Show #6003 - Wednesday, October 20, 2010


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Tommy Jordan, a pastor from Sylvania, Arkansas

Megan Griffiths, a conservation technician from Omaha, Nebraska

Matt DeTura, a recent law school graduate from Washington, D.C. (whose 2-day cash winnings total $45,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 3
In 2010 stranded airline passengers learned that Eyjafjallajokull is a volcano in this country
    $200 1
Unlike most birds, cuckoos have 2 of these pointing forward & 2 pointing backwards, if you "grasp" the clue
    $200 5
At a June 2008 auction, candid footage of her on the set of "The Misfits" sold for $60,000
    $200 17
A king's headgear, or a tooth cover
    $200 22
Around 900 the Toltec leader "Cloud Serpent" sacked Teotihuacan in what's now this country
    $200 13
"Yesterday" was released as a Beatles song, but this lad wrote & sang it himself
    $400 4
A Japanese proverb says, "he who climbs" this peak "once is a wise man, he who climbs it twice is a fool"
    $400 2
In this 1975 film Jack Nicholson commented, "I must be crazy to be in a looney bin like this!"
    $400 6
Before she was Secretary of State, she was a professor of international affairs at Georgetown Univ.
    $400 18
A chemical element, or a golf club
    $400 23
In Egypt in the 2nd millennium B.C., a typical daily laborer's wage included 1 or 2 jugs of this
    $400 14
The thousands of covers include this group singing "I'm not half the girl I used to be" on the album "I Hear a Symphony"
    DD: $1,000 7
According to National Geographic, it's the most dangerous volcano in the lower 48 states
    $600 28
Edmund Spenser called the cuckoo the "messenger of" this season
    $600 10
She's one tough bunny--she ran daddy's Playboy Enterprises as CEO for over 20 years
    $600 19
To throw a baseball, or to present a TV show idea for production consideration
    $600 24
In 627 Meccans besieged this city, but new resident Muhammad & his followers saved the day by digging a trench
    $600 15
This man crooned "Yesterday" on his 1969 album "My Way"
    $800 8
In Sicilian it's called Muncibeddu, meaning "mountain"
    $800 29
Many cuckoo clocks have weights made into the shape of this reproductive part of a certain evergreen tree
    $800 11
She's the author & poet heard here reading from her memoir "A Song Flung Up to Heaven"

The times were so solemn, and the daily news so somber that we snatched mirth
from unlikely places.
    $800 20
It's a house of worship, or the flattened region on either side of the forehead
    $800 25
In the 11th C. south Indian ruler Rajendracola Deva I conquered this island
    $800 16
Syesha Mercado did the honors on this TV show's 2008 Beatles night
    $1000 9
A specific eruption style is named for this Caribbean volcano that erupted in 1902, killing thousands
    $1000 30
Dating from the 13th century, this word is derived from "cuckoo" & refers to a man with an unfaithful wife
    $1000 12
Both of these Supreme Court justices were inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame
    $1000 21
To sink, or someone who establishes something
    $1000 26
Demosthenes was much in demand in ancient Athens as a logographer, later this job of Ted Sorenson
    $1000 27
This R&B quartet's version of "Yesterday" is on their 1994 album "II"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Matt Megan Tommy
-$600 $1,400 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Megan Tommy
$3,200 $4,600 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
It was a short interlude between his wins for "Anna Christie" (1922) & "Strange Interlude" (1928)
    $400 13
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
    $400 9
Able to sit on a quarter, the dwarf variety of this lizard is the world's smallest & won't try to sell you car insurance
    $400 11
(Kelly of the Clue Crew is ties a knot.) Also known as a reef knot, this common knot should be used as a binding knot, never a bend
    $400 6
Berklee College of Music & Amherst College
    $400 1
Fabric from goat hair
    $800 22
It was a picnic for him when he won in 1953 for "Picnic"
    $800 14
"Canadian Bacon"
    $800 10
The basilisk lizard is also known as the Jesus Christ lizard because of its ability to do this
    $800 12
(Kelly of the Clue Crew ties a knot.) Especially useful in sailing & rock climbing, this knot with a numerical name is easily untied, even after the greatest strain
    $800 7
New England College & Daniel Webster College
    $800 2
From the Latin for "to respect", it's a verb meaning to regard with awe & devotion
    $1200 24
For Frank Gilroy in 1965, the subject was winning when "The Subject Was" these took home a Pulitzer
    DD: $2,000 15
"Game of Death"
(released in 1978)
    $1200 27
Because of a fracture plane across their lower vertebra, lizards have this ability, aka autotomy, to escape danger
    $1200 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew ties a knot.) The knot called a "fisherman's bend" is also known as this "bend", as it can act as one for a boat to a dock
    $1200 8
Swarthmore & Bryn Mawr
    $1200 3
Disease has been declared a crime & the sick are imprisoned in this 1872 Samuel Butler novel
    $1600 25
Sadly, Jonathan Larson had died by the time this musical of his won the Pulitzer in 1996
    $1600 16
    $1600 28
To ward off predators, the horned lizard will squirt this out of its eyes
    $1600 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew ties a knot.) This type of hitch can be used to tow a log either afloat or on land; you might hear a lumberjack yell it, too
    $1600 23
Morehouse & Spelman Colleges
    DD: $3,000 4
Lake Hazen on this Canadian island is the world's largest lake entirely north of the Arctic Circle
    $2000 26
1954's winner was John Patrick for "The Teahouse of" this
    $2000 17
    $2000 29
The name of this lizard of Australia tells you he's not just happy to meet you, he's this
    $2000 20
(Sarah of the Clue Crew ties a knot.) The name of this binding knot also describes a suffocating type of snake
    $2000 30
Flagler College & Ringling School of Art & Design
    $2000 5
In Greek mythology, one must pass through this dark region of the underworld to reach Hades

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Megan Tommy
$13,000 $5,800 $8,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Because of a policy adopted in 1979, this country's young people are collectively referred to as "little emperors"

Final scores:

Matt Megan Tommy
$16,401 $8,800 $200
3-day champion: $61,601 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Megan Tommy
$15,200 $5,800 $7,800
21 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
1 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $28,800

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Game tape date: 2010-08-10
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