Show #5856 - Monday, February 15, 2010


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Yevgeny Shrago, a research assistant originally from Rochester, New York

Gillian Mabrey, an executive assistant from Alexandria, Virginia

Rebecca Dixon, a graduate student and musician from Vancouver, Washington (whose 2-day cash winnings total $53,002)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Magna Carta island is in this river, just north of Runnymede
    $200 21
Paul Blart, Mall Cop
    $200 12
The "Al" in Alcoa stands for this
    $200 27
To clean this type of disc, wipe with a soft cloth from the center to the edge; a circular motion could damage data
    $200 11
David McCullough's 2005 book covering the military side of a momentous time is titled this revolutionary year
    $200 6
I want a man who's competent & this adjective, from the Latin efficere, "to cause"
    $400 2
Because it was out of the jurisdiction of both Missouri & Illinois, Bloody Island in this river was a popular 19th c. dueling site
    $400 22
From 2001 on:
Minerva McGonagall, one of Harry Potter's professors
    $400 13
Mitch Kapor named this computer software company after the yoga position also known as the padmasana
    $400 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew brushes the cut surface of an apple.) Apples brushed with lemon juice don't brown, because the enzymes that cause the apple's oxidation are rendered inactive by this acid, also known as vitamin C
    $400 17
The title of Tom Coyne's golf memoir "Paper" this pays homage to George Plimpton's "Paper Lion"
    $400 7
Give me a man who's this brave 4-letter word, like the last few words of the clue
    $600 3
2 of the 3 rivers that flow around the island of Manhattan
    $600 23
Father Brendan Flynn, whose behavior causes doubt
    $600 14
This TV production company's name is its TV host owner's first name backwards
    $600 18
A history of early Christianity, "Beyond Belief" is subtitled "The Secret Gospel of" this doubting apostle
    $600 8
Faithful, steadfast or the first name of Nancy Reagan's adoptive father, Dr. Davis
    $800 4
Marajo, the world's largest island produced by river sediment, lies at the mouth of this
    $800 24
Studio exec Les Grossman, who's producing "Tropic Thunder"
    DD: $2,000 15
This stolen vehicle recovery company's name is a play on a word meaning to steal a vehicle
    $800 19
Nora Ephron is humorously self-deprecating in her memoir called "I Feel Bad About" this part of her body
    $800 9
A synonym for "punctual", it's also a reminder that a computer is ready for input; the C: type is one
    $1000 5
Bateman Island, about 300 miles from the Pacific, was the farthest Lewis & Clark traveled upstream on this river
    $1000 25
Dr. John Wade Prentice, who (guess what?) came to dinner
    $1000 16
South Korea's second-largest auto manufacturer, its 3-letter name means "rising from Asia"
    $1000 26
To remove odor from shoes, add oil of this spice to a cotton ball & leave it in the shoes
    $1000 20
"Endurance" & "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World" chronicle this Brit's ill-fated 1914 expedition
    $1000 10
Union General George Thomas & ballplayer Tommy Henrich were nicknamed "Old" this

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

Rebecca Gillian Yevgeny
$0 $0 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rebecca Gillian Yevgeny
$200 $1,200 $7,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 4
The planet Uranus was named for the sky god of this ancient civilization
    $400 27
If your boat has "turned turtle", it's done this 8-letter word (past tense, please)
    $400 1
To dig up, specifically the deceased
    $400 21
"Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!" Joan Baez sang this national hymn on a 1963 concert album
    $400 11
In 31 B.C. a huge Roman fleet led by Augustus & Agrippa defeated the fleets of Cleopatra & this man at Actium
    $400 16
He wrote "Layla" for future wife Pattie Boyd while she was still married to George Harrison
    $800 5
In addition to 27 moons, 13 of these have been discovered around Uranus, including 2 by Voyager 2
    $800 28
Songs in their 1990 concert tour included "Pizza Power" & "Coming Out Of Our Shells"
    $800 2
The Screen Actors Guild gives an acting award named for this type of group on a TV series
    $800 22
"In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes" is in the second part of their hymn
    $800 12
Her brothers didn't fare well with Cleopatra; fleeing from his sister in 47 B.C., one drowned in this river
    $800 17
His wife Claudette inspired "Oh Pretty Woman"
    $1200 6
One of the 3 main gases that make up Uranus' upper atmosphere
    $1200 29
Like cajun pralines, the longtime Nestle treat Turtles contained this nut that comes in a paper shell variety
    $1200 3
Literally meaning "out of center", it means deviating in a peculiar or odd way
    $1200 23
Also meaning a commonly repeated word or phrase, this term originally referred to a Hindu vedic hymn
    $1200 13
Cleopatra's means of suicide at age 39 remains unclear, though this symbol of divine royalty is often cited
    $1200 18
On her 1969 honeymoon, this inspiring conceptual artist staged a "Bed-in for Peace"
    $1600 7
In 1781 William Herschel discovered Uranus & initially named it after this king of England
    $1600 30
Jerry Ferrara, seen here, plays Turtle on this HBO show
    $1600 9
Adjective for a speech given without advance preparation
    $1600 24
A processional is sung as clergy & laity enter a church; this type of hymn, as they leave
    $1600 14
Shazam! Cleopatra called herself the new this goddess
    $1600 19
Pete Doherty wrote "What Katie Did Next" for her
    DD: $2,200 8
Neptune, Saturn & Uranus are examples of this basic planet type whose name is derived from a large neighbor
    $2000 26
Subjects studied by this Lewis Carroll character included seaography, drawling & fainting in coils
    DD: $2,800 10
This river is described in Genesis as one of 4 flowing out of Eden
    $2000 25
Bede recorded this earliest-known Anglo-Saxon Christian poet's "Hymn" in prose
    $2000 15
They are the two obelisks seen here; one is in Europe, the other in the United States
    $2000 20
Mick's muse, her 1964 debut single "As Tears Go By" preceded the Rolling Stones' version by a year

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rebecca Gillian Yevgeny
$5,800 $6,000 $19,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Some of the sculptures outside the entrance of this building depict Moses, Confucius, Solon & William Howard Taft

Final scores:

Rebecca Gillian Yevgeny
$11,600 $11,900 $24,600
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $24,600

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Rebecca Gillian Yevgeny
$7,800 $6,000 $21,200
14 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
1 W
27 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,000

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Game tape date: 2009-12-02
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