Show #7195 - Friday, December 18, 2015

WE ASKED: NYT crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz.


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Kiyana Holderbaum, an instructional designer from Long Beach, California

Julie Graves, a public health doctor from Houston, Texas

Claudia Corriere, a church musician and homemaker from Kennesaw, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We're talking about paintings, obviously.)
(Will Shortz: In honor of Crossword Puzzle Day on Monday, I'm puzzle editor Will Shortz. You'll do better at home in this category if you worked on our crosswords this week.)
    $200 16
Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait with Pipe and Bandaged ____"
    $200 11
(Dan Patrick reads the clue.) My good friend Adam Sandler has cast me in 9 of his films, including "Grown Ups 2" in which I played a gym teacher dressed as this 1980s Celtics legend
    $200 21
A sari wearer:
    $200 6
Almonds are an excellent source of fiber & this bone-building element--got milk?
    $200 1
This Christian sacrament, a holy ceremony, is also called Eucharist
    $200 26
(Will Shortz delivers the clue.) Monday had a presidential theme; one clue was to this "supply-side fiscal policy popularized in the 1980s"
    $400 17
Jonathan Buttall is thought to be Gainsborough's model for "The ____ Boy"
    $400 12
In "Twilight" this author has a cameo as a customer in a diner with a veggie plate
    $400 22
In Italy:
    $400 7
These biggies from the Amazon basin have many health benefits, but with their high selenium content, too many can be harmful
    DD: $1,000 2
A ceremony on November 19, 1863 dedicated a cemetery in this town
    $400 27
(Will Shortz delivers the clue.) On Tuesday we had some hidden Bobs; you'll find Dylan in this "classic board game with a peppermint forest"
    $600 18
Seurat got to the point in "A ____ Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"
    $600 13
(Al Michaels delivers the clue.) Well, I didn't win an Oscar playing myself in this 1996 movie but Cuba Gooding Jr. did for his performance as a wide receiver for the Cardinals
    $600 23
Uh oh! Panama!:
    $600 8
A key ingredient in pesto, these nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E
    $600 3
Vice presidents are often sent to this type of ceremony overseas; Al Gore attended Mitterrand's in 1996
    $600 28
(Will Shortz delivers the clue.) On Wednesday you had to know compound words where each half could also have "dead" before it--there was airline, seahorse & this response to "top on official stationery"
    $800 19
Duchamp caused a scandal with his "Nude Descending a ____, No. 2"
    $800 14
Julia Roberts played this title crusader in a 2000 film while the real woman had a cameo as a waitress
    $800 24
He Laboured over Britain:
    $800 9
Pistachios get their green color mostly from lutein, which is essential to this one of the 5 senses
    $800 4
Giant scissors are mainly used for this type of ceremony at the grand opening of a new facility
    $800 29
(Will Shortz delivers the clue.) On Thursday we rolled the D-I-C-E, as in these, "racy books named after a Victorian garment"
    $1000 20
Dali gave it a name that stuck: "The Persistence of ____"
    $1000 15
From "Rebecca" on, this director appeared in all of his films; he sat next to Cary Grant on a bus in "To Catch a Thief"
    $1000 25
Late Israeli leader:
    $1000 10
Have some hazelnuts before bed; they're high in this sleep-aiding amino acid that's also found in turkey
    $1000 5
An accolade, a ceremonial tap on the shoulder with a sword, is followed by the words "I dub thee" this
    $1000 30
(Will Shortz delivers the clue.) On Friday there's no theme, so you just have to know this 10-letter "TV host who followed Jimmy Fallon on late night"

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

Claudia Julie Kiyana
$3,400 $3,800 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Claudia Julie Kiyana
$6,200 $5,600 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
This title character of a Coleridge poem must wander the world recounting the tale of his days at sea
    $400 1
To mark a product incorrectly
    $400 9
This "seasonal" palace has been called "St. Petersburg's most famous building"
    $400 8
Inducted in 1977, this American who'd been laden with gold at Munich 5 years earlier
    $400 7
In 2001 General Mills bought this other Minneapolis-based baking giant for $10.5 billion; that's a lot of dough, boy
    $400 5
In Acts 9 Paul gets a call from the Lord near this Syrian city
    $800 22
Keats was inspired to write an ode to this bird by the song of one that nested in Charles Brown's garden
    $800 2
William Blackstone called it "the great and efficacious writ, in all manner of illegal confinement"
    $800 10
Lhasa's Potala Palace would be a nice place for this religious leader, who fled in 1959, to come home to, if he ever can
    DD: $2,500 14
This oceanographer & inventor, 1910-1997
    $800 16
Minneapolis is the home town of this pop icon; his Paisley Park Studios are about a half hour away
    $800 6
Paul & Barnabas preached to big crowds in Antioch, where Acts 11 says the Disciples were first called these
    $1200 23
After part of "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" was published, this lord "awoke one morning and found myself famous"
    $1200 3
A young pine or fir stem tossed in Highland Games
    $1200 11
Istana Nurul Iman, the palace of the sultan of this country, features an air conditioned stable & a mosque for 1,500 people
    $1200 15
This 4-time Olympic gold medalist who did much of his swimming following a dive
    $1200 28
Foshay Tower was Minneapolis' tallest when opened in this year; Mr. Foshay's business promptly collapsed, but the tower stands
    $1200 17
Paul's New Testament letters include 2 to these Greeks who gave their name to an order of classical architecture
    $1600 24
His first major work was "The Lay of the Last Minstrel", a poem set on & north of England's northern border
    $1600 4
This word for the science of baseball analytics comes from the name of a research society
    DD: $3,000 12
Ponder the tragic life of Crown Prince Rudolf in his lavish suite in this capital's Schonbrunn Palace
    $1600 26
This prince shown as a young man, later chairman of the Monegasque Swimming Federation
    $1600 29
Drive your toy truck to this 12-mile-long lake in the western suburbs
    $1600 18
The lord calls Paul a "chosen vessel... to bear my name before" these non-Jews
    $2000 25
The play in verse about this Greek god "Unbound" is often regarded as Shelley's greatest work
    $2000 20
Early scientific instrument used to measure the altitude of celestial objects
    $2000 13
Overlooking Granada, Spain, it has a name from Arabic for "Red", probably from the bricks of the outer walls
    $2000 27
This U.S. champ who helped bring the swimming movie to Hollywood with films like "Bathing Beauty"
    $2000 30
Before the Twins, fans rooted for this minor league team named for the many locals who worked grinding flour
    $2000 19
Paul was born Saul in this Asia minor city around 4 B.C.

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Claudia Julie Kiyana
$16,200 $14,300 $6,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

While working for a plastics company, Don Featherstone created this iconic lawn decor, basing it on photos in National Geographic

Final scores:

Claudia Julie Kiyana
$21,200 $16,201 $10,400
2-day champion: $29,000 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Claudia Julie Kiyana
$15,600 $11,200 $6,400
22 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
8 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $33,200

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Game tape date: 2015-10-21
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