Show #6345 - Friday, March 30, 2012


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Ruth Robbins, a stay-at-home mom from Jacksonville, North Carolina

Sarah Curtis, a mechanical and electrical drafter from Oceanside, California

Beau Henson, a test prep teacher and actor originally from Mt. Carmel, Illinois (whose 3-day cash winnings total $51,203)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 5
The prophet Jeremiah asked if this cat could change his spots
    $200 18
Its seeds contain 2.5 to 4.5% cumaldehyde, an essential oil
    $200 15
His "Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect" were a hit with simple folks & critics alike
    $200 1
    $200 11
It's a pendular timepiece with a case as tall as or taller than a person
    $200 25
Bret Melson broke a record when he pulled off this feat on a 448-yard par 4
    $400 6
Once spread across 1/2 of Asia, the Asian lion is now confined to the Gir Forest in this country's Gujarat State
    $400 19
Classic pesto is made with garlic, pine nuts & this royal herb
    $400 16
Brownell was the middle name of this sufferin' suffragette
    $400 4
The IRS is pleased to say that the value of each personal one of these has risen to $3,700
    $400 12
In 1917 he founded Boys Town near Omaha, open to boys of all races & religions
    $400 26
In 2010 the Cincinnati Reds' Aroldis Chapman set this unofficial record with 105 miles per hour
    $600 7
While running, this fastest cat takes strides covering about 22 feet each, the same distance as a racehorse's
    $600 20
This spice is in one of Connecticut's nicknames
    $600 17
He dedicated his autobiography to his "beloved wife Betty" Shabazz & to their children
    $600 2
Fair market value for the owners of the little store of the route of our highway;
Who do we this?
    $600 13
This first novel by Theodore Dreiser tells of a young woman's rise to become a successful Broadway actress
    $600 27
It's not the glamour event it was, but anyway El Guerrouj ran it in 3:43.13 in 1999, breaking Morceli's record
    $800 8
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows photographs of two cats on a monitor.) To distinguish between two North American cats, remember that the mountain lion is mainly one color with a very long tail, while this cat is spotted with a short tail
    $800 21
Coriander is also called Chinese parsley or this
    $800 23
"Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien"--"no, I don't regret anything"--was a trademark chanson of this woman
    $800 3
As well as meaning "lovely", this adjective can mean "perceptive & discriminating" & precede "taste"
    $800 14
A 1952 study of tales collected under this fictional name noted 8 whippings & 2 unlawful imprisonments
    $800 28
Naturally, John Stockton's record-breaking 9,922nd assist came on a pass to this man
    DD: $1,000 9
The cougar has the Guinness record for most other names in English, over 40, including this 4-letter name
    $1000 22
If you've got sprig fever, cook with this pungent herb, since ancient Greek times thought to boost memory
    $1000 24
This Chinese president graduated from medical college in 1892
    $1000 10
If the murderer had blood type A, finding that a suspect has type O is this kind of evidence
    $1000 29
In 2006 with San Diego, he broke Shaun Alexander's year-old NFL record of 28 TDs in a season

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

Beau Sarah Ruth
$3,200 $1,200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Beau Sarah Ruth
$2,600 $2,600 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Edgar Allan Poe, of course.)
    $400 8
A watch-like ticking below the floor causes a man to confess to the murder of an old man in this story
    $400 16
In 1603, Hieronymus Fabricius noted that these in the legs have valves that control blood flow
    $400 9
Material for lighting a fire (8)
    $400 21
He originated the title role in the London stage production of "Phantom of the Opera"
    $400 11
This Romance language, not Spanish, is the most commonly spoken language in the city of Cayenne
    $400 26
During this war the British burned some of our records, but not our declaration of war--it was found in 1939
    $800 7
In "The Premature" this, the narrator equips his tomb with various "escape" devices
    $800 17
Native Americans have used this malaria treatment from the cinchona tree for years before it reached Europe in 1642
    $800 10
Garlicky Polish sausage (8)
    $800 22
This keyboardist employed his husky baritone for the Doobie Brothers on hits like "Takin' It To The Streets"
    $800 12
Fluminense, which is spoken in Rio de Janeiro, is a dialect of this official language of Brazil
    $800 27
FOIA requests for files on Rosa Parks & Walter Cronkite came up empty, as this agency said it had destroyed those
    $1200 1
Prince Prospero & 1,000 knights & dames retired to a castle to escape a fatal pestilence in this story
    $1200 18
Using data from Tycho Brahe, Kepler surmised that the planets' orbits are these shapes, not circles
    $1200 4
"Lethal" wet blanket (7)
    DD: $2,000 23
In 2011 this singer said of his band's breakup, "We have to thank all the people who helped us... for these 31 years"
    DD: $2,500 13
With 1.5 million speakers, Italian is this country's second-most spoken language; Arabic is third & German is fourth
    $1600 2
In this story, 2 friends & a servant go on a hunt for Captain Kidd's buried treasure
    $1600 19
Though "nature abhors" this, Robert Boyle was able to create one using a pump
    $1600 5
Small hawk AKA a windhover (7)
    $1600 24
Seen here, he's hit it big with jazzy takes on old standards
    $1600 14
The Rapa Nui language spoken on this island also has a few hundred speakers on the Chilean mainland
    $2000 3
The final line in this Poe story is "The inquisition was in the hands of its enemies"
    $2000 20
This mathematician came up with his "last theorem" in 1637; it wasn't proved until 1995
    $2000 6
Synagogue mourner's prayer (7)
    $2000 25
His 1991 album "Time, Love & Tenderness" topped the charts & spawned the hit "Love Is A Wonderful Thing"
    $2000 15
It's thought that the Inca learned this language after conquering the tribes at Cuzco

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Beau Sarah Ruth
$11,300 $7,000 $5,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: There haven't been that many, have there? So it might be easy.)
More VPs have been from this state than any other, including 2 20th century VPs who were its governor

Final scores:

Beau Sarah Ruth
$8,599 $14,000 $1
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $14,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Beau Sarah Ruth
$13,000 $7,000 $5,200
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
7 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
2 W
7 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $25,200

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Game tape date: 2011-12-07
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