Show #5929 - Thursday, May 27, 2010


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Nancy Williams, an administrative assistant from Chicago, Illinois

Bill Benison, a wine shop manager from Stamford, Connecticut

Tom LaPorta, a web designer from Jacksonville, Florida (whose 2-day cash winnings total $33,901)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 24
Lurleen Wallace,
    $200 14
The daughter of Broadway legend John Raitt, she's won numerous Grammys for her blues-rock style
    $200 8
Listen up, Berhanu! New South Wales, Australia has banned changing these for adopted kids over 1 year old
    $200 6
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a picture of the President making a gesture on the monitor.) The President can tell you the Shaka gesture means "Hang loose, brah" & comes from this U.S. state
    $200 19
Parson Weems' 1806 biography of George Washington included the story of chopping down one of these trees
    $200 1
Cleopatra's cobra plus a command to stop gives us this road surface
    $400 27
Michael Dukakis,
    $400 15
This quirky director's films include "Mars Attacks!" & "Sweeney Todd"
    $400 9
Many adoptees come from this type of care in which they were with a family but still wards of the court
    $400 7
In Italy a raised little finger means this, an observation sometimes made about supermodels
    $400 20
This tall tree can be lodgepole or ponderosa
    $400 2
To ask for spare change plus one ninth of a baseball game gives us this starting place
    $600 28
Rutherford B. Hayes,
    $600 16
Before playing agent Gibbs on "NCIS", this Burbank native played quarterback for UCLA
    $600 11
For 2008 this Central American country passed China in the number of babies adopted by Americans
    $600 10
(Kelly of the Clue Crew cups her hands in front of her.) South Africans in the service sector have a gentle but insistent gesture to ask for this
    $600 21
Populus tremuloides is the scientific name for this "quaking" species
    $600 3
One piece of butter plus public group violence gives us this nation lover
    $800 29
Tom Ridge,
    $800 17
She was a successful fashion model before starring in films like "Lethal Weapon 3" & "The Thomas Crown Affair"
    $800 12
In 2008 Americans adopted 2 kids from this African country; Madonna has adopted that many by herself
    $800 25
Legend says that a rude British 2-finger salute began as defiance of the French, who were de-fingering these people
    DD: $1,800 22
This timber tree of the genus Fraxinus sounds like what's left over after you burn some of it
    $800 4
A Catholic religious service plus a standard unit of area gives us this wanton slaughter
    $1000 30
Thomas Dewey,
    $1000 18
This Burbank boy starred in "8 Simple Rules" & also voiced Clifford the Big Red Dog
    $1000 13
From the Anita Bryant era, this state has the only law banning gay adoption; it's been ruled unconstitutional
    $1000 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew twirls a finger near his temple.) In much of the world, the twirled finger means "you're crazy", but in Argentina, it means you may have one of these--pick up!
    $1000 23
The first tree brought from America to Europe was the northern white species of this aromatic conifer
    $1000 5
A shark appendage plus a type of beer gives us this musical conclusion

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

Tom Bill Nancy
$3,800 $2,200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Bill Nancy
$7,200 $7,400 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
"A noble Moor in the service of the Venetian state"
    $400 8
Harvey Keitel agrees to deliver the title instrument to Holly Hunter in this 1993 film
    $400 19
You can tune into this network's "Situation Room" & hear a report from Jack Cafferty's "File"
    $400 3
The grave of English king Edward I calls him by his nickname, "Hammer of" these people
    $400 1
The Agua Fria river might be better for its scenery than for a swim, as its name means this
    $400 14
Even though I'm a beefmaster cow, one of the "six essential qualities" I fulfill is the ability to give this
    $800 27
"Daughters to Lear" (all 3)
    $800 9
In 1970 Sam Peckinpah directed one of these for "Cable Hogue"; in 2006 there was one for "Ricky Bobby"
    $800 21
In 2008 David Gregory replaced this late host of "Meet the Press"
    $800 7
The Vienna grave of physicist Ludwig Boltzmann doesn't have a quotation but one of these mathematical items
    $800 2
The Cholla Apartments & Jojoba Hall are part of this Tempe institution
    $800 15
I know you've got to keep tabs, so sure, put that RFID tag on this part where they usually go on cattle
    $1200 28
"The right duke of Milan"
    $1200 10
Based on a Gunter Grass novel, this film was "Die Blechtrommel" in German
    $1200 22
A 2009 Time poll asked, since the death of Cronkite, who is the nation's most trusted newsman? No joke, it's him
    $1200 11
The grave of Primo Levi, author of "Survival in" this place, bears the number the Nazis gave him there
    $1200 4
A 1680 rebellion by the Hopi Indians against the Spanish is named for these typical communal dwellings
    $1200 16
I'm this kind of cow, & I'm eager to end up on a plate at the "genuine American steakhouse" of the same name
    DD: $1,500 29
"Queen of the Fairies"
    $1600 20
The title for this Dixie Chicks documentary came from an irate fan who wanted them to get on with the show
    $1600 23
If you tune in to MSNBC, you'll know that this host likes to play "Hardball"
    $1600 12
Conservationist Michael Grzimek's grave in this park says, "He gave all he possessed for the wildlife of Africa"
    $1600 5
Federico Ronstadt, ancestor of Linda, founded the first symphony orch. in this major city of Southeast Arizona
    DD: $2,000 17
As I'm this breed, you might want to keep your distance
    $2000 30
"Nephew to the Lady Capulet"
    $2000 25
In this 1995 film Richard Dreyfuss finds it easier to reach the kids in his music class than his deaf son
    $2000 24
In 2002 on Fox News she launched her show "On the Record"
    $2000 13
The Chicago grave of this detective agency founder calls him "a friend to honesty and a foe to crime"
    $2000 6
In Arizona politics conservative Democrats who vote Republican are called these, after the multi-colored horse
    $2000 18
Don't worry, I show no signs of this, FMD for short--the U.S. hasn't had an outbreak since 1929 & let's keep it that way

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Bill Nancy
$11,600 $13,400 $10,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1945 Africa had only 4 independent countries; these 2 started with the same first letter

Final scores:

Tom Bill Nancy
$16,600 $3,400 $7,300
3-day champion: $50,501 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Tom Bill Nancy
$11,600 $12,400 $10,600
19 R,
0 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $34,600

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Game tape date: 2010-02-09
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