Show #5930 - Friday, May 28, 2010


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Elizabeth Schmitt, a high school English and drama teacher from Dallas, Texas

Aaron Ammerman, a program analyst for the Department of Navy from Arlington, Virginia

Tom LaPorta, a web designer from Jacksonville, Florida (whose 3-day cash winnings total $50,501)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Named for Edgar Allan Poe, of course.) ... (Alex: Now the Edgar Award--that's the Mystery Writers of America.)
    $200 14
He won in 1955 for his novel "The Long Goodbye"
    $200 20
This film gave us "The holiest event of our time. Perfect for their return" (& Tom Hanks')
    $200 21
A pet for my pet! This can spray its odoriferous musk accurately up to 12 feet; worry not! It'll stamp its feet to warn thee first
    $200 25
A crossing of the celestial equator by the sun, it happens twice a year
    $200 4
Confound it! Spell check just changed chancre into this 14th c. author of some "Tales"
    $200 9
When this Bible guy came down from the mountain & saw his people dancing before the golden calf, boy, was he upset!
    $400 15
"The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" got him the Edgar
    DD: $2,000 19
This 2009 comedy proclaimed, "Some guys just can't handle Vegas"
    $400 22
Drink (or eat) deep, my dear, for I have brought deep-fried this drink, "the real thing", from the state fair of Texas
    $400 26
These long distance travelers may be dirty ice balls or icy dirt balls
    $400 5
Spell check keeps trying to change Antietam into this long-snouted insectivore that comes in giant & 3 other species
    $400 10
He gave his kids by Cleopatra much of the land once ruled by Alexander the Great; his co-rulers & rivals were not pleased
    $600 16
He won for his novel "The Day of the Jackal" & the short story "There Are No Snakes in Ireland"
    $600 3
"Lather. Rinse. Save the world" advertised this Adam Sandler comedy
    $600 23
From this author's "The Jungle" I shall read lines like "On the killing beds you were apt to be covered with blood"
    $600 27
Undetected murky stuff in the universe presumed to exist because of its gravitational effects
    $600 6
Tried to put in the first name of Colts quarterback Manning & it turned him into this hallucinogenic cactus
    $600 11
In 2005 this ex-diplomat wasn't so diplomatic, saying, "I believe Karl Rove should be fired" for outing his CIA wife, Valerie Plame
    $800 17
Writing about the world of horse racing, he's won for "Forfeit" & "Come to Grief"
    $800 2
This WWII film from 2008 had the tag "Many saw evil. They dared to stop it"
    $800 24
Tonight we sup on this animal's jowls, used to flavor stews as a southern delicacy; it's a motorcycle term, too, my love
    $800 7
Ay, caramba! Spell check changed the last name of a 16th c. conquistador into this, an old-fashioned girdle
    $800 12
Jealous of this Prussian chancellor's fame, Wilhelm II sank him by forcing his resignation in 1890
    $1000 18
He won in the Best Fact Crime category for such works as "Helter Skelter" & "Till Death Us Do Part"
    $1000 1
1982 film that showed "A world inside a computer where man has never been. Never before now"
    $1000 28
Indeed, I should've told you I had this "kissing disease" whose incubation period is 30-40 days; hey, where ya goin', baby?!
    $1000 8
I want to call my girl "dollpuss", not this suggested alternative meaning large portions of sour cream
    $1000 13
In "The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson", this author wrote, "When angry, count four; when very angry, swear"

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

Tom Aaron Elizabeth
$1,800 $2,000 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Aaron Elizabeth
$5,200 $3,400 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from near an old ship.) I'm in this country, at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde--the former seat of its kings
    $400 16
In a 1971 No. 1 hit the Bee Gees wanted to know "How can you mend" one of these
    $400 11
You are now free to move about the country on this company's New Mexico One aircraft
    $400 6
An automobile for any former Russian emperor
    $400 22
Yikes! Among these indigenous Australians, a person is thought to become a shaman after an initiatory death
    $400 18
A brown tick named for this pet has the rare ability to complete its life cycle indoors
    $800 2
(Kelly of the Clue Crew rides the Maid of the Mist.) I'm north of the border at Niagara Falls, shared by the United States & this Canadian province
    $800 17
In a 1995 No. 1, Bryan Adams wanted to know if you'd ever really done this
    $800 12
In April 2008 it was announced that Northwest & this Atlanta-based airline would merge
    $800 7
A tiny New Zealander, or a tiny New Zealand bird
    $800 23
In the traditional religion of this Asian peninsula, male shamans are called Paksu
    $800 27
The chipping type of this common seed-eating little bird is a popular host for ticks
    DD: $2,000 3
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew walks a market aisle.) I'm at Tsukiji--a seafood market that's known as a kitchen for 12 million people in this capital city
    $1200 20
In this 1960 hit, Elvis wondered if you're "sorry we drifted apart"
    $1200 13
On Dec. 19, 2008 this "colorful" airline became the official one for the Red Sox, though its main hub is in (gasp!) N.Y.
    DD: $1,500 8
Hotel foyer where British policemen like to gather
    $1200 24
18th c. groups led by shamans fought over the Yenisey River in this 5 million-sq.-mi. area of North-Central Russia
    $1200 28
The tick species Ixodes dammini has as its favorite hosts white-footed mice & white-tailed these
    $1600 4
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a cobblestone intersection.) I'm in the first French town liberated by the Allies in 1944; it's also famous for being the home of a tapestry depicting the Norman conquest
    $1600 21
1984 No. 1 for Tina Turner about the thrill of boy meeting girl
    $1600 14
Logically, this Spanish airline's first flight, in 1927, was between Barcelona & Madrid
    $1600 9
The forehead of a German mrs.
    $1600 25
The Warao Indians of South America believe this noisy shamanic gourd instrument has healing properties
    $2000 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from a Spanish-architecture courtyard.) I'm in this Peruvian city, once the capital of an empire, & one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the western hemisphere
    $2000 19
In 1961 the Shirelles noted that "Tonight the light of love is in your eyes" but wanted to know this
    $2000 15
Hong Kong's home carrier, in 2006 it celebrated its 60th anniversary
    $2000 10
Japanese kimono sash for a small, spiny-finned fish
    $2000 26
Shamans on this Southeast Asian peninsula, also called the Kra Peninsula, use quartz crystals for healing

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Aaron Elizabeth
$8,800 $15,000 $12,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A trophy named for this author is awarded to anyone who breaks the record for sailing a yacht around the world

Final scores:

Tom Aaron Elizabeth
$0 $26,000 $7,899
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Aaron Elizabeth
$7,200 $14,200 $12,600
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2010-02-09
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