Show #6119 - Thursday, March 31, 2011

Contestants

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Amanda Wallwin, a creative project manager from Brooklyn, New York

J.D. Lopez, a British literature lecturer and lacrosse coach originally from West Hartford, Connecticut

Ellen Dickens, an adult education director from Newcastle, Maine (whose 1-day cash winnings total $21,700)

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Jeopardy! Round

I'M A ROCK STAR
BIG DEAL
I SPEAK MANY TONGUES
WHO CARES?
THEY NAMED A MOUNTAIN FOR ME
JUST GET A MOVE ON
    $200 2
Yes sir! In 2003 he got some "Satisfaction": knighthood from Prince Charles
    $200 1
A Dutch word for a ship's galley became this last car of a train
    $200 16
Eli Broad, whose foundation has given $75 million to fund research using these cells
    $200 21
Mount Walsh in the Yukon is named for an officer in the North West Mounted Police, today known as this force
    $200 11
This vehicle on the streets of San Francisco doesn't have an engine on it, just brakes & a grip lever
    $400 6
Before a brief marriage to Kid Rock, Pamela Anderson was married to this Motley Crue drummer
    $400 7
This Japanese word is the correct term for what's misleadingly called a tidal wave
    $400 17
This man, who is giving his Berkshire Hathaway fortune (that's $40 billion) to philanthropic causes
    $400 22
Mount Clarence King in this range is named for the man who discovered Mount Whitney
    $400 12
This bus company carries nearly 25 million people a year & more than half of them have been to college
    $600 3
Close friend The Edge describes him as the "chairman & founding member of Over-Achievers Anonymous"
    $600 26
In 1997 a $16.7 billion deal by Pacific Telesis & SBC was the first merger of these "infantile" companies
    $600 8
Cursing on TV would be called a gaffe or this French phrase meaning "false step"
    $600 18
George Clooney & Wyclef Jean, who organized a benefit for earthquake relief called "Hope for" this country "Now"
    $600 23
The USA's 14,264-foot Mount Evans was named for the second governor of this then-territory
    $600 13
To confirm the existence of cosmic rays, in 1912 Victor Hess went up 16,000 feet in one of these
    $800 4
In a 2008 hit she sings, "So what, I'm still a rock star, I got my rock moves and I don't need you"
    $800 27
In 1987 UAL, Inc. sold off Westin, Hertz & Hilton to focus on this main subsidiary
    $800 9
A Spanish word for an Iberian wild ass became this word for a striped mammal
    $800 19
The Environmental Defense Fund, which began with an effort to save this class of creatures from DDT
    $800 24
The Agassizhorn in the Bernese section of these mountains is named for a 19th century scientist
    DD: $1,000 14
The large wedge-tail eagle is the emblem for the Indian Pacific Train that spans this continent
    $1000 5
She sang back-up on Don Henley's "The End Of The Innocence" before her own hit "Come To My Window"
    $1000 10
This word from the Hindi means a wilderness of dense overgrowth
    $1000 20
An advocacy group looking to eradicate poverty; it's called DATA, short for Debt, AIDS, Trade, this place
    $1000 25
Imeni Ismail Samani Peak, the highest in Tajikistan, used to be named after this man (like some other places)
    $1000 15
B & H Airlines originates from this Balkan country

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Ellen J.D. Amanda
-$200 $3,000 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ellen J.D. Amanda
$3,800 $5,200 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

PAINTED LADIES
AT RANDOM
OUR 1st ANNUAL HISTORY AWARDS
"GL"OSSARY
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
OF THE SQUIRRELS
    $400 1
His "Melancholy Woman" & "Crouching Woman" were both painted during his Blue Period
    $400 11
Among the 7 Ancient Wonders was this of Alexandria, which guided ships into the harbor
    $400 16
Worst Place to Catch "Our American Cousin":
This venue, for its April 14, 1865 performance
    $400 4
Pleased or willing
    $400 21
Of the American league, 1921, '22, '23, '26, '27, '28... oh, forget it... & 2009
    $400 23
It's the common name for squirrels of the subfamily Pteromyinae (hint: "ptero-" is Latin for "winged")
    DD: $2,000 2
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a painting on the monitor.) In the painting here, the Baroque artist Guercino depicted this woman shortly before her death; notice what's in her hand
    $800 12
A cross between tennis & ping-pong, this sport was named for a dog, not a gherkin
    $800 17
Best 1483 Ruthless Power Grab:
This man, for his coup d'etat vs. Edward V & his execution of Lord Hastings
    $800 7
This type of "blow" bounces off at an angle
    $800 22
Of the NFL, 1935, '52, '53, '57 (been a long drought in Motown)
    $1200 3
Sir John Lavery became the leading portrait painter of his time after he was commissioned to paint her portrait in 1888
    $1200 13
According to superstition, if this body part burns, people are talking about you
    $1200 18
The Not-So-Fast, My Friend Prize of 1948:
This man, who fell a surprising 2.2 million votes short to Harry Truman
    $1200 8
It means "sword lily"
    $1200 26
Of women's Olympic ice hockey, 3 of the 4 times it's been played (not bad, eh?)
    $1600 5
The painting seen here depicts the wife of this Scottish folk hero in "The Conflict at the Pass of Loch Ard"
    $1600 14
At the end of a letter, P.S. stands for postscript; as an officer of the law, it stands for this
    $1600 19
The Can't Keep Him Down Award:
Him, for re-serving in France's army in WWI after his Dec. 1894 court-martial was cleared
    $1600 9
5-letter word for an open space in a forest
    $1600 25
Of the NBA, 2006 (the southernmost champs yet)
    $1600 27
A rodent native to Indonesia is known as this starchy banana relative squirrel
    $2000 6
This painting by Andrew Wyeth depicts his neighbor crawling through the grass toward her farmhouse
    $2000 15
This 2005 bestseller by Elizabeth Kostova concerns a couple of modern-day hunts for Dracula
    DD: $2,000 20
The Taking My Life in My Hands Award of 1543:
This woman, for marrying Henry VIII near the end of his rule, on July 12
    $2000 10
Really slow, or really icy & big
    $2000 24
Of the men's Chess Olympiad, 18 out of 20 times from 1952 to 1990--why did we break up a good thing?
    $2000 28
Squirrels don't just eat nuts--the diet of some species includes lagomorphs, these animals

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ellen J.D. Amanda
$2,200 $8,800 $15,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

SHAKESPEARE PLAYS
One of the 2 plays whose plots are set in motion by shipwrecks, one off Illyria & one off an unnamed island

Final scores:

Ellen J.D. Amanda
$4,400 $15,801 $19,000
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $19,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ellen J.D. Amanda
$3,200 $8,800 $14,600
12 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
4 W
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $26,600

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