Show #6215 - Friday, September 30, 2011

Contestants

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Donna Laux, a marketing director from New Braunfels, Texas

Rob Landolfi, an environmental protection specialist from Washington, D.C.

Chris Fleitas, a high school college prep counselor from San Francisco, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $38,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

BLU-RAYS
WHO MAKES IT?
ADD A LETTER
LANDMARKS
SURPRISE PARTY
PROHIBITION
(Alex: And finally, Ken Burns's [*], that's a new series that will premiere this Sunday on PBS.)
    $200 24
Add a letter to "hotel" & you end up with this less-expensive lodging place
    $200 12
This name properly refers to only the great hour bell at the northern end of London's Houses of Parliament
    $200 3
Little girls love to have this kind of party, though lemonade usually replaces the oolong or orange pekoe
    $200 11
The scene for prohibition is set with the 1829 inauguration party for this president; it moved outside due to drunken revelry
    $400 16
The 2008 Blu-ray release of this all-time classic comes with a passport holder, for your flight to Lisbon
    $400 20
One extra letter makes a "uniformed" person this, meaning very much out of the loop
    $400 1
It served as the gateway entrance to the International Exhibition of 1889, held in Paris
    $400 13
Hugh Hefner originally planned to call Playboy magazine this, another term for a bachelor party
    $400 7
After alcohol was made illegal in Maine, vendors offered swigs from concealed pints in their pants & got this nickname
    $600 17
Time travel info is on the Blu-ray of this Jake Gyllenhaal film, & you don't have to access the title "Code" to get it
    $600 25
Nutri-Grain Bars & Rice Krispies Treats
    $600 21
Here's a "riddle"; now add a letter & it's this hot, flat cooking surface
    $600 2
A 5,500-mile-long section of it runs from Mount Hu near Dandong to a spot in Gansu Province
    $600 14
Traditionally, you throw this type of party to show off your new home
    $600 8
It was not illegal to make wine for home use; beer was a no-no, though, under this act that accompanied prohibition
    $800 18
An interactive guide to class action is a helpful part of the season 1 Blu-ray of this Glenn Close series
    $800 26
Ivory Soap
    $800 22
Add a letter to "reel" & you'll be able to do this, take much pleasure
    DD: $1,400 5
This national memorial includes a 16-inch mole & a mustache that is 20 feet wide
    $800 15
The first party to sell these containers was held in 1948; today, you can also host online parties
    $800 9
The St. Louis brewery--er, former brewery--headed by this man did just fine as a maker of malt extract
    $1000 19
"Sibling Rivalry" is a special feature on the Blu-ray of this fraternal Ferrell-Reilly comedy
    $1000 27
Inspiron laptops
    $1000 23
Add a letter to "glen" & you can take it in this way, bit by bit
    $1000 6
This, the only remaining town gate of Berlin, is at the western end of the avenue Unter den Linden
    $1000 4
Cheers & glasses raised for this T.S. Eliot comedy that won the 1950 Tony for Best Play
    $1000 10
This "Little Flower" N.Y. rep. (& later mayor) believed that God would disapprove of prohibition

"And I don't think that he intended the use of grapes to be made into jelly."

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Chris Rob Donna
$5,400 $1,400 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Rob Donna
$10,400 $3,400 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

BLUE RAYS
"G" WHAT A COUNTRY
(Alex: Each country's name will begin with the letter "G".)
LITERATURE
EXPLOSIVE MUSIC
RHETORICALLY SPEAKING
THE U.S. COAST GUARD
    $400 18
The sky is blue because blue light is most readily scattered from sunlight, being down at the short end of this
    $400 29
It was unified in the 19th century & reunified in the 20th
    $400 1
A line from this 1894 Kipling book says, "Rikki-Tikki had a right to be proud of himself; but he did not grow too proud"
    $400 24
In 2011 Bruno Mars blew up the charts with a song that says, "I'd catch a" this "for ya, throw my hand on a blade for ya"
    $400 19
The substitution of an inoffensive word for an offensive word is this type of "-ism"
    $400 28
The Jayhawk helicopter can reach 205 miles per hour as one of the Coast Guard's main assets in SAR, "search and" this
    DD: $10,800 17
The blue light in the pools of water in these power facilities is called Cerenkov radiation
    $800 8
In 2011 citizens protesting financial austerity measures rioted in this Mediterranean country
    DD: $3,800 2
Chapters in this James Bond novel include "Gem Quality" & "Hot Ice"
    $800 25
This group topped the charts & won an Album of the Year Grammy for 2004's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb"
    $800 20
"I'd give my right arm for a drink" is an example of this, from the Greek for "exaggeration"
    $800 4
The USCG has reach--a PSU went to protect Navy ships after the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in this Mideast country
    $1200 16
In electronics, a blue gun isn't a weapon but part of this in TV sets, also called the picture tube
    $1200 9
This New World country gained its independence from Spain in 1821
    $1200 13
One reviewer called this recent Sara Gruen bestseller "so much more than a tale about a circus"
    $1200 26
In 2011 she appeared with a children's choir on "Oprah" to sing her hit "Firework"
    $1200 21
Archaism in rhetoric is a use of this type of term
    $1200 5
One job of a USCG tender is inspecting & replacing buoys, fog signals, lights & other indicators, collectively called aids to this
    $1600 15
A type of bioluminescence, the blue glow of sea creatures like plankton is called this, also ending in -escence
    $1600 10
The West Indies nation we invaded in 1983
    $1600 14
He wrote "Bech: A Book", "Bech Is Back" & "Bech At Bay" in addition to his "Rabbit" novels
    $1600 27
In his song "Russians," he wondered "How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer's deadly toy?"
    $1600 22
An example of antithesis is the line "Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved" this "more"
    $1600 6
In WWII a major Coast Guard task was hunting these vessels, Hitler's main weapon in the Battle of the Atlantic
    $2000 12
Blue light can worsen this type of degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in Americans over 55
    $2000 11
Between Cameroon & Congo you'll find this country, independent from France since 1960
    $2000 3
This 1930 William Faulkner novel deals with the death & burial of Addie Bundren
    $2000 30
It's the "explosive" name of the Taio Cruz hit heard here

"I throw my hands up in the air sometimes /
Saying ay-o /
Gotta let go /
I wanna celebrate..."
    $2000 23
Rhetorically, "Hello darkness, my old friend" is termed this, just like a punctuation mark
    $2000 7
The Coast Guard looks out for the smuggling of drugs & people in this practice, from the old French for "to forbid"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Rob Donna
$28,800 $22,000 $6,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE OLYMPICS
Aside from racquet sports, one of the 2 other Summer Olympic sports in which men may currently compete against women

Final scores:

Chris Rob Donna
$44,001 $13,600 $1,400
2-day champion: $82,901 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Chris Rob Donna
$28,200 $9,000 $6,400
32 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
13 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
7 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,600

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