Show #5863 - Wednesday, February 24, 2010


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Leslie Hurd, a preschool teacher from Washington, D.C.

Graham Norris, an actor and writer originally from Berkeley, California

Tom Toce, an actuary from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

"L.L.", SEE
    $200 21
Britannica notes that his owner Shaggy was "one of the first serial abusers of the word 'like'"
    $200 11
I'll make you an offer you can't refuse: name one of the 2 U.S. senators from Connecticut & I'll give you $200
    $200 6
(I'm Jack Ford.) I couldn't choose just one; my favorite books are "Trinity", Leon Uris' novel of Ireland, & this Margaret Mitchell novel with an Irish-American heroine
    $200 1
This site was uninhabited woods when James Doty persuaded the Wisconsin legislature to put the capital there
    $200 13
Different from a wireless, this is a term for a phone with physical connection between 2 devices
    $400 29
1643 to 1715, in France
    $400 22
This "ill-tempered squawking" duck wears a sailor's hat, "at the drop of which he often explodes into a rage"
    $400 12
Don't ask me about my business; it's this "Australian for beer" brand, but don't ask me about it
    $400 7
(I'm Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.) Alexandre Dumas' 1844 novel about this swashbuckling title trio is for adventure lovers of all ages
    $400 2
It's home to Grand Canyon university
    $400 17
This villain's obsession with Superman goes back to Action Comics No. 23 in 1940
    $600 28
1888 to 1918, in Prussia
    $600 23
This "walking, talking bear in a necktie and a porkpie hat... roamed fictional Jellystone National Park"
    $600 14
I'm a Lakers fan. You like this Mark Cuban-owned NBA team. OK, but don't ever take sides against the family again. Ever
    $600 8
(Hi, I'm Doug Savant.) John Irving moved me with his look at good & evil in the novel "A Prayer for" this Christ-like character
    $600 3
Troy & Schenectady are part of this state capital's metropolitan area
    $600 18
2 of the unalienable rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence
    $800 27
1973 to present, in Sweden
    $800 24
This coquette was the first cartoon character to be censored by the Hayes Office
    $800 15
I gift you a 528i sedan from this company; someday--& that day may never come--I'll call upon you to do a service for me
    $800 10
(Bill Clinton delivers the clue.) My favorite novel is this book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in which one sees the history of Latin America reflected in the town of Macondo
    DD: $1,000 4
This capital closest to Sutter's Mill served as a supply center for the Forty-Niners
    $800 19
Edward Craven Walker created this device that undulates as light heats it
    $1000 26
1567 to 1625, in Scotland; 1603 to 1625, in England
    $1000 25
Britannica calls him "perhaps the most celebrated lagomorph in worldwide popular culture"
    $1000 16
You balk at a trip to Mogadishu, this country's capital? What have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully?
    $1000 9
(Hi, I'm Christopher Meloni.) The promiscuous Mara is one of many fascinating women in "Sexus", by this author who wrote 2 famous books about the tropics
    $1000 5
This capital was created when adjoining settlements, East Alabama & Alabama, merged in 1819
    $1000 20
The 2 "L"s in the corporate abbreviation LLC stand for these 2 words

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

Tom Graham Leslie
$2,400 $2,000 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Graham Leslie
$8,400 $4,200 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: From each clue that we give you, you'll have to come up with two songs that use the same melody.)
    $400 24
Hanoi is the capital, but this city is the most populous
    $400 1
"John Brown's Republic"
    $400 11
National Security Advisor John Poindexter got in trouble for his role in this 1980s arms-for-hostages arrangement
    $400 18
A line from this movie song says, "You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss"
    $400 14
Quick! butterflies have this many wings
    $400 6
Your garden variety this veggie is often eaten pickled; the sugar type, not
    $800 2
"My Country 'Tis Of Queen"
    $800 12
This political scandal divided France following the 1894 espionage conviction of a Jewish army officer
    $800 19
His sculpture of "The Kiss" was originally intended to be part of "The Gates of Hell"
    $800 13
Seen here are scores of these butterflies at their winter camp in Michoacan, Mexico
    $800 7
Meaning small, round & glittering, this adjective is usually applied to the eyes of the untrustworthy
    $1200 3
"Baa Baa Little Star"
    $1200 23
The Trent Affair was a naval incident that almost brought Britain into this conflict
    $1200 26
In the Bible a rare instance of a man kissing a woman is when Jacob kissed her "and wept"
    $1200 15
The main function of butterfly antennae is to facilitate this sense
    $1200 8
A warning signal or radar device that helps you determine your position
    $1600 4
"It's Now or Mio"
    DD: $800 22
This 1797 incident centered on a $250,000 bribe request from 3 French agents
    $1600 25
In 2008 90-year-old Edith Shain re-enacted a famous kiss, claiming she's the one in that 1945 V-J Day pic by this photographer
    $1600 16
Seen here is this stage of a butterfly's life, also the name of a record company bought by EMI
    $1600 9
Not Paul or Ringo, but a synagogue caretaker or a minor church official
    $2000 5
"For He's Gone Over the Mountain"
    $2000 21
A 1963 affair (in every sense of the word) rocked the British govt, & led to the resignation of this war secretary
    $2000 20
They're the aptly named Asiatic fish seen here
    DD: $6,000 17
A main job of butterflies is this task whose name is derived from the Latin for "fine flour or dust"
    $2000 10
This name is combined with Hawker in a Wichita-based airplane company

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Graham Leslie
$19,200 $1,800 $16,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He was nominated for 8 Best Actor Oscars, including one for a 1961 film; his only win came for its 1986 sequel

Final scores:

Tom Graham Leslie
$32,800 $1,813 $29,199
2-day champion: $39,200 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Tom Graham Leslie
$20,000 $1,800 $12,200
24 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
9 R,
4 W
14 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2009-12-08
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