Show #5731 - Monday, July 6, 2009


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Joe Webb, an American lit doctoral student from St. Louis, Missouri

Jessica Harry, an attorney originally from Jackson, Wisconsin

Chris Hernandez, a biology student originally from Wharton, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $23,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

4 I's ONLY
(Alex: The letter I will appear four times in each correct response.)
    $200 1
A 1948 Olympic silver medalist in weightlifting, Harold Sakata played Oddjob, henchman to this title villain
    $200 2
Bo Derek probably knows diamonds rate this on the Mohs scale, which measures hardness
    $200 26
For the Moon this process is the opposite of waning
    $200 7
The shoestring type of this sweet treat usually comes in red or black
    $200 16
...those aren't freckles, it's this disease; see Koplik's spots inside the cheeks? A rash will appear in a few days
    $200 8
A U.S. state
    DD: $1,000 18
This title was a reference to Sean Connery's 1971 insistence that he'd played Bond for the last time
    $400 3
Sanguinary term for a diamond sold to finance military operations
    $400 27
In 1959 the Soviet Union launched the second craft appropriately bearing this name & crashed it into the Moon
    $400 9
You might be on a "shoestring" one of these allotments of funds, from the Latin for "leather bag"
    $400 17's rhinoplasty, surgery to change the structure of this, but the patient doesn't want a horn
    $400 10
Precedes Tavi in the name of a furry Kipling character
    $600 19
Orson Welles played "Le Chiffre" in the campy 1967 version of this Bond film
    $600 4
Astronomers gave this Beatles-inspired name to BPM 37093, a white dwarf star with a 2,500-mile-wide diamond core
    $600 28
When translated into English, the names of this planet's moons are fear & terror
    $600 14
Nicknamed 'Trane, this sax-y jazzman once quipped, "You can play a shoestring if you're sincere"
    $600 23
...his arm doesn't have to come off; he just has lateral humeral epicondylitis, this "sporty" affliction
    $600 11
The Mayo Clinic says as many as 80% of adults have this periodontal disease
    $800 20
The title of this film with Timothy Dalton & Carey Lowell explains why Bond gets away with murder
    $800 5
The slogan "A diamond is forever" was coined in 1947 by an ad exec for this South African commercial giant
    $800 29
They are the 2 planets in our solar system that have no known moons
    $800 15
That plastic or metal tip at the end of your shoelace is called this
    $800 24
...that's not Bart Simpson; the yellowed skin, enlarged liver & loss of appetite indicate this 9-letter disease
    $800 12
We could go on forever about this luxury division of Nissan
    $1000 21
"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" was the only film to feature him as Bond
    $1000 6
This state park in Arkansas is the USA's only diamond-producing site open to the public
    $1000 22
This unlicensed Puritan preacher & "Pilgrim's Progress" author made shoelaces in prison
    $1000 25
...parietal bones aren't in the leg, they're at the top of this 5-letter bony structure; you did finish med school, right?
    $1000 13
Reducing or making smaller, like one might do to an Internet browser window

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

Chris Jessica Joe
$2,800 $1,800 -$600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Jessica Joe
$4,800 $5,000 -$1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
The traditional hula is danced in skirts made of leaves; skirts made of this came from the Gilbert islands
    $400 17
ABBA-solutely fabulous! In 2008 it passed "Hello, Dolly!" to become the 16th longest-running show in Broadway history
    $400 3
It's home to the Castro, the Presidio & the Giants
    $400 16
When named to the court in 1897, Joseph McKenna brushed up at this type of school at Columbia University
    $400 1
In 1923 he wrote, "Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though"
    $400 8
The aches of Abel's older brother
    $800 27
In building, you get a rough look with beton brut, this material left just as it was poured
    $800 19
This actor who saw plenty of carnage as Tony Soprano starred on Broadway in "God of Carnage" in 2009
    $800 4
It's the capital of El Salvador
    $800 18
Going from a temp job to permanent employment, he's the only president who also served on the Supreme Court
    $800 2
"A tree whose hungry mouth is prest against the earth's sweet flowing breast" is one of his lines from "Trees"
    $800 9
A porcine hairpiece
    $1200 28
(Kelly of the Clue Crew holds a pink rock sample at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Geology Museum.) Because of its softness, rhodochrosite is not used in jewelry, but it's highly valued for its color; the name means this, also glasses used by optimists
    $1200 23
In 2009 Jeremy Irons trod the boards in a play named for this "-ism"--we hope it makes a lot of Monet
    $1200 5
City that was Davy Crockett's final frontier
    $1200 20
In September 1991 Clarence Thomas was the subject of a contentious confirmation hearing before this committee
    $1200 13
"The woods decay, the woods decay and fall... and after many a summer dies the swan", wrote this lord in 1860
    $1200 10
Your bill for taking a taxi
    $1600 29
The word serigraphy, a type of printing, comes from the Latin for this fabric
    $1600 24
Angela Lansbury played the happy medium Madame Arcati in the 2009 revival of this Brit's "Blithe Spirit"
    $1600 6
There's a park named for JFK in this capital of Costa Rica
    $1600 21
Her marriage to Texas oilman J. Howard Marshall became a Supreme Court ordeal in 2006
    DD: $4,000 14
In a famous ode Keats called this bird "light-winged Dryad of the trees"
    $1600 11
A group of 3 under the zodiac sign of the lion
    $2000 30
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from a washi, or paper, factory in Kyoto, Japan.) This material from plant cell walls is the basis of papermaking; soaking fibers in a strong solution dissolves more of it, resulting in softer washi
    $2000 25
Geoffrey Rush & Susan Sarandon hit Broadway in 2009 in a revival of this Romanian-born absurdist's "Exit the King"
    $2000 7
With a population of less than 5,000, it's one of the smallest capitals in Europe & is in one of the smallest nations
    DD: $1,200 22
One of the few decisions made in the summer was in the case United States v. this person in 1974
    $2000 15
"Who has seen" this? "Neither you nor I: but when the trees bow down their heads," it "is passing by"
    $2000 12
A glass handgun made by Waterford

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Chris Jessica Joe
$14,400 $11,000 $16,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Napoleon died before some of his officers could sneak him to this U.S. state where his death mask now resides

Final scores:

Chris Jessica Joe
$28,799 $15,000 $28,801
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $28,801

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Chris Jessica Joe
$14,400 $11,000 $15,800
18 R,
1 W
17 R,
2 W
14 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $41,200

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Game tape date: 2009-03-25
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