Show #6052 - Tuesday, December 28, 2010


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Anthony Curtis, a pawnbroker from Great Falls, Montana

Alice Jackson, an adjunct instructor of art history from Birmingham, Alabama

Marissa Goldsmith, a web developer from Springfield, Virginia (whose 2-day cash winnings total $33,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you the station call numbers; you tell us in which city it's registered with the FCC.)
"STOP" & "GO"
    $200 1
The key on this capital's corporate seal represents it beit the key to the Rocky Mountain region
    $200 14
Max had a rumpus in this 2009 film based on Maurice Sendak's beloved children's classic
    $200 22
An acre is a measure of this of the sea floor as well as dry land
    $200 21
John Wayne accepted on his behalf when he won an Oscar for "High Noon"
    $200 8
    $200 6
It's called the "peach of the tropics"
    $400 2
The official website of this capital city can be found at
    $400 15
Pasta falls from the sky in this 2009 animated film based on a kids' book by Ron & Judi Barrett
    $400 23
Ahoy! A knot measures this
    $400 24
This actor, seen here, was part of "The A-Team"
    $400 9
    $400 7
It's a brief appearance by a politician in a small town, traditionally on the rear platform of a train
    $600 3
A sign in this Oregon capital marks the 45th parallel "half way between the equator and the North Pole"
    $600 16
This 2009 film about roller derby was based on a book by Shauna Cross
    $600 28
A light year
    $600 25
This journalist's 2006 "Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival" was called "Dispatches from the Edge"
    $600 10
    $600 11
In captivity this bird is fed a diet containing carotenoid pigments to maintain the color of its plumage
    $800 4
It began as a trading post called La Petite Roche to distinguish it from a high bluff farther upstream
    $800 17
Winston Groom's novel about a not-so-smart guy became this Oscar-winning 1994 film
    $800 30
An erg
    $800 26
In 1965 this one of the original 7 U.S. astronauts became the first person to make 2 orbital flights
    $800 20
    $800 12
On a camera, it's the setting of an adjustable lens aperture indicated by a number, such as 1.4 or 11
    DD: $1,000 5
In 1873 the town of Edwinton was renamed this by the Northern Pacific Railroad to honor the German Chancellor
    $1000 18
"The Informant!" starring him as real-life whistleblower Mark Whiteacre, was based on a book by Kurt Eichenwald
    $1000 29
A millibar
    $1000 27
In the 2007 film "Breach", he played real-life FBI agent Robert Hanssen, who sold secrets to the Soviet Union
    $1000 19
    $1000 13
A highlight of this 1956 film is a rendition of "That Old Black Magic" by Marilyn Monroe, who plays Cherie, a saloon singer

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

Marissa Alice Anthony
$1,400 $3,800 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Marissa Alice Anthony
$600 $7,800 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 13
Stephen King: "The ___ Tower"
    $400 1
Sweet potatoes are often called these, but true ones are actually starchy roots grown in Africa & Asia
    $400 9
"Bel & the Dragon" finds this hero cast into a lion's den, but the king lets him go after the lions leave him alone
    $400 6
The Adler in Chicago is one of these buildings for space science education
    $400 12
In "Hare Tonic", he hopes to make wabbit stew fwom that twickster Bugs Bunny
    $400 27
The cheerful tune you're hearing is this composer's overture to "H.M.S. Pinafore"
    $800 14
Tom Clancy: "___ Storm Rising"
    $800 2
The entire floret section, or head, of this broccoli relative is called the curd
    $800 18
O! Don't you cry for this woman, whose Apocryphal history finds her falsely accused of adultery
    $800 7
This word for a large farm or estate can precede "shutters" & follow "cotton"
    $800 20
In "Buccaneer Bunny", he calls himself the "blood-thirsiest, shoot-'em firstiest, doggone worstiest"
    $800 25
This ode by Friedrich von Schiller is set to music in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
    $1200 15
Jared Diamond: "Guns, Germs, and ___"
    $1200 3
What's called elephant this is actually a leek relative
    $1200 19
"The Wisdom of" this king is in the Apocrypha; his Hebrew name is Shlomo
    $1200 8
In 1948 this organization awarded a grant to biologist Gregory Pincus, who developed the birth control pill
    $1200 21
An anvil, rocket skates & a do-it-yourself tornado kit are items Wile E. Coyote has bought from this corporation
    $1200 24
This composer also known for ballets composed a merry waltz for his opera "Eugene Onegin"
    $1600 16
Robert Ludlum: "The Osterman ___"
    $1600 4
Kadota & Smyrna are varieties of this fruit
    $1600 29
The "Song of the Three Young Men" finds the trio tossed into a fiery furnace by Nebuchadnezzar, king of this land
    $1600 10
This British royal line descended from the union of Geoffrey, Count of Anjou, & the Empress Matilda, Henry I's daughter
    $1600 22
In "The Cats Bah", he pops open a bottle of bubbly & is interviewed about the great love of his life
    DD: $4,000 26
This 19th c. composer's Mazurka No. 9 (Op. 7 No. 5) is one of the peppier ones
    $2000 17
James Patterson: "Double ___"
    $2000 5
Also called the Chioggia, the beet seen here has this sweet name because of its stripes
    DD: $4,200 28
4 books in the Apocrypha are named for this priestly Hebrew family remembered in December
    $2000 11
In this reflex, the toes curl down when the sole is stroked; abnormal response can indicate brain or spinal cord damage
    $2000 23
I say, he got above-the-title billing in the punningly named "Of Rice and Hen"
    $2000 30
Johann Strauss Sr. wrote a merry one of these military-style pieces in honor of Field Marshal Radetzky

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Marissa Alice Anthony
$15,400 $10,200 $5,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He was the last Secretary of State to serve in the post under 2 presidents

Final scores:

Marissa Alice Anthony
$10,800 $4,999 $10,799
3-day champion: $44,100 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Marissa Alice Anthony
$13,000 $10,200 $9,600
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
17 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $32,800

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Game tape date: 2010-09-22
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