Show #5542 - Tuesday, October 14, 2008


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Nate Hudac, a sixth grade teacher from New Orleans, Louisiana

Christina Dudley, a homemaker, writer, and editor from Bellevue, Washington

Todd Covert, a bookkeeper from Valley Glen, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $32,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 22
The Internal Revenue Service
    $200 6
Disneyland once boasted that it had the world's 8th-largest fleet of these undersea vessels; they returned in 2007
    $200 16
Livius Andronicus started Latin epic poetry by translating this author from Greek
    $200 21
The bell variety of this edible item is a specially cultivated group from the species Capsicum annuum
    $200 11
Usually occurring in children, this disease is caused by a morbillivirus
    $200 1
During his circumnavigating expedition around 1519, he observed the galactic "clouds" later named after him
    $400 24
The National Park Service
    $400 7
The construction of Disneyland delayed this animated film, but the heroine's castle became the park's centerpiece
    $400 17
"Ende Gut, Alles Gut" is the German title of this Shakespeare play
    $400 23
Formerly known as Molson Centre, Bell Centre is the home ice for this Canadian hockey team
    $400 12
In the Sermon on the Mount, they are called blessed
    $400 2
The closest spiral galaxy to us is this one named for the mythological wife of Perseus
    $600 25
The Employee Benefits Security Administration
    $600 8
During the holiday season, Jack Skellington of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" appears in this spooky attraction
    $600 18
Constance Garnett first brought English readers "Prestupleniye i Nakazaniye", this Dostoyevsky work
    $600 27
The Xmas song standard titled these "Bells" was introduced by Bob Hope in the 1951 movie "The Lemon Drop Kid"
    $600 13
This reservoir was formed by Hoover Dam
    $600 3
This "colorful" effect is used to determine the enormous distances between Earth & faraway galaxies
    $800 26
The Federal Aviation Administration
    $800 9
You can zap space enemy targets with lasers on the Astro Blasters ride named for this Space Ranger
    $800 19
In Czech translation, this Dan Brown bestseller is "Sifra Mistra Leonarda"
    $800 29
In 1752 England's Whitechapel Foundry cast this at a cost of 150 pounds, 13 shillings, 8 pence
    $800 14
From the Latin for "lean", it means deficient or barely adequate
    DD: $800 4
The word "galaxy" is from a Greek word for this liquid
    $1000 28
The Bureau of the Census
    $1000 10
This creature was far from his Himalayan home when he began lurking inside Disneyland's Matterhorn in 1978
    $1000 20 lists works by this U.S. author (with a French name), such as his "Hondo, L'Homme du Desert"
    $1000 30
Poe rhymed "the rolling of the bells--of the bells, bells, bells", with this "of the bells"
    $1000 15
A value below which 50% of subjects fall, or a strip down the middle of the road
    $1000 5
Canis Major & Sextans A are 2 examples of these "tiny" galaxies that have far fewer stars in them than others

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

Todd Christina Nate
$4,800 $800 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Todd Christina Nate
$6,400 $3,400 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: People whose names fit their professions, like the guy who makes my suits--Bill Taylor.)
    $400 11
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew holds an explosive brick at the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology.) This 3-lettered nitrogen compound popular in demolition can be cast in liquid form, because it melts at 178 degrees, but won't explode below 464
    $400 6
In 2005 the U.S. turned the (Roderick) Paige on this cabinet post, handing it to Margaret Spellings
    $400 1
From 1971 to 1997 the Democratic Republic of this was called Zaire
    $400 27
"The Four Temperaments" is subtitled "A Dance Ballet Without" this, so we'll never say that it "thickens"
    $400 17
"Twilight at Monticello"
    $400 12
Some things named after this scientist are a unit of force, a fluid, some "rings" & the laws of motion
    $800 18
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from an explosive test site at the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology.) Explosives deal effectively with rock; that's why this industry is the no. 1 U.S. civilian user of them, with West Virginia among the top consuming states
    $800 7
This Jamaican made history in Beijing by setting world records in the 100 & 200 meters
    $800 2
This country's name came from its first leader, who was buried with thousands of clay soldiers for protection
    $800 28
"Stars and Stripes" is a patriotic ballet dedicated to the memory of this NYC mayor, son of a bandmaster
    $800 19
"Man from Plains"
    $800 13
From Old French for "young hen", it's the term for domestic fowl in general
    $1200 23
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew molds an explosive in his hands at the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology.) This basic type of explosive, like C-4, uses a binder that permits the explosive to be shaped into a desired form
    $1200 8
Dallas Raines reigns performing this function for KABC-TV in Los Angeles
    $1200 3
It borders both Panama & Nicaragua
    $1200 30
Scene I of Balanchine's ballet "Orpheus" opens at the grave of this woman
    $1200 20
This president "and Reconstruction" & "The Impeachment and Trial of" him
    $1200 14
This word for a passenger vehicle comes from the word for the meter that calculates payment
    $1600 24
(An explosive blast takes place in the pit behind Sarah of the Clue Crew at the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology.) It's the common 4-letter adjective for explosives that when detonated, combust nearly instantly at great pressure
    $1600 9
The first name of Manila's long-serving archbishop was Jaime, but you knew him as Cardinal this
    $1600 4
About 22,000 square miles, this country includes the regions of Dalmatia & Istria
    DD: $2,000 29
In Mr. B's version, this title creature had "shimmering feathers" tapering off in "orange-speckled flame"
    DD: $2,000 21
"A Time to Heal"
    $1600 15
The word for this public place comes from the Roman word for tree bark, which was used as writing material
    $2000 25
(Sarah of the Clue Crew handles a granular substance and reads from a bag upon which some of the words have been redacted with tape at the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology.) In the United States, dynamite has largely been replaced by the more efficient ANFO, short for "ammonium nitrate" this
    $2000 10
In 2003 he entered a $39 satellite tournament to get into the World Series of Poker main event; he won both
    $2000 5
This nation that joined the E.U. as a divided country is working with the U.N. to reunite under a federal structure
    $2000 26
Originally, Balanchine choreographed his "Walpurgisnacht Ballet" for a 1975 production of this Gounod opera
    $2000 22
"An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of" him
    $2000 16
This word came from a European people who were often conquered & in servitude during the Middle Ages

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Todd Christina Nate
$14,000 $6,600 $13,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The line "We had everything before us, we had nothing before us" is found in the 1st paragraph of this 1859 novel

Final scores:

Todd Christina Nate
$26,001 $13,195 $23,000
2-day champion: $58,402 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Todd Christina Nate
$13,600 $6,600 $15,000
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
7 R,
0 W
23 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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Game tape date: 2008-08-26
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