Show #5348 - Wednesday, December 5, 2007


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Cynthia Patterson, a database specialist and artist originally from New Orleans, Louisiana

Rob Carter, a deputy attorney general from Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Keith Thorell, an attorney from Altadena, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $12,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: But only one "M" will come up in each correct response.)
    $200 1
The giant Pacific octopus may have as many as 1,600 of these on its arms; they help it to taste & touch
    $200 26
"The Producers"
    $200 11
The Great Seal of the United States is under the custody of this highest-ranking cabinet officer
    $200 16
Samuel Eliot Morison won a Pulitzer for "Admiral of the Ocean Sea", about this man who died in 1506
    $200 21
This dyed cherry originally referred to a type of wild cherry indigenous to the Dalmatian Mountains
    $200 6
Fancy a cuppa, luv? Cuppa is a cup of this
    $400 2
While it doesn't breathe fire, this largest lizard does kill its prey with its deadly saliva
    $400 27
"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
    $400 12
Public laws in 2007 & 2008 will begin with this number, which stands for the number of the Congress passing them
    $400 17
As he is the subject of 1918 & 1939 Pulitzer Prize winners, perhaps the books should be read with bifocals
    $400 22
This confection of almond paste, egg whites & sugar is often molded into decorative shapes
    $400 7
This brand name has become a noun & a verb for vacuum
    $600 3
Doggone it! A mudpuppy isn't a little doggie but a large one of these amphibians
    $600 28
"Fiddler on the Roof"
    $600 13
The original Declaration of Independence is on display in this records depository building
    $600 18
"Mockingbird" is a portrait of this Southern writer
    $600 23
Meaning "froth" or "foam", it can be sweet or savory, hot or cold, or can be put in your hair
    $600 8
As they have a tendency to burst open in a frying pan, sausages are popularly called these
    $800 4
A type of this snake that sounds like a James Clavell novel is Australia's deadliest & most feared
    $800 29
    $800 14
The National Security Act of 1947 created this agency, with Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter as its first director
    $800 19
In a bit of table-turning, "Poison Pen" is an unauthorized bio of this woman who wrote a bio of Nancy Reagan
    $800 24
Put a feather in your cap if you know this Passover cookie's name is derived from the Italian for "dumpling"
    $800 9
While Americans put gas in their cars, the British put in this 6-letter equivalent
    DD: $200 5
The rare white alligator, seen here, has a condition called leucism, meaning it lacks this skin pigment
    $1000 15
The National Institute of Standards & Technology is administered by this cabinet department
    $1000 20
"Queen of Fashion" is subtitled "What" she "Wore to the Revolution"
    $1000 25
It's also known as treacle
    $1000 10
This term for an electrical outlet sounds like a presentations program from Microsoft

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

Keith Rob Cynthia
$1,800 $1,600 -$600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Keith Rob Cynthia
$3,200 $3,600 -$2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 16
In Luke, Jesus is tried both by Herod & by this Roman governor
    $400 21
History diverges from this film, as the Spartans also had over 1,000 men from other Greek cities fighting at Thermopylae
    $400 22
Pakistan's longest border is with this country to its east
    $400 11
The railroad crossing warning sign called a crossbuck is shaped like this letter
    $400 6
"Bachelor President"
    $400 1
A turn of 180 degrees from the position of attention
    $800 17
When the Jews of Persia are ordered killed, Mordecai puts on a sackcloth accessorized with these
    $800 23
Johnny Depp is in England on the trail of this serial killer in the Alan Moore-inspired film "From Hell"
    $800 27
Pakistanis are predominantly Muslim, with the vast majority belonging to this branch
    $800 12
(Jon of the Clue Crew stands in front of a monitor.)
The letter "shin", which begins one of the Hebrew names of God, inspired this Star Trek actor to create his famous hand gesture
    $800 7
"Tennessee Tailor"
    $800 2
Hello, baby! The Big Bopper knows this delicate fabric used for bridal gowns
    $1200 18
The First & Second of these books cover the same period as Second Samuel & First & Second Kings
    $1200 24
Tom Hanks takes his son on a violent mission of retribution against a gangster boss in this film
    $1200 30
Like some of its neighbors, Pakistan uses this unit of currency
    $1200 13
In 1706 William Jones made this the symbol of the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter
    $1200 8
"Grandpa's Grandson"
    $1200 3
A very small amount of something, or in meteorology, precipitation of less than 0.0005 in.
    DD: $4,000 19
The Jews held these people in low esteem, so they're made to look "good" in Luke
    $1600 25
Sadly, this 1994 film about a man who comes back from the dead was Brandon Lee's last
    $1600 29
Though Islamabad is the capital, this former capital is the most populous city, with 13 million people
    $1600 14
When it comes after Byron Dorgan, "D." stands for this
    $1600 9
"Butcher from Galena"
    DD: $1,000 4
A shell covering some or all of the dorsal part of a turtle
    $2000 20
As Rachel died bearing him, she called him Benoni, "son of my suffering"; his father, Jacob, used this name
    $2000 26
Thora Birch & Scarlet Johansson are best friends who move in together after high school in this novel film
    $2000 28
Since 1947, Pakistan has fought 2 wars over this disputed region to its far north
    $2000 15
(Kelly of the Clue Crew stands in front of a monitor.) Alif, the first Arabic letter, looks like the number "1", so it represents the oneness of everything in this mystic tradition of Islam
    $2000 10
"Hermit Author of Palo Alto"
    $2000 5
For the Titanic, this figure was 60,000 tons of water

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Keith Rob Cynthia
$9,600 $16,800 $1,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1839 Queen Victoria awarded him the first ever license to deliver mail across the Atlantic

Final scores:

Keith Rob Cynthia
$17,600 $13,799 $100
2-day champion: $29,600 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Keith Rob Cynthia
$9,600 $15,200 $2,000
13 R,
1 W
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
5 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W

Combined Coryat: $26,800

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Game tape date: 2007-08-28
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