Show #6388 - Wednesday, May 30, 2012


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Rene Cardenas, a business process analyst from San Jose, California

Susan Bowyer, a consultant originally from Ripley, West Virginia

Richard Block, an editor and writer from Diamond Bar, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The Oxford English Dictionary.)
"AA", "BB" OR "CC"
(Alex: We're not talking about batteries.)
    $200 1
The OED's most-used source is the Times of this capital city
    $200 18
To shrtn. a wd. or phrs. by omtng. ltrs.
    $200 23
She's the heiress & celebutante behind Heiress & Can Can perfumes
    $200 12
He directed his first film in 1925--we'll end the suspense, it was called "The Pleasure Garden"
    $200 3
For Catholics, it ends with "but deliver us from evil"
    $200 10
Born in Pall Mall in 1887, he was one of the USA's most decorated soldiers of World War I
    $400 2
The Wycliffe version of this is cited more than 9,000 times
    $400 19
A spasm of the diaphragm, or a minor setback
    $400 24
This designer's fragrances include Curve, Realities & of course, Liz & Liz Sport
    $400 4
What, him worry? Alfred E. Neuman is the goofy mascot & coverboy of this publication
    $400 6
Since 1826 Lord & this has been augmenting America's shopping experience
    $400 11
After a religious conversion, a steamboat captain of this last name built an auditorium in Nashville
    $600 14
The 5th-most frequently quoted source is this compendium of knowledge that's been around since 1768
    $600 20
A reel or spool upon which yarn is wound, as used in spinning
    $600 25
Smelling of rose, jasmine, musk & apple, Light Blue is a fragrance from this design house, D&G for short
    $600 13
Alfred was the real first name of this man whose first of several stints managing the Yankees began in 1975
    $600 7
Don Dorcha does battle with this title figure in a Michael Flatley production
    DD: $1,400 15
William Shakespeare is second; this historical novelist with the same initials is third
    $800 21
This African mammal may dig burrows 43 feet long; some "earth pig"!
    $800 26
Hopefully, this oriental essence launched by Yves St. Laurent in 1977 won't get you arrested
    $800 5
Early in this actor's career, he tried to double-cross Indy in the opening scene of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
    $800 8
The official with this ancient title is no longer Speaker of the House of Lords but still heads the Justice ministry
    $1000 16
Begun in 1869, this periodical billed as "A Weekly Journal of Science" helps with entries from abiogenesis to zygote
    $1000 22
It's the land promised by God to Abraham
    $1000 27
This classic men's cologne from Geoffrey Beene comes in a pouch of the same-named material
    $1000 17
Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley was famed for his depiction of this, as in "Early" this "at Louveciennes"
    $1000 9
Child soldiers are much of the Lord's Resistance Army revolting against the Museveni government in this African nation

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

Richard Susan Rene
$0 $0 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Richard Susan Rene
$800 $2,000 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ...which opens today in New York.)
    $400 16
"Idylls of the King" was dedicated to Prince Albert; the 1872 edition's epilogue was to her, Albert's widow
    $400 12
The leaf on this country's flag has 11 points
    $400 7
Held annually in NYC, the WSF was co-founded by Brian Greene, a physics prof. at this nearby Ivy League school
    $400 6
This fiery redhead seen here is on our "A" list
    $400 22
Clabbers is a variant of this other word game, except you can arrange a word's letters any way you want
    $400 1
Big Louisiana lake
    $800 25
Prime minister Robert Peel helped Tennyson with a pension & in 1850, the poet received this salaried title
    $800 13
It was the name of Michael Collins' mission in July 1969
    $800 8
WSF opening night honorees have included this Cambridge Univ. man, successor to the chair of Isaac Newton
    $800 18
She & Tina Fey were the first all-female team to anchor "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live"
    $800 23
Wander down the road without this prison chief's OK & you might get thirty days in the hole
    $800 2
What's that sound indenting Northwestern Washington State
    $1200 27
In 1830 Tennyson & members of a group called the Apostles went to this country to try to overthrow Ferdinand VII
    $1200 14
11/11/11 was very unofficially named in honor of a musician in this movie comedy
    $1200 9
A mind-blowing 2011 program compared reality to this type of 3-dimensional image made with light
    $1200 19
He agreed to host the 84th annual Academy Awards--his 9th time doing so
    $1200 24
Unfortunately, these were discounted from the tax returns
    $1200 3
Manila enveloper
    $1600 29
In 1886 Tennyson published a new volume containing a poem that revisited this hall "Sixty Years After"
    $1600 15
Chapter 11 of this code provides for the reorganization of an insolvent company
    $1600 10
A 2008 WSF panel was entitled "90 is the New 50: The Science of" this word meaning protracted existence
    $1600 20
This one of the "Original Kings of Comedy" is just a big old Ceddy Bear
    $1600 26
It'll take you a picosecond to come up with this type of surgery involving small tubular cameras
    $1600 4
Bohemian capital
    DD: $600 17
Mussolini signed the Lateran Treaty on behalf of Victor Emmanuel III; Cardinal Gasparri signed on behalf of this pope
    DD: $2,400 11
Biologist Edward O. Wilson told a rapt WSF audience about the chemical "vocabulary" of these colony insects
    $2000 21
The initials that serve as his last name are an approximate phonetic spelling of his Hungarian last name
    $2000 28
My mailperson gives me my letters but never wants to talk; he wants to keep things...
    $2000 5
Scrub plateau in southern Argentina

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Richard Susan Rene
$8,000 $10,400 $13,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Only 3 sites have the remains of 2 presidents: 1 at Quincy, Massachusetts, 1 at Arlington & 1 in this state capital

Final scores:

Richard Susan Rene
$5,600 $100 $5,200
2-day champion: $17,601 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Richard Susan Rene
$9,000 $10,400 $13,800
13 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
1 W
19 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $33,200

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Game tape date: 2012-01-18
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