Show #5729 - Thursday, July 2, 2009


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Nelson Jesudas, an electrical engineer from Chandler, Arizona

Shima Majidi, a copyright attorney from New York, New York

Nina Ginocchio, a school librarian from Park Ridge, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $44,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response does not rhyme with any other word.)
    $200 17
Stephen Crane subtitled this novel "An Episode of the American Civil War"
    $200 23
A Buckeye at this school: "I'm really happy for... the guys who've been around here 6 or 7 years, especially our seniors"
    $200 1
"The best part of wakin' up is" this beverage "in your cup"
    $200 16
Move over Rachel Zoe--I love to work with celebs as this type of stylist (Angelina's fitting is today!)
    $200 6
Following lump- & tonsil(l)-, it denotes a surgical removal
    $200 11
It's a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land; there's one of Aden
    $400 18
The first chapter of this Carlo Collodi classic appeared in an Italian children's magazine in 1881
    $400 24
This coach of the Gipper: "I've found that prayers work best when you have big players"
    $400 2
This sandwich chain invites you to "Eat fresh"
    $400 19
Architecture is too staid; I want to design these, like Nitro at Six Flags
    $400 7
Coro-refers to the pupil of the eye; this, one letter different, refers to the lower intestine
    $400 12
It's an oven for firing pottery
    $600 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Rosenborg Castle Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark.) In one translation of an 1868 work, this author calls Denmark's Rosenborg "the Castle of the Roses, as beautiful as the flower that gave it its name"
    $600 25
Auburn's Shug Jordan: "Always remember" this guy "was a 40-point favorite over David"
    $600 3
This cereal brand is "kid-tested, mother-approved"
    $600 20
I'm a taster of this product & I'm a huge fan of Yuengling & Newcastle
    $600 8
This suffix means "disease"; when it follows osteo- & homeo-, the words refer to methods of treating disease
    $600 13
I won't tell you the word; I plead this amendment
    $800 27
In 1859 Edward Fitzgerald translated this Persian's 12th c. work into rhymed quatrains
    $800 29
This Seminoles coaching legend: "After you retire, there's only one big event left... and I ain't ready for that"
    $800 4
"Betcha can't eat just one" of these
    $800 21
I'm working as this, the same job as Julie McCoy on "The Love Boat", & I get to organize all the social events
    DD: $1,200 9
After my-, it means pain in the muscles; after neur-, it's pain along the course of a nerve
    $800 14
There are grey & timber types of this large carnivorous mammal
    $1000 28
This 1898 Henry James novella is considered one of the greatest ghost stories ever written
    $1000 30
This 1980s Notre Dame coach, now on ESPN: "On this team, we're all united in one goal--to keep my job"
    $1000 5
This brand of hot dog answers "to a higher authority"
    $1000 22
I'm a real-life Lara Croft & I write about my discoveries for this Washington, D.C. magazine founded in 1888
    $1000 10
Used as a suffix, -emia means pertaining to this substance
    $1000 15
It's the zodiacal degree that marks the beginning of a house or a sign

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

Nina Shima Nelson
$3,800 $0 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nina Shima Nelson
$4,200 $1,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each response is the full name of a U.S. state. Just so you know.)
(Alex: And, of course, let slip...)
    $400 6 Ma's husband
    $400 20
It was good to be Antony around 40 B.C., when he went to Athens & had himself declared this, as the "New Dionysus"
    $400 12
You are guaranteed to cry in your popcorn during this 1970 tearjerker with Ali MacGraw & Ryan O'Neal
    $400 17
In the "Winter of Terror", 1950-51, hundreds of these killed 200 people & destroyed 1,500 buildings in the Alps
    $400 1
On Aug. 4, 1956 this hit song by Elvis debuted in the Top 40
    $400 9
Military Police System's AA12 is a new fully automatic 12-gauge type of this weapon
    $800 7
...precedes Laurentiis & Palma in the names of cinema figures
    $800 21
Antony's final defeat was in a naval battle against the forces of this man who later became emperor
    $800 13
Every man cries when Kevin Costner's dead dad emerges from the corn for a game of catch in this 1989 film
    $800 18
One of these swept through the South China Sea in 1782, killing an estimated 40,000 Taiwanese
    $800 2
Proverbially, where a misbehaving husband is until his wife forgives him
    $800 24
Belleville springs & pressure plates are terms used when talking about these hidden weapons
    $1200 8
...can also mean multiple strikeouts on your scorecard
    DD: $1,500 22
Defeated in his quest to rule Rome, Mark Antony committed suicide in this country in 30 B.C.
    $1200 14
Roberto Benigni shields his son from the horrors of a concentration camp in this Italian Oscar winner
    $1200 19
A tavern dispute sparked the 3-day St. Scholastica Riot, which killed 60 of this English university's students in 1355
    $1200 3
Someone put in charge to guard against theft, or just Cerberus' day job
    $1200 25
This weapon created in 1947 has been featured on a Russian coin, Burkina Faso's coat of arms & Mozambique's flag
    $1600 10
...means "he" in French
    $1600 15
Try not to sob as Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston & their kids hold a funeral for the family dog in this 2008 film
    $1600 26
Typhoon Ruby hit this British colony on Sept. 5, 1964, killing more than 700 people
    $1600 4
Slang for a World War II infantryman
    $2000 11
...follows "Toko" in a Michener title
    $2000 23
Antony wasn't completely heroic; he had this Roman orator executed for bad-mouthing him
    $2000 16
Rachel McAdams & Ryan Gosling love each other until they become Gena Rowlands & James Garner in this 2004 weepie
    $2000 27
An 1837 fire destroyed this city's Winter Palace, but the Hermitage's treasures were saved
    DD: $700 5
An unnecessary, wasteful or fraudulent project

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nina Shima Nelson
$15,000 $5,600 $8,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Not standardized as the shape we know, the first of these alliterative items, black on white metal, appeared in Detroit in 1915

Final scores:

Nina Shima Nelson
$12,500 $8,601 $11,800
3-day champion: $56,700 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nina Shima Nelson
$15,000 $6,800 $9,000
21 R,
2 W
11 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,800

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Game tape date: 2009-03-24
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