Show #4616 - Monday, October 4, 2004

Ken Jennings game 49.
First regular play game of Season 21 to be recorded after the summer hiatus.


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Beth Salkind, a paralegal from Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

Jeff Suchard, a toxicologist from Placentia, California

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 48-day cash winnings total $1,635,061)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Hunting & forest clearing (not a luxury automaker) have endangered this largest wild cat of the Americas
    $200 26
A stadium with the world’s largest roof was built in 1972 for the Olympic games in this city
    $200 21
There's plenty of room here for your groceries
    $200 6
"CAD" stands for these 3 computer keys (often used together)
    $200 13
The man he tied with 73 electoral votes in 1800
    $200 8
AKA "America’s Dairyland", it’s one of the leading U.S. states in milk production
    $400 2
Like an escargot, the abalone is an edible one of these gastropods
    $400 27
On March 14, 1997 Scott Hamilton became the first figure skater inducted into this NYC sports arena’s Walk of Fame
    $400 22
This is your John Hancock
    $400 7
Don’t wait around if you read "DHYB"; it means “don’t hold” this
    $400 14
The New Jersey college he graduated from at age 16
    $400 9
1 of this unit of milk weighs about 8 pounds
    $600 3
It's the branch of physics that deals with the nature & properties of light
    $600 28
Built in 1912, this American League park is Major League Baseball's oldest & smallest in capacity
    $600 23
This is right
    $600 15
"ESO" is the insulting "equipment smarter than" this person
    $600 17
The man he went to New Jersey to meet on July 11, 1804
    $600 10
A Frenchman created this process that kills microorganisms in milk by heating it
    DD: $1,000 4
Hermann Muller won a 1946 Nobel Prize for proving that the use of these can cause mutations
    $800 29
This Big 12 school plays its home basketball games at the Bob Devaney Sports Center
    $800 24
This is your history
    $800 16
"CD-ROM" also stands for "consumer device rendered" this "in months"
    $800 18
The man he introduced the widow Dolley Todd to in 1794
    $800 11
This type of sugar that's less sweet than sucrose is found only in milk
    $1000 5
The flowers on this type of myrtle tree resemble the crinkly paper of the same name
    $1000 30
(I'm Moe Williams from the NFL.) The Minnesota Vikings play their home games in a domed stadium named for this former U.S. vice president
    $1000 25
Someone who's very middle-of-the-road
    $1000 20
"AIAMU" means "and I'm a" this, expressing astonishment
    $1000 19
The Chief Justice who presided over his treason trial
    $1000 12
In 1856 Gail Borden received a patent for his process to do this to milk

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

Ken Jeff Beth
$1,200 $2,400 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Jeff Beth
$7,600 $2,400 $800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
Bush-Cheney called Edwards Kerry's second choice, meaning this Republican was his first
    $400 3
In the 19th century a new breed of terrier was named for this clergyman
    $400 14
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew strolls through an unfinished airplane cabin at the Boeing Everett Factory in Seattle, WA.) I'm walking through this main body of the airplane, which gets its name from the Old French for "spindle"
    $400 20
One of the principal exports of Seychelles is copra, the dried white flesh of this fruit
    $400 26
A tree that's a national symbol of Slovenia, or a Texan U.S. president's first name
    $400 1
On October 26, 1881 this took place at Tombstone's OK Corral
    $800 12
George W. Bush won 91% of the vote in Massachusetts (unfortunately for him it was in this contest)
    $800 7
In "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" this author wrote, "I believe there is an unseen world all around us"
    $800 15
In chemistry, it maintains a mixture resistant to change; when flying it controls the pitch of an aircraft
    $800 21
From about 1500 to 1750 the Seychelles served mainly as a hiding place for these people
    $800 27
Loudly, raucously sound out George Orwell's original last name
    $800 2
William Congreve wrote, "Women are like tricks by" this "of hand, which, to admire, we should not understand"
    $1200 13
Most of the over 50,000 signatures he submitted to try to get on the Michigan ballot were collected by the GOP
    $1200 8
In 1999 this rapper-turned-actress turned talk show host
    $1200 16
This 3-digit number, popular in Vegas slot machines, is Boeing's & the world's largest family of twinjet
    $1200 22
The Seychelles uses this unit of currency, which is also used in Pakistan, Nepal & Sri Lanka
    $1200 30
A critiquer of pure reason who died in 1804, or a response indicating you're unable to grasp his philosophy
    $1200 4
As a noun, it's a zero; as a pronoun, it's nothing
    DD: $1,700 17
In a July 23 speech to this league, the President asked if the Democrats take black voters for granted
    $1600 9
Columbia chief Harry Cohn advised this actor to change his last name to avoid negative review puns
    $1600 19
Greater than supersonic, it's the term for a speed 5 times faster than the speed of sound
    $1600 23
Seychelles is an example of this grouping of a large number of islands on a vast sheet of sea
    $1600 29
In "A hymn to God the Father", this metaphysical poet makes punning use of this synonym for "finished"
    DD: $5,400 5
Samuel F.B. Morse could have told you that it's a past tense & a past participle of work
    $2000 18
This Florida senator was the first Democratic candidate to drop out of the race
    $2000 10
An ad in a 1973 paper brought this lead guitarist together with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley & Peter Criss
    $2000 25
"Air"y name of the curved top & flat bottom shape that airplane (& bird) wings have to give them lift
    $2000 24
This Portuguese navigator, the first European to reach India by sea, discovered the Seychelles in 1502
    $2000 28
Sadly for him, the 17th century gunpowder plotter wasn't quite as sly as the animal
    $2000 6
Abbreviated dwt., it's equal to 24 grains, or 1/20 of a troy ounce

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Jeff Beth
$19,700 $14,800 -$800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Called the 2 most innovative 19th century American poets, one didn't read the other after being "told that he was disgraceful"

Final scores:

Ken Jeff Beth
$29,601 $9,900 -$800
49-day champion: $1,664,662 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Jeff Beth
$17,600 $15,800 -$800
26 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
3 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $32,600

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Game tape date: 2004-08-09
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