Show #6008 - Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Contestants

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Sarah Whitaker, a dean's assistant originally from Jackson, Michigan

Bert Rubini, a chemistry professor from St. Petersburg, Florida

Jesse Cuevas, a corporate lawyer originally from Leawood, Kansas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

STATES' SECOND-LARGEST CITIES
SITCOM MOMS
POLL-POURRI
THE NUMBER OF YEARS FROM...
SUV NAMES
ABBREVIATED JOBS & DEPTS.
    $200 7
Wyoming: it's named for a military hero, not a "friendly ghost"
    $200 6
In the '60s Mary Tyler Moore played sitcom mom Laura Petrie on this series
    $200 8
As of 2010, almost 30% of U.S. households can be reached only on these, perhaps skewing pollsters' samples
    $200 22
The end of the G.H.W. Bush presidency to the start of the G.W. Bush presidency
    $200 1
A Subaru, or a remote inland area of Australia
    $200 14
In a courtroom: D.A.
    $400 10
Florida: more than 1/3 of its population is of Cuban origin
    $400 16
As Carol on this series, Florence Henderson was mom to a whole lot of kids
    $400 30
In 1963 he got the AAPOR Award, the highest bestowed by the American Association for Public Opinion Research
    $400 27
New Year's Day 5 B.C. to New Year's Day 5 A.D.
    $400 3
Ford models have included the Excursion & this, a type of excursion, perhaps for exploration
    $400 23
Your family doctor: GP
    $600 11
Virginia: home to a naval shipyard
    $600 17
"Everybody Loves" this Emmy-winning actress who now plays mom Frankie on "The Middle"
    $600 20
Polling partnerships include CBS News with the New York Times & ABC News with this Graham family paper
    $600 24
Lindbergh's most famous flight to the first manned moon landing
    $600 2
This tree can be 350 feet tall: that's 344 feet taller than the Toyota SUV of the same name
    $600 28
At a large company: HR
    $800 12
South Dakota: it's a "quick town"
    $800 18
Bonnie Franklin played mom to MacKenzie Phillips & Valerie Bertinelli on this long-running sitcom
    $800 9
This term for a poll or vote by a limited sample is derived from what you toss in the air to check the wind
    $800 25
The signing of the Declaration of Independence to Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address
    $800 4
Chevrolet named an SUV for this, one of 2 times of year when the sun is directly above the equator
    $800 15
He or she will rub you the right way: LMT
    $1000 13
Kentucky: named for a Revolutionary War battle
    $1000 19
From 2001 to 2007 this country singer played mom to Cheyenne, Kyra & Jake on her own WB sitcom
    $1000 21
Alliterative term for mudslinging in the guise of a survey, as in "will Senator X's puppy-kicking affect your vote?"
    DD: $3,000 26
The end of World War I to the beginning of World War II in Europe
    $1000 5
A Nissan SUV shares the name of this robotic spacecraft that landed on Mars July 4, 1997
    $1000 29
Makes big money decisions: CFO

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Jesse Bert Sarah
$1,200 $2,400 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Bert Sarah
$7,600 $3,600 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN HISTORY
FILMOGRAPHIES
KNIGHTS OF THE DICTIONARY?
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with a "sir" sound.)
MYTHICAL TOOLS & ACCESSORIES
ECO-FRIENDLY VAMPIRES
BET YOU DIDN'T SEE THAT ONE COMING
    $400 22
By 1942 FDR had appointed 7 new men to this body: it took a while, but he got the packing he had wanted
    $400 12
"Eat, Pray, Love" & "Mona Lisa Smile"
    $400 1
This knight eats only the cut of beef from directly in front of the round
    $400 13
Triton, son of this Greek god, stilled the waves by blowing on a conch
    $400 14
The vampires hope for great things from the "clean" type of this, generator of half of the USA's electricity
    $400 19
In 1839 he spilled a mix of rubber & sulfur onto a hot stove & to his surprise, the mix didn't melt--we never "tire" of him
    $800 23
Congress adopted this document in 1777, but it was not fully ratified by the states for another 4 years
    $800 8
"Shutter Island" & "Revolutionary Road"
    $800 2
He's the knight who guards the outer boundary of a circle
    $800 16
The weapon of choice of this Norse god, which created lightning, is seen here
    $800 28
Instead of driving, the E.V.s stay green by working from home via computer & fax--this 13-letter term
    $800 26
This "Player Piano" novelist said, "history is merely a list of surprises, it can only prepare us to be surprised again"
    $1200 6
Slaves, molasses & rum were exchanged in the 3 arms of the colonial practice known as this "trade"
    $1200 9
"Enchanted" & "Thelma & Louise"
    $1200 3
This knight wields his razor-sharp knife in the operating room
    $1200 15
Aphrodite had this garment that aroused passion, perhaps by firming & flattering her shape
    $1200 29
The fanged ones diligently recycle No. 1 (PETE) & No. 2 (HDPE) types of this
    $1200 27
In 1950 this general & head of the U.N. military force led a surprise landing behind enemy lines at the Korean port of Inchon
    DD: $4,000 7
"Our flag still waves proudly from the walls", William B. Travis said of it, "I shall never surrender or retreat"
    $1600 10
"Che" & "The Wolfman"
    $1600 4
The addiction research council warned him that alcoholism leads to this disease, but did he listen?
    $1600 17
The thyrsus, an ivy-covered staff, was an attribute of this god who inspired wild festivities
    $1600 24
E.V.s suck up this 4-letter renewable energy source; its worldwide kinetic energy is said to be 11 quadrillion kW-hours per year
    DD: $2,800 20
In 1533 this Spaniard got a healthy ransom for Atahualpa but surprise! executed the Incan ruler anyway
    $2000 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue on a map.) The Oregon Trail started at Independence, Missouri and crossed the Great Plains by following this river
    $2000 11
"Twilight" (2008) & "The Runaways"
    $2000 5
He's burying his armor, weapons, a cache of food & a supply of batteries to get ready for some huge disaster
    $2000 21
He used his mirror shield to keep from turning to stone as he battled Medusa
    $2000 25
Eating (& drinking) only what's grown within 100 miles, the vampires are these, a word coined by Jessica Prentice

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Bert Sarah
$22,400 $13,200 $8,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
Stieg Larsson created the girl with the dragon tattoo by imagining this fictional Swedish girl as an adult

Final scores:

Jesse Bert Sarah
$27,600 $26,390 $9,001
2-day champion: $51,600 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jesse Bert Sarah
$16,800 $13,200 $8,400
27 R
(including 3 DDs),
6 W
16 R,
1 W
9 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $38,400

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