Show #7795 - Friday, June 29, 2018

Contestants

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Nick Hurwitz, a writer from Los Angeles, California

Ruth Payne, a law school career counselor from Charlottesville, Virginia

Scott McFadden, a librarian from Muncie, Indiana (whose 2-day cash winnings total $59,602)

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Jeopardy! Round

BIRTH OF A SALESMAN
OLYMPIC HOST CITIES
MULTIPLE A's
HISTORIC LOSERS
TV SHOW ENCYCLOPEDIAS & COMPANIONS
ON THE PLAYGROUND
    $200 11
Born Oct. 5, 1902, Ray Kroc sold paper cups & blenders before making it big with this fast food chain
    $200 1
Host of the 2008 Summer Games, this city is set to host the 2022 Winter Games, becoming the first city to host both
    $200 6
AA is a quality rating for corporate or municipal these
    $200 26
Norwegian king Harald Hardrade tried to invade England & failed in this year that the Normans were more successful
    $200 21
The trivia guide to this sitcom says, "Penny moved across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon on September 24, 2007"
    $200 16
Like a car or plane, a swing set can have these kind of seats for safety--I don't think the car has leg holes, though
    $400 12
Clement Stone, b. 1902, began his fortune with cold calls (he called them gold calls) for these policies, the casualty type
    $400 2
Appropriately, the modern Olympics began with the 1896 Games in this city
    $400 7
AAM stands for this type of missile, likely shot by a plane at a plane
    $400 27
At the 1862 Battle of Antietam, Lee's army was exposed, but this Union general hesitated, losing a huge opportunity
    $400 22
Author Steven Jay Rubin had the full cooperation of this creator's estate for his "Twilight Zone Encyclopedia"
    $400 17
Monkey bars are also known by this tropical name
    $600 13
Born in 1859 in Mass., Horace Hooper sold dictionaries until a London visit led him to upgrade to this encyclopedia
    $600 3
As a 1924 host, Paris was the setting for this film about runners Eric Liddell & Harold Abrahams
    $600 8
"We invented the aluminum industry", says this company, AA on the New York Stock Exchange
    $600 23
An owners' manual has technical information about the starships with this name, including NX-01 & NCC-1701
    $600 18
Types of these on playgrounds include roller, straight & spiral
    $800 14
Born in 1914 in San Francisco, this fitness marvel & juicing guru swam handcuffed from Fisherman's Wharf to Alcatraz
    $800 4
The 1976 Summer Games in this Canadian city were boycotted by 22 African nations
    $800 9
No paintbrush needed, A.A. is short for this type of collegiate degree
    $800 24
Check out "The Art of Ooo", a look behind the scenes of this animated series
    $800 19
In "Young Frankenstein", the monster inadvertently turns this into a catapult, sending the girl flying
    $1000 15
Operators were standing by to give the news when this Ronco pitchman was born May 3, 1935
    $1000 5
Lake Placid's hockey arena is now named for this coach who miraculously won gold there
    $1000 10
Blame it on the AAR, meaning average annual this
    DD: $1,000 25
Chapter titles of in the biography of this classic comedy include "Capri Pants" & "Stumbling"
    $1000 20
Buckminster Fuller estimated that at one time, half of these domes built were part of playground equipment

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

Scott Ruth Nick
$3,400 $2,600 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Ruth Nick
$5,400 $3,200 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

DEATH OF A SALESMAN
FROM THE GREEK
BURNIN' LOVE SONGS
OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS
CLOTHING IN THE MIDDLE AGES
TRY "ME" A RIVER
    $400 9
"Death of a Salesman", which opened in 1949, earned this playwright a Pulitzer Prize & a Tony Award
    $400 4
Greek for "to speak fair" gives us this word for a less distasteful way to say something
    $400 26
Johnny Cash fell into one in 1963 & topped the country charts for 7 weeks
    $400 1
This is the female equivalent of a peacock
    $400 16
A gorget was a ring of armor worn here on the body
    $400 20
The United Nations named a project involving hydroelectricity for this river, but war in 1959 changed plans
    $800 10
One of the play's main themes & Willy's main goals is to achieve this "national" ideal & make it real
    $800 5
Greek gives us the name of this gem that's surrounded by diamonds in the photo seen here
    $800 27
Robby Krieger wrote most of this 1967 classic, but that "mire"/"pyre" rhyme is pure Morrison
    $800 2
This flycatcher, genus Sayornis, is named for its call, not a Lisa Kudrow TV character
    $800 17
The head covering seen here, it shares its name with a place to house a pup
    $800 22
Connecting Liverpool to Birkenhead, the over-2-mile Queensway Tunnel passes under this river
    $1200 11
This actor, who played the lead in a "Salesman" revival, said he saw it reduce many suit-wearing grown-up men to tears
    $1200 6
This fancy word for the hobby of collecting coins comes partly from the Greek for "currency"
    $1200 28
In a Dolly Parton title, "Old" these "Can't Hold A Candle To You"
    $1200 3
One look at the peepers of the sea duck here & you see why it shares its name with this Pierce Brosnan James Bond film
    $1200 18
This fine, lustrous fabric was from the Middle East, not from Far East Cathay
    $1200 23
Flowing from France through Belgium & Holland, it sounds like the perfect waterway for Terpsichore or Erato
    $1600 12
Characters in the play include Willy's wife Linda & 2 sons, Happy & him, a former high school football star
    $1600 7
Richard Dawkins coined this word for an idea that is easily copies & said it should rhyme with "cream"
    $1600 29
In the title of a 2012 No. 1, Adele pulled off this difficult feat
    $1600 14
It may be a myth that the bull type of this bird was named for its thick neck, but that's the guess
    $1600 19
A baldric was a wide, decorative belt worn diagonally across the chest to carry one of these at the hip
    DD: $3,000 24
A Civil War ship shares a name with this New Hampshire river
    $2000 13
This actor who starred in "Inherit the Wind" & "The Best Years of Our Lives" played Willy in the 1951 film version
    DD: $3,000 8
The name of this noble gas is from the Greek for "strange"
    $2000 30
This widow of the Notorious B.I.G. was "Burnin' Up" on a track featuring Missy Elliott
    $2000 15
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows flamingos eating on the monitor.) The shape of its bill makes more sense when you know that flamingo eats with its head upside-down--the bill resembles the mouths of baleen whales, & like those whales, flamingos are this alliterative type of eater
    $2000 21
You might have donned this loose, sleeveless garment whose name is from the Latin for "cloak"
    $2000 25
Tasmania has a river named this, also a term for the winding path a river takes

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Ruth Nick
$23,000 $13,600 $4,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

18th CENTURY NOTABLES
Researchers in London & Vienna now speculate that his 1791 death was due to a strep infection, not poisoning

Final scores:

Scott Ruth Nick
$18,799 $200 $3,600
3-day champion: $78,401 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Scott Ruth Nick
$20,600 $13,600 $5,600
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
19 R,
2 W
11 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,800

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