Show #5712 - Tuesday, June 9, 2009


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Tony Terry, an IT professional from Seminole, Florida

Kate Bilo, a TV weather anchor from State College, Pennsylvania

Baltazar Pinedo, a bilingual language development specialist from Modesto, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
An 1833 meteor shower is why license plates say "Stars fell on" this state
    $200 6
The original Ronald McDonald, today you know him better as the "Today" show's weather reporter
    $200 11
In the name of military aircraft, this letter precedes 2 & 52
    $200 21
It's the item you'll learn to master & depend on at the Army's Jump School
    $200 16
On March 15, 44 B.C. Gaius Cassius Longinus (& 20 or so other guys) took a stab at this man
    $200 26
This has been the state's capital since 1824, 2 years after Florida became a U.S. territory
    $400 2
This country is a cluster of valleys in the Pyrenees
    $400 7
These days he's behind the camera directing films like "Angels and Demons" & "The Da Vinci Code"
    $400 12
These 2 letters precede Cruiser in the name of a cute car from Chrysler
    $400 22
In 1976 news, these 1-syllable features were installed at the Lincoln Memorial
    $400 17
On April 3, 1882 in St. Joseph, Missouri, Robert Ford took out this man with a shot to the head
    $400 27
This "river of grass" in southern Florida is up to 50 miles wide & generally less than a foot deep
    $600 3
This Montana city lent its name to a giant copper mining concern
    $600 8
In 2009 this funnyman was back as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau in "The Pink Panther 2"
    $600 13
It's the single-letter movie role played by Judi Dench beginning with "GoldenEye"
    $600 23
The V-22 Osprey aircraft flies like a turboprop but takes off & lands like this
    $600 18
On Sept. 5, 1877 a Fort Robinson, Neb. soldier killed this "equine" Native American after his voluntary surrender
    $600 28
In 1822 Isaiah Hart honored the provisional governor of Florida, later a U.S. president, in naming this city
    $800 4
The Red Fort, built by Akbar, is the second-most famous landmark in this city in India
    $800 9
She opened her own weight loss center in 1983 after the company she was working for was sold to Nutrisystem
    $800 14
The Roman numeral for 100
    DD: $2,000 24
You step over a comb plate to start & end each ride on one of these
    $800 19
In 1948 Nathuram Godse killed this Asian leader who had spoken of "the willing sacrifice of the innocent"
    $800 29
The name of this huge Florida lake is a Seminole Indian word meaning "plenty big water"
    $1000 5
Lewis & Clark's winter home Fort Clatsop is an attraction in this Oregon city, the oldest settlement west of the Rockies
    $1000 10
In 2003, 37 years after his death, this comedian was pardoned by N.Y.'s governor for a 1964 obscenity conviction
    $1000 15
In American Sign Language, these three letters that follow each other in the alphabet look like this
    $1000 25
The word "winch" is from Old English for this simple machine, which helps a winch lift stuff
    $1000 20
On June 28, 1914 Gavrilo Princip shot this man & his wife; there were some repercussions
    $1000 30
Hey, sweetheart, it's the Florida location seen here

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

Baltazar Kate Tony
$2,600 $3,400 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Baltazar Kate Tony
$5,200 $3,400 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
One of the 2 plays for which Tennessee Williams won Pulitzers, in 1948 & 1955
    $400 22
Its theme song says, "I'm gonna live forever, baby remember my name"
    $400 6
It's the chemical substance that carries genetic information that determines form & functioning of all living things
    $400 1
In the world of wine, this word refers to the year the grapes were harvested
    $400 12
This leader's enthronement ceremony took place when he was 4, in the iron-dragon year (1940, to us)
    $400 17
This dual sports event was first included in the Winter Olympics in 1960
    $800 27
He won Pulitzers for "Our Town" & "The Skin of our Teeth"
    $800 23
Gwyneth Paltrow starred in the 1996 adaptation of this Jane Austen novel
    $800 7
This bacterium found in eggs & poultry that causes food poisoning is named for an American pathologist
    $800 2
You might enjoy a glass of this Sicilian fortified wine while cooking up the veal dish of the same name
    $800 13
More than 80% of the people in Finland belong to this Protestant denomination
    $800 18
The 47th U.S. vice president
    $1200 28
Horton Foote won a 1995 Pulitzer for his play "The Young Man from" this state capital
    $1200 24
It told the true story of disfigured teen Rocky Dennis; Cher played his biker mom
    $1200 8
The time it takes for 50% of a given amount of a radioactive element to decay
    $1200 3
Chablis & beaujolais come from this major wine-growing region in France
    $1200 14
A student might earn an M.Div. at this type of theological school, from the Middle English for "seed plot"
    $1200 19
"Parallel Lives" by Plutarch is an early collection of these
    $1600 29
"You Can't Take It With You" unless you're George S. Kaufman & this partner, who took home the prize in 1937
    $1600 25
In this '95 thriller Al Pacino & Robert De Niro were on opposite sides of the law
    DD: $3,000 9
The quality of richness of variety of life forms, both plant & animal, in a given environment
    $1600 4
In the U.S. Johannisberg often appears on bottles of this white wine adopted from Germany
    DD: $3,000 15
Some early followers of this religion founded in England in the 1600s called themselves the Friends of Truth
    $1600 20
An oyster, clam or mussel
    $2000 30
It's the 3-letter title of Margaret Edson's play about a woman dying of cancer
    $2000 26
"Fear is the driving force" in this early Spielberg flick, originally made for TV
    $2000 10
The transfer of a fluid from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration through a membrane
    $2000 5
Fume blanc was a term coined by this California vintner to play up the smoky flavors of his sauvignon blanc
    $2000 16
Many a saint could tell you that thaumaturgy is the power to work these
    $2000 21
A prejudice, or a diagonal line across a woven fabric

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Baltazar Kate Tony
$17,400 $9,400 $12,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

First turned on in 1989 in Times Square, the "clock" measuring this ran out of digits in October 2008

Final scores:

Baltazar Kate Tony
$25,400 $1,300 $22,600
2-day champion: $26,200 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Baltazar Kate Tony
$18,000 $9,400 $11,000
26 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
1 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $38,400

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Game tape date: 2009-03-04
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