Show #5813 - Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Contestants

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Kevin Cuddeback, an online marketing executive from Medford, Massachusetts

Bridget Lynch, a nanny from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Montgomery, a jazz radio station development director from Encinitas, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $28,799)

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Jeopardy! Round

SPACE
REALITY SHOW RUNNERS-UP
BIRDS WITHIN WORDS
(Alex: Within words in the clue.)
EGG LIT
I'VE GOT A COMPLAINT
THE 8 DAYS OF HANUKKAH
    $200 7
Sans Muzak, a space one of these, thought of by Arthur C. Clarke, sounds goofy, but NASA is looking into it
    $200 1
Colby Donaldson landed plenty of TV gigs after he was the runner-up on this: "The Australian Outback"
    $200 16
So this crazy bird wandered into a saloon...
    $200 21
In a Dr. Seuss title, this pachyderm "Hatches the Egg"
    $200 26
Critic Alexander Woollcott once complained that all the things he liked to do were illegal, immoral or this
    $200 2
On the first day of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me / This candelabra--we don't have a tree
    $400 8
A bolide is a bright one of these that explodes during its descent through the atmosphere
    $400 10
This unlikely web sensation sang like a dream on "Britain's Got Talent" but lost to a dance troupe called Diversity
    $400 17
Looks like the beagle ate this bird
    $400 22
Aesop wrote of one of these who laid a golden egg each morning
    $400 27
Poet John Milton had this biblical strongman lamenting, "O loss of sight, of thee I most complain!"
    $400 3
On the second day of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me / Some gelt, this sweet-tasting "money"
    $600 9
This planet has the fastest orbit around the Sun
    $600 11
With hit records & success on Broadway, this "American Idol" season 2 runner-up is hardly "Hurtin"'
    $600 18
It has a long femur
    $600 23
This explorer from a 1726 novel discovers a race of little people quarreling over which end of the eggs to crack
    $600 28
In Dec. 1997 these 2 giant "mart"s stopped selling an album by the band Prodigy after complaints about a song
    $600 4
On the third day of Hanuakkah, my true love gave to me / This seasonal toy that you see
    $800 14
It's similar in size to our planet, & from 1990 to 1994 it was explored by the Magellan probe
    $800 12
Gilles Marini had all the right moves but it was this Olympic sweetheart who danced away with the gold
    $800 19
It's hiding in the hibiscus
    $800 24
East Egg & West Egg are Long Island locales in this 1925 novel
    $800 29
From the Latin for "warning", it's a legal document compelling you to court to answer a complaint against you
    $800 5
On the fourth day of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me / These spud pancakes from her bubbie
    $1000 15
This belt of debris beyond Neptune was visually verified in 1992
    $1000 13
Joan Rivers held all the cards, trumping this poker player to win "Celebrity Apprentice"
    $1000 20
You'll find this bird in Milwaukee
    DD: $2,000 25
In her "Song of Solomon", Guitar tells Milkman that he can never be an egg because eggs are white & fragile
    $1000 30
To file a federal job discrimination complaint, you can contact the EEOC, this government entity
    $1000 6
On the fifth day of Hanukkah, my true love gave to me / A book about this greatest Maccabee

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

Jennifer Bridget Kevin
$4,800 $0 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Bridget Kevin
$8,800 $1,000 $7,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

VENICE
A PERFORMER'S EDUCATION
I WAS HIS SECRETARY OF STATE
(Alex: We'll give you the Secretary of State. You identify the president that individual worked for.)
BRAND NAMES
COMPOSE YOURSELF
"D.P."
    $400 16
For more than 1,000 years, the highest official in Venice held this title, from the Latin for "leader"
    $400 23
She got an English degree from the Univ. of Texas, so it makes sense she played the Englishwoman Bridget Jones
    $400 6
Thomas Jefferson
    $400 11
Since the 1920s an Indian maiden has represented this brand o'butter
    $400 21
This Polish composer who died in 1849 wrote almost exclusively for the piano
    $400 1
Vlasic makes kosher these
    $800 17
This U.N. organization began coordinating the preservation of Venice after the floods of 1966
    $800 27
Maybe it was while earning a B.A. at Yale that he learned the rules of "Fight Club"
    $800 7
Alexander Haig
    $800 12
We don't know the first name of this brand whose logo is seen here
    $800 22
This composer of symphonies, operas & ballets studied to be a lawyer in St. Petersburg
    $800 2
In 1993 this chain put crunchy thin crust on its menus nationwide
    $1200 18
Venice's commercial power was crushed when a land route to Asia lost value after this country found a sea route
    $1200 28
This "Starter Wife" had the "Will & Grace" to graduate summa cum laude from Brandeis
    $1200 8
Warren Christopher
    $1200 13
Still available today, a shampoo brand that was popular in the '70s is called "Gee, Your Hair Smells" this
    $1200 24
This composer's political satire "Of Thee I Sing" was the first musical comedy to win a Pulitzer Prize
    $1200 3
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an illusion on the monitor.) Shadows make the images on the left appear convex, & the right seem concave; turning them upside down reverses the effect due to this, the ability to see objects in three dimensions
    $1600 19
The name of the city section where ships were built gives us this word for where military supplies are stored
    $1600 29
This actor went to UCLA but really wanted to direct films like "Reality Bites" & "Zoolander"
    DD: $2,000 9
George Marshall
    DD: $2,200 14
In the 1830s these 2 druggists in Worcester made a sauce & put their names on it
    $1600 25
In the 1840s this composer's piano playing was the toast of Europe, taking him to more than 20 countries
    $1600 4
The Fifth Amendment says no person shall be "deprived of life, liberty, or property without" this
    $2000 20
This island reef that's a beach resort of Venice has become a term for a public outdoor pool or beach
    $2000 10
Edmund Muskie
    $2000 15
The name of this decaf coffee is a contraction of the French words for "without caffeine"
    $2000 26
This American ballet music composer also wrote the score for the film "Of Mice and Men"
    $2000 5
It sure looks pleasant enough, but the plant seen here has this satanic name

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Bridget Kevin
$13,200 $8,200 $7,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1970s BESTSELLERS
The preface to this novel says its title is a trademark phrase of General Mills, used on a cereal product

Final scores:

Jennifer Bridget Kevin
$16,401 $6,200 $5,000
3-day champion: $45,200 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jennifer Bridget Kevin
$14,200 $8,200 $9,200
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
0 W
20 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $31,600

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