Show #5528 - Wednesday, September 24, 2008


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Rebecca Molloy, an attorney from St. Paul, Minnesota

Brian Levinson, a writer from Queens, New York

Elza Reeves, a bank teller from Louisville, Kentucky (whose 1-day cash winnings total $16,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

70 YEARS AGO: 1938
    $200 16
In an April vote in this country, 99.75% approved of Hitler marching in & taking over
    $200 21
This comedienne ended her telecasts by tugging her ear, a personal message to her grandmother
    $200 26
A "baby catcher" is another term for this type of doctor
    $200 11
PB (no J)
    $200 1
"Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples" is found in this O.T. "song" book
    $200 6
Tell your sweetie--this is St. Valentine's feast day
    $400 17
Striving for broader organization, this rival of the AFL met in Pittsburgh for its first convention
    $400 22
Daughter Chastity made her TV debut on this singing duo's "Comedy Hour" in the early 1970s
    $400 27
A "Jack Bauer" is a doc who is still up & working after this many hours
    $400 12
A south-of-the-border pepper
    DD: $400 2
In the book of Matthew, all the other disciples call Jesus "Lord", but this man calls him "Rabbi"
    $400 7
This date brings Punxsutawney Phil's big moment
    $600 18
In 1938 this country nationalized its oil industry as PEMEX; in 2008 there was talk of privatization
    $600 23
This newspaper columnist's CBS variety show aired on Sunday nights for 23 straight years
    $600 28
If you have "acute lead poisoning: air-conditioned" you have multiple these
    $600 13
Frothy espresso coffee
    $600 3
Of the books in the King James Bible, this New Testament book is alphabetically first
    $600 8
It's the latest date in February on which the first Sunday of the month can fall
    $800 19
This founder of modern Turkey died & was succeeded as president by Ismet Inonu
    $800 24
Everybody loves somebody, & everybody loved this singer's NBC variety series that ranked in the top 10 in '68 & '69
    $800 29
A "banana" is a patient with this bile-processing malady also known as icterus
    $800 14
"Toasted" campfire favorite
    $800 4
Like an ox, Jeremiah wore this neck bar, to symbolize Babylonian captivity
    $800 9
Computer displays in some 2004 Pontiacs showed the wrong day of the week because engineers forgot about this date
    $1000 20
Strychnine-laced whiskey ended the life of this legendary blues guitarist before his 30th birthday
    $1000 25
In 1968 comedian Pat Paulsen began a campaign for president on this duo's comedy/variety hour
    $1000 30
If you are described as 45C, your doc is saying that you're one of these short of a full load
    $1000 15
"Alcoholic" (not!) soft drink
    $1000 5
In Exodus 18 he gets advice from his father-in-law Jethro
    $1000 10
Before a correction to the calendar in 1752, Washington's birthday was February 11; today it's this

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

Elza Brian Rebecca
$2,800 $1,600 $2,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Elza Brian Rebecca
$5,800 $5,400 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
From the Greek for "inquirer", it's someone who doubts the claims of philosophical knowledge
    $400 4
Before "Sex and the City", she played SanDeE* in "L.A. Story"
    $400 10
In Germany the old thumbs-up doesn't show approval, it simply means this, maybe as the start of a series
    $400 26
Mythological son who waxed then waned as he fell into the sea
    $400 5
The one in Central America
    $400 19
The folks who made Bugs Bunny cartoons were rabbit punsters who came up with titles like 1945's this "Trigger"
    DD: $800 2
Conscious awareness is sometimes called this, the Latin word for "I think" used by Descartes
    $800 15
In the 2008 adventure "Nim's Island", she played reclusive author Alexandra Rover
    $800 11
This traditional Far East substitute for a handshake is more common in Japan & Korea than in China
    $800 27
Daughter of the Ptolemys, spelled with a K
    $800 6
The smaller of the 2 in South America
    $800 20
A vulture boarding a plane holding 2 dead animals was told sorry, only 1 of these per passenger
    $1200 3
To Abelard this was not the name of a movie studio but a quality that unites all objects of a certain type
    $1200 16
Wednesday in "The Addams Family", she played Trixie in the live-action "Speed Racer" film
    $1200 12
In Ranchi in this country, once food has been placed on your thali, it's jutha & you can't offer to share it
    $1200 28
2007 Oscar winner for stripper/scrivener Diablo Cody
    DD: $2,000 7
One of the 3 in Africa that don't begin with "Z" but still have "Z" in their name
    $1200 21
The I.M. Force knows 7-year-old Chris Elliott amused his family calling a Michigan Ave. traffic jam "Michigan" this
    $1600 24
Aristotle separates intellectual from moral virtue in "Nicomachean" these
    $1600 17
She lawyers up as Patty Hewes on the TV show "Damages"
    $1600 13
In Brazil, don't wear green & this together, as they're the main colors of the flag
    $1600 29
The mightiest of the Greeks' A-Team at the siege of Troy
    $1600 8
The one that's a former Yugoslav Republic & is now an independent state
    $1600 22
A group of cattle fired into Earth orbit was this, a twist on an Emerson quote about the Battle of Concord
    $2000 25
This -ism of assessing ideas by their practical consequences is the title of a William James work
    $2000 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reads the clue from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.) Famous folks who attended here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison include this theatre & drama major who received a 2004 distinguished alumni award
    $2000 14
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew puts his arms akimbo.) One of our common relaxation poses is a sign of aggression in this Asian archipelago, the world's fourth most populous country
    $2000 30
Sun god of the ancient Egyptians whose name was joined with Re
    $2000 9
Of the "stans" with a "Z" in their names, the one where it's the second letter
    $2000 23
A man sent a pun, then 9 more hoping one would make a friend laugh; unfortunately, this happened

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Elza Brian Rebecca
$7,000 $18,600 $10,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This title character of an 1851 work doesn't show up until Chapter 133

Final scores:

Elza Brian Rebecca
$10,000 $20,001 $20,000
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $20,001 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Elza Brian Rebecca
$8,200 $18,600 $9,200
12 R,
3 W
(including 2 DDs)
23 R,
1 W
16 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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Game tape date: 2008-07-16
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