Show #5895 - Friday, April 9, 2010


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Jack Aponte, a non-profit technology consultant from Brooklyn, New York

Sarah Sumadi, a director of volunteers at a community center from Chicago, Illinois

Morgan Saxby, a research associate from Charlottesville, Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $32,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1920s
    $200 1
Sled-dog teams that delivered serum during a 1925 diphtheria epidemic saved the town of Nome in this state
    $200 16
In baseball's American league, it's a player whose only job in the game is to bat for the pitcher as many times as needed
    $200 21
Popular with sushi lovers, the Atlantic bluefin this has been overfished for decades & may face extinction
    $200 2
Abimelech, Lamech & Cain all commit this crime
    $200 26
Orenburg in Russia is famous for knitted these, scarf-like square covers for the head & shoulders in cold winters
    $200 11
A breaker of wild horses
    $400 7
In 1928 presidential candidate Al Smith went against his party's position by opposing this amendment
    $400 17
Begun in 1877, it's the oldest of tennis' 4 grand slam tournaments
    $400 22
Fishing for the slimehead, better known as the orange this, also catches & kills threatened species of deep sea sharks
    $400 3
This 7th of the 10 plagues returned in Munich in 1984, damaging 250,000 cars & costing $1 billion
    $400 27
Gentlemen, if you don't feel like making your own "skinny knit" these, J. Crew sells them
    $400 12
Last-ditch Senate maneuver
    $600 8
No autopsy was done after this president died in San Francisco August 2, 1923; the doctor just said it was apoplexy
    $600 18
The Staples Center in Los Angeles is home court to these 2 NBA teams
    $600 23
High-market demand has caused overfishing of the Patagonian toothfish, what we call this Chilean fish
    $600 4
For rebelling against Moses & Aaron, Dathan & Abiram were swallowed up by this
    $600 28
This round Jewish skullcap may be hand-knitted for special occasions
    $600 13
A close-fitting, often strapless bodice
    $800 9
Among the fads of the 1920s were crosswords, dance marathons & this Chinese game that uses tiles
    $800 19
42-pound polished stones with a handle on top are slid on ice in this sport
    $800 24
Seafloor habitat can be damaged in harvesting this religious-sounding creature also called lawyerfish
    $800 5
Daniel tells Belshazzar, ruler of this kingdom, you've "lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven"
    $800 29
Make that scarf for your nephew look fancy with these on the end, from the Old French for "clasp"
    $800 14
Black & Decker introduced this helpful household item in 1979
    DD: $2,800 10
The USA's first woman governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross, governed this "Equality State" from 1925 to 1927
    $1000 20
What was originally the Houston Oilers is today this NFL team
    $1000 25
AKA St. Peter's fish, it suits us to a "T", having a low environmental impact when raised on U.S. farms
    $1000 6
Moloch, Ashtoreth & Baal were all Canaanite these
    $1000 30
A sweater called this-knit is made by repeatedly crossing one group of stitches over another for a ropy look
    $1000 15
To "come on like" this is to do something with great speed or force

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

Morgan Sarah Jack
$6,600 $0 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Morgan Sarah Jack
$11,000 -$400 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 2
No kidding, the name of this type of wispy cloud is from the Latin for "curl"
    $400 1
In chapter one of "On The Line", she says, "I saw a picture once of Venus pushing me in a stroller on the tennis court..."
    $400 14
A Maverick preacher & a swashbuckling Civil War General founded Drake University in this capital of Iowa
    $400 9
Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-" times Verne's "Leagues Under the Sea"
    $400 25
At last, we've come upon this city & its famous Cathedral
    $400 21
North Korea has an arch of this that's bigger than the one in Paris
    $800 5
It's another name for a canine tooth
    $800 3
"The Time Of My Life" is the memoir this late actor wrote with his wife Lisa Niemi
    $800 15 is the official website for this West Coast school's athletics
    $800 10
Christie's "Little Indians" minus Tolkien's "Towers"
    $800 26
I can almost hear the music coming from this building down under
    $800 22
It's said that to this person, like Mr. Borge or Mr. Garber, "belong the spoils"
    $1200 6
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew performs a physics demonstration.) When I swing a bucket of water, it doesn't spill because of this force that pulls it in the center & keeps it from following its path of inertia
    $1200 4
This D-List comedian modestly titled her memoir "Official Book Club Selection"
    $1200 16
This University of California campus graduates more than 2,000 Banana Slugs annually
    $1200 11
Bradbury's "Fahrenheit" minus Garcia Marquez' "Years of Solitude"
    $1200 28
Look way down there--it's this Cascade Mountains body of water
    $1200 23
The items held by the fans seen here indicate they are celebrating this type of decisive win
    $1600 7
The earliest period of the Paleozoic Era, it extends from about 542 to 488 million years ago
    $1600 19
The daughter of a rock legend, this former teen star told of her life of addiction in 2009's "High on Arrival"
    $1600 17
In the '40s Enrico Fermi built a nuclear pile on a squash court at the University of this city
    $1600 12
Hanff's "Charing Cross Road" plus Heller's "Catch-"
    $1600 29
How fortunate that we're about to make landfall on this peninsula at the southwest tip of Africa
    DD: $2,000 24
It means to win; when it precedes "upon", it means to persuade
    DD: $4,000 8
(Sarah of the Clue Crew does a demonstration with some falling water.) The two streams of water form one, because water molecules are so attracted to each other that when they come near, they stick together, a uniting action known as this
    $2000 20
"Shooting Stars" tells of his meteoric rise from high school ball to one of the highest paid players in the NBA
    $2000 18
Colby College in Waterville in this state was originally a literary & theological institution
    $2000 13
Pynchon's "Crying of Lot" divided by Hawthorne's "House of... Gables"
    $2000 27
We're heading straight for this Cambodian landmark that was built to honor Vishnu
    $2000 30
The hymn title these "Kings Their Titles Take" was the only phrase Dr. Spooner admitted spoonerizing

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Morgan Sarah Jack
$22,200 $2,800 $400
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In chapter 10, "The whole mystery of the handkerchiefs, and the watches, and the jewels... rushed upon" this title boy's "mind"

Final scores:

Morgan Sarah Jack
$8,000 $4,799 $338
2-day champion: $40,401 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Morgan Sarah Jack
$26,400 $2,800 $400
32 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
7 R,
3 W
9 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $29,600

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Game tape date: 2010-01-20
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