Show #5777 - Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christine Valada game 2.


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Imran Arif Maskatia, an engineering manager from Hayward, California

Jamison Hedin, a high school librarian from Chicopee, Massachusetts

Christine Valada, a photographer and attorney originally from Walton, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And each correct response will be a word whose letters are found in "million".)
    $200 6
Laura Ingalls Wilder:
"La petite maison dans la prairie"
    $200 7
Starred in "Commando";
Ran an entire state
    $200 21
In December 2008 Time magazine shut down its edition for this country; it was the same as the U.S. edition except for the ads
    $200 26
The axial rotation of the Earth seems to shift the plane of motion of this scientist's pendulum
    $200 16
Except to break ties, this presiding officer of the House of Representatives rarely votes
    $200 1
The Hebrews got theirs from olives & used it for anointing the dead & for burning in lamps
    $400 8
"Un chant de noel"
    $400 11
Sang on 2 No. 1 hits;
Judged a singing contest on national TV
    $400 22
Trying to learn this language? Subscribe to the bilingual Hiragana Times
    $400 27
An excess of neutrons usually causes fission; fission emits neutrons, causing fission... hence this reaction
    $400 17
This green gem is actually a rare variety of beryl
    $400 2
A cut of meat from the back of an animal, between the ribs & the rump
    $600 9
"Le soleil se leve aussi"
    $600 13
Won "Cheers" for his sitcom acting;
Won raves as a baddie on "Damages"
    $600 23
64, a magazine devoted to this game, is from Russia, home of champions at it like Khalifman & Kramnik
    $600 28
Newton's second law is expressed as the equation F=ma, where F stands for this, m is mass & a is acceleration
    $600 18
Seen here, the rare tuatara of New Zealand is the only living member of an entire order of this animal class
    $600 3
Not healthy
    $800 10
Judy Blume:
"Pour toujours"
    $800 14
Had a "Comedy Hour" with his wife on CBS;
Elected to Congress
    $800 24
You can read about celebrities in Britain's Hello magazine, or about famosos in this Mexican version
    $800 29
This principle says it's impossible to measure a particle's position & momentum at the same time
    $800 19
These rare fungi are used in the diplomat sauce served over fish or shellfish
    $800 4
The puma is also called the mountain this
    $1000 12
    $1000 15
Acted on a Top-10 rated TV show;
Directed "Splash"
    DD: $2,200 25
One of Cosmopolitan's 58 international editions is in this country to which we owe the word "cosmopolitan"
    $1000 30
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) Molecules continually bombard a particle suspended in liquid, causing this random motion of the particle named for an English scientist
    $1000 20
With permission, you can read rare books & manuscripts in the Sistine Hall at this library
    $1000 5
Zero, to a Brit

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

Christine Jamison Imran
$1,400 $3,600 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Christine Jamison Imran
$4,000 $4,000 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Give us the state.)
    $400 21
The Utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham focused on this, "the pursuit of" which is our right in the Declaration of Independence
    $400 24
This comedian who got no respect said, "I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out"
    $400 16
For 46 years Charlemagne was the king of these people who gave their name to a country
    $400 11
The dinner menu at Commander's Palace has this du jour as well as soup du jour
    $400 1
Grand Teton National Park
    $400 6
Gold, silver or platinum, for instance
    $800 22
This Scot's 1776 work contained 5 books, including "Of Systems of Political Economy"
    $800 25
After an injured player couldn't remember who he was, Coach Ted Green said, "Tell him he's" this "Great One"
    $800 17
In 814 Charlemagne was succeeded by his son, the first of many French kings of this name
    $800 12
This sausage with a French origin is traditional in specialties like cornbread stuffing
    $800 2
Big Bend National Park
    $800 7
Bow your head & name this insect, seen here
    $1200 23
This supply-side economist popular during the Reagan administration is known for his "curve"
    $1200 26
Defenseman Barry Beck of this Big Apple team: "We have only one person to blame, and that's each other"
    DD: $2,000 18
Charlemagne standardized & spread the use of this, both the monetary unit & the unit of weight
    $1200 13
For safety, rather than the traditional plastic baby, you can substitute a pecan in this Mardi Gras treat
    $1200 3
Shenandoah National Park
    $1200 8
In "Cool Hand Luke", Paul Newman is sent to a chain gang camp as punishment for destroying these
    DD: $2,000 27
In January 1980 PBS began televising this economist's series "Free to Choose"
    $1600 19
In 778, hoping to take advantage of civil war among its Muslim rulers, Charlemagne invaded this neighbor
    $1600 14
Can't get more New Orleans than crawfish tails in the batter for these deep-fried dough treats, savory or sweet
    $1600 4
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
    $1600 9
Longitude east & west is reckoned by this, which runs through Greenwich, England
    $2000 20
Charlemagne was a grandson of Charles Martel & was the eldest son of this "short" king
    $2000 15
In making oyster dressing for holiday turkey, reserve the clear juice of the oysters, called this--cheers!
    $2000 5
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
    $2000 10
A good soil conditioner, it's often spread on the ground to protect plants in hot, dry weather

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Christine Jamison Imran
$14,400 $7,200 $10,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Operation Felix, a planned 1941 Nazi action to seize this territory, was never carried out because Spain wouldn't go along

Final scores:

Christine Jamison Imran
$21,001 $3,500 $10,999
2-day champion: $36,202 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Christine Jamison Imran
$16,400 $7,200 $8,000
19 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
3 W
15 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $31,600

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Game tape date: 2009-09-29
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