Show #5124 - Thursday, December 14, 2006


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R.J. Lesch, a programmer from Adel, Iowa

Ann Fletcher, a technical writer from Bristol, Tennessee

Cory Hartman, a pastor from Passaic, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $29,200)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
This bird's whooping call is said to carry 2 miles, & its courtship displays include a leaping dance
    $200 1
This NBA team name made sense when they were in Minnesota; they should now change their name to "The Smog"
    $200 11
Of northeast, northwest, southeast or southwest, the area that has 3/4 of the USA's oil-heated homes
    $200 16
This humorist & vaudevillian was fond of saying, "All I know is just what I read in the papers"
    $200 26
Plastic containers for leftover food that are fit for a "party"
    $200 21
The USA's first domed sports stadium opened in this city in 1965
    $400 7
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew poses next to a cow at Old World, Wisconsin.) This is the name of a cow that is less than 3 years old that hasn't given birth; Zeus turned Io into a white one
    $400 2
This NBA team name worked for New Orleans; they should now consider calling themselves the "Salt Lakers"
    $400 12
Kazakhstan & Australia combine to mine half of the world's production of this element needed for nuclear power
    $400 17
He followed up "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" with "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female" in 1953
    $400 27
One-word term for computer programs distributed without charge
    $400 22
A group of about 155 rebels in Texas confronted by Mexican forces retreated into this stronghold February 23, 1836
    $600 8
We'd like to see David Blaine vs. this flightless bird in a breath-holding contest (some can go 22 min. underwater)
    $600 3
This MLB team was given its name because teams had to elude trolleys; since moving, they should be called "The Gridlocks"
    $600 13
The EPA is cleaning up truck & bus exhaust by cutting the sulfur content in this fuel by 97%
    $600 18
On her death in 2006, she became the first woman to lie in state at the Capitol in Atlanta
    $600 28
One of the original 13 colonies
    $600 23
At 825,000 acres, Texas' King Ranch is bigger than this U.S. state!
    $800 9
This "demonic" marsupial is extinct from the Aussie mainland but still lives close by
    $800 4
In Atlanta this NHL team's fiery name harked back to Gen. Sherman; all Canadians should now call them "The Ice"
    $800 14
This type of proposed "farm" off Nantucket has opponents concerned that it'll ruin the view
    $800 19
This sister who inspired Eunice Shriver to found the Special Olympics died in 2005 at the age of 86
    $800 29
Warning! It precedes "the Jabberwock" in a Lewis Carroll poem
    $800 24
Texas' state insect is this "royal" flyer
    $1000 10
It's the amused African mammal heard here
    $1000 5
This NBA team had that type of bear in Canada; now that they moved, they should be called "The Elvises"
    DD: $600 15
2/3 of the world's steel is produced using this as fuel
    $1000 20
9 years before Mandela & de Klerk, this South African clergyman won the Nobel Peace Prize
    $1000 30
Not conscious of
    $1000 25
The expedition of this Spanish conquistador crossed the Rio Grande & explored Texas in 1541

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

Cory Ann R.J.
$2,000 $1,000 $4,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Cory Ann R.J.
$4,400 $2,200 $7,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ...and we'll need the title of the poem.)
(Alex: ...because the responses will each contain more than--12 or more letters.)
    $400 21
The Milwaukee Deep isn't in Lake Michigan; it's the lowest point in this ocean, near Puerto Rico
    $400 11
The title of this film based on a Stephen King novel is a colorful nickname for death row
    $400 2
His 6 Brandenburg Concertos were so-named for their dedication to the Margrave of Brandenburg
    $400 16
Thomas Mifflin, a Constitution signer from this state, irritated fellow Quakers by fighting in the Revolution
    $400 1
8th century:
"When you come home from the mead hall, you're gonna find yourself a dragon"
    $400 26
A letter of this to a prospective employer outlines all your sterling qualities
    $800 22
The littoral zone is oceanographese for the water closest to this
    $800 12
She sashayed out of the "Casino" to play a death row inmate in "Last Dance"
    $800 3
When his great-grandfather moved to Norway, he switched the "E" & "I" in the spelling of the last name
    $800 17
In the 1850s, minister Elizabeth Comstock helped make Rollin, Michigan an active stop on this route
    $800 4
800s B.C., maybe:
"I might be a long-lost husband, but that don't mean you get my wife"
    $800 27
The Alcohawk is a brand of this law-enforcement device
    $1200 23
Oceanographers clock them by the water they move; the Humboldt one is fairly pokey at about 500 million cubic feet per sec.
    $1200 13
Eddie Murphy gets a 2-day parole to help Nick Nolte track down a murderer in this 1982 hit
    $1200 5
This "Amahl and the Night Visitors" composer wrote his first opera, "The Death of Pierrot", at age 11
    $1200 18
British Quaker James Nayler got a little overamped & entered Bristol in imitation of Christ's entry into this city
    $1200 8
Early 14th century:
"I was running 'round hell's circles till I saw your heavenly spheres"
    $1200 28
"Jeopardy!" responses are this, meaning of the nature of a question
    DD: $1,500 24
William & Mary's marine science school has an Estuarine Research Reserve on this biggest U.S. estuary
    DD: $1,000 14
The scenes of Perry Smith being interviewed in jail in this 2005 film were shot in Manitoba, not in Kansas
    $1600 6
This Austrian, who was born a Jew, wrote his "Resurrection" symphony before he converted to Roman Catholicism
    $1600 19
Quaker Bayard Rustin was the main organizer of this historic August 1963 event
    $1600 9
Around 20 B.C.:
"I left Troy behind me 'cause I had to be a Roman"
    $1600 29
Simultaneous, or "at the same moment", has the same last 6 letters as this word for events of the same era
    $2000 25
Sperm whales dive to depths of 7,000 feet, supporting 213 of these pressure units--I'm fine with one here at sea level
    $2000 15
Michelle Pfeiffer was a jailbird--or is that jailflower?--in this "pale" 2002 mother-daughter drama
    $2000 7
He renewed his ties to his native land by writing his "Hungarian Coronation Mass" in 1867
    $2000 20
This aged Quaker poet wrote a verse for the California city named for him
    $2000 10
11th century:
"If you're looking for a sure thing, baby, take a Chanson me"
    $2000 30
Suppression of exculpatory evidence is an example of this type of misconduct

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Cory Ann R.J.
$16,500 $12,200 $13,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This Britishism, a homophone of a letter in the alphabet, has one consonant followed by a line of 4 vowels

Final scores:

Cory Ann R.J.
$5,400 $20,000 $25,800
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $25,800

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Cory Ann R.J.
$18,200 $12,200 $13,800
24 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
12 R,
1 W
20 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $44,200

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Game tape date: 2006-10-18
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