Show #5972 - Tuesday, July 27, 2010


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Nora Corrigan, an English professor from Columbus, Mississippi

Vince Femenella, a bookseller from Brooklyn, New York

Alison Stone Roberg, an administrative assistant from Kansas City, Missouri (whose 3-day cash winnings total $85,102)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 3
The College of William & Mary
    $200 17
Told he'd tied this man with his 361st HR, Sammy Sosa asked, "That's the guy whose girlfriend was Marilyn Monroe?"
    $200 1
A hollow-nosed bullet that expands on impact
    $200 16
I could've had this brand's vegetable juice--instead, I'll grab its "Splash" of berry blend
    $200 26
Iron, which makes up 5% of the Earth's crust, is 2nd in abundance to this among metals, which must please Alcoa
    $200 11
A vodka & tomato juice drink turns into a Texas-based cosmetics giant
    $400 4
California Institute of Technology (no, not L.A.)
    $400 18
This ex-Falcon QB who returned with the Eagles said, "I have two weapons--my legs, my arm, and my brains"
    $400 2
Moroccans add saffron to this semolina staple, while Algerians like to add tomatoes
    $400 22
I could go for this company's root beer--it has that "frosty mug taste" & I do so like the taste of mugs
    $400 27
Iron is extracted by this 8-letter industrial process with carbon & limestone; I'm this process! Thiiiis processss...
    $400 12
"Tainted Love" band's pocket communicator
    $600 5
DePaul University
    $600 19
Ike Taylor of this Bill Cowher-coached NFL team said, "You only get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so many times"
    $600 8
A soft sound separate from normal heart action; it may indicate a serious problem
    $600 23
I just got off this paper towel brand's website,
    $600 28
Pale to brassy yellow, this item, half iron & half sulfur, is sometimes called fool's gold
    $600 13
Bonus work in school that nets you a piece of plastic from Visa
    $800 6
Oral Roberts University
    $800 20
Meeting Joe Garagiola Jr., this ex-president said, "I'm always suspicious of guys who've got a famous father"
    $800 9
Oxford lays claim to a head & a foot of one of these extinct birds
    $800 24
By 1962 this brand "summited" & became the best-selling toothpaste in the U.S.--guess I won't be setting a trend if I buy some
    $800 29
Mesabi & Vermilion are historically rich iron ranges in this state
    $800 14
This leader of the Autobots' factors are itself & one
    $1000 7
The University of Arkansas (main campus)
    $1000 21
This golfer told a men's magazine he doesn't go to the gym because "they won't let me smoke in there"
    $1000 10
This German city's Roman baths were built during the reign of Caracalla
    $1000 25
The heck with the diet! I'm buyin' Vaanillaa Swiss Aalmond ice cream from this braand founded by Reuben Mattus
    DD: $2,000 30
An olden theory said that when metallic iron loses its phlogiston, it becomes this remnant we know as an oxide
    $1000 15
Any carbonated beverage that's "all around the mulberry bush"

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

Alison Vince Nora
$4,800 $1,600 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Vince Nora
$5,800 $6,400 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

HERE'S 2 "U"
(Alex: Each correct response will contain two "U"s.)
    $400 16
In March 1942 Hitler approved Operation Aida, an offensive by Rommel to cross North Africa to this river
    $400 21
Henry David Thoreau's 1859 essay "A Plea for" this Harpers Ferry guy didn't work; he was executed
    $400 5
A woman facing the guillotine, 1793:
"Farewell, my children, I go to rejoin your father"
    $400 11
This detective was 18 when she began her career in "The Secret of the Old Clock", so she's 98 today
    $400 1
This grandfather clock part moves to & fro by the action of gravity & acquired momentum
    $400 30
1935's "The Little Colonel" contains the scene in which Bill Robinson tap dances up & down the stairs with her
    $800 17
To help the war effort, this composer wrote "Any Bonds Today?" for the Treasury Department
    $800 22
The 3,106-carat Cullinan Diamond was cut into more than 100 smaller gems that are now part of this royal collection
    $800 7
A composer, 1827:
"I shall hear in heaven"
    $800 12
In this Dashiell Hammett novel, Effie Perine describes her boss' client by saying, "She's a knockout"
    $800 2
In German, the plural of "mother" gets this diacritical mark
    $800 29
"Before the Frost/Until the Freeze" was a 2009 double album from this band fronted by Chris Robinson
    $1200 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.) A panel honors the contribution of paratroop units like the 507th, which helped beat back this German counteroffensive of December 1944
    $1200 23
The 4.25-carat Kahn Canary Diamond, found in Arkansas in 1977, was worn by her to her husband's inaugurations
    $1200 8
A Mexican bandito, 1923:
"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something"
    $1200 13
This Agatha Christie spinster first appeared in print in the 1926 short story "The Tuesday Night Club"
    $1200 3
This language of the Incas is still spoken in Peru & Ecuador
    $1200 28
"Shop Around" was the first Top 40 hit by this group featuring Smokey Robinson
    $1600 19
In July 1942 the port of Sevastopol fell to the Germans & the rest of this peninsula soon followed
    $1600 24
Spiro Agnew pleaded this, Latin for "no contest", to tax fraud charges in 1973
    $1600 9
An Irish writer, 1900:
"My wallpaper & I are fighting a duel to the death. One... of us has to go"
    $1600 14
Inspector Kurt Wallander solves mysteries in this country, homeland of his creator Henning Mankell
    $1600 4
To build up or gather, like snow
    $1600 27
The middle initial of this movie actor known for playing gangsters stood for Goldenberg
    DD: $3,000 20
The final land battle of WWII was fought on this island in the Ryukyus in June 1945
    $2000 25
Chief Pleas is the parliament of Sark, one of these islands between England & France
    $2000 10
An admiral, 1805:
"Thank God, I have done my duty"
    $2000 15
This John D. MacDonald shamus living in the Fort Lauderdale Marina considers himself to be a "salvage consultant"
    DD: $4,000 6
The name of this branch of math comes from the Latin for "small stone"
    $2000 26
Walker Smith used this name as a professional boxer

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Vince Nora
$13,000 $6,000 $14,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1 of the 2 largely German-speaking monarchies in the world; they're about 250 miles apart

Final scores:

Alison Vince Nora
$12,001 $6,000 $27,201
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $27,201

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alison Vince Nora
$13,000 $10,000 $16,200
17 R,
0 W
21 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,200

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Game tape date: 2010-03-16
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