Show #5754 - Thursday, September 24, 2009


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Christopher Nold, an economics and film studies student from Louisville, Kentucky

Rachel Landau, a museum night security guard from Chicago, Illinois

Joann Mariani, a high school English teacher from Brooklyn, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be a word that can be formed only with the letters in the word "America".)
    $200 26
The British Museum has mysterious tubes called cong, carved of this green gemstone cherished in China
    $200 1
Down and Out in ____ ____ Cop
    $200 10
This punctuation mark over the 1 is just so darned exciting
    $200 21
In Joshua 6:20 "The wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into" this city
    $200 6
Also called a frontage road, this type of access road runs parallel to a freeway or highway
    $200 16
It's equal to 4,840 square yards
    $400 27
Washington's Freer & Sackler Galleries have exquisite nature paintings by Bada Shanren, a monk of this religion
    $400 2
Lilies of the ____ of Dreams
    $400 11
Email would be a near-impossibility without this item over the 2, aka an asperand
    $400 22
Built in 1982, the 2 walls of this memorial are 245 feet long & meet at an angle of 125º
    $400 7
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a diagram on the monitor.) The Venn diagram represents consonants & vowels; sometimes "Y" in the middle is this mathematical set that the two larger sets have in common
    $400 17
A female horse
    $600 28
Beijing's Palace Museum has spectacular but fragile kesi, tapestries of this rich fabric
    $600 3
There Will Be ____ Diamond
    $600 12
This item over the "slash" is used to enhance interrogation
    $600 23
The John Lennon wall seen here is in this Czech capital
    $600 8
"Enthusiasm" for this 4-letter street rim that helps to form the sidewalk has been minimal at best
    $600 18
This fatty part of milk is also slang for "to defeat decisively"
    $800 29
(Alex reports from Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.) The ROM's Asia collection includes the tomb of Zu Dashou, a general who, in the early 1600s, helped defend this dynasty against Manchu attacks
    $800 4
Pumping ____ Man
    $800 13
Roger Maris was all-too-familiar with this item over the 8
    DD: $2,500 24
It was first erected on the night of Aug. 12-13, 1961, the result of a governmental decree
    $800 9
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a number sequence on the monitor.) In the mathematical sequence here, 4 is termed this, just like the paved strip down the center of a highway
    $800 19
Spicy name for a spiked weapon of war used during the Middle Ages
    $1000 30
Taipei's National Palace Museum's collection of this visual art form includes "poem in seven-character verse"
    $1000 5
Five Easy ____ of April
    $1000 14
I don't mean to be diacritical, but this mark is found above tab right now, not mañana
    $1000 25
A biographer said he "was the first to build a wall, 80 miles long, to separate the Romans from the Barbarians"
    $1000 15
In an Eagles song, "Life in" this title place will "surely make you lose your mind"
    $1000 20
The highest point or summit

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

Joann Rachel Christopher
$1,800 $800 $6,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Joann Rachel Christopher
$5,200 $400 $11,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 4
In 1809, at the age of 21, Byron took his seat in this parliamentary body
    $400 11
The Commodores' "Times A Lady" divided by Paul Simon's "Trick Pony"
    $400 1
Some reports have this 16th century British king weighing in at 400 lbs., so calling him "Pork Chop", even lovingly... bad idea
    $400 12
Alpha Centauri is 4.35 of these away from us
    $400 21
We need 3 hufflers, who excel in their ability to quickly move these through a series of locks
    $800 7
In 1823 Byron gave 4,000 pounds of his own money to the Greek fleet to prepare it for war against this occupying empire
    $800 17
The Proclaimers' "I'm Gonna Be" this many "(Miles)" plus Paul Simon's "Ways To Leave Your Lover"
    $800 2
In 490 B.C. Miltiades' runner pouts & says he's only going to run 1 mile & walk the other 24 from Marathon to here
    $800 13
The major source of this treatment for bipolar disorder is mined in North Carolina
    $800 22
If you're good at making casks or barrels, we'd certainly like to hang with you, Mr. this job
    $1200 8
This church refused to accept Byron's body for burial in 1824, but a memorial to him was placed on its floor in 1969
    $1200 18
Stevie Nicks' "Edge Of" this minus The Crests' this many "Candles"
    $1200 3
In 1944 this "Desert Fox" was implicated in a plot to kill Hitler; actually, that's just aggressive-aggressive
    $1200 14
This 11th letter of the Greek alphabet is used to symbolize wavelengths
    $1200 23
Day-O! This job was for those who secured payments for goods on credit, like bananas maybe
    $1600 9
Byron set "Beppo" in this Italian city, writing, "At the moment when I fix my story, that sea-born city was in all her glory"
    $1600 19
Murray Head's nights "In Bangkok" minus Brewer & Shipley's tokes "Over The Line"
    $1600 5
He could've said, "I'm sure Clement will do a good job --for an Oxford man" after Attlee beat him to become prime minister
    $1600 15
You deserve to be crowned if you know that sassafras, avocado & cinnamon are all part of this family
    DD: $3,000 27
A mickey, used to measure movement of this computer part, equals 1/200th of an inch
    $1600 24
If you want a job as a wainwright, you better know how to fix these
    $2000 10
In 1810 Byron visited the site of Troy & swam this strait, imitating Leander
    $2000 20
The Byrds' this many "Miles High" times Eddie Money's this many "Tickets To Paradise"
    $2000 6
Lee's "Eyes of the Army", this gen. must've had something better to do when his cavalry was late for Gettysburg
    $2000 16
Types of these devices include diode, solid state & gas
    $2000 26
Jeremy Bentham's utilitarianism conceptualized hedons, which were measures of this feeling
    DD: $2,500 25
A warrener in days of yore was responsible for the keeping of these animals for meat

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Joann Rachel Christopher
$8,400 -$2,000 $13,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A 13-page document typed on April 18, 1945 with the names of 801 men inspired a 1982 book & this 1993 film

Final scores:

Joann Rachel Christopher
$99 -$2,000 $23,000
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $23,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Joann Rachel Christopher
$8,400 -$2,000 $16,800
15 R,
2 W
1 R,
3 W
30 R
(including 1 DD),
8 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $23,200

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Game tape date: 2009-07-29
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