Show #5936 - Monday, June 7, 2010


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Joshua Weiss, a Ph.D. candidate in English literature from Chicago, Illinois

Becky Henderson, a library media specialist from Baldwin City, Kansas

J.R. Lind, a newspaper reporter from Murfreesboro, Tennessee (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
She dedicated the murder mystery "Hallowe'en Party" to fellow Brit P.G. Wodehouse
    $200 15
A pet sound, or a tree covering
    $200 7
It's the roe of a sturgeon from the Black Sea
    $200 1
"I am a fugitive from" this group of convicts hooked together doing manual labor outside
    $200 18
Formed in 930 A.D., the Althing of this country is one of the oldest legislative assemblies in the world
    $200 22
"I Was The One" was the flip side of this song, Elvis' first No. 1 single
    $400 12
E.E. Cummings "dedicated" his book "No Thanks" to the publishers who rejected it & to this woman who paid to print it
    $400 16
A Greek god, or a shallow metal cooking vessel
    $400 8
Dogs are trained to find the white or Piedmont variety of this fungus
    $400 2
It's a legal document empowering investigators to look through premises for evidence
    $400 20
There are this many members of the Althing--they'll always fall one short of filling an entire checkerboard
    $400 23
"Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you, if you're" this
    DD: $600 13
Herman Melville dedicated "Moby Dick" to this fellow author & mentor
    $600 17
A thick variety of blanket, or a Kabul native
    $600 9
This type of highly prized Japanese beef comes from cows that are massaged & fed beer
    $600 3
Pal, you've got no chance at trial; take this reduction of charges in exchange for admitting guilt to a lesser offense
    $600 21
This position that has the country's real power (& the cabinet) is appointed by the president with the Althing's approval
    $600 24
You can tell Billy Ray Cyrus' "lips to tell my fingertips", but don't tell this title organ; it "might blow up and kill this man"
    $800 14
This "Lonesome Dove" author dedicated his novel "The Desert Rose" "To Lesley, for the use of her goat"
    $800 19
A female swan, or a writing instrument
    $800 10
The livers of geese that are overfed & underexercised are used to make this pate substance
    $800 4
This type of "walk" is slang for parading an apprehended criminal before the media
    $800 25
In 1874 the king of this nearby Scandinavian country vested the Althing with legislative power in internal affairs
    $800 28
In 1982 Neil Diamond wanted to "turn on" this, "let it shine wherever you go"
    $1000 26
He dedicated his epic poem "Adonais" to fellow romantic poet John Keats
    $1000 27
A fake bravado in poker, or a cliff face
    $1000 11
This most expensive spice in the world is used as the dye for the robes of Buddhist priests
    $1000 5
It's the illegal enticing of a suspect into committing a crime; that's my story & I'm sticking to it
    $1000 29
The Althing had an upper & lower house until 1991; now it's this type of legislature, meaning "one chamber"
    $1000 30
This Springsteen song begins, "Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack"

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

J.R. Becky Joshua
$1,800 -$1,000 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

J.R. Becky Joshua
$2,400 $800 $9,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ...whatever we give you in the clue.)
    $400 9
It's the traditional non-verbal way to signal that you resign
    $400 6
Joanne Woodward won an Oscar for it:
"The ____ Faces of Eve"
    $400 14
This flightless bird of Africa uses its wings as rudders to help it change direction while running
    $400 1
This religion is translated as "way of the Kami"
    $400 16
...the Wieliczka Salt Mine
    $400 19
Some Native Americans decorated these shoes with porcupine quills, others with beads
    $800 10
These have the same value as bishops, but you can force mate with only a king & 2 bishops, not with a king & 2 these
    $800 7
Starring Zac Efron & Matthew Perry:
"____ Again"
    $800 15
A rail found on Inaccessible Island near Tristan da Cunha in this ocean is the smallest living flightless bird
    $800 2
5-letter word for the set of books that have authority in a religion & no, you can't fire it off
    $800 17
...the Mosque of Quba & the Mosque of the two Qiblahs
    $800 20
The name of this squash comes from the Italian for "gourd"
    $1200 11
Losing a bishop but capturing a rook is called "winning" this type of trade, also a term for a swap of hostages
    $1200 8
Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro, Naomi Watts:
"____ Grams"
    $1200 30
A grebe named for this lake is endangered because it's often caught in nets by Peruvian & Bolivian fishermen
    $1200 3
Latitudinarianism is a synonym for this broad-minded view, from the Latin for "to bear"
    $1200 18
...the Marienplatz
    $1200 23
From the Latin for "yield", it means to die or yield to an overpowering desire
    $1600 12
The departure of both queens is the traditional point at which this final phase of the battle begins
    $1600 25
Sandra Bullock as a journalist who ends up in rehab:
"____ Days"
    $1600 29
The rudimentary wings of this national bird of Australia are useless for flying, but it is an excellent swimmer
    DD: $2,000 4
4-letter title for the caliph or successor to Muhammad; it's now used of several Islamic leaders
    $1600 21
...the longest bridge over water in the world
    DD: $2,000 24
From the name of an ancient Roman festival, it now refers to any riotous or drunken festivity
    $2000 13
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows off his moves on the monitor.) In this classic chess opening, after white plays e4, to fight for the center, black plays c5 in this 8-letter defense named for a Mediterranean island
    $2000 26
Co-written by Nikki Reed, one of its young tongue-studded stars:
    $2000 28
Now endangered, New Zealand's kakapo is the only flightless & nocturnal species of this bird in the family Psittacidae
    $2000 5
Lao-Tzu referred to this 3-letter word as "the unproduced producer of all that is"
    $2000 22
...Central America's Bridge of the Americas
    $2000 27
This London street runs from Hyde Park corner in the west to a "circus", or intersection, in the east

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

J.R. Becky Joshua
$15,200 $2,800 $18,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Low- & high-pressure systems & tropical moisture set the stage for a 1991 nor'easter nicknamed these 2 words

Final scores:

J.R. Becky Joshua
$24,400 $2,800 $5,999
2-day champion: $52,801 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

J.R. Becky Joshua
$14,800 $2,800 $17,800
23 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
9 R,
3 W
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $35,400

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Game tape date: 2010-02-16
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