Show #5540 - Friday, October 10, 2008


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Hannah Lynch, an IT specialist from Sterling, Virginia

Luciano D'Orazio, a social studies teacher from Deer Park, New York

Jim Davis, a college music and humanities instructor from Freeport, Illinois (whose 2-day cash winnings total $62,802)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 2008 TIME 100
(Alex: The 100 most influential people in the world.)
    $200 16
"Tibet's beacon of peace maintains a calm compassion--even as Beijing cracks down on his people"
    $200 1
A teen date flick:
"____ Things I Hate About You"
    $200 6
This is a way to play
    $200 7
The original Toll House cookies were this type
    $200 26
Pakistan gained its independence on August 14, 1947, one day before this neighbor
    $200 21
Completes the title of Thomas Hardy's most humorous novel "Far from..."
    $400 17
"His incisive scrutiny" made 'Meet the Press' the place to be for U.S. candidates"
    $400 2
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride:
"____ Dresses"
    $400 8
Robert Browning told us to do this "along with me. The best is yet to be"
    $400 9
This spicy "bread" that's flavored with molasses is often used to make a man or even a house
    $400 27
In August 2008 this man, president since 1999, gave a resignation speech touting all his achievements
    $400 22
The first part of this Hardy novel is called "The Maiden"
    $600 18
"His purchase of The Wall Street Journal puts a real power behind the press"
    $600 3
It's a rap!:
"____ Mile"
    $600 13
It's an upscale department store
    $600 10
Appropriately, a big top is on the package of these animal cookies from Mother's
    $600 28
The Khyber Pass is a strategic link between Pakistan & this country
    $600 23
Farfrae succeeds Michael Henchard in this office, the title of an 1886 novel by Hardy
    $800 19
"Russia's iron-willed leader has rebuilt his country as a great power--and an irritant to the West"
    $800 4
Jennifer Garner goes from geek to gorgeous & grown-up in "____ Going on ____"
    $800 14
You might get a call from a collection agency if you have this
    $800 11
One story about the origin of the name of this pie says its sweetness attracted a certain insect
    $800 29
This sea that shares its name with a peninsula forms Pakistan's southern border
    DD: $1,200 24
This Thomas Hardy work first appeared under the title "The Simpletons"; it was later renamed for the doomed hero
    $1000 20
"How the firebrand Shi'ite cleric became a major power broker in the new Iraq"
    $1000 5
A Las Vegas heist & a bunch of Elvis impersonators:
"____ Miles to Graceland"
    $1000 15
Tom Petty had a Top 40 hit with this "Long After Dark"
    $1000 12
This dessert, chocolate cake filled with apricot jam, was created by a Viennese man
    $1000 30
Construction of this Pakistani capital began in 1961
    $1000 25
Clym Yeobright comes back home to Egdon Heath & marries Eustacia Vye, with tragic results, in this novel

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

Jim Luciano Hannah
$1,200 -$1,400 $4,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Luciano Hannah
$2,200 $400 $8,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 26
Pollen is a common--achoo!--example of one of these & there must--achoo!--be one in the studio
    $400 14
"Would I Lie To You?"
    $400 6
In August 1814 State Dept. Clerk Stephen Pleasonton hid these 2 documents from the invading British
    $400 19
The so-called black box on commercial planes, the flight data recorder is painted this color
    $400 1
Ha! Thou shakest so much thy feet can barely stay in these, brought to Europe in the 8th century
    $400 11
If you don't know this word for a person who works under another in order to learn a trade, "You're fired!"
    $800 27
A pesticide called HCB has been classified by the EPA as one of these
    $800 15
"She's A Lady"
    $800 7
The 1st execution in the American Colonies occurred in 1608 when Geo. Kendall was shot for spying for this kingdom
    $800 20
When Prince Albert took the throne of England in 1936, he ruled under this name
    $800 2
Thou art lucky this my weapon hath a safety tip called a coronal; else thoud'st be unbreath'd as well as unhors'd
    $800 12
It's the oxymoronic longer term for a man on his wedding day
    DD: $2,000 28
The atmosphere around the Dead Sea should make you feel good: it has more of this than anywhere else on Earth
    $1200 16
"Hey Nineteen"
    $1200 8
Called the "American Sherlock Holmes", William J. Burns solved the 1910 bombing of this Calif. newspaper
    $1200 21
Originally, Panama hats were made in what is now this country
    $1200 3
Wilt thou ward off my blow with an ecranche type of this? Why not use a sheet of parchment, 'twill work as well
    $1200 13
Like many CEOs, it's someone who spends close to every waking minute on the job
    $1600 29
This type of headlight that uses a trace of bromine or iodine vapor is the standard in auto manufacture
    $1600 17
"Cradle Of Love"
    $1600 9
General Oliver Howard was the recipient of this Native American chief's "I will fight no more forever" message
    $1600 22
A fruit called the Chinese gooseberry was later renamed for the national bird of this country
    $1600 4
Hark! This fellow who proclaimeth the name of each jouster is more worthy of my steel than thee
    $1600 24
I scream, you scream, we all scream for this vanilla, strawberry & chocolate ice cream flavor
    $2000 30
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew hangs with a robotic dinosaur from Walking with Dinosaurs.) The stegosaurus had a walnut-sized brain, so the enlarged area in the spinal cord was thought to be a second brain; it probably stored this polysaccharide, an energy reserve
    $2000 18
"Your Wildest Dreams"
    $2000 10
Listen my children & you shall hear of William Dawes & this other man who accompanied Paul Revere early on April 19, 1775
    $2000 23
The Canary Islands' name comes from the Latin word canaria, referring to these large animals there
    $2000 5
The lady whose favor thou sportest will sup with me ere the end of this larger event of which the joust is part
    DD: $3,000 25
Greek for "city of the dead", it's the term for a large, ancient cemetery

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jim Luciano Hannah
$12,400 $13,600 $17,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This second king of Israel was "the sweet singer of Israel"

Final scores:

Jim Luciano Hannah
$17,201 $27,200 $7,199
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $27,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jim Luciano Hannah
$12,600 $13,600 $16,400
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
4 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $42,600

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Game tape date: 2008-08-20
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