Show #4569 - Thursday, June 17, 2004

Ken Jennings game 12.


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Deirdre Basile, a stay-at-home mom from Ridgefield, Connecticut

Steve DiGiulio, a senior account executive from Washington Township, New Jersey

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 11-day cash winnings total $376,158)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Vanna will be revealing the clues for you.)
    $200 23
Including lots of prairie, they cover about 18% of Canada's territory & 15% of U.S. territory
    $200 6
Dominance by "LOTR" caused this host to quip, "People are moving to New Zealand just to be thanked"
    $200 1
Of the 3 Gorgons, she was the only mortal
    $200 16
Standing side by side & facing the front
    $200 11
Spokane is 18 miles west of Washington's border with this state
    $200 21
Microsoft Head Honcho
    $400 24
As its name implies, Nullarbor Plain in Australia is a 400-mile-long plateau where none of these grow
    $400 7
He took home the little bald guy for the first time in 4 tries, winning Best Actor for "Mystic River"
    $400 2
Just like their sisters the Pleiades, the Hyades were changed into a cluster of these
    $400 17
Half of a legendary comedy duo, he was born in New Jersey in 1895
    $400 12
He's the longtime Spokane resident & one-time law student seen here
    $400 22
Current Senate Majority Leader
    $600 25
This plain of Tanzania is the place in Africa where vast land migrations of animals still take place
    $600 8
She had a "Monster" night, taking home Best Actress Honors
    $600 3
This 6-headed sea monster who ate sailors lived in a cave opposite the whirlpool Charybdis
    $600 18
Burning strongly
    $600 13
Spokane takes its name from the Spokane Indians, whose name means "children of" this heavenly body
    $600 26
The Oracle of Omaha
    $800 29
Israel's Plain of Jezreel is said to be the site of this future biblical battle
    $800 9
Part of this Best Animated Feature took place in an Australian dentist's office
    DD: $1,200 4
Psychologist Carl Jung named a complex after this Greek woman famous for her attachment to Agamemnon
    $800 19
Sin is in, sweetie, on this hilarious Brit-com starring Jennifer Saunders & Joanna Lumley
    $800 14
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Reservoir was created by this "Grand" dam just northwest of Spokane
    $800 27
K in DreamWorks SKG
    $1000 30
It's thought that construction of Stonehenge was begun on this southwestern British plain as early as 2900 B.C.
    $1000 10
This Defense Secy.'s career was the subject of "The Fog of War", winner for Documentary Feature
    $1000 5
After a weaving contest, Athena turned this maiden into a spider so that she'd spend the rest of her life spinning
    $1000 20
    $1000 15
Due to the efforts of Spokane resident Sonora Dodd, this holiday was first celebrated there, on June 19, 1910
    $1000 28
Once husband of Ivana and Marla

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Ken Steve Deirdre
$6,800 $0 -$200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Steve Deirdre
$10,400 $600 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
A large group of stars is called a cluster & a large cluster is called this
    $400 1
Glam rocker Paul Gadd recorded "Rock and Roll Part 2" under this "sparkly" name
    $400 26
Syngman Rhee of Korea & Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines had to find asylum in this U.S. state
    $400 2
Katharine Weber's retelling of this 19th c. novel features just 3 sisters, & Beth is a pet turtle who dies
    $400 11
You numbskull! It's this Stooge seen here
    $400 16
It's a synonym of "certainly" & a homonym of a female first name (& don't call me that!)
    $800 22
Founded in 1889 as St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, today it's known as this
    $800 5
This blue-eyed singer was set to star in the film "Carousel", but he walked out & was replaced by Gordon MacRae
    $800 27
This former president returned to Chile March 3, 2000 & was stripped of immunity
    $800 3
This synonym for Martians became the title of Christopher Buckley's novel romp about alien abduction
    $800 12
This billionaire set many flying records, including an around-the-world mark of 3 days, 19 hrs., 14 mins.
    $800 17
Things that are going well aren't going skatingly or jumpingly but this athletic way
    $1200 23
Gerty Theresa Cori won a Nobel Prize for finding an enzyme that helps the body turn this into sugar
    $1200 8
He's the member of the Jackson family whose sons Taryll, Taj & T.J. formed the trio 3T
    $1200 28
Germany's longest-serving chancellor of the 20th century, he resigned as honorary party chairman in 2000
    $1200 4
In a depressing play by William Inge, a woman named Lola waits for this title pet to "Come Back"
    $1200 13
This fifth wife of Henry VIII cheated on him in 1541; bad idea
    $1200 18
This 5-letter word meaning to a sufficient or more than sufficient degree often precedes "rewarded"
    $1600 24
In aerodynamics it's the vertical force acting on a plane due to flow of air over its airfoils
    $1600 9
This Broadway "Evita" was named for her great-great-aunt, coloratura soprano Adelina Patti
    $1600 29
Impeached in 1992, this country's president Fernando Collor de Mello resigned as his trial was beginning
    DD: $5,000 6
In 2003 this beloved book about a small visitor from Asteroid B-612 celebrated its 60th anniversary
    $1600 14
He's the Egyptologist who published the 3-volume work
"The Tomb of Tut-ankh-amen"
    DD: $3,000 19
According to Francis Scott Key, it's how the Stars & Stripes were streaming
    $2000 25
(Sarah of the Clue Crew burns one in from Volcanoes National
Park, Hawaii.
) Volcanic fumes can be hazardous to your health: they contain sulfuric acid, glass particles & this, HCl
    $2000 10
His back-up singers, Lady Flash, had their own hit singing "Street Singin'" (of course, he wrote the song)
    $2000 30
In July 1985 a coup in Uganda booted out this Idi Amin rival whose regime was known for its human rights abuses
    $2000 7
The diminutive title character of this Dickens novel has siblings named Tip & Fanny
    $2000 15
The last wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy was this University of Michigan player who won in 1991
    $2000 20
As a nautical adverb it means "completely", as when it precedes "a-starboard"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Steve Deirdre
$37,000 $5,800 $9,000
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In the NATO phonetic alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, etc.), the 2 that are title Shakespearean characters

Final scores:

Ken Steve Deirdre
$34,000 $0 $12,000
12-day champion: $410,158 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Steve Deirdre
$33,200 $5,800 $7,600
39 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
9 R,
2 W
10 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $46,600

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Game tape date: 2004-03-02
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