Show #5830 - Friday, January 8, 2010

Contestants

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Susan Poliniak, an educational music director from Flushing, New York

Vaughn Sandman, a professional poker player from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Andrea Saenz, an immigration attorney from Boston, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $32,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE OF 1906
OH, THE BAND IS OUT ON THE FIELD!
DUAL BIOGRAPHIES
ITALIAN COOKING
A TRIP TO CENTRAL AMERICA
"G"-5
    $200 23
Estimates are that it would have measured 8.25 on the scale named for this man
    $200 11
In Wembley stadium at Live Aid, this band performed "We Will Rock You"
    $200 12
Put on your beret & pick up the 2009 book "Fidel &" him: "A Revolutionary Friendship"
    $200 1
You can use Arborio rice to make this dish; let each addition of broth be absorbed before adding the next
    $200 16
The strangler type of this fruit tree, genus Ficus, grows massive roots that envelop its host tree
    $200 5
It's the third letter of the Greek alphabet
    $400 24
Most of the destruction came from these that followed the quake
    $400 18
On June 23, 2007 this reunited band wasn't "So Lonely" playing Dodger Stadium; every little thing they did was magic
    $400 13
"Two Lives", about Gertrude Stein & this partner, investigates how they survived in Nazi Europe
    $400 2
To make a basic version of this Italian staple, gradually add cornmeal to boiling water; stir constantly
    $400 17
The three-toed sloth is so sedentary that these organisms, that include seaweed, grow on its fur, providing camouflage
    $400 6
A small valley or ravine
    $600 25
The quake was this fault's fault
    $600 19
On Sept. 2, 1978 this band grooved in Giants Stadium, playing tunes like "Jack Straw" & "Sugar Magnolia"; killer set, Jerry!
    $600 14
Leonard Baker wrote a joint bio of Louis Brandeis & this other Jewish justice a generation younger
    $600 3
This no-cook sauce blends basil, pine nuts & garlic: add oil slowly so the sauce emulsifies fully
    $600 28
Because it lives high up in the trees and can fly 35 mph, the scarlet type of this parrot is a rare sight
    $600 8
The name of this tropical lizard is imitative of its call
    $800 26
This Italian tenor was in town to perform when the earthquake struck
    $800 20
The "Beginning" of moving stage lights was a 1981 show in a Barcelona bullring on this band's "Abacab" tour
    $800 15
2008's "Giants" pairs Lincoln with this man who first visited him in 1863 to discuss treatment of black soldiers
    $800 4
You can use leftovers to make one of these Italian-named egg dishes that's similar to an omelet
    DD: $1,600 9
The bulk of a person, especially around the middle
    $1000 27
This author from nearby Oakland surveyed the damage & declared, "San Francisco is gone"
    $1000 21
In October 1982 this "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" band supported The Who at L.A.'s Coliseum
    $1000 22
Michael Ainger wrote a dual biography of these 2 Victorians known for their Savoy fare
    $1000 7
Cut a baguette, brush with olive oil & bake until golden; now you've got this appetizer, Italian for "little toasts"
    $1000 10
A clumsy social error

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

Andrea Vaughn Susan
$1,200 $4,000 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Andrea Vaughn Susan
$3,600 $4,000 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

RON HOWARD FILMS
ANGELS & DEMONS
FAR AND AWAY
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
FROST/NIXON
"NIGHT" SHIFT
    $400 14
He reprised the role of Robert Langdon in "Angels & Demons"
    $400 1
Mormons believe that the angel Gabriel & this sailor of Genesis are the same person
    $400 20
A company called Happy Camel offers "The Secrets of" this desert, a 15-day tour of remote areas of Mongolia
    $400 6
Logician Saul Kripke said he refused a job offer from this Camb, Mass. Univ,: his mom wanted him to finish H.S.
    $400 9
I ate curry at bedtime & had one of these in which Richard Simmons & my grandmother chased me through a circus
    $800 15
He played math genius John Nash in "A Beautiful Mind"
    $800 2
In Jewish mythology, this demon & child-killer was the first wife of Adam; then came Eve
    $800 22
Alice Springs in the Australian Outback is the starting point for the 5-hour drive to see this remote monolith
    $800 7
Future geneticist J.B.S. Haldane began research in his teens on his sister's 300 of these rodents
    $800 25
John Nixon commanded a company of minutemen at this inaugural battle of the Revolutionary War
    $800 10
A traditional police weapon
    $1200 16
He's worked with Ron Howard twice, playing astronaut Jack Swigert in "Apollo 13" & Jack Brennan in "Frost/Nixon"
    $1200 3
In the book of Tobit, this archangel who shares his name with a renaissance artist saves Sarah from a demon
    DD: $500 23
One way to reach this remote British island in the South Pacific is via a research vessel, the Bounty Bay
    $1200 8
Paul Morphy so dominated chess in the 1850s, he offered to play anyone using only 7 of these
    $1200 11
Warren Burger got his law degree at one of these & rose to be Chief Justice of the United States
    $1600 17
Ron Howard was on fire with this film in which Kurt Russell & William Baldwin starred as firefighting brothers
    $1600 4
In art, cherubim have 4 wings; these highest-ranking angels, guardians of god's throne, have 6 wings
    $1600 24
The inhabitants of this remote British dependency in the south Atlantic call themselves "saints"
    $1600 19
On Sept. 19, 1952 he was working on compound helixes & a character with his same first name joined "Peanuts"
    $1600 26
From 1777 to 1779 George Frost of New Hampshire was a delegate to the second edition of this legislative body
    $1600 12
In Manhattan this series of arraignments at 100 Centre St. from 5:30 P.M. to 1 A.M. has become a tourist attraction
    $2000 18
This actor & Nicole Kidman light out for the Oklahoma territory in 1992's "Far and Away"
    $2000 5
"Well-known" term for a demon who aids a witch & assumes an animal form, like a cat
    $2000 21
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows an animation on the monitor.) Communication satellites orbit in a belt 22,300 miles above the Earth; the belt is named for this science fiction writer who proposed geostationary orbits in 1945
    $2000 27
In November 2008 Jefferson county native Jay Nixon was elected this state's governor
    $2000 13
ATN Corporation recommends its Cougar model of these for nocturnal crime prevention, security & fishing

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Andrea Vaughn Susan
$9,500 $12,000 $3,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AUTHORS
In "Comics Review" in 1965, "I was a Teenage Grave Robber" was his first published work; he's still going strong

Final scores:

Andrea Vaughn Susan
$6,999 $4,998 $7,600
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $7,600

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Andrea Vaughn Susan
$10,000 $11,200 $3,800
23 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
5 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $25,000

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