Show #5491 - Monday, June 23, 2008


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Alyssa Hesse, a waitress originally from Hastings, Minnesota

Sven Sinclair, an economist and actuary from Burke, Virginia

Doris Nash, a costume shop supervisor from Ames, Iowa (whose 1-day cash winnings total $28,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Different countries, of course.)
(Alex: Each correct response will be a word that can be made up of the letters you find in "contestant".)
    $200 9
It's the third-largest U.S. state in area
    $200 1
"Hakuna Matata" was one of 3 tunes nominated for an Oscar from this Disney film
    $200 4
In Benin:
    $200 21
Yo, Shakespeare!
It's a 14-line poem
    $200 30
The Southland Corporation might say "Oh, thank heaven" for this chain of 30,000 convenience stores
    $200 16
With their front teeth perfect for gnawing, rats are members of this mammalian order
    $400 10
Heard weekly since 1925, this state's "Grand Ole Opry" program is the longest-running live radio show in the U.S.
    $400 2
"Let's Do" this "Again"--& again, as we watch "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" over & over
    $400 5
In Gabon:
    $400 22
A movement upward, perhaps to climb a hill
    $400 29
In 1999 this shoe company named the largest building at its corporate headquarters after soccer great Mia Hamm
    $400 17
The Norway rat, the one typically used in lab experiments, is also known as this "colorful" rat
    $600 11
As of Jan. 1, 2008, this Pacific Northwest state had the highest statewide minimum wage, $8.07 an hour
    $600 3
He had a 1994 hit with "Streets of Philadelphia", from a Tom Hanks film
    $600 6
In Cameroon:
English & this
    $600 23
A usually dissenting subdivision of a religious group
    DD: $100 26
This car-repair chain founded in 1956 shares its name with a king of ancient Phrygia
    $600 18
Like young canines, baby rats are known by this one-syllable term
    $800 14
A river in this state is named for the Rappahannock tribe that John Smith met in 1607
    $800 12
This classic bluegrass song for banjo & guitar was featured in the film "Deliverance"
    $800 7
In Equatorial Guinea:
Spanish & this
    $800 24
Atomic number 10, this odorless gaseous element is obtained from fractional distillation of liquid air
    $800 27
Henry Ford called minority stockholders in his corporation these, like the ones that cause dysentery & malaria
    $800 19
This nautical & rat metaphor refers to people abandoning a losing side
    $1000 15
Big Pocono State Park is found in this state
    $1000 13
The Oscar for Best Song of 2007 went to a tune from this film about 2 Dublin musicians
    $1000 8
In Rwanda:
Kinyarwanda, French & this
    $1000 25
A political subdivision of Switzerland
    $1000 28
The discovery of oil in 1879 at Pico Canyon near Los Angeles was the start of what's now this petroleum corporation, stock symbol CVX
    $1000 20
Exposed underground variety of rat seen here

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

Doris Sven Alyssa
$2,800 $3,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Doris Sven Alyssa
$3,800 $5,500 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 21
The hyoid bone supports this organ & provides attachment sites for muscles used in speaking & swallowing
    $400 30
Christina Aguilera, to this "animal" of a golfer: "Sorry, I don't know much about you. I don't follow tennis"
    $400 11
The Hotel Sacher in Vienna was built on the site of the theater where his Ninth Symphony premiered in 1824
    $400 22
According to Guinness, this present delivered in 1886 was the largest gift ever given
    $400 6
"Maria Stuarda" by Donizetti (libretto by Bardari) is this type of work
    $400 1
    $800 20
This bone is located on the thumb side of the forearm
    $800 28
Bill Simmons' "Now I Can Die in Peace" chronicles this team's 2004 World Series win, its first since 1918
    $800 12
Every 5 years, this capital city hosts a Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition
    $800 23
Credited with saving the studio, this canine star was Warner Bros.' most successful star of the 1920s
    $800 7
If you get the "pointe", Darci Kistler found her fame as one of these performers
    $800 2
    DD: $5,000 17
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew presents the visual.) Red eye in photographs is the reflection of the flash off the blood vessels from this posterior part of the eye
    $1200 15
This quarterback of broken leg fame: "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein"
    DD: $4,000 13
Hop aboard the train and you can get a close-up peek at this peak
    $1200 24
Jim Springer & Jim Lewis, who led similar lives down to their wives' & dogs' names, turned out to be these
    $1200 8
"Luncheon of the Boating Party" was an impressive 1881 work by this Impressionist
    $1200 3
    $1600 18
A common injury to this joint is a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament
    $1600 29
In his HBO biopic, an "epiphanous experience of pure religiosity" during a 1971 Ali fight inspires him to be a promoter
    $1600 14
Lisbon's monument to the discoveries was built in 1960 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of this prince's death
    $1600 25
Referring to these 2 Disneyland rides, one designer said, "I went from sweet little children to dirty old men"
    $1600 9
An architectural style is named for this French fine arts school that dropped architecture in 1968
    $1600 4
    $2000 19
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew gives a physical demonstration.) Muscles work in pairs, so you can strengthen one by increasing flexibility in the other; the hamstring curl strengthens the hamstring & allows this muscle at the front of the thigh to elongate
    $2000 27
(I'm USC athletic director Mike Garrett.) In 1965 at USC I led the nation in rushing; the year before, this running back played by James Caan in a TV movie achieved the feat
    $2000 16
Amsterdam's name reflects the fact that the city grew up around a dam built on this river
    $2000 26
Involving a color & an animal, it's the second most common pub name found in the U.K. & is found on the U.K. coat of arms
    $2000 10
A 1974 movie tells of Benji; a 12th century Japanese scroll illustrates this "tale" by Lady Murasaki
    $2000 5

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Doris Sven Alyssa
$9,000 $24,500 $10,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

4 U.S. presidents serving in 3 different centuries have been born in the same county in this state

Final scores:

Doris Sven Alyssa
$1 $28,599 $0
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $28,599 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Doris Sven Alyssa
$9,000 $21,200 $7,400
15 R,
4 W
24 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $37,600

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Game tape date: 2008-03-19
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