Show #5539 - Thursday, October 9, 2008


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Amy Ballentine, a pastry chef from Memphis, Tennessee

Vibin Kundukulam, a mechanical engineering student from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jim Davis, a college music and humanities instructor from Freeport, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $30,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Correct responses will not contain a word starting with the letter L. You'll be tempted, I know, but control yourself.)
    $200 1
In 1990 Mick Jagger & this model had a traditional Indonesian wedding ceremony on Bali
    $200 16
"B" 1865:
On April 26, 12 days after literally breaking a leg onstage, he was shot dead by federal troops
    $200 6
The Seville
    $200 11
These brothers are known for their collections of folk songs & tales, like "Kinder-und Hausmarchen"
    $200 21
The "Stars & Bars" was the nickname of this breakaway government's flag
    $200 26
He co-led an 1804 expedition to explore the Pacific Northwest
    $400 2
In 1992 presidential candidate Bill Clinton played the sax on this man's talk show
    $400 17
"I" 1958:
Army officers overthrew this country's King Faisal II & declared it a republic
    $400 7
The Skylark
    $400 12
In 1846 these 3 sisters published "Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell" at their own expense, & sold only 2 copies
    $400 22
The car part called an aerial across the pond is known as this here in the States
    $400 27
An August zodiac sign
    $600 3
"Let's Make a Deal"--name this Canadian who was inducted into the American TV Game Show Hall of Fame in 2007
    $600 18
"N" 1810:
Josephine wasn't on the guest list at his April 1 marriage to Archduchess Marie-Louise
    $600 8
The LeBaron
    $600 13
These 2 brothers, sons of a president, were given the Secret Service code names Tumbler & Tripper
    $600 23
In Europe, it extends underwater for 31 miles from Cheriton to Sangatte
    $600 28
Scientifically, this tart-tasting fruit is Citrus paradisi
    $800 4
He's been in the films "Sixteen Candles" & "The Breakfast Club" & the TV show "The Dead Zone"
    $800 19
"G" 1962:
He orbited the Earth for the first time on Feb. 20
    $800 9
The Sonata
    DD: $2,000 14
Sun Yat-Sen & this leader who followed him were brothers-in-law; their wives were sisters
    $800 24
"Kick out" these side posts of doors & windows, from the French for "leg"
    $800 29
This phenomenon results from the accumulation of electrical charges in cumulonimbus clouds
    $1000 5
In 1987 this secretary testified that she'd shredded documents for Oliver North
    $1000 20
"O" 8:
Augustus banished this Roman poet to an isolated fishing village on the Black Sea
    $1000 10
The Volare
    $1000 15
With his brother Dan, this 19th c. outlaw committed a series of daring robberies in the Victoria-New South Wales borderland
    $1000 25
Built in 1818, the Vulcan was one of the first ships made primarily of this metal
    $1000 30
In Britain's Royal Navy, it's the rank just below captain

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

Jim Vibin Amy
$4,800 $0 $5,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Vibin Amy
$5,400 $3,600 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Sarah: From the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. In 2007, they made $4 billion just in 1s.) (Alex: And Sarah brought back a lot of souvenirs for us.)
    $400 6
Scott Carpenter (1990), Pete Conrad (1993) & Sally Ride (2003) are members of this profession's Hall of Fame
    $400 26
In this film Lt. Kaffee (Cruise) says, "I want the truth!" & Col. Jessep (Nicholson) replies, "you can't handle the truth!"
    $400 21
Afraid of blood? Snakes? Enclosed places? You have one of these intense irrational fears
    $400 16
70% of Albanians practice this religion
    $400 1
He's the troubled young narrator of "The Catcher in the Rye"
    $400 11
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reads as he and Sarah hold an oversized bill at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.) One of the last things printed is the seal of this department as it was first used under the Articles of Confederation--the seal is older than the federal government
    $800 7
2004 inductees into the Hall of Fame for these include Asimo, C-3PO & Robby
    $800 27
Ethan Hunt (Tom) says, "My team is dead... They knew we were coming and the disk is gone" in this 1996 thriller
    $800 22
Ethics & logic are branches of this discipline
    $800 17
This newish nation that's 90% ethnic Albanian is on Albania's northeast border
    $800 2
He oxymoronically described his 1966 book "In Cold Blood" as a "nonfiction novel"
    $800 12
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reads from a printing press at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.) The color of the first ink used in printing $1 bills & the part of the sheet it goes on gives us this word that dates from 1862
    $1200 8
The Natl. Women's Hall of Fame honored this 18th c. woman, "wife of one president and mother of another"
    $1200 28
As Jerry Maguire, Tom tells Renee, "You complete me"; she says: "Shut up, just shut up", then this 5-word line
    $1200 23
It took nearly a hundred years, but women were finally admitted to this Greek letter society in 1875
    $1200 18
This European country conquered & annexed Albania in 1939
    $1200 3
It was Bond, James Bond in this 1953 book, Ian Fleming's first Bond novel
    DD: $1,200 13
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reads from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.) To foil counterfeiters, these security features are visible in the light & on either side of bills, because they're part of the paper rather than printed
    $1600 9's hall of fame for these includes "listen=silent" & "Madam Curie= radium came"
    $1600 29
As this vampire in "Interview with the Vampire", Cruise says, "What I wouldn't give for a drop of good... Creole blood"
    $1600 24
It's the more common term for one who works as an apothecary
    $1600 19
Funny-named Albanian rivers include the Shkumbin, the Vjos & the Ishm, on which this capital is located
    $1600 4
In an 1869 R.D. Blackmore adventure novel, Lorna is kidnapped by this family of outlaws
    $1600 14
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a press at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.) The Bureau of Engraving and Printing uses this indirect printing technique, but not like the corner print shop: its 72-ton presses run 10,000 sheets per hour
    DD: $2,000 10
Floyd Holt ('06), Janice Gould ('02) & Jaime Escalante ('99) are in the Natl. this H.O.F.; we'd list them all if we could
    $2000 30
Joel (Tom) tells his Princeton interviewer, "Sometimes you just gotta say, 'What the...'" in this film
    $2000 25
In the scientific classification of organisms, it comes between kingdom & class
    $2000 20
From 395 to 1204 Albania was ruled by this empire
    $2000 5
Walter Farley penned a series of novels about this title equine
    $2000 15
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C.) Sheets are forced at high pressure into the grooves of printing plates so bills are actually three-dimensional with slight rises & indentations; the process has this Italian name

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Vibin Amy
$20,200 $3,200 $16,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The singer/songwriter of this 1960s mega-hit has revealed that it was inspired by a president's daughter

Final scores:

Jim Vibin Amy
$32,401 $3,200 $200
2-day champion: $62,802 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jim Vibin Amy
$22,200 $3,200 $15,000
24 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
2 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $40,400

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Game tape date: 2008-08-20
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