Show #5864 - Thursday, February 25, 2010


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Ben Auer, a law clerk from Savannah, Georgia

Rhonda Scarborough, an arts administrator from Cincinnati, Ohio

Tom Toce, an actuary from New York, New York (whose 2-day cash winnings total $39,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Jimmy: The Boy Scouts of America--celebrating 100 years of building character.)
    $200 6
Tantor the elephant is a childhood companion of this Edgar Rice Burroughs character
    $200 3
Pacino's female pals
    $200 16
Epiphany commemorates 3 events, including the visit of this group to Bethlehem
    $200 21
This traditional Austrian dish named for the country's capital is a breaded cutlet of veal
    $200 10
A temporary measure
    $200 26
In 1940 this composer gave the Boy & Girl Scouts all future royalties from the song "God Bless America"
    $400 7
In "The Elephant's Child", Rudyard Kipling explained that a crocodile attack caused the elephant to get this body part
    $400 4
Penn's pair of baby deer
    $400 17
Epiphany also celebrates this ceremony performed for the baby Jesus
    $400 22
There's no veal in boxty, Irish pancakes made from these tubers
    $400 11
Asian island fortress surrendered by the British in 1942
    $400 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Winton.) To be a first class scout, you have to able to find directions; one way is to place a stick in the ground & wait for the afternoon shadow, which will point this way
    $600 8
Throughout a 1954 book, this elephant repeats, "A person's a person, no matter how small"
    $600 1
Actress Hilary's financial institutions
    $600 18
Rounding out the 3 events celebrated on Epiphany is this ceremony where Jesus performed his first miracle
    $600 23
The New York Times Cook Book's recipe for this Greek dish of ground meat & eggplant calls for lamb or beef, not veal
    $600 12
It's that yawning gulf between the old & the young
    $600 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Winton.) A popular scouting activity is the throwing of this type of hatchet or axe native to North America
    $800 9
Created by Jean de Brunhoff, this pachyderm, who wears a green suit & a bowler hat, leaves the jungle & moves to Paris
    $800 2
Dunaway's "no" votes
    $800 19
In Catholicism, Epiphany is more important than Christmas, joining Pentecost & this most holy of days
    $800 24
Made of browned, shredded beef or pork, not veal, this Mexican dish is Spanish for "little meats"
    $800 13
Unit of resolution for your digital camera
    $800 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Winton.) A traditional skill in scouting is knowing how to build a fire; one good method is named for this Native American shelter
    $1000 15
Pooh is always worried that woozles & these elephantine creatures will steal his honey
    $1000 5
Ms. Thompson's quandries
    DD: $2,000 20
This Shakespeare play title refers to Epiphany Eve
    $1000 25
The name of this popular Italian dish of braised veal shanks means "bone hole"
    $1000 14
Greek term for spiritual, not sensual, love
    $1000 30
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Winton.) The first Boy Scout to go on to be the president was this man who in a youthful letter to his father Joe asked for a bigger allowance to buy canteens & other scout supplies

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

Tom Rhonda Ben
$1,200 $1,600 $6,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Rhonda Ben
$4,800 $1,400 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 3
This song with a simple desire is significant as The Beatles' first chart topper in America
    $400 16
May 2, 1863:
He sends Stonewall Jackson on a brilliant attack at Chancellorsville
    $400 21
One of the world's largest birds, this California avian can glide as far as 10 miles without beating its wings
    $400 11
Baby, you can drive this company's Forester, which was Motor Trend's 2009 sport/utility of the year
    $400 6
This city's pink & white marble Palazzo Ducale, or Doge's Palace, stands on the Grand Canal
    $800 2
John Lennon said this 1965 movie title tune was one of his favorites, in part because he wrote it about himself
    $800 17
Nov. 16, 2004:
Elected Senate minority leader; the minority has since become the majority
    $800 12
Consider going green, baby, by driving this hybrid model seen here
    $800 7
Visitors to Warminster, England should go to this ancient rock circle site 15 miles east
    $1200 1
In 1964 it was all about "me" with The Beatles--the lads had these 2 No. 1 hits with "me" in the title
    $1200 18
Aug. 29, 1946:
Files a patent for an instant camera
    $1200 24
Really more of a scavenger, this beautiful bird was turned into a thief by Rossini
    $1200 13
Baby, you can take the whole family on a really long trip in this Honda minivan
    $1200 8
It might be quite a "jar" to Americans visiting this Dutch city that there's a museum devoted to the Pilgrims
    $1600 4
Opening this 1967 song with bars from "La Marseillaise" helped accentuate its message of international unity
    $1600 19
June 27, 1499:
He sights Brazil, on a continent now named for him
    $1600 23
The razorbill, seen here, is a member of this flightless family of which the great one went extinct around 1844
    $1600 14
Hey, baby, it's GM's luxury car division named for the explorer who founded Detroit
    $1600 9
Main streets in this Tahitian city include Boulevard Pomare & Rue de General-De-Gaulle
    $1600 26
"Saluton" & "Gis Revido" are hello & goodbye in this international language
    $2000 5
"This Bird Has Flown" was the original title of this tune, the first pop song to feature a sitar
    DD: $500 20
Nov. 4, 1954:
Gives his speech as the 1952 Nobel Prize winner; in 1952, he was busy with his humanitarian work in Africa
    $2000 22
You crazy old guy, it's the American variety of this 4-letter waterfowl
    DD: $1,400 15
William Lyons named this luxury car for its speed, sleekness & power
    $2000 10
The "judgment" is that the gingerbread made in this second-largest city of Bavaria is the world's best
    $2000 25
At a Chinese restaurant, greet your server with this 5-letter Mandarin word for hello

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Rhonda Ben
$5,200 $5,600 $12,700
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

"Kings play chess on finely grained sand" is a mnemonic device used to help remember a system devised by this scientist

Final scores:

Tom Rhonda Ben
$4,799 $1,200 $11,202
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $11,202

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Rhonda Ben
$5,200 $6,200 $16,200
16 R,
4 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $27,600

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Game tape date: 2009-12-08
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