Show #5717 - Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Champion Update #5: Brad Rutter.


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Ellen Brown, a hospice medical director from Palo Alto, California

Travis Shaw, a historical interpreter from Walkersville, Maryland

Francois Dominic Laramée, a writer and TV personality from Verdun, Quebec, Canada (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
Man first set foot on the Moon
    $200 16
The Beatles' first single released on this label was "Hey Jude" backed with "Revolution" in 1968
    $200 1
Created in 1938 to fight childhood polio, this organization now fights to prevent birth defects & premature births
    $200 26
I'll be left to my own devices when I play this title shelling device--filberts, anyone?
    $200 11
The one that's a vegetable
    $200 19
It might be the last thing you say to someone:
    $400 7
The U.S. celebrated its bicentennial
    $400 17
Hitsville USA, this label's original recording studio, is now a museum on West Grand Blvd. in Detroit
    $400 2
The name of this human rights group refers to a pardon, as for political offenses against a government
    $400 27
I'm too svelte to play Sancho Panza, so I'll dance this title role instead
    $400 12
The one that is a state east of the Mississippi river
    $400 22
Its diameter is 8,000 miles:
    $600 8
British troops set fire to the U.S. Capitol
    $600 18
This company famous for its round HQ in Hollywood was co-founded by songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942
    $600 3
Part of this U.N. agency's mission is to stimulate work on the prevention of epidemic diseases
    $600 28
It might be a drag, but I'll follow in the footsteps of Frederick Ashton & play one of the stepsisters in this classic
    $600 13
The one who is an American-born U.S. governor but has not appeared on "The Dating Game"
    $600 23
    $800 9
John Brown captured the arsenal at Harpers Ferry
    DD: $1,200 20
In 1947, Ahmet Ertegun founded this jazz & R&B label, which soon had an "ocean" of talent, including Ray Charles
    $800 4
A nonprofit that provides women with professional clothes & career development is called "Dress for" this
    $800 29
I'm perfect for Tybalt in this ballet; I love swordfighting, & my death scene will make 'em weep
    $800 14
The one that's not a letter in Einstein's famous relativity equation
    $800 24
2009 economic act:
    $1000 10
Napoleon crowned himself emperor
    $1000 21
This Seattle label, the first to release Nirvana & Soundgarden albums, turned 20 in 2008
    $1000 5
Proceeds from the sale of Livestrong merchandise benefit this athlete's cancer-fighting foundation
    $1000 30
I'll watch out for the ax when I play the young pastor who comforts this accused heroine in "Fall River Legend"
    $1000 15
The one whose headquarters are in the United States
    $1000 25
A synthetic fiber:

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

François Travis Ellen
$3,200 $5,600 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

François Travis Ellen
$5,600 $7,600 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Two syllables in each correct response, with the stress on the second syllable.)
(Sarah: ...from the Lace Center in Bruges, a center of the craft for hundreds of years.)
    $400 6
"What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson"? As of March 8, 1999 this baseball great "has left and gone away"?
    $400 26
Bogart's role; everybody comes to his place, sweetheart
    $400 11
To get too big for something, as kids tend to do
    $400 1
It's the easternmost of Canada's Prairie Provinces
    $400 16
One of his signature works from 1965 is seen here
    $400 21
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Bruges Lace Center in Belgium wearing a handmade collar.) Lace is often worn around the neck, & the word "lace" is derived from "laqueus", which means "noose" in this ancient language
    $800 7
Sir Vivian Fuchs, who led the first known expedition across this continent, died in 1999 at 91
    $800 27
Dooley Wilson portrayed this ivory tickler, so play it!
    $800 12
Opponents of this tax have used the term "death tax" to get support for its repeal
    $800 2
Valletta is the capital of this Mediterranean island
    $800 17
This master's portrait of Dora Maar is seen here
    $800 22
It was originally made from pale silk, so even when it's dyed black, this type of lace bears the name of a fair hair color
    $1200 8
In February 1999 Roger Ebert lost his TV partner when this critic passed away
    $1200 28
First name of Ingrid Bergman's lonely & lovely Mrs. Lund-Lazlo
    $1200 13
From the French for "loosening", it was an easing of U.S.-Soviet relations in the 1970s
    $1200 3
It's Mexico's largest Pacific port
    $1200 18
Katsushika Hokusai made numerous woodblock prints of this landmark
    DD: $500 23
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Bruges Lace Center in Belgium.) Handmade lace was dealt a near deathblow by these 2 revolutions--one a bloody revolt ending the fashion of lace for men, & one that led to machine-made lace
    $1600 9
This author of "The Sicilian" put down his pen in July
    $1600 29
First name of Claude Rains' Captain Renault; it sounds like the beginning of a beautiful friendship...
    $1600 14
Chicago's Palmer House is a famous one
    DD: $2,000 4
It became a special administrative region of China in 1999
    $1600 19
"Yellow, Red, Blue" is by this Russian, called the father of modern art
    $1600 24
The process of producing handmade lace with a small hand shuttle is called this; the word's origin is a mystery
    $2000 10
This woman long rumored to be involved with both JFK & mob boss Sam Giancana died at 65
    $2000 30
Round up the usual suspects; this German major played by Conrad Veidt has been shot
    $2000 15
It's also a common prefix, but as a verb it means "bury"
    $2000 5
It's the strait between the Malay Peninsula & the Island of Sumatra
    $2000 20
One of this master's many self-portraits is seen here
    $2000 25
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Bruges Lace Center in Belgium.) Also known as pillow lace, this popular type of lace made here in Bruges is named for the implement around which the thread is wound

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

François Travis Ellen
$17,300 $13,600 -$600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Poem that tells us: "Cossack and Russian reel'd from the sabre-stroke shatter'd and sunder'd"

Final scores:

François Travis Ellen
$27,300 $27,190 -$600
2-day champion: $46,300 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

François Travis Ellen
$17,600 $14,800 -$600
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
19 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
4 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $31,800

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Game tape date: 2009-03-17
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