Show #5303 - Wednesday, October 3, 2007


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Rita Byrd, an IT consultant from Washington, D.C.

Britt Terry, a Ph.D. student from Fountain Inn, South Carolina

Todd Butler, a fourth grade teacher from Mansfield, Texas (whose 1-day cash winnings total $14,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We're going to need to first and the last name from you.)
(Alex: And now a tribute to MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann...)
    $200 21
Everything but a 4-inch foam ball was eliminated from an indoor volleyball game, leading to this toy brand
    $200 1
"24" star Kiefer
    $200 16
In 2006 a man went to a N.Y. sheriff's office to see if any of these were outstanding for him--yes, for drug trafficking
    $200 2
To slobber, or to bounce a basketball
    $200 26
"The Crisis" No. 1 begins, "These are the times that" do this
    $200 11
Curly made his "woo woos" & "nyuk nyuks" in this hollow chamber also called the voice box
    $400 22
One slogan of this leotard & more line was "not just for dancing"
    $400 5
Boxer-turned-dancer Laila
    $400 17
In 2006 a Wyo. teen spilled gas on his pants committing this car crime, then (oops!) used a lighter to see how wet he got
    $400 3
It's the alliterative salutation that traditionally begins each entry of a girl's daily journal
    $400 27
"The fate of Charles the First hath only made" these individuals "more subtle-- not more just"
    $400 12
In emergencies, this neck operation may be performed with a penknife & the empty shell of a pen
    $600 23
Introduced in 1941, these climate-resistant chocolates were packaged in cardboard tubes for WWII GIs
    $600 6
International pop star Enrique
    $600 18
A Longmont, Colo. man robbed a bank but left this 6-letter leather item behind; a cop said, "That really helps us out"
    $600 4
An alcoholic may be this 11-letter type of drunkard with an irresistible thirst for booze
    $600 28
"No man was a warmer wisher for reconciliation than myself, before the fatal" 19th of this month, 1775
    $600 13
These arteries carry blood to the head; a blockage in one may lead to an ischemic stroke
    $800 24
This furniture brand introduced its Reclina-Rocker in 1961
    $800 7
Actress Jamie Lee
    $800 19
2 thieves stole a Canadian museum's surveillance cameras; too bad they didn't steal these accessories, too
    $800 9
To a Londoner, it's a trash can
    DD: $600 29
A preface to "The Rights of Man" says, "The cause of" this rebelling people "is that of...the whole world"
    $800 14
This gland makes its hormones by combining iodine with the amino acid tyrosine
    $1000 25
Choices for treating seasonal allergies run from "A" (Allegra) to "Z" (this brand of antihistamine)
    $1000 8
Emmy & Tony award-winning actress Amanda
    $1000 20
A city councilman stole $2 from the tip jar at a Dunkin' Donuts in this "Rubber Capital of the World"
    $1000 10
Humorous poetry with irregular rhythm is known by this canine name
    $1000 30
This basic document "is the property of a nation, and not of those who exercise government"
    $1000 15
About 10 inches long, it passes through the neck & goes past the heart, through the diaphragm & into the stomach

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

Todd Britt Rita
$3,000 $3,200 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Todd Britt Rita
$4,200 $5,600 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: In honor of John Wayne, who would have been 100 this year...)
(Alex: Each response will begin with those 2 letters of the alphabet.)
    $400 4
2 months before the Declaration of Independence, the Rhode Island Independence Act was signed in this city
    $400 17
A thrilling scene of Wayne shooting a charging one of these was cut from "Hatari", as it was felt his fans wouldn't like it
    $400 5
By James Patterson & Maxine Paetro: "4th of ____"
    $400 1
High rollers get to play roulette on single-zero wheels, where the chance of hitting your lucky number is 1 in this
    $400 13
Alan Paul played Teen Angel in the original Broadway cast of this musical; Frankie Avalon did it on film
    $400 22
Launched into orbit in 1990, it has a light-gathering mirror that's 94 inches in diameter
    $800 8
This Missouri city wasn't named for Scott or Janis but for Rev. Harris G., an early settler there
    $800 18
Wayne played Sergeant Stryker in "Sands of" this island that was later featured in a pair of 2006 films
    $800 6
By the New York Times: "Four Days in ____: The Original Coverage of the John F. Kennedy Assassination"
    $800 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew flips a coin.) The chance of getting heads on any given coin flip is 1 in 2, so the chance of getting heads 5 times in a row is 1 in this
    $800 14
(Edward Albee delivers the clue.) In my one-act play "The Sandbox", Grandma meets a handsome young man who turns out to be the angel of this
    $800 23
It's a Greek word for excessive pride or self-confidence
    $1200 9
It was Arizona's territorial capital from 1867 to 1877, & a university was founded there in 1885
    $1200 19
Wayne went to USC on this type of scholarship, resulting in an appearance in 1927's "The Drop Kick"
    $1200 7
By Barbara Tuchman: "The Guns of ____"
    $1200 3
NASA's Spaceguard Survey watches for the "extremely small" probability of these 2 objects coming to smash Earth
    $1200 16
A transvestite street drummer named Angel is one of the young Bohemians in this long-running musical
    DD: $2,400 24
The science of raising crops or food animals, matrimonially speaking
    $1600 10
Indianapolis was laid out in a wheel pattern inspired by this other major city some 500 miles away
    $1600 20
"The greatest picture I've ever seen", said this pal & director about "The Alamo", Wayne's debut behind the camera
    $1600 15
By Homer Hickham: "Rocket Boys", also published as "____ Sky"
    $1600 12
Offspring of heterozygous parents have a 50-50 chance of getting a dominant vs. this type of allele
    $1600 25
The 1598 Edict of Nantes gave this group freedom of worship in many parts of France
    DD: $2,000 11
It was uninhabited when it was chosen as a terr. capital in 1836 & named for a president who died that year
    $2000 21
John played obsessed Indian hunter Ethan Edwards in this acclaimed 1956 film
    $2000 27
The probability of the first card dealt being an ace is 4 in 52, so the probability of the second card being an ace is 1 in this number
    $2000 26
A Hungarian light cavalry force formed during the 15th century

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Todd Britt Rita
$8,200 $6,400 $9,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2003 Emily Rose Christian became the first baby born on this island in 17 years, bringing the population to nearly 50

Final scores:

Todd Britt Rita
$16,400 $1,400 $2,399
2-day champion: $30,999 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Todd Britt Rita
$10,200 $6,400 $8,800
16 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
3 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
7 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $25,400

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Game tape date: 2007-07-25
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