Show #5636 - Monday, February 23, 2009


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Kenneth Burns, a newspaper editor from Madison, Wisconsin

Jerome Socolof, a graduate student originally from Ilion, New York

Jeanie Welch, a retired librarian from Charlotte, North Carolina (whose 2-day cash winnings total $25,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: 2008.)
    $200 6
In 2003 Crayola retired teal blue & added a color named wild blue this
    $200 11
No. 1: "Womanizer" from her "Circus" album scored this pop goddess her first chart topper in nearly a decade
    $200 16
Of the letters in the bottom row, the last alphabetically
    $200 21
She may have tried out different poisons on prisoners before deciding on an asp for herself in 30 B.C.
    $200 26
4-letter alternate name for a small pigeon
    $200 1
In Massachusetts a national park honors these "men" who famously fought on April 19, 1775
    $400 7
Made from lapis lazuli, this deep blue pigment sounds like a super gung-ho member of the USMC
    $400 12
No. 9: She voiced Tigress in "Kung Fu Panda" & reportedly got $14 million from People magazine for baby pics
    $400 17
Of the letters in the bottom row, the second-to-last alphabetically
    $400 22
Sentenced to death by poison for corrupting the youth of Athens, he took the fatal swig in 399 B.C.
    $400 27
Rock pigeons were domesticated in this kingdom around 3000 B.C.
    $400 2
This national park extends from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay
    $600 8
Now largely synthetic, this plant dye traditionally put the blue in blue jeans
    $600 13
No. 4: This 15-year-old's apology for her Vanity Fair shoot probably boosted Yahoo! searches
    $600 18
In the top row, the pronoun formed by the letters between "Q" & "R"
    $600 23
When this randy U.S. president died suddenly in Frisco after a trip to Alaska, rumors swirled his wife had poisoned him
    $600 28
The Palmetto pigeon plant in Sumter, S.C. is the USA's largest farm for these young pigeons
    $600 3
A state park in Burnet County, Texas appropriately bears the name of this breed of cattle
    DD: $200 9
Saint Tropez & Cannes are on a coast named for this color
    $800 14
No. 2: Drama cravers turned to Yahoo! after an "explosion" hurt this company's chairman, Vince McMahon
    $800 19
In the top row, the third & fourth letters from the left spell this part of a hospital
    $800 24
Her son, the potential Louis XVII, died in prison amid rumors that he was poisoned
    $800 29
Homing pigeons used to send messages are called these
    $800 4
A state park named for this Native American woman is just 20 miles from downtown Richmond, Virginia
    $1000 10
Containing the name of a defunct kingdom, this iron blue tint was discovered by a color-maker in 18th century Berlin
    $1000 15
No. 7: Last name Uzumaki, this manga graduate of the Ninja Academy has games, comics & legions of fans
    $1000 20
Of the letters in the home row, it's the only vowel
    $1000 25
This Mongol conqueror became the leader of his people after his father, Yesugei, was poisoned by Tatars
    $1000 30
This type of once-abundant pigeon was hunted to extinction in the U.S. in the early 1900s
    $1000 5
Enjoy the many treasures of this state on a visit to Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve

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

Jeanie Jerome Kenneth
$600 $1,400 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jeanie Jerome Kenneth
$2,600 $4,200 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Sarah: ...from a house with Earth-friendly innovations everywhere.)
    $400 11
This painter of ballerinas began sculpting them around 1880; "Little Dancer of Fourteen" was his most famous
    $400 6
"Hatched for Sprinting"
    $400 21
In 1764 this Russian empress made Stanislaw Poniatowski, an ex-lover devoted to her, King of Poland
    $400 16
2-word term for a weapon, like a pistol or sword, worn at the waist
    $400 1
Jules Verne:
"Mr. Phileas Fogg lived, in 1872, at No. 7, Saville Row, Burlington Gardens"
    $400 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew holds a piece of rough fuzz.) Levi Strauss would be proud of the use of this recycled, chemical-free cotton material used in the insulation in the walls to reduce energy costs
    $800 12
An Ogdensburg, New York museum devoted to this sculptor includes his 1895 work "The Bronco Buster"
    $800 7
"Famished Cardiac Organ"
    $800 22
In 1836 this 27-year-old U.S. poet married Virginia Clemm, his underage cousin; every bit of that just ain't right
    $800 17
Radio reception & transmission with waves 10 to 200 meters long
    $800 2
"When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow"
    $800 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands outside on the porch and the camera pans up.) The photovoltaic system on the roof provides shade & produces 75% of the home's power all from waves toward the violet end of this
    $1200 13
Giovanni Bernini sculpted "Apollo and" this nymph for Cardinal Borghese in the 1620s
    $1200 8
"Me, Ablaze"
    $1200 23
This writer's relationship with Alfred Douglas was fine with him, but it drove Al's dad, Marquess of Queensberry, nuts
    $1200 18
In the NFL, a team that scores in the 61st minute of play wins in this type of overtime
    DD: $2,000 3
"It was a pleasure to burn"
    $1200 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew is in the kitchen.) Garbage goes in, & out comes fertilizer for your garden with a device that holds this decaying organic matter not normally found in the kitchen
    $1600 14
"The Dinner Party" by this sculptor who shares her name with an Ill. city has 39 place settings for 39 historical women
    $1600 9
"Splendorous 24-Hour Periods"
    $1600 24
Wife No. 5, she wed Henry VIII in 1540; she must've lost her head fooling around on him; oh wait, she did
    $1600 19
The hyphenated economic theory that cutting taxes can actually boost revenue
    $1600 4
Kafka: "Someone must have slandered Josef K., for...without having done anything wrong, he was arrested"
    $1600 29
(Sara of the Clue Crew stands in a stairwell.) Providing almost twice the insulation of treated glass, the panes are glazed polycarbonate, this type of material
    DD: $1,000 15
On June 23, 1923 he began carving on Stone Mountain, completing Robert E. Lee's head within 7 months
    $2000 10
"Loud, Booming Street"
    $2000 25
In 1974 Rep. Wilbur Mills' affair with this alliterative stripper was the talk of the Potomac River Tidal Basin
    $2000 20
Also called a varying hare, this North American rabbit is named for the size of its feet
    $2000 5
"'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'First you have to die"'
    $2000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew looks up at the lights.) The bulbs above generate less heat, can last ten years & use 1/10 the power of incandescent bulbs; they're known as LEDs, short for this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jeanie Jerome Kenneth
$10,800 $10,200 $21,600
(lock-tie game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

With 4, more national capitals are located on this river than any other river in the world

Final scores:

Jeanie Jerome Kenneth
$21,001 $5,100 $21,600
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $21,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jeanie Jerome Kenneth
$12,400 $10,200 $20,800
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
0 W
25 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $43,400

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Game tape date: 2009-01-20
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