrice
    $400 11
They had Billy Kilmer & Jim Taylor when they began play in 1967
    $400 21
"Don't go in the water" was one of several taglines used for this 1975 film
    $400 26
Singer-songwriter Robert Zimmerman
    $400 16
In the 1855 preface to this collection of poems, Whitman said, "A great poem is no finish to a man or woman but ...a beginning"
    $800 2
This creature with an equine name moves its dorsal fin back & forth 35 times a second for propulsion
    $800 7
Specific term for the pine sap material used on violin bows to increase friction
    $800 12
A Memphis hospital is named for this patron saint of desperate causes
    $800 22
In this 2009 animated film, Russell exclaims, "I've never been in a floating house before!"
    $800 27
Author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
    $800 17
This set of "Tales" by James Fenimore Cooper includes "The Deerslayer" & "The Last of the Mohicans"
    $1200 3
This tree, whose name is derived from the Greek sycon, or "fig", is identifiable by its whitish bark that peels off in flakes
    $1200 8
It's a 7-letter word meaning a child with extraordinary ability
    $1200 13
She won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "On the Waterfront", her very first feature film
    $1200 23
The title character from this 1995 film was a composite of 48 real Yorkshire pigs & an animatronic double
    $1200 28
U.S. President Leslie Lynch King Jr.
    $1200 18
The first line of this D.H. Lawrence novel is "Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically"
    $1600 4
Scientists believe the very long nose of this monkey of Borneo creates an echo chamber amplifying calls to attract mates
    DD: $1,000 9
Its definition as a burden is derived from a Coleridge poem
    $1600 14
If you're in Pinellas Point Park near where Tampa Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico, you're in this city
    DD: $5,000 24
This 2004 Best Picture nominee featured such tunes as "What'd I Say" & "I Got A Woman"
    $1600 29
Controversial nightclub comedian Leonard Schneider
    $1600 19
F. Scott Fitzgerald died with this fifth novel unfinished; he may have wanted the title to begin "The Love of..."
    $2000 5
Seen soaring here is the blue-winged type of this duck with another color in its name
    $2000 10
This one-ounce gold coin was named for an early South African president
    $2000 15
December 26 is the feast day of this first Christian martyr
    $2000 25
This 1931 Fritz Lang classic starred Peter Lorre as a child murderer who's tracked down by the Berlin underworld
    $2000 30
American choreographer & ballet company founder Abdullah Jaffa Bey Khan
    $2000 20
Ever the optimist, Hobbes wrote in this work: "The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Justin Mukund Nathalie
$17,600 $15,400 $13,700

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Final Jeopardy! Round

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
Of the 5 countries with the lowest population density, this U.N. member is the only one named for a desert

Final scores:

Justin Mukund Nathalie
$3,600 $21,400 $12,700
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $21,400 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Justin Mukund Nathalie
$14,200 $16,400 $12,600
18 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
19 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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