Show #5962 - Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Contestants

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Van Lane, an ATM support technician from Denver, Colorado

Anne Anglim, a public health physician from Pasadena, California

Saad Hasan, a nanotechnology scientist from Nashville, Tennessee (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

ENGLISH LIT
CLASSIC ROCK
THE AGE OF ASPARAGUS
FAIL TO THE CHIEF
LET'S BLOW
BOOK WORDS
    $200 11
During his "Travels" , he visited the flying island of Laputa
    $200 6
This group's fourth album had no title or name on the cover but did sell millions ("Stairway To Heaven" helped)
    $200 26
The Ica, Lima & La Libertad regions are asparagus hotbeds in this country, the world's top exporter
    $200 16
In April 1961 he signed off on a disastrous invasion of a neighboring country
    $200 21
Fuel is streamed through a turbine with compressed air in this type of engine first patented in 1930
    $200 1
A boy servant, or to call out a name repeatedly as a summons
    $400 12
By the time the novel ends, this title character & Edward Rochester have been happily married for 10 years
    $400 7
"I Get Around" was their first #1 hit
    $400 27
Asparagus plants can tolerate this table condiment better than most, so it's sometimes used in beds for weed control
    $400 17
He took the blame for the failure of a mission to rescue U.S. hostages in Iran
    $400 22
Willis Carrier devised this type of system; one of the first was installed at a Grauman's theater
    $400 2
Vermiform usually precedes this body part that has no known function
    $600 13
This 1854 Tennyson poem was published only weeks after the actual incident
    $600 8
This group that gave us "Sweet Home Alabama" was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006
    $600 28
Argenteuil in northern France is renowned for its delicate asparagus of this color
    DD: $2,500 18
His efforts to hold the Union together were ineffectual; 7 states seceded on his watch
    $600 23
In a crash, sensors trigger an explosion that produces nitrogen gas to inflate this device introduced in the '80s
    $600 3
Judicial punishment often measured in years
    $800 14
Her title "Sonnets from the Portuguese" referred to her husband's nickname for her
    $800 9
This group followed up 1994's "Hell Freezes Over" with the 2007 studio album "Long Road Out of Eden"
    $800 29
Steamed asparagus makes a classic pairing with this "national" sauce made with egg yolks & butter
    $800 19
His 1807 Embargo Act, meant to force Britain and France to respect our economic might, wrecked the U.S. economy
    $800 24
A book on 19th c. whaling gets its title from this traditional cry on sighting the creature
    $800 4
Imposing adherence to a commitment, this word can be found in front of arbitration
    $1000 15
In her 1929 feminist essay "A Room of One's Own", she paid tribute to women writers
    $1000 10
It's The Who song that says, "Hope I die before I get old"
    $1000 30
The root system of an asparagus is known by this "royal" name--odd, since it's underground, not on the head
    $1000 20
Taft misstepped when he fired conservation hero Gifford Pinchot, head of this "Service" in the Agriculture Dept.
    $1000 25
(Sarah of the Clue Crew tries to blow out a candle from a distance, first with her mouth, then a plastic soda bottle.) Blowing out a candle from far away is hard because the blown air disperses, but concentrate the air through a small opening & it creates a whirling mass of air like a tornado called this
    $1000 5
Casey Kasem was known for presenting long-distance ones

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

Saad Anne Van
$2,600 $2,200 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Saad Anne Van
$4,200 $4,200 $11,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

COMIC STRIPS
B.C.
THE FAMILY CIRCUS
BLOOM COUNTY
LIFE IN HELL
THE "FAR" SIDE
    $400 11
In one panel, this "Far Side" cartoonist showed a group of cavemen tossing a cow in the air to make a milkshake
    $400 6
In the 100s B.C. this statue was completed by Alexandros; its farewell to arms would come later
    $400 26
Performers at the New Cole Brothers Circus recreate the 3-tiered, 7-man pyramid on one of these "lofty" things
    $400 14
Here in L.A. County this flower is always in bloom in Pasadena around Jan. 1; there's even a big parade in its honor
    $400 17
First, we get you into hell & Charon will ferry you over; pay him with one of these items, the traditional fare
    $400 1
Fresh produce & cheesesteaks are sold at the USA's oldest continuously operating one of these in Penn.
    $800 12
Jeff & Akbar eternally question their love for each other in his "Life in Hell" comic strip
    $800 7
This man born in Lumbini, India founded a religion
    DD: $3,000 30
P.T. Barnum's famed conjoined twins, Chang & Eng were born in this country in 1811
    $800 22
In its 2nd season of growth, stalks of this Mediterranean herb can be 3 feet tall; no word on "sage, rosemary & thyme"
    $800 18
"Come sail away", as we set off on this river that Achilles was dipped in to make him invulnerable
    $800 2
A mockery or sham
    $1200 13
The prehistoric-set B.C. included this blonde character whose name sounds like that of a cartoon coyote
    $1200 8
In 195 B.C. this North African leader fled to Syria with the Romans in hot pursuit
    $1200 29
At the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, the Arlise Troupe performs crazy stunts on these single-axle vehicles
    $1200 23
A festival celebrating these blossoms identified with the south is a yearly highlight in Columbia County, Arkansas
    $1200 19
You'll need to get by Cerberus, 3 times tougher than a regular dog; Orpheus charmed him with this & you may want to try it
    $1200 3
Most widely spoken member of the Iranian branch of the Indo-Iranian languages
    $1600 15
This penguin settled in "Bloom County"; he later starred in his own strip
    $1600 9
Under Augustus, construction began on this "all gods" temple
    $1600 27
John Ringling North worked on this Cecil B. DeMille film whose title describes his family's circus
    $1600 24
A 2009 daffodil flower show was held in this county perhaps better known for its celebrated jumping frog
    $1600 20
Careful! You almost got smashed by this mythical man's boulder as it rolled back downhill again
    $1600 4
It sounds like something Rover brought from a long ways away, but it means "improbable"
    $2000 16
"The Family Circus" follows the life of Mommy, Daddy, Billy, Jeffy, Dolly & this baby brother with a 2-letter name
    $2000 10
This "Great" Persian leader freed the Jews from their Babylonian captivity
    $2000 28
One of this group's presentation "Quindam", featured several siblings
    DD: $3,000 25
Whether in Nome or Bethel, you'll always remember this hyphenated plant as Alaska's state flower
    $2000 21
Steer clear of this "saucy' region--the gods lock up their enemies & torture them there
    $2000 5
King of Egypt until abdicating in 1952

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Saad Anne Van
$10,600 $8,600 $22,500
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN NOVELISTS
An advocate of capitalism, in 1982 she was laid out beside a 6-foot dollar sign made of flowers

Final scores:

Saad Anne Van
$17,200 $16,600 $22,500
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $22,500

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Saad Anne Van
$10,600 $8,600 $21,400
13 R,
0 W
12 R,
2 W
30 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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