Show #5600 - Friday, January 2, 2009


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Rebecca Drinnon, an English teacher from Morristown, Tennessee

Ben Reiter, a sports writer from New York, New York

Michael Portnoy, a teacher from Miami, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
In 1857 a 7-2 ruling said this man couldn't bring a suit in the federal court, as blacks were not U.S. citizens
    $200 8
Mae Questel, seen here, was the voice of both Olive Oyl & this pretty cartoon Betty
    $200 16
Stop, thief! Specifically, it's the act of stealing a woman's handbag from her arm
    $200 21
The southernmost country in North (including Central) America
    $200 26
Dumb guys cherish this microwave button; they no longer have their ear to the door waiting for the kernels to quiet
    $200 1
Sole impression left by the unshod
    $400 7
Some said the school integration ruling in 2007's Parents Involved v. Seattle undermined this 1954 case
    $400 9
Before she was snarky Sue Ann and ditzy Rose, she was Vicki Angel on the '50s sitcom "Date With The Angels"
    $400 17
It's the manufacture of fake money to be passed off as real
    $400 22
The easternmost country in South America
    $400 27
Dumb guys now have a place to put their 32-oz. drinks; not only do these come in cars but they're on movie seats!
    $400 2
It's the German equivalent of the English word "miss"
    $600 13
In 1911 the court ruled this co. "of New Jersey" had to be dissolved for its unreasonable restraint of trade
    $600 10
She didn't go by Betty much, but anyway, she'll always be Samantha to us
    $600 18
According to the Constitution, it's levying war against the U.S. or aiding & comforting the enemy
    $600 23
The westernmost country in North America
    $600 28
Dumb guys no longer rip lettuce apart to make it; Fresh Express has it in a bag! (Dumb guys still let it rot in the fridge)
    $600 3
An agricultural plant-growth aid, often including nitrates
    $800 14
1966's this man v. Arizona was based in part on the 6th Amendment, which guarantees a defendant's right to a lawyer
    $800 11
The Betty seen here turns heads in this town
    $800 19
It's the fraudulent appropriation of money that's been entrusted to one's care
    $800 24
The westernmost country in continental Europe
    $800 29
Dumb guys think it's cool they get to slide their own credit card at the store; even cooler? This word for "slide"
    $800 4
It can be a parasitic flatworm or a lucky, chance occurrence
    $1000 15
Judicial review, the court's authority to declare laws unconstitutional, was established in him v. Madison
    $1000 12
Born Elizabeth Bloomer in 1918, she danced for Martha Graham & modeled for John Robert Powers before meeting Jerry
    $1000 20
This is the act of killing one's own brother
    DD: $1,000 25
The southernmost country in South America
    $1000 30
Dumb guys at desks feel smart clicking this & pushing the lead back in, especially considering its complicated name
    $1000 5
This compound word is a forward artillery position set up to support advancing infantry

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

Michael Ben Rebecca
$2,800 $2,200 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Ben Rebecca
$7,200 $2,800 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be a palindrome--a word that's the same going or coming.)
    $400 1
This book by Arthur Golden says, "I wasn't born and raised to be a Kyoto geisha"
    $400 6
"Happy Gilmore"
    $400 7
Julie Taymor directed the 2006 opera "Grendel", which retold this classic tale from the monster's point of view
    $400 16
In 2006 this "Sage of Omaha" donated $31 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    $400 21
Beatrice, a Florentine girl who died in 1290 to this poet's anguish
    $400 26
A job, especially for a musician
    $800 2
Alexander McCall Smith has written a series of books about the "No. 1 Ladies"' this
    $800 11
"The Sandlot"
    $800 8
Andre Gretry, "the Moliere of music", composed a 1784 opera about this crusading king
    $800 17
This future politician, "The Younger", entered Cambridge at the young age of 14 & graduated at 17 in 1776
    $800 22
Ballerinas Maria Tallchief, Tanaquil LeClercq, Suzanne Farrell...
    $800 27
A tiny child, or a small amount of liquor for a Brit
    $1200 3
"In Exile from the Land of Snows" is "The Definitive Account of" him & "Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest"
    $1200 12
"We Are Marshall"
    DD: $2,000 9
Rossini's opera about this tragic title character is subtitled "Il Moro di Venezia"
    $1200 18
Ol' King George must've loved this general's 1781 win at Guilford Courthouse but his 1781 Yorktown loss... not so much
    $1200 23
Marie-Therese Walter, in the 1930s also his model & lover
    $1200 28
Palindromic breads include India's naan & one spelling of this Jewish Sabbath item
    $1600 4
This Norman Mailer work is the true story of murderer Gary Gilmore, who chose a firing squad when given the death penalty
    $1600 13
"Mystery, Alaska"
    $1600 10
Composer Douglas Moore took flight with "The Wings of the Dove", based on a 1902 novel by this author
    $1600 19
After WWII he held Yugoslavia together for 35 years as premier & president: it didn't last without him
    $1600 24
Singer Lotte Lenya, whom he married in 1926 & in 1937
    $1600 29
Paired with flutter, it's a slow wavering of pitch due to uneven playback speed
    DD: $2,000 5
This book by Vincent Bugliosi tells "The True Story of the Manson Murders"
    $2000 14
"Balls of Fury"
    $2000 15
The full title of this Wagner opera includes the words "and the Singing Contest of the Wartburg"
    $2000 20
This German scientist whose name is a unit of frequency was the first to send & receive radio waves
    $2000 25
Alma Schindler, wife & muse of this composer (before she married architect Walter Gropius)
    $2000 30
More incarnadine

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Ben Rebecca
$14,000 $13,600 $6,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

On April 13, 1895 he entered the Devils Island penal colony to serve a life sentence, but he was out by 1899

Final scores:

Michael Ben Rebecca
$21,000 $600 $3,400
2-day champion: $40,000 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Michael Ben Rebecca
$14,000 $13,600 $5,400
19 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $33,000

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Game tape date: 2008-11-04
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