Show #5751 - Monday, September 21, 2009

Contestants

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Austin Mercadante, a graduate student of ornithology from Auburn, Alabama

Diane Armstrong, a consultant and retired Navy officer from Alexandria, Virginia

Gary Bechtold, a garage door company owner from St. Cloud, Minnesota (whose 2-day cash winnings total $22,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

ASTRONOMY
ROCK STARS' BACKSTAGE NEEDS
THE "UNITED" NATIONS
AWKWARD
FIX THE SPOONERISM
PRODUCE
    $200 2
During the course of 5 spacewalks in May 2009, Shuttle astronauts made repairs to this & installed 2 new instruments
    $200 1
This Black Sabbath singer's 2001 contract required one box of Kleenex & one box of Throat Coat tea bags
    $200 5
It borders Oman
    $200 8
After pardoning a turkey in 2008 on Thanksgiving, this governor gave an interview in front of a turkey being slaughtered
    $200 24
Spoonerisms are merely tips of the slung
    $200 18
I heard it through some kind of vine that 2440 B.C. Egyptian tomb paintings depict the cultivation of this fruit
    $400 3
In 1980 the Voyager spacecraft found that this planet's B ring had radial features called spokes
    $400 14
Van Halen's 1982 tour contract called for these candies backstage but specified "absolutely no brown ones"
    $400 13
It assesses no personal taxes
    $400 9
After flubbing the oath of office, this Chief Justice redid it with Barack Obama later that week
    $400 25
It's just not true, I tell you, it's all a lack of pies
    $400 19
In 2008 a pair of Brits were out of their gourd, growing a 1,457-lb. one of these; smashing!
    $600 4
This constellation is the site of 2 nebulae: the Great Nebula in its sword & the Horsehead Nebula in its belt
    $600 15
No more, more, more calories: this "Rebel Yell" guy's contract calls for a tub of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!
    $600 23
Its annual population growth rate is nearly 4%
    $600 10
Athletes wearing masks to this country's Olympic games apologized even though the USOC gave them the masks
    $600 26
Greenpeace would be chagrined to see the sign "wave the sails", instead of this
    $600 20
Big on vitamins A & C, this leafty vegetable always has a lot of fiber & acts as a mild laxative; look out, sailor man!
    DD: $1,000 6
In 1672 Giovanni Cassini & Jean Richer calculated the distance between these 2 objects as 87 million miles
    $800 16
This Guns N' Roses frontman requires Pringles, a loaf of Wonder Bread… & a bottle of Dom Perignon to wash it down
    $800 29
It has no written constitution
    $800 11
Before this Iranian president spoke at Columbia in 2007, the university president introduced him as a petty dictator
    $800 27
Sometimes paperwork just disappears; it seems to crawl through the fax
    $800 21
Time to dole out some seedless cayenne, the most widely grown type of this tropical fruit plant
    $1000 7
The 200-inch mirror of the Hale Telescope on this California peak took some 10 months to cool after casting
    $1000 17
This "Glitter" diva's contract demands a bottle of Cristal, 4 champagne glasses & a box of bendy straws
    $1000 12
At a hearing, this ex-Fed chairman said he was wrong in opposing financial regulations
    $1000 28
It's about time you showed up & don't give me that better nate than lever
    $1000 22
The name of this cylindrical vegetable means "little squashes" in Italian

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

Gary Diane Austin
$3,200 $1,600 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Gary Diane Austin
$10,200 $1,200 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

A FEW OUNCES OF EZRA POUND
CROSSWORD CLUES "P"
1861 YEARBOOK: MOST LIKELY TO SECEDE
THE POPE-ARAZZI
TRANSPORTATION
PRODUCE
    $400 21
Pound & his wife lived in Rapallo in this country, but during WWII, both moved in with Pound's mistress--hmm
    $400 7
Elgar's "And Circumstance" preceder
(4)
    $400 1
This state on February 1, though Sam Houston said it was crazy
    $400 12
Raphael snapped a candid of Julius II, who became pope through a bargain with Cesare of this family
    $400 6
In November of 2008 the CEOs of the big 3 automakers didn't help their cause by getting to Washington on these
    $400 22
Not only did he produce "Citizen Kane", he co-wrote, starred in & directed the film, too; talk about a best boy!
    DD: $1,000 27
In "A Moveable Feast", this writer said that Ezra Pound taught him "to distrust adjectives"
    $800 8
Man or monkey
(7)
    $800 2
On January 26 this state, followed by the presentation of a Pelican flag
    $800 13
Urban VIII, captured by telephoto here, told this 17th-century astronomer to go ahead & publish, but be careful
    $800 17
Thoreau wrote, "Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for" this narrow boat
    $800 23
In addition to exec producing "Michael Clayton", he got an Oscar nomination for best lead actor
    $1200 9
Duckbill
(8)
    $1200 3
On January 10 this state, rarin' to go despite having the smallest population in the Confederacy
    $1200 14
Celebrity mags vied for pics of Pius IX, the last pope to rule the area called the Papal these
    $1200 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an aerodynamics animation on the monitor.) This item gets its name by ruining the flow of air along a surface; it reduces the lift of a car so that the tires stay on the ground at high speeds
    $1200 24
As a producer, he was smart enough to hire himself to direct "A Beautiful Mind"; imagine that!
    $1600 10
Suit-bringer in court
(9)
    DD: $3,000 4
On May 23 this state (its western part had doubts)
    $1600 15
Titian staked out Paul III, who called the Counter-Reformation Council of this in 1545
    $1600 19
It's the innovative 2-wheeled transporter "dedicated to moving you"
    $1600 25
Once paired with Don Simpson, he went on to produce "CSI" & "Pirates of the Caribbean"
    $2000 11
Roman commoner
(8)
    $2000 5
On March 16 this territory, not a U.S. state until 1912
    $2000 16
Smile, Benedict XIV, a great pope to whom this French antireligious enlightenment writer even dedicated a play
    $2000 20
This motorcycle co. whose factory 100 years ago was "The Wigwam" is once again in business after a bumpy history
    $2000 26
This "Around the World in Eighty Days" producer was husband No. 3 for Joan Blondell & for Liz Taylor

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Gary Diane Austin
$20,000 $1,200 $9,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE INTERNET
In a registered website domain name, it's the only mark allowed that isn't a letter, number or the dot

Final scores:

Gary Diane Austin
$20,000 $1,900 $9,758
3-day champion: $42,001 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Gary Diane Austin
$18,600 $1,200 $11,800
25 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
4 R,
3 W
16 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $31,600

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