Show #6046 - Monday, December 20, 2010

Tom Nissley game 5.


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Bob Fulmer, an eco-tour guide from Fort Pierce, Florida

Julia Carlis, a librarian from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tom Nissley, an online books editor from Seattle, Washington (whose 4-day cash winnings total $115,003)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to give me the one with the fewest letters in...)
    $200 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew feeds a kangaroo at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney.) Found in the bush & also the zoo, the eastern gray kangaroo is Australia's most commonly seen animal in this group of mammals
    $200 12
"A Man About the House",
"Honest Jack Tripper"
    $200 1
A law passed in 1955 designated that this motto must appear on all U.S. coins & currency
    $200 6
Of planets in our solar system
    $200 3
This captain's peg leg in "Moby Dick" is made from a sperm whale's jaw
    $200 9
In 1971 Volvo introduced an automobile warning light to remind drivers & passengers to do this
    $400 10
(Sarah of the Clue Crew walks on the beach at Sydney, Australia.) 80,000 people who participate in the annual City to Surf Fun Run come to this alliterative Sydney beach, a destination for surfers from around the world
    $400 13
"The Last Time I Saw Maris",
"Guns n' Neuroses"
    $400 2
Appropriately, this landmark is on the reverse of the $5 bill
    $400 7
Of the 7 Dwarfs
    DD: $1,000 14
It figures that the writer of "The Last of the Mohicans" died in this town
    $400 4
The first epistle of John ends with a warning to stay away from these false gods
    $600 5
(Kelly of the Clue Crew sits behind a pile of sheep fleece at Tobruk Sheep Station, Maroota, Australia; next to her is a bale of fleece labeled "TOBRUK STATION".) From the 1830s to the 1970s wool was Australia's top export, & it's still seen in products like this brand of boots founded by Aussie Brian Smith
    $600 27
"The One with the Holiday Armadillo",
"The One Where Chandler Doesn't Like Dogs"
    $600 18
$1 bills tell you which Federal Reserve bank issued the bill; "A" represents the district in this New England city
    $600 8
Of signs of the astrological zodiac
    $600 15
The "Rubaiyat" in Omar Khayyam's title is the plural of rubai, this 4-line stanza
    $600 22
In 1954 the U.S. & this nation began the DEW, or Distant Early Warning, line to warn of a polar air attack
    $800 11
(Kelly of the Clue Crew holds a boomerang at the Australian Museum.) Boomerangs often feature designs that reflect aboriginal culture & history; on the one I'm holding, the warriors, body of water & ship represent this man's landing at Botany Bay
    $800 28
"The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization",
"The Adhesive Duck Deficiency"
    $800 19
The seal of the Treasury Department, seen on bills, includes these, which represent justice
    $800 25
Of the Great Lakes
    $800 16
Valentine & Proteus are the title characters in this play, first published in 1623
    $800 23
Freshly cut trees, or a warning by a lumberjack that a freshly cut tree is about to fall
    $1000 20
(Kelly of the Clue Crew stands in front of Sydney Harbor, with the Sydney Opera House in the background.) With the skyline of Sydney behind me, I'm in this Australian state, the first one settled by the British
    $1000 30
"The Fusilli Jerry",
"The Abstinence"
    $1000 21
It's printed on the bills: "This note is" this 2-word term "for all debts, public and private"
    $1000 26
Of Old Testament books
    $1000 17
The most famous society dedicated to Sherlock Holmes is these "Irregulars"
    $1000 24
In a children's tale, he unwisely failed to heed the warning "Don't go into Mr. McGregor's garden"

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

Tom Julia Bob
$0 $1,200 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Julia Bob
$5,000 $6,000 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
This singer was the subject of the 2005 documentary "No Direction Home"
    $400 14
Born May 29, 1736, helped us get liberty, got death June 6, 1799
    $400 5
It's the nut of the oak
    $400 12
It's the number of pockets on a standard pool table
    $400 11
The world's largest ship, 1,500 feet long & 225 feet wide, is the Knock Nevis, one of these
    $400 6
A unit of Girl Scouts
    $800 2
2008's "Man on Wire" chronicled Philippe Petit's 1974 tightrope walk across this NYC landmark
    $800 21
Born Jan. 12, 1737 in Massachusetts, served in the state's general court, signed out Oct. 8, 1793
    $800 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands by a plate of nuts in New York.) New York City chestnut roasters know you have to slice the nut, preferably across the rounded sided, if you don't want this to happen due to pressure build-up
    $800 19
Order a falafel sandwich & it will come stuffed inside this pocket bread
    $800 24
In 1861 John Brooke turned this ship that had been burned to the deck into an ironclad called the Virginia
    $800 7
"Follow your nose" to this popular breakfast cereal
    $1200 3
This documentary about kids in the finals of a national bee shares its name with a Hitchcock film
    $1200 22
Born Dec. 12, 1745, was the first to sing lead for the Supremes, faced the final decision May 17, 1829
    $1200 16
The black variety of this tree of the genus Juglans produces edible nuts in a tough green husk
    $1200 20
A fob pocket on a vest or a pair of pants was originally designed to carry this
    $1200 25
Immortalized in a Gordon Lightfoot song, this cargo vessel sank in Lake Superior in 1975
    $1200 9
An exclusive news story for a reporter
    $1600 4
Late activist & bear lover Timothy Treadwell was profiled in a Werner Herzog film called this "Man"
    $1600 23
Born July 26, 1739, later served as veep but not as the leader of Parliament/Funkadelic, died April 20, 1812
    $1600 17
The name of this oily nut native to Brazil may come from a local name, Acajoba
    $1600 26
In bowling a right-hander aims for the pocket between these 2 pins
    $1600 29
During his 1570s trip around the world, Sir Francis Drake changed his ship's name from the Pelican to this
    $1600 10
His first memoir is titled "Me, Alice"
    DD: $5,000 8
Michael Moore's documentary about the American health care system had this 5-letter title
    $2000 28
Cute as a "button" when born around 1735, served in the Georgia assembly, killed in a duel in 1777
    $2000 18
They're also called filberts or cobnuts, but the makers of Frangelico liqueur call them this
    $2000 27
Sticks with net pockets are used to throw a ball into the opponent's goal in this team sport
    DD: $4,000 30
This Italian explorer was the first to sail into New York Harbor, on his ship la Dauphine around 1524
    $2000 13
This term for sensational promotion may come from an Old French term used to control horses

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Julia Bob
$18,400 $11,200 $21,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

A critic said that a character of his, "yearning for the moon... never saw the sixpence at his feet"; he made that into a title

Final scores:

Tom Julia Bob
$36,799 $1,010 $5,000
5-day champion: $151,802 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Julia Bob
$14,800 $11,200 $19,000
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
14 R,
2 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $45,000

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Game tape date: 2010-09-21
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