Show #5753 - Wednesday, September 23, 2009


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Joann Mariani, a high school English teacher from Brooklyn, New York

Kelsey Peterson, a geology and anthropology student from Fletcher, Vermont

Jon Korn, a film festival programmer originally from Concord, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,602)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the condition for which each drug is FDA approved.)
    $200 16
In 1969 Michael & his brothers released their debut album: this Motown diva "Presents the Jackson 5"
    $200 18
This river flows through the District of Columbia
    $200 2
Neil Simon's "____ in Yonkers"
    $200 17
    $200 1
This Asian country's economy grew to be the third-largest in the world in 2007, behind only the U.S. & Japan
    $200 11
Proverbially, absence makes the heart do this
    $400 27
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2007, it's still the bestselling album of all time
    $400 20
Egypt's Qattara depression is the lowest point in this largest desert
    $400 3
Noel Coward's "____ Lives"
    $400 19
    $400 7
The parade's on, but it was announced 11 of these department stores will close, from Indianapolis to Palm Beach
    $400 12
In 1588 Elizabeth I remarked, "I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart & stomach of" this
    $600 28
In 1988 Jackson landed at the top of the book charts with this autobiography named for his famous dance
    $600 21
The Swedish island Gotland lies in this sea
    $600 4
Eugene O'Neill's "The ____ Ape"
    $600 24
Crestor &
    $600 8
A British row over expenses snagged MP Hogg, who got this cleaned out at his estate; no drawbridge repair?
    $600 13
In this biblical book, God says, "I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs"
    $800 29
Say the name of this legend with whom Jackson recorded the No. 1 hit "Say Say Say"
    DD: $1,200 22
Called Sagarmatha in Nepali, it's this peak to us
    $800 5
Leonard Gershe's "Butterflies are ____"
    $800 25
Zoloft &
    $800 9
Memos on interrogation practices released in 2009 came from the Justice Department's OLC, short for this
    $800 14
Around 375 B.C. in "The Republic", he opined that "astronomy compels the soul to look upwards"
    $1000 30
Give a yell if you know that this duet with sister Janet was the first single off "HIStory: Past, Present & Future"
    $1000 23
Regina is in this one of Canada's prairie provinces
    $1000 6
Edward Albee's "A ____ Balance"
    $1000 26
    $1000 10
This man's second-place finish in 2009's election sent Iranians into the streets
    $1000 15
In a Marlowe work, Dr. Faustus remarks about this legendary woman that "her lips suck forth my soul"

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

Jon Kelsey Joann
$3,800 -$400 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jon Kelsey Joann
$5,800 $2,800 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
The title character of this ballet leads toy soldiers in a fight against the mouse king & his army
    $400 16
In 2008's "Twilight" she had a cameo as a woman at a diner who orders a vegetarian plate
    $400 26
The Rodrigues night type of this bird was extinct by 1761; the great blue one still lives
    $400 6
German composer & pianist Hans von Bulow studied piano with this Hungarian composer
    $400 1
In Italian, these spaghetti toppers are known as polpette
    $400 11
Today a financial services leader, in 1851 it began as the New York & Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company
    $800 22
A review of this 1910 ballet said ornithologists should take note of Tamara Karsavina dancing the title role
    $800 17
When Rodney Dangerfield needs help on a paper about Vonnegut in this 1986 movie, he hires Vonnegut himself
    $800 28
After the early 1900s, the laughing this laughed last, as nesting on the ground was a bad idea; who? who? the laughing this
    $800 7
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the floor of the Crayola factory in Pennsylvania.) In 1990, Emerson Moser, the most senior Crayola maker, retired after molding a record 1.4 billion crayons; he then revealed that he had this deficiency, quite ironically
    $800 2
Like your spaghetti firm? Order it "al" this Italian word
    $800 12
What some say "High Noon" is, or the company that runs Las Vegas' Parkview Inn
    $1200 23
Balanchine's first original full-length ballet was an adaptation of this "dreamy" Shakespeare play
    $1200 18
Gore Vidal plays incumbent senator Brickley Paste, who's running against this title Tim Robbins guy
    DD: $2,000 8
In 1690 British navigator John Strong named the channel between 2 South American islands for Viscount this
    $1200 3
A popular way to serve spaghetti is with a meat & tomato sauce, called this style after a northern Italian region
    $1200 13
Things were not "All Quiet" here when Gen. Ludendorff attacked near Saint-Quentin, France in Aug. 1914
    DD: $2,000 24
Scene One of this American ballet is set at the corral of Burnt Ranch
    $1600 19
In "Annie Hall" Woody has this "medium is the message" writer rebuke a pontificating media professor
    $1600 29
After 1875 the Labrador type of this bird was no longer feeling so daffy
    $1600 9
The first secretary of this Cabinet department created in 1965: Robert C. Weaver
    $1600 4
Cream, eggs, Parmesan cheese & bits of bacon all go into this type of spaghetti sauce
    $1600 14
Apia is the capital of the South Pacific island monarchy formerly called this
    $2000 25
She's the Queen of the Swans in "Swan Lake"
    $2000 20
A frequent talk show guest, this alliterative film critic acted in "Superman" & "Myra Breckinridge"
    $2000 27
Sorry, Clarice, I won't be serving any Norfolk Island this bird, as it went extinct in 1923; care for some liver?
    $2000 10
Andrew Hamilton, representing this publisher at his 1735 libel trial, got him acquitted
    $2000 5
Getting a taste for it while in France, this pres. is credited with bringing spaghetti to America
    $2000 15
At the end of a play by John Millington Synge, the barmaid Pegeen laments, "I've lost the only playboy of" this

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jon Kelsey Joann
-$1,400 $15,200 $12,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The lantern with which he planned to initiate his most famous act is in the possession of England's Ashmolean Museum

Final scores:

Jon Kelsey Joann
-$1,400 $6,200 $19,500
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $19,500

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jon Kelsey Joann
-$1,400 $14,000 $14,000
12 R,
9 W
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
19 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $26,600

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Game tape date: 2009-07-29
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