Show #5643 - Wednesday, March 4, 2009


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Tim McMahon, a lawyer originally from Lexington, Kentucky

Noah Sheola, a graduate student originally from Peterborough, New Hampshire

Kara Mohler, a history teacher from Silver Spring, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,199)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1960s
(Alex: We want you to change the vowels in the text we give you in order to come up with the correct response.)
    $200 7
1963 protests by members of this religion, some of whom immolated themselves, led to the fall of South Vietnam's govt.
    $200 3
Keith said "the only things" he & this guy disagree about are "the band, the music and what we do"
    $200 12
Eradicated worldwide by vaccination programs, this febrile disease is caused by the variola virus
    $200 20
There's an empty cup in the freezer to make scooping this more sanitary for all (yet no one refills the trays)
    $200 1
Ah do so enjoy dressin' like this fast food icon, who began sellin' his products in buckets in 1957, indeed ah do
    $200 26
Mournful sound: grain
    $400 8
These alphanumeric planes told the U.S. government about the Soviet missiles in Cuba
    $400 4
It "made us all sick" when this "Layla" guy "went away for 6 months and came back playing better than anybody"
    $400 13
Once also called brimstone, this element produces a very strong odor when burned
    $400 21
The butter compartment is filled with Kikkoman packets of this alliterative condiment
    $400 2
Ah will not sully mah hand in this barbaric practice that resulted in Button Gwinnett's 1777 death! Good day, suh!
    $400 27
A dog: pot ball
    $600 9
Detroit was a candidate to host the 1968 Olympic Games that went to this Latin American capital
    $600 5
"I've never turned" this color "in somebody else's bathroom, I consider that the height of bad manners"
    DD: $1,000 14
(Jon of the Clue Crew demonstrates with a couple of pours.)
Like sand fitting into the spaces left by marbles, salt fills in the spaces between water molecules; the arrangement between two such substances is called this
    $600 22
Someone has this candy bar in the freezer because rock-hard it "really satisfies", as its slogan used to say
    $600 17
Before we part, ah present to you this alliterative paper item with all mah pertinent social information
    $600 28
Letterman bit: Tip Tan Lust
    $800 10
In 1968 this pope reaffirmed church opposition to artificial means of birth control
    $800 6
This '60s guitar icon was "a sweet guy... trying to find his own place to hide, he just hid too deep, that's all"
    $800 15
Used as a sweetener, this white crystalline powder, C7H5NO3S, is 300 times as sweet as sugar
    $800 24
These containers named for a guy called Earl are crammed up; careful taking one out!
    $800 18
Ashley honey, have you seen this 7-letter lightweight umbrella of mine lyin' 'round? it's pow'ful hot
    $800 29
Formal attire need: block pints
    $1000 11
Rafael Trujillo's 30-year tyranny over this country ended with his assassination in 1961
    $1000 23
Keith said this guy "showed us all in the ' ways of writing songs"--then called him "a nasty little bugger"
    $1000 16
It's what the "S" stands for in SEM, a type of electron microscope
    $1000 25
Made of chickpeas formed into balls, this street food of Israel has been in the fridge so long, I think it growled at me
    $1000 19
The leaves of the southern or laurel type of this tree tickle the skin on mah face & remind me of gentler times
    $1000 30
Library to-do: chuck eat I beak

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

Kara Noah Tim
$1,400 $2,400 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kara Noah Tim
$5,400 $3,400 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: A strange category. I'll give you an example. If we said, for instance, as a clue, "ghost with a trunk," you would say, "what is an elephantom?" Okay?)
    $400 11
"Curtain: Poirot's last case" was supposed to be published after her death but was released during her lifetime
    $400 6
Barack Obama was born on Aug. 4, 1961 in this state capital
    $400 1
    $400 12
One one-hundredth part & a revealing spread halfway through a magazine
    $400 19
In 1964 Hal Prince produced this musical set in an east European shtetl; it ran for 3,242 performances
    $400 26
Environmentalist Denis Hayes led 100s of students in organizing the observance of this April 22, 1970 event
    DD: $3,000 17
Long Jack is one of the crew on a cod boat that rescues Harvey Cheyne in the Grand Banks in this Kipling novel
    $800 7
Obama entered this university's law school in 1988 & graduated magna cum laude in '91
    $800 2
yellow-bellied sapsucker
    $800 13
The gathering of crops & a house entryway
    $800 20
Dolly Parton wrote the music & lyrics for this show, Broadway-bound in 2009; what a way to make a livin'!
    $800 27
Pele scored his 1000th goal in front of more than 100,000 fans at Maracana Stadium in this country
    $1200 18
In part II of this allegory, Christian's wife, Christiana, sets out on a pilgrimage
    $1200 8
Obama said, "I got (this) middle name from somebody who obviously didn't think I'd ever run for president"
    $1200 3
African gray,
    $1200 14
Solar timepiece & a regional language variation
    $1200 21
He took home both a Tony & an Oscar for his role in "The King and I"
    $1200 28
This pacifist led 100s on a 240-mile march to the sea, making salt from seawater to protest the salt acts
    $1600 24
In "Ivanhoe" the crusading knight is disinherited by his father because of his love for her
    $1600 9
Obama was only the third African American to be elected to the Senate since the 1865-1877 period known as this
    $1600 4
    $1600 15
Military clothing & the chemical makeup of a compound
    $1600 22
George Wendt played the Great White Way in 2008 as Edna Turnblad in this musical set in 1962
    $1600 29
On Sept. 19, 1981 Simon & Garfunkel played for 500,000 people on the Great Lawn, part of this 843-acre area
    $2000 25
This fireside novella by Dickens is subdivided not into 3 chapters but into 3 chirps
    $2000 10
Obama won the White House with 365 electoral votes; he only needed this many to win
    $2000 5
    $2000 16
The Magyar capital & a plague
    $2000 23
On Broadway since 2001, this musical co-written by a guy named Bjorn (big hint!) is about a wedding on a tiny Greek island
    DD: $2,000 30
About 800 bishops & other churchmen participated in this council (I) from Dec. 1869 to Oct. 1870

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kara Noah Tim
$13,200 $5,800 $14,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Of the 4 countries in the world that the U.S. does not have diplomatic relations with, the one that's farthest north

Final scores:

Kara Noah Tim
$26,399 $9,801 $26,500
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,500

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kara Noah Tim
$16,200 $5,800 $17,600
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
0 W
25 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $39,600

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Game tape date: 2009-01-21
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