Show #5205 - Friday, April 6, 2007


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Susan Herder, a science teacher from St. Paul, Minnesota

William Thill, a teacher from Los Angeles, California

Ron Grant, a consulting company president from Greenville, South Carolina (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each response will be two words: the first word starts with a "W"; the second word will begin with the letter "C".)
(Alex: You identify name the country.)
(Alex: ...but not particularly well, so be careful.)
    $200 1
In the early 16th century, this painter & genius wrote, "The Medici created and destroyed me"
    $200 2
One meaning of this word is any member of Christ's church, as in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ones
    $200 10
Office workers are said to gather around this dispenser to talk about riveting TV shows
    $200 25
Order of the Nile
    $200 17
In this Shakespeare play, Ariel tells Prospero that the Bermoothes Islands are "still vexed"
    $200 11
This music legend penned hits like "Lay Lady Lay" & "Tangled Up In Blue"
    $400 4
In 1938 he said, "There has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor"
    $400 3
Christmas in December 25; this holiday around the same time starts on Kislev 25 on the Jewish calendar
    $400 12
Newlyweds are supposed to freeze the top of this & eat it on their first anniversary
    $400 26
Order of the Aztec Eagle
    $400 19
Joseph Heller used the Mediterranean island of Pianosa as the setting for this 1961 WWII novel
    $400 13
Hello, my name this 2006 title movie film guy who say, "This suit is not black!"; very nice, high five
    $600 5
(Jon of the Clue Crew reports.) I've put together a device similar to the one used by Samuel Morse on May 24, 1844, & I'll send this same historic message quoted from the Bible
    $600 7
In this religion, Sufism is mystical practice aiming at direct personal experience of God
    $600 18
Henry Wirz, the commandant of Andersonville Prison, was executed for these
    $600 27
Order of the Rising Sun
    $600 22
Jules Verne's "Mysterious Island" was named for this U.S. president who was assassinated
    $600 14
"Here's Johnny!"; no, it's this actor known for his truth handling & a famous chicken salad sandwich request
    $800 6
Fritz Hollings, 1983:
If the Marines are "there to fight, then there are far too few. If... there to be killed, there are far too many"
    $800 8
This religion of more than 850 million people evolved from Vedism
    $800 20
This respiratory disease is caused by Bordetella pertussis bacteria
    $800 28
Order of Oranje-Nassau
    DD: $600 23
The city of Mildendo on this island is encompassed by a wall 2 1/2 feet high
    $800 15
I hear Darrell Hammond also does an impression of this "Finding Forrester" title guy, the filthy...
    $1000 30
(Hello, I'm Peggy Noonan. I'm a former presidential speech writer.) I worked on the speech in which Ronald Reagan said the Challenger crew had "slipped the surly bonds of Earth to touch" this
    $1000 9
Pope Benedict XVI's first of these was titled "Deus caritas est", "God is love"
    $1000 21
This phase of the moon is known by a 2-word term: one word means "growing", and the other is from the Latin for "to grow"
    $1000 29
Order of the Hashemite Star
    $1000 24
In this Norman Mailer novel, 6 U.S. soldiers scale Mt. Anaka on Anopopei Island to observe enemy troop positions
    $1000 16
Watch me channel this 2'8" "Austin Powers" character

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

Ron William Susan
$200 $2,600 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ron William Susan
$800 $4,000 $5,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: What's there not to like about [*]?)
(Alex: ...but not as well as I do impressions.)
    $400 6
This patriot's foundry made the State House dome watertight in 1802 by sheathing it with a thick layer of copper
    $400 7
    $400 18
The root of a plant of the mustard family, this veggie resembles a small beet
    $400 1
January 27:
Jury selection begins in the trial of this woman entangled with the SLA
    $400 8
especially a pure or jet black, like the stone
    $400 17
Time to attend the dancing class seen here painted by this 19th century Frenchman
    $800 27
In 1893 Springfield produced the USA's 1st gasoline-powered car; in 1901, the USA's 1st factory for these 2-wheelers
    $800 9
"Mellow Gold",
    $800 19
The Eureka is a type of this citris fruit
    $800 2
July 2:
This country formally ceases to exist as it is absorbed by its northern counterpart
    $800 13
Come sail away with Charon on this river, a Greek word meaning "hateful"
    $800 21
More a Neo-Impressionist, he painted Pointillist seascapes at Normandy each summer between 1885 & 1889
    $1200 28
Nye Lubricants, founded in New Bedford in 1844, sold the USA's last bottle of this type of oil in 1978
    $1200 10
"Pablo Honey",
"OK Computer",
"Hail to the Thief"
    $1200 20
The white type of this stalked veggie is grown underground; it can't produce chlorophyll & turn green
    $1200 3
February 4th:
The Winter Olympics heat up this Austrian city
    $1200 14
Patrick Ewing should know this Greek goddess personifying night
    $1200 22
His impression, "Sunrise", is seen here
    $1600 29
This Western Mass. college, the state's oldest after Harvard, is a traditional rival of Amherst
    $1600 11
"De Stijl",
"Get Behind Me Satan"
    DD: $2,000 25
The name of this tropical fruit comes from the resemblance of its flowers to symbols of the crucifixon
    $1600 4
June 27:
Palestinian terrorists hijack an Air France jetliner & force it to land in this Ugandan city
    $1600 15
This small triangular bone consists of 4 rudimentary vertebrae
    $1600 23
This American woman went Impressionist in the late 1870s & exhibited with the group in 1879
    DD: $4,000 30
"The Spirit of '76" hangs in this town whose name comes from the misidentification of granite as another rock
    $2000 12
"A Rush of Blood to the Head",
    $2000 26
In French, a banana is banane; this tropical fruit is ananas
    $2000 5
March 24:
The Argentinean Military coups with delight as it overthrows this widow of Juan Peron
    $2000 16
It's not a Seussian animal, it's this large African antelope, an endangered species
    $2000 24
Seen here is this artist's 1870s work "Madame Charpentier and Her Children"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ron William Susan
$0 $9,200 $10,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

He published "Hunting, Fishing, and Camping" in 1942 & "My Story: The Autobiography of a Down-East Merchant" in 1960

Final scores:

Ron William Susan
$0 $7,999 $18,401
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $18,401

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ron William Susan
$0 $11,200 $15,000
10 R,
5 W
15 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $26,200

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Game tape date: 2007-01-24
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