Show #6440 - Friday, September 21, 2012


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Natalie Knowles, a marketing manager from Raleigh, North Carolina

Peter Hansen, a project manager from New York, New York

Erin Zwiener, a conservation journalist and pet-sitter from Abiquiu, New Mexico (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Sarah: These whales came a long way to find this exact spot, and we'll find out why.)
    $200 25
This oldest delegate declared that a carved sun on Washington's chair was "a rising and not a setting sun"
    $200 3
After leaving Van Halen, he had 4 Top 20 hits, including "Just Like Paradise"
    $200 1
In Panama:
This language
    $200 17
That wasn't a mild curse: this 4-letter word means to mend a hole with a row of stitches, as most commonly done to socks
    $200 22
This 4-letter word for a type of jazz singing is also used to shoo cats
    $200 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from a boat off the coast of Baja California in Mexico.) Flipper-slapping & tail-slapping are types of behavior on display during these rituals for cetaceans in Baja's breeding grounds
    $400 24
Sessions of the convention took place in the assembly room of this brick building in Philadelphia
    $400 11
Not yet 25, she's the highest-selling digital artist of all time, with more than 47 million units sold
    $400 6
In New Zealand:
English, New Zealand Sign Language & this native tongue
    $400 18
It's a length of fabric, especially as it comes in a roll from the loom
    $400 23
The use of these 2 letters joined together, as in alternate spellings of words like encyclopedia, is called an ash
    $400 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from a raft off the coast of Baja California in Mexico.) Gray whales calve in Baja's warm waters where foes are few; babies learn to swim in these isolated bodies of shallow water whose name is from the Latin for "lake"
    $600 7
This "Father of the Constitution" told delegates they "would decide forever the fate of republican government"
    $600 13
At a January 14, 1970 concert, she announced that Jean Terrell would be replacing her in The Supremes
    $600 5
In Chad:
Arabic & this
    $600 19
To a chef, it means to moisten meat with drippings; to a seamstress, to sew temporarily with long, loose stitches
    $600 14
According to Merriam-Webster, "take" followed by either of these 2 numbers means to take a break
    $600 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from a raft off the coast of Baja California in Mexico.) Cetaceans have been known to go without sleep for a month after giving birth; moms watch out for predators, & the calves' constant motion allows them to stay warm until they get their first layer of this
    $800 8
The original intent of the convention was to revise this first constitution
    $800 12
In 2012, this blues rocker was back with her first album in seven years
    DD: $1,000 4
In the Republic of Cyprus:
These 2 languages
    $800 20
This word means the yarns in a woven fabric that run lengthwise, at right angles to the woof
    $800 15
This 11-letter word can mean to plan & organize an event or to arrange music
    $800 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew touches a whale from a boat off the coast of Baja California in Mexico.) These crustaceans on whales aren't parasites because they don't derive nutrition from the whales; they're just along for the ride
    $1000 9
Elbridge Gerry from this state refused to sign the Constitution because in it "liberties... were not secured"
    $1000 10
In 2012 this singer released an album of country duets called "Tuskegee", for his birthplace in Alabama
    $1000 2
In Aruba:
Papiamento (a local Creole language) & this
    $1000 21
In sewing, "on the" this means diagonally, not prejudiced
    $1000 16
It means raising livestock or crops, though it sounds like the art of making your wife happy
    $1000 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from a boat off the coast of Baja California in Mexico.) During the impressive display known as this, whales jump out of the water & turn on an axis before landing

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

Erin! Peter Natalie
$400 $4,400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Erin! Peter Natalie
$5,000 $5,600 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you [*]--you have to identify the show.)
(Alex: We'll give you counties, you have to identify the state.)
(Alex: You will find a "B" in the exact middle of the correct response.)
    $400 1
Al & Peg Bundy, seemingly to Al's dismay
    $400 28
    $400 12
An apparatus in which eggs are hatched artificially
    $400 13
Blinded at 3 in a harness shop accident, he developed a raised-dot reading system
    $400 18
The second law of this 19th century botanist is the law of independent assortment
    $800 2
Cliff & Clair Huxtable, dontcha know, with the lovin' & the laughin' & the family stuff...
    $800 27
    $800 11
This trademark machine is a real (ice rink) smoothie
    $800 20
(Alex delivers the clue from a train station at the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.) Before trains, when you went from town to town, you had to reset your watch; this made a mess of railroad schedules, until a railroad executive came up with the great idea of the 24 of these that are still in use today around the world
    $800 19
Mendeleev's Law is also called this law, a word found before "table of elements"
    $1200 5
The prologue to this book, the first part of "The Lord of the Rings", says it "is largely concerned with hobbits"
    $1200 3
Cameron Tucker & Mitchell Pritchett
    $1200 24
    $1200 10
It's the fourth book of the Old Testament
    $1200 26
Mel Brooks:
"David Geffen was the first person to say" this movie "should be a Broadway musical"
    $1200 14
The law of sines states that the lengths of the sides of this shape are proprtional to the sines of the opposite angles
    DD: $3,000 7
A prologue by this author says, "I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe"
    $1600 4
Nickelodeon's animated magical power couple Cosmo & Wanda
    DD: $2,000 23
2 states, please:
    $1600 9
This type of sash is from the Japanese for "girdle"
    $1600 25
Thanks to John Gibbon for his 1953 machine that replaces the function of these 2 organs during surgery
    $1600 15
95 x 27 = 27 x 95
(2,565 for those scoring at home) illustrates this law
    $2000 6
"At Rome"
is the prologue to Willa Cather's "Death Comes for" this title religious figure
    $2000 17
"Uncle" Jesse Katsopolis & Rebecca Donaldson
    $2000 22
Fond du Lac
    $2000 8
A small group of secret plotters
    $2000 21
"Law" was the middle name of this architect who co-designed New York's Central Park
    $2000 16
3 laws of planetary motion, including the law of areas, are named for this 17th century German astronomer

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Erin! Peter Natalie
$21,200 $13,200 $4,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The only remake of a U.S. film to win Best Picture; the original was made in the 1920s, the Oscar-winning remake in the 1950s

Final scores:

Erin! Peter Natalie
$15,999 $5,199 $100
2-day champion: $32,199 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Erin! Peter Natalie
$19,800 $13,000 $6,800
24 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
7 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $39,600

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Game tape date: 2012-07-24
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