Show #5812 - Tuesday, December 15, 2009


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Naomi Schwer Bricker, a librarian from New York, New York

Saif Rathore, an M.D.-Ph.D. student from New Haven, Connecticut

Jennifer Montgomery, a jazz radio station development director from Encinitas, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You'll be presented with anagrams of various -ologies.)
    $200 1
Its state tree, a certain blue spruce, was discovered on Pikes Peak
    $200 22
The palindromic name of this Scandinavian band comes from the 4 members' first names
    $200 17
Go to him if you can't go:
    $200 9
Thornton Wilder's
    $200 4
"The malicious burning of someone else's dwelling house or outhouse" (glad the outhouse is protected, too)
    $200 2
    DD: $1,000 5
It's the only U.S. state with a 1-syllable name
    $400 23
This Mark Knopfler band chose its name to reflect the musicians' bad financial situation
    $400 18
He's all in your mind:
    $400 13
Neil Simon's
    $400 27
"The fact of having or holding property in one's power" (it's not 9/10 of Black's, it's only 1 entry)
    $400 3
    $600 6
The honeybee, its state insect, is a reference to deseret, a Book of Mormon word meaning "honeybee"
    $600 24
He had the same real name as one of The Monkees, so this "Space Oddity" man named himself after a knife
    $600 19
He can see inside of you:
    $600 14
David Mamet's
    $600 28
This 3-word term is an "unpreventable event caused exclusively by forces of nature"
    $600 10
Por favor
    $800 7
Its motto is as tough as granite: "Live free or die"
    $800 25
This Australian metal band saw their name on an appliance & only knew it had something to do with electricity
    $800 20
Have a heart:
    $800 15
Anton Chekhov's
    $800 29
"An accused person's formal response... to a criminal charge"
    $800 11
    $1000 8
Though endangered, the nene is its state bird
    $1000 26
This "Boys Are Back In Town" band was named for a female robot in a comic strip, not from the nickname of the Model T
    $1000 21
He'll get on your nerves:
    $1000 16
John Osborne's
    $1000 30
"The initial step in... prosecution whereby the defendant is brought before the court to hear the charges"
    $1000 12

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

Jennifer Saif Naomi
$3,800 $1,000 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Saif Naomi
$7,200 $200 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 14
As of 2007, it begins at 2 A.M. on the second Sunday in March & ends at 2 A.M. on the first Sunday in November
    $400 7
Bo & Luke Duke's scantily clad cousin
    $400 21
The first American-born winner of this Nobel was Robert Millikan, for his study of the elementary electric charge
    $400 26
One of the main jobs of red blood cells is to carry this gas from the lungs to the body's tissues
    $400 2
In Acts, after Peter knocks at a door she forgets to let him in; Carlton the doorman could've helped
    $400 1
In the arena form of this sport, the field is only 50 yards long
    $800 17
Sofia is the capital of this country on the Balkan Peninsula
    $800 8
On TV's "The Golden Girls", this was Betty White's character
    $800 22
Sing the song of this poet, one of the Roughs, seen here
    $800 27
In the Sun hydrogen gas is transformed by a series of atomic reactions into this other gas
    $800 3
This name for a son of Leah means "behold a son" in Hebrew; it has nothing to do with a sandwich
    $800 9
You're blushing--I hope I haven't done this to you by telling that story from when you were 6
    $1200 18
It is both National Poetry Month & National Humor Month
    $1200 13
Ms. Graham of "Swingers" & "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"
    $1200 23
A plaza in San Francisco is named for this politician who was a city supervisor when he was slain in 1978
    $1200 30
Rising too fast from deep water forces nitrogen gas into the blood, causing this condition in scuba divers
    $1200 4
Infertile for the first 20 years of her marriage to Isaac, she later had the twins Jacob & Esau
    $1200 10
The fresh type of this pizza cheese comes packed in whey or water
    $1600 19
This great statue of Giza has the Arabic name Abu al-Awl, "father of terror"
    $1600 15
Mrs. Herman Munster
    DD: $3,000 24
He chaired the commission that investigated the deaths of JFK & Lee Harvey Oswald
    $1600 29
Firedamp, basically methane, is most often found in these places
    $1600 5
All trouble faded away for her as she wandered slowly through the Fields of Boaz
    $1600 11
Unlike a close relative, the blue-winged variety of this Aussie bird doesn't "laugh" but cackles
    $2000 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a geometric diagram on the monitor.) A tangent is a line that touches a circle at one point; a line that intersects at two points is called this
    $2000 16
Pug-faced Slytherin student Parkinson, who's keen on Draco Malfoy
    $2000 25
This American lyricist collaborated with Frederick Loewe on the song "The Rain In Spain", among others
    $2000 28
The first use of this elemental gas as a weapon was by the Germans at the Second Battle of Ypres
    $2000 6
One of the 7 archangels, he's not a painter, but rather presides over the spirits of men in the afterlife
    DD: $4,000 12
These French-speaking people make up about 30% of Belgium's population

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Saif Naomi
$18,200 $3,000 $13,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This bird is known for its size (5 feet tall), its call (carries 2 miles) & its rarity; in 1941 there were only 21 in the wild

Final scores:

Jennifer Saif Naomi
$8,799 $100 $6,300
2-day champion: $28,799 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jennifer Saif Naomi
$20,200 $3,000 $13,800
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
4 W
21 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,000

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Game tape date: 2009-11-04
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