Show #6064 - Thursday, January 13, 2011


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Sarah Olson, a chemist from Saint Paul, Minnesota

Anthony Fox, an account executive from Arlington Heights, Illinois

Tom Toal, an orthopedic surgeon from Lake Oswego, Oregon (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 7
Opochtli was a left-handed god of tools in the religion of this people aka the Mexica
    $200 26
1992: As the voice of the Genie
    $200 4
The dried leaves of the Raffia palm are often used to make these traditional hula garments
    $200 14
Locomotives built for the Panama Canal were called these; they took jobs from hybrid animals that towed barges elsewhere
    $200 1
In the Harry Potter novels, they're your average non-magical humans
    $200 21
The website incorporated a double helix into its logo on the 50th anniversary of understanding DNA
    $400 8
The Celtic god Ogmios, who carried a bow & a club, is identified with this similarly armed Roman muscleman
    $400 27
2006: Robin as Teddy Roosevelt, who comes to the aid of a security guard
    $400 5
"Stubbies" is Aussie slang for this type of pants
    $400 15
In 1922 Warren Harding said that this "gauges the speed of our present-day life. It long ago ran down simple living"
    $400 2
This style of music has been described as fusing "Motown soul to Caribbean rhythm & political sensibilities"
    $400 22
Yodel Anecdotal is the name of this website's corporate blog
    $600 9
Ogoun is the god of fire in this Haitian religion derived from an African word meaning "deity"
    $600 28
1997: As absent-minded professor Philip Brainard, who invents a rubber-like substance
    $600 6
These men's shoes that share their name with a British university are also known as Balmorals
    $600 16
(Kelly of the Clue Crew gives the clue from a raft in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.) I am in the Galapagos coming to the shore in a Zodiac raft; the Zodiac gained popularity when this French oceanographer used it to go where the Calypso couldn't
    $600 3
Not just a tangible lump of gold or such, it can also be a small bit of wisdom or information
    $600 23
You can keep up with the "Jeopardy!" clue crew on this social networking site
    $800 10
Omoikane is the god of wisdom in this indigenous Japanese religion
    $800 29
1993: Robin was Daniel Hillard, who disguised himself as a housekeeper
    $800 17
Shakespeare used this term derived from the German to speak to a man's stockings, not a garden device
    $800 19
The Precedent is a model of this small sporting vehicle that also moves people around retirement villages
    $800 12
A cluster of people, or more commonly, a flock of geese
    $800 24
There's Craigslist & her list named for Ms. Hicks, who was frustrated when trying to find a good contractor
    DD: $1,400 11
His steed Sleipnir had 8 legs & could really gallop across the sky
    $1000 30
2009: Robin & John Travolta have to take care of 7-year-old twins
    $1000 18
Houdini had an easy time getting out of these pants parts the Brits call "turn-ups"
    $1000 20
The Taiping, one of these fast 19th century ships, is seen here
    $1000 13
In 2009 this NYC landmark celebrated its 50th anniv. with an exhibition on its designer, Frank Lloyd Wright
    $1000 25
Its name sounds like a sharp cry, but this website offers reviews by real people of local businesses & restaurants

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

Tom Anthony Sarah
$3,800 $2,600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Anthony Sarah
$5,400 $4,600 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 15
In 1962 he "return"ed to West Point to give an emotional speech on "Duty, Honor, Country"
    $400 4
(Jane Curtin gives the clue.) I'm never "Kind of Blue" when my iPod's playing the album of that title by this great trumpeter, also featuring John Coltrane
    $400 8
Appropriately, James Patterson followed up "Roses are Red" with this next Alex Cross mystery
    $400 16
Houston (also San Francisco)
    $400 2
From the Greek for "fear" or "panic", it's an irrational fear of some particular object or situation
    $400 24
This deadly spider is found in most parts of the world, including Australia, where it is called the Redback
    $800 19
In 2010 this class of '74 man was named Commander of U.S. & NATO forces in Afghanistan
    $800 5
(Cheech Marin gives the clue.) It sounded weird & then it sounded great when this Led Zeppelin legend teamed up with bluegrass star Alison Krauss on the album "Raising Sand"
    $800 9
In a classic children's book, a girl lives for years by herself on this title island
    $800 14
Cleveland, Ohio
    $800 3
This 10-letter term used by doctors for any number of skin inflammations is from the Greek word for "skin"
    $800 25
Common in the U.S., this venomous Brown Spider is named for its habit of living in undisturbed locales, like attics
    $1200 21
This Virginian graduated second in his class in 1829 but quit the U.S. Army in 1861
    $1200 6
(Pat Sajak gives the clue.) I enjoy the music & the message of this electropop band that got its name from a French fashion magazine--because, you know, people are people
    DD: $3,000 10
This astronomer penned "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space"
    $1200 1
Charlotte, North Carolina
    $1200 11
Hold on to your shorts -- this building for exercises & playing sports is from the Greek for "to train naked"
    $1200 26
Named for a predatory mammal, these spiders of the family Lycosidae are found north of the Arctic Circle
    $1600 7
(Charles Shaughnessy gives the clue.) If you want to know why I love this "Homicidal" Vegas rock band, look on "Mr. Brightside"
    $1600 22
This gun-loving rocker has a "manifesto" called "Ted, White, and Blue"
    $1600 17
    DD: $3,000 12
This pardon, especially for political offenses against government, is from a Greek word for "forgetting"
    $1600 27
Common in tropical regions, this spider constructs burrows lined with silk & spins a hinged barrier at the entrance
    $2000 20
(Doug Savant gives the clue.) If my voice sounds smokier than usual, I've been listening to the music of this troubadour, also an actor in movies like "Down by Law"
    $2000 23
"A Pair of Blue Eyes" is one of this author's "Wessex novels"
    $2000 18
Portland (the one in Multnomah County)
    $2000 13
The name of this month may derive from that of the Greek goddess of love
    $2000 28
Found in North & South America, this spider is named for the shape of the web seen here

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Anthony Sarah
$9,800 $18,800 $10,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1790 the USA's 1st law governing this protection gave it a term of 14 years; today it can extend well over a century

Final scores:

Tom Anthony Sarah
$1,800 $15,800 $1,800
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $15,800 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Anthony Sarah
$9,800 $21,400 $9,000
15 R,
1 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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Game tape date: 2010-09-29
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