Show #5259 - Thursday, June 21, 2007


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Mary Ann Hilterhaus, an administrative assistant from Glen Ridge, New Jersey

Don Stewart, a teacher from Belmont, Massachusetts

Jesse Berry, a tax analyst from Little Rock, Arkansas (whose 2-day cash winnings total $31,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
The Spinifex people of Australia are among the few remaining societies of foragers, also called "hunter"- these
    $200 21
The American Academy of Ophthalmology declares July safety month for these rays
    $200 11
Rolling grassland covers much of the southern half of Mali; this desert, the northern half
    $200 6
From the Latin for "guardian", it's a private instructor who helps you with your studies after class
    $200 1
A famous crossing of this river took place in 49 B.C.
    $400 17
The light skin of northern peoples prevents rickets by turning limited sunlight into the maximum amount of this vitamin
    $400 26
Russian ensign rushin' around on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise
    $400 22
NBA star Sean Elliot, who got one of these from his brother, wants you to know that March is the month for them
    $400 12
Mali's nomads, including the Tuareg, live in portable tents chiefly made of this animal's hair
    $400 7
(Sarah gives the clue.) This signal was chosen because it was easy to remember and quick to send
    $400 2
It's also called a Swedish turnip
    $600 18
Rotund Venus figures made of this substance are common artworks of the age named for this substance
    $600 27
Chubby prison camp guard on "Hogan's Heroes"
    $600 23
OB/GYNs know that April is time to be aware of this type of special delivery
    DD: $1,000 13
This European power ruled Mali from 1895 to 1959, when Mali united with Senegal; independence came in 1960
    $600 8
A military officer acting as secretary to a general is called this "de-camp"
    $600 3
Adjective meaning elementary or relating to first principles
    $800 19
In some societies this type of "feud" is settled by paying this type of "money"
    $800 28
Cool as a cucumber cop of "Hawaii Five-O" who bagged the bad guys while saying "Book 'em, Dan-O"
    $800 24
January is National Month for these people, who need to sit afterwards for 15 minutes & have juice & cookies
    $800 14
Mali is the largest African producer of this plant fiber crop, its chief export
    $800 9
This first female co-anchor on "60 Minutes" helped Nixon write his bestselling memoirs
    $800 4
One of PBS' highest-rated programs was "Wall $treet Week", a show this man hosted for 32 years
    $1000 20
This study of one society, from the Greek for "people", began with Bronislaw Malinowski's work in Melanesia
    $1000 29
Catsuited cutie cavorting with John Steed on "The Avengers"
    $1000 25
February is for this type of health in kids & includes "Give Kids a Smile Day"
    $1000 15
Mali's most fertile agricultural area lies in the valley of this major west African river
    $1000 10
Call up the Royal Flying Doctor Service if you need emergency medical help in a remote part of this country
    $1000 5
Xavier Cugat was its "king"

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

Jesse Don Mary Ann
$3,000 -$200 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Don Mary Ann
$5,400 -$200 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: An interesting play on some tough lit.)
    $400 1
Tennyson's "Ode On the Death of the Duke Of" this place was considered pretty beefy by some
    $400 6
Susan Sarandon & Geena Davis discover "there's no such thing as justifiable robbery" in this film
    $400 11
Leopold II succeeded his dad as King of the Belgians in this year that also marked the end of a war in the U.S.
    $400 16
The saliva of this species of flying mammal contains an anticoagulant
    $400 26
On the Travel Channel's "Pizza Wars", NYC's thin crust pies were compared to this city's deep dish style
    $400 21
It's the "F" in the common web acronym "FAQ"
    $800 2
This author's "The Awakening" finds Mme. Pontellier shaken by the appropriate strains of a Polish composer
    $800 7
Paul Giamatti delivers the line "Quaffable but uh...far from transcendent" in this 2004 film
    $800 12
You may have "Red" about his father, Erik, but he was so successful he was nicknamed "The Lucky"
    $800 17
When not in use, it's retracted by a woodpecker, & it may wrap around under the skull, beneath the skin
    $800 27
A punny promo for "Superman Returns" saw Papa John's offer free pies to those living on any street named this
    $800 22
If you reply anonymously to support your own post in an online forum, you're this hand puppet, like Lamb Chop
    $1200 3
These title islands in a Vonnegut parable are home to the doomed survivors of the cruise ship Bahia de Darwin
    $1200 8
Careful! You will say one word 4 times (not 5, not 3!) in the title of this zany 1963 road comedy
    $1200 13
This only son of Prince Andrew of Greece became a British subject in 1947 & gained a dukedom
    $1200 18
The wisent is considered the European version of this animal once essential to the lives of the Plains Indians
    $1200 28
Pizza Hut paid $1 million to deliver a pie to Yuri Usachov, who was here at the time
    $1200 23
Differing from e-mail, correspondence via post office is considered this, as if carried by a gastropod
    $1600 4
Hawthorne's "The Marble" this was inspired by a Praxiteles sculpture
    $1600 9
Hey man, hit the road with Wyatt & Billy, man & check out Phil Spector as Connection in this 1969 film, man
    $1600 14
On May 14, 1643 the Sun rose on the reign of this 4-year-old king whose father had died at age 42
    $1600 19
This deep-sea fish takes it name from the fact that it dangles an enticing appendage over its mouth to attract prey
    DD: $3,000 29
After a 5-year legal battle with a sugar company, this pizza chain won the right to keep its name in 1980
    $1600 24
Reusing components in old electronics is termed this, one letter shorter than the word it's derived from
    $2000 5
Ornithological title name of a prison in a John Cheever novel
    $2000 10
Say it! Say it! Say Julie Hagerty lost the nest egg in this 1985 Albert Brooks comedy
    DD: $1,000 15
The devil you say! He inherited the title "Duke of Normandy" from his dad Robert the Devil in 1035
    $2000 20
The ursus californicus variety of this fierce brown bear is featured on California's state seal
    $2000 25
Taken from a mining phrase, a "climate" this animal is an event that foretells environmental disaster

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse Don Mary Ann
$16,400 $1,400 $10,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Between July 2005 & July 2006, this state gained nearly 580,000 people, more than any other state

Final scores:

Jesse Don Mary Ann
$10,500 $1,400 $6,400
3-day champion: $41,500 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jesse Don Mary Ann
$15,000 $2,400 $11,400
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
10 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $28,800

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Game tape date: 2007-03-06
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