Show #5802 - Tuesday, December 1, 2009


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Ryan Swaim, a vacation rental manager from Garden City Beach, South Carolina

Shawna Brandle, a Ph.D. candidate from Rockville Centre, New York

Kimberly Jantz, an attorney from Tulsa, Oklahoma (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the two people who got married.)
    $200 20
World champ Garry Kasparov lost a 1997 match to a computer program from this company
    $200 10
In 2009 this actor spent a second "Night at the Museum" as Larry Daley
    $200 25
No castle is complete without this deep trench that prevents access from the surrounding land
    $200 1
October 1469
    $200 15
The Americanized slogan "Throw another" one of these "on the barbie" irritated Aussies, who call these prawns
    $200 5
The deadline by which a hotel room must be vacated
    $400 21
Like the knight, this chess piece is worth about 3 pawns
    $400 11
He was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for "Saturday Night Fever"
    $400 26
Naturally, the name of this type of small tower comes from a word for "tower"
    $400 2
January 25, 1533
    $400 16
Prawns a la Monza is a specialty of Tadich Grill, an institution in this California city since 1849
    $400 6
It's given by a store as a price guarantee when it runs out of a sale item
    $600 22
This late champ patented a now-standard chess clock that gives a player added time after each move
    $600 12
M. Night Shyamalan had a cameo as Dr. Hill in this 1999 film where a young boy chatted up dead folks
    $600 27
Horace Walpole's 1764 novel "The Castle of Otranto" is regarded as the first in this spooky genre
    $600 3
St. Petersburg,
November 26, 1894
    $600 17
Vietnamese prawn crackers are purchased flat; you take them home & cook them this way to make them puff up
    $600 7
A banner waved at the finish line of a car race
    $800 23
Viswanathan Anand won a 2007 supertournament, making him the first world champ from this country
    $800 13
This 1964 Beatles film was made for $500,000 & shot in a little over 6 weeks (they were working like dogs!)
    $800 28
Vaduz Castle overlooks the town of Vaduz in this principality
    $800 4
May 16, 1770
    $800 18
"Iron Chef" Chen Kenichi of prawns in chili sauce fame is the son of the man who brought this spicy Chinese style to Japan
    $800 8
Game using a 6-pointed star board, marbles & holes
    $1000 24
You can always learn a few moves in this square's park at 5th Ave. & 4th St. in Greenwich Village
    $1000 14
David Strathairn, as him: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves. Good night, and good luck"
    $1000 29
It's the 10-letter word for the grille seen here
    $1000 30
A Dutchman & an Englishwoman,
November 4, 1677
    DD: $2,600 19
If you're enjoying king prawns puri in Dhaka, they probably came from this large bay
    $1000 9
2-word term for what the winner of "Survivor" gets, or a reminder of the way things actually are

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

Kimberly Shawna Ryan
$1,800 $3,000 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kimberly Shawna Ryan
$7,800 $3,000 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: All of the clues will be presented by the National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen, who took them.)
    $400 4
"The Waste Land" gives us the line this "is the cruellest month"
    $400 6
Confidentiality between these 2 goes back to Hippocrates
    $400 3
"I knew then that 'W-A-T-E-R' meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand"
    $400 1
Baghdad is on the Tigris; Fallujah is on this
    $400 18
In his biggest hit, Tiny Tim wanted you to "Tip-Toe Thru"' these
    $400 14
(Paul Nicklen presents the clue.) Walruses use ice as a safe place to rest & save energy; mom puts her pup on her back to protect against this species, Ursus maritimus, a major predator
    $800 5
A book of verse for children, "Old Possum's Book of Practical" these found new life when adapted for Broadway
    $800 7
Take this pair of male relatives, add 2 "like"s & you've got a proverb
    $800 11
"When caught between two evils, I generally like to take the one I never tried"
    $800 2
Bismarck, North Dakota is on this river
    $800 19
On U.S. aircraft carriers, power comes from nuclear reactors & these steam-powered rotary engines
    $800 15
(Paul Nicklen presents the clue.) Called oakum boys because their brown down looks like the frayed rope fiber used to caulk ships, king penguin chicks undergo this shedding process that gives them their waterproof feathers
    DD: $2,600 28
Appropriately, this verse drama was first produced at the 1935 Canterbury Festival
    $1200 8
Psalm 23 compares the divine-human relationship to this one
    DD: $3,600 12
"I'll paint (the flower) big and they'll be surprised into taking time to look at it"
    $1200 23
Fargo, North Dakota is on this river that rose to over 20 feet above flood level in 2009
    $1200 20
Catching these is the main economic activity of Clipperton Island, a French Pacific atoll
    $1200 16
(Paul Nicklen presents the clue.) Known for its ferocity, the seal named for this big cat shows vast intelligence & is the only seal known to eat other species of seals
    $1600 29
This "Love" poem by T.S. Eliot says, "Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky"
    $1600 9
Relationship of aphids & plants (the aphids get the better of it)
    $1600 26
"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions"
    $1600 24
The city of Kazan is on this river where it joins the Kazanka
    $1600 21
Mentioned over & over in a popular Christmas song, these animals take their name from their call, not from a reptile
    $1600 17
(Paul Nicklen presents the clue.) It's easy to see why these mammals are called unicorns of the sea; that's not a horn, though--it's actually a grooved tooth
    $2000 10
In "Treasure Island", it's the relationship of the seafaring Smollett & Arrow
    $2000 27
"Children need not be born into the world unless they are wanted and have a place provided for them"
    $2000 25
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay is on this rio
    $2000 22
Ashgabat is the capital city of this central Asian nation
    $2000 13
(Paul Nicklen presents the clue.) Cliff-nesting birds, like the thousands seen here, play an important part in Arctic ecology; their guano falls before the icy water's surface to provide nutrients to these flowery invertebrates

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kimberly Shawna Ryan
$12,000 $9,800 $8,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The subtitle of this influential 1762 treatise is "Principes du droit politique" ("Principles of Political Right")

Final scores:

Kimberly Shawna Ryan
$4,000 $19,600 $1
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $19,600 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kimberly Shawna Ryan
$13,000 $9,800 $11,600
20 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
1 W
13 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,400

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Game tape date: 2009-10-14
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