Show #6071 - Monday, January 24, 2011

Contestants

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Elaine Thompson, an assistant professor of history originally from Clinton, Louisiana

Josh Magri, a manufacturing consultant from Columbia, Maryland

Amanda Sonmor, a virtual assistant originally from Denver, Colorado (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,300)

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Jeopardy! Round

SLAV TO THE GRIND
NBA CHAMPS
CREATURE FEATURES
ALL ABOUT TROMBONES
AIRLINES' HOME COUNTRIES
"RIO" GRAND
    $200 22
This 19th century woman nee Sklodowska coined the word "radioactivity", of which she got a bit too much
    $200 12
Magic & Kareem led these guys to 5 titles in the 1980s
    $200 17
Chipmunks don't pack on much body fat for winter; hence the storage pouches in these, helping them put away food
    $200 11
Composed around 1808, his Fifth Symphony was one of the first symphonic works to use the trombone
    $200 6
All Nippon Airways
    $200 1
The Office of Surface Mining is part of this U.S. government department
    $400 23
In 1999 the intl. criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicted this then-Serbian pres. for crimes against humanity
    $400 13
They won 3 in a row from 1991 to 1993 & again from 1996 to 1998
    $400 18
In the barn & other species of this bird, one ear is higher so the time lag in hearing helps locate the source
    $400 27
The most common trombone bears the name of this male singing voice
    $400 7
Lufthansa
    $400 2
2 answers please: the smallest & the largest of the Great Lakes
    $600 24
In 1980 he became the leader of Solidarity, an organization of more than 30 Polish trade unions
    $600 14
Bill Walton helped these guys pioneer their first title in 1977
    $600 19
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue on a monitor.) Dogs' eyes seem to glow in the dark because light is reflected by a special layer of crystals called the tapetum lucidum that acts like a mirror; it's found between the sclera and this 6-letter eye part
    $600 28
The song "Seventy-six Trombones" is a rousing crowd pleaser from this musical
    $600 8
El Al
    $600 3
It's an old war transport pulled by horses
    $800 25
This "Cherry Orchard" playwright was a med school graduate; that's "Dr. Depressing", tovarisch
    $800 15
In 2008 they captured their first title in 22 years
    DD: $1,400 20
This monkey from Borneo is named for its nose, which can be 1/4 its body length
    $800 29
The the swinging trombone player & big-band leader of the 1930s seen here, daddy-o
    $800 9
Iberia Airlines
    $800 4
English author & critic Samuel Johnson once quipped that this "is the last refuge of a scoundrel"
    $1000 26
This short story writer got his law degree from the Univ. of Prague in 1906; that's "Mr. Depressing, Esq.", my doomed friend
    $1000 16
They must like the odds: behind Tim Duncan, they won in 2003, 2005 & 2007
    $1000 21
Used in sonar, a fatty area on a dolphin's forehead is called this, like a large vine fruit or a whole human head
    $1000 30
The French call these office supplies trombones, because of their similar shape
    $1000 10
SAS
    $1000 5
As opposed to a posteriori, it's the term for knowledge not based on experience

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

Amanda Josh Elaine
-$800 $2,200 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amanda Josh Elaine
$2,000 $5,200 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

PLAY CHARACTERS
SAG AWARD FOR MOVIE CAST
CUSTER'S LAST STAND
JOHNS' MIDDLE NAMES
ANCIENT "P"LACES
COLORFUL VOCABULARY
(Alex: ...because each response will contain a color.)
    $400 15
Amanda, Tom & the fragile Laura Wingfield are all characters in this Tennessee Williams play
    $400 12
1995:
An orbiting drama that really gets off the ground
    $400 23
Lending its name to the climactic battle, it's what the Little Bighorn is
    $400 11
Quaker poet & abolitionist John Whittier
    $400 6
If you were a Philistine in biblical times, it means you hailed from what's now called this place
    $400 1
The "S" in the bacterium S. typhosa, it enters the digestive tract in contaminated food
    $800 22
After Macbeth has this general killed, his ghost shows up at a dinner party to haunt him
    $800 13
1997:
A British tale & a tease of burly burlesque
    $800 24
About 200 soldiers & Custer faced off against about 2,000 Indians of many tribes including Cheyenne & this largest group
    $800 18
1950s Secretary of State John Dulles
    $800 7
The Iranian region of Fars was part of this historical area
    $800 2
A large drinking cup with a handle & hinged cover
    $1200 28
In "Six Degrees of Separation", a young man named Paul claims to be this actor's son
    $1200 14
2008:
A story of game showmanship on the subcontinent
    $1200 25
This supreme Native American leader at the battle was more of a spiritual guru, uniting the tribes, than a military strategist
    $1200 19
American economist John Galbraith
    $1200 8
The Bible calls Canaan this "land", a name you won't find on any map
    $1200 3
Watery word for Steve Zissou's "Life" in a movie title
    $1600 16
2000:
A multi-arc drug-fueled trilogy
    $1600 26
At the battle of the Little Bighorn, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer led this cavalry unit into history
    $1600 20
British economist John Keynes
    $1600 9
Carthage was a colony of these ancient seafarers
    $1600 4
Apple seeds contain a compound of this poison
    $2000 17
2005:
A multi-arc L.A. collision
    $2000 27
This major who shares his name with a Nevada city was nearby & controversially didn't counter-attack in time
    DD: $4,000 21
Vice President John Garner
    DD: $2,000 10
The Roman-created Decapolis had 10 cities, including this one that shares its name with one of the largest in the U.S.
    $2000 5
Salvation from sin, or the return of an investor's principal

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amanda Josh Elaine
$6,800 $7,600 $4,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

19th CENTURY PEOPLE
After meeting him, Hawthorne said he had a "sallow, queer, sagacious visage" warmed by "homely human sympathies"

Final scores:

Amanda Josh Elaine
$9,201 $1,599 $7,601
2-day champion: $21,501 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amanda Josh Elaine
$6,800 $11,600 $6,000
11 R,
3 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $24,400

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