Show #5991 - Monday, October 4, 2010


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Don Meals, an environmental scientist from Burlington, Vermont

Lois Petzold, an ombudsman from Anderson, South Carolina

Emily Jusino, a Ph.D. candidate in Greek literature originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: A tribute, a follow-up to Ken Burns's popular series on baseball, and the DVD will come out tomorrow.)
    $200 9
It's only within the last 600,000 years that this range became the highest
    $200 17
"____ on a Plane"
    $200 1
"Jeopardy!" will reign forever! Or at least this long, 1,000 years
    $200 4
Headquartered in Atlanta, it flies under the symbol DAL
    $200 16
An apple & a crossbow play important roles in this 1804 Schiller tale
    $200 26
(Ken Burns reads the clue.) Since Jim Creighton of the Brooklyn Niagaras tried an illegal rising fastball in 1859, players have looked for an edge, like the time Albert Belle got caught in 1994 using a bat that had been doctored this way
    $400 10
The Brooks range in Alaska is sometimes included as part of this range
    $400 18
"____ in the Mist"
    $400 2
Our stage isn't big enough for me! I need one of these large outdoor venues where sporting events are held
    $400 5
This consumer products giant rates a PG for its symbol
    $400 22
This 2-word Vietnam War item consisted of 2 weedkillers--2,4-D & 2,4,5-T
    $400 27
(Ken Burns reads the clue.) You can't talk about baseball without mentioning this small Caribbean nation that's given us players like Jose Reyes & Sammy Sosa
    $600 13
This range was covered with glaciers that formed lakes, like Como and Constance
    $600 19
1959 & 2006:
"The Shaggy ____"
    $600 3
Up here I feel like my life is playing out in one of these public places where you might ooh & aah over a humphead wrasse
    $600 6
Take stock in this corporation, SCHW
    $600 23
The European type of this holiday plant seen here grows most often on apple trees
    $600 28
(Ken Burns reads.) In 1995 she said the owners negotiated in bad faith, ended the strike & sent players back to work on their existing contract; 11 years later she would become a Supreme Court Justice
    $800 14
Some of the highest mountains in this, the world's longest surface chain, are active volcanoes
    $800 20
2005: "March of the ____'
    $800 11
The pressure of constant adulation pains this part of my skull that encloses the brain
    $800 7
This company that trades under AXP may give you a lot of credit
    $800 24
Have a devil of a time in this smallest state in Australia, often called the Apple Isle
    $800 29
(Ken Burns reads the clue.) He learned to hit lefty so he could be 2 steps closer to first base, & the Prime Minister of Japan once said he "makes me proud to be Japanese"
    DD: $1,000 15
This range includes the oldest mountains in North America
    $1000 21
"The ____ of August"
    $1000 12
I promise I'll stop pontificating if you promise to not take me back to one of these recuperative hospitals
    $1000 8
This company with the symbol LIZ has designs on you
    $1000 25
This Florida sports & concert venue was demolished in 2008
    $1000 30
Bud Selig, seen here, pulled double duty as Major League Baseball commissioner & owner of this team that shook up baseball when it switched leagues in 1997

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

Emily Lois Don
$3,800 $2,400 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Emily Lois Don
$7,200 $3,200 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 10
Iolani Palace in Honolulu was seen as the headquarters for the state police unit on this '70s TV series
    $400 11
A hated person may be burned in this symbolic way, from the Latin for "likeness"
    $400 1
Carl Sandburg wrote 6 volumes on this president; the first 2 made up "The Prairie Years"
    $400 24
With 44 platforms, this NYC terminal is the world's largest railway terminal
    $400 15
The effort to save the golden monkey is this country's biggest species protection project since the panda
    $400 4
1996: the first successful PDA takes off--this alliterative one
    $800 18
This small Scandinavian country's parliament meets at Christiansborg Palace, the fifth on the same site
    $800 12
Some of my best friends are Samoans: I don't have this, from the Latin for "judging before"
    $800 2
"The River of Doubt" tells of this president's jungle adventure & trip up the Amazon after he left office
    $800 25
This U.S. city has been called "Player with railroads and the nation's freight handler"
    $800 20
The Muriqui prize, named for a South American monkey, is given for helping preserve this country's forest
    $800 5
1993: this company introduces its Pentium processor
    $1200 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands in front of the Chilean presidential palace.) The presidential palace in Santiago, Chile looks a lot more peaceful than on September 11, 1973, when it was attacked & this man was violently thrown from power
    DD: $2,000 13
Latin for "after" gave us this synonym for "keister"
    DD: $2,500 3
He's the subject of 2003's "An Unfinished Life"
    $1200 26
With a route over 5,700 miles, the world's longest railway line is this Russian one
    $1200 21
This biggest type of New World monkey has a scream that can be heard even in tropical rainstorms
    $1200 6
1982: this company's 64 computer is introduced, soon becoming the best-selling model of all time
    $1600 27
Japan's Imperial Palace is on the former site of this castle, also the old name for Tokyo
    $1600 16
Reading a declassified document is hard when the text is full of these, from the Latin for "to drive back"
    $1600 8
Books about him include "One Man Alone" & "Arrogance of Power"
    $1600 29
At over 15,000 feet high, the highest railway station in South America is in Condor in this small country
    $1600 22
Macaca mulatta is better known as this monkey that's helped in medical science, especially blood grouping
    $1600 7
1997: Altavista introduces this free online translator
    $2000 28
This borough of greater London put a plaque on the "timely" site of the old palace where Elizabeth I was born
    $2000 17
If you're thunderstruck you're this, from the Latin tonare, "thunder"
    $2000 9
Jon Meacham's 2008 bestseller "American Lion" is a portrait of this president during his White House years
    $2000 30
The highest speed recorded on a national rail system was the 357 mph by this country's TGV in 2007
    $2000 23
The Chacma & Anubis are 2 of the 5 species of these large, ground-dwelling African monkeys
    $2000 14
1969: He develops the first supercomputer, the CDC 7600

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Emily Lois Don
$9,600 $6,000 $13,700

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Now in season 23, its producer says it's the only show with "no script, no actors, no host & no re-enactments"

Final scores:

Emily Lois Don
$599 $6,000 $8,199
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $8,199

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Emily Lois Don
$9,600 $6,000 $15,400
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
11 R,
3 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $31,000

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Game tape date: 2010-08-04
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