Show #6265 - Friday, December 9, 2011


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Nicole Willson, a web designer from Centerville, Virginia

Drew Bayers, a music supervisor originally from Milford, Connecticut

William Castañeda, a human resources professional from San Francisco, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be a shorter word that can be formed from the letters in "transposition".)
    $200 1
This 315-mile-long river passes through Troy & Albany before hitting the bright lights of New York City
    $200 2
On his modestly titled "K.O.B.E.", Kobe Bryant duetted with this top model & talk show host
    $200 8
The story of Cain & Abel is told in this book of the Old Testament
    $200 3
The first "Second Lady" & the second First Lady
    $200 14
These formed a "cover" overhead & forced the cancellation of a Feb. 7, 2010 Space Shuttle launch
    $200 26
These dried grapes were grown as early as 2000 B.C. in Egypt
    $400 4
At its northern end, this "colorful" sea branches into the Gulf of Suez on the west & the Gulf of Aqaba on the east
    DD: $2,000 13
This former hubby of Eva Longoria had some success in his native France with his hip hop album "TP"
    $400 9
In this religion's version of the Cain & Abel story, the brothers are known as Kabil & Habil
    $400 16
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a presidential library.) In letters from 1840, she wrote both ways on the page to save paper & money; ironically, she was pilloried by the press for spending too much as First Lady
    $400 15
All scheduled flights in & out of Heathrow Airport April 18, 2010 were canceled due to this
    $400 30
Take one of these, C9H8O4, & call me in the morning
    $600 5
Originating in the Tanggula Mountains, this is known to many Chinese as "long river" ('cause it's 3,900 miles)
    $600 20
This former University of Michigan & Sacramento Kings star raps as "C. Webb"
    $600 10
When God asked Cain where Abel was, Cain replied with this 5-word question
    $600 23
She prevented the British from burning Gilbert Stuart's painting of Washington, which still hangs in the East Room
    $600 17
Reason school was canceled in Pensacola Feb. 12, 2010--it's an every-20-year kind of thing
    $600 29
To wrench an ankle without fracture
    $800 6
Bonn, Germany & Strasbourg, France are cities on this river
    $800 21
Known as "A.I." in the NBA, this controversial guard raps under the name Jewelz
    $800 11
In sacrifice to God Cain offered the "fruit of the ground"; Abel offered these animals
    $800 24
After meeting her future husband in Sunday school, she enrolled in a Kansas City, Missouri finishing school
    $800 18
The final round in the NCAA Division III women's golf championships May 13, 2011--due to this
    $800 28
It's a type of bean or horse
    $1000 7
The Aleutian Islands & the Commander Islands mark this sea's southern border
    $1000 22
Once part of a notorious brawl, this star defender now a Laker tells his side on the "My World" CD
    $1000 12
This other brother of Cain & Abel was born after the murder
    $1000 25
Appropriately, this First Lady was "full of grace"
    $1000 19
Culprit in the cancellation of the Blue Angels' San Francisco show Oct. 10, 2009
    $1000 27
It's another word fer cuspidor (fer yer tobaccy, ya low-down varmint!)

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

William Drew Nicole
$8,200 $200 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

William Drew Nicole
$9,200 $800 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
This company with green bottles of mineral water asked us to "Decouvrez l'histoire de la main la plus sexy"
    $400 26
The Communist newspaper Granma was named for the yacht sailed from Mexico to Cuba in 1956 by rebels led by him
    $400 6
This French title character duels with a nobleman who has insulted his enormous nose
    $400 10
Elgar named this musical march, often heard at graduation, after a phrase in "Othello"
    $400 1
    $400 16
This flightless bird is related to the cassowary
    $800 22
This 5-letter brand from the French Alps also offers a facial spray boasting "unique mineral balance and neutral pH"
    $800 27
Founded in 1831, this city's Morning Herald is Australia's oldest continuously published newspaper
    $800 7
It's the noble title of Aleksei Vronsky, who has an affair to remember with Anna Karenina
    $800 11
Beethoven wrote a sonata & Tchaikovsky a symphony with this pity-evoking title
    $800 2
"The Pride of the Yankees"
    $800 17
The name of this site of ruins in the Andes means "old peak"
    $1200 23
Calistoga Water calls itself the original mineral water of this California valley better known for wine
    $1200 28
In July 1996 this organ of Communist thought in Russia ceased publication after 84 years of "truth"
    DD: $4,000 8
Mr. Woodhouse, eternally preoccupied with health & food, is the father of this Austen title character
    $1200 12
Mozart wrote this evening serenade in 1787 while working on "Don Giovanni"
    $1200 3
"Great Balls of Fire!"
    $1200 18
This orange-flavored liqueur is often an ingredient in a cosmopolitan
    $1600 24
In 1988 "S." this was the first Italian mineral water to be exported to France
    DD: $2,000 29
Translate the name of Tulsa's leading newspaper into French & you have this Paris daily
    $1600 9
Playful Nora Helmer & her banker husband Torvald live in this author's "Doll's House"
    $1600 13
He based the tone poem "Pohjola's Daughter" on the Finnish saga "Kalevala"
    $1600 4
"Finding Neverland"
    $1600 19
Malcolm Guthrie wrote a 4-volume reference, now the standard, on this group of African languages
    $2000 25
Introduced in Wichita in '94 & as a national brand 3 years later, this brand from Pepsi believes its water fine
    $2000 30
Considered the first global newspaper, it was rescued by The New York Times, which took full ownership in 2003
    $2000 14
The besotted Hindley Earnshaw appears in this classic novel
    $2000 15
This French composer of "Danse macabre" was writing music by the time he was 5
    $2000 5
    $2000 20
Specially trained chefs prepare this puffer fish in Japan, where it is a delicacy

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

William Drew Nicole
$15,200 $12,800 $15,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The earliest known use of this term was in an Indianapolis Star opinion piece of September 20, 1914

Final scores:

William Drew Nicole
$0 $19,200 $5,999
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $19,200 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

William Drew Nicole
$13,600 $12,800 $15,000
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
15 R,
2 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $41,400

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Game tape date: 2011-10-12
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