Show #5973 - Wednesday, July 28, 2010


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Alyssa Morgan, a museum collections manager from Pasadena, California

Jen Fick, a records manager from Bethesda, Maryland

Nora Corrigan, an English professor from Columbus, Mississippi (whose 1-day cash winnings total $27,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We will be middle naming people. You have to ID the person for us.)
    $200 16
(I'm Bill Schneider.) I'm in CNN's Washington, D.C. bureau, one of 37 bureaus including Bangkok & Buenos Aires, but the network's heart & headquarters is still in this city
    $200 18
He was the king of Mardi Gras' 2010 Bacchus parade & would likely be elected king of Louisiana, if he wanted
    $200 1
Anthem author Scott
    $200 23
Between 1999 & 2007 this educational practice went up nearly 75% & kids don't even have to get out of their jammies
    $200 6
The Russian czar founded this city in 1703 as his "window on Europe"
    $200 11
The first volunteers in this U.S. government humanitarian force went to Ghana & Tanzania in 1961
    $400 17
In 2010, this senior political correspondent began as anchor of the Sunday show "State of the Union"
    $400 19
In a Sears ad this Vikings QB (it still seems odd to say that) couldn't make up his mind about buying a TV
    $400 2
Civil War general Tecumseh
    $400 24
As the first line of defense against germs, make sure your kids do this frequently, & not just before a meal
    $400 7
Once Scotland's ecclesiastical capital, this city is also a golfing mecca
    $400 12
The band Boston titled a song this 3-word term for absence of mental stress
    $600 28
This event that began in January 1991 brought worldwide attention to CNN
    $600 20
In a mock "United Way" ad, this Colts QB berated kids on a football field & showed them how to break into a car
    $600 3
Inventor Graham
    $600 25
To perform this on kids aged 1 through 8, it's 2 breaths & 30 one-handed compressions per cycle
    DD: $1,000 8
At the 2009 Tour de France, Alberto Contador won a stage including the Alpine passes named for this St.; he also won a dog
    $600 13
In 1913 the recipient was Belgium's Henri la Fontaine; in 1914, '15 & '16 it wasn't awarded
    $800 29
(I'm Wolf Blitzer.) On June 1, 1980, when an all-news channel was a far-out idea, CNN was launched & this man's name was the first one a news anchor spoke on CNN
    $800 21
"My face takes enough abuse", said this Falcon as he hawked the Gillette Fusion razor in an ad
    $800 4
Tennis champ Jean
    $800 26
Melanie Bazarte subtitled her "Parenting 101" book "Because Kids Don't Come With" these
    $800 9
This gulf of the Atlantic is between Newfoundland & the Canadian mainland
    $800 14
This nickname for North Dakota refers to a real property found on its international border
    $1000 30
(I'm Suzanne Malveaux.) Hurrican Katrina brought CNN its 10th of these prestigious electronic media awards named for a banker who never saw TV
    $1000 22
Carrie Underwood denied her song "Cowboy Casanova" was about this Dallas QB (& ex-boyfriend)
    $1000 5
Convicted assassin Earl
    $1000 27
Parents who hover too much over their kids have come to be called this type of parents, after a certain aircraft
    $1000 10
Robert Ford shot & killed Jesse James in this Missouri city
    $1000 15
Of the genus spathiphyllum, these white, fragrant flowers are often cultivated as ornamentals

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

Nora Jen Alyssa
$3,200 $2,600 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nora Jen Alyssa
$5,400 $4,200 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Sarah: ...with Lindblad/National Geographic naturalist Tom Ritchie, underwater specialist Lisa Trotter and a host of others.)
    $400 3
"You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'"
    $400 21
A sorcerer's apprentice? No, it's this stage star, reality TV star & winner of season 3
    $400 8
Dos Equis
    $400 13
"Monstrous" term for a woman obsessed with planning her wedding
    $400 1
(Sarah of the Clue Crew floats near a floe in Antarctica.) This seal here--the only type that eats warm-blooded animals--is named after a big cat due to the dark spots on its coat
    $800 4
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a... fortune must be in want of a wife"
    $800 22
This winner of season 8 sounds like he has 2 first names
    $800 9
    $800 17
Absence of activity on an EEG or EKG is indicated by this on a screen
    $800 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew goes hunting for killer whales in Antarctica.) One of the most spectacular features of the male orca, or killer whale, is this stabilizing fin; from the Latin for "of the back", it can be 6 feet in height
    DD: $2,000 5
"To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently"
    $1200 23
Although he was a bartender before winning season 7, his name makes him sound more like a chef
    $1200 10
Victoria Bitter
    $1200 18
Seinfeldian term for someone who passes a present on to another recipient
    $1200 14
(Lisa Trotter reports from Antarctica.) Frigid Antarctic water is full of dissolved oxygen; it circulates through ice fish so they don't need this oxygen-carrying pigment, making them nearly colorless
    $1600 6
"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed...into a gigantic insect"
    $1600 24
"I wonder" if this country cutie from season 5 enjoys making her own dills
    $1600 11
    $1600 27
Introducing the world to the word "palimony", Michelle Triola sued this actor for support in 1979
    $1600 19
"Global" term for the online journal environment
    DD: $3,000 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Antarctica.) The Antarctic is home to several species of petrels, named perhaps because their habit of flying close to the water's surface is reminiscent of this apostle, who tried to walk on water with Jesus
    $2000 7
"In the town there were two mutes and they were always together"
    $2000 25
You might say this season 6 winner is so electrifying that she gives off discharges
    $2000 12
    $2000 26
As a result of this 1980 FBI sting operation, Michael Myers became the first house member to be expelled in over 100 years
    $2000 20
Latin-flavored dance music blending reggae & hip-hop
    $2000 16
(Tom Ritchie reports from Antarctica.) The stubby bill & white eye ring are ways to recognize this penguin species that French explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville named after his wife

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nora Jen Alyssa
$15,000 $14,000 $4,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

An aid to the faithful since the 13th century, one standard version has parts arranged in groups of 1, 3 or 10

Final scores:

Nora Jen Alyssa
$1,999 $9,300 $3,200
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $9,300 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Nora Jen Alyssa
$13,800 $12,600 $4,600
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
7 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,000

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Game tape date: 2010-03-16
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