Show #6115 - Friday, March 25, 2011

Contestants

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Julie Ross Godar, an online managing editor from San Francisco, California

Eric Sebert, a pig and chicken farmer from Hominy Falls, West Virginia

Megan Barnes, a stay-at-home mother from Baltimore, Maryland (whose 3-day cash winnings total $103,203)

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Jeopardy! Round

PRESIDENTIAL MONOGRAMS
RECENT ALBUMS
IT'S ALPHANUMERIC
IMAGINARY PLACES
I THINK WE LEFT SOMEONE OUT
ALL ONE SYLLABLE
    $200 26
HH
    $200 1
These Disney siblings were out of sight with "The 3D Concert Experience"
    $200 21
Bold & spicy & cracked peppercorn are varieties of this steak sauce
    $200 15
You gain access to this kingdom through a rabbit hole. which might be on the banks of the Thames
    $200 10
The authors of the Bible's Gospels:
Matthew, Luke, John &...
    $200 2
It's a big or main branch of a tree; when it breaks, things will fall
    $400 27
WHT
    $400 7
This woman, an unlikely YouTube sensation from Britain, gave us "The Gift" for Christmas 2010
    $400 22
The slogan of this educational organization known in farming communities is "learn by doing"
    $400 16
He is marooned on Houyhnhnms Land, an island in the South Seas
    $400 11
The last 4 vice presidents: Biden, Cheney, Gore &...
    $400 3
To drill & make a hole, or to put one off with dull talk... yawn
    $600 28
WHH
    $600 8
In 2009 this first "American Idol" had a No. 1 album with "All I Ever Wanted"
    $600 23
A type of spy plane, or a band with an Edge
    $600 17
In a series of novels including "A Tiger for Malgudi", Malgudi is a made-up city in this real country
    $600 12
The Jackson 5 consisted of Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael &...
    $600 4
"Young" one "in the woods", or a pig good with sheep
    $800 29
MVB
    $800 9
For "Working On A Dream", he was once again backed by the E Street Band
    $800 24
This savings plan lets workers put a fixed amount of income into a retirement account & defer taxes
    DD: $1,400 18
The title locale of this Robert Louis Stevenson novel is 9 miles long & 5 miles wide
    $800 13
The 4 men who served as 5-star generals during WWII were Arnold, MacArthur, Marshall &...
    $800 5
Luck; you need it for a game of it
    $1000 30
JM (the 2)
    $1000 20
"Fly Me to the Moon" is Volume V in the "Great American Songbook" series by this British rocker
    $1000 25
Ford introduced this truck in 1975: it soon became the bestselling domestic vehicle
    $1000 19
Aircastle is the capital of this title island in a political work by Sir Thomas More
    $1000 14
The 4 horsemen of the apocalypse are conquest, war, famine &...
    $1000 6
It's the flute heard here: no drum, though

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

Megan Eric Julie
$600 $1,800 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Megan Eric Julie
$2,800 $4,200 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

INDONESIA
JACK NICHOLSON'S OSCAR-NOMINATED ROLES
I "GET" IT
COLLEGES NAMED FOR PEOPLE
IN WHICH DECADE
(Alex: You tell us.)
THE HALEAKALA OBSERVATORY
(Sarah: Located 10,000 feet up on Maui for the clearest stargazing you'll find.)
    $400 24
Narrowing to just 16 miles, the Sunda Strait separates Java from this island
    $400 19
Retired actuary
Warren Schmidt
(2002)
    $400 13
Archery arrow's goal
    $400 6
This university has campuses in Utah & Hawaii
    $400 1
The Black Panther Party is organized
    $400 8
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Haleakala Observatory in Maui, Hawaii.) The unit here fires pulses of light at mirrors on the moon & man-made satellites; the pulses reflect back to earth, allowing distances to be precisely measured; it's called an LRS, this type of ranging system
    $800 25
In 2003, remains were found in Indonesia of what many have called a small species of humans nicknamed these, from Tolkien
    $800 20
Astronaut Garrett Breedlove
(1983)
    $800 14
An antonym of "recollect"
    $800 7
D.C.'s Columbian University got this new name in 1904
    $800 2
The February 26 attack on the World Trade Center
    $800 9
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Haleakala Observatory in Maui, Hawaii.) Astronomers at Haleakala are using the Faulkes Telescope North to observe the ongoing gigantic collision of two galaxies that gets this name from the long star trails that extend to each side, like sensory organs from the head of an insect
    $1200 26
With close to 200 million adherents, Indonesia has the world's largest population of members of this religion
    $1200 21
Oil rigger
Robert DuPea
(1970)
    $1200 15
In the Bible it means to make children
    $1200 10
This Tulsa school was named for the evangelist seen here
    $1200 3
Grace Metalious' "Peyton Place" is published
    $1200 18
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Haleakala Observatory in Maui, Hawaii.) Your mother probably told you not to stare at the sun, but that's what this telescope does all day long; called the SOLARC, it's used to study this outermost region of the sun's atmosphere
    DD: $1,400 27
Following a bitter war for independence, this European nation granted Indonesia self-rule in 1949
    $1600 22
Hitman
Charley Partanna
(1985)
    $1600 16
In 1984 Penzoil & Texaco both thought they had bought this company
    $1600 11
One of the Claremont Colleges says, "Our name is" this (Harvey this), "and we're proud of it"
    $1600 4
Italy conquers Ethiopia
    $1600 29
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from Haleakala Observatory in Maui, Hawaii.) The world became a safer place when Haleakala's Pan-STARRS telescope went into operation in 2010; its mission is to search the skies for NEAs, these unwelcome visitors to our cosmic neighborhood
    $2000 28
In 2010, Merapi, one of these in Indonesia, displaced nearly 400,000 people
    $2000 23
Playwright Eugene O'Neill
(1981)
    $2000 17
A vacation far from your daily worries, or a Steve McQueen action film
    $2000 12
This private liberal arts college in Bronxville, N.Y. was named for the wife of its founding donor
    $2000 5
The Washington Post wins its first Public Service Pulitzer
    DD: $6,000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from Haleakala Observatory in Maui, Hawaii.) Carefully hold a thumb over the sun atop Haleakala, & you won't see a white ring like you would at sea level--just pure blue; the sky is so clear, that there's hardly any of this--the dispersion of light by atmospheric particles

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Megan Eric Julie
$2,800 $7,400 $13,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PHILANTHROPY
The Pink Pony Fund, for breast cancer care & prevention, is a philanthropic initiative of this fashion company

Final scores:

Megan Eric Julie
$2,816 $1,500 $15,801
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $15,801

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Megan Eric Julie
$8,800 $7,400 $12,600
14 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
2 W
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $28,800

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