Show #5287 - Tuesday, September 11, 2007


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Megan Bygness, a Ph.D. student and literature instructor from Iowa City, Iowa

Rick Kent, a paralegal from Los Angeles, California

Keli Jackson, a software testing manager originally from Fort Washington, Maryland (whose 1-day cash winnings total $22,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
This steel man who gave away $350 million gave away his daughter Margaret at her 1919 wedding
    $200 16
This New York City place is commonly called a station. It's actually a terminal as train lines begin and end there
    $200 26
With some smarts, you'll know this popular name for the third molars
    $200 21
This woman with a reputation as a hard-drinking, foul-mouthed ruffian claims she married Wild Bill Hickok
    $200 11
Sam the Eagle was created by the Disney Co. for this event that occurred in L.A. in 1984
    $200 6
Steve Martin, Martin Short & Chevy Chase were the title characters of this 1986 comedy
    $400 2
On Nov. 14, 1973 his daughter Anne got married at Westminster Abbey with 500 million watching on TV
    $400 17
You can support train travel in Monopoly when you chance to "take a ride on" this railroad
    $400 27
The body's growth & development are controlled by these substances secreted by the endocrine glands
    $400 22
This company helped track down Black Bart, who'd robbed its stagecoaches about 27 times
    $400 12
This school is the oldest private university in California & the largest private employer in Los Angeles
    $400 7
In "Planes, Trains & Automobiles", Steve Martin told him, "Those aren't pillows!!!"
    $600 3
In 2002 Ralph Steadman, who took a wild trip to this city with Hunter Thompson, went back to see his daughter wed
    $600 18
This car, seen here, shares its name with a seaport
    $600 28
Scoliosis affects the spine; scleritis affects the sclera, found in this body part
    $600 23
Some say Arizona Donnie Clark was just an overprotective mother, but she's infamously known by this name
    $600 13
They're 2 of the 5 emblems symbolizing a star's category of endeavor on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
    $600 8
Steve Martin & Bonnie Hunt are the parents of an extremely large brood in this 2003 remake
    $800 4
9 weeks before he died, this Broadway lyricist got his daughter to the church on time
    $800 19
Put your head in the clouds with up to 330 people & sleep easy on the new 787 from Boeing, known by this peaceful name
    $800 29
Stick out your tongue & say "ah" & this fleshy bit hanging from the soft palate should move upwards
    DD: $2,500 24
A ballad ends, "They'll bury them side by side, to few it'll be grief, to the law a relief, but it's death for" them
    $800 14
An observatory & a park in L.A. are named not for a"Birth of a Nation" but rather a colonel with this surname
    $800 9
This 1987 comedy in which Steve played fire chief C.D. Bales was based on "Cyrano de Bergerac"
    $1000 5
Days before the 1992 election, this candidate accused the GOP of trying to disrupt his daughter's wedding
    $1000 20
This Carroll Shelby design "snaked" along as the only American car to win the FIA Grand Touring Championship
    $1000 30
These proteins found in blood plasma are classified as alpha, beta or gamma
    $1000 25
Harry Longbaugh got this nickname after serving time in a Wyoming prison for horse theft
    $1000 15
Docents at L.A.'s Page Museum are in a sticky situation-- "La Brea" means this substance in Spanish
    $1000 10
Queen Latifah wreaks havoc on the life of strait-laced lawyer Steve Martin in this 2003 comedy

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

Keli Rick Megan
$2,000 $1,600 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Keli Rick Megan
$1,600 $4,500 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to identify the athlete who accomplished the feat.)
    $400 6
Hemingway got the title for this 1926 novel from Ecclesiastes
    $400 1
Baseball: 4,192 hits
    $400 25
JFK took his oath of office on a Bible that these people, his mother's family, had brought with them from Ireland
    $400 14
The 735-acre campus of this Baptist school is on the banks of the Brazos River in Waco, Texas
    $400 7
Nancy Spungen's punk rocker
    $400 19
A conspiracy led by this former V.P. aimed to set up an independent nation in the Mississippi Valley
    $800 10
Dickens: Let's see..."Martin Sweetledew"? No. "Martin Sweetleback"? No. I've got it... "Martin" this!
    $800 2
Hockey: 92 goals
    $800 26
He was the only member of Washington's cabinet who went on to become President
    $800 15
One of the most popular organizations at this state univ. in Louisiana is the Tiger Marching Band, founded 1926
    $800 8
The Old West's Big Nose Kate's "medical" maniac
    $800 22
This Scandinavian auto company started out in 1937 as a national aircraft manufacturer
    DD: $4,200 11
Shakespeare's Sonnet 30 says, "I summon up" this, which became the title of a Proust work
    $1200 3
Baseball: 2,131 consecutive games
    DD: $3,000 27
As a teenager in the 1880s, he played the helicon in the Marion People's Band in Marion, Ohio
    $1200 16
This college was intended to be the first college within the University of Dublin, but it's still the only one
    $1200 9
Virginia Hill's gunned-down gangster
    $1200 23
Also called the Taal, this language developed from the 17th century Dutch
    $1600 12
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from Rowan Oak Home) Faulkner was using "Dark House" as a novel title but on this porch, his wife said there was something about the light in this month
    $1600 4
Track & field: 29 feet 2 1/2 inches
    $1600 17
Charles, not Sonny, was the benefactor of this Medford, Massachusetts university
    $1600 20
Lady Hamilton's nautical loverboy
    $1600 24
Arabic for "renaissance", this political party carries a lot of water in the Middle East
    $2000 13
James Jones considered "Old Soldiers Never Die" as a title for his WWII novel but settled on this, from a Kipling line
    $2000 5
Football: 63 yards
    $2000 18
Beloit College in this state was founded in 1846, while that state was still a territory
    $2000 21
Beatrice Portinari's pining poet
    $2000 28
This carnivorous jackal-like animal of South Africa eats mostly insects

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Keli Rick Megan
$5,200 $11,300 $7,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Africa's most populous city not on a navigable body of water; its settlers didn't need water when they had gold

Final scores:

Keli Rick Megan
$1,800 $14,001 $11,301
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $14,001 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Keli Rick Megan
$5,200 $9,600 $7,000
9 R,
1 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
9 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $21,800

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Game tape date: 2007-07-17
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