Show #5844 - Thursday, January 28, 2010


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Rebecca Dixon, a graduate student and musician from Vancouver, Washington

Matt Perez, a knowledge base coordinator from Wayne, Michigan

James Poulos, a grad student and writer from Arlington, Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to find the dog breed contained in each clue.)
    $200 3
Bob Dylan often plays one of these, also called a mouth organ
    $200 22
One of Wilson's Beach Boys classics asks this girl to "help, help me" to get another girl "out of my heart"
    $200 16
The first version of this story had no "mad tea party" or "pig and pepper" chapters; later ones did
    $200 17
By going from gym to gym, he learned to box erratically
    $200 2
Don't mess around in Saudi Arabia; this isn't just on the flag but is also used to implement capital punishment
    $200 11
Redball seedless & sugar baby are types of this fruit
    $400 7
Originally plucked, then later bowed, the crwth was a lyre originating in this country
    $400 27
"I'm picking up" these, "she's giving me excitations"
    $400 23
In Britain this simian created by H.A. Rey is called Zozo
    $400 18
Suitable encyclopedias include Britannica, Collier's & World Book
    $400 1
The majority of Saudis belong to the Wahhabi sect of this branch of Islam
    $400 12
In a song Jimi Hendrix was "all along" this structure
    $600 8
Its 6 strings are traditionally tuned to E-A-D-G-B-E
    $600 28
Title that precedes "If we were older, then we wouldn't have to wait so long"
    DD: $2,200 24
This 9-year-old redhead is an orphan who lives in Villekulla Cottage "at the end of a little Swedish town"
    $600 19
"It's a strange world"--thus Kyle MacLachlan spoke in "Blue Velvet"
    $600 4
This TV show was banned in Saudi Arabia in 1979 because the presence of Miss Piggy violated religious laws
    $600 13
A shy person at a dance or party
    $800 9
Fashioned from empty oil containers during WWII, it's Trinidad & Tobago's national instrument
    $800 29
Wilson wrote, "I have watched you on the shore, standing by the ocean's roar, do you love me, do you" this lass
    $800 25
Katherine Paterson's book about rivalrous twins, like a certain pair in Genesis, is called him "Have I Loved"
    $800 20
Christmas tiffs are the worst, but there's always time to make up before New Year's
    $800 5
This British explorer made a secret trip to Mecca in 1853 & also "acted" as translator of the "Arabian Nights"
    $800 14
Rembrandt & Winslow Homer were both known for this type of painting involving dissolved pigments
    $1000 10
Pablo Casals said that this instrument "is like a beautiful woman who has not grown older but younger with time"
    $1000 30
"There's a world where I can go and tell my secrets to", it's here
    $1000 26
"Thunderhead" was a sequel to this 1941 Mary O'Hara novel about Ken McLaughlin and his colt
    $1000 21
Little Johnny was in a very elite club Eagle Scouts longed to join
    $1000 6
You can treat this man like royalty in Saudi Arabia; he's the current king
    $1000 15
From the German, it's a strong desire to travel

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

James Matt Rebecca
$2,200 $400 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Matt Rebecca
$6,000 $0 $7,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

3 "T"s
    $400 21
Mercury and aneroid are the 2 main types of this instrument that's used to measure atmospheric pressure
    $400 11
This 2009 film was based on a book subtitled "America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34"
    $400 16
Interior Secretary Albert Fall took a fall in this 1920s scandal
    $400 1
In 1859 she wrote the short book "Notes on Nursing", instructing housewives in nursing care
    $400 26
On a standard e-mail, a JPEG or PDF file is likely carried as one of these
    $400 6
(Kelly of the Clue Crew does some calligraphy.) The line that connects the two vertical lines in an "H" is called one of these, just like the beam a football crosses over for a field goal
    $800 22
It's the optical instrument you'd look through to see the type of image seen here
    $800 12
His novel "Angels & Demons" was fodder for the big screen in 2009
    $800 17
Virginia lawyer Edmund Randolph was the first in this Cabinet post
    $800 2
This inventor of antiseptic surgery helped found the British Institute of Preventive Medicine
    $800 27
To reveal someone else's misdeed
    DD: $2,000 7
(Kelly of the Clue Crew does some calligraphy.) A nonstructural embellishment at the end of a calligraphic letter is called one of these, from the Latin for "flower"
    $1200 23
The sand in this simple device runs from the top bulb to the bottom in 60 minutes' time
    $1200 13
This 2009 film is based in part on the memoir "My Life in France", in which the author masters the art of French cooking
    $1200 18
Woodrow Wilson put William B. Wilson to work as the Secretary of this
    $1200 3
In 1849 this Scottish explorer crossed the Kalahari Desert & became the first European to see Lake Ngami
    $1200 28
If you're going "full" this, you're moving at top speed
    $1200 8
(Kelly of the Clue Crew does some calligraphy.) A thin, fine stroke is called one of these; you don't have to worry about it receding
    $1600 24
You really hope this instrument doesn't get ticked off
    $1600 14
A Jodi Picoult novel was the basis for this 2009 weepie in which Abigail Breslin has a sibling dying from cancer
    DD: $5,000 19
In the '90s Federico Pena served as Secy. of Transportation & then Secy. of this (which he must have lots of)
    $1600 4
Some have said that this Victorian poet's career may be divided into 2 parts: before & after "In Memoriam"
    $1600 29
Descriptive word for a flag or dress, torn & hanging
    $1600 9
(Kelly of the Clue Crew does some calligraphy.) When graphing a word in calligraphy, the bottom line is called one of these, like something Jose Reyes might run down
    $2000 25
You get an "A" if you know that pilots use this basic cockpit instrument to measure their elevation
    $2000 15
Rachel McAdams is the titular spouse in the 2009 film based on this novel by Audrey Niffenegger
    $2000 20
Clinton's Interior Secretary was this alliteratively-named man from Arizona
    $2000 5
After founding the London Police Force in 1829, he served as British prime minister on 2 separate occasions
    $2000 30
Tennessee Williams' was "Rose"
    $2000 10
(Kelly of the Clue Crew does some calligraphy.) A small stroke that begins or ends a letter is called one of these; you may have seen them on your computer's font list

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Matt Rebecca
$9,200 $14,200 $16,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This Frenchman once said, "I will astonish Paris with an apple"--here are a few of them

Final scores:

James Matt Rebecca
$101 $7,100 $28,402
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,402

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

James Matt Rebecca
$9,200 $9,600 $15,200
17 R,
4 W
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2009-12-02
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