Show #4586 - Monday, July 12, 2004

Ken Jennings game 29.


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Jennifer Lajewski, a stay-at-home mom from Oak Park, Illinois

Rich Carroll, an administrative traffic judge from Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 28-day cash winnings total $920,960)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give the characters, you give us the title of the comic strip.)
THE 1860s
    $200 1
It ranks No. 1 in agriculture & people
    $200 6
Mr. Wilson,
Dennis Mitchell
    $200 11
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew sits at a laptop while looking at a paper sheet labeled "Exercise No. 1".) It's the alliterative 2-word term for the skill I'm trying to master
    $200 21
In 1865 this city succeeded Auckland as capital of New Zealand
    $200 16
There are 4 of them on a Monopoly board
    $200 26
Of north, south, east or west, the direction to travel to get from the U.S. Naval Acad. to the U.S. Military Acad.
    $400 2
It was once proposed that this state be called Deseret, meaning "land of honeybees"
    $400 7
Veronica Lodge
    $400 12
Michael Moschen has a ball, often several at once, turning this activity into an art form
    $400 22
The oldest of horse racing's Triple Crown races, it was first run on June 19, 1867 at Jerome Park, New York
    $400 17
This 1942 Hope & Crosby flick was "bound" for North Africa
    $400 27
Direction that also means to swallow liquid hastily
    $600 3
It contains the easternmost point in the continental U.S.: West Quoddy Head
    $600 8
Aunt May,
Dr. Doom,
J. Jonah Jameson
    $600 13
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shuffles the deck.) Pushing is one way of shuffling cards, but this technique is more common & fancier
    $600 23
The drawing accompanying an 1862 weapons patent by this man is seen here
    $600 18
Twin brothers Leigh & Leslie Keno are famous as appraisers on this PBS program
    $600 28
Title direction for Arthur Sullivan's "Christian Soldiers"
    $800 4
In 1791 this seventh state gave up some of its land to form Washington, D.C.
    $800 9
April O'Neil,
Master Splinter,
    $800 14
With over 180 locations the In-N-Out Burger chain boasts of always hand-leafing this
    $800 24
He built a modern sleeping coach with a folding upper berth & a lower berth made from seat cushions
    $800 19
Swift American seen here
    DD: $1,300 29
From its derivation, if you turn sinister, you've gone in this direction
    $1000 5
Including Fairfield & litchfield, this state has only 8 counties
    $1000 10
Elly, John, Michael, Elizabeth & April Patterson
    $1000 15
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew manipulates a toy.) This Rubik's product is more for the artistic type than the cube is
    $1000 25
On March 17, 1861 this last king of Sardinia became the first king of Italy
    $1000 20
AKA "Mad Max 2"
    $1000 30
In the army, it's an order to move the troops forward, or for a soldier to move up in rank

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 11):

Ken Rich Jennifer
$6,200 $0 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Rich Jennifer
$12,400 $400 $1,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will contain three "D"s.)
    $400 4
This thermometer developer discovered that the boiling point of a liquid varies with atmospheric pressure
    $400 28
This South American soccer great was known as Perola Negra, "The Black Pearl"
    $400 29
...the first female Supreme Court justice took the bench
    $400 30
An adult volunteer in charge of a Girl Scout troop is called this--take me to yours!
    $400 14
This neighborhood in Merton is famous as the home of the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
    $400 9
It's said Nero did this "while Rome burned" in 64 A.D.
    $800 5
Of the noble gases, this one has the lowest atomic weight
    $800 26
Pearl White became an international film star in 1914 by playing the title role in "The Perils of" this woman
    $800 27
...Jesse Owens won 4 Olympic gold medals
    $800 19
Chicago's Francis George is among the few U.S. archbishops also to be this (since February 1998)
    $800 15
You might say these 5th century invaders who gave the country its name took over England by degrees
    $800 10
An appendix to a book
    $1200 6
From 1838 to 1841 this naturalist was Secretary of the Geological Society of London
    $1200 25
Scarlett Johansson poses for Jan Vermeer in this 2003 film
    $1200 1
...the Communist People's Republic of China was founded
    $1200 20
Marc Grossman didn't feel it was beneath him to take the job of this for Political Affairs in the State Department
    $1200 16
As its name suggests, this body of water separates the Emerald Isle from England
    $1200 11
Removed mud & silt from the bottom of a river
    $1600 7
This 2-letter-named moon of Jupiter is the most volcanically active body in the Solar System
    $1600 24
Known as "The Pearl", he helped lead the New York Knicks to the NBA championship in 1973
    DD: $3,900 2
...the Russian Revolution toppled Czar Nicholas II
    DD: $4,100 21
London police ranks range from commissioner down to this
    $1600 17
In '50s England these tough "Boys" dressed in a style reminiscent of Edward VII's time
    $1600 12
G'day! It's the aboriginal wind instrument seen here
    $2000 8
Kelp is an especially rich source of this halogen
    $2000 23
This 1970 film showed the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both sides--Japanese & American
    $2000 3
...Napoleon became First Consul & began rule as dictator of France
    $2000 22
In the U.S. Navy, if you rise above your petty officer concerns, you can become this "officer" rated W-1 to W-4
    $2000 18
This "dark" resort with a pleasure beach claims to be Britain's most popular holiday destination
    $2000 13
America took itself off this April 19, 1933

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Rich Jennifer
$34,400 $3,200 $3,300
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Daniel means "God is my judge", Ezekiel, "God strengthens"; & this name in Genesis 32, "he strives with God"

Final scores:

Ken Rich Jennifer
$52,000 $100 $300
29-day champion: $972,960 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Rich Jennifer
$29,600 $3,200 $4,600
42 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
5 R,
1 W
8 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $37,400

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Game tape date: 2004-03-16
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