Show #5750 - Friday, September 18, 2009


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Claxton Graham, a business analyst from Charlotte, North Carolina

Jillian Hinchliffe, a librarian and mechanical puzzles curator from Bloomington, Indiana

Gary Bechtold, a garage door company owner from St. Cloud, Minnesota (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The Emmy telecast, this Sunday, the 61st edition.)
(Alex: ...which is located in Seattle.)
    $200 26
Besides 1 & 26, they're the other 2 factors of the number 26
    $200 21
Rudolph Giuliani was Time magazine's Person of the Year for this troubled year
    $200 12
This advertising drama was 2008's Outstanding Drama Series & we'll raise our martini glass if it wins again
    $200 8
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA.) The Newport 28 is the model Alan Winslow & Douglas Campbell were flying in 1918 when they became the first Americans to shoot down enemy planes in combat over this country
    $200 1
His original name was Malcolm Little & his Muslim name was El-Hajj Malik El Shabazz
    $200 6
Comedy style in which the face shows no expression
    $400 27
It's the closest track & field event to 26 miles
    $400 22
This World's Fair dubbed the Centennial Exposition was held in Philadelphia in this year
    $400 13
This network won big in 2008 with projects like "Recount" & has 99 primetime nominations for 2009
    $400 11
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA.) The museum has a Soviet duplicate of Sputnik; on October 4, 1957, the original was launched from one of these 4-letter missiles, better known as a nuclear deterrent
    $400 2
When he began writing songs in 1907, singing waiter Israel Baline became him
    $400 7
A person who is almost identical to another
    $600 23
Adlai Stevenson lost to Eisenhower in the presidential elections held in these 2 years
    $600 14
He left the sitcom world to earn the 2008 Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series & is nominated again in 2009
    DD: $800 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA.) This British company that only existed from 1912 to 1920 produced planes called the Baby, Strutter, Pup &, most famously, the Camel
    $600 3
Infamous Dallas nightclub owner Jacob Rubenstein was better known by this name
    $600 9
A period of silence during a radio broadcast
    $800 24
Jesse Owens struck multiple Olympic gold in Berlin in this year
    $800 15
How sweet the sound of Best Reality-Competition Program for this show in 2008; let's see about 2009
    $800 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA.) This is one of four surviving examples of the USSR's Yak-9, which entered World War II in time to help turn this crucial battle & siege of July 1942 to February 1943
    $800 4
Designer Ralph Lifschitz found his name unfashionable, so he changed it to this
    $800 10
Slang for paper currency
    $1000 25
Viet Cong & North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon in this year
    $1000 16
We'll see if Glenn Close can repeat her 2008 Emmy for her work on this program
    $1000 20
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA.) Piloting Corsairs over the Solomon Islands, this Marine squadron led by "Pappy" Boyington shot down about 100 Japanese aircraft
    $1000 5
Robert Parker took this outlaw alias from his mentor; his partner took his from a city where he was jailed
    $1000 17
Rhyming term for something directly in front

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

Gary Jillian Claxton
$800 $2,000 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Gary Jillian Claxton
$400 $2,600 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 13
On Dec. 13, 1961 Father Time caught up with this 101-year-old artist with a relative in her nickname
    $400 8
This beetle of the family Coccinellidae lays her eggs on a leaf before flying away home, fire or no fire
    $400 18
Thou wishest to party in this South American city & climb its 1,325-foot Sugar Loaf Mountain, verily
    $400 5
Besides "The Godfather of Soul", another nickname described James Brown as this "in Show Business"
    $400 1
A person serving in place of another, perhaps as a teacher
    DD: $2,000 14
White hair was not a sign of age for Debby, who died in a Winnipeg zoo in 2008 as the oldest living one of these animals
    $800 9
In 1996 a cat named this dashed into a burning NYC building 5 times to pull her kittens out, & frankly, we do give a damn
    $800 19
Huzzah! Thou hast undertaken a tour of Iqaluit & Yellowknife, territorial capitals in this country
    $800 6
In 1974 James went to Zaire to perform before this boxer's "Rumble in the Jungle" with George Foreman
    $800 2
A group of 3, with or without a Holy Ghost
    $1200 15
After 144 years of good times & hard time, this Illinois prison where Jake Blues did time closed in 2002
    $1200 10
In mammals, a mother gestates a zygote, which becomes an embryo & then this, from the Latin for "offspring"
    $1200 20
Thy travels have taken thee to Wels, Graz & Innsbruck in this country
    $1200 26
Katharine Hepburn majored in history & philosophy at this Seven Sisters school that's just outside Philadelphia
    $1200 24
In 1989 "The Godfather of Soul" duetted with this "Queen of Soul" on "Gimme Your Love"
    $1200 3
The state of living alone, even for 100 years... in a fortress
    $1600 16
After 12,000 years staring out over New Hampshire, this senior citizen succumbed in 2003
    $1600 11
In relative terms, this so-called bear has the smallest babies of any placental mammal--just 1/800 of Mama's weight
    $1600 21
Zoinks! Thou findest thyself at this South American country's border with Panama
    $1600 23
On Oct. 24, 1962 Brown's legendary stage act was taped for a live album at this iconic venue in Harlem
    $1600 4
A coarse-grained igneous rock composed of quartz & feldspar
    $2000 17
In 1989 Father Time went to Switzerland to get Franz Josef II, prince of this small neighbor since 1938
    $2000 12
These royal mothers, aka hamadryads, lay 20-40 eggs in a mound of leaves; they'll strike if you get too close
    $2000 22
Thou art landlocked in this Southeast Asian country, yet may still enjoy its cities of Xam Nua & Muang Xon
    $2000 25
James sang, "When you kiss me, when you mess me, hold my hand, make me understand, I break out--in" this
    $2000 7
Reparation made by giving compensation for loss or damage

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Gary Jillian Claxton
$7,600 $4,200 $7,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Though known for writing nonsense verse, he gave Queen Victoria drawing lessons & Tennyson wrote a poem to him

Final scores:

Gary Jillian Claxton
$8,401 $598 $5,600
2-day champion: $22,001 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Gary Jillian Claxton
$9,600 $4,200 $7,600
18 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
1 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $21,400

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Game tape date: 2009-07-28
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