Show #6448 - Wednesday, October 3, 2012


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Erik Dresner, an Internet marketer from Elmhurst, New York

Michelle Princi, a government analyst from Silver Spring, Maryland

Sara Lehmann, a retail sales associate from Albuquerque, New Mexico (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Hey, there are only 12 of them.)
    $200 20
The knotty type of this wood is often used for paneling & making furniture
    $200 6
"The Girl Who Played with Fire" is the first sequel to this bestseller
    $200 26
Chester Arthur's legacy includes starting the tradition of adding these 4 words to the end of the presidential oath
    $200 1
"The Simpsons"
    $200 7
One who pens a book but lets the official credit of authorship go to another
    $200 15
The Supreme Court begins its new term
    $400 22
This traditional wood for cricket bats even has a cricket bat species, though there's no weeping...
    $400 9
Nearly 25 years later, John Updike followed up "The Witches of" this place with "The Widows of" it
    $400 27
In 1853 Sir Richard Burton made a dangerous journey in disguise to this city, now in Saudi Arabia
    $400 2
"The Flintstones"
    $400 8
You're in this small pickle now
    $400 16
The end of World War I
    $600 23
Andrew Jackson & James K. Polk were both nicknamed after this tree known for its tough wood
    $600 13
His "Women in Love" was a sequel to "The Rainbow"
    $600 28
Captured & hanged in 1880, Ned Kelly was a legendary bushranger outlaw of this country
    $600 3
"SpongeBob SquarePants"
    $600 10
A thickly populated slum section of a city
    $600 17
Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game
    $800 24
The aspen is a species of this genus of trees that one could say is very well liked
    $800 14
Also set at the Devon School, "Peace Breaks Out" was John Knowles follow-up to this 1959 classic
    $800 29
Shaka reigned as the paramount chief of this people only to be killed by his own brothers in 1828
    $800 4
"Family Guy"
    $800 11
This adjective meaning "horrible" rhymes with the singer of "Never Gonna Give You Up"
    $800 18
The electoral college votes for president
    $1000 25
Crooked trees no good for timber can still be kindling; they become this word often found after "stacked like"
    $1000 21
"Petals on the Wind" was V.C. Andrews' first sequel to this novel
    DD: $6,000 30
A 20th century Italian dictator was named for this 1860s president of Mexico
    $1000 5
"King of the Hill"
    $1000 12
English is the official language of this African country
    $1000 19
When the harvest moon was seen in the Northern Hemisphere in 2010, '11 & '12

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

Sara Michelle Erik
$3,800 $2,200 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sara Michelle Erik
$12,000 $4,000 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
John Dee used this, no longer seen as a true science, to determine Elizabeth's coronation day
    $400 1
1964: "Chim Chim Cher-ee"
    $400 26
Russia's Commander Islands are the westernmost part of this Alaskan archipelago
    $400 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a space shuttle launch on the monitor.) The stage in a vehicle launch called "separation" occurs when these are jettisoned once their fuel is exhausted
    $400 13
Shakespeare is credited with the first use of this term for political murder
    $400 7
It's just side pork that's been cured & smoked
    $800 9
Henry Lee represented the Queen in tournaments of tilting, a form of this competition
    $800 2
1987: "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life"
    $800 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.) I'm on Bartolome, one of the volcanic isles in the Galapagos; the younger, more volcanic ones are in the northwest as the whole archipelago moves southeast on the Nazca one of these
    $800 19
Space shuttles' engines burned the liquid type of this no. 1 element: NASA calls it "the fuel of choice for space exploration"
    $800 14
A fighter between 122 & 126 pounds is in this boxing class
    $800 8
Pears available in winter include the Bosc & this one
    $1200 21
Elizabeth gave this courtier a 42,000-acre estate, trade privileges & the right to colonize in America
    $1200 3
2002: "Lose Yourself"
    DD: $4,000 28
Rising to only 206 feet, Mount Alvernia on Cat Island is the highest point in this nation off Florida's SE coast
    $1200 20
Used to gain safe access, it's the vacuum-tight chamber with regulated pressure in a rocket's hull
    $1200 15
Advertisers use this word to indicate that their yummy product will make you drool
    $1200 10
Try some borscht, traditionally made with these root vegetables
    $1600 22
Rodrigo Lopez, accused of being a poisoner & later executed, served the Queen in this job
    $1600 4
1982: "Up Where We Belong"
    $1600 29
The Babuyan Islands, which lie in this country's Luzon Strait, are a breeding area for humpback whales
    $1600 24
Kaena Point is this type of ground station that monitors the flights of rockets & spacecraft
    $1600 16
It's the kind of race Chris Christie won in 2009
    $1600 11
How about a Caprese salad: fresh mozzarella, tomatoes & this herb
    $2000 23
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of this, lost his head & called the Queen an old woman; he really lost his head in 1601
    $2000 5
1940: "When You Wish Upon A Star"
    $2000 30
With a population of about 90,000, this island nation northeast of Madagascar is Africa's smallest country
    $2000 25
This series of rockets whose no. V version sent us to the Moon began with a concept by Wernher von Braun in 1957
    DD: $3,200 17
The process of treating rubber with sulfur & heat to improve its elasticity & strength
    $2000 12
You can bake, steam, or simmer this winter squash; its flesh is sweet

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sara Michelle Erik
$17,600 $11,200 $12,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This opera begins with Air Force One landing at Beijing

Final scores:

Sara Michelle Erik
$12,000 $1,200 $22,401
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $22,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sara Michelle Erik
$12,600 $8,400 $11,000
18 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $32,000

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Game tape date: 2012-07-31
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