Show #5824 - Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last show of the 2000s decade.


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Patty Jasper, an attorney from Los Angeles, California

Hayes Davenport, a television writer originally from Dover, Massachusetts

Jessica Stapp, an administrative assistant from Tucson, Arizona (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Kelly: The product testing expected by readers of the over 120-year-old magazine.)
    $200 3
In 1984 the rhythmic type of this became an Olympic medal sport
    $200 1
This 1984 candidate saying, "Mr. Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I" was a bit too much honesty
    $200 24
This Marshall seen here was a groundbreaking attorney & judge
    $200 5
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from inside the Good Housekeeping Institute in New York.) 2009 is the 100th anniversary of this trusted sign of quality; the first recipients included some forgotten names & some still familiar ones like Hartz Mountain
    $400 16
I never grew up poor / I have no old blue jeans / My suits are all from these siblings' store / In business since 1818
    $400 4
Many believe that the dinosaurs died out after a giant one of these hit the earth
    $400 2
On Oct. 12, 1492 this captain thought he was on an island near Japan--not exactly
    $400 15
In 1831 Marshall Hall showed that these tiny blood vessels bring the blood into contact with the tissue
    $400 6
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from inside the Good Housekeeping Institute in New York.) Fabrics are put through tens of thousands of cycles through a Wyzenbeek machine, which measures abrasion; that's a good test for this lasting quality from the Latin for 'hard'
    $600 19
"___, Charing Cross Road"
    $600 7
I'm completely shocked & horrified, I'm this 6-letter word
    $600 14
Note to this Aztec ruler who thought Cortes might be Quetzalcoatl--if he can't spell Quetzalcoatl, he's probably not
    $600 11
VP under Wilson, Thomas Marshall said, "What this country needs is a really good five-cent" one of these
    $600 10
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from inside the Good Housekeeping Institute in New York.) At Good Housekeeping they use this cylinder that lets moms & dads know if a toy presents this type of hazard; at home, a toilet paper roll works well, too
    $800 20
"___ Days that Shook the World"
    $800 8
When it's more than 90% covered by clouds, the sky is said to be this
    $800 17
This Siberian's surname means "debauched one"; might have been a little warning for empress Alexandra
    $800 12
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from inside the Good Housekeeping Institute in New York.) Looking closely at the hair follicle, a scope that magnifies 7,000 times is used to evaluate a product that claims to repair this, also called trichoptilosis
    $1000 21
"___ Weeks in a Balloon"
    $1000 23
This 6-letter Tony Stewart sport / Don't thrill me at all / July is too short / That's when Wimbledon calls
    DD: $2,600 9
Building material for a column, or a term describing smooth skin
    $1000 18
This Roman emperor whose name means "little boot" may have had some family issues in making his sister a goddess
    $1000 22
Marshall McLuhan summarized the influence of TV & computers with his aphorism "The medium is" this
    $1000 13
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from inside the Good Housekeeping Institute in New York.) Moisturizing products are evaluated by the corneometer, which tests hydration in the stratum corneum, the outer part of this outermost layer of skin

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Jessica Hayes Patty
$6,200 $600 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jessica Hayes Patty
$7,800 $3,000 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 2
His first teaching job came "relatively" early--in 1909, as an assistant prof. of physics at the Univ. of Zurich
    $400 30
NHL winger Ovechkin & Yankee infielder Rodriguez
    $400 1
It's the event that traditionally puts an end to a woman's career as a geisha
    $400 24
It means lost in thought, forgetful, like a certain movie professor
    $400 17
The brother of this artist is torn between art & business in the Robert Altman film "Vincent & Theo"
    $400 18
Paul Reiser could tell you that this 3-letter word doesn't mean "angry" when used for how I feel about you
    $800 3
In the 1670s this British genius wrote, "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"
    $800 7
Cowboy Romo & Padre Gwynn
    $800 26
Unlike most other alcoholic drinks, this Japanese one can be enjoyed when it's at 40 degrees & when it's at 122 degrees
    $800 25
A New England pudding is made with this Post product that was once promoted as the "back-to-nature cereal"
    $800 19
Charles Laughton as this painter has to deal with men upset at being shown in shadow in the "Night Watch"
    $800 20
Meaning "conjugal faithfulness", this word also describes the quality of electronic sound reproduction
    $1200 8
Born in Germany in 1912, he co-developed the V-2 rocket against the Allies but became a U.S. citizen in 1955
    $1200 4
Mr. Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants & Mr. Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs
    $1200 28
In "Letters from Iwo Jima", you can hear Japanese soldiers let out this cry, literally "10,000 Years"
    $1200 13
As opposed to freestyle, in Europe the more popular form of wrestling is this
    $1200 15
Real-lfe spouse Amy Madigan didn't play Ed Harris' wife Lee Krasner in this movie; she played Peggy Guggenheim
    $1200 21
Like Otis Redding, I like to "Try a Little" of this, also a quality I like in my steaks
    DD: $1,500 9
Around 1800 this scientist from Como, Italy developed a forerunner of the electric battery
    $1600 5
Welterweight champ Mosley & Philadelphia Phillie Victorino
    $1600 27
This island invaded by U.S. troops in April 1945 has a long martial arts tradition & may be the birthplace of nunchaku
    $1600 14
This secretive political party lasted from about 1849 to 1860, but don't say you heard it here
    $1600 11
Scarlett Johansson flashes some jewelry in this film in which she plays muse to Vermeer
    $1600 22
This alliterative term for emotional susceptibility can also describe a baby's fontanels
    $2000 10
This 17th c. British physician said the pulse comes from the heart pumping blood, not from the arteries contracting
    $2000 6
Tennis star Nadal & Dodger Furcal
    DD: $2,000 29
In the 18th century the Daimyo were vassal lords who spent half their time attending the leader with this title
    $2000 16
This comet that boogied across our skies in 1997 won't be seen for another 2,300 years
    $2000 12
In a 1996 film Jeffrey Wright played this title graffiti artist who collaborated with Warhol
    $2000 23
From the old French for "love" comes the word meaning captivated or charmed

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jessica Hayes Patty
$20,300 $16,600 $3,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

2nd only to Walt Disney's 59, this composer's 45 nominations include the "The Towering Inferno" & "Saving Private Ryan"

Final scores:

Jessica Hayes Patty
$33,300 $21,600 $3,200
2-day champion: $49,700 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jessica Hayes Patty
$20,200 $16,600 $3,200
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
2 W
8 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $40,000

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Game tape date: 2009-11-11
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