Show #5811 - Monday, December 14, 2009


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Jennifer Montgomery, a jazz radio station development director from Encinitas, California

Dave Mackie, a software developer from Cary, North Carolina

Siobhan McKenney, a systems administrator from Austin, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,799)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And all of the clues will be given by the former President.)
____ OF ____ BOOKS
    $200 3
(Former President Clinton delivers the clue.) Launched in 2006, the Clinton Climate Initiative is working with cities to improve energy efficiency & reduce these emissions like CO2 that contribute to global warming
    $200 1
According to a McDonald's jingle, the Big Mac gets this type of bun
    $200 13
This classic by Victor Hugo opens on Jan. 6, 1482
    $200 18
This range has more mountains that rise at least 26,000 feet than any other
    $200 10
(9 letters)
Describes a horse listed as an entry in a race, but ultimately removed
    $400 7
(Former President Clinton delivers the clue.) I'm the chairman of the national center devoted to this document; I spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony on September 17, 2000--213 years to the day it was signed
    $400 2
The name of this potato dish refers to the type of lengthwise cut, not to the dish's country of origin
    $400 14
In this Jack London novel, Francois says, "Nevaire such a dog as dat Buck!"
    $400 19
Belize has a mountain range named for these pre-Columbian people who retreated there from the Spaniards
    $400 11
(8 letters)
2-3-4-5-6 (different suits) in poker
    $600 8
(Former President Clinton delivers the clue.) For our narration of "Peter and the Wolf: Wolf Tracks", I shared a 2003 Grammy Award with Sophia Loren & this former Soviet President
    DD: $1,000 4
This cocktail of gin, cherry brandy & lemon juice is named for a city near the Malay Peninsula
    $600 15
In this memoir, Isak Dinesen wrote, "Denys Finch-Hatton... lived in my house between his safaris"
    $600 20
Seen here is what's left of fir trees after a 1980 eruption in this state
    $600 12
(9 letters)
Made a shrill cry, like a certain owl
    $800 9
(Former President Clinton delivers the clue.) In May 2009 I was named special envoy to this impoverished Caribbean nation; on my visit in July, I spoke of the hope of accelerated aid & job creation
    $800 5
Boston these were often served with Boston brown bread
    $800 16
This 7-volume novel is based on Marcel Proust's life
    $800 21
Frederick Cook, who claimed to have beaten Peary to the pole, also claimed to have scaled this highest Alaskan peak
    $800 23
(8 letters)
Describes a roof composed of leaves or straw
    $1000 25
(Former President Clinton delivers the clue.) The Clinton Hunter Development Initiative has planted several million fruit trees in Malawi & Rwanda to reverse this, caused by activities like clear-cutting which lead to land erosion
    $1000 26
Number of minutes in a regulation NHL period
    $1000 6
Traditionally served in a copper mug, this cocktail is vodka, lemon juice & ginger beer; it's got a real "kick"
    $1000 17
This Conrad book describes Marlow as a seaman, but a wanderer, too
    $1000 22
You'll be surrounded by South Africa if you climb the part of the Maluti Mountains in this country
    $1000 24
(9 letters)
Lengthened by tension

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

Siobhan Dave Jennifer
-$400 $1,800 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Siobhan Dave Jennifer
$1,400 $1,200 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 23
This dynasty began its rule of China in 1368
    $400 2
Tina Fey thanked the "dozens and dozens of viewers" when this show won the Emmy for Best Comedy in 2007
    $400 7
Botticelli's "Primavera" has several ladies in a sacred grove, including this Roman love goddess
    $400 27
He was Time magazine's Man of the Year for 1976
    $400 16
The Tropicana Casino offered a $10,000 challenge to vie against a chicken in this game of X's & O's
    $400 1
To take advantage of someone or something through manipulation
    $800 3
He won an Emmy for playing detective Jim Rockford
    $800 8
Aptly, her name translates as "a beautiful woman has come"--check out her bust
    $800 21
One rumor about this famous disappearee is that he was buried in the New York Giants' end zone
    $800 17
In "The Nun's Priest's Tale", this author tells us of the fowl Chanticleer, who tricks the fox into releasing him
    $800 12
Adjective meaning suitable for sacrifice in the interests of gaining an objective, often a military one
    $1200 4
The TV Academy dug this Ray Romano sitcom--it won Emmys as Best Comedy Series in 2003 & 2005
    DD: $4,000 9
Sir John Everett Millais captured the madness of this tragic character seen here
    $1200 20
This noted oddsmaker was seen on "The NFL Today" from 1976 to 1988
    $1200 26
Padres fans know this feathered trickster has been called "the Sir Laurence Olivier of mascots"
    $1200 13
To speed up or facilitate the progress of an issue
    $1600 28
1494's Treaty of Tordesillas set a line of demarcation between these 2 countries' overseas empires
    $1600 5
Bruce Willis won an Emmy for his guest shot on this sitcom as a lawyer who was eager to date Rachel
    $1600 10
Suzon is the name of the barmaid in his masterpiece seen here
    $1600 19
With Tammany Hall backing, this dapper politician won election as NYC mayor in 1925
    $1600 25
The hen Camilla was known to "sing" along with this other love-struck Muppet who serenaded her
    $1600 14
Gosh darn it! It's a rude or offensive word expressing anger or annoyance
    $2000 22
This Italian ruling family provided the Church with 4 popes, including Leo X & Leo XI
    $2000 6
Nominated 7 times for playing George Jefferson's wife Weezie, she won once
    $2000 11
His portrait of "Madame Henriot" makes quite an Impression... ism
    DD: $4,000 18
After his daring April 1942 raid, he & his crew bailed out over China
    $2000 24
In this hyphenated Russian's opera "The Golden Cockerel", the magic bird has the power of clairvoyance
    $2000 15
To clarify the meaning of something in a learned way

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Siobhan Dave Jennifer
$5,400 $1,200 $18,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2009 NASA named the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill for this man

Final scores:

Siobhan Dave Jennifer
$7,403 $2,399 $20,000
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Siobhan Dave Jennifer
$6,400 $1,200 $20,000
12 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
4 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $27,600

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Game tape date: 2009-11-03
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