Show #6104 - Thursday, March 10, 2011


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Evan Bastian, an electrical engineer from Clovis, California

Tim Maas, an Army ammunition inspector from McAlester, Oklahoma

Quinn McDonald, an inventory control manager from Lowville, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 12
In 2010 Nevada went all in for this Senate majority leader in his race against Sharron Angle
    $200 13
"Springtime for Hitler, and Germany, Deutschland is happy and gay"
    $200 18
This cookie brand was marketed as a sandwich in 1921 to emphasize it could come apart & be eaten icing first
    $200 1
In medieval England it equaled the length of 3 grains of barley
    $200 10
In a 1901 sci fi romance, Wells told a tale of "the first men in" this heavenly body, where they meet the Selenites
    $200 6
A toy for a child, or a person used capriciously & selfishly by another
    $400 19
In early 2010 Scott Brown defeated Martha Coakley to win the seat held by this man for 47 years
    $400 14
"Big bottom drive me out of my mind, how could I leave this behind?"
    $400 23
Baked Alaska is sponge cake topped with a slab of ice cream, all of which is blanketed by this froth & then browned
    $400 2
It comes from an old Roman unit & Jim Ryun got famous by running it
    $400 27
Tripod-borne aliens attack & destroy London in this scary 1898 novel
    $400 7
3-word term for increasing a bet so that you'll either owe twice as much money or zero
    $600 20
This senator from Minnesota has mayoral experience: he was the voice of Mayor McCheese on TV in "Clerks"
    $600 15
"I gave my love a chicken, that had no bones, I gave my love a story, that had no end, I gave..." (Bluto smashes guitar)
    $600 24
Ben & Jerry's has an ice cream called this flavor Dynamite, a play on the name of a Jon Heder film
    $600 3
In 1959, due to "minor but troublesome discrepancies", the U.S. redefined this unit as .3048 meters
    $600 28
Rod Taylor starred in a film version of this Wells novel in which a scientist cruises the centuries
    $600 8
A gummable circlet for an infant's improved dentition
    $800 21
In 1981 Bernie Sanders, now a senator from this state, won the mayorship of Burlington by 10 votes
    $800 16
"Always look on the bright side of life... for life is quite absurd, and death's the final word"
    $800 25
Introduced in 1932, this candy bar was named for its original design of separate pieces in vanilla, chocolate & strawberry
    $800 4
A unit of measure for horses at the shoulder is based on the width of this
    $800 29
In an 1897 work a man discovers his "refractive index" can be changed to that of air, making him this type of "man"
    DD: $500 9
This Shakespeare comedy is set in Messina
    $1000 22
In Wisconsin the 2010 Republican wave brought in Ron Johnson, sweeping out this Liberal Democrat
    $1000 17
"Blame Canada, blame Canada, it seems that everything's gone wrong since Canada came along"
    $1000 26
This brand known for its cake mixes is named for a Kentucky-born restaurant & hotel critic
    $1000 5
A huge glass of ale with a bulb at one end is named for this measure
    $1000 11
It's the unicameral parliament of Iceland

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

Quinn Tim Evan
$1,500 $1,600 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Quinn Tim Evan
$6,300 $3,200 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Jimmy: The Department of Energy site that's helping to find new green ways to power America.)
    $400 6
In 1871 telegraph operators honored him with a bronze statue in Central Park
    $400 1
In October 2010 these 2 sisters ranked first & third in women's tennis
    $400 11
The Spanish claimed this Aztec emperor was stoned to death by his own people
    $400 16
Of presidential surnames
    $400 21
A place to get your feet wet:
Der Strand
    $400 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Argonne National Lab in Chicago.) The Argonne Lab grew out of World War II fission research in nearby Chicago; the first one of these was built by Fermi on a squash court, & today Argonne is continuing that heritage with new, fast types that destroy their own waste
    $800 7
A wing at the Maine Medical Center bears the name of this Freeport retailer & outdoorsman
    $800 2
These quarterbacks have only faced off twice in the NFL, but both times big bro sent the Giants packing
    $800 12
In Greek myth, the clever Palamedes is stoned to death after he's framed by this sly epic hero
    $800 17
Of the -stan countries
    $800 22
A musical instrument:
Das Klavier
    $800 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Argonne National Lab in Chicago.) Scientists studying the life cycle of stars have used the Argonne National Labs' supercomputer to investigate the nuclear flame bubble that builds up inside a white dwarf just before one of these spectacular events
    $1200 8
Sadly, this leader of the Green Mountain Boys didn't live to see Vermont enter the Union; he died 2 years before
    $1200 3
It was said of these brothers, "Joe was the best hitter, Dom the best fielder, Vince the best singer"
    $1200 13
In Exodus 19 God warns the Israelites to keep away from this mountain while he's up there or they'll get stoned
    $1200 18
Of the layers of Earth's atmosphere
    DD: $3,000 23
It's grown in a garden:
Die Sonnenblume
    $1200 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Argonne National Lab in Chicago.) The reactor is doing a green chemistry trick invented at Argonne--it's using plastic bags to create these, cylinders 50,000 times thinner than a hair, to increase the surface area & the power of batteries
    $1600 9
This president's father, Prescott, represented Connecticut in the Senate from 1952 to 1963
    $1600 4
In February 2010, on their home track in Las Vegas, these brothers finished 15th & 35th in NASCAR's Shelby American race
    $1600 14
This Islamic law system prescribes stoning as punishment for adultery
    $1600 19
Of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    $1600 24
A country:
Die Schweiz
    $1600 29
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Argonne National Lab in Chicago.) This machine assembles high-efficiency lithium ion batteries, alternately stacking positive electrodes called cathodes together with negative electrodes called these
    DD: $3,000 10
During a canoe ride in 1839, he realized rather than teach, he wanted to be a poet of nature
    $2000 5
Though Tiki retired from the NFL after the 2006 season, this twin brother, a cornerback, still plays for Tampa Bay
    $2000 15
After his trial by the Sanhedrin, this first Christian martyr was stoned to death
    $2000 20
Of the original murder weapons in Clue
    $2000 25
An animal:
Die Fledermaus
    $2000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Argonne National Lab in Chicago.) The hard X-ray nanoprobe helps in the design of solar cells by allowing subatomic examination of these materials, such as silicon, which act sometimes like metal & sometimes like insulators

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Quinn Tim Evan
$3,700 $20,600 $15,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The last time the Democratic & Republican nominees had once been governor of the same state, this was the state

Final scores:

Quinn Tim Evan
$6,700 $31,601 $31,599
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $31,601 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Quinn Tim Evan
$7,200 $19,600 $15,800
17 R,
7 W
(including 2 DDs)
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
17 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $42,600

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Game tape date: 2010-11-10
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