Show #5238 - Wednesday, May 23, 2007


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Joe Pozzuoli, a lawyer from Mount Vernon, New York

Susan Wessells, a writer from Greensboro, North Carolina

James Clark, a graduate assistant from Monroeville, Pennsylvania (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,199)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
It's time for you to name this timepiece, squire
    $200 15
Ye gods, it's this outer planet seen here
    $200 21
On New Zealand's Stewart Island you'll find tuis, pipits, kakas & shags, but it's "the home of" this national bird
    $200 1
In a numerical sense, naught, zip, nada
    $200 5
He played Jesse James in 1943's "The Kansan" before donning the cape of Superman on TV in the 1950s
    $200 4
In 1942 Philip Murray became the first President of the U.S.A., this labor union
    $400 3
The life & music of this legend continue to shine
    $400 16
Something to reflect on--it runs on batteries, is about the size of a bus & circles the Earth every 97 minutes
    $400 24
For the blue-backed manakin, this ritual begins with a duet sung by 2 birds--a dominant male & his wingman
    $400 14
2-syllable social wasp of the family Vespidae
    $400 6
(Hi, I'm Michael McKean.)
My guest appearance as Perry White made this show successful; my wife, Annette O'Toole, may also have helped
    $400 10
Harry Brearly developed this steel after noticing the anti-corrosion properties of high chromium steel
    $600 22
Middle name of the mug-shot man seen here
    $600 17
In September 2006 it was reduced to a number--number 134340 in the catalog of minor planets
    $600 25
If you see the rock species of this urban bird on a ledge, don't try to talk it down; it may just be building a nest
    $600 18
Songs by this band include "Vertigo" & "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
    $600 7
In "Superman III" this comedian uses the "Salami Technique" to steal tiny sums of money from many bank accounts
    $600 11
Anarchist Alexander Berkman tried to kill this steel magnate for whom a NYC museum is now named
    $800 23
The legend seen here most famously played this sport
    DD: $1,000 27
The 2 brightest stars in this constellation are Castor & Pollux
    $800 29
Like a type of shark, the bird seen here is named for its resemblance to this tool
    $800 19
The French know that this optical phenomenon can be seen not only in the desert but also at sea
    $800 8
Kate Bosworth was Lois Lane in this 2006 man of steel movie
    $800 12
This Brit's steel-making "process" was a result of his interest in improving gun construction
    $1000 26
The vast reaches of this country encompass desert lands as well as rain forests
    $1000 28
Usually reaching its peak on August 12, it's been called the "Old Faithful" of meteor showers
    $1000 30
The tawny species of this bird can see prey by the light of one candle 500 yards away
    $1000 20
Not necessarily a "menace", it's a specter or ghost, or something illusory
    $1000 9
1978's "Superman" was scripted by this New York author famous for mafia tomes
    $1000 13
In 1901 this Chicago lawyer for whom a nearby Indiana city is named helped organize the U.S. Steel Corporation

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

James Susan Joe
$3,400 $1,800 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

James Susan Joe
$5,800 $5,200 $600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 15
Before writing his classic novel, he spent 2 years with a group of Oklahoma farmers journeying to California
    $400 21
Mrs. Ashton Kutcher
    $400 14
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew clowns around.) Clowns are masters of this look of reaction for the benefit of the audience; especially a double one
    $400 8
President Ford named this former child star the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana in 1974
    $400 1
In 1804 this guy killed a political foe with one shot in New Jersey... You're the V.P., not Tony Soprano! Act like it!
    $400 2
At the turn of the 19th century, he penned the sonnet "The World Is Too Much With Us"
    $800 16
This author's work as a private detective with Pinkerton lent authenticity to "The Maltese Falcon"
    $800 22
Mrs. Garth Brooks
    $800 20
(Sarah of the Clue Crew stands next to a juggler.)
Because of the way the balls go up the middle & down the side, a common juggling pattern has this watery name that reminds us of a Northwest mountain range
    $800 9
This is Ghana's official language
    $800 3
As a 19th century "boss" he plundered NYC of sums estimated at between $30-200 million...what a dreadful performance
    $800 4
A concluding section or statement at the end of a book that's separate from the main text
    $1200 17
He wrote comic book stories for "Captain America" & "Captain Marvel" before hitting it big with "I, the Jury"
    $1200 23
Mrs. Antonio Banderas
    $1200 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew watches the juggler play.) To us it's a structure at the end of an animal's limb; to a juggler it's a downward movement to catch an object
    $1200 10
So far, he's the only U.N. Secretary-General from Ghana
    $1200 6
That March 4, 1841 inaugural address in cold drizzle took about 2 hours; mark my words, it'll be the death of him
    $1200 5
Hyphenated term for the process by which rumors & informal movie reviews are spread
    $1600 18
Her major works, including "The Age of Innocence", were written while living in France, where she moved in 1907
    $1600 24
Mrs. David Duchovny
    $1600 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew watches people hanging around.) As the trapeze was invented in France, the catcher is sometimes called "porteur" & this person in a trick is called "voltigeur"
    $1600 11
One of the 3 African countries that Ghana borders
    $1600 7
I have the 1860 election results... this Ill. Democrat & orator who ran against Lincoln... you're going home tonight
    $1600 29
A word that leads you to useful results in an Internet search
    $2000 19
In the 1930s this author of "Marjorie Morningstar" was a writer for comedian Fred Allen
    $2000 25
Mrs. Christopher Guest
    $2000 28
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew watches a balancing act.) Wire walking includes the highwire, the tightrope & this one that many people think is most difficult because any shaking is magnified
    $2000 13
Ghana is located in West Africa on this gulf that bears the name of another African country
    DD: $1,500 12
The Whiskey Ring scandal & William Belknap, his Sec. of War, impeached? No wonder this Republican didn't get a third term!
    DD: $4,000 30
Psychological "test" of verbal stimuli given to induce revelatory verbal responses

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

James Susan Joe
$15,500 $6,000 $8,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A traditional mnemonic device for remembering these begins, "Willie, Willie, Harry, Stee, Harry, Dick, John, Harry Three"

Final scores:

James Susan Joe
$17,202 $0 $14,600
2-day champion: $42,401 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

James Susan Joe
$17,000 $6,000 $7,600
22 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
4 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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Game tape date: 2007-02-20
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