Show #5669 - Thursday, April 9, 2009


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Rick Robbins, an automotive restoration technician from Galva, Kansas

Priscilla Ball, a government contractor from Montgomery Village, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,799)

Jeff Mangum, a rental car manager from Louisville, Kentucky (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
Secretary of State Rusk visited this capital to assure South Vietnam we wouldn't sell it out
    $200 1
"Who Censored Roger Rabbit?"
    $200 6
It comes between Doctors & Borders in an international humanitarian organization
    $200 21
Gaze into Uma Silbey's book about these fortune-telling spheres; there's a whole section on quartz ones
    $200 11
A symbol of Judaism, the star of David is formed by 2 interlocking these
    $200 16
The 3 Baltic states are Estonia, Latvia & this other country
    $400 27
On Dec. 18 this Dr. Seuss animated classic aired for the first time
    $400 2
"Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team"
    $400 7
If this preposition didn't exist, we'd have song titles like "More Than There" & "More Than The Rainbow"
    $400 22
(Sarah of the Clue Crew tries her hand at fortune-telling.) The middle part of the cup stands for the near future in tasseography, the art of doing this
    $400 12
In March 2007 Colorado adopted as its second state song this John Denver hit
    $400 17
Linus Pauling had the same initials as this other chemist who lived in France 100 years earlier
    $600 28
This leader launched his Cultural Revolution
    $600 3
    $600 8
It's the 4-letter preposition in the 4-word phrase that starts many a fairy tale
    $600 23
"It's only a game--isn't it?" is a slogan of this board whose mysterious new version actually glows in the dark
    $600 13
The cooling capacity of an air conditioner is measured in these 3-letter units
    $600 18
The 2 official languages of Haiti are Creole & this
    $800 29
U.S. Catholic bishops did away with the rule prohibiting this on Fridays
    $800 4
"The Murder of Bob Crane"
    $800 9
It precedes "wraps" when keeping something a secret
    DD: $2,200 24
(Jon of the Clue Crew reads your future.) In palmistry, the fleshy pads on the hands are called mounts; a well-developed mount of this signifies a satisfying love life
    $800 14
This attraction at Disneyland is about 1/100th the height of its real Swiss counterpart
    $800 19
Among the 30 busiest airports in the U.S. are O'Hare & this other one in Chicago
    $1000 30
The Tashkent agreement, signed in the USSR, ended a 17-day war between these 2 other countries of Asia
    $1000 5
A 2008 award-winning movie:
"Q & A"
    $1000 10
To infinity & this preposition, as they say in "Toy Story"
    $1000 25
From the Latin for "to speak", it's a speaker of wise predictions, whether at Delphi or in Omaha
    $1000 15
This bay on the U.S. Atlantic Coast is actually the submerged valley of the Susquehanna River
    $1000 20
The holiest cities in Islam are Mecca & this

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

Jeff Priscilla Rick
$2,600 $2,600 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jeff Priscilla Rick
$3,400 $10,200 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to identify the show for us.)
    $400 6
On June 15, 1991 a volcanic eruption tore the top off Mount Pinatubo in this country
    $400 1
"Welcome to Korea"
(Directing, 1976)
    $400 16
Esthetician is another word for this skin care professional
    $400 11
Could it be this name for the devil, from the Hebrew for "adversary"?
    $400 21
by Ralph Ellison
    $400 26
These snakes, such as the reticulated type of Asia, have tiny hind limbs
    $800 7
Mount Ansel Adams is found on the southeast boundary of this national park
    $800 2
"The Return of Barney Fife"
(Actor, 1966)
    $800 17
Stonewall Jackson was an expert this, great at maneuvering on the battlefield
    $800 12
Sweeney Todd was this title type of barber
    $800 22
by Albert Camus
    $800 27
This adder earns its name by inflating its body & hissing (call it P. Addy)
    DD: $3,000 8
When Mount Everest's summit was reached in May 1953, this became the world's highest unclimbed peak
    $1200 3
"Mary Richards Goes to Jail"
(Writing, 1975)
    $1200 18
A master of the triangle trade (percussion-wise)
    $1200 13
The name of this rebellious archangel comes from the Latin for "light bringing"
    $1200 23
by Richard Yates
    $1200 28
The mangrove snake's vertically elliptical eye pupils give rise to this other name for it (does it hiss or meow?)
    $1600 9
Of South America's 10 highest peaks, 9 of them rise all or in part in this country
    $1600 4
"The Contest"
(Writing, 1993)
    $1600 19
Someone who handles fireworks (carefully, we hope)
    DD: $4,000 14
When used with "the", this last name of a British author is an exclamation meaning "the devil!"
    $1600 24
by Rudyard Kipling
    $1600 29
Grim name of Australian adders of the genus Acanthophis
    $2000 10
This highest Australian peak was named for a Polish patriot who aided America during the Revolutionary War
    $2000 5
"Today I Am a Clown"
(Voice-over Performance, 2004)
    $2000 20
Sir, step away from the cream pie. I repeat, step away from the pie. I am an RD, short for this
    $2000 15
The current form of this 14-letter name for one of the 7 chief devils comes from Goethe's "Faust"
    $2000 25
by Nikolai Gogol
    $2000 30
These snakes of the genus Lycodon get their familiar name from "what big teeth they have"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jeff Priscilla Rick
$16,200 $18,800 $3,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This cartoon character debuted in 1930, the same year the object he shares a name with was discovered

Final scores:

Jeff Priscilla Rick
$1 $32,401 $6,201
3rd place: $1,000 2-day champion: $45,200 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jeff Priscilla Rick
$13,800 $15,600 $3,600
16 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
27 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
8 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $33,000

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Game tape date: 2009-02-03
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