Show #6436 - Monday, September 17, 2012

First game of Season 29.
New title graphics.
Alex announces special online contestant tests for viewers in Cleveland and Cincinnati markets.


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Vamsi Adusumilli, a marketing director originally from Columbia, Missouri

Diane Samuelson, a ballroom dance instructor from Annandale, Virginia

Alison Parakh, a personal trainer from Santa Barbara, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 9
The Chicago River flows out of this Great Lake
    $200 1
This Oscar winner for "Ordinary People" leads a team of thieves & hackers on TNT's "Leverage"
    $200 4
On a clear day, I can see this landmark unveiled in 1923; it's lost 4 letters since then
    $200 12
In Milton's "Paradise Lost", Gabriel sends 2 of these beings to watch over Paradise, & Satan flees
    $200 20
Lapsus linguae, a sudden, unfortunate utterance, translates to this 4-word phrase
    $400 10
In surface area this one of the 5 Great Lakes is the largest body of fresh water in the world
    $400 2
In the 1980s he & his daughter Holly hosted "Ripley's Believe It or Not", though we don't remember any one-armed push-ups
    $400 5
In summer I listen to this great broadcaster, now in his 63rd year calling Dodger games
    $400 16
When Moby Dick is harpooned, this man becomes fouled in the line & is taken under the sea to his death
    $400 21
Said at funerals, requiescat in pace translates to this
    $600 13
The town of Yellowknife is located on the shore of this "Great" Canadian lake
    DD: $1,000 3
This Oscar-winning daughter of an Oscar-winning director plays producer Eileen Rand on "Smash"
    $600 6
Weekends I go to Musso & Frank's iconic restaurant; GQ called their version of this gin-based cocktail America's best
    $600 17
Chapter 1 of this Tolstoy novel tells us, "Everything was in confusion in the Oblonskys' house"
    $600 22
Agnus dei is this 4-legged animal "of God"
    $600 24
What's this?
    $800 14
This lake in Oregon is the second-deepest lake in North America
    $800 11
In 2012 this 2-time Oscar winner won a Golden Globe for her role on "American Horror Story"
    $800 7
When I say I live in the Valley, I mean this one that's home to such communities as Studio City & Encino
    $800 18
The oldest of the 3 Musketeers, he was once married to the evil Milady de Winter
    $800 23
In utero means "within the womb"; this other phrase describes something that happens "in glass"
    $800 26
What's this?
    $1000 15
Percy Shelley wrote of this Italian lake, it "exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty"
    $1000 8
Sometimes I get my kicks driving to Glendora to visit the acclaimed Donut Man on this route
    $1000 19
Theodore Dreiser based this novel on the case of Chester Gillette, who murdered Grace Brown on Big Moose Lake
    $1000 27
i.e. is short for this, meaning "that is"
    $1000 25
What's this?

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Alison Diane Vamsi
$1,200 -$200 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Diane Vamsi
$2,000 $3,400 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

1990s NO. 1 ALBUMS
    $400 20
& I'm here... to remind you... her "Jagged Little Pill" was No. 1 in 1995 & again in '96
    $400 25
The 3 Battles of Ypres
    $400 16
George Hepplewhite was known for designing the backs of these in such shapes as hearts & shields
    $400 1
Margaret Hamilton spoke the immortal movie line "I'll get you, my pretty, and" these 4 words
    $400 5
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows three geometric figures on the monitor.) A trapezium, a rhombus, & even a kite are examples of this type of planed figure, from the Latin for "4-sided"
    $400 11
A substance used to clean injured skin & to prevent infection
    $800 21
The soundtrack from this movie felt the love tonight (& for 10 weeks)
    $800 29
The Inchon Landing
    $800 17
In the early 20th century, Gerrit Rietveld led this country's De Stijl movement, which emphasized abstract furniture
    $800 2
English dramatist John Webster noted, "they that sleep with dogs shall rise with" these
    $800 6
Now would be a good time to remember that it's 1/60 of a degree
    $800 12
It's Italian for Joseph, Mr. Verdi
    $1200 22
This Seattle band was "Unplugged in New York"; cuts included "Lake Of Fire"
    $1200 28
The Battle of Lookout Mountain
    $1200 18
This London furniture maker popularized his style in his book "Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director"
    DD: $600 3
This Shakespeare play includes the line "Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war"
    $1200 8
Don't be dense; tell us this word for an angle of more than 90 but fewer than 180 degrees
    $1200 13
A chamber used as a grave
    $1600 23
Not afraid to re-dip in previous success, he topped the chart with "Bat out of Hell II: Back Into Hell"
    $1600 27
The 1356 Battle of Poitiers
    $1600 19
Most of the early work by this N.Y. cabinetmaker whose name sounds like a musical instrument was in mahogany
    $1600 4
In 1994, as he left the governorship of New York, he said, "dog eat dog produces... just one dog, and that's a lonely way to live"
    $1600 9
The letter m indicates this steepness of a line
    DD: $1,000 14
The part of a cross-shaped church that intersects the main aisle at right angles
    $2000 24
This band's "Monster" album included "Crush With Eyeliner"
    $2000 26
The Battle of Tarawa
    $2000 30
Both Alvar Aalto & Charles Eames designed furniture using this layered wood product
    $2000 7
An editor of The New York Sun said, "but if" this happens, "that is news"
    $2000 10
An assertion that can be proven true, often using axioms & postulates
    $2000 15
As its name suggests, this early version of the Old Testament was translated by 70 writers

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alison Diane Vamsi
$6,000 $11,400 $8,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Of the world's 5 largest islands by area, the 2 with territory of more than 1 country are Borneo & this one

Final scores:

Alison Diane Vamsi
$500 $4,400 $12,800
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $12,800

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Alison Diane Vamsi
$7,000 $12,600 $8,800
19 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
11 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $28,400

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Game tape date: 2012-07-24
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