Show #5484 - Thursday, June 12, 2008


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Jay Chaffin, a doctoral student from Chester, Pennsylvania

Ilana Rembelinsky, a teacher from Portland, Oregon

Debbie Barnes, an administrative assistant from New York, New York (whose 1-day cash winnings total $41,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: [Chuckling] I don't know why that struck me as funny.)
"FE", "FI", "FO" OR "FUM"
    $200 6
Jeremiah compared the false prophets he'd seen to the sinners of these 2 cities
    $200 26
First awarded in 1958, an amateur golf trophy is named for this U.S. president
    $200 11
Between 1931 & 1970, millions learned to read using books featuring this brother & sister & their dog, Spot
    $200 21
Literally meaning "a breathing through", it's the polite word for fluid produced to keep the body cool
    $200 1
For some chic shopping & great beaches, visit Mykonos, an island of this country
    $200 16
    $400 7
The births of John & Jesus were heralded by this archangel
    $400 27
"Rocky" California golf course for the 2000 U.S. Open
    $400 12
In this method of teaching reading, letters or combinations of letters are associated with speech sounds
    $400 22
Ptyalin is an enzyme in this bodily fluid that helps break down starches
    $400 2
You'll want to munch on petha & gazak, signature sweets of this Taj Mahal city
    $400 17
It's a homophone for an antagonist
    $600 8
This many friends of Daniel were thrown into the fiery furnace but saved by God
    $600 28
This South African golfer known as "The Big Easy" won the U.S. Open in 1994, the year he joined the PGA
    $600 13
This N.H. teacher once wrote, "I would like to humanize the space age by giving the perspective from a non-astronaut"
    $600 23
The pale liquid portion of your blood, it's about 90% water
    $600 3
You won't want to miss the ancestral chateau of the counts of Egmont in Gaasbeek in this Low Country
    $600 18
Possibly echoing the strum of an instrument, it's sing 3 times as part of a traditional Christmas carol
    $800 9
This Tarsan was converted on the road to Damascus
    $800 29
Golf's Ryder Cup & Solheim Cup are competitions between these 2 teams
    $800 14
From the Latin for "doorkeeper", it's sometimes used as the title of the chief administrator of a univ. or college
    $800 24
When a woman's "water breaks", the sac that contains this fluid has ruptured
    $800 4
Let opera wash over you at these Roman baths named for the emperor who ruled from 211 to 217
    $800 19
"Always Faithful", the U.S.Marine Corps motto is sometimes shortened to "Semper" this
    $1000 10
The NRSV is short for this, published in 1989
    $1000 30
As of early 2008, this golf great from Fiji is 2nd on the all-time PGA Tour money list with more than $55 million
    $1000 15
(I'm U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.) The Education Department awards these college grants that don't have to be paid back & are named for a Rhode Island senator
    DD: $1,500 25
The condition kerato conjunctivitis sicca is associated with reduction in the flow of these
    $1000 5
Observe wild animals from this hotel where Princess Elizabeth became Queen of England
    $1000 20
Part of a Southwestern capital city name, it means "faith" in Spanish

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

Debbie Ilana Jay
$1,600 $600 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Debbie Ilana Jay
$4,300 $3,600 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And all of the clues are going to be coming from NASA's facility at White Sands, New Mexico.)
    $400 14
(Jon of the Clue Crew peeks out of a spacecraft.) In the '60s, this machine was used to simulate the liftoff of the Apollo LM; "LM" being short for this
    $400 11
In the 1960s, Jack appeared on this TV show twice, including the "Opie Finds a Baby" episode
    $400 26
"M" is for military in the name of this rifle, whose A2 version is a Marine's basic weapon
    $400 17
Hubert Humphrey
    $400 1
The capital of this state is named for General Francis Nash
    $400 5
Belle dumps her hirsute suitor for a cargo-carrying camel in this Disney tale
    $800 22
There are billions & billions of ways to know this "Contact" man was a professor of astronomy & space science at Cornell
    $800 12
In "The Shining", Jack appropriated this 2-word line from Ed McMahon
    $800 27
Many Marines attend Infantry Training School at Camp Lejeune in this state
    $800 18
Andrew Johnson
    DD: $2,000 2
These mountains rise in the background of Nebraska's state seal
    $800 6
He wrote "Bennie and the Jets" & the 2005 Supreme Court decision Martin v. Franklin Capital Corp.
    $1200 23
(Jon indicates a piece of machinery.) NASA's Forward Reaction Control System tests the engines used for this process that joins the shuttle with the space station
    $1200 13
Are you from Joisey? Jack's from Joisey & was raised in this "Park" on the Atlantic
    DD: $6,000 28
Under these 1949 agreements, taking prisoners is okay, taking hostages is not
    $1200 19
Hannibal Hamlin
    $1200 3
The Courant in this state's capital has been published since 1764
    $1200 7
John Newton wrote this inspiring hymn about the extra weeks you get to pay your credit card bill
    $1600 24
The Space Age began in 1957 when Russia launched this satellite
    $1600 15
Jack went hot tubbing with Kathy Bates in the movie "About" this retiree
    $1600 29
Study guide from the 4th century B.C. by Sun-Tzu
    $1600 20
Thomas Marshall
    $1600 4
It's "The Yellowhammer State"
    $1600 8
Haley Joel Osment sees Jane Austen spin in her grave as Kate Winslet & Emma Thompson chew scenery in this period piece
    $2000 25
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows some punctured metal tiles.) To evaluate materials like shuttle shielding, projectiles are fired at speeds up to 16,000 miles per hour using this simple gas, compressed
    $2000 16
Jack's filmography in this capacity includes "Goin' South", "Drive, He Said" & uncredited work on "The Terror"
    $2000 30
Abbreviated RDF, it's a group prepared to fight at a moment's notce
    $2000 21
Charles Fairbanks
    $2000 10
New Hampshire's state seal depicts the Revolutionary War frigate Raleigh, which was built in this port
    $2000 9
Colorful Stendhal-Sewell novel told from the first person point of view of a horse

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Debbie Ilana Jay
$2,300 $18,800 $10,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

It's the only whole number that when spelled out has all its letters in reverse alphabetical order

Final scores:

Debbie Ilana Jay
$4 $20,401 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $20,401 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Debbie Ilana Jay
$7,800 $17,600 $10,200
12 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
17 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $35,600

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Game tape date: 2008-02-28
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