Show #5548 - Wednesday, October 22, 2008


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Margaret Seiler, a freelance copy editor and movie theater manager from Portland, Oregon

Alex Harriger, a security officer from Kansas City, Missouri

Mike Maheu, a high school teacher from San Diego, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $30,393)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex Trebek: Chronological order.)
    $200 1
This letter of the alphabet is "a symbol of the unconquerable will of the occupied territories"
    $200 12
Flemish giant,
    $200 21
    $200 6
This boy "picked a peck of pickled peppers"
    $200 11
This Super Mario raced from 1959 to 2000, winning 4 Champ Car titles
    $200 26
In 2008 you could fly this company's "friendly skies" from Chicago to Beijing & back for $868
    $400 2
"I cannot forecast to you the action of" this country. "It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
    $400 13
    $400 22
Religious leaders:
    $400 7
To put off to a later day or time
    $400 14
In 1923 Andre Lagache & Rene Leonard won the first "24 Hours of" here, averaging 57.21 mph
    $400 27
The price was too much for this Hawaiian company, which said "goodbye" to its passenger flights in 2008
    $600 3
In his 1st statement as P.M., Winston said he had nothing to offer but toil & these 3 things; cool name for a band!
    $600 18
    $600 23
Air conditioning,
barbed wire,
chewing gum
    $600 8
Ball Park franks do this "when you cook 'em"
    $600 15
Though his last name means "of little importance", he's "The King" of NASCAR, the all-time leader in races won at 200
    $600 28
Look for the missing "U" in this airline when you spend 2,352 Aussie bucks (as of June '08) to fly from Sydney to Seattle
    $800 4
In WWII Churchill called this fascist "the bullfrog of the Pontine marshes"
    $800 19
    $800 24
By founding:
New York City
    $800 9
Upon this offspring's return in Luke 15, the fatted calf is killed
    $800 16
He won back-to-back Indy 500s in 2001 & '02 but perhaps you know him better for his "Dancing with the Stars" triumph
    $800 29
This airline's July '08 NYC-to-London upper class fare was $10,436; owner Richard Branson does throw in chauffeur service
    DD: $1,400 5
In a speech on this town in northern France: "We shall fight on the beaches... we shall never surrender"
    $1000 20
    $1000 25
"The Great Gatsby",
"East of Eden",
"Gone with the Wind"
    $1000 10
These numbered steps taken by duelists determined the agreed-upon distance between them
    $1000 17
Boogity boogity boogity! Let's go racin', boys! & when he did, he took NASCAR's checkered flag 84 times
    $1000 30
Go Dutch (& back) by flying from Amsterdam to L.A. on this 3-letter airline; in 2008, it cost 861 euros

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Mike Alex Margaret
$4,000 $3,800 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Alex Margaret
$6,400 $2,400 $2,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Sarah: ...a taste of the ocean in New York City at the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal.)
    $400 1
The opening 4-note theme of his fifth symphony has been likened to fate knocking at the door
    $400 3
It all adds up; he paired with Paul Simon for a while & also got a masters in math from Columbia
    $400 8
Tom Stoppard:
"Rosencrantz & Guildenstern ____ ____"
    $400 18
Thonburi was once Thailand's second-largest city but now makes up part of this city's metropolitan area
    $400 13
Usually built in a high, inaccessible place, it's the nest of an eagle
    $400 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Grand Central Terminal Oyster Bar in New York.) Only high-quality oysters are served in this simple way, also in the popular name of a Botticelli painting
    $800 2
In 1718 he worked for the Duke of Chandos, directing music at the Duke's palace near London
    $800 4
John Astin studied math at Johns Hopkins before becoming a creepy & kooky patriarch on this '60s sitcom
    $800 9
Not Beckett but Clifford Odets:
"Waiting for ____"
    DD: $1,000 19
According to a 1921 Thai law, all albino ones of this mammal, an emblem of the monarchy, belong to the king
    $800 14
As a verb it can mean "to sustain or encourage"; as a noun, it's a float moored in water
    $800 27
(Kelly of the Clue Crew reports from the Grand Central Terminal Oyster Bar in New York.) Originally made with snails, this dish from Antoine's of New Orleans got its name because it looked so rich
    $1200 23
He developed the idea of the Flying Dutchman while sailing from Riga to London
    $1200 5
"Radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud" won an astrophysics Ph.D. for Brian May (not Mr. Mercury) of this band
    $1200 10
William Inge:
"The Dark at the Top of the ____"
    $1200 20
Thailand was never ruled by a Western power & its name means "land of" this, also a Francis Scott Key phrase
    $1200 15
Murmur is this type of imitative word that will cost some cash if you have to buy vowels on "Wheel of Fortune"
    $1200 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew has a dish at the Grand Central Terminal Oyster Bar in New York.) Modern refrigeration has eliminated the old warning about only eating oysters in these months, but some still say that's when they taste best
    $1600 24
His 1739 volume of chorale arrangements, the third part of "Clavier-Ubung", is aka "German Organ Mass"
    $1600 6
Here's "The News": The "Power of Love" singer was an engineering major at Cornell
    $1600 11
David Mamet:
"American ____"
    $1600 21
Southern Thailand extends down this long peninsula & consists mainly of mountains & jungles
    DD: $1,263 16
There are only 2 consonants in this 7-letter word meaning "watery"
    $1600 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew downs a shot at the Grand Central Terminal Oyster Bar in New York.) The oyster shooter, reputedly invented by a West Coast miner who wanted his oyster fast & raw, is made with this cocktail mix
    $2000 25
In 1940 he was commissioned to write a composition honoring Japan's 2,600th anniversary
    $2000 7
In 2008 he hitched a ride on "The Pineapple Express" as Saul Silver & brushed up on his English lit as a UCLA grad
    $2000 12
Eugene O'Neill:
"Ah, ____!"
    $2000 22
Each Thai village has one of these temples, a 3-letter term from Sanskrit for "enclosure"
    $2000 17
The 3 I's are the only vowels in this word meaning "to make seem smaller or less important"
    $2000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew holds a mollusk at the Grand Central Terminal Oyster Bar in New York.) Oysters from this colorful location on Long Island's Great South Bay were so popular, the name is used for several East Coast oysters

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mike Alex Margaret
$16,463 $6,000 $4,200
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

A former Screen Actors Guild president, he's the only actor to win both comedy & drama Emmys for playing the same character

Final scores:

Mike Alex Margaret
$15,849 $11,899 $2,399
2-day champion: $46,242 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Mike Alex Margaret
$16,400 $6,000 $5,200
25 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
19 R,
8 W
8 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $27,600

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Game tape date: 2008-08-27
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