Show #5719 - Thursday, June 18, 2009

Contestants

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Damon White, a bartender from Darlington, South Carolina

Naomi Seiler, a health policy lawyer from Washington, D.C.

Marianne Fichtel, an investor relations manager from Brooklyn, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $10,399)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE BRITISH ARE DIFFERENT
TOP 40 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSES?
(Alex: You have to identify the performer.)
OBSCURE AMERICA
FAST FOOD CHAINS IN OTHER WORDS
(WHOOPS)
CHOICE 4-LETTER WORDS
    $200 1
A 1 followed by 9 zeroes is this term in the U.S.; the Brits call that number "a thousand million"
    $200 16
"I believe the children are our future; teach them well and let them lead the way"
    $200 26
The Wigwam Motels along Route 66 were the basis for the Cozy Cone Motel in this animated flick
    $200 6
Belonging to Peter Pan's Ms. Darling
    $200 21
This Las Vegas mogul gestured to a $139 million Picasso he was selling & put his elbow through it
    $200 11
You'd find this in the bowl section of the dry Midwest of the 1930s
    $400 2
For emergencies, the Brits call this number that's 88 higher than the one we use
    $400 17
"The past is gone; it went by like dusk to dawn... Dream on, dream on, dream yourself a dream come true"
    $400 27
A lush valley of ranch land in Park County known as South Park can be found in this state
    $400 7
Italian pie shack
    $400 22
This Aegean country increased its GDP by including the black market but lost EU aid as it was no longer poor enough
    $400 12
To the Chinese, it's a boat; on Wall Street, it's a bond with a low rating
    $600 3
A U.S. calendar week begins with Sunday; on a British calendar, the week begins with this day
    $600 18
"Hey now, you're an all star, get your game on... all that glitters is gold; only shooting stars break the mold"
    $600 28
The uninhabited Rose Atoll is part of this 7-island American territory that's part of Polynesia
    DD: $500 8
11th letter
6th letter
3rd letter
    $600 23
Researchers found 2/3 of this company's employees use Google instead of its own MSN Search site
    $600 13
A great perk of being a presenter at an awards program like the Oscars is getting this assortment of free gifts
    $800 4
The British don't celebrate this U.S. holiday honoring a 1621 event, but they do have something called St. Swithin's Day
    $800 19
"I get knocked down but I get up again; you're never gonna keep me down"
    $800 29
Come face to face with wildlife at the Hiram Blauvelt Museum off this parkway whose name is New Jersey's nickname
    $800 9
Milking facility monarch
    $800 24
An orbiter destined for this planet was lost in 1999 due to confusion between metric & American measurements
    $800 14
Trojan warrior who was the son of Telamon, or the powdered cleanser named after him
    $1000 5
Great Britain is officially divided into these, like Hampshire & other "shire"s
    $1000 20
"Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens... & when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance"
    $1000 30
The Norumbega Fault Zone runs from Penobscot Bay in this state through Massachusetts
    $1000 10
The Tube
    $1000 25
This country, home to Borat, misspelled the word "bank" on its currency
    $1000 15
This was the first inhabited territory of the U.S. that was seized by enemy forces in WWII

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

Marianne Naomi Damon
$5,000 $1,900 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Marianne Naomi Damon
$8,800 $2,300 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

GETTING YOUR BERING
THE WRATH OF CAAN
UPTON SINCLAIR
WALTER CRONKITE
MR. "T"
5 PEOPLE WHO'VE NEVER BEEN IN MY KITCHEN
    $400 17
Explorer Vitus Bering was born in 1681 in Horens in this Scandinavian country
    $400 16
As Sonny in this Coppola film, James Caan beats the cannoli out of his no-good brother-in-law
    $400 22
To assure U.S. food quality, this government body, the FDA, was established as a result of Sinclair's work
    $400 9
Cronkite anchored this network's Evening News from April 16, 1962 to March 6, 1981
    $400 4
It means aptitude or ability & can come before "scout"
    $400 1
This New Orleans trumpeter blew some of the first great jazz solos with his Hot Five & Hot Seven combos
    $800 25
In the 1730s Bering explored the Kuril Islands & the Arctic coast of this vast, freezing Russian region
    $800 18
In this film based on a Stephen King novel, Jimmy uses a statue to dispatch the woman who's been torturing him
    DD: $2,000 23
Sinclair's novel "Oil!" was the basis of this Oscar-winning 2007 film
    $800 10
Cronkite broke in on a live broadcast of "As the World Turns" to report this 1963 event
    DD: $2,000 5
I ditched school & never found out that this word once also meant a beggar or a vagabond
    $800 2
This Food Network chef who runs Savannah's Lady & Sons has been in her own kitchen plenty, but never in mine
    $1200 26
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows a map of the North Pacific on the monitor.) In 1740, Bering set out from Okhotsk, Russia, sailing eastward to America; on his return, he sighted many of these Alaskan islands
    $1200 19
In "The Killer Elite" directed by this "Wild Bunch" guy, Caan is out for revenge on former buddy Robert Duvall
    $1200 24
10-letter term for the scandal-exposing style of writing employed by Sinclair & others
    $1200 11
After Walter called the Vietnam War unwinnable, this man said, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost America"
    $1200 6
These 11th-13th century poets used a form called "le jeu parti", a verse debate on love
    $1200 3
Born in 1912, this rocketry genius joined the German Society for Space Travel around 1930
    $1600 27
In 1703 Bering joined the Russian Navy, newly formed by this czar
    $1600 20
In "The Way of the Gun", Jimmy pops a righteous cap into kidnappers played by Ryan Phillippe & this "Che" star
    $1600 29
The heroine of Sinclair's 1928 novel "Boston" meets this fellow boarder & through him, his pal Sacco
    $1600 12
In 1950 this legendary newsman persuaded Walter to leave radio journalism for television
    $1600 7
10-letter word for one who holds a late Marxist's theory of permanent revolution
    $1600 14
This 1st century saint associated with lost causes is also known as Thaddaeus
    $2000 28
On his final voyage, Bering suffered from this deficiency of vitamin C & was unable to maintain command
    $2000 21
In this 1999 film, gangster James is sent to carry out a revenge hit on Hugh Grant
    $2000 30
Sinclair resigned from this politial party in 1917 in support of the U.S. entry into World War I
    $2000 13
The New York Times praised "Cronkite diplomacy" after Walter helped broker the 1977 summit between these 2 men
    $2000 8
This job can also mean to fashion your actions to the needs of another
    $2000 15
Beating out better-known contenders, she was named Senator from New York in 2009

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Marianne Naomi Damon
$15,600 $16,700 $3,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

STATE SONGS
It was originally dedicated to a Midwest football team; it's said that Sousa called it the best college song he'd ever heard

Final scores:

Marianne Naomi Damon
$14,489 $2,199 $3,000
2-day champion: $24,888 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Marianne Naomi Damon
$14,400 $15,600 $3,000
27 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
15 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W
8 R,
7 W

Combined Coryat: $33,000

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