Show #4096 - Monday, May 27, 2002

(Sofia: Pick up some defensive driving tips, today on Jeopardy!)


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Peter Sprigg, a cultural analyst from Gaithersburg, Maryland

Wendy Gluckman, a small business consultant from Bogart, Georgia

Daniel Mendelsohn, a lawyer from Santa Monica, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $24,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 11
Australia is home to the Torres Strait islanders & to the larger indigenous group usually called this
    $200 1
As act one of this musical draws to a close, the lookout says, "Dear mother of God -- iceberg right ahead!"
    $200 18
It's a payment on an insurance policy or a ranking, especially for a brand of saltine
    $200 12
It's the Japanese art of tree dwarfing
    $200 26
"Fowl" term for an abrupt withdrawal from the use of an addictive substance
    $200 2
It's the "Centennial State"
    $400 13
The Aleuts are the closest relatives of these people
    $400 3
"The Capeman", this songwriter's musical about a killer, opened to protests, not to "Sounds of Silence"
    $400 19
Insurers deal with this, the probability of loss; it's also the name of a Parker Brothers game
    $400 17
The steenbok of Africa is a dwarf variety of this animal
    $400 27
In 1947 Herbert Swope coined this 2-word phrase describing the political struggle between the U.S. & USSR
    $400 7
It's the crisp, edible root of the plant Raphanus sativus, of the mustard family
    $600 14
In 2001 Borneo's Dayaks were still engaged in this practice -- the bloody, not the corporate kind
    $600 4
The Richard Rodgers musical "Rex" starred Nicol Williamson as this king who made some women lose their heads
    $600 20
You're showing it if you're old enough to know it's the date a policy becomes payable
    $600 23
Variations of these long-eared critters include the 28-pound Flemish giant & the 2-pound Netherland dwarf
    $600 28
Cartoons featuring this mute penguin included "Snow Place Like Home" & "Polar Fright"
    $600 8
I predict you'll know the name of this French astrologer who lived from 1503 to 1566
    $800 15
The Havasupai were & are mainly based in what's now this U.S. state
    $800 5
In a 1966 musical, Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside, husband of this title "Auntie", falls off an Alp
    DD: $3,000 21
Constitutions have amendments, wills have codicils, policies have these (like horses)
    $800 24
A companion to the Dog Star Sirius, the Pup was the first star identified as one of these colorful objects
    $800 29
The Weathermaker of 1928 was an air conditioner from this company adapted for home use
    $800 9
It's the straight line extending from the center of a circle to the circumference
    $1000 16
Indigenous Hawaiians use this 5-letter word for non-indigenous Hawaiians
    $1000 6
The murder mystery musical "Something's Afoot" parodies the plot of this author's "Ten Little Indians"
    $1000 22
It's discrimination in issuing property insurance based on the property's location
    $1000 25
In Dickens' "Old Curiosity Shop", Quilp the dwarf has his evil eye on this "Little" character
    $1000 30
In Arctic or subarctic tundra, it's perennially frozen subsoil, also called pergelisol
    $1000 10
This electronics chain first opened in 1921 on Brattle Street, near the site of the Boston Massacre

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

Daniel Wendy Peter
$1,800 $4,000 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Daniel Wendy Peter
$3,400 $10,000 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 16
In 1804, 3 years after his son had been killed in a duel, this man was fatally shot on the same spot by Aaron Burr
    $400 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.) To keep the rubber on the road, racecar tires adapt an early U.S. slogan & say "Don't Put" this "on Me"
    $400 6
The U.S. state known as the "Land of Shining Mountains" borders this country
    $400 11
In the '70s governors of this state included Dale Bumpers & a future president
    $400 1
Rats cut through an Inquisition prisoner's ropes, allowing him to escape this Poe title torture
    $400 21
Certain Americans of British ancestry:
    $800 17
Button Gwinnett was killed in a duel over command of GA.'s military in May 1777, 10 months after signing this
    $800 27
The day A.J. Foyt became the first 4-time winner of this race, Janet Guthrie became the first woman to drive in it
    $800 7
This European grand duchy was founded in 963 when Count Siegfried acquired land in the area
    $800 12
Dalia Messick became Dale to make it in the male-dominated comics world & created this female reporter
    $800 2
(Hi-Ho, Kermit the Frog here!) Published in 1865, this "Celebrated" story catapulted Mark Twain to fame
    $800 22
A senior citizen's group:
    DD: $2,000 18
In 1806 this future president killed Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson denounced him in the press
    $1200 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.) Winston Cup stock car racing is named for a brand of this product, which I won't use when filling up
    $1200 8
The Czech Republic is bordered on the north by Poland, on the east by Slovakia & on the west by this country
    $1200 13
Dale Gardner made his first space flight on this shuttle in 1983; he quit the program after it exploded in 1986
    $1200 3
This James Thurber character envisions himself as the world's greatest pistol shot, among other things
    $1200 23
A government organization:
    $1600 19
In 1598 this playwright & "To Celia" poet narrowly escaped the gallows for killing an actor in a duel
    $1600 29
Seating over 140,000, this state's Talladega Superspeedway claims the title of biggest motor sports facility
    $1600 9
The name of this most populous country in Africa contains the name of one of the countries it borders
    $1600 14
After you've won friends & influenced people next follow his advice on how to stop worrying & start living
    $1600 4
While in prison for embezzlement, he published his 1st short story, "Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking"
    $1600 24
For Internet geeks:
    $2000 20
In 1829 Arthur Wellesley, who sported this title, challenged Lord Winchelsea to a duel; both missed their targets
    $2000 30
This other name for Grand Prix racing refers to the specifications of the Federation Internationale de L'Automobile
    DD: $3,000 10
With over 20 million, this country had more casualties during World War II than any other
    $2000 15
This minstrel tunes up in the tales of Robin Hood
    $2000 5
His 1921 collection "The Trembling of a Leaf" contained "Miss Thompson", which was later dramatized as "Rain"
    $2000 25
To a nuclear physicist:

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Daniel Wendy Peter
$11,000 $17,000 $8,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The 1979 sequel to this miniseries is set in Henning, Tennessee, beginning in 1882

Final scores:

Daniel Wendy Peter
$21,999 $22,001 $12,000
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $22,001 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Daniel Wendy Peter
$10,200 $17,800 $8,200
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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Game tape date: 2002-02-04
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