Show #5442 - Tuesday, April 15, 2008


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Chris Zane, a benefits administrator from Westminster, Maryland

Bethany Grenald, a rare books cataloguer from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Drew Beechum, a computer programmer from Valley Village, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will be a short word, but those letters can be found in the word "America".)
    $200 1
Towers built in & along the walls of this fortress include Beklemishev, Peter & Tsar
    $200 6
2005 was the 20th birthday of this restaurant's Blizzard, a soft-serve treat
    $200 20
"Mr. S: My Life with" this Rat Packer is George Jacobs' look at his 15 years as the singer's valet
    $200 26
To study intensely at the last minute for a test
    $200 16
On April 15, 1912 more than 1,500 perished in this maritime disaster
    $200 11
It's the 15 bucks or so an insured patient has to fork over for a visit to a doctor's office
    $400 2
Erected in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, its power plant can supply 4 billion kilowatt-hours a year
    $400 7
We're grateful that this fruity ice cream is Ben & Jerry's most popular flavor
    $400 21
"It's Not About the Bike" tells the story of his athletic career & his struggle with cancer
    $400 27
Edible paddy product
    $400 17
On April 15, 1943 an Allied bomber attack missed its intended target in this occupied Low Country, killing 936 civilians
    $400 12
For working more than a 40-hour week, employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act must get this much overtime pay
    $600 3
Penny coins are added or taken away from this London landmark's pendulum to fine-tune its accuracy
    $600 8
Reuben Mattus created this ice cream brand, whose name was meant to invoke an Old World aura
    $600 22
Rheta Grimsley Johnson titled a 1989 biography "Good Grief: The Story of" this cartoonist
    $600 28
One of these can be pinhole or single-lens reflex
    $600 18
April 15, 1450 was a taxing day for the English army defeated at Formigny near the end of this long war
    $600 13
In 1987 Marcelle Hall returned a Stradivarius her husband had stolen in 1936 & got this type of fee, $263,000
    $800 4
This city's Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built in the 4th c. by the Emperor Constantine
    $800 9
This Italian word for rich ice cream comes from the Italian for "to freeze"
    $800 23
His work "Into the Wild" became a 2007 hit film directed by Sean Penn
    $800 29
One 500-sheet pack of paper for a copy machine or a printer
    $800 19
Hundreds perished April 15, 1997 in a fire during this religious pilgrimage to Mecca
    $800 14
9-letter term for freelance labor that's compensated per unit turned out
    DD: $1,400 5
Danish architect Jorn Utzon won a 1950s competition sponsored by the New South Wales government for the design of this
    $1000 10
This meringue-covered dish is put in the oven briefly to brown the meringue
    $1000 25
This minister's "The Purpose-Driven Life" was the top nonfiction bestseller of both 2003 & 2004
    $1000 30
For a rectangle, it's width multiplied by length
    $1000 24
An alleged double murder during an alleged robbery was allegedly done by these 2 Italian Americans April 15, 1920
    $1000 15
Slang for high interest on a loan, it's sometimes shortened to "vig"

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

Drew Bethany Chris
$3,400 $200 $5,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Drew Bethany Chris
$4,000 $3,400 $6,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 13
Collective name for the 12 constellations that form the backdrop to the sun's apparent path
    $400 2
This film festival's award for best movie is called the Palme d'Or
    $400 26
    $400 9
Founded in 1829, this Philadelphia newspaper is known as "The Inky"
    $400 1
Based on this survey of people who've just voted, we're calling the election without waiting for the count
    $400 18
Antoine-Joseph Sax patented his famous reed instrument in this French city
    $800 14
(I'm astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.) Some with billions, others with trillions of stars, these are the fundamental building blocks of visible matter in the universe; they come in many varieties including spiral, irregular & elliptical
    $800 3
This animated film with Tow Mater & Doc Hudson won the 2007 People's Choice Award for favorite family movie
    $800 27
    $800 12
In the 1870s this D.C. paper was a Democratic mouthpiece; in the 1920s it stood with Republican president Harding
    $800 4
The Stirling engine is this type, the opposite of what's found in your car
    $800 19
Using a double reed, it's the main bass instrument of the orchestra's woodwinds
    $1200 15
Visible with binoculars (but less so in the planet's summer), they're the easiest Martian surface features to see
    DD: $2,000 8
In 2000 this guitarist set a record for most Grammys for one album with 8 for his blockbuster "Supernatural"
    $1200 23
This 3-named "Weekly" tabloid that brought bat boy to the checkout line went under in 2007
    $1200 5
This 3-word Latin phrase means "after the fact"
    $1200 20
Dexter Gordon was a great tenor saxophonist; Art Pepper specialized in this sax
    $1600 16
Fewer people on Earth get to see it than the aurora borealis, but it looks pretty cool from space
    $1600 10
In 1998 Garry Shandling & Peter Tolan won Emmys for best writing for this HBO comedy series
    $1600 24
Many afternoon papers have died out, including this Texas city's in 1991, leaving the field to the "Morning News"
    $1600 6
It can mean "utmost", "farthest" & also "last", as when it precedes "unction" in the Catholic sacraments
    $1600 21
In the 17th c. the shawm, heard here, developed into this double reed instrument
    DD: $3,000 17
This moon that orbits Uranus in 18 hrs. was named for a Shakespeare character who can circle the Earth in 40 min.
    $2000 11
This 2003 musical won 8 Tonys, including best actor for Harvey Fierstein & best director for Jack O'Brien
    $2000 25
The staff of this paper won a 1999 Pulitzer for coverage of Russia's financial crisis
    $2000 7
(Jon of the Clue Crew makes a chemical volcano.) Mixing hydrogen peroxide & yeast creates foam, steam & notably causes heat to be given off in this type of 10-letter chemical reaction
    $2000 22
Black clarinetist Don Byron specializes in this Jewish dance music from Eastern Europe

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Drew Bethany Chris
-$200 $17,000 $9,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Unable to say this future leader's tribal name, a teacher gave him a new name, perhaps after a British naval hero

Final scores:

Drew Bethany Chris
-$200 $15,199 $17,400
3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $17,400

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Drew Bethany Chris
$2,800 $19,000 $9,000
13 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $30,800

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Game tape date: 2008-02-06
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