Show #6511 - Monday, December 31, 2012


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Sarah Shemkus, a freelance writer from Manchester, Massachusetts

Ana Peso, a high school librarian from Wheeling, Illinois

Paula Menasche, a high school social studies teacher from Coral Gables, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 10
"An American Son", by this senator whose parents left Cuba in the 1950s
    $200 26
Pack light for the Woodpecker Hotel near Stockholm; it's over 40 feet up, via a rope ladder, in one of these
    $200 3
Give life to; Warner Bros. cartoonists did it to Bugs Bunny
    $200 8
On Aug. 2, 1990 this nation invaded Kuwait & within 48 hours, had complete control; didn't last
    $200 1
Prior to inventing the first practical electric razor, Jacob Schick patented the Pencilaid, which did this
    $200 21
Mark Spitz
    $400 11
If they bought it before it was pulled, this Jonah Lehrer book on creativity whose title is also a John Lennon song
    $400 27
Enjoy a drink at Clink in Boston's Liberty Hotel, built as one of these in the 1800s
    $400 4
Sprout like a plant, or lie on a couch like a useless slug, watching TV & eating chips
    $400 9
Let me tell you something, McMahon! In 1999 he joined "the body" politic & became governor of Minnesota
    $400 2
Elisha Otis had his ups & downs but hit a high spot in 1852 when he invented a safety device for this conveyance
    $400 22
Aly Raisman & Jordyn Wieber
    $600 12
"The Price of Politics", the latest by this tireless reporter on the White House & Capitol Hill
    $600 5
Make beautiful, or add fictitious details
    $600 14
The British government returned this "Stone of Destiny" to Edinburgh in 1996
    $600 17
This pitchman made sure we all knew about his family's inventions the Pocket Fisherman & the Veg-O-Matic
    $600 23
Bode Miller
    $800 13
"Wherever I Wind Up" by R.A. Dickey, who unlike most baseball players has mastered both written English & this weird pitch
    $800 6
To lighten a ship, you might do this, cast overboard something that's not needed
    $800 15
In 1997 he became the U.N.'s first secretary-general from sub-Saharan Africa; in 2012 he tried to make peace in Syria
    $800 19
Joshua Pusey patented these in book form in 1892 but didn't "strike it" rich until several years later
    $800 24
Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter Zara Phillips
    $1000 18
"Get Jiro!", a graphic novel by this host of "No Reservations"; Jiro is a sushi chef known to decapitate diners
    DD: $2,000 7
From the Latin for "road", it means to depart from the norm
    $1000 16
A 51-day standoff between the feds & Branch Davidians took place in 1993 near this seat of McLennan County, Texas
    $1000 20
Laurens Hammond invented a device to Shuffle bridge cards &, in 1934, the first practical electric one of these instruments
    $1000 25
Dick Button (1948 & 1952)

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Paula Ana Sarah
$1,000 -$400 $4,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Paula Ana Sarah
$3,800 $2,000 $7,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(President Clinton: I opened my office in Harlem in 2001. I look forward to sharing some of the highlights of this legendary New York community with you.)
    $400 16
Time of life from 45 to 60, roughly
    $400 11
    $400 1
Philip Seymour Hoffman won the best actor Oscar for his role as this author
    $400 6
The Allies blew up an abbey en route to capturing Monte Cassino in this country
    $400 21
In a rainbow:
Between yellow & blue
    $400 26
(President Clinton delivers the clue.) After World War I Harlem was the center of a literary movement known as the "Harlem" this; a European one took place from the 14th to the 17th centuries
    $800 17
An intermediary or go-between
    $800 12
    $800 2
Nicole Kidman won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as this author in "The Hours"
    $800 7
The "Death March" from this Philippine peninsula cost the lives of thousands of Allied prisoners of war
    $800 22
In the Bible:
Between Leviticus & Deuteronomy
    $800 27
(President Clinton delivers the clue.) The Great Depression saw many people come to Harlem, including this man who would become the first black mayor of New York City
    $1200 18
Pretenders hit from "Learning to Crawl"
    $1200 13
    $1200 3
It's the better-known pen name of Karen Blixen, who's portrayed in "Out of Africa"
    DD: $2,000 8
Germany launched its ill-fated invasion of the Soviet Union in June of this year
    $1200 23
Among popes:
Between Paul VI & John Paul II
    $1200 28
(President Clinton delivers the clue.) Ben E. King & my friend Aretha Franklin have sung of this "Harlem" area along Park Avenue north of 96th Street, historically associated with NYC's large Puerto Rican population
    $1600 19
She's now Duchess of Cambridge
    $1600 14
    DD: $4,000 4
The movie "Nora" tells of the relationship between Nora Barnacle & this writer played by Ewan McGregor
    $1600 9
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a naval animation on the monitor.) At the 1942 Battle of Cape Esperance, a line of Japanese ships received deadly raking fire from American Admiral Scott's fleet in a classic naval maneuver called "crossing" this
    $1600 24
In a book series:
Between "Twilight" & "Eclipse"
    $1600 29
(President Clinton delivers the clue.) After Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, Arthur Mitchell, the first black dancer in the New York City Ballet, opened this troupe in a garage on 152nd Street
    $2000 20
The central leg of the triangular run made by transatlantic slave ships
    $2000 15
    $2000 5
She was portrayed by both Kate Winslet & Dame Judi Dench in the 2001 biopic "Iris"
    $2000 10
The Spitfire & this lesser-known "stormy" fighter were the keys to the RAF's victory in the Battle of Britain
    $2000 25
In the Greek alphabet:
Between zeta & theta
    $2000 30
(President Clinton delivers the clue.) In January 2012 President Obama sang a bit of "Let's Stay Together" in tribute to Al Green at this famous Harlem Venue

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Paula Ana Sarah
$11,000 $10,400 $8,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The town where he was born in 1811 is now in far eastern Austria; when he was born there it belonged to another country

Final scores:

Paula Ana Sarah
$17,500 $5,400 $5,600
2-day champion: $34,700 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Paula Ana Sarah
$11,000 $12,400 $11,600
16 R,
1 W
15 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,000

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Game tape date: 2012-09-19
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