Show #5735 - Friday, July 10, 2009


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Kathleen O'Day, a home decor product manager from Oakdale, Minnesota

Peter Wiscombe, a computer engineer from High Point, North Carolina

Alyssa McRae, a gift card production designer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (whose 3-day cash winnings total $50,402)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
This Shakespeare play inspired Jose Limon to create "The Moor's Pavane", & he danced the lead role himself
    $200 21
This future baseball giant first said "Hey!" to the world when he was born in Alabama in 1931
    $200 1
George Washington was a fan of this holiday drink but used whiskey & brandy as well as rum
    $200 6
To 58102, to send it to this biggest North Dakota city, you betcha
    $200 23
...the 9/11 attacks occurred
    $200 11
I'll have this Chinese dish of sliced chicken stir-fried with mushrooms & vegetables, to go
    $400 17
We're not toying with you: one of Andersen's fairy tales inspired the ballet "The Steadfast Tin" this
    $400 22
1934 was the first year for this Oscar category, & the winner was "The Continental"
    $400 2
To be patriotic during WWII, this soda invented in 1898 adopted red, white & blue colors, still on its logo today
    $400 7
To 99501, to send it to this largest Alaska city
    $400 24
...Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands
    $400 12
Hello... Hey you... Over there! This chocolate drink has been around since the '20s
    $600 18
In "Western Symphony", dance hall girls & cowboys cavort to classic tunes like this "River Valley"
    $600 28
This ski-nosed comic broke out of Vaudeville & made his Broadway acting debut in the 1933 musical "Roberta"
    $600 3
A person used to be smashed onto a new boat as a sacrifice; this effervescent drink is less painful
    $600 8
To 86538, to send it to this Arizona town that was "too tough to die"
    $600 25
...World War II ended in Europe
    $600 13
George H.W. Bush derided Ronald Reagan's fiscal policies as this type of "economics"
    $800 19
It's the "little" French surname of choreographer Roland of the Ballets de Paris
    $800 29
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from Tavern on the Green.) Tavern on the Green opened as a restaurant in 1934; this New York City mayor opened the door with a brass key & sampled the cuisine
    $800 4
To make this 4-letter drink, the rice has to be milled because the starch, which ferments, is in the center of the rice
    $800 9
To 93308, to send it to this California city that gave its name to a country music "Sound"
    $800 26
...World War II broke out
    $800 14
Don't get on that alien ship; "To Serve Man" is one of these kitchen helpers!
    $1000 20
The jazzy ballet "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" was originally part of the Broadway musical "On Your" these
    DD: $2,600 30
Agatha Christie set Hercule Poirot afloat on a boat called the Karnak in this exotic 1937 novel
    $1000 5
White & red wines differ in that the stems & these 2 other parts of the grape are not used for white
    $1000 10
To 97405, to send it to this Oregon college town, home of the Ducks
    $1000 27
...Queen Victoria was anointed Empress of India
    $1000 15
The plan has no risk, it can't fail, it can only be described as this

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

Alyssa Peter Kathleen
$1,000 $5,400 -$600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alyssa Peter Kathleen
$2,400 $5,800 $200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
In 1905 this still-controversial Twain book was banned because a character said sweat instead of perspiration
    $400 1
In 1995 there was "Cybill", "Mad About You" & this series, "The New Adventures of Superman"
    $400 6
Exhibits in her 1893 trial in New Bedford, Mass., included her parents' skulls & the head of a hatchet
    $400 16
Streets in this Kansas town include Wyatt Earp Boulevard & Gunsmoke Street
    $400 21
"Melrose Place" was one for "Beverly Hills 90210"
    $400 26
This large Italian island was once ruled by the House of Savoy
    $800 12
The title of this 1813 Austen novel comes from the second chapter of "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"
    $800 2
In 1976 CBS's Sunday night lineup was "60 Minutes", "Sonny & Cher", then "Who loves ya, baby?", this detective
    $800 7
Stabbed during his capture at Harpers Ferry, this abolitionist spent most of his 1859 trial lying on a cot
    $800 17
This word, the first half of a familiar pair, refers to goods found floating in the sea from a shipwreck
    $800 22
Here are the rules: if the soda container stops rotating & faces you, it's time to pucker up
    $800 27
After World War I, France was given a League of Nations mandate over this country
    $1200 13
1904's "Betty Zane" was his first published novel--makes sense
    $1200 3
Choices from 1955 included "You Asked for It", "G.E. Theater" & this movie director "Presents"
    $1200 8
At her 1976 bank robbery trial, this heiress' lawyer used a brainwashing defense; the jury didn't buy it
    $1200 18
A cousin of Paul Bunyan, this "Mountain State"'s woodsman Tony Beaver had 2 oxen named Hannibal & Goliath
    $1200 23
It can be a yarn maker, or a woman who never married
    $1200 28
In 1993, limited autonomy was granted to this coastal area that's home to 1.5 million people
    $1600 14
Her crime novels include "Cause of Death" & "Cruel & Unusual"
    $1600 4
In 2000, at 8:00 you could have watched "The Simpsons", "Steve Harvey" or this heavenly show with Roma Downey
    DD: $1,000 9
After his 1633 sentencing, he said he must "abandon the false opinion that the sun is the center of the world"
    $1600 19
This Christian martyr is said to have rescued the daughter of a king & slain the dragon victimizing a Libyan town
    $1600 24
It's the rotating skid of a car losing control
    DD: $1,000 29
Once part of the Roman Empire, this nation was part of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years
    $2000 15
It's the numerical title of the Bret Easton Ellis novel made into a 1987 Robert Downey, Jr. film
    $2000 5
From 1959 until 1963 the lead-in for "Ed Sullivan" was this Jay North sitcom about a mischievous boy
    $2000 10
The first of 12 trials held in this city in the late 1940s led to the convictions of Hermann Goering & 18 other Nazis
    $2000 20
This French glassmaker that shares its name with a card game is known among collectors for its paperweights
    $2000 25
The bowman on a yacht is there to set this sail
    $2000 30
It's made up of three main islands & has a combined land area smaller than Philadelphia

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alyssa Peter Kathleen
$10,800 $19,200 $2,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This U.S. event was set after the harvest, on a day when rural folk could get there without having to travel on Sunday

Final scores:

Alyssa Peter Kathleen
$4,001 $16,799 $3,998
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $16,799 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Alyssa Peter Kathleen
$10,800 $22,400 $3,000
13 R,
3 W
30 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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Game tape date: 2009-03-25
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