Show #5039 - Thursday, July 6, 2006


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Jo Davidson, a receptionist from Phoenix, Arizona

Rich Small, an IT programmer from Kent, Washington

Seth Supcoff, a hotel manager from Santa Fe, New Mexico (whose 1-day cash winnings total $20,500)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Universal's Islands of Adventure & Disney's Pleasure Island are both near this seat of Florida's Orange County
    $200 19
To resurface a piece of furniture with some new varnish
    $200 5
One can be barn or screech
    $200 11
One legend says the snows of Kilimanjaro are the final resting place of Menelik, son of Solomon & this queen
    $200 12
This French blue cheese is aged in the limestone caverns of Mount Combalou
    $200 15
Tertiary Tolkien offering that journeys to Skull Island with Fay Wray
    $400 2
Each winter the post office in this Indiana town, ZIP code 47579, gets letters from children all over the world
    $400 20
To increase your efforts--specifically twofold
    $400 6
Picnic predator of the family Formicidae
    $400 13
As a child, this tough Knight of the Round Table was plunged into the lake from which Excalibur came
    $400 27
This Dutch treat is Holland's most exported cheese
    $400 16
Peter Parker spins a web of intrigue & help Denzel Washington protect Dakota Fanning
    $600 3
Now famous for a golf tournament, it was the city where Georgia ratified the U.S. Constitution
    $600 21
6 letters: hairlines do this, get farther away into the distance
    $600 7
Also known as an Egyptian cobra
    $600 14
Shades of Moses: Ancient Sumer's Sargon I was sealed in a reed basket & floated down this river
    $600 28
This French word for goat is a generic word for goat's-milk cheese
    $600 17
On his last 007 mission, Timothy Dalton wanders into Vol. 1 of this Tarantino action saga; my money is on Uma
    DD: $1,000 4
This state capital lies on a narrow strip of land between the Gastineau Channel & the slopes of 2 mountains
    $800 22
To follow the title command of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's biggest hit
    $800 8
Equine beast of burden
    $800 24
The headstone of Robert, Earl of Huntingdon says he was this legendary medieval outlaw
    $800 29
One story says that the name of this Italian cheese comes from a Spanish official calling it "mas que bueno"
    $800 18
The Human Torch & 3 Friends interrupt several British nuptials & an entombment, & boy is Hugh Grant mad
    $1000 10
This largest North Dakota city forms a metropolitan area with Moorhead, Minnesota
    $1000 23
Refusal to accept someone or something; in basketball, it's a blocked shot
    $1000 9
It's an alternate name for the swift fox but is also used for any baby fox
    $1000 26
These legendary histories of Norse literature include a famous one about Njall & his adventures
    $1000 30
This primary milk protein clumps together, or coagulates, to form the basis of cheese
    $1000 25
John Grisham meets Noel Coward as a law student & a reporter find each other for a short time

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

Seth Rich Jo
$1,400 $600 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Seth Rich Jo
$4,200 $1,000 $200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the U.S. state where each union or marriage took place.)
(Sarah: Clues from inside the walls of the New York Stock Exchange.)
    $400 3
Figuratively, it's a modest dessert eaten apologetically
    $400 11
Read all about it! The Nome Nugget, founded in 1900, is Nome's & Alaska's oldest one of these
    $400 23
Moliere didn't play favorites; he wrote satirical plays called "The School for Husbands" & "The School for" these
    $400 8
Richard & Pat Nixon,
on June 21, 1940
    $400 1
This legend made his Opry debut on June 11, 1949 singing "Lovesick Blues"
    $400 19
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the NY Stock Exchange floor.) The person who buys & sells stocks on the floor is known as this, from an old word for "middle-man"
    $800 4
Stephen Vincent Benet rhymed, "Sherman's buzzin' along to the sea, like Moses ridin' on" this insect
    $800 13
"The Golden Beaches of Nome" is a chapter title in the novel "Alaska" by this author
    $800 24
This French king's support for Moliere & his troupe allowed them to get their own theater in Paris around 1660
    $800 9
Gerald & Betty Ford,
on Oct. 15, 1948
    $800 2
In 1954 he made his only appearance on the Opry, singing "Blue Moon of Kentucky"
    $800 20
(Sarah reports from the NY Stock Exchange floor.) The floor location where buying & selling occurs is called this, like the early American sites where furs were sold
    $1200 15
A foldaway for passengers on the back of some early automobiles
    DD: $1,200 14
Nome is situated on the south shore of a wide peninsula bearing the name of this cabinet member
    DD: $1,000 25
I hate people who don't know that Moliere himself played the title role when this 1666 play of his premiered
    $1200 10
Lyndon & Lady Bird Johnson,
on Nov. 17, 1934
    $1200 5
On the Opry stage in 1993, the USPS unveiled 4 new country music stamps, one honoring this famed family
    $1200 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the NY Stock Exchange floor.) In 1996 when Wall Street loved high tech, Lucent Technologies set a New York Stock Exchange $3 billion record for one of these
    $1600 16
It's a part of a lock
    $1600 21
The subject of a 1995 animated movie, this sled dog led the team that brought medicine to save Nome in 1925
    $1600 12
Andrew & Eliza Johnson,
on May 17, 1827
    $1600 6
The Opry house stage has a circle of wood from this older Opry home, "the mother church of country music"
    $1600 27
(Jimmy on the NY Stock Exchange floor.) The floor is tidier since the price reporting system went electronic, however the readout is still known by this old name
    $2000 17
Old game of knife throwing with the object being to stick the blade in the ground
    $2000 22
As part of a voyage through the Northwest Passage, this Norwegian reached Nome in September 1906
    $2000 18
Warren & Florence Harding,
on July 8, 1891
    $2000 7
In 2001, this future Celeb "Jeopardy!" contestant got the first Opry member award, a replica of the famous mic stand
    $2000 28
(Jimmy reports above the market floor of the NY Stock Exchange.) These two terms for the market condition may come from the ways the creatures attacked their opponents

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Seth Rich Jo
$8,600 $7,600 $7,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He "came into the world in the middle of the thicket, in one of those little, hidden forest glades..."

Final scores:

Seth Rich Jo
$2,000 $9,600 $9,000
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $9,600 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Seth Rich Jo
$8,600 $9,600 $7,800
10 R,
2 W
15 R,
6 W
(including 2 DDs)
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $26,000

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