Show #5950 - Friday, June 25, 2010


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Matthew Levine, an account executive from Victoria, British Columbia

Lisa Cerrato, a managing editor from Somerville, Massachusetts

Janet Bradlow, an insurance agent from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $27,601)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want the current name of the conference these schools belong to.)
    $200 16
On June 16, 1858 this man gave his "House Divided" speech in Springfield, Illinois
    $200 6
Ohio State
    $200 22
In 2010 the D.O.T. issued rules banning this new form of communication by truckers while driving
    $200 17
Rebecca is an unrepentant spender in Sophie Kinsella's "Confessions of" this
    $200 11
Nothing, or perhaps everything, is fishy about Neptune being one of the 2 planets said to rule this sign
    $200 1
A kleptomaniac could be accused of having "sticky" these
    $400 18
Acrobat Charles Blondin crossed this North American landmark on a tightrope on June 30, 1859
    $400 7
Oregon State
    $400 23
"Massive" rhyming term for your standard tractor-trailer truck
    $400 27
6 Californians read & discuss "Persuasion", "Emma" & 4 other novels in Karen Joy Fowler's novel her "Book Club"
    $400 12
The 10th sign of the zodiac, this cardinal earth sign really gets your goat
    $400 2
Intimidation using looks or words is called this kind of "beating"
    $600 19
In June 2006 this newsman ended his 44-year career at CBS
    $600 8
    $600 24
In 2008 Atlanta truckers protested the rising price of this type of fuel, their lifeline
    $600 28
Andrea Sachs, assistant to the editor of a fashion magazine, is the protagonist of this novel by Lauren Weisberger
    $600 13
"The Astrology Encyclopedia" says the key phrase for this sign is "I balance"
    $600 3
If you're earning money rapidly, you're said to be making it this body part "over" this partner body part
    DD: $1,000 20
According to calculations by Eratosthenes, it was June 11, 1184 B.C. that this mythic city was sacked & burned
    $800 9
    $800 25
Also called splash guards, these on a truck help prevent splashing on following cars
    $800 29
A sisterly rivalry to give Henry VIII a male heir is the basis for this Philippa Gregory historical novel
    $800 14
A person born under this May 22-June 21 sign is said to have a 2-sided personality & to often change moods quickly
    $800 4
This 2-word phrase means space to work comfortably & mentions a certain joint
    $1000 21
This leader did some sightseeing around a newly defeated Paris on June 23, 1940
    $1000 10
Boise State,
Fresno State
    $1000 26
Truckers know these have a range of about 25 miles in motor vehicles & federally limited power of 4 watts
    $1000 30
Her classics of the genre include "Lipstick Jungle", "4 Blondes" &, of course, "Sex and the City"
    $1000 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows two zodiological signs on the monitor.) The symbol for Virgo & this sign are sometimes confused, but the difference is the tail pointing outward
    $1000 5
To seriously apply oneself or redouble one's efforts is to this body part "down"

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

Janet Lisa Matthew
$3,600 -$1,000 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Janet Lisa Matthew
$6,000 $2,600 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 17
The 2006 film "Superman Returns" contains a dedication to this actor who died in 2004
    $400 1
Events in 1849 certainly helped California earn this official state nickname
    $400 16
Ballistics, the science of projectiles, comes from the Greek "ballein", to do this to something
    $400 6
In 1986 the world came to this Canadian city for an expo; in 2010 the world was back
    $400 9
A small one is a cascade; a large one, a cataract
    $400 23
Crocuses grow from corms, sometimes called "solid" these objects from which tulips grow
    $800 18
The title superhero of this 2008 film shares his name with a signer of the Declaration of Independence
    $800 2
This great fracture of California's crust is the principal fault of a 600-mile network of faults across the state
    $800 22
A projectile's trajectory is subject to gravity, lift & this force that's heavily dependent on nose shape
    $800 7
It's the structure representing a country; at the 1937 Paris Expo, you could see "Guernica" at the Spanish one
    $800 12
A booth where items are displayed for sale
    $800 24
A king by the name of Crocus was a leader of the Alamanni Tribe when it attacked forces of this empire in 260 A.D.
    $1200 19
This hero-studded film is set during Nixon's fifth term, as the world is on the brink of nuclear war
    $1200 3
This 25,000-square-mile California desert includes Joshua Tree National Park
    $1200 28
This 2-word term that includes part of the gun refers to a bullet's speed as it leaves; 2,000 F.P.S. is not uncommon
    $1200 8
Nearly 20,000 homes were demolished in preparation for this Chinese city's 2010 expo
    $1200 13
Ocular orb
    $1200 25
Crocus is a shade of this color, as are primrose & jonquil
    $1600 20
Cutlery was the chosen weapon of the Blue Raja, played by Hank Azaria in this 1999 superfilm spoof
    $1600 4
At 14,495 feet, this peak is California's highest point
    DD: $2,000 29
An early forensic ballistics debate was central to the 1921 murder trial of these 2 Italian-American anarchists
    DD: $2,000 10
A 1906 Milan fair celebrated the opening of the Simplon Tunnel under these
    $1600 14
Type of commercial site the Westfield Group specializes in running
    $1600 26
Botanically, the crocus is a member of this 4-letter plant family named for the Greek goddess of the rainbow
    $2000 21
A scene at the end of "Iron Man" finds Samuel L. Jackson as this one-eyed S.H.I.E.L.D. director
    $2000 5
Named after a companion of St. Paul, this "San" county is the largest in area in the lower 48
    $2000 30
Internal ballistics studies the conversion of a propellant's chemical energy into a projectile's energy of this type
    $2000 11
A 21-hour production of this Goethe tale was a highlight of the 2000 expo in Hanover, Germany
    $2000 15
On a Volga River cruise, Uglich & Yaroslavl might be these 3-word stops
    $2000 27
Early cultivation of crocus is depicted in frescoes found in this Mediterranean island's Knossos Archaeology Site

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Janet Lisa Matthew
$14,000 $3,800 $17,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The band called "They Might Be Giants" ultimately gets its name from a phrase said by this title hero in a 1605 work

Final scores:

Janet Lisa Matthew
$10,399 $0 $5,595
2-day champion: $38,000 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Janet Lisa Matthew
$14,600 $3,800 $17,200
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
5 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $35,600

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Game tape date: 2010-03-02
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