Show #7449 - Thursday, January 19, 2017

Contestants

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Neil Uspal, a pediatric emergency medicine physician from Seattle, Washington

Rachel Bauman, a graduate student from Bethesda, Maryland

John Avila, an attorney from Arlington, Virginia (whose 3-day cash winnings total $40,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

IT DOESN'T GROW ON TREES
ADJECTIVAL DESCRIPTION
BODY WORKS
SONG OF "MYSELF"
THE NEW TESTAMENT
STRAIGHT OUTTA...
    $200 17
A football term, or the type of box in which you'd keep your lures & floats
    $200 19
6-letter word that means referring to or looking like a horse
    $200 5
By definition, if you're undergoing dermabrasion, you're having this removed
    $200 7
Back in the '80s Billy Idol was doing this on the floors of Tokyo & down in London town to go-go
    $200 1
Jesus told him, "Thou shalt be called Cephas", an Aramaic name that meant "rock" or "stone"
    $200 22
This New England college town: George W. Bush
    $400 27
Groovy, man! It's the alliteratively named item seen here, ooh
    $400 16
We'll go to the dogs & say this adjective means given to prying, Charlie Brown!
    $400 8
A common injury among baseball pitchers affects the rotator cuff, the 4 muscles & tendons in this body part
    $400 12
In 2004 Beyonce gave us this song about a really personal trinity
    $400 2
After the Magi left, an angel appeared to Joseph saying, "Take the young child and his mother, and flee unto" this country
    $400 23
Inglewood, California: this model who hosted "America's Next Top Model"
    $600 28
For men this track & field object weighs about the same as a bowling ball but is half the size
    $600 18
It's this adjective regarding earth, water, air & fire, dear Watson
    $600 9
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a myelin sheath on the monitor.) Myelin sheaths insulate nerve fibers and promote speedy impulse transmission, but in multiple sclerosis, it appears that these, also known as leukocytes, attack the sheath, causing nerve impulses to short out
    $600 13
Eric Carmen & Celine Dion had Top 10 hits with this lonely tune
    DD: $1,000 3
He told his fellow disciples, "Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails...I will not believe" in the resurrection
    $600 24
This South American capital: Pope Francis
    $800 29
Money for sure doesn't grow on trees, including this foreign currency
    $800 20
Unconventional; it's also what the clapping person is here; yipes
    $800 10
Be careful with your Achilles tendon--it connects your calf to this other 4-letter body part
    $800 14
Joan Jett hit No. 8 in '88 with this song of self-loathing
    $800 4
The first Beatitude says, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is" this place, also the title of a Crusades movie
    $800 25
Syracuse, New York: this Fox News host of her own "File"
    $1000 30
The name of this type of cement comes from an English isle, not a Pacific Northwest city
    $1000 21
Ambiguous, or the adjective regarding
...
(the 3 dots above)
    $1000 11
This adjective used of your vermiform appendix means that it's useless evolutionally but still around
    $1000 15
In a '50s hit Billy Williams was "Gonna Sit Right Down And" take this epistolary action
    $1000 6
In a parable in Luke, dogs came & licked the sores of this beggar
    $1000 26
Western Springs, Illinois: this author of "The Corrections" & 2015's "Purity"

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

John Rachel Neil
$4,000 $2,600 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

John Rachel Neil
$6,000 $5,400 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

IT GROWS ON TREES
AUTHORS' OTHER JOBS
IF THEY MARRIED
ON THE LAOS
SILENT "O"
A DATE FOR THE INAUGURAL BALL
    $400 26
Dates & coconuts are the most common fruits that grow on this type of tree
    $400 10
Mark Twain got the idea for his pen name from his time in this job
    $400 1
If Blondie's lead singer wed "Bruce Almighty" star Jim & hyphenated her name, she'd be this suicide blonde
    $400 7
For most of the 19th century, Laos was dominated by this Western neighbor
    $400 25
The Fifth Amendment prohibits double this, a second prosecution for the same crime
    $400 6
Year of Abe's second, depicted here
    $800 15
Since it spends most of its time up in the branches, you could say that this mammal slowly grows on trees
    $800 11
He designed pencils at his father's factory, then used them to write "Walden"
    $800 2
If Swedish actress Ekberg married the German author of "Death in Venice", she might still be lonely & say...
    $800 8
Each July 19, Laos celebrates its 1949 independence from this country
    $800 19
This court order commands one to appear in court on a particular date to give testimony
    $800 21
Barack Obama attended 10 of them on this date in 2009
    $1200 16
Found growing on the bark of some trees, it's part fungi, part algae
    $1200 12
Aristotle & Casanova both held this job AKA a bibliothecary
    $1200 3
The union of 2 Smiths, the Colts lineman & the "On Beauty" novelist, would get this Yiddish pair of grandparents
    DD: $2,000 9
Most of the navigable waterways of Laos are along this river
    $1200 18
The antelope is a favorite food of this cat
    $1200 22
It's the year of the photo seen here
    $1600 17
The vine that ate the South, it grows on trees and shrubs, smothering and killing them
    $1600 13
This job didn't bug William S. Burroughs; he wrote a story about it in which a boss eats the arsenic for fun
    $1600 4
If longtime Architectural Digest editor Rense had wed Ted of CNN fame, she'd be this type of fast-reading book
    $1600 20
Robert Howard (a military hero) & Tom Parker (not) often had this before their names
    DD: $2,000 23
James Madison held the first official inaugural ball in this year; 3 years later came war with Great Britain
    $2000 28
If you watch Food Network, you may recognize the fruit of this Asian tree, said to be the smelliest in the world
    $2000 14
He got to know tangled bureaucracy working for the Bohemian government's Worker's Comp Bureau
    $2000 5
NPR's Melissa weds "Bridget Jones" co-star Hugh & her 2-part last name is this chunk of money given by Uncle Sam
    $2000 29
Gen. Vang Pao & his fellow soldiers of this ethnic group helped the U.S. fight a secret war in Laos
    $2000 27
A passage in Proverbs states, "Where there is no vision", they "perish"
    $2000 24
Contrary to the picture, dancers kept their coats on at Grant's second, held on a freezing spring evening in this month, 1873

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

John Rachel Neil
$7,600 $8,200 $18,400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

20th CENTURY ARTISTS
A 1910 magazine article asked this groundbreaking artist if he used models; he grinned & said, "Where would I get them?"

Final scores:

John Rachel Neil
$8,201 $8,200 $19,400
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $19,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

John Rachel Neil
$7,200 $10,200 $18,000
12 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
15 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $35,400

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