Show #5286 - Monday, September 10, 2007

First game of Season 24.
New title graphics.


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Dorothy Gilmartin, a teacher from Weehawken, New Jersey

Keli Jackson, a software testing manager originally from Fort Washington, Maryland

Ben Taylor, a student from Rockford, Illinois (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
In the 1920s this Fascist leader of Italy set up a puppet regime in Albania & reconquered Libya
    $200 26
Both Hoffman & Streep won Oscars as the title duo in this film
    $200 6
Tusk material
    $200 16
"The Teammates" by David Halberstam chronicles the friendships of Ted Williams & others on this team
    $200 21
In 1850 a St. Louis jury said that this man's prior residence in Wisconsin & Illinois had made him a free man
    $200 11
From the Latin for "having a sharp point", it's an adjective meaning keeping to an arranged time
    $400 2
Elizabeth II succeeded her father, this man who died unexpectedly at age 56
    $400 27
Dustin says, "I was a better man with you, as a woman... than I ever was with a woman, as a man" in this 1982 film
    $400 7
Rotary phone part
    $400 17
John Grisham switched gears with "Skipping" this holiday, about a couple who want to skip the consumerism
    $400 22
In 1814, while this lawyer & poet was helping to free his friend William Beanes, he saw the bombing of Fort McHenry
    $400 12
Consent, especially formal authorization
    $600 3
On Feb. 8, 1904 Japanese ships attacked this country's fleet at Lushun, Manchuria, beginning a war
    $600 28
Dustin spent more than a weekend as Bernie in this 2004 Stiller & De Niro sequel
    $600 8
Molten rock
    $600 18
"The Devil in the White City" examines "Murder, Magic & Madness" at the 1893 World's Fair in this U.S. city
    $600 23
A skier in his free time, this Mercury 7 astronaut landed his Aurora 7 capsule 250 miles off course in 1962
    $600 13
This "canine" seen here has been known to live in communities of as many as 400 million
    $800 4
On Feb. 15, 1965, Canada's new flag, which prominently featured an 11-pointed one of these, flew for the first time
    $800 29
"Frankly, you're beginning to smell and for a stud in New York, that's a handicap", says Dustin in this 1969 film
    $800 9
Peace advocate
    $800 19
In a Stephen King book, writer Paul Sheldon is weary of this title heroine he created
    $800 24
Captured & freed in the War of 1812, he was later an 1852 presidential candidate & a Union general
    $800 14
A large fire built for a funeral cremation
    $1000 5
On Valentine's Day 1989 the Ayatollah Khomeini showed no love for this author's "Satanic Verses", giving him a death sentence
    $1000 30
Laurence Olivier sets dentistry back about 1,000 years as he works on Dustin in this film; that's not safe at all
    $1000 10
April in Tipperary
    DD: $2,000 20
Appropriately, Part 3 of this 1953 novel is "Burning Bright"
    $1000 25
This White House Press Secretary freed up his schedule in 2006 & was replaced by Tony Snow
    $1000 15
In mathematics, it's a flat surface of infinite extent; in carpentry, it's a tool used on surfaces

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

Ben Keli Dorothy
$2,600 $2,400 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Keli Dorothy
$3,600 $3,400 $5,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: All the responses will rhyme with the word "hole".)
    $400 26
This country isn't out of "kilt"er with the thistle as its national flower
    $400 1
The "T" in TCM, which shows classic movies, stands for this last name
    $400 21
Movie or play part
    $400 6
In the 1980s Kellogg's Sugar these were renamed Honey these
    $400 16
This "period" for the Earth's moon is 27.322 days
    $400 9
Ingvar Kamprad founded this home-furnishing company in 1943 & once delivered its products by milk van
    $800 27
On March 22, 1994 the Dutch Ambassador to the U.S. gave her a new tulip named for her
    $800 2
This film & arts network has hit the jackpot with reality shows like "Real Housewives of Orange County" & "Project Runway"
    $800 22
A small, rounded hill
    $800 7
They're the waxy cellular structures in which bees store their food & lay their eggs
    $800 17
Photos from Voyager 2 helped spot this moon of Uranus that's named for the heroine of "As You Like It"
    $800 10
This prominent Swedish chemist established the prizes bearing his family name after reading his own obituary in 1888
    $1200 28
Singularly speaking, the bright blue cornflower is known as this "button"
    $1200 3
"Beach Patrol", "Body of Evidence" & "Forensic Files" are shows on this network
    $1200 23
One of the 5 Civilized Tribes
    $1200 8
It's also known as a winter melon
    DD: $3,400 18
Saturn's second-largest moon, it's named for the mother of the gods
    $1200 13
In 1792 Jakob Johan Anckarstrom assassinated the III Swedish king of this name at a masquerade ball
    $1600 29
The earliest garden flower to blossom in spring, it still has "snow" in its name
    $1600 4
(Jon of the Clue Crew "reigns" on the set.) I'm at the headquarters of this network that was launched to a storm of skepticism, but is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2007
    $1600 24
To persuade by flattery or promises
    $1600 11
In a Four Tops hit, this term of endearment follows "sugar pie"
    $1600 19
Seen here, they're the bright streaks of lunar ejecta flung from an impact crater
    $1600 14
This U.N. Secretary-General died tragically in Africa in 1961
    DD: $1,000 30
Bloom forms of this large, hardy perennial include spoon, quill & pompon
    $2000 5
"Dexter" & "Sleeper Cell" are original series on this channel
    $2000 25
Whimsically humorous
    $2000 12
Aw, shucks! It's the variety of plant seen here
    $2000 20
From the German for rivulet, these trenches on the Moon's surface probably carried lava
    $2000 15
This Swedish botanist introduced the binomial system of biological nomenclature now named for him

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Keli Dorothy
$11,000 $16,400 $8,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1949 he wrote, "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face--forever"

Final scores:

Ben Keli Dorothy
$22,000 $22,001 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $22,001 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Ben Keli Dorothy
$8,800 $17,400 $10,000
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
17 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $36,200

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Game tape date: 2007-07-17
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