Show #5177 - Tuesday, February 27, 2007


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Claire Ward, a project manager from Richmond, Virginia

Jim Waldo, a consultant from Medina, Minnesota

Marc Spraragen, a graduate student from Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $8,799)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: The WHO here is the World Health Organization.)
    $200 6
On Feb. 9, 1861 he was elected provisional president of the Confederacy
    $200 7
Japanese film brand whose blimp debuted at the 1984 Summer Olympics
    $200 14
Schwarzenegger's first inaugural address pledged his governorship "to your" these, "not to special" these
    $200 1
A variant of BSE, a disease of these animals, can be found in mink; we guess that would be mad mink disease
    $200 9
A type of Eucalyptus, or something kids chew
    $200 26
In January 1985 Madonna & this actor had their first date; they'd be married by August
    $400 8
Alphabetically, he's the first U.S. vice president
    $400 22
This "flowery" brand used the slogan "the milk from contented cows"
    $400 18
Anthony Downs' theory of these groups has them habitually moving toward the middle to win elections
    $400 2
90% of Argentina's supply of this comes from people donating to members of their own families
    $400 10
A member of the olive family, or the residue of something burned
    $400 27
In 1992 Madonna's Mae Mordabito took the field with Geena Davis in this film
    $600 15
A slave called Isabella at birth adopted this unusual name in 1843 & became an itinerant preacher
    $600 23
It's the rhyming brand name of a popular slender jerky snack that comes in Tabasco & Nacho flavors
    $600 19
The thrust of secularism in the 16th & 17th centuries was to separate politics from this
    $600 3
Research shows no increased risk of brain cancer from using these, but they do cause traffic accidents
    $600 11
A variety of California laurel, or a body of water forming an indentation of a shoreline
    $600 28
"Don't just stand there,
Let's get to it,
Strike a pose,
There's nothing to it";
come on, it's this hit song
    $800 16
This American educator born in 1796 favored the abolition of corporal punishment in schools
    $800 24
This meatless brand started with a veggie burger created by chef Paul Wenner
    $800 20
"Every community is established with a view to some good", says this ancient man's "Politics"
    DD: $800 4
Malignant melanoma, which is on the rise, is strongly related to one's history of this painful affliction
    $800 12
English is one variety of this tree that is also a nightmare-ridden movie street
    $800 29
Madonna was Breathless (Mahoney) in this 1990 detective flick
    $1000 17
Farmer Jabez Stone sells his soul in his classic story "The Devil and Daniel Webster"
    $1000 25
This 5-letter word follows "Marshmallow" in the name of Durkee-Mower's marshmallow creme
    $1000 21
In 1921 the black flag flew at the funeral of Peter Kropotkin, philosopher of this government-negating ideology
    $1000 5
In 2000 Rift Valley fever scared WHO by making its first appearance outside this continent
    $1000 13
"It had to be" this evergreen tree that is a homonym for a second-person-singular pronoun
    $1000 30
In 1977 Madonna won a scholarship to the studio of this alliteratively named N.Y. choreographer

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Marc Jim Claire
$3,200 $1,600 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Marc Jim Claire
$7,000 $1,400 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 15
Alex Haley described this 1976 blockbuster as "faction", a combination of fact & fiction
    $400 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Iowa State Fair.) I'm in this city, home of the Iowa State Fair, whose name may be from the French for "monks", recalling early French missionaries
    $400 20
This sexpot nicknamed "La Lollo" lolled around with lots of men in the 1954 film "Woman of Rome"
    $400 4
    $400 9
Meteorologically speaking, it's a very light rain in which the droplets are less than 1/50" in diameter
    $400 1
It Italy, Helen Reddy could sing "I Am Donna", as "Donna" means this in Italian
    $800 17
This poet & author called the first volume of her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
    $800 27
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from a state capital.) I'm in this state capital, the last one to be named for a U.S. president
    $800 21
James Darren reprised his role as Moondoggie in the 1963 flick called this teen "Goes to Rome"
    $800 5
    $800 10
It means "snout", or a device used to cover a snout to prevent biting
    $800 2
In 1994 this ex-disco queen sang with the Nashville Symphony at a city arts festival
    $1200 18
His autobiography "Black Boy" was originally the first section of a longer work called "American Hunger"
    $1200 28
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports from the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.) I'm at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum in this city that's grown from 45,000 people in 1950 to half a million today
    $1200 22
In a 2003 film, this Hilary Duff character goes to Rome & gets mistaken for an Italian pop star--doesn't everyone?
    $1200 6
    $1200 11
In 2004 he broke Carlton Fisk's record for career home runs as a catcher by hitting his 352nd
    $1200 3
In 1960 Hurricane Donna reached Florida with this category number, one less than the max
    $1600 19
Introduced in "Devil in a Blue Dress", Easy Rawlins is the hero of several mysteries by this author
    $1600 29
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from The Pentagon.) I'm at the building put up between 1941 & 1943 to house what was then this government department
    $1600 23
She married Troy Donahue after Rome-ancing him onscreen in "Rome Adventure"; "The Bob Newhart Show" came later
    $1600 7
    $1600 12
This type of logic employs a range of values from true to false & is used in decision-making with imprecise data
    $1600 14
In 1968, she joined the fashion house of Anne Klein; in 1984, she started her own company
    $2000 25
While serving time in prison, he wrote "Soul on Ice", a series of essays on prejudice & racism
    DD: $3,000 30
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from a state capital.) This state capital was the subject of a 20-year boundary dispute & gets its name from the fight's peaceful outcome
    $2000 24
"Whither goest thou?" perhaps to rent this 1951 epic starring Robert Taylor & Deborah Kerr
    $2000 8
    DD: $4,000 13
In 2005 one of these people crashed his car into Lindsay Lohan's
    $2000 16
She was Clinton's Secretary of Health & Human Services & later, a president herself (of the University of Miami)

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Marc Jim Claire
$16,000 $10,600 $6,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Meaning "not working properly", it may date back to a character in the comic strip "The Katzenjammer Kids"

Final scores:

Marc Jim Claire
$21,201 $21,200 $2,999
2-day champion: $30,000 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Marc Jim Claire
$19,000 $8,600 $6,000
23 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
16 R,
6 W

Combined Coryat: $33,600

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Game tape date: 2006-12-05
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