Show #6170 - Friday, June 10, 2011


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Ben Sack, an Internet entrepreneur from Boston, Massachusetts

Amy Larimer, a fish and wildlife technician from Corpus Christi, Texas

Mary Anna Martell, a graduate student in library science from Waterford, Connecticut (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Jimmy: The New York Stock Exchange: a place where the oldest traditions rub shoulders with the newest technology.)
    $200 4
In a book subtitled "A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation", the equation is this
    $200 27
The very first Time cover, in March 1923, featured Joe Cannon, who had held this job currently held by John Boehner
    $200 2
    $200 7
This person supervises the gambling in a casino
    $200 21
Appropriately, Kentucky's official state music is this type of country music that favors the banjo
    $200 23
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from outside the New York Stock Exchange.) The pediment above the New York City Stock Exchange entrance is titled "Integrity Protecting the Works of Man"; presiding over images of industry, science & agriculture, the figure of Integrity wears the winged hat representing & associated with this Roman god of commerce
    $400 5
It holds the record in its own record book as the bestselling copyrighted nonfiction book of all time
    $400 25
July 23's cover showed Roy Asa Haynes, the U.S. commissioner of this unpopular program repealed in 1933
    $400 1
    $400 12
This pea-sized gland is also called the hypophysis
    $400 20
The Western hemlock, Washington's state tree, is this type, also found in the state's official nickname
    $400 24
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from inside the New York Stock Exchange.) Share prices on the Big Board have been listed in decimals since 2001, when the 200-year-old practice of trading in these numerical units was finally ended
    $600 6
"Have A Little Faith: A True Story" was a 2009 bestseller by this "Tuesdays with Morrie" author
    $600 22
Late in the year, Time showcased this fading former U.S. president who died the following year
    $600 8
(since the 1950s)
    $600 13
In baseball, it's a ball purposely thrown wide of the plate to help the catcher nab a base stealer
    $600 19
Maryland's state dog is this retriever with a body of water in its name
    $600 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from inside the New York Stock Exchange.) When world events disrupt markets, even the bustling New York Stock Exchange can undergo an emergency closure; the longest such shutdown began July 31st of this year, with war in Europe just days away
    $800 3
"Against All Odds" is this current Massachusetts senator's tale of overcoming a childhood of beatings & worse
    $800 10
At the end of 1923, this Irish author graced Time's cover & inside discussed his new play about Joan of Arc
    $800 14
Klondike bar
    $800 9
This term for a meager monetary wage originally referred to the allowance of food given to a monk
    DD: $1,500 11
Virginia's official nickname is "Old" this, a reference to its status as England's oldest colony in the Americas
    $800 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.) In 1979, the New York Stock Exchange formed a new exchange for trading in these forward-looking securities; right now I can buy 33.2 ounces of gold for delivery next January
    $1000 16
Published posthumously in 1977, "American Hunger" is a continuation of his "Black Boy" autobiography
    $1000 26
The fourth issue in 1923 featured the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Pasha, who's better known by this name
    $1000 15
Elmer's glue
    $1000 17
Adamstown is the only settlement on this tiny British dependency in the South Pacific
    $1000 18
The diatonic or Cajun type of this is Louisiana's state musical instrument
    $1000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from inside the New York Stock Exchange.) If the Dow Jones Industrial Average declines more than 10% in a day, trading is halted to prevent a market slide; it's a safety feature called this 2-word term, also a device that protects homes from electrical overloads

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

Mary Anna Amy Ben
$2,000 $2,000 $4,300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mary Anna Amy Ben
$3,800 $5,800 $6,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 7
Like Whistler, this "American Gothic" artist painted his own mother, in "Woman With Plants"
    $400 24
"Ghost" (Oscar) &
"The View" (Emmy)
    $400 1
A tank; in an effort to escape his notoriety, this hero joined the Royal Tank Corps in 1923 as T.E. Shaw
    $800 6
In 1949 Life magazine asked if this drip artist was "the greatest living painter in the United States"
    $800 23
"Kramer vs. Kramer" (Oscar) &
"Holocaust" (Emmy)
    $800 19
Yes, Lady, the founders hoped to "secure the blessings of" this
    $800 2
The Golden Apples of the Hesperides
    $800 25
Numeric title for an Arabian folktale collection that originated in the 9th century
    $800 12
This Chicago businessman looks like he might be taking in a ballgame
    $1200 5
He modeled the 2 seated men in his "Nighthawks" after himself & the lone woman at the diner after his wife Jo
    $1200 22
"The Fugitive" (Oscar) &
"The Executioner's Song" (Emmy)
    $1200 18
The preamble mentions this peaceful state; there's a sea of it on the Moon
    $1200 3
A horn named Olifant, which was sounded too late to help his Frankish forces
    $1200 11
A volcanic region within Alaska's Katmai National Park is designated "The Valley of Ten Thousand" these
    $1200 27
Once a part of the original trio, he rejoined the troupe after a short solo career
    $1600 4
This "Whaam!" artist said that "paintings are Rorschach ink blots. They are what you want them to be"
    $1600 21
"Tender Mercies" (Oscar) &
"Broken Trail" (Emmy)
    $1600 17
One goal is to "promote the general" this, also a term for government aid to the needy
    $1600 16
A sword named Gram, which he used to kill Fafnir
    DD: $1,600 9
Before the Soviet tanks rolled in, a manifesto called the "Two Thousand Words" urged protest in this country in 1968
    $1600 26
This precocious little girl first appeared in the comics in 1933 as the niece of an aunt named Fritzi
    $2000 8
After visits to this country in the 1850s, Frederic Church painted its Cotopaxi volcano
    $2000 20
"The Miracle Worker"
(Oscar) &
"The Miracle Worker" (Emmy)
    $2000 15
We want this to be "more perfect"; not the best English, but let's go with it
    $2000 14
The hero with a seat at the 2011 S.O.T.U. was named Daniel Hernandez, who helped when this Arizona rep. was attacked
    $2000 10
This thinker published the bestsellers "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" & "The Power of Myth"
    DD: $1,000 13
This late brother-in-law of JFK was the first director of the Peace Corps & later ran the War on Poverty

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mary Anna Amy Ben
$6,200 $13,400 $7,500

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Final Jeopardy! Round

With about 340,000 people today, it's the most populous French city that came under Italian occupation in World War II

Final scores:

Mary Anna Amy Ben
$600 $11,799 $10
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $11,799 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mary Anna Amy Ben
$6,200 $13,400 $9,400
13 R,
4 W
16 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $29,000

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Game tape date: 2011-02-22
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