Show #5825 - Friday, January 1, 2010

First show of the 2010s.


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Megan Langhoff, a graduate student from New Orleans, Louisiana

Neel Varde, a food scientist from St. Charles, Illinois

Jessica Stapp, an administrative assistant from Tucson, Arizona (whose 2-day cash winnings total $49,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the country that might run such a campaign.)
    $200 26
On Pentecost the Apostles amazed people when they "began to speak with other" these
    $200 1
"I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore"
    $200 11
Originally worn by highlanders in various tartans, these are also worn by women as skirts
    $200 18
We're mostly 4,000 feet above sea level & Idi Amin doesn't run us anymore. Isn't that enough?
    $200 2
They're the 2 things Little Miss Muffet was consuming while sitting on her tuffet
    $200 14
To practice trickery or fraud in game play
    $400 27
Always mentioned last in the list of Jesus' 12 Disciples, he was the treasurer of the group
    $400 7
"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse"
    $400 12
The silhouette of a slightly flared skirt looks like a certain letter, giving it this name
    $400 19
Keflavik & Grindavik call to you, & we'll throw in a 50/50 shot at seeing Bjork somewhere
    $400 3
When used to describe meat, "marbling" means streaks of this
    $400 15
A spike on the bottom of an athletic shoe
    $600 28
This mother of John The Baptist was well into old age when John was born
    $600 8
"You talking to me?"
    $600 13
This loose-fitting garment often worn as a beach coverup was copied from Indonesian native dress
    $600 20
Our Andes are dandy! Only Brazil has more people in South America, but they don't have our coffee. Hail...
    $600 4
In 2006 the Chicago City Council banned restaurants in the city from selling this goose liver dish
    $600 23
Bartender's adjective for a cocktail served without water
    $800 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) On his fourth & final missionary journey, Saint Paul sailed from Caesarea to Crete & was then shipwrecked on this island the Bible calls Melita
    $800 9
"To infinity, and beyond!"
    $800 16
On the original "90210":, Donna wore this type of skirt to the prom; she couldn't sit down all night
    $800 21
From Koluszki to Kolno, & Wozniki to Strzelce, visit us, but just know we've heard all the jokes already
    $800 5
Thailand's best-known dish, it's stir-fried noodles, egg, bean sprouts, peanuts & seasonings
    $800 24
Moss type used as fuel
    DD: $2,500 30
In Luke he is quoted as saying, "I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man"
    $1000 10
"I... drink... your... milkshake! I drink it up!"
    $1000 17
The sunburst-pleated skirt is also called this for the pleats' resemblance to the bellows of a musical instrument
    $1000 22
We're one big island! (& several small ones); lemur entertain you! (Disclaimer: Lemurs will not, repeat not, speak to you)
    $1000 6
This rum drink hailing from New Orleans' French Quarter has its own glass of the same name
    $1000 25
The administrative metropolis in a U.S. county

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

Jessica Neel Megan
$600 $2,000 $4,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jessica Neel Megan
$3,200 $3,800 $9,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll deal with newer top-level domains in...)
(Alex: A historical twist on "BEFORE & AFTER"--we call it...)
    $400 12
In 1936 he showed up for a Surrealist exhibition dressed in a diving suit
    $400 11
On April 20, 1912 the first game at this new venue went 11 innings & ended with a Red Sox win
    $400 23
It indicates a website about employment, not about a founder of Apple
    $400 1
Its "day" is 24 hours & 39 minutes
    $400 17
One of the other 3 people in the presidential box with Lincoln & Booth at the time of the attack
    $400 4
Son of Philip II of Macedonia who became the world's largest coral system
    DD: $3,000 13
In 2006 "Roots", a 1943 painting by her, sold for $5.6 million, then the record for a Latin American work
    $800 10
With 44 homers, 121 RBIs & a .326 average, Carl Yastrzemski is the last baseball player to win this
    $800 24
It's the perfect 2 letters for video-heavy sites such as Geekbrief
    $800 2
It's the third largest in our solar system
    $800 18
In the aftermath this owner of the theater/crime scene was thrown in jail as a possible conspirator
    $800 5
Period of time named for an alloy of copper & tin & the new water-bearing Zodiacal era
    $1200 14
This Belgian's "Mysteries Of The Horizon" shows 3 men in bowler hats; a sliver of moon hangs above each of them
    $1200 7
Tim Wakefield has more starts than any pitcher in Red Sox history, mostly due to his success with this low-velocity pitch
    $1200 28
If disseminating facts, knowledge, the 411, try this 4-letter domain, used by New York State's MTA
    DD: $1,500 3
It's never observable when the sky is fully dark
    $1200 19
Dirty Harry could tell you it's also the caliber of the Derringer used by John Wilkes Booth to shoot Lincoln
    $1200 21
"Wonder"-ful giant statue of Helios that brings financial aid to study at Oxford
    $1600 15
In 1958 he tripled up on his patriotic painting of "Three Flags"
    $1600 8
In 1918 he extended his streak of scoreless World Series innings pitched to 29.2 & tied for the most HRs in the league
    $1600 29
It follows dot in a domain for companies & "That's show" in a familiar phrase
    $1600 6
It was the first to be discovered with the aid of the telescope
    $1600 20
The 3-word Latin phrase yelled out by John Wilkes Booth while making his escape
    $1600 22
Sophoclean tragedy about the killing of a father & his friend, the actor who portrayed Henry Higgins on film
    $2000 16
"Sky Blue", "Blue Mountain" & "The Blue Rider" are all paintings by this Russian abstract artist
    $2000 9
In 2001 this Osaka-born pitcher tossed Boston's first no-hitter since 1965
    $2000 30
As of 2010, you can invent your own domain, according to the folks who regulate the Net; they're at www.icann.this
    $2000 27
Leda is its 13th moon
    $2000 25
Attempts on the lives of VP Andrew Johnson & this Secretary of State were also part of the plot
    $2000 26
Homo erectus archaeological find on Jakarta's island by an expatriate U.S. photographer

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jessica Neel Megan
$6,000 $21,600 $15,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The only time the game wasn't held in Calif. was 1942, when it was in N.C., amidst fears of another event like this one

Final scores:

Jessica Neel Megan
$6,000 $30,001 $15,000
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $30,001 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jessica Neel Megan
$6,000 $19,400 $15,000
12 R,
4 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,400

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Game tape date: 2009-11-11
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