Show #5752 - Tuesday, September 22, 2009


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Marlene Allen, an assistant professor of English from Americus, Georgia

Jon Korn, a film festival programmer originally from Concord, Massachusetts

Gary Bechtold, a garage door company owner from St. Cloud, Minnesota (whose 3-day cash winnings total $42,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
Bismarck is the second-largest city in this state
    $200 3
Poor Mumbai teen wins big on a game show, is accused of cheating
    $200 11
Seen riding a flying gander, this character is usually traced back to a 1697 book by Charles Perrault
    $200 21
It's popularly referred to as "Jewish penicillin"
    $200 1
The youngest member of the Court & the most powerful
    $200 26
"To play" this marsupial means to feign death or ignorance
    $400 17
Its dairy industry is the largest in New England
    $400 4
Norman Bates runs a sweet little motel
    $400 12
As a horse grows older, the outward slope of these increases, so it's a reliable way to gauge age
    $400 22
One of Elvis' favorite snacks was a sandwich of peanut butter & this fruit "mashed and mixed"
    $400 2
In 2007 this justice, then outnumbered 8-1, described "my position on the bench" as "lonely"
    $400 27
To have this insect's waist means to have a slender waistline
    $600 18
Its state vegetables are the chile & frijoles
    $600 5
Kate & Leo (Rose & Jack) have a shipboard romance
    $600 13
The section of Highway 9 that runs the length of Manhattan north to south
    $600 23
The kalamata type of these usually come packed in oil or vinegar
    DD: $1,500 8
The oldest & longest-serving member, he joined the court in 1975
    $600 28
"Two shakes of" this means to move remarkably fast
    $800 19
During the War of 1812 thousands in this state volunteered to enlist, hence its "Volunteer State" nickname
    $800 6
Haley Joel Osment sees dead people
    $800 14
From 1954 to 1962 this "it" girl of the '20s was the second lady of Nevada as the wife of the lieutenant governor
    $800 24
You can call them by this fancy French name but they're still snails
    $800 9
Confirmed in 2006, he was the last justice selected by George W. Bush
    $800 29
This exclamation that means "nonsense" is a 1932 Marx Brothers title
    $1000 20
Appalled by the conditions of debtors in prison in England, James Oglethorpe started this as a debtor's colony
    $1000 7
Buffalo, New York TV reporter Jim Carrey plays God
    $1000 15
You'll get a "Cross of Gold" if you can tell us the name of this "Boy Orator of the Platte"
    $1000 25
The sweet variety of this nut is popular as a snack; the bitter type is inedible but yields a flavoring extract
    $1000 10
In 1991, the Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked 7-7 on his nomination, but sent it to the full Senate
    $1000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the deck of the USS John C. Stennis.) An observation area for the flight deck is grimly called this bird's row; crashes are less common now than when it got the name

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

Gary Jon Marlene
$1,000 $4,300 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Gary Jon Marlene
$3,000 $9,300 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We're about to start the Double Jeopardy! Round, and later this year, the 60th National Book Awards will be presented, and so that is the first category we have in Double Jeopardy! today...)
    $400 1
Ralph Ellison was the first African American to win the fiction award; "Purple" prose made this woman the second
    $400 11
Joplin was a master of this musical style that emerged from saloons in the late 19th century
    $400 16
In 2002 this singer & other activists founded DATA, which stands for Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa
    $400 6
The Yeti in the Himalayas is the counterpart of this large, hairy humanlike creature in the Pacific Northwest
    $400 21 is home to this, the world's largest voluntary professional organization
    $400 26
This type of velvet is processed to have an uneven, slightly wrinkled surface
    $800 2
The winning scribe is announced at a fancy do on this New York City street more associated with finance than art
    $800 12
Interest in Joplin's music was revived by this 1973 film that featured many of his songs & starred Newman & Redford
    $800 17
In the 1990s he won Grammys for best alternative performance for back-to-back albums, "Odelay" & "Mutations"
    $800 7
Manatees, which suckle their young like humans, may underlie the legends of these creatures; Daryl Hannah played one
    $800 22 helps you save money with these, which once had to be clipped from the newspaper
    $800 27
The Klondike one lasted for 3 short but enriching years
    DD: $1,000 3
Animal-titled winners include "Dog Soldiers" & this equine Cormac McCarthy novel
    $1200 13
Canadians might know the name for this Scott Joplin composition heard here
    $1200 18
This comic who starred in "Jingle All the Way" was never a sailor but he did serve in the Air Force
    $1200 8
The last major attempt to find this monster was in 1987 when 20 cruisers swept the water with sonar
    $1200 23
You can watch video on cell phones, on TV or over the Internet with this player
    $1200 28
It's a fastball thrown high & inside to force the batter away from the plate
    $1600 4
This southerner won 2 of the first 6 awards, for "Collected Stories" & "A Fable"
    $1600 14
This novelist chose a quote from Scott Joplin to use as the opening for a 1975 bestseller
    $1600 19
Known as "The Face of '66", this British supermodel has her own clothing line
    $1600 9
This creature is the offspring of the wife of Minos & a snow-white bull
    $1600 24
Many have found old pals from homeroom at this .com launched in 1995
    $1600 29
This bird is known for its singing
    $2000 5
Not "The Man with the Golden Gun" but this Nelson Algren novel got the first fiction award
    $2000 15
Perhaps referring to himself, it's the title of the popular Scott Joplin work heard here
    $2000 20
In 2006 this "amazing" mentalist published the book "Mental Power is Real"
    DD: $1,800 10
It's a multiheaded sea serpent in Psalms & the title of a masterwork of political philosophy by Thomas Hobbes
    $2000 25
You'll find the Shockwave Player & PDF Reader "housed" at this parent company's site
    $2000 30
This plant is the source for Egyptian papyrus

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Gary Jon Marlene
$11,800 $21,300 $6,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Once a type of Roman arena, in the 18th century this 6-letter word gained its current meaning as a type of entertainment

Final scores:

Gary Jon Marlene
$9,800 $25,602 $600
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $25,602 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Gary Jon Marlene
$11,800 $22,800 $8,600
16 R,
0 W
26 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $43,200

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Game tape date: 2009-07-29
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