Show #5294 - Thursday, September 20, 2007


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Erica Endicott, a graphic designer from Atlanta, Georgia

Donal Coomey, a masonry restoration specialist from Arlington, Massachusetts

Ann Gavaghan, a congressional staffer from Washington, D.C. (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,399)

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Jeopardy! Round

1970s NO. 1 HITS
    $200 12
Stabbed the king & made him drink poison--something is rotten in the state of Denmark... & it's him
    $200 11
"(They Long To Be) Close To You"
    $200 2
Made of lace & ribbons over a framework, a commode was worn on top of this in the late 1600s
    $200 1
Each defender guards a section of the playing area in this system of sports defense
    $200 22
It reigns as West Virginia's official state butterfly
    $200 15
The song ends by rhyming this word with "brave"
    $400 13
Witness says he "does murder sleep" & the guy okayed the hit on Banquo, but what we have here, Frank... is regicide
    $400 27
"Have You Never Been Mellow"
    $400 3
A housedress was named for this nursery rhyme character, who was not the mom of Scientology's founder
    $400 7
This Italian squash can be eaten raw, steamed or grilled, or baked in a sweet bread
    $400 23
The syringa, also known as the mock orange, is Idaho's official state this
    $400 16
It's the color mentioned in the song that's also one of the colors in the U.S. flag
    $600 14
Blood spatter says the guy killed Paris, then himself. The girl stabbed herself... ain't love grand
    $600 4
Lord Spencer may have invented the Spencer style of this by burning off one of his tails, then cutting off the other
    $600 8
2-word term for the weightlessness experienced by astronauts in orbit
    $600 24
When Virginia got a state one of these animals, the gov.'s office released a poem that mentioned Adam West
    $600 17
They're the type of elevated fortifications o'er which "we watched"
    $800 20
3 dead daughters, by poison, hanging & suicide; I wouldn't want to write the family Christmas card... this year
    $800 5
A sack dress with box pleats in the back was named for Antoine Watteau, a famous 18th c. one of these
    $800 9
The Lozi people move to higher ground during the annual flooding of this African river
    $800 25
Appropriately, the official state cantata of Connecticut has this spicy 6-letter name
    $800 18
The punctuation mark that ends the first verse, the one that's usually sung
    $1000 21
The Duke's been stabbed, then drowned in a barrel of wine; looks like the drinks... are on him
    DD: $500 6
It's a French name for a Polish dance, as well as a fitted top & overskirt ensemble of the 1700s
    $1000 10
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows an astronomical animation on the monitor.) This is the point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position
    $1000 26
Sounds scary, but Colorado's official state fish is the greenback cutthroat type of this
    $1000 19
The 2 times of day mentioned in the first 2 lines

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Ann Donal Erica
$2,500 $1,600 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ann Donal Erica
$1,900 $2,600 -$1,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We want you to name the movie in...)
    $400 26
In late 1864 this Union General said, "I can make Georgia howl"
    $400 11
Albert Brooks as Marlin
    $400 16
A dialysis machine is also called an artificial one of these organs
    $400 21
There's a drawing of the first manned balloon flight as seen from Ben Franklin's place in this foreign city
    $400 1
Counties in this U.S. state include Jones, Jasper & Jefferson Davis
    $400 6
A "park" was originally an enclosed place; this related word still means an enclosure for race horses
    DD: $1,000 27
Both General John Hunt Morgan & Captain William Quantrill led groups of men who carried this nickname
    $800 12
Jason Lee as Buddy Pine aka Syndrome
    $800 17
Alveoli are tiny sacs clustered like grapes in these organs
    $800 22
In Nov. 2003 a nosecone from one of these fabled planes sold for $490,000 at an auction in France
    $800 2
This city of about 3 million is Rupert Murdoch's birthplace
    DD: $1,600 7
"Fabricate" is related to this verb that can mean to write something fraudulent, like a signature
    $1200 28
Prior to the war, this bewhiskered Union general manufactured firearms in Rhode Island
    $1200 13
Sacha Baron Cohen as Julien, self-proclaimed king of the lemurs
    $1200 18
Though this organ has no known use, it can harm you if it ruptures, creating the risk of peritonitis
    $1200 23
(Jon of the Clue Crew presents in a tunnel.) Wind tunnel experiments at Texas A&M are used to minimize the effects of this phenomenon that occur when airplanes pass Mach 1
    $1200 3
There's a Shatner Building at McGill University in this city where William Shatner was born
    $1200 8
As "score" can mean "to cut", it makes sense that it's from the same root as this word for big scissors
    $1600 14
Louis Prima as King Louie
    $1600 19
The hepatic duct carries bile from the liver to this organ for storage
    $1600 24
When he flew the X-1 over Mach 1 on Oct. 14, 1947 he was suffering from 2 broken ribs
    $1600 4
This former Soviet republic lies between the Prut & Dniester Rivers
    $1600 9
"Culprit", meaning the guilty party, evolved from this adjective meaning "guilty"
    $2000 15
Rachel Weisz as the high-flying Saphira
    $2000 20
The islets of Langerhans aren't a vacation spot but a group of cells in this organ
    $2000 25
This craft left California Dec. 14, 1986 & landed back there with 18 gallons of gas left after circling the world
    $2000 5
According to the New Testament, a battle of good versus evil will take place on a hill in this town Joshua captured
    $2000 10
To do this to something is to make it "holy", a word from the same root

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ann Donal Erica
$2,300 $8,200 $12,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2007 this university became the 1st to hold national titles in both football & basketball in the same year

Final scores:

Ann Donal Erica
$4,301 $14,100 $13,200
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $14,100 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ann Donal Erica
$2,800 $7,400 $13,200
8 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
17 R,
6 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $23,400

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Game tape date: 2007-07-18
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