Show #6054 - Thursday, December 30, 2010


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Matt Creamer, an editor from New York, New York

Whitney Manzo, a Ph.D. student in political science from Garland, Texas

Ellen Kimmel, a school nurse from Nanuet, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1990s
    $200 4
In 1993 General Beg of this countrv said yes, we have nukes & we'll use them on India if we have to
    $200 1
Irene Cara catapulted to fame after starring in this 1980 film
    $200 17
"Save water" do this "with a friend"
    $200 26
Hands off the hooded pitohui! With wings & skin laced with toxin, it's one of the few birds known to be this
    $200 13
Lisbon-born Pedro Juliao didn't last long on this Job; he was killed by a falling ceiling 8 months after becoming John XXI
    $200 9
2 baseball games played in a row
    $400 25
(Legal commentator Jack Ford gives the clue) The 1995 murder trial that ended in his acquittal was commonly called The Trial of the Century; the 1997 civil trial that found him liable got almost as much attention
    $400 2
1975's "Killer Queen" was the first Top 40 pop hit for this group
    $400 18
"What if" this kids' dance song "is what it's all about?"
    $400 27
Like mammals, birds are this; their body temperature always remains about the same
    $400 14
In the 17th century Pedro Teixeira, one of the early explorers of this river, traversed it from Belem to Quito
    $400 11
O this little town passed from Israeli to Palestinian control in December 1995
    $600 10
In 1992 the Catholic church issued the first new universal this in 4 centuries, dropping the Q. & A. format
    $600 3
Dolores Del Rio was one of the stars of the 1933 musical "Flying Down to" here
    $600 19
Punning on a slogan of the United Negro College Fund, "A waist is a terrible thing to..."
    $600 28
(Jimmy of the clue crew gives the clue) The colored spot on a peacock's feather is called an ocelus from the Latin oculus meaning this
    $600 22
In the 15th century, this Portuguese prince established a school of navigation at Sagres, his castle
    $600 12
It's an abnormal depletion of bodily fluids you might experience in a trek across a desert
    $800 8
George Holliday videotaped the LAPD's notorious encounter with this man in 1991
    $800 5
Hopefully you know it's the TV sitcom that starred Faith Ford & Kelly Ripa as sisters
    $800 20
"Never play leap frog with" this mythical animal, if you get my point
    $800 29
Nearly blind, this flightless bird of New Zealand relies on its sense of smell to find food
    $800 23
In 1488 Bartolomeo Dias led the first European expedition to round this cape, opening a sea route to Asia
    $800 15
From the Latin for "to catch hold of", it means to understand
    $1000 7
In 1997 the Chinese govt. announced privatizations as part of the legacy of this leader who died that February
    $1000 6
In August 2009 country duo Brooks & this guy announced that they were done
    $1000 21
"Does the name" of this physiologist "ring a bell?"
    DD: $1,000 30
(Kelly of the clue crew gives the clue) When fishing a heron spears at the water to grab its prey while this bird sweeps for food using its uniquely shaped beak
    $1000 24
In 1757 the Marques de Pombal's efforts to regulate trade in dessert wine led to a "tippler's riot" in this city
    $1000 16
This adjective is used to describe the gripping ability of the tails of New World monkeys

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

Ellen Whitney Matt
$1,200 $3,000 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ellen Whitney Matt
$4,800 $4,200 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 17
For 37 years Ole Miss has held an annual conference on this writer & Yoknapatawpha
    $400 1
The first to be MVP in both leagues, he was the first African-American major league manager, with Cleveland in 1975
    $400 11
In 2011 NASA will send a rover to this planet to see if it could support microbial life
    $400 12
The eggs in Eggs Benedict are cooked this way, gently in liquid just below the boiling point
    $400 5
Melanie Wilkes,
Gerald O'Hara
    $400 26
This world leader met Reagan in Iceland in 1986
    $800 18
The photo here was taken in this Iowa county found in the title of a bestseller
    $800 2
6'7" Frank Howard was known as "The Capital Punisher" after being traded to this team
    $800 19
Colorado & Utah will go west & join this sporting conference in 2011
    $800 13
The type of pan seen here is named for this egg dish
    $800 6
    DD: $2,000 23
The Oscar-winning documentary "Harlan County USA" depicts a strike by these workers in Kentucky
    $1200 3
In 2007 this DH nicknamed "The Big Hurt" hit his 500th career home run
    $1200 20
This protocol established in Japan to limit greenhouse gas emissions will expire in 2012
    $1200 14
"Joy of Cooking" says a well-made one of these is "the triumph of egg cooking" & warns that overcooking will deflate it
    $1200 7
Leopold Bloom
    $1600 24
This Jane Austen novel begins, "The family of Dashwood had long been settled in Sussex"
    $1600 4
Frank Tanana, who was drafted by this "heavenly" team in 1971, was said to throw 90 mph in the '70s & 70 mph in the '90s
    $1600 21
This will be partly blotted out on May 10, 2013; if I'm with a primitive tribe that day, I can trick them into making me a god
    $1600 15
The name of this eggy dish, a savory tart, comes from the German word kuchen
    $1600 8
George Milton,
Lennie Small
    $2000 25
A 2008 Tony award went to Tracy Letts' dark family comedy "August:" this Oklahoma county
    $2000 10
"The Fordham Flash", he played in 8 World Series as a National Leaguer & was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1947
    $2000 22
The gram you're holding of this element's Isotope 238? In about 4 1/2 billion years, it'll be 1/2 gram
    $2000 16
Whisk sugar, Marsala wine, egg yolks & salt until thick & creamy to make this custard-y Italian dessert
    $2000 9
Isabella Linton,
Hareton Earnshaw
    DD: $1,000 27
Made famous in 1945, it's an extinct volcano on Iwo Jima

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ellen Whitney Matt
$14,400 $1,800 $5,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

These 2 are the only Best Actress Oscar winners to have No. 1 hits on the Billboard Top 40

Final scores:

Ellen Whitney Matt
$11,400 $3,595 $4,600
2-day champion: $37,000 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ellen Whitney Matt
$14,400 $4,800 $6,600
23 R,
3 W
12 R,
4 W
(including 2 DDs)
9 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $25,800

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Game tape date: 2010-09-22
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