Show #5809 - Thursday, December 10, 2009


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Seyi Fayanju, an environmental advocate from New York, New York

Leigh Rosenecker, a stay-at-home mom from Morgantown, West Virginia

Jove Graham, a biomedical engineer from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $34,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Yuri Shaporin's 1925 opera "The Decembrists" was set in this country 100 years earlier
    $200 11
This Jim Carrey character had a follow-up film subtitled "When Nature Calls"
    $200 16
He's troubled:
    $200 6
In May 1998 the Justice Dept. & 20 states charged Microsoft with violation of these laws designed to stop monopolies
    $200 21
This African-American folklore laborer: "Before I let that steam drill beat me down I'll die with my hammer in my hand"
    $200 26
U can't touch this: it's far away, its diameter is 865,000 miles & the part of it we can see is 10,000 degrees
    $400 2
1977's "Royal Hunt of the Sun" tells the story of the Spaniards' 16th century conquest of this empire
    $400 12
This Rob Schneider character had a follow-up film subtitled "European Gigolo"
    $400 17
Jealous jerk:
    $400 7
Around 1900 in Kansas, she wanted folks to stop drinking, so she began taking a hatchet to local saloons
    $400 22
Known for its cephalofoil, this fierce fish can grow 20 feet long
    $400 27
Good luck, boy-o, gettin' yer hands on one o' these folklore fairies; the word derives from old Irish fer "little body"
    $600 3
In Act 3 of an 1846 Verdi opera, this "Scourge of God" is stabbed to death by his lover Odabella
    $600 13
Her roles include Motormouth Maybelle in "Hairspray" & Matron Mama Morton in "Chicago"
    $600 18
Magic man:
    $600 8
In the early 1790s Haydn stopped in Bonn, Germany & met this young musical genius who would become Haydn's pupil
    DD: $3,800 23
Countless hammers have swung since this org.'s founding in 1976, helping to house more than 1.5 million people
    $600 28
U can't touch this lunar lander Neil Armstrong used; it was released & crashed back into the moon
    $800 4
Thea Musgrave's opera about her, "Harriet, a Woman Called Moses", has 2 acts: "From Bondage" & "To Freedom"
    $800 14
Matt Stone's writing & producing partner, he's the voice of Eric Cartman
    $800 19
Demented dad:
    $800 9
In the 1960s the French military stopped using this fortified line of defense named for a war minister
    $800 24
House majority whip from 1995 to 2003, this Texas Republican was known as "The Hammer"
    $800 29
Touching the bottom of the Challenger Deep in this trench SW of Guam? Nuh uh--it's 35,840 feet below the surface
    $1000 5
Except for a concert version, Massenet's opera of this 11th c. Castilian hero wasn't staged from 1902 to 1999
    $1000 15
This star of "Sin City" & "The Spirit" was named after the Bionic Woman
    $1000 20
Venice disguiser:
    $1000 10
On Nov. 5, 1605 he wanted to blow up Parliament to stop the persecution of Roman Catholics in England
    $1000 25
This tough guy private detective was the main character in the 1952 novel "Kiss Me, Deadly"
    $1000 30
This, Pu-239, has a half-life of 24,100 years; yours would be a lot shorter if you touched it

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

Jove Leigh Seyi
$1,600 $2,000 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jove Leigh Seyi
$7,000 $3,800 $8,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Kelly: From the Museum of Flight, the world's only flyable F-model of this World War II workhorse.)
    $400 12
On June 15, 2009 President Obama addressed this group to try to get them to scrub in & agree to health care reform
    $400 17
On May 5, 1904 he pitched the first perfect game in A.L. history; no wonder that big pitching award is named for him
    $400 2
"The City of Paul Revere"
    $400 1
Rome Beauty
    $400 7
The playoff type of this isn't just for athletes; It's also "grown by male college students during... finals week"
    $400 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from inside a B-17.) Because of its heavy defensive armament, including .50 caliber machine guns, the B-17 was dubbed the "Flying" this; Nazi propaganda tried to change that to "Flying Coffin"
    $800 13
"We are their voice" is the motto of this 5-letter group, the first animal protection organization in the United States
    $800 22
On May 18, 2004 it was no runs, no hits, no errors when this 6'10'' Arizona "Big Unit" baffled the Braves
    $800 3
"The Big Heart of Texas"
    $800 18
    $800 8
It's one way to make use of an unwanted present; a usage example begins, "Grandma gave me a horrible sweater"
    $800 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from outside a B-17.) One of the B-17's key targets was Schweinfurt, a manufacturing center for BBs, not air rifle pellets, but these round items vital to the German war effort
    $1200 14
Garrison Keillor would be proud of this denomination's "Services in America", helping 6 mil. people a year
    $1200 23
On May 8, 1968 Catfish Hunter was unhittable for this Charlie Finley-owned team
    $1200 4
"The Green Mountain City"
    $1200 19
Kansas Sweet,
    $1200 9
"Love and affection shared by two straight males" is this type of affair
    $1200 28
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from inside a B-17.) I'm at the station used by this crew member, who would carry the mission flight plan on rice paper, so he could eat it if he had to bail out over enemy territory
    $1600 15
The veterans group for this Cold War alliance's military forces is based in New Brunswick
    $1600 24
You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em; on July 28, 1994 this Texas Ranger with a familiar name did
    $1600 5
"The Queen of the Golden Empire"
    $1600 20
Santa Rosa,
Green Gage
    $1600 10
Title of a dy-no-mite '70s sitcom, it's said ironically about something not all that fun & "often used in a repetitive manner"
    $1600 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from inside a B-17.) One of the great poems of World War II is about the death of a gunner in this turret named for its shape; crewman routinely flew 12-hour missions crammed in here
    $2000 16
This society for conservative & libertarian lawyers has the name of an early U.S. political party
    $2000 25
This "Husky" White Sox lefty was perfect against Tampa Bay on July 23, 2009
    DD: $10,000 6
"The Bluegrass Capital"
    DD: $4,800 21
Red Spanish,
    $2000 11
Rhyming with "juiced", it's "to lose one's job because of one's blog", coined by blogger Heather Armstrong
    $2000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from inside a B-17.) The bombardier took aim through this top-secret bombsight that was said to be able to drop a bomb in a pickle barrel from 18,000 feet

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jove Leigh Seyi
$13,800 $15,000 $26,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1989 NO. 1 HITS
The Billboard Book of No. 1 Hits says this song brought mail from history teachers who hailed it as an educational aid

Final scores:

Jove Leigh Seyi
$1,001 $26,398 $22,799
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,398 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jove Leigh Seyi
$13,800 $12,200 $15,200
19 R,
1 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $41,200

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Game tape date: 2009-11-03
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