Show #6009 - Thursday, October 28, 2010


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George Villarreal, a college swim coach and aquatics consultant from Lexington, Kentucky

Barbara Brown, a retired housewife from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Jesse Cuevas, a corporate lawyer originally from Leawood, Kansas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $51,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Birmingham and Boston, you'd come up with AlabaMassachusetts.)
    $200 2
Talk about a bad heir day! Living up to his name in 1581, he murdered his only viable heir (& his namesake, to boot!)
    $200 8
Win an Academy Award & you'll go home with this golden guy
    $200 26
Des Moines plus Walla Walla
    $200 6
Tom was born the son of a coal miner in Pontypridd in this U.K. country
    $200 15
There are 86,400 of these in every day
    $200 21
The 12th century chronicler Florence of Worcester mentions this lady, but not her ride
    $400 1
In 1745 the man who'd become Peter III wed this 16-year-old German princess; she ruled after his deposing & dispatching
    $400 11
The name of this towerlike framework over an oil well comes from that of a 17th century hangman
    $400 7
Pirate radio airplay broke "It's Not Unusual", Tom's first hit, after this U.K. radio behemoth refused to play it
    $400 16
There are about 10,000 species of these, including carpenter, driver & leafcutter
    $400 22
Britannica calls Lady Augusta Ada, daughter of this rakish 19th c. poet, "the world's first computer programmer"
    $600 3
He succeeded his dad, Alexander III, & ruled from 1894 to 1917
    $600 13
"Rags To Riches" crooner Bennett could tell you it means "stylish"
    $600 27
Omaha plus Dodge City
    $600 9
That must be one swingin' pad for "Amore": In the mid-'70s, Tom bought a Bel-Air mansion from this suave rat packer
    $600 17
Belonging to nearly 2.4 million people as of the 2000 census, it's the USA's most common surname
    $600 23
"Our Lady of" this Mexico City neighborhood is said to have appeared to a believer in 1531
    $800 4
Coming to power in 1855, Alexander II realized this war wasn't going well & made peace in 1856
    $800 14
Derived from Scottish Gaelic, it's a narrow, secluded valley, as Ms. Close might tell you
    $800 28
Las Cruces plus Telluride
    $800 10
In 2009 Tom raised the first pint at the Guinness 250th anniversary celebrations in this city
    $800 19
From 1938 to 2003, Volkswagen hatched more than 20 million cars of this model
    $800 24
Abbey Theatre director Lady Augusta Gregory was the patron of this poet she met in 1896
    $1000 5
First name of the man who was Godunov to be czar for 7 years after the extinction of the Rurik dynasty
    DD: $2,200 18
You might remember that this herb with needle-shaped leaves is a traditional seasoning for lamb
    $1000 12
To benefit Afghan refugees, Tom duetted on "Delilah" in Modena, Italy with this one of the three tenors
    $1000 20
Take a deep breath & tell us the name of this most abundant element in the earth's crust
    $1000 25
U.S.-born Jennie Jerome married a lord in 1874; that same year, she gave birth to this future prime minister

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Jesse Barbara George
$1,600 $2,600 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Barbara George
$7,400 $4,200 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 4
The red "flowers" of this Christmas plant aren't flowers at all, but special leaves called bracts
    $400 10
Tom Hanks grows up a little too fast
    $400 16
His "Poodle Springs", featuring Philip Marlowe, was completed by Robert B. Parker & published in 1989
    $400 1
Idiomatically, this streak refers to the trait of cowardice
    $400 15
The last remaining habitat of the alala, a type of crow, is the McCandless Ranch on this big island
    $400 22
Legally speaking, the crime of manslaughter is this type, done without prior planning
    $800 5
(Kelly of the Clue Crew gives the clue from Ecuador.) This typical 1940s house of a campesino, or field worker, is made from this giant grass associated with Asia but an important building material of Ecuador
    $800 6
Santa & Will Ferrell do a little North Pole dancing
    $800 23
11 chapters of an unfinished novel are contained in his "The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time"
    $800 2
This color "noise" is a combination of all the different frequencies of sound; some people use it to help them sleep
    $800 14
The Isles Dernieres off this state's coast were once a single island & the erosion is continuing
    $800 27
This -ism, the impulse to do good deeds for others, can also mean the view that Jesus was just a man & not divine
    $1200 3
From the Latin for "juice", this term refers to plants that store water in their thick leaves & stems
    $1200 7
Kevin Costner chases assassination conspirators
    DD: $2,000 25
Reminiscent of another of his novels, his "The Original of Laura" features a lecher named Hubert H. Hubert
    $1200 19
Early on, the Nazis employed the braunhemden, meaning this, to enforce their will
    $1200 11
(CNN senior U.N. Correspondent Richard Roth gives the clue.) Today a sanctuary for migrating birds, the island you see just offshore from the U.N. bears the name of this Burmese U.N. Secretary-General
    $1600 17
This colorful climbing shrub of South America was named for a French explorer of the South Pacific
    $1600 8
Will Smith hooks & jabs
    $1600 24
When he died in Samoa in 1894, he left behind what many consider his masterpiece, "Weir of Hermiston"
    $1600 20
Heaven for sailors is fiddler's this
    DD: $2,500 12
This 12-mile by 5-mile South Carolina resort island has 24 golf courses
    $2000 18
Sabal serrulata, this palmetto, is considered anabolic & is a useful "tool" for those needing to gain weight
    $2000 9
Dennis Quaid is running out of time trying to figure out who poisoned him
    $2000 26
The hero of his unfinished novel "The Castle" is known only as K.
    $2000 21
In Muslim countries the Red Cross goes by this name
    $2000 13
In 1843 John C. Fremont & Kit Carson visited what's now Fremont Island in this large body of water

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Barbara George
$14,200 $7,000 $14,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This 4-letter term for a religious group that holds distinctive beliefs comes from the Latin for "follow"

Final scores:

Jesse Barbara George
$14,381 $10,000 $2,000
3-day champion: $65,981 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jesse Barbara George
$13,000 $9,000 $13,400
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
12 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $35,400

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Game tape date: 2010-08-23
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