Show #5952 - Tuesday, June 29, 2010


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Steven Milton, a legal case assistant from San Diego, California

Christopher Scheeren, a stage actor and product specialist from Centreville, Virginia

Janet Bradlow, an insurance agent from New York, New York (whose 3-day cash winnings total $58,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Kelly: They're the product of a very, very tropical equator, so we have clues from a plantation in Ecuador.)
    $200 26
Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral stands on an island in this river
    $200 19
The Ha'penny Bridge spans the Liffey River in this Irish metropolis
    $200 11
Rod Tidwell is an underpaid (by his lights) wide receiver in this film about a sports agent
    $200 16
The Adirondack route hits NYC, Albany & this second-largest Canadian city
    $200 1
Edible fruit matter, or lurid fiction
    $200 6
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a banana plantation in Ecuador.) Bananas grow in hands of ten fingers or more; after harvesting, each hand is cut into what we call a bunch--growers refer to it as a corona, Spanish for this
    $400 27
The cathedral was built on the site of an ancient temple dedicated to him, Rome's supreme god
    $400 20
Onions, potatoes & this meat go into the traditional dish called Irish stew
    $400 12
This 1989 Oscar nominee was based on the W.P. Kinsella book "Shoeless Joe"
    $400 17
I'm the train route they call the City of this, which also hits Memphis & Chicago; I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done
    $400 2
Old-time sailors' drink made from rum
    $400 7
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a banana plantation in Ecuador.) Banana plants with thin leaves produce good fruit; young plants with wide leaves are called hijos del agua--or "sons of" this, & are culled because too much of it is directed to the leaves
    $600 28
In 1431 Notre Dame held the coronation of King Henry VI & in 1804, the coronation of this man
    $600 23
This Roman missionary brought Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century
    $600 13
Director Martin Scorsese had a bit part as a stagehand in this bio of Jake La Motta
    $600 18
The Southwest Chief route takes a "right toyn" after stopping at this 11-letter N.M. city (relax, we won't make you spell it)
    DD: $1,000 3
An invisible emanation, or an intangible quality
    $600 8
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a banana plantation in Ecuador.) Bananas stay green while attached to the plant; picking one releases a gas that changes the fruit's color & turns its starch into this sugar, from the Latin for "fruit"
    $800 29
In 2009 a memorial was held at Notre Dame for victims of this airline's Flight 447, which crashed after leaving Rio
    $800 24
The Irish town of Kerry lends its name to this colorful breed of pooch
    $800 14
This 1976 Oscar winner used the tagline "You have a ringside seat for the bloodiest Bicentennial in history"
    $800 21
The express route named for this Fort Ticonderoga hero has stops in Rutland & Castleton, Vermont
    $800 4
Pertaining to the lips
    $800 9
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a banana plantation in Ecuador.) Though a banana bush can grow to 20 feet in height & is commonly referred to as a tree, it contains no woody tissue; it's actually a huge one of these plants common to cooks like sage or basil
    $1000 25
For organizing Band Aid & other good works, this Irishman received an honorary knighthood in 1986
    $1000 15
Several major league ballplayers had cameos in this 1942 Gary Cooper flick, including Babe Ruth & Bill Dickey
    $1000 22
The Keystone Route serves NYC, Philly & this capital; Three Mile Island's nearby if you're the nuclear plant gawker type
    $1000 5
A noble gas, atomic number 10
    $1000 10
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from a banana plantation in Ecuador.) The string inside a banana carries nutrients such as sugars between parts of the plant; it's called the phloem, from the Greek word for this tough stuff that covers trees

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

Janet Christopher Steven
$4,000 $1,200 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Janet Christopher Steven
$5,800 $1,000 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to tell us the Shakespeare play that the operas are based on.)
"Z" IS FOR...
    $400 1
It's full of magic:
"Stormen" & several called "Der Sturm"
    $400 9
You can't make a sandwich without this band whose hits include "Make It With You" & "If"
    $400 5
The 1606-07 Zebrzydowski Rebellion was an uprising of nobles against this country's king
    $400 16
The 7th isn't so lucky if your skin is sensitive to this natural fabric, though the Merino type is finer
    $400 26
The art of this center named for an oilman is housed in a Los Angeles hilltop complex designed by Richard Meier
    $400 21
This scientific field that might study pandas or pumas
    $800 2
Shifting the title's focus:
    $800 10
This artist's "Bat Out of Hell" album contained music originally intended for a Peter Pan project
    $800 6
In the 1799 Fries Rebellion, Pennsylvania took up arms against a tax on this, including land & slaves
    $800 17
You can buy a gift of this for the 9th anniversary from the store called this "Barn"
    $800 27
From 1887 to 1893 he was chief draftsman for the Chicago firm of Adler & Sullivan
    $800 22
This musical instrument with strings stretched across a soundboard
    $1200 3
An enchanting work:
"The Faery Queen"
    $1200 11
"30 Days in the Hole" if you can't name this old Peter Frampton band whose name refers to a forced apology
    $1200 7
For 2 decades, Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has been the focal point of resistance to this country's ruling regime
    $1200 18
For the 14th anniversary, you could give a piano, whose keys symbolize this traditional gift
    $1200 28
In the 1970s this Chinese American designed the aluminum-clad skyscraper at 88 Pine Street in New York City
    $1200 23
This getup popular in the '40s that lent its name to a wartime L.A. riot
    DD: $2,000 4
Love that sparring:
"Beatrice et Benedict"
    $1600 12
This "Airborne" country rock band included Gram & Gene Parsons, who, despite the group's name, are unrelated
    DD: $2,000 14
The 17th & 18 century Jacobite Rebellions attempted to return this royal house to the British throne
    $1600 19
The traditional gift for a 12th anniversary is this luxurious fabric, in the name of an ancient trade route from China
    $1600 30
In 1657 he was appointed professor of astronomy at London's Gresham College
    $1600 25
This African island which, oddly, once was home to the capital of Oman
    $2000 8
What a farce:
"Sir John in Love" & several called "Falstaff"
    $2000 13
This band was once named for NBA star Mookie Blaylock, but decided to go with a more well-"preserved" name
    $2000 15
Maoists known as the Shining Path have tried to overthrow this South American country's government
    $2000 20
The 35th warrants this, which is also the orangy color of the material in the necklace seen here
    $2000 29
His designs are seen in the film "Triumph of the Will"; after WWII he spent 20 years in Spandau Prison
    $2000 24
This Babylonian temple tower

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Janet Christopher Steven
$16,600 $4,600 $17,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Discovered in the early 20th century, these 2 particles, 1 with a positive charge, the other a packet of energy, differ by a letter

Final scores:

Janet Christopher Steven
$15,599 $9,199 $26,700
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $26,700

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Janet Christopher Steven
$16,200 $4,600 $19,200
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
11 R,
4 W
25 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,000

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Game tape date: 2010-03-03
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