Show #4089 - Thursday, May 16, 2002

Ben Tritle game 1.
First game in which runners-up are awarded cash prizes ($2,000 for 2nd place and $1,000 for 3rd place).


Allison Owens, a teacher from Houston, Texas

Ben Tritle, an apartment manager from Los Angeles, California

Ronnie O'Rourke, a homemaker from Marietta, Georgia (whose 1-day cash winnings total $2,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 7
MSRP is short for this
    $200 14
Parnell Hall & Nero Blanc write mysteries you may have come across & can't put down as they include these puzzles
    $200 1
One of the games on "The Price Is Right" is this find-the-ball con game
    $200 24
A Florida law prohibits catching a shark, removing these & not saving the carcass for consumption
    $200 6
This "Golden Bear" won the 1973 PGA Championship by 4 strokes & was the year's top money-winner
    $200 19
Some like it ___ under the collar
    $400 8
Barbra Streisand made her Broadway debut in "I Can Get It For You" this way
    $400 15
As Sue Grafton had the alphabet locked up, Janet Evanovich is using these for her Stephanie Plum titles
    $400 2
In this type of "scheme" you send money to the 5 people who joined the scheme ahead of you & add your name to the list
    $400 25
The largest fish on earth, this shark feeds mainly on microscopic plankton
    $400 10
In Super Bowl VII, Don Shula coached this team to a 14-7 victory over the Redskins, completing a 17-0 season
    $400 20
Cry ___ in sheep's clothing
    $600 9
To reduce prices, or to illegally lower the mileage on your odometer
    $600 16
Aida Marcuse translated this children's classic into Spanish as "Huevos Verdes Con Jamon"
    $600 3
In this bird "drop", a wad of money is found & the con man will split it with you if you put up some of your own money
    $600 26
Usually under 5 feet in length, the bonnethead is one of the smaller species of this shark
    $600 11
In 1973's Final Four this school beat Memphis State 87-66, to easily win its 7th straight NCAA basketball title
    $600 21
Life begins at ___ winks
    $800 12
Sedimentary term for the very lowest price, it's also the lowest level you can hit financially
    $800 17
"Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" is a 2001 change of pace for this suspense writer known for his Alex Cross books
    $800 4
Hans van Meegeren had a "brush" with success as one of the most famous ones of these of the 20th century
    $800 27
This organ of the basking shark may yield 200 gallons of oil
    $800 29
Notre Dame won college football's nat'l title after a 24-23 Sugar Bowl win over this school's Crimson Tide
    $800 22
The Maginot ___ of fire
    DD: $1,500 13
Faux-medical term for a car buyer's reaction to an unexpectedly high price
    $1000 18
2001's "Black House" is this pair's sequel to "The Talisman"
    $1000 5
Patrick Penker got picked up in Texas after passing bad checks bearing the name of this law firm from The Three Stooges
    $1000 28
With a name from the Maori, this powerful mackerel shark is also called the blue pointer or bonito
    $1000 30
This Bay Area team had to come from behind & win games 6 & 7 to win the 1973 World Series against the Mets
    $1000 23
Oliver ___ of fate

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

Ronnie Ben Allison
$4,700 $1,400 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ronnie Ben Allison
$8,500 $600 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to identify the country most closely associated with the prime minister we will name.)
(Alex: We want you to name the film.)
    $400 22
Ariel Sharon
    $400 18
Examples of these collegiate organizations include Lambda, Chi Alpha & Sigma Chi
    $400 1
1993: "What would you do if you were stuck in one place & every day was exactly the same?"
    $400 16
The earliest known bio of this "father of medicine" was written around 100 A.D. by Soranus, a Greek doctor
    $400 7
It's the only U.S. state named for a president
    $400 6
The procedure involving paying your hotel bill & leaving
    $800 26
Jean Chretien
    $800 23
(Sarah wears a red football helmet as Alex reads the clue.) The emblem seen here is worn by the athletic teams of this college established in 1880
    $800 2
1984: "He slimed me"
    $800 17
This Russian physiologist wrote the 1927 work "Conditioned Reflexes"
    $800 9
In 1991 Leningrad reverted to this name, after its founder's patron saint
    $800 8
A coupon that guarantees an offer that cannot be fulfilled at the present time
    $1200 27
Leszek Miller
    DD: $6,000 24
To symbolize healing following the Civil War, Georgetown University adopted these as its school colors
    DD: $1,000 3
1980: "A cinderella story outta nowhere former greenskeeper and now about to become the Masters champion"
    $1200 19
This author wrote "The Andromeda Strain" while pursuing a medical degree at Harvard
    $1200 13
Explorer John Speke named this large African lake after the queen of England
    $1200 10
In 1960 & 1962 he twisted his way into the No. 1 spot on the charts with "The Twist"
    $1600 29
Costas Simitis
    $1600 25
John Elway graduated from this college that bears the name of a railroad-building California governor
    $1600 4
1981: "That's the fact, Jack!"
    $1600 20
In 1955 this British physician published his autobiography, "Four-Minute Mile"
    $1600 14
You'd be wise to remember that Guadalcanal is part of this island chain named for a biblical person
    $1600 11
It's where police inspect vehicles at a border crossing
    $2000 30
Lionel Jospin
    $2000 28
Yes sir, William Tecumseh Sherman's alma mater was this service academy
    $2000 5
'82: "I... appreciate your doing this but it is just for the money, isn't it? It's not just so you can wear these... outfits?"
    $2000 21
This professor of pediatrics at the Univ. of Arkansas medical school became head of the Arkansas dept. of health in 1987
    $2000 15
This explorer gave his name to a sea & a huge Antarctic ice shelf
    $2000 12
It's found at the finish line

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ronnie Ben Allison
$19,900 $4,600 $16,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This 100-member unit still wears uniforms originally designed by Michelangelo in the 16th century

Final scores:

Ronnie Ben Allison
$6,200 $6,600 $1,800
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $6,600 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ronnie Ben Allison
$19,600 $4,600 $12,000
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
8 R,
4 W
17 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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Game tape date: 2002-01-29
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