Show #5045 - Friday, July 14, 2006


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Bruce Lin, a research scientist originally from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Lisa Llanes-Simpson, a social worker and notary public from Poughkeepsie, New York

Eric Allen, a video game merchandiser from Birmingham, Alabama (whose 1-day cash winnings total $15,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Responses will rhyme with the word "right".)
(Alex: This is a new, not-quite-perfect drug that has been concocted in the Jeopardy! laboratories.)
    $200 16
William Laurence won a Prize in 1946 for his eyewitness account of the atomic bombing of this city, after Hiroshima
    $200 26
Out of retirement to play for this hometown team, Roger Clemens led them to their first World Series in 2005
    $200 17
The death of 11-year-old son Willie in 1862 pushed her over the brink; she was inconsolable for months
    $200 11
Either of the 2 people the Coast Guard cutter Itasca was unable to locate after they left from New Guinea in 1937
    $200 3
Horse-headed chess piece
    $200 1
There have been reports of the basilar type of this brutal headache, which includes vertigo
    $400 18
The Times won its first Pulitzer in 1918 for its coverage of this
    $400 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Pittsburgh, PA.) Growing up within 5 blocks from the campus, this quarterback naturally played at Pitt, starting in 1979
    $400 20
Her 2 children from a previous marriage, John & Patsy Custis, were "adopted" by the president
    $400 12
Many scholars believe this was actually the Aegean Sea island of Thira, largely destroyed around 1500 B.C.
    $400 4
One set of stairs between floors
    $400 2
In a few cases Jepolax may destroy alveoli, leading to this lung disease that includes short wind
    $600 19
Max Frankel won a 1973 Prize for his reporting on President Nixon's trip to this country
    $600 28
Known as "Junior", this Cincinnati high school superstar joined the Reds in 2000
    DD: $1,800 21
She met the future president in 1915 at Fort Sam Houston when introduced to him by the wife of a fellow officer
    $600 13
This Brooklyn reporter's opening of Al Capone's vault in 1986 left him with a few scars of his own
    $600 5
A perceived snub or act of contempt
    $600 7
Combining Jepolax with liquor can lead to this scarring final stage of alcoholic liver disease
    $800 24
In 1972 The Times won for meritorious public service for publishing these documents leaked by Daniel Ellsberg
    $800 29
Stephon Marbury, a Brooklyn native & childhood fan of this team, joined them in 2004--with mixed results
    $800 22
In 1915, 16 months after the death of his first wife, Ellen, Woodrow Wilson married this descendant of Pocahontas
    $800 14
In 1987 a sonar exploration of this body of water found something big, but it may have been a school of salmon
    $800 6
It's a bend in a coastline that forms a bay
    $800 8
There are slight risks of acidosis, carcinoma & this sensation, from the Latin for "choking chest pain"
    $1000 25
Wonder if he mentioned his 1979 win for his "Observer" column in his memoir "Growing Up"?
    $1000 30
Born in 1942, he went to Chicago Vocation High & made crushing ballcarriers his vocation as a Bears linebacker
    $1000 23
John Philip Sousa provided the music for Grover Cleveland's White House wedding to this 21-year-old
    $1000 15
Bologna Stone, found in 1603, was thought to be this alchemical "stone" to change cheaper metals into gold
    $1000 9
Isle where Victoria shuffled off her mortal throne
    $1000 10
Discontinue use at the first sign of seborrheic inflammation of this

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

Eric Lisa Bruce
-$2,200 $2,600 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Lisa Bruce
-$3,200 $5,800 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response is the element's name.)
    $400 26
An English word for an ill-mannered person is related to this term for a South African settler
    $400 16
I suffered no alienation protecting the Earth as Agent K in this 1997 comedy
    $400 11
As official battle painter to this emperor, Antoine-Jean Gros painted "The Plague at Jaffa" in 1804
    $400 21
He dedicated his 2006 novel "Cell" in part to "Night of the Living Dead" director George Romero
    $400 6
242-year-old Sandy Hook Lighthouse, which lies on this Garden State's coast, is the USA's oldest still in use
    $400 1
Add the symbol of this element to "comb" & you get a small jazz band
    $800 27
In South Africa, Ford sells the Bantam, a popular bakkie; the U.S. equivalent is the F-series of these
    $800 17
The trail rarely went cold with me on the case as U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard in this 1993 big screener
    $800 12
Famous works in this NYC museum include Rousseau's "The Dream" & Mondrian's "Broadway Boogie Woogie"
    $800 22
In Sue Grafton's 2005 bestseller, "S is for" this
    $800 7
On a golf course, a sand trap is also called this, like an underground fortification
    $800 2
Add the symbol of this element to the letters "B-R-I-D-E-S" & you get a Scottish island group
    $1200 18
The sky was the limit in this 2000 adventure when I joined astronauts Garner & Eastwood for one last mission
    $1200 13
The movement called "Post"- this began with Seurat's "La Grande Jatte" & ended with Cezanne's death
    $1200 23
His "Power of Positive Thinking" was among the top 10 nonfiction bestsellers each year 1952-1955
    $1200 8
The Southwest's largest Indian tribe, it's noted for its sand painting, a part of the tribe's healing ceremonies
    $1200 3
Tack the symbol of this element onto "el" & you get a lodge member
    $1600 19
I was downright punchy as Loretta Lynn's husband in this 1980 film
    $1600 14
Around 1610 this Baroque master got his first nice big plump commissions, for Antwerp Cathedral
    DD: $2,000 24
Inspired by a conversation with a blacksmith, Nicholas Evans made himself heard with this 1995 bestseller
    $1600 9
The black sand beaches of the Pacific consist of grains of this most abundant lava rock
    $1600 4
Add the symbol of this element to "palm" & you get an incendiary weapon used in bombs
    $2000 20
There was no corn in this disturbing 1994 biopic when I depicted a legendary baseball player
    $2000 15
Last name of Gustave, whose work seen here shocked people by showing a common burial on a large canvas
    $2000 25
Mary McCarthy's best-known novel is this 1963 bestseller about the lives of 8 Vassar graduates
    $2000 10
Winston Churchill was trained at the Royal Military academy commonly called this
    $2000 5
"Plate" plus the symbol of this element gives you a synonym for "mesa"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Lisa Bruce
-$2,800 $7,000 $11,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This play that is quite concerned with the English language was, oddly enough, first performed in German in 1913

Final scores:

Eric Lisa Bruce
-$2,800 $100 $9,599
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $9,599

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Lisa Bruce
-$800 $5,800 $11,800
11 R,
10 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
19 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $16,800

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