Show #5878 - Wednesday, March 17, 2010


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Jim Banks, a stockbroker and branch manager from Suffield, Connecticut

Jessica Shafer, a graduate student of English literature from Austin, Texas

Amanda Baber, a project assistant originally from Edmond, Oklahoma (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 7
Feb. 1, 2007:
Cuts the cords as his twin sons are born; simpler than the brain surgery he performs on TV
    $200 19
This "colorful" whale can grow up to 100 feet long & weigh more than 150 tons
    $200 2
The 3-mile-long Freedom Trail (& a few other Revolutionary War bits of history, here & there)
    $200 12
On a tombstone:
    $200 24
A flat, thin metal ring used between a bolt & a nut to increase tightness
    $200 1
Simaquarium is a great one of these for your monitor when you go AFK
    $400 8
July 17, 1999:
Appears in the official premiere of his pal SpongeBob's show (type of creature only)
    $400 20
It's been said only Keith Richards & this 350-mil.-year-old insect of the suborder Blattaria would survive a nuclear war
    $400 3
The Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library
    $400 13
A political group:
    $400 26
I've got a latch, now I need this part that rhymes with "latch" to hold it in place
    $400 15
As its name implies, W2mate 2008 from Real Business Solutions aids those trying to prepare these
    $600 9
Dec. 8, 2009:
Says she'll move to NASCAR as part of the JR Motorsports team
    $600 21
This "crustacean" lawn weed has tricky stems that can make the plant shed more seed as you mow
    $600 4
The city-operated Margaret Mitchell House
    $600 14
Found in some Catholic churches:
    $600 27
Emery wheel is another name for this circular sharpening device
    $600 16
Browsers are software too, like this bushy-tailed hottie from Mozilla
    $800 10
Aug. 17, 2007:
Signs off for good after 18 years at ESPN
    $800 22
Wolverines feed on this rodent of Norway, known for its periodic mass migrations that can lead to mass drownings
    $800 5
Aetna Insurance corporate headquarters
    $800 17
On a college degree:
    $800 28
It's not a snare, it's the s-shaped section of pipe under a sink that seals off sewer gases
    $800 23
Symantec has a popular line of anti-virus software named for this man, first name Peter
    $1000 11
Sept, 11, 1969:
His series "The Prisoner" airs its 17th & last episode... to return in 40 years
    $1000 30
Rock on! This, composed of silicon dioxide, is the most abundant mineral in the continental crust
    DD: $1,600 6
Sumner Elementary School, known for its part in a 1954 Supreme Court Case
    $1000 18
Found in some Chinese food:
    $1000 29
Hyphenated brand name for locking pliers that hold what is being worked on in place
    $1000 25
It's hard being an "angel" when playing the PC version of this first-person shooter, dubbed "combat evolved"

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

Amanda Jessica Jim
$1,200 $2,600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amanda Jessica Jim
$5,400 $4,200 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 12
Life becomes a jungle in his 1900 work "Lord Jim"
    $400 17
In August 2009 hundreds joined him for a bike ride in Glasgow after he issued an invitation via Twitter
    $400 22
A Maltese specialty, lampuki pie is made with the fish better known by this double talk name
    $400 5
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of _____, I will fear no evil"
    $400 2
Risque D.H. Lawrence novel
    $400 1
In Spanish
    DD: $5,000 13
This future state became a possession in 1898 & a territory in 1900
    $800 27
At almost 40, this quarterback began his 19th year in the NFL with a new team--the Minnesota Vikings
    $800 23
Caldillo de congrio is a chowder from this South American country, that on the map is practically all seacoast
    $800 6
"Glory, glory hallelujah, his _____ is marching on"
    $800 3
Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp novel about a lost world of dinosaurs
    $800 18
In German
    $1200 14
His "Interpretation of Dreams" went from a vision to a reality
    $1200 28
Smokin' aces, she's the athlete seen here
    $1200 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew sits down at a restaurant in Lisbon, Portugal.) Bacalhau, Portugal's national dish & an acquired taste, is this fish salted; the nickname Bobby "Bacala" on "The Sopranos" means the same thing
    $1200 7
"Four score & 7 years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in _____"
    $1200 4
Romantic Sir Walter Scott poem about a gal on an island in Loch Katrine
    $1200 19
In French
    $1600 15
2 years after imposing martial law, King Umberto I of this country was assassinated by an anarchist
    $1600 29
Lightning struck in 2009 when he set a world record in the 100-meter Sprint: 9.58 seconds
    $1600 25
Kajiki is this fish, made into sushi: be "en garde" for its strong taste
    DD: $3,000 8
"A well regulated ____, being necessary to the security of a free state"
    $1600 10
Edward Bulwer-Lytton novel about the eruption of Vesuvius
    $1600 20
In Japanese
    $2000 16
A constant is named for this physicist who in 1900 postulated that energy is radiated in quanta
    $2000 30
He won the British Open in 2007--the first Irishman to do so in 60 years
    $2000 26
Proust rhapsodizes about this flatfish prepared a la meuniere
    $2000 9
" _____ is one percent inspiration & 99 percent perspiration"
    $2000 11
Creepy Bram Stoker novel about a big pale snake
    $2000 21
In Russian

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amanda Jessica Jim
$13,800 $8,600 $23,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In various tales, she is abducted by Melwas, Meleagant & Mordred

Final scores:

Amanda Jessica Jim
$1 $17,199 $19,599
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $19,599

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amanda Jessica Jim
$13,800 $8,600 $19,600
14 R,
0 W
19 R,
2 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $42,000

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Game tape date: 2010-01-12
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