Show #7196 - Monday, December 21, 2015

Second game in which reigning champion did not return.
Alex returns from a full knee replacement, stays at his lectern during the contestant interviews, and uses a cane during the closing credits chat.


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Shoshana Gordon Ginsburg, a children's librarian from Washington, D.C.

Jay O'Brien, a physics instructor from Waterford, New York

Liz Quesnelle, a retail store owner from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Manhattan clam
    $200 17
Once in hiding, he began a book tour in 2015 for his novel "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights"
    $200 6
This word of measure can precede "bird" "-of-ale" & "stick"
    $200 12
This actress who played Satine in "Moulin Rouge!" was actually born in Honolulu
    $200 7
To talk a lot, especially in order to persuade someone, isn't "to mandible" but this synonym
    $200 24
Winky tells this boy wizard, "House-elves is not supposed to have does what they is told"
    $400 2
    $400 21
On December 7, 1941 this Tarzan creator was playing tennis with his son in Honolulu when Pearl Harbor was attacked
    $400 30
A 4-inch tall horse would measure one of these, & be very hard to ride
    $400 13
A surprise about this original "Mad Max": He was born in Peekskill, New York
    DD: $1,000 8
The first cervical vertebra is called this after a Greek god because it supports the head
    $400 25
In TV commercials, Buckets the elf is in charge of splashing fudge on this brand's cookies
    $600 3
Spanish, pearl, Maui
    $600 20
Thomas Hardy set most of his books in rural areas, as suggested in the title "Far From" this throng
    $600 29
This word found before "of women Voters" is also a distance of about 3 miles
    $600 14
At my signal unleash your response of this Wellington, New Zealand-born actor & Oscar winner
    $600 9
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an X-ray illustration on the monitor.) Falling on an outstretched arm is the most common cause of a broken wrist, & it's often this forearm bone, which is closer to the thumb, that is fractured
    $600 28
Azari is a fire elf & Naida a water elf in this Danish company's toy line & accompanying media franchise
    $800 4
Tamale, pumpkin, black bottom
    $800 19
In 1992, this "Hotel New Hampshire" author, once a college wrestler, was inducted into the Natl. Wrestling Hall of Fame
    $800 23
Someone drunk is "in his" these, though in his pints is more like it
    $800 15
"You're the One That I Want" hit No. 1 in 1978 for John Travolta & this Cambridge, England-born woman
    $800 10
This area behind the brain stem is involved in the coordination of voluntary motor movement
    $800 27
Tolkien would have said "Who the heck is Tauriel?", the wood elf played by this actress--she was created for the "Hobbit" films
    $1000 5
Dosa, blini, palacsinta
    $1000 18
She says that "Mama" & "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" are her most autobiographical novels
    $1000 22
After you land at the airport, pick up your car at this unit of frequency counter
    $1000 16
The British Isles was the birthplace of the Disco kings of the '70s, this band of brothers
    $1000 11
The thyroid gland has 2 lobes, one on each side of this tube
    $1000 26
In a Grimm tale, the wife of this artisan made clothes for the elves to show her gratitude for making them rich

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

Liz Jay Shoshana
$2,200 $600 -$600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Liz Jay Shoshana
$5,800 $3,000 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 9
The Russian people suffered greatly during the war & blamed this czar who was forced off the throne in early 1917
    $400 5
This first gospel contains Jesus' words, "Bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you"
    $400 19
This fabric used in coats usually comes from the Bactrian type
    $400 27
How square! In the mid-'80s this "amazing" puzzle showed off its colors on its own cartoon series
    $800 10
The May 8, 1915 headline in the N.Y. Times blared this ship "sunk by a submarine... twice torpedoed off Irish coast"
    $800 7
This word means operating disconnected from an associated computer
    $800 6
In a preface to this book, Walt Whitman urged people to "despise riches" & "hate tyrants"
    $800 20
A fabric made from this tall grass is all the rage in part due to its antibacterial properties
    $800 4
This video game was based on a Japanese folk hero known for his voracious appetite
    DD: $3,200 11
The Zimmerman Note encouraged this nation to ally with Germany, which promised to let it annex lost land in the U.S.
    $1200 8
Hey, dummy! The healthiest way to be hanged is "in" this way
    $1200 21
In a 1981 movie this actor declares, "I hate snakes"
    $1200 16
You can visit the city of Bowling Green & the state university of the same name; they're both in this state
    $1200 24
This lace named for a town in France was paired in song with "a pretty face and a ponytail hanging down"
    $1200 1
He's seen here in a current photo, but he remembers the '80s when he was a TV & music heartthrob
    $1600 12
On July 4, 1917 this AEF leader marched his troops through Paris to lay a wreath on the tomb of Lafayette
    $1600 14
It's a written declaration upon oath made before an official
    $1600 22
Congress says this 2-word phrase is an "offense involving actual or perceived race, color, religion", etc.
    $1600 17
For more than 40 years, Edison worked in this town with both a direction & a color
    $1600 25
This woven fabric used for suits sounds like a poetic contraction referencing the future
    $1600 3
As this "Wall Street" corporate raider, Michael Douglas taught us that greed is good
    $2000 13
The Allies suffered around 250,000 casualties trying unsuccessfully to reopen this strait also known as the Hellespont
    $2000 15
It's an iron hook with a handle for landing big fish
    $2000 23
In this Shakespeare play, Viola says "I hate ingratitude more in a man than lying, vainness", etc.
    DD: $4,000 18
This Alabama college town's name was inspired by a line from Oliver Goldsmith's poem "The Deserted Village"
    $2000 26
Sails & beach umbrella are 2 items traditionally made of this hempen or flaxen cloth
    $2000 2
Miles Davis so loved the melody of her hit "Time After Time", he recorded an instrumental version

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Liz Jay Shoshana
$15,000 $3,800 $10,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1927 the publishers of the Modern Library widened its scope and took this name, meant as a joke about how it would select titles

Final scores:

Liz Jay Shoshana
$20,001 $7,599 $17,500
New champion: $20,001 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Liz Jay Shoshana
$14,400 $1,800 $8,000
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $24,200

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Game tape date: 2015-12-01
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