Show #7488 - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Contestants

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Brendon Stanton, an investigator from Binghamton, New York

Elisabeth Lancaster, a stay-at-home mom from Winter Park, Florida

Grant McSheffrey, a software developer from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

PRO TEAMS ARE FOR THE BIRDS
BASIC GEOGRAPHY
THICK AS A BRICK
WE'VE GOT COMPANY
WALK, THIS WAY
"B"OOK REPLACEMENTS
(Alex: You have to give us the "B" word which replaces the word we've put in the clue.)
    $200 1
This city is bird-brained, boasting the Falcons & the Hawks (the Thrashers flew off to Winnipeg)
    $200 6
This northeast African river flows for more than 4,100 miles
    $200 21
Spanish for "brick", it's sun-dried brick made of clay & straw but you don't have to update that today
    $200 16
Today the official supplier of tires to NASCAR, this company was founded in Ohio in 1898
    $200 11
To trudge; Charlie Chaplin was "The Little" one
    $400 2
Jose Bautista went north to become Joey Bats, author of an iconic 2016 bat flip for this team
    $400 7
From here in southern California, do you know the way to this Central American capital city? We'll show you
    $400 22
This 3-word phrase is often used to differentiate physical stores from online-only businesses
    $400 17
In 1980 69-year-old IBM had this 5-year-old software company create the operating system to run its PCs
    $400 12
Go away-- that's right, take a this, which can be done to prices or to your shorts
    $600 3
Go, Pinocchios! Nope...yay, Bambis! No...as far as we can tell, it's the only NHL team that got its name from a Disney film
    $600 8
It's the capital of Montana; also, it's illegal to annoy passersby on sidewalks with a revolving water sprinkler there
    $600 27
As Dorothy & her friends walked this byway, it "began to be rough" & some of the items it was named for were missing
    DD: $3,000 18
Reese's & Kit Kat are brand names owned by this company
    $600 13
"Ain't nothin' gonna break my" this, long steps walked with vitality, "Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no"
    $600 26
"B is for Grafton"
    $800 4
In 2005 Larry Fitzgerald caught 103 passes, including 10 TDs, for this team
    $800 9
You may get lightheaded in Gar, a town about 15,000 feet above sea level, in this autonomous region of China
    $800 19
Les Paul designed the solid-body guitar this company introduced in 1952
    $800 14
These 2 walking words rhyme; the first also means to talk aimlessly & the second, to stroll or saunter
    $800 25
"The Red and the Stendhal"
    $1000 5
Until 2010 this Metropolitan Division team played its NHL home games in an arena known as the Igloo
    $1000 10
Canada's easternmost province is Newfoundland & this
    $1000 23
Suetonius wrote that this emperor said he "found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble"
    $1000 20
This company
STOP
sent its last telegram
STOP
on Jan. 27, 2006
FULL STOP
    $1000 15
Now do this move with your square dance partner, do-si-do, like guests into a ballroom for a formal event
    $1000 24
"A Naipaul in the River"

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

Grant Elisabeth Brendon
$3,800 $1,600 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Grant Elisabeth Brendon
$7,200 $2,800 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

ART
THE 1940s
MOVIE TITLE PLACES
"P" SOUP
SHE BLINDED ME
WITH SCIENCE
    $400 1
She was already a centenarian in 1961 when she painted "Making Horseshoes", seen here
    $400 2
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) In 1948, Harry Truman began his 30,000-mile whistle-stop tour on a train called the "Ferdinand Magellan" and was aboard in St. Louis when the famous photo of the president holding up a paper saying this man "Defeats Truman" was snapped
    $400 7
Catherine Zeta-Jones sang "I Can't Do It Alone" in this 2002 musical
    $400 12
It's from the Greek for "falsely named"
    $400 17
In Judges 16 she sets the Philistines on the shorn Samson; they blind him
    $400 22
From the Latin for "sun stoppage" comes this type of event that happens twice a year
    $800 27
"Der Schrei der Natur" was the original German title that Edvard Munch gave to this painting
    $800 3
On July 4, 1946 the U.S. granted independence to this Asian country we had controlled since 1898
    $800 8
Here are a few stars of this 2001 WWII flick: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale & Jennifer Garner
    $800 13
Bone china is one type of this material
    $800 18
It's Marge's fault she goes blind on a "Simpsons" episode, as she looked at one of these without a viewer
    $800 23
Molecular motion doesn't stop at zero Kelvin, AKA this temperature; quantum mechanical motion remains
    $1200 28
Art imitates life in Andy Warhol's boxes of this brand of steel wool pads
    $1200 4
This Shakespeare-sourced Cole Porter classic won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949
    $1200 9
The title establishment of this Wes Anderson film isn't in Hungary but in the fictional Zubrowka
    $1200 14
Willie Stargell for 21 seasons, or any freebooter
    $1200 19
Alison, played by Courtney Thorne-Smith, went blind at this TV title residence after Kimberly tried to blow it up
    $1200 24
These "tides" form the building blocks of RNA & have nothing to do with the rise & fall of the ocean
    DD: $7,500 29
The name of this nihilistic art style of Marcel Duchamp was picked at random from a French-German dictionary
    DD: $2,500 5
U.S. Army general Lucius D. Clay directed the 1948-49 airlift to resupply this blockaded city
    $1600 10
Snake Plissken hits the Big Apple --& by that I mean he really beats the bejeezus out of it--in this 1981 action pic
    $1600 15
Life is hell for this unwilling mythological miss, at least for a portion of every year
    $1600 20
After her husband gouges out Gloucester's eye in this play, Regan says to do the other one too, for balance
    $1600 25
(Neil deGrasse Tyson presents the clue.) We astrophysicists talk of the CMB, or "cosmic" this "background", referencing the nearly 14-billion-year-old-phtons that have cooled to their current wavelength
    $2000 6
In 1949 this U.N. diplomat & future Nobel Peace Prize winner was awarded the NAACP's Spingarn Medal
    $2000 11
Benicio Del Toro played Dr. Gonzo & Tobey Maguire a hitchhiker in this 1998 film based on a Hunter S. Thompson book
    $2000 16
A group that met in the Kremlin, it can still mean a high decision-making body even post-USSR
    $2000 21
In "Eyes of the Gorgon", Wonder Woman blinds herself to defeat the deadly gaze of this mythic she-creature
    $2000 26
The 15 metallic elements at the bottom of the periodic table are "L"abeled these

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Grant Elisabeth Brendon
$23,200 $3,300 $6,900
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD AIRPORTS
This city's international airport is named for Antonio Carlos Jobim, who co-wrote a 1964 hit song

Final scores:

Grant Elisabeth Brendon
$30,000 $6,600 $6,601
2-day champion: $53,400 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Grant Elisabeth Brendon
$20,800 $10,800 $6,000
24 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
12 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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