Show #4581 - Monday, July 5, 2004

Ken Jennings game 24.


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Nick Aretakis, a bookseller from New Haven, Connecticut

Lucinda Sabino, a housewife and writer from Rochester, Michigan

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 23-day cash winnings total $755,360)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ...we want you to give us the name of the TV series or show.)
    $200 26
Her last husband
    $200 11
Mike, Carol, their son Greg & his 5 other siblings
    $200 16
When George Washington was sworn in on April 30, 1789, he was wearing one of these weapons
    $200 8
The angel shark is so-named because its pectoral fins are shaped like these
    $200 1
In 1920 he celebrated the birth of his only child, Christopher Robin
    $200 6
Take this dessert & you're surprising or unusual
    $400 27
The critter that ended her life
    $400 15
his sister Monica,
his ex-wife Carol,
his ex-wife Emily &
his ex-wife Rachel
    $400 17
This South American weapon consists of a hollow reed & a dart
    $400 9
Britannica says that the pygmy sperm type of this creature "is of no commercial value" (probably a blessing)
    $400 2
After developing his Maine hunting shoe in 1911, he opened a mail order business
    $400 7
Suffer a heavy financial loss & you take one of these; & there are no bubbles
    $600 28
The city where she died in 30 B.C.
    $600 18
Ray, Debra,
their 3 kids,
Marie & Frank
    $600 22
From an imitative Czech word for "whistle", it's any small gun held & fired with one hand
    $600 12
(Hi, I'm Jeff Probst [in Thailand].) Several species of these migratory sea creatures, including green & hawksbill, lay their eggs on Tarutao's beaches
    DD: $1,000 3
He designed the Richelieu Wing of the Louvre, as well as the pyramidal glass entrance
    $600 10
To leave hurriedly is to take one of these, so have a puff ready
    $800 29
About 70 feet high each, one of these obelisks is in Central Park, another by the Thames River
    $800 19
Rev. Eric, Annie & their 7 wholesome children
    $800 24
The 16th c. Swiss turned their foes into Swiss cheese with this metal-tipped spear similar to a lance
    $800 13
The male of this "musical" species uses its large claw to attract females
    $800 4
He's the singer heard here in one of his biggest hits

"Raindrops keep fallin' on my head /
And just like the guy whose feet are too big..."
    $800 21
When a congressman gets up to make a formal address he takes this part of the room
    $1000 30
Name shared by the 2 brothers with whom Cleo co-ruled Egypt
    $1000 20
Hank, Peggy,
Bobby & Luanne
    $1000 25
This company that brought us the microwave oven also gave us the Patriot missile
    $1000 14
The "Beast" that terrified Bermuda in a 1991 Peter Benchley novel was a giant one of these
    $1000 5
By the time she was 17, she'd published her first novel, "The Outsiders"
    $1000 23
Assume a secondary position, maybe in the car

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

Ken Lucinda Nick
$4,600 $2,000 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Lucinda Nick
$7,800 $3,000 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 19
Its construction over the Thames between 1176 & 1209 reportedly cost the lives of 150 workmen
    $400 1
He owns the last letter ever written by George Harrison, which complimented him & asked for a Mini-Me doll
    $400 11
Most Moroccan rivers flow into the Atlantic or disappear in the Sahara, but the Moulouya flows into this sea
    $400 16
AAmerican AAirlines offers this, the oldest frequent flyer program
    $400 24
With his exposed bones & skull-like head, Ah Puch is unmistakable as the Mayan god of this
    $400 6
A children's game, it can also serve as a verb meaning to move around making irregular jumps
    DD: $4,200 20
In Thailand a sound & light show depicts the bombing of this bridge built by P.O.W.s
    $800 2
He worked as a professional carpenter before starring in movies like "Witness" & "Patriot Games"
    $800 12
A 2003 movie directed by Clint Eastwood was named for this river that flows into Boston Harbor
    $800 17
This van lines company moved Ronald Reagan to Washington & Elvis into Graceland
    $800 25
A son of either Hermes or Dionysus, Priapus was a fertility god of this civilization
    $800 7
This British dependency is one of the southernmost points on the Iberian Peninsula
    $1200 21
The famed Howrah Bridge over the Hooghly in this country was completed in 1943, near the end of the Raj
    $1200 3
Born in Smyrna, Ga., she dated Jason Patric, Benjamin Bratt, Matthew Perry, Liam Neeson & Daniel Day-Lewis
    $1200 13
It's the capital of the Lombardy region
    $1200 18
For its U.S. HQ in Wake Forest, N.C. this socially conscious cosmetics company "recycled" an existing building
    $1200 8
It's from a Latin word meaning "sword"; Russell Crowe played one in an Oscar-winning movie
    $1600 4
Pepsi dropped Madonna after the release of this song's video showed her kissing a saint in a church
    $1600 14
It's the collective name for Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands & others
    $1600 22
This current Ford CEO has appeared in ads for the family business
    $1600 27
Izanagi & Izanami are male & female creator gods from this island nation of Asia
    $1600 9
A flesh-eater
    $2000 28
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from the Brooklyn Bridge.) It's the last name of the father-&-son engineers who were instrumental in building the Brooklyn Bridge
    $2000 5
A 2-time Oscar winner, he was a roommate of funnyman Wally Cox during his theatrical training in NYC
    $2000 15
(Sarah of the Clue Crew flies over a glacier in Alaska.) This glacier, 13 miles from downtown Juneau, was called Auk Glacier by naturalist John Muir; the name was changed in 1892
    $2000 23
Starting as a New York Regents Exam tutor, he built an empire on standardized test preparation
    $2000 26
Neil Baldwin's 1998 book "Legends of the Plumed Serpent" is a "Biography of" this Mexican god
    DD: $4,000 10
A descendant of 17th century Dutch settlers in South Africa

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Lucinda Nick
$24,800 $1,000 -$4,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Its 1st broadcast, February 24, 1942, said, "The news may be good. The news may be bad. We shall tell you the truth"

Final scores:

Ken Lucinda Nick
$19,600 $100 -$4,600
24-day champion: $774,960 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Lucinda Nick
$19,000 $1,000 -$4,600
32 R
(including 3 DDs),
6 W
10 R,
3 W
6 R,
7 W

Combined Coryat: $15,400

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Game tape date: 2004-03-10
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