Show #5125 - Friday, December 15, 2006


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Rob Donnelly, a university researcher from San Diego, California

Paula Frome, a lawyer from Glen Cove, New York

R.J. Lesch, a programmer from Adel, Iowa (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,800)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 22
Once essential in hot, dry forest weather, this type of structure is less necessary in an age of aircraft & cell phones
    $200 1
Rather or
    $200 5
In 2006 the Riverbanks Zoo in S.C. exhibited a rare white (but not albino) one of these crocodilians
    $200 8
The "driving" types of these feature some leather for a good grip; the "opera" ones do not
    $200 9
Oral epics are sung by poets & composers known as bakhashi in this central Asian "stan" nation
    $200 18
Number of steps in the Alcoholics Anonymous program
    $400 23
In names of fancy homes, there's Wayne Manor & Gracie this
    $400 2
Costas or
    $400 7
The Kitti's hog-nosed species of this flying mammal is about the size of a bumblebee
    $400 10
Keep the sun off your face with this accessory whose name is from Old Italian for "to shelter from the sun"
    $400 11
Slightly larger than Texas, it borders the Black Sea & the Mediterranean Sea
    $400 19
At sea level, water boils at this number of degrees Fahrenheit
    $600 27
The booth from Checkpoint Charlie, shown here, is usually called by this 10-letter homey name
    $600 3
Rawls or
    $600 20
Aaargh! Pirata piraticus, one of these arachnids, has the startling ability to walk--& even run--on water
    DD: $1,000 12
Appropriate name of the outfit worn by parachutists, or of the 1-piece garment inspired by it
    $600 15
It thrusts out towards Sicily as the northernmost bulge of Africa
    $600 24
In the Army, number of silver bars a captain has or silver stars a major general has
    $800 28
Type of building that's the title of a 1981 book by New York Times architecture critic Paul Goldberger
    $800 4
Shepard or
    $800 21
In 2001 scientists found a new type of this 10-armed cephalopod; it has 2 fins that flap like elephant ears
    $800 13
These baggy knickers worn by some golfers got their name from the 4 inches added for a looser fit
    $800 16
It shares dominion over Lake Victoria with Kenya & Uganda
    $800 25
In Mexico, a quinceanera is a celebration of a girl's turning this age
    $1000 29
The model of this type of ancient structure partly from the Greek word for "horse", is seen here
    $1000 6
Danson or
    $1000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from the Primate Center at Duke University.) Among the few primates with blue eyes are humans & this type of animal
    $1000 14
Hot again in 2006, this fabric named for a city in India may "bleed", which softens the look of the stripes & plaids
    $1000 17
This South Pacific island nation is ruled by a king & a 30-member legislative assembly
    $1000 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew delivers the clue from Dublin, Ireland.) The beauty of Ireland has been summed up in the popular phrase, this many "shades of green"

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

R.J. Paula Rob
$3,400 $3,600 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

R.J. Paula Rob
$3,000 $4,400 $1,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 6
Tony Bennett's tune about a California city runs Spain with an iron fist as dictator
    $400 1
In Feb. 1990 Buster Douglas knocked the mouthpiece (& the stuffing) out of this suddenly ex-heavyweight champ
    $400 7
The great-great grandson of Augustus, he started fiddling around as Roman Emperor at age 16 in 54 A.D.
    $400 12
Though it's a medium-sized star, the sun is classified as a yellow one of these peewees
    $400 24
In the Gospel of Matthew, it's how Judas points out Jesus to be captured
    $400 21
The German co. Phoenix has created the longest of these, taking mining ore 10.5 mi. from India to Bangladesh
    $800 17
1972 Marlon Brando film set in France in which he decides to live "the simple life" as an heiress
    $800 2
In 1978, though he outweighed Leon Spinks by 27 pounds, he lost a 15-round decision & the heavyweight title
    $800 8
Along with high shoes called calcei, Romans wore this 4-letter outer garment
    $800 13
In 1843 Heinrich Schwabe noted that the number of these dark areas varies in a periodic cycle
    $800 25
Also known as Hadassah, this title woman is brought up by her relative Mordecai
    $1200 18
The Confederacy's top general trades in Traveller to head up Chrysler in the 1980s
    $1200 3
In 1981 John McEnroe found resistance wasn't futile & snapped this Swede's 5-year Wimbledon win streak
    $1200 9
Agrippina's kid, this wacky (OK, unbalanced) emperor was killed in 41 A.D., & Uncle Claudius took over
    $1200 14
In 1939 Hans Bethe calculated how much energy the sun puts out as hydrogen atoms join together by this process
    DD: $1,000 19
A current Supreme Court Justice finds "You Can't Go Home Again" as this author
    $1600 4
In 1919 Man O' War lost his only race to a 100-to-1 shot with this apt 5-letter name that means "to disturb"
    $1600 10
The 31 B.C. naval Battle of Actium pitted Octavian vs. this man, whose suicide with his lover a year later became legendary
    DD: $3,000 15
It's not a beer for sunbathers, but the region whose gases become the solar wind
    $1600 27
After Sarah's death, he married Keturah, who bore him Zimran, Ishbak & others
    $1600 23
These polished shell beads were woven into belts by Native Americans & traded or used to send messages
    $2000 20
U.S. Advocate for women's rights & the abolition of slavery who sang "All The Young Dudes"
    $2000 5
In the 10 years before a loss to Rulon Gardner at the Olympics, no one had scored a point vs. this sport's A. Karelin
    $2000 11
From the Greek for "Phoenician", this word describes the 3 Rome vs. Carthage wars; Rome went 3-0
    $2000 16
Also a type of oven, it's the zone where the sun's energy is circulated to its surface
    $2000 26
Psalm 22 begins with this question to God, later asked by Jesus & goes on to say, "I cry... but thou hearest not"
    $2000 22
In Arabic mintaka is "belt", alnitak means "girdle" & alnilam means "belt of pearls" for 3 stars in this constellation

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

R.J. Paula Rob
$12,800 $15,200 $1,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This poem says, "For all averred, I had killed the bird that made the breeze to blow"

Final scores:

R.J. Paula Rob
$25,600 $25,601 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $25,601 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

R.J. Paula Rob
$11,400 $14,800 $1,800
20 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
8 R
(including 1 DD),
7 W

Combined Coryat: $28,000

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Game tape date: 2006-10-18
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