Show #5390 - Friday, February 1, 2008


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Jennah Durant, a public affairs specialist from Dallas, Texas

Lisa Fritsche, a Sunday school director from Columbia, Missouri

Stephen Fineman, a science teacher from Morristown, New Jersey (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,001)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 17
In 2007 this online auction site won a lifetime achievement Webby Award
    $200 1
In a pet shop, a dead one of these was "sitting" on its perch because it was nailed there
    $200 22
Too many cooks...
    $200 13
Liz Taylor's husband between Mike Todd & Richard Burton
    $200 11
In a Goethe work, this title character is tempted by the devil Mephistopheles
    $200 6
Heading southeast, the Yucatan Channel between Mexico & Cuba leads into this sea
    $400 18
Anna Ginsberg won this competition in 2006 with her baked chicken & spinach stuffing
    $400 2
Strange ambulation is the norm at the Ministry of these
    $400 23
You can't judge a book...
    $400 27
Color between green (low) and yellow (elevated) on the Homeland Security Advisory chart
    $400 12
It's what the Devil wears in the title of Lauren Weisberger's fashion industry novel
    $400 7
The Romans called it "Mare Nostrum", our sea
    $600 19
Surrey Spice Girl, this miniature breed, won Best in Show at the 2002 Westminster Kennel Club Show
    $600 3
Now a director, this American made the quirky animations for the show
    $600 24
He who laughs last...
    $600 28
Bible book between John & Romans in the King James Version
    $600 14
In the Bible, Jesus is tempted by the Devil after this many days in the wilderness
    $600 8
Astrakhan, Russia is found nearest the shores of this large sea (which is really a salt lake)
    $800 20
This horse whose name can be a synonym for "award" won the Triple Crown back in 1948
    $800 4
A fake TV show designed to help viewers recognize trees keeps showing this tree variety over & over & over
    $800 25
Nothing ventured...
    $800 29
Country completely between Russia & China
    $800 15
Ambrose Bierce penned this sardonic reference work in 1906
    $800 9
It's found on the southern end of the Suez Canal
    DD: $1,600 21
In 1980 this Norman Mailer book won a Pulitzer, not a pardon
    $1000 5
In a sketch that takes place in a world of Supermen, a man who fixes these is treated like a hero
    $1000 26
Man cannot live...
    $1000 30
Geologic era between the Paleozoic & the Cenozoic
    $1000 16
"The Screwtape Letters" from a senior devil to an underdevil are by this man better known for children's books
    $1000 10
The Crimean Mountains contain prominent cliffs found on the northern coast of this sea

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Stephen Lisa Jennah
$3,800 $1,800 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Stephen Lisa Jennah
$3,600 $4,400 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: In honor of that day tomorrow.)
    $400 19
During winter these in a groundhog drop from about 80 per minute to around 4
    $400 26
Now host of "The Tonight Show" he was quick to volunteer to entertain the troops during the First Gulf War
    $400 11
"The Angel of the Battlefield"
    $400 14
This renowned Minnesota institution opened its own med school in 1972
    $400 6
This folksy state instrument of Missouri often accompanies its state folk dance, the square dance
    $400 1
In 1963 the Four Seasons were "Happy As Can Be" with this sweet "Girl"
    $800 20
In 1886 the first U.S. Groundhog Day was observed in ths Pennsylvania city
    $800 30
He became an icon by entertaining troops in every major conflict from World War II to the First Gulf War
    $800 12
"Yellow Hair" & "The Boy General"
    $800 17
The first U.S. school to award an M.D., Columbia's med school is formally the College of Physicians & these
    $800 7
The Baltimore Checkerspot type of this flutters by as Maryland's state insect
    $800 2
The floor of a boxing ring
    $1200 21
In South Africa this alphabetically first animal is sometimes called a groundhog
    $1200 29
He's performed his country hit "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" for U.S. troops in Iraq
    $1200 13
"The Pirate of the Gulf"
    $1200 18
In March 2004, UCLA suspended this program after a parts-for-profit scheme came to light
    $1200 8
The bowhead type of this takes a bow as Alaska's state marine mammal
    $1200 3
A slang term for a French Canadian, or an NHL player from the other side of the country
    $1600 22
Groundhogs live in these tunnel-like creations, also a homophone for another mammal
    $1600 28
This star of "The Jazz Singer" spent much of WWII in the field entertaining troops
    DD: $2,000 15
"The Knight of the Cloak"
    $1600 24
Washington University School of Medicine is the birthplace of this scanner similar to a CAT scanner. It was first to reveal brain function
    DD: $2,000 9
Its official state fossil is Chesapecten Jeffersonius
    $1600 4
This 11th Century King of England also ruled Denmark & Norway during the latter part of his reign
    $2000 23
Before Groundhog Day took off, February 2nd was celebrated by the Catholic Church as this day for wax objects
    $2000 27
This trio often appeared in WWII USO shows singing their hit songs like "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"
    $2000 16
"The Father of Comedy" & "Prince of Ancient Comedy"
    $2000 25
My son the obstetrician went to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at the Univ. named for a Jewish academy
    $2000 10
Go SCUBA diving in Hawaii & you may see the state gem, the black type of this
    $2000 5
The text of this type of nonmetrical hymn is taken from Biblical text other than the Book Of Psalms

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Stephen Lisa Jennah
$7,600 $14,000 $9,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A government website says it's "a complete, complex language... said to be the 4th most commonly used" in the U.S.

Final scores:

Stephen Lisa Jennah
$8,401 $8,999 $18,800
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $18,800

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Stephen Lisa Jennah
$9,200 $13,600 $11,800
18 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
18 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $34,600

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Game tape date: 2007-10-29
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