Show #5351 - Monday, December 10, 2007

Contestants

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Marc Rusconi, a household and commercial mover from Brooklyn, New York

Kate Sundeen, a chemistry teacher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jenn Cannon, a physician from Ann Arbor, Michigan (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

WHO STARRED IN IT?
WHAT THE HECK IS IT?
WHERE IS THAT, COMRADE?
WHEN DID IT HAPPEN?
HOW DO THEY WORK?
"Y"?
    $200 23
She was magazine editor Miranda Priestly, who fiendishly wore Prada
    $200 6
On a snail, on ommatophore is a stalk with this at the end
    $200 7
Though frozen up to 6 months of each year, the Ob River is an important trade route in this cold, vast region
    $200 10
JFK won the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in this year
    $200 13
Many car salesman work on "straight" this, though you're better off buying from one who's on salary
    $200 1
You can split the atom or even do barrel rolls using this toy
    $400 24
He was Julian Kaye, an "American Gigolo"
    $400 18
If you set some Chinese punk on fire, it's because Chinese punk is this, like sandalwood
    DD: $1,000 8
Russia has long coastlines on the Kara & Laptev seas, arms of this body of water
    $400 11
The U.S. declared war against Spain on April 25 of this year
    $400 14
Magazine writers often work this way, a term that goes back to unaffiliated pillaging soldiers
    $400 2
Anderson Cooper graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from this university in 1989
    $600 25
In 2005 this actor walked the line as Johnny Cash
    $600 26
A shako is a stiff, cylindrical one of these worn by soldiers
    $600 9
Russia's lowest point, 92 feet below sea level, is along the shore of this large "sea"
    $600 12
Bastille Day in France commemorates an event on this date in 1789
    $600 15
Hospital staff nurses work in these, & a recent study shows that nearly half of them exceed 12 hours
    $600 3
On TV, Boo Boo was his sidekick
    $800 30
Him as Charlie Chaplin in a 1992 biopic
    $800 27
It's your medium of travel if you're in a hoy
    $800 16
These 2 Russian federal cities have "special region" status
    $800 21
The Sons of Liberty threw one heck of a tea party in Boston on Dec. 16 of this year
    $800 19
Many personal injury lawyers work on this basis, for a percentage of what they recover for you
    $800 4
From the Middle English for "to boast", it's a short, sharp cry from a dog in pain
    $1000 29
He was Heathcliff to Merle Oberon's Cathy in 1939's "Wuthering Heights"
    $1000 28
A celesta is one of these, struck by hammers
    $1000 17
The highest peak in Russia, 18,510-foot Mount Elbrus is found in these mountains
    $1000 22
King John affixed his seal to the Magna Carta at Runnymede in June of this year
    $1000 20
In Austin, Texas they work 140 calendar days in odd-numbered years
    $1000 5
In "The Canterbury Tales", one of these sturdy workers serves the knight & squire

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

Jenn Kate Marc
$800 $1,600 $1,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jenn Kate Marc
$2,000 $600 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

CIRCUS SCIENCE
POP CULTURE
"P"EOPLE
U.S. POLITICS
WRITE ON, SOLDIER!
IN THE DICTIONARY
    $400 16
(Sarah of the Clue Crew watches a wire walker practice at Circus Center in San Francisco, CA.) Moving the parasol in the air helps the wire walker keep the point known by this three-word term directly over the wire
    $400 11
In 1973, at the tender age of 13, this Osmond's career blossomed with the No. 1 country hit "Paper Roses"
    $400 6
In 1955 this NAACP member was arrested & fined for refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Alabama
    $400 21
A student at Sandhurst, he later served in British military intel. before creating his British superspy
    $400 1
In fiction diablerie is representation of these
    $800 17
A fire-eater makes sure the flame is out before opening his mouth--otherwise a rush of this will revive it
    $800 12
(Hello, I'm Linda Park of Enterprise.) A joke in the Star Trek universe is you haven't read Shakespeare until you've read him in the original this language of Worf
    $800 7
Letitia Baldridge wrote the World Book Encyclopedia article on this Baltimore-born etiquette expert
    $800 25
(I'm Julie Chen.) In 1999, on our first "Early Show" broadcast on CBS, I reported on a possible N.Y. Senate race between these 2 people; it didn't happen, but they may still face off for president
    $800 22
Robert Heinlein, the author of "Starship Troopers", was a graduate of this Maryland Military Academy
    $800 2
An arctophile loves these cuddly items named for a U.S. president
    $1200 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew watches a juggler pracice with clubs at Circus Center in San Francisco, CA.) It's time to throw the next club when the previous club reaches this point, also an astronomy term for the greatest distance from Earth
    $1200 13
On October 2, 1999 this city's Thrashers thrashed around in their first regular season NHL game
    $1200 8
This Roman historian paired ancient heroes in his "Parallel Lives"
    DD: $3,000 29
The idea of these people who actually vote for president comes from the Holy Roman Empire
    $1200 23
Lew Wallace served as a Union Major General in the Civil War before penning this biblical epic
    $1200 3
Someone who housels you administers this, & is probably a priest
    $1600 19
Between its show & a conservation center, Ringling Bros. has the W. Hem.'s largest sustainable pop. of the Asian this
    $1600 14
Guilty as charged: In 2002 this cable TV network aired its first original movie, "Guilt by Association"
    $1600 9
In the 1920s this vitamin C advocate toured Europe, spending a month with Niels Bohr
    $1600 28
This type of committee is supposed to be temporary, but there's a House "Permanent" one on intelligence
    $1600 24
Edward Gibbon was a captain in the Hampshire Grenadiers before writing this epic of imperial decline
    DD: $2,000 4
Put the 2 items seen here together & you get this word for a low-class person
    $2000 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew watches some trapeze artists rehearse at Circus Center in San Francisco, CA.) At the start of the trick, the trapeze artist has maximized her P.E., this; at the moment of the catch, she wants to maximize it again so she's not moving
    $2000 15
(Hi, I'm Joel Schumacher.) I was directing Julia Roberts in this film about medical students when "Pretty Woman" came out, & suddenly she was a megastar
    $2000 10
In 1831 Liszt heard him play violin & tried to re-create that virtuosity for piano with a fantasia
    $2000 27
This Kentuckian, the GOP leader in the Senate, thinks major campaign finance reform restricts free speech
    $2000 26
This Grecian fought at Salamis & Marathon, & his 70 plays include the "Oresteia" & "Prometheus Bound"
    $2000 5
You might promenade along this flat stretch near the shore that also ends in -nade

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jenn Kate Marc
$6,800 $9,400 $9,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

LANDMARKS
The landmark site known to the Lakota as "6 Grandfathers" was renamed this after a prominent lawyer

Final scores:

Jenn Kate Marc
$13,598 $399 $0
2-day champion: $30,399 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jenn Kate Marc
$6,800 $10,000 $7,400
14 R,
5 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W

Combined Coryat: $24,200

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