Show #6000 - Friday, October 15, 2010


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Liz Tracey, an insurance analyst from Lakewood, Ohio

Robert Yowell, an instructor of political science originally from Orange, California

Sara Wilkinson, a country club concierge from Athens, Georgia (whose 2-day cash winnings total $45,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to name the country. We'll give you the...)
(Alex: And in honor of our 6,000th Jeopardy! program, a whole category based on that number...)
    $200 6
Concerning the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, this Soviet leader said that "Human reason won. Mankind won"
    $200 12
It's what HBO stands for
    $200 26
Different types of this footwear include clogs, thongs & gladiators
    $200 11
Shaanxi & Jiangsu
    $200 21
As a verb, it can mean "to give shape to"; as a noun, it can mean "that fuzzy green stuff on the bread"
    $200 1
In a classic of American fiction, these 2 boys get a $6,000 reward each after finding money that Injun Joe hid in a cave
    $400 7
In a 1965 message to Congress, he said, "poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance"
    $400 13
This cable channel gets its name from a Utah film festival
    $400 27
Before you saddle up, put on these riding pants: it's said that some folks git "too big for" them
    $400 17
Bataan & Quezon
    $400 22
It's the comfortable-sounding name for the fuzzy item seen here on the teapot
    $400 2
In Julius Caesar's time, this standard Roman military unit comprised about 6,000 men
    $600 8
In 1968 this mayor said, "The police are not here to create disorder. The police are here to preserve disorder"
    $600 14
The Kids' Choice Awards is a slimy annual event on this channel
    $600 28
In 1997, he launched his Tommy Jeans line for men
    $600 18
Leon & Segovia
    $600 23
This word for factual information is a Latin plural, but most English speakers treat it as singular
    $600 3
In 1815 he sold his collection of more than 6,000 books to the Library of Congress for $23,950
    $800 9
This Defense Sec. told reporters in 1966, "the draft is the largest educational institution in the world"
    DD: $1,000 15
This cable channel launched on Feb. 2, 2000--appropriately, that's 02/02
    $800 29
Inspired by WWII parachutists, this 1-piece garment combines shirt & pants, usually with a very long front zipper
    $800 19
Leinster & Munster
    $800 24
French for "flea", this 4-letter color is a dark brownish purple
    $800 4
In 1991 a 6,000-pound segment of this was put on display at the Reagan Library
    $1000 10
This British PM from a publishing family wrote, "I had ... no idea of the strange underworld" of the Profumo affair
    $1000 16
You can "Escape to Chimp Eden" on this channel
    $1000 30
These leather shorts with a bib top, originally in a Tyrolean style, were popular for U.S. children in the late 1960s
    $1000 20
Limpopo & Northern Cape
    $1000 25
A small boat with a flat bottom: when it follows "John", it's a kind of fish
    $1000 5
In the 1930s the Chinese Communist First Front Army staged the 6,000-mile retreat known as this

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

Sara Robert Liz
$2,200 $2,200 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sara Robert Liz
$5,600 $3,400 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
Pluto is another name for this god, whose name is now a term for Hell
    $400 16
One of his many South African-themed songs from 1986's "Graceland" was "Under African Skies"
    $400 3
The best-known residents at the National Zoo are Tian Tian & Mei Xiang, a pair of these
    $400 17
The meter of Shakespeare's sonnets, it's 10 syllables, unstressed-stressed-unstressed-etc.
    $400 22
Chicken panang & chicken satay are signature dishes from this mostly Buddhist nation
    $400 1
Challenges someone to a demonstration of courage
    $800 12
He invented the syrinx or shepherd's flute & had a musical contest with Apollo
    $800 27
Yes, Dorothy, this band had a No. 1 hit in 1983 singing "I bless the rains down in Africa"
    $800 4
A highlight of the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland is the afternoon parade of these black & white birds
    $800 18
Coleridge said, "God came up with a shout: our lord with the sound of a trumpet" was an ideal hexameter, this many feet
    $800 23
Oy! I'm feeling verklempt; get me some chicken soup, popularly referred to as "Jewish" this cure-all
    $800 2
A phrase from the Old Testament mentions beating "swords into" these
    $1200 13
Zeus' herald, he's the god of roads, travel & athletic contests
    $1200 28
Kanye West took on the issue of blood diamonds in "Diamonds From" this African country
    $1200 8
One of the largest metropolitan zoos in the U.S., it opened in a New York City borough in 1899
    $1200 19
An example of dactylic meter is this poet's "Forward, the light brigade! Was there a man dismayed?"
    DD: $1,200 24
The French call this part of a chicken a "pilon" from this resemblance to a grinding pestle
    $1200 5
Entangles by ropes or lies, probably not drums
    $1600 14
This goddess was wise indeed to aid Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece
    $1600 29
Crosby, Stills & Nash were "Traveling the train through clear Moroccan skies" on this title locomotive
    $1600 9
Until his untimely death from a stingray's barb, he was director of the Australia Zoo in Queensland
    $1600 20
Anapestic meter, using a weak-weak-strong pattern, is heard in these opening words of a Clement Clarke Moore poem
    $1600 25
Open the door to the dandoor, one of these, & remove the tandoori chicken, a favorite of India
    $1600 6
Turns an angry eye
    $2000 15
Hercules had to catch a gold-horned stag that was sacred to this goddess of the hunt
    DD: $2,200 30
A Peter Gabriel song is named for this activist whose 1977 death in a Pretoria jail turned him into a martyr
    $2000 10
Founded in 1752, the zoo at Schonbrunn Palace in this European capital calls itself the world's oldest zoo
    $2000 21
Classical verse included metrical feet like this one of 2 unstressed syllables; it's also a type of costly victory
    $2000 26
Wrap some of this around a water chestnut & a piece of chicken liver & you've got the Japanese appetizer rumaki
    $2000 7
Despite their name, these 10-letter horses don't sulk--they're used for breeding

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sara Robert Liz
$20,400 $9,400 $13,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He was the first U.S. president to be elected in an Olympic year

Final scores:

Sara Robert Liz
$27,700 $13,400 $23,800
3-day champion: $72,701 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sara Robert Liz
$20,400 $10,400 $13,600
23 R,
0 W
14 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $44,400

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Game tape date: 2010-08-09
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