Show #5877 - Tuesday, March 16, 2010


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Amanda Baber, a project assistant originally from Edmond, Oklahoma

Jayson Johnson, a systems analyst from Charlotte, North Carolina

Rachel Pildis, a software developer from Oak Park, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll break down each response for you within the clue itself.)
    $200 6
It was all coming apart. The VP from Maryland had resigned. Congress was coming after him. Pray with me, Henry, he said
    $200 16
In Romania, this Nicole Kidman film was called "What New Magic Tricks My Wife Did"
    $200 1
In prehistoric times 10 foot tall "terror birds" ranged over much of this continent, including Patagonia
    $200 21
Sir John,
    $200 11
An infant's knitted or crocheted sock worn as an indoor shoe
    $200 26
My 1-2-3 letter is the stone of a fruit & my 4-5-6-7 is a season
    $400 7
Things were good. Economy, strong. His country, at peace. But now Ken Starr was asking Reno for more power...
    $400 17
Michael J. Fox voiced this "Smart Little Mouse" in China & " "Naughty Mouse" in Egypt
    $400 2
The shamainu or Honshu type of this canine, died out early in the 20th century
    $400 22
Marbury v.,
Square Garden
    $400 12
Also called zoris, they're backless rubber sandals with a thong between the first 2 toes
    $400 27
My 1-2-3 is a basenji or borzoi and my 4-5-6-7-8-9-10 was Mike Piazza's position
    $600 8
7 of the 15 slave states had seceded, but he simply let them go. & would he ever find the right gal to marry? (Nope)
    $600 18
This Adam Sandler football film was "Crazy Match in Prison" in Hong Kong; in Sweden, "Bonesquashing Mob -- Crush 'Em"
    $600 3
Though specimens still exist in zoos, the Barbary lion, native to the north of this continent, is extinct in the wild
    $600 23
Robert H.,
    $600 13
Used in fishing and hunting, they're named for the activity of walking into water
    $600 28
My 1-2-3-4-5 was British host David & my 6-7-8-9 means "to wound with the teeth"
    $800 9
First Teapot Dome, & now Daugherty, his A.G., was on trial for shady dealings; he kept feeling that the end was near
    $800 19
Switzerland messed with this Adam Sandler title, calling it "For Your Hair Only"; Spain had a "License to Comb"
    $800 4
The Xerces Blue of this insect, native to sand dunes in San Francisco's Sunset District, became extinct in the 1940s
    $800 24
    $800 14
A wooden shoe traditionally worn in Holland
    $800 29
My 1-2-3-4 is what a bad golfer yells & my 5-6-7-8-9-10 follows him on a sunny day
    $1000 10
The President was dead. He was top dog now. & he had a Nobel Peace Prize to win, & a canal to build in Central America
    $1000 20
Folks in Greece know this Eddie Murphy film as "Daddies as Nannies"
    $1000 5
The bulldog rat disappeared around 1900 from this Aussie-owned island named for a holiday
    $1000 25
Ex-Senator Chafee,
Senator Blanche,
    $1000 15
Casual slip-on shoes with flaps on the front of the tongues sometimes used to hold a coin
    DD: $1,500 30
My 1-2-3 is active hostility between nations & my 4-5-6-7 is a gated chamber in a canal or dam

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

Rachel Jayson Amanda
$2,600 $3,000 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Rachel Jayson Amanda
$2,400 $6,800 $6,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
Each point on this line is 1,624 miles from the North Pole
    $400 16
Use the kosher type of this, not iodized, to rim glasses
    $400 1
"The Very Hungry ____"
    $400 4
It's the direct apprehension of knowledge without the application of reason; a woman's is said to be pretty good
    $400 9
From 1974 to 1980 we watched this title guy drive his sweet Firebird to his even sweeter Malibu trailer (& catch bad guys)
    $400 22
Display device for a computer
    $800 12
Mike Tyson & U2 have both done their thing at this arena in Memphis, Tennessee
    $800 17
To create a rainbow with different colored cordials, pour each one slowly over this utensil, rounded side up
    $800 2
"If You Give a ____ a Cookie"
    $800 5
The belief that we cannot know whether or not God exists
    $800 10
From 1980 to 1988 we watched this title guy drive his sweet Ferrari to his even sweeter Hawaiian pad (& catch bad guys)
    $800 23
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew holds a script and declaims.) In the name of all the gods & the power of all that is in me, I declare it's another name for a soliloquy
    $1200 13
The Jan. 1, 1996 surrender of drug lord Khun Sa was a blow to the Asian trafficking area named the Golden This
    $1200 18
At a meal, a wine glass should only be filled halfway so the wine can be swirled to appreciate this 7-letter quality
    $1200 3
"Make Way for ____"
    $1200 6
In ancient times, the 4 basic constituent elements of the physical world
    $1200 19
From 1963 to 1967, America watched Detective Gerard chase his quarry on this series (& rooted against him the whole time)
    $1200 24
It's a sequence of overlapping film clips edited for effect
    $1600 14
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) In a 1986 confrontation, Libyan leader Khaddafi said no U.S. ships would be allowed past the mouth of the Gulf of Sidra, drawing what he called this 3-word phrase
    DD: $3,000 27
Unlike liqueurs, this type of spirit flavored with herbs & roots is unsweetened, as you can gather from the name
    $1600 29
"Harry the Dirty ____"
    DD: $3,000 7
Look! It's this advanced ideal being described in the works of Nietzsche
    $1600 20
In 2009 we watched this tall guy replace Chris Noth on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
    $1600 25
It's another term for a nickname, Shorty
    $2000 15
"Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell" this, between the Haymarket & Charing Cross Road
    $2000 28
This type of beer glass is named for a style of beer
    $2000 30
"Is Your Momma a ____?"
    $2000 8
David Hume held this view, that sense & experience are the sole foundation of knowledge
    $2000 21
Got HBO? You can watch Jason Schwartzman play a Brooklyn writer turned P.I. on this show
    $2000 26
The only members of this group of mammals are the echidnas & the platypus

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Rachel Jayson Amanda
$11,800 $12,600 $15,300

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

About him F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "In the spring of '27, something bright and alien flashed across the sky..."

Final scores:

Rachel Jayson Amanda
$16,000 $1,500 $25,200
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $25,200

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Rachel Jayson Amanda
$14,800 $11,200 $14,800
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $40,800

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Game tape date: 2009-12-16
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