Show #6040 - Friday, December 10, 2010


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Eugene Henderson, a retail assistant manager from San Francisco, California

Sandra McClellan, a granny nanny from Arlington, Texas

Liz Maziarz, an English professor and mom from Seattle, Washington (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to name the country in...)
(Alex: Responses will start with...)
    $200 1
The former Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg, also the ex-"Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman", goes by this name
    $200 10
Original moonwalker Neil & biker Lance
    $200 4
SPRGS is called the aristocrat of vegetables
    $200 15
Rostov-on-Don zoo
    $200 21
To remove a recorded signal from a tape
    $200 26
(Mike and Mike in the ESPN studio deliver the clue.)

"The most amazing Olympic event ever? It's the U.S. hockey team's "Miracle on Ice" in 1980."
"Well, that was a good one, but what about this man's 4-gold-medal-winning performance in Berlin in 1936 that gave Hitler fits"
    $400 2
This actor born Alphonso D'Abruzzo got plenty of "M*A*S*H" notes
    $400 11
Oracular Omaha resident Warren & "Margaritaville" resident Jimmy
    $400 5
NDV is Belgian
    $400 16
Nehru zoological park
    $400 22
To wear away, geologically speaking
    $400 27
(Mike and Mike in the ESPN studio deliver the clue.)

"The best sports innovation in the last 50 years has got to be the addition of the 3-point play to basketball it opens up the whole court"
"Nope, sorry, it's actually the use of this immediate rebroadcasting of a game segment (for all us guys who missed it while we were in the bathroom)"
    $600 3
The last name's the give--this English dame & actress was born Ilyena Vasilievna Mironov
    $600 12
Current defense secretary Robert M. & Microsoft-y Bill
    $600 6
JCM is a Mexican root
    $600 17
Hai Bar Carmel nature reserve
    $600 23
9-letter adjective meaning incorrect or mistaken
    $600 28
(Mike and Mike in the ESPN studio deliver the clue.)

"The greatest NBA player ever--it's got to be Michael Jordan with his 6 championships"
"No way, it's this superstar who scored more than 50 points in a game 118 times"
    $800 8
The Chronicles of Mark Vincent led to a name change for this buff "Fast & Furious" movie star
    $800 13
Civil rights leader Jesse & Laker leader Phil
    $800 7
The sharp-flavored leaves of RGL are used in salad
    $800 18
Tennoji zoo
    $800 24
A short journey made to accomplish an object or task
    $800 29
(Mike and Mike in the ESPN studio deliver the clue.)

"When it comes to controversy, not much can top the Black Sox scandal of 1919"
"Not much true--but for me, nothing is as bad as in 1989 when this record-breaking player was banned from baseball for gambling on games while still a manager"
    $1000 9
The voice of Marlin in "Finding Nemo", he was born with the name Albert Einstein
    $1000 14
South Carolina senator Lindsey & quarterback Otto
    $1000 20
RDCCH is a reddish-leaved plant from Italy
    DD: $2,300 19
Attica zoological park
    $1000 25
Literary adjective meaning "former"
    $1000 30
(Mike and Mike in the ESPN studio deliver the clue.)

"One of the greatest last-second stunners in college sports was Doug Flutie's Hail Mary pass to beat Miami"
"Stunning, yes, but not nearly as stunning for me as when coach Jim Valvano & this college basketball team defeated Houston at the buzzer in 1983"

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

Liz Sandra Eugene
$1,400 $2,200 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Liz Sandra Eugene
$2,200 $3,800 $4,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 20
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a diagram on a monitor) A circle has 2 foci that coincide in a single point. If we separate the foci, we can draw this 7-letter conic section
    $400 13
An Italian political philosopher:
    $400 12
The 1869 Civil War lithograph seen here details the last meeting of this general & Jackson
    $400 11
After cleaning carpet stains with this, use the rest to make a gin fizz & enjoy your clean rug
    $400 6
Amity is a city, not an island, in this Peter Benchley thriller; it is on Long Island, however
    $400 1
Racing sled
    $800 27
The quad, a place where you might throw frisbees, is short for this mathematical term
    $800 14
A 20th century vice president:
    $800 19
Around 1492 he created the marble "Battle Of The Centaurs"; no ceiling on his genius!
    $800 18
Hydrogen peroxide can help with this, the only stain that gets its own single word in the Random House Dictionary
    $800 7
Dementors guard this island prison in a series of novels
    $800 2
Minotaur's maze
    $1200 28
(Jimmy shows a logical proposition on a monitor.) Used in propositional logic problems & often read, for example, as "P if and only if Q", the symbol here denotes this term
    $1200 15
A Spanish explorer:
    $1200 21
This 17th c. Flemish man got mythical with "Minerva Protects Pax from Mars ('Peace and War')"
    $1200 24
For nail polish stains, carefully use this solvent--logically, often the key ingredient in nail polish remover
    $1200 8
Isla Nublar off the coast of Costa Rica is the setting for this 1990 Michael Crichton book
    $1200 3
To set free from oppression
    $1600 16
A dynamite inventor:
    DD: $2,000 22
A dismembered hand clutching a sword in black & white is part of this 1937 work inspired by the bombing of a city
    $1600 25
Heloise suggests getting this off clothing (not the bottoms of theater seats) by hardening it using an ice cube
    $1600 9
Alistair MacLean wrote of this German-controlled Greek island & the men sent to destroy a gun battery there
    $1600 4
It rocks Chicago's Grant Park in summer
    $2000 17
An ancient playwright:
    $2000 23
This man's 1799 portrait of Napoleon crossing the Alps is seen here
    $2000 26
If someone in your home is this kind of "monkey", you may have to remove this from clothes using talcum powder
    $2000 10
The novelization of a play says this "land" is "always more or less an island"
    $2000 5
Gem cutter

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Liz Sandra Eugene
$9,800 $12,200 $10,100

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A 2010 article from Slate called this language created by Paul Frommer "the new Klingon"

Final scores:

Liz Sandra Eugene
$800 $4,199 $199
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $4,199 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Liz Sandra Eugene
$9,800 $11,800 $12,400
12 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
16 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2010-09-14
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