Show #5831 - Monday, January 11, 2010

Contestants

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Alonso Duralde, a film critic from West Hollywood, California

Mariann Cook Andrews, an outreach specialist from Tumwater, Washington

Susan Poliniak, an educational music director from Flushing, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $7,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM
OSCAR WINNERS & NOMINEES ON TV
ALLUSIONAL THINKING
WORD PLAY
(Alex: We're looking for stage play titles, and they'll appear in the form of puzzles for you.)
47
SAME FIRST & LAST LETTER
    $200 6
To oversimplify, it's a really big hole in the ground in Arizona--1 mile deep & 277 river miles long
    $200 12
This Oscar winner for "The Piano" plays a feisty Oklahoma City police detective on TNT's "Saving Grace"
    $200 20
Someone compared to this Aesop kid has lied so many times no one believes him even when he's telling the truth
    $200 1
The gangs were all here in this play
    $200 17
The heavenly strains of the concert grand pedal type of this instrument come from its 47 strings
    $200 11
Neckwear for eating lobster
    $400 7
Half Dome, one of the impressive features of this national park, is seen here
    $400 13
Although he lost the supporting actor Oscar for "Cinderella Man", he won the Emmy vote for "John Adams"
    $400 21
If you're slow but steady & you still beat a sprinter, you might be compared to this creature of fable
    $400 2
Eugene O'Neill asked that this piece not be produced until after his death
    $400 18
This unit of measure is equal to .47 liters; drink up!
    $400 27
It can be a small facility for outpatient care, or a whole medical establishment run by specialists
    $600 8
Check out the glistening dunes at White Sands National Monument in this state
    $600 14
This 5-time Oscar nominee played captain Monica Rawling for a season on "The Shield"
    $600 22
A small person who goes up against a bigger opponent & wins evokes the story of these 2 Valley of Elah foes
    $600 3
This John Guare play is not about Kevin Bacon
    $600 19
These 2 tropic lines, north & south of the equator, are 47 degrees apart
    $800 9
Celebrating "a century of sanctuary" in 2009, it's Utah's first national park, though it's last alphabetically
    $800 15
Executive producer of "Ugly Betty", she has also guest starred as Sofia Reyes
    $800 23
The allusion "ships that pass in the night" is from this American poet's "Tales of a Wayside Inn"
    DD: $1,000 4
This Pinter play has nothing to do with a football tradition
    $800 25
You deserve a medal if you know that this element, symbol Ag, is No. 47 on the periodic table
    $1000 10
Seen here, it's known to some Native Americans as Bears Lodge
    $1000 16
"An Unmarried Woman" in the movies, she played Donald Sutherland's wife Letitia on "Dirty Sexy Money"
    $1000 24
Your vulnerability might be compared to this body part of an ancient Greek hero who killed Hector
    $1000 5
This Neil Simon play also made it to the big screen
    $1000 26
The Pythagorean theorem is the 47th proposition in the first book of his "Elements"

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

Susan Mariann Alonso
$400 $2,400 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Susan Mariann Alonso
$3,200 $4,000 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

CODES
FACTS & FIGURES
THE '30s WEREN'T ALL DEPRESSING
...& THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON!
OH, BEE GEE
"YN"
    $400 22
The first 5 digits in these represent the manufacturer; 16000 means General Mills
    $400 17
There are 88 of these, which run alphabetically from Andromeda to Vulpecula
    $400 12
In April 1930 the first 3 mysteries involving her were published & became an instant success
    $400 2
Noted for their "feathery" legs, these Scottish draft horses were taken to North America in 1842, Bud
    $400 11
Barry Gibb was born in 1946; these 2 fraternal twins were born in 1949
    $400 1
A Jewish house of worship
    $800 23
In "A Christmas Story", the message Ralphie uncovers using his decoder says "Be sure to drink your" this
    $800 18
Since 1970 the number of U.S. men aged 25-34 still living here has increased from 10% to 15%
    $800 13
In 1938 DuPont made toothbrushes, not stockings, its first product with this material
    $800 3
Ex-welterweight champ Carlos, or a golden-coated, silver-maned horse
    $800 27
Though never a Bee Gee, this other brother had 3 No. 1 singles & hosted "Solid Gold"
    $800 5
A bird of the family Sturnidae, capable of mimicking human speech
    DD: $1,000 24
On Jan. 20, 2009 a military officer carrying these codes came to the inauguration with Bush & left with Obama
    $1200 19
Researchers have found more than 40,000 of the dust type of these microscopic bugs in 1 ounce of mattress dust
    $1200 14
In 1936 Los Angeles started receiving its electricity from generators at this facility
    $1200 4
In the 17th century this type of wild horse numbered between 2 & 4 mil.; today, only about 20,000 remain, mostly in the West
    $1200 8
A skeptic, or one of a Greek sect who espoused that virtue is the only good
    $1600 25
1968's Nobel Prize in Medicine was for "interpretation of" this "code and its function in protein synthesis"
    $1600 20
Got this river? It flows more than 600 miles through Alberta & Montana before entering the Missouri
    $1600 15
In 1932 this country finished reclaiming thousands of agricultural acres from the Zuiderzee
    $1600 6
1 tale says this breed descends from Muhammad's horses that refused water to answer a battle call
    $1600 9
The bobcat is also known as the bay this animal
    $2000 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows some characters on the monitor.) In international Morse code, developed because of the limitations of American Morse code, the "U" is dot dot dash, and a "U" with one of these marks is dot dot dash dash
    DD: $5,000 21
A pen with 1,400 diamonds depicting a mountain range was created in 2006 to celebrate this company's 100th anniversary
    $2000 16
In 1939 Edwin Armstrong built the first full-scale station for this type of commercially used radio transmission
    $2000 7
This "stately" horse has 3 gaits; the flat-foot walk, the running walk & the canter
    $2000 28
In a Bee Gees hit, this title sort of communication means "you're telling me lies"
    $2000 10
In music, to place accents on beats that are normally unaccented

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Susan Mariann Alonso
$5,000 $29,400 $7,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE PARTS OF SPEECH
Of the traditional 8 parts of speech, it's the only one that doesn't end in the same 4 letters as 1 of the other parts of speech

Final scores:

Susan Mariann Alonso
$9,999 $23,400 $13,999
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $23,400 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Susan Mariann Alonso
$5,200 $26,400 $6,800
11 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
28 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $38,400

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