Show #5983 - Wednesday, September 22, 2010


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Russ Porter, a water systems engineer from Seattle, Washington

Destiny Lilly, a casting director from New York, New York

Jelisa Castrodale, a sportswriter from Winston-Salem, North Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $39,399)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to identify the sports organization overseen by the men we will name.)
    $200 21
Spores are often scattered by these windblown plants: as the song says, they're "drifting along with the tumbling"...
    $200 1
Roger Goodell
    $200 8
Nixon made the second Monday of October a national holiday & called it this
    $200 26
When dropped onto a granite block from 100 inches, this sport's white & yellow balls must bounce between 53" & 58"
    $200 16
It's the second-largest member of the violin family
    $200 6
Mongolia's annual Naadam festival includes archery, wrestling & the racing of these animals
    $400 22
Spores are produced by green plants, bacteria & these, including yeasts, smuts & molds
    $400 2
Bud Selig
    $400 9
Celebrating the 1862 Batalla de Puebla, this day is sometimes confused with Mexican Independence Day
    $400 30
In August 1812 a U.S. frigate got this nickname when British cannonballs were seen to bounce off its thick oak hull
    $400 17
A deep shout or roar
    $400 7
Navigable but carrying little traffic, the Selenge River forms part of Mongolia's border with this country
    $600 23
Unlike gametes, spores can do this all by themselves". Hubba hubba!
    $600 3
David Stern
    $600 10
In the U.S. September 17 is this day that celebrates a certain signing
    $600 29
George Nissen & Larry Griswold made the first modern one of these in 1935 using an iron frame & a piece of canvas
    $600 18
In a lyric from "The King and I", it precedes "young lovers, whoever you are"
    $600 11
The name of the leading Mongolian newspaper Unen, just like Pravda, translates as this
    $800 24
In trees of this cone-bearing order such as the Douglas fir, males carry micro-spores: females, megaspores
    $800 4
Gary Bettman
    $800 14
Formerly Dominion Day, it recognizes the July 1 date of the first British colony to become a dominion
    DD: $2,000 27
Radio signals were bounced off this object for the first time during Project Diana on January 10, 1946
    $800 19
He played a pizzeria owner in "Do the Right Thing"
    $800 12
The only international airport in Mongolia bears the name of this 13th century Mongol
    $1000 25
In this type of nonflowering plant, such as the staghorn, spores function much like seeds
    $1000 5
Bart Giamatti (once)
    $1000 15
For this Asian holiday, firecrackers are thought to scare away the arrival of the murderous beast Nien
    $1000 28
In 1907 the Gabriel Company received the first U.S. patent for this type of device that dampens a car's bounce
    $1000 20
A peer, or a member of a college's governing board
    $1000 13
With more than 400 monks, Mongolia's Gandan Monastery is a leading national center of this religion

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

Jelisa Destiny Russ
$600 $4,400 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jelisa Destiny Russ
$2,200 $6,000 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be a word that can be made up of the letters in the word "Mongolia".)
    $400 6
In 1513, while returning to Puerto Rico from Florida, he discovered the Dry Tortugas
    $400 2
    $400 9
In 1936 a Robert Frost collection sold 50,000 copies as a selection of this club
    $400 22
It's a derogatory term meaning a foreign trip taken by members of Congress at the public expense
    $400 14
This longtime maestro of the Boston Pops Orchestra is honored with an oversized bust on the Esplanade
    $400 19
An Eskimo house
    $800 7
On Sunday, September 25, 1513 he climbed a peak accompanied only by his dog & saw the Pacific Ocean
    $800 1
"The Drew Carey Show"
    $800 12
As Shakespeare was the Sweet this bird of Avon, Anna "Elegy on Captain Cook" Seward was this bird of Lichfield
    $800 24
This passageway refers to the space dividing the majority party from the minority
    $800 15
A 2002 book about this Italian-born conductor was subtitled "The NBC Years"
    $800 23
A low volume expression of pain
    $1200 8
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) In 1792, when George Vancouver sailed up the west coast of North America & surveyed & named the Puget Sound for a shipmate, he named this mountain on the mainland for a rear admiral friend
    $1200 3
"Laverne and Shirley" (the first 5 seasons)
    DD: $2,000 13
In 2002, this company came out with a product line featuring 2-line Maya Angelou poems
    $1200 26
This synonym for "room" is used for the assembly room where senators gather on the floor to debate & vote
    $1200 16
Associated with the New York Philharmonic for 40 years, he wrote the score to the film "On the Waterfront"
    $1200 27
A temporary provision of money (usually at interest)
    $1600 10
In 1596 Sir Walter Raleigh wrote the Book "Discoverie of Guiana", Guiana being the area between the Amazon & this river
    $1600 4
"The Office"
    $1600 20
Once popular, Thomas Moore is remembered for burning the memoirs of this famed poet who died in Greece
    DD: $1,500 17
This son of a Polish cabinetmaker is probably best known as the conductor in Disney's "Fantasia"
    $1600 28
A soccer scooooooore!
    $2000 11
This founder of Quebec, not the Pilgrims, was the first to give a detailed account of the Cape Cod area
    $2000 5
"The Big Bang Theory"
    $2000 21
This poet laureate's "Enoch Arden" sold 17,000 copies on its publication day in 1864
    $2000 29
Senate Rule 22 governs this procedure used to end filibusters that requires 60 votes to succeed
    $2000 18
In 2009 this young Venezuelan became the 11th music director in the history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
    $2000 25
A body of water cut off from a larger body of water by a reef of sand

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jelisa Destiny Russ
$9,000 $10,000 $11,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Britain's oldest known scrap of material called this, sometimes identified as shepherd's plaid, dates from 250 A.D.

Final scores:

Jelisa Destiny Russ
$991 $19,999 $20,001
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,001

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jelisa Destiny Russ
$9,000 $12,000 $13,600
11 R,
0 W
17 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,600

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Game tape date: 2010-07-28
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