Show #5760 - Friday, October 2, 2009


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Lynn Swanbom, a newspaper copy editor from Spokane, Washington

Josh Forsythe, a radio frequency engineer from Mankato, Minnesota

Jenifer Thomas, a teacher assistant from Jacksonville, North Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $13,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The novel.)
    $200 26
Done in comic strip form, Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" is about life during this country's Islamic Revolution
    $200 12
1984 NYC-set movie in which a priest says, "Because you share a love so big, I now pronounce you frog & pig"
    $200 8
In 1927 an Austrian candy man created the name "Pez" by shortening the German word "Pfefferminz" (this flavor)
    $200 17
This enigmatic & reclusive captain has lost a leg & possibly his mind
    $200 1
BBS can refer to a bulletin board system or this phrase meaning you'll return shortly
    $200 4
All things being this, meaning as great as, we know you're this to the task
    $400 27
"Red Scarf Girl" chronicles this horrifying Chinese Revolution of the 1960s
    $400 18
This cartoon elephant king of Celesteville is married to his, eek, cousin Celeste
    $400 10
Pez was invented as an alternative to this habit; early dispensers had no character heads & resembled lighters
    $400 22
The ship in "Moby Dick", the Pequod, was named after one of these groups
    $400 2
TTFN is short for this double talk phrase "for now"
    $400 7
You can try to contact the dear departed using this trademarked spiritual board
    $600 28
(I'm author and journalist Helene Cooper.) In "The House at Sugar Beach", my memoir of a childhood in Liberia, I recount the event that changed my life: the 1980 coup by Sgt. Doe against President Tolbert in this capital city named for the USA's 5th president
    $600 19
Orson Welles voiced Nag & June Foray voiced his wife Nagaina, 2 cobras who were dealt with by this 1975 title hero
    $600 11
In 1987 these body parts were added to the bottoms of dispensers to help them stand upright
    $600 23
Have yourself a cup of coffee after you name this first mate in the book
    $600 3
An e-mail bearing the ominous acronym NSFW means that the racy attachment is this
    $600 9
Il est un 2-word term for "see ya around, dude"; en francais, s'il vous plait!
    $800 29
Marc Cooper's "Chilean Anti-Memoir" is called this coup leader/military dictator "and Me"
    $800 20
In the 1936 movie sequel "After" this guy, Asta the Terrier is seen chasing away a "suitor" of Mrs. Asta
    $800 14
This beloved icon remains the best-selling dispenser today (but that won't make him visit more than once a year)
    $800 24
Moby Dick is a ferocious albino whale of this species
    $800 5
Chatting at your desk on Instant Messenger? Type AFK into the window to tell them you're "away from" this
    $800 13
This practice is sometimes called mercy killing
    DD: $200 30
No coups or revolutions in Bruce McCall's "Thin Ice: Coming of Age in" this country
    $1000 21
This animated family comprises Mama & Papa Bear & their kids, Sister & Brother Bear
    $1000 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows some Pez dispensers.) In 2006 for the first time, Pez put currently-living real people on top of their dispensers--the Teutul family from this TLC series
    $1000 25
The ominously named Peter Coffin owns the Spouter-Inn in this "New" Massachusetts whaling port
    $1000 6
IANARS is a humorous caveat to your audience that you're not one of these, like Wernher von Braun
    $1000 16
A disinfectant spray, or a system of colloidal particles dispersed in a gas

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

Jenifer Josh Lynn
$1,800 $3,200 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jenifer Josh Lynn
$4,000 $4,000 $4,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response beginning with those two letters of the alphabet.)
    $400 25
Fittingly, members of this Motor City's Symphony Orchestra played on the Supremes' "I Hear A Symphony"
    $400 16
This actress & Don Johnson were wed in 1976, divorced in 1977, remarried in 1989 & split for good 7 years later
    $400 20
These fasteners were patented by Walter Hunt in 1849 & made diapering a cinch
    $400 11
This test uses high-frequency waves to provide images of the developing baby
    $400 1
A small solid extraterrestrial object that hits the Earth's surface
    $400 3
It's the largest lake in Utah
    $800 27
Popularized at Louis XIV's Court, this dance, from the French for "small", is often the third movement in symphonies
    $800 17
Nicollette Sheridan & this singer, an item for 5 years in the '90s, reunited in 2005... for a while
    $800 21
The trademarked name of this hook & loop fastener is from the French for "hooked velvet"
    $800 12
This breathing technique used in childbirth is named for a French doctor
    $800 2
With a name from Afrikaans, it's the critter seen here
    $800 4
The Iberian Peninsula is the second largest in Europe; this Northern one is the largest
    DD: $2,200 28
His Third Symphony in E Flat Major is known as "Eroica"
    $1200 18
She & Robert Wagner got married in 1972, 15 years after their first try
    $1200 22
"Manly" name for the fasteners that go through the front of formal dress shirts
    $1200 13
During pregnancy, the fetus is suspended in this sac filled with its own watery fluid
    $1200 8
A middle position, or someone who communicates with the dead
    $1200 5
The largest democracy in the world by population is this nation of 1.2 billion
    $1600 19
Sophia Loren & this producer had their 1st marriage annulled under pressure; their 2nd lasted 'til death did them part
    $1600 23
From Old French for "attach", it's a short metal fastener used to join 2 sheets of metal together
    $1600 14
Late in pregnancy, a woman should sleep on her left side; back sleeping makes this organ put pressure on the aorta
    $1600 9
"Back at the ranch", you might know this adverb denoting at the same time but in another place
    DD: $2,000 6
At almost 1 million square miles, this nation is the largest in Africa
    $2000 26
Rent asunder in 2006, playmate Shanna Moakler & this Blink-182 drummer reunited after his 2008 plane crash
    $2000 24
Around 1891, Whitcomb Judson took out a patent on the slide fastener, which today we call this
    $2000 15
You may choose to work with a midwife or one of these, from the Greek for "female servant"
    $2000 10
This job of resolving disputes is one of U.S. News & World Report's 30 best careers for 2009
    $2000 7
The highest waterfall in the world at 3,212 feet, it's in eastern Venezuela

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jenifer Josh Lynn
$13,800 $11,200 $12,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

These 2 men with 16 total career Emmys appeared in series with Mary Tyler Moore, one playing a TV host, one a TV producer

Final scores:

Jenifer Josh Lynn
$6,300 $2,800 $10,400
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $10,400

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jenifer Josh Lynn
$13,000 $11,200 $12,000
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
2 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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Game tape date: 2009-08-11
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