Show #6256 - Monday, November 28, 2011


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Patti Clements, an attorney from Audubon, Pennsylvania

Clayton Hanson, a park ranger from Spokane, Washington

Kendra Anspaugh, a community college instructor from New Orleans, Louisiana (whose 1-day cash winnings total $34,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
In 1955, 52-year-old Ray Kroc opened his first burger joint in the chain called not Kroc's but this
    $200 26
In 2011 President Obama named general Martin Dempsey chairman of the JCS, this
    $200 21
...Katie Holmes
    $200 16
FDR began giving these "chats" in 1933
    $200 1
This state capital on the Grand River at its junction with the Red Cedar River was once called "Biddle Town"
    $200 6
The moans of these 150-ton animals allow them to communicate with each other 1,000 miles away
    $400 12
Diocletian was right around 40 when he took this title in 284 A.D.
    $400 27
DA is the Department of the Army; DEA is this administration
    $400 22
...Ashton Kutcher
    $400 17
It precedes "manner" to describe a doctor's deportment with patients
    $400 2
Population-wise, in 1950 this was the fourth-largest city in the U.S.; by 2000, it was eighth
    $400 7
"Find health insurance options" & "find a doctor or a hospital" are links at, the site for this
    $600 13
In 1988 50-year-old Helen Thayer battled bears to become the first woman to travel solo to the magnetic this
    $600 28
Helping communities to recover after a disaster, FEMA is this agency
    $600 23
...Melania Trump
    $600 18
Proverbially, if you can't hit this "of a barn", your accuracy is lacking
    $600 3
Michigan touches all the Great Lakes except this one
    $600 8
Nickname of Danish king Harald, killed in a 10th c. battle, maybe for lack of a wireless headset
    $800 14
He was 48 when he created Charlie Bucket, a poor child who finds a golden ticket
    $800 29
Use your GPS to get to the GPO, this place, where you can get all kinds of publications
    $800 24
...Steffi Graf
    $800 19
Car trouble? There's a "request" this "assistance" button on the AAA southern Calif. website
    DD: $1,200 4
The wives of the co-founders of the city now home to the University of Michigan both had this first name
    $800 9
Sure & the Kerry blue this, 'tis a dog from Ireland
    $1000 15
At the 1942 battle of El Alamein, 54-year-old Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery beat this "foxy" 50-year-old
    $1000 30
NASA is the National Aeronautics & Space Administration; JSC is this NASA facility
    $1000 25
...Nancy Reagan
    $1000 20
This 7-letter word means to abate
    $1000 5
Seen here is a shot from an annual festival in this city
    $1000 10
My "mood"? This deep blue dye, used to color cotton & wool; a synthetic one is made from aniline, a coal-tar product

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

Kendra Clayton Patti
$8,200 $400 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kendra Clayton Patti
$11,000 $2,000 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to give us the story's primary setting.)
(Alex: ...each correct response will have 3 consecutive letters of the alphabet.)
(Sarah: Ancestral cuisine still served today at the Mitsitam Cafe at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.)
    $400 13
Folks never seem to remember, but my masterwork is actually titled "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of" this
    $400 8
Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
    $400 2
Werner Herzog's documentary about the late activist & bear lover Timothy Treadwell is titled this "man"
    $400 26
In books, Orwell's title year minus Peter Gent's "North Dallas"
    $400 20
The returned portion of a movie ticket
    $400 1
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents the clue from the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.) Raw acorns can be poisonous but Native Americans found that, once cracked & cleaned, they could use the ground-up meal in breads & in soups for this purpose, like cornstarch
    $800 14
I spent most of the final years of my life in this Scottish capital, where I died & am buried
    $800 9
Jay McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City"
    $800 4
"The Smartest Guys in the Room" was the subtitle of a 2005 doc about this corrupt title corporation
    $800 27
Number of hulls on a catamaran times the number of days in April
    $800 21
A protective frock worn by a scientist
    $800 3
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) The three sisters are a familiar trio in Native American cuisine; the first is corn, which grows up into the air; then come beans that climb stalks, & this last sister, like the calabaza, gives shade to the other two
    $1200 15
At 40, I quit my professor gig to act as this private teacher, from Latin for "watcher", for a young duke (I got a big raise)
    $1200 10
William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"
    $1200 5
This actor narrated "March of the Penguins"
    $1200 28
A baker's dozen plus the numerical gun salute for the arrival of the vice president (it's 2 fewer than the prez)
    $1200 22
To change allegiance from one country to another; the figure skating Protopopovs did it in 1979
    $1200 17
In 1814 a war named for this dried meat & berry staple was fought between rival fur companies
    DD: $5,000 16
I once wrote that without seeing it, men are led to "advance the interest of the society" by this anatomical agent
    $1600 11
Raymond Chandler's "Farewell, My Lovely"
    $1600 6
2010's "Exit Through the Gift Shop" examined the guerrilla street artist known by this 6-letter name
    DD: $1,000 29
4 score & 7 minus the syllables in a haiku
    $1600 23
Marja in this country was in the news in 2010
    $1600 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) Native Americans traditionally prepared salmon by splitting them & placing them on planks of this evergreen conifer
    $2000 25
The 20 pound note shows me & my great idea of the stages of work getting split among specialists; it's this 3-word concept
    $2000 12
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment"
    $2000 7
(I'm Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children's Zone.) From Davis Guggenheim, the Academy Award-winning director of "An Inconvenient Truth", comes this deeply personal exploration of the state of public education in the U.S., a 2010 clarion call of our times
    $2000 30
"Men on the dead man's chest" in "Treasure Island" divided by books in the Pentateuch
    $2000 24
Boisterous merrymaking involving pranks; don't go low!
    $2000 19
(Kelly of the Clue Crew presents the clue.) This seed was originally grown in the Andes & is used like couscous or rice & is high in protein

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kendra Clayton Patti
$22,800 $7,600 $5,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2010, 467 years after his death, this man at odds with the church was reburied with honors at a Polish cathedral

Final scores:

Kendra Clayton Patti
$27,000 $10,401 $10,399
2-day champion: $61,300 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Kendra Clayton Patti
$23,000 $7,600 $10,200
29 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
10 R,
3 W
15 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,800

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Game tape date: 2011-10-11
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