Show #5153 - Wednesday, January 24, 2007


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Emily Seftel, a journalist from Phoenix, Arizona

Su Kim, an accountant from Elgin, Illinois

Freddy Bee, a teacher from La Verne, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $17,600)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 6
In North America, these tiny birds are the main birds that pollinate flowers
    $200 16
Last year it was Da Vinci; this fall it's nothing but dots & dashes with the...
    $200 1
This peak in the Black Hills is 5,725 feet above sea level, or a little over 95 times the height of Washington's head
    $200 11
The last 2 Latinos elected mayor of this huge U.S. city are Cristobal Aguilar (1872) & Antonio Villaraigosa (2005)
    $200 21
Zip, nada, el zilcho
    $200 26
An athlete who is "swinging for the fences" is playing this sport
    $400 7
Nitrogen makes up around 78% of the atmosphere; this gas, only about 20%
    $400 17
Finally, this 1963 Betty Friedan book hits the theaters--and wait 'til you see the car chases
    $400 2
Venezuela's highest peak is named for this man; there's a bronze bust of him at the summit
    $400 12
After this 1906 disaster, Mayor Eugene Schmitz authorized the summary execution of looters
    $400 22
A ring for a baby's incisors
    $400 27
It's the activity you're participating in if you're instructed to "swing your partner, do-si-do"
    DD: $800 8
At last count, this planet in our solar system had 63 known moons
    $600 18
First she was Pam Ewing on "Dallas"; now her name is the must-see film of the year. This summer, she is "The..."
    $600 3
This state's 11,031-foot-high Deseret Peak overlooks Rush Valley
    $600 13
Actress Melina Mercouri ran unsuccessfully for mayor of this foreign city, a post her Grandpa held for 30 years
    $600 23
Giving a portion of one's income, typically 10%, to one's church
    $600 28
This rock band sang, "We are the sultans of swing"
    $800 9
8 years before "The Origin of Species" was published, this British naturalist wrote a paper on barnacles
    $800 19
This emotional bond to a captor by a hostage due to stress & need for survival is the psychothriller of the summer!
    $800 4
Canada's highest peak, Mount Logan, lies in the St. Elias Range in the SW corner of this territory
    $800 14
In New Orleans' first post-Katrina mayoral election, this man held on to his job
    $800 24
Raiment or apparel
    $800 29
"Swing Time" was the sixth film to team this pair of legendary dancers
    $1000 10
At the Earth's surface, this force produces acceleration of about 32 feet per second per second
    $1000 20
In Australia, water is going down drains backwards (to us). This fall, Mel Gibson takes on the reason why--this "Effect"
    $1000 5
The name of this volcano in Martinique is from the French for "bald mountain"
    $1000 15
At age 31, though looking more like 13, this future presidential candidate was Cleveland's mayor
    $1000 25
"In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking", now heaven knows, this
    $1000 30
Cool, Daddy-O! The 1939 autobiography by this bandleader was titled "The Kingdom of Swing"

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

Freddy Su Emily
$3,200 $800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Freddy Su Emily
$4,200 $4,000 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
The Pulitzer folks gave "A Delicate Balance" by this playwright a 1967 "Woolf" whistle
    $400 12
(Kelly of the Clue Crew indicates a bowling scorecard on the monitor.) In bowling, you score a spare by adding 10 to the number of pins knocked down in this
    $400 8
Following his victory in the Battle of Friedland in June, he forced the capitulation of the Russian Empire
    $400 19
The canvasback is a wild North American variety of this bird
    $400 24
In his youth, Bach played this instrument in church & later was a virtuoso consulted in their crafting
    $400 6
One who gives blood
    $800 2
David Mamet won in 1984 for this salesman drama whose title includes 2 4-letter words
    $800 13
In this sport you score a point for each 42-pound stone closer to the tee than the opponent's nearest stone
    $800 15
In September he was acquitted of treason against the U.S.
    $800 20
The genus for this American bird is Turdus; ah, to see the first Turdus of spring
    $800 25
Bach often paired a prelude with this form in which a theme is stated, repeated & varied with contrapuntal lines
    $800 7
Conversation for 2 people
    $1200 3
In 1928 this playwright had a "Strange Interlude"
    $1200 14
(Jon of the Clue Crew indicates a baseball scorecard on the monitor.) In baseball, a player singled, stole second, went to third on an error by the second baseman, but was gunned down at home by this player
    $1200 16
Later to lead the revolutionary Redshirts, he was born on the Fourth of July
    $1200 21
One of the 2 U.S. states with a bird in its official state nickname
    $1200 26
Bach was a composer of great reknown in this musical era that takes its name from "imperfect pearls"
    DD: $2,000 9
France's patron saint
    $1600 4
In 1989 her "Heidi Chronicles" was the story of the night; sadly she passed away in 2006
    $1600 30
Figure skating has scrapped the old system, where this number was perfect, for a new one with triple-digit scores
    $1600 17
In August, this Robert Fulton-built steamship left NYC for Albany on the Hudson River
    $1600 22
This long-legged wading bird of the genus Platalea is named for its prominent flatware-like bill
    DD: $2,000 27
A count's insomnia prompted these pieces that were to be played by a 14-year-old harpsichordist
    $1600 10
Fate or kismet
    $2000 5
In 1938 this playwright's "Our Town" had some Pulitzer with the voters
    $2000 29
(Jon indicates a tennis score on the monitor.) In scoring a tennis set, the number in parentheses means the losing player got just two points in this
    $2000 18
In July, Jacobitism ended with the death of Henry Benedict, the last claimant of this royal family to the British throne
    $2000 23
The Rainbow variety of this parakeet relative is seen here
    $2000 28
From the Latin for "to sing", only 202 of the 295 of these that Bach wrote in Leipzig survive
    $2000 11
Horn of Africa country

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Freddy Su Emily
$8,600 $21,200 $8,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This currency of Costa Rica gets its name from the first European to see the nation

Final scores:

Freddy Su Emily
$600 $17,700 $200
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $17,700 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Freddy Su Emily
$8,600 $22,400 $9,000
10 R,
1 W
28 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,000

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Game tape date: 2006-11-15
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