Show #3976 - Monday, December 10, 2001


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Lani Hyde, a horse trainer from Monkton, Maryland

Todd Jones, a publishing sales representative from West Nyack, New York

Bill O'Donnell, a national park ranger from Eminence, Missouri (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,100)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 7
On August 1, 1946 this president signed the McMahon Act creating the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
    $200 8
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from an amusement park next to a Ferris wheel.) Last name of the engineer who built the first Ferris wheel
    $200 2
"Double your pleasure! Double your fun!" with this
    $200 21
The Leif Ericson proof had 2 versions: the U.S. dollar & this island country's kronur
    $200 1
This Chinese dictator was born December 26, 1893 in the city of Shaoshan
    $200 22
In Matthew 26 Jesus tells the disciples, "One of you shall" do this
    $400 13
On June 26, 1977 at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis he left the building after giving his last concert
    $400 9
It's the capital city of Panama
    $400 17
It's "Strong enough for a man, but pH-balanced for a woman"
    $400 27
There were 4 heads & an eagle on the 1991 coin honoring this landmark
    $400 3
Recent bans in the U.S. involve this dried shark part some Chinese recipes call for in an expensive soup
    $400 23
It can mean "to abduct", as in the case of the Sabine women, as well as to sexually assault
    $600 14
After 8 years, this man's mummified corpse was removed from public display in Red Square Oct. 31, 1961
    $600 10
In 1936 Henry & Edsel Ford established this foundation
    $600 18
This cereal is "A honey of an O"
    $600 28
In 1997 this Brooklyn Dodger got a commemorative coin as quick as you could say his name
    $600 4
The name of this Chinese-American stew of meat & vegetables translates into English as "mixed bits"
    $600 24
You can do it to property, to "the show" or to second base
    $800 15
3 years after being forced out by the Japanese, MacArthur returned to this capital city on Feb. 7, 1945
    $800 11
Completes the joke "He's so fat, when he sits around the house..."
    $800 19
It "rinses cleaner than soap"
    $800 29
Congress authorized coins to commemorate this event held in 1984, 1992 & 1996
    $800 5
With 900 million speakers, this dialect of Chinese is the world's most widely used
    $800 25
This verb meaning to go back on a promise comes from the same root as "renegade"
    $1000 16
Eric the Red would be pleased that this U.S. spacecraft landed on the Red Planet July 20, 1976
    $1000 12
(Sofia of the Clue Crew reports from inside a fancy hotel lobby.) It's the name of the 1968 Neil Simon play that takes place in a suite here at the Plaza
    $1000 20
"Move over, bacon" it's this
    DD: $800 30
His quincentenary was celebrated with a coin in 1992
    $1000 6
Examples of these regions in China include Fujian, Guangdong & Sichuan
    $1000 26
To violate the sanctity of a place, or an adjective that's opposed to "sacred"

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Bill Todd Lani
$3,600 $3,200 -$600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Todd Lani
$7,600 $2,600 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You're gonna love it!)
    $400 20
"Oklahoma!" had a surrey with a fringe on top; this Garden State's musical would feature a Zeppelin
    $400 13
During a baseball game, it's the off-field area where relief pitchers warm up
    $400 11
Jackson was born March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaw area of this state but N. Carolina also claimed him as a native
    $400 15
William Hodges' painting of the statues on this south Pacific island may be seen at England's Nat. Maritime Museum
    $400 2
To quote a nursery rhyme, the number of 'blackbirds baked in a pie"
    $400 1
    $800 21
Santiago does the rumba with a giant marlin in the musical version of this Hemingway novella
    $800 14
(For this clue, we'll hear from soccer star Brandi Chastain.) As in basketball, this is what a soccer player does with the ball to advance it by herself
    $800 12
In 1812, long before "South Park" "blamed" it, Jackson wanted 50,000 volunteers to invade this country
    $800 16
Sebastiano probably painted the "Judgement of" this Biblical king that was once attributed to Giorgione
    $800 7
For this, the little woman expects china
    $800 3
    $1200 22
"The Waiting is the Hardest Part" is the title of the musical version of this Beckett tragicomedy
    $1200 23
In figure skating a single one of these jumps named for Mr. Paulsen is 1 1/2 revolutions; a triple is 3 1/2
    $1200 29
In 1833 Jackson became the first president to travel using this mode of transport
    $1200 17
This woman painted the charming little girl & dog seen here
    $1200 8
It's the often facetious ability to determine the nature of an event after it has occurred
    $1200 4
    $1600 26
The harpooners Queequeg, Daggoo & Tashtego serve as a Greek chorus in the musical of this book
    $1600 24
(Sofia of the Clue Crew reports from a golf course.) In most iron shots, good or bad, a piece of turf called this gets dislodged
    $1600 28
In 1796 Jackson "volunteered" to become this state's first member of the U.S. House of Representatives
    $1600 18
This American known for his mobiles also created a wire portrait of Josephine Baker
    $1600 9
It's considered the most popular novel in Jules Verne's "Extraordinary Voyages" series
    $1600 5
    $2000 27
The toe-tapping numbers "Meat-Packing Boogie" & "Hot Dog Blues" are from this Upton Sinclair novel's musical
    $2000 25
Ja, this term means to ski straight down a slope at full speed
    DD: $1,000 30
Jackson was the first U.S. president not born in either of these 2 states
    DD: $1,000 19
Seen here is Giacomo Tracort's 19th century painting of this English poet in Greece
    $2000 10
The period known as "The Jazz Age" was also known by this "growling" nickname
    $2000 6

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Todd Lani
$13,600 $12,000 $7,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

One of 4 men nominated twice for playing the same character

Final scores:

Bill Todd Lani
$13,600 $9,100 $4,300
2-day champion: $28,700 2nd place: Trip to Almond Resorts, Barbados 3rd place: Trip to Eden Roc Resort, Miami Beach

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Bill Todd Lani
$13,600 $13,800 $8,400
18 R,
3 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,800

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Game tape date: 2001-09-06
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