Show #6988 - Wednesday, January 21, 2015


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Will Anderson, a senior legislative aide originally from Atlanta, Georgia

Erin Rhode, a software engineer originally from Plymouth, Minnesota

Daniel Grigg, a beer wholesaler from Colorado Springs, Colorado (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 15
In 1881 Robert Louis Stevenson wrote that marriage is "a field of battle, and not a bed of" these
    $200 7
In 1977 Linda Greene took on this nickname when she partnered with Herb
    $200 1
By Feb. 2014 this city closed the Thames Barrier a record number of times, protecting it from tidal flooding
    $200 3
I've just taken a dip in the Cote d'Azur & now I can't find my drap de plage, or beach this
    $200 11
The Internet's version of the long-awaited video phone, it was bought by Microsoft in 2011 for over $8 billion
    $200 14
Multi-headed hellhound
    $400 16
Longfellow called this Italian city a "white phantom city whose untrodden streets are rivers"
    $400 8
In a golden oldie, it's where Fats Domino "found my thrill"
    $400 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows time-elapse satellite imagery of a storm on the monitor.) On October 22, 2012, it began as a tropical depression over the Caribbean, Jamaica got it as a hurricane two days later & by October 29th, this superstorm had a 1,000-mile-wide diameter as it reached the eastern United States
    $400 17
While playing Marco Polo at the beach, I almost collided with un bateau, one of these
    $400 12
William Gibson coined this portmanteau word that refers to the Internet as a whole
    $400 18
Hindu household goddess, or reality goddess Padma
    $600 20
This Spaniard wrote, "a knight without a lady is like a tree without leaves"
    $600 9
In a song by Nilsson, this fruit is put in the coconut & then you drink them both up
    $600 4
"It's as if God is trying to tell me something, but I don't know what that is", a man said after the 6th time this happened
    $600 27
Our beach abbreviation SPF becomes FPS in French; the "P", this word, is spelled the same in both languages
    $600 19
To come up quickly on Google, companies try to increase SEO, this type of optimization of their websites
    $600 21
Centeotl was god of this grain
    $800 24
When Mrs. Cratchit asked her husband Bob how this son behaved in church, he replied, "as good as gold"
    $800 10
Prince tipped his hat to listeners with this 1985 No. 2 hit
    $800 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows time-elapse satellite imagery of a storm on the monitor.) On November 5, 2013, with 74-plus-mile-per-hour winds, the storm called Haiyan was classified as this; winds hit 195 miles per hour by the time it reached the Philippines
    $800 22
Hold on to your hat! 2015 marks 20 years of his controversial but addictive online political report
    $800 23
Jackal-headed son of Osiris
    $1000 26
In Chapter 2 of "The Virginian", this 5-letter word follows "when you call me that..."
    $1000 13
Also the name of a soda, this R.E.M. song says, "Follow me, don't follow me, I've got my spine"
    $1000 6
In 2008 120-mph winds hit the Irrawaddy Delta in this country
    $1000 25
Your browser's storage of recently visited websites is called a "web" this word for something hidden

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

Daniel Erin Will
$600 $2,600 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Daniel Erin Will
$800 $3,600 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 15
In 1794 this man patented his cotton gin
    $400 6
Dr. Henry Gray, the man behind this medical book, died from smallpox at the age of 34 in 1861
    $400 5
The folks employed by the U.S. government taken collectively
    $400 17
This WWI gas that sounds like a condiment is a vesicant, meaning it causes blisters
    $400 7
Margaret Mitchell & a group of Confederate veterans were in attendance when the movie premiered in this city in 1939
    $400 1
On July 21, 1865 this "wild" gunslinger & Dave Tutt engaged in what is regarded as the first true western showdown
    $800 28
Once used to wrap a certain dairy product, this thin cotton fabric is used in the kitchen to drain liquid
    $800 12
Grays Harbor, an estuary in Washington State, was formed during the last one of these more than 11,000 years ago
    $800 30
Some opponents of same-sex marriage say, hey gay folks, how about these? Wouldn't these be good enough?
    $800 18
Some "general" info on this tank, the M4--it could go 25 mph & some had hedgerow cutters & rocket launchers
    $800 8
For her role as Mammy, this actress became the first African American to win an Oscar
    $800 2
James H. Nason patented this type of coffee maker in which hot water flows through a tube to filter the grounds
    $1200 27
A 1959 ad shows one of this British company's cotton trench coats with its signature plaid lining
    $1200 13
To make blue cheese, spores of a fungus genus more often associated with this antibiotic are added to milk
    $1200 29
Nonviolent refusal to obey laws in an effort to change policy
    $1200 25
AKA the M9A1 rocket launcher, this shoulder-held weapon could pierce 5 inches of armor plate, Joe
    $1200 9
To remain faithful to the book, David Selznick battled the Hays Office over the use of this word
    DD: $2,000 3
This agency was founded in 1865 to suppress counterfeit currency
    DD: $2,000 26
Dorothy's iconic blue & white checked pinafore in "The Wizard of Oz" was made from this cotton fabric
    $1600 14
The blue whale can eat up to 8 tons of this crustacean a day
    $1600 23
Occupation of one who designs, constructs & maintains public works
    $1600 24
Going quite a few leagues under the sea, it was the first sub powered by a nuclear reactor
    $1600 10
In 2014 the movie turned 75 & this actress who played Melanie Hamilton turned 98
    $1600 4
With $100 & 10 gallons of gumption, he founded his own hat company in Philadelphia
    $2000 22
Similar to khaki, this durable cotton twill was originally used for U.S. Army uniforms; now it's often used for casual pants
    $2000 16
Blueshift, shortening in the wavelength of the light of an approaching object, is a type of this man's shift
    $2000 21
Title of a 1970s bestseller complaining about Americans' bad English--keep it "in your head"
    $2000 20
Development of the MX missile, aka this somewhat contradictory term, began in the '70s
    $2000 11
He was working on another 1939 blockbuster when he was brought in to replace George Cukor as the film's director
    $2000 19
This 1865 children's story included such chapters as "Holland", "On the Canal" & "The Race"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Daniel Erin Will
$4,800 $12,800 $16,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A line in this short story is "Slowly, awkwardly trying out his feelers, which he now first learned to appreciate..."

Final scores:

Daniel Erin Will
$9,600 $9,399 $19,600
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $19,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Daniel Erin Will
$4,000 $12,400 $16,200
12 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
20 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $32,600

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Game tape date: 2014-12-02
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