Show #5875 - Friday, March 12, 2010


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Sarah Rubin, a clinical research coordinator from Somerville, Massachusetts

Robert Knecht Schmidt, a patent agent from Cleveland, Ohio

Cyd Musni, a customer care representative from Orlando, Florida (whose 2-day cash winnings total $42,398)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Things that are...)
    $200 6
On August 4 he was born in Honolulu, & he has the papers to prove it
    $200 16
Dionne Warwick:
"I ____ A Little Prayer"
    $200 30
Oreos, Jell-O & Planters peanuts are treats from this company, KFT
    $200 21
It better stay neutral--France, Italy, Austria & Germany have it surrounded
    $200 1
On his last trip to Greece, Johnny picked up this wind instrument; someday, I'll take lessons
    $200 11
From the Greek for "thief", it's someone who suffers from an irresistible impulse to steal
    $400 7
On January 3 the U.S. severed diplomatic relations with this nation
    $400 17
Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee:
"____ Ya Tailfeather"
    $400 29
If you're in the market for a backhoe loader (& who isn't?), CAT, this company, may have what you need
    $400 22
To the west, Louisiana; to the east, Alabama
    $400 2
If the heat goes out, we could always burn our piece of this hard, high-carbon type of coal
    $400 12
As an adjective, this word can refer to a document drawn up in 1787; as a noun, it means a healthy walk
    $600 8
In his January 17 farewell address, he warned about the dangers of the "military-industrial complex"
    $600 18
Young M.C.:
"____ A Move"
    $600 28
This company's symbol is MMM; don't overthink it
    $600 23
To the east, Argentina; to the west, the Pacific
    $600 3
Home run--the bobblehead seen here of this former national league manager will get something on eBay, right?
    $600 13
Adjective for a condition not suitable for surgery
    $800 9
On February 9 they made their first appearance at the Cavern Club
    $800 19
Crowded House:
"Don't ____ It's Over"
    $800 27
Can you hear me now? VZ is this company
    DD: $2,000 24
To the south, Israel; to the east, Syria; to the west, the Mediterranean
    $800 4
Mmm, a pecan log roll from this chain of restaurants with over 200 interstate locations--anyone hungry?
    $800 14
Traditionally, these waters are within 3 miles of a country's coast
    $1000 10
While in Paris with the Kirov Ballet, this dancer requested asylum in France
    $1000 20
Sheryl Crow:
"____ Up The Sun"
    $1000 26
This energy company, XOM, gives me gas
    $1000 25
To the west, Thailand; to the east, Vietnam; to the south, Cambodia
    $1000 5
Some diehard "Jeopardy!" Democrat still has the pin seen here from this election year
    $1000 15
This type of physics uses mathematical models & abstractions rather than experimentation

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

Cyd Robert Sarah
$3,200 $4,000 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Cyd Robert Sarah
$4,600 $10,600 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Or perhaps "po-tah-to".)
    $400 29
More than 542,000 complaints flooded this agency after the 2004 broadcast of the Super Bowl halftime show
    $400 1
Olivia Cole was one of the 9 Emmy winners for this '70s broadcasting phenomenon
    $400 30
Martin Luther contradicted Clement VI's "Unigentus Dei Filius", this 4-letter type of document
    $400 6
On its southwest this nation borders the Bay of Bengal
    $400 25
The first Spanish mission in California was established in 1769 in what is now this city near the Mexican border
    $400 11
Presbyterian Minister Henry Spalding planted the first potatoes in this state in 1837
    $800 28
In 2008 this agency issued a warning against eating certain frozen mussel products imported from Ireland
    $800 2
In "Pillow Talk" to romance Doris Day he pretends to be a Texan named Rex Stetson
    $800 27
Martin Luther spoke of Aristotle & this man of Ockham as "his teachers"
    $800 7
A plain-woven fabric of jute or hemp
    $800 24
The "Almanac of Famous People" lists 1 person born in this desert resort, 56 who died there, including Zeppo Marx
    $800 12
On average a potato contains 3 grams of protein, 23 grams of carbohydrates & this many grams of fat
    $1200 13
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Brookhaven National Laboratory.) Department of Energy scientists at Brookhaven are prepping cell samples for a lab that simulates the environment of space in partnership with this government agency
    $1200 3
AKA Mr. Gwen Stefani, this former singer for Bush put out a solo CD in 2008 called "Wanderlust"
    DD: $4,000 26
After deeming his writings heretical, Pope Leo X gave Luther 60 days to do this, from the Latin for "sing again"
    $1200 8
In this ordinal type of injury, only the epidermis is affected
    $1200 23
In 1926 Zane Grey built a home on this island off Los Angeles where he spent most of the rest of his life
    $1200 14
Use red spuds & leave the skin on & you get this dish that adds 1 letter to a classic comfort food
    $1600 17
Things got more explosive at this bureau: though still abbreviated ATF, its full name includes "Explosives"
    $1600 4
This 2008 movie with Ed Harris & Viggo Mortensen as lawmen is a real horse opera
    $1600 19
Luther responded to claims of heresy at a diet held in this German city in 1521
    DD: $2,000 9
This adventure author penned "Beyond the Farthest Star"
    $1600 21
The California poppy is the state's official flower & this tough critter is the official state animal
    $1600 15
Potatoes arrived in North America in 1621 when 2 chests of them were sent from Bermuda to this Virginia colony
    $2000 18
The Department of the Interior administers the BLM, the Bureau of this
    $2000 5
During WWII this "All-American Boy" of radio drama helped track down Nazi spies & traitors
    $2000 20
The 95 Theses were partly inspired by anger at the attempts to get the faithful to buy these, freeing them from punishment
    $2000 10
He surrendered at Saratoga on October 17, 1777
    $2000 22
This 10,400-foot peak in Shasta County is one of the few active volcanoes in the U.S. outside of Alaska
    $2000 16
More than a million died in the Irish Potato Famine that started in this 19th Century decade

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Cyd Robert Sarah
$11,000 $17,400 $2,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

His only competitive Oscar win was for Best Score in 1973 for a 1952 film in which he had starred as a washed-up comic

Final scores:

Cyd Robert Sarah
$1,000 $12,799 $2,577
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $12,799 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Cyd Robert Sarah
$8,200 $16,200 $4,600
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
7 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $29,000

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Game tape date: 2009-12-16
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