Show #5974 - Thursday, July 29, 2010

Contestants

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Meg Miller, a high school Latin teacher from Milton, Massachusetts

Markus Iturriaga, an IT administrator from Knoxville, Tennessee

Jen Fick, a records manager from Bethesda, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $9,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

AGRICULTURE
YOU CAN CALL ME "AL"
OFF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST
JANET RENO'S DANCE PARTY
RAY LaHOOD'S TRANSPO-LOOZA
MITCH McCONNELL'S KENTUCKY MEGAMIX
    $200 8
Iowa is the USA's leading producer of this "pop"ular crop
    $200 3
A dead end lane, or a line of thought that leads nowhere, is called a blind this
    $200 13
This American crocodilian has wrestled its way back from the brink
    $200 14
Playing Janet Reno on "SNL", he repeatedly accused teens of lying during "Teen Talk" & threatened them with physical harm
    $200 19
In Jan. 2010, D.O.T. Sec. Ray LaHood announced he was sending 5 Merchant Marine vessels to help with relief in this country
    $200 1
Though Alabama-born, senator Mitch McConnell is big in Kentucky & has a park named for him in this "green" city
    $400 9
Double whoa! The highest grade of egg is this
    $400 4
Italian for "to the tooth", it describes pasta cooked to be firm
    $400 27
The red one of these marsupials hopped off the list in 1995
    $400 15
The real Janet Reno made a "Dance Party" appearance on Jan. 20, 2001, hours after she left this job
    $400 20
In 2009, Sec. LaHood announced $36 million in light rail funding to link Sky Harbor Airport & Sun Devil Stadium in this state
    $400 2
In 1786 the Virginia legislature established this as a town, before Kentucky became a state; it's now Kentucky's capital
    $600 10
The best soil for most plants & soil organisms is this sand, silt & clay mixture whose name is akin to "lime"
    $600 5
It designates both a constellation's brightest star & the head male in a group
    $600 28
The brown one of these pouched birds is being delisted as it has bounced back from DDT devastation
    $600 16
Janet was opposed to slam-dancing teens forming this type of "pit"--after all, the party was in the basement of her house
    $600 21
In 2009, Sec. LaHood committed $900 million to a Metrorail project connecting Washington, D.C. to this airport
    $600 24
It's believed Stephen Foster wrote this, now Kentucky's state song, after a brief stay in Bardstown
    $800 11
This alliterative type of crop keeps soil from eroding & weeds from growing during the winter
    $800 6
This bronchodilator helps ease breathing during an asthma attack
    $800 29
Some say that "Ginny", the West Virginia northern flying this rodent, was delisted too soon & still needs protection
    $800 17
In 1997 Janet challenged this then-NYC mayor to a boxing match (& kneed him downstairs--Janet boxed dirty)
    $800 22
When British Airways mistakenly offered a $40 fare from the U.S. to this subcontinent, the D.O.T. required B.A. to pony up
    DD: $1,500 25
This 981-mile river forms Kentucky's northern border & empties into the Mississippi
    $1000 12
Despite its name, this fruit is not a berry in the botanical sense, as the seeds are on the outside
    $1000 7
From the French for "others", this word is the opposite of egoist
    $1000 30
Canis lupus, it's off the list in Montana & Idaho & may be back in some ranchers' sights
    $1000 18
M-m-m-my goodness, the "Dance Party" theme song is this 1979 No. 1 hit by The Knack
    $1000 23
In announcing a program aimed at parents, Sec. LaHood said that one of these "cannot do its job if it's not used"
    $1000 26
Founded in 1775, this city, home to Transylvania U., was named for an American Revolution battle site

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

Jen Markus Meg
$2,800 $1,600 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jen Markus Meg
$6,400 $5,400 $5,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

COMMANDERS AT WAR
TWICE-TOLD TALES
19th CENTURY OPERA
x 2
WHO KILLED ME, SHAKESPEARE?
PACIFIC STANDARD RHYME TIME
    $400 22
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an animated diagram on the monitor.) At the Battle of Issus in 333 B.C., the Macedonian cavalry attacked the Persian left flank, then wheeled around to complete a smashing triumph for this great general
    $400 6
This 1960 Hitchcock classic was remade in 1998; Marion still hadn't learned to stay out of the shower
    $400 1
When this opera opens, a cigarette girl tells soldiers she is looking for a corporal named Jose
    $400 11
In a bowling game, it's a perfect score x 2
    $400 12
Banquo--this guy who sent the hitmen, though he also got his own hands bloody
    $400 17
A reminder of the past in the city of the NBA's Kings
    $800 23
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows an animated diagram on the monitor.) At the 1805 Battle of Austerlitz, enticing the Allies to attack his right flank, this commander's army stormed the center high ground & smashed the Allies
    $800 7
"Bedtime Story", starring Brando & Niven as Riviera con men, came back as this Steve Martin-Michael Caine duet
    $800 2
He began writing "Die Meistersinger" in 1845 as a companion piece to "Tannhauser", but didn't finish it until 1867
    $800 26
It's the total number of sides on an octagon & a nonagon x 2
    $800 13
Tybalt, who shouldn't have mouthed off
    $800 18
Fine dining in the city where the University of Oregon has its main campus
    DD: $2,400 24
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an animated diagram on the monitor.) Pilots still use the World War II weaving tactic by which a pilot lures a pursuing enemy plane into another plane's gun sights; it was invented to combat this highly maneuverable Japanese fighter
    $1200 8
The plot of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" was reused in this 1978 comedy starring Warren Beatty
    $1200 3
In this 1892 Leoncavallo opera, the clowns enter an Italian village in a parade led by a donkey cart
    DD: $2,000 27
It's the number of stars & stripes on the U.S. flag x 2
    $1200 14
Hamlet Sr., who for a dead guy, is still pretty spry as the ghost
    $1200 19
A motor home parked in California's second-largest city
    $1600 25
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an animated diagram on the monitor.) In June 1950, North Korea launched a surprise attack deep into South Korea; the tables turned in September, when MacArthur's UN forces made a surprise landing at this port city
    $1600 9
Laurence Fishburne & Stephen Baldwin starred in "Fled", a remake of this Sidney Poitier-Tony Curtis film
    $1600 4
This Rossini opera was first performed under an Italian title meaning "Almaviva, the useless precaution"
    $1600 15
Emilia--her husband, also pretty much responsible for the title guy's suicide
    $1600 20
Bovines in Washington's "Emerald City"
    $2000 10
You know who I really like? Me! Howard Hawks remade his own "Rio Bravo" as this golden Western just 8 years later
    $2000 5
When 1st produced, this Verdi opera known as "the strayed one" was a failure, due in part to contemporary costumes
    $2000 16
Lavinia & Tamora, among others; he's also quite the cook
    $2000 21
A woman resembling a Roman love goddess in a California city, "the Salad Bowl of the World"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jen Markus Meg
$6,000 $10,200 $13,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE SUPER BOWL
As of 2010 it's the only current NFC team that has never played in the Super Bowl

Final scores:

Jen Markus Meg
$11,999 $5,200 $12,900
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $12,900

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jen Markus Meg
$8,000 $12,600 $13,200
12 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $33,800

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