Show #5728 - Wednesday, July 1, 2009


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Michael Huntington, a waiter from Kansas City, Missouri

Tiffiny Fisher, a data analyst from Beaverton, Oregon

Nina Ginocchio, a school librarian from Park Ridge, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Yes, the song.)
    $200 1
"America! America! God shed his Grace on thee/ And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to" this
    $200 22
Big problems in the Little League:
"Bad _____ Bears"
    $200 17
A strand of thread for knitting, or a long tale of adventure
    $200 12
Carlos Gardel, "the Songbird of Buenos Aires", became a cultural icon singing the music of this dance
    $200 2
An illegal device for making moonshine
    $200 15
It has an average surface temperature of 5,600 kelvin
    $400 7
"O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain/ For purple mountain majesties, above" these 3 words
    $400 23
From Spencer Tracy to Steve Martin:
"Father of the _____"
    $400 20
To jerk by a violent twist (Ow, my back!), or a tool for twisting the head of a bolt
    $400 13
Rodgers & Hammerstein fans who speak German listen to "Der Konig und Ich", the Austrian cast CD of this musical
    $400 3
A small frying pan
    $400 18
It's equal to -459.69 degrees Fahrenheit
    $600 8
"O beautiful for patriot dream, that sees beyond the years/ Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human" these
    $600 24
Catch that train:
"3:10 to _____"
    $600 21
A young hoodlum, or something used to light fireworks
    DD: $2,400 11
The 1990 album "Unison" marked the English language debut of this chanteuse from Quebec
    $600 4
A sudden wave of high emotion or excitement
    $600 19
Changes in the frequency of these insects' chirps can be related to changes in temperature
    $800 9
"America! America! God mend thine every flaw/ Confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in" this
    $800 25
Keanu's typecast as an alien:
"The Day the Earth _____ _____"
    $800 29
The thick lees from sugar-cane juice used in rum distillation, or the name before "Mifflin" on "The Office"
    $800 14
The name of this Mexican dance music may come from a word for "marriage", as it was performed at weddings
    $800 5
Adjective describing a high-pitched & piercing sound
    $800 27
When he invented his scale, he originally made 0 the boiling point of water & 100 its freezing point; it changed later
    $1000 10
"America! America! May God thy gold refine/ till all success be nobleness, and every gain" this godly word
    $1000 26
The remake had Ben Stiller:
"The _____ Kid"
    $1000 30
Mr. Baggins of "The Hobbit", or an archaic term for a finely tempered sword
    $1000 16
The Armenian duduk is one of the instruments on this uni-named Greek musician's "Ethnicity" album
    $1000 6
A soldier's lodging place
    $1000 28
From the Latin for "burn up", it's the process of rapid oxygenation & temperature rise associated with burning

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

Nina Tiffiny Michael
$3,600 $600 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nina Tiffiny Michael
$7,400 $5,000 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be a book that, at some point, was banned right here in the United States.)
    $400 22
New senator Mark Begich of this state replaced Ted Stevens
    $400 13
In 1972 the ironically named Frank Shorter was the Olympic champion of this long running event
    $400 11
ZZ is the snooze of a symbol for this Posturepedic mattress company
    $400 6
This 1951 J.D. Salinger work
    $400 1
It can be any refuge, or a small, fertile green region in the desert
    $400 12
This roamin' Roman conquered Brittany in 56 B.C.
    $800 23
This state's former governor Mark Warner donned his senatorial cap in 2009
    $800 14
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from a sumo training stable in Tokyo, Japan.) Sumo wrestlers scatter this compound to purify the ring prior to each match
    $800 15
BID is the winning symbol for this auction house that held its first one in 1744
    $800 7
Laura Ingalls Wilder's 1935 book
    $800 2
This type of down comes from the duck of the same name
    $800 27
Brittany got its name because it was a refuge for Celts fleeing Anglo-Saxon persecution on this nearby island
    DD: $2,000 24
One of the two states that got new senators with the last name Udall in 2009
    $1200 19
Al Oerter set an Olympic record in winning this throwing event in 1956... & again in 1960... & 1964... & 1968, too
    $1200 16
CAKE is the delicious symbol for this restaurant chain, but there's a 45-minute wait to buy a share
    $1200 8
Anthony Burgess' 1962 tale of juvenile delinquency
    $1200 3
Michael Faraday introduced this term for an electrically charged atom
    $1200 28
Dukes of the Montfort family struggled to keep Brittany neutral during this lengthy English-French war
    $1600 25
In New England Jeanne Shaheen defeated John Sununu to become this state's first female senator
    $1600 20
Born in Siberia on April 19, 1987, she signed with IMG models in 2003 & won Wimbledon in 2004
    $1600 17
PZZA is the symbol that made a lot of dough for John Schnatter & this company
    $1600 9
Giovanni Boccaccio's 1353 collection of tales
    DD: $2,000 4
A trapeze artist
    $1600 29
In the 9th century Nomenoë, Brittany's national hero, drove out this "Bald" Frankish king's forces
    $2000 26
This Southern state got a new senator, Kay Hagan, & a new governor, Beverly Perdue
    $2000 21
Berik Kupeshov, Assan Bazayev & a guy named Lance are on the Astana cycling team, named for this country's capital
    $2000 18
LVB are the initials of Beethoven & the symbol for this company that sells a Ludwig-loving instrument
    $2000 10
Daniel Keyes' 1966 novel of mouse & man
    $2000 5
Closely related to the tuba, this instrument seen here was invented in Germany in 1843
    $2000 30
In the 1970s Bretons fought off government attempts to build one of these in the Commune of Plogoff

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nina Tiffiny Michael
$21,000 $7,400 -$200
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A 19th century gambling term meaning a desirable prize, its use in reference to NYC stems from a 1921 newspaper sports column

Final scores:

Nina Tiffiny Michael
$25,000 $14,800 -$200
2-day champion: $44,200 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nina Tiffiny Michael
$20,600 $7,400 $4,200
23 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
13 R,
3 W
15 R,
8 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $32,200

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Game tape date: 2009-03-24
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