Show #5819 - Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ryan Chaffee game 5.
Stephen Weingarten game 1.


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Sarah Boyette, a law student originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stephen Weingarten, a paraeducator from Portland, Oregon

Ryan Chaffee, a tutor from Los Angeles, California (whose 4-day cash winnings total $91,900)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
"For her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China"
    $200 1
If you're at the Superdome for an NFL game, you'll hear this song made famous by Louis Armstrong in 1939
    $200 9
Said to make the creamiest & best version, Ricotta can be the namesake ingredient in this dessert
    $200 4
    $200 15
On Dec. 24, 1943 this U.S. general was appointed Supreme Allied Commander
    $200 22
The Motion Picture Association of America gave us this term meaning explicit or obscene
    DD: $2,200 16
"For his important achievement... in the field of the great Russian epic tradition"
    $400 2
"Spirits In The Material World" is an aptly titled song on this 1981 Police album
    $400 10
Logically enough, Genoise was developed in this European city
    $400 5
Pumpkin Eater
    $400 18
Destroying more than 35,000 volumes, a fire devastated this location in Washington, D.C. on Christmas Eve 1851
    $400 23
This shortened term for a weapon appeared as early as August 1945
    $600 17
"For the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions" of Russian literature
    $600 3
Cash registers ring for Shania Twain in this song that says "We live in a greedy little world"
    $600 12
It's the geographic-sounding name of the cake seen here
    $600 6
    $600 19
Christmas Island in the Pacific gets its name from its Christmas Eve 1777 discovery by this British explorer
    $600 24
One of the first versions of this, in Michigan in 1956, had the kids hitting off a metal pipe
    $800 20
"Who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle"
    $800 29
In a Journey title, it comes between "Lovin'" & "Squeezin'"
    $800 13
A sponge cake without egg yolks or butter, it's fat free, pure white, &, as its name implies, a little piece of heaven
    $800 7
    $800 26
The War of 1812 was officially ended by the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on Dec. 24 of this year
    $800 25
A double bend in a road, or a record label with Tom Jones on its roster
    $1000 21
"For his distinguished art of narration which takes its highest form in 'The Forsyte Saga'"
    $1000 30
"You think you're alone until you realize you're in it" are lyrics in this voyeuristic Elvis Costello song
    $1000 14
It's the festive name of the cake seen here
    $1000 8
Better Than
    $1000 27
Held on spying charges by this nation, the crew of the USS Pueblo returned to the U.S. for Christmas 1968
    $1000 28
In varying sizes, this versatile item holds almost anything together & is especially useful when glue is drying

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

Ryan Stephen Sarah
$2,200 $1,600 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Stephen Sarah
$6,600 $2,600 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
An indoor pool was built for him in the West Terrace because he swam as therapy
    $400 11
At the start of this comedy classic, Elwood is picking up his brother Jake, who's getting out of prison
    $400 1
Until 1700 a commoner in this William III-led country couldn't own a greyhound, property only for the nobility
    $400 23
In 1791 Vermont joined the Union as this number state, not quite original
    $400 21
After Dolley Payne's first husband died of yellow fever in 1793, she married this man
    $400 16
Dark military offensive
    $800 7
The walls of the White House are this "stone", a type of sedimentary rock, that has been painted over
    $800 12
Shaquille O'Neal's big screen debut was in this 1994 film, as a college basketball phenom
    $800 2
Dedicated to the adoption of ex-racing greys, First State Greyhound Rescue places dogs in N.J., Penn. & this state
    $800 27
Bordering Vermont to the north is Canada, specifically this province
    $800 22
Yellow fever is caused by one of these microorganisms that get transmitted by mosquito bites
    $800 17
Earthy dress for a ball
    $1200 8
The first of these was installed in 1879 for Rutherford B. Hayes; his number was 1
    $1200 13
Diana Ross belts out "God Bless The Child" in this musical biography
    $1200 3
Greyhound owners groups commonly advise that unless you can run 40 mph, it's a really bad idea to walk one "off" this
    $1200 28
This man from Middlesex is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
    $1200 24
From the old French for "yellowness", this skin condition puts the yellow in yellow fever
    $1200 18
Commie grooved part of a tire
    $1600 9
The earliest known photograph taken inside the White House is of him & his cabinet at the start of the Mexican War
    $1600 14
This action flick starring Roy Scheider & a high-tech police helicopter was also briefly a TV series
    $1600 4
In Proverbs 30:31 this son of David wrote about a greyhound, the only dog breed mentioned in the Old Testament
    DD: $2,600 29
Between New Hampshire & Vermont runs this river named for a third state
    DD: $2,000 25
Control of yellow fever greatly aided the completion of this large-scale Central American project in 1914
    $1600 19
Salmon-colored psychiatrist
    $2000 10
When electric lights were installed in 1891, this pres., afraid of being shocked, wouldn't operate the switches
    $2000 15
This 1971 documentary about great white sharks contains some of the most terrifying underwater footage ever shot
    $2000 5
The greyhound originated more than 5,000 years ago in this African country, where it was used to hunt gazelles
    $2000 30
This most populous city in the state is home to the main campus of the University of Vermont
    $2000 26
A Washington, D.C. hospital bears the name of this man who fought yellow fever in Cuba & discovered its cause
    $2000 20
Blood-hued courtesan

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Stephen Sarah
$10,200 $12,200 $11,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Referring to a 1999 incident, her autobiography is titled "It's Not About the Bra"

Final scores:

Ryan Stephen Sarah
$20,400 $23,200 $21,600
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $23,200 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ryan Stephen Sarah
$8,400 $11,800 $10,600
15 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
7 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $30,800

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Game tape date: 2009-11-10
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