Show #4340 - Friday, June 13, 2003

John Beck game 1.


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John Beck, a copywriter from Torrance, California

Amasa Wainwright, a freelance proofreader from Beverly, Massachusetts

Tara Gallagher, a bookkeeper from Seattle, Washington (whose 2-day cash winnings total $46,101)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to name the country the author was originally from)
    $200 3
Vladimir Nabokov
    $200 1
Lorraine Bracco dared to go bare when she took over the role of Mrs. Robinson in this play based on a film
    $200 8
To display one's competence is to "earn" these, like a pilot
    $200 22
Federal Reserve notes carry the phrase "This note is legal tender for all" these, "public and private"
    $200 21
Founded in 1954, it's based on "Dianetics: The Modern Science Of Mental Health"
    $200 16
When he left NASA to be a Univ. of Cincinnati prof., he took one giant leap into retirement from the public eye
    $400 4
T.S. Eliot
    $400 2
This "Independence Day" co-star was in a league of his own as a real animal lover in Edward Albee's play "The Goat"
    $400 9
This 3-word phrase meaning "crazy" or "way out there" could also describe Humpty Dumpty
    $400 23
2 of the 3 currently minted U.S. coins that have no grooves around the edge
    $400 27
Abbreviated TM, it came to prominence through the work of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
    $400 17
His sudden retirement from the NBA on Nov. 7, 1991 shocked the sports world
    $600 5
Deepak Chopra
    $600 10
"Gantry", a 1970 musical version of "Elmer Gantry", featured this "West Side Story" Oscar winner as Sister Sharon
    $600 11
To leave a ship in dangerous fashion, or to express excessive enthusiasm
    $600 24
The reverse of this state's quarter released in 2000 depicts the Minuteman statue & an outline of the state
    $600 28
Their magazine is called "The Watchtower" & their churches are called Kingdom Halls
    $600 18
In 1974, frustrated with GM's management, he quit & with British funding, built a stainless steel luxury sports car
    $800 6
Thomas Mann
    $800 14
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the stage of the Neil Simon Theater in NYC)
This actor who's just divine as Tracy's mom in "Hairspray" wrote & starred in the play "Torch Song Trilogy"
    $800 12
This metaphor for a treacherous ploy is illustrated here by 18th century painter Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
    $800 25
This president began appearing on the half dollar coin in 1964
    DD: $1,500 29
It's the 2-word name for the Hindu sect founded in the U.S. in 1965 by Swami Prabhupada
    $800 19
On Nov. 25, 1980 Roberto Duran said, "No mas" & quit in the eighth round against this fighter
    $1000 7
Umberto Eco
    $1000 15
When the Neil Simon Theater got its name in '83, this young actor was starring there in Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs"
    $1000 13
A stroke of luck can be compared to this food that appears in the desert in Exodus 16
    $1000 26
It has the smallest total dollar amount in circulation of any paper currency now issued
    $1000 30
The prophet of this religion, Mirza Husayn Ali, is known as Baha'u'llah or "Glory of God" to the faithful
    $1000 20
In March 1987 Bettino Craxi quit after a 3 1/2-year term in this post, a post-WWII record

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

Tara Amasa John
$1,800 $1,200 $5,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tara Amasa John
$4,500 $1,200 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: In actual fact, it's losing the letters "war" - for instance, "When this word loses a "war", it becomes a commercial"; the word would be "award", so you take the "war" out of it & it becomes "ad".)
    $400 14
The "horns" of the great horned owl are actually made of these
    $400 6
This slugger from Fargo, North Dakota hit 61 home runs in 1961
    $400 9
In March in a secret meeting Pope John XXIII created 10 new ones of these, increasing their ranks to 88
    $400 18
A magic flying carpet was a character in this 1992 Disney film
    $400 1
The seat of San Mateo County is named for this huge tree -- it was a center for its lumber
    $400 20
After losing the "war" running a prison, he goes home to his study
    $800 15
At about 4 1/2 feet in height & 180 pounds, this red-haired great ape is the largest tree-dwelling mammal
    $800 7
The youngest man to win a men's singles title at Wimbledon was this German in 1985
    $800 10
The USSR signed a trade agreement with this country in February to buy 5 million tons of sugar a year over 5 years
    $800 22
Airline that wanted you to "Fly The Friendly Skies"
    $800 2
Downey, California boasts the oldest existing restaurant in this chain, opened in 1953
    $800 21
When losing a "war", this earned prize becomes a badge of courage color
    $1200 16
(Sarah of the Clue Crew flying over Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii)
This melted rock which eventually becomes lava may form up to 100 miles below the volcano's surface
    $1200 8
Hockey's hard-hitting "Boom Boom" Bernie Geoffrion played for this team in the '50s
    $1200 11
In submarine feats, the Sargo went to the North Pole & the Triton did this, submerged, in 84 days
    $1200 23
To be an official NHL Flyer, you have to play your home games in this city
    DD: $2,600 3
This San Francisco hill got its name when railroad tycoons like Mark Hopkins built fancy homes there
    $1200 28
Watch out, it creates quite a buzz after losing a "war"
    $1600 17
Bright blue clouds of methane surround this eighth planet from the sun
    $1600 26
(I'm NFL QB & Purdue graduate Drew Brees)
The 2 Purdue grads in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame are Len Dawson & this QB who led Miami to victory in Super Bowl VII
    $1600 12
On January 9, 1960 President Nasser set off 10 tons of dynamite to start construction of this
    DD: $1,500 24
They are the 2 planets mentioned in the classic tune "Fly Me To The Moon"
    $1600 4
This internment camp for Japanese-Americans near Independence, California is now a national historic site
    $1600 29
Offensive position in basketball that becomes a car after losing the "war"
    $2000 19
This physicist known for his "uncertainty principle" was one of the founders of quantum mechanics
    $2000 27
This man was the NBA's "Human Highlight Film" during his 13-year career with the Atlanta Hawks
    $2000 13
Fabiola de Mora y Aragon of Spain was a December bride; she married Baudouin, king of this country
    $2000 25
Harry H. Gardner, reportedly dubbed this by Grover Cleveland, made his living climbing up the sides of buildings
    $2000 5
"Some Like It Hot" was filmed at this historic San Diego area hotel, seen here
    $2000 30
A defensive safeguard, like a rampart; after it loses the "war" it still has heft

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tara Amasa John
$15,400 $4,400 $21,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The first & middle names of this wealthy man who died in 1975 were those of people who died in 322 B.C. & 399 B.C.

Final scores:

Tara Amasa John
$25,001 $2,000 $31,200
2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $31,200

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tara Amasa John
$18,400 $4,400 $19,800
25 R,
2 W
(including 2 DDs)
6 R,
2 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $42,600

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Game tape date: 2003-02-19
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